Date: 26th December 2018 at 8:42pm
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Swansea City manager Graham Potter has received criticism recently following last weekend’s defeat at Hull City – with his and the team’s game management coming under scrutiny but should there still be some finger-pointing at the boss after another defeat?

The Swans did dominate at Hull but didn’t create a large number of clear-cut chances. The criticism was more about how we lost control of the game after a dominant opening half hour and allowed the opposition back into the game so easily.

The loss at Aston Villa was down to missed chances and ‘big chances’. Three of them and a failure to score a goal including one from a penalty.

Graham Potter prepares the team and instructs the tactics and so on but at the end of the day, the players need to finish off these chances.

To Potter’s credit, he changed things up personnel and formation wise for the tough visit of Aston Villa. Ditching a 4-2-3-1 for a 4-3-3, adding some extra midfield cover to maintain Villa and made 6 changes from the Hull defeat.  It worked well in the first half, Villa created little in terms of clear cut chances and it forced Aston Villa to move their wingers inside to avoid us having a strong numerical advantage in the middle.

 

One Reply to “If Swansea City Still Can’t Put Big Chances Away, Does Potter Still Deserve Criticism?”

  • Does Potter deserve criticism? YES! He puts out the team. He must take responsibility if the team he picks doesn’t perform. There are clear reasons for the lack of goals. Firstly we don’t shoot enough, either the shot is poorly directed or not enough power, secondly we dither, trying to get the ball out of our feet, as was demonstrated by McBurnie in the first half. The cross was good(for a change) but he dallied instead of hitting it with his left foot. I’m also fed up with the cliche from Potter saying we had positives to take from the game. What were these positives? Football is about scoring more goals than the opposition, that’s IT. I still believe we will be in the bottom 6, the manager is not good enough. He makes too many changes, we have NOT got a settled team. How can players develop partnerships if they don’t play together more often. They must look around and wonder who will play next week. Bob Bradley did the same and he went.

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