I don't think Ole's approach is much better than Jose's, it's fundamentally the same, any improvement is pretty minor. We sit deep and try to hit them on the counter. Perhaps we don't sit quite as deep as Jose does, and maybe we try to keep it on the deck for our long balls rather than hoofing them up in the air, but it's basically the same "philosophy". Ole's been in charge for more or less a full season now, and has never tried a different approach. Maybe he fiddles with the formation a bit, but the tactics are the same. It's small club tactics, which makes sense, because that's who Ole is in terms of his managerial career. He can't even mix it up against poor sides where we should dominate possession and lay siege to their goal with a little effort. In fact we usually lose to those sides precisely because Ole can't seem to give our players any clue as to what they should do when they find themselves with a lot of possession.Sid wrote: ↑1 year agoYour record shows you think long ball defensive dross is great when Joey does it. And you didn't call for him to be sacked until after everybody else. You're still harking for his failed Allardyce shite now when everybody else has realised we need a philosophy & coaching. A few of us realised this before Gaal when you were all hyped up on the back 10s Jose was going to play and got triggered by the P word.lkhmffsstopmovingabout wrote: ↑1 year agomy record speaks for itself ive been proven spot on every time for me tbf, was the first on here calling for joey gaal motes ole and taggart to be sacked while laz bri and alf said give em 10 more windows and sid reminisced about gaals philosophy getting us a win against hull, rob was also right about everything tbf
but as it turns out joey was fucking right about everything he said about the board the club and the players, wrong about the fans though theyre top red gobshites tbf
Glad to see everybody else has come round to the dreaded philosophy
It's that more than anything that has made me run out of patience with Ole. He's shown us clearly who he is as a manager. He wanted the summer and a full preseason, well he got it, and he's still telling them to do the same small-club tactics. Give him more and more players, and the results ought to improve, but I just don't see any tactical breakthrough over the horizon. Gaal, for example, you could at least see was trying to impose a progressive style of play. I'm less bothered by the results than the performances. I could believe in a rebuild if I saw some kind of destination. Ole just wants more time to park the bus and counter with better players.
It's just not what an ambitious club should be doing. I want a manager who tries to control the game, put our fate in our own hands.