Reids Coaching/Management thread

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by reids, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    So do you reckon Watford have taken someone on similar to you Reid’s? We seem to have some inventive set pieces going round at the moment.
     
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  2. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Chalobah said after his goal against Birmingham that he'd been working with "our set-piece specialist Roberto" that he gave praise to for the goal which is this guy: https://www.watfordfc.com/teams/men/staff/roberto-cuesta not so much of an analyst but more on the coaching side it seems.
     
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  3. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Balance is restored somewhat, 4 goals scored in April already!
     
  4. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    From the Upshot:

    Possibly diversifying your activities @reids?
     
  5. reids

    reids Squad Player

    I saw that - it's an interesting read: https://trainingground.guru/article...otiate-new-man-city-deal#.YHNUYSD7xio.twitter sadly beyond my capabilities!

    Corner goal #5 for the month (and my 29th for the season) was scored the other day in a textbook example of how to break zonal marking setups

    SonderjyskE also beat FC Midtjylland in the Danish cup semi final yesterday to book our place in the Danish cup final against Randers which is a very winnable game. Win that and we qualify for the Europa League!
     
  6. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Forest Green had 19 (!) corners yesterday, creating 12 shots (worth 2.9 xG) and scoring 2 goals - taking my tally to 31 goals for the season (and a 7.61% conversion rate for April so far which is crazily high) :D
     
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  7. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Great stuff, Reids. Really glad this is working out for you.
     
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  8. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    How does it work when you have that many corners? Are there 3/4 set routines you keep trying and a couple of more special/different ones? Are you watching the games and seeing how the defence responds and giving any input to the staff on the bench in real time?

    And a more fundamental question, regardless of the inventiveness of the routines, is a decent dead ball specialist still essential?
     
  9. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Everything I do is in the week before the game, never watch the games live so don't do any real-time stuff, imagine that would change though if I were working for a single club though. As for when you have that many corners, you mostly repeat, I usually provide 2 routines per game some of which are repeatable but some not (due to the surprise factor being lost!) and then the coaching staff add their own routines to the matchplan as well.

    I wouldn't say it's essential, most of the clubs I've been hired by have had issues with delivery and when you've got poor delivery you can generally do 2 things - you can either mix up the delivery method (chipping the ball is more accurate than trying to curl it, so you can base routines around that - although it's also easier to win by the defence so the routine needs to be solid for that to work!) or you can make sure you have a really good plan/routine to make sure that when the delivery is accurate that you know you'll get a good chance out of it. I've found doing a mixture of both to be the most effective!
     
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  10. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Didn't Forest Green sack their manager the week before? How does that effect you if and when that happens?
     
  11. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Yeah, they had an absolutely awful run. I was hired by the DoF rather than by the coaching staff that were sacked so still continuing my work, it gets sent to the analyst who then passes it on to the coaching staff so hasn't really impacted me at all (always good to try and get hired by the hierarchy above the manager for that very reason!)
     
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  12. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I have noticed our corner conversions have got better, you have not been helping out on the side have you Reids :D
     
  13. reids

    reids Squad Player

    I haven't but as it look like the Swansea game will now be pretty important i'll send over a little something for that game!
     
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  14. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Imagine if one of your corners leads to a goal that confirms our promotion. Instant hero. ;)
     
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  15. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    In fairness, if we score a corner that means we’re promoted he’ll claim it whether it’s one of his or not.
     
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  16. poakley

    poakley Academy Graduate

    Just read this from start to finish (over a couple of days)! What a journey @reids!! Incredible ambition and resilience to get where you want to go.
     
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  17. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Thanks! It's not been easy but glad I've got there!
     
  18. Simmos

    Simmos First Year Pro

    On Tuesday you felt the Swansea game could be important. It may still be if we have a chance of winning the legue. However priority number 1 is winning today. Without giving anything away (if possible), is there anything we should look out for today that you may have had some input on? Perhaps a player to look for at set pieces?
     
  19. reids

    reids Squad Player

    From Watfords side I haven't had any impact on todays set-pieces sadly (although we haven't had many tbf!), although I used to work for Millwall a couple of years ago and got them on the "Cooper at the backpost" tactic that they're now very keen on. I''ll still provide something for Swansea as i've prepped it anyway and seems a waste otherwise haha
     
  20. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Season done:

    5 teams
    Analysis provided for 189 games
    928 corners taken (up from 829 last season)
    36 corner goals scored (3.88% conversion rate - up from 2.77% last season)
    42.1 xG (up from 35.24 xG last season)

    Now rest!
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2021
  21. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Spezia been given a 4 window (2 year) transfer ban :(
     
  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    What did you do?!
     
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  23. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Think it was the previous owner tbf, apparently signed some underage Nigerian players that breaks FIFA laws. £400k fine as well as the transfer ban. A 2 year transfer ban is just what you want with only 14 contracted first team players :eek:
     
  24. Well you've got the rest of the summer to get yourself fit. Time to get the tracksuit out.
     
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  25. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

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    reids Squad Player

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  27. reids

    reids Squad Player



    First set-piece goal of the new season! A lovely worked (with a helping hand from some awful defending) short corner routine. I think these style of short corners are really underutilised at the moment!
     
  28. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Did you hire the singing child, as a distraction technique?
     
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  29. reids

    reids Squad Player

    I wish, he's highly effective.
     
  30. 99mph

    99mph 4th Prediction league 2011/12

  31. reids

    reids Squad Player

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  32. I see spezia’s first goal vs Juve was scored with “a shot following a corner”. One of your routines ?
     
  33. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Sorry just seen this! Nah, Spezia oddly don't want any advice regarding set-pieces they've said (I mean, that's supposed to be my job but oh well...) so I take no credit/blame for their set-piece record (which is horrendous in both attack and defence). I'm going out there on Sunday so will hopefully be able to persuade them then!
     
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