2018/19 Marco Silva

Mark O'Silver

Player Valuation: £15m
Still think this is a work in progress and the signs are there that he is getting somewhere. There has been a noticeable improvement defensively recently, barring last week when the Mina sub backfired on him.

There's no doubt that this season has been under par and below expectations but he's done enough to merit another stab at it next season.


Player Valuation: £70m
The fact he appears to have fixed our fragility from set pieces speaks volumes for me. We had 17 days off and we’ve looked streets better since. We even look half decent in the opposition box now too. The main thing I want from our manager is to see them learning from their mistakes, Marco appears to be doing that. Brands to gut the squad in the summer and get rid of a few mentally weak players too, few upgrades and next season could be decent. This never was a quick fix.

Saint Domingo

Player Valuation: £70m
He’s stripping away the excuses from this shameful squad. The home crowd was up for it today and the players didn’t respond first half at all. Second half after a kick up the arse they actually execute his game plan and we win quite easily. They need constant cajoling to get anything out of them. I think Silva is learning though. You can’t trust them at all, the second this lot get complacent you get Pickford last week. He needs to keep his foot on their throats from now until the end of the season and demand consistency.


Player Valuation: £50m
I actually think Osman was spot on in what he said on MOTD. We do play in halves. I can't think of many games where we've played consistently for the 90. There has been undeniable signs of good stuff under Marco this season so it pretty much comes down to if he can make those brief spells happen more often.


Player Valuation: £25m
Today will not convince any of his detractors, but for those of us willing to be patient it was a further tantalising indication that this manager may be able to provide us with a convincing team next season.
I suspect this season will continue with ups and downs but I am already looking forward to next season when I fully expect Silva to deliver on his potential.


Potato Multi .... Soon
I still feel we do not create enough chances from open play against the top sides

I think it’s clear that Bernard and richarlison on the wings is the way forward

It’s taken him 30 odd games to realise this which is worrying

Let’s hope he will now be able to focus on building from the foundations and make us stronger

I think last week he made the wrong subs but this week the first 2 subs he made were spot on


Player Valuation: £50m
This line here is key to the whole argument mate. Last year when BFS was in charge, people were giving away their tickets because they don't want too watch that style of football, they want to be entertained. Allardyce has tried to put himself forward for pretty much every job that has come up so far this season and not one has taken any note of him, his hoofball is no longer wanted at any club it seems. Also you keep going on about Euro places, we are not anywhere near being ready to play in europe, i don't want us too qualify it would kill us at the moment, we could never cope and it would seriously impact our league form. We are at the moment a mid table club and that's just how things are.
Don’t waste your time mate. He lauds Allardyce so it tells you all you need to onow


Official GOT Joey Speak Interpreter.
Lol this forums funny, he’s gash for most of the season then one 45 minute spell and people all of a sudden have hope again.

People will be back to doubting him after the West Ham match :p
The usual head the balls haven’t gone away mate.

We’re only ever one defeat away before they all start with the sack the fraud stuff.

Rinse and repeat.


Player Valuation: £50m
Brands and Silva have a massive job this summer. The deadwood will not be easy to get out unless they want to play for less money. It looks like we are taking the stance of sell to buy which makes business sense but not meaning we don't have the money to buy before selling. The more of the deadwood staying the less of getting there own players in. The balance just isn't quite right at the moment. Consistency is our problem and when we are good we look good but equally when we are bad we are punished beyond recovery. We need more fighters in the team that also carry technical ability. Think everyone agrees that we have a soft underbelly that is costing us.


Player Valuation: £8m
50% of being a coaches job is to coach the players mentally aswell as physically.

Ignoring the garbage set piece record I fear thats his main issue and you see it in games that are of 2 halves.

Klopp seems a fantastic manager in this in that whilst he isnt as technically gifted as a Guardiola he has the RS up for every half of every game.

When Fulham equalised yesterday they didnt panic and carried on to win- if that was us our heads drop and a goob chance we get beat 2-1.

Thats a big issue for me.


Player Valuation: £25m
Credit to Silva in whatever he said at half time
We played with more energy and we seemed to find the balance in when to attack and when to defend
Concerning though we could of gone in at the break at least 2 down, and the tactics employed sit with Silva. We seem to want to hit teams on the break and in doing this we lose the midfield and our defenders are being stretched constantly.
At home we should be controlling the game and putting teams under pressure
In fairness hard to do it against the top 6 - looked what happened against Spurs
Overall though you have to be happy with the result and the 2nd half performance
Something to maybe build on

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