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  1. If it hadn't been for a harsh red card I suspect France would have got four or five. Would be very hopeful for the future if I was French. Same old depressingly predictable weaknesses in the England team. Rather than progress we are going backwards.
  2. Watch how often England try to play out from the back, pass it round and round then back to Heaton who in the end wallops it up and gives it away. It happens match after match with England. France on the other hand can keep the ball and work their way up the pitch.
  3. I can see France getting a hatful tonight. England can't defend.
  4. I'll second that. Mags is a quality player while LJ is basically clueless.
  5. What a shockingly poor first half. Final pass from England very poor.
  6. Its on BBC2 at the same time according to my BT tv guide
  7. Yep maybe that will happen. As I said, I will be interested to see which way it goes. I really don't know which way it will but the outcome may give us a clue as to how Tammy's loan was perceived by the big clubs.
  8. I will be interested to see if we do manage to get any more promising youngsters on loan from the big prem teams. No doubt Chelsea will get the inside story from Tammy about what really went on behind the scenes last season. I suspect LJ's reputation may have been dented by last season's horror run. His rep now is more 'lucky not to be sacked' than 'top young coach'. Tammy's opinion will no doubt be important in affecting Chelsea's view on loaning us more players. If we don't get any I would say that tells a story. Plus LJ started last season in a very strong position so we probably looked like a stable setup to loan a youngster into. Now he looks vulnerable if we start badly. That might make it less attractive too.
  9. Brighton is a good fit I reckon. He will get the same kind of hero worship and lots of game time. It's also a nice city. Only negative could be that he would be likely to be in a relegation fight again. If Newcastle spend big they may do better, although that could also affect the game time he gets.
  10. I see Norwich have gone for a relatively unknown German for their new boss. I hope we have feelers out in Europe for the right person to come in if LJ goes on another of his horror runs.
  11. Very good question imo. Last season there were comments about how well our scouting network had developed and that we could now pick up players from around Europe. Now it appears we don't even have a Chief Scout. Who is making decisions about which players we chase? I thought MA was just the money man who worked on the deal once we identified a player. Is LJ now directing the scouting effort? If so I'm worried.
  12. Last season we were told we had to wait for all the big clubs to make their moves as I assume players are all looking to see if they can get a top wage. Once they see they have to set their sights a bit lower we have a chance. All a bit depressing when you look at it that way.
  13. Have to say I didn't know that you had to do that either. You would imagine he would have got paperwork spelling this out though. It doesn't quite tally with the chap's quote of LJ saying Tammy was still banned either. Whatever the truth is I'm sure he has learnt from it. Just hope someone looks after the innocent party and replaces his car at least.
  14. Can't say he has shown that for us at this level yet though. Rarely in the right place and usually fluffed it when he was. I agree he worked hard but his first touch is unbelievably poor. Sat behind the goal at Brighton and watching that air shot of his I really struggle to imagine he is a natural goal scorer.
  15. Spike - I agree basically with what you are saying. SL isn't against an experienced, successful manager in principle. However he wants one who will implement HIS policy of buying young, promising players who we can sell on at a profit to fund the wages. Most top, experienced managers know that is a risky policy that could leave a blot on their CV if it doesn't work out. They want a policy that gives them a guarantee that they can compete. Which means a decent smattering of players in their prime who have proved they can do it at this level or above. Hence we have to go for managers who will go along with SL's policy instead. It's his money so he calls the shots but I wish he would be more open with the fans about his approach.