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  1. According to Nixon. Some interest. Great business if so.
  2. Bringing my 7 yr old niece for her first Wednesday game against Reading. Anyone know where I can find kid-friendly versions of the songs to share with her mum in advance. The little one is excited and wants to learn the songs before the big day.
  3. Interesting article in the paper today on the stats behind sacking / not sacking managers. Upshot is most sackings happen when the manager is unlucky vs underperforming and that bringing in a new manager tends not to make the slightest bit of difference http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/sacking-managers-pointless-stats-slaven-bilic-west-ham-premier-league-a8044586.html
  4. Got 2 in the west lower that I can't use. Drop me a message if you're interested
  5. I've got a couple in west lower that I can't use. Drop me a message if you're interested
  6. I'm not so sure it's a question of promotion with Rhodes vs future with Hirst. For me the question should be why sell for (what I'm assuming will be) low 7 figures now when we could sell for low 8 figures in 2/3 years' time? Lets face it if if he delivers on his promise we can't keep him for ever but we can maximise his value. Over the next three years, particularly if we get promotion his value will go up sharply - why sell an appreciating asset. It's like selling your house just before you know a housing boom is on the way. Reckon chansiri can see that.
  7. Looks good according to the "oracle of truth" that is football manager. Also an a list of best left backs available on a free. Stats seem to back up what people are saying here, defensively suspect but a good attacking option.
  8. Realistically LB - Bennett CB - Ekstrand (good mates with Abdi, which owuld help) DM - Gunnarsson (might be unlikely if Norwich thing is true)
  9. Stats-wise he's one of the top 10 defensively minded mids in the championship: Tackles / interceptions per game are all up there, pass completion ratio and key passes as well. https://www.whoscored.com/Players/35734/History/ and that bullet throw? I'd take him.
  10. Lavery just got offered a new deal - if they're moving him out it will only be in loan surely?
  11. He's six foot and less than 12 stone according a couple of stats sites.
  12. Interesting to see Norwood suggested (Caveat: I'm by no means an expert on the championship, but I'm a reasonable nerd). Scraped some data from https://www.whoscored.com looking at potential midfield generals (defined people who put in a good few tackles, have a good attempted / successful tackle ratio, don't get beaten very often and can pass) and Cole Skuse comes up unexpectedly well. Only people who came out ahead of Norwood were Spearing, Skuse, Hutch and Vela.
  13. Seriously why are we chasing so many strikers / attacking midfielders? Only burnley and hull have scored more than us this season. We've conceded more than every other team in the top 6 and whoever plays in our holding midfield role averages a card every couple of games. Surely what that's saying is that our playing style stretches our defence and we need real class in that holding role to be able to cope with the attacking style? I love watching us play at the moment, not for a second saying we should change that but in my view if we're going to drop 5+ million on a player, that's the area that would most improve the team.
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