Unai Emery


#2153

You know we can play out from the back without including the keeper. Worked for about a 150 years for teams all over the world.
Beckenbaur, Kroll, Passerella. . .


#2154

Maybe he is waiting for Cech to score an own goal to replace him :grinning:


#2155

Yeah but when the keeper has it he needs to be able to play from the back too without just lumping it up field.


#2156

Is Leno good with his feet though? :henry2:


#2157

We need a Solomon-like solution here… :gunnersaurus:


#2158

I didnt advocate that. The keeper only needs basic footwork if the defenders make themselves instantly available for the ball with a natural ball playing centre back.
Its now getting to the realms of trying to turn a Dino Zoff with Pirlo passing ability and vision. At the same time as forgeting the skills a Maldini,Baresi, or Sciera having given you over the years.


#2159

My manager.


#2160

His twitter banner image, great work :joy:

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_banners/712634850/1440416052/1500x500


#2161

Big 2 months ahead for him. Looking at our fixtures, we could climb the table and be around the very first positions.


#2162

I think a lot of people were saying this about our 8 PL fixtures after Chelsea tbh.

It’d be nice to build up a head of steam ahead of Liverpool and then derail their title challenge. God only knows they’ve done that plenty of times to us


#2163

Who was talking about the title? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#2164

No no. I meant mess up their title challenge.

We aren’t challenging for the title. It’s a shame to see why we can’t. The players and the manager have to believe they can, but they won’t


#2165

Because they can’t


#2166

Why? It’s a genuine question.


#2167

Because neither our players nor our manager are as good as those of our rivals.

Because of that I believe we can’t challenge for the title.


#2168

I don’t care what you believe. I’m on about what the players and the manager believe. I don’t see why they can’t approach every season with the mindset of winning the league


#2169

Ok, fair enough. But what i meant is just that we can climb the table to be in a good position to fight for the 4th spot.


#2170

Well im telling you we will deffo be in the top four this year !!


#2171

Our manager is good enough. Our squad isn’t.


#2172

Emery has yet to prove that he is of that quality.