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TheBoyBeevers

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  1. We had our two years as media darlings for Carlos’ first two seasons, with Sky Sports hanging on his every word. So I don’t begrudge other clubs having that same attention after we blew our chances, especially not Norwich who are a decent club when it’s all said and done.
  2. At those prices, any aside from FF, and Bannan. Forestieri’s market value would be at bottom dollar at the moment, so wrong time to sell.
  3. Proper player. Key part of our plans for next season, need to land on a system (like tonight) where we can consistently get runners around and beyond him. The ‘one up, one off’ is the way Bruce looks to be going, and Fletch is the one up, just need to make sure we sign somebody over the summer who can play the same role effectively given Fletcher struggles with his body at times. Nuhiu, love him or hate him, isn’t that man over a 46 game season.
  4. Anyway, thread sidetracked.... I don’t see Pelupessy getting into any first choice 11. Doesn't offer enough on or off the ball, and seems to have not adapted to the much higher tempo of UK football to me. Constantly 1-2 seconds too slow (on and off the ball) which is a real problem with his defensive decision making in particular.
  5. For balance, I thought Semedo was truly awful with the ball. We got promoted that 2012 (?) year because Megson gambled when recruiting that Chris Lines would be able to dictate play and Semedo would play his part by giving him the ball as soon as he won it. Which worked brilliantly, and Semedo was so effective because he was aware of his own strengths and limitations. He was a vital part of that 3-4 year period, but was always the security, never the rockstar. From memory, Jones recruited McCabe and Corry (and later Ross Barkley) as the ‘upgrade’ on Lines and the balance collapsed leaving us having to play 5 in midfield just to stop teams taking the wee wee against us.
  6. Quite like Villa myself, proper club, decent fans. That said, imagine losing £40m in a year and still only being a few points above us when we had Jos trying his level best to get us relegated for half a season
  7. To be fair, you actually have to put in tackles/block crosses to give away set piece opportunities. We were too busy conceding in open play instead!
  8. I like having Hutch and Hector in the spine. Stops teams taking the p*ss. Been a while since we’ve had a few players who really love mixing it and relish a scrap.
  9. Normally can’t wait to talk about money (not just after games against us) which can make him sound a bit envious and bitter. However thought he actually summed it up well and was respectful/balanced.
  10. Still in it, would give it another 10-15 mins after HT and keep it tight, then look to bring on another attacking option and open it up a bit more.
  11. Yup, even Fletcher as our intended outlet is dropping into the middle bank of five to almost make it a six at times when we don’t have the ball. Joao would come in handy, but at the risk of leaving Fox 1-1 with Willian as Joao won’t get through half the work that Boyd does.
  12. Glad you dug that out pal, was just going to look for the same! I like Pudil, looked good at left sided centre half in our back 3/5, but he’ll never play as an orthodox full back for us again and rightly so. Was great in his first season (although was always a better wing back than full back from what I saw at Watford) but has been absolutely flogged most times he’s played at LB from the middle of his 2nd season on. Not just that his ‘legs have gone’, but his alround mobility has dropped right off making it hard for him to offer anything going forward, and a real weak link defensively.
  13. Certainly no excuse as we played poorly, but Grabban also a touch lucky first half not to see red for that tackle on Lees. Raised foot, ugly tackle, no malice I don’t think but still fortunate.
  14. I think it’s also partly how he handles diva players- his no nonsense management style is great on getting the best out of kids/disciplined players, but harder to apply to the egos that come hand in hand with (even failing) Premiership players who think they’re God’s gift to the world. Can see him ruffling a few feathers, which wouldn’t be a bad thing in the short term at WBA tbf I guess. Good manager though.
  15. According to my quick calculation? As Bolton play Barnsley soon, one/both have to drop points. If Barnsley win, even three wins only takes Bolton to 48. If Bolton win, even 4 straight wins from Barnsley’s other remaining games only gets them to 49. And a draw means that Bolton can’t make it to 50 points. So 3 points from the last 4 games absolutely confirms safety. Depressing end to a miserable season but hopefully the ‘end’ is in sight.
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