Master of Ashla and Bogan.
- Jan 6, 2006
What?anglian_red said:but now in mid March I think I'll actually be disappointed if we don't win it, because if we don't win it it'll be for really silly, avoidable reasons.
You didn't expect us to be anywhere near where we are this season but if we don't end up doing better still you'll be disappointed? What bullshit goes through your head? In this and other thread you've posted crap like this. Every team concedes stupid goals from time to time. Every team has a bad result from time to time.
You think that with our players we shouldn't be conceding so many to Cardiff or Stoke. On paper no they shouldn't. But then again on paper City shouldn't have lost to Cardiff. Chelsea shouldn't have lost to Villa. We are in with a chance of winning the title because every team commits "silly, avoidable" mistakes. If they didn't, and it all went as it should on paper, we'd be nowhere near the top this season.
You've constantly complained about the team set up including poor defending, to the point that you think with our attack in this set up you think we should automatically win the bloody thing. In doing this you completely ignore the very simple truth that the set up we use is the reason for that brilliant attack, all of it put into place by our manager.
I'm sure he could revert to a system where we concentrate on shutting up shop first. Kenny's second tenure had a great defensive record but the result of this was our attack wasn't anywhere near as proficient as now. Hodgson tried to shut up shop to the extent where our one forward was 26 miles ahead of our other ten players. in that situation our attack was dire.
It's all about balance. I much prefer the stance Rodgers is taking now. Sure we have conceded stupid goals at times but we've more than made up for it by shifting the balance towards our attack. In those three matches you're complaining about we got 9 points. We won each of those games. We did it playing attacking football that's great to watch. I'd much rather that than sitting back, inviting teams onto us and trying to nick a few goals.
Our defending needs to improve- I completely agree. I'm sure Brendan does too. I'm also sure that our management thought they'd have a season or two to get that balance perfected before we were challenging for the title. The fact that Rodgers has managed to get our attacking side our game to be so effective has thrown that plan out of the window somewhat by bringing us into the title hunt seasons before expected.
In my opinion anyone dissapointed that we're overperforming on expectations by a massive amount either has no clue at all what they're talking about or is simply spouting crap to wind people up.
We've not lost out on anything this season due to our set up. We've gained massively from it. Tightening up could help us avoid some mistakes but I'll bet you anything we like we'd be a lot worse off than we are now.