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  1. Im convinced Warnock will be given first dibs but not convinced he will want another season here. So who next?... at the end of the day one man and one man only will get a say and a casting vote but chances are,given his track record , thats not going to make things better. for me its a lottery and a game of chance. As with picking a striker to net you lots of goals you just have to hope you happen across the perfect fit. im happpy to appoint a totally unknown and hope for that outcome . Bruce Rioch is a prime example , no one had any clue about his abilities as a manager but he did a marvellous job on a shoestring. but then look what happened at ARSENAL for the same guy ...and look what happpened immediately after with an unknown french manager. i knew nothing about john neal and lennie lawrence prior to them getting the job here but they both worked out well. sometimes it just falls nicely in place. as a footnote is anyone noticing the perfect storm forming on the horizon with AK seemingly 2 or 3 losses away from becoming available.
  2. Cardiff are everything we dont want to be up against at present, Boro are everything Cardiff want to face. this could be ugly. not wishing that, but im getting prepared for a drubbing . our only hope is a typical boro result. hopefully we can be put out our misery today and stop clinging onto the weird hope of play offs, were nowhere near good enough or ready in truth.
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    A fter reading through the replies on this thread im still unable to add any half decent suggestions to the questions raisedin the OP. T he main conmclusion going thru my mindis that its thrown up another importantly needed addition in the summer. no-one in the current squad stands out as a serios contender and my personal take on Britt being given it was to try to give him more reason to involve himself in games but it hsnt happened.
  4. i dont think its so much a question of wether Warnock should stay here ,more of ishe really ready to throw himself FULLY into the challenge? because i get the feeling he hasnt fallen completely head over hels with us as he did at cardiff and sheff utd inparticular. hes won me over in my general opinion of him as a manager and arrested the freefall Woody led us into, but theres a lack of total warnock enthusiasm thus far. whoever we go forward with needs more from the board ,more from the players and needs the fans on board from the start. weve climbed a few rungs of the ladder from bottom to middle and we can climb the top set of rungs wirhin 2to 3 seasons with the right decisions and attitude.
  5. i agree with recent posts, i didnt react to this defeat to brentford as a humiliating defeatdespite shipping 4 goals which always seems a serious ly poor deficit verging on thrashing. the transfer window was encouraging in that we seemed to get things done more clinically than the usual . im actually happy that we have enough options to shape a half decent promotion chasing team now but still feel we need to add a central defender and another keeper. oh and a striker that hits a purple patch wouldnt go amiss either, god knows weve had more than our fair share of prolific strikers that have malfunctioned once here. file this in the suprisingly optomistic box with my new mate Humptys post.
  6. ill be watching as always since around 1984. isnt the two teams i was hoping for tbh as i was rooting for th Bills in the latter stages. the one side i dont like in the NFL is the pats and i put that down to just being fed up with seeing them win almost every year, tbh i thought the dislike spread to Brady for the same reason but hes won me over this season as i have a soft spot for the buccs. Mahomes is beginning to irritate me as i can see him developing ito that serial winner category that turns me againt players or teams so i wiill probably be cheering on tampa tonight despite brady being likely to overshadow the club in the adulations. maybe one year the bengals will get to the superbowl but thats not likely in the nearfuture.
  7. and here i am watching sky sports offering this weekend......OH GOODY ...Watfod....again. ps added moan , wonder what minute they get a pennna and deeney scores it......amazingly 28 of his last 35 goals have been pennas pps less amazingly manyoo have had 30 pennas awarded since fernandez joined them .
  8. despite reading and hearing that this season is so strange and unpredictable from so many outlets , for me the championship , positional wise is pretty much going to plan. i thought at the outsetthat norwich and swansea would be the two probable auto teams with a decent sizes bunch of usual suspects in the play off mix, US not included. so i cant quite get too excited with the term play off rivals . having said that, its a great bonus to be involved. some teams likecardiff derby, forest, and preston have dissapointed whreas we and reading ,stoke and barnsley have overachieved expectations. i always thought brentford and bristol would get in the mix and was unsure how watford and bournemouth would react to being back down. if i had to pick four play off teams from here id struggle after brentford and watford with any two from around 8 making it in.
