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ChippenhamRed

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  1. This annoys me Dave. There are plenty of moderate posters such as myself who have raised entirely legitimate concerns about our inconsistent performances, lack of definitive playing style and constantly changing tactics and team selections. That doesn’t make us all “spoileds” and you do yourself no favours putting labels like that on everyone who doesn’t share your outlook.
  2. Such a curious season. We have an impressive league position (currently) without ever being a particularly impressive or convincing team. I just don’t know what to think any more.
  3. See him every day in training do you?
  4. What is this “point” you speak of?
  5. If you think I’m an LJ apologist then you clearly haven’t checked my posting history over the last few weeks. I also happen to think it’s time for a change. But you’ve made the claim that he has underachieved given how much money he’s had to spend. I’ve proven to you that isn’t the case.
  6. “Clearly under achieved massively” ...17th biggest net spend over the last five years ...10th biggest gross spend over the last five years https://www.transferleague.co.uk/championship-teams-last-five-seasons/transfer-league-tables/championship-last-five-season
  7. The tiresome “he’s had more money than anyone else” argument.... ...doesn’t allow for the exponential growth of transfer fees ...doesn’t account for the relative spending of rival clubs ...doesn’t acknowledge that we’re competing in the second tier while some managers were in the third ...doesn’t consider the value of the squad inherited (hint: LJ inherited a tiny squad full of returning loanee after the disastrous summer of 2015) ....doesn’t consider the limitations of our wage structure and how it compares to rival clubs ...and doesn’t even allow for inflation. It’s a lazy, weak argument that means nothing without full context.
  8. Brilliant, it’s our fault! Pretty sure home advantage is far more complex and due to many factors, rather than just the supporters.
  9. Saying Lee Johnson given the options available here is frankly pathetic. See above.
  10. Blimey mate who are you, his mum?
  11. Interesting that @southvillekiddy has replied to many posts on this thread, but chose to ignore this one.
  12. 176 appearances since 2015 (49 goals). Played 46 games for Stoke since joining them in 2018. Not exactly Darren Anderton is he. Your “injury prone” claim is easily dismissed with some quick analysis. We were unlucky.
  13. I keep hearing this suggestion that we’ve “wasted millions” on duff players, and it’s rarely challenged, as if it’s objective fact. Is it? If our recruitment was really that bad, would we have managed to climb the table for five successive seasons? Tomlin and Engvall spring to mind as expensive recruits that clearly didn’t justify the money spent. Palmer looks like he might be another. Beyond that we’ve had some fairly neutral signings like Djuric, Pisano, Watkins, Walsh for example. Then we’ve had some crap loans, like Diony and Kent - but then they were loans, so our financial exposure was limited. Personally I find it easier to recall many more signings who have - overall - been broadly positive i.e. have made at least useful contributions to the first team; Brownhill, Kalas, Webster, Dasilva, Tammy, Fammy, Hunt, Bentley, Massengo, Moore, Wiemann, Maenpaa, Eliasson, Baker, Wright, Taylor, Afobe, Williams. Plus of course you have to consider the money returned by selling players that, at the time, had effectively become too good for us; Reid, Bryan, Flint, Webster. Is it actually a lazy accusation without much foundation that we’ve “wasted millions” on players? I think it might be.
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