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  1. emersonthome

    Dawson slagging after last night

    Heard this stat yesterday too. Great example of how simplistic it is to say "No clean sheets" = "keeper must be rubbish". I'm surprised how well Dawson has done this season. Expected one or two clangers from him due to inexperience, but can't remember any so far. I do remember a couple of saves where I thought - not sure Westwood would have got to that. I really think this is getting so counter productive now. We are clearly looking to off load Westwood, he's not played for ages due to injury and selection so bound to be a bit rusty. What would be the point of bringing him back in between now and January when he leaves? Good keeper for us in his day, but time to move on
  2. A drunk, bearded Cantona. Strutting his 20 stone in front of the back 4, pointing and shouting at people
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    He's 23, it's his first full season, and after 10 games I can't remember us conceding a goal that was his fault. I can remember him making some great reflex saves though
  4. Leeds look a very fit team, and considering they were meant to be promoted by Christmas, I'll take a point
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    Owls v Pigs U23’s 7pm

    Hooper with first team tomorrow?
  6. Think I heard someone call him a cult...
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    Forest thoughts

    Wow. Everyone's entitled to their opinion I suppose, but couldn't disagree more with this
  8. Good to see Fox getting some credit for his performance last night. There's always a minority though, who are so entrenched in the "Fox is rubbish" mantra, that they can't see he had a good game. If a 28 year old Paolo Maldini turned out for us with Fox on the back of his shirt, some would still insist he was garbage
  9. Yeah, great... but it's not really an answer is it?
  10. emersonthome


    Once would probably do. 3 possible reasons 1) Jos thinks Dawson is a better keeper 2) Jos has fallen out with KW/ thinks he's disruptive 3) There's a contractual/ finance reason. You've already ruled out 1, so is it 2 or 3, and how do you know?
  11. I think it was a fair question. Players were injured under Carlos, but what is the evidence that it was his fault and not bad luck? Were youth team players actually told that "they had no chance of playing, ever", or were they just deemed not to warrant a place in the team at that time? Were "non favourites" told that they would only play when there was no other option, or were they just treated as squad players (like at every other club in the league)? Did players really turn up for training whenever they wanted, or was it agreed that certain players wouldn't train all the time (as is common with lots of players with injury concerns) Fair enough if you have info from inside the club, but it sounds at bit like you're jumping to conclusions to suit your argument
  12. I still remember going to watch us get knocked out of the league cup by Cambridge, while Man Utd and Barcelona were playing out a 3-3 draw on telly
  13. Were the injuries his fault? Did the other stuff actually happen or is this just myth presented as facts?
  14. Who has sustainability in the Championship? Longest serving manager is Neil Harris - Appointed in 2015
  15. I think that's a bit unfair, he didn't inherit an 'unbeatable side'. Also, it's not like he just turned up an said "Barry, pass to Gary, Gary score a goal". His did change the style of play quite dramatically in my opinion. Rightly or wrongly he had a particular way of playing, or dare I say - a philosophy! But ultimately football is about the players on the pitch, and when most of them are injured, this does kinda limit your options as a manager. As for not giving youth players a chance - he was obviously tasked with getting the club promoted in a very short time period, and a lot of money to do it. I don't think many managers in that situation would be blooding youngsters when the safe bet is to buy established Championship players. To return to the Manchester City analogy, that's not too dissimilar from Guardiola's approach - why gamble on a full back from the youth set up when I can spend £50m on Kyle Walker. I think the time was right for him to go, but I hope he does well at his next club
  16. I agree. If Joey's instructions were anything other than get the ball and give it to someone who can play, then he would have been dropped some time ago
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    Worst Signing Ever

    For constantly underachieving over many seasons, I'd have to go for Ian Nolan. Although to understand how bad the Jeffers signing was, remember that we had no money and our chairman at the time had just made a big statement about not having injury prone players in the squad!
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    Worst Signing Ever

    What you have to remember about Wim Jonk, is that he went from playing balls for Marc Overmars to run into in the world cup, to playing balls for Andy Booth to run into at Wednesday
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    Bannan lauds Joey

    He's an interesting player Joey. It's hard to describe exactly what he does, but does seem to be effective. Just seems to occupy an area of the pitch and move the ball along when it comes to him. I think this is why he looks terrible when he has a as off day, as his whole game is about discipline and consistency
  20. Spot on. Always annoys me when Palmer pops up in those "worst players to play for England" lists. Usually put there by people who've never seen him play
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    Forestieri banned

    Let's hope the club handle it a bit better than the last time our most talented (and temperamental) attacker got banned for a moment of madness