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Postby tangledupinblue » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:22 pm

Sorry if already posted

https://viewfromtheninian.com/2021/01/1 ... mys-ethos/

"This is what I want to see more of both on the training pitch and match day, refreshing and always in demand of 110%, I am sick of these defence minded journeymen picking up their latest pay cheque for these long term contracts, knowing if they fail they get a pay off, Pearson, Pardew, Allardyce etc. Bellamy if he wants it, has to be given the opportunity, though I do not know if I would want to work for this current boardroom I would insist on getting some football men in the club."






Bellamy’s ethos

by Scott Johnson

12th January 2021


As featured on NewsNow: Cardiff City FC news

Cardiff City FC News


“I’ve got to smile when I watch football. I’ve got to enjoy it.

I love attacking, but I also love defending. I love pressing, but I also love playing. Don’t ever think I’m against long balls, but long straight balls, with a centre forward up against two defenders, I don’t like those odds. It makes no sense to me. I like long diagonal balls, they’re a bit different.

If I’m playing out, you’ve got to bring more players up the field, then you give me more space and leave your defence exposed. Final third, go and do what you want. You’ve got the freedom to express yourself and show your ability. I’ve always seen football that way. How can we outnumber them? When I went in to coaching with Cardiff, I wanted to see if it was possible to coach that way.




A lot of kids have their ability coached out of them. If you tell a player to take a touch, then up in the air it goes, there’s nothing wrong with that, but surely there’s more to them than that, otherwise they wouldn’t have got to where they are. Why not take a touch and commit the forward, but to do that you have to be comfortable on the ball. I don’t call that risk, I call that taking responsibility.

If we play out from my goalkeeper, he’s got to be good with his feet. He has to see the whole picture. I want to score and everything I do is based around that. We might start attacks from the back, but it’s all with the aim of being 1v1 in the end because I like those odds. If I press, I press high because its closer to their goal.

Possession isn’t everything. Don’t think I’m obsessed with possession, but I feel a lot more comfortable with the ball because you can’t come at us. The part of the game that will never change is winning your duels, second balls and headers. Pressing up close and when you lose the ball, get it back straight away because that’s the best time to win it. When you’re wide, get tight to stop the cross because if you don’t stop it, you haven’t done your job properly. You have to form connections all over the pitch.



Spending time with Vinny (Vincent Kompany) every day at Anderlecht has brought me to another level. It’s different here because I’m working with some of the best boys in Europe. The average age of the first team is 21.4 and eight of them are academy players. We just sold a player, Jeremy Doku, for £27m and he was 18-years-old.

These boys are on another planet and Vinny is one of them. He become the player he was here. It’s all in youth we trust. Young players start at zero and their value is only going to go up and that’s money coming in. Liverpool were willing to play £1.5m for Doku last year, but by playing him and him making his debut for Belgium, we got £27m.

The connection we have here, once they’re ready, they’re straight in the first-team. The intensity is right, the work ethic is right, they go around every cone. We work hard and we play a game called Murderball that is just relentless. None of it works unless you give everything on the training pitch.


I take the first-team here twice a week and I’m part of every session. We do first-team training in the morning and then we train the boys at 5 o’clock in the evening. I try things with the Under-21’s and when I get it right, I do it with the first team. Vinny asked me to stick with the first team this season, but I just love what I do, and if I was with the first team, I wouldn’t be home for Christmas!”
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Postby Wardy64 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:32 am

And people on this forum say they don't want Bellamy. They need their heads read. This guy could sort out our club over the next 5 years from top to bottom. We would see the type of football that gets us off our seats. If Tan doesn't offer Bellamy the managers job he might as well sell up and stick to what he no's best. We are crying out for Bellamy.
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Postby Dazzy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:41 am

Completely agree. The board needs their heads checked if he’s not being contacted about the job
Who needs Cantona, when we’ve got Stantona?
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Postby Forever Blue » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:49 am

Not many have said they don’t want Bells.

Bells told me he would never work directly under Tan after the way he saw Malky treated by Tan.

As under23 manager Bells did it for nothing and never had to Spk to Tan or answer to him.
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Postby OriginalGrangeEndBlue » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:53 am

Forever Blue wrote:Not many have said they don’t want Bells.

Bells told me he would never work directly under Tan after the way he saw Malky treated by Tan.

As under23 manager Bells did it for nothing and never had to Spk to Tan or answer to him.


Annis, it’s not just one way.
The club do not want Bellamy either.
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Postby Forever Blue » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:20 am

OriginalGrangeEndBlue wrote:
Forever Blue wrote:Not many have said they don’t want Bells.

Bells told me he would never work directly under Tan after the way he saw Malky treated by Tan.

As under23 manager Bells did it for nothing and never had to Spk to Tan or answer to him.


Annis, it’s not just one way.
The club do not want Bellamy either.



That’s fair enough Paul.
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Postby bluelover » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:38 am

This latest article highlights the problems. We know Tan and most other owners wouldn't be prepared to give him 5 years to turn things around and if we were honest most fans wouldn't give him that either as things could well get worse before they get better. It's what we need and what I personally would love to see him here but unfortunately he knows it isn't going to happen.

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Postby piledriver64 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:10 am

Forever Blue wrote:
OriginalGrangeEndBlue wrote:
Forever Blue wrote:Not many have said they don’t want Bells.

Bells told me he would never work directly under Tan after the way he saw Malky treated by Tan.

As under23 manager Bells did it for nothing and never had to Spk to Tan or answer to him.


Annis, it’s not just one way.
The club do not want Bellamy either.



That’s fair enough Paul.


I'm not sure that the article makes it less or more likely that Bellamy will come.

Again, he has been very careful with his wording and not burnt any bridges. This is the sort of pitch you would expect to hear at a manager's job interview and it appears that he's basically saying that this is what I'd want to do, if there is room for us to work together on such a plan call me, if not don't.

I think the 5 year timescale is a non starter but the rest makes sense and the interviewer is correct that Bellamy would have a longer honeymoon period with the fans than most appointees.

Mind you, we have to get rid of Harris first !!!! Is that really happening ?
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Postby nubbsy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:48 am

Interesting opinion on Craig's abilities as a coach...


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Postby Wardy64 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:47 pm

Didn't explain myself clearly. Senior squad would be a two year project. The age range, academy would be the longer 5 year project putting the structure in place and getting every team from the youngest up to play in the same style as the first team. This would make the path to first team football less difficult.
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