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  1. We had some impressive results and performances in that PL season against Top 10 teams with a net spend of 17m (De Roon making up the majority of this net with a 13m fee). The whole club were not invested in the project and a few individuals in the background were working against AK. Imagine the difference if we were able to add to the squad with some of the names linked below in 2016/17: Lukas Rupp (signed for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim) Aissa Mandi (signed for Real Betis) Dennis Praet (signed for Sampdoria) James Morrison (signed a contract extension at West Brom) Michail Antonio (signed a contract extension with West Ham) Clément Grenier Clement Chantome (signed for Stade Rennais) Hakim Ziyech Domagoj Vida Tim Krul Khouma Babacar Thomas Meunier (signed for PSG) Neven Subotic (deal fell through after failed medical) Harry Maguire Enzo Fernández Gerard Deulofeu Fernando Llorente (signed for Swansea) Tomas Kalas (signed for Fulham) Laurent Depoitre Jefferson Montero Alvaro Arbeloa (signed for West Ham) Denis Cheryshev Rachid Ghezzal Filip Djordjevic Kenneth Vermeer Jon Walters Cheick Tiote Henri Bedimo Rachid Ghezzal Gökhan Gönül Keiren Westwood Pepe Reina Martin Skrtel (signed for Fenerbahçe) Cameron Jerome Sergi Samper Ryan Bennett Cristi Săpunaru Mike van der Hoorn (signed for Swansea) Blerim Džemaili Lee Cattermole Matt Philips (signed for West Brom) Chris Gunter Ramadel Falcao Matz Sels (signed for Newcastle) Vincent Aboubakar Martin Caceres Nicolai Jorgensen Santiago Arias Tomáš Necid Jeff Hendrick (signed for Burnley) Robin Van Persie Demarai Grey Filip Helander Yakou Meite (signed for Reading) Andre Ayew Wesley Hoedt
  2. Just hope we dont revert to past games with a lead, stick 10 behind the ball and invite pressure.
  3. Randolph Nsue Ayala Gibson Friend De Roon Forshaw Traore Fischer Negredo Stuani/Bamford
  4. He would be based in Cornwall just like Pulis in Bournemouth with Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson running day to day activities. There are a number of players from Leeds, Luton and Bury who have said Blackwell is a bully with younger players and funnily enough is bullied himself by more outspoken and bigger reputation players at his clubs (There were a number of players on the Under The Cosh podcast who talk candidly about it - Clarke Carlisle.) Wonder if Gibson will allow Warnocks son to work on behalf of the club as an agent for Unique Sports Management and whether Mark McKay is involved in some capacity.
  5. Woodgate was learning from Pulis for 18 months - December 2017 up until May 2019. He couldnt speak highly enough of him pre season about how much he learnt from his tactics, coaching and man management. If we need to bring in Warnock for Woodgate to learn more.......
  6. I cant speak for Woodgate aside from the publicized issues going back to his time at Leeds and Tottenham but in reality Warnock is not the character the media likes to portray. He is an arrogant, lying bully partial to agreements with players for monetary purposes who has involved himself with a number of unsavory corrupt characters in the game over the last 3 decades (In recent times Willie McKay which goes all the way back to his time at Sheffield Utd) in order to build up his finances in return for exclusive arrangements. He should not be near any football club.
  7. I wouldnt want Neil Warnock anywhere near this club in a DoF or Manager role. This is from knowledge of a player who used to play for him who shared a number of stories.
  8. What happened to the soundbites from Woodgate pre-season about the Gegenpress style he admired and wanted to implement at the club after learning it from Klopp during his time at Liverpool? He was also a scout at Liverpool watching some of the best young talent in the UK yet presented Bola and Browne in his PowerPoint to our club hierarchy.
  9. Battening down the hatches with 45 minutes to go just gave Hull the impetus and momentum to really have a go against a team with only 2 wins out of 17 in the League
  10. Lack of intelligence and naivety to make such a comment after a hard earned draw and being a local lad from the area. Perhaps a wise older head would have used the point to galvanize the team and fans into the start of a run. In a way for me it emphasizes he is not the right man for the job and is out of his depth. He should be fully focused on turning around an awful 2 wins out of 17 game streak (Less than 12% win rate), not focusing on social media and fans opinions.
  11. Ayresome7

    Steve Gibson

    Taken from the "Other Boro Stuff" thread: Randolph - "People talk a lot about things they know nothing about"
  12. Ayresome7

    Steve Gibson

    There was talk earlier in pre-season that some of the players were more aligned with RK when it comes to certain things on the training pitch and some confusion between the different messages coming from both RK and JW with the latter stating on a number of occasions he is the manager and he will make the decisions so to speak. We know by definition that RK should act as a sounding board with his own views but he should also ultimately be advocate, counsel and cheerleader for JW's direction which doesnt appear to the case.
  13. Ayresome7

    Steve Gibson

    Mental to think we could potentially go into the Third tier with a outlayed £27m strike force. £151 million operating losses so far this decade which includes our season in the top flight and parachute payments is a sobering thought.
  14. Ayresome7

    Steve Gibson

    Malcolm Crosby and Lee Clark were at Rockcliffe this morning. Dont know specifics but latter has a role at Blyth.
  15. Ayresome7

    Steve Gibson

    What was said for our International fans who missed it?
  16. The problem if we go down to League 1 (Division 3) is that clubs in that league will be spending more money than us with more ambitious owners so with the large turnover of players with the contract situation we could quite easily become a mid table team.
  17. It says something when the people of Benin dont want him in the national team.
  18. Clayton Blackmore Testimonial benefit against Manchester United in 1994.
  19. There hasn't been anything through any sources to suggest he is under pressure. I am sure if senior figures wanted him gone it would be done, ask those involved in the discovery of protected bats which halted a multi-million pound project. There was reported to be a dressing down of a senior player in the team in front of the squad the week after the Cardiff match. It involved a phrase which has been used as a joke in the past due to the number of times it has been referenced by JW in training and interviews but it didn't go down well this particular time and JW questioned the professionalism shown and whether this player was good enough for selection after being substituted. There seems to be a sense of frustration with how many times things have to be repeated despite different ways of trying to get the message across in certain training drills. The comparisons with the training ethos of world class players (Don't need to be told) perhaps from past experience hasn't gone down too well either after being referenced a few times.
  20. Hakim Ziyech with a wonderful strike last night against Valencia. If we could have secured his signature in our PL season how things might have been different.
  21. Pulis will be all over that Stoke vacancy. A club in a *** or bust situation means more allowances for him. Transfer % Revenue bonus, remote base in Bournemouth and a golden up front handshake from Coates family for accepting which was in our case legal fees arising from his time at Palace
  22. Sky Sports treating the Bury and Bolton situation like transfer deadline day with a countdown clock. I hate modern football.
  23. Need to start showing more minerals on that pitch. I would be half inclined to throw Robbie Keane on the pitch last 15 minutes
  24. If Reading win tomorrow we will be bottom of the league in 24th position.
  25. Can see Downing cutting inside with a left curler bottom corner. Refuses to celebrate but upon walking back to halfway line pats his back signifying his name in a subtle message to our club.
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