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JoeAman08 last won the day on March 20 2018

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  1. Depends on if you mean resale value or what they brought to the team in their time here. Brownhill is both imo. He has worked his way up to captain as a 250k signing. Played his part in taking us from a relegation type side to a playoff type side. Had moments of importance in every season. Remember an assist away ruining Brighton’s promotion party and costing them the league. Also probably worth at least 10m on the market if we to realistically sell him. So 40x his cost at minimum. Don’t think you will find many better. Flint and Pack up there too. Pack less so because of his transfer value which would also hold Korey back. What they have brought on the pitch probably slightly more than Josh but the value of Josh now takes him a few notches higher imo. Kodjia and Webster were good investments but didn’t stay long enough to be best value for the club. Guess the dream is 200 appearances then a big transfer fee. Obviously if we go up that changes things for this discussion but think at the moment Josh is best value for money in recent years.
  2. It isn’t harsh. Kane is massively overrated. Great finisher but doesn’t do enough when his team is struggling. Whenever England or Tottenham are struggling to break teams down watch Kane and his movement. I went to a live game when I couldn’t get a Luton ticket. Spurs v Watford and Kane’s movement made Fam look like Vardy. He was shocking just jogging left to right 20 yards standing next to one of Watford’s 3 CBs. Imo England would be better with Vardy or Tammy or even Wilson who gets called up. As for Vardy he is a fantastic player. Think coming up from non league actually goes against him when talking about the best. For me he is one of the best in the league. Good technical ability, fantastic motor, very composed and clinical, can link up and hold up decently and two footed. I love watching him play and the chip on his shoulder celebrations I love too. His goal against West Brom a season or two ago is one of the best I have seen.
  3. Don’t think it is a massive problem. Pretty sure you need a homegrown player or you can only name 6 subs. Semenyo doesn’t need to be on the bench but obviously worth having there rather than an empty space. Yea sorry didn’t mean for Sunday. Partly why I mentioned bad matchup just meant going forward. It will be nice to pick 2-3 from Nagy, Smith, Brownhill and Massengo
  4. He is spot on about Semenyo. Is he going to get the coaching he needs at lower league to be a striker? I doubt it so he is better off learning on the fly here and getting some minutes here and there. Maybe reassess next summer after a year of professional training as a striker. Nagy and/or Korey would be a major boost to this side. Cardiff probably not the greatest matchup for them but going forward they could be a fantastic shield in front of the defence.
  5. I always thought when a red card is going to be issued play has to stop. So advantage shouldn’t have been played and therefore the handball never happens though speculation that he is sent off for dissent. Though that also does not happen if play stops. Perhaps that rule has changed and I am unaware. Or maybe it never was but I am quite sure that is how it is supposed to work
  6. No even balls down the sides he is slow so when he gets held up he often loses it. This was highlighted in an early match last season think maybe Blackburn away. Even when he got onto balls in the channels he ended up either going backwards, which is what it is if nothing on. Or got muscled off the ball giving it away. No Weimann at all because don’t think he can play on the left. Has tried at times this season and looked uncomfortable. On the right is Eliasson’s best position. So between those two. Those 6 goals have all been with a striker partner so they don’t really come into the equation for me in this formation. Don’t think Brownhill had the license to get forward last season. He was still deeper than the attacking option. In this formation he has much more protection with Massengo and Nagy than he did with Pack and Paterson/Palmer. He needs the license to arrive late in the box like the goal against Derby. Do not disagree about wide players and Brownhill though but then means more conundrum with O’Dowda Brownhill weimann and Eliasson all for two spots. I do think we have been too frugal with our attacking options these past few seasons. Weimann, Eliasson, COD and even Diedhiou have all been decent value for money. That said if they were sold they wouldn’t be anywhere near the fees of the top players in the championship if that makes sense.
