Kwame to Sutton

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by stgeorge1966, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Liquid Gold

    Liquid Gold Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the majority of your point but you're wrong on 4-4-2. A lot of continental teams now play the system, it's the 2nd most popular formation for champions league finalists (after4-3-3) for the last few years. Our problem is that we're so far behind we've only just moved away from it now it's back in. We'll probably work it out and get back to 4-4-2 when the Spanish have moved to a false 4 or something mental.
     
  2. eastwoodsdustman

    eastwoodsdustman Well-Known Member

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    The main problem with English football is that English players don't get enough game time. We are the best in the world at virtually all age groups up to and including U21's and then it goes pop in a big way. Not sure where I read about game time for homegrown players(probably on here somewhere) but we are miles behind other countries when it came to playing our own players domestically in the top flight. Whilst all of the money is spunked into the premier league and clubs like Chelsea are allowed to ruin 20/30 young players careers at a time nothing will change. The systems aren't the problem the players in the systems are.
    The City have their own problems which is down to the level we are at and the standard of players we can attract. Hopefully we're on the up and over time the standard of player will improve.
     
  3. fernandopartridge

    fernandopartridge Well-Known Member

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    It isn't the system we play, we don't have players that have the all round game to adapt to different ways of playing. The PL and England side have adopted a possession based game, but ignore that it takes one or two great passers to make it work, not Jordan Henderson or Eric Dier plodding around midfield. English teams were doing excellently in Europe playing the high tempo game we've always played, since we've adopted to trendy methods from elsewhere it's all gone wrong. Square pegs and round holes.
     
  4. JWC

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    It's hard to think of Jordan Henderson as a plodder. I'm not saying he isn't, I've not seen him play very much at all of late, but when he was with us he was anything but. He was really exciting to watch.
     
  5. JWC

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    Jeez, he was with us in 2009. Time flies
     
  6. Hobo

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    I bet it is not a rigid 4-4-2....I suspect it will be a bit more fluid?
     
  7. Nonleagueherewecome

    Nonleagueherewecome Well-Known Member

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    Yes I heard them discussing the U21 top division playing time % here compared to the other major European nations on Radio 5 the other day, fairly stark. All that stockpiling of young talent that then gets loaned out is damaging players development. Stats and some lovely graphs and pie charts here: How England U21s' Premier League minutes compare to Spain, Germany & Italy
     
  8. Captain Dart

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    and when they are first team fixtures the top players get too much game time.
     
  9. stevefloyd

    stevefloyd Well-Known Member

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    May as well stick Kwame in at least he can score the occasional goal even if hes dog shit for the rest of the match
     

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