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  1. I’m not arguing the fact he’s a decent championship left midfielder. my point is he’s terrible in any other position and the current suggestions around reach seem to be to just find him a spot whether he can play it or not. what the stats don’t show is the number of poor passes and weak tackles he’s put in whilst playing cm that allowed an opposition to break creating chances or that at left wing back he’s not defensively aware enough or quick enough to make up when he makes a mistake. if we go into the new season playing the wingback system he becomes obselete in that system he can’t play any of the positions required and we have much better options based on purely using your stats we should play him centre half because he’ll create assists doesn’t matter that he can’t play there and makes basic mistakes that a player who actually plays there doesn’t
  2. it’s quite easy to make certain players look good if you use their career stats they make Giles de bilde look like a world beater. most of his out of position games came early on in his career Whilst on loan in lower divisions hes utterly woeful here unless played on the left in a four man midfield. he falls into the same category as forestieri because of the one really good season we seem to forget he’s been terrible for the other 3 seasons and everyone wants to live in hope that he can get that form back for some reason we seem to want to shoe horn players into positions They can’t play rather then get rid and get someone who can actually play that position and build a team. weve tried him left wing back and left back awful central midfield even worse left midfield decent it looks like we aren’t going to play with a left midfielder so the obvious answer is get rid.
  3. Why is it everyone wants young players that hopefully have massive resale value but when it sounds like we’re after someone like that they’re not good enough. da Cruz wasn’t amazing last year no worse then anyone else tbf ,however he’s at the age all it takes is one good season and with the attributes he has he’s worth 15m+ the other suggestion seems to be get someone from the lower divisions who’s scored a few. the fact these players are now 3m plus rules us out by the looks of it the days of robbing lower league teams hot prospects for 20p and a bag of quavers are long gone. Ivan Toney who’s failed miserably outside of l1 on the back of one good season is worth 10m Ollie Watkins who’s goal scoring record wasn’t anything special went for 2m purely on potential and that was 2/3 seasons ago we’re going to end up with a few strikers that nobodies ever heard of from the Italian or Spanish 2nd divisions as the evidence seems to suggest that’s the market we’re shopping in with the hope they come good. However a youngster who can’t get a game for a poor team in Scotland doesn’t fill me with confidence
  4. an accusation based purely on where he’s from Your not from round here you must be sneaky with 0 evidence to support this otherwise there’re be no need to mention the country of his birth
  5. And it appears their response to this is we didn’t look at it properly because were off on our jollies or have I misunderstood that ? if you used that defence in any court in the land you’d be laughed out
  6. my sentences are like our goalkeepers sloppy , unpredictable and all over the place 😂
  7. Westwood appears to have become the new heffernan bringing him back won’t solve all if any of the problems we seem to think if he comes back he’ll automatically be the player he was 3 seasons ago however if he’s not going to play we desperately need to bring in an experienced first choice keeper goalkeepers are very different to outfield players only the truly exceptional ones ever hit there stride before their late 20s both Dawson and wildsmith have enough good qualities to justify keeping them around to try and work on the gaps In their games but at this level those gaps cost goals that Westwood just wouldn’t have conceded Bringing someone like Darlow or vorm would be excellent business Weirdly people are dismissing vorm because of his age but he’s a year older then Westwood and with goalkeepers they normally play 5-8 years longer then outfield players at a high level it’s easy to speculate as to why Westwood hasn’t been picked but it’s clear he’s not fancied so time to bring someone else in and wish him al the best
  8. Fletcher will always be massively underrated by many on here mainly because he wasn’t all fancy flicks and tricks I’ve actually seen some criticism on here blaming him for our goalkeepers choosing to aim goal kicks at him with him being one of the best headers of the ball in the league strange tactic that rather then letting Tom lees try and play out from the back 😕 he’s been one of the few that hasn’t gone missing over the last few seasons there’s been a lot of talk about the mentality of the squad been weak but people will slate the guy who’d quite happily get his face kicked off if there was half a chance it’d end up in a goal he picked up a lot of niggling injuries mainly due to this and spent a lot of the time on the floor because he’d gone for a ball he had zero right to win got there and often ended up winning a free kick after being cleaned out by the defender who didn’t expect him to be there fletcher should be the blueprint for any younger player we’re looking to try and sign to try get us out of the mess we’re currently in he played like he was a winner and never shirked anything think back to his debut can you imagine forestieri kicking off about needing to be substituted because he had blood weeing out of his face then played a week or so later with a gaping hole in his head if that was semedo or hutchinson the fans would be wanting a statue erecting
  9. Played 25 won 4 drawn 8 lost 13 you’d think it was monks record but it’s paul cooks up to the turn of the year a record like that here wouldnt allow him to become the current flavour of the week He’d have been long hounded out his stock has risen because they’ve managed to pull a few results out under difficult circumstances at a time when half the league aren’t playing for much and a good number of players are more concerned about not getting injured but let’s go all out to get the current hard done to media darling because that worked so well last time when we brought in some guy who’s teams played like Brazil or so the media liked to say
  10. I’ve never seen a more one footed player then Bannan in the last two games he’s cost us two goals by refusing to play a simple right footed pass and trying to play an unnecessary glory ball he often slows all the attacks down because he needs to shift the ball onto his good foot and by the time he has the opening has gone same when he tackles goes with the wrong foot making it easy to go round him this was ok when we had better quality players around him to allow him more time and space but now his flaws are becoming more and more exposed every game He does the same bit of “skill” 5/10 times a game purely to get the ball on his good foot often putting us under pressure because it’s so obvious he’s going to do it the number of times he gives the ball away in front of the back four doing this is ridiculous the worrying thing is I used to really rate him but he’s another who’s time is up in my view
  11. I’m just going of the figure that was bandied around on here when we brought him In
  12. https://www.efl.com/news/2016/january/fifty-five-years-to-the-day-20-maximum-wage-cap-abolished-by-football-league-clubs/
  13. people seem to ignore the fact that pretty much every player for every team has a relegation clause of between a 15-25% decrease the only time it’s ever nearly been a problem was when Chelsea where struggling near the bottom a few seasons ago as they where a very rare exception where they didn’t put these clauses in any of their contracts https://www.90min.com/posts/2837118-chelsea-players-don-t-have-relegation-clauses-in-their-contracts the issue is the wages have spiralled that much that even with these deductions every bang average premier league player relegated instantly becomes the highest paid player in the league if you use Connor wickhams reported 60k a week even with the highest deduction still leaves him on 45k and he’s not exactly a high earner in comparison to most the salary cap is a complete non starter unless it’s ridiculously well managed people look back to how it used to be and how it workerd so well it didn’t it was fiddled left right and centre at the time there was a salary cap in football the owners basically just paid the players a ridiculous wage for one shift somewhere like D-Taxis
  14. That would be correct if we weren’t in effect Renting it from ourselves so can write up any contract he chooses including anything he wants to be included in the price you only normally see it the other way round as it’s normally one party negotiating with another In the West Ham instance for example West Ham don’t take anything for food and drink sales it all goes to the company they lease from
  15. I’m not trying to defend anything we’ve done as it’s been gash my point is there’ll be 4 teams this season charged regarding finance Excluding villa who would’ve been and Wigan as thats just a weird situation you’ll have the same every season now depending on where teams are on their 3 year cycle is my point for every Leeds or Brentford who shift players for large sums there’s a cardiff qpr Forest and ourselves that haven’t
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