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  1. To be honest it hasn't changed anything. He's had abdi in the squad/bench for the last few games and hasn't brought him on when we've been crying out for him, so being out makes no difference. Yes, turns out he's another wage waster but I don't have confidence in Jos using him or his squad fully anyway. Sorry.
  2. Fernando Forestieri rehab

    Well at least it makes a change from people complaining he's in Watford and obviously signing for them...
  3. I think the officiating was generally bizarre the whole game. MM was clearly tripped and got nothing earlier. Ref didn't like him holding the ball for the freekick either (why ref didn't just go up to him and say if you have the ball in your hand when I blow I'll give a freekick against you, rather than gesticulating so much I'll never know). For the sending off I was shocked, from the north I saw the brum lad kick out at him with his left leg as they started to tussle, (from video you can also see him go to grab MM via the throat) he then leant his head in. MM did the same with his head and pushed him away as he went off. Brum lad never reacted in shock to any of it and looked just as sheepish when ref was calling em over. Both should've had the same punishment. Yellow for both a most. Mind you I was amazed at both of Pudil's yellows too. First one GK wouldn't give ball back was being chased by Pudil, Benny hill/Duncan Novell style and seemed to fall over rather than being pushed. Ref assumed Pudil did it thru about 4/5 players. His second was harsh too. He'd already started pulling away from challenge when Jota jumped higher than kauto star could. I thought simulation (as FF would get booked for and that brum lad who'd try to win a pen should have, but didn't get booked) but alas no. In today's modern micro managed football world, where theres so much money and video and discussion/forums it's important to have things cleared up. That's why I like the TMO decision process and miked up officials in rugby. At least you understand how a decision has come about. The ref could've explained himself or we could've at least challenged that their player did the same. I'd rather change the time of a game to only tick on when a ball is in play and drop to 60mins and have a proper decision process, or have physics run on during play, than remain as we are. Yes you'll never be 100% correct and we all like a good debate, but at least we'd see a higher level of consistency and understanding of decisions overall across the board. Take the pressure of the refs. Rather than have the same incident at 12 games and get 6 different decisions to it, as we clearly see of football league show/match of the day etc. In this instance, which is wrong in my opinion, I don't think it would get turned over however, as not enough angles to clear MM and the officials are not man enough to admit they got it wrong on evidence. What should happen is their player should at least receive same punishment. Not that any of this matters now like. What annoys me more is leg breaking and clearly vindictive dirty challenges are often gotten away with more than when 2 players chuck handbags at each other. I'm not excusing our performance in any way in that first half and if you gift goals (and it was truely gifting goals) at any level (not once but twice!!) Then you can expect to lose games like that. But with a reserve XI out there and new ideas trying to be implemented you can see how we are all frustrated and worried, so it's natural for big decisions to be focused on at these times. Personally I was always coached that the officials will get things wrong, so go out there, be better than them and make sure that those decisions don't affect your result. So I expect crap decisions, and we have seen plenty of them all year. Unfortunately our performances this season have not been good enough in general terms to make them have no effect.
  4. Hope his power wasn't all in his tache.......
  5. Gary Monk for Wednesday?

    I'd take anybody at this rate, just so DC has finally acted. I'd still want Smith tho. Someone who can instil a belief back in our attacking game. Let him settle in for rest of season and fine tune us next year. Work out how to replace 5/6 of the squad. As bad as we've been this season, I still think the squad is easily good enough to finish in top half of table given the right mindset - but needs to be done quickly.
  6. Winnall

