MaguireHoop Blahwingnut Well that could've been a Brian game really - started as a 442, lots of hoofed clearances from the keeper, lots of head tennis and few players willing to risk a shot.
the way the midfield looked to keep the ball and work an opportunity as opposed to hook it into the channels at every given opportunity was a stark contrast to McDermotts side
Revisionist nonsense to suggest McDermott's sides just sent it into the channels every single time.
Oh come on, obviously it wasn't EVERY touch, but the standard pass Legiertwood, Karacan or Tabb would look to make when to ball went into them was to just help it on for Long or whoever to work off.
With the right forward on the end of it, ie Roberts, Hunt or Long but not Le Fondre, it worked well for quite a long time and it helped exploit Kebe's pace and McAuffs dribbling at times too. Once we'd lost Sigurdsson though we rarely looked to pass the ball to feet and build an attack patiently.