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  1. barclay_boy111

    Are we getting left behind

    EDIT BUTTON!!!
  2. barclay_boy111

    Are we getting left behind

    I am worried by the lack of news regarding potential signings.

    Don''t think we should look at it like with have a month befor pre season we should be looking at it like we only have 4 weeks till pre season.

    Look what happened last season we where in the Orem we had a shocking pre season and it ended badly.

    We should have already bought in our potential targets and training already and gelling together.

    Watford have better squad and improving it with the double loan signing of Tottenham duo.

    I hope we aren''t going for the cheapest rout and try and squeeze through by the skin of our teeth

    (Tin hat on)
  3. barclay_boy111

    Parma Ham's Tactics Masterclass 7

    Great post.

    I would like to pick up on the point regarding that most fans look at creativity and i am 100% in agreement and find it a little annoying at times and hard to argue against as they disregard there other duties as a player.

    Which brings me to Wes. Although he can be a great threat going forward his lack of defensive ability and physical strength at the top level is asking for trouble.

    Also with the fact that Redmond assisted and scored more goals than Wes I feel we have a replacement if Redmond can indeed play in that "number 10" role. I do feel that wes is now past his best (I release the wes fans will be laughing but again this regards my first 2 points)
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    Gary Hooper!!

    [quote user="spencer 1970"]Who is the first and only player to have scored in the Premier League, Championship, League 1, League 2, FA Cup, League Cup, Football League Trophy, FA Trophy, eat a tray of donuts in 10 minutes and fit a Bridgestone. 205/50R16 87W on a Ford Mondeo before his coffee break.[/quote]

    Good luck fitting that particular tyre on a mondeo (former mechanic just being a nerd lol)
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    Louis Thompson and Kyle lafferty

    [quote user="jaemae2"][quote user="barclay_boy111"]Andreus not going to leave is he as AN has only just bought him in and he thinks highly of him.

    I would probably ship out:

    Bunn

    Miguel

    Garrido

    Becchio

    RVW

    R.Bennet

    Turner

    E.Bennet seems to have started to come back in the squad and think he will make a good back up in a couple of places.

    Defence for me needs strengthening quite a lot as let''s not forget the 60+ goals nearly the same back 4 conceded only 2 seasons ago in the prem.[/quote]

    Yeah, the defense wasn''t the issue. The offense being the lowest scoring in the division without it being close was more the issue and BY FAR. Pair Bassong with someone that isn''t Michael Turner so he doesn''t have to COVER TWO CENTER BACK POSITIONS and it''ll be fine., In fact when he had to cover 2 CB positions it wasn''t that horrible. With any competent striker that year we stay up.[/quote]

    Oh I''m not debating that we where missing up top aswel we where woefull in all areas let''s be honest.

    For me though if we where going to play Hughtons way and keep the clean sheets and Nick a goal that back 4 wasn''t going to do it and they didn''t (obviously AN doesn''t play that way) but for the prem we need a better defence
  6. barclay_boy111

    Louis Thompson and Kyle lafferty

    [quote user="jaemae2"][quote user="barclay_boy111"]Andreus not going to leave is he as AN has only just bought him in and he thinks highly of him.

    I would probably ship out:

    Bunn

    Miguel

    Garrido

    Becchio

    RVW

    R.Bennet

    Turner

    E.Bennet seems to have started to come back in the squad and think he will make a good back up in a couple of places.

    Defence for me needs strengthening quite a lot as let''s not forget the 60+ goals nearly the same back 4 conceded only 2 seasons ago in the prem.[/quote]

    Yeah, the defense wasn''t the issue. The offense being the lowest scoring in the division without it being close was more the issue and BY FAR. Pair Bassong with someone that isn''t Michael Turner so he doesn''t have to COVER TWO CENTER BACK POSITIONS and it''ll be fine., In fact when he had to cover 2 CB positions it wasn''t that horrible. With any competent striker that year we stay up.[/quote]

    Oh I''m not debating that we where missing up top aswel we where woefull in all areas let''s be honest.

