Hornets fan Matthew Mesiano believes it is time for Watford to ditch their 3-5-2 formation and revert to 4-4-2

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Picture: Holly Cant

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The season is over and now we can take time to review, reflect and enjoy a well-deserved break - just as it appeared the players were doing before they were rudely interrupted by a 12.15 match with Huddersfield Town.

But I digress, now is not the time to look back but rather to look forward.

First things first, who will be in charge next season?

I imagine the Pozzo’s will continue with Beppe. Despite being unable to completely turn around our season after Gianfranco Zola’s departure he did manage to improve the performances, particularly at home.

Off the back of this he may be given a chance to have a full campaign to show what he can do.

I commend Sannino’s efforts but I don’t think he is the right man to be in charge. And I believe the 3-5-2 formation isn’t the right one for the Championship as it relies too much on wing-backs.

Call me an old traditionalist but I feel a formation based around the conventional 4-4-2 system would be more appropriate in this league.

I’d also prefer a strong British manager at the helm who has experience in the Football League, perhaps backed up with an up and coming Italian number two. However, this is very unlikely to happen.

So instead I will list the issues which I think Sanninio will have to address if he wants the 2014/2015 season to be a successful one.

Tactics

The 3-5-2 formation is one that initially brought us great success under Zola. However, I think it’s time for a change.

The problem is several times during the season the formation has shown to be predictable and easy to counter.

I think Sannino either needs to work out a way to stop this happening (especially in the last ten minutes of games) or experiment with different styles.

Signings

As we know, this is more Gian Luca Nani’s area. We must make every effort to keep Troy Deeney at the club and it’s good to hear we’re trying to sign Daniel Tozser permanently.

But if we’re unable to keep both, replacements must be found quickly so they can settle into the squad during pre-season.

I also feel we need someone with pace up front, Vydra perhaps? A quick striker would be an extremely useful asset as would another commanding center back similar to Gabriele Angella.

Discipline

Watford have never been a dirty side yet this season the Hornets are top of the table for yellow cards and had six players sent off.

From memory, most of these cards were picked up for silly and miss-timed offences rather than malicious ones.

I believe the reason for these silly tackles is related to tactics. All too often our players are caught out of position and therefore have no option but to commit a foul.

If we correct the tactics, our discipline should improve and we should receive fewer cards next season.

Squad Harmony

I was surprised to read about the row behind scenes after the players were told they would have to do extra training after the season ended.

While I’m not sure if extra training would even be beneficial, it’s worrying this ended in a big disagreement between the players and management.

It makes you wonder about the relationship between the squad and Sannino. Are they all behind him? If not it could affect a promotion charge next season if the Italian remains in charge.

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10:48am Tue 13 May 14

Guy Bov says...

Watford Observer, why give column inches to what is just a self opinionated diatribe with nothing new or newsworthy
Watford Observer, why give column inches to what is just a self opinionated diatribe with nothing new or newsworthy Guy Bov
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11:06am Tue 13 May 14

bristol hornet says...

I see that the curse of the "foreign" manager in Championship promotions has struck again with both Rosler and Garcia going out in the play off semi finals.

Learn a lesson from this WFC, we need a British manager with a good working knowledge of the unrelenting challenges of the Championship.
I see that the curse of the "foreign" manager in Championship promotions has struck again with both Rosler and Garcia going out in the play off semi finals. Learn a lesson from this WFC, we need a British manager with a good working knowledge of the unrelenting challenges of the Championship. bristol hornet
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11:08am Tue 13 May 14

petsoundsnick says...

Guy Bov wrote:
Watford Observer, why give column inches to what is just a self opinionated diatribe with nothing new or newsworthy
Completey agree. What a waste of 45 seconds of my life.

4-4-2 - yes lets bring back 4-4-2 because that is what we know and trust and doesn't requite tactical ability. None of this 3-5-2 foreign muck. Good god we played wing-backs. WING-BACKS! Thats the kind of thing played by the Dutch, not over here. Of course 3-5-2 didn't get Hull promoted, or almost get us promoted, or almost win Liverpool the league....no best stick with 4-4-2 so we can sleep easily at night.

