Fan view in defence of Moyes tactics

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Aguerd always looks error prone

Fan view in defence of Moyes tactics

David Moyes has been defended against accusations that he is a defensive coach whose tactics fell apart at Villa Park yesterday (Sun).

CandH follower jeff 6969 instead looked at the players whose individial errors were, he believes, responsible for the 4-1 defeat.

Commenting on the CandH forum he declared: “You can do all the defensive coaching in the world but if individual players in a defensive unit do not do their job or what you would reasonably expect them to do in their role then it’s going to fall apart a little and not really work properly.

In defence of Moyes tactics

As for yesterday, Vladimir Coufal seemed unaware of whatever was going on around him several times in the first half maybe because he was was being left exposed by what was going on in front of him.

Mikey seemed desperate not to be out there and looked like a man on mission to be substituted whilst Paqueta giving it his all in the 1st half (although sometimes trying the near impossible) looked like he’d lost the will to live from 60 minutes onwards.

Nayef Aguerd doesn’t seem to be able to hold concentration for 90 minutes and always looks likely to give away a goal a game  so perhaps he’s really not up to the standard of the Premier League .

However, we currently are where we are and have only been beaten by teams in the current top five  and who have been in good form when we’ve played them so let’s see what the next five games bring.

We must  cut out the individual unforced errors and also hopefully keep not getting inconsistent official’s decisions that seem to plague games, Emerson bookings as an example.


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  • hammerpete6 says:

    There have been a few comments about Aguerd but I just think he is having to cover first response a lot due to Zoumas mobility problems. Similarly Alvarez was the deepest defender giving the penalty away – there are a few issues to iron out. Perhaps Marvo and Kehrer should get a game? Also the Emerson ban highlights a cover problem. I do think a few issues at the back could be ironed out verbally, we are not a bad side.

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