Originally Posted by Hetzkes Ballet Teacher
Why? He's absolutely spot on. We got a footballing lesson today, but snuck it on two quality strikes, which they couldn't muster despite dominating possession for 75% of the game.
It's strange really. In the Bruce part of the season we sometimes didn't get the points that our general play deserved. In the MON part of the season, we're getting the points that our general play didn't deserve, based on some quality goalscoring and valiant back line defending by players that Bruce signed.
I'm starting to believe in pixie dust. MON has it, Bruce didn't.
Got a footballing lession in posesison football sure. But we often had the most posession under Bruce. And like Swansea, played it in front of the back four. If teams realise you've got no penetration it's quite safe for them to let you have the ball. Swansea looked classy but impotent.
We gave them a lesson in what counts in football-creating chances and taking them while denying the opposition the same. Thought it was an excellent perfromance from us in this regard myself.