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27 Aug 2019 16:23:41
We are 3 games into the new season.
3 games trying to introduce 3 new players plus add some of the younger players .
3 games into trying to implement and new style of play, a new formation and new tactics.
3 games into trying to build new partnerships new understandings .
4 teams are above us, only 2 teams have scored more than us, only 2 teams have conceded less.
Is it not a bit early to be making all these judgements?

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27 Aug 2019 16:37:42
You clearly know nothing. Ole will be sacked by Christmas and we will be relegated. Our top scored will be Rojo with 5.

27 Aug 2019 17:22:38
I can't wait for someone to oost the league table for the last 18 games in the epl i'm backing UA or redman to be the ones.
2 wins begore the intl break away to Southampton and home to Leicester will leave us in a decent spot after 5 games played.

27 Aug 2019 18:53:21
and if we do not win those 2 games with this unpredictabe side ken. we will be closer to watford.

27 Aug 2019 19:03:22
Ken

I hope we win both, however, as I said before the season I think we will start brightly and fade, I would be surprised if he is manager at the end of the season. However, if we lose at Southampton the pressure on the manager will ratchet up.

27 Aug 2019 20:42:57
Of course i know that you hope we win redman. i'm mature enough to know that mate.
Ive been a big martial critic but would love him to score In every game.
I know you don't rate oles chances of any sort of success very highly. His record as manager is not trending well.
Looking in isolation at this season whilst there has been some decent improvement in our play we have not had good results.
Its all a bit predictable and way to defend against.
We had a couple of good breaks against Chelsea at the right time but couldn't catch a break against palace.
Id like to see him try pogba at 10 let mctom play with fred matic or pierera in midfield.
In Jan he will have been here a year. let's pass judgement then on his 1st year in charge. He does Need to reverse the current trend no doubt about it.
If he doesn't reverse the current trend of 3 wins in 16 he will come under pressure. I genuinely believe we should be 2 or even 4 points better off but the fact is we are not. But 2 wins on the bounce will see us not too far off top spot after 5 games.
2 defeats in those games seems unthinkable so I'm not thinking about it😂.

27 Aug 2019 20:58:28
Hi Ken
I just think Ole is trying to go back to what worked in the past instead of revolutionising looking forward. I don’t see any tactical strength or game changing decisions in game. He has been given a bad pass by the board with the signings but I don’t see any structure in play.

I have been saying about pushing Pogba up in and around the strikers, less responsibility to defend, give him freedom to create. I would bring Matic or maybe Garner in. I do think there will be issues with belief in the players if we don’t get a good run together. Last seasons results late on will grow in their minds. Playing away on Saturday may help if Southampton come out to play, if they sit back or score first we may struggle.

27 Aug 2019 17:33:09
Ken why?
The last 3 games, the last 10 last 15, where do you draw the line .
Fact is since ole took over only city and the scouse have got more points .
Surely it is best to judge a manager on his whole record and not just part of it?

27 Aug 2019 23:15:25
4 points better off, so after 3 games we have 8 points.

28 Aug 2019 06:55:04
Jred

You judge on the permanent role. If you have ever dealt with or been a temp you would know the dynamic is very different to the expectation and pressure of being permanent. It was easy for Ole to come in smile and say nice things but once permanent that is the real start of the work. The players will look at the permanent manager far differently than a temp and it appears they have. 3 wins in 15 and you can bet there are few elite clubs who would accept that. Ole needs a winning run now.

28 Aug 2019 06:56:24
Jred.
The manager can only be judged after a sustained period. Winning 10 then losing 10 is no good. let's see if he can get it back again.
Ranieri won a league but the next year they were crap so he got fired.
If ole loses let's say 3 of the next 4 ( i don't think they will) then its 3 wins from his last 22 games that's a concern of the highest proportions.
So you got to look at the most recent trend to see where the team is heading
The manager needs to be appraised after a year. If the current trend of the las 15 games us not reversed then he will be sacked. If he reversed the trend and shows improvement over the next few months then he won't be.
Im not not like you i'm not calling for the manager to be sacked i'm saying give the guy a chance too prove himself.
But as much as you say he has done a good job over 24 games he has done an awful job over the last 15 with our lowest points total over the last 15 games. It would be folly to ignore those trends and say they don't need improving because they do and iuts perfectly ok to say that. Ole has said that himself.

28 Aug 2019 08:02:59
Ken, if Matic come in, he will probably struggle with the press. But I too like the idea of playing Pog at no 10 as nobody else is proven enough to open defences.
Mata although good technically, slows down play.
Many are calling out for an 18 year old Gomes to carry the creative burden.
Just shows how negligent the board was to address this key issue.

28 Aug 2019 08:35:29
Ken so what's a sustained period?
He has been in charge since december or does that not fit the narrative .
It isn't my opinion it's a fact that since ole took over only the scouse and city have got more points .
Maybe these players aren't as bad as some like to make out?

28 Aug 2019 14:43:30
Its also a fact that in over the last 13 epl games 12 teams have more points than us.
I think a year is a good time to make an appraisal.
Its been completely flip flop so we are not as good as the 24 game run or not as bad as the last 13 game run.







 

 

 
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