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Tony Adams
Bergmars (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 06:15
article in Sun not very complimentary to our glorious leader.

A shadow of what we were

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 19/05/2017 06:15 by Bergmars.

Re: Tony Adams
Bergmars (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 07:22
Let me say Tony is not really speaking from a position of strength coaching wise

A shadow of what we were

Re: Tony Adams
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 09:29
Let me say Tony is not really speaking from a position of strength coaching wise

He probably needs a reference

- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Tony Adams
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 13:33
While it is true that Adams is not much of a coach or manager himself, but for him to come out and say that Wenger is not much of a coach, may go some way in explaining why our young players seem to develop poorly. The players in the Invincible team did not need much coaching as they were already a super talented and motivated bunch playing on the same field as old heads like Bergkamp and to some extent Viera. Walcott was brought in as a potential to take over the mantel from Henry but had clearly failed to realised his potential and take advantage of his God given speed over almost a decade. Could Wenger had 'coached' Walcott differently and better than to leave it to Walcott to figure things out on his own? Same goes for Ox though the Ox appears to have turned a corner with his move to wing-back - I am very sure Wenger did not expect moving Ox to wing-back will galvanise his game as Wenger had always maintained (wrongly in my view) that Ox is better suited in the central midfield role.

I see Wenger as more of a football theorists. An idealist who sees the Dutch total football and Barca tika-taka as the aspiration to how football should be played. He therefore needs assistant coaches to help him translate those theories and ideals into the his players on the field.

Therefore, despite Adams' own failings, I think there is an element of truth to his claim that Wenger is not a good coach.

Re: Tony Adams
Bergmars (IP Logged)
19 May, 2017 15:22
Proof is in the pudding

A shadow of what we were

Re: Tony Adams
SuperRob (IP Logged)
20 May, 2017 11:31
I guess Wenger wants to be known as "Mr Arsenal"

Re: Tony Adams
SandyB (IP Logged)
20 May, 2017 22:12
Tony Adams isn't saying something which is unknown outside Arsenal world, the guy can't coach n doesn't know about one knows he's good at what except riding on his luck n making money out of it.

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