Jackson Corner wrote:Are the players so brain washed into going backwards they can't take it upon themselves to go forward?
Quite simply, yes.
If every training session you take part in, every “classroom” session you attend, every pre match and half time talk you listen to is repeating the message “keep the ball, if nothing is on go back, the opposition can’t score if they haven’t got the ball etc. etc.” then it’s going to be really hard to shake that off.
A new manager will quickly wipe all that crap out of their minds and the players will love him for it.
It’s a great opportunity for someone new to come in and get the players on side.
Can’t happen soon enough.