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  1. Canary_on_the Trent

    Pubs in or around Wembley for Saturday?

    When I was at Wembley last season, I stopped off at the Capital Canaries pub in Angel after arriving at Liverpool St.

    Its 1 tube stop away from Euston & the overground direct to Wembley.

    I''m in London tomorrow & will be going there again for sure.
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    Alexander Tettey

    The 4-4-2 brigade won''t agree but we don''t have a genuine No.10 in the squad other than Hoolahan. In order to get the best out of the players we have & compete in midfield I''d pick Tettey, Fer & Howson, 2 wingers & a striker.

    Tettey sitting allows Fer & Howson to play their natural games, bombing forward to support the striker without being stifled by the defensive duties they currently have.

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    Redmond v Ince

    Ince is a good player & ahead of Redmond at the moment but I believe Redmond has the more potential & is by far the better value signing.

    At the same stage of his career 2 years ago, Ince had played 6 times in League 1 on loan at Notts County.

    Redmond 62 games at Championship level, he kicked on towards the end of last season & played for the England U21s.

    How can it be anything but a very good signing?
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    Jed Steer off to Villa

    Sad to see a good young prospect move on but Ruddy will be Number 1 here for the foreseeable whilst Declan Rudd is also highly rated (Eng U21s) & currently ahead of Steer in the pecking order.

    Bunn is a good Number 2 with Rudd out on loan learning his trade & fairly young as well.

    I wish a local lad well but really hope Rudd can push on prove himself as the better prospect.

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    Saints sign Lovren

    I''d rather have Bassong for the reported £3.5m we got him.

    I''m happy with the club paying value for money & building a side.
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    Rudd

    Can''t see Rudd & Steer both staying at the club for much longer if either has any ambitions to play regularly.
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    He is so left footed....

    Robben does make up for his lack of right foot with electric pace.

    Snodgrass began using his right foot a little more in the closing matches this season. We''ve seen with Pilkington how useful it is being able to put a ball in with either foot, an absolute nightmare for opposing full backs who like to show wingers 1 way or the other.

    It doesn''t have to be whipped in with the weaker foot but just showing an opposition full back that you can put the ball in with the weaker foot creates so much more space in which to use your stronger foot.
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    Are we established?

    At least half of the league have the potential to be in the relegation scrap, even so called ''bigger'' sides like Sunderland, Newcastle & Villa with 40k+ crowds & big wage bills have been in amongst it this season.

    We can kick on next season & hopefully finish in the top half but if we begin believing we can''t or won''t get dragged into the scrap for survival we will do so. As we saw this season when you lose a few games it can be a struggle to turn it back round.

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    Marks out of ten for hughton now the seasons over.

    8/10

    Just staying up is a great achievment, whatever people say budget generally correlates with league finish & we''ve got 1 of the smaller budgets.

    Lambert did an incredible job last season but I thought the momentum had slowed up by the end of last season & a lot of players haven''t been able to perform above themselves again this season.

    Hughton has spent really well, although at times he has been too negative. However he''s got the job done in terms of results over the season & for me the squad is stronger now with big arrivals likely in the summer with the debt cleared.

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    Becchio

    Kamara is a different type of player to Becchio but I am surprised he hasn''t featured a bit more, from the bench at least to replace Holt in games.

    He''s not the quickest but has a good touch, wins headers & can finish

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    Adel Gafaiti - who he?

    He''s too old, matter of months. I believe Gafaiti plays centre back for the U21s & Toffolo the centre back for the U18s at left back his natural position.

    Due to the U21 side, most of this U18 side will be kept on & given a chance.
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    Adel Gafaiti - who he?

    As we signed him in the summer I assumed like fellow signings Durojaiye, Sheriff & McNeil he was too old for the U18s but he only turned 18 in September so that can''t be the case. He''s obviously a very good prospect as shown by his performances for the U21s so seems strange to not play him in the U18s if eligible.

    Is there a ruling on players being on the books for so long before participating in the Youth Cup?

    Quite hard keeping up with the development side(u21) now established. Seems more players will get an opportunity rather than being released at 17/18.
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    FA Youth Cup - murphys

    I was a little disappointed because of the hype & they''re not ready for 1st team football because of the ''decision making'' but it was clear to see that they''re incredibly talented & will make it at a good level (possibly here in the Prem),

    Their pace & ability to go past players with such ease is something that can''t be added, they just need to be refined & learn when to use team mates. Given they''re only just 18, people should understand & realise they will develop.

  14. The Murphy twins will make it at some level. Last night they clearly looked a level above ability-wise but it very much looked like the star player at school situation where they tried doing it alone. They need to learn how to play in tough situations & when to pass, move etc. a loan next season would be ideal as the talent & work ethic is definitely there.
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    Today from a swansea side

    Classic thread. Are those clips from the game you got to within a few points of us & celebrated as if you''d won promotion? Talk about premature celebrations.
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