    Personally I'd rather have winnall than Fletcher. I just think that we'd get a better chance having a higher goal return, but that's just me. I'd say that he was unfortunate that the Rhodes deal came about as he was insurance/plan b at the time. I think his falling out with FF and probably CC has spelt the end of him at hillsborough unfortunately, unless the latter leaves. Although as mentioned relationships off the pitch should not affect your job on it. I can see why a deal was done and if he continues to bang them in at least on the positive he does increase his value and a possible bidding war, and although it means derby will be doing well at least it does mean other rivals lose points. Let's face it we need as much help as possible at the minute.....
  7. To be fair, it has been a shambles from day one with these kits. I think the only other straw the could now possibly add further insult to injury, on the already broken camels back, would be the release (just in time for Xmas if we are lucky) and for the kits to still be well over £50+. Surely these now have to be seriously discounted as having our anniversary kit for about 5 months before next season's kit is due is frankly..... Well let's be honest there aren't enough words to describe accurately..!!!!!
  8. I'm still of the opinion that there is better than Hanley/flint/Morrison et al out there for the price we'd have to pay, unless hanley is arriving late in January as a signing. I wonder whether, rather than 2, a first teamer would be supplemented by a loan. Personally I'd prefer us to push out for Dean, who is better value than most mentioned here (cos no matter how much I'd want we ain't getting Ayla!) with either Hector, kalas or even Gomez on a season loan. If not then settle for hutch at the back, with a younger loan brought in and then bring Irvine or someone like that in the middle. I just think with the option and prices available for 'championship' experience, I can't see where that value would give us a player we can use consistently in the premier league. But maybe I'm wrong trying to keep an eye on long term, especially as long term could still be championship I suppose! Haha.
  9. Sell Comparison

    I must say it's an interesting dilemma. If it was to trim down the squad then the likes of McGugan, Kean, Dave, Matias & Fox would be the first outta the door. To raise capital to reuse hopefully, while (or in addition) to doing that, I'd sell Jones, João, Fletcher, Bannan and Palmer. Replace with Irvine, Hector on loan, a lb, Snodgrass with view to permanent next season. of course Jota or Lawrence and Dean wouldn't go amiss but I think that'd blow my raised budget. Lol.
  10. Next season kit

    I think I've worked out the marketing for the new shirt (love it or hate it). Basically they've decided that the kit for the anniversary for the 150th will only be released once the kit thread reaches 150 pages. Ingenious really, we've only ourselves to blame. Quick keep bickering amongst ourselves!!
  11. If we were raiding villa for a full back, imo I'd rather have de leat or bree over Hutton, especially on the wages he'd be on. The former having been promoted twice fairly recently (also think he could cover at CB as more pace than Hutton) and the latter having promise and re-sale value. So although not a priority area, like CB and DM, I don't think we should dismiss upgrades if they are presented/available to us.
  12. If it was me I'd still look to play hutch at CB, as he's the ball playing defender we're after and being quoted high prices for. I'd instead sign zundu (sp) or Irvine and look at taking hector from chelsea, on loan for the season as CB cover. If hutch struggles in fitness then look at a late loan to buy deal for Hanley either in August or January. Having said all that I think Carlos will use him in midfield, effectively making us 352 or 343 with the ball. So prob still shopping on 2 CB only. As an X factor signing I'd still love to sign Lawrence/Jota or Snodgrass loan. I just think that would really lift the fans going into a season opener. Minor changes or the slow introduction of changes may give us an early advantage over those signing more players. We just need to turn around our slow starts. However it pans out it should be a good season with plenty of twists and turns!!
  13. Nixon

    Personally I wouldn't want Hutton. Yes he's better than Palmer but for the wages he'd command he's not that much better than hunt, in fact I'd say only on a par based on previous years- with both having a good is end to last season - which is why I'd look elsewhere as there's no sell on value, it's a big wage, for me his motivation is questionable having failed to push on in his last 3 clubs. That and he's a dirty poopydoo imo. I just don't think he'll not give us what we need and would be binned if we got promoted as just another to replace. There's def better value there. For me we need a mix of youth/experience, endeavour, work rate, the x factor in the side and hungry for success. I don't think he fits into that. In fact I'd rather have De leat or bree.
  14. I always think it's interesting trying to fit in your ideal signings with what you think Carlos might want to what we actually get. Very rarely are they all the same haha. So having said that I'm still of the opinion williams(on a free is very worth pursuing) , Irvine(especially for anything under 2.5m), ayala5/6m, boyd and Burke loan, would do nicely thanks. Add in an x factor of Lawrence or jota should FF go I think we'll still be challenging a top 2. however, we're more likely get boyd, keogh, Hanley, maybe snodgrass should FF leave. Zungu at a push. Or it'll be none of the above!! With any luck we'll find out sooner rather than later. As it happens I was also of th e opinion we should've kept sasso. Don't think many 4th choice centrebacks are better value and comfortable in bringing the ball out and at the price we had him for.
  15. Next season kit

    Saw this tweet mock up/concept for our new shirt. Thoughts? I quite like it as a one off, but does make you think Ipswich. Will make stripes even sweeter when we eventually get one!