Update #68: Season 15 | Change of Playing Style
After a poor last couple of months I had to re evaluate our tactics and style of play. The last game in November I changed to 5-2-2-1 with a focus on keeping possession and it seemed to work well, so I decided to stick with that tactic for the entire month of December. Our first game was against Juventus. A real test! They are not the powerhouse they use to be since the rise of Inter Milan in this save, but they are still a very good team. With the tactical change in play we took the lead through Maric in the 30th minute. Our lead was doubled by the German Srdjan, and we managed to smash Juventus 2-0 at home. We maintained 67% possession and had more than double Juventus shots. A terrific win, a brilliant way to start the month, and with two wins in a row, things are looking promising.
Palermo 2-0 Juventus
After beating Juventus we played another home game, this time in the EURO Cup II against CFR Cluj. We managed to win 2-1, two new players on the scoresheet; young dutch midfielder El Badaoui and our talented left back Chopko score, relishing his new wing back role. We managed to win our fourth game in a row beating Brescia narrowly 1-0. New signing Vaughan scored, a man we signed from Bournemouth who hasn't had a big impact, but scored an important goal for us late in the match. Then we played Cagliari in the cup, a rotated side lost 1-0 away from home in extra time. A tough loss to take but we played well. After losing to Cagliari it was back to winning ways, smashing Frosinone 5-0! Both our attacking wing-backs score a brace, and Bayer scored his first goal of the month. December finished off with another 1-0 victory over Fiorentina. El Badaoui scored his second goal of the month. A very impressive run for us, with the change of tactic we have looked like a new team and I am hoping we can continue this form for the rest of the season. Our full back's have been the stars this month, and El Badaoui playing as a second striker behind Bayer also impressed.
- I agree we were terrible the last two months, but not a bad December aye?
- Only half way through the season, now hopefully we can carry our December form on for the rest of the season and pick up good momentum like you said!