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  1. Considering the experience in our back line, the panic at 2-1 up was incredible But for the late goals at Cardiff Blackburn and now this we;d be =2nd.... and we should;ve ruddy beaten Leeds too!
  2. Normally I’d keep the back 4 the same, but in this case we lose so much from midfield having Joey instead of Hutch that Hutch must go back into midfield for me. I also like a good left/right balance so I’m inclined to say Thorniley although he doesn’t seem to have had much football this season.
  3. Definitely injured but don’t remember seeing much info about what the injury was and how long he was expected to be out. Didn’t get the impression it was serious though.
  4. Monk said before Leeds that Lees was okay now and back in full training but just needed to get match ready. If Borner is still out it’ll be interesting to see who gets the nod alongside Iorfa. Lees? Hutch? Thorniley?
  5. Although I gave it to Hutch just ahead of Iorfa this sums up my thoughts pretty much exactly
  6. I certainly wouldn’t be writing off the chances of FF having a major impact on our season just yet. In many ways this could be a drag start for him - Mansfield issues behind him (albeit with a slur on his name) - No fitness issues I’m aware of - new manager who will know very well what he’s capable of - a formation that’s tailor made for him (when we play 4-3-3 that is) The potential for him to still be a major influence is definitely there if he can strike up a good relationship with GM and get a run of games
  7. I’d just started working at Sky at the time and watched it live on an internal feed in the studio. God that was embarrassing. I was so incensed that the next day I phone up the brand new Talksport radio station and had a ding dong with their fledgling new presenter Adrian Durham about why Wilson should be sacked (of course, even then, he argued the throw). That period between 1998 and 2000 makes me shudder.... ditching Ron, employing Wilson, abandoning Di Canio, keeping Wilson, Dave Richards jumping ship, signing the 3 injured Scots, the list goes on it was just one catastrophe after another and we never recovered.
  8. Could never understand the criticism Fletcher got on here, you could tell he was quality. Now scoring at 1 in 2 together with his all-round contribution and considering the way we play - i’d say he’s our most important player. who else in the current squad could do what he does, anything like as well.
  9. Bruce mostly played 4-4-2 last season and it worked really well. So if Monk played 4-4-2 at Birmingham too then it seems perfectly logical to try it. Since last season the midfield options are improved with Lee returning and Luongo signing. My main doubt with a 4-4-2 would be a partner that works well with Fletcher. In theory the Rhodes of old would be perfect but personally I think he’s a busted flush. Winnall is another one well suited but has looked very sluggish since his injury. Last season we had Hooper, Joao and Matias as options, but no longer. Whats Hooper up to these days...???
  10. Richie Barker worked with Big Ron throughout his time here, may even have been here before. Pretty sure Peter Eustace was Wilkinson’s ‘assistant manager’ for 5 years before that in fact.
  11. Atkinson and Bruce I was delighted with. Was pretty happy with Francis, Megson and Sturrock. Rest were a bit ‘wait and see’ Was massively disappointed with Shreeves, Yorath and Gray - obvs got 2 out of 3 right there! Monk is definitely in the average category.
  12. While I’m sure it’s true that over the years some good managers will have turned us down, we really have made some awful awful appointments. Far too many tired journeymen (Jones, Jos) cheap options (Shreeves, Yorath) and flash-in-The-pan bosses (Turner, Wilson) on that list. Oh that we’d push the boat out and make an ambitious appointment like we did with Ron and Jack or else pick an up-and-coming boss whose been building an excellent reputation in the lower leagues with multiple clubs. So rarely seems to happen and I think that’s been a huge part of our problem the last 20 years.
  13. I wasn’t challenging you mate, more like agreeing with you!
  14. As much as I don’t and never did want Bullen, it’s daft judging him after 7 games. He’s been a prominent employee of the club for what 6 or 7 years now? If they knew what they were doing the clubs hierarchy would have a clue by now whether he was management material or not. If it’s a yes then back him properly and give him time; if it’s a no then stop pi$$ing about and get someone in who’s up to the job. Letting him manage the side for 7 games isn’t really going to prove anything either way.
  15. Really Hope so. Got a feeling he won’t though.
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