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  1. I said it before and I'll say it again, I'm not seeing progress, I'm seeing the same issues we had before, only disguised by a great start in terms of results largely down to the opening games being against weaker teams. Today was the first real challenging game we've had and we drew at home with a large equaliser, it's not a loss but it's also not a promotion chasing result. Swansea will be contenders this season, to make any kind of statement we should be beating them at home and at the very least putting in a strong performance, we did neither. Those who are happy with Holden can look
  2. I agree but we've seen the team show this kind of unity in the past when winning, it's like I said, we'll see just how much backbone and unity we have when the results aren't going our way, that's the real test.
  3. I'm sure there isn't a fan who isn't enjoying such a strong start but I still think it'll take a couple of defeats to really see what Deano has, it's far too easy to call any manager the right man when he's not lost but I'll wait and see how he motivates the team when they're struggling or where we are after playing some of the stronger teams in the league, no disrespect to our opponents so far, or to this league as it's one of the toughest but we've beaten a newly promoted Coventry, a poor Stoke team who don't look like they're up for it, Sheffield Wednesday who have been hit hard by a points
  4. I still don't understand their loan of Afobe, they could do with him now.
  5. This is it for me, his desire to keep going is the main asset that keeps him in the team line ups, without it I don't even think he'd get a look in. Today he wasn't a weak link but I think Bakinson allows Weimann a place in the starting line up today, he did all the work we're usually missing and it allowed Weimann a bit more freedom. Whilst we can win with Weimann in the team I think I'd much rather have a trio of Williams (when fit), Bakinson and either Palmer or Paterson. Weimann is great to have because he's able to play in a lot of different positions but I don't think he excel
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    I'd agree, I think he's a striker, just not a great one, his best quality is getting in behind the defensive line but we don't play a fast counter attacking football so his best strength is wasted and he is not good enough to build a team around anyway. I honestly think Weimann gets in purlely on his effort and this is why I think Holden was the wrong man for the job, I think he'll put players in the team based on their personality more than their ability. If we have a player who runs a lot and is fit a lot he'll select them but that's not how you get a strong team, you get a strong team by
  7. Spike


    He's not a midfielder, he's not a good winger, at best he is a second striker/ striker so when we have Wells fit and ready to go Weimann shouldn't even be getting a look in. We have midfielders who can learn a lot by playing and will do a better job in their natural position, Weimann should be our backup for Wells, not a must start player at all.
  8. Interviews mean nothing, what matters is being able to identify strengths and weaknesses in the team, today anyone could see the midfield was overrun and this was down to the midfield selection. Patterson in midfield can work but we need two other midfielders who can track down players and push the game if he's in there, Weimann is not a midfielder in any way shape or form. I do not understand why we have so many midfielders and essentially play strikers there instead leaving a youngster like Massengo to have to overwork himself and become flustered and overrun because too much is being a
  9. With the recent signings and the choice to hire over someone like Hughton I'd say anywhere under top 10 would have to be a dismissal and replacement, this may sound harsh but with what is essentially 5 major signings, an already fairly strong squad and a lot of resources I fail to see how anything less would be acceptable.
  10. That's fair, I suppose I see him as a journeyman more because he doesn't seem to have a position that he excels in but as you said, dependable is a fairer assessment, I suppose he's the utility man for us and you're correct in saying clubs need that.
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    Taylor Moore

    I'm not debating that but for me he was a rock in a very weak team, he commanded his area more than any other CB ever has at this club, he took control. I honestly cannot think of another CB who has had that quality since him, he was a leader at the back, something that is rare these days.
  12. Moore - I'm convinced Moore will be a Championship quality player but he has a few kinks that need to be ironed out, whether this will come with playing time at this level or if it's going to take some serious coaching, I'm not sure but I think he could be a part of our back three Vyner - I'm not sure about Vyner yet, still very much a raw talent IMO but he's never going to improve if he doesn't get playing time, much like Moore. Baker - Genuinely a great defender when fit and healthy but much like Korey I can see his career being very much defined by how often he is injured. At this point
  13. The Charlton kit has swords down the right hand side, Hummel like to add little details, I'm sure we'll have our own too
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    Taylor Moore

    Shaun Taylor yes, but Carey?! He played a lot of games and therefore is respected but in terms of his quality, he was average at best even at the peak of his career. For me Shaun Taylor is the best CB I've seen play for us but Webster rightfully was so good that season that he instantly moved up a level and has since become a far better player.
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