Saturday, 20 March 2010
For God Sake Zola, GO!!!!!!
We can't take much more of this. The guy is utterly clueless. His failure to motivate the players is there for everybody to see. Against Bolton we didn't wake up for the first 15 minutes, against Chelsea he admitted that we folded after they scored their second goal and against the 10 men of Arsenal, we treated the ball as if it was a Talaban explosive device.
The guy's tactics are absurd. Mido and Franco paired against Arsenal? Wenger was a little late coming down the tunnel for the start of the game, probably because he had side stitch from laughing after seeing our team sheet! Stanislas on the left and Diamanti on the right? We managed one good cross in 90 minutes of football and, surprise, surprise, it was a Stanislas cross FROM THE RIGHT. Did Zola see this and change things at half time? Of course not!
Where was the fight after half time? Where was the passion? Where was the urgency? Where was the extra man for pity's sake? Why wasn't Stanislas moved to the right, Kovac withdrawn, Behrami even switched to right back because he offers NOTHING going forward! Why did Mido and Franco stay on? Why wasn't Daprela encouraged to get forward and knock in crosses given Staislas kept coming inside every time - as he ALWAYS does when playing on the wrong flank?
But Zola did nothing. It was as if he missed the fact that Arsenal were down to 10 men. What did he say at half time? "We are playing well. Keep playing as we are and it will come good." I bet that was the long and the short of it!
He has to go. If he is the honourable man he suggests he is, he will walk. If he isn't, Sullivan and Gold should bring in somebody over him. I expect to have Curbishley in our dressing room on Tuesday. I don't want him there, but I think that's what will happen. Mind you, even Curbishley has to be better than Zola, at least we will lump the ball forward and chase it, instead of passing it sideways and backwards until we lose possession. At least a left footer will play on the left and a right footer on the right. At least we will get the ball into the opposition box!
Go Zola, GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Hammersfan at 20:04