I have been reading the largely negative posts on the site, whilst following the largely negative run of results of the team. I can?t help but feel that there is not too much wrong with the way the team is actually playing (on the deck, pass and move etc?).
Alright they are not doing these things that well, but they have been doing them significantly better than most of their opponents. Despite this the team is still drawing and losing... and, as they say, the table never lies.
In my opinion, the real problem is the tension within the team. They look too nervous and wound up. The frustration of the fans and the manager is clearly getting to them, and this is leading to mistakes and a gradual diminishing in the quality of the footy they play. This is Moyes?s problem, but what I wonder is your opinion of how it should be solved?
Gavin McGarvey, Posted 12/12/2010 at 04:10:55
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1 Posted 12/12/2010 at 07:35:12
2 Posted 12/12/2010 at 07:47:12
Instead, all I get is fucked over weekly... or should that be weakly?
3 Posted 12/12/2010 at 08:01:36
4 Posted 12/12/2010 at 08:16:13
5 Posted 12/12/2010 at 09:48:28
Instead of reading that he is disappointed with our strikers I would rather read that every day he is giving them extra shooting practice. Then he could say exactly what extra practice our ball-throwers and free-kick artistes are doing.
6 Posted 12/12/2010 at 10:04:33
After 9 years in charge and clearly without the financial support required from Bill Kenwright and the Board, David Moyes looks devoid of ideas. The football is toothless, one-dimensional and quite frankly boring to boot.
I am actually at the stage where I can't actually motivate myself anymore; I turn up to the home games due to the fact that I continue to outlay some £600 each season in blind optimism of something happening. The club is stale and stagnant and without radical change we are probably going to be stuck in this rut for sometime to come.
7 Posted 12/12/2010 at 12:13:36
I would just like to see, for one game, that we start with two strikers. We are going to have to manage without Cahill soon, and to be honest, he is not really a 90-minute man. Think of the impact bringing him on as sub would do as well... worth a try, I reckon!!
8 Posted 12/12/2010 at 12:41:17
So I imagine I am Moyes... Well the obvious thing to do is buy a decent striker in January.
There lies the problem.
9 Posted 12/12/2010 at 13:36:54
I know Anichebe is no Messi, but to turn down a contract of that size speaks volumes to me.
10 Posted 12/12/2010 at 13:35:29
- I don't bring Saha back in for the Yak, while the Yak was starting to show a bit of form, and then continue playing Saha, even though he has been shite.
- I don't play a striker, who has just come back from injury, one week as a right winger (dropping Coleman to accomadate him) and then bring him on to play as a left winger.
- I don't continue playing Heitinga, as a defensive midfielder, when you have Rodwell sitting on the bench.
- I don't have Arteta, our most creative player, playing so deep, that he doesn't have any effect on the game.
- I stop being so negative, and actually just go for it, especially at home.
- I stop blaming the players, when at the end of the day, the buck stops with me.
11 Posted 12/12/2010 at 13:48:28
12 Posted 12/12/2010 at 14:32:24
Oh! Also playing them in their prefered positions may help.
13 Posted 12/12/2010 at 15:29:09
14 Posted 12/12/2010 at 15:30:09
I lost count yesterday on the number of balls into the six-yard area, where Tim Cahlill was the only player looking to get onto them, while Saha was still somewhere between the halfway line and the penalty area.
For all the Yak's criticism regarding his fitness levels, he knows where the six-yard box is ? and it sure isn't back towards the halfway line.
15 Posted 12/12/2010 at 15:53:02
My complaint is, what has Yak done wrong? He was awesome against the shite, looked to be playing himself bang into form... and then he's dropped. Now, even Anichebe is getting a game before him? While I don't see the players in training everyday, it just doesn't make sense??
16 Posted 12/12/2010 at 18:23:59
17 Posted 12/12/2010 at 18:45:29
My feeling is that the bold young manager who arrived back in 2002 & who obviously wants to play good football, judging by the players he's bought, has somehow lost whatever it was he had. A good manager who we all hoped might one day become a great is now looking increasingly inadequate & bereft. - TAXI!?!?!
18 Posted 12/12/2010 at 22:00:45
And for everyone that is saying sack Moyes can you please tell us how we are going to give the new manager a transfer kitty when we have no money? Or is this going to be the first manager in history to just want the players we have.
19 Posted 12/12/2010 at 22:34:16
This is a good squad of players, and what is needed is someone who can get them playing to their potential, as a team. Instead, we have square pegs in round holes, players playing shite, but still starting, week-in, week-out.
We have a manager who seems shit-scared to try anything different, so sticks with his old faithful formation. So there's the problem, Simon.
20 Posted 12/12/2010 at 23:05:45
And you say he doesn't try anything different yet we have gone from a team that has defended and played long ball but won 1-0 a lot, to a team that can now pass other teams off the park but can't score... so he has done a lot, or would you rather have Mike Walker or Walter Smith?
21 Posted 12/12/2010 at 23:05:16
Of course, success on the field of play will generate some additional revenue and also provide a boost to commercial revenues as well. D'you really reckon there'd be no takers for Moyes's job?
22 Posted 12/12/2010 at 23:12:37
23 Posted 12/12/2010 at 23:27:16
Any change is a risk but this pitiful clinging to mediocrity for fear of failure is appalling. We are precariously close to the relegation trap-door now & if we do see a change of manager, my concern is not that they won't have any money, but that they won't have enough time to ensure our safety.
24 Posted 12/12/2010 at 23:39:08
I would love for us to go back to playing crap and winning 1-0 but people would still complain.
25 Posted 13/12/2010 at 01:45:55
Moyes could have been a disaster & taken the club straight down in 2002 but the Board took the risk of replacing Smith with a manager untried at this level. No doubt there were then also those who felt Smith was a safe pair of hands & that a change would be too risky.
26 Posted 13/12/2010 at 01:55:39
What as a supporter would you prefer? Crap footy and 1-0 wins? Or nice to watch passing footy but can't hit a barn door because they're over playing? I know you will choose another option but we ain't Barca and we're not Arsenal.
Just for a second grab between your legs and choose: 1. Crap footy, 1-0 wins... or...2. Nice footy to watch... can't score?
27 Posted 13/12/2010 at 10:42:40
28 Posted 13/12/2010 at 15:23:14
And because we all have our own brains, nothing anyone says on here will change that, I was happy when we come 4th under Moyes and we have better players now so Moyes is not to blame for everything.
And if you look through every post on this site, every player has been called crap at one time or another. I think if we beat Chelsea 10-0 people would still whinge if we played crap.
29 Posted 13/12/2010 at 19:47:52
Some of the other sites out there just tow the club line. I imagine your mates are probalby more into the likes of blue kipper, where everything is always rosey in the garden, and you get slapped down if you dare criticise anything to do with the club.
30 Posted 13/12/2010 at 23:43:49
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