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  1. We are more than capable of beating Derby and winning all our remaining games. We are also more than capable of not winning again this season. Its so frustrating how we switch from world beaters to panel beaters several times over a season. If we do make the playoffs we will be on the kind of run which could see us going all the way. The last few performances make that unlikely but there’s been many times this season where I’ve feared the worse, couldn’t see where the next win was coming from, blink and we are in the middle of a great run again. More twists to come?
  2. There’s been a lack of investment in key areas for far too long. That midfield two have been flogged to death over the past 2 seasons. No wonder they lack energy at times. Our front two needed help and additional quality, we sold Duric, off loaded engvall but didn’t replace with Championship ready quality in the summer or winter windows. My criticism of LJ is he seems happy with SL refusal to back the manager when needed. We will always be the team which falls away unless we gamble once in a while. The seasons not over yet but for the second season running it’s hard not to think what could have been if we were prepared to invest and take a calculated gamble.
  3. I don’t get why LJ default is to set us up negatively. Stop playing 3 at the back at this stage of the season when we need to force games and get results . Why disrupt a great Webster/Kalas partnership by bringing back BW at this stage of the season. It feels like because the tactic worked a few games back this is now our go to system. Can we try and play positive football for the next 3 games and not end the season with another LJ bad run.
  4. I’m pretty nervous about today’s game. They all feel like ‘must wins’ at this stage of the season. Here’s hoping for a few early City goals and a strong performance. One thing I’ve learnt with City this season is that easier games on paper don’t always turn out that way. I think the next 8 days will make or break the playoffs dreams of us, boro and Derby. It’s in our hands guys so 90 minutes of support needed today no matter how the game is going.
  5. Just enjoy being in the mix. Let’s stay with the lads for 90 minutes on Friday no matter what the game throws at us. At this stage 100% support can make a difference. Save any recrimination for full time. Loads more twists to come, win v Reading and we could be playing Shef Weds at a great time when they are off the back of two defeats and play off dreams just shattered. If we still have something to play for there must be a win in there somewhere against Derby, millwall and hull. None of the chasing pack is consistent or any better than us so why can’t it be us who sneaks 6th.
  6. Small margins but I think a day less recovery and a hard game with 10 men could help us. Their run has to end at some stage. They are probably feeling really confident but their last two games have been rollercoasters so they are definitely beatable. What a game it could be. As fans let’s just enjoy being in the mix. Those who make it to games support for 90 minutes as loud as we can for this game and the rest of the season. Enjoy it and let’s help bring it home. We have all summer to recover...
  7. If we get there I wouldn’t mind having the home leg first. If we are still in the tie after the home leg I’d back is against anyone on the road. I fear there are still lots more twists to come this season. One game at a time and try to enjoy us being in the mix at the right end of the table.
  8. Looking forward to this game. Dropping points today was a big kick in the nuts but Derby’s draw limited the damage. We are in an amazing position, with only 7 games to play. I’m proud that despite losing 2 keepers, with little options in midfield and upfront and a few nightmare winless runs we are on the verge of making the playoffs. It’s now up to the players, us fans and management to pick our chins up, dust ourselves down and bring it home. Let’s do this
  9. Shocking tonight. I wanted LJ to show that lessons were learned from last season and that he has worked out a way of getting his teams out of a slump. Tonight was the perfect opportunity. Evidence would suggest he hasn’t learnt from last years collapse . I’m fickle and can put up with poor performances or at least forget them if we are winning. The last few games, performances have been way short of what is expected. LJ needs to find away to turn this round, start picking up the 3 points again and proves he’s evolving as a manager. What’s wrong with the mental toughness of the teams LJ build that they can’t dig themselves out of bad runs?
  10. We have adopted the ‘dont splash the cash’ approach in the last two windows. We try to do things on the cheap. I appreciate this season isn’t over but for me this approach isn’t working. Next season if we get into a good position again I hope SL gives us a small part of his vast fortune to bring in the one or two players needed to get us over the line or at least stop us falling away. Last year the squad running out of legs cost us. This year we are flogging Fam, Brownhill and Pack to death and should have used the window to correct this. Surely next year the lesson will be learnt or will we just keep the same approach expecting a different result? LJ said he needed certain types of players in the window and I believe a combination of MA in ability to sell the club, our scouting system not identifying credible targets and our owners reluctance to move away from the long term philosophy and losen the purse strings really has let LJ down once again.
  11. We obviously want promotion but I don’t think we want promotion as much as a lot of other clubs in the division. If we did then our transfer activity each time we get into a good position would be more determined. LJ said competition for Fam was his number one priority. We free up cash by selling Duric and have two windows to globally scout targets, talk to agents, sell the club and get someone in. Two windows and I’m supposed to believe no one fits the bill and the players are out of our price range. A club which truely wanted promotion would realise that perhaps we need to loosen the purse strings once in a while and pay the going rate for certain specialist positions.
  12. Really? I think physically Pisano matches BW any day. He’s just a more rounded right back and can offer us something at both ends of the pitch. Why LJ wants BW in the team in this position i just don’t understand. It’s not just because he thinks BW offers something physically against strong opposition as he will be in as right back against lesser teams. Really don’t get it.
  13. BW is not great going forward. He’s ok defensively at right back but the right side loses something as an attackimg force with him in the team. For me he’s a great squad player and great cover for Kalas. I don’t know why LJ shoehorns him in the team when others are all round better in that position.
  14. I’m happy to boo if the team put in a poor half no matter who we are playing. Nothing wrong with letting the players know what we think when they’ve not been good enough. Footballs about passion, we over praise when things are going well and we probably over react in the heat of the moment when standards drop. Today more than a few of them needed a wake up call. If they can’t deal with it they are probably not strong enough characters to be playing in the Championship.
  15. I assume we have been scouting Fam cover since it was decided Duric wasn’t good enough. I’m amazed that, as it seems a position LJ highlighted we haven’t found anyone, either as a prospect to play a few games to rest Fam or a player on loan or a championship ready purchase to compete with Fam for a starting place. Poor scouting, selling the club or poor backing of our manager in my book. It it’s a position we desperately needed to fill and if the market rate is high for this type of player surely at some stage SL will have to loosen the purse strings if we truely want promotion.
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