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garythenotrashcougar said:Mark_Jack_London said:Gary, i think you are missing the point. I think that's where he want us to get to, not how we are playing right now. we are a hybrid, because he doesnt have all of the players he wants/needs to play that way.
why he is persisting on working on Byers to be one of them, because he recognises he has many of the attributes to be one of the midfielders in that fits that system. he knows Grimes is.
he wanted Brewster last summer, rather than Surridge. but they couldnt get him them, so Surridge was obviously one of the back up plans that fitted the economic plan.
I think we may see things change slightly - hopefully the better - now Brewster is on board.
But your depiction of bad things are, doesnt stand up to scrutiny. the figures of performance. the passing and possession stats are slightly down on Potter's figures, yes. but only by a few % points, not some huge gulf you claim it is.
I don't think I'm missing the point Mark, you said he is trying to get us to play like Liverpool, but doesn't have the players, and it isn't working, did you not?
Time will tell I guess. I don't know, perhaps him and Scott have sat down and agreed the sort of profile of player he needs, and Scott is happy to recalibrate the approach that worked so well to deliver the players that Brentford are now having so much success with. We'll see. But I'm slightly concerned at the moment - it doesn't seem manager and club are on the same page.
If Cooper is trying to set-up more like Liverpool this season, then someone at the club needs to tell him to get with the programme because as you say we don't have the players for that, but perhaps more importantly that won't be the type of player Andy Scott is working hard to look for.
The recruitment is set up to find players more like what Potter would have wanted, so if Cooper is going in another direction then he needs to be told to get in line or hit the road. This summer is going to be absolutely crucial with the turnover of players we are going to see, if the manager is not on the same page as Scott and vice versa we've got big problems.
jasper_T said:Pablo said:jasper_T said:Pablo said:Jeff_Cowbridge said:deekay said:Mark_Jack_London said:jasfan, we do have that player. it's Wilmot. But, until we have Rodon or VdH back fit, probably both, then that's not possible right now.
And I would, like you, see it happen.
I remember in his early days Cooper was talking a lot about his ambitions around this, and, to be fair, some players did move into the first team training group from the U23s, but they are not being picked yet.
Good half. Borja showing what we missed with Sewerage up top.
@garythenotrashcougar do you think knocking the team and the manager week in week out and arguing with other posters is going to change everything for the best? If anyone listened to you and sacked Cooper, who the hell do you think we could possibly get in to do a better job!