Get a strong British manager - of course, because "passion" is the answer to everything. And only the British can do this. Nothing to do with man-management, tactical ability, substitutions or flexibility. Just passion and shouting. Lets all watch Stuart Pearce tear up the league next season.

Dinosaur.
[quote][p][bold]Guy Bov[/bold] wrote: Watford Observer, why give column inches to what is just a self opinionated diatribe with nothing new or newsworthy[/p][/quote]Completey agree. What a waste of 45 seconds of my life. 4-4-2 - yes lets bring back 4-4-2 because that is what we know and trust and doesn't requite tactical ability. None of this 3-5-2 foreign muck. Good god we played wing-backs. WING-BACKS! Thats the kind of thing played by the Dutch, not over here. Of course 3-5-2 didn't get Hull promoted, or almost get us promoted, or almost win Liverpool the league....no best stick with 4-4-2 so we can sleep easily at night. Get a strong British manager - of course, because "passion" is the answer to everything. And only the British can do this. Nothing to do with man-management, tactical ability, substitutions or flexibility. Just passion and shouting. Lets all watch Stuart Pearce tear up the league next season. Dinosaur. petsoundsnick
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11:13am Tue 13 May 14

Harry's Bar says...

bristol hornet wrote:
I see that the curse of the "foreign" manager in Championship promotions has struck again with both Rosler and Garcia going out in the play off semi finals.

Learn a lesson from this WFC, we need a British manager with a good working knowledge of the unrelenting challenges of the Championship.
Garcia and particularly Rosler have done really well in the Championship, Wigan were going nowhere with Owen Coyle in charge.
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: I see that the curse of the "foreign" manager in Championship promotions has struck again with both Rosler and Garcia going out in the play off semi finals. Learn a lesson from this WFC, we need a British manager with a good working knowledge of the unrelenting challenges of the Championship.[/p][/quote]Garcia and particularly Rosler have done really well in the Championship, Wigan were going nowhere with Owen Coyle in charge. Harry's Bar
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11:33am Tue 13 May 14

ramage1996 says...

"It makes you wonder about the relationship between the squad and Sannino. Are they all behind him? If not it could affect a promotion charge next season if the Italian remains in charge."

Well get rid of the players then if they are acting like that.
Id be bothered if the following players left...
Doyley
Hoban
Angella
Murray
Abdi
Forrestieri
Tommy Rosenthal
Ogo Obi
Mensah
Izpeazu
Jakubiak
Jorrell Johnson
George Byers

The rest can go and I wouldn't be that bothered.

Sannino has to stay.
"It makes you wonder about the relationship between the squad and Sannino. Are they all behind him? If not it could affect a promotion charge next season if the Italian remains in charge." Well get rid of the players then if they are acting like that. Id be bothered if the following players left... Doyley Hoban Angella Murray Abdi Forrestieri Tommy Rosenthal Ogo Obi Mensah Izpeazu Jakubiak Jorrell Johnson George Byers The rest can go and I wouldn't be that bothered. Sannino has to stay. ramage1996
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11:33am Tue 13 May 14

HemelHornet says...

Would love to see what a British manager with experience in this division could do with Watford's side! No offense to Sanninio as he has done ok but I agree why not get in someone who know how to win in the Championship?

As for changing 352 to 442 I think that we should try several formations and pick the one that suits our players and the divison best :)
Would love to see what a British manager with experience in this division could do with Watford's side! No offense to Sanninio as he has done ok but I agree why not get in someone who know how to win in the Championship? As for changing 352 to 442 I think that we should try several formations and pick the one that suits our players and the divison best :) HemelHornet
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11:34am Tue 13 May 14

jsjf1979 says...

totally disagree with almost everything in this article...
totally disagree with almost everything in this article... jsjf1979
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11:37am Tue 13 May 14

ramage1996 says...

If we get an offer of over 7mill for Deeney the club should take it..
If we get an offer of over 7mill for Deeney the club should take it.. ramage1996
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12:12pm Tue 13 May 14

blokey says...

"Call me an old traditionalist but I feel a formation based around the conventional 4-4-2 system would be more appropriate in this league."

