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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #450 on: August 08, 2019, 11:24:56 PM »
After years of tedium and boredom i feel like an Albion fan again. We have the most ambitious, passionate, charismatic and extrovert manager since Ron Atkinson.
We had lost our identity. Wolves of all clubs had taken our great entertainers title from us.
Lets get it back big time.
Genuinely thrilled and excited.

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Mate this and more, I can hardly contain my excitement for this club again. Well done to all at the club. We are giving it a blooming go which all I ever want for my club.

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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #451 on: August 08, 2019, 11:27:06 PM »
After years of tedium and boredom i feel like an Albion fan again. We have the most ambitious, passionate, charismatic and extrovert manager since Ron Atkinson.
We had lost our identity. Wolves of all clubs had taken our great entertainers title from us.
Lets get it back big time.
Genuinely thrilled and excited.

COYB.

Excellent post thanks - after a few years of turgid football and disappointment it is nice to feel genuinely excited again!

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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #452 on: August 09, 2019, 08:46:17 AM »
I'm going to wait until the window closes to elaborate but I'm having serious concerns over Bilic / Albion and certain situations.

I understand we are still at the stage where Slaven is king, we trust blindly and all that but I'm far from convinced at present.

More once the window closes.

The windows closed and we are waiting. I'm genuinely interested in what your concerns are.
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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #453 on: August 09, 2019, 09:20:27 AM »
I'm looking forward to the presser to hear what Bilic says about our business.

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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #454 on: August 09, 2019, 05:16:20 PM »
I am feeling very positive.I have only ever bet on the Albion 3 times and won my bet each time.Although
I have not bet this time I feel we should be favourites for promotion.
Over the last 2 or 3 years I have been looking forward to our next match then hear the team selected an hour before the kick off and immediately lose my enthusiasm.
I thought Bilic was very up beat in his interview after the Forest match and seemed on the ball.
Unless Harper plays to his potential,Livermore shows ability he has not shown to me and the willing workhorse Kanu starts to finish off his chances I hope none of them appear in the team again.
I look forward to team news at 2pm tomorrow.

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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #455 on: August 09, 2019, 05:43:17 PM »
He won't blood them all at once that would be foolish. The team have to get to know each other and gel. The cup game i reckon we will see  a few changes.

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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #456 on: August 09, 2019, 05:52:25 PM »
This man has, without doubt, been the pivotal catalyst to the direction the club is travelling in. It is my considered opinion, with him, we will be in safe hands.
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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #457 on: August 14, 2019, 12:01:37 PM »
Any thoughts on why Slaven persisted with Burke for 90 mins last night,40 of them as our main forward,was it to give his one final chance,personally I would have pulled him off at halftime ,one of the most disinterested performances since Fabian De Fratais,Slaven knew what to expect from Millwall it was deja vu of Saturdays game but our tactics remained the same,Steele did not make a save all night we could still be playing now and wouldn't have scored.

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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #458 on: August 14, 2019, 12:53:31 PM »
Any thoughts on why Slaven persisted with Burke for 90 mins last night,40 of them as our main forward,was it to give his one final chance,personally I would have pulled him off at halftime ,one of the most disinterested performances since Fabian De Fratais,Slaven knew what to expect from Millwall it was deja vu of Saturdays game but our tactics remained the same,Steele did not make a save all night we could still be playing now and wouldn't have scored.

I think you have answered your own question there. Last chance saloon surely...…. and he failed.

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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #459 on: August 14, 2019, 01:36:03 PM »
I think we have to be patient.

We have signed a number of players who are still going to have to bed in to our style and gel with their new team-mates. I have no doubts about the excitement that the likes of Pereria, Diangana, Krovanovic Edwards and Austin can bring.

The signs are that we are very good at keeping possession - which after the last few seasons is a welcome relief. We now have to focus on penetrating the opposition and creating chances to win football matches. I am hopeful that this will come when the aforementioned players are up to speed.

Should we be approaching Christmas and we still have issues, then I will reassess where we are.
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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #460 on: August 14, 2019, 02:54:06 PM »
A few posts on different threads have mentioned Zonal marking.

I'll never understand Zonal marking for set pieces. Its rare to ever see it done well consistently. The attacking team regularly seem to get the jump on defenders and I think it diminishes responsibility on individuals. Managers do seem to have a clear preference though and persist with it if they favour it.

By all means in open play, Zonal marking is much more likely due to a formation. From an attacking set piece, zonal positioning could be the way forward too, but for defending set pieces, man to man has to be the way to go.

I'm hoping Bilic isn't stubborn with it.
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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #461 on: August 14, 2019, 03:11:08 PM »
A few posts on different threads have mentioned Zonal marking.

I'll never understand Zonal marking for set pieces. Its rare to ever see it done well consistently. The attacking team regularly seem to get the jump on defenders and I think it diminishes responsibility on individuals. Managers do seem to have a clear preference though and persist with it if they favour it.

By all means in open play, Zonal marking is much more likely due to a formation. From an attacking set piece, zonal positioning could be the way forward too, but for defending set pieces, man to man has to be the way to go.

I'm hoping Bilic isn't stubborn with it.
Well said sir, can't think of a single team that excels at zonal marking. Confusing for defenders and diminishes responsibility.

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« Reply #462 on: August 14, 2019, 04:51:15 PM »
Despite last night's defeat, I'm still fairly upbeat. Firstly, its so much better watching us taking control in midfield, which players like Krovinovic and Sawyers are integral to.  I know ball possession isn't the whole story, but you will find that on average, teams with most possession create the most chances.

I think Billic is now working out his strongest team and formation. He has several very decent wide players to choose from. Its a question of who is most effective setting up goal chances.

In the middle Austin should be very important. He seems a self-confident bloke,  but he obviously will need help. Just thinking back to the team with Kevin Phillips, he was a prolific scorer, but there were lots of others making runs forward from midfield who got on the scoresheet.  I'm hoping we see something like that.
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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #463 on: August 14, 2019, 04:53:48 PM »
Well said sir, can't think of a single team that excels at zonal marking. Confusing for defenders and diminishes responsibility.

Zonal marking works in a lot of other countries where they use their set pieces differently.

In the English game it practically never works because we place added importance on ours, and it becomes difficult to deploy successfully.

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Re: Slaven Bilic Albion’s New Head Coach
« Reply #464 on: August 14, 2019, 05:15:41 PM »
It is early days, and there are a lot of new players to bed in, so of course we have to give it time. It might be that in a couple of months time we have turned our domination of the ball, in to a number of goals.

I just hope Bilic proves his critics at West Ham wrong. They said he was a good man manager but lacking tactically. To change us from a low intensity passing side, into a high energy attacking team, it will require some element of tactical switches and training ground work where players adopt a managers methods and ideas. Simply passing it around in front of 2 lines of defence and racking up the possession stats won't cut it, nor does it automatically give you an advantage over the opposition.

We have a nunber of high quality players for this level, even if there is an argument to say we are lacking up front, but Bilic will need to play a big part in the success of how we transition from where we are now to how we want to be playing over the next few months.
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