Kasim hails Cooper's tactical victory

Yaser Kasim

Yaser Kasim

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YASER Kasim praised Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper’s tactics after the Robins beat Preston North End 1-0 at the County Ground.

Michael Smith’s second-half penalty was enough for Town to end Preston’s 12-match unbeaten streak and hand the hosts their first victory in eight attempts, and their first win at home since January 25.

Cooper opted to use Miles Storey alongside Smith in a front two and employ wing-backs to use the full width of the County Ground pitch, and that strategy acted as a release valve for Town when Preston did manage to enjoy occasional spells of pressure.

Overall, however, Swindon were the better side and fully deserving of all three points – largely thanks to their manager, according to Kasim.

He told the Advertiser: “When we went to their place they put the pressure on us and outmuscled us and we had to give them one back, and we did.

“I think we played some good football tactically. We used Miles’s pace, we made them drop a bit and it seemed that, even though they were putting a lot of pressure on us in midfield, we got away from it.

“We did control it a bit and we felt good at half-time. It was a bit even and they had a good spell but we thought we could go on and win the game, and we did.

“Tactically we played a good game and we’ve got to give the management credit for that.”

When asked why Town’s young squad were able to produce a performance of grit, resilience and quality after two months of fairly limps displays, Kasim said: “To sum it up, you don’t want to use it but inexperience.

“To put in a performance like that but not put it in regularly shows it’s there but we have to work to do it regularly. I don’t know why it is.

“We’re always learning and this season for me, personally, has been a learning curve.”

So when, then, will the excuse of inexperience and tender years become redundant? Next season, according to the Iraqi.

“When you make certain mistakes too many times, if you keep repeating things week after week it just shows that you aren’t learning and there’s something wrong there,” he said.

“That’s the biggest part of it because then you can’t blame inexperience if you haven’t learnt from it.

“If we go into next year and something happens the same, we have to know it happened last year and we have to use it to our advantage.

“If we don’t, we can say that next year we should have learnt from it last year.”

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8:34am Mon 24 Mar 14

RAYSPARROW says...

What was the dust up at the end.
What was the dust up at the end. RAYSPARROW
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8:51am Mon 24 Mar 14

dazzastfc says...

When asked why Town’s young squad were able to produce a performance of grit, resilience and quality after two months of fairly limps displays, Kasim said: “To sum it up, you don’t want to use it but inexperience...

??????????? Next season looks promising
When asked why Town’s young squad were able to produce a performance of grit, resilience and quality after two months of fairly limps displays, Kasim said: “To sum it up, you don’t want to use it but inexperience... ??????????? Next season looks promising dazzastfc
  • Score: 5

8:54am Mon 24 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Not just a tactical triumph (although it was that) or learning from experience. The main difference is that the central defenders look solid. Also we had a midfielder who was prepared to take the game by the scruff of the neck.
Not just a tactical triumph (although it was that) or learning from experience. The main difference is that the central defenders look solid. Also we had a midfielder who was prepared to take the game by the scruff of the neck. Oi Den!
  • Score: 16

9:38am Mon 24 Mar 14

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Not just a tactical triumph (although it was that) or learning from experience. The main difference is that the central defenders look solid. Also we had a midfielder who was prepared to take the game by the scruff of the neck.
Quite agree Den and don't forget our back two looked the best we've had all season, Troy was immense, and shows no fear, especially given his injury prone situation. Fair play to the man, he shows no fear unlike many who have had bad injuries in the past.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Not just a tactical triumph (although it was that) or learning from experience. The main difference is that the central defenders look solid. Also we had a midfielder who was prepared to take the game by the scruff of the neck.[/p][/quote]Quite agree Den and don't forget our back two looked the best we've had all season, Troy was immense, and shows no fear, especially given his injury prone situation. Fair play to the man, he shows no fear unlike many who have had bad injuries in the past. the wizard
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10:19am Mon 24 Mar 14

castle9 says...

Unfortunately giving credit to the manager for his tactical changes will be lost on most that post on here, as they are convinced otherwise.

However, credit is due to the management again, following the bold selection for Bristol.
Unfortunately giving credit to the manager for his tactical changes will be lost on most that post on here, as they are convinced otherwise. However, credit is due to the management again, following the bold selection for Bristol. castle9
  • Score: 24

10:51am Mon 24 Mar 14

Stilloyal says...

