Lord Kangana wrote:
We've only played three teams in the relegtion mix since Coyle arrived. We got four points. Before he arrived, we'd played 9 and garnered 9 points. Heady days indeed.
We also got 9 points from 9 games against teams in the top ten too (we're 1 point from 5 currently). DSB didn't dub him 'Average Gary Megson' for nothing. Still, not that bad for the worst manager we've ever had.
Anyway, all that's a bit irrelevent.....
It's not the single reason why we're shit, but I don't think it helps. We can't keep the ball in midfield and thus whoever ends up front has to become midfielders themselves, giving us nothing up front.
It's all about finding a balance, which is what we've struggled to do all season. We seem to range from being overly cautious with 4-5-1's at home in winnable games, and ridiculously open 4-4-2s away from home.
In either formation, you need to get as much support as possible to forwards, and we just can't seem to do that.
Top ten? You're trying to be serious aren't you? We've just played Arsenal twice and Liverpool. What was our record against the top ten before christmas? Nowt. So lets move on. Fulham, direct comparison. Draw. Spurs? Draw.
If we go down its because our record against teams we should have taken more points from was poor. You keep telling us how sh*t Brown is as a managr, pray tell how the ginger genius handed him 4 points?
Regardless, the squad is rediculousy one dimensional,and its not even good at that dimension. Our record signing couldn't hit Canary Wharf with a nuclear bomb. Our two most likely scorers are out injured, one with a freak of the century injury. Under those circumstances, we were still robbed of two points by Clattenburg, and we're still no worse off than when the new man came in.
Megson was a terrible manager, thats precisely why we are in the position we are in. If we go down and go bust, look no further than signings like Elmander as to why that happened. I realise you want to blame Coyle, it softens the blow of being wrong. But you were.