A few of the articles I’ve read emphasise organisation as his main focus. He’s supposedly from the Mourinho school of establishing a defensive basis. You can’t really employ an effective counter attack without trusting your resilience.
When you are at Hull, with players like Niasse, turning a game into a crapshoot is an effective strategy. Indeed I hope when we play away to top 6 teams we can open games up more. I value a 0-0 draw against a strong side but this season it’s been like we don’t have a plan at all. We hope to scrape a point but I’d rather lose 4 and win 2 than draw all 6.
I guess it depends on whether his underlying strategy is turn games into a crapshooot or if it’s just that he’s capable of doing that in the right circumstances. But has other capabilities with a bigger and better club?
: Pre our approach and half the squad falling
: out with each other because they wanted to
: join Silva at Goodison, Watford were one of
: the best teams to watch. Even when they got
: walloped 6-0 by City, they had a few chances
: in that game, a clear penalty denied and two
: of the city goals were offside. But from
: what i remember City were amazing in that
: game and pretty much stuck every chance
: But yep, i do get the feeling that Silva's
: teams are capabable of taking the occasional
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: Considering what actually happened.
: I have pretty similar data and would have
: come to the opposite conclusion to this
: burnley have consistently broken these
: models because they control games in their
: own way. Silva has shown zero propensity to
: show he can control games consistently and
: turned everything into a crap shoot. Which
: is why his results are so up and down