Slaven Bilic claims to be a happy man because he appears to believe his team is giving him everything!
Speaking to the official website he, not unnaturally, avoided putting emphasis on the Palace 97th minute equaliser claiming instead the team is giving its best.
If that’s the case then there may well be cause for worry. Gilding and lily are the words that come to mind as the ‘spin machine’ goes into overdrive.
Discussing the game the manager declared: “The team is giving its best, it showed a lot of energy, spirit and togetherness after the game on Wednesday.”
And turning to the Palace game he said: “We had the momentum and everything. We lost it a bit when it went to 2-1, but we resisted and what I am saying is that everything was there for us to take all three points.
“We can talk about the negativity of the last seconds of the game, but that’s it.
“We can look at this as a positive week, but at this moment we are gutted because of the manner in which we conceded the second goal.
“Yes, we are disappointed and we unhappy with our management of the game, but I can’t be unhappy with the performance of the boys.
“As long as I see my team giving everything I’m happy.”
Has Slav taken leave of his senses?
Let’s be totally objective and honest..
With the exception of a few great periods within a game or two, our overall performances have been very poor; no vision, creativity, poor passing, apparent lack of fitness etc.
When the great Rhinus Michels made ‘total football’ famous at Ajax, his minimum requirement (for the first team and the Jong Ajax) was the ability of every player to quickly form a triangular formation with inherent fluidity-put more simply, ‘the moving triangle’. Evidently, Michels was a hard task-master, sometimes conducting up to 5 sessions in a day.
I have barely witnessed such a simple, yet effective strategy, from a team that you would think was capable of at least this, if not more (Moore!). However don’t despair dear friends-watch the current WHU U-23’s and it may well put a smile on your face. Watching their accurate, fast, diagonal passing and running, makes one wonder whether Terry Westley should be given the role of care-taker manager, when Bilic goes.
He has lost it! Still, he is happy & obviously the owners are also happy. Liverpool will not know what has hit them. Or should that be they will not think anything has hit them….
Agree we player 40m of decent football in 3 games.
Got 2 points from 3 games we should of got 7…
Not good enough & w the newly promoted trams 3 of which have already any PL experience are looking like staying up. We have to raise are game.
And we have Liverpool , Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City in next 10. Our first 10 we should have gotten away w 4 or 5 wins
Dead mans waffle !!
Total bolloxxx 😈
Time to give Terry Westley a go as caretaker manager the way he has got the U23s buzzing this season.This obsession with a big name manager does not always work.If memory serves our 2 greatest managers Ron Greenwood and John Lyall both started like this.We would certainly see more of the young lads who are playing so well.
If he thinks that the team gave him everything, he has truly lost the plot.
The team gave nothing in the Brighton game, they failed to turn up in the first half v Spurs and they went to sleep at Palace in the 2nd half. The only thing they gave after 4pm on Saturday was 2 goals to Palace!