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  1. He's gonna go and spaff £15m on Huddlestone isn't he?
  2. I expect when things inevitably get tough for him there the media will be banging on about what a good job he supposedly did while he was here.
  3. Because football tactics and management are about more than just how defensive a manager is willing to be. Also, one of Bruce's big problems was that we were defensive even in home games where we were heavy favourites.
  4. What has Dyche got to do with it? He comes across as far more in touch with the modern game than Bruce.
  5. I don't understand why Newcastle are offering him the job? I know they're in a pretty shit situation but surely it'd be worth just taking a punt on some relative unknown at this point?
  6. The gulf between the Premier League and Championship is probably wider than its ever been. It's almost as if many fans of other clubs think we should just ignore that.
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    Tyrone Mings

    I know we paid a hell of a lot of for him but I don't think his "symbolic" value as it were should be underestimated. He's basically come to personify our revival under Smith, much in the same way Lescott for example came to personify our descent into shame. He's a symbol of hope and fighting spirit, and the mere act of signing him is a massive morale booster.
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    Tyrone Mings

    We bought Cuellar for around £8m in 2008. Back then £8m might as well have been £20m+ today.
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    Tyrone Mings

    £20m isn't as much as it used to be.
  10. Lambert's reign of course can't really be described as anything other than a failure, but I think he's judged a bit unfairly by some fans. His whole period in charge overlapped with ever increasing lack of interest and investment from Lerner and a constant pressure to reduce the wage bill. That said, I'd really like to know why he became so negative around his second season in charge, because in his first we were quite attacking.
  11. Last 11 seasons home shirts: 09/10 - no collar 10/11 - no collar 11/12 - no collar 12/13 - collar 13/14 - no collar (sort of) 14/15 - collar 15/16 - collar 16/17 - collar 17/18 - no collar 18/19 - no collar 19/20 - collar As you can see, there's a clear correlation between collars and us having shit seasons...
  12. Sherwood is obviously worse than Bruce. I mean, Sherwood isn't even a proper manager tbh. Bruce is clearly out of date now though - just like O'Neill, Moyes, Pulis, Pardew etc
  13. £11m really isn't much these days. Didn't we pay something like £9m for Warnock 10 years ago? Now THAT was a lot.
  14. I don't have much of a problem with this. The real problem is with the ridiculous FFP rules.

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