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  1. Kept my head down a bit really when this came out because I know how wound up people are in general this week and it's understandable.


    But I was against Man City getting done in the first place and am against FFP in general so, I have to be honest, I'm pretty glad it's been over turned and I hope it it has a lasting impact on FFP. People need to wake up and accept that FFP is about clubs with the biggest commercial footprint trying to create a closed shop, it's not about protecting the little guy or creating a level playing field. You want to talk about salary and spending caps that have a flat rate regardless of your revenue as a club? I'm all in. FFP itself is ridiculous.


    We were good enough to be third on merit, good enough to finish top four on merit, I still maintain we've got the third best first eleven in the league on paper - it was ours for the taking. We ****ed it up. Getting salty and throwing accusations of corruption at CAS doesn't stop the fact we could, should and would still be about 10 points clear of 4th right now if we'd done nothing differently more than just beat the bottom two clubs in the league this season and nothing else. That's on us and us alone.

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  2. 2 minutes ago, TheStig said:

    If the players follow FT I f..... well hope they realise the utter disappointment and dismay from Sundays debacle and that they put in a serious shift for the coming 3 games. If not this could become very toxic, and maybe they should be slightly pleased that they "perform" in an empty KP...........


    Tbf the fact that two of them have apologised publicly probably tells you they're aware how big a deal it was for us. 

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  3. 14 hours ago, Fox92 said:

    I have changed to pass shorter for him as I thought that'd work. His composure and decisions are as good as the others (around the 13 mark). I do play higher tempo for games I'm expected to win. 


    I'm not as great at the game as some of you are in this thread but just this one thing proper confused me.


    Does he have the exact same role as your other CB? Hidden stats like ambition, important games and consistency can also play a part. 


    High tempo on low tempo strategies can cause your players to be more direct than you expect. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking high tempo with short passing means your players pinging fast passes to each other. 


    High tempo means they're trying to get as quickly as possible in to goal scoring positions which is inherently means being more direct. 

  4. 2 minutes ago, Babylon said:

    That's the thing, there was no need. There were no defensive issues. 


    @Finnegan absolutely nailed it yesterday. How many times have we been utter dog much and he's not made a change at half time, waiting until 65 / 70 minutes to try and make any change. Yet in a game which we totally dominated, they had one touch in our area, he's running scared and making changes that just didn't need to be made against a team that looked woeful first half. 


    It just doesn't make sense.


    I see it as a symptom of what's been said about Rodgers even before he came here. 


    Right back at the start the skeptics were talking about how he got sacked at Liverpool because he couldn't stop the rot. 


    I see it happen to us and I see a manager panic. He needs the win so much yesterday that he over thinks things, gets scared and tries to close up shop. Anxiety kills reason out of desperation.

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  5. I've been very pro Rodgers all season, have defended him constantly, even recently. 


    But the thing that got him sacked St Liverpool and the one constant throughout his career is an inability to turn around a slump. 


    He's a good technical coach, he coaches movement and rhythm very well, he improves players in that regard. 


    But he isn't that Pearson style people person, he'll never get them fired up or feeling super human. He's not got any clue how to rally them round and get them to fight. Unless the players can do it themselves it won't stop. 

  6. On 11/07/2020 at 12:10, Fox92 said:

    How do you stop a certain defender just smashing it clear every time? What attributes do I need to look at? 

    We play "controlled" and he's the only center back that just launches it.

    I'd say 50% the ball just comes back and oppotion score also.


    Have you changed his individual instructions to pass shorter, is he low on composure, decisions and/or teamwork? Is he new to the team and still learning your formation? Do you have tempo set to particularly higher than is normal for a control formation? 

  7. The people saying he's too big for us need to remember we just signed Youri Tielemans. 


    It's a very similar story, Europe's next big thing, highly rated, gets a move to a big champions league club, it doesn't pan out, his stock takes a hit, he needs a move to a smaller club to rekindle things, preferably one where he'll actually get the spotlight. 


    A top six premiership club is a pretty normal level for him to be looking at. 

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