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  1. 24 minutes ago, Mfcdanny said:

    You cant build a team around a left back thats for sure. So Warnock isn't gonna change his system that is proven just to accommodate Coulson.

    I'm not sure I completely agree with the above.

    I know we are not Liverpool, but Warnock has stated that he wants to play 433.

    Liverpool's fullbacks, Alexander-Arnold and Roberson got 13 and 12 assists respectively last season, and that's the kind of input you need from fullbacks in a 433.  The DCM provides cover for attacking fullbacks.  Or should do. 

    Yes I get that those two full-backs exceptional...

  2. 7 hours ago, Smogzilla said:

    A mate of mine who is originally from Aberdeen has told me that Scott McKenna (cb) is apparently going to sign for us. I have no idea if he's actually ITK or not but thought I'd share it anyways.


    Can we afford him?

    This is from Wiki - Aberdeen rejected an offer of £3.5 million for McKenna from Celtic in August 2018.[11] Later in August, Aberdeen rejected a larger offer from Aston Villa.[12] During the summer 2019 transfer window, Aberdeen rejected offers from Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest for McKenna after he handed in a transfer request.[13]

  3. 2 minutes ago, wilsoncgp said:

    He was not a great striker for us at all and the dives he took were criminal... but it's worth saying he spent most his time under Pulis 10 miles away from his teammates and he had little to no quality service.

    If he was to come back to this squad right now, he'd probably give us about the same as he did first time round. If we get some creative players in, there's no reason he can't achieve more than he did that season.

    Whether that's good enough for what we want to achieve this season is a another matter.

    I don't disagree with you, which is why I posed the stats without comment. 

    I'm wary of recommending or commenting on anyone in our current position.

    I've looked at players I thought we should go for [on loan], like Grady Diangana, who did well with West Brom last season, but he is being linked with moves to Prem clubs for prices that stagger me.  

    There must be academy players in Prem teams who can do the sme though, some hidden Brewsters and Wilsons... We just need to avoid the Nmechas.

  4. 7 minutes ago, Uwe said:

    Just to cover CT’s back a bit.

     Here only uses stats 78% of the time for general discussion. He then will use stats 93% of the time when trying to iterate a point. 
    However this jumps to 99.9% of the time of someone has a contradicting viewpoint. 
    However he only uses stats 37% of the time effectively against 65% of posters 

    True story 😉

    60% of the time it works every time.

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  5. 32 minutes ago, Adamjr9 said:

    Hes not...

    I guess they just want to focus on the champions league before deal with out goings?


    It doesn't make any sense to me that they want to concentrate on the Champions League before releasing people, as they have just signed 2 players [Ake and Torres] for about £60m.  They will almost certainly be part of the 25-man squad next season, further pushing Roberts out of the picture.  Why can they concentrate on incomings but not outgoings of peripheral figures?

    Could it be another team and another reason to wait until the 25th?

  6. 3 minutes ago, Will said:

    I reckon we probably have a year option on his contract, so if he has a good year hopefully we can trigger it and either get a decent fee or have him an extra year.

    He's not going to have a decent year though, he has never scored more than 15 league goals in the Championship.  He's only managed more than 15 once, in League One.  He'll never be good enough for a team hopeful of promotion.  In my opinion. If he brought anything else to the team apart from goals it would be a different matter, but he rarely does.

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  7. 28 minutes ago, LewisBoroPalfrey said:

    The gazette mentioned Coulson moving further forward, maybe they'll try and push that narrative if we fail to sign wingers, that Coulson is the next Ryan Giggs going forward or something

    From League 1 I like Ronan Curtis and Kieran Sadlier, Sadlier's a free agent as well but realistically can't keep signing League One players and expect to challenge for play offs

    Well Gareth Bale was a left-back at the start of his Tottenham career - maybe Coulson could play LW.

  8. 41 minutes ago, Snowblind said:

    Little update for those who just want to catch up:

    Grant Hall (Free Agent)

    Jack Clarke (Spurs)
    Ben Gibson (Burnley)
    Tyler Blackett (Reading)
    Max Kilman (Wolves)
    Mike Van der Hoorn (Free Agent)
    Jonathan Hogg (Free Agent)
    Dael Fry (Burnley, Wolves)
    Lewis Wing ( Bournemouth, Sheff Utd, Villa)

    Abdoulaye Sissoko (Zulte Waregem)
    Wesley Said (Toulouse)
    Jordan Jones (Rangers)
    Paddy McNair (Stoke)

    This is useful, but would be better on the front page.

  9. 25 minutes ago, TeaCider24 said:

    Hopefully Brentford win.

    They've been the best team in the Championship this season, barring the odd game.

    Leeds were the best team in the Championship this this season.  

  10. 3 hours ago, LinoJo3 said:

    We are too small a club to ‘buck the trend’. 
    If we find a manager who performs well enough for us to want to keep him (promotion and prem establishing) he will most likely get taken by a bigger team.

    If we have a manager no other team wants it means he’s most likely under performing and will eventually get sacked.

    The closest we have came to bucking the trend is Karanka, I think he was one of the few who felt an actual connection (Juninho style) to the club and area and would have turned down job offers from other mediocre teams to stay here.

    I think Mowbray would have stayed longer.  He was here at the wrong time.  I wonder what he would have done with Monk's money.

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