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  1. Wolves weren't successful because they played 3-4-3, they were successful because they had good players in the right positions, playing for a manager who understood how to get the most out of the players and the formation. I think Warnock will get the most out of the players, whether he will get the best out of the formation time will tell. But one thing is for sure, trying to squeeze our whole squad into a formation none of them fit into is not the recipe for success.
  2. One thing you can say is that with a squad our size, no one can afford to be dropped. So at least they will get their time to develop. Problem is we are banking on them pulling through any rough patches and hoping we don't lose too many points to sub-par performances in the meantime. Seems rather risky.
  3. This is my feeling as well. From what Warnock has said though the agents and players are living in cloud cuckoo land. Obviously he has got to put a positive spin on it but to be fair I don't see all these players we've "missed out on" rocking up anywhere else on huge bumper contracts (except Sheff Wed apparently...). There are loads of free agents around that seem to be struggling to get signed as well. They don't seem to realise we are in COVID times and everyone is going to be cautious with their money. Give it some time, things will start moving towards the end of the window. Just hopefully they'll start moving for us too.
  4. https://www.dai-sport.com/history-repeats-itself-for-cardiff-citys-nathaniel-mendez-laing-after-he-leaves-a-second-club-under-a-cloud/ Seems like it's not the first time Nathaniel Mendez-Laing has been dumped by a club for disciplinary reasons... Few slices short of a loaf it seems.
  5. Not being funny, but since when do the fans' opinions of transfers matter? As long as the business is sustainable and the club have a vision, it doesn't really matter. Fans will always be fickle. Problem is it seems our club leadership is just as fickle as the fans.
  6. Seems like a fluff article to me. Maybe even one his agent has stirred up as part of negotiations... Or maybe I'm too cynical.
  7. A smidgen of good news... I was getting worried at the eerie silence. Let's hope he can smash it next to Howson. Still a negative window overall for me - sad to have lost Braithwaite in particular, even though I understand the reasons behind it. Edit: And by "smash it" I don't mean his cruciate ligament. :dodgy:
  8. Why have we sold Morelli? Young striker tearing it up on loan... seemed like his development was progressing nicely. :( Hope it's not one we come to regret.
  9. As much as I don't want Braithwaite to go I do understand it (sort of) but if Christie goes then that's just ridiculous. He might not be Pulis player but up until he took charge and dropped him he had been easily one of our best players and quality cover as it stands. Christie can't be happy at suddenly not being first choice after having a great start to the season, so there's always a chance he's wanting out, rather than us wanting rid. Which would be fair enough if we had a equally capable replacement but there's nothing to suggest there is. we would have no cover at LB (unless Fabio gets his head back in the game) or RB. I very much suspect Pulis would consider Gibson as cover for left-back...
  10. Massive shame if Braithwaite goes in my opinion - he could be very useful for us for the rest of the season. I just hope he's going so he can get game time prior to the World Cup, and he'll come back afterwards. Even in a Pulis team I think he has a role playing just off the striker. Certainly has quality.
  11. We have been dying for a left winger for over two years in my opinion. We reputedly lost out on Deulofeu at the end of summer 2016. Let's not even talk about January 2017. Last summer we get Johnson... I realise this nor any January is not the best market for it, but it's hard not to have sympathy with those who are complaining about our scouting department on this one. At the end of the day, every fan and his nan identified our weakness at LW 18 months ago at least. Jack Harrison is an unknown quantity. I'm quietly hopeful, but he'll have to work hard to regain fitness and learn Pulis' system. He could easily be no better than Johnson though, or as incapable of playing on the left as Traore. We'll see...
  12. Started him on the left but quickly swapped him over with Bamford after about 15 minutes - from there (RW) he ran the show. He's getting to the byline a lot more now down the right, and his crossing is better as well - he just stands them up in the box. From the left I feel like he'd overcomplicate things... he would be less confident to cross early and would be more tempted to try to cut back and take everyone on.
  13. I'd take stability and ambition over a glimmer of hope and glamour that would fade within months and leave ultimately my club on the brink of financial ruin and relegation.
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