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Davefevs

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  1. Davefevs

    back four tomorrow

    I thought last season’s 2-1 home win was one of my most enjoyable games of the season. Against a good Boro side, we play at a nice tempo, kept the ball, kept our shape and played into their weaknesses, down the side of Fry and Gibson (wasn’t impressed by him), as both Fabio and Christie were trying to play advanced. Reid and Pato ran the channels well, got us up the pitch so that we had good midfield positioning in their final third. We scored one after a lovely move with Bailey Wright clipping in a lovely cross for our LM Bryan to score with a far post header. We got the second on the counter assisted by a galloping Flint, Pato finishing. Tomorrow will be different if they play a back 5. Interesting if Flint is the LCB. But they’ve played a different formation in each game so far. Much as I hope the City players are up for it, and not wanting Flint to have a nice return, we must make sure it’s not all about Aden.
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    Bobby Reid

    Yep, since 13/14 at least, which was when I started following him.
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    Club website content is very poor this season

    I’ve tweeted the club a few times and had a response from Amanda Crawley after the first tweet saying he’d look into it. No response since. I loved the 20 minute audio ones. Such a lot of info in there. The 90 Second one this week was appalling, just soundbites and repetitive at that. I chatted to @AdamB last Xmas about the content and praised him for the efforts. I accept 90% of fans are happy with a brief summary, but the 10% of us that like the lengthy stuff are now missing out big-time. Gregor McGregor has been hosting the interviews, last week we got the whole 20 minutes, this week we got 5 minutes.
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    Injured centre-backs

    Baker, Moore, Hegeler, Wright and H.Smith.
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    Injuries striking again.

    The way LJ was taking up Kelly, I think Baker might be out on Saturday. Back 4 of Hunt, Webster, Kelly, DaSilva It’s the bollox Loan system that doesn’t help. I also criticise ourselves for loaning out too soon!
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    Gary Probert - Senior Reds today

    Pro contract vs 1st team player the percentages diminish further.
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    Lee Johnson - Time To Go

    Sorry everyone haven’t read all the pages. For me I’ve still hits lots of enthusiasm for the season, but do I see LJ taking us to the Prem? Probably not. Having said that, I don’t think any manager could come to City and be a guaranteed success. I actually want to see LJ progress, learn quickly from his mistakes, I still his principles into the football style we play. I really want an identity, one we stick to, one we see correlating with recruitment. To some extent I think we have recruited to play football from back to front. The question that we don’t know the answer to is whether the new players will compliment the existing group and ultimately be a better group than last years bunch.
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    Injured centre-backs

    He’d stick the Vees up at you though (for those at least a certain age).
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    How long does LJ have?

    Only if he gets a club promoted. Can’t see a Prem club taking him on. Too many failures sitting on the Prem Manager Merrygoround who won’t let any young upstarts take their place.
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    Managing Expectations

    I’ve not seen any shocks since I purchased my ST. The club’s policy / 5 pillars hasnt really changed, implementation under different managers might be different, but SL wants the club to be self-sustainable. It appears that 17/18’s P&L might report a loss of £18.4m....yep £18.4m. SL said we are now paying wages in the top half of the division (might be BS, but £18.4m loss says otherwise). It means at times we are going to have to maximise our profits on players. The lose-lose on this is that not all of the money earned on transfer fees will be paid out in transfer fees on new players. Ignore the term “net spend” it’s pretty irrelevant these days. @Mr Popodopolous Will educate you on the fineries of Amortisation over a contact length if you like. That is the new (more relevant) term. What is misleading imho is SL expecting higher league positions each season....i’m Not a huge LJ fan, but he is working to a budget probably in the region of 12th-16th in this league.
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    Pisano

    Great summary Rudolph, ta.
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    Injuries striking again.

    I think sometimes there is an over-reliance on modern technology...it doesn’t tell you what the player thinks in his head about his fitness. Modern technology (ok 20 years ago) scans didn’t pick up my ruptured ACL. I tried for 6-8 months to come back from injury, and kept breaking down. I was fine(ish) in training, fine with the physio, but as soon as I tried to drive a ball in match scenario, my knee went. The physio couldn’t recreate it, because I guess in my head I never tried to drill a ball outside of a match. Eventually a Specialist sat me on a table, bent my knee and pulled my shin away from my thigh, saying “that’s it isn’t it”. It was the first time anyone could recreate my knee popping outside of a game situation. His next statement was “you’ve snapped your cruciate”!
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    Injuries striking again.

    I think we are getting a mix of injuries....but it’s very frustrating the long-term recovery of some of them. When someone like Pisano tears his hamstring off the bone, you aren’t talking a little hamstring tweak caused by not warming up properly. In that Fulham game he really stretched for a wayward pass, which probably started the tear, and 30 seconds later whilst still signalling to the bench he was in trouble, the ball came back to him, he stretched again and it ripped off the bone. That is a fluke injury. Hegeler had a cartilage op last year, not your normal meniscal trim. Sometimes with cartilage they (the tears) come back again. I had a bucket-handle tear, had it tidied, and within 6 months was back in again. At that point I hung up my boots, it was my 3rd cartilage tear in my left knee, and ultimately I am left with no cartilage (basically bone on bone) today. Impact injuries can happen in training and games....just happens.
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    Wanted 6ft 8in Centre Back to Play One Game.

    Still coming back from injury, had another op in the summer.
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    Pisano

    Trust your opinion Shuffs. Ta. Well that’s very encouraging. Some scenarios: 1) Baker needs to get his head on, whether that’s complacency or carrying knocks. 2) LJ needs to judge Baker’s disposition better it would be good to know whether Baker is saying he’s fine when he isn’t or whether LJ is asking him to play through the pain.
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