Do you think Critchley told them to go long part way through the second half? I don’t.So when Crewe has some good moments, you assume it’s their manager who has had that effect. When we started to come back and try something different, you assume it’s our players taking it upon themselves.
It was the right tactic and the press was far better than before, once you have players like Woodburn and Dougall in the midfield, and hopefully (though obviously I don’t know their quality) Ballard and Gretarsson at the back that 1 goal margin of error that has cost us in most games will be overturned by stronger defence and smarter attack.
Crewe’s best period can straight after half time, i.e straight after 15 minutes of instructions, from their manager. Where they hit us in our weakest points. That’s in game management.
Agree with the basis of your second paragraph. I hope you’re correct that if we sure up the back teams will have to come on to us more leaving more space for Yates, CJ, Woodburn and the others to exploit.