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    Dean Smith

    FML it's been over a year since we got rid of him, the dust has settled, and we're better off. yet we still cannot possibly bear to give him any credit?! he bought those players in on his own. he had no scouts, no DOF. he did the mcginn deal, the tammy deal, and the terry deal the year prior, on his own. back on topic, i love smith...i'm so pleased we have him...but he couldn't have done what bruce did that summer on his own
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    Tyrone Mings

    fair enough...believe you...yeah it did get rather silly with the incessant #announcemings stuff. imagine if it hadn't worked out after all that? so pleased it has though :)
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    Tyrone Mings

    just had a look through around the time we signed him (from around page 145) and not one person said we overpaid or had pants pulled down. and certainly no doubters...so i'm calling fake news sir. england cap already? no chance we overpaid...in fact he's looking like an absolute steal.
  4. a few maybe, but certainly not the 100s that you used to get in the home stands. i just think it's a popular game. sat 3pm vs a good team...it was always going to draw a crowd
  5. their first game post the next intl break is us...where no doubt they'll be welcoming their new manager and thump us. would be bloody typical. anyway - can see a scrappy 3pts saturday...2-1 villa
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    Tyrone Mings

    i dont get this thing about right CBs having to be right footed and left CBs having to be left footed. sure, it's an advantage, but teams surely have been playing with 2 right footed CBs for years. i think mings would walk into the bournemouth team right now and play alongside ake
  7. sorry...can't sign him...he'd immediately leapfrog marvelous to be the player with the best name
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    James Chester

    history of injuries, aging, contract up in the summer...what do we reckon...£100,000 for him? pocket change for us now, and would frankly be insulting to let him go for such a poxy fee. keep him till the summer, hopefully by the last game or 2 we'll be safe and can give him a final game as a send off
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    Dean Smith

    i think criticising for losing games where events transpire out of their control such as palace is unfair. the ref wanted us to lose that game from the first to the last minute and i'm amazed he wasn't reprimanded for it, so it's a performance that's difficult to judge. arsenal however, where 3000 fans plus many watching on streams, who i assume do not have UEFA coaching licenses, can all see that subs are required as 10 man opposition are starting to boss the midfield, is perfectly acceptable to criticise when said subs do not happen. we know that he will make mistakes...same as the players...and they understand that they will be criticised when they happen. it goes with the territory. by criticising however, it doesnt make you a 'smith hater' as social media tends to call you.
  10. let's knock off the 1 vs spurs too then cause it was basically just a consolation in the end...must put us in bottom half now right? new forward needed!! in all seriousness, i think we will always ship goals. its the nature of how we play. the intensity throughout the game knackers them out. being unable to maintain the leads has been due to poor in game management (arsenal) and individual defensive errors (burnley). i would say that having a goalscorer to bring on vs burnley we'd have won that game, as we bascially played with 10 men that day. i hope wesley has turned a corner, but the cynic in me says he will be inconsistent in terms of effort. sometimes he'll be up for it, some he wont. we just need that option for when he's not.
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    Tickets

    Go on your ticket account online, you'll see an option along the lines of 'can't make a game, relist here' and the rest is self explanatory
  12. chalobah, gbamin, wanyama, kouyate, sanchez, fernandinho, doucoure, lerma (CDMs as per FIFA 20). what can i say...it appears to be a position that coincidentally has a lot of black players playing there, so guess what, when you compare nakamba to players in his position they're likely to be black also!! the only ones left are the likes of henderson and schneiderlin and that would be a great insult to marvelous to compare him to them
  13. you're exaggerating. maybe guaye mentioned as used to play for us and people see similarities? kante because he's probably the best CDM in the premiership now? makalele maybe because as i previously mentioned is the best CDM to play in the premier league (and yes, i see him as a more complete player than keane was) anyway i've no idea why comparisons to those 3 have been made...but to suggest they've been made because they're also black is a bit unfair IMO. since we've been speaking, i've been trying to think of a white CDM in the premiership better than them...i'm still trying to think of one.
  14. whoa hold your horses there...whilst i've not seen any such comparisons, makalele is generally used as the benchmark for the most complete CDM. pundits still refer to the position as the 'makalele role'.
  15. also, the konsa one was initially brushed under the carpet with many saying "oh it'll just stay in the pubs/concourses" well that's made it to the holte end now...good to nip this in the bud straight away unfortunately by making the statement, there will be additional media attention
  16. pleased that they've acknowledged it. a wonderful performance + result, with royal family in attendance, overshadowed by a few morons
  17. Quite a few defended the konsa song. There are even rumours that he actually likes the song which for reasons unknown to me apparently makes it OK. Surely no one can defend this. He deserves his own song...can people really not think of better than this rip off the shite maguire chant?
  18. Gave Wes motm mainly due to his reaction to what I believe was a bollocking...exactly the kind of performance we need from him on a regular basis
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    Wesley Moraes

    That's what I'm talking about. No petulance, worked hard, 2 goals. That's all we're asking for...more of the same please wes
  20. nope - not like kenian davis...he doesn't score enough because he doesn't get in the right positions either. but i didn't say that we should be playing davis. and the fact that i posted what you quoted in the 'new forward needed' thread probably should have been clue that i wasn't talking about KD
  21. premiership goalscoring record counts for nothing. look at torres when he went to chelsea. we just need someone who works hard and gets in the right positions. and your point around signing players from leagues such as the 'danish league'...southampton signed sadio mane from the austrian league. the gems are out there, playing in the so called lesser leagues right now. we just need to find them.
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    Wesley Moraes

    Nearly 100 senior appearances...champions league experience...22 years old. he's not a kid. if we were paying for 'potential' he wouldnt have been our first purchase of the summer. it was clear that, whilst we were looking for more striker options, he was our first choice. so i'm sorry, i expected more
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    Wesley Moraes

    yeah cause buying players is as easy as football manager isn't it....do you remember how thread bare our squad was once the loans returned to their parent clubs? our only CB was an injured chester! to say they didnt try hard enough and to call it a failure for not quite getting that one extra player we needed is very, very harsh on the recruitment team who, in my opinion did a cracking job over the summer. what do you class as proven out of interest? wesley played regularly in the champions league. do you mean proven in the premiership? for the money we paid for wesley we probably wouldn't even get danny ings or shane long. edit: southampton paid 20m for ings - so i retract that comment...but goes to show what 20m buys you in this country
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    Wesley Moraes

    they tried! they said numerous times they wanted another striker just couldnt get one over the line
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    Wesley Moraes

    Smith has confirmed Kodjia not ready for saturday. I think considering how dodge norwich's defence is, i probably would keep wesley
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