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Tom Moore

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About Tom Moore

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    Sheffield Wednesday Youth Team

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    Normanton
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    Wednesday and Yorkshire CCC
  1. Sort all our problems out with one move....

    One top class centre half will be much more use than an unmotivated "thinks he's a centre forward but really isn't", for the following reasons: We've got plenty of centre forwards. He doesn't want to play where he'd be most use. He's stirred the bobbar two seasons on the trot. For all the stuff about "he's our best player, he's our talisman", he's done roger all in the playoffs 2 years on the bounce. 8-10m is a reasonable ballpark for what we'd get (in my opinion) and would do me nicely. Buy Harlee Dean (or Caulker or Bjelland), get a pacey premier league kid in to play wide, and a proper thug like Jackson Irvine in midfield. Actually become unpleasant to play against, rather than just nice to watch for the neutrals.
  2. Was Our Recruitment Really Poor

    It was wee wee poor. Winnall Fletcher and Rhodes- strikers who thrive on early delivery from wide. That requires wingers. We don't play with wingers. McManaman and Buckley- out and out wingers. Refer to previous statement. Reach fits the way we play Abdi seems to struggle as one of a two in midfield. Unless you team him with Hutch. Which, with Lee and Bannan in the squad, is unlikely.
  3. Forestieri

    Don't compare Di Canio to Forestieri. I think most people are suggesting getting rid of FF because he's been poor most if not all last season, and he doesn't fit in the formation we need to play to get the best of the four strikers we've got.
  4. Ideal attack next year

    Immaterial unless we sort the supply, Steven Fletcher or Justin Fletcher wouldn't make a massive difference.
  5. Comparison with Brighton

    Obviously not Sheringham.
  6. Comparison with Brighton

    We don't play with wingers, we have wide players who come inside to make a 3 when one of our two splits the centre halves or drops in front to take short passes. Big difference.
  7. if you could pick one player

    Palmer. Big, athletic, nasty streak. Just what we need in midfield.
  8. Best two years for seventeen.

    If you spend 15 years being fisted by hellboy, 2 years of rimming a goat would be your best 2 out of 17. Doesn't make it fun.
  9. Whelmometer - where is your whelm?

    My whelm is currently around 5. Representing "meh".
  10. Happy?

    Not especially.
  11. For All Budding Directors Of Football

    Flawed premise on the basis that the DOF would have limited influence over tactics. That being said: 1. For the purposes of this, me, as you want to know my tactics and approach. In the real world, the Fulham manager (Jankovic?) or Pardew. 2. I'd keep Dawson and Wildsmith from the out of contract list. Sasso too as 4th choice centre half. Release the rest. I'd also being shopping out the following for transfer: Abdi Forestieri Matias Joao Nuhiu Melo McGugan. None of the above fit in going forward, and I'd like to recoup money to avoid FFP issues when I spend £50m on promotion. In terms of incomings, I'd like Izzy Brown (most likely on loan) or someone of that ilk, Chris Brunt, Kyle Bartley and 2 quick wingers with end product, not entirely sure who. Probably young Premier League loanees. I'd like a quick striker too but we're a bit overloaded. With the existing squad, I'd have a look at Lee at right back in pre-season; to see if he could do a better job than Hunt, in terms of defensive positioning and final ball. I'd get a specialist sprint coach in and look at the strength and conditioning staff, I want us to be the fastest fittest strongest team in the Championship. All things being equal, starting line-up is as follows: Westwood Lee Fox Lees Bartley Young quick winger Hutchinson/Bannan Brown Brunt Hooper Fletcher Wildsmith Sasso Reach Hutchinson/Bannan Young quick winger 2 Rhodes Winnall. 3. Approach at home is to press and win ball, get it wide and get it in the box early. Same approach away. Championship winning teams don't poo it away from home. This is our team and we're coming to do you.
  12. Forestieri

    We have more strikers who suit playing two up than not. FF isn't really the best partner for any of them in a two, as they all seem to play better with an out and out striker as a partner. Hooper to an extent, but he's done his best work this season dropping and linking. if he does that with FF we've no one up top. Said strikers also want early balls in from wide, so he isn't really a suitable wide left option. Due to the way we've recruited, he's now a very good individual player, who doesn't fit with how most of the rest of the team play. He's also becoming a victim of himself, not getting free kicks he ought because of who he is. I get the impression that he's a bit of a flat track bully too, don't recall a performance in the really big games. If we could get decent money for him, I'd sell.
  13. How many players do we need, realistically?

    I think we're about 4/5 players away from absolutely tearing this league a new one. We need some presence and some athletes, we're pretty much the anti-Dave Jones team at the moment. I would like: A big quick nasty centre half. An athletic powerful attacking midfielder in the Izzy Brown mould. 2 quick wingers who are direct, can beat a man and get early balls into the box. Although I'd happily take one quick plus Brunt. I'd also like a quick forward so we have some threat in behind, but we're a bit overloaded up top.
  14. Who do we want then....

    "Rigid when it needs to be"? Pervert.
  15. Better or worse season????

    Top 6. Every time. In answer to the original question, playoffs twice, lost twice, so probably exactly the same.
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