Rock n Roll football
To think that six months ago there was a Greek Australian I had never heard of, but capable of grabbing our club and support and turning their lives inside out, upside down. But in a good way.
Our hero was out there all along, just waiting for a club like us.
Waiting, that’s actually my point.
Why was Ange waiting, why had he never made the breakthrough until Eddie said no and second choice accepted?
My theory is this type of football we are seeing.
Now dont me wrong I’m not complaining, his style is hitting the spot for this Tim, but that’s it, for a Tim.
That style isn’t for the EPL. Much too open. That style isn’t for the big five leagues, quality teams can counter at will, most will score one outta two chances.
That style suits a certain team, one that can challenge in an inferior league like our own. Throw in an attacking football tradition with fans that want entertainment and we found a winner folks.
We. Maybe a few others could accept that, but we are one of the few that style suits.
Now, this is perplexing me. Ange must know that type of football has a ceiling.
SPL not EPL. He has also stated he won’t change, that style is here to stay, he would prefer a 3-2 over a 1 nil.
Fair nuff, it’s his career and all but,,,,
The chap clearly has something. He seems to have good man management and some tactics. Most have one or the other, the elite have both. We’ve seen the ability to learn for example dropping the two fullbacks coming into centre midfield for kickouts. He’s brave, so many players have been played and dropped so as to remove any claims of loyalty or weakness.
He has an eye for a player, Kyogo Furuhashi is one hell of a player and one hell of a find, pat yourself on the back big man.
He’s getting great results from about half our total squad, the others have been dismissed.
His work is mighty impressive full stop.
But that one (alledged) flaw of not being able to close the back door appears to have cost him a lot.
We finally bit, but by necessity. How many others just couldn’t afford such an approach?
The question is,,,Why?
Why will this talented football manager not attempt to arrest his weak spot in order to reach the h6pinnacle?
Attacking football AND strong defense,,,
He could take his pick!
This actually reminds me of Jurgens ‘Rock n Roll’ football at Dortmund. Great on the eye, but couldn’t be so open at the top level. He had a plan though.
At a giant club he could play that football but with caveats,,the main central defender had to be world class in order to close the sieve (Van Dyke), and so did his wing backs (Robertson and a local), they had to work their absolute socks off plus offer an attacking outlet when called for.
The system also needed a world class midfielder to protect them (Henderson)
Perhaps Ange could slowly but surely perfect his trade at a certain giant club.
It would be interesting for us, benefit the team, and the man himself.
Keep an eye on this one, he’s smart and might just realize hes at the correct place for that learning curve.