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September 17, 2018, 04:40:25 PM
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Yes, we're being condescending. Yes, that means we're talking down to you.


September 17, 2018, 04:44:12 PM
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sam of the south


*if fit

Sorry, bro, I was feeling juvenile.

If completely fit and firing you would probably think an improvement.

Although McCarthy is like a Gana/Schneiderlin hybrid: high energy presser with poor positional discipline like Gana, with the side-to-side passing of Schneiderlin.

Gomes looks like a good mobile ball-carrier.

Sigurdsson could be good as the #8, but I think he’s pretty wretched as a #10
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September 17, 2018, 04:59:00 PM
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Still got to give him a couple of transfer windows so we can get a team of Brands/Silva players.

At the moment we're a Frankenstein of Youth/Martinez/Koeman and Allardyce players.
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September 17, 2018, 05:01:20 PM
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A lot of people on here said last season that even if we signed no-one a halfway competent manager could take this squad to 7th. Well either these players are a lot worse than we imagined or the new managers ideas aren't really getting through/not working. I'd say a bit of both.

September 17, 2018, 05:08:34 PM
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A lot of people on here said last season that even if we signed no-one a halfway competent manager could take this squad to 7th. Well either these players are a lot worse than we imagined or the new managers ideas aren't really getting through/not working. I'd say a bit of both.

Well, if the squad isn’t filled with great players you would imagine it would also take a while to impart new information and styles to them, particularly when it is quite a departure from what they’ve been used to for the last few seasons.
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September 17, 2018, 05:09:29 PM
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Only positives I could take from yesterday’s game were Bernard and no goals scored from a set piece


September 17, 2018, 05:18:40 PM
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Ffs there is only 33 games left quick get fat Sam back .....sarcasm!

New manager first loss in six and peoples heads falling off already despite the absolute shite we all know we still have in the squad .


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September 17, 2018, 05:19:58 PM
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Well, if the squad isn’t filled with great players you would imagine it would also take a while to impart new information and styles to them, particularly when it is quite a departure from what they’ve been used to for the last few seasons.

Fair point but three months is a pretty decent length of time to see evidence of a change in style/system/formation/intensity. We look wide open every game. In the only game we've won this season Southampton missed some decent chances to bag more than the one. We don't ever look like keeping a clean sheet and no fan would feel comfortable unless we were 3 or 4 up.

Of course it might be a hangover from Martinez/Koeman/Unsworth/Allardyce but we've changed the keeper/left back/centre half since then and nothing changes. In my view nothing will change until we sort out the weakest central area of the pitch in the league.

September 17, 2018, 05:24:06 PM
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We didn’t learn anything from Sunday we didn’t already know. Any comments should not be a reaction to losing that game because everything wrong with the side has been wrong with it for about two summers.
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September 17, 2018, 05:27:34 PM
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Fair point but three months is a pretty decent length of time to see evidence of a change in style/system/formation/intensity. We look wide open every game. In the only game we've won this season Southampton missed some decent chances to bag more than the one. We don't ever look like keeping a clean sheet and no fan would feel comfortable unless we were 3 or 4 up.

Of course it might be a hangover from Martinez/Koeman/Unsworth/Allardyce but we've changed the keeper/left back/centre half since then and nothing changes. In my view nothing will change until we sort out the weakest central area of the pitch in the league.

Yes, that midfield is somewhere between moribund and powderpuff.

The only thing going for it is Gana’s interceptions.
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September 17, 2018, 05:32:27 PM
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We didn’t learn anything from Sunday we didn’t already know. Any comments should not be a reaction to losing that game because everything wrong with the side has been wrong with it for about two summers.

We've got to give it time though, apparently. Like four years isn't long enough to see the same old issues. If Silva was watching us for the 6 months he had off he must have had a plan for when he took over. I'm just seeing the same system throwing up the same way of playing and getting the same results.

September 17, 2018, 05:38:45 PM
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All the players Silva/Brands signed, have been more than promising. It's what we've been craving for. Digne is a really solid, quality left back and the early signs are, he's a fantastic replacement for Baines. You can see why Barcelona had him on the books. Richarlison maybe;  is going to turn out better than Lukaku, or somewhere in that area, as he's 21 atm and is about to come into his early peak. Bernard made me sit up and take notice everytime I've seen him play for Brazil and due to being out the way in Russia, has maybe stagnated his career a little, but I'm sure he will come good. Gomes, I know very little about, but once again, if Barcelona have him on the books! Then there's Mina, out since we bought him, ex barcelona and a buy back clause inserted. Shows they were unsure whether to let him go or not. Zouma is a decent loan. Three have played and impressed, up to a point, with Richarlison being the most impressive. Our defence is shipping goals due to absent defenders. It will ease. The disappointing thing is; we've missed an opportunity to pick up points against less than tough opposition. Suspended players and some newcomers are still to come. We just need our luck to change. The last two games have been abysmal, but their are reasons that can be pointed out, as to why.
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September 17, 2018, 05:39:20 PM
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I don’t buy this “Frankenstein” squad excuse. Apart from Arsenal which club doesn’t have squads made up of 3/4 different managers players?

Silva needs patience, there’s no other option whether you like/believe in him or not, but he’s got to start showing us a different side to his tactics because we’re far to open and he’s not got the luxury of us being ruthless up top to cancel that out.
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September 17, 2018, 05:44:26 PM
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Can we stop talking about bad luck.

September 17, 2018, 05:51:02 PM
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We've got to give it time though, apparently. Like four years isn't long enough to see the same old issues. If Silva was watching us for the 6 months he had off he must have had a plan for when he took over. I'm just seeing the same system throwing up the same way of playing and getting the same results.

Are you suggesting we shouldn’t give him time here?