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    Foreshaw out for the season

    Unsurprising really - operation on his hip.

    What is quite amazing is we are stil 2nd despite -

    Foreshaw having missed 90% of the season
    Tyler Roberts @ Douglas injury prone - contributed to about 10 games in total
    Shackleton out injured for a good portion of the season
    Pablo injured more than last season - and not looking anywhere near as productive.
    Costa - far from the saviour we thought we had brought in.
    Not playing Nketiah when Bamfords form went AWOL in October
    A clown in goal since December
    Phillips missing games due to his rash challenges - bookings/sending offs
    Bamfords goal scoring contribution - over 100 chances, less than 40 on target, 12 goals - Dreadful stats for the lone striker role [As Ian Wright and others have pointed out]
    Shocking refereeing decisions in most games - notably Fulham away, QPR away, Millewall - away,

    I think it is a credit to Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Harrison, Hernandez, Shackleton, Klich & the other bit part subs that have overperformed overall to keep us in the hunt, given the shortfalls of the others.

    And finally - A stuborn manager who has done wonders to transform the squads performances overall, and to bring back higher gates and higher expectations, but steadfastly refuses to make the changes needed to restore confidence.

    But here's hoping for a decent end to the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tichi1 View Post
    Unsurprising really - operation on his hip.

    What is quite amazing is we are stil 2nd despite -

    Foreshaw having missed 90% of the season
    Tyler Roberts @ Douglas injury prone - contributed to about 10 games in total
    Shackleton out injured for a good portion of the season
    Pablo injured more than last season - and not looking anywhere near as productive.
    Costa - far from the saviour we thought we had brought in.
    Not playing Nketiah when Bamfords form went AWOL in October
    A clown in goal since December
    Phillips missing games due to his rash challenges - bookings/sending offs
    Bamfords goal scoring contribution - over 100 chances, less than 40 on target, 12 goals - Dreadful stats for the lone striker role [As Ian Wright and others have pointed out]
    Shocking refereeing decisions in most games - notably Fulham away, QPR away, Millewall - away,

    I think it is a credit to Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Harrison, Hernandez, Shackleton, Klich & the other bit part subs that have overperformed overall to keep us in the hunt, given the shortfalls of the others.

    And finally - A stuborn manager who has done wonders to transform the squads performances overall, and to bring back higher gates and higher expectations, but steadfastly refuses to make the changes needed to restore confidence.

    But here's hoping for a decent end to the season.
    Agreed (so there! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tichi1 View Post
    Unsurprising really - operation on his hip.

    What is quite amazing is we are stil 2nd despite -

    Foreshaw having missed 90% of the season
    Tyler Roberts @ Douglas injury prone - contributed to about 10 games in total
    Shackleton out injured for a good portion of the season
    Pablo injured more than last season - and not looking anywhere near as productive.
    Costa - far from the saviour we thought we had brought in.
    Not playing Nketiah when Bamfords form went AWOL in October
    A clown in goal since December
    Phillips missing games due to his rash challenges - bookings/sending offs
    Bamfords goal scoring contribution - over 100 chances, less than 40 on target, 12 goals - Dreadful stats for the lone striker role [As Ian Wright and others have pointed out]
    Shocking refereeing decisions in most games - notably Fulham away, QPR away, Millewall - away,

    I think it is a credit to Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Harrison, Hernandez, Shackleton, Klich & the other bit part subs that have overperformed overall to keep us in the hunt, given the shortfalls of the others.

    And finally - A stuborn manager who has done wonders to transform the squads performances overall, and to bring back higher gates and higher expectations, but steadfastly refuses to make the changes needed to restore confidence.

    But here's hoping for a decent end to the season.
    Yes, but apart from that it's all good right?

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    Whats with the new happy WTF???

    Surprised you agreed without quibble - esspecially the bits including Cooper@ Harrison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tichi1 View Post
    Whats with the new happy WTF???

    Surprised you agreed without quibble - esspecially the bits including Cooper@ Harrison
    As said before, but usually ignored, Harrison has been a different player this season, although if I was being super picky (why break the habit!?), I'd say he still tries to do too much when simple would be better.

    As for Coooer, he got the equaliser yesterday so I'll forgive him a good deal (for now!)

    Not happy, not until we have a cushion again, but certainly more content (and I do agree about how "the regulars" have coped)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tichi1 View Post
    Whats with the new happy WTF???

    Surprised you agreed without quibble - esspecially the bits including Cooper@ Harrison
    Ih, and you forgot Alioski. He may not be PL standard but like Berardi, he plays with heart and passion every game hes in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    Ih, and you forgot Alioski. He may not be PL standard but like Berardi, he plays with heart and passion every game hes in.
    Agreed, oversight as I do rate both Berardi and Allioski

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    Post of the year candidate.

    Really sums up the good, bad and ugly in one post.

    If I had one player to "protect" it would be phillips but harrison would be a very close second. White is brilliant for his age but we don't have him under contract so he's not really our player.

    Think where we would be if we had even an average striker and keep.

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