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RedSoxOwl

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  1. Is our season over already?

    As far as promotion is concerned it's almost certainly over. Even a new man would need to produce a pretty stunning second half of the season. A few weeks ago we were still very much in touch, not anymore. Unfortunately though, with Carlos seemingly and quite bizarrely here until the end of the season no matter what , I am fully expecting a relegation battle and a proper massacre at the sty in Jan. I don't know about anyone else, but this is reallly starting to remind me of Irvine's League 1 season - and that did drift into a relegation scrap. If Carlos is here we'll just have to scrape enough draws to stay up. And we've paid £30mil for all this^. Urgh...
  2. This could have been us...

    Why does everyone insist Megson played rubbish football with us? Is it just cos he's an unfashionable manager? My memory of his time here was generally us getting the ball out wide to Ben Marshall, an exciting winger (remember those?) that he signed, and getting the ball in the box. We were also absolutely lethal from set pieces. And as for being negative, I thought he always tried to win games for us, especially at Hillsboro. Far more entertaining than what's an offer at the moment. Personally, I'm not bothered whether the football is direct or the sort of stuff we played in 2015/16, as long as we create chances and we actually try to win games. Give me attacking hoofball over the present sideways, one chance-a-game, negative rubbish any day.
  3. Clueless Carlos

    Is Carlos actually happy with this football? Surely any coach would be embarrassed by his team so rarely registering a shot on target, yet he changes nothing. Sooo boring and we've had over a year of it now. The difference in creativity and inventiveness from 2015/16 is staggering, despite massively improving our options. Has someone left from the coaching staff from that year or something? I've no idea but such a drastic change in approach from a manager is very odd and reminds me of everything going pear-shaped here when Terry Burton left Dave Jones.
  4. Chansiri and son

    I know, he's only given Carlos four transfer windows with a fortune to spend and not forced him to sell a single player, not to mention buying for him two of the most prolific strikers outside the Prem in Britain (Hooper and Rhodes). Seriously, whatever you say about the running of the club, the fact that we are well into a second season of dour performances in which we struggle to score goals, refuse to pick any players with pace and only bother to attack for about 20 mins a game is unforgivable. Off the pitch I'm as critical as anyone about DC- the prices, disorganisation and his attitude towards the club's traditions (stripes and badge) but come on, Chansiri isn't making us play dull, ineffective football, that's down to Carlos.
  5. Think we'd be in Prem now if he hadn't got injured before the play offs last season. Definitely our most important player.
  6. Started doubting him after 2-2 at Bristol last season. On the face of it not our worst game but that's when I saw the full extent of Carlos' negative tactics. Bristol were dreadful, had lost about 8 in a row and even we looked like we could bag a hatful against them. As it was at 2-1, dominating with half an hour left we decided to go 11 men behind the ball and conceded a late deflected equaliser. Realised then we would never win enough games under CC to reach top 2 after that. Still, I've never called for his head and was 50-50 about him after Hudders and after Sunday. Reacting by delivering another hard-working but dour performance tonight has put the final nail in the coffin for me. He simply can't get enough out of these players and it's time to see if someone else can. It's a shame though because I think he's a top bloke. Such a shame we didn't get the fairytale ending in 2016 - I think we deserved it.
  7. Birmingham - V - Wednesday OMDT

    Rhodes instead of Joao? His aversion to pace, power and energy is baffling. It's hard to believe that exciting 2015/16 side was his.
  8. the bouncing day massacre

    The Boxing Day Massacre is iconic not only because of the scoreline but because of what happened afterwards, i.e Swfc promotion at their expense and a long period of Wednesday superiority. Sunday we lost by the same margin we won by in the Sodje game and as late as the 66th minute looked odds on to win. Hardly a massacre. An embarrassment certainly, but so are all Derby defeats when you're the favourites. We'll still finish above them anyway. Wawaw
  9. Spineless mercenaries ?????

    I don't think we've got a problem with attitude or team spirit at all. In fact, since the Stuart Gray days I would say we've had a hard working side. If we had no spirit we wouldn't have come back from 0-2. Yesterday I think we were out thought in the tactics department (not for the first time) and made several awful, uncharacteristic defensive mistakes. Overall though, our inability to create sufficient chances for our expensively-assembled frontline as well largely dour performances have nothing to do with attitude - I'm convinced that comes from our manager sending out an unbalanced, one-paced team to try and edge a 1-0 every week.
  10. Restricted view seats not available on the kop again then by the looks of it? Another sell out with 7k empty seats- cheers sag/syp
  11. Forestieri to Fulham 12m

    If he's going to spend the season sulking then it's probably best he goes because we won't be getting anything out of him -as galling as it will be to see him playing for another championship team. The daft thing is, this seems to be all his own doing. If, instead of the Norwich debacle last year, he'd kept his head down and delivered another 2015/16 style season, he'd either be in the prem now with us or have a shedload of options to play there. Instead, his only route out is to play at Fulham in front of 13k clappers every week in the championship.
  12. Carlos Out!!!

    I think the big problem for me is the lack of goals. Even today we have seen crap like Millwall and Barnsley bag 3s and 4s yet, for us, more than one is a rarity. I watch champ games on sky and every team looks quicker, sharper and more lively. I like Carlos and I don't think his reign has been the disaster certain others consider it, but this squad looks like it's crying out for some fresh ideas.
  13. Fessi

    If the tactics were right Forestieri would a perfectly good striker or LW, as he was in the first season. On another note, why is our star reporter Howson again looking to put out a bobbar-stirring, negative story?
  14. Message from Carlos

    I thought it was good how he went through all the things (kits, stripes...) that we've been moaning about and then said all that matters is the badge, obviously without realising that everyone has been moaning about the new badge as well. Seriously though, great message as usual from Carlos. WAWAW
  15. For the Sunderland game the majority of the restricted view tickets appear to be available on the online shop, but not for QPR. It's almost as if they're making it up as they go along... I really hope this is getting sorted because the sight of a full kop is magnificent and well done to Chansiri for being so aggressive on this because the SAG/SYP seem an absolute nightmare.
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