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Taylor10 last won the day on March 2 2014

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  1. Not enough box entries today
  2. Some pretty good points made in your post Badger. I think it’s worthwhile taking a step back and appreciating the good work LJ has done in his tenure & for that of course he deserves respect. Some of the vitriol directed at him is ridiculous & way over the top to say the least. As you quite rightly state, in the modern game there is far more to management than just selecting 11 players. Under LJ we have at times played good football, experienced some unbelievable highs....(beating Man U an obvious one) seen sizeable progression as a club & I think what we can agree on is we are in a far better position as a club, as a whole now than when he first took over. However I’m not convinced we can all agree we wouldn’t be in this position if it wasn’t for LJ & his staff. There are so many over factors involved. SL has obviously played a huge role, O’Driscoll & Cotterill also to an extent in laying the foundations to name a few. He has also been backed massively and in the transfer market. Yes we don’t have the backing some clubs do but it’s hardly as if he’s working with one hand tied behind his back? Plenty of managers & clubs higher than us past & present haven’t had that type of investment. Given the resources he has had to work with surely the bare minimum would of been to have established us as a top half champ club!? Those before him could only of dreamt of those foundations to build from. The Championship is of course an extremely competitive league & even the most unrealistic of City fans can’t expect LJ or anyone to deliver promotion as a given. It doesn’t mean LJ hasn’t done a good job, of course he has but I don’t see how what he has done with the backing he has had means we wouldn’t be where we are without him? Grateful & respectful of what he’s done but let’s not kid ourselves. We can’t honestly say that another manager & his back room team given the same backing wouldn’t have done as good a job surely? Whilst we can’t dispute the good work LJ & co have done to date, it definitely doesn’t mean we wouldn’t be where we are without him. I do feel even his biggest detractors have to appreciate all the good but for me he has taken us as far as he can now. It’s time for a change. I appreciate he has had to sell players during his time but he has also signed over 50 players during his reign. We still have no style, no system, no identity and for me we have become stale. We don’t need to supplement this with more random signings. He deserves respect but not another window. The football this season has been poor & I just think we need someone else with a fresh approach now. Respect the good he has done but there can be no sentiment. He has taken us as far as he can.
  3. One of his better games today. He wasn’t at fault at all.
  4. Taylor10


    Absolutely superb. I would be absolutely amazed if he doesn’t forge a career in the prem. I would not swap him & Kalas for any other pairing in the division.
  5. Why persist then if after 2 & a half seasons he’s STILL not 100% fit? I can’t actuslly recall a game he’s started in & been effective in for 90 minutes.
  6. Nail on head fella. he is also taking up the place of anyone from the youth/development squad that could offer exactly what he does.
  7. Does he? Based on what? Weimann has scored more league goals for us in one month than Taylor has in 2 and a half seasons. Neither will ever score enough goals at this level but at least Weimann has performed at this level over a number of seasons. Taylor hasn’t. I am far from Weimann’s biggest fan & he is woefully out of form at the moment. He is of course very limited but to say Taylor offers more is wide of the mark for me.
  8. Surely people can’t be serious about offering him a new deal? Apart from the odd decent 15 minute cameo what has he done since signing for us? On the rare occasion he starts he doesn’t make the most of it & is largely ineffective. The blokes 29 in March & has a very poor goal record for us. Clearly never going to be good enough at this level. He works hard granted but if we want to kick on we need to be looking to improve on old no goals. Risk free at the price we paid but it hasn’t worked out.
  9. After Webster went off I thought it would be a turning point in the game. Thankfully it wasn’t as Wright was solid. Really good performance, even more impressive considering it was his first game back in ages.
  10. Get him signed on a 2 year deal. The bloke is a physical beast. I didn’t expect him to be this good. He was immense today & is a real top quality keeper. Not many better in the division for me. Great bit of business!
  11. I remember our mini bus being sandwiched between a load of coaches full of Stoke fans after our LDV final defeat to them at Wembley all those years ago. Took some serious abuse that day, so today was a bit of long over due pay back after seeing the melt down from their fans. They can give Rowett stick as he clearly isn’t doing a great job but the problem doesn’t rest with just him surely? They have a squad full of massive time prima donnas. They money being paid to some of those ‘footballers’ is frightening.
  12. Not sure on the circumstances why he went but since he left we haven’t got in anyone even close to how good he was.
  13. Taylor10


    I agree on moving him on but realistically who would be interested in a player with his wages & injury record? I don’t believe he holds much value at all and I struggle to see much potential interest. I agree on Taylor & Fielding also. Take whatever we can get for those two.
  14. Taylor10


    If we could get anything for him or find a club that would pay his wages I would get rid now. No point having a player you can’t rely on.
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