It's doing my head in big time - So lets analyze the facts:
1-1 Concede in 80th minute. (VdV makes sub in 68th & 85th) 1 point dropped.
1-0 Concede in 90+ (3 subs made when 1-0 up with 20 to go) 2 points dropped.
1-0 Concede in 85th minute (AVB making sub in 81st) 2 points dropped.
Man Utd away Win 3-2
(held on for dear life for final 10mins AVB making 2 subs in that time) 2 points gained
2-1 up (AVB subs on 67th and 90th) We concede on 67, 69 and 90th 0 points dropped (they were better than us)
Man City Away
1-1 Concede in 88th (AVB 3 subs made 78, 80, 87th) 1 point dropped.
1-0 Concede in 90th and 92nd (AVB subs in 71 and 77) 3 points dropped
Hard to make sense of it - Suffice to say the following:
1) We've conceded 7 goals with 10 minutes to go.
2) We've dropped a good 9 points in that time and gained no points with goals scored with 10minutes to go.
3) We'd be sitting second with an extra 9 points in the bag.
4) AVB's subs are inevitably negative - they surrender the initiative, they invite pressure and more importantly he makes so many with 20minutes to go, any flow we had in the game is lost when new players get introduced - unless of course we're trying to gain the initiative and grab a goal (which just hasn't happened this season) I'd also suggest that keeping players on who have fought hard to gain the advantage - usually means these players have a grip on the game - the newcomers are thrown into the fray with 20 to go are never up to speed with the pace of the game or the shape of the game or who indeed they should be marking, tracking etc
AVB's Tactics when ahead have been absolute crap.
I'd also add - Gallas has played the full 90minutes in all the above games - old, slow and tired he drops deeper and deeper sucking the more inexperienced back with him.
So - with absolute authority - I conclude AVB and Gallas are to blame. And it's doing my head in. These tactics have worked once for us v Man UTd - when we held on...just.
Surely Mr AVB with all your stats and analysis - you can see we're simply conceding the initiative and inviting teams onto us with 20minutes to go - this is not the way forward and nor, more importantly is it the Tottenham way.