Which of the new signings are fully fit ?I feel he has made a grave mistake in sticking with our shambles defence.
Digne and Zouma should have been in this week but he kept with the same defence who were a shambles all last season and expected different results. 5 goals conceeded in 3 games tells its own story.
Yes Baines has had a decent 2 games but he's still ageing Baines and Digne is a CL experienced lad in his prime.
Had Silva made the right changes we would have won that easily. If I was Brands I would be questioning why the head coach is not playing any of the fit signings bar Richarlison.
Tell Pep Wolves are bottom half fodder and see what he saysThey’re not two decent sides at all. They’ll both be bottom half fodder and if we want to start acting like a big club, then these are the teams we need to start beating regularly.
Our away form is pathetic and has been for too many years now.
He’s not going to allow facts to disrupt his agendaI think it's quite clear they will at least half way up mate. Huddersfield, Fulham, Cardiff, West Ham, Burnley, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Brighton are all significantly worse than them, and thats just off the top of my head.
I agreeI think it's quite clear they will at least half way up mate. Huddersfield, Fulham, Cardiff, West Ham, Burnley, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Brighton are all significantly worse than them, and thats just off the top of my head.
Dave surely the coaching staff know more than you about players levels of fitness and abilities to blend into a cohesive defensive unitThey're training: they're ready - and a better bet than the ones in there now starting matches.
The cotton wool needs binning and these players need to start and get match fit over 90 minutes.
What you really mean is that Baines who called Bobby a fraud and Jags has no characterThere's no focus/concentration in that defence when the going gets tough. That's the issue. Yes, some of these players might play ok for the bulk of the game, but when the screw is turned they buckle.
THIS DEFENCE HAS NO CHARACTER.
I suppose Silva should decide whether he believes somebody who went to medical school, has spent the last 30 years or so dealing with pro athletes or Dave, 69, from Wigan who watches Casualty every Saturday night.Dave surely the coaching staff know more than you about players levels of fitness and abilities to blend into a cohesive defensive unit
There is being fit and there is being match fitWhat happens if you have an injury in the first 10 minutes and that player has to come on to play in a certain position, surely it’s better to have a player on the bench who is up to speed, whilst the unfit player is given more time in training to get up to speed themselves?
Digne didnt even make the squad last week due to a small injury, Holgate spent most of the summer injured, Mina is injured, Bernard hasnt played for 5months, Gomes is injured. Some of them are not only lacking in match fitness, but actual fitness.There is being fit and there is being match fit
2 different things
We are just really susceptible to set pieces. Tbf, that was a huge problem under Martinez. We fix that, and our defense will improve drastically.My concern with Silva was always whether he could get a defence functioning properly, or if he’d be a Martinez Season 3 type of manager.
We saw from the Watford game last year that his teams are susceptible to throwing away a lead.
But he’s come into a team which couldn’t defend, and fully expect him to integrate Digne, Mina and Zouma over the next month or so. Will judge him on his ability to get the new defensive signings playing properly.