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Herb

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  1. There’s a few in that line up that tonight that would do well to earn a move to League 2 when their time with us is over. I’m not a huge fan of calling out the individuals but I’d be genuinely surprised if Penney or Wildsmith ever find themselves back at this level again. The fact that both are having to be called upon when we’ve allegedly spent £300m+ is a fairly damning indictment of the recruitment. There’s others in the squad who’d fall into that category too and a few more that were below par in key moments tonight but those two look miles off the level required.
  2. We’re great at fairly innocuous fouls, or moronic ones against direct sides desperate to lump the ball in the box from all areas. So often we give away the ‘leggy’ free kicks/yellows where we just look too sluggish to keep up with opponents. That winning goal was perfect for the ‘take a yellow for the team’ moment but we don’t seem to have that streak in us. Even when we did try with Penney in the first half he was simply shrugged off
  3. He looks miles off it to me. Really surprised he’s stayed at the club as long as he has.
  4. Understandably emotions are running high tonight as that result was dreadful but if Paterson takes just two of his glorious opportunities we’re talking about a positive result and glimpses of a system that could suit us. Ultimately the same flaws have caught us out again. Very weak defensively, very weak mentally and poor recruitment in forward areas leads to poor numbers.
  5. I think you’re absolutely right. I honestly don’t think he’d particularly register the contempt but right now he thinks it’s an illiterate and problematic few on social media. The reality is the apathy has spread much further than that.
  6. I see where you’re coming from but it feels far too simplistic to pass the blame off to Paixao. Clearly he’s an issue but his continued presence is entirely the fault of Chansiri. To not sever those ties a long time ago is a fundamental error. But Paixao presumably isn’t the one advising the merchandise/ticketing pricing structure or dismissing any key club sponsors so Chansiri can just stick his own name on everything for an ambiguous fee. Or ranting about fan negativity to the press. Almost every decision, every action during the Chansiri era was wrong or late and there’s
  7. Chansiri has been an unmitigated disaster. I’m not entirely convinced he’s spent the sums he claims BUT if he has it’s absolutely staggering how little there is to show for it. The training ground, comparatively, is still woeful. The stadium still dated, and no longer owned by the club. The relationship with the fans weakened. Very, very few saleable assets. He gambled financially early on and came close but with no forward planning so we’ll suffer the consequences for years to come. Top assets leaving on free transfers each season now. Take this season alone as a
  8. Let’s be honest, it’ll never happen but when you throw the incompetence of DC into the mix with some post covid financial caution, changes in habits and a disinterest in our dour football it wouldn’t be a shock to see a big drop off in attendances when we can eventually return.
  9. Let’s not suggest that our ‘coach’ would be operating in anything like the structure of those two. A coach can thrive where there’s a strategy but in Chansiri and his sidekicks we have none of that. The head coach model can be superb but that’s nothing like what we have here.
  10. With respect, he’s not paying the players either. Can we point to anything he’s got right? Any mistake he’s acknowledged? Any area of the business that’s improved? All I see is millions wasted on wages and transfer fees with no efforts to recoup. Managers hired and fired with no long term strategy. There are no positives to Chansiri. Zero. Zilch. He’s been utterly horrendous.
  11. The concern is how. How do we get rid of Chansiri? He’d have to write off a substantial amount of his losses and appears to be a nightmare to negotiate with. He said he’d sell if he’s no longer wanted. That time has surely come now. From top to bottom we’re an embarrassment.
  12. He’ll be back in. Pulis is crying out for the pace. No idea where he slots in but if we can find some of the first half composure again it will massively benefit the ‘flare’ players. Under Monk they utilised most of their energy catching up with a long pass. Last night showed signs of playing through the thirds which can only help the likes of Brown and Harris to have possession in attacking areas.
  13. While that review may fit some of the previous Paterson performances it bears no resemblance to what happened last night.
  14. He’s absolutely key for us on this seasons form. Calculated gamble from TP as it’s imperative we pick up points before being able to strengthen in January.
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