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  2. this is hilarious. We looked woeful in the championship under cotts. LJ with more or less the same squad, improved us and we climbed away from the relegation zone. Clearly LJ is the much better manager.
  3. I said pass it to the wing, that doesn't necessarily means playing out and out wingers, it means utilizing the flanks getting into crossing positions , something that works so well with say attacking full backs and wide midfielders, (something we use to do) We look to rigid and need to be more fluid, that means when say we are breaking down the left with ellision and Dasilva over lapping, we'd also need other mdifielders dropping back to cover, We don't do that, we've become scared of making runs and taking responsibility and thats 1 person fault imo
  4. Of course 'Football' was originally known as 'Soccer' to distinguish itself from the idiotic sport of egg-chasing which had, since it's inception, been known as 'Football'.... I'll get my coat.......
  5. Super

    80 points

    I'm just saying it could happen put it this way if we play like we did the other night in the next 11 it will happen!
  6. Did you see the bit i highlighed?? The idea he is making players worse, is total nonsense. Brownhill, Kelly, Bryan, Webster and Reid all got moves to premier league clubs.
  7. I did think about him and think you're right. Another one is Paul Cook who's got a very solid record.
  8. What's Gus Poyet doing these days?
  9. Isn't it obvious? What would we lose? We're already playing boring football. The end justifies the means if you bring in a manager that gets teams over the line.
  10. BRISTOL86

    80 points

    So one team in 24 are on a horrendous run and it’s still not as bad as what you’ve said we could ‘easily’ do. There’s just no logical basis for that conclusion at all other than the normal over the top hyperbole of this forum. That’s the trouble with modern football fans, there’s no middle ground anymore. Lose a few and you’re the worst side in history and will never win again, win a couple and everything’s amazing and world domination is just a formality. Not a dig at you personally but it’s always one extreme or the other, everything’s so reactionary to the usual ups and downs of following anything but the most successful of teams.
  11. thats my problem, always have said he improves players and is a good coach, he isn't a head coach or a manager, he hasn't got the man management skill for it
  12. Yep, I think if LJ left today and Cotterill was appointed as manager until the end of the season with the target of getting top 6 - I'd give him a better chance of achieving it than LJ. He wasn't here that long really so difficult to say how he'd get on longer term - but for a short term boost he's a very strong choice.
  13. Relieve LJ of his duties get Warnock in until end of the season to stabilise us and also give us that new manager bounce. Then look for someone in the meantime to take us forward next season.
  14. Yes he was, Toshack scored in front of the East End, I think KK got the assist (did the use of the term "assist" exist back then). It was the QF of the FA Cup in 1974, funnily enough he played for Liverpool against us at AG a few months later in the early part of the 1974/5 season in the League Cup, which was a 0-0 draw (Liverpool won the replay 4-0 at Anfield). He didn't play against us at AG in the League at AG as, in our last home game of the 1976/7 season when we beat Liverpool 2-1 (just a few days before the Coventry 2-2 away), he was "injured" as Liverpool were chasing the treble, having just won Division One, although he recovered in time to play in the FA Cup Final (which they lost) and European Cup Final (which they won). He had played against us in the league at Anfield earlier in the season (we lost 2-1). After the 1976/7 season he moved to Hamburg and was replaced by Kenny Dalglish, who IIRC correctly played against us many times in the top flight. I am pretty sure he did and I was there. Without delving into the archives, I am sure it was against East Germany, or to give the more formal name, the German Democratic Republic. I also seem to remember Mick Channon and Malcolm MacDonald playing for England that night, also the GDR won 1-0 and gave our U23s a bit of a lesson with their technical ability.
  15. I've always liked the idea of Darren Ferguson Cowley was appointed in September after the transfer window was shut so hasn't had time to create his squad. Bit unfair to judge him on this season alone given his past successes. Next season will be the test.
  16. Well 4-5-1 out of possession, 4-3-3/variety of 4-2-3-1 in possession depending on the personnel but I mostly agree with this post.
  17. I'm sure when I talked to Sweeny about the best players he played against Keegan was one of them, he also mentioned that he bared a grudge on the pitch and would leave his mark
  18. Spot on, you don’t get tight to a wide man, simply because this opens you up for the ball to be played inside of you. But, Dasilva in particular is awful at stopping crosses from coming in, he doesn’t get tight in situations where he should be and can be, I’ve never seen a full back be less interested in stopping a cross coming in than him.
  19. The level isn't important, it's the calibre of player. He got a good team at League One level performing at or above their ability. We now have a good team at Championship level performing below their ability. I think Cotterill would maximise that and get us in the play offs.
  20. I don’t think anyone is happy with the current performances. I’d imagine what @Riaz is getting at though is that there’s evidence that Johnson doesn’t ‘coach players backwards’ with the improvements that we’ve seen from multiple players during his time here. In fact, I’d say individually the players aren’t getting worse, it’s more the tactics that we are setting up with is nullifying them. When you look at Bryan, Reid, Brownhill and Kelly, all players who improved massively as footballers under LJ and ended up in the prem, it shows that he does develop individuals. He just seems to struggle to improve a team with his tactical flaws
  21. I'm not so sure- wingers in a 4-3-3 more as wider midfielders then maybe but I think we have a midfield capable of better possession than we're showing now.
  22. I thought, Major, we did have him for brief 'trial' as a youth only to discard him and a bunch of others when cost cutting measures stripped back that programme.
  23. Remember as well that NSWE Stadium Ltd until middle of May last year- as per CH at least- was part of the group, until mid May when it was taken under the dfirect control of the owners. This means that as far as CH is concerned at least- and that's all that we can go on at this time- this was part of the group albeit a subsidary by the time of the March 2019 submission of the Projected Accounts. Could this make a difference in judging compliance or otherwise?
  24. mozo

    80 points

    No, and I was probably picking at the wrong part of your post, but you just got me thinking. If I let my imagination run wild, I could foresee us not winning any of the next 5 games, then when the play offs are virtually out of reach, and that pressure gone, we then beat Cardiff, Hull, Boro and Stoke in a too-little-too-late run of wins that sees us where we ended last season.
  25. Monkeh

    4231

    I'd have Fammy uptop, wienman instead of pato and wells instead of palmer
  26. Super

    80 points

    Hull are on a shocking run and haven't won in 9 now. Sheff W as well were on a bad run until last night, and LJ does have form for going on Losing or winning runs.
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