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18 Feb 2018 23:50:14
Interesting game today in many respects. Was the improvement in the second half down to the manager? If it was then we have genuine hope for the future. To me it was telling that the better players responded Pontus, Pablo, Forshaw, Le Bock, Lassoga and Anita.

Maybe they recognise someone who knows what he's doing, hopefully this is the case. Heckingbottom has a bit to work with but also has some deadwood on long contracts. Felix has to go, he is causing uncertainty and giving no confidence to those in front of him.

O'Kane is going backwards, Roofe despite his goal is too lightweight and obviously from the goal celebration only interested in himself and we need team players at the moment, I would but Alioski in the same bracket.

Sacko does nothing and adds the same. Saiz and Berardi coming back is good news and I hope that Heckingbottom gives the captaincy to either Pontus or Forshaw. So far I will give the new manager 6/10 and hopefully this time next week we will have a win or maybe two under our belts MOT


1.) 19 Feb 2018 09:31:03
Pretty accurate. Thought Forshaw, Hernandez and PML were immense. KP better than Okane who must be dropped altogether, does not even make my bench. Saiz, RV and Bera to come back and it's time to bench Pennington. Give Pearce a run out. As for Wied, OMG! We don't even have anyone better. Lucas Radebe in goal was better than him.

2.) 19 Feb 2018 09:37:15
Shame he didn't know what he was doing in first half

3.) 19 Feb 2018 13:06:07
Has to be said, O'K is not ok

4.) 19 Feb 2018 14:46:39
He's only had two games to see how players do Thought his comments after we're telling Everyone's started with a clean sheet Be a few moving on end of season

5.) 19 Feb 2018 18:25:07
Why is PH constantly going to ground and waving his arms claiming he was fouled, Phillips also tried to fool ref into pen . I really hope Heck will have words .

6.) 19 Feb 2018 19:59:44
Prob because Pablo does get constantly fouled, and, it looked to me like KP did get brought down.




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06 Oct 2018 22:45:32
Obviously the referee is the main talking point which is always disappointing when you've been to a game and the less said about him the better.
Brentford were decent on the day quick, good movement and always looked dangerous. Yes they did try and waste time and the right back should have been sent off and the penalty was a dive but they play a similar way to us and we didn't have the answers today.
The plusses were Pontus, we got a point, Roberts did well with little support, Forshaw getting up to speed and that little cameo by Jack Clarke.
The negatives were Saiz not influencing a game again, this is exactly the type of game we need him to step up. Cooper returning to his league one player form, dreadful distribution. Harrison, Ayling and Alioski all having poor games.
We had Douglas, Roofe, Pablo, Berardi, Bamford and Brown missing and once they are all fit we will be very difficult to beat.
What is great is going to a game and genuinely thinking we will win and seeing players trying and playing good football even with half a team missing.




13 Aug 2018 09:30:01
Watching the Demolition Derby for the umpteenth time and just in awe of what MB and his team have achieved in such a short space of time.
Watch the goals again and you will see for the first Roofe is in space and looking for a pass to be slid into him. For the second Saiz is totally unmarked behind Roofe. The Roofe / Ayling move that Carson saves Pablo is on his own in the six yard box and Alioski joins him and for Alioski's goal again no marking.
This is what the system MB employs allows those players to do . find space.
The system allows your flair players to play while retaining a good defensive line.
Only two goals conceded and both from set plays.
It is the beautiful game Gents and I am loving it.


1.) 13 Aug 2018 18:16:04
Agree white, talk sport today was praising our style of play, they interviewed Heck who had his say. Someone then started saying that Bielsa's teams are renowned for blowing up and not lasting the pace. Hope we prove them wrong, do think one of two extra players in wouldn't hurt.



06 Aug 2018 11:04:51
Loved that performance yesterday, it had everything last season lacked skill, pace, quality, determination, effort . Watch that first goal again 9 Stoke outfield players plus Butland in front of Saiz and he takes them all out with that pass.
Let's hope AR gives MB his one player, which is obviously going to be a CB and then we are good to go.




31 Jul 2018 07:37:25
I like RV but to be honest if it was Leeds bidding 7m for him I would be saying we could get more experience for less money We all get a little precious about our home grown stars but the truth is they will never blossom in a struggling team which is what we have been for a few years now. Add to that their heads being turned by agents and seeing their mates go off to the Prem and earn a fortune and you can see why they leave.
RV doesn't fit into MB's plans which while it is a shame to get 7 m is great business. To get out of this division requires experience and consistency something our youngsters don't have and will only get by playing. We could play them all but we would never get anywhere and then they would leave anyway like Bryan, Cook, Taylor, Delph and so on.
The model for getting out of this league seems to be 4 or 5 decent loans from the prem or abroad and spend once you reach the promised land.
In my opinion we still have too many average players in the first team set up but I do like the fact that MB is bringing in British players and slowly but surely is making his mark. I am going for a steady start to the season, picking up around Xmas and a top 6 finish as MB's influence grows. MOT.