Have to say that was one of the best performances this season. I agree about the tactics because we abandoned the tippy tappy stuff and got the ball forward quicker . Also we had 2 C/B with pace and strength while playing good balls forward instead of side and back. unfortunately Ward will replace Troy tomorrow. Gladwin was excellent and I think Smith led the line quite well and put that down to him having a strike partner. So well done Cooper for getting it right at long last
Have to say that was one of the best performances this season. I agree about the tactics because we abandoned the tippy tappy stuff and got the ball forward quicker . Also we had 2 C/B with pace and strength while playing good balls forward instead of side and back. unfortunately Ward will replace Troy tomorrow. Gladwin was excellent and I think Smith led the line quite well and put that down to him having a strike partner. So well done Cooper for getting it right at long last Stilloyal
  • Score: 4

12:17pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

I have been a critic of Cooper because of the slow build up and the way we play everything in front of the opposition.

Well Saturday was the best performance I have seen for the last three months, we played a player who could run in behind and have their defenders running back towards goal.

It was exciting and attacking, I would have nejoyed that performance even if we had lost because it was nice to see a change to the way we played and see enjoyable football.
I have been a critic of Cooper because of the slow build up and the way we play everything in front of the opposition. Well Saturday was the best performance I have seen for the last three months, we played a player who could run in behind and have their defenders running back towards goal. It was exciting and attacking, I would have nejoyed that performance even if we had lost because it was nice to see a change to the way we played and see enjoyable football. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 11

12:39pm Mon 24 Mar 14

NORTH STAND says...

castle9 wrote:
Unfortunately giving credit to the manager for his tactical changes will be lost on most that post on here, as they are convinced otherwise.

However, credit is due to the management again, following the bold selection for Bristol.
Pretty sure anyone who went on Saturday would not have been disappointed but this sort of predictable self righteousness does rather beg the question of what has been happening for the last seven months..... ?

I won't have come as a surprise to regular watchers that a side with two credible centre halfs and proper fullbacks, supported by midfielders capable of defending and winning the ball( rather than ballerinas passing it around in front of the opposition), combined with a striking partnership able to work as a unit should lead to an improved display....

i don't think even his worst critic would suggest that Cooper wasn't aware of that fact -- the real question now must be is this some sort of Damascan recognition of previous failures by the club's owner or simply the result of a happy set of circumstances (two of the three spurs boys injured and one suspended)... we shall find out after the next two games and I suspect there's more than one fan waiting to see if next year will now be about trying to win football matches or still see us simply showcasing assets under construction....
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately giving credit to the manager for his tactical changes will be lost on most that post on here, as they are convinced otherwise. However, credit is due to the management again, following the bold selection for Bristol.[/p][/quote]Pretty sure anyone who went on Saturday would not have been disappointed but this sort of predictable self righteousness does rather beg the question of what has been happening for the last seven months..... ? I won't have come as a surprise to regular watchers that a side with two credible centre halfs and proper fullbacks, supported by midfielders capable of defending and winning the ball( rather than ballerinas passing it around in front of the opposition), combined with a striking partnership able to work as a unit should lead to an improved display.... i don't think even his worst critic would suggest that Cooper wasn't aware of that fact -- the real question now must be is this some sort of Damascan recognition of previous failures by the club's owner or simply the result of a happy set of circumstances (two of the three spurs boys injured and one suspended)... we shall find out after the next two games and I suspect there's more than one fan waiting to see if next year will now be about trying to win football matches or still see us simply showcasing assets under construction.... NORTH STAND
  • Score: 2

1:00pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

NORTH STAND wrote:
castle9 wrote:
Unfortunately giving credit to the manager for his tactical changes will be lost on most that post on here, as they are convinced otherwise.

However, credit is due to the management again, following the bold selection for Bristol.
Pretty sure anyone who went on Saturday would not have been disappointed but this sort of predictable self righteousness does rather beg the question of what has been happening for the last seven months..... ?

