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    RE and tactics

    Posted by Shutupya on 28/2/2024, 8:36:51

    I was critical of the one on one high press tactics last night but having thought about it overnight I think that City completely changed their playing style to their normal, last night they put the ball behind our defence and went long into Haaland much more than normal. I think in a strange way it was kind of a compliment, our problem was we didnt adapt to them not playing the expected tic a tac football.... also we had no answer to 2 world class player ... roll on Saturday

      Re: RE and tactics

      Posted by Sick Boy on 28/2/2024, 10:30:48, in reply to "RE and tactics"

      I think they're an all time great team that changed tactics on the hoof. Our midfield was pressing so high and nothing protecting in front of the defence meant the keeper could just chip balls into the open space in front of Haaland at will

      To a side that good it was obvious from the start.

        Re: RE and tactics

        Posted by Toddingtonsteve on 28/2/2024, 9:48:48, in reply to "RE and tactics"

        It was suicidal going one to one at the back with Haaland, press hard by all means but we need some defensive structure behind.

          Re: RE and tactics

          Posted by RADSB on 28/2/2024, 10:21:14, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

          We got too tight on Haaland which was exactly what he wanted - he used his strength, pinned and rolled our defender time after time. If you stand off him then doesn't know where you are and he has to do the work himself.

          The way City play, man to man means all our players are defenders and just one moments hesitation means they gain a yard or two and have a player free. As we were man to man it meant we had no spare man so someone had to come off their man which created another free player. It was worrying to see Doughty marking Haaland for a time last night and Ogbene having to follow his man right across the pitch to the other wing.

          RE said we won't change but I fear for the Villa game.

          Re: RE and tactics

          Posted by Doctor Ince on 28/2/2024, 9:35:12, in reply to "RE and tactics"

          They play like that fairly often with Haaland. His strength is running into the space.

            Re: RE and tactics

            Posted by Bored in Flitwick on 28/2/2024, 9:27:20, in reply to "RE and tactics"

            Tactics?..does he ever get it right..shef utd for example..

              Re: RE and tactics

              Posted by Ches Fordroad on 28/2/2024, 10:18:37, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

              He gets it right more than you do.

              Mind you, a broken clock is right more than you.

                Re: RE and tactics

                Posted by HH on 28/2/2024, 9:35:27, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                does he ever get it right

                Seriously?

                Re: RE and tactics

                Posted by Barry Butlins Red Coat on 28/2/2024, 9:05:34, in reply to "RE and tactics"

                Im not surprised they went long with the amount of space we left behind ourselves.

                  Re: RE and tactics

                  Posted by Music Critic on 28/2/2024, 8:56:27, in reply to "RE and tactics"

                  Haaland and De Bruyne would have been a joy to watch last night... if it wasn't against us. They were superb.

                  On tactics I still think a balance probably needs to be struck between sitting in at times and high-energy, high press at others. We don't have to do it for 90 minutes do we? Or do we?

                  Trying to outplay Man City is unwise

                    Re: RE and tactics

                    Posted by F.I. on 28/2/2024, 9:31:15, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                    Unwise indeed. But RE said last night that he wont change the tactics of the high press.

                      Re: RE and tactics

                      Posted by Music Critic on 28/2/2024, 9:57:50, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                      That's what worries me

                      I think you can play attacking, high-press, etc against certain teams. And we have a few of those opponents next month

                      Against others I think more pragmatism is required. I think it'd be borderline irresponsible to try and play that way at Spurs, City and Arsenal. We could be on the end of 8 or 9.

                      Even in individual games, why don't we change shape and approach? For example, once we went 4-2 up at Newcastle why didn't we play a bit more percentage football? Niggly fouls, hoofs up the pitch when required, balls into the channels, men behind the ball...

                        Re: RE and tactics

                        Posted by RADSB on 28/2/2024, 10:27:48, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                        +1 I gulped when I that from RE. It seems he expects the Brighton performance to be repeated against every opponent. That is worrying.

                          Re: RE and tactics

                          Posted by Music Critic on 28/2/2024, 10:38:28, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                          Exactly

                          And he mentioned that Pep told him to keep going with it. Course he would he saw his side score 6 against us! He must be licking his lips at the thought of us at their place!

                          The Brighton game was an anomaly due to the 2 very early goals. Edwards needs to realise that. I don't mind him 'going for it' at times but he needs to pick and choose when that happens and adapt to in-game situations and to opponents. Tactical flexibility and intelligence can and will keep us up

                          But I'm not sure he will adapt

                            Re: RE and tactics

                            Posted by Doctor Ince on 28/2/2024, 10:44:21, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                            I think there was the impact of Lockyer being back as well for the Brighton game.

                            Agreed with you on Guardiolas comments though, he'll be very happy with how we played

                              Re: RE and tactics

                              Posted by RADSB on 28/2/2024, 11:08:23, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                              Guardiola has Plan A and that's it. They do it their way and recruit for it. We can't emulate that and nor should we; and to solely have a Plan A "we want to be brave" is worrying. They way we set up and very nearly beat Liverpool at home was the way to go last night and should be for some of the games to come.

                                Re: RE and tactics

                                Posted by Music Critic on 28/2/2024, 11:12:08, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                                ...way we set up and very nearly beat Liverpool at home was the way to go last night and should be for some of the games to come.

                                Spot on

                        Re: RE and tactics

                        Posted by Buzzard Hatter on 28/2/2024, 9:39:48, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                        We clearly needed a sitting midfielder to try and stop the ball into Haaland cos Mengi was one on one so many times and there was only gonna be one winner there

                          Re: RE and tactics

                          Posted by Doctor Ince on 28/2/2024, 10:20:41, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                          Agreed - imo we should've changed and gone two up top and had someone (probably Pelly) sit in front of the back 3.

                          Either that or one of the back 3 has to push into Haaland and one or two of the others has to cover

                            Re: RE and tactics

                            Posted by Buzzard on 28/2/2024, 9:43:05, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                            yup

                            It was an easy ball into him every time, and then it was up to the ref to decide if it was a foul on Haaland, a foul on Haaland, or a lay off and spin.



                              Re: RE and tactics

                              Posted by Shutupya on 28/2/2024, 9:45:06, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                              Was it intentional that you put " a foul on Haaland" twice as Taylor was never going to give a foul against him 😁

                                Re: RE and tactics

                                Posted by Buzzard on 28/2/2024, 13:32:11, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

                                yes

                                because whatever happened Taylor just gave it as a foul on Haaland

                                  Re: RE and tactics

                                  Posted by Plus on 1/3/2024, 9:30:35, in reply to "Re: RE and tactics"

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