Review Of The Day 6th August 2018

06 Aug 2018 06:48:39
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 6th August 2018

1.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 06:52:01
Good business by Burnley. Think Ben Gibson is going to be a player to fulfill his full potential.

2.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 06:56:56
Morning Ed, thank you mate hope you have a good day.

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate you too.}

3.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 07:44:37
Big thumbs up.

4.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 07:59:05
Thanks Ed nice one. Was Maldini the best defender ever? I remember him being the best of his era.

{Ed001's Note - hard to say. Certainly there has to be an argument that he is. One I would find difficult to disagree with.}

5.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 08:01:08
Is maldini on the legends list ed? Have a good day!

{Ed001's Note - yes mate.}

6.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 08:18:09
Maldini would be a close second for me, the first being Beckenbauer.

7.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 08:18:33
I remember you saying Berahino was a player to avoid many moons ago ed when people were clambering for us to sign him well done sir you were proved completely right. Thanks your daily write ups can’t start the morning without them now have a good day mate.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, it does happen sometimes that I am right. Not often like but still, I can understand your surprise!}

8.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 08:33:23
Baresi for me. But both great great players.

9.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 08:40:26
Franco Baresi.

10.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 09:01:59
Have you done a write up on Baresi Ed? And where do I find it? Loved the Johan Cryuff one btw.

{Ed001's Note - not yet mate, he is on the list. Glad you enjoyed that, I am in the middle of doing one on Jack Charlton right now.}

11.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 09:19:10
Looking forward to the Jack Charlton one Ed. Have you enjoyed the research on him mate?

{Ed001's Note - very much so mate, when I was a small child, my dad's job moved us to Shrewsbury. While we were there me ma got a job in a textiles factory and worked with a couple of the WAGs of Shrewsbury players, becoming good friends with one. Her husband was bought by Jack when he was managing Sheff Weds and I remember him visiting when we had moved again and he was with Wednesday. I remember him telling some stories about Jack and how great a guy he was and how it was like being a part of a big family working with him. So he is someone I have always wanted to know more about. Was also interesting that the player's name came up in the research too!}

12.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 09:36:49
Ah bloody hell Ed I love stories like that, stories you'll never hear anywhere else so thank you for sharing. I can't wait to read more about him because I know a fair bit but not much if you know what I mean. Very interesting man and a true gent.

I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed the research mate.

Thanks again.

{Ed001's Note - I have to be honest, all I knew about him was the little bits I heard from me mam talking about him years later, when I was old enough to remember. I do vaguely remember the player visiting, Brian Hornsby his name was, he came through the Arsenal youth ranks originally before moving to Shrewsbury. Other than that, I just know hearsay from other people in the game that had worked with him. He was like Bobby Robson in a number of ways, using forgetfulness to hide the fact that he is very smart and a shrewd judge of character. I can see why his players adored him, he looked after them, was strict but fair and would help them when they had problems. He was like a father figure, rather than a coach.}

13.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 09:59:03
When Jack Charlton came over to Ireland he use to pay everyone by cheque and because he was the irish manager no one ever cashed the cheques. A friend of mine has a garage and he paid for his petrol and a bag of jelly babies with a cheque, he still has the cheque. He was suppose to be very tight with cash.

{Ed001's Note - he wasn't tight with cash, there are hundreds of players he helped out financially over the years that never were asked to give it back.}

14.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 09:59:05
I must ask Ed because I see a connection here, do you think Klopps a similar type of man? he sure sounds like it.

{Ed001's Note - to a degree yes. You can't really be like Jack was nowadays, he was too forthright. Nowadays you can't tell a player what you actually think, whereas he would tell them if they were out of order. In some respects it is good that the overbearing discipline of his era is gone, but, in so many respects it has turned out to be a bad thing. Managers have to pander to players as they are spoilt.}

15.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 10:24:29
We once looked at the 'Briggs Meyers" personality test on a training course, and it's frighteningly accurate. It did lead me to wonder whether it was / is used in football; the managers that know which buttons to press and all that?

16.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 10:50:49
I thought you did jack Charlton last week or was that something different?

{Ed001's Note - that was a player profile. I always try and do a player profile on them to go with the Legends article.}

17.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 11:17:15
Baresi was a great, undoubtedly, but he didn't have the attacking dimension that Maldini had. Apart from his defensive prowess, he was equally good with crosses (as a FB) and scored quite a few on corners with his head. And he was faster and more agile. Baresi was more of a "defense general" (Vincent Kompany, before his injuries, comes to mind as today's equivalent) .

18.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 12:18:24
Didn't Baresi sort of invent the libero role though AA? I loved watching him play sweeper. Never really marked anyone and played just deeper than the defence. Brilliant for perfectly timed tackles and always free for a spontaneous break out into the midfield. Baresi was the master at it.

19.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 13:08:58
In terms of defending - Baresi was better 👍.

20.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 13:55:17

That is a really interesting question, maybe I can offer some limited insights

I doubt the Myers Briggs is used in player selection. Personality assessments are okay but not great in terms of their accuracy. However, I do think they can offer some good insights into team makeups. They are often used as a measure of organizational fit.

P. S If I remember correctly the Myers Briggs is a pretty poor assessment of personality. Some companies out there who do psychometric assessment use Barnum statements which are very generic and widely applicable statements which give the feeling of accuracy when in fact these tools are very poor.

21.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 14:00:25
Gonna show my age here - I remember Brian Hornsby, pretty sure from his Arsenal days.

22.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 15:57:35
Pompeyred - It is usually accepted that it is Franz Beckenbauer who invented the modern "libero" role.

23.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 16:46:42
Completely agree with that Ed1 mate. If only more managers these days could be like he was, it'd make some of these kids think more about football over their own pocket I'm sure. Unfortunately these youngsters of today would probably call it bullying now lol and wouldn't be able to handle it, it's not bullying it's just pure and simple discipline. Players seem to have far too much power nowadays.

Hope your day has been a good one so far mate!

{Ed001's Note - it can be bullying, if it is not done with the player's best interest at heart. Jack cared. He was overbearing but he was not trying to make the players kowtow to his wishes, he was genuinely bothered about making them the best player they could be. The problem is that too many others just do it to make people do as they are told. That is why there is such a fine line between bullying and discipline.}

24.) 06 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 19:09:22
Yeah that's true Ed1 mate, I suppose some of the old managers would let the power get to their heads and be arses without caring about the players, I mean there's a few even today, or more than a few unfortunately.

Luckily there were gents like Jack about who did give a damn about making his players the best they could be yet at the same time he wasn't to be messed with, which imo is how it should be because as far as I know he was respected incredibly by his players. The more I hear about this man the more I want to know, can't wait for the legend profile.

Just a side note, thanks for adding your incredible knowledge Ed, it never goes unappreciated mate.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, I really appreciate that.}