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The Bruno Lage Appreciation Thread

redvictor

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I think it’s a midtable to top half Squad performing at midtable to top half levels.

Apologies if I have misinterpreted your post. But still to me “ In fairness he hasn't done that bad with the squad he inherited” makes out he inherited a bad squad, or certainly not a mid table one.

It’s a good squad he is doing well with. But needs reinforcements to go up a level.
Apology accepted, and the latter is what i said too!
 
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Sorry , I am late to this party . Its a small squad and its unbalanced. It has one decent centre forward and a loanee in Hwang who is finding his feet. and three midfield players , one of which (Dendoncker) has not been in great form and another Moutinho is 35. Boly has not recovered his game since covid and we still have Saiss as a regular starter 3 years after him being pretty close to top pf the list for many on here as in need of an upgrade. Jonny and Neto would still be shoe ins if fit but they are not and their back ups Trincao and RAN have shown flashes, RAN more than Trincao for me.

So given he has effectively improved the defence without Boly and Jonny , improved the attack without Neto and while nurturing Raul back to fitness , yes I do think Lage deserves credit for his work with the squad he has inherited as it is still short in Midfield and at centre back. Without going round like a spinning top , I hope he gets some backing in January to build on what has happened so far as I think he will need it as players will tire , get suspensions or pick up injuries. If that happens he will need a bigger squad depth with regard to quality than he has at the moment.
 
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Love it...

More from Bruno Lage and this really is one for gamers of a certain age.

"I would love to win FA Cup. When I look back to my youth, playing on Spectrum, I won the trophy on the computer.

"I wanted to play one final at Wembley. I came here to win titles."
 

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Good interview in the Times today with Bruno:

Enjoyed that. Thank you.

So Marcal, Semedo and Dendoncker were training as the third centre back. It’ll be interesting who he uses there.
 

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It would be madness not to start Sanderson in this game imv, cup game against middling Championship who have injury problems of their own. If not this match , then when?
To me it seemed in his presser that he wasn't keen on playing people at CB who weren't actual CBs.
 

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Marcal would be the most obvious, as you just slot him in and play RAN. With Semedo you are changing 3 positions and I've seen enough of the Donck experience there to not want to again. Still hope it's Sanderson though
 

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It will probably be Sanderson and we have given out a bit of mis information there to keep Sheffield United guessing.

Good article I felt, with some really interesting stuff. Lage thinking of training sessions without the ball being boring and to be avoided probably has the likes of Pulis spitting feathers.
 

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Pleased for him because we've been off radar for a large chunk of the season, but people are starting to slowly give him the credit he deserves. Hopefully this doesn't mean we'll now fall apart and lose every game this month.
 

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Great, pleased for him and deserved.

Small observation - Bruno seems to model Castore gear rather than Wolves and never the same outfit twice!
 

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The video of him getting the entire staff at Compton together to thank them for the award is something else. Speaks volumes of the man.
 

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The video of him getting the entire staff at Compton together to thank them for the award is something else. Speaks volumes of the man.
I can’t recall us ever having 2 managers consecutively bring so likeable! Does help they’re doing well mind!

I started to think, I’d it a Portuguese thing. But then remembered mourinho …
 
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