I won't have come as a surprise to regular watchers that a side with two credible centre halfs and proper fullbacks, supported by midfielders capable of defending and winning the ball( rather than ballerinas passing it around in front of the opposition), combined with a striking partnership able to work as a unit should lead to an improved display....

i don't think even his worst critic would suggest that Cooper wasn't aware of that fact -- the real question now must be is this some sort of Damascan recognition of previous failures by the club's owner or simply the result of a happy set of circumstances (two of the three spurs boys injured and one suspended)... we shall find out after the next two games and I suspect there's more than one fan waiting to see if next year will now be about trying to win football matches or still see us simply showcasing assets under construction....
NS, I've been thinking along the same lines. It may be a combination of the two. Whatever, I don't think it's any coincidence that such a wholehearted display came from a side comprising almost entirely Swindon Town players, with just one loan player plugging that gap at the back. As I see it, that's how the loan system should be used - not to field half a team of players who cannot identify with the shirt they are wearing. We certainly didn't miss the Spurs "stars".
[quote][p][bold]NORTH STAND[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately giving credit to the manager for his tactical changes will be lost on most that post on here, as they are convinced otherwise. However, credit is due to the management again, following the bold selection for Bristol.[/p][/quote]Pretty sure anyone who went on Saturday would not have been disappointed but this sort of predictable self righteousness does rather beg the question of what has been happening for the last seven months..... ? I won't have come as a surprise to regular watchers that a side with two credible centre halfs and proper fullbacks, supported by midfielders capable of defending and winning the ball( rather than ballerinas passing it around in front of the opposition), combined with a striking partnership able to work as a unit should lead to an improved display.... i don't think even his worst critic would suggest that Cooper wasn't aware of that fact -- the real question now must be is this some sort of Damascan recognition of previous failures by the club's owner or simply the result of a happy set of circumstances (two of the three spurs boys injured and one suspended)... we shall find out after the next two games and I suspect there's more than one fan waiting to see if next year will now be about trying to win football matches or still see us simply showcasing assets under construction....[/p][/quote]NS, I've been thinking along the same lines. It may be a combination of the two. Whatever, I don't think it's any coincidence that such a wholehearted display came from a side comprising almost entirely Swindon Town players, with just one loan player plugging that gap at the back. As I see it, that's how the loan system should be used - not to field half a team of players who cannot identify with the shirt they are wearing. We certainly didn't miss the Spurs "stars". Oi Den!
  • Score: -3

1:02pm Mon 24 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

Good performance - great result- but what was most gratifying for me was seeing young players growing into men. Gladwin was superb , as was troy - but this was a team effort - must be aware of placing gladwin on to high a pedestal though - i'm sure he will be the first to admit , there's still a long way to go yet .
Good performance - great result- but what was most gratifying for me was seeing young players growing into men. Gladwin was superb , as was troy - but this was a team effort - must be aware of placing gladwin on to high a pedestal though - i'm sure he will be the first to admit , there's still a long way to go yet . lifelong red
  • Score: 3

1:09pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Swindon1984 says...

“I think we played some good football tactically. We used Miles’s pace, we made them drop a bit and it seemed that, even though they were putting a lot of pressure on us in midfield, we got away from it."

Sounds simple but it's true, stick someone with pace up front, the opposition defenders have to play slightly deeper so they don't get caught out at the back (think that superb winner against Coventry) and it helps ease the pressure off the rest of the team. Defending starts with your forwards or at least it should.
“I think we played some good football tactically. We used Miles’s pace, we made them drop a bit and it seemed that, even though they were putting a lot of pressure on us in midfield, we got away from it." Sounds simple but it's true, stick someone with pace up front, the opposition defenders have to play slightly deeper so they don't get caught out at the back (think that superb winner against Coventry) and it helps ease the pressure off the rest of the team. Defending starts with your forwards or at least it should. Swindon1984
  • Score: 3

1:21pm Mon 24 Mar 14

lifelong red says...

Consistency is the key word here not just for gladwin- but the team as a whole.
Consistency is the key word here not just for gladwin- but the team as a whole. lifelong red
  • Score: 1

1:42pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Am I the only one that saw a 3-5-2 shape on Saturday ?

Several references to 2 at the back with fullbacks ! I saw Jay, Troy and Stephens as a back three with Nathan and Alex playing as wing backs. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Interesting too that Miles is being praised because he has pace and yet Williams was not the answer this or last season. I want Miles to do well but see a bit of the "he's a Swindon Youth" and beyond criticism creeping in. If Williams had missed the opportunity that Miles had in the first half he would have been slated.

