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AVB calls for attacking ambition and much more flair.
When goalkeeper Petr Cech has the ball, the centre halves peel to either side of the 18 yard box to receive it, while the full-backs bomb on into the opposition half to give width and pace to attack and to outnumber the opposition in midfield.
In one sense, it is good to see after a period of ponderous build up under Ancelotti, which allowed the opposition to muster its defenses and block us out.
But, the other side of the coin is all too evident. With full-backs out of position, Chelsea is exposed to swift counter attack. And when Cech and Mikel combine to produce a comedy of errors, all of Liverpool celebrated—the red half anyway.
Let me be honest here. I was relieved when Ranieri left, never thought Grant was up to the job, happy to see Scolari go so quickly and thrilled to see the back of Ancelotti. By that you will quickly see that I was a huge Jose fan and believe the biggest mistake our superb owner has made was to separate the club from our special one.
AVB must face his own truth: He has been naïve in his choices. This is not the Portuguese League. He has to make changes and fast, as the other manager, who I believe was great for us, is now looking over his shoulder—Guus Hiddink.