1.) 31 Jul 2018 08:18:38
Great point about RV, i. e. if we were bidding 7 million for him would we be happy - probably not. I still think we will get 2 or 3 loan players once the window shuts and players are surplus to requirements at their parent club.

2.) 31 Jul 2018 09:17:08
Excellent post willthewhite.



02 Jun 2018 09:29:07
For me the appointment of our new manager is crucial as there is every chance of success this coming season if AR gets it right. Biesla is taking a chance in my opinion, language barriers, his age and if he is as good as "Pep and Poch" are saying why isn't he in work ? What we need is proven quality at this level and with that some funding and hard work . Hate to say it but that points to Mick McCarthy. I do not like his style of football but his teams work hard and are difficult to beat. Looking at the division like many on here have pointed out ffp will hit the likes of Villa and Wendies, Derby are gambling on the Lampard effect, WBA have an untried manager and the there are a few teams for whom Championship survival will be the aim. Stoke and Middlesbrough will be the two to beat, good managers who will have had all summer with their squads, decent players and boards that back the manager. Like everyone on here I hope AR gets this appointment right as his track record of TC, Heck along with Orta does not fill me with confidence.


1.) 02 Jun 2018 10:40:03
If Orta is the director of football? (Not sure of his title) . But next move for Radz (now that he is being decisive) , is to say bye to the man and hopefully that job role BEFORE he appoints the next Manager, yes MANAGER.

2.) 02 Jun 2018 11:23:43
Spot on Mezzer, to attract the quality Manager we all hope for Orta has to go as well. Come on Radz do it and then you can appoint a Manager to do what you pay him for, Manage!

3.) 02 Jun 2018 11:54:20
Would rather have Ranieri than Bielsa he knows the English league been there and done it knows how to forge a team and appears a lot less volatile than Bielsa but whoever comes in must have final say on who he brings in if not can't see either of them coming




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04 Feb 2018 22:16:50
Absolutely Shankill, I fear we will go for a manager in the last chance saloon who will kneel at the feet of VO and AR and blow smoke up their proverbial backsides in order to get the job. I fear the wally with the brolly.




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19 Jan 2018 09:36:45
Personally think he is a good signing. Not a cast off in my opinion just a player who in a Pulis side won’t see the ball as his sides bypass midfield. So basically we have a player who doesn’t fit in to long ball style of play which for me shows the way TC wants to play.





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29 Jul 2018 18:47:01
Agree Hess, my hope is that Bielsa has seen something in Roberts that he likes and therefore has chosen to go with Bamford. Douglas is a great signing and if we could get a quality CB I think we will be in the mix with Stoke, Boro, Forest and WBA.




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29 Apr 2018 15:29:47
Absolutely spot on Kly if they do go up then put your house on them finishing bottom next season. They play ugly, time wasting, hoofball. Yes it gets results but the style, niggling fouls and constant hounding of officials makes it “football” I would not want to see at ER. The stuff we are currently watching is bad enough.




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22 Apr 2018 22:51:53
I would like to know the thinking AL behind the design that sticks three untried and untested lads into a side devoid of confidence and on a losing streak. My point is Orta is a “football man” it is his JOB to recognise talented footballers and bring them to our club to improve it. De Bock hasn’t Pearce has.




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23 Feb 2018 05:54:58
If Derby had taken their chances ! They had 20 odd shots and only 4 on target ! Maybe because Pontus and Berardi were closing down and blocking those efforts came to nothing or that they were awful long range efforts. Felix thankfully hardly had a save to make. Some of our defending on Wednesday was excellent and that is that is every bit as important as the attacking side of the game. It showed me that PH had a plan and it nearly worked, if he had have started Saiz he would have been off after an hour himself through tiredness.




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19 Feb 2018 21:49:23
Guys please please stop with the Sacko stuff. If he had a good touch, if he could cross, if he could pass! He’s a professional footballer for gods sake he should be able to do all those things as they are basic footballing skills. Two goals in 48 games tells its own story, he has had plenty of opportunities, he is a Division Two player at best, simply not good enough.