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03 Aug 2020 11:07:33
Morning Bears

Wondering what everyone's positives and negatives where for our victory on Saturday.

If anyone played a bit and you couldn't find one negative about your game then your a very very good player.

Positives for me are the lad Balagon had a great game and looks the part. Kent's best game since Braga away and for me man of the match out with his goal. Barasic best delivery of a ball for Rangers for about 15 years . Win and clean sheet.

Negatives didn't manage to get the goal to put the game to bed (Aribo unlucky) Gerrard seems to always play the ball out from the back when I think that can be asking from trouble is it better to mix it up and some times go detect?

Watched a documentary about Pep and his time as Barcelona manager called take the ball pass the ball brilliant if you ever get the chance to watch it. By no means am I comparing us to Barcelona but his idea was the same doesn't matter who they are playing he always wants the ball passed out from the back and never hit long in hope that someone will get onto it . One guy playing in the middle of the park done it Pep took him of and he never played for them again .

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03 Aug 2020 11:57:11
the idea is the further the pass the more chance of it going wrong and before you know it its coming back at you with the opposing team pressing you. if you play short controlled passes then it SHOULD be easier to keep control of the game and possession of the ball, all this is good and fine if you have the players who can make and take the pass and in turn pass on to the next attacking player. its the passing in the final 3rd through packed defence we have trouble at and hence being forced wide and putting stray passes at height into the box which all too often are being picked up by the opposition.

{Ed001's Note - by the way that documentary is wrong anyway. Pep himself has said so. He not only has no problem with longer balls but the tactics are actually set around creating space for them. The whole point of the short passing around in close quarters is to draw opponents in closer and creating gaps for longer balls to split the defence open. If the documentary is claiming he doesn't like long balls, then it is complete nonsense done by someone who doesn't understand Pep's tactics that have been explained at length by Pep himself. You can even see it in the training rondos he uses that are online to watch. Draw people in, then ping it over the top.}

03 Aug 2020 12:12:56
Eds right again man c play a lot of cross field diagonals.

03 Aug 2020 12:18:52
Ed have you watch the documentary I’m talking about?

Ukraine international . Shows you the game he played a long ball he was taken off and never played for Barcelona again?

I watched the full thing maybe I’ve picked it up wrong. Gess I agree it’s alright having a game plan having guys that can carry it out is a different matter.

Only issue is teams get wise to you playing out from the back all the time and can use it against you.

{Ed001's Note - I haven't seen the documentary, but the story is an urban myth. He might well never played for them again, but Pep has never once sold a player for once playing a long ball. It is just someone making something up to suit the story they are trying to present. He brought Sergio Busquets into the team specifically to play longer balls from midfield in order to 'break the lines'. I would suggest the documentary maker is in need of some lessons in football if he truly believes Pep does not like the longer ball.}

03 Aug 2020 12:36:10
Negatives morelos looks overweight and a yard off it. Hasn't been the same player since January. Couldn't kill off the game and created very little chances, aribo very unlucky. Positives we dominated the game possession wise and never looked like we'd concede. Balogun very impressive. Very positive and encouraging start👍.

03 Aug 2020 13:03:36
Ed if you get time watch the documentary. Players who played in the system would suggest other wise. Xavi, Inesta, Puyol, Valdez, Dani Alves .

I remember Eric Abidal specifically saying he wouldn’t get away with playing the way he played at Lyon in the system that Pep had at Barca.

All I’m saying is watch it. Btw the video he had made for the players before the champions league final was amazing each individual player got a video made for them nearly crying at Abidals video how he beat cancel and played the champions league final in the same year brilliant anyone who loves football should watch this.

Take the ball pass the ball it’s called.

{Ed001's Note - I have spoken to plenty of coaches that have worked with him, under him and taught him, I have also watched plenty of training footage at Barca, Bayern and City, as well as watching those teams play. I have also seen plenty of footage of Pep explaining his tactics. Not one of those have ever suggested he hates using longer balls. Quite the opposite. I have little interest in watching such a poor documentary that has come out with such nonsense.}

03 Aug 2020 13:21:29
Fredo was not a yard off it and if it wasn’t for him it would have been 0-0.

03 Aug 2020 13:54:16
No KJA9, if it wasn't for kent scoring it would have been 0-0🤦‍♂️. By your theory if it wasn't for mcgregor playing it short it would have been 0-0. Morelos is overweight and a yard off it, its clear as day. Gerrard is praying we get a good offer for him. 👍.

03 Aug 2020 14:07:48
Got to agree with Ed. Ederson was getting rave reviews for his long passing and ability to start counter attacks from the GK position last season. Surely no manager would exclude one type of pass entirely?

03 Aug 2020 14:17:41
Okay then you’ll not need to watch it then.


03 Aug 2020 14:48:55
It's clear as day you don't know what SG is thinking coldo.
In YOUR opinion Morelos is overweight and a yard off it, that doesn't make it a fact😉
Yet he set up 'the best £7m rangers will ever spend' Kent for his goal🤔.

03 Aug 2020 14:54:43
Coldo like it or not the assist is given to fredo that’s FACT kid👍.
In your opinion he is a yard off and overweight not in SG opinion and he knows more than you another FACT KID👍.

03 Aug 2020 16:23:24
Coldo you can’t have an opinion where KJA9 is concerned
He thinks he’s correct all the time, Infact most off the time he posts BS a KID He stated that Rangers had more shots at goal at Aberdeen THAN the whole of last season🤔. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺⚽️😎👍. Stay safe folks.

03 Aug 2020 17:27:24
Cunningham from outside the box and it was joke obviously you ain’t the sharpest tool in the box.

Also I have never said I was right and someone else is wrong but when I say FACT it is in fact factually correct

04 Aug 2020 03:26:49
KJA9 No need to go name calling kid, It didn’t come across as a joke. Iam indeed a very sharp business man that’s a FACT, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇦🇺⚽️😎👍.



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