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  1. I completely agree with this and you're absolutely within your right to have an opinion. The Rhodes line has just got a little stale. We all get it and have seen numerous examples from you as to why it didn't work. I feel the same and the benefit of hindsight many others probably do too (Including the Chairman). But you're right you should be allowed to voice your concern in a constructive manner.
  2. Mate you're absolutely over the moon it didn't work with Rhodes :D Every single thread i log into you somehow manage to segue how much of a poor signing Rhodes was into the conversation. We all get it. He was a poor signing. The difference between Monk and Rhodes was that Rhodes was on a downwards trajectory whereas from numerous accounts by Brum fans Monk worked wonders with them and was unfairly dismissed by the clubs hierarchy. It's a decent appointment which if Monk was to be the manager should be been done far sooner and allowed him time in the transfer market as well as time to potentially bring in his own coaching staff and methods. But here we are so let's crack on and get behind him.
  3. I don't really get the issues? It's clearly a language barrier and limited English. I think also that's merely Chansiri's resting bit*h face :D Monk didn't actually say he wasn't bringing his own staff neither. It's clearly been a whirlwind appointment so he's probably taking stock before making a decision. I like Monk. He's a direct speaking, modern manager and i hope it works out for us. I honestly think this was a case of a last minute Press conference and a Chairman whose had a lot of poo to deal with recently.
  4. Couple of comments from a Brum friend of mine: Yeah I really rated him! Got us well organised and playing to our strengths which was much needed after the Zola/Redknapp/Cotterill fiascos. I felt we were on an upwards curve last year and if he had had the same amount if investment Pep Clotet has had, could have maintained a Play off challenge this year. Weve got some good results this year but more from luck than quality play IMO. He also brought back a sense of pride and passion to the club - hence rising attendances last year - and did some good work in the community. Still sad that we lost him. Theres been a lot of stuff in the press about his relationships with agents etc. but I can only judge him from performances and results on the pitch and I think you have got yourselves a good manager there! Better than Brucie anyway!
  5. That's just it though isin't it? He's just an 'ok' appointment. I do like the football he plays though and he did incredibly well at Brum.
  6. Brum fans I know thought he did an outstanding job. I am ok with this. Knows the league and hasn't done a terrible job anywhere he's been.
  7. Cowley would bring something a little different IMO. A winning mentality, a different philosophy and something fresh. Pulis wouldn't be my choice however he's always there or there abouts.
  8. It's almost as if Bullen cannot win in the eyes of some fans. Last season under Bruce we had some absolute shockers (Rotherham away) but grinded out a point. At the time that was down to having a good manager who knew how to take points when not at your best. Last night it's because Bullen is not right for the job. I'm not advocating we hire Bullen as manager but let's give him a fair crack before dismissing him based upon a sluggish 45 minutes.
  9. I think he's been playing defensive midfield for QPR and actually sees himself more as a box to box midfielder; despite his tough tackling. I think he's competition for Lee and not for Hutch (although could cover that position). I still think Pessy is seen as cover for Hutch and Luongo as the box to box option. Our game is all about high energy now and every single option we have offers that (even Bannan can get around the pitch). It's an exciting acquisition and one which will certainly move us forward.
  10. It's the game you play with loan signings and it's a game we are fully aware of. They either work out incredibly well (Hector, Kenweyne Jones, Marshall) or they flatter to deceive (Josh Onomah, Rodri etc). You go into this knowing you have them for the season and if they play well you are priced out of the deal. It happens at every single club going and it's a system we haven't used enough in recent years. Hector was fantastic for us but he came to us on the back of an apparent average season for Hull. I didn't feel like we had a great deal of competition to sign him but his stock has risen massively since then. We made the right decision to leave this deal. It's almost as if just because we sold Lucas for a tidy sum everyone has forgotten about the absolute poo storm of a mess we made with FFP and signing players. I also think we need to give Julian Borner a run in the side before relegating him to 3rd choice. He's come to us highly rated, captained his previous club and looks a player.
  11. Bristol are desperate for a striker and keep getting knocked back. Perhaps Rhodes is making way?
  12. 100% the right strategy. If Chelsea are wanting ridiculous money for Hector then that's familiar ground for us. We've been here before and should look at different options. There's still the January window if he doesn't go anywhere.
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