Mentioned during the game by someone else first, but for me the "high press" is a good frame for viewing how shite McLeish is and how applicable the dinosaur patter is. That style of play has become increasingly common in recent years. Its effective and something I like to watch. McLeish however, quite obviously thinks it just means "tell the forwards to run about loads and press their man." I have no doubt that like loads if people have said, the players are fully aware of the gulf in managerial nous between their clubs and when they rock up to be met with these utter fucking nuggets. Following the Bielsa spying thing, there have been a few features on various websites including BBC Sport about the sheer volume of data collection and analysis, player monitoring, and analysis of opponent that goes in every week at the top level. Thats the standard a lot of these guys are used to, constant focus on marginal gains. How much work does anyone think Eck puts in? It must be a demotivational factor on a scale most people couldnt begin to understand given the levels involved.