dons50 wrote: ACDon wrote:
dons50 wrote:I'm not criticizing Robbie. I think he plays a good brand of football. I was just responding to the comment that brawn is needed as much as skill. I agree brawn is necessary, but if it becomes as important as skill, football won't be a game that I enjoy watching.
I doubt if that will happen, look at a lot of the top players in the World, Messi, Inniesta, Robben, Sanchez, Lalana, Lahm, no big brawny players there, it's all about getting the right balance, just ask any Arsenal supporter.
My faith always gets restored when I read your posts, AC.
Back to my earlier post. This is what I actually wrote; "Results were not Robbo's priority, possession football was. If we keep possession the other team can't score and results will therefore follow automatically. Fine in theory and with top quality players but not quite so in League 1 where brawn is needed as much as skill."
Subsequently, the last eight words have been questioned and blown completely out of proportion.
Messi, Innniesta and co. are indeed all world class players without being brawny but surely you are not trying to say that their are no big brawny team mates playing alongside them for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich etc.?
We are in League 1 - fact.
Robbie has said we lack physicality - fact.
He sees this as a weak link in our team and he will sign some players with a strong physical build. - fact.
As well as brawn, these new players will also be as skillful as he can get on a League 1 budget - fact.
The weakest link in any situation always has to be fixed first and as it is seen as a lack of brawn, then surely in this instance brawn is just as important as skill!