I don't like making knee-jerk reactions to bad runs of form - we've had the worst luck imaginable with injuries this season, and we are a team that tends to go on long runs of poor form followed by long runs of great results. But Spurs' 9-1 mauling of Wigan got me thinking - are we ever going to see that kind of football played by Moyes, and if not, can we ever expect him to win anything? Bar the Sunderland game, I can't remember us ever giving anyone a real drubbing under Moyes (although we've been on the receiving end of a few hidings), we just don't ever play that kind of free-spirited attacking football that I think you need to be successful. Moyes has never gone for that approach, at Preston or us - Someone like Redknapp, on the other hand, has always tried to play good attacking football, even with the kids at West Ham when they got relegated, and looks like he's reaping the awards with it now with (I hate to admit this) what looks like a very, very good Spurs side.
Maybe I'm just letting the last six weeks get to me, but even with our first 11 out - which i still think is a match for anyone on paper - I can always see Moyes playing one up top, putting defence first and trying to hussle for 1-0 wins. I'd happily take that right now, starting with Hull and Liverpool, but in the long run we're gonna get left behind by sides that go out and look to put three or four past the opposition every game.
Edited by nogs, 23 Nov 2009 - 11:46.