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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    jackal2 replied to a thread Curtis Thompson in Views from the Kop
    Good luck to him. He was a key player in central midfield in our League One Great Escape campaign under Derry, but got messed around too much...
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    15-07-2018, 01:12 PM
    jackal2 replied to a thread My concern. in Views from the Kop
    I've never been convinced that adding a third midfielder is the solution if the first two aren't strong enough, certainly in the lower leagues...
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    15-07-2018, 12:43 PM
    I'll never fault Stead for effort, and he's had a good career, but I agree that whoever gave him a contract with a trigger for an automatic extension...
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    15-07-2018, 12:37 PM
    jackal2 replied to a thread Fullbacks in Views from the Kop
    Several past Notts managers have gone into the season with only one recognised right-back and left-back, thinking that centre-halves or midfielders...
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    15-07-2018, 12:29 PM
    jackal2 replied to a thread My concern. in Views from the Kop
    If you're going to play with only two central midfielders, both need to be ball winners, as well as having very high energy levels and good mobility,...
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    11-07-2018, 09:02 PM
    In theory yes, but I thought we would! They're one plucky little country to be fair to them. :O
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    11-07-2018, 08:56 PM
    At times against Colombia and tonight when we were under pressure we reverted to the 'old' England, giving possession away too easily, and you can't...
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    09-07-2018, 08:55 PM
    jackal2 replied to a thread Chavs in Views from the Kop
    I was on holiday in Tenerife a couple of weeks ago and saw the same thing outside a British pub there. Same formula, large groups of often fat,...
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    08-07-2018, 05:34 PM
    In almost 30 years watching Notts County I cannot remember any player exceeding my expectations as much as Elliott Hewitt did last season, and Kevin...
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    08-07-2018, 05:26 PM
    I've never bought this argument that foreign players prevent English players from coming through. Clubs are driven by financial considerations and...
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    08-07-2018, 04:51 PM
    Sometimes less is more. I tend to get carried away! ;)
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    08-07-2018, 04:47 PM
    Fair comment. There's no doubt about Vaughan's quality, especially at this level, but whether it's a good signing or not will depend on how much...
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    08-07-2018, 04:38 PM
    I don't know if this owes more to Southgate's tactical input, or the cultural changes to the way Premier League football has been played since the...
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    08-07-2018, 03:46 PM
    Yes, there's no doubt he's a decent bloke. Ideally, the World Cup final will be between Belgium and England, because Southgate and Martinez have...
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    08-07-2018, 03:36 PM
    There's no doubt Gareth Southgate is an amiable chap and is unlikely ever to give the FA any trouble, which is why they appointed him. Forgive...
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