He’s definitely growing on me, ever since the bleep tests and rules on training ground gear day one. The organisation and workrate were very impressive after such a short time working with the team.
Though I like lampard as a man, he was clearly one of the boys and wasn’t at all well respected by the squad, or we would have seen these players have a hell of a lot to answer for.
if Dyche can continue to inspire those frauds in our dressing room to the same levels of effort from now until seasons end, we will be fine.
I hope they don’t throw him under the bus like the last 7 managers, and down tools. The good thing is I think he will bomb them out of the team/club and they never get to pull the royal blue on again.
Oh, and I’ve been talking like him all weekend with all the screaming and shouting - cheers Dychey!
We’ve turned over a lot of the playing staff which is the key difference now.
Siggurdson Schneiderlin Keane Kenny Davies Holgate Delph Gomes Bernard Digne Doucoure - they were all prone to downing tools, walking round the pitch, shocking lapses of concentration. Some of them just weren’t good enough and some of there were really bad professionals who saw off a succession of managers to save their own skins and stay on fat contracts.
From what little I’ve seen of Tarkowski Coady Mykolenko Onana Garner Gueye (we know more about and he’s always worked for us) McNeill is that these were players who were working hard and trying for us but were just on the wrong side of games tactically and then lost a lot of confidence under Lampard.
I’m hoping we have a far better culture in the squad now that isn’t going to look to unseat Dyche when they feel he might be getting rid of a few of them.
There’s still a few I’d see out the door. I’d happily see Keane Davies Doucoure (despite a decent performance on Saturday) leave the club, and I think Coleman can’t maintain the level he showed yesterday on a consistent basis.
In the past few seasons when we hit one of our death spirals I’d have gladly seen any single player in the squad out the door but I think there’s some decent players in this squad who did try to work hard for Lampard but Lampard just couldn’t find a winning system.
Hopefully if Dyche can keep us up we can finally once and for all eradicate the rotting core of the squad that has plagued us for years, keep the good pros, sort out the fitness issues so they’re available more often, and hopefully recruit better on top of them. Then we can start moving back up as a club under Dyche and put the last five nightmare years behind us.