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  1. Just now, ElDaftardo said:

    I'm confused by this point, i'm just saying that Harry Kane struggled and with time given, he's settled into the club and become a great goal scorer. How do you know Sanogo wouldn't sign for Middlesbrough and score goals? unlikely of course but can only judge when he puts on the red and white shirt haha

    I know he won't score goals because his record says he won't.  He has never shown any aptitude for scoring goals on a consistent basis.  The idea that a striker can go ten years without scoring goals, then move to a club and become a consistent goalscorer is nonsense in my view.  Do you have any examples of players who have done that?

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  2. 45 minutes ago, ElDaftardo said:

    People are missing the point I was making, I don't really care about Sanogo not signing for us but records don't proove a thing and for the people defending kane and vardy.. you miss the season when kane scored 2 in 15 for Leicester and Vardy scored 4 in 26.. Point is some players click in certain enviroments and with certain teams and until a player pulls on the jersey of the club you support you never know what they may or may not achieve. I'm a great believer in giving people a chance to show what they can do.

    For the last 6 years Kane has scored 21, 25, 29, 30, 17 and 18 league goals a season.  I don't understand the comparison at all.  In the same period Sanogo has scored 0, 3, 0, 6, 3 and 3 league goals.

  3. 14 minutes ago, ElDaftardo said:

    Honestly using a players past record against them is rather silly to be honest.. I seem to recall both Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy having really poor records in the championship yet have gone on to be brilliant goal scorers for both club and country.

    Hardly a similar comparison.  Kane went on loan before he was 21.  Pretty much since 2013/14 he has been in the Spurs team and has been really rather good.

    Sanogo has not had a similar history and they're about the same age.

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  4. 22 minutes ago, p_mards said:

    Warnock's preferred formation is 4-3-3 so signing a very high quality Championship winger like Roberts will bring us closer to being able to play that way. If we signed Roberts, however, we would either have to buy at least another winger or play a current player in an unorthodox role on the other wing like Fletcher, Tavernier, Spence or Coulson. I think Fletcher's physicality and ability to drift infield from the left - which he done well at times under Pulis - would be the best option to adapt without signing another winger. Roberts is capable of some great crosses into the box so him having Assombalonga in the box and Fletcher drifting in at either the back post or in more central areas, gives me hope despite it not being a completely natural balance. That plan B of Fletcher at LW in a 4-3-3 could give Warnock the confidence to take the plunge on signing Roberts and then try to sign another winger.

    If we do that we need a left-back, because Johnson is definitely not a left-back.

  5. Which team and formation should Neil Warnock pick?


    ----------Djiktsteel ----------- Hall ------------------ Fry

    Spence -------------------- Saville/Morsy ----------------- Coulson

    ------------McNair ------------------------------Tavernier

    -------------------------Fletcher Assombalonga

    What will the scoreline be and who scores if any? 

    3-1 to Watford - Deeney hat-trick.  Wing consolation from sub in 92nd minute.

    Will we have signed any new players before the game and will they be involved in the squad for this particular game?

    Hopefully. See above.

    Are you confident, that Warnock will get the maximum out of his players, and we can compete in this league? We were nearly relegated last season, but NW saved us, with an incredible away statistic for the 8 games he was manager in.

    I'm more confident with NW than I was with Woodgate, although I don't expect us to get to the play-offs, I do hope we will be safely distant from the bottom 3 for most of the season.


  6. 8 minutes ago, BoroJoey said:

    Have we ever let a youngster go and then thought 'Wow, that was a mistake!'? James Morrison was probably the biggest, maybe Lee Cattermole for what we replaced him with? Letting Chris Smalling go back down south before he joined Man Utd for millions? But apart from that I think the club have been pretty good at letting academy go

    Chris Smalling was never in our academy though, so it isn't the same.  

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