October 17, 2019, 10:18:56 AM

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October 05, 2019, 11:13:11 PM
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I just hope we don't replace him with another flavour of the month.

I hope Brands has been making a plan B in case of this scenario.

He strikes me as a professional so I'd be amazed if he's not already started those discussions.


October 05, 2019, 11:18:30 PM
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Is that similar discussions to the ones he had about getting a centre back and striker.......

Nothing like it, as well you know.

October 05, 2019, 11:22:54 PM
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That Kean for DCL sub was mad, how was that ever going to change that game?



That summed up how he'd lost the plot. Throw a 19 year old lad up top on his own against 4 big crocks while we're chasing the game.


October 06, 2019, 12:08:43 AM
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My views would be if they feel the need to tell him then he's not the man that should be in charge

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Valid point but that's what you have a Director of Football for. You'd imagine it's healthy to have frequent dialogue between the board and the manager, with Brands the conduit.

October 06, 2019, 03:24:47 AM
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Yes, but that's different than telling him what to do. You'd like to think that dialogue does happen regardless of results, but if the management feel the need to tell him what to do, then it's a lost cause

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You don’t tell someone how to do their job.

You do however advise them that if they keep doing the same things and getting the same results then the decision to carry on managing at this club gets taken out of his hands.

That should be enough to tell an intelligent man he needs to change things pronto.

October 06, 2019, 02:48:00 PM
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Watching Match of the Day and seeing teams like Brighton change their formation and work on innovative tactical tweaks to win games convincingly.

Whereas we play the same formation, same tactics, same players, same results, week in week out.

Should we really be expected to put up with this from a highly paid manager at the top level?


October 06, 2019, 03:18:07 PM
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Michael Keane seeing their player free for the goal but instead of moving from his zonal position to deal with it just pointed at him and let him score anyway.

This set piece record under Silva is the stuff of Sunday league sides.

October 06, 2019, 10:20:44 PM
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Be arsed trying to justify the managerial qualities of Martinez and Koeman.

We've just got a very average manager and coaching staff (at best) and the question is how long do we persevere with watching us trot out the same shite and get beat every week. 

October 06, 2019, 11:45:40 PM
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Yeah, dreadful business of the past is really hurting us.

Still.

Tosun, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin, Keane, Niasse... I dread to think what that lot take out the club every month.

October 07, 2019, 12:10:39 AM
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Yes we have had a terrible start, but look at the results this weekend to get some perspective. Spurs lost 3-0 at Brighton, City lost 2-0 at home to Wolves, Newcastle are beating United, West Ham lost at home to Palace. All might be considered shocks, we are not the only team struggling for form.

Sorry if people think I am clutching at straws, but sometimes we do need to step back and look at the wider picture. This league gets stronger by the year, and I haven't ever seen it so competitive (excluding Liverpool and City).

The next 2 league games are absolutely huge for Silva and I believe it will make or break his career with us. West Ham at home is a must win now for him, and he also needs something at Brighton, which will be extremely difficult, otherwise I fear he won't be with us for much longer.

The league isn’t getting stronger, it’s just the majority of the bigger clubs are all entering periods of transition at once, it seems.

The perfect opportunity to have had a good crack at that top 6.

October 07, 2019, 05:15:58 PM
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Palace
Watford
Villa
Wolves
Bournemouth
Sheff United
Man City
Burnley

How are we in this situation after that run of games, its embarrassing

Scary that. Not sure he can have much to come back with when he's sat in front of Brands having a summary of the season so far over the next few weeks.

October 07, 2019, 11:26:18 PM
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Stats are pretty useless, the league table doesn't lie.

Just noticed our -7 goal difference, fucking shocking!

Against, City aside, some pretty run of the mill if not below average sides too.

October 08, 2019, 05:44:27 PM
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Should be gone now, never mind after the West Ham game, things won't suddenly change if we beat them

Manuel Pellegrini will have his players working on corner routines all week.

Still can't get over the Burnley goal, they tried exactly the same corner in the first half which Pickford saved, to not think they would try it again was absolute schoolboy stuff, in fact my lads team would of got onto it straight away.

The scary thing is they knew it would work before the game so they worked on it in the week. It nearly came off first half but they figured if they got another corner they'd try it again and got the goal from it.

We keep reading about Silva's attention to detail in training but I'm struggling to see any detail at all. No tactical tweaks, no changes in formation and clearly a rigid setup on corners which is laughably easy to get around.   

October 08, 2019, 06:13:06 PM
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West Ham are just as bad as us.

They've got some decent players going forward at the minute.

They'll drop off as they always do but in Lanzini, Anderson, Yarmaleko and Haller there's at least three that would walk into our side. 

October 08, 2019, 08:13:11 PM
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It would be worth every penny for the club to hire a set piece specialist.

Not just to improve our defending but we should be scoring a lot more goals with the takers we have and Yerry Mina to aim at.

Or a manager and staff who can coach all aspects of the game.