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  1. He has also played for us there and was pretty poor from memory. If that was his best position now, then he would have played there more times than he has for us wouldn't he? If the right back answer is Korey then questions need to be asked imo.
  2. Korey right back, Jonny and Morrell straight in, Taylor back? Not for me thanks. Whether or not they would or should have beaten Shrewsbury is a different matter, the side we put out should have. But who coaches them to play how they did (without it just being an off day)?? Man United should have beaten us, that isn't the point though. If I was Lansdown I wouldn't give Johnson another penny for any permanents unless players are gone out the door. How many more does he want to buy, when is it going to click, what is our identity? Desperation springs to mind. As many seem to want to name Brentford as what we should be like (me included), I would say if we had their manager at the start of the season, we would definitely had a shaky start like they did, and we may be around the same league position we are now, but the future performances and chances of getting cemented in the top 6, and a possible promotion would be a lot higher - I know it isn't that simple though. I am just baffled by the tactics/formations of our coach who has had years to at least show us what he wants, yet it changes by the week.
  3. This is the thing that really gets me with Johnson and this "identity" thing. After the great Huddersfield and Fulham wins (more importantly performances), you knew he just had to tweak the formation, when there seemed to be nothing wrong, and everyone knew their jobs and most fans would say that it was our best starting 11. Bring forward the tweaked formation for Millwall and it was terrible (granted I have to give Millwall some credit), change again against Blackburn and again poor. Then rather than go back to the Huddersfield/Fulham tactics/formation he drops Eliasson, Massengo & Nagy and has a completely different midfield and we are part of one of the worst games to be watched this season. So yes the picture looks very, very different, but because (in my opinion) he overthinks every game and cannot just leave a side alone. Where has the passing game gone? We now look like a side who have just met eachother and do not know what we are doing as individuals, let alone as a team. He either somehow gets us an "identity" and just sticks to it extremely quickly, or he has to be let go and someone else has to come in and get the best out of the players we have got - playing decent attacking football. Away from home I can accept the grinding out results etc, but at home I cannot - unless there is some excitement between now and the end of the season at Ashton Gate I can see tickets sales dropping, and then Lansdown will be forced to do something about it.
  4. I wouldn't worry too much what they think, we all know if Duane Sports were raking it in they would move back to the UK to make sure they pay higher taxes.....
  5. It all makes sense now - Sir Steve was the instigator of the UWE falling through......
  6. Hang on a minute - many on here were saying we had one of the best midfields in the League after Huddersfield and Fulham...... Then after 2 great wins and some "cannot leave them alone tinkering" by Johnson with the tactics, that soon messed that up, and then predictably after the tinkering and poor performances a couple get dropped and others brought in, they are poor so change again and again. The problem is the coaching, tactics and asking players to play in a way they are not comfortable with, therefore they all just look clueless. Nagy and Massengo look totally different players to the driving forward and slightly risky players they were at the start of the season. We have a squad of players that should be in the top 4 or 5 and playing decent football imo. But in the real World we have a squad that looks like they are in a team that are in a relegation battle (most of the time), and trying to grind out results with terrible, boring, predictable football.
  7. I was at the Excel in London a couple of weeks ago and went to 3 different places for a coffee and couldn't pay with cash. I generally only ever pay with cash as I like to know what I am spending as I go out with what I am willing to spend. I still have a debit card for cashless but only use it I have to.
  8. Why do you think casinos give you little bits of plastic - yes it maybe easier to payout etc, but it is mainly because it tells your brain you are not spending real cash.
  9. The rule will help hugely imo, yes you will not stop people doing what you are saying but you will stop people doing it late at night when they are bored, or when they are drunk etc. Should never have been allowed in the first place - but it comes down to big business doing what they see fit and they don't really care about problem gamblers, they welcome them with open arms and then give them freebies until they bleed them for every penny they have. Yet anyone with half a clue cannot get a pound on your average horse race or any sporting event....
  10. You must have that incorrect. I was told by numerous people they are the 6th richest club in England, so money surely cannot be the issue
  11. Have the funds to buy it for how much though? If they have to sell the Mem then where are they going to go for the next few years? Surely getting investors won't be easy if they have been touted for sale to all and sundry and nobody wants them?
  12. Unlike Tony Bliar? Or Obama, Putin, or in fact about 99% of self serving Politicians.... Anyway leave the politics off this thread. Up the United....
  13. What I would do is the following: 1. Scrap the stupid handball rule. 2. If VAR is needed for an offside, then give them 15 seconds maximum and if VAR has not made a decision in that time then the goal stands (should be sorted by the time the fans have even stopped celebrating). No need for any of the stupid lines etc. 3.For penalties/red cards/dives etc give them 30 seconds as will probably require a couple of different angles. If no decision in that time then just carry on. It was brought in for "clear and obvious", and if it takes more than that then it surely isn't clear and obvious is it. 4. Bring in retrospective video evidence for blatant dives/cheating (Kane holding his face a couple of weeks ago was a disgrace) and start banning players for 2 games (whether or not the ref has dealt with the situation at the time). Cheat again and double the ban for next offence if in that season. It will soon stop when they get banned and fines, and managers will want to stamp it out if their best players are banned.
  14. Play well, gets a new contract and then the inevitable happens?? I wouldn't be surprised to see his form/attitude go back downhill now he's got his shiny new contract.
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