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  1. I think they've decided that he won't be needed any more - because of our promotion we've just signed Rashica, Tzolis, and Sargent who can all play on the wing. We also have Placheta and Dowell
  2. It would be better to see all the goals coming from our players as neither Keane nor Kucka will be involved in any more of our league fixtures this season and ogs aren’t intentional (well not usually). However, in my opinion there is a positive about own goals: they can damage the mentality of the opposition, depending on the current score line. If a team is winning 4-0 and they score an og I don’t think it will have any effect as they would still have a three goal lead, but if they were only winning by a two goal margin at the time I think it could have an effect as the opposition would need just one goal to equalise However, Everton gave us the lead with their og and Watford just extended our lead even further with their’s - which I think could cause humiliation
  3. There was loads of criticism of Smith during and just after our “disastrous December”. I was totally against it after all the credit he’d received following his first two games as I was convinced it was all down to injuries - mainly Rashica and Normann who had been our best two players this season, played in both of Smith’s first two games, and just gone out injured. Rashica and some other players have returned and we’ve already improved We mustn’t get too carried away yet as all the teams around us have games in hand (although that does mean more midweek fixtures) but it’s great to see back to back wins with Idah and Sargent scoring, and Gunn keeping a clean sheet. I’m not convinced we’ll stay up, but I am convinced we’ll end the season with a better points tally than last time round
  4. I know a goalkeeper’s role in to stop shots, but you can’t blame them for every goal conceded. For example: a player getting one on one with the keeper and scoring is really down to poor defending, because you have to agree that a player getting one on one with the keeper is a great goal scoring opportunity and the defence should have prevented the player from getting one on one with the keeper. Also a goal scored from a penalty - unless the keeper conceded the spot kick, you can’t blame them for it (ok, I wouldn’t blame anyone for the penalty v Manure as Ronaldo’s renowned for his simulation) For the 9 he conceded v Leicester I feel he was mainly let down by his defence, as the Saints found themselves down to 10 men just 3 minutes into the game. Giving Gunn some game time will give him some more experience, which he will need - Krul won’t last forever, and McGovern will be nearly 39 when his contract expires next summer
  5. One thing that Farke will always be remembered for was his substitutions. He rarely made any until there were less than 20 minutes left, usually 10. As a result of this Idah got very little game time with Pukki playing the lone striker and various other players playing the no. 10 role. Although I do believe that Idah only got his starting place in the first team due to injuries, I think this could be a massive chance for him to develop his skills and become first choice next season.
  6. I thought exactly the same. Failed to make much of an impact in the Championship last season or in the PL earlier this season, but if he manages to score a few more goals this season I think he may turn out to be an ideal replacement for Pukki, who I don’t think has any more than one Championship season left on him. If we get relegated I think he may turn out to be quite a threat in the Championship next season
  7. Of the fixtures between other teams around us, I’m hoping they all turn out to be draws so both teams are dropping points. All the teams around us having games in hand is rather pressurising as you don’t know what the outcome will be, but like others have said there is a positive about it. It means more midweek fixtures for the others, which gives them less time to recover for their next fixture
  8. I did have big doubts about Idah considering the amount of time he’s been a member of the first team compared to the lack of game time he’d had and his performances when he had played. If he can keep his current form going for the remainder of the season I do believe he might turn out to be an ideal replacement for Pukki, who’s edging towards the end of his career. On the assumption that we still get relegated, if he manages to score a few more goals this season I also think he’ll be quite a threat in the Championship next season
  9. Has he? To be honest I really don’t know if he has or hasn’t
  10. As much as I’m happy with Delia staying, I’m not against her selling the club but only if it was to someone who hadn’t had a bad reputation somewhere they’d been in the past (didn’t want to use the club to fund their business etc). The last person I would want is someone like Ashley, who I believe towards the end of his time at Newcastle was supposed to be the most unpopular owner in the PL and only sold the club because all the fans were demanding it Have read on here apparently Mike Ashley only buys businesses in a severe financial state though so for you lot who are demanding Delia out I have another idea: Marcus Evans! He also doesn’t have a club since he’s sold our rivals! How would you like it if he took over here?
