Great manager who is usually correct when talking about football. Vastly underappreciated in terms of how he helped modernise English football coaching and football.in general.
The coaches who advancd skill & tactics, came from abroad. His job has been to try & prevent them form improving things & he's still doing it now
I mean, you're entitled to your opinion but that's just not the reality of the situation.
Allardyce has been one of the most forward thinking managers, willing to experiment and try things others dismiss, for pretty much his entire tenure in the Premier League.
I would like to refer to crazy eddies contribution to our 1st goal this afternoon to illustrate my previous point (granted not the exact same detail)...........;-)I agree - my overall plan as a manager would want to be one that is easy on the eye etc but I don't have any issues with managers changing it up when the situation demands it (especially when there is an advantage to be had).
One of my favourite bits from last season was seeing Crazy Eddie chip a 30 yard ball to the over the onrushing attackers out to the wing because the opposition were pressing us well and we were struggling to play out with 10 yard balls.
It demonstrates that we can still play around them even if they get the initial press right (although an actual scenario eludes me at this moment)..........
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