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Ange Postecoglou

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by Mr. Slippyfist, May 29, 2021.

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  1. Jamesy Bhoy 7

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    Ange would rather go 3 and 4 up than protect any kind of lead because he thinks that it just invites pressure, hes made that abundantly clear and hes repeatedly said he wont change his principles so I'm confused why people still are clamouring for him to adjust...
    If most other managers took that weakened celtic team to play betis last night we would've got beat comfortably 3 or 4 and went out with a whimper, difference is ange has these boys believing in themselves that they could win the game and they gave it * good go, I'd argue if we had a stronger team out we could've won that somewhat convincingly.
     
  2. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    Don't disagree, but not subbing Soro off at half time was disappointing, but it's not an issue related only to Ange, Lennon and Rodgers were notorious for it too, just wish our managers changed it quicker when it's clear our current plan isn't working.
     
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    Not really, because one conceded goal made us fall apart. He did make the team willing to try, but they don't have the kind of confidence and mental strength required to play in Europe.
     
  4. The Prof Administrator Administrator

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    Whatever his footballing philosophy, he needs to get results, that's the bottom line for him and every other manager.


    The first 25 mins were excellent, but we look so fragile at the back, also think we miss a vocal captain and a physical presence.
     
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  5. leeso-ardoyne Lord of the Chickpeas

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    This! It's amusing reading the comments on here about Ange should have done this or that. I was even one if these screw balls said to the mate what Ange should have done haha. Ange won't budge fir anyone and that I admire him for. I enjoyed last night's game apart from the score. Give Ange his time and were going to be some team I do believe. He will strengthen up that team and we're going to have some good days again very soon. Just think back to last season how devastated we all were and some even on here saying the Huns where going to run riot with trophies in the coming season. Are they *! Ange has livened the place up and come May, well be champions and we'll be the ones running riot with the trophies again.
     
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    He should've been more defensive after we went two up.
     
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    Totally agree should have went 4-5-1 after we went 2-0 up just not having the wingers bombing forward and there was only 16 minutes to half time and if we had kept it tight till half time and went in 2-0 up then we could have been in a stronger position .
     
  8. BigDoggyWoofWoof

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    The reason that most people want him to adjust is because it's the sensible thing to do. Whilst it may be admirable to stick to your guns, it's in no way wise to do so when it turns a win into a loss. I understand that he wants to smother the other team with constant attack but with a squad as threadbare as ours, especially at the back, it's unlikely they're going to be able to sustain that level of output for 90 minutes twice a week without conceding a significant number of goals. The likelihood is that he will end up having to adjust as there's only so long supporters will tolerate plucky underdogs throwing away hard-fought leads for no apparent reason.
     
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    I think the main thing to take away from the other night was the fact that despite a lot of injury setbacks and a threadbare squad, the team put on a performance none of us expected. We went toe to toe with a quality side and but for a couple of individual errors we wouldve got a result. The defence is so unsettled, completely new back four - surely we'll cut out some of the mistakes as it goes on
     
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  11. jambo_cfc

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    i dont think we should have been more defensive , only change i would have made is to tell the fullbacks to drop back a little and not come inside
     
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    I blame the Board; hiring an experienced professional football manager was the wrong move. Board should have just hired "most people".

    His history clearly demonstrates his methods don't work, and adjustment will be required.
     
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    I'm not suggesting he knew him personally but he would have know about his playing style and probably thought he could be a success here.
     
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    Is there a chance that 10 players out in one hit made an inpact on the ultimate result in this match? Rip all the body organs out of a person and he falls down like a deck of cards. Yet Hoops lost 1-0 (4-3) away.
     
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    Really dont get this thinking. Our defence is poor, our attacking players are our greatest asset. Why would we nullify our strength and play to our weakness. I'd agree with you if we had the Milan defence of the 90s to fall back on, not with our mob though
     
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    When Ange came in, did he bring any coaching staff with him?
     
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    No.

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    To play devils advocate/flip opinion,
    Arguably our attack was weakened massively and since the start of the season, our defence is a lot stronger.

    Is defence stronger than attack overall, no of course not. But the other night it could be argued.

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    I don’t think you need to just flip between all out attacking and backs to the wall defending. What we really should’ve been looking to do was maintain possession and slow down the pace of the game.

    Wether or not we had a team on the pitch capable of doing that is another question, but IMO at 2-0 up with so much of the game to play, it’s the right approach to take.
     
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    At least Dundee United would have an attacker or two they could have chucked on, we had Bain and Urhoghide. :56:

    With regards to pragmatism, it's fine to say see out the half when you're 2-0 up, but you have to take into account who we had on the pitch. No team with Rogic and Turnbull as 2 of your 3 midfielders is going to be suited to 'shutting up shop'. And I'd argue that having Soro in place of McGregor greatly reduces our ability to manage the game by slowing things down, maintaining possession, etc.
     
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