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  1. What disturbs me is that - in terms of outfield players - I feel our three key players currently are Vyner, Massengo and Bakinson. All have come on leaps and bounds this season but all three are inconsistent - not surprising giving their age - and have plenty of room to improve. The fact that three inconsistent young players with a handful of championship appearances prior to this season are pretty much carrying the team at the moment shows the absence of leadership and character elsewhere. I accept injuries have played a part - Dasilva and Weimann are big losses, as is Martin a
  2. I'm possibly the wrong person to answer as I am not sure I actually want rid of Pearson but I do think any decision to appoint him is based on hope rather than evidence. That's not to say it would be the wrong decision but there is nothing he has done in the job so far that suggest he is the right man. And the fact is, for three or four games in March, Pearson was doing better with this shower. We know the players can do better than they have been doing because we have seen them do it against Birmingham, Middlesboro and Swansea. So I think the "he can't change it and the players can't pl
  3. Sure - and I'm not actually criticising Pearson. I'm just pointing out that, given his last few jobs haven't worked brilliantly, he could really do with succeeding somewhere and would likely rather stay and try to make it work than leave and this season be the only season on his record here.
  4. I honestly don't know how we are perceived at other clubs. And those clubs might ignore our injury crisis, look at our results at the begining of the season and feel a new manager ought to be doing better. And given that this blot on Pearson's copy book means it is now four jobs since he was last an unqualified success, I'd say Pearson needs to make this work as much as we'd need him to make it work.
  5. Reality is, even if we need a clearout, the players showed against Birmingham, Middlesboro, Swansea and even Bournemouth that they can play a lot better than they are currently playing. The fact we need to have a clear out and get better players in doesn't change the fact we're not getting the best out of the players we have, however limited that "best" might actually be.
  6. I'm not directing it at anyone. I'm just pointing out how it looks externally if Pearson leaves at the end of the season with his record as it stands.
  7. Pearson is associated with us whether he likes it or not. Perhaps he'll want to stay to prove that he can get it right. Otherwise, he leaves here having failed here, failed at Derby and been sacked by Watford in between.
  8. I think he is a good manager and he did a decent job at Wycombe as recently as last season. But it really hasn't worked out so far here and sometimes, for whatever reason, a manager is not the right fit for a club. It might be he could turn it round with a transfer window and time to get the right players in but the reality is that, if this was a trial period, he has not done enough to show he is the right person. I'm not against his appointment - he has the track record and could get it right - but we'd be gambling on reputation rather than working off evidence.
  9. Back when the fixture list was announced, my 80 year old Uncle who is a Wycombe fan and who I don't see as much as I should invited me for a VIP experience for this game if circumstances allowed. Really hitting me today that we're nine months on and still not able to get to games yet. Determined to organise a family gathering as soon as I can once this pandemic is over.
  10. Isn't the fundamental problem football clubs are high risk and not that profitable and that owners - such as SL - usually end up pumping more and more of their own cash in to keep it afloat? And isn't that where share issues for clubs have struggled in the past and why clubs move away from that model. This entire ESL idea has come about because wealthy people at the wealthiest clubs in the world - Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool etc. - cannot make a profit and we're looking for investment because one of the wealthiest men in England still does not have enough money t
  11. I think one significant factor in all this, that hasn't been really talked about is that a lot has been made of the original justification was that it might annoy domestic fans but a far bigger audience of fans in Africa, Asia and around the world would be excited by the prospect and that meant money was to be made from that. Whilst I've not studied the global reaction in detail, everything I've seen from fans and media around the world was that they thought it was as terrible an idea as domestic fans did. There is obviously a risk of clubs trying a breakaway project again, and there is n
  12. This is a great Tweet. I think people assume people in positions of power and authority are acting with far more certainty and calculation than is really the case...
  13. Rumours mounting that Arsenal plan to remain as the sole remaining member so they can actually win a trophy...
  14. Well, yeah, but at least Chelsea and Man City don't make a pretence of having principles and being more fan-orientated than other clubs...
  15. Massively enjoying the fact that Liverpool, who make a big show of their principles, and Arsenal and Spurs, who never win anything, are the last remaining bastions of the supposed “elite” and have been caught out by Chelsea and Man City developing a set of principles before they did...
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