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    25 man squad

    So, here are the 25:

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/spor...5-man-19135379

    Those who failed to make it are Aarons, Saivet, Lazaar and Atsu. Wages-wise, Saivet and Lazaar have been an absolute disaster. Aarons is a huge disappointment in that he showed some really good early promise that never mterialised into anything worthwhile. Atsu has always been shit in the Prem.

    A decent manager would be able to get something out of our squad but it's not as strong as some are suggesting.

    Look at our striking options-Wilson is the only proper striker there-Gayle has never been good enough for the Prem, Carroll is a busted (literally most of the time) flush (of the toilet variety when he does play) and dogshit is Joelinton...sorry, I keep getting those words two mixed up-I can't tell the difference between them.

    Attacking-wise, Fraser, Miggy and the Saint are all decent (excellent in the case of the Saint) but Murphy is shocking at this level and, to be honest, so is Ritchie now (I know, I know, workrate, committment, blah, blah....but what about crossing, scoring?)

    Midfield? Umm.....Hayden, if he has a decent partner, is solid and you know I rate the Longstaffs-a decent coach could make them one of the best midfield pairings we've had in a while-I genuinely believe that). Shelvey can fuck off....we all know there's a player there but how often do we see it? that little bit of rimming he gave Bruce has ensured he's undroppable. Hendrick, I've got to say I don't know enough about to judge.

    Our central defence has been weakened by getting shot of Lejeune...with the bizarre logic of sending him out to get gametime??? wtf. Anyway, Fernandez is the best of the bunch, Lascelles is like a slightly better Mike williamson and Schar needs to be part of a central 3 to get the best out of him (but is still second only to Fernandez). Ciaran Clark, similarly, needs to be in a 3 as he's not quite good enough in a 2 now.

    Dummett...is he a CB or a full back....jack of both trades but absolutely not master of either (better as a CB ). Lewis seems very canny so far but Manquillo (just about ok on the right, utterly woeful on the left) and Krafth and Yedlin are both gash.

    Goalkeeoers? I think we're ok there.

    Manager? Giz a bag of Tudor.

    Hmm...writing that, I may have depressed myself even further. Have I been too harsh? (I don't think I have but am prepared to listen....)
    Last edited by Zippity; 20-10-2020 at 04:15 PM. Reason: bloody smileys

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    so wheres Mikes savvy business model when we are spending over 100'000 a week on players who cant play?

    i agree with pretty much all of your post Zip, we have the squad of a team that can be classed as a premier league team.

    We wont get Europe and we wont get relegated...........UNLESS the manager is someone like the one we have, then relegation is a certainty unless 3 other teams implode.

    A manager with some clue would have these playing good stuff. Look at Leeds, they have a squad of players that not many know about and play awesome attacking football.

    I bet Mourinho, Klopp etc dont even bother to watch our games, they know our biggest weakness is stood in front of the subs in the dug out

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    Yep...on paper, that team shouldn't go down...but with this clown in charge it's absolutely possible. There can't be a team who play a brand of football as bad as we do and as the weeks go on I fully expect that to be reflected in our league position as we head towards the wrong end of the table.

    Bruce's tectics are, basically, give it to the Saint or hit it long and try to stay in the game as long as possible.

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    there was an article in one of the local rags about our points during a difficult time.

    I did my own maths and can see us not getting a single point up to Nov 30th. I didnt look beyond there.

    I assume Bruce will be sacked at this point. But Mike is a douche bag

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    Ahh, McClaren shoud have gone by November, too. 'Judge me after 10 games' he said and when we hadn't won after 10 games (is that right?) he started saying, 'oh, no, don't judge me now....if we're still in this position with 10 games left then i'd start to worry, but we won't be'.

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    Yes I remember Bruce saying "Judge me after 10 games"
    15 Months later now it's "Still trying to find my best side"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post

    Hmm...writing that, I may have depressed myself even further. Have I been too harsh? (I don't think I have but am prepared to listen....)
    Sadly no

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