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George Whitebread

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  1. I think his problem can be summed up as follows... Joao is better than Winnall. Nuhiu is better than Winnall. Forestieri is better than Winnall. Fletcher is better than Winnall. Hooper is better than Winnall. Shame for the lad. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  2. It'd be great to finish in the top 10. Something to build on for next season.
  3. It's more likely that we'll finish in the bottom half than the top half? BS!
  4. If we beat Derby, talk of playoff potential will inevitably follow. I was starting to let myself get carried away with it, so decided to look in a bit more detail... The chasing pack and their projected points, if they carry on at their current rate, are... Brizzle - 73 Derby - 71 Brum - 66 Forest - 66 Hull - 66 Villa - 63 Preston - 63 Wednesday - 63 Our current form is obviously stronger than looking at the season as a whole would suggest. But even if we beat Derby and assume we'll also beat Brizzle later (so the gap between us and them is closed to 3 points - currently 6), it's still a massive ask. It basically means we'll need to win 8 & draw 1 (so we can only lose 2) or win 7 and & draw 4 (so no margin for error). We still have Norwich, Leeds, Forest, Villa & Preston to play. So, even if we beat everyone that is currently below us, we still need 3 wins and 2 draws from teams above us. Who knows. It might happen. But it doesn't look likely, unfortunately. Here's the most positive forecast that I can muster (without being silly)...
  5. Exactly my thoughts. I'd go Iorfa RB, Pudl LB.
  6. I've said it before and I'll say it again... Pelupessi would be our best option at right back right now. If we could get Penny in at left back too. We'd be OK. Even better if Hutchinson could replace Lees alongside Hector. A full back line that can both defend and play football. I might as well finish my team (when all fit) while I'm here... Bannan & Lee in CM Reach & Forestieri on the wings Hooper & Fletcher up top We'd win every game however many we want, nil.
  7. I always enjoyed being pulled off at halftime, to be fair.
  8. I know what you're saying. I used to go home and away, rain or shine, regardless of whether we were losing every week or winning. But I'm at a time in my life where I can't justify taking every other Saturday and the occasional weeknight away from my wife n kids, or spending money that we could spend on other things, if it's not going to be at least half entertaining. The Derby game was good. He almost got the team right for a change (barring Fox, obviously, and playing Forrestieri and Reach the wrong way around). If tonight is similar, I might start to chnge my tune. But if he persists with playing ultra-negative boring crap, I've got better things to do with my time and money.
  9. No chance of me renewing with Luhukay still at the club. None.
  10. Duffy wasn't just "looking for" the contact. He made the contact.
  11. Fair enough. I didn't think he was supposed to be out for long when he picked up a knock. Then with us having a string of top table opposition, it seemed as though Jos was being ultra-defensive, as seems to be his default setting. It doesn't help that he's only started 3 games at Hillsborough and he was taken off despite playing well on about 70 mins on all three occasions.
  12. Yeah. I said "unless you can fluke finding a rough diamond". And, like I said, they're generally pants when they first sign. Just like Antonio was, and like JJ was. It takes a good couple of seasons to refine those players. And that's if you have the right coaching staff, which I'm not sure we have. Antonio as he is right now must be worth about £10M. We can't afford that kind of fee. But, hey, if we can find one... brilliant!!! I'm with you on their being a need. MM & FF don't seem to play whenever they're not injured. The fact that the got the odd game a while ago is nowhere near enough. Jos doesn't like playing players like that because he values defensive attributes above all else. And that's our main issue right now. Players that bring flair and creativity in the final third are going to be infuriating at times. But if they just went through the motions and didn't try a few things that don't necessarily come off, they wouldn't have what it takes to unlock a stalemate, which is kind of the point of having them. If the three that we already have are not quick enough, then you really are talking about absolute fortunes or flukey rough diamond that might come good in a couple of years if you're lucky territory.
  13. The kind of player that you're talking about usually cost an absolute fortune, unless you can fluke finding a diamond in the rough (and they tend to be fast but absolutely shizzle at football in their first season at a decent level - so it wouldn't transfer anything in the short term). That's the only reason that I'm not counting that as an option. I'm with you in general though. A galactico would be transformational - obviously. So, for now at least, I suspect we'll have to rely on Joao, Forestieri & Matias to inject a bit of momentum to our play. But we have to start by actually playing them - which takes us back to my original point. The more affordable and immediate area of concern (imho) is right back / right wing back. Either way, it is the forward play that I'm thinking of. Jos seems to want all our width to come from defenders. Penny gives us that on the left (Fox definitely does not!), but we don't have anyone on the right that is capable in that regard (Baker is Palmer's distribution is abysmal). So, I suppose what I'm really saying is that Jos needs to recognise that our right backs (Baker & Palmer) have no attacking ability whatsoever, and he should either change his utra-defensive park-the-bus mentality or bring someone in that is capable of passing, crossing, dribbling...etc.
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