Miles was poor first half, he failed to control the ball well and frequently mis-read Smith's flick ons. Second half IMO he played in a slightly deeper role behind Smith and he was much better as a result.

COYMR
Am I the only one that saw a 3-5-2 shape on Saturday ? Several references to 2 at the back with fullbacks ! I saw Jay, Troy and Stephens as a back three with Nathan and Alex playing as wing backs. Please correct me if I am wrong. Interesting too that Miles is being praised because he has pace and yet Williams was not the answer this or last season. I want Miles to do well but see a bit of the "he's a Swindon Youth" and beyond criticism creeping in. If Williams had missed the opportunity that Miles had in the first half he would have been slated. Miles was poor first half, he failed to control the ball well and frequently mis-read Smith's flick ons. Second half IMO he played in a slightly deeper role behind Smith and he was much better as a result. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 5

1:49pm Mon 24 Mar 14

RogerJ1969 says...

Off subject;
Luke Rooney has signed for Luton and came off the bench on Saturday. (Not sure if this has been reported here).

Also, was watching the 20/20 cricket yesterday and noticed Ozzie bowler Dougie Bollinger is the spitting image of Ben Gladwin.
Off subject; Luke Rooney has signed for Luton and came off the bench on Saturday. (Not sure if this has been reported here). Also, was watching the 20/20 cricket yesterday and noticed Ozzie bowler Dougie Bollinger is the spitting image of Ben Gladwin. RogerJ1969
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2:33pm Mon 24 Mar 14

RogerJ1969 says...

More off subject;
Got a bit of time on my hands today,
What are the odds on Pompey and Coventry both being relegated?

League tables and recent form don't make good reading for either of them.
More off subject; Got a bit of time on my hands today, What are the odds on Pompey and Coventry both being relegated? League tables and recent form don't make good reading for either of them. RogerJ1969
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3:23pm Mon 24 Mar 14

sagadude says...

castle9 wrote:
Unfortunately giving credit to the manager for his tactical changes will be lost on most that post on here, as they are convinced otherwise.

However, credit is due to the management again, following the bold selection for Bristol.
Not true Castle.

We have criticised Cooper over last month or so on his tactics which were poor. He did what we asked of him. Brought back Miles and changed the structure to what we were asking him to do.

Trouble is like I said 4 to 5 weeks too late. We could have made the play offs :-(
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately giving credit to the manager for his tactical changes will be lost on most that post on here, as they are convinced otherwise. However, credit is due to the management again, following the bold selection for Bristol.[/p][/quote]Not true Castle. We have criticised Cooper over last month or so on his tactics which were poor. He did what we asked of him. Brought back Miles and changed the structure to what we were asking him to do. Trouble is like I said 4 to 5 weeks too late. We could have made the play offs :-( sagadude
  • Score: -7

3:57pm Mon 24 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

No headlines on ranger getting arrested?
No headlines on ranger getting arrested? smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

4:02pm Mon 24 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
No headlines on ranger getting arrested?
News
Liverpool News
Liverpool City Centre
Ex-Premier League star arrested after alleged attack on Liverpool taxi
23 March 2014 01:41 PM By Andy Kelly
Player held on suspicion of criminal damage after row with driver
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: No headlines on ranger getting arrested?[/p][/quote]News Liverpool News Liverpool City Centre Ex-Premier League star arrested after alleged attack on Liverpool taxi 23 March 2014 01:41 PM By Andy Kelly Player held on suspicion of criminal damage after row with driver smirg kcab
  • Score: -2

4:05pm Mon 24 Mar 14

umpcah says...

smirg kcab wrote:
No headlines on ranger getting arrested?
He hasn`t been charged yet so perhaps the reporters are waiting for " developments " ? Despite being a great League 1 striker I now expect and hope to hear that he has been shown the door. The Town youngsters need to view their top men with respect and not have a HIM & US in the dressing room.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: No headlines on ranger getting arrested?[/p][/quote]He hasn`t been charged yet so perhaps the reporters are waiting for " developments " ? Despite being a great League 1 striker I now expect and hope to hear that he has been shown the door. The Town youngsters need to view their top men with respect and not have a HIM & US in the dressing room. umpcah
  • Score: -4

4:14pm Mon 24 Mar 14

RogerJ1969 says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Am I the only one that saw a 3-5-2 shape on Saturday ?