Yes 4-4-2 would be a mystery to other clubs as no one else uses it. Its going to mean an immediate return to the top of the league if we play it.
< sarcastic >
"Call me an old traditionalist but I feel a formation based around the conventional 4-4-2 system would be more appropriate in this league." Yes 4-4-2 would be a mystery to other clubs as no one else uses it. Its going to mean an immediate return to the top of the league if we play it. < sarcastic > blokey
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12:40pm Tue 13 May 14

endean2 says...

unless we change to an English Manager now we can forget next season.

Beppe, nice guy maybe but will NEVER get us promotion, not next year
or any year for that matter.Be brave Pozzos.
unless we change to an English Manager now we can forget next season. Beppe, nice guy maybe but will NEVER get us promotion, not next year or any year for that matter.Be brave Pozzos. endean2
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12:44pm Tue 13 May 14

BobT44 says...

As you requested; You're an old traditionalist....an
d WRONG!

What was the point of the article? Do 15,000 other people can a chance to view their personal opinion in the WO too? Load of nonsense!
As you requested; You're an old traditionalist....an d WRONG! What was the point of the article? Do 15,000 other people can a chance to view their personal opinion in the WO too? Load of nonsense! BobT44
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1:12pm Tue 13 May 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

I cannot give any credence to this drivel. Of course everyone is an expert when they know the result. Getting it right to get the result is the tough bit. I didn't hear him saying this back in August!!!

Vydra's coming back on a 5 year contract, Deeney is going for £20m, Angella is going for £10m, and we are going to win every game in 2014/15.....because we are now playing with a back 4...

Systems don't win or lose games, players do. It is fitting the right system to the players you have that is the key......

Oh my God..
I cannot give any credence to this drivel. Of course everyone is an expert when they know the result. Getting it right to get the result is the tough bit. I didn't hear him saying this back in August!!! Vydra's coming back on a 5 year contract, Deeney is going for £20m, Angella is going for £10m, and we are going to win every game in 2014/15.....because we are now playing with a back 4... Systems don't win or lose games, players do. It is fitting the right system to the players you have that is the key...... Oh my God.. Goldenboy1960
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1:17pm Tue 13 May 14

RobboBTC says...

Petsoundsnick, spot on, couldn't agree more.
Petsoundsnick, spot on, couldn't agree more. RobboBTC
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1:18pm Tue 13 May 14

DCB1 says...

Guy Bov wrote:
Watford Observer, why give column inches to what is just a self opinionated diatribe with nothing new or newsworthy
Have to agree. I'm not sure there's any need for these Fan's View articles - there is already a comments sections where people can voice their opinions. Why is this individual repeatedly given column inches to write the most boring articles imaginable? Previous topics from him include: praising Sannino's tactics including 3-5-2 (yes, really), telling us all that the East Stand had been around for a while, and complaining about rowdy Watford fans. If the WO does continue with Fan's Views, perhaps they could make them about people's experiences and anecdotes supporting Watford not some boring armchair punditry eg "From memory, most of these cards were picked up for silly and miss-timed offences rather than malicious ones". Really? How many of our 100+ bookings can you remember? Total nonsense
[quote][p][bold]Guy Bov[/bold] wrote: Watford Observer, why give column inches to what is just a self opinionated diatribe with nothing new or newsworthy[/p][/quote]Have to agree. I'm not sure there's any need for these Fan's View articles - there is already a comments sections where people can voice their opinions. Why is this individual repeatedly given column inches to write the most boring articles imaginable? Previous topics from him include: praising Sannino's tactics including 3-5-2 (yes, really), telling us all that the East Stand had been around for a while, and complaining about rowdy Watford fans. If the WO does continue with Fan's Views, perhaps they could make them about people's experiences and anecdotes supporting Watford not some boring armchair punditry eg "From memory, most of these cards were picked up for silly and miss-timed offences rather than malicious ones". Really? How many of our 100+ bookings can you remember? Total nonsense DCB1
  • Score: 16

1:59pm Tue 13 May 14

Harry's Bar says...

Watford Observer, is it true that the main criteria for winning the competition to write these Fans Views was that you had to have no ideas, no insight and absolutely nothing new or interesting to say?
Watford Observer, is it true that the main criteria for winning the competition to write these Fans Views was that you had to have no ideas, no insight and absolutely nothing new or interesting to say? Harry's Bar
  • Score: 7

2:33pm Tue 13 May 14

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

I was going to say how bad this 'non article' was but everyone else has done such a good job already! Good work all, no time for this self absorbed arm chair nonsense!
I was going to say how bad this 'non article' was but everyone else has done such a good job already! Good work all, no time for this self absorbed arm chair nonsense! Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
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4:09pm Tue 13 May 14

robo bovingdon says...

