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hirstyboywonder

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    Jos still nowhere near our worst manager

    Not sure whether to celebrate wearing you down to that point or be embarrassed by it - it was never my intention! Think many of us would be happy with that but game by game the reality becomes clearer that it isn't likely to happen. Your stats include cup games, take away the wins against Carlisle, Sunderland and Reading reserves and Jos's record makes even worse reading.
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    Jos still nowhere near our worst manager

    No need to hide my posts just because I have had disagreements with you surely! Bit sensitive that, not as if it has ever got abusive or personal. Happy to admit I gave this guy too much of a chance and you were right from the start! Think it would be harsh to sack him on Christmas Eve..........hope it happens sooner.
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    Fans Forum - Change of venue

    Think you've missed a zero off mate! Shame the city doesn't have a venue called the tetracontagon as that would have been closer to reality!
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    Jos still nowhere near our worst manager

    It would help if you got the losses and draws the right way around. No way we have only lost 12 under this guy. We have lost 16 of the 41 league games he has taken charge of, winning 13 and drawing 12. 51 points from 41 league games! Just about safe over the course of a full season thanks largely to last seasons good finish.
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    Fans Forum - Change of venue

    Given that we had to apply by email in the first place, how difficult would it have been for the club to email back to all those that applied first for however many seats the Octagon holds, stating that they have 2 days to reply and accept the tickets or they will then go back into a pot on a first come first serve basis?
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    Westwood to Weeds

    Sounds like a familiar problem........
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    Westwood to Weeds

    This may be true but hardly a fact to be applauded, losing a keeper for nothing to a club with genuine promotion hopes having paid him the contract that we agreed to give him for the past year for absolutely nothing.
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    Westwood to Weeds

    Just a shame about the 12 months we have being paying him for sweet FA!
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    Alan Nixon

    Maybe they did but lets be honest, DC has been reluctant to sell anyone unless his value has been met and his value may not be the market value - how many players have we sold for a fee during his tenure? Also, it may not be surprising if Westwood didn't want to leave if no other club wanted to match the salary we give him, can't blame him for that. We have wasted a significant amount of money on wages of players that have had no chance of playing for the past 6-12 months.
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    Westwood starts u23

    ? Named on the team sheet as starting.
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    Alan Nixon

    Exactly, plus not sure why anyone would choose to pay a fee for him in January when they can get him for nowt in the summer. The time for putting him in the shop window was when Jos first too over, that ship has long since sailed.
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    Barry Bannon - unhappy at the club?

    You are bloody obsessed with Bannan though, would have thought you would have nailed down how to spell his name by now!
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    Booing at half time

    You think the booing at half-time was a causal factor in our poo start to the second half? I would like to think that they couldn't believe they were winning at half-time either due to the fact they surely knew how poorly they had played. We were dire in the first half and not much better in the 2nd and were lucky not to lose never mind consider how we might have won the game. This was not due to the crowd but the poor tactics, formations and team selections that the manager chooses.
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    Booing at half time

    I think he meant it more along the lines that it was that particular 45 minutes was the straw that broke the camels back having endured much of the same for most of the season. Had we played decent stuff all season and gone in 1-0 up with that performance I don't think we would have been roundly booed so it wasn't based on that 45 minutes in isolation was it.
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    Booing at half time

    Don't think you need to partake to be able to understand the reasoning behind it.
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    Onomah

    Villa fans had mixed feelings about him but as he played plenty of games for them and they managed to reach the play-off final I doubt he was being carried for most of the season and so must have done something productive. Not playing him at all is a complete waste of the loan signing made by the manager.Maybe he would have been better served trying to bring in a full-back or a holding midfielder instead, though he does seem happy with the player he bought for that position for some reason.
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    Booing at half time

    Did you enjoy the first half? Did you think we deserved our lead? Do you think our hapless manager got the formation and tactics spot on? Do you think they should be applauded off having been 2nd best at home to a side that haven't won a Championship away game in over 35 attempts? I don't agree with booing players individually during a game but that is not what happened here. How do you think the fans should voice their opinion on that performance? Are you blaming the fans for the incompetent start to the second half?
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    Credit Rotherham

