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Everything posted by WC1Owl

  1. If the thinking is that the curent team is doing well, it would make sense to appoint them, and fill in behind Thompson at junior level. There's an argument that it's to early to be confident in a move like that. For me, waiting and seeing for now remains the most sensible option. Tell the current team they're in charge until further notice and play it by ear.
  2. The heat map shows they were pinned back in their own half a lot. (edit - The Only Way is S6 beat me to it) That site needs XG.
  3. Reach can make a decent fist of any outfield role except centre back and centre forward. So he's a very useful tool for a manager to have in his box. I understand the argument that there's maybe not one position on the pitch he's right now the obvious first choice for, but squad rotation is going to be key (and I think we also tend to underraye him), and I can certainly see him starting the large majority of games somewhere on the pitch. His own conundrum would be whether he needs to be somewhere where he can make one role his own, and level up.
  4. There isn't much to be lost by biding our time and seeing if he's up to or will grow into the job. Unless you think appointing any of the managers available now guarantees promotion. And if he wants the job, its not for anyone else to say he's being too ambitious. I would have been happy to see Rowett (for example) appointed. I'm happy now. That will change if we start to look off the pace.
  5. Reckon Winnall could well go to a good L1 side on loan.
  6. I think the first XI will be Westwood Palmer Lees Borner Odubajo Hutch Bannan Lee Reach Harris Fletcher Luongo will probably be the first in line to replace any of the midfield 3.
  7. Its a sticky wicket and they should throw in the towel.
  8. Chelsea won't drop their asking price until the last possible minute while there's more than one potential buyer. But the last buyer standing will get this down a bit, and Chelsea will strongly prefer to sell because that asking price (for the January window) is slashed as of 5.01pm. It'll go to the wire because none of the potential buyers have an existential need for another CB. We probably have enough bodies as it stands, even without the Bates interest.
  9. Only upvoting you for the Talk Talk avi, really.
  10. The Star's clickbait galleries (four page views for 3 lines of information) drive me flipping insane. At least the website no longer completely crashes my browser.
  11. Wow, Sam Winnall is 28. For some reason I assumed he was about 24.
  12. If we bank £15m for Bruce, Rhodes and Joao (lets say for the sake of argument) we’ll be able to buy and still be significantly better off on P&S. if we earmarked just £3m for transfer spending this season that could equate to £12m of players on 4 year contracts.
  13. That’s it. We’re not going to drop below first all season now. Or possibly not until after this evening’s game.
  14. Wasn't the Venancio thing because we were embargoed?
  15. Kind of amazing, reading that prose, to think that Alan Nixon gets paid to write.
  16. Indeed. The sum total of our knowledge of the actual facts of the situation is unchanged by this story. In these sorts of circumstances, it's also worth bearing in mind that most of these stories are planted by the clubs. For whatever reason, and leaving aside whether this is a good or bad idea, Chansiri seems to have little appetite to play this game. So the club is always on the receiving end of a disproportionately hostile press. And some of us on here can't get enough of it.
  17. Thanks for this. Will have a listen - wonder if it addresses the issue that we're under two different governing bodies?
  18. This thread should be retitled "how I learned to stop worrying and love Gary Rowett"
  19. The rules are ostensibly there to stop clubs going bust, but it looks like the rope is running out of slack.
  20. The whole saga's going to really throw Sam Hutchinson off his game. Before you know it, a mistimed tackle, a three match ban, and then where will we be. DID YOU THINK ABOUT THAT, SO-CALLED CHANSIRI?
  21. I think Watford were a PL club, which is the difference I'm concerned about?
  22. My general position is that I don't know enough of the facts to have a clear view on the rights and wrongs of this, and the legal risks in going one way or the other. But in the absence of all the information, my default position is that nobody has persuaded me at this point that we should be doing anything other than the maximum in our power to enforce our rights. However - specifically in respect of the complaint to the Premier League, I am unsure what the club's standing is to make a complaint here. Appendix 6 of the PL rules ( https://premierleague-static-files.s3.amazonaws.com/premierleague/document/2018/09/19/ef4c62c9-6b19-4189-a064-d212cbf68ce7/PL_Handbook_2018-19_Digital.pdf ) basically states that PL Clubs shouldn't tap up other Club's managers. But NB that the definition of a "Club" is a PL club. Other clubs are referred to as lower case "clubs". It's not clear to me that we can complain under this rule. To be crystal clear, this does not affect our ability to enforce the contracts with the Steves, or any action for tortious interference against Newcastle.
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