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About splan80

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  1. Personally I agree with the parachute payments, as I thinks it's unreasonable to think a relegated club could get players or books to balance on relegation to fit P&S. Although I do agree that all congrats should have relegation clauses mind. However, like has been mentioned they are intended to cover wages following income loss. Therefore it'd be better if the funds should be held by the Football League and released for use as intended. If clubs sell players and reinvest then fair do's. Life ain't always fair and the boot could be on the other foot one day. It's all about when and where the gamble is taken unless you can stumble across the perfect storm (ala Huddersfield) As usual I just think that clubs have found loop holes in governing this - much like the FL seemingly being unable to fine for FFP. The premier league should be helping as it'd increase the value of the championship imo. Doubt anything will change mind. Never does. Haha.
  2. Yeqh I fully get that and understood it being used and favoured by Jos this season as we were bad defensively, and needed a foundation to build on. I just think with a preseason under his belt, orking them on a back 4, it just frees us up to get forward better imo. We are stronger as a 3 in the middle with our current players and I also think we are better as a 3 up top. And conversely as a 5 at th back. So one has to go for me and that'd be at the back with Jos sorting is out and confident as a 4. Horses for courses really and personal preference.
  3. If we are looking at upgrading the right back/wing back role I think Sakai and nelom would def be value outside of our league. Going on Jos suggestion that we'll also look at the championship I'd agree with Marshall (as can cover/play plenty of roles and has a quality end product on him) or James Bree. Seems to have disappeared at villa, but always thought he was decent. However unless we sell both hunt and Palmer I don't see an upgrade as I'm sure he'll 'promote' one of the youngsters on the right hand side. Having said all that if we'd still got the white cafu we wouldn't even be contemplating this!! Obviously we'd all love the left to be improved, but again I think it depends on Fox being here and strangely reach. I think reach would be considered for that position if we have a full strength side out, but central if not. I've no idea who fits the bill, but I still think Penney will come good in that position. Look for a decent cm to challenge with Joey (as I'd play hutch in a back 3 if we are setting up that way), pray lee makes it back and a with couple of quick young loans and we have cover for most options of formations and player types/traits. But what do I know!! And that assumes the players we want remain here. Personally I'd still play 433, as I think it gets the best out of the current players.
  4. I buy the programme. Probably habit more than anything, but as people have said, they do a good job of finding me of certain games. Also good for away matches. More interestingly though is why should managers get a say or give two hoots? They probably don't even write or record their own segment Owners I could understand. Haha.
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    Sam Winnall

    I'd say anything less than £5m (whenever that is) would be a disappointment, as he can score goals at this level and has proven so in 3 teams. There's also others I'd rather see leave before him. Personally I'd like him to stay as I think he'd suit a Jos style team. He can suit a 442, 433 or 352 for me and has a mix of attributes that I feel we lack in other strikers. But that all depends on how long he's out for and how fractured the squad is with him back in it following his fallout etc. The flip side to this is how much outs are needed at value so Jos (or whoever is in charge) can have an element of rebuild. I hope to god there's no Butterfield swap, but eithee way I think we should do the same as they did to us and instead of giving up winnall (who has a realise value for me) just say Nah you're alreyt ta, but here's Fletcher and/or Rhodes for £10m plus Martin*. Cheers. Nice doing buainess. Haha. * There's other players I'd rather have before him like Lawrence, Huddlestone, Davies, but I don't think we'd be that lucky.** ** Not that I think any part of the above swap/derby pants down scenario is real. If anything we'd probably throw in FF and Lee too just to ensure we get Butterfield. Haha
  6. 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.
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    Fernando Forestieri rehab

    Well at least it makes a change from people complaining he's in Watford and obviously signing for them...
  8. 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.
  9. Hope his power wasn't all in his tache.......
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    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.
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    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.....
  12. 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..!!!!!
  13. 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.
  14. splan80

    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.
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    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!!