Registered On: December 23, 2013
No I didn’t BS and I agree it’s not a tactic I agree with.
Vale are an OK league 2 team with a poor and slow defence. Dropping back for me meant we stopped putting pressure on their weaknesses and allowed them the opportunity to do the things they are better at. This time we got away with it. Usually we dont.
I really wish coaches would forget the myth of “managing the game”. It works for Guardiola who has 25 players who can keep the ball for fun. It certainly does not work at the arse end of Leagues 1 and 2.
I would haver brought off Loft who was out on his feet and continually played balls past their statuesque back 4 and watched Eisa, Green and Hallam terrorise them.
Having said all of that I’ll take a dire 90 minutes on Friday if we get a result. We can worry about decent football when we have 50 points.