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  1. Curious why we're arguing about a story published in July concerning the specifics of how a popular but ultimately mediocre and injury prone former player left the club. Of course feel free to chat about whatever you want, but considering the great start to the season and new culture and environment the club appears to have created, it seems like a strange choice.
  2. The problem with adapting too much to the opposition is you can end up putting worse players out on the pitch. Harris and Murphy are a real threat and are probably two of our best players on form. Sometimes the trick is to just to play them and force the opposition to adapt to us. Looks like the right team to me. With such competition no need to rush Bannan back in, especially with a game on Tuesday.
  3. Why all this talk about being happy with a point? They finished 4th bottom last season and should be happy to avoid the drop this year. We've won two from two and are looking at promotion. Obviously no easy games etc but these are the games promotion chasing teams should be looking to win, not draw.
  4. Have been reading the latest piece on The Athletic about Borner (worth checking out. Dedicated Wednesday reporter and proper features, no ads, £2.50 a month with promo code). Says he used to play left back. Might offer some versatility. https://theathletic.com/1103220/2019/08/05/a-tough-tackler-and-a-world-cup-winning-wife-julian-borner-determined-to-be-a-hit-at-wednesday/
  5. The point is that it diversifies our team so that we are not held hostage by an apparently temperamental, and easily turned, FF and his agent should they decide to go on strike again. The other point is what you can bring in with the money FF would generate. Hopefully Carlos finds a way to use all our best players, but I can see why he may think our long term future doesn't have an obvious spot for FF and that he'd rather use the money on other areas of the side.
  6. Blackburn down 1-0 to Rotherham and Lucas Joao still on the bench with all three subs used.
  7. I'd take things as they stand. Draws for Leeds, Fulham, Reading is a gift considering who they're playing.
  8. Agreed, I don't think anyone wants him gone it's just our team has now been built to neutralise our reliance on him. For owners like Chansiri who are only limited in what they can spend by the FFP rules, it effectively works like a salary cap. We're already going to be £8 million down to start next season when Rhodes signs permanently. The breathing room created by £7-12 million (?) for Forestieri would give Carlos plenty of ammo and crucially would no longer ruin the way we play. (Depending on how he reacts to not being the main man, it may even improve the dressing room). The question is how much might he be worth? And could Carlos use that money to bring in a rock solid centre back (he's said he wants to but they're expensive), as well as a another midfielder to unlock defences and some permanent wingers to provide quality service for our 4 headed strike attack.
  9. Apologies for the cross posting but this seems to be a key point. With FFP he sadly may offer more value to the club as a summer transfer fee. As said on the other thread when Fernando refused to play against Norwich it sent shockwaves through the club. He was our best player and many felt that we needed him to have any chance of promotion. I wonder if Carlos and Chansiri were jolted into action? Since then they've broken our transfer record twice to bring in players that play his positions, first left wing and then striker. No longer will Carlos be held hostage by Foriesteri and his agent. We're a more resilient team because of it but I worry there is now no obvious place for Fernando. It seems tough to play him up front when you have 4 highly paid out and out strikers who it will be hard to keep happy as it is. But if FF plays left wing then 23 year old, £5 million pound, long time Carlos target, Reach is on the bench. That doesn't seem a likely long term outcome. I fear that FF ends up like he did at Watford. Hugely talented, passionate but a volatile presence who ends up as a fringe player because the club can't trust him to build the side around him. In the era of FFP he could bring in a nice fee which would give Chansiri the freedom to open up the cheque book next season. He's our player till 2021 so there's no danger of an expiring contract forcing us to sell or sell cheaply (like Winnall). I don't think anyone wants him gone, including Carlos. But our success is no longer reliant on him (or his agent).
  10. When Fernando refused to play against Norwich it sent shockwaves through the club. He was our best player and many felt that we needed him to have any chance of promotion. I wonder if Carlos and Chansiri were jolted into action? Since then they've broken our transfer record twice to bring in players that play his positions, first left wing and then striker. No longer will Carlos be held hostage by Foriesteri and his agent. We're a more resilient team because of it but I worry there is now no obvious place for Fernando. It seems tough to play him up front when you have 4 highly paid out and out strikers who it will be hard to keep happy as it is. But if FF plays left wing then 23 year old, £5 million pound, long time Carlos target, Reach is on the bench. That doesn't seem a likely long term outcome. I fear that FF ends up like he did at Watford. Hugely talented, passionate but a volatile presence who ends up as a fringe player because the club can't trust him to build the side around him. In the era of FFP he could bring in a nice fee which would give Chansiri the freedom to open up the cheque book next season. He's our player till 2021 so there's no danger of an expiring contract forcing us to sell or sell cheaply (like Winnall). I don't think anyone wants him gone, including Carlos. But our success is no longer reliant on him (or his agent).
  11. Great photo Russy. Also, some nice footage on the extended highlights here.
  12. This thread, got me watching this video, which reminded me of that Matty Hamshaw goal vs Watford. Top 20 SWFC goals:
  13. Yes! Loved Quinn's back heel assist in the playoff win at Hillsborough in our promotion season.
  14. The 3-0 loss to Charlton I think was another game Carlos made no or very few changes. After that he said he should have changed more players but as we were on such good form he kept it as was. Maybe this is a lesson learned.
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