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bigthinrob

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  1. Roll up, roll up. Don’t miss this unexpected opportunity to slag DC. Don’t miss out, you’ll regret it later.
  2. I'm not moaning about the platform at all. I'm not really moaning at all. I'm calling out negativity about a new signing who SOME are slagging without a ball being kicked & who (as you rightly say) may be played in a different position to the one where the stats are from that they are using to prove their negative point about his scoring record. Hence my slightly tongue in cheek analogy regarding Warhurst who was quite successful being played 'out of position'.
  3. Don't really do "Ignoring". It would be like going to an Oxford Union debating society & not highlighting weaknesses in someone's argument.
  4. Just imagine, turn the clock back 25 - 30 ish years. We announce a central defender is to be played 'up top' as they say now. Cue meltdown. Quotes a plenty in cliche land. "4 goals in 50 appearances", "We need a big striker & get a bloody defender", "Manager hasn't a clue", "Don't rate him, we needed a proven 20 goal striker", "Not what we need" etc etc etc. "Go on Paul Warhurst, let's see what you can do up front lad. Ignore the sniper's, they know fu*k all".
  5. That may be the expert's prognosis (& probably correct) but sure as hell continues to damage us & our prospects. Any of these player's that 'fan's' automatically don't rate are automatically put under more pressure from day one and are forced to perform above average just to stand still & get grudging acceptance. People say they are overpaid & therefore should be able to live with the criticism or probably don't read it anyway, but it has been proved numerous times that it does ACTUAL damage. Think Morgan Fox who we could have desperately don
  6. Been wracking my brains to think of the chant about him from those days and it finally came to me. "Crunch crunch, Gerry Young". Repeated. Much simpler times.
  7. Now he was a proper hard man. Not a preening wannabee pretend hard man, the real deal. Always remember the white 66 cup run shirts. The big lad's busting out of them, Gerry, Mobley etc. RIP Gerry Young.
  8. This exactly. The inevitable player offloads when teams leave the Prem are compensation enough without adding the failure payments on as well. Look at Fulham. 100 mill approx signings, previous failure payments, & the 39mill allowable losses. Knowing full well if they fu*k it up again, they are set fair for another 3 seasons guaranteed. And the rest are supposed to compete with average 13 mill spend / losses per season. The whole shambolic debacle needs ripping up & starting again.
  9. Totally agree mate. Thinking outside the box, I just wonder how one of the best goal 'sniffers' Gary Lineker would have fared being asked to play like Rhodes has been. Not saying Rhodes is on a par with Lineker obviously, but he didn't exactly put himself about but teams played to his strengths. I fail to see how Rhodes can do what he did against Forest. Right foot, left foot, header, all good goals & be completely finished. Given the supply, he can clearly still do it, as that game showed.
  10. I'l have a nose through it when i've got 5 mins.
  11. It's not really a 'myth' though is it. There were detractor's. I remember Gurujuan was especially 'against', but there was a strong majority who were very much on side with it.
  12. I was one of the fans jumping up & down in ecstasy when we signed him & I still hope and pray he can find something on a regular basis what he did at Forest. I just wish he would pull his top out of his shorts. It makes him look like a sixties throwback. I reckon if he pulled the shirt out, it would make him lose the nice guy image, make him nastier & put a yard of pace on him. I reckon he needs to get down with that Fizz fella. Get a bit nasty, mix with a few dodgy fuc*ers, have a pop with a few hoes, have an AK 47 tattooed on his l
  13. Our lad's obviously not taken the Derby reprieve well then!!! "Application's being taken for vacancies unexpectedly arisen in the EFL disciplinary committee".
  14. If it was equivalent to most of his free kicks, there would be about 10 people dead on the Kop.
  15. The reason Tom Lees' stats aren't as bad as they could be is that he abdicates personal responsibility. He will get rid of the ball at any cost, quite often a suicide pass across the back, causing the recipient whose probably marked, immediate problems. Said recipient gets robbed of the ball or has to do an emergency clearance under pressure and suffers adverse stats. Tom Lees however, is shown to have made a successful pass, cleared his lines & escapes the negative stats. All this is assuming he hasn't done his usual 'shuffle', lost the vit
  16. Just quoting the oft used cliche on here. "We need a beast in midfield" which was as outdated as it was hilarious.
  17. "Actual results" in vastly differing circumstances with different personnel. Like i said, I was (and am to some degree, not totally convinced), but am willing to give him a chance under the 'new' circumstances. Seems only fair & right.
  18. If we're playing the game of just repeating your original post i may as well join in. "Did we ever see what the kid can do? Seriously. He committed the ultimate crime of fuc*ing up against the pigs, lost total confidence, got injured and subsequently was continually crucified 'in absentia'. It's like an Owlstalk cliche post. 'Start with the transfer figure & pretend it is an off the scale amount', 'Highlight his frailties on the basis of a couple of games'. 'Use it as as stick to beat the club as another "shocking bit of busi
  19. Speaking as someone who, shall we say, 'had my doubts' about Monk and have left the jury out convening. It's just a thought, and probably so revolutionary to be not viable, but hey ho I'll say it anyway. Shall we draw breath, see how he goes with his own coaching team around him, plus one or two of his own signings and then judge him on his actual results after a reasonable amount of games. Yeah I know, it's a bit mental, I feel daft now, wish I'd not said owt.
  20. There will be plenty shedding tears on here because of this Guru. How's it go? "We need a beast in midfield". Preferably bald, preferably whose name can be prefaced with 'Big' & regardless of ability would be instantly popular. Liking Monk more every day that goes by.
  21. Did we ever see what the kid can do? Seriously. He committed the ultimate crime of fuc*ing up against the pigs, lost total confidence, got injured and subsequently was continually crucified 'in absentia'. It's like an Owlstalk cliche post. 'Start with the transfer figure & pretend it is an off the scale amount', 'Highlight his frailties on the basis of a couple of games'. 'Use it as as stick to beat the club as another "shocking bit of business"'. All in hindsight of course. It may have turned out that the kid isn't good enough we don't kn
  22. But he's right. (regardless of your patronising eye rolling). Whatever our situation is now (and it's nowhere near as dire as the doomsayers make out), it has to be put into direct context with what has gone before. If we'd have been hugely successful every year for the last 30 years & Chansiri had come along and ruined it, you would be one of the first to draw comparisons to what went on prior to him coming. It's not "ifs buts & maybe's", it's the accurate, historical truth of the events in our immediate history & hugely relevant to what is happ
  23. He absolutely DID. Bradowl was spot on with his assessment. Because of the circumstances of his fu*k up (with it being against the unwashed) he was never forgiven and never would have been. He wasn't the only one at fault, but it was him who took the rap. Similar in many respects to the Fox situation except Fox was possibly a better player, was further into his career & clearly took the attitude of "Fu*k the abuse, I'll show them" which Van Aken never had the chance to do because of his injury. Quite possibly not good enough, who knows, bu
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