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This is why the majority of people throughout football love Warnock! 

A strange game but a good three points. Today I owe Brit, credit to him. I learnt something new tonight, Hitler is a Brazilian.  Well I’m behind with some work so I need to pop upstairs to my office

So, it's time again .. the time where Assombalonga misses more sitters than on a normal day, cause we are away to Nottingham Forest, his former club. I'm just glad we never play Peterborough! It's t

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1 minute ago, Brunners said:

IMO that shows that Morsys reputation earned his booking, no way his was any worse than Dijksteels.

Aye, maybe. I think it might have been Morsy's use of his arm to block his man though. He can't have been far off elbowing the lad.

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I like Britt, don't like knocking him (even though I already did that this thread!) but he should have buried that header, again nobody particularly challenging him and he hits the post. Unlucky that it didnt go in off the post, but still.

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1 minute ago, TheJew said:

Tav looks unplayable tonight.

Yeah, I'm honestly not that fussed about Tav playing wide right at the moment. I think he's good enough to play anywhere in midfield as it is. Maybe we'd be better with Johnson in the side, Watmore other side and Tav in the middle but I don't think Tav is really held back playing where he is right now, so long as we make sure to cover marauding full-backs better than we did against Brum.

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We've had lots of chances to score here, but I'm worried Forest come out with more focus in the 2nd half. It's hard to see this ending 0-1. 

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3 minutes ago, wilsoncgp said:

That was sodding hilarious from Britt and Samba.

Just came in from kitchen to see that, So many of our players in their box I thought it was in our box 

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    • Ha! Yes - Warnock doesn't strike me as a "Golden Thread" kind of guy. I guess the idea had to be abandoned once he was brought in. But other clubs have made similar philosophies work for them and I'd hope it is resurrected in the near future. Though maybe, as you say, our chairman and board simply aren't smart enough to see the benefits.  
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