AVB tried too hard at Chelsea and failed, Kenny is doing the same.
No need to be clever, just score more than the opponent.
Rafa is a tactical genious, but he keeps that in his head, what he actually says to the players is in lehmans terms.
Downing and Carroll need to be rotated and the system is their biggest enemys. When Downings been allowed be more fluid he's been popping up all over the attacking third and scoring and playing well.
Carroll isn't getting the support he needs in the box from crosses and is technically not good enough to rely on if we want to play a fluid pass and move game. What he does though is allows space for other players as teams have to play wider. We need more pace out wide in case teams push up but he's certainly an asset and offers us an other option when passing our way through doesn't work.
(Edit: clearly I'm going to have to point out why I said that: it makes no sense to talk about tactics for a particular side. Tactics always depend upon the players around, behind, and in front of each player and your opposition (not to mention the player's own strengths). It is a nonsensical statement to say that '(t)here is little or no difference in tactics from a left sided player and a right sided player.' That just isn't how tactics work.)
Last edited by Afterthought; 7-4-12 at 18:07.
Originally Posted by ShayGuevara
There is little or no difference in tactics from a left sided player and a right sided player.
Suarez can play either position and plays several positions for Uruguay and Oscar Tabarez is praised for it, why is Kenny criticised?
Honestly any possibly way to have a dig at the manager and some of you's just jump in. If you don't like our manager as strange as I find that fair enough but at least give a balanced, more intelligent and thought out view of what he's doing right and wrong instead of backing up what some journo who probably only watches the odd Liverpool match has to say on it.
I'm actually amazed that Zonal Marking is considered as reputable as it is at times with articles like that but then again it just sum's up the poor level of journalism in the game. Half of of them have prob never kicked a ball in their life.
I am sure players like Messi, Robben, Ribery, Ronaldo don't care what side they play on..............................
Who cares if you play as an inverted winger or not, I can't imagine that it might affect how you play..............
I wonder why Arbeloa was switched to a left fullback role against Barcelona all those years ago? Probably had something to do with defending agaisnt that pesky youngster Barcelona had who kept cutting in on his left foot, talented boy he was.
Kenny has got his tactics wrong on oh so many occasions and I agree with needless continuous changes.
Where you play has to fit in with the rest of your team. The side you play on is important depending what foot you prefer but it still has to fit in with the structure of the rest of the team.
I have a friend who works in football statistics and he always comes up with interesting facts. One is that Craig Bellamy is a decent footballer with many strengths but he is one of the worse crossers in modern football.
Coaches soon found this out and he became a left sided wide forward who cut in towards goal. He is obviously ok as a central forward as well but you cannot rely on him as a wide attacking winger who puts in accurate crosses.
After you know this you begin to notice how bad he is at this and how he avoids it whenever possible.
Dalglish is as clueless as they come.sadly.
Things certainly aren't all that rosy at the moment though, unfortunately. It's been tough for everyone of us, but when we do get back up to the top, it will be that much sweeter as well. That's what I take comfort in I guess.
It seems to me like Kenny does not know what exactly he wants the players to do. It seems like the team is not organized well. Many times this season we left a huge gap between our midfield and defence, That happened against Villa also. It’s not normal. He just couldn’t find the right position in the right tactics for Suarez, Carroll, Hendo, Adam. Then comes the question why did he bought them? What was the purpose of buying them? Why exactly them ? And why is Maxi always on the bench, when he appears to be our most clinical finisher? So disappointed of Kenny’s tactics, which for me is the main reason for our current league position.
According to your theory then if a player hits the woodwork when he has an open goal in front of him then that's bad luck?.
It's a lack of composure in front of goal that's the problem. The number of penalties we've missed this season is proof of that.
If you start blaming all your problems on a lack of any luck then you're putting your head in the sand as to the real reasons.
Give Kenny some world class players and he will come good? shame he couldn't buy them with the money he had
You're just factually wrong, and it has already been explained to you why. Not just by me (although the fact that it was in the post you responded to is slightly irritating...).
Given (10 million, pay a few extra bob for fun)
Milner (30 million)
Barry (25 million)
carroll (35 million)
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