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  1. TheBoyBeevers

    Sending off

    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.
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    Forget big mick

    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.
  3. 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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    Just heard the tea lady won’t be available- out for the season.
  5. To be fair, baggage, attitudes and egos nearly always come with better players. If we ever make it to the Prem, we’re going to need a manager/club that understands that and can handle them effectively. There is no market I’m aware of that has reasonably priced, super talented, competitive players who always put the team above themselves and aren’t money orientated... Megson’s approach is that of an emotional fan, which is why it sounds appealing. But it rarely works in modern day football.
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    Di Piedi Goals

    Pablo Bonvin and Di Piedi in the same team as Danny Maddix. Truly desperate, bi-polar recruitment. Not saying Bonvin or Di Piedi were particularly good, but they must have turned up to training, seen Maddix passing the ball to Tony Crane and wondered if they had died in their sleep and were now in some kind of ‘football hell’.
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    Don’t reckon he’s back up- him and Lees (and Van Aken if we play 3 CB’s) is a solid back line. Loovens is the one that needs replacing. I’d rather we fetch in 1 CB + Venâncio as opposed to having to bed in 2 new centre halves in the summer. Unless Doyen can line us up 2 new quality players
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    Bannan Injury

    I reckon 1 win should be enough, in fact (aside from Sunderland and Brum winning their most recent games) I wouldn’t be surprised if the team in 22nd doesn’t even reach 44 points come May, as most of their respective form is awful. There’s some really weak sides down there. They have to be weak for us to still be 11 points clear of the drop after the season we’ve had!
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    Also worth pointing out that there’s plenty who have said how Van Aken is still so young and will improve etc. Which is true. But Venancio is only a year older than Van Aken and is still very young in CB terms. And yet has already been a club captain, is a leader on the pitch (especially over the last few months when the team has been in disarray at times) and is miles ahead of Van Aken in terms of his defensive game. Body shape better, decision making much better, reads the game better. Not a dig at Van Aken (who I like), more just pointing out that Venâncio still has a lot of development in his game and would be an investment.
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    Not the best on the ball- passing is unreliable at times and wouldn’t say he was a natural fit for how Carlos said he liked his teams to play...he’s far from a ball playing centre half. But he’s a good CB at this level. Doesn’t make many defensive errors, doesn’t take chances, not afraid of scrapping it, still young...if we have the option to sign him for that sort of money, I think (providing the money is available) we’d be remiss not to. We’re in a crazy era where ‘decent’ Championship defenders can cost you a lot more than a couple of million quid these days.
  11. Hutch clearly a man with strong opinions which is good. But...acknowledges that JL did the right thing by making him wait and building him up. But passionately defends Carlos for, by the sounds of it, pretty much doing the complete opposite of what he’s just said the ‘right’ thing to do was... Tbh, the more and more things start to seep out about Carlos, it sounds like he just gave players everything they wanted. Players late to training, players refusing to play u23 games etc, and the lack of management of injured players... ‘Oh, you’ve been out it two months but you want to play? Sure, I’ll shoehorn you in, no problem’. *shunts either Bannan/Lee on the wing, only for Hutch to break down 15 minutes into his comeback*
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    Another awful line up

    I had thought the same, 4-4-2 with Reach and Boyd playing on the flanks.
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    Adam Reach in the middle of the park

    To be fair, if we stick at this 3 CMs system, I’d like to see Bannan play as well as Reach in the middle of the park. With Pelupessy/Jones as the deeper of the three. Bannan is at his best when he’s further up the park, and his form turned to crap as soon as he started dropping deeper and deeper. He’s been at his weakest when he’s just stuck on our CBs toes trying to play those damn 50 metre Hollywood diagonals that come off once every 6 games. Bannan and Reach with somebody shielding the back 4...yes please. Would keep our solidity but give us real options going forwards.
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    Adam Reach in the middle of the park

    Took some fearful stick at times under CC, but just appeared (to me) to be following the instructions he was being given even though they actually made him a weaker player. Starting to really see his ability now, and his strength of character as well. Starting to look a snip at £5m if you ask me, we’d get much, much more than that for him now and his value is (one of the few of our players!) going up with every game he plays.
  15. Absolutely agree- just a shame he hasn’t been able to pick up a win out of the many draws to get the monkey off his back...but given the resources he’s working with, I think he’s doing pretty well. There isn’t a manager on the planet who would be winning every week with this side. He’s taken the very same players that Carlos bizarrely admitted he couldn’t even motivate, and turned them into a hard to beat unit with a little bit more confidence and a lot more fight about them...just needs to find a way of stringing 3-4 wins together to alleviate any potential threat of relegation and he’ll have done a solid job in extremely challenging circumstances.