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  1. On Saturday keep same team formation n swap smith for massengo (plays better away from home). paterson for Callum ( unpopular I know but maybe a rest would do him well with all games coming up n believe Callum offers protection) if Kalas fit surely for Williams? last one probably won’t happen but will we ditch 2 up front now? think Weimann should get used to bench as offers nothing and I could argue will we see again barring long term injuries ?
  2. They will go nuts on deadline day when we buy Clarke Harris for £301k
  3. Yh not experts in the sense that like my mate who only played to a certain standard and wasn’t an ex pro like some scouts are. clubs departments like ours are full of university graduates in sport, technology etc now don’t get me wrong city still will have scouts but there not used like before.. u think like eisa or Watkins or others once Ashton and Johnson I assume break the list down then they go n watch them.. my mate watches games live n footage in the office. Live he says u get a better feel but get distracted by other things so those it from home or laptop. If u think when ur scouting in old days u never had technology to help u it was all done by eye... now no club that can use by eye method. try watch bt sport programme about lower leagues manager every week n u see what I mean... even Lincoln had a couple guys with laptops called analysts who scout next polenta n there own team. we just have the luxury of a team of many who do all areas and use technology for everything welcome to modern football
  4. @Bob Bob Super Bob I love to tell otib but I don’t know the answer of how many... considering 80/90% of this website mock me n have abused me I find this ‘tagging in’ strange... but I’ll try again... last time. city have a bunch of analysis/recruitment team behind the scenes, they are not scouts and purely work on a basis of percentages, data etc. rhey work under Ashton, my friend boss is Ashton. I can only speak what I know of his role so... his role is to find players that suit what we need so for example there are 3 types of players they analyse. 1) your quick fix type of players aka Afobe, doiny (yikes) Watkins Matty Taylor etc. These players are purely stat/reputation proven not going by anything but what they call gut feeling in the department.. people who look good on paper but haven’t been checked over by the team if there fit, on form, family issues etc. Prob like ur hogans, mccormacks etc 2) my friends role this one is targets we are after with sell on ability.... these are the types we are look at for months on end and go deep into checking out... your eisa, Palmer, de silva types. Full on scouting, data, xg, social life, even interview family n people who worked with them before ( I was surprised to learn that’s ex managers, players) now these are not instant targets unless needed to ‘speed’ up the need for them.. these are usually summer targets that are constantly being monitored. My mates team started Out as 3 people : and now their roughly 7:8 of them. They look at all positions of team weather we fans think we need them or not.. they visit them, watch them checking on all targets. 3) yhese are the/u23 targets that work with Tinnion n Damien Butt looking across the country for youngsters that can come in n be developed. now my mate ,for example I’ll use Eisa cause that’s who he worked 8 months on, watched every game for last 2 years on him. Strengths weaknesses data etc. It’s not about scoring goals unfortunately it’s the whole package... attitude, social life, family life, diets, wages etc etc. My mate does his work hands it to mr Ashton. That’s it his job his fine next target. now what happens with data after that no one knows. Hence my mate saying got good chance of signing this person n never hear of them or we sign. As explained before Ollie Watkins to mo eisa... both worked on by my mate and he still baffled as to why we didn’t nab Watkins as he told Ashton to his face he best striker in league 1/2 and ticked every box u could want. now as stated before by me I know we’re LOOKING at Maja that’s only one I do know we been analysing for a while, again more a summer target.. it’s obvious but January are more the 1)point where ur looking for instant hits not caring about other strategies it’s just loans etc to get in and get u instant results... hope this helps but k no doubt get a clobbering of the purest on here who think there one scout in the stands watching 1 target per position it’s not.... I have 2 theories about January. 1) we won’t get anyone and if it is it be very last minute 2) things go wrong and fans get on management n owners back and do a Matty Taylor n offer the cash peanuts for Clarke Harris to appease the fans ... it happen before. anyway let the abuse start... ctid
  5. Thought England did well to restrict South Africa after looked like game was getting away
  6. Mate still works there and is very busy at the moment
  7. Rui Costa paulo Sousa karanka di matteo Jose Gomes van Bronckhorst mid we going to b buying abroad got to have a more European based manager. if British based I say chris hughton michael duff Not many British unless u go the I just don't have the words to express how much I like this post! David moyes conversation... stoll think he got to summer, also believe we make no signings or much business in January
  8. Knighty

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    Totally agree... the answer there in front of him, bet he chomping at the bit to earn a contract n still in my eyes the best midfielder we got
  9. Another man sent off against them today... how many that now this season
  10. Might have something to do with his missus and the engagement out of season.. looks a lot more level headed n determined
  11. Oh u were there when he was told... sorry I take it back... 4th!!! Wow
  12. Hearing that pack didn’t want to go was forced to as on the most and had to cut back.. sure happy he got more money... but actually didn’t want to leave... hence why Walsh or bakinson didn’t go out on loan as pack was dragging his heels... believe the other 2 will go out on loan though to league 1
  13. No no yes 33 years and counting yes semenyo 8th unless striker who can finish then 5th jacki every home n only away to grounds I not been to
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