  7. Williams played the majority of their matches in a midtable side and was on 60-70k a week so he has some pedigree. And Moore was a 1.5m prospect with youth caps for England. Let’s not act like they were signed on free transfers like Rowe was. When did I say LJ was a fraud? Make things to support your argument. There is some validity to selling for big profits because obviously they are worth that to someone. That said when these players go we tend to bring in better prospects. Bryan sold in comes Dasilva who is as close to as good as Bryan and a higher ceiling. Reid goes and in comes Weimann someone who has more top flight pedigree. Not like we are selling and bringing in projects. There is always a base here for him to work with and yet he seems to come up short in big spots constantly.
  8. Weimann can’t lead a line. We’d have no outlet and the ball would end up coming straight bavk at us. Why Watkins started ahead of Rodri last night. Weimann imo can only play with a striker partner. Would be harsh on Weimann but do think when fully fit some variation of 1 up top is our best bet. Probably 4141 the best Bentley Periera Kalas Moore Dasilva Nagy Eliasson Brownhill Massengo/Smith COD Diedhiou(Afobe if he comes back) You’d hope from more goals from the 4 behind Diedhiou in that. Think Brownhill would thrive and Eliasson getting 5-6 starts in a row would at least let us know for sure if he can play a vital part.
  9. If you can’t see where our keeper and defenders have bailed us out this season that is on you. They are continuously pummelled with attack after attack because our front players can’t hold onto the ball. We ship goals because teams are constantly running at us. If we didn’t have Bentley, Williams, Baker and Moore we’d be bottom half. Wage bill doesn’t mean much either. We go for younger talents who tend to be lesser paid. Also it has gone up each of the last five years just like our league position. You can see success and spend correlating. Our wage bill will probably be top 10 this year forcing us to sell another top talent next summer but that will be another excuse for LJ. Not saying LJ should go because it is far too early and our results have been adequate. My main thing is when do we say he has gone as far as he can? We don’t look likely to finish higher than last season so that will probably be off the CV. Our performances at home have been dire over the past 30 games at AG. So that disgruntles 16000 season card holders. When do we move from LJ? What if we finish 9th on 66 points this season? Will that be enough for one of the few sides that had money to spend this summer? Enough for a top 10 wage bill? Think these questions will need to be answered sooner rather than later.
  10. The talent brought in is better than 70% of the teams in this league can access at the moment. We win games because we have more talent not because we are tactically astute. We have invested heavily in defense and GK and I’d say they are the main reasons we are picking up points. Profit means little. Just that we have Mark Ashton who could sell ice cubes to eskimos. We are still backing this coaching staff with funds not accessible to most of the division but performing to the levels of Luton, Wigan and Barnsley. And yes very tough league but any other top 6 team would be looking for at least 6 points from those 3 fixtures. They’d go for it from the off not let those teams take the game to them
  11. Performances have gone backwards for multiple seasons now. He has spent 57m on transfers so I expect that has a lot to do with our league position. In that same time Preston have spent less than 8m and are 2nd. Swansea have had 2 consecutive fire sales and are 4th. We grind out results despite LJ and he often finds ways to drop points for us like last night.
  12. For whatever I think of him he hasn’t gotten a run of starts when others have. There have been plenty of games over the years where we haven’t used wbs and Eliasson hasn’t gotten a run. I am not convinced by Eliasson but he is probably the only player who hasn’t gotten a run of starts under LJ. I don’t dispute his delivery. It is excellent. He does however have his flaws which negates this at times. For example against Reading he had the assist. For large parts of that game they shut him out. He also rarely shows for the ball giving the RB or CM no option. A lot of play breaks down because of this. You get the good and the bad. 2-3 class deliveries but then a feeling of playing with 10 men at times. I think he should get a more consistent run of games only because I think confidence and familiarity can play a part. Maybe the flaws lessen with more minutes. Idk because he hasn’t gotten that chance.
  13. Is it? He is head coach not manager. I am sure he gets a say at points but not sire he has full control. Instead gets on with what he gets
  14. He has that quality to have a quiet game and have a moment of magic. You have to weigh all that together. Probably get 2-3 fantastic balls from him but for the rest of the game we will get him out of position not offering an option to our RB or getting figured out quite early that he is only going left. Again I like him but not sure his couple good deliveries a game outweigh his flaws.
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