    For me though if we where going to play Hughtons way and keep the clean sheets and Nick a goal that back 4 wasn''t going to do it and they didn''t (obviously AN doesn''t play that way) but for the prem we need a better defence
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    Louis Thompson and Kyle lafferty

    Andreus not going to leave is he as AN has only just bought him in and he thinks highly of him.

    I would probably ship out:

    Bunn

    Miguel

    Garrido

    Becchio

    RVW

    R.Bennet

    Turner

    E.Bennet seems to have started to come back in the squad and think he will make a good back up in a couple of places.

    Defence for me needs strengthening quite a lot as let''s not forget the 60+ goals nearly the same back 4 conceded only 2 seasons ago in the prem.
  8. barclay_boy111

    MOTM

    Yep bassong for me with either whitts and Olsson a close second
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    Olsson injury how bad

    He got batterd today by quite a few challenges, I think he''ll be fine.
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    RVW, Shopuld we recall him ?

    Do we really need him? I don''t think so we already have 3 strikers that want to play week in week out and arguably all 3 are currently on form even if not 100% fit.
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    Dorrans and Noone

    Dorrans is coming in on loan as long as Malumbu comes back to Westbrom math fit.

    Sky sports where reporting that Noone didn''t want to come here so unsure on his status.

    If I''m honest I would prefer the latter to come in, we shall see.
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    Hoolahan to Celtic?

    [quote user="Tim Dawson"]Wes is past his best and offers little these days, been a great servant but we should have let him go after the Villa debacle last January.[/quote]

    Agree.

    bye wes
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    Cuellar should be first out to be replaced

    Stolen from another poster recently

    Turner - Played 22, conceded @ 1.32/game 1.5 pts per game

    Martin - Played 18, conceded @ 1.06/gme 1.5 ppg

    Cuellar - Played 7, conceded @ 1.29/game 1.9 ppg

    Hooiveld - Played 6, conceded @ 1.50/game 2.0 ppg

    Bennett - played 1, conceded @ 2.00/game 0.0 ppg

    I''ll have Cuellar as one of my first choice CB''s thanks and turner can be replaced
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    Wesley Hoolahan

    [quote user="Jim Smith"]Every manager comes in and tries to play without Wes. Every manager realises sooner or later that they need to bring him back into the side. i really, really hope that last weekend was the moment that dawned on Neil.

    The need is particularly acute given our midfield injuries at the moment but in my opinion we desperately need Wes in the side on saturday whether its in a 4-3-3 with jerome moving wide left or a 4-5-1 with one of the midfielders having to make way.[/quote]

    Really? During Adams reign more often than not we could only score once Wes had gone off.

    Wes was a good player however he is too light weight and is now well past his best
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    Defensive Partnership Stats

    [quote user="ZippersLeftFoot"]Adding in the points per game won changes the dynamic a bit

    Turner - Played 22, conceded @ 1.32/game 1.5 pts per game

    Martin - Played 18, conceded @ 1.06/gme 1.5 ppg

    Cuellar - Played 7, conceded @ 1.29/game 1.9 ppg

    Hooiveld - Played 6, conceded @ 1.50/game 2.0 ppg

    Bennett - played 1, conceded @ 2.00/game 0.0 ppg

    Hooiveld despite conceding most goals gained us promotion winning points and team results are also better with cuellar.

    An alternative view is how we perform without a player at cb...

    Turner - Not played 5 conceded @ 1.0/game 2pts per game

    Martin - Not Played 15, conceded @ 1.7/gme 1.1 ppg

    Cuellar - Not Played 7, conceded @ 1.3/game 1.2 ppg

    Hooiveld - Not Played 6, conceded @ 1.20/game 1.2 ppg

    The screaming conclusion is that we should not be playing Turner this season, more goals conceded and fewest points gained while we improve markedly without him on both.

    Based on this we should stick with cuellar & Martin in the middle.

    If Bassong is to come back then it should be with one of them.

    Perhaps a back four of Martin Cuellar Bassong Garrido will work.[/quote]

    Been saying it all season! He''s a very poor defender yet people call him a rock?!
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