Brian Riemer - Assistant Head Coach - signs to June 2023

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Fully deserved for his defensive transformation!
 

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............more good news............he is a winner............
 

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Great news this. Like Frank there were a lot of people questioning what he did. 'It's all down to KOC...' but the change in our defensive play has been monumental since he came in. Seems to be very well liked by the players and staff too. Another outstanding appointment..
 

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Great news this. Like Frank there were a lot of people questioning what he did. 'It's all down to KOC...' but the change in our defensive play has been monumental since he came in. Seems to be very well liked by the players and staff too. Another outstanding appointment..
That’s not cynical mate. You must try harder. :lol:
 

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Great news this. Like Frank there were a lot of people questioning what he did. 'It's all down to KOC...' but the change in our defensive play has been monumental since he came in. Seems to be very well liked by the players and staff too. Another outstanding appointment..
The change has been down to; Raya, Pontus and Pinnock coming in to complement Dalsgaard and Henry. Which is what was needed for the last five seasons. Better defenders.
 

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The change has been down to; Raya, Pontus and Pinnock coming in to compliment Dalsgaard and Henry.
So, it's all down to David, Pontus and Ethan telling Henrik and Ricoh how good they are??
 

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Sorry, complement not compliment.......
 

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Quite. Maybe I should start picking up on these things too? :rolleyes:

Nah, can't be bothered. :shrug:
 

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The change has been down to; Raya, Pontus and Pinnock coming in to complement Dalsgaard and Henry. Which is what was needed for the last five seasons. Better defenders.
That's certainly been a part of it but the whole way we defend has changed over the last year or so, and not just in defence, everyone's much more aware of their role and we're so much better at regaining our shape when we lose the ball. That only comes from hard work on the training pitch.
 

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Quite. Maybe I should start picking up on these things too? :rolleyes:

Nah, can't be bothered. :shrug:
Fair enough.
Just quite liked the idea of new players in our defence giving encouragement to the old ones.....
 

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The change has been down to; Raya, Pontus and Pinnock coming in to complement Dalsgaard and Henry. Which is what was needed for the last five seasons. Better defenders.
In the TF interview on talksport he gave 3 reasons for the improvement; the willingness of all players to defend/close down from the front, the improved defensive coaching from Brian, and the recruitment of quality defenders, goalkeeper and Norgaard.
 

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In the TF interview on talksport he gave 3 reasons for the improvement; the willingness of all players to defend/close down from the front, the improved defensive coaching from Brian, and the recruitment of quality defenders, goalkeeper and Norgaard.
That's 5......
 
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That stuff about the end of last season is a bit painful. Hopefully we've learned from it.
Yeah, that got to me too. I was watching a youtube of Ollie and he talks about how he was close to TF. It sounds like he really wanted to stay. On the other hand, I could be reading too much into it.
 

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That’s a very interesting and encouraging piece. Thanks for posting it OB.
 

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Its probably been mentioned on here before but I wasn't aware that MB dictated that they never try to defend a lead. Another reason why we score so many goals
 

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Despite being a bus stop we never park the bus. Soon after MB took control we used attack as the best form of defence but now we do it with the entire team starting from Raya.
 

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Possibly the next Head Coach, when Frank is poached at the end of the season?
 

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That stuff about the end of last season is a bit painful. Hopefully we've learned from it.
All experience is good whether positive or negative. I have seen enough this season to feel that we have learned from last season, and are on a different level. The stats back this up. Amazing!
 

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Yeah, that got to me too. I was watching a youtube of Ollie and he talks about how he was close to TF. It sounds like he really wanted to stay. On the other hand, I could be reading too much into it.
I’m sure I remember Ollie saying before the play offs that he really wanted to play at Lionel Road. Had we gone up I think we’d have had a decent chance of keeping him and Said. But that’s history. The only relevance is that if we go up I think it’ll take a ludicrously high offer from a top 6 club to prise Toney away.
 

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Yeah, that got to me too. I was watching a youtube of Ollie and he talks about how he was close to TF. It sounds like he really wanted to stay. On the other hand, I could be reading too much into it.
Always good to humanise these moments. Whenever someone throws out a lazy "bottler" comment, it'd be good to take a step back and ask what the 22 year old you would have done,
 

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Its probably been mentioned on here before but I wasn't aware that MB dictated that they never try to defend a lead. Another reason why we score so many goals
It’s sort of obvious anyway. Even from anecdotal experience it is rare for clubs who sit on a 1-0 lead to prosper over a season or a run of games. Having the game management chops to see out the last 5 minutes in that position from time to time where the opposition hasn’t left gaps to exploit is another thing, but that generally involves keeping the ball and in positions well away from our goal.
 

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It’s sort of obvious anyway. Even from anecdotal experience it is rare for clubs who sit on a 1-0 lead to prosper over a season or a run of games. Having the game management chops to see out the last 5 minutes in that position from time to time where the opposition hasn’t left gaps to exploit is another thing, but that generally involves keeping the ball and in positions well away from our goal.
Agreed, based on what we see before us it is obvious, but I'd not personally heard that it was reinforced with a specific instruction from the owner. That's a bit different when you're approaching the sharp end of the season and it starts to become more tempting to hold onto what you've got in a match
 

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Agreed, based on what we see before us it is obvious, but I'd not personally heard that it was reinforced with a specific instruction from the owner. That's a bit different when you're approaching the sharp end of the season and it starts to become more tempting to hold onto what you've got in a match
I remember the Martin Allen season when we tried that towards the end of the season and forfeited any chance of auto promotion. If it can’t be done with a blood and thunder manager looking for graft and heart from his players it probably can’t be done reliably at all, however tempting. Maybe it is workable if your entire approach is attritional- like Huddersfield when they went up with (iirc) negative GD- as it just involves carrying on playing how you would if level or behind! But not in a team whose plan A and recruitment is about scoring lots and taking the game to the opposition.
 

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Possibly the next Head Coach, when Frank is poached at the end of the season?
Not a chance. MB stood by him when things were going badly. Thank the Lord he did but the top clubs wouldn’t. He appears to be committed to the project and as we will be in the Prem why would he want to leave.
Likewise Toney. It would take an eye watering sum for us to let him go. Our style of play suits his game and I don’t see him going anywhere once we’re promoted.
 
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It’s sort of obvious anyway. Even from anecdotal experience it is rare for clubs who sit on a 1-0 lead to prosper over a season or a run of games. Having the game management chops to see out the last 5 minutes in that position from time to time where the opposition hasn’t left gaps to exploit is another thing, but that generally involves keeping the ball and in positions well away from our goal.
Nottingham Forest proved that you can't keep it up for a season last year.
 

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Really enlightening (very long) interview on BU latest bulletin. Confirms the in depth thought given to dealing with all the issues arising from time to time.
 

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