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  1. Wigan home win to Luton my punt. As for city krul to be carded for ****housery..
  2. Apologies for missing the selections. My selection would have been port vale home win to Scunthorpe
  3. Good luck all and fingers crossed for a winning weekend My pick is a Crewe home win to Macclesfield as I try to return to winning ways. As for city a score draw.
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    VAR

    Ricardo is right, the law states offiside applies to 'any part' of the head, torso or legs is, so on the tech used an pic shown it IS offside. My issue is that the technology has a margin of error that means the image is likely to be wrong, and to such an extent the whole body may be onside. At the moment there is a mismatch between the tech and the law which makes even apparently correct decisons debatable. Add in the time taken and the decision to keep the attending fans ignorant about what is happening is what makes var so unpalatable for me
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    Norwich v Liverpool

    I dint see Farke changing his formation or philosophy even for Liverpool, so am anticipating the familiar 4231. Assuming Emi is fully fit again & addressing my main concern of pace of the liverpool attack ahead of their aerial ability I would choose Krul Aarons Godfrey Zimmermann Byram Tettey Rupp Duda Buendia Cantwell Pukki Subbs Fahrmann, Lewis, Hanley, McLean, Vrancis, Hernandez, ,Drmic but I do expect the Farke to start Hanley for of Godfrey and Kenny for Rupp.
  6. Several have picked my EFL choice so as a fifth pick I am on Cardiff for a home win to Wigan As for city a draw and a red card.
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    Hail the Scottish badgers

    David Jones was an early fav of mine too.
  8. What is best - technical ability, players you love or the size of their impact on a club? I would have Holt in the latter but not the former, ditto Forbes & Gunn. As for best technical players, depending on the day I could choose Green, Bowen, Peters, Reeves, Crook, Sutton, Eadie, Ashton, Wes & Buendia - and so many others. Then there are the rarities - those that do both, Maddison (for his transfer fee) and Huckerby, who added genuine threat going forward & transformed our defence in that championship winning season, from one that was conceding more than 2 goals a game to one that looked solid. Today I would say Emi has more potential that any I have ever seen while Peters was still years ahead. Bowen is easily the best defender we have ever had.
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    Strikers next season

    Whilst I hope he stays, I can see him going; one final large pay packet and a season in europa leagues, here in uk or across europe could appeal to him, if an offer comes in from a team that plays to his strengths; If he stays he would be 32 come the end of the hoped for repromotion season. we could cash in and seek a younger version using the £15m+ l rather than have a player thinking what if. I cant see both drmic & pukki being here next season. As for Idah he clearly has talent but needs pitch time and to gain some strength at the mo so a loan still seems the best option (as per murphys, maddison, godfrey, cantwell) so I am sure we have our fingers on the pulse for a possible replacement.
  10. Apologies for not being in time to assist Mandie Moo, boyanon or girlanon. My belated pick is Coventry Home win. Fingers crossed and good luck pups.
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    Silly question....

    Seems TV coverage can't possibly stop for a week... No idea why it's a 4-6 game split though, seems non sensical But I have assumed it's to do with not being rusty when the European leagues start again? Those involved have a week off, then a game and start travelling. The one exception being Citeh v the hammers, which could have swapped with soton Burnley TBF.
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    European Team Of The Month

    I think it is clear that we task Buendia to create chances, his total shots have an xG of less than half a goal all season, indicating he is not missing good chances and that most of his shots are from distance or difficult in nature. Yes he wants and we need a goal, but using selective stats and stating he has not delivered is just another selective us of stats
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    Xg stats

    xG & xGa is one indicator as to the effectiveness of a team to create chances and defend well - those with the right ratio will over time get the right results their performances deserve. It is not designed to provide any justification on a game by game basis nor will it will not guarantee a result and that is, of course, what ultimately matters. As with all stats it can not stand alone. The correlation with good xG numbers and final league table position is consistently strong because it is fact based rather than mumbo jumbo. One common shortfall is that a team taking an early lead sit back and the losing team pushes forward, surpressing the win sides xG and increasing the losing ones. The mumbo jumbo comes from the usual issues of stats being used in an inappropriately selective manner by the author - shoot the messenger not the news.
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    Sean raggett

    my comments are based on us being relegated. He does not suit our style. His passing wasnt good enough 2 seasons ago, & the training team look like they have decided they were unlikely to improve that part of his game. There is no evidence to suggest he can improve now, esp as he is 26 rather than 20. Agree he could be ok for a lower champs team but that/league 1 is his standard. A good honest player but not for us.
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    Sean raggett

    If we go with raggett even as 4th choice I would view that as a huge step back, we should be looking to invest in a defender who can step up and become a prem defender upon promotion. We need better than we have, given the current squad do have limitations at this level. Raggett simply won't be that player
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