Granted. You’re probably the most revolutionary manager/coach in World football today. You’re a purist. You teach your players to play a style of football that is most pleasing on the eye – like poetry in motion.
But, what an embarrassing disaster on Sunday in the Carling Cup Final against Birmingham!
It’s great that you have eleven players on the field who all want to drive forward and score goals – yes even your goalkeeper [but not Chamakh – he still looks afraid to score]. You saw how eagerly Szczesny came way out of position in the game on Sunday. But seriously, the world is not ready yet for this exceedingly adventurous style of play. Defending is still an essential part of the game.
You need to have at least 4 players defending at most times. Please restrain their eagerness to behave like strikers. Maybe you need to get some big burly guys at the back who will be loath to venture forward due to the tiredness this causes.
Please get your defence sorted out. Take them to the Fireman’s Academy; teach them NOT TO PANIC!!!
There is much work to be done before your team can hold some silverware. But first they need to hold their nerve.
I trust you will do the right thing.
Your faithful fan,