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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by karen7, 27 May 2017.
So you'd have played them in our last 2 games then ?
I said he "can", the possibility is there and why not? He is a big lad, has a bit of pace, for his current level he has a great sense of positioning and he has good composure in front of goal.
Exactly this. Didn't expect us to be anywhere near this level this season, or next. Anyone watching that on Saturday and thinking the rags are spomehow in front of us are deluded. One of the biggest positives will be them keeping Mourinho on the back of beating City once in the season. I said it in another post but seeing them celebrate like they had won the champions league made them look like us from the 1980's-2000's and I loved seeing that.
Read my post again, there isn't much to play for, the season is done. It would take a miracle to over turn the 3-0 deficit against Lfc but if we can do it, great! If not, we play a full strength team against Spurs, get a good result and then throw the young lads in to round up the season, that's what I meant.
Its anything but "done", until its mathematically certain that we've won the league, we should be playing the best team we can, it might happen against Spurs it might not happen until Southampton, so what your post says is stupid. The same applies tomorrow night, we go into that game with a small but significant chance of over turning the score, and therefore we go with our strongest possible team.
If we get the luxury of giving them games in the final 3 or 4 great, I'll be right behind the idea, but right now nothing is "done" other than the FA Cup, because we are out.
I hope Pep's here for many years. I also expect that our senior management team has a continuity plan in place should he leave tomorrow.
As regards Pep, I do not think there was anything wrong tactically on Saturday. The system worked like a dream but certain players, good as they may be, were unable to carry out their roles properly. Doubtless Pep will form a view on whether a) those players' good points outweigh the bad and b) whether superior players are available for those roles.
I think the point is the growing evidence that his teams tend not to turn up in big games in Europe and/or implode. Worryingly he seems to be aware of this but unable to change things around. He is wedded to a style of play and a footballing philosophy which when it works is sublime and because it works most of the time people tend to be shocked when it comes crashing down. It only tends to come crashing down when playing top teams in big matches and twice in 3 days is hard to stomach for many given the overall success this season.
Much as I love the guy, I'm not sure I want to give him a shedload of extra cash for the next 2 seasons if he's only extending by one season.It needs to be 2 extra seasons at least - preferably 3.
With a plethora of fantastic golf courses for Pep and his son in the UK I can see him staying a long while yet. They're so so green as well.
I don't know if it will be a one year contract or longer, but I think it was in one of the books on Pep where it mentions the logic behind not extending too far learning from his Barca days, & one reason is that he can't be sure himself how long he can keep up the intensity & also get it back from the players. When that goes, he goes.
I don't think he's the kind of manager to flog a dead horse, or go through the motions if it goes pear shaped, bullshitting he will soon turn the corner like most do, he just accepts that someone else should have a go.
But there is nothing on the other hand, to stop him from staying for years, if he still has that inspiration. In the past, it's been down to the fact that he doesn't know, himself, how long he can do the job to the required level, so he doesn't sign up for long stints.