Playing percentages no longer adds up

Chris Dunlavy

MICK Mc-Carthy is - in his own words - old enough and ugly enough to know how management works.
“If you’re winning games, nobody really cares about the style of football,” said the Cardiff City boss ahead of last weekend’s game against Reading, a 1-0 reverse that marked the Bluebirds’ fifth straight defeat.
He’s right, or at least he was. It’s why Neil Warnock has spent over 30 years in the dugout and can command £1m a year, despite using tactics that would make Johan Cruyff turn in his grave.
Now manager of Middles- brough, Warnock still wins p...

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