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When you read something like this you have to question Hill's mentality.Asked if he was frustrated by the errors, Hill added: “You always are. But sometimes you have got to ignore them.“You make mistakes at home – you keep being told you are making them it takes you into a different place, you’re contemplating ‘why bother?’ “If you keep reminding players all the time about the mistakes they are making they are going to fear going out there. You want them to express themselves and make better decisions but if you keep on asking them it becomes false, it doesn’t encourage. You make them fear.
Not really, in a way he's right.
You have to start looking at human behaviour and reinforcement of views.
If you are continually told by your boss you make mistakes all the time it is only natural (if you want to keep your job/place in the team) to try to stop making them - and the most obvious way of doing that is to avoid having to make any decisions at all.
Hill's more at fault by starting off by slamming the players right from the start, calling them gym bunnies with no technical skills and belittling them by revealing that non of them could keep 'header uppies' with him more than a few goes whilst him and 'Flicker' (I find such a nickname deeming personally and would not respond to it if I was Flitcroft - how hard is it to say David, or Dave?) could keep it up all day. Good for them but I've never seen header uppies win any game yet.
Hill's job is to coach what he's got, no matter what deficiencies they currently have.
He should have come up with a system and clearly defined roles for players by now, such that everyone should know and understand what they are meant to be doing team wise.
Does anyone we goes watching the team see any evidence of this because it seems numerous changes in defence are producing individual errors, possibly/probably because these individuals haven't a clearly defined system that they can slot in and out of when selected for the team - hence Hill's constant complain of individuals making poor choice selection leading to errors?
At the end of the day we know the level of footballers we have are with us because they either aren't that great or have seen better days or just youngsters coming through the system. The job of the manager is to build a synergy from this being the team is better than the sum of the individual players.
Despite Hill's own individual mistakes such as blasting the youth players skills publicly, he seemed to be achieving this somewhat until the recent transfer window when something clearly happened behind the scenes and nothing has been the same since.
Hill would be better advised to move away from being the one to be the face of the public face of the club, Flitcroft could hardly do a worse job could he, and concentrate building this synergy from the players he has at his disposal.
I'm no Hill lover but I can't see him being sacked this season - what's the point really as most of the players won't even be here next season - so it should be in his own self interest to prove to FV and us how good a coach he really is.
That's my view for what it is worth.