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  1. So what's wrong? Have a look at this

    Nail on head re pace. But Carlos won't address it. He had Buckley, McGeady and particularly McManaman and hardly played them. Last night a very poor Birmingham team watched us play in front of them, knowing we had no-one who could break the line or go past a full back.
  2. Big John Holsgrove

    Colin Prophett anyone? Used to partner Holsgrove.

    I like probably in italics because, as you suggest, this is open to debate. I want to be optimistic about Hirst staying and ideally getting some game time on loan so he can develop his game and his physicality. Let's see what happens between now and tomorrow night before we are critical of the club. However to lose two natural goalscorers in Hirst and Rhodes in one window just because we can't properly accommodate them in our playing style, would be downright poor.
  4. Carlos, Wednesday and the jigsaw piece....

    Seriously, I have to say the quality of debate and people's contributions on Owlstalk has been excellent over the last 48 hours. There have been times when it's all got a bit silly but this is high quality stuff. Well done all.
  5. The ref

    Be interested to know how many times Forestieri got fowled.
  6. Article on Cantona in Today's Times

    I actually suspect if we had signed him it would have all ended in tears. This is always cited as a pivotal point in our history which might have set us on a upward trajectory but in my view there are so many others more significant. Harry Catterick not backed by the board and being allowed to go then succeeding at Everton. Wilko not backed and leaving for L**ds and winning the title. Richards getting rid of BFR out of spite second time around. Dreadful mismanagement of the di Canio situation. Appointing Danny Wilson instead of an experienced manager (like Walter Smith), then Richards compounding this by failing to sack Wilson after the 0-8 at Newcastle. And so on.
  7. Our best 11

    The reality is that none of us know what our best eleven is and Carlos is the same. Is Winnall really better than Hooper? Could Hooper and Rhodes play together? Can Fox (who was excellent first half at Bristol City) make the step up from the league below to be a more consistent performer than Pudil (or even Reach if FF plays wide left) If FF plays wide left so we can accommodate two strikers, what does that do to our shape? How good is Abdi? Would McManaman be more productive than Wallace? Hunt or Palmer? Exciting times but one of our strong points in the second half of last season the team more or less selected itself. It's good sport selecting our best elevens but it doesn't really matter what the best eleven is - it's a squad game and our bench will be vital in the months ahead. Safe to say though that the pressure is on Carlos now with the Chairman having splashed the cash. Love Carlos but play offs is the absolute minimum requirement now.
  8. Nuihi

    Agree. If the logic is that he gives us an outlet and can hold the ball up then it is flawed. He half won two headers out of about 20 and laid the ball off once in 40 minutes if I recollect correctly. McManaman was brought on too late also.
  9. Some good points made on here and I totally understand the OP's points. But of course we have to aim for the top league. We have to believe we can be competitive when we get there. Step by step. Who knows what Chansiri might throw at it if we get up? Or maybe he'll sell to someone with even more money? Believe. It's the bottle half full approach. Dream and it might happen.