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  1. Jack Hunt could have single handedly put us on positive goal difference today if he could finish!
  2. I don't feel it's a "ridiculous suggestion". I seem to remember alot of people keen on Danny Cowley when he was at Lincoln. Lowe had achieved just as much. He wouldn't be first choice but certainly seems to be an up and coming manager worth keeping an eye on
  3. The popular choice: Chris Hughton. Although I feel the longer we wait the more likely he will end up at Brum. Ideal fit for the club currently: Alex Neil or Mark Robins. Both can work on a budget and have been very successful with their respective clubs. I would be excited to see how they could work with the talent in our squad. Alex Neil has done a fantastic job with Preston. Mark Robins has got Coventry playing great football and has worked well with Walsh which could do him the world of good in a city shirt to have a manager that plays a system suited to your strengths. I feel both of
  4. LJ had his hands tied today due to injuries. However Massengo looks miles off the pace in terms of his awareness to the game. The lad has bags of potential but today showed he still has a lot of developing to do. With Smith injured and Nagy seemingly still not right after his initial injury we look very light in the middle of the pitch. A lot of fans were calling for Morrell or Walsh to be recalled. There’s two sides to the arguement squad fillers/development. When considering our position in the league I feel we should have recalled one of them to cover. If Henriksen gets inju
  5. @Kid in the Riot Are we likely to go after a replacement? And who were the players that we enquired for that you mentioned last week? I feel tomorrow could be one of the most exciting deadline days city have had in a long time (if all goes to plan).
  6. With the prices in today’s market, I wouldn’t mind us trying to get two of Burnley’s players in exchange for Brownhill instead of a fee. £7m (in the summer) wouldn’t get us a lot of quality as transfer fees have become extremely inflated. If we can strike a deal for Wells (permanent) and Vydra or Gibson (loan with option to buy) that would see Brownhill move the other way, then I would be more than happy with that. City have sold players for some superb fees in previous years. However we tend to look to reinvest in development talent instead of players that are immediately ready to p
  7. Let’s take the positives from today. - A vital 3 points which could be the turning point for us. - Another clean sheet. Always a bonus (I think we look better with Baker in the team) - Just goal difference keeping us outside of the play offs. I’ve voiced my opinion on LJ previously. However, the fact that we are showing we can ‘win ugly’ is a good trait to have. How many times over the years have we seen a poor performance and a result to match? If we can grind out these results then I would sacrifice a ‘performance’ if it gets us into the top 6 after 46 games ha
  8. If we can get if we can get them up to 8m plus a player (Vydra or Gibson) then it’s no brainer. Josh is a good player and very likeable but we also have players capable of slotting straight in. I also believe that we could buy a player of similar ability for less than we would sell for. John Swift at Reading would be my choice. However for 7m alone I would refuse. Brownhill is likely to be the highest value within our squad at the moment, We should be able to get a better deal than 7m on its own.
  9. How we are 1 point off the play offs is a miracle in itself. Recent form and today’s ‘smash and grab’ performance is to be questioned but yet we somehow are within touching distance of the top 6. Winning ugly is a positive trait however. Being able to take home maximum points without being at our best. The possession stats from today are really laughable. A poor Wigan team battling for their lives at the bottom end of the table, are able to dominate the ball against us. However we came away with the 3 points and sets us up to push on. This may cause some debate but a pla
  10. I don’t believe we will see the best of either Fam or Weimann in a front 2. Space is compact and if Fam is holding the ball up he has few options around him. Switch to 4-3-3, or 4-2-3-1, then you find the width will allow the midfield to push up higher to act as a support unit. Gives us the option to keep the ball moving into different attacking areas and allowing more movement off the ball.
  11. I’ve just had a look at the current championship table. It caught my eye that the current top 6 (plus Millwall in 7th), all play formations suited to one striker. Delving deeper into this from 1st place to ourselves in 11th, only two teams play with 2 regular strikers. Leeds - Bamford West Brom - Robson-Kanu Brentford - Watkins Forest - Grabban Fulham - Mitrovic Swansea - Baston Millwall - Bradshaw Sheff Wed - play 2 up top (rotation) Hull - Eaves Preston - Stockley (*often rotated) City - Fam and Weimann Is this showing that o
  12. Have been some rumblings from Liverpool fans that they would like him to succeed Klopp. As I stated in my previous post, he is believed to be the tactician amongst Klopp’s staff. Also has a key input into the training sessions there. However given the length of Klopp’s new deal, would Ljinders be open to venturing into management now? Another member of Klopp’s back room staff (Buvac) decided similar not too long ago. This would be a highly impressive move from City should a vacancy become available.
  13. IF this is true, it seems to highlight the issue that LJ has in managing the ‘flair’ players. These players who have the ability to change a game with one moment of magic are often the brunt of LJ’s team rotation. Tomlin, Freeman and now Palmer. If we lose Palmer I doubt he would be replaced. If we manage to bring in a striker who makes the runs, then who is going to supply the pass?
  14. I’m glad you mentioned “under confident of his teams abilities” this perfectly sums up his mindset on both the team as a whole and individuals. He often comes out with remarks (about our attacking players in particular) stating their weaknesses as a reason for them not playing. Can you imagine playing under a manager highlighting your flaws? I thought yesterday’s comments on the Eliasson sub was him saying that Eliasson has no defensive awareness. Yet the other day (May have been Luton) Eliasson won the most tackles in the entire match. Again his comments about Kasey “not being able
  15. Believe a premier league assistant would be a good option. Some of these guys have experience of working with the top managers. Ljinders - Top assistant. Been given high praise at Liverpool and Klopp has previously stated that Ljinders is “the brain” at the club. John Terry - would be a bold choice but could be an attraction for a lot of players. Look at the quality Derby brought in on loan last season. Achieved promotion last season as part of the backtopm staff at villa. Steve Holland - not suggesting this one would be believable but he has a fantastic reputation in the game.
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