goonersid wrote: ↑Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:28 pmForget for one minute the players Emery inherited and even those he may or may not have had a hand in signing!
Instead focus solely on Emery’s performance as a manager, what has he changed for the better? Is there a strategy going forward and has there been any evidence of this in either our playing style or his tactics in games?
The answers to these basic questions are negative!
People comparing Emery to Klopp are missing the point completely, because from day 1 you could see what Klopp was trying to do, ie turn the Victims into an attacking if somewhat cavalier team.
I have no idea what Emery’s plan is and I doubt he has either!
I said very early in his tenure that he looked way out of his depth in the week in week out competitive nature of the plge.
So blame everyone but the man in charge but if you honestly believe that, then this cliwn could still be here in 3 or 4 seasons, making the same blunders week after week.
We got this appointment wrong and should cut our losses asap!
Hard to argue with this imo. I said the same thing in the post above, that after a full season, we ought to be able to see a direction and hopefully a progression. The points total doesn't convince me, when we are seeing the type of performances we're witnessing at the business end of the season. Both Klopp and Pochettino had faster and bigger impacts with the players they inherited, so while we all know the squad is crap, it's not unreasonable to expect the basic failings we spent years moaning about, to improve.
I certainly don't expect, after Emery has had a full season in charge, to be watching performances that come straight out of the mad Frenchman's portfolio. Jury very much out for me.