Gosport Post Match Chat - Part 1
Hope your all sitting comfortably. Lee's been on the dog to the Met. I would have paid money to listen to that one!
My full summary coming up and why I, myself, keep talking about the Rozzers!
Right, here goes, I've actually prepared this, unlike my random stuff!
I maintain consistently over time the Met under Coops and the present lad have been, identity wise the most stable. I maintain they are the Dutch 1970's equivalent of total football at this level - minus the modern day craze of closing down in packs, (intensity, I believe is the word most used). I would also go as far as saying that in recent times Connor Calcutt and Joe White have both been broadly similar to the lad Mazzone. Interesting to see how they develop without him, the home game gave me the impression they can incorporate a contrast as their style behind remains intact.
The one key component for me from the Met in service to Mazzone is how the midfield operate. It's a bit Ajax 1970's for me and Mazzone's former strike pal was the Rob Rensenbrink key. Not a great play-maker but I never saw him loso possession. A trait of their midfield. For me their key is their movement. All the players are constantly on look-out for space. Passing options are multiplied. Then the key pass fed through and the inevitable outcome. Set-pieces, not complicated. Corners dropped under the bar or on the money with an ensuing en-masse. Simplistic. I think what makes the Met continual challengers is that new players can slot in. Traditional aspects from the right and left backs makes life easier. Hendon have had to re-build from scratch. The Met have maintained continuity.
I know if Paul Butler is reading this he would advocate finishing above/below Harrow is a guide for a successful season - My benchmark is the Met. Finish top dog in London, above them. I think you are in the mix. Onto Hendon...
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