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  1. He might not go on to be one of the greats of the international scene but has he only done "what we'd expect"? If he has, maybe we have expectations which are a little too high. He's won the Golden Boot at a World Cup finals, sure a number of those goals were against poor opposition but it's not like we've been playing Brazil every game in previous tournaments we've sent strikers to. And he's the first player ever to score in every round of a European Qualifying tournament, for any country. There's been a fair amount of dross in there down the years but no-one else has done it. We laid into Rooney for not doing it at big tournaments, then Kane went and scored seven at the World Cup and we moved the goalposts to complain that the goals he scored weren't against sufficiently good teams! You're totally right he hasn't moved alongside the world's best on the international stage but is there not a moment to say hey, you're doing pretty well so far? If his achievements so far are just what you'd expect, that doesn't say much for 100 years of England strikers.
  2. Agree with this. If we were looking to see where we’d improve to get in the top six I don’t think Weimann would be near the top of the list of needing an upgrade personally. As for Fam vs Afobe, there’s only one winner. And Baker deserves to be in the very good category based on this season for me.
  3. He did a wonderful service but I'm not sure he was sat in the trenches thinking 'Those bastards better use red poppies to remember our sacrifice'
  4. Yes, but I couldn’t dream of writing something so prolific
  5. I think we'll end up agreeing to disagree; you're totally right that he's a very hard worker and he showed that today, but I just don't see the value in him without much to speak of in the way of quality. We were certainly more effective when he went off.
  6. He did work hard, that's a fair point, but the problem is he's sadly lacking in quality on the ball. When we need someone to either hold it up or stretch the play he doesn't really do either. He's not a striker but he just doesn't look like much of anything IMO.
  7. 100 points to whoever can guess which UEFA A licence holder wrote this: Excuse the dodgy spelling and grammar.
  8. Given your fondness of commenting on Bristol City chants I can only assume you were a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral
  9. You don't need to justify yourself. Anyone anywhere is allowed an opinion on anything, apart from under Kim Jong-Robbo's rule apparently. And unless our resident comedian has a short memory he's on the wind-up after making himself look like a bit of a tit 14 years ago
  10. Fair play taking the piss out of yourself Robbo. Shame LJ probably doesn't seem like the kind of manager to ask forum members to step into his office though.
  11. RonWalker


    Was blogging the game so didn't see much of him in possession as your head's down but the number of times you saw him just get himself in the right position around the edge of the box was really impressive. Have a feeling we might have lost the midfield battle without him.
  12. If you came on here in, let's say, late July and said "we'll have Taylor Moore and Ashley Williams as two of our main centre-backs and be in the play-offs at the start of November" you'd be laughed out of town, for good reason.
  13. A defender who was at Southend last season, another one who wasn't good enough for 24th-placed Stoke... If they've done well for us against the odds, is that in spite of LJ too? I'm gonna give up, apparently what you spend compared to what you bring in, and how much you pay players, has no bearing on whether you've done a good job so I don't think anything anyone says could change your mind that LJ is a fraud.
  14. So we're good in the transfer market, with a backroom team LJ plays some part in. Why are we getting talent 70 per cent of clubs in the division can't, when our wage bill from 2018/19 would have put us in the bottom half of spenders even in 2017/18? If investment in defence is the main reason for our success, how have we got to fifth with our two best defenders out for most of the season? And why have we done it despite conceding more goals than anyone else in the top half except QPR? The highlighted point is just total nonsense. Wigan are 18th, Luton are 19th, Barnsley are 23rd. You evidently don't like the way sets us up, and yes those three results were poor, but we've lost twice all season and are playing a League 1 central midfielder at left-back and without replacing our best centre-back - who went from a £4m buy to one of the Championship's best defenders in 12 months. Does LJ get no credit for that either? Is there any balance to be had or has LJ really been the luckiest man in football and defrauded his way into the head coach role, while the club rolls on around him improving year-on-year and he pretends he's got something to do with it?
  15. £57m is a lot of money but you know as I do that even before we look at this summer and the Webster cash we've made a net £18.3m in transfer profit since LJ has been here. How does that tally up with us improving in spite of LJ?
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