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The Journalist

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  1. Did Johnson not also personally identify Eliasson (albeit through data originally)? I still maintain if coached and managed properly - and a lot of that is obviously Johnson's responsibility - we could've fetched a substantial profit on him. None of it reflects brilliantly on Ashton, does it?
  2. I did half expect his legs to have gone prior to signing, so I’ve no real issue with that. He was way shitter at actual football than I anticipated though... and as a Bristol City fan, my bar isn’t set particularly high. All the best for the future, Chris.
  3. The Wolves fans I know - and I know a fair few - all love the Portugal-style away kit. Genius bit of marketing.
  4. I don’t necessarily disagree. For me, though, the sensible thing is just not to go there if what you’re going to post is that inflammatory. And it was absolutely inflammatory because it was always going to provoke that kind of reaction. That in itself is pretty sad though, innit? Twitter isn’t a kind place.
  5. I think this is the point, really. Now, to you and I there may well be absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t call out a female pundit any differently to a male pundit because their sex has absolutely no relevance to us. But, put simply, a frightening number of British people don’t actually think like that. That is not the world we live in and anyone that can’t understand that is nothing short of ingnorant. As it is, she’s ended up receiving an absolute barrage of completely unacceptable sexist abuse and Leeds United would’ve been fully aware they were giving people/chauvinistic men
  6. I think that's fair, yeah. But I think some of the hysteria around tonight's display is a bit much. Game of opinions and all that though, innit.
  7. Playing like "this" generally or tonight? I think we've played alright tonight - but wouldn't disagree, obviously, that it's been poor at best the past 10 games or so.
  8. Don't disagree. The football is so poor across the board in the league that I wouldn't be surprised if the team who scores the most set-piece goals this season gets promoted. Huge part of the game that we're not getting right.
  9. I think you're vastly exaggerating with the first statement, personally. I think we've seen a lot of dull football between poor/knackered teams, but I've not seen us really blown away by anyone apart from Reading and Norwich. But, as I said above, it's been pretty painful to watch hasn't it? Much like every other game in the league this season (and it's my job to cover it, so I've seen a lot).
  10. Don't disagree, but sure there are 15 other teams looking at it and thinking the same - and most of them are below us in the table. Please don't get me wrong, we've obviously been dire at times and really dull to watch, but this isn't exclusive to us. It's a really unforgiving league and schedule, and we've a pretty unforgiving injury list.
  11. With the exception of Norwich and, probably, Bournemouth, it's a pretty poor league though isn't it? Hardly any goals in it this year, hardly any good attacking play. It isn't just us.
  12. Yep. If the lad smacks it over the bar instead of hitting a 1 in 20 strike into the top corner you probably wouldn't be getting nonsense posts like "disgrace this".
  13. I genuinely think, if you take one shite piece of defending/switching off out of this game, you'd be pretty satisfied with the opening 35 minutes here. We've played worse and been in front in games.
  14. I don't think we've been too bad in open play, personally. Fairly even first half an hour. The bit that worries me is the leadership from this position. Where are the voices in this XL?!
  15. Weirdly, I’ve been more impressed with Wells when he’s been played out of position out wide - and generally put in a really good shift for the team - than when he’s played down the middle. His main issue is when you’re in the team as an out-an-out finisher, who’s not contributing much beyond that, your stats have to be around 70/80% in terms of hitting the corners. He’s not really ever managed that for us.
  16. You've got to get players around him though, right? Having a runner like Andreas Weimann constantly getting beyond you, and a clever footballer like Jamie Paterson to link with, is everything a player like Chris Martin needs. By the same token, he is not a flick-on target man and it's utterly bizarre that we keep trying to use him that way. He's a target man in the sense that you need to hit his chest and fire the ball into his feet. His one and two-touch play is so good that if you do that and get people around him he'll look a top Championship player. If you don't... he's not
  17. That feels like a panicky half-time to me. Double change, switch in formation. Dare I say it, all very Lee Johnson.
  18. Bobby was anything but a maverick. In fact, our best spell of football in four years under Lee Johnson was built around the fact Bobby had the energy and work-rate to do the pressing of two strikers!
  19. For me, it's absolutely not acceptable. I don't think we should be lowering our expectations because we didn't agree with the appointment or because we considered it risky. Lee Johnson was sacked because he failed to take the team into the top six and we wanted someone to take us that extra step. Never mind Dean Holden, I just don't see how Mark Ashton survives a scenario where that doesn't happen. Fans need to stop making this all about the head coach.
  20. As I said in the matchday thread, there's no way Dean Holden should be leaving this club a moment before/without Mark Ashton. He's the one that's accountable for this (obviously the Lansdowns too, but that's a far more complicated conversation).
  21. I think you're calling for the wrong person to leave. There's no way Dean Holden should be leaving before/without Mark Ashton.
  22. Have said for a while that Diedhiou is best as the middle striker in a three and Martin is best in a two where he can get a strike partner close to him. It's been really frustrating to see both players consistently used in the opposite systems!
  23. Personally, barring one gung-ho 20 minutes at Huddersfield I don't think we've played particularly well in the 4-3-3 at any point so I'm glad to see a return to the 3-5-2 - and for Brunt not to be included in it. Also think Chris Martin is way better in a two up top than a three, so glad to see him and Wells kept.
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