Several references to 2 at the back with fullbacks ! I saw Jay, Troy and Stephens as a back three with Nathan and Alex playing as wing backs. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Interesting too that Miles is being praised because he has pace and yet Williams was not the answer this or last season. I want Miles to do well but see a bit of the "he's a Swindon Youth" and beyond criticism creeping in. If Williams had missed the opportunity that Miles had in the first half he would have been slated.

Miles was poor first half, he failed to control the ball well and frequently mis-read Smith's flick ons. Second half IMO he played in a slightly deeper role behind Smith and he was much better as a result.

COYMR
Excellent summing up, certainly looked as you describe and very effective too.
J has been a top performer for a while now, he looked like an accident waiting to happen before Xmas but is now the player he should be with his ability and experience.
As far as Storey goes he can only benefit from his loans and a few games between now and the end of the season.
He's only 19 or 20 so give him a chance, I really like MC's way with the younger players and they seem to respect him too.
Long may it continue, got a feeling we'll pick up 3 more points tomorrow night, last time we won there we went top.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one that saw a 3-5-2 shape on Saturday ? Several references to 2 at the back with fullbacks ! I saw Jay, Troy and Stephens as a back three with Nathan and Alex playing as wing backs. Please correct me if I am wrong. Interesting too that Miles is being praised because he has pace and yet Williams was not the answer this or last season. I want Miles to do well but see a bit of the "he's a Swindon Youth" and beyond criticism creeping in. If Williams had missed the opportunity that Miles had in the first half he would have been slated. Miles was poor first half, he failed to control the ball well and frequently mis-read Smith's flick ons. Second half IMO he played in a slightly deeper role behind Smith and he was much better as a result. COYMR[/p][/quote]Excellent summing up, certainly looked as you describe and very effective too. J has been a top performer for a while now, he looked like an accident waiting to happen before Xmas but is now the player he should be with his ability and experience. As far as Storey goes he can only benefit from his loans and a few games between now and the end of the season. He's only 19 or 20 so give him a chance, I really like MC's way with the younger players and they seem to respect him too. Long may it continue, got a feeling we'll pick up 3 more points tomorrow night, last time we won there we went top. RogerJ1969
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Mon 24 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

umpcah wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
No headlines on ranger getting arrested?
He hasn`t been charged yet so perhaps the reporters are waiting for " developments " ? Despite being a great League 1 striker I now expect and hope to hear that he has been shown the door. The Town youngsters need to view their top men with respect and not have a HIM & US in the dressing room.
Charged or not he was arrested surely that's more headlines than gladwins two stories ?
Still be in my team next season, but value your opinion.
Getting fed up with these soft managers, they need challenges, that's what made fergie
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: No headlines on ranger getting arrested?[/p][/quote]He hasn`t been charged yet so perhaps the reporters are waiting for " developments " ? Despite being a great League 1 striker I now expect and hope to hear that he has been shown the door. The Town youngsters need to view their top men with respect and not have a HIM & US in the dressing room.[/p][/quote]Charged or not he was arrested surely that's more headlines than gladwins two stories ? Still be in my team next season, but value your opinion. Getting fed up with these soft managers, they need challenges, that's what made fergie smirg kcab
  • Score: 2

4:40pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Oi Den! says...

Amazing how any report on Ranger in the national media always describes him as "ex Newcastle" or "ex Premier League". Why not "footballer Nile Ranger, who plays for Swindon Town"? I suppose we all know the answer to that one - it's because football does not exist outside the sacred Premier League.
Amazing how any report on Ranger in the national media always describes him as "ex Newcastle" or "ex Premier League". Why not "footballer Nile Ranger, who plays for Swindon Town"? I suppose we all know the answer to that one - it's because football does not exist outside the sacred Premier League. Oi Den!
  • Score: 4

4:47pm Mon 24 Mar 14

smirg kcab says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Amazing how any report on Ranger in the national media always describes him as "ex Newcastle" or "ex Premier League". Why not "footballer Nile Ranger, who plays for Swindon Town"? I suppose we all know the answer to that one - it's because football does not exist outside the sacred Premier League.
It does even effect the refs either den.
See mariner got let off Scott free?
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Amazing how any report on Ranger in the national media always describes him as "ex Newcastle" or "ex Premier League". Why not "footballer Nile Ranger, who plays for Swindon Town"? I suppose we all know the answer to that one - it's because football does not exist outside the sacred Premier League.[/p][/quote]It does even effect the refs either den. See mariner got let off Scott free? smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

5:12pm Mon 24 Mar 14

swwindon61uk says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Am I the only one that saw a 3-5-2 shape on Saturday ?

