Registered On: January 3, 2014
I know it was mentioned several times during the Euros but Cox and Southgate seem to have the same corporate manual.
Watching the Poland game on Wednesday and a number of similarities sprang to mind. The difference being of course, that Southgate can pick from the cream of English talent, whereas Cox is left with the bargain bucket at the end of the summer sales.
Basically six defenders and four others left to play where they want. Slow build up from the back, so once the forwards have the ball the opposition have got back in numbers, and the ball goes backwards again.
Keeping a tight defence, going ahead but failing to add a second, and conceding an equaliser in added time.
We’re fine against the Andorras and San Marinos, but against a decent team if we don’t get that second goal it can go tits-up, just like in the Euros Final.
Cox has to start getting goals from his players. Can’t remember when we scored more than one in a game!