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Shillzz last won the day on January 24 2014

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  1. They stitched him up, failed to deliver on their promises of support, and left him out to dry as the only media facing representative of a club on it's knees. Now they're going to wash their hands of him because he hasn't served the club well enough? After everything he's faced over the past few months, the man deserves a chance to at least show what he can do with his own players.
  2. Not fair to blame Benteke leaving on Lerner. It was inevitable, we did a good job there. No I agree, and I'm under no illusions that we could have kept hold of him. But if we'd actually bothered to replace him, on top of the signings that we've made, then we'd be looking very good indeed. We should have been straight in for someone like Bony / Berahino (examples only).
  3. What frustrates me about our current situation is that we'd have one hell of a team if we'd have only kept hold of Benteke. It was never on the cards to spent £40m without selling our star striker, but with current TV revenues, this wasn't an un-holy amount to spend. Ergh, Lerner.
  4. We don't score enough goals to compensate for poor defending. We need to be keeping clean sheets in order to pick up a decent amount of points, which means we can't tolerate the 'odd' mistake by clark every now and then. He needs replacing.
  5. I don't think we're good enough to play with a goal poacher. It's why things didn't work out for Darren Bent, you're essentially carrying a player for 90 minutes.
  6. Thirdly, Richard clearly garners some kind of erotic benefit from winding everyone up. You can guarantee he's sat there smirking away as we all flock to feed on the scraps of his wisdom. Well played.
  7. On the subject of Austin; people do realise that repeatedly speculating about him won't actually make it happen, don't they?
  8. For who? Westwood / Gueye / Sanchez have all put in some good performances this season. Probably our strongest 3 members of the team. He needs to come in for Gabby, play Grealish behind Gestede/Ayew with Traore coming on as sub 2nd half. To build his match fitness he has to play 90 mins against Notts County So play 4 central midfielders? With Grealish centrally behind a central striker? We'd have no width at all.
  9. For who? Westwood / Gueye / Sanchez have all put in some good performances this season. Probably our strongest 3 members of the team.
  10. I'm not sure that anyone is saying that Gestede isn't a good striker, more that it's not reasonable to rely on a Championship striker to provide the goals we need. A good option, undoubtedly, but shouldn't be first choice. That particular accolade would ideally go to someone like Adebayor.
  11. I think people can complain, our net spend has been less than the amount Bristol City have just spent on a striker. That said, I do agree with a lot of your post. Perhaps we should have spent £18m on someone like the new lad at West Brom, rather than £12m on Ayew and £6m on Gestede. Replacing Benteke was always going to be our number one priority this summer, and we've not even come remotely close to achieving this. Blame for this gets shared between Lerner and Sherwood. But tbh, I don't think more net spend would have made much difference, given who sherwood has bought so far. I mean,
  12. I think there's plenty of potential for someone like Gestede to do rather well in our team. Should we adopt a 4231 formation (like Chelsea) then Gestede could make the ideal hold up player in front of a trio of players looking to run beyond (Grealish, Gil and Traore). Sadly, I think our defense would get mullered without a 3 man midfield in front of them to provide some protection.
  13. I think people can complain, our net spend has been less than the amount Bristol City have just spent on a striker. That said, I do agree with a lot of your post. Perhaps we should have spent £18m on someone like the new lad at West Brom, rather than £12m on Ayew and £6m on Gestede. Replacing Benteke was always going to be our number one priority this summer, and we've not even come remotely close to achieving this. Blame for this gets shared between Lerner and Sherwood.
  14. We definitely need Adebayor, perhaps more than Spurs need to rid themselves of him.
  15. Nahhhh, come on. That's just the post loss blues talking. We're still a largely new team, with players who will take a few weeks to get up to speed with the pace of the league and to learn the way their teammates play and move. Amavi made a mistake yesterday but he'll learn where he can try to take players on against Prem opposition. At the moment we're looking short of goals but within a few weeks, I believe that Gestede, Ayew, Grealish, Gil, Traore and Sinclair will look so much better. Even though we're only 3 games in, we're still ahead of Stoke, Spurs and Newcastle on the same a
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