Re: Louis Van Gaal
Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Ole is the only one whose managed to raise standards to acceptable level despite the circumstances imposed by the Glazers though
Funny what being happy can do.
Aye and Ole is working with a squad that was built by a reactive manager, so that's what we're going to get, he's just doing it in much more effective way than Jose because he's embraced modern ideas, like the high press we play now; challenging for the ball in the opposition half. It's the done thing in football. But Jose was too much of a dinosaur to do it. He preferred 11 players camped in a 20 yard space in front of our 18 yard box, then to hoof it to a shithouse. 6/7th is what you'll get if you play like Burnley.bman2 wrote: ↑2 years agoI think Gaal is right that we are still largely playing Jose ball, in the sense that we're reactive and best when we're counter-attacking. Our away results are better than our home results because we're less effective when we have more possession and dominate the play. But we're doing it with more risk and ambition, and the attacking players are given much more freedom to play. The enthusiasm of the players is one big difference.
I'm not sure if that's Solskjaer just being practical -- it probably wouldn't be much use trying to fundamentally change our playing style in the middle of a season.
That's pretty damning and rings true.dozer wrote: ↑2 years agoIt looks like the only person he really hates is Woodward."At the moment there is a structure with a scouting division and above that is someone at Woodward's right hand. The structure is not so bad but the right hand has to be a technical director with a football view, not somebody with a banker's role," Van Gaal says.
"Unfortunately, we are talking about a commercial club, not a football club. I spoke to Ferguson about this and in his last years, he also had problems with it."
Fantastic interview. Say what you like about LVG and Mourinho, but they're pointing out the same thing.dozer wrote: ↑2 years agohttps://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... -solskjaer
Gaal's interview with the Guardian. He's given his version of events.
a fair point but LVG seems to be saying he wasn't given the tools he wanted. I agree he's got to be at the least partly to blame but you can't give a top surgeon a hacksaw and some clothes pegs and then complain that they didn't sew you up very well.ashleyfuckingyoung wrote: ↑2 years agoInteresting, though not surprising comments. We know that we have some systemic flaws in our structure that are heavily impacting our chances of success.
What I would say though, is that neither Van Gaal or Mourinho helped to solve the problem. In fact, they took us back. It's easy to throw stones, but neither of them were effective with the tools they were given.