| sgncfc wrote:|
|If any of you seriously think that Farke is on borrowed time then you really haven't been paying attention.
The model is in place and progress is being made. We have a solid Championship squad and there is absolutely no chance of relegation. I wonder what games you are watching. We just drew away to Ipswich - we didn't lose; we weren't outplayed; we had the better chances.
We are clearly nowhere near the finished article but he will be given time and will get at least another two year deal after this season to continue the progress without the remaining high earners and with more academy graduates coming through.
He and the coaching staff are clearly developing the players they are bringing to the club and have already brought several academy players through earlier than any other manager in our history.
You can post on forums all your silly negative comments and chant whatever you like. You can even stop going to games (those of you that do), but you'll be back when we start winning. He is going nowhere anytime soon.
Because it is working. Can you really not see that?|
I do agree with most of that, but beware of the "we are too good for relegation" stuff - no club can afford to be complacent. I do believe progress is being made too and the logic of what Farke does is there to see - if people want to see it. Even the move to a more direct syle is part of a logical development and a result of Farke adapting his philosophy to the needs of the league. Super fitness as a result of the extra training we do, keeping the ball as a good technical side should do, allied to a more robust direct style.
I compared it to the Stringer era a while ago, but it seems to me you could go further - Farke is a combination of Saunders (extra fitness a key component), Stringer (posession a key component) and Walker (take the abiliity to keep possession and make it more direct). Obviously Farke has not achieved what those managers did (yet), but the logic is faultless - take the best attributes of what a good footblling side does and see it through to fufillment. It is working - and it will develop and improve - but it won't be easy, simply because of the quality of the opposition in this league, which is very, very strong.