Saturday, 20 February 2010
Time For Zola To Explain
All season I have used this blog to question Zola's perverse tactics. First it was the obsession with 4-3-3, then the insistence on playing a right footer on the left and a left footer on the right of midfield. Well we have just won two games in a row for the first time this season, scoring 5 and conceding none: and we have done it with a 4-4-2 formation with Diamanti on the left and Behrami on the right!
I think it is high time that Zola explained himself. Yes we have suffered injuries and yes there have been all sorts of off field distractions, but at the heart of our difficulties has been Zola's poor tactical decisions. Even with Hull down to 9 men today, we lost all penetration down the left once the right footed Collison replaced Diamanti on the left. There, in a microcosm, was an explanation for our struggles this year. Let's hear from Zola, explaining the thinking behind his perverse tactics and acknowledging the errors of his ways. Otherwise, I fear a return to 4-3-3 next season, just as he reverted to it this year, despite the failure of the strategy the season before.
Sitting in 13th place, we suddenly feel comfortable but we are only 4 points above a relegation place so we are a long way from being out of the woods. Before kick off Boetang said that we had the better players but Hull had the better team. He was wrong on the day but I understood where he was coming from. We now need Zola to keep it simple and play to the strengths of his players, instead of chasing a tactical dream that has proved a living nightmare! An apology would not go amiss too!
Posted by Hammersfan at 18:16