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How many changes does Jos make?

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Everybody says he constantly changes the formation, constantly changes the personnel but does he?

 

Here are the number of changes he has made for every match:-

 

Wigan N/A
Hull City 3
Brentford 3
Millwall 4
Ipswich 2
Reading 0
Stoke 1
Forest 4
Villa 5
Leeds 2
WBA 4
Bristol City 3
Boro 2
QPR 5
Birmingham 3
Norwich 2
United 4

 

an average of 2.94 changes per match?

 

Is this a lot?

 

Last season, the most average changes in The Championship was 2.8.  So it seems it is, we are averaging more than anybody did last season.

 

In fact it’s more than any League One or League Two club did.

 

Only some of the top 6 clubs in the PL do more.  Presumably because they have the biggest squads and have European football to cope with.

 

Last season, the clubs that made less than 2 changes per match were:-

 

Villa

Bristol City

Fulham

Derby

United

Wolves

Boro

Millwall

 

Theclubs that made the most changes were (2.7 or more):-

 

Bolton

Hull

Ipswich

Norwich

Wednesday

Sunderland

 

The changes could be because of injuries or poor performance.

 

But apart from the PL where the results seem skewed by the resources of the top 6, teams that make less changes do better than teams that make lots of changes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How many other teams change at least half of the defence every week? 

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1 minute ago, alanharper said:

How many other teams change at least half of the defence every week? 

That’s the key issue. 

No continuity at the back breeds confusion and one clean sheet this season. 

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3 minutes ago, HirstWhoScoredIt said:

 

Last season, the clubs that made less than 2 changes per match were:-

 

Villa

Bristol City

Fulham

Derby

United

Wolves

Boro

Millwall

 

Theclubs that made the most changes were (2.7 or more):-

 

Bolton

Hull

Ipswich

Norwich

Wednesday

Sunderland

 

 

So what this proves is that the teams who made the most changes finished in the bottom half, whilst those who kept a settled side finished in the top half including 5 of the top 6...

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It's the rotation of the defence which always frustrates me. 

I'm a firm believer in building up understandings and partnerships back there. 

I know there's an argument to say people should be able to slot in.

In attack where there's room to play off the cuff and with more freedom I don't think it's as great a issue. But in defence where you really need to know exactly what the people around you are likely to do I think it's vital to have some consistency of selection. 

 

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If Jos didn't know his best team or formation by now we have problems. 

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13 minutes ago, Lord Snooty said:

It's the rotation of the defence which always frustrates me. 

I'm a firm believer in building up understandings and partnerships back there. 

I know there's an argument to say people should be able to slot in.

In attack where there's room to play off the cuff and with more freedom I don't think it's as great a issue. But in defence where you really need to know exactly what the people around you are likely to do I think it's vital to have some consistency of selection. 

 

And formation

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18 minutes ago, Lord Snooty said:

It's the rotation of the defence which always frustrates me. 

I'm a firm believer in building up understandings and partnerships back there. 

I know there's an argument to say people should be able to slot in.

In attack where there's room to play off the cuff and with more freedom I don't think it's as great a issue. But in defence where you really need to know exactly what the people around you are likely to do I think it's vital to have some consistency of selection. 

 

 

This.

 

I'd also add that consistency of formation and selection are particularly important for young players who are just finding their way in the game.

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26 minutes ago, Lord Snooty said:

It's the rotation of the defence which always frustrates me. 

I'm a firm believer in building up understandings and partnerships back there. 

I know there's an argument to say people should be able to slot in.

In attack where there's room to play off the cuff and with more freedom I don't think it's as great a issue. But in defence where you really need to know exactly what the people around you are likely to do I think it's vital to have some consistency of selection. 

 

 

This

 

More than in any other area of the pitch, the defence needs to be well drilled and to function as a unit. The personell and the formation need to be relatively settled. Margins are fine and all this twa..ing around is costing us.

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He doesn’t know his best side. Completely clueless! Can’t keep changing the side. The defence that started the other night needs to be the same for the next game

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1 hour ago, alanharper said:

 

So what this proves is that the teams who made the most changes finished in the bottom half, whilst those who kept a settled side finished in the top half including 5 of the top 6...

 

As was stated in the part of the post you didn't include in the quote...

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Jos always seems to want to try and stop the opponent every game meaning we swap our players and formation about virtually every time.

All this does is has us camped on the edge of our box with a 5 man defence every match. 

We need to take more risks and stick with a style and start to oppose our game a bit more. instead of just reacting to what they do in a match and then tryingto defend against it. Maybe why we concede so many in the second half of matches.

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The defence is key. The Arsenal team of the 90's didn't change their defence once from 1990 - 2005. Bob Wilson was a great keeper.

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And yet in his post match Norwich interview he said we needed to establish consistency....

 

 

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