Excellent post, we are at square 1 and are a 3rd of the way through season, CC will be with us until the end of the season and I just hope a miracle happens and we come out of this.
In all honesty I don’t think we will, I still feel he hasn’t got the full support of the playing staff, he’s tried to implement a structure of play that isn’t quite working, I’ll admit there’s things that ARE working but there is things that aren’t, We have a team that’s so disjointed from the goalkeeper to our forward line
Take a look at how many times Lees burst forward to try and create space, this is a centre half who at most should be doing this a couple of times in a game but he does it on a regular basis, so he’s basically taking on a midfielders roll, you have to start asking why he’s doing this and the answer is in my opinion we are to rigid in midfield,
Our full backs get marked out of the game (like yesterday) so we have no width and we are very narrow and conjested in midfield so what happens Lees pushes forward to try and drag players in but it NEVER works.
Its a simplistic answer for me and it’s play with winger(s) and herein lies the problem CC thinks this role can be incorporated by our full backs and supporting midfielders.
The only way he can make that work is to have 11 players at it for 90 minutes and he hasn’t, Rhodes will never ever chase players for 90 minutes nor will Hooper, look at Bannan the first season CC was in charge he covered every blade of grass, this season he chases a few balls down.
Ive rambled enough and I’m well aware we are all football managers