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  1. fife_owl

    Jordan Rhodes

    We hope he bangs in a few more at Norwich and cash in. Nice guy, great finisher in the past- better for all concerned that he moves on to a fresh start.
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    Bruce’s first signing...

    Two full backs on loan.
  3. I can’t think of a better choice. The most successful championship manager is Colin - not an option for us. Looks like we’ve got the second best championship manager. i genuinely thought he did a decent job at Villa - had his hands tied in year one - sacked early in my opinion. A guy who was at Birmingham City for years (and successful) was never going to be well treated at Villa.
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    Bannan at full time

    One of our many problems is that all of the big, noisy characters are sat in the grandstand watching.
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    He should really be judged when playing inside a team that knows what it’s doing. at least with Carlos it was clear that the team were following a clear directive.
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    Ian Holloway

    I like Holloway - but it’s all pointless. Chansiri has appointed Jos and we are stuck with Jos until he walks.
  7. Utter garbage, Jos has to go. How can a manager with Fletcher, Forestieri, Reach and Bannan at his disposal produce a team so poor in possession. We are getting worse.
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    I wonder if Jos won’t play Hutch because he can’t train as often or at the same intensity as others? i recall Hutch saying that Carlos let him manage his knee problems and when he could and could not train.
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    The Big Issue.

    I think if he continues to invest to the limit of FFP, he expects the fans to match him. i hope that once we have rode next season out, he buys younger, hungrier players still spending to the limit. i suppose he can’t come and say that we’re bust next season as that reduces the fees that we might get for Reach / Rhodes / Fessi. I’m not defending him - he made a complete mess of it, post Wembley. But I think he might have learned something and buy a different type of play, once we fall back under FFP.
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    The Big Issue.

    Chansiri pursued a strategy of signing players with pedigree. At the time Jones, Rhodes, Boyd, Abdi all had excellent records in this league. sadly, for whatever reasons, they turned out ineffective, expensive signings and ruined our FFP position. They continue to ruin our FFP position. chansiri has clearly changed strategy - Jos is explicitly reducing the age of the squad. i think Chansiri and Jos are preparing the team for next season - when FFP will strangle us. Season after that, I think Chansiri will budget to the FFP limit again - but buying talented younger players who are less proven in the championship.
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    From a player.......

    When I look at pictures of Jos and the players after games that we’ve won, they don’t look like strangers.
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    From a player.......

    Bear in mind that we could have accepted those offers and then the players spoke wages to the clubs involved - not wanting to half their wages, so said no thanks.
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    Jos out

    This nicely sums up the position. I don’t think any manager could “progress” the team with that back-drop. Add in injuries and players not able to cope with training expecting to play ahead of those that do...
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    Jos out

    If Westwood, Jones, Abdi, Hutch are all unable to train at the same level as everyone else - which is what Jos kind of suggests - then his squad is pretty small. Our season depends on Fessi and Matias staying fit. i can’t see Chansiri sacking him - I get the feeling Jos is having to operate under huge constraints.
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    Jos Luhukay - In or out?

    Out. Players don’t know what system they are playing, no one knows what system we’ll play next, no one knows which 11 will start, proven players at this level left rotting on the fringes earning huge wages.