06 Mar 2018 08:27:00
Let us be realistic. Paul Heckingbottom's reputation to date is based on getting the best out of average/ mediocre players. The ambition of the owners that have employed him seems to be getting promotion from the lower divisions or avoiding relegation from the championship. We are buying cheap and hoping for the best. WE haven't brought in any managers with any success of getting teams out of the championship with the exception of NW. Orta failed miserably at Middlesborough but is here. PH is a Barnsley level coach. We have very average players which I have been saying for some time. Was it really any surprise that we were over run in mid field last Friday? It happens every week but we have usually got away with it until the new year when we started getting the results we deserved. Not holding out much hope for the rest of the season and next year could be a lot worse. I said a while back that we would need to bring in at least eight very good quality players to make progress. That's probably the very minimum. Name three players in the present squad who fit that description and who are likely to stay next season.

1.) 06 Mar 2018
06 Mar 2018 11:43:00
forshaw, lasogga, dallas, jansson, saiz, hernandez, ayling, have all been new signings in the last 2 years, keep that and there's a core to work with, and someone is doing something right. admittedly jansson and hernandez were loans who orta just signed up, but forshaw and saiz are his business. if we keep all of these players, and find a striker and a goalkeeper as good as forshaw and saiz, then were on it

2.) 06 Mar 2018
06 Mar 2018 17:23:06
I said name quality three who will be here next season. in your list there is Forshaw who still seems to be getting on well with his Middlesborough team mates. Dallas is a good squaddie. Ayling is ok but had a dip in form before his injury. No one else I think will be here of that list.