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Leadership

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Stevesquash, Oct 3, 2019.

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  1. Stevesquash

    Stevesquash SCM Follower Member

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    I'll pre cursor this as a bit of a rant to get it off my chest, rather than something I'm too worried about going forward. We've seen great examples of leadership over the last few years, and our game management has improved beyond recognition.

    But what were they doing last night? Even at 3-0 they didn't look comfortable at the back. Holes, no motorways were driven through at will.

    I thought half time would be good, klopp would get them to Tighten up. But they came out worse. After their 2nd goal, klopp was smiling on the sidelines.

    Where was Henderson? His play was very sloppy, but worse than that he seemingly made no attempt to improve our structure, or calm or slow things down.

    What about the other senior players? vvd, firmino these guys should be stepping up leadership wise talking, organising, motivating. Nothing last night.

    To finish on a positive, to change the shambles of midfield by taking off one of them and replacing with a striker (origi) which ultimately led to a victory was a stroke of genius.

    I hope (and expect) this is the last time we see a vacuum of leadership and direction on the pitch.

    We seem to have a happy habit of making our mistakes at the right time. Long may that continue.
     
  2. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    I disagree. I think after it went 3-3 there was some leadership out there, and especially from VVD. Origi was again boss coming off the bench, and was clever in the way he kept the ball.
     
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    MaBigTip Very Active Member

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    Origi is officially a cult hero super sub with clubs drowning in his wake.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    I agree. Also I don't know about you but our captain being subbed at 3-3?
    You know what, can't be arsed. People think he's great, I don't. So be it.
     
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    Stevesquash SCM Follower Member

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    Well I agree to some extent, would have been nice to have seen some before it got to 3-3 and not have to rely on Div for it.

    Who on this earth would have thought we would have said that Div would show some much needed leadership to our team after coming off the bench, 12 months ago..
     
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    hmmmmm1 Well-Known Member

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    The leadership was there to get the 4th goal and then we managed the game out.  Years gone by, that we would ended 3-3 or at worse we would have lost.
     
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    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Ya I thought it spoke volumes that Henderson got hooked at 3-3.

    VVD constantly moaning at everyone else when mistakes are made is starting to annoy me too.

    He’s still the obvious choice to take over
     
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    Don’t think Klopp was laughing, he looked more bemused. More like wtf is this...


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  9. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Hendo getting hooked, as Pat noted, spoke volumes.
    Too many players lack discipline yesterday but when it mattered most, they buckled down and got the result.
    Pity it wasn't more comfortable but a win is a win.
     
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    Stevesquash SCM Follower Member

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    Agreed, but at that moment he wasn't his usual barking self was he? We needed that.

    Bemused wasn't helping...

    Anyway he made amends
     
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    You have a point.
    At 3-0, we were unprofessional to let them back in.
    But then we dug in to get the winner, which was a good sign.
    Hopefully the scare will be a reality check.
     
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