In my first blog at the start of the season I said that AVB is not the man for the job and was tactically naive. I was lambasted by comments saying I didn’t know what I was talking about, some comments were very offensive, yet I wonder with what has happened over the last couple of weeks if any of those were people who ‘booed’ AVB on Saturday against Wigan after he took JD off and may have changed their opinion on what they said about me initially?
Let’s look at the facts. I have mentioned in my blogs about the number of occasions AVB has tried to hold onto a lead by taking off our only striker and putting a defender on. I’ve also mentioned we are a ‘One Half’ team this season. Our performances in Europe have been extremely dull and boring as well as being poor. Last week in the cup at Norwich AVB went for a 4-6-0 system. Now this worked for Spain, but Spain we certainly are not.
Against Wigan he persists with this awful 4-5-1 system. And the worst of it all (as the majority of the crowd made perfectly clear) when we are looking and in need for a goal, he takes off our leading scorer (again) puts another striker on but then stays with the same system. Surely he should have gone 4-3-3 and try to get something out of the game. Or even 4-4-2 with Ade and JD up front (which in my opinion is the way forward).
I (and others) have mentioned that when at Chelsea he upset the dressing room. It certainly hasn’t taken him long at The Lane to upset the dressing room. Ade is happy, JD isn’t happy, Dawson isn’t happy. 3 of our better players all unhappy and more to the point probably 35,000 of us are not happy.
have to say Daniel Levy must take most of the blame for appointing such an inadequate manager, however, I would suggest that the sooner AVB goes, the better, before he drags ‘Our Club’ into mediocrity. So I say AVB – time to go. I wonder if those who castigated me earlier now agree?
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