Would agree with a lot of this and would argue that any coach/manager can look great when he has the squad he wants and is then able to make tactical changes or substitutions that he wants rather than having to pick from limited options for example if we had had Ekuban on the bench yesterday what a great option he would have been to bring on for the last 20 minutes so we could have hit Millwall on the break and they would have had to have been far more cautious. TC could have brought Sacko on but it certainly wouldn't have been anywhere near the same threat level.1964white wrote:Believe it or not I like TC, he comes across as a really nice bloke. Also enjoy his philosophy on the style of football he wants Leeds to play
After saying that fans have the right to question Christiansen's methods.
Football is a results/performances business. I wasn't convinced with our performances even during our good run in December after steadying the boat after our first rut. I could foresee the next rut coming as there were too many errors on & off the pitch, so here we are again winless in five games after some real shockers against poor opposition as the mistakes build up, players missing due to poor discipline, others carrying injuries as we approach yet another tough set of fixtures with confidence on a low once again.
I have never called for Christiansen's head but I have questioned his tactics/team selection/subs/etc,
I personally don't think it would be beneficial if we changed managers now. I'm more concerned about the clown above him upstairs Orta, he's employed to give Thomas the right tools to work with, not a bunch of no-marks who are clearly not up to the rigours of championship football.
Anyway this fickle fan is tired & ready for his bed
For me the time to judge TC is after he has had a sufficient amount of time in charge of a strong squad. I think we all see huge limitations in our squad and even our strongest first team has weaknesses. Added to that the spate of sendings off lately and I certainly don't blame TC for the recent results. With 11 men in the second half v Millwall and Ipswich we probably win both games.
I think a lot of fans are also needlessly harsh on Orta expecting every signing to be an instant success. Even the top clubs paying £20m+ for players make signings that don't work and when you are shopping in the bargain basement leagues then some signings will not pay off. It is very easy to say spend a bit more on a proven player but even then there is no guarantee and we have had enough proven players come to the club in the past and fail miserably. Every signing we make is a gamble which is why I like the policy of signing lots of youth players as I feel that in the future these players will be acclimatised and if they then come into the first team they are more likely to succeed.