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All we had to bloody do was hold out for one minute against Newcastle at home and not concede two goals.Plenty of talk about Sheff Utd and Wolves having blinder seasons yet we’re somehow 3 and 2 points behind them respectively despite having an horrendous season.
It really does show just how shit this league is.
Also not seen it mentioned once in the red media that we’ve only lost one league game since Silva was binned and that was City away.
The Newcastle collapse will do us a favour moving forward, it'll have shown Mr Ancelotti how bad the coaching has been, he'll never let them forget it now.All we had to bloody do was hold out for one minute against Newcastle at home and not concede two goals.
Had we done so we're level with the mighty Wolves.
I don't put that pathetic minute down to Carlo, mind.
If the form over the last 10 games is replicated over the next 10.....Our season starts now! 5th is doable, maybe, just maybe with the way other teams are, we could aim for 4th!?!
Shit, I'm getting carried away now
My mates who support other clubs were asking me what he has changed to improve things and I couldn't really put my finger on it. It's not like loads of players are suddenly performing loads better. In fact, there's still question marks over many of them and there are frailties in them for all to see, particularly in defence and midfield.
Usually a new manager will come in and try to dry up the goals conceded first and foremost, but he hasn't done that. We still don't really keep clean sheets but by and large, we are scoring more.
In my opinion, Duncan Ferguson does deserve plenty of credit for this. It was him who showed the blueprint with the 2 up top and from what Carlo has said, I think he'd agree. Ancelotti has just sprinkled a few nuances on top, notably how we shape up with and without the ball.
I think it's good Carlo has continued to go with the way Ferguson started because I think we have more capabilities to win games going forward looking to score than we do trying to keep clean sheets and nick wins 1-0.
I think a lot of our improvement under Carlo is in the mentality stakes, basically instilling a 'we aren't losing to these, we're better than them and there's goals out there for us' mentality. And, having read about him, I think that'll come about by him forming strong relationships with the players. He's supposed to be a cracking personable fella and most importantly, he has the respect of everybody from what he has won in football.
So yeah I basically just said the upturn was due to the manager improving the mentality and looking to outscore teams.
What would you lot say if somebody who doesn't really watch us asked you what Ancelloti has done to improve us?
that'll do me... id rather let don carlo have a full pre season with no shitty Europa games interfering in early july etc etc..I’d agree with that, 7/8 I reckon.