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  1. Marcus Rashford wasn't doing much in the Man United U23's before he was thrown into the first team. Not saying he's at that level but it's not always an exact science.
  2. If we could only sign one player - who/what position would it be? Striker- Preferably someone with pace but with Fletcher being out makes a mobile target man more needed at present. If we could only get rid of one player, who would it be? Just one? Westwood I'd say, we could get some money for him and Dawson has outperformed him and deserves the number one spot. Choose one player not playing regularly you would give a chance in the team. Rhodes, he won't get anywhere by not being on the pitch, some will say Forest away was a fluke but I don't buy into that. He needs to be on the pitch with someone alongside him. Also a mention for Pelupessy, think he's done well this season when called upon. If you could have one ex player back in the team playing at their prime, who would it be now bearing in mind where we need boosting at present? Probably Connor Wickham. If you could attend S6 more often but are put off, what is the one thing that stops you going more often? I have a season ticket so this one doesn't really apply but the atmosphere does need improving and I think it's very little to do with the results or style of play. If the club was to spend money on one off the field item (eg, facilities, catering, academy) which would you choose? Training ground, make it a proper complex. Choose one word to describe the season so far. Strange (to be fair Frustrating was the perfect word but felt that was cheating.)
  3. I think the point Crouch was making as that you don't need to b*llock somebody to lay down the law and that younger players don't tend to respond to it as well these days, possibly not a good thing don't get me wrong. I think the lack of leadership was the main reason (of many) Jos' methods didn't work, something goes wrong let the players work it out. Not going to work if they can't do it.
  4. Agree we aren't 'nasty' enough. That Cardiff game away from home summed it up for me, the free kick never being a free kick and then the star jumps from Flint. Why none of them backed Dawson up amazes me to be honest. In terms of the actual captaincy, Tom Lees is a good leader by example but I don't think he's vocal enough. When I say that I don't mean a Tony Adams type, Peter Crouch said on his podcast the other week that that kind of old school captain doesn't really work in the modern game. I think it's just kind of a pandering to the crowd thing at times. I do agree though that when things go wrong we do lack that leadership to put it right which is probably why we haven't come back from many games from being behind with this squad.
  5. My point on Brentford was that when it doesn't work it's not going to get the crowd going here, we've seen managers like Carlos and Jos at times try and play out from the back. Our crowd doesn't respond well to it. It also wasn't that long ago we were above them either. As for why we play the way we do, Monk is still learning about this squad of players. It's clearly worked in some games, we're better suited to playing away from home and countering on teams in my opinion and that kind of team doesn't tend to work as well at home. I think it's harsh to say we've seen no pattern of play, we have. It's worth noting Monk has only been here four months and working with players 4/5 managers deep now. We don't have enough options out wide for me, Harris' drop off in form was down to being overplayed, Reach has been inconsistent, Murphy as well. We need more pace up front, someone to run off a target man. We have seen it in fits and starts but it all comes back to the initial point, the squad needs rebuilding.
  6. Not suggesting he's powerless but it's harder in practice than on paper. Monk isn't as good a manger as Bruce at present, therefore you have your answer in why there has been a drop off. But there was the same drop off under Bullen and the previous form under Jos. This squad needs a reset. There are some great players in there on their day but there are also some that just can't do it week in week out. To be honest this leads me onto another point that you can put a lot of the problems on the pitch down to Bruce deciding to f*ck off. He left us in a very tough position and Monk to be fair to him has done well to have us where we are in my opinion. In terms of his style, based on his Birmingham City team and his Leeds team I think he'll look to build a side where we're strong through the spine, probably 442 or 433 and be solid, don't overplay and get it out wide to create chances for the strikers. Personally I don't have an issue with the way we've set up in most of the games, passing football is great but when it doesn't work it's dull as dishwater (think Brentford 2nd half against us).
  7. Anyone who actually wants Monk out (I can't imagine there are too many to be honest) in my opinion doesn't know anything about the situation of the club, this division and probably football in general. We have a squad that needs reshaping and moulding to Monk's style, that won't happen until the summer either, he's still not been able to bring in a full staff and that can't have been easy. Days like yesterday are of course harder to brush off but sometimes they happen, the issue is that too many overreact to every little set back and thus when a mauling like yesterday happens makes it worse. I only heard bits and bobs on the radio but what I did was nonsensical moaning from people who never ring in when we win. I half wonder if it was blades on the wind up.
  8. Be stunned if he didn't end up at Bristol City.
  9. Personally I cannot stand Brighton. I appreciate how well they have done to get up to where they are but I find their fans really irritating. Goes back to when we beat them 3-1 at Hillsborough back in 2013, the way they moaned about how good they were and how sh!t despite the fact he wiped the floor with them. Then all the nonsense with their assistant manager saying what he said to Jones. Also they were very ungracious in defeat in 2016 and even less so in victory the year later when they won at Hillsborough.
  10. Rowett's a decent manager, done a decent job everywhere apart from Stoke. Can be a bit of a sore loser at times which doesn't do him any good. Wouldn't say the Millwall squad is bad to be honest, every time I've seen them this season they have looked good.
  11. Indeed, he did very little during his time here. Half decent moments here and there but you could tell he didn't give a to55. You would have to seriously question the club's strategy if he's one we're after.
  12. Why would we be in for him and why would he come here? He didn't give a sh*t last time he was here so why would he this time?
  13. Agree with this. Shame he shafted us. In terms of actually achieving something, it's either Jones or Carlos. A nod to Megson and Gray for the jobs they did.
  14. For me it's a mentality thing. I highly doubt Monk is telling them to stop doing the simple things well. I hear the phrase "Sitting back" a lot but I don't think that's necessarily what's happening. Teams are allowed to attack us and I think to a certain extent there is an over confidence in the squad when leading in games. Blackburn and Stoke I think are the best examples of this where we don't play well but put ourselves in front, regardless of how good we think we might be we still aren't good enough to expect to hold on. Obviously individual errors haven't helped us at all. That is stuff that can be coached and tends to happen less when you're in good form which is why results like yesterday are frustrating.
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