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Everything posted by RobArnold10

  1. If I was Rosenior I would tell Derby where to shove it. Schteeeeeve back in the fold, Middle East oil money, clearly wanting “name” like Rooney, Terry, Allerdyce, Benitez all mooted. I’d tell them to carry on with their old boy/big name club trope and go find a club that he can make a difference in. He’s clearly in the mould of some of these young up and coming managers, he deserves a chance at some place that won’t be so basic case as Derby certainly will be now.
  2. Biggest overall improvement from the opening game for me. Really pleased how he’s coming on.
  3. Looks like Tisdale. Meltdown incoming!
  4. It’s not just about the “top end” - players who either play in the first team or we make high fees on, you have to consider players we sell to the L1, L2 and National League, sure, the fees won’t be as eye catching but it all goes back in. And honestly I don’t think there’s a majority of academies at our level that do miles better. If you accept we won’t be like Leeds or Saints then the whole thing becomes a lot more palatable.
  5. Semenyo clearly isn’t the finished article but he’s well worth his place in the squad. Direct running at defenders a couple times last night, they didn’t like it one bit. We don’t have any other player currently that does that, so he stays in for me. Okay, maybe not quite good enough to compete consistently against the better teams, but he’s going to get better, that much is obvious.
  6. Giefer O Donnell Marinovic Lucic Phillips James Thats just the last twenty. But no, no he’s one of the worst in thirty. Good grief.
  7. All strikes me of little man syndrome. Couple of them been harassing me on Twitter and all, quite amusing really. Bottom line is that gamesmanship is part of the game, we’ve been begging our lot to be a bit dirtier because if you can’t beat them, join em. Now they are, and rattling other clubs, can’t say that’s a bad thing.
  8. Stupid challenge. Leading with the arm is always going to draw a foul. No sympathy for him on that front. BUT, not in the box. Not a penalty.
  9. I mean we paid £2m for him? Maybe paid out £1.5-2m in wages over the three years, so wouldn’t be getting our entire investment back but let’s be honest we’ve done well to do so on other players. If we can sneak in another half mil and a good sell on then great, but I don’t see us getting much better money than that.
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    That’s by design. They’ve moved on, they’ve clearly stepped up or failed. Here’s your here and now list, that’s the benchmark.
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    I’ll move the goalposts to probably suit all parties and have a more sensible debate. There are 34 players aged 20 or under that have been used in squads in the championship this season every match day squad is 18 players so that’s 34/432 or 8% of players. That is, assuming that they’re picked in the squad every week (So in all likelihood this percentage is smaller). So out of that 8% or 34 players, how does HNM compare? That’s the better question because you’re actually making like for like comparisons. Source: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/championship/juengsteaelteste/wettbewerb/GB2
  12. What absolute dross but with that midfield was only to be expected. Feel sorry for the front three who are feeding off scraps.
  13. Moving back into the football conversation... Scott Minto also given his marching orders. A shame as I thought he held the EFL presenting very well, still fairly young (by comparison to the soccer Saturday panel), thought he may have been around a lot longer. Shame.
  14. Thompson going is madness, a good pundit. The other two I could take or leave a bit. If this means more Matt Murray then great, sadly though it’ll be more Clinton Morrison.
  15. Plymouth, 2002. Off the train, held in the back alley of the station for an hour whilst we waited for the next set of fans, surrounded by dumpsters, police dogs and the smell of our own urine since nobody was allowed out of the alley. We were awful and lost 2-0, it all started kicking off after the game and when we got back to the station the old bill put all the city fans in one carriage, irregardless of what train we had booked or anything else, it was awfully overcrowded. I was only 13, didn’t put me off though, just. Saw @Riaz mention the QPR 0-3 game, a close second only spared
  16. All possible. But equally wouldn’t it make sense of the situation? For all the bs Mark Ashton rolled out the other night one thing I agreed with was “the Lansdown family don’t do things on the cheap”. I know that’s more been about stadium and training ground...but we’ve thrown the transfer fees around too. Okay we haven’t backed it up with wages but there’s limitations there. Let’s consider this, we wanted Hughton, SL wanted him too, breath of fresh air concept, but he comes in and as suggested it’s a train wreck, thinks it’s a broom sweeping clean scenario (which let’s be honest non
  17. I think I lost it when I turned thirty and couldn’t handle the beer so well. Don’t get me wrong I love a good flair player, but do we not have KP45? I heard he played for us!
  18. Should we invite him to training? Sure, why not. May help the youth learn a few skills. Should we sign him? God no, the guys hasn’t played at this level for a number of years nor has he even shown the signs of doing so. The love in on Twitter is insane.
  19. I think with Fam probably leaving I’d base the team around a 4231 formation with Palmer, Wells, Pato and Weimann your front four. That’s where I’d start structurally, them you have 2 from Morrell, Walsh, HNM and Nagy for midfield options, and a likely back 4 of Hunt Kalas Baker JD. Bench containing 2 of the midfield above, Moore, Vyner, COD, and a new striker
  20. Ashton did casually drop in that there would be some movement but it would be balanced with player trading once again. Think it was a very quick bit when talking about Fam etc
  21. So from the bits I heard and translating the MA spin... Fam and Elliason “ongoing” meaning if their agents get them clubs they’ll be off. But like COD really except nobody wanted to touch him in the end. DH has the same remit as LJ, except he really doesn’t. Top half finish will do I reckon. DH was the right candidate. I never heard him say best at any point, which leads me to think he was selected because there’s too much unknown with COVID and therefore cash, so they brought the guy in who knows the structure best. The fact that he’s on a 12 month rolling gives the board a “f
  22. The OP keeps putting “board” like he’s so freaking clever and out there, frankly it just makes me want to ignore his point, even if the other 99% of the lost is valid. Seriously, grow up.
  23. Well let’s look at what’s likely to happen. Fam and Elliason sold, so less goals, less assists. Maybe KP gets thrown off the bus too? Minimal signings, a chance loan or two. So squad will be weaker...so a good season will be 20th unless secretly Holden has had a completely different plan to LJ all this time. Doubt it though.
  24. If (still saying if for pure hopes sake) Holden is appointed it’ll be the least well received appointment since Pulis. I’ll back him, but my estimation of the desire of the club has taken a massive knock, it feels like we’ve regressed five years in a single day.
  25. Ignoring all the what ifs about what this means managerially, worth mentioning a big thank you to Macca because he has been a great club servant. There will obviously be a jobs for the boys tag on him but that’s not his fault.
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