This week’s interview with Eddie Howe on AFCB TV was a bit of an insight into how Eddie Howe feels but I’m sure he’s even more nervous about the players around him.
He admits the league may be very different from previous games, but at the start of the season, AFCB appears to be a team that gets away pretty well, so Howe can only hope that this restart will have AFCB away from the relegation zone.
AFCB is proud of being a possession team but it does not always yield results. It’s going to be fascinating to see if the tempo of the Premier League games is a little slower than normal, somehow I think it’s going to be as frenzied as ever once we get into the second half with the bottom six teams scrapping for their lives in particular.
Even though Eddie spoke of keeping the football pyramid in touch, we will soon be hit by the fact that the Restart Project is just about a short month of football. Matters will soon move on to preparations for 2020/21.
Much of this will be in the future and Eddie Howe will have to focus on the moment. His main concern will be winning matches at the moment. Although Brighton has chosen to use cardboard cutouts from fans, AFCB appears happy to see only empty seats at home games, but I’m sure that every AFCB advantage can offer their players that they’ll be working on.
“We’ll only see if AFCB did the right stuff when the results start coming in. With three games in the first week, we’ll either feel much more comfortable or expect the worst after seven days of soccer starting on June 20”