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  1. dave

    Harsh on Fletch?!

    Football fans in new signing hyperbole shocker. That thread is pretty funny in retrospect - we all thought we were going to tear the league a new one and then the Carlos miseryball began ... and the reality? Much like the Fletcher signing. Promised a lot. Cost a lot. But a disappointing return on investment. I’m not against him by any means. And @Ash76 ‘s post is 100% what I’d like to see this season. He is a Jos type player and if he plays to his potential he’d be a great asset - still. But for me he’s not done enough to justify what we invested in his wages - yet.
  2. dave

    Harsh on Fletch?!

    This I 100% agree. Hopefully Jos gets him to play to his potential and he gets close to being worth what we signed up to paying for him
  3. dave

    Harsh on Fletch?!

    I’m not the sort for look at me rants. But let’s say I had my concerns. And I doubt I was alone on that particular deal.
  4. dave

    Harsh on Fletch?!

    Yeah. About when we announced him on a 4 year deal and my reaction was “fizz me that’s a long deal on a lot of money - hope it works out”
  5. dave

    Harsh on Fletch?!

    Because if he was on a sensible one he’d be gone and we could spend the money on someone else. He’s been very average and we’re stuck with him for two more years
  6. But are there stripes on the back? I demand to know.
  7. dave

    Harsh on Fletch?!

    Not Fletcher’s fault but whoever gave him that 4 year deal needs their head looking at. £6.2M over the duration if he’s on £30k a week. Rumours say he’s on more.
  8. Rip off merchants. I’ll be staying in Germany and getting it half price thanks very much. For anyone who hasn’t seen it (and if it hasn’t changed) - the quality is terrible. There’s one camera, no commentary and no scoreboard or clock. Utterly rubbish - only possible because it’s a closed market.
  9. Premier League ‘International’ Tournament brought to you by Amazon Prime. Live from Beijing February 2020
  10. And some reports put him on £35k+ a week over 4 years. That’s over £6M over the length of his contract. Not worth it. Not even close. We’d get rid the tomorrow if we could. But nobody will take him on that money. Massive mistake. Particularly in a Carlos side.
  11. dave

    Don't shoot the messenger!

    County FA? I can’t imagine that the Football League will be talking to amateur governing bodies which have pretty much nothing to do with the governance of the professional game. That said I don’t think that it’s any secret that Wednesday’s playing budget means that we will be close to limits of allows spending this year. Also Derby. Also Forest and to an extent Villa
  12. Since both Wigan and Blackburn have both experienced Dave Jones before I suspect they may not be making a cash offer for him this summer
  13. dave

    Glenn Loovens

    Good player. I’ll be choosing to remember the many good times.
  14. dave

    Time for an Experiment?

    At some points of the season ticket we had no choice but to ‘play the kids’ in real games I’m not sure what we’re going to learn about them at this point
  15. dave

    First halves though

    Personally I thought that latter day Carlos-ball was dross. Easy football hiding behind the current groupthink that you have to pass it about a million times like Manchester City (despite not being anywhere near as talented as Manchester City) for fear of being accused of being (shock-horror) a ‘direct’ side. My point is that performances do matter. Style of them less so. Play well and you’ll win more often than you’ll lose. If you play badly and get fortunate results then eventually your luck will run out. Being lucky is helpful. But to succeed long term you’ll want to be doing what you’re trying to do well (or at least effectively) - whatever that might be. We’ve had a bit more fortune recently and not been punished for some lacklustre spells. Longer spells than I’d want to keep pushing our luck with. I don’t think it’s unfair to recognise that that we need to be playing better for longer periods of the 90 minutes.