Okay, we all know WHAT SHOULD BE DONE, however, at this precise point in time ( caveat- could change before start of next Stock Exchange day!) we currently are where we are.
Lennon is the Manager, Kennedy and Strachan helping him out.
Now we know the team is a shambles, we can see the players are all over the place, when they are moving at all, and we can loudly sigh given the tactics are non existent.
So as it seems the current case that we shall continue to carry on with present personnel in charge, heres a few questions:
1: The Defence. There is none. And there is no defence for that. What exactly are they being told on the training ground or NOT being told. Do we need to hire a new coach to help them out at the back?
2: Set pieces are a shambles and the coverage is terrible. The lack of strong communication is clear and players need to be as one when it comes to defending set pieces. Do we even do drills? Do we research our oppositions key players? Talk is that Lenny delegates training to Kennedy and Strachan, maybe time to get more hands on wee man?
3: Penalties – why are we so clumsy? Where is the composure inside our own box?..how is it possible for talented players to make Jack Hendry seem calm in comparison to the shell shocked Hoops at present?
4: The right hand side. Since Forrest got injured, its been one empty showing after another. Jamesie wasnt on form before his injury but at least gave us balance out on the right to Mo on the left. Now we have Frimpong or El-Hamed not knowing what to do in the final 3rd whilst leaving massive gaps at the back or Christie just dancing around hoping to shoot on sight. With no immediate return for Forrest, what can we do to restore balance across the park?
5: Strikers on strike. You look at big Eddie and he looks half asleep. Ajeti is a passenger in most games and the pairing isnt working. Least not yet. Griffiths is the only player who seems to be able to make an impact from the bench as Klimala is just not up to the demands placed upon his shoulders. There is a lot to down-cry about a lack of service sending our strikers to sleep but injuries aside, Cant we get Griff and Eddie playing together ?
6: Heady 3 touch. Remember Heady 2 touch as a wean. Loved that game. Didnt expect to see a Celtic team take it to lower levels mind. If the ball isnt being lazily headed up in the air in hope, our players stand with it at their feet and take at least 3 touches, sometimes even more. Wheres the one touch or 1-2 touch and move attitude gone, look down the sofa and under the stairs as we need it back pronto. The slow ball and lack of movement is a joy for the opposition.
7: The Engine room – more powder than puff. Do we have a tackler in our side? Do we have someone with attitude who is snarling and fighting every second to ensure victory? Nope. We have a bunch of “talented players” in Christie, Mo, Rogic and Calmac who can dance but they cant dig. Broony is a yard off the pace so the game just passes him by. All that means is the Celts get tired and the Opposition get quickly up the park. We need more muscle as we are just too weak at present or will Peter just say “Play Soro!”?
8: The Hero Play. Lenny has to ask himself how his team can win games. At present he just seems to be hoping an enthusiastic Laxalt can run about and do something, or a classy Rogic turn and thunderbolt will hit the net. Perhaps Christie can beat 3 players and send the ball home? Its all very singular and once players are nullified, the threat is removed. We need to get the team playing as one and moving as one, why dont we hit the by-line, why dont we play 1-2s, why does Barkas have to look for someone to play a quick ball too and then stand there when he realises no-one is expecting or wanting it?
9: The Best side for the next game. Does anyone know what our best side is? Does anyone know where the players Lenny is picking each week are meant to be playing? There is no clear direction or formation. Are we 4-3-3 or 3-5-2 or 4-5-1, the players look as if they dont have a clue and Lenny and Kennedy sit looking at Strachans laptop as if they are choosing what Pakora to snack on after the game.
10: The players. Do they care? I assume professional pride is always there but its hard to see anyone angry in the current line up. The shoulders are down and the heads are slumped. That is understandable under the circumstances BUT the players cant sit and wait on a new Manager to revitalise them. Even if they dont like playing under the current boss, not giving 100% in blood, sweat, tears and snotters during this troubled time will never be forgotten by the fans. If a player wants away then let them go, those Lenny cited earlier in the season should have been moved on or sidelined back then. Does Lawwell have the bottle to clean house and finance a fresh start for the squad?
Any questions from you in respect to what can be done SHOULD the current management structure be retained?
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