    They were bang average but as you say, they played to their strengths and looked more comfortable than we did for large parts of the game - this from a club that can't remember the last time they won an away game at this level! As for the bit in bold, what is this 'game plan' you speak of? I don't recall knowing what my team are doing in terms of this for a long time.
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    ‘We Must See The Reality’

    Are you joking? He keeps putting square pegs in round holes even when other options are available. He hasn't had major defensive injuries this season but has had a tendency to change defensive formation and personnel at will. The vast majority of managers will look to address poor form or a depleted squad by shoring up the defence and have consistency of selection and approach, especially when the team has a rookie keeper and other inexperienced players. If you think Jos is getting the best out of any of our players then you are in a significant minority.
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    Alan Nixon

    I have heard this yesterday from someone who should be a fairly reliable source of info but as has been said I would be surprised if this is the case as I can't see Bruce coming to work with next to nothing financially.
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    ‘We Must See The Reality’

    Sorry but it is nothing like season 2 under Carlos. Yes, the 2016-17 wasn't as exciting in terms of the brand of football but we at least had a defined way of playing which was effective and we got results. How many times did we get beat at home that season? This season I haven't got a clue what our tactical approach is and don't know what the formation is half of the time. I do know plenty of the players are being played out of position too often and none are playing as well as they can do.
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    ‘We Must See The Reality’

    Liam Palmer played plenty of games under previous managers and didn't look as poor as he has done under Jos - he does not have the ability to get the best out of the team he has taken on. He has signed 3 players. One is full of effort but lacking the ability to be a competitive Championship midfielder, one is a defender who looks class during games but makes mistakes that regularly result in us conceding and the other is a midfielder that cannot get game time despite us being abysmal for the past two months. Yes, these signings have all been restricted by having next to no budget but other clubs have had financial restrictions and transfer embargos and have made a better fist of things. We were only able to sign 2 loan players in the last transfer window - given this was the case, perhaps he should have tried to ensure that both would be players that would improve us. A new manager may be able to: define a clear tactical approach nail down his preferred formation decide upon his best 11 Use all of the above to work on in training as opposed to chopping and changing every week provide some support and guidance to the inexperienced players from the sidelines when things aren't going well
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    ‘We Must See The Reality’

    You, me and every man and his dog could see we couldn't go on spending as we were and would need to cut our cloth by season 3 of DC's approach at least. If Jos and his representatives didn't do their due diligence when considering taking this job then more fool them. Remember he walked out on his previous job very early on due to disagreements with the owners.
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    ‘We Must See The Reality’

    Balls to his principles. His tactics and approach are leading us to become the worst team to watch in the division, with the worst defensive record and tactics that are completely baffling from one game to the next. The encouraging signs he showed early on by introducing some youngsters into the squad is being eradicated by the fact he plays them in different formations or different positions every game and offers little signs of encouragement or guidance to these inexperienced players during games. Dawson has been hung out to dry as the only player who hasn't been changed consistently - a rookie keeper pushed into the spotlight behind a rickety defence he is now shot of confidence. Penney initially showed encouraging signs having been brought into the squad gradually but has since played in at least 3 different positions, including CM in a midfield 3?????? and is struggling. Baker did OK at the end of last season but is nowhere near 1st choice standard at Championship level. Thorniley has been the best of the lot but has found himself on the bench when others have been in woeful form and has also been played out of position. I am struggling to think of any positives under this manager as things stand.
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    ‘We Must See The Reality’

    Spot on. Far from Jos to need to point out to us the reality that we are no longer the top 6 side we were for a couple of seasons. However: The reality is that we are paying the same prices as we did back then, among the highest in the division so not surprising many are disgruntled The reality that the new manager came in and stated he would sort out the fitness and injury problems The reality that our manager has been in the job for nearly a year and doesn't have a clear tactical approach, doesn't have a best formation or a preferred starting 11 The reality that the defensive-minded manager was lucky to get a point against a side that haven't won an away game at this level for more than 30 games. The reality that the defensive-focused manager has a team with the worst defensive record in the division, hasn't got the best out of any of his squad and has not progressed us as a team since his first few games in charge and has gone backwards this season. Those are the sad realities we are facing week in week out to the extent that it is putting fans who have already paid off attending in good numbers.
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