URZZZZHendo One for those who say Pauno should’ve changed it/bought players on.
Who exactly? What else could he have done?
His hands are incredibly tied at the moment
Don’t think anyone could disagree his hands are tied but there’s pretty much always an opportunity to change things up
The entire midfield were a shambles the second half (poss Swift excluded). I’m not sure it could have got worse. Could have used Holmes as a third CB with the persistent crossing in from them. Doesn’t mean you have to be ultra defensive, adjust to the system. Could have given Puscas a strike partner, press from the front, stop the flow of Blackpool’s pressure. Push Yiadom further forward and play a wider game, try and give the opposition something else to think about rather than an insistence on cramming through the middle all game. None particularly ideal but persevering with something that clearly wasn’t working was daft and ultimately didn’t work
Anyway, it was evident last season that Paunovic didn’t change things up quickly enough when it wasn’t going our way (even with perceived “poor” first team players - they weren’t a bunch of kids). In game tactical decisions a big part of the game. Seem to struggle with it
Unless you’re bringing on a significantly better player, which we can’t, then like for like position subs won’t really cut it when the entire team is massively on the back foot and getting outplayed. There are lots of things a manager could try to do with the personal available already on the pitch to try and change the game. It does seem that Pauno has complete and utter blind faith in this system even when it isn’t working which is vivid to anyone with eyes. It’s confusing.