Had the years of mediocrity and just god-awful performances not already conditioned the brain into an absence of optimism, the loss to Wolves might have given an optimist an overwhelming sense of damnation – a feeling the pessimist, or pragmatist has already been acclimatised to. Those that might be familiar with my work will recognise the latter – pragmatism – as my default setting, let it be known that I did not choose to be this way.Read More »
‘Just have a little patience’, is something you would hear a reformed quartet of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Jason Orange harmonise over in 2006. “Take That”; something I imagine Swansea boss Graham Potter muttering under his breath in retaliation to the Welsh side’s losses at the hands of Villa in the league.Read More »
Coming into the game, 84 previous games were split equally with Aston Villa and Leeds United both winning 28 along with 28 draws – Kemar Roofe’s last-minute effort assured Leeds would add one to their tally…
If I was to say the last couple of months have been refreshing, I would almost certainly be guilty of making the most extreme understatement of the year.
Whether it is due to my own personal enlightenment in the theoretical and practical implication of tactics or not, there seems to have been a sudden yearning for tactical innovations and knowledge of these over the last few years in England.