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  1. Couldn't agree more. Question is how much is down to Johnson vs 'others'. Assuming he selected these players then there cant continue to be excuses. I would be very cautious about what he is able to spend in the summer. Barring a couple of trades due to contract situations, I believe he should be told this is your squad now get the best out of them. That should mean developing the younger playes by playing them - if that results in a mid table finish then after 5 years it will be time to move on.
  2. Similar situation with Benkovic - brought in on no doubt a much higher wage than existing options (TM / Zak) and so far has not improved us. Appreciate that not every loan will work but we are wasteful of the resources we have available.
  3. It's been said many times but Johnson is always too worried about the opposition and we regularly set up to nullify the impact of the opposition. Perhaps against a Leeds or West Brom away there is a case for doing but not Blackburn. It also says to me that you dont have confidence in your CB's - why isn't Baker capable of dealing with Gallagher?
  4. Maybe the reason Derby's ground was bought so it cant be part of any deal. Morris being a Derby fan may well have wanted to protect the stadium should they be sold again at a later point. Without the stadium and including the debt £35M might be a reasonable fee for Derby???
  5. So why else would he have been recalled? He was getting regular games and positive reviews in league 2. Cant see any reason in bringing him back if it isn't to be involved in the first team.
  6. I think it's one of the strongest reasons for having an experienced manager. I'm sure Bielsa isn't particularly worried whether it works out at Leeds or not. That view along with his experience gives him the confidence to play some of the youngsters. Younger managers such as Johnson always have that fear that if it goes wrong their careers can be seriously dented. Takes an exceptional amount of confidence (or sometimes desperation) to give youngsters regular starting spots
  7. Stayed at this place a few times on business trips. Mr Landsdown is going to need invest quite heavily. The good news for him is there isn't a lot of competition.
  8. I agree witb you it often doesnt work like that in this league. However, I stand by my original comment that based on the past two performances and an improving Villa team it's hard to see us getting anything from the game - hope I am wrong!
  9. So which team do you see causing us more problems an organized but frankly average Wigan team or a Villa team with the range of attacking players they have. Possible we get something from the game but frankly consider it unlikely - especially if we play like we did tonight
  10. Difficult to see us getting anything from Villa which means 3 defeats. We seem such a boom or bust team under Johnson
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