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by szola
Tue Apr 09, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3638730

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

We play a high defensive line. Look at where our defenders are when we are in possession. The difference is we retreat from that high line and give ground when the opposition attack rather than pressing from that high line. At our best, three attackers press to buy us time to drop back and get into...
by szola
Mon Apr 08, 2024 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3638730

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

He’s experimented with a higher line and has brought in faster defenders so we can do that. For one reason or another, it hasn’t worked out. He also deploys a higher line whenever possible, but sometimes the players sit back because of fatigue/Zouma’s ongoing issues/because the opposition make them...
by szola
Mon Apr 08, 2024 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3638730

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

"Moyes is cautious and defensive" is the laziest, most unthinking of cliches. We've always scored plenty of goals under him and we've always let in plenty of goals. Actually, its quite on the money. We set up with a relatively low block. When we attack, we break vertically with pace. A lo...
by szola
Sun Apr 07, 2024 5:36 pm
Forum: The Sports Bar
Topic: Formula1
Replies: 4699
Views: 153828

Re: Formula1

That is not the most negative aspect of this season. It will be a Red Bull one-two most of the season, unless something very strange happens.

The gap between Ferarri, McLaren, Mercedes and Alonso is gearing up to be a good fight.
by szola
Sun Apr 07, 2024 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fixtures March 29th- 4th April
Replies: 586
Views: 23105

Re: Fixtures March 29th- 4th April

Last night Athletic Club won their 25th cup title. After losing seven finals on the trott I believe, they won on penalties. They'll now be going to jump aboard La Gabarra this little vessle https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fe00-marca.uecdn.es%2Fassets%2Fmultimedia%2Fimagene...
by szola
Sun Apr 07, 2024 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Late David Gold, Sullivan and Brady
Replies: 18627
Views: 2000102

Re: Late David Gold, Sullivan and Brady

Or Sullivan will sell if someone forks up the amount he wants?
by szola
Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 👋 Farewell, Ben Johnson
Replies: 2284
Views: 178374

Re: Ben Johnson

65 is a lot when you have 100 on the bench and never in the starting line-up.
by szola
Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postecoglou: are the cracks beginning to show? [non WHU]
Replies: 324
Views: 18839

Re: Postecoglou: are the cracks beginning to show? [non WHU]

They are ok against teams who have a go at them and leave big pockets of space, but a well drilled team who sits in shape and hits them on the break seems to do the trick with that lot. Not so long ago, they put four past Aston Villa. So they still have that in them. I see that they'll be playing t...
by szola
Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:45 am
Forum: The Sports Bar
Topic: Formula1
Replies: 4699
Views: 153828

Re: Formula1

He is holding Aston Martin back, that is certain. I get the feeling that he will have the opportunity to carry on until the new regulations kick into effect. Aston Martin and McClaren are my two teams to watch going into 2026. Perez has resurrected himself in recent races, and considering how errati...
by szola
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:09 am
Forum: The Sports Bar
Topic: Formula1
Replies: 4699
Views: 153828

Re: Formula1

I am pleased to see Tsunoda making yet another step in his career. He is on course for a Red Bull seat if Perez drops the ball. Something that doesn't look likely at the moment. McClaren also very good, good progression. There fight for second is very good at the moment. I find it very enjoyable. Al...
by szola
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postecoglou: are the cracks beginning to show? [non WHU]
Replies: 324
Views: 18839

Re: Postecoglou: are the cracks beginning to show? [non WHU]

All the blather about Howe and Newcastle was expectation-management. He was citing Howe as an example of how you can go backwards once the fight is on more than one front, almost as though he wants to pre-empt it because he suspects it's coming. I heard it as a reasonable response to the question. ...
by szola
Sat Apr 06, 2024 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postecoglou: are the cracks beginning to show? [non WHU]
Replies: 324
Views: 18839

Re: Postecoglou: are the cracks beginning to show? [non WHU]

I don't like or dislike him to be fair. However, I see nothing progressive in his 'style' of play. Pretty tedious and predictable (IMHO). I have no idea whether that may improve with better players that suit that style, but he has a squad of top class players that seem to be nullified by that 'styl...
by szola
Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postecoglou: are the cracks beginning to show? [non WHU]
Replies: 324
Views: 18839

Re: Postecoglou: are the cracks beginning to show? [non WHU]

I like him, can't see anything wrong with what he's saying there. I like him too, and his style is refreshing. What he is saying is that the higher up the table you finish, the better. Another topical is building a team. It can be done without the income generated by the Champions League revenue. H...
by szola
Fri Apr 05, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: The Sports Bar
Topic: Formula1
Replies: 4699
Views: 153828

Re: Formula1

Why would a sportsman want to stay put in a team that doesn't give him the tools he needs to win? If an F1 driver doesn't want to win, he shouldn't get behind a wheel. Didn't Alonso wait and wait for Alpine to make an offer? Did he first sign the contract with Alpine and then sign a second contract ...
by szola
Fri Apr 05, 2024 3:52 pm
Forum: The Sports Bar
Topic: Motorcycle racing
Replies: 53
Views: 5843

Re: Motorcycle racing

You can't race production type motorcycles on street tracks. The safety of the riders cannot be compromised to that degree. Road racing does street, the FIM, IRTA and the riders will not touch street circuits for GP class. F1 was born and bred from a hybrid or street circuits and racing tracks. Moto...
by szola
Fri Apr 05, 2024 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye and thank you. David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!
Replies: 74866
Views: 3638730

Re: David Moyes' Claret and Blue Army!

I liked his presser. Looks as he is at peace, no matter the outcome.
Good to see.
by szola
Fri Apr 05, 2024 8:11 am
Forum: Music, Film & TV
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right Now
Replies: 20637
Views: 334820

Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now

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Vinyl
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by szola
Fri Apr 05, 2024 8:09 am
Forum: Music, Film & TV
Topic: Books you are reading
Replies: 3610
Views: 101239

Re: Books you are reading

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by szola
Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United - match thread
Replies: 1527
Views: 54045

Re: Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United - match thread

After reading their forum, I'd be very disappointed if we end up losing....