Originally Posted by MonkeyLove
Have seen a few posts coming out about how negative we were today, parked the bus, awful to watch. And in a way it was. Spurs fans are also being very critical about it.
But I don't think this is O'Neill's preference. Whilst he has always had a similar kind of setup you can also play quality attacking football with a 4,5,1. We have some times this season, and Villa under him in their pomp played some good stuff.
But unfortunately he is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. Simple fact is he has inherited a limited squad of players that he has to work with to get results so he has had his hand forced. If we try to go out and play in a game like that we could easily get carved open by a superior team and end up on the end of a heavy defeat.
For all his inspiration, ultimately quality always wins through if we try to match teams man for man.
I'm quite happy to watch this until the end of the season if it gets results. Then hopefully give him a summer and lets see how we do when he can shape the team and hopefully bring some quality in.
The whole park the bus shite is getting out of hand. We are set up solidly, allow other teams to have possession in their half, defend well and break well with pace.
Our goals last week against Man City were fucking quality and there have been plenty more this season and some great attacking football, far better than 95% of games under Bruce.
Of course fucking Spurs fans didn't like it. Just like Wenger when he complains other teams don't give his team the space they need.