Several references to 2 at the back with fullbacks ! I saw Jay, Troy and Stephens as a back three with Nathan and Alex playing as wing backs. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Interesting too that Miles is being praised because he has pace and yet Williams was not the answer this or last season. I want Miles to do well but see a bit of the "he's a Swindon Youth" and beyond criticism creeping in. If Williams had missed the opportunity that Miles had in the first half he would have been slated.

Miles was poor first half, he failed to control the ball well and frequently mis-read Smith's flick ons. Second half IMO he played in a slightly deeper role behind Smith and he was much better as a result.

COYMR
I thought it was 3-5-2 with a good dollop of i don't know what formation thrown in,a bit like the Ardilles and Hoddle days!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one that saw a 3-5-2 shape on Saturday ? Several references to 2 at the back with fullbacks ! I saw Jay, Troy and Stephens as a back three with Nathan and Alex playing as wing backs. Please correct me if I am wrong. Interesting too that Miles is being praised because he has pace and yet Williams was not the answer this or last season. I want Miles to do well but see a bit of the "he's a Swindon Youth" and beyond criticism creeping in. If Williams had missed the opportunity that Miles had in the first half he would have been slated. Miles was poor first half, he failed to control the ball well and frequently mis-read Smith's flick ons. Second half IMO he played in a slightly deeper role behind Smith and he was much better as a result. COYMR[/p][/quote]I thought it was 3-5-2 with a good dollop of i don't know what formation thrown in,a bit like the Ardilles and Hoddle days! swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

6:35pm Mon 24 Mar 14

the wizard says...

I've always had the belief that your own players do try that extra bit harder for you, as said above. Gladwin for me now is a must, as is Saturdays back line.
Hopefully Power could see the difference on Saturday and is already ear marking some names for next season. The big difference was we looked better balanced and if Storey can get some understandings going with team mates who will be here next season then things are coming together quite well.
I've always had the belief that your own players do try that extra bit harder for you, as said above. Gladwin for me now is a must, as is Saturdays back line. Hopefully Power could see the difference on Saturday and is already ear marking some names for next season. The big difference was we looked better balanced and if Storey can get some understandings going with team mates who will be here next season then things are coming together quite well. the wizard
  • Score: 1

9:43pm Mon 24 Mar 14

castle9 says...

sagadude wrote:
castle9 wrote:
Unfortunately giving credit to the manager for his tactical changes will be lost on most that post on here, as they are convinced otherwise.

However, credit is due to the management again, following the bold selection for Bristol.
Not true Castle.

We have criticised Cooper over last month or so on his tactics which were poor. He did what we asked of him. Brought back Miles and changed the structure to what we were asking him to do.

Trouble is like I said 4 to 5 weeks too late. We could have made the play offs :-(
I'd venture to suggest that Cooper knows more about tactics than most on here. Playing FIFA or watching a game every week doesnt make you an expert I am afraid.

Miles wasnt the difference on Saturday, the tactics and team selection were - and I don't remember may calling for 352, the vast majority wanted 442.

We were never going to make the play offs. Face it we have done well in a difficult season. Credit where credit is due.
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately giving credit to the manager for his tactical changes will be lost on most that post on here, as they are convinced otherwise. However, credit is due to the management again, following the bold selection for Bristol.[/p][/quote]Not true Castle. We have criticised Cooper over last month or so on his tactics which were poor. He did what we asked of him. Brought back Miles and changed the structure to what we were asking him to do. Trouble is like I said 4 to 5 weeks too late. We could have made the play offs :-([/p][/quote]I'd venture to suggest that Cooper knows more about tactics than most on here. Playing FIFA or watching a game every week doesnt make you an expert I am afraid. Miles wasnt the difference on Saturday, the tactics and team selection were - and I don't remember may calling for 352, the vast majority wanted 442. We were never going to make the play offs. Face it we have done well in a difficult season. Credit where credit is due. castle9
  • Score: 2

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