- Jul 30, 2021
- Reaction score
"credit in the bank".
He was overdrawn by Christmas.
He was overdrawn by Christmas.
It's not a strategy though is it?
It's my expectation on how a game will turn out, it's not me saying it's fine to lose to better teams. By the nature of the beast, teams which are better than us will tend to beat us.
Expecting us to beat better teams defies logic, for me anyway.
I think first 3 games we caught teams on the hop. Our tactics were different from Nuno's time so they (opponents) had no data on us. After the international break teams would have had time to study us, and Brentford clearly saw what would stop us. I can see what stops us, so any pro team will be able to!
Overload the midfield and play through the lines by Coady. It's not even hard!
Bruno will need to change his tactics per team for the ones we are "supposed" to beat. The top 6 just play their own game, and imo we'll have more chance of getting a result off them than the lower teams.
Yea. Leeds particularly are really suffering for it this season as Bielsa will not change for love nor money. Hopefully Bruno has some smarts about him.This is why most teams see a slump in the second year in the premier League and we did so well to avoid it. You need to adapt regularly as teams will work out how to stop you.
Yeah i think that is spot on, the most frustrating thing is that during that period of "the unknown" we failed to get a point!I think first 3 games we caught teams on the hop. Our tactics were different from Nuno's time so they (opponents) had no data on us. After the international break teams would have had time to study us, and Brentford clearly saw what would stop us. I can see what stops us, so any pro team will be able to!
Agree with this to a certain amount but with my happy clapper hat on, can see us improving more and finishing a strong top halfPoints wise I think 10 from the games we've played opposition wise would be about par for a mid table not troubling relegation side, so can't really quibble being a point off that. The first 3 games were a significant departure from the recent past style wise, the last 4 less so, but brought better results. I thought he was slow to react yesterday when a combination of fatigue, nerves and Newcastle putting another attacking option on the pitch were getting the better of us - one to watch
As long as he keeps us in that upper, bottom half position then I don't think we can complain given how he was so badly let down in the transfer market. We haven't got the real Bruno experience because he wasn't supported by getting the players in to do it, so I doubt we'll know at least in the first half of the season how successful that is.
Doing ok with what he has to work with from me. 9 points was about as good as we could hope for after seeing the first 7 fixtures (apart from the Brentford game). Raul getting back to his old self, and Hwang being better than we all hoped has helped.So there's been a decent sample size of games to judge now, what are everyone's thoughts on Bruno?
For me, its been a solid but unspectacular start. He's not been backed in the transfer window but has shown he can adapt his tactics to the players at his disposal. Is it better than if we'd kept Nuno? I think so but maybe not by as much as I was hoping for, but again that's not his fault it's the club's for failing to buy a defender/midfielder.
Raul/Hwang have the hallmarks of a dangerous duo up front, if we can add a few more players behind them then the future is potentially bright if he can implement his attacking style. The fact Neto and Jonny are still to come back and will strengthen us further is also a positive.
Bruno gets a 6.5 out of 10 from me so far.
There were periods of yesterday where we were really playing some lovely stuff - after we scored. However, as soon as we conceded it knocked our confidence.I think we have reverted to Juno style, and that's not down to Bruno. The players, who swear they never look at the table have gone for nuno style safety first, whether Bruno likes it or not, but now we have climbed the table I expect them to get back to Bruno ball.
Yesterdays second half was for me nuno panic mode in spades