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  1. Surely everyone needs to take a step back a minute.... We're 7 points clear of relegation and just 7 off the playoffs..... Pretty much everyone on this forum at the start of the season agreed we were in for a tough season and general concensus was a mid to lower-mid table finish would be a good season setting us up to push on from there and we're what a win away from that sort of league position? Biggest issue for me, as it has been for years, is the lack of a director of football/ sporting director setting the footballing 'vision' for the club and bringing us into the 21st century in terms of recruitment! Pretty much every successful teams at our level and the prem has one and we can't just lump part the role on Pearson, part on our data analyst and the other on our CEO and expect everything to be fine.
  2. I'd argue 'solid mid table' is quite a bit more success on the pitch than the relegation form we saw throughout most of last season....
  3. Completely agree all round Tin, 60 league appearances under his belt already too and still only 21. With right back being a position on the pitch we all agree needs strengthening mid to long term and seemingly no-one from our own academy ready to step up in that position currently, this signing makes complete sense!
  4. Looks to have been deleted now. Sensible decision.
  5. No real concern in not scoring in our first pre-season game of the season against a Celtic side who were much further along in their season prep than us or against a Villa side with the 7th best defence in the prem last year is there?? (we get given either of those stone wall pens against Villa and we all look at this very differently?)
  6. Robins on the wire was replaced by robins at the gate last season. https://robinsatthegate.podbean.com/ Still Michelle and Gregor and hopefully will be back again this season.
  7. Anyone seen the Villa lineup?
  8. Wasn't that Curtis Woodhouse????
  9. It is a surprise that for me tbf - I was a huge fan of Vieira the player but if I was Palace I would have taken Cooper over Vieira every day of the week....
  10. I said it months ago and I'll keep saying it, I'm convinced KP is going to have a real breakthrough season this year and prove a lot of people wrong! Pearson has shown he was a big fan of KP starting him in pretty much every game he was fit for since he came in. The two things KP needed imo was a proper preseason like this one to get fully fit and a manager to play him consistently in a system that suits him. Looks like he's hopefully done the first now for NP to hopefully provide the second..... The Dave Rennie signing and being overlooked for the Gold Cup with Jamaica could be the making of Kasey!
  11. Brilliant news! Really excited about this one. Just out of interest does anyone know who the other two are in this pic on the official site? Is that Sean Gilhespy on the right?
  12. Has big 'Frank De Boer' vibes about it for me.... Always like Vieira though so hope it works out for him.
  13. We've also got to remember our place in the food chain haven't we? If Nagy was an elite 'Kante' like DM with no mistakes/ weaknesses in him he would be playing for a similarly elite team. By last season's league tables we were what the 38th best team in the country? Even if we're a play off chasing side we'd be around 26th. This tournament for me has proven that in Nagy there is a player who could potentially excel at our level if played in the right system. Is he flawless? Absolutely not, but if he was he'd already be playing week in week out in the prem for a champions league chasing side.
  14. This is such a common misconception imo. In Palmer under Pearson I saw one of the hardest workers in the team, putting himself about, getting tackles in etc but so much so that it impacted on his ability with the ball. Where I agree with you is around his fitness. This could be a huge summer for Kasey, with a full Pearson/Rennie pre-season under his belt he could be a top player for us this season imv so it would be a real shame if his Jamaica exploits impacted on his ability to get in top shape for the start of the season.
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