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Everything posted by holtend4life

  1. Well, I think the away end at Sheffield United let their feelings known somewhat.
  2. Who's your pick to progress from that 11 playing today SGC?
  3. Dunno, how much of it was down to him at Walsall?
  4. We play someone half decent in this league, we get exposed. United are what, a top 6 team in this division? We are so far away from that level of team at the moment, we need a new approach. Bruce is done.
  5. https://www.transfermarkt.com/gestifute/beraterfirma/berater/413 mendes’ client list apparently, for anyone interested.
  6. Can see why McGinn was picked over Hourihane, wins the ball higher up the field.
  7. Of course I don’t, that’s why I said “I think”. But it works both ways: you don’t know if he’ll be the player he was. I can only base it on his injury record and the subsequent performances after these injuries, which is true what you say, he’s never been up to full fitness. Which in my opinion, is because he probably won’t ever get up to full fitness. And that’s why I’d sell if the money is right, mate.
  8. I think the injuries have scuppered him to be honest. Sometimes you have to cut your cloth accordingly and accept he isn’t going to be the player he once was. If a bid came in for him that was near enough what we paid originally, then personally I’d let him go. Especially if the team in question is a Pulis team, because he isn’t going to shine or get back to his best in that setup. “He needs to get up to speed” argument baffles me a bit, his body hasn’t let him get up to speed because maybe, it can’t anymore. How long do you wait? Again, in my opinion I’d let another team take a chance to do that for a biggish sum of money.
  9. So the Traore sell on fee is paying for this transfer I'm guessing?
  10. Interesting if it was Henry, seeing as he’s been coaching a 3-5-2 formation with Belgium and that’s what Bruce has been doing all pre season. I’d still want Dean Smith though: plays better football, utilises the transfer market better, buys young players and develops them for a profit (Ollie Watkins the latest one apparently that’s going to make big money for them)....and he’s a villa fan (which doesn’t really hold any bearing on the football side of things but will understand the ethics of the club first hand at least). As an owner, you want a manager who’s on an upward trajectory. Bruce to me is not.
  11. Starting to get verrrrrry nervous now
  12. Confidence is shot, too lightweight in the tackle and doesn't track a man. Plays slightly better with Grealish but then most of the midfield does anyway.
  13. I’m intrigued to see what Agnew can do with him, but if an offer came in to make our money back for him and we are in the Prem next season then I’d probably sell. You say he had to make things happen on his own (which was a good thing for last season, due to the lack of goal scorers in the team), but even then he was far too selfish for my liking. And you don’t get that amount of chances to waste/be selfish on in the top tier compared to the championship. I think a top 6 Championship team is his level. Realistically though, I expect him to be here next season. And hopefully proving me wrong.
  14. I think it makes that part of the bet a third of the odds for that line if it isn’t too spot. I could be wrong though, but I only put down one stake for it.
  15. I think it's around 145/1 or something like that!
  16. I think people are underestimating how rotten the core is at Sunderland. Reminds me of Wolves a few years ago when they double dipped.
  17. £1400 return on this. Put it on after they lost to the Celtic B team in July 5-0. It is very chilling thinking that could have been us if we hadn't been bought last summer.
  18. Not to go too far off topic, but the parallels of Sunderland and us the last few seasons is staggering. Thing is, it seems they're doing it all in one season: Scottish manager - tick Heavy reliance on one striker - tick No transfer money - tick Signing Joleon Lescott - tick Bottom of the table - tick Now to bring it back on topic, my housemate is a Sunderland fan and when I'm showing him the tweets the Dr is putting out, you can see that look on his face we all had last season when we were just waiting to be bought by someone. It gave me a few chills thinking about how it was this time last season. So for it to go from that to this in one season for us... it's unbelievably refreshing to have someone in charge who gives enough of a sh*t to play the transfer numbers and symbols game with us.
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