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Everything posted by nilsson

  1. Looks ok but realistically how often are those 11 going to be fit together in a 46 game season? Getting 25-30 games out of Hutch, Fletch and FF would be an achievement.
  2. Rhodes is our equivalent of Alexis Sanchez now. - Both signed in a January window to a Twitter fanfare - Neither were really needed by the club when they signed them - Both have underperformed massively - Both on more money than anyone else will pay them so the clubs can’t get rid
  3. You never saw Zidane kick with his left?
  4. Would Madrid, Milan and PSG have signed Beckham if he'd have had a face like Paul Scholes? The big clubs signed Beckham because he put millions on their brand value and sold plenty of shirts. Beckham was very good for a few years at Manchester United but after that was over hyped by the media. Eriksson played up it aswell by making him England captain and building the team around him instead of making Scholes and Gerrard the main men who (in my view) were both better midfielders. Zidane was the best of them all, look at what he won... Ballon d'Or, World Cup, European Championship, Champions League, La Liga, Serie A. Even Messi and Ronaldo can't match that
  5. The £6m for Madine needs to stop being used as a barometer for player values. That was a really bad signing from Warnock and only he knows why Cardiff paid that much for him. The only excuse you can give Warnock was that it was January and Madine was in form when they signed him. FFP has kicked in for a lot of clubs since then aswell so the transfer values of championship players has probably come down a bit
  6. Traore is still young. Plus he’s rapid and has plenty of potential. And he was signed by a premier league club which pushes the price up. None of our players fall into those categories
  7. He’s released the out of contract players but we’ll still have the likes of van Aken, Fox, Pelupessy, Rhodes, Winnall and Nuhiu picking up a wage. Does Bruce want all these lads for a promotion challenge? I’d say not and the ones he doesn’t want just need offloading or loaning out
  8. The Antonio deal wasn’t that bad then if that’s true. We got 3m not the 1.5m that’s always quoted
  9. I don’t think anyone would hammer him for selling any of the current squad. They’ve shown over the last two years they’re not good enough to mount a promotion challenge. He just needs to back Bruce by keeping the players Bruce wants (unless we receive big offers for them). The players that Bruce wants to release just need offloading to get their wage off the books. Any fee we get for these players would be a bonus
  10. Antonio was still in his early 20s when we sold him. Not getting a sell on fee at least was a big error from Milan. We don’t have anyone currently with the potential Antonio had. Too many owlstalkers put delusional values on our players. Gary Hooper is available for free and owlstalkers think clubs would pay 2.5 mill for Winnall? Winnall hasn’t scored a goal in professional football for nearly 18 months
  11. They won it because they had Kante, Mahrez and Vardy along with a strong team unit and the usual big clubs all had issues that year. Kante is arguably the best player in the world in his position and it’s no coincidence he’s gone on to win another prem and a World Cup. I don’t see how that correlates with our squad though?
  12. If the players are worth the millions you seem to think how do you explain us losing (and being outplayed) at home to QPR and midtable championship finishes the last two years?
  13. How are we in a position of strength? Blame Jos and Carlos if you want but the main reason we’ve finished 15th and 12th in the championship the last two years is the players aren’t good enough
  14. For one week after 4 games. When was the last time we were top of a league for more than a few weeks or actually finished top of a league?
  15. None of us on here would watch them for free but that’s not the point. There’s plenty of people that will watch them next season. Wednesday should be trying to fill the empty seats and grow the club. There aren’t many clubs in the country with more empty seats for their home games than us. And the posters who say ‘they’ll come back when we’re top of the league’.... Wednesday have never been top of a league in my lifetime. Bruce will need to work miracles to have us challenging for top 2 next year
  16. Forest have averaged over 28k this season with sensible pricing. I think we’d be something similar if we had the same pricing as them.
  17. I think it’s a great league. The teams are evenly matched and you can’t underestimate the physicality of the championship. Over a 46 game season all teams go through peaks and dips in form. You could argue the quality would be improved if there were only 20 teams in the league and a 38 game season but then you’d lose a lot of what makes the championship so good
  18. Still can’t believe Warnock paid that for Madine but it was the January window and he was in form at the time. You can see the odd inflated price in January when teams are going for promotion. Look at what we paid for Rhodes. I’ll have a side bet with you if you want? Other than maybe Forestieri, not one player will fetch the fee quoted in the original post this summer
  19. Forestieri is good enough for the prem, but he’s probably missed the boat now
  20. Player value in the championship has took a hit with FFP. If the rules on that are eased, you could see some more money being spent. And Norwich, Leeds and the pigs have all shown this year that you don’t need to spend big to succeed in this league
  21. Are you serious? Some posters on here have unrealistic values of our players. You can blame Carlos and Jos but the main reason we’ve been midtable the last two seasons is that the majority of our squad are average championship players. And which teams in the championship are actually spending money?
  22. You do realise players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney went for free transfers? I don’t think anyone on here has questioned his ability... just the fact he’s 29, has missed a lot of football and is out of contract next year
  23. It’s a tough one... keep him until January and we’ll probably lose him for nothing unless we offer a new deal this summer. But when fully fit and his head is right he’s as good as anyone in the league
  24. Would you offer him a new contract?
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