I put in my thoughts about Kreis around the time that thread had come out in the summer I think it was? Overall I feel that Kreis is a good coach, but you can tell he's very new at it. Right now, I think there's two things holding him back. The first is refusing to change tactics. He's easily out coached because he puts out the same formation and the same game plan. If he were to occasionally switch it out and do something a little different against teams that are better than us at breaking down the diamond, we'd look a little better, I think. The second thing is the fact that he has the 'starting 11' + 3 subs and that's it. The only time we ever saw change was when there was an injury. That to me breeds complacency. What was the point of the starters, or bench/fringe players motivation to do better? You're not going to force your way into the starting 11, and you're not at risk of losing your starting spot, so where's the motivation to stay on top of your game? I think eventually he'll learn that he needs to do things a little differently to be successful. Will that be a change for 2013? I honestly don't know, but I would think at some point he'd see that you can't always keep the same exact tactics and be successful.