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Flores has a big job on his hand...

Postby dorsetway » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:26 pm

How will he look to set us up, and how will he decide how to formulate his first team sheet.?
He will already know some players from his previous tenure but crikey we have a lot of players for him to evaluate.
He has to get the defence sorted but for me he has to get the midfield tighter with better passing. We give the ball away far too often and don't control centre midfield often enough.
Surely Flores will want two midfield ball players to set the tone..? I can see us starting with a 451 formation in the next few games...
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Re: Flores has a big job on his hand...

Postby WFC4ever » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:34 pm

Well Holebas might fear for his place as he wasn't in the team when Flores was here before !

Wonder what it will mean for the wide men as he likes them to be solid and help defend..
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Re: Flores has a big job on his hand...

Postby dorsetway » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:02 pm

I honestly don't understand these days how proper "wingers" fit into any Prem team.? These days your midfielders all have to work their hearts out, up and back, controlling midfield, so as soon as you include a Deulefeu type wide in a 442 then you create a weakness in midfield. Top 6 clubs have wide men that run up and back all game, but for us GD can't do a midfield role, this is why he's never settled properly in any team. For me he can only ever be a front player but he's not a striker.
This is where Flores needs to find a style of play and then play the best 11 for that style and formation. Hand on heart GD won't ever fully fit our needs, will sulk etc, and I forecast will leave within 12 months.
Anyway Flores has three key targets.... Tighten up defence and get FBs defending properly, re-energise the midfield, and find a forward combination that can put fear in oppo defences. (a la Deeney / ighalo) then he needs to get Sarr and Welbeck more in loved plus freshen up midfield.
There's the challenge.....
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Re: Flores has a big job on his hand...

Postby PizzaNBeer » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:47 pm

dorsetway wrote:I honestly don't understand these days how proper "wingers" fit into any Prem team.? These days your midfielders all have to work their hearts out, up and back, controlling midfield, so as soon as you include a Deulefeu type wide in a 442 then you create a weakness in midfield. Top 6 clubs have wide men that run up and back all game, but for us GD can't do a midfield role, this is why he's never settled properly in any team. For me he can only ever be a front player but he's not a striker.
This is where Flores needs to find a style of play and then play the best 11 for that style and formation. Hand on heart GD won't ever fully fit our needs, will sulk etc, and I forecast will leave within 12 months.
Anyway Flores has three key targets.... Tighten up defence and get FBs defending properly, re-energise the midfield, and find a forward combination that can put fear in oppo defences. (a la Deeney / ighalo) then he needs to get Sarr and Welbeck more in loved plus freshen up midfield.
There's the challenge.....


If it were me I start with making 2 lists:

List 1: My best technical players
List 2: My best players in terms of work rate and commitment to defending.

Anyone on both lists becomes a starter as long at there are no more than 3 at any one spot. Build a formation based on what that core can and can't do. Then sort it out over a few weeks of watching them in training and looking at film.
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Re: Flores has a big job on his hand...

Postby BeersThen » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:59 pm

Dean Austin is back as a coach
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Re: Flores has a big job on his hand...

Postby WFC4ever » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:32 pm

BeersThen wrote:Dean Austin is back as a coach


Isn't he a local lad or a Watford fan - might get them going a bit!
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Re: Flores has a big job on his hand...

Postby dorsetway » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:31 pm

TBH we could probably do with a bit of no nonsense old fashioned coaching. Some modern coaches seem to get too tactical and I am sure the players end up overthinking things and that kills their basic instincts.
Hopefully DA can help get us back to some basics....
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