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  1. On the subject of shutting down South Yorkshire Police Minton said: And replaced with what? A local militia? It would have been very easy to put to put SYP under special measures and place the area under the jurisdiction of another force. Such crass and at times fraudulent behaviour should not have been tolerated by any UK government, in my view.
  2. South Yorkshire Police should have been disbanded years ago. How can anyone forget Orgreave, 130 fake and forced statements following the Hillsborough diaster and the 300 girls abused by Asian Grooming Gangs in Rotherham. They even messed up in the Cliff Richard case. SYP force are a complete laughing stock and it is unbelievable that they are still in existence.
  3. I generally like Gurujuan's posts but he said the following: What’s the big fascination with all these Wigan players. We need to set our sights higher, I feel. Well I should point out that Callum Wilson and Morrison were playing in League 1 for Coventry not so long ago. Their combined value is now over £60 million!
  4. I went to the match at Bristol City but I think it was also on ifollow tv access. As I am away does anyone know if the return fixture on Monday will be televised on ifollow in the UK?
  5. I thought he had a really fine game against Dirty Leeds on Saturday. Time and again be made an interception or got a key block in. His defending kept us affloat along with an outstanding display from Wetwood of course. Looking back it is unbelievable how Luhukay managed to totally unsettle Tom Lees and the weekly-changing defence.
  6. Thank the Lord that Luhukay was fired. At the time we were in total free fall. Itn my opinion it would have been Ipswich, Bolton and ourselves going into League 1. Amazingly some on here were saying then that we could not get anyone better, e.g. DJ Mortimer. Well done DC for acting and bringing in a proven Championship Manager.
  7. I was surprised by Hack-abusi's comment about Van Aken: Could be a decent player under Bruce .. seems more composed on the ball and with passing then Hector. Just needs to beef up a bit and be a bit more aggressive and physical. The basic problem with Van AKen is that he cannot defend. He is slow, one footed and physically weak. Way back I advocated a loan to a League 2 or National League club to help him learn about defending.
  8. Well said George: I'm a pretty calm guy, but I worry that one day Ill find myself at the top of an escalator with Dave Richards. I hope that Dave Richards has been banned from Hillsborough for life.
  9. I recall a number of posts being highly critical of Tom Lees pre-Christmas and of course Luhukay unfairly and stupidly dropped him for a game which will certainly not have helped his confidence. It is amazing just how quickly he has returned to being a real class act for us.
  10. What a great performance from Tom Lees last night. Sharp's match stats make very interesting reading. He virtually made no contribution to the game, hardly a completed pass. Tom Lees suffered under Luhukay's so-called 'management' and constant defensive formation/personnel changes but last night we saw what an excellent Championship Centre Back he is.
  11. I am hoping that we mix it up tomorrow. Let us see if anyone can take a better corner of free kick than Bannan. This also gives us more of an element of surprise. Who knows what Reach or Fox for example may be capable of?
  12. Just to clarify Reda and Miguel Liere were great at scoring from set pieces. Yes, we do not possess players with that ability but imo we are not maximising the opportunity with Bannan taking nearly all the corners and free kicks. We need to mix it up a bit.
  13. We have not been strong at dead ball set pieces since the Reda/Miguel Liera era. I have been very disappointed recently in Bannan's corners and on Saturday his free kick delivery. Surely we need a right footer taking corners down the left hand side to swing the ball in. Bannan constantly overhit the outswinging corners last night. A change is needed in who takes the corners and free kicks in my view.
  14. I think there has been a huge over reaction on here. Away at Millwall on a Tuesday night in mid-February is never going to be a cake walk. Millwall are physical, organised and aggressive which is why pretty much the same team that played last night beat Everton lying 8th in the Premier league a fortnight ago. And Everton were really up for it too. We were appalling under Luhukay and managed two clean sheets in virtually half a season but now we have four successive clean sheets. Our improvement may come in incremental steps rather than instant transformation.
  15. Yes, I really agree with Quist when he says that: The front five do not have enough goals in them. FF has not recovered goal touch yet he has been absent for a long time and will take a while. Reach has scored with some wonder strikes and will score a few goals but rest are well below what you need for a successful team at this level. Fletcher works very hard and play is good all round but a centre forward needs to score goals and his record says he does not. Joao or Winnall are only two who may be able to do this but think neither would be prolific. Where are the goals going to come from is the big worry. Short term we need to have Bannan practising shooting and keeping it low day in day out. He got in several good positions on Satuday but he either passed of blazed the ball high over the bar. Winnal is probably the best poacher we have with Hooper out. When we signed him he had already scored about 9 for Barnsley by Christmas. I hope SB will give Winnal a go.
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