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  1. You're right about Chelsea in recent years but maybe Conte is a bit different. If he doesn't get onto the bench at Chelsea I imagine he'll be on loan to a mid table Prem side. Everton, Southampton, something like that.
  2. I haven't seen any lack of effort on the pitch, just confusion and lack of confidence stemming from change after change after change. Tonight was far better, with a balanced side and a clear direction to press high up the pitch. We also got a lot of breaks tonight we haven't had recently. As for all the conspiracy theories, they generally originate with people who have motives. Wes Burns' Dad has long enjoyed posting fake insider info on forums and started all the shit about Engvall for example - you know - the younger striker we bought from Sweden before letting his son move on. Some numpty writes down some imaginary wages in a spreadsheet and prints (!) it out and photographs it and all of a sudden people think we pay Joe Bryan about minimum wage. It's all nonsense. The thing is you get people who want so badly to be in the know that they believe this sort of stuff and repeat it so that it gains credence as it does the rounds, and there are very few wondering if maybe Wes' old man is a touch bitter or maybe it's somewhat unusual to carry around a neatly printed list of weekly wages? No critical thinking. Most of it starts this way. We've had other players in the past whose family got involved in trying to paint them in a better light. We've had people like kachina claim to be football agents and spout fantasy bollocks for years with many falling for it. Bottom line, unless you have first hand knowledge (and nobody except the players and coaches do) you can ignore it all and use your own eyes and your brain to figure out what is likely and what isn't.
  3. He doesn't have to go on a run of 20 straight wins, but he does have to do more than win two matches after 22 games of misery with panicked selection changes, random formations and spouting utter bollocks. There is a lot of damage to undo. As for budgets, all I can say is you are wrong and if Sky said that so are they. We spent £17.5m on wages in 15/16 and it will be well over £20m for 16/17. To give you some other examples (a few of these are a year older since they haven't filed accounts yet but you can see the scale): Huddersfield £13m Birmingham £14.1m Leeds £19.8m Wigan £11.9m There are only 9 parachute clubs, Wigan being one. QPR, Reading, Cardiff etc are in the £30-40m range, and Villa, Newcastle and Norwich are insane. We are something like 11th or 12th on wage spend and top 6 on transfer fee spend having lucked out on Kodjia and Bolasie massively. Make no mistake, for the money invested we are underperforming hugely.
  4. The ref probably was a bit of a homer but it didn't affect the result. They were awful and we were pretty good and to be fair most of their fans seemed to agree with that. I was surprised to see some time wasting comments, particular after watching their no 8 take about 10 minutes to stroll off!
  5. How does he win them around? Perhaps he needs to have a 22 game run of decent results rather than the awful ones we've had to endure? You can't expect it to happen overnight. As for budgets, our wage bill for 15/16 was £17.5m, we made a £15m loss and it will have gone up hugely since then. We are comfortably in the top half for spending.
  6. I haven't slated the team, I've never felt there was any lack of effort just a lack of organisation and then a lack of confidence. What tonight says to me is that the quality in the squad has always been there and I'm bemused it has taken the manager this long to figure out how to access it. It was good to see Tammy back and convincing, and O'Dowda, Smith and Joe Bryan played exceptionally well. I'm not sure how Tommo got man of the match, he was good but he wasn't in the top three for me. Korey Smith proved a very capable right back, calm and decisive, particularly with a natural right midfielder in front of him. Joe Bryan looked a comfortable left back with a natural left midfielder in front of him. It's not surprising that when a team with some balance is selected without players who have consistently let us down defensively (Golbourne and Little) we don't suffer a barrage of crosses and concede from them. It's only surprising it's taken so long to work it out. So, my congratulations on what was a very good result tonight to the team and to LJ tempered a little by frustration at where we find ourselves. Has LJ finally learned? I don't know, I'll let you know when we see how many changes get made in the remaining games. If we don't line up with the exact same 11 and bench (barring real injuries) next time out I'd say no. Do I want him still here in the summer? Only if he can stop talking bollocks and making random changes due to over thinking, which I think it is fair to say remains to be seen.
  7. I hope GJ has a speedy recovery. Best wishes.
  8. Why haven't you people learned not to read that congealed turd of a website yet? Every time you do you give them money.
  9. Might not be a popular view but I think those are some very reasonable prices and given the investment we've had in the facilities and team it's a very good job done by the commercial arm of the club in keeping rises to a minimum. We've got some fantastic value there for young fans too which is the most important thing in making sure we continue to inch the blue few out of existence. I have been impressed with the work done on the stadium and the way in which the commercial people have tried to improve things by listening. No they haven't always got it right and no not everything is to my liking but it's a lot easier to accept that when I can see that they're trying to improve. I'd like to see the structure of prices and benefits made far simpler but I can live with it because overall it's good value. The first team results have been shite but that's the football side of the club's fault and nothing to do with the commercial operation which has grown revenue to support more investment in playing staff. We just need to find a few hundred thousand more to rid ourselves of LJ and we'll be all set. If we do end up in league one these prices are still not bad considering what we were paying last time we were there - about the same. I hope the process of actually buying tickets is smoother than it has been in the past, it seems they have over complex systems for managing all of this.
  10. Lansdown is responsible for picking the manager, you'd be daft to think otherwise regardless of what is said officially. He carries the can, and he is why we have LJ. MA is responsible for the players that come in. I think on that front he's done well. He needs to be more visible when things are going badly and I'd like to understand what is going on with Engvall - if he's as far off the pace as Wes Burns mouthy old man seems to think then we have a problem but I take that with a truckload of salt given the source, maybe he just needs a chance. Overall I think most of the problems on the footballing side of the club over the years are attributable to SL. He's done some good things, and some very silly things. This unwarranted faith in LJ is certainly the latter.
  11. Stop talking bollocks Pick a consistent XI Play a consistent formation Win games
  12. Thank **** for the law of averages.
  13. The images you've linked are not loadable by anyone else, you might try downloading them to your device and then uploading them to otib.
  14. The make believe printout someone photographed and put on twitter. See here.
  15. Run not own. And on size of revenue, yes about that size.