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  1. I don’t really buy the whole “tinpot” or “laughing stock” thing. So far as I can tell (or at least according to twitter) everything and nothing can lead to you becoming tinpot: Bigger clubs that have fallen on hard times. Smaller clubs who are doing well. Southern clubs. Clubs with old grounds. Clubs with new grounds. Not being in the premier league. Clubs spending too much. Clubs not spending enough. In general I don’t think football fans really know or care that much about what’s going on behind the scenes at other clubs. I have live
  2. He seems to have benefitted massively since Neil Thompson took charge. Play with some attacking intent and keep creating chances like we have done in the last few games and he will keep scoring. Bit of a side-point but I have also seen his name crop up with decent contributions on at least 5-6 different justgiving pages for various fundraisers led by Wednesday fans. I might be quite old fashioned but I like to see these things from players. Seems a decent guy off the field but horrible on it (in the best possible way). If he keeps up this form we could have a chance t
  3. Bit late to the party on this one but this is something we discuss regularly. I have avoided some of the popular issues (VAR, politics in sport, Money etc.) But focussed on some of the smaller issues which constantly wind me up and I believe could be fixed quite easily: Diving The only “dives” that seem to get discussed are when players are running at full pace. Any slight contact or even someone stepping across your path while running at full pace can bring you down so these do not really bother me. For me, a much bigger crime is players standing with their backs to an oppon
  4. Remove the points deduction and we are on 18 points and up to 20th in the table; 2 places clear of the relegation zone. This has been one of the worst seasons I can remember in terms of performances and yet the table suggests that 4 teams have still been worse in terms of points return (and we have gifted most of them 3 points ourselves). Performances have been poor and we definitely need to improve but we have also suffered some bad injuries to key players, our usual fair share of dodgy refereeing decisions, some general bad luck within games and even the reported off-field issue
  5. I’ll admit I was a Pulis backer; I thought he would bring a simple, effective style (if sometimes not overly pleasing on the eye) where we play players in their correct positions and give ourselves a chance to compete and pick up points this season. However, all we seem to have done is continue exactly what Monk was doing which has been an abject failure for almost a full calendar year; 3 at the back and a lone striker simply does not work for us. We don’t even seem to play much of the expected “Pulisball;” we play way too deep to even have a target at the top end of the pitch to k
  6. I was slightly uninspired by the Pulis link but his record still holds up well, the fans of other clubs who are critical of him were in a very different situation to what we are in now: · West Brom – He saw them from 16th to 13th in the prem in his first season and finished 10th in his second. · Boro - He took them from mid-table to the playoffs in his first season and finished 7th in his second season after being in the top 6 all season. He maintained a 43.75% win rate which is higher than any manager we have had since Megson in League 1. My issue with Monk i
  7. I wasn’t sure about Pulis; but on a deal until the end of the season with a view to keeping us in the division; he may well be a good choice. The fans of other clubs who are critical of him were in a very different situation to what we are in now: · West Brom – He saw them from 16th to 13th in the prem in his first season and finished 10th in his second season before they felt that they needed to progress their style. · Middlesbrough - He took them from mid-table to the playoffs in his first season and finished 7th in his second season after being in the top
  8. Hardly trying to “dress it up” and I don’t necessarily disagree that we might be “crap.” I even said our approach to the game and overall performance was concerning. Just trying to give some factual context that Luton aren’t necessarily as beatable as what we may have thought and that we sometimes may have a tendency to expect results against our opposition based on their name and stature rather than actual form and ability. As I also said, Wycombe/Rotherham are both in poor form. Anything less than 4-6 points from these 2 and we really can be concerned.
  9. Problem is that was arguably about the worst fixture we could have had in our current state. “Luton Town” sounds like one of those lowly clubs that we expect to beat when in fact they have made a pretty good start to this season and finished last season incredibly well. Nathan Jones and Luton Town just seems to be one of those good manager-club fits; they look to have strengthened since last season and they could well be on for a decent result this season. Many seemed to be expecting a tough game against Brentford and a routine win against Luton when in fact I don’t believe Luton
  10. I was quietly confident during yesterday that we would get something from that game but that fell away quite rapidly when I saw the lineup. To my mind Hunt should be a back up option for Bannan/Brown while Pelupessy should be the backup for Luongo. Pelupessy may lack attacking ability but his natural inclination is to close space and chase opposition players down and I expect he would have at least got nearer to Dalsgaard than Bannan/Hunt did for the first goal. One thing that does concern me with Monk is the decisions he makes around cover for unavailable players which is somethi
  11. Not convinced that premier league clubs will be affected anywhere near as much as EFL clubs given the bubble they operate in and the transfer fees flying around so far in this window. If we can sell Iorfa at the right level it will have been great business but we certainly shouldn't be selling at a cut-price level to other championship clubs especially now that we at least seem to have the spending side of our budget in order.
  12. Completely agree but pretty much my point. Iorfa certainly competes with the players in that list and if a team offers the market rate then it would have been good business especially if we can re-invest wisely. But no point selling for peanuts (especially to a championship rival) given some of the transfer fees flying around.
  13. Also posted this in the transfer thread, A quick look at recent fees for championship CB's shows the following: Adam Webster – Bristol to Brighton (19/20) - £20m-£22m Tyrone Mings – Bournemouth to Villa (19/20) - £20m-£26.5m Ben Gibson – Boro to Burnley (18/19) - £15m Alfie Mawson – Swansea to Fulham (18/19) - £15m-£20m Chris Mepham – Brentford to Bournemouth (18/19) - £12m Ezri Konsa - Brentford to Villa (19/20) - £12m Tomas Kalas – Chelsea to Bristol (19/20) - £8m Iorfa still relatively young, experienced, english, pacy, physically imposing,
  14. A quick look at recent fees for championship CB's shows the following: Adam Webster – Bristol to Brighton (19/20) - £20m-£22m Tyrone Mings – Bournemouth to Villa (19/20) - £20m-£26.5m Ben Gibson – Boro to Burnley (18/19) - £15m Alfie Mawson – Swansea to Fulham (18/19) - £15m-£20m Chris Mepham – Brentford to Bournemouth (18/19) - £12m Ezri Konsa - Brentford to Villa (19/20) - £12m Tomas Kalas – Chelsea to Bristol (19/20) - £8m Iorfa still relatively young, experienced, english, pacy, physically imposing, good on the ball, good injury record etc;
  15. My main issue with Lees is that he seems to have an adverse effect on the players around him which doesn’t come across on opta stats. He so often plays his teammates into trouble which in turn makes the players alongside him look nervous and starts to affect their decision making. I get that he’s never going to be a ball-playing CB but he doesn’t even seem to offer enough as an “old-school” physical CB to account for how limited he is in other areas of his game. Not to mention that if he comes up against an attacker with even half a yard of pace he looks completely lost. The idea t
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