  9. hold the bus, i actually agree with Humpty about Morsy. even though hes been a tad diplomatic , I had a general idea from the few games id seen him play for Wigan that he was a Clayton type midfielder but he also could take control of the midfield, but so far here ,hes faded into oblivion and just seems to be ONE MORE of the"nothing" players we currenly seem to be assembelling within the squad. players that dont inspire, dont have an identity and that you cant label as anything otherthan making up the numbers . unfortunately we are overflowing in central midfield with this species then further upfield we have Britt or Akpom , again a choice of nothingness in many traits required from a striker. Again ,as with Morsy ,we are maybe entitled to have epected much more taking into account what they have done in previous employment. SO the defence and perhaps the two biggest examples of NOTHING players we have , Spence and Coulson. what exactly are these two , full backs, wingbacks wide midfielders, WHAT?, BECAUSE I HAVENT SUSSED IT OUT YET. ITS NOT ALL BAD THOUGH, for all that negativety i must even things out and give praise where its due , JOHNSON has looked far more composed and reliable this season, DIJKSTEEL AND BOLA have imroved vastly and been suprisingly able in central defence when used in a back 3, Tavernier and McNair are for me fighting it out for player of the season. the one thin ill say about Betinelli is that for all im happy weve upgraded from the youngsters ,Mejijas and the slovakian guy but he or none of those can ever hope to be mentioned in the same breath as Randolph. god we miss him. betinelli seems to have perfected the art of never getting near to the ball as it crosses the goal line to the extent that if a shots on target its a goal and once again he seemed so much better at fulham.
  10. tbh im totally confused as to whether the match is going ahead at this time. i hears it was off due to a virus in our camp but at present its scheduled for a 6 30 pm kick off, later than the original 3.oo time. i can sympathise with the FA in one way ,as they will be pressured to get the ties sorted and next round fixtures lined up faster than normal years due to the shortened season and the 10 day quarantine period is a big problem in doing so, hence teams in our position may be forced into a corner of having to field second string based starting 11s. it would help if we actually had names for the players affected that are not available to start when guessing the starting line up but knowing our history with the authorities on not fulfilling the game , putting out a second string 11 is better than being kicked out the competition or being docked points.
  11. DUNNO WHETHER THERES ANY warnock influence in the strikers were linked with but they dont inspire me not that i will be in any way given any say in them. ivecome round to accepting britt isnt gonna suddenly bang goals in left right and centre for us and im in agree ment with many others with his failings , so yep i accept and realise he may be moved on soon. but please replace him with a more eciting prospect than the recent names mentioned.
  12. very quiet on incomings talk other than revamping of Bolasie interest. i,d be also keeping tabs on a couple of top quality players currently not getting gametime at this level, Puskas at reading and Tom Ince. outgoings are more pressing imo and id be inclined to bite the bullet on three ,in particular which could land us maybe ,with luck 20 m . Britt is still a striker with a reputation at this level, albeit a dwindling one due to the boro influence. id also sell Saville and if there genuinely is interest at 5m or thereabouts id let Spence go too. i honestly believe Fletcher is a better striker with more potency than britt , we have easily 3 more productive midfielders than Savulle and that Spence is not going to get a whole lot better than he is now.
  13. and tbf Grimsbyboro DID SAY RELATIVRLY.
  14. yet another in a long long list of crazy sackings at Watford. made worse for the fact its a recurring thing at this trigger happy club but even more alarming is that its also not the first time that a manager that had the audacity to not pick Troy Deeney in the starting line up has been dushed out the treatment of choice. the Bilic sacking was contencious but this latest Watford slaying is crazy and dispicable.
  15. yes, as already stated, another tough game in store which leads me to a point of opinion. it sems we have had a real tough run of fixtures and continue doing so , but in hindsight its more a result of how badly the woodgate experience (gibson doesnt go un noticed here) affected us fans psychologically in mindset. whereas in previous championship campaigns we viewed upcoming fixtures with a mindset similar to the likes of norwich,derby,cardiff fans, i.e those with top 6 ambitions , this year were seeing things through similar eyes as the likes of rotherham, barnsley and the likes, those who expect nothing more than lower half finishes and avoiding bottom 3. the last two results speak volumes of how unpredictable this team and this league is. i think there genuinely are up to 12 sides capable of winning the title this season and if pushed to select one id plump for swansea , there again if i was asked to name half a dozen away games i believed we were capable of winning , huddersfield would be right in there. so theres no reasoning our last two results. stoke are a mirror of ourselves , a fancied team for top 6 that imploded in recent times and seem to have rediscoved thier mojo , we have a good record there so we could gather a point ..or maybe even 3 but they will want to put a bit more distance between us and should be up for the game. i cant possibly hazard a punt at the outcome , none of the 3 would suprise me.
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