Walter Zenga – Disaster in the Making

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    Veblen
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    Wether the individual decisions are right or not and whether I trust Mendes the biggest thing for me is we now have owners who want us in the Premiership and want us there to do more than make the numbers up for a couple of years.
    We might not make it and the project may fail but at least we have a ticket for a ride that should be worth going on and might get a little excitement rather than mid table obscurity at best or a relegation battle at worst

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    manzikert1071
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    That sums it up nicely, Veblen. Let’s get behind the club and not prejudge the issues/personalities.

    #1144923

    dickvanwolf
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    Abso-bloody-exactly Vinni! Couldn’t agree more, think thats why I’ve been a bit defensive because you look on some other sites and from the tone you would think the guys had already failed!

    Lets just enjoy the excitement of knowing that most days now when we wake up there’s a GENUINE possibility that we will have signed a player and to blow minds one step further…that player may actually be WORTH signing! πŸ˜‰
    They say Luis Alberto next, I would be pretty happy with that. Mind you there are a lot of names thrown around at the moment so always with a pinch of salt and all that. Nice to feel excited about our direction again though; even if it does only last till Saturday away to Rotherham! COYW πŸ˜‰

    #1144926

    dickvanwolf
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    Watford- Your not wrong pal, trains would be less hassle but I lift share half the way with my old man. The highlight of the day last year was usually the stop off at MaccyD’s just off junc 2, fingers crossed we’ll have more to look forward to this time round! COYW πŸ˜‰

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    dickvanwolf
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    Sorry..just realised that other post should have been addressed Veblen. Welcome Veblen nice to have more back on here πŸ˜‰

    #1145631

    manzikert1071
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    We have got as tiny a squad as MM had after Hoddle left, maybe even smaller. Did anyone demand that MM got us a top six finish when he started – no, we would have been happy to stave off relegation! That season MM was ‘Merlin’, so if Zenga gets us a playoff spot a grudging ‘well that was what he was brought in to do’ will not do. Give him a chance and if he fails then say your piece, eh? Being frank, Steve Morgan has been, in terms of players, asset stripping the club whilst improving the balance sheet prior to selling, so let’s not let him off the hook as he’s cut us down to the bare bones, not Fosun or Zenga.

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    vinniw
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    Anyone care to reassess the Zenga situation?

    Hate to say I told you so.

    Get Steve Bruce in now while we can…..

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    Karim321
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    A manager that changes his team from game to game always struggles.

    #1224591

    manzikert1071
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    Yes, my assessment is that a poor side will not beat Newcastle at their place and that we looked damned good. So many new players will take time to bed in and adjust, but if this is what they can so, then it’s looking very good. Furthermore, there will be the expectation from the club that loans us players that they will get to play sometimes, and a squad rotation system will accommodate this. A little more patience would not go amiss.
    And I do not want Steve Bruce as Wolves manager.
    Ever.

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    watfordwolf
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    I think we are going to have a few more Barnsley-Newcastle weeks before things settle down selection wise. It appears that Zenga favours 4-3-3 I have some reservations about this. There are a lot of well organised teams like Burton and Barnsley who simply outnumber us in midfield with 4-4-2. You can counter by playing your hard workers eg Evans, Price, Prince and Edwards who protect the defence but they don’t create enough. You could play the creative players there but that results in the last 15 mins against Barnsley. I couldn’t see how Zenga could get the balance right and cope with hardworking 4-4-2 until yesterday. The answer could be Saiss if we have him in midfield then maybe it can work as he appears to fulfil both roles. He could be a key player for us this season.

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    dickvanwolf
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    Hilarious, one bad result and changing managers… I do not want to become Leeds/Watford changing managers at the first sign of a loss. Vinni you know like I do that we have both long agreed that Bruce would be an excellent choice but I think we have to accept that is unlikely under the current regime. I genuinely believe even if we sack Walter anytime soon it will be another left field Euro manager before it would be old Steve, so we may as well get on board with whos here. Also on this Vinni I notice that you waited till the guys first big loss to dive in, bad form! Didn’t see you on commenting after the excellent display against Brum or since the stonking win at Newc for that matter?! C’mon mate (may not be our choice) but lets give the guy a genuine crack at things before getting the pitch forks out eh?!

    And yes Watford I agree, although I don’t think it was just Saiss. I think it was the excellent combo of Saiss, Oniangue and Edwards as all three are hard working, tackling midfielders and like ya say I think this help compensate for lack of numbers.

    I also agree with Karim, it has been proven time and again in recent seasons that in this league consistency can be king! This is actually my biggest worry for Walt, he has too many players to keep them all happy so sooner or later will inevitably be faced with a choice between squad consistency or keeping players happy. Ultimately I hope the Barnsley game was a lesson, yes its nice to keep everyone happy but the REAL peeps Walt needs to keep happy is Fosun and a regularly winning squad will be all they care about! UTW πŸ™‚

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    knotter
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    I thought the performance against Newcastle was outstanding, the pressing was good the ball winning was exceptional, a special note for the loanee Borthwivk Jackson who had a great game.
    By the second period Newcastle were misplacing their passes and looked generally dispirited at times…
    I was also pleased to see a bit of composure, I noticed at times in the second half we had 9 or 10 men in our half of the field in classic Italian style……..Making the task for Newcastle very difficult indeed.
    Ok if you wanted to be picky you could say that Iorfa still looks clumsy and sometimes doesn’t seem to be aware of what’s around him but he does have a new role and that would be over critical.
    If we played like this every week we’d go up, simple as that.

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    Joe Kinghere
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    Hi Knotter – bye from the cup for this season. ATB

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    judtin
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    Well he’s gone let’s see which overpaid foreigner comes in next is will it be big Sam!

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