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Michael Starr

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  1. Michael Starr

    Have we waved the white flag

    You're suggesting that they plan year by year?! They'll have a five year plan in place... Webber will be looking at season 2023 to 2025. Nobody would have predicted promotion last season... this is a free hit on a longer plan which helped us move on dead wood, secure long term deals for our brightest talent, thus creating high value assets and step us forward on our LONGER TERM STRATEGY. Sheff United... short term focus. This season they are doing great... do you think they'll reach these heights again next season?! Do you think that they'll be able to sustain spending at 22m for a single player? Financial Fair Play rules apply.
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    Have we waved the white flag

    Our recruitment this season hasn't been great, but the way we operate now is to scoop up players of high potential, who perhaps have lost their way. Usually they loose their way for a reason... i.e. Injury or Bad attitude. So it's always going to be 50/50 on the signing front. For every Amadou, there's a Byram. For every Buendia, there's a Franke. It's just about playing the numbers.
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    Best bottom of the league team ever

    If we get this miracle and survive... it will go down as one of the greatest moments in our clubs history. It'll be 24 months of absolute overachieving against all the odds. Farke will go down in folklore.
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    What will Farke say

    Farke got it wrong tonight. Cantwell was dead on his feet with 25 minutes left to play. He should have been taken off. His lack of tracking back meant they got round the back of us and scored the winner. Watch the reply. He just jogs back behind the player with the ball. He did the exact same thing moments before. He should have been subbed.
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    Farke getting off lightly

    Thankfully, the majority still back Farke, and rightly so. He's been brilliant for us.
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    Poor loan signings again.

    I still have hopes for Drmic. I think there's a really good player locked in there somewhere. Idah's progression is encouraging. Byram has been brilliant. We were always only ever going to sign raw players with potential. Give them a chance to develop and grow.
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    Model / Plan

    Happened in Italy.
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    Model / Plan

    We're still suffering the fallout from past failures. We only managed to clear out the remaining dead wood this Summer.
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    Model / Plan

    At some point, the bubble will burst and a couple of major clubs will go under. That will then likely spark a major movement on how clubs are run. I think at that point, we will see a re-balance of competitiveness. Clubs like ours will benefit more than most.
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    Srbeny off?

    I'd rather see Idah ahead of Srbeny right now.
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    Poor loan signings again.

    Maybe Tettey is just the better all round option right now. I dunno
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    Norwich v Palace predictions

    If we don't win, we're down. It's that simples.
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    Why oh why?

    This post is pathetic. I'm embarrassed for you.
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    Team for Spurs

    I’d like for us to rest Pukki and use him as an impact player off the bench, ideally before the 85th minute. Start with Idah and get crosses into him. I’d love to see a Roberts / Hernandez width combo. No chance of that though.
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    Leitner and Roberts

    I suspect it's something to do with their defensive duties not being tight enough. It seems that Farke rightly demands defensive play from his players. I look at Hernandez and Buendia's improvements at tracking back in recent times. Perhaps that's why they aren't in the squad.
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    Frustrating, but so proud of the way we are playing.

    Sensible post. Some of the stuff being posted on here right now is ridiculous and close on hysterical. I've read comments about "Worst team in 50 years" and some personal attacks on our owners. Calm down. Relax. There's still much to be positive about. I don't think we're that far away from scrambling a collection of points. We've been so unlucky. I think we should just back the team, accept that this season is a free hit and look towards longer term growth. For clubs like us, it's about the longer game.
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    *****Official match thread v A. Villa*****

    Hit the bar, two great saves from their keeper, one clearance off the line, another Pukki miss, a clear opportunity for Byram. It's painful at the moment.
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    Cheer up - we could be the scum

    Honestly, I believe Culverhouse was the success and Lambert was the figurehead. Culverhouse is doing bwillewnt at Lynn.
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    January window.

    Yes that's a great way of destroying young players of the future. Let's put 'em straight in against some of the best players in world football. That'll help em.
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    Just how good was Emi today

    Then you need to take a small tiny bit of responsibility for the flat second half performance. Believe! The edgy atmosphere I'm certain contributed.
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    Spot the Canary...

    https://youtu.be/XBxJVaTOhWE?t=168 ... spot the canary in the Finland Helsinki celebrations hahaha. Watching some of this footage, you realise just how huge Pukki is now in Finland.
  22. Anyone else watching Villa take apart Liverpool’s u23s tonight? Currently 3-0 after 36 minutes. That doesn’t help us!
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    Liverpool fielding weakened team

    Ahhhh it's the mickey mouse cup. What a relief. Honestly. I feared Villa were going to boost their goal difference.
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    Is Tim Krul our best keeper - EVER?

    Not the best, but he's become a major influence in the team and I really like him. When you look at it, our most consistent performers both came in for free, Krul and Pukki. This kinda debags the demand to spend money a little bit. We just need to keep being smart.
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    A few quick thoughts from today..

    Looks like excellent man management by Farke there. He looked excellent... and Cantwell also.