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  1. Think we'd be in Prem now if he hadn't got injured before the play offs last season. Definitely our most important player.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. Steering Group Meeting Summary

    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.
  12. I'll never be happy with a home kit that doesn't contain our iconic blue and white stripes(preferably with black shirts). This should be non-negotiable and I really can't understand Wednesday fans defending it. As for the away shirt, it surely can't be that hideous in real life, can it?
  13. We've already spent £20 odd million on this squad and I would say that, given we don't have the injuries from last year, it is good enough. And as for not giving CC proper money, the one player we have signed this summer, Boyd, is hardly a cheapo signing as he'll be on big championship wages. And this particular cb purchase is obviously quite difficult as we have to find someone good enough to play for us but who is also happy to be second choice behind Lees and Loovens.
  14. Carlos says......

    Is the pace thing more about our style of play though? In 2015/16 we didn't have any real speed merchants but we always seemed to break away quickly and play quick, exciting football. If you just watch the highlights from our games from that year the difference to 2016/17 is quite striking, despite largely the same personnel.
  15. I think FF is a better player than Rhodes and if you could offer me a focused, happy FF like in 2015/16 we would be mad to get rid. But I don't think FF was particularly good last year and, if the rumours are true, it hardly looks like we'd be seeing a focused and firing player next year. Plus, and I don't if it bothers you, but I find a repeat performance of last summer after the support he's received pretty disgusting if true, and I've defended him up to now.