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  • Robert Robert May 17, 2011 02:03 Flag

    Pool win and player choice

    Well put Sfer, well put.

    You'll note the 'pool don't defend 4+4, preferring to play attacking possession football.

    We have done well against teams that play like this. We've got a fantastic squad of players and I haven't seen them once fall short of effort all season at WHL.

    Hopefully Harry can find the key to unlock the points from lesser teams in the coming year.

    They (the management team) will certainly have to make better use of the squad than they have this season if we get into the Europa cup, that's for sure.

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    • Well I think you answered one of your own questions there Sfer - motivation. The team are up for it in the bigger matches but seem to approach lesser teams at a canter or maybe even treat them with a little contempt? It's almost a sort of 'we can beat AC and Inter so you'll be a walk over'.

      The games against Young Boys said it all and should have served as a warning but on hindsight that doesn't appear to be the case. A minor tweak behind the scenes needed - maybe send big Joe in with an even bigger stick for a 'team talk' before we play lesser opposition :) Hopefully the whole team can learn from this for next season.

      As regards King I'd be very sad if Spurs didn't show some loyalty towards a player who has been immense for us over the years and is as dedicated to us as virtually any other player in our history. I agree that we can't rely on him from a fitness point of view any more but I believe he has so much more to offer behind the scenes as well. If I was in charge I'd offer him a coaching / ambassador / player role whereby he's on a lower basic salary but with a good appearance bonus for those games where he is fit.