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  1. In normal times absolutely but, these are not normal times. I think his availability will depend on whether Fulham stay up. That said, he could well still be too expensive for us. If he stays fit and keeps playing well there will be a lot of interest in him.
  2. I like Walsh from the little I have seen. There is a player in there but, he has become another player who gets better the more he doesn’t play!
  3. I will come clean, I really rate Kasey and I don’t think we have remotely got the best out of him. Between now and the end of the season he needs to be played but he also needs a system around him that lets him shine. Creatively, he is by far the best we have but now is the time to prove that and build on it. I don’t think he is lazy but yes, his defensive side could improve but that is down to DH and the coaching staff - alongside himself. We are not going up and, hopefully, not getting dragged into a relegation battle, so my advice to DH for what it’s worth is put an arm aroun
  4. Going back up the thread Jon and looking at @Davefevs comments the issue I think we have with Wells is we don’t play to his strengths - it is about recruiting for the ‘system’ and I can’t see what that is. Playing him wide left is utterly bizarre and a waste. As for Semenyo, I am not so sure, my huge concern is that he is not remotely a natural finisher, now that can be improved upon through coaching but the ‘instinct’ is simply not there in my opinion. I hope I am wrong and you are right.
  5. If the offer was ‘crazy money’ then it will probably happen Joe. But, there comes a time when you have to look at where you are going as a club and given that Nagy has shown, and this was no surprise to me, that he is a top Championship player, serious questions would have to be asked, and they are already, about our true ambitions. That said, if you want to make an unpopular move do it when there is little likelihood of fans being in the ground anytime soon.
  6. Are you serious? A league 2 player to replace an established international!
  7. I think part of the problem is that SL thinks he can get to the PL by buying cheap selling high and gradually progressing through that - I don’t believe he has a timeframe and as long as it works, eventually, he will be justified. One of the many problems with that plan is that the other competitors don’t play fair and consistently progress, Brentford being a prime example. Look at Norwich, got themselves a decent HC, got promoted, did not go crazy and as expected got relegated, but look at them now, ready to ‘go again’ whilst keeping the purse strings tight. Sure they lose some play
  8. As others have said, rugby is much more ‘affordable’ to attain success however, I have read a few articles regarding the Bears success and potential and they are viewed as the Man City of European rugby and are throwing relative large amounts at it. The money required to do the same in football is higher but with a quality coaching team the amount required diminishes - it does not go away but it does become lower. For me the coaching set-up and the recruitment policy are all that stands in the way of success. But for as long as 20k + people keep paying their money (in normal tim
  9. I was thinking the same to a large extent. Of our longer termers both now and in the recent past, very few are in games, clearly some are but we do seem to get a lot of serious injuries in training which needs to be looked at IMO. I am also getting frustrated at the lack of updates. I understand that you can’ t put an exact date down for a return to availability but we seem to treat this information as if it’s a state secret. We are hardly giving away any competitive advantage by being a bit more open e.g. saying at the pre- match briefing that X may be back or is available doe
  10. If that were to turn out to be the case and he goes on loan and plays the following Saturday there is a raft of difficult questions for the club to answer then. It is a high risk strategy if true.
  11. They are both in the driving seat but probably heading down different roads. I think Fam is looking for a last big payday, which is not going to be here. Walsh is probably more about playing time however, his situation does seem odd and there may be more to it.
  12. I think it is almost impossible for any championship club to keep a player if a PL club come in for them. One factor is the players ambition but the other is money. I remember reading on here, and it may be in accurate, but Webster’s wages increased by a multiple of 5 - who is going to turn that down in a relatively short career that could be ended by injury at any point.
  13. I think this is a huge game for DH - I don’t believe he can afford to lose this.
  14. He won’t be fit to do that until 2025!
  15. Agreed. If DH called SL today and said he was quitting I would have zero confidence that we would appoint what we need - no chance. I am starting to believe, as some have said already, that SL does not want promotion. The difference between the HC at the Bears and us is stark and maybe telling.
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