3-5-2 4-4-2 4-3-3 any combination you like it is not about combinations it is about playing a system that matches up with the oppostion on the day and a manager and players who see a situation and react to it.
It is a very simple game over complicated by to many coaches trying to justify their jobs give players a bit of freedom to express themselves and see what happens.SIMPLICITY IS SENSIBLE.
C-O-Y-Hs
3-5-2 4-4-2 4-3-3 any combination you like it is not about combinations it is about playing a system that matches up with the oppostion on the day and a manager and players who see a situation and react to it. It is a very simple game over complicated by to many coaches trying to justify their jobs give players a bit of freedom to express themselves and see what happens.SIMPLICITY IS SENSIBLE. C-O-Y-Hs robo bovingdon
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4:32pm Tue 13 May 14

mk6 hornet says...

Beppe is the right man for the job and deserves a full Pre-season and season hopefully.
Aside from zola's first season in charge what have we actually done since our first season after we got relegated from the premier league when we sneaked in the play offs and got spanked by hull.
the season just gone has been around where we usully finish so really he has not done to bad considering he came mid-way through the season.
Beppe is the right man for the job and deserves a full Pre-season and season hopefully. Aside from zola's first season in charge what have we actually done since our first season after we got relegated from the premier league when we sneaked in the play offs and got spanked by hull. the season just gone has been around where we usully finish so really he has not done to bad considering he came mid-way through the season. mk6 hornet
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4:36pm Tue 13 May 14

mk6 hornet says...

bristol hornet wrote:
I see that the curse of the &quot;foreign" manager in Championship promotions has struck again with both Rosler and Garcia going out in the play off semi finals.

Learn a lesson from this WFC, we need a British manager with a good working knowledge of the unrelenting challenges of the Championship.
What jingositic rubbish!! lets see where these British managers who got promoted Pearson,Dyche and one McClaren or Redknapp finish next season.
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: I see that the curse of the "foreign" manager in Championship promotions has struck again with both Rosler and Garcia going out in the play off semi finals. Learn a lesson from this WFC, we need a British manager with a good working knowledge of the unrelenting challenges of the Championship.[/p][/quote]What jingositic rubbish!! lets see where these British managers who got promoted Pearson,Dyche and one McClaren or Redknapp finish next season. mk6 hornet
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4:49pm Tue 13 May 14

andyandyandy says...

Has this been written by a child? Or at least a young teenager.
Has this been written by a child? Or at least a young teenager. andyandyandy
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5:34pm Tue 13 May 14

SAHornet says...

Oh dear, TAXI FOR MATTHEW MESIANO !
Oh dear, TAXI FOR MATTHEW MESIANO ! SAHornet
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5:35pm Tue 13 May 14

D.unstable says...

If this rubbish is indeed written by a Watford fan at least put his photo up so that we can all point and laugh when we see him at a match, if he goes that is.

No need for this Wobby unless it is the collective view of the majority of fans.
If this rubbish is indeed written by a Watford fan at least put his photo up so that we can all point and laugh when we see him at a match, if he goes that is. No need for this Wobby unless it is the collective view of the majority of fans. D.unstable
  • Score: 0

6:13pm Tue 13 May 14

lutondown says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
I see that the curse of the &quot;foreign" manager in Championship promotions has struck again with both Rosler and Garcia going out in the play off semi finals.

Learn a lesson from this WFC, we need a British manager with a good working knowledge of the unrelenting challenges of the Championship.
Garcia and particularly Rosler have done really well in the Championship, Wigan were going nowhere with Owen Coyle in charge.
Spot on Arry
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: I see that the curse of the "foreign" manager in Championship promotions has struck again with both Rosler and Garcia going out in the play off semi finals. Learn a lesson from this WFC, we need a British manager with a good working knowledge of the unrelenting challenges of the Championship.[/p][/quote]Garcia and particularly Rosler have done really well in the Championship, Wigan were going nowhere with Owen Coyle in charge.[/p][/quote]Spot on Arry lutondown
  • Score: -1

6:16pm Tue 13 May 14

lutondown says...

