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  1. This is my issue too. Why play these players , ok, we have so few others left to choose from, but Fam in particular , it is impossible to say in interviews you want desire and application and pick the player who shows least of all. What message does that send.
  2. NP has been a mixed bag , I cannot understand why he keeps playing Fam , as an example , who has been a disgrace and exactly the player (type) NP has cited as not being for the club. He keeps playing him. That sets the wrong tone. Simpson too , is a mystery , I understand he wanted to try and get some semblance of winners mentality around, and it was all he could do, but the baggage was really not necessary. But he has worked with the youth , HNM looks a new player, and Bakinson seems to have understood the facts of life a bit better. However, the squad, with injuries and OOC players has
  3. That depends, it can work the other way, and make the club portable. Like Wimbledon/MK . Or you get in a mess like Coventry did. Club without the ground is not ideal either. Not sure a football club without a ground is worth very much outside the Prem league anyway. You could buy City and ground share with a Prem side, ot over the bridge at Cardiff. Tongue in cheek, but selling the club without the ground is safeguarding nothing long term, and when SL is long gone who knows what might happen. I cannot see the ground being put into a trust for the rugby and football clubs. It will get sold one
  4. I was referencing Downsy . Lisa K is very good.
  5. Losing Adam Baker was a terrible decision. I have no issue with Knights, she is very professional in fact. Downsy , again, nice guy. But Adam was streets ahead.
  6. The reaction of fans, clubs, players and more, is all that you need to know. This action will be punished badly. The clubs involved think they can carry on playing in their domestic leagues and then have their own closed shop during the week. There will be legal challenges, many, but ultimately they will lose out. They will be expelled from their domestic leagues, and the players banned from international games. It is Kerry Packer all over again. Football is out of control and has become a financial greed fest. It is a business, we all know, but it has been getting worse and worse. Already the
  7. He needed to appoint head of recruitment. But he wanted to do it himself . That is why he kept saying "I signed" . I don't think people really cared about his talk , it was more the recruitment area that was clearly flawed. He did do some great deals, above expectations, but then wasted the income from those deals. The wasted opportunity is sad. Anyway, learn from that and move on.
  8. Pickford, Siggurdson , Keane , Gana Gueye, Lookman , Calvert Lewin (£1.5m...) , Onyekuru (£5M profit ) , Walcott - Not sure it was quite the disaster it seemed at the time.
  9. Should be back shortly. Tomorrow into Bristol at an educated guess .
  10. Had to go and look as I could not recall and is far from a total disaster (some of these were clearly Koeman players too) , mixed really But Pickford, Siggurdson , Keane , Gana Gueye, Lookman , Calvert Lewin (£1.5m...) , Onyekuru (£5M profit ) , Walcott all worked out well and are still working well. Average result (cheap/played some good periods/sold on ok etc) with Vlasic , Martina, Schinderlin, Williams , Stekelenburg, Markelo, Gibson (could become a first team) , Mathis (cost nothing), Bowler (cost nothing youth), Adeniran (youth dev) Offset yes by the poor expensive signin
  11. As @harry said above, renewing for what ? At least confirm the manager as NP. His contract expires in 4 weeks . Bring in Walsh and Shakes and it might start to look serious and of interest. After a shambolic 2 years, you would think we would have our ducks in a row this time. But no.
  12. I saw Nagy play in Italy twice, and only have a vague recollection. But when we signed him I felt he had certain limitations, and those have become clear. I really doubt we scouted him properly . I really do. He was never in a million years going to replace Pack. But then we sold Webster and never replaced him. We signed Bentley to give the ball to Webster. But he was long gone. Pack was meant to take (I assume) the ball from Webster, but they had both gone. So Bentley had lost both players he was meant to supply. Lansbury has some attributes, maybe if we had signed him 7 years ago when we fir
  13. Just to put some reality on this, in 4 weeks time NP has finished his contract. Yes 4 weeks. It took 6 weeks to appoint Holden , who was actually at the club, was known, and was a total disaster. Am I worrying unnecessarily ? I know the owner is on an island, but if leaked nonsense such as Robbins ( Sl knows him) is meant to test the waters or not I do not know. What I do know is that Sl needs to sort his act PDQ because this ship is going Titanic . Let NP bring in Walsh and Shakes , and build a squad with a mix of young and experienced (he has shown he will play youth which is huge) and
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