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  • Excellent post!
  • Even if you have the world's best players, if you play them in a formation where their positions are easily countered by the opponent's formation, they will struggle. Playing a 4-1-2-3 against a 3-6-1 is bound to collapse as the 6 man midfield...
  • As expected there is a trademark explosion by the "fans" on yesterday's result. But on proper analysis it is more to do with the formation than the players. I can understand why ETH continued with the 4-1-2-3 formation as the players are already...
  • The problem is not the scouts, but rather the way recruitment is decided. Its obvious the previous recruitment structure did not take into consideration the long term solution and were too focused on budget and critical need planning, thus we had...
  • Decisive in the RedCafe managerial stay or go contest. Only meant for fans who believe a manager cannot make mistakes.
  • He has already stated that the team needs reinforcements. At the moment he will need to add more defensive balance by using a more compact midfield shape. Probably needs to switch to a 3-5-2 diamond.
  • I also thought that as well. On analysis, it seems that Fred was making alot of wrong decisions in terms of passing and ball retention. He does track back but it puts the defence under too much pressure. OTOH McTominay was pressing well and...
  • We actually do quite well in the season when we lose or draw our opener, if you believe in traditions. In hindsight, a loss will be better for ETH as he has a better grasp of the situation.
  • Calm down guys. At least with this game ETH knows the changes he needs to make. Its his first game managing in the EPL and it is good we came against Brighton who are a match for any team. We did well with the second half but it looks like...
  • Obviously there is a meltdown now. But let me put some balance amongst the extreme views. 1) Our attack at the start was good. We managed to find spaces and players were moving forward well. However this changed once Brighton did not allow...
  • We do need midfielders, especially defensive and central, but its not a completely dire situation. If ETH is smart and he is, he will use different formations to get the best out of the players instead of using formations which will expose the...
  • Nothing can win against obvious agenda. Lets just have a positive outlook to the season as how fans should be, instead of acting like people who have bet that we need to win 4-0 in each game.
  • You probably have not been to CAF for a very long time. These guys can meltdown the moment we have at least 5 bad passes in the first 10 minutes.
  • We will certainly do better. Alot of people forget that the 4-0 happened in a similar vein to the 4-0 loss against Everton in 18/19, which is we were mentally out of it. This season is different plus we have new recruits who will help to bolster...
  • McFred was the mainstay of a defensive midfield that got us 2nd in 20/21. Last season was more to do with fitness and confidence rather than talent issues, so lets put this to rest. Anyway today's midfield is not McFred, its Bruno Fred and...