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January 02, 2018, 01:44:34 AM
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Four goals in last five matches and two of them came as a result of penalties.

Even under Unsy though we struggled from open play:

Watford was Niasse charging down the keeper; DCL from a corner; and a lucky pen.

Palace was a lucky pen; and knicking the ball back from a mistake.

Southampton was Sigurdsson great goal.

WHam was pen, good goal, wonder goal, Williams from corner.

SA has been:

Hífield two decent goals.

Anfield lucky pen

Swansea lucky pen; individual goal; lucky pen

Newcastle decent goal

Bournemouth decent goal.

January 02, 2018, 01:51:51 AM
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Newcastle was a horrendous GK mistake like.

Glass half empty!

We need to be doing more; obviously but weíve been imbalanced in terms of attacking since the summer.

Just donít think a total melt down / huge criticism is right, if only from the point of view that itís not conducting to making us better.

Didnít think it was worth sacking Koeman to get someone who is solid primarily but heís been appointed so I think itís only right to give it a fair shot before mega criticisms.

January 02, 2018, 01:57:54 AM
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Letís be honest this is really Moshiriís mess.

Sacked Martinez, hired Koeman and Walsh, sacked Koeman, hired Allardyce.

His managerial decisions go from bad to worse.


Well itís a collective from since Moyes left.

Weíre not better in any position since 12/13.

Pickford probably apart.

In theory CM should be better than Osman and Neville but theyíre not playing like it.

At that point we had a settled side with obvious improvements needed in CM and striker.

Pretty wide open now where improvements can be made.

January 02, 2018, 02:13:25 AM
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There was certainly a point where we were better than then, but since that weíve sold all the better players and replaced them poorly with progressively worse recruitment choices.

Iíd have thought thatís pretty indisputable.

At end of 12/13 we needed better CMs and striker.

Summer 13 we signed McCarthy and Barry, replaced Fellaini with Barkley and got Lukaku.

Lukaku replaced (and more) Fellainiís goals and Barkley more suited to RM approach so easy to see why we improved from 6th to 5th.

From then it went rapidly down hill with aging players not replaced (Pienaar first up in summer 14) and others losing form along with the team in general.

January 02, 2018, 02:19:07 AM
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Pienaar was never replaced that was criminal. Haven't had a left winger since

Not just that he was a left winger - more that he was an exceptional link player.