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Emerson Thome

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  1. I can deal with the despair, it's the hope that kills me....
  2. But isn't Pelupessy on about £8k a week? If we are looking for someone who can do a job in League One, isn't the average wage about £2-3k a week. So for me it depends if he's willing to play for a League One wage. I would wonder if we could get by with Hunt and Waldock on much lower wages as cover for that position, especially if the money we saved could be spent on keeping someone like Windass, who I think would be harder to replace.
  3. To pick out a few we should keep: I would definitely keep Palmer, he's performed well these past few weeks, rarely injured, can play RB, LB or wing-back. Would struggle to hold down a place in a top end Championship team but would be really handy in L1. Windass has really kicked on under Moore, I think the previous tactics didn't suit him, but now we're actually getting the ball to our attackers in good positions we're starting to use his pace a lot more. Just ban him from taking free kicks. Bannan is obviously our best player and we aren't going to get out
  4. Completely agree. The performances under Pulis were dreadful. We were lucky to get the points that we did under him - a couple of Adam Reach goals out of nothing and hanging on for dear life and scraping a 1-0 win in a game we deserved to draw. We actually created as many chances in that Bristol City game on Saturday as we did in the first six games under Pulis. Looks like Moore has come in too late to save us this season, but the people comparing Moore with Pulis on this thread need their eyes testing.
  5. I think if we somehow managed to win our last 3 games we would stay up. Rotherham have a small squad, had players suffering from Covid a few months back, and now have to play a load of games in a short space of time. They've picked up roughly one point per game all season and I don't see that changing. Derby are in a downward spiral. I just don't see us winning our remaining 3 games, that's the problem. We've got the worst record away from home in the entire Championship and play away to Middlesbrough on Saturday with the 8th best home record. If we somehow won that gam
  6. I'm worried we're lacking a bit of height in midfield.
  7. I think Zidane would definitely be in a Top 20, but after you've gone past the 'god-tier' of Pele, Maradona, Messi, Ronaldo, Cruyff then there are a lot of players it is quite hard to differentiate between. E.g. in Zidane's rough era there was also Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Batistuta, Bergkamp, Henry, Romario, Figo, etc - or if you go back 30 years you have Puskas, Di Stefano, Charlton, Eusebio, Kopa, Garrincha, Jairzinho, etc... I'm not sure Zidane did enough to elevate him to the 'god tier'.
  8. Fair enough - the World Cup point was a bit of a stretch (and Italy/Maldini also had a very good defence in Italia 90). And I agree he was an all time great. I guess it comes back to the point also made by @CalmJimmers about what defines the best player ever. For me, I would never really consider a defender, unless at a stretch a Beckenbauer type that can control the tempo of the game from back and carry the ball out of defence. Reason is, I think it is harder to score goals than to stop goals. I think to some extent the players who become defenders are failed midfielde
  9. Well, in all seriousness - having Rangers and Celtic suddenly have the opportunity to make lots of money and sign superstars again might actually keep the Union together. The voters in Glasgow would suddenly feel a surge in British nationalism (well, the Rangers supporting ones at least).
  10. Okay, so give the spots to Swansea and Cardiff instead? My main reasoning is it would be a glorious way to stick two fingers up to the likes of Arsenal and Spurs and also add an extra bit of spice to a league that would hopefully blow this European Super League out of the water. Plus, you would have two fantastic clubs, with brilliant atmospheres added into the mix, and that are currently stagnating.
  11. We're going to be shopping around for defenders on 2k a week in League One. But even if Van Aken would accept 10% of his current wage (I doubt he would), then we still have the fact he's always injured and always gets bullied by physical forwards. Exactly the kind of player we need to avoid. I really don't see him as Championship-level, he certainly hasn't shown it this season, and I was willing to give him another chance this year.
  12. This is a controversial opinion, but I find Maldini one of the most overrated footballers ever. He was a very good defender - but how people can compare him to the likes of Pele, Maradona and Messi, I have no idea. First of all, he never won the Ballon d'Or. I know defenders rarely win it, but Beckenbauer and Cannavaro did. In fact, van Dijk came second last year which is better than Maldini ever managed (third). Secondly, yes he won lots of Serie A titles, but that's because AC Milan were the best team in the 90s. Gary Neville has 8 Premier League titles and Chellini h
  13. Are you on drugs? Finally we have a chance to get rid of Van Aken - one of the worst signings in the club's history, and you want to offer him a new contract? Might as well keep him on his 20k a week contract too!
  14. Perhaps the Premier League should get on the phone to Rangers and Celtic and offer them a place in the Premier League next season? I was dead against them going straight into the Premier League without qualifying through promotion via the pyramid, but in the extraordinary scenario of 6 clubs being excluded this would be an obvious way to fill two of the gaps. Plus would also show the 6 clubs that this is serious - once they take this step there is no way back.
  15. Would be lovely if they did break away and we could use this as an opportunity to rebuild the football league from the grassroots up, proper fan ownership, only fit and proper persons on boards, sustainable finances. However I fear this is a utopian dream. What the authorities in the UK and UEFA should definitely do though is call their bluff. They must not allow this to be a negotiating tactic to squeeze an even larger slice of the pie. As Gary Neville suggests - hit them with financial fines and points penalties every day until they distance themselves from the proposal. Money co
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