D.unstable wrote:
If this rubbish is indeed written by a Watford fan at least put his photo up so that we can all point and laugh when we see him at a match, if he goes that is.

No need for this Wobby unless it is the collective view of the majority of fans.
Bully :)
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: If this rubbish is indeed written by a Watford fan at least put his photo up so that we can all point and laugh when we see him at a match, if he goes that is. No need for this Wobby unless it is the collective view of the majority of fans.[/p][/quote]Bully :) lutondown
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7:12pm Tue 13 May 14

D.unstable says...

lutondown wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
If this rubbish is indeed written by a Watford fan at least put his photo up so that we can all point and laugh when we see him at a match, if he goes that is.

No need for this Wobby unless it is the collective view of the majority of fans.
Bully :)
Oops
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: If this rubbish is indeed written by a Watford fan at least put his photo up so that we can all point and laugh when we see him at a match, if he goes that is. No need for this Wobby unless it is the collective view of the majority of fans.[/p][/quote]Bully :)[/p][/quote]Oops D.unstable
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9:04pm Tue 13 May 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Has anyone seen the La Liga results and table ? Granada are 4th bottom and away to the team 2nd bottom (Valladollid) next Sunday in the final game and if they lose they are RELEGATED !!!
Has anyone seen the La Liga results and table ? Granada are 4th bottom and away to the team 2nd bottom (Valladollid) next Sunday in the final game and if they lose they are RELEGATED !!! Mickey Quinn, not so thin
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9:10pm Tue 13 May 14

Surbiton says...

Mathew is entitled to his opinion like everyone else. The fact that he was asked to write a column on his views is something some of you seem to have a problem with. Or is it sour grapes? Which I strongly suspect. Rubbishing other supporters says a lot about you as an individual. I agree and disagree with quite a lot that is said on here. But I do not insult fellow supporters to make a point. I would rather agree to disagree on a point rather than lower myself to some of the childish comments made here.
Mathew is entitled to his opinion like everyone else. The fact that he was asked to write a column on his views is something some of you seem to have a problem with. Or is it sour grapes? Which I strongly suspect. Rubbishing other supporters says a lot about you as an individual. I agree and disagree with quite a lot that is said on here. But I do not insult fellow supporters to make a point. I would rather agree to disagree on a point rather than lower myself to some of the childish comments made here. Surbiton
  • Score: 1

9:36pm Tue 13 May 14

Rodthomasini says...

Surbiton wrote:
Mathew is entitled to his opinion like everyone else. The fact that he was asked to write a column on his views is something some of you seem to have a problem with. Or is it sour grapes? Which I strongly suspect. Rubbishing other supporters says a lot about you as an individual. I agree and disagree with quite a lot that is said on here. But I do not insult fellow supporters to make a point. I would rather agree to disagree on a point rather than lower myself to some of the childish comments made here.
Spot on! I wonder if they were asked to write an article what they would come up with? My guess is nothing! unless they have someone to belittle!!
[quote][p][bold]Surbiton[/bold] wrote: Mathew is entitled to his opinion like everyone else. The fact that he was asked to write a column on his views is something some of you seem to have a problem with. Or is it sour grapes? Which I strongly suspect. Rubbishing other supporters says a lot about you as an individual. I agree and disagree with quite a lot that is said on here. But I do not insult fellow supporters to make a point. I would rather agree to disagree on a point rather than lower myself to some of the childish comments made here.[/p][/quote]Spot on! I wonder if they were asked to write an article what they would come up with? My guess is nothing! unless they have someone to belittle!! Rodthomasini
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9:40pm Tue 13 May 14

D.unstable says...

