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  1. basegreenowl

    What is the furthest out..

    Harkes was a belter from distance. Header? I remember an outrageous header by Lee Chapman one Boxing Day at Hillsborough. Carl Bradshaw hit some long ball across field and Chapman got daft height to it, stuck nut on it, and it looped over the Newcastle keeper (Budgie maybe) from way out. Roeder was marking Chapman. No video record of it now regrettably same as David Hirst's horizontal bullet header in a FA cup tie at Barnsley which we won 1-2 in the 80s from a Zico cross....
  2. basegreenowl

    Michael Hector...

    Regi Blinker
  3. basegreenowl

    Championship Finish According To Odds

    Who with? Thanks
  4. Not even a glimmer. That latter season form we can hold onto though....
  5. Any news on Sam Smart. Or is he not signable? Surely a few grand here or there they should allow. Bit strict if not.
  6. Towards the end of last season I recall a press conference and Jos was discussing that the squad needed improvement. He said, if I remember, they would look at the Premier League or the Championship for players. FFP was always doing the rounds then. Why would he sit in front of the media and talk about changes which would have to be made only to do nothing? Was he on a false promise or was he told to say a line with reverse action intended? Only a short time now to go. I kinda bought the idea and thought some kind of plan may be implemented in good time. The plans going forward need clarifying by the club with the ticketing and membership being where it's at. Just set out your timescales of putting this shabby mess in order or, if strengthening was always the plan, sign players to give us a competitive chance....
  7. Hourihane set up many a Winnal goal at Barnsley. Terry might end up at Derby if Lampard goes in there. Grealish has ability no doubt. Could even see a Premiership move for him.
  8. Sam Byram and Jordan Hugill could be available at West Ham under the new regime there. Maybe they fit what Jos might be looking for. Byram being a right back/winger and Hugill a target man. Obviously, players would have to move on especially amongst the forwards. Thoughts on them?
  9. basegreenowl

    3-4-3 and next season

    Seamless variations are good too. Think they add strength to how a team uses the full 90 minutes. European sides have been seen to be flexible in this way.
  10. basegreenowl

    3-4-3 and next season

    That's a possible. But if some potent player becomes available and other players have moved on then there may be an addition. Possible room for him too though as he can play more than one position.
  11. basegreenowl

    3-4-3 and next season

    Yes we can only bring in extra options if players can be moved on. I agree. No easy task. Hopper can play a number 10 type role. Just think if better options are out there to fit the good working dynamic of a front 3 then why not try. Fletcher could compete for the Dave role suppose. More physicality would be better though. More pace as an option would be good.
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    3-4-3 and next season

    That is the challenge. Agreed.
  13. We look good at 3-4-3. Think the big man, nippy type, number 10 combo works best. The front three are cemented for me. If it works why fix it? So basically we need, ideally, this three player type to come in. Those strikers who are often injured and who don't fit this front three combo of big man, nippy type, number 10 need moving on if possible. It really does fit a front three for us. So ideally another two or three strikers need to come through the door. Jos will know what other areas will need strengthening. His performance as manager at the latter end of this season and even in troubled times has me feeling confident for next season. I agree that Adam Reach has to have the left wing back birth. A quality right wing back would certainly add to the team. Would like to see the departures of Glenn and Ross allow for extra strengthening at centre half and a wide position. He may move for another defensive midfielder too. We do lack attacking or creative midfield depth. This was apparent when Bannan was injured. Of course Clare is an attacking type and we must wait to see if he leaves or not. A few areas of the team might need some back up as some squad members are not up to a promotion push. Could see eight or nine players coming in. If this is got right I think we can push on further great progress under Joss....
  14. basegreenowl

    This guy? Worth a trial? Harkes

    Think he is same age John was when he first signed for us. About 23.
  15. Ian Harkes? https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2018/01/22/23/14/20180122-feat-mnt-ian-harkes-hoping-to-continue-walk-in-john-harkes-us-mens-national-team ....Apparently has interested Derby and Fulham in the past. We will be needing midfield reinforcements. If his commitment is anywhere near John's he might be an asset. Maybe worth a trial at least.