Quiffy wrote:Phil LUFC wrote:We signed a lot of players in the summer and we didn't spend big in doing it. A good start raised expectations.
They've been playing exactly like that for about a year. Scunny were running away with league one a year ago, Sheff Utd were flirting with the top 6, not really looking top 2 material though not miles away. They finished 14 points clear having gained 30 odd points more than Scunny in 2/3 ood the season. A god side who know each other and have momentum. Someone said Southampton, that's exactly the situation.
We gave them a tougher game than we gave Southampton when they breezed through.
Too many defeats since it went tits up at Millwall but let's not dispair just yet. Got to sick with it, see where we are in Jan and act accordingly to kick on.
so their main advantage over us was that they're very familiar with their system and each other.......
just read this article about team cohesion, which reminded me of phil's argument, hence the quote..http://www.trainingground.guru/articles/why-cohesion-is-key-to-spurs-success-and-everton-failure
following on with the logic we need to stick to a similar formation tonight. change is bad. not sure i agree wholeheartedly though.