  11. At first I thought he had just fallen out with Farke. However, he’s not got any better since the arrival of Smith and so I think the reason why he’s not performing is because he wants out
  12. Although he has already looked quite good in the Championship he’s only made a few appearances and so still has very little experience. Therefore I think sending him out for a Championship loan is a wise move so we can make sure he is ready as we know Aarons won’t be with us next season
  13. We need to get rid of that Toddler ASAP as I can only see him staying the way he currently is for the rest of his career with us
  14. Certainly not a mistake to sack Farke. We were doing awful under him, Smith arrived and got loads of credit for how we did in his first two games then Normann and Rashica, our best two players got injured and soon after we get a whole load more. I still have belief in Smith as I see these abysmal performances mainly due to our injury list, not poor management by him
  15. I don’t think he is yet but is only 21 and I think will benefit massively from a season in the Championship
  16. I think when you look at some of the signings Webber made you also need to think about other players who we already had in those positions and what the situation might be regarding them in the near future, mainly Krul, Hernandez, Cantwell, and Pukki I know Webber has failed in buying survival this season but in my opinion he’s not focused totally on buying survival also clearly thought very about other possible outcomes with the squad in the near future. I mean say instead of Sargent, Tzolis, and Gunn we take a gamble and spend £25m on an experienced PL striker, still get relegated, and the striker demands out at the end of the season. Imagine what the situation might be if Cantwell goes, and neither Pukki, Placheta or Hernandez cut it in the Championship next season? Also think about Krul in a couple of years Despite failing to buy survival I’m not against Webber yet, as I think he may have made some very wise decisions with the players he’s signed this season
  17. Too right you are. He got loads of credit for how well we did in his first two games then Normann and Rashica, our best players this season get injured. Rashica’s hoping to be back for Leicester but Normann is out until February. Since then we’ve had even more players out, and had we not suffered from this injury crisis I don’t think there would be so much negativity over him
  18. Totally pointless thread. This subject gets mentioned on all the threads related to us 24/7. We know it’s not going to happen any time soon and there’s no guarantee that spending big will grant us survival. Fulham spent £104m and went straight back down, Villa spent £140m and only stayed up thanks to a fault in GLT To be honest I think the more you spend and still get relegated the bigger the laugh is. When it comes to wealthy owners I also think the only ones worth having are the type that are willing to give vast amounts of their savings to the club but don’t want their money back like Ambramovich and Mansour, as the last thing we want is a billionaire owner who wants to use the club to fund their business
  19. I’m afraid I’ve got no answer to that until I find out what our financial health is next summer, which players stay, which teams get promoted this season and who comes down with us
  20. Although I was expecting Webber to keep us financially safe so we have no need to sell next summer I’m not so sure after spending £60m. I can’t see Todd or Max staying but I think if we manage to keep most of our new signings we should do well. Gunn will eventually replace Krul, Rashica would replace Buendia, I think Tzolis should do well, benefit massively from a season in the Championship and should hopefully replace Cantwell. Considering Lees-Melou has good experience in the French 1st tier I think he will also do well Although I do believe Pukki will still be able to cut it in the Championship next season, I can’t quite see him as a possible contender for the golden boot and that next season will be his last. I think Sargent will cut it though and am hoping either him or Idah manages to replace him. Would like to see Rowe or Dickson-Peters sent out on loan I’m not sure whether we will go straight back up yet as I think we have to wait and see which players stay, who leaves the Championship this season, and who joins us next season - at the moment I would like to see Fulham, WBA, and Blackburn go up, as if they do I think Bournemouth and Sheff Utd should struggle. Although I was hoping the likes of Newcastle, Villa and Leeds join us as I thought it would be a good laugh I think now I would prefer Burnley and Watford
  21. He’s still only 19 so not ready for this level yet. Think he will do well next season and is lined up to replace Cantwell
  22. Exactly - they spent £104m and went straight back down, Villa spent £140m and only stayed up thanks to a fault in GLT
  23. Agree with you Hoggy. I know he’s got rather unpopular amongst most fans for how he’s done with the PL but I think after what he achieved by signing Krul, Buendia, Pukki etc too much was expected of him Although I was expecting Webber to manage our finances so that we have no need to sell next summer, I’m not very convinced after spending £60m and am getting concerned about what our situation will be next season
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