tdgeek:joker97:tdgeek: Interesting read, the key being that we have become predictable
no the reason they were beaten because they weren't adaptable, according to the assistant captain and the assistant coach. they kept trying to do what the had practiced to perfection in training, no matter what, even though it wasn't working, and got even more frustrated and tried harder to do it. LOL
Who needs to be adaptive? I can't take what the coaches say as the facts may differ from the media friendly reply to the masses.
Coaches will devise gameplay and set pieces, if things dont go to plan, do they have another plan? Richie is the coach during the 80 minutes. So, did the coaches fall short on ideas, or did Richie fall short in adapting to these in-game, or did the players not play with their standard skill level and deliver? Hard to know, maybe it will turn up in a book one day. Our game is well known, we are predictable, others watch what we do and devise counter measures, we need to be a step ahead of that.
Logically that doesn't stand true. We are largely unbeaten. If we were THAT predictable, we would be being beaten week in and week out.