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pat blondeau

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  1. The Chris Eagles goal was away at Burnley on New Year’s Eve in 2005. We won that game 2-1. We’d gone 7 games without scoring. I was at that game at Burnley away and this is miles worse. Even though we’d gone ages without scoring (and we had Barry Corr playing up front) the spirit among the fans was still good. We’d only just been promoted back to the championship that year with no real budget so none of us were expecting to be up there. I can remember no one knew how to celebrate when Eagles scored... we couldn’t believe we’d actually scored. We then signed Burton and Tudgay in January. It’ll be close in terms of points but as a fan going to games in the 2005-06 season it was better then than it is now
  2. I’ve heard people say on here Dawson is a good shot stopper. Some of the recent games: Brentford 6 shots on target, 5 goals conceded Derby 5 shots on target, 3 goals conceded Birmingham 4 shots on target, 3 goals conceded Reading 5 shots on target, 3 goals conceded Wigan 5 shots on target, 2 goals conceded Blackburn 9 shots on target, 5 goals conceded Compare that to Wildsmith on Wednesday night where Man City had 9 shots on target and we only conceded once. A keeper’s primary job is saving the ball when it’s going in the goal and Dawson is not doing very well at that. I’m not sure Wildsmith is the answer either but he has to be given a run in the team if Westwood remains banished
  3. Unless something changes we won’t average that next season
  4. There’s not been many paying on the gate since Chansiri took over. The season after Wembley the average attendance went up to around 27k mainly on the back of increased ST sales. Now attendances are falling and the club isn’t doing anything to stop them falling. We’ll have to see how far crowds drop before they start going back up again. On Derby, they’ve consistently had higher gates than us for the last 20 years so no surprise they filled it this week and we didn’t
  5. All about opinions but personally I think we’d have conceded 2 or 3 last night with Dawson in goal. Wildsmith made a couple of excellent saves in the second half. City had 9 shots on target last night, Dawson’s save percentage over the last two seasons is 64% so going by the stats you’d have expected him to concede more than 1
  6. He’s Chris Waddle. He can do what he wants
  7. Are some of those marks a wind up? We had one shot in 90 minutes and none on target. Agree Iorfa was class tonight, Wildsmith did well and most of the rest put a shift in but player ratings of 8s, 9s and 10s?
  8. It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting but one shot on goal with none on target and 20% possession at home is pretty poor. I could have played in goal for City tonight. There were large sections of the game when instead of pressing the ball we just sat in. They should have put a few more away, didn’t feel like they ever got out of second gear. Do we expect much more when lads like Pelupessy and da Cruz are playing 90 minutes against one of the best teams in world football?
  9. Did Pep say anything about Pelupessy or Da Cruz?
  10. League attendances are being propped up by season ticket holders and away fans. It remains to be seen how they hold up next season. There’s not been more than a couple of thousand Wednesday fans that have paid on the door for any league game this season
  11. We have a good away support but don’t think we sold out Blackburn or Wigan away this season. Be surprised if we sell out Bristol City or Swansea aswell
  12. Yes I was in the corner between that and the main stand. Cheese wedge I think they call it. We must have taken about 5,000. Leeds fans going for us as they were heading for relegation. Jermaine Johnson bagged his first goal for us. Great day and a good season that under Laws
  13. 0-7 is 66/1 and 0-8 is 150/1. Both quite big?
  14. I like the ‘thanks and ‘bye’ at the end of your post. Anyway I’d go Best - The 5-0 Waddle game against West Ham Worst - The 0-5 against Blackburn this season
  15. Wand of a left foot. The 40 yarder away at Leeds. What a goal and what a day that was
  16. Carlos is a good coach, comes across well as a bloke and he had some top championship players to work with in those first two seasons. It’s more the recruitment that he gets stick for. Personally I don’t think he had that much say in the recruitment. And even he did, why did DC leave recruitment to a coach with no previous experience in English football?
  17. It was a lot different when Blackburn won it, it’s that long ago we were still competing at the top level. Even Arsenal haven’t won it for 16 years and Leicester was a one off that I’d be surprised if we see again. To be fair the closed shop could be said about how all the top leagues across Europe have become in the last 20 years. That’s more of a gripe about football in general than just the premier league
  18. Liverpool have always been one of the teams in the select few who can win it now
  19. Bundesliga? Bayern and Leipzig have just stuffed Chelsea and Spurs on their own grounds. It’s not just about quality either. The fan culture they have there and the 50+1 rule that prevents a dictator like DC having sole ownership of a club. If you think the games in the premier league have been the most exciting in the world this season, I’d say you’ve been believing too much sky hype
  20. The Premier League is a closed shop that only a select few teams can win? This year’s title race has been the dullest in living memory? The Premier League has devalued the FA Cup? The Premier League has made a complete mess of implementing VAR?
  21. Don’t think that’s true... Reading v the grunters is a 10er https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2020/february/-arrangements-for-blades-fa-cup-visit-confirmed/
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