Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Manatleisure, Oct 30, 2020.
Kabasele is rapid tbf, which he needs sometimes as he's liable to the odd brainfart or three
Watching Englands game against Belgium. As they are playing with three central defenders, I have been trying to figure out, what is the main difference (tactic wise) compared to us at the moment. Obviously there is a gap in quality, but the area were we lack most, is actually just those three at the back.
England have players in that possession, who can pass the ball with ease (and quality) and who are not scared to hold on to the ball. It means that other players don`t need to come down to help those to create the play; instead they can try to find space between opposing players and therefore help moving ball forward. And allow other players to play in even further possitions. It also seems to mean, that it allows them a chance to play in rather wide areas to spread the game. Again more space created to otherwise crowded midfield.
Our back three play quite near to each other, just to cover for a possible mistake. They need one of the midfielders to come and help with the opening. It doesn`t seem to be very effective. So there won`t be so many to help furter up the field and so on. That area needs to be sorted out by chancing players.
Obviously we lack some quality and wisdom in other parts also, but if we could fix this, I believe that at least some of the problems, could be solved by managing better. Other existing players might be good enough, if this part of our game would be better.
I think the big difference between us and England is that they are just much better!
Only Sarr would have anything like the same ability any of those players do.
I mean can you really compare our midfield to an England one.....
I do agree we seem to change the defence on a regular basis which doesn't help for continuity - particularly as pointed out for defending set plays.
He is complaining a lot about the amount of games which might be valid to an extent but we have to get on with it really.
he's atit. The amount of games is the only good thing about this godforsaken league.
We still in the play off places. On a par with my expectations. But need to play better to give the fans a lift, and Ivic to stop going to a wonky formation too quickly would be helpful.
Yep. Low, low, low quality, but massive quantity. Like a Harvester salad bar.
Another draw away from home. Tonight's game was tougher than some of the other away draws. Ivic will know he will need to turn the away form around.
The excellent home form continues. Good stuff.
What is our record unbeaten run at home ?
I remember we went a year unbeaten in the 70s (pre GT) and I think there was even a slightly longer one in the 60s, possibly under Bill McGarry. Home advantage was generally more emphatic back then, as has been discussed on here recently.
It's a funny old game isn't it? At 2pm most of us on here were very pessimistic about Deeney and Gray, and yet it's ended up with our best performance of the season (yeah I know Gray went off, but he did a job before that, and Deeney and JP linked up well). Naturally I hope this is a regular occurrence and not a one-off because Preston were lacking a few players
Frustrating we could’ve won every home game and also been top.
We just need to improve the away form by about 25 -50% and we’ll be home and hosed though
My worry is the home form can’t keep up.....
Ivic in! (Until we next lose of course)
Ivic is far to good for us. He is the new special one. The way he handled Deeney and co and got them back integrated to the team should not be forgotten. Yes there have been some not so great performances but look at the results. I put that down to Ivic. He says we’re bad when we are and vice versa. As things develop we will get better and better. In these times of Covid he is just the type of coach we need. Also he must have signed off on Ben GoPro videos so he he obviously cares about the fans to.