My Apologies, i didn't realise that this person had one a competition to write this stuff. Fill your boots lad!!!
My Apologies, i didn't realise that this person had one a competition to write this stuff. Fill your boots lad!!! D.unstable
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11:01pm Tue 13 May 14

The Rover says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
Has anyone seen the La Liga results and table ? Granada are 4th bottom and away to the team 2nd bottom (Valladollid) next Sunday in the final game and if they lose they are RELEGATED !!!
That would leave the Pozzos with a dilemma. Do they send their most talented players to Granada to get back into La Liga at the first attempt, or do they send them to Watford to try and get promoted at the third attempt? If Granada get relegated it will be a spanner in the works that the Pozzos were not expecting, and could affect the players coming to Watford. On the other hand, it could mean we end up with more home grown players, which a number of supporters seem to think could be a good thing.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: Has anyone seen the La Liga results and table ? Granada are 4th bottom and away to the team 2nd bottom (Valladollid) next Sunday in the final game and if they lose they are RELEGATED !!![/p][/quote]That would leave the Pozzos with a dilemma. Do they send their most talented players to Granada to get back into La Liga at the first attempt, or do they send them to Watford to try and get promoted at the third attempt? If Granada get relegated it will be a spanner in the works that the Pozzos were not expecting, and could affect the players coming to Watford. On the other hand, it could mean we end up with more home grown players, which a number of supporters seem to think could be a good thing. The Rover
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11:05pm Tue 13 May 14

D.unstable says...

mk6 hornet wrote:
Beppe is the right man for the job and deserves a full Pre-season and season hopefully.
Aside from zola's first season in charge what have we actually done since our first season after we got relegated from the premier league when we sneaked in the play offs and got spanked by hull.
the season just gone has been around where we usully finish so really he has not done to bad considering he came mid-way through the season.
You can't compare with the past, we now have greater resources and players valued in millions rather than free transfers.

Could and should have done much better, get RDM in before he is snapped up elsewhere, it'll be a sell out every week.
[quote][p][bold]mk6 hornet[/bold] wrote: Beppe is the right man for the job and deserves a full Pre-season and season hopefully. Aside from zola's first season in charge what have we actually done since our first season after we got relegated from the premier league when we sneaked in the play offs and got spanked by hull. the season just gone has been around where we usully finish so really he has not done to bad considering he came mid-way through the season.[/p][/quote]You can't compare with the past, we now have greater resources and players valued in millions rather than free transfers. Could and should have done much better, get RDM in before he is snapped up elsewhere, it'll be a sell out every week. D.unstable
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11:34pm Tue 13 May 14

jez1664 says...

I saw that Udinese play 3-5-2 while Granada play 3-4-3. Are we all under orders to play the system?
I saw that Udinese play 3-5-2 while Granada play 3-4-3. Are we all under orders to play the system? jez1664
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7:53am Wed 14 May 14

endean2 says...

Surbiton wrote:
Mathew is entitled to his opinion like everyone else. The fact that he was asked to write a column on his views is something some of you seem to have a problem with. Or is it sour grapes? Which I strongly suspect. Rubbishing other supporters says a lot about you as an individual. I agree and disagree with quite a lot that is said on here. But I do not insult fellow supporters to make a point. I would rather agree to disagree on a point rather than lower myself to some of the childish comments made here.
well said there Surbiton, the keyboard warriors on this site are a disgusting,
poorly educated group of total morons with an iq in single figures.
One should be allowed to freely express ones thoughts at all times.
[quote][p][bold]Surbiton[/bold] wrote: Mathew is entitled to his opinion like everyone else. The fact that he was asked to write a column on his views is something some of you seem to have a problem with. Or is it sour grapes? Which I strongly suspect. Rubbishing other supporters says a lot about you as an individual. I agree and disagree with quite a lot that is said on here. But I do not insult fellow supporters to make a point. I would rather agree to disagree on a point rather than lower myself to some of the childish comments made here.[/p][/quote]well said there Surbiton, the keyboard warriors on this site are a disgusting, poorly educated group of total morons with an iq in single figures. One should be allowed to freely express ones thoughts at all times. endean2
  • Score: 0

1:27pm Wed 14 May 14

Chris the Vic says...

In reverse order:

The players reaction to extra training. Understandable but their last few performaces verged on shameful but I bet they took their pay. 100% behind Sannino.

Discipline...it was missing with their performances so some more indiscipline is expected. Zola suffered the same at the star of his managerial spell at the Vic. But hey don't blame the players blame the system.

Signings well how about Suarez and Aguero and maybe Vydra if we have to. Our gates will cover those costs no prob.

