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MARKakaJIM

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When you say sort it out, what exactly are you expecting? Wolves are lethargic by design not by circumstance.
 

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When you say sort it out, what exactly are you expecting? Wolves are lethargic by design not by circumstance.
Yes and no.

we are conservative in our approach (or generally have been) but the ability to repeatedly sprint has been lacking since “project restart”. Our killer ability on transition (and recovery) we haven’t been able to get right. I think a lot stems to not having a pre-season whatsoever, but how we have managed the whole process hasn’t worked either
 

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When you say sort it out, what exactly are you expecting? Wolves are lethargic by design not by circumstance.
That's exactly it, sort it by not being lethargic by design (and all the problems that go along with being lethargic).

My thoughts are that we play this way so we could cope with the Europa League last season and to minimise injuries. For whatever reason we haven't been able to change it (or whenever we have tried to be more energetic we turn into u10s all chasing the ball).
 

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Yes and no.

we are conservative in our approach (or generally have been) but the ability to repeatedly sprint has been lacking since “project restart”. Our killer ability on transition (and recovery) we haven’t been able to get right. I think a lot stems to not having a pre-season whatsoever, but how we have managed the whole process hasn’t worked either
I think it highlights how poorly we move off the ball.

We would need to see dramatic improvement in that if we want to transition properly. Not Leeds levels but there is a reason the top sides all have high sprint numbers.

Either that or we go back to counter attacking and sit deep.
 

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I think it highlights how poorly we move off the ball.

We would need to see dramatic improvement in that if we want to transition properly. Not Leeds levels but there is a reason the top sides all have high sprint numbers.

Either that or we go back to counter attacking and sit deep.
Agree with this. This is also why this summer is very important, not just from a transfer perspective but it's the best opportunity Nuno will get to implement a new way of playing with more intensity.
 

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I think it highlights how poorly we move off the ball.

We would need to see dramatic improvement in that if we want to transition properly. Not Leeds levels but there is a reason the top sides all have high sprint numbers.

Either that or we go back to counter attacking and sit deep.
I think we naturally look better when we play a back four (and not playing a flat three in midfield, ugh), so I think that will help in the short term if we can get centre back and midfield signings right. Agree that we still have a lot of work to do though
 

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If you're playing Neves and Moutinho together then you're never going to get high numbers here.

I'm blaming Willian José for it all anyway, I bet 95% of this forum would beat him in a race.
 
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