What's with this "12 things we learnt from..." nonsense on WHTID? The thing that characterises this season is that we have learnt sweet FA! We are the equivalent of a retard in a quantum physics lesson. Something's going on because we can hear voices, but the noise is confusing and foreign, something about quarks, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and Half Interger Spin. It all makes as much sense as flair, attacking football and passing on the ground makes to Allardyce and his coaching team.
So what 12 things has Allardyce not learnt all season?
1. That work rate can only take you so far. Sooner or later skill counts.
2. Cole doesn't score enough goals to lead the line alone at home.
3. We don't have anybody to play wide on the right in a 4-3-3 formation because Faubert can't score and can't cross for his life. Unless Morrison has what it takes.
4. If you don't gamble, you are one dimensional.
5. Maynard and Baldock both need to play alongside another striker. If you pick either you can't play Nolan unless...
6. ...Unless Nolan is used as a conventional striker dropping into the hole in a 4-4-2 formation with either Baldock or Maynard playing off him.
7. Collison sadly doesn't have what it takes and can't take corners.
8. Noble is our most creative midfielder and needs to be paired with somebody who gives him the freedom to operate further forward and control the game.
9. When we take the lead we mustn't try to sit on 1-0 at home.
10. A lot of work has to be put in on the training field to improve crossing into the box.
11. Getting the ball into the box any which way you can isn't enough - you have to create chances.
12. Strikers thrive on confidence. Picking them and dropping them destroys that confidence.
Will Allardyce learn? Well what's the chances of that retard mastering quantum physics exactly?