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  1. Are we going to end up in some crazy group delusion where we decide to believe that Hunt was a baller? He was a very average championship right back. He had a turn of pace, but produced next to nothing going forward and was a bit suspect defensively. He occasionally got us off our seats by going by someone, but generally nothing ever came of it. The reported £1.6m is decent enough value for him. I can go back and dig out the stats of how in his full 3 years he amassed the goals and assists that a good championship fullback gets in one season. Look back thru the posts on here.. for most of the time he was here people wanted us to sign a proper right back. Now he's gone, people want to use it as a stick to beat the club with for some reason.
  2. To be fair.. Burnley seem to be the best run club in the country. There's 91 clubs in England who would love be as well run as them.. but they're not. To me that suggests it's not as easy as all that..
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    Fletch

    To your points.. if you can call them that.. Borukov is fine to get a run in a cup game against a lower league club, for me. Would I start him against an ex-prem team that we could do with 3 points from? No. Wouldn't even enter my head to do so. the only reason he'd get a run against Sunderland would be because of the injury situation with our strikers and the need to protect Fletch a bit until he's back 100%. That you suggest using Borukov against Hull is frankly a bit silly. As for Matias.. I don't see him and a center forward. can he play wide of a front 3? yes. but we played 2 up top against Hull, and for me he can't do that well enough. So get over your childish 'what now's and try actually thinking things thru like a grown up. ta.
  4. cookeh

    Fletch

    err.. agreed. But who would you have played instead? rhodes is busy scoring for norwich. winnall is injured. joao's injured. Hooper's injured. nuhiu's suspended. so.. you'd pick?
  5. cookeh

    George Boyd

    as in.. 12 players o the pitch? :D or reach at lwb and thorniley on the left of the back 3?
  6. Clickbait title... but well done Nando. Make positive tiny changes to people's lives just cos he can.
  7. cookeh

    Fletch

    Probably want.. Matias - Borukov - Nuhiu Boyd - Jones - Reach - Palmer van Aken - Thorniley - J.Lee Wildsmith Keeps all the vital parts away from danger. Inexperienced, but still enough quality to get the job done. Nando, Bannan and Lees on the bench just in case.
  8. cookeh

    Fletch

    Well we can just agree to disagree then. For me, if he wasn't trying he wouldn't have screamed and head his head after he missed the first header, nor laid facedown in the turf for a minute after the 2nd. If you don't care and you miss, you don't react like that.
  9. Westwood.. seems certain to be out the door, so would be pointless to play him now. Palmer.. everyone hates palmer. Pudil at left back would get ruined every game. He simply isn't quick enough any more. He's said that himself. Matias as a conventional winger.. would offer palmer zero protection. he'd be 2v1 constantly and the boo boys would be at him even more. FF in a front 2.. historically hasn't worked particularly well. Not sure why it would suddenly work now. So all in all. no thanks. not something i'd like to see us doing.
  10. cookeh

    George Boyd

    So do we just play Thorniley there because he had an ok half against Hull (tho was poor there a couple of games last season).. and accept that we have no attacking threat on the left at all? I'm not being facetious, LWB is the big problem in our squad and i'm not sure how best to fill it. To me Boyd seems like the best of a bad bunch. It's easy to say "no, not him" but harder to come up with a better option.
  11. cookeh

    George Boyd

    Was he? fair play. i never really rated him, he's eligible for Scotland, but despite being a permier league regular (at a time when scotland had few), he never seemed dynamic enough to warrant a call up to me. he was a steady player.. a hard working player, but lacking a spark. When we signed him it seemed like a good move. it meant we could play him on the right side, with nando wide left and at this level he is an absolute quality player. That never happened tho.. and why it didn't is a mystery. As a signing tho, he seemed like a really good one that should have helped us last season. unfortunately the entire squad collapsed, him included, and the rest is history.
  12. cookeh

    Fletch

    ok, so.. #1 is possible to play well and not score goals.. even as a striker. as numerous people have said, fletch's all round play was good. he made space, bought people into play and had a good game. to me, to reduce all strikers to "but did he score?" is a bit silly a juvenile as a view of football. it's simply not that black and white. #2 the demand that he put away the chances just ignores the context. he wasn't supposed to start. Nuhiu got himself suspended and joao had a knock.. so we had to turn to fletch without him having had enough game time to get sharp. turns out he needs another game or two to find his edge, and that's absolutely no surprise to anyone who is paying attention to the context surrounding him playing. #3 in your post just before the quoted one you say it was bizarre that anyone clapped him. really? a player who isn't fit comes in, clearly puts a shift in, tries his best, is gutted to have missed chances.. undoubtedly tried his best and did his best on the day.. and you're against clapping him. 10/10 for being a fan. so there ya go. that's why in my opinion you earned a neg. feel free to follow up and maybe earn a +.. who knows.
  13. cookeh

    Feeling positive

    So rather than ask in there, you thought you'd go around randomly downvoting everything else i post? :D 10/10 for maturity there. I'll find the post in the fletch thread and explain myself, just so you can reply to it.
  14. cookeh

    George Boyd

    hah say you only saw the highlights of one game and suddenly everyone thinks you never see matches. crikey.
  15. cookeh

    George Boyd

    Yeah, we've used him bizarrely. No question there. The season before we bought him in he played 30 odd games at right mid. the season before that nearly 50 games there. We buy him and play him there for 6 games out of 25. Why? who knows.. But at the time he joined we were all saying we needed right winger.. and that's exactly what he was. That we never used him there is just nuts. The signing made sense.. what came after didnt.
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