Tactics hmmmm whatever team we have find the best suited tactics. Losing our centre backs for the first half along with Abdi Hogg Eustace Chalobah Vydra had nothing to do with it

Maybe Beppe will step down and we could sign Judas again...he would jump at the job why bother with Anfield when the Vic beckons!

Sorry just a case of drivel begats drivel. Have a good summer
In reverse order: The players reaction to extra training. Understandable but their last few performaces verged on shameful but I bet they took their pay. 100% behind Sannino. Discipline...it was missing with their performances so some more indiscipline is expected. Zola suffered the same at the star of his managerial spell at the Vic. But hey don't blame the players blame the system. Signings well how about Suarez and Aguero and maybe Vydra if we have to. Our gates will cover those costs no prob. Tactics hmmmm whatever team we have find the best suited tactics. Losing our centre backs for the first half along with Abdi Hogg Eustace Chalobah Vydra had nothing to do with it Maybe Beppe will step down and we could sign Judas again...he would jump at the job why bother with Anfield when the Vic beckons! Sorry just a case of drivel begats drivel. Have a good summer Chris the Vic
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12:42pm Thu 15 May 14

lutondown says...

Chris the Vic wrote:
In reverse order:

The players reaction to extra training. Understandable but their last few performaces verged on shameful but I bet they took their pay. 100% behind Sannino.

Discipline...it was missing with their performances so some more indiscipline is expected. Zola suffered the same at the star of his managerial spell at the Vic. But hey don't blame the players blame the system.

Signings well how about Suarez and Aguero and maybe Vydra if we have to. Our gates will cover those costs no prob.

Tactics hmmmm whatever team we have find the best suited tactics. Losing our centre backs for the first half along with Abdi Hogg Eustace Chalobah Vydra had nothing to do with it

Maybe Beppe will step down and we could sign Judas again...he would jump at the job why bother with Anfield when the Vic beckons!

Sorry just a case of drivel begats drivel. Have a good summer
Sayeth the master of all things drivel
I see your posts and immediately I feel sleepy..Mr Moggodon
The guy who wrote the article won a comp to put
His view across and gets pulled to bits. There was
No intended banter just vitriolic abuse, some by
The more sanctimonious posters.
I'm disgusted but not surprised.
[quote][p][bold]Chris the Vic[/bold] wrote: In reverse order: The players reaction to extra training. Understandable but their last few performaces verged on shameful but I bet they took their pay. 100% behind Sannino. Discipline...it was missing with their performances so some more indiscipline is expected. Zola suffered the same at the star of his managerial spell at the Vic. But hey don't blame the players blame the system. Signings well how about Suarez and Aguero and maybe Vydra if we have to. Our gates will cover those costs no prob. Tactics hmmmm whatever team we have find the best suited tactics. Losing our centre backs for the first half along with Abdi Hogg Eustace Chalobah Vydra had nothing to do with it Maybe Beppe will step down and we could sign Judas again...he would jump at the job why bother with Anfield when the Vic beckons! Sorry just a case of drivel begats drivel. Have a good summer[/p][/quote]Sayeth the master of all things drivel I see your posts and immediately I feel sleepy..Mr Moggodon The guy who wrote the article won a comp to put His view across and gets pulled to bits. There was No intended banter just vitriolic abuse, some by The more sanctimonious posters. I'm disgusted but not surprised. lutondown
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11:31pm Thu 15 May 14

PozzoHornet says...

jez1664 wrote:
I saw that Udinese play 3-5-2 while Granada play 3-4-3. Are we all under orders to play the system?
The 3-5-2 is the most popular system in Italy hence why Udinese play it. Don't know about Granada, but playing 3 at the back was second choice for us remember? Zola started by playing 4-3-3 but it didn't work, we were crap, and he changed it to 3-5-2 against Huddersfield away. Pretty sure it's just a coincidence.
[quote][p][bold]jez1664[/bold] wrote: I saw that Udinese play 3-5-2 while Granada play 3-4-3. Are we all under orders to play the system?[/p][/quote]The 3-5-2 is the most popular system in Italy hence why Udinese play it. Don't know about Granada, but playing 3 at the back was second choice for us remember? Zola started by playing 4-3-3 but it didn't work, we were crap, and he changed it to 3-5-2 against Huddersfield away. Pretty sure it's just a coincidence. PozzoHornet
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