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  1. Exactly why we should not risk him if not fully fit.
  2. Chappers


    My opinion is that there are a lot of pluses with our new team, but it’s not yet the finished article, and it will take time for the new players to adapt to the demands of the Championship. Can’t see us getting close to last seasons tally of away points.
  3. Bear one thing in mind, OTIB has always gone overboard in hyping new signings. It needs about 10 games before you can really judge, seeing how they cope with the intensity of the Championship, the times when you are playing 3 games in a week, and once opposition coaches have devised ways to negate them. Having said that, initial signs are very promising, and if both Nagy and Messengo are with us next season, and stay fit, we could have a formidable midfield.
  4. Adam El-Bad. I rest my case for not adopting that policy.
  5. He was class today, But as with Massengo and Palmer, it’s a long tough season, and teams will undoubtedly target him as the key player. No need for the dig at Pack, different players, different strengths.
  6. Chappers

    QPR No.20

    Ah, Mr No End Product.
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    A lot to be impressed about, but the Championship is a long hard slog and I’m not setting expectations too high for this season.
  8. Now then, now then, a certain Disc Jockey from Leeds had hair like that in the late 60’s.
  9. I know I’m getting flak, and yes I saw Nagy play on Saturday. The whole optimism thing means that nobody want to look at the fact that we don’t look as good defensively, and are putting a lot of faith in young players who have not played a lot of games over the past 2 years. Time will tell, but the warning signs are definitely there.
  10. With all the nonsense about moving forward and upgrading, maybe we should be a tad worried that the defence looks very leaky, and the midfield very suspect defensively. The two (3 if you include Palmer) so-called upgrades are new to English football and have not played that many games in other leagues over the past two years. Pack might not have the skill and vision going forward, but as a Championship defensive midfielder, he was pretty good over 46 games, particularly away from home. We can have all the class and creativity we like, but if we leak 2/3 goals per game, we aren’t going to get too many points.
  11. No worries, after spending £200m on a Metrobus that goes near the ground, and there’s a big P&R nearby.... Oh hang on.....
  12. Hard to judge on one performance against a pretty average Championship side. Last season the midfield was generally solid away from home, with Pack looking good, and wide players covering back. The new look was certainly promising going forward, offset by the defensive side not being as good. Definitely a change, and it will be given a much sterner test against better teams, who will have watched the new players and devised tactics to counter them. One thing to bear in mind is that neither Nagy or Palmer have ever played a full season in English football, which may well be a factor during the more intense months.
  13. I didn’t come away with quite so much positivity for this season. We did look good going forward at times, but we clearly still have problems defensively, and Brum are not one of the better Championship sides. See how it pans out over the next few games against better opposition and coaches who have watched the new City, and of course, when we have those periods playing twice a week. The other thing is that we should all appreciate Marlon for what he added to the team, rather than bemoan his limitations.
  14. Going forward, yes, but not so sure on the tracking back and covering. A lot of the formations look good with the ball, less so when we haven't got it.
  15. A lot of unknowns, and quite a few new to English football. Centre back definitely a lot weaker, and it's the midfielders tracking back and covering that worries me. A lot of exciting talent with great potential, but likely to be inconsistent, and a bit painful at times this season once sides get the measure of us. See what Birmingham brings.
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