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JoeAman08

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  1. I don’t know why anyone is stressed about it. Third straight January we have been truly in the mix for promotion and we haven’t convincingly gone for it in any of them. Why did anyone think this would change? Happiest we have been was Diony and Kent how ironic as that went terribly. I don’t mind us focusing on just one player that is the right one. Even if it doesn’t come off I am not really bothered. Why? Two reasons. First and the main one, not convinced any 1-2-3 players will fix our problems. Second, maybe it focuses us on keeping more goals out and we try and defend our way into playoffs. I think unlikely we end up near playoffs so why be bothered. Just gonna enjoy whatever little moments I can with a few of the players that will probably be gone come start of next season
  2. Makes me think we should have just endured the bumps and bruises and played him. I don’t care what league he plays in he has obvious quality. Always thought he could be our Barry Bannan and still do. I have said before he needed a loan for timing purposes. Mostly defensive and the video shows he times tackles much better now. Shows he knows when to agitate and when to drop off and contain. It looks as if he has taken some extra touches out of his game as well which I think is important for a CM(Nagy big problem imo). @Davefevs he does look slimmer but maybe that is because he is playing
  3. And his daughter was on the helicopter too. News hitting pretty hard as basketball was my thing growing up and Kobe was the best for a long time. RIP to all that were on board
  4. https://twitter.com/gffn/status/1220849599050588160?s=21 If that is true that is ambition
  5. Dropped down from pompey too. Must have needed a wakeup call because he was highly thought of there. Think he was with Szmodics maybe last season? Or Coventry never can remember which is which
  6. I don’t know what to make of our transfer business. @Leveller said it seems like our squad is more an investment portfolio than a team. Think that sums it up for me too. Feels like there are too many people involved. Like major people involved. LJ has to sign off on it, MA has to sign off on it, SL has to sign off on it who else? Then we have SL saying his preferred squad size is 22 with 2 for each XI on the pitch. Yet we have established with those out on loan we have over 30 players who you would call squad players. Why is this not being followed? We seem to have the restrictions of what we will pay players but no restrictions on how many? The squad is a mess. There are far too many players to start. Then there are far too many not good enough. For the money we make on players we just waste it on wages for dross. So for me I can’t blame any one person. Too many different voices and they need to sort it out.
  7. I assume the 50k will be the difference between what he earns here and what they will be offering him. Meaning 50k divided by however many weeks left in his contract. Wouldn’t make sense for us to cover any of his wages imo.
  8. I’d be understanding if we had to break it down a bit to build it back up. Meaning I’d get rid now so someone new could assess the squad for 15 games or so and mould it in the summer with the same backing LJ has received. Playoffs would be preferable next season but depending on results and performances(because I like to balance them) he would get another year. For me this is risky but imo just as risky as sticking with LJ. I get most won’t think this way but I’d prefer to be bold. And it doesn’t have to be a big name just someone hungry and has an identity. I have no names but imagine Norwich and Huddersfield weren’t convinced with the hirings of Farke and Wagner.
  9. We can argue back and forth but it won’t accomplish anything. League table doesn’t convince me at all we will be top 6. It is telling me right now we won’t be and performances are telling me we won’t be 8th either. Again you want to be positive about Barnsley outplaying us at home I am all for it. 3 points is 3 points but for me it is just delaying the inevitable sacking of LJ.
  10. At the risk of sounding overly negative I have completely written off the chances we will b3 top 6 come matchday 46. There is no evidence in the 28 games that makes me feel otherwise. Most will disagree and I get it but is how I feel. Maybe a couple decent forwards changes my mood but I can’t look past our many flaws. Barnsley outplayed us today. They were the better footballing side and outside CB and maybe LB they were better all over the park imo.
  11. Dreadful again but we will pretend we are playoff contenders. Win is a win fair enough delighted with clean sheet but going nowhere with this football. Look where in the table our last 3 league wins are from. Today changes nothing
  12. Would any of our players get into any of the current top 6 and make them better(starting XI)? Think Bentley, Kalas, Brownhill would. Everyone else arguable at best. That said think a few more have the ability to be top 6 but we haven’t seen their best. Kalas and Brownhill haven’t seen their best this season. Think Bentley been fantastic considering what he has been up against. Dasilva, Nagy, Massengo and Eliasson(been great this season but hasn’t made a place in the squad his) all have the talent to be top 6 players. So that is potentially 7 top 6 players. Then you get Weimann, Fam, Baker and Williams who I think can be good starters for sides 8-12. So that makes 10 players top half worthy. Then you get good pros and probably starters for most bottom half clubs like Hunt, Smith, Watkins, COD, Moore(has potential not quite the defender I’d like him to be), Periera, And Palmer(potential to be more) so basically a full squad of championship starters at various levels. I don’t think you need top 6 players in every position to be a top 6 side. So all in all I think we have the squad(talent)for it. And yes we are a point from top 6 but performances haven’t felt like we are even that close. So yea, don’t think the squad is a massive problem but putting it down on paper makes me realise we aren’t that great which is more depressing considering what we spend on playing staff
  13. This is what I fear. With his new contract I feel like even if we miss playoffs by a decent margin we will be told Lee has earned another go. Patience in football can be commendable but it can also turn very sour. It was commendable when we lost all those games his first season. Think it’ll turn sour this time around. Yep the staff needs to be questioned. The fitness and sports science need to figure it out. But what is LJ doing in training that we have had all these injuries? It isn’t even just first team players either. Have we just been that unlucky?
  14. Is a fair point but you’d hope they were keeping track of potential candidates as due diligence. There has to be a worst case scenario mindset in football surely? I’d be pretty disappointed if we couldn’t get rid of one and needed more than 2 weeks to get a shortlist together, interviews done and best candidate identified.
  15. It got stale at Cardiff. After 3-4 seasons it is hard to keep that message going. Think this is a big reason LJ is faltering. What can he say to motivate players that they haven’t heard from him already? Fresh faces and fresh ideas are usually when you see the biggest upturns in form. Millwall you would say pretty much overachieved under Harris. Was there forever and this year was bad. He left and Rowett has them above us. Cardiff had Warnock for years. From keeping them up to promotion to a valiant effort in the prem, none of it mattered a few months later. Got rid of the man that achieved so much and form improved. There is a time to stay vigilant with a manager. That is in the first two years imo. We stuck with LJ in his first full season when most wouldn’t. That paid off. Looking for lightning to strike twice is foolish imo. It is stale at the club and while the grass isn’t always greener it is time for change and whatever happens I can live with that. As long as whoever comes in is as backed the same way.
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