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  1. I’m not normally one to criticise our players but I just think he’s finished at this level. I can’t see what he offers or what we’re expecting him to do when he comes on or starts. He’s been at Wednesday nearly 3 years now and how many good games has he had in that time? He’s not the first striker to be finished at 29... David Hirst, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Stan Collymore (and even Francis Jeffers) are a few strikers that were considerably better than Rhodes, scored plenty of goals in their early 20s but were pretty much finished at 29
  2. Can’t run, doesn’t work the channels, doesn't have a trick or any skill, doesn’t hold up the ball or link play and he’s 16 games for Wednesday without a goal. What are his strengths again?
  3. I prefer the league cup to the FA cup now
  4. I just think more of an effort should be made to get the casuals back into it. £33 to £42 for the next home game against Wigan isn’t going to bring them back. The home crowds are going to be around 23k all year. In terms of attendance we’ve fallen behind the clubs around us.... Leeds, the grunters, Derby and Forest all get bigger crowds than us now.
  5. Do you want the club to try grow the fan base again or just keep it a closed shop for season ticket holders?
  6. Agree with that. Everton’s squad last night must have cost over £300 million combined. Look at the fees paid for Pickford, Digne, Mina, Richarlison, Iwobi, Bernard, Sigurdsson and Walcott. And they’re only a mid table premier league side.
  7. That’s similar to me. I went last night for the first time this season and it wasn’t a game to get you back. Once you stop going you fall out of the routine. I’d put it mainly down to two and a half years of mediocrity on the pitch, Chansiri’s continued overpricing for league games and the SAG and FFP issues. The grunters doing well doesn’t help our gates either. Geniunely don’t know when the next time we’ll see a crowd over 30k in Hillsborough will be.
  8. 4 years ago in this competition against Arsenal we had a crowd of over 35,000. Tonight against a big premier league club who brought 4,500 there was only 21,400 there. Both games were priced at £20. Where have all the fans gone?
  9. Having a beer at half time on the kop isn’t possible without leaving your seat well before half time or missing the start of the second half. If you charge as much as we do for match day tickets, the facilities should be a lot better
  10. I'll take your word for those 'goals per minute' stats (and thanks for posting). Out of interest, what was Joao's? I'd have thought Joao would have had the best goals per minute of any of our strikers last year. If Rhodes scored a goal every 168 minutes at Norwich that means he only played 1008 minutes in the entire season. A championship season is 4140 minutes of football so he was on the pitch for less than a quarter of their campaign. I don't remember him missing many games through injury either. Playing less than a quarter of a season at Norwich is not exactly a ringing endorsement of a £10 million striker earning 40k+ a week
  11. The 9 goals for Norwich includes a hat trick against Wycombe in the League Cup. I'm not sure the 'better goals per minute than any of our players' is true if you only count league games. And Norwich were a much better side than us last year, you'd expect a striker to score when he's playing for the best side in the league. He's scored one goal since November and hasn't scored since January
  12. Rhodes has only scored 20 league goals in nearly 4 years since he left Blackburn. In that time he's played under Karanka, Carlos, Jos, Bullen and Farke. Is it all 5 coaches fault for not using him in a sensible way? He'll have earned around £10 million in wages in the 4 years since Blackburn so he's been earning around 500k per league goal. Winnall doesn't have much pedigree as a championship striker really. Most of his career goals are in League 1 and 2. And add to that he's coming back from a serious knee injury so he's still to prove he's the same player since the injury. Jordan Rhodes last league goal came on the 12 January so he's currently on an 8 month goal drought. Sam Winnall's last league goal came on the 30 December 2017 so he's 20 months without a goal
  13. Is that what we should have carried on doing when Jos was manager?
  14. It’s not bed wetting, it’s just a bit of realism from the fans based on what we’re seeing on the pitch. I don’t see us being dragged into a relegation fight but we don’t look like a top 6 side either
  15. Let’s be honest we’ve had an easy start. Barnsley and Luton are going to be strugglers. The league table doesn’t give a true reflection until everyone has played each other. Were you one of the posters who said we were doing well last year when we were 6th at the end of September under Jos?
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. You never saw Zidane kick with his left?
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. The Antonio deal wasn’t that bad then if that’s true. We got 3m not the 1.5m that’s always quoted
  24. 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
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