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Quoting the Laws-We Have Been Too Gung-Ho

Quoting the Laws-We Have Been Too Gung-Ho

Our new gaffer has now had chance to watch a few DVDs of our games this season and of course sit through his baptism of fire managerial debut for the Clarets against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

He has been reflecting on that game and has defined our approach as a little gung-ho.

Clarets fans have probably sensed that for sometime but did not dare utter the words when Owen Coyle was around. Let's face it nobody could criticise the now disgraced deity but after no away wins all season and no win in ten matches, maybe the reality of Coyle's reign is beginning to sink in.

Laws taking about the United performance said:

'The Clarets looked dangerous going forward.We didn't have any fear, which was really heartening to see'

'But what is evident is that we are a little bit gung-ho,' he added

'We overload when we are attacking and that leaves us vulnerable when we don't finish the move off. You are under the cosh from that moment.

'I wouldn't like to curb the enthusiasm but there is a little bit of work to be done there because there is a time and a place for such tactics.

'Away from home maybe you have to be a little bit more patient.'

I think most Clarets fans will be heartened by those words from the new gaffer since so many times on the road this season we have screamed out for a Plan B to no avail.

Let's hope Laws can now translate those fine words into actions on the pitch and we can thrash Owen Coyle's Gung Ho Bolton a week on Tuesday!


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday January 17 2010
Time: 2:14PM

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Well said that man, now do summat about it!! ;-)
turfmanphil
17/01/2010 14:17:00
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He also said this so I wonder what brutal changes he has in mind?-"The first thing I have to do is assess the squad," he said. "It is a clean slate for everyone but I am going to be making some brutal decisions because I don't have time."
turfmanphil
17/01/2010 14:31:00
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Sorry but Wade is out of form and when your midfield is Alexander Wade and McDonald, I think I understand what he means, when Wade and Kev are in their box or around it with Eagles Thomo and Nugent also up there, it leaves Grezza and the back four to defend the oppositions swift counter. Chris McCann get well soon you can be one part of the missing link.
VinRogue
17/01/2010 14:45:00
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I agree about McCann VR. I thought that he was majestic at the beginning of the season. In terms of brutal decisions, any manager with a team not performing away from home will have to do something quickly. The fact that he has lost most of the backroom staff means that the decisions that he has to make quickly could be more brutal than he might have made in different circumstances. The only concern that I have about our Plan B is something that an Owls fan said which was that Laws' Plan B was to try PLan A again.
heathfieldclaret
17/01/2010 15:13:00
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Phil, you nicked my point! Hahaha. I agree that we miss McCann I'd also be willing to give pato a shot see if he can take a few chances.
skutter169
17/01/2010 15:40:00
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Sorry skutter although it looks like Laws nicked both our points re gung-ho!! lol ;-)
turfmanphil
17/01/2010 15:45:00
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If he can get us to be a bit more defensively minded, just a bit and keep the flowing attacking football then he could do very well. Coyles big weakness was that he could never sort out the defence and sometimes threw caution to the wind. Anyway, Brian Brian give us a wave.....
skutter169
17/01/2010 15:53:00
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Maybe it's a good thing that Bolton now have our defensive coach ?
jjokocha
17/01/2010 17:08:00
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I agree with Vin I think Wade has been out of fom for a while now. As for butal changes when McCann, Jay Rod and Pato are back it will be like 3 new signings, as they have been out so long, so they could be straight back in the squad.
sheclaret
17/01/2010 17:55:00
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Think Vin R has called this right. We don't defend as a team and until we do will always conceded goals. Kev Mc is a young lad and finding his feet at this level so he will learn more tactical awareness as he gains experience. Elliott should have it by now and, if we are to be more effective as a defensive unit, he could be the one to have a rest. Personally, can't wait to see McCann back as his solid performances have really been missed. Pato is a willing trier - not sure Jay Rod is going to be our saviour I'm afraid.
RickersTwickers
17/01/2010 18:01:00
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