Just had a chance to read some of these comments. What an utter seethe fest. I was happy with the appointment (he was actually my 3rd choice behind Csaba and Shiels) and definately in my preferred candidates list.
There's been many poor results / performances that have coincided with a ridiculous build up of games. However, I do believe we would have had more points in the bag if we had played a more direct style. This is dissapointing, and I do feel that perhaps Yogi has started to stamp his mark at the wrong moment. During a back log of fixtures when we are chasing Europe is not ideal, and it has cost us valuable points. However, leave it too late to practise this style in competitive games and it could lead to a disastrous start next season. So I am in two minds. He's started implementing his style and he's asked us for patience to get his new system working. Therefore, that is what i'm going to do - be patient.
I believe the majority of the players are happy to try it and he has the support of the dressing room. Therefore he deserves the chance to try it. All this chat about 'educating' players was perhaps badly worded. I assume he means that it will take time for the players to learn / adapt to his style. Yogi believes it will work, the players are on board so I am willing to wait and see. If it all goes tits up, then at least we have a good squad in place if he needs to change style.
Last night was excellent. There was some very neat passing play and it was a pleasure to watch. The players will be glad of the rest now so hopefully we can line up with a similar formation after the split. If we line up regularly with a similar formation as last night, and with the high quaility of players we have, then Yogi could potentially be a long term success at the club.