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by PistolPete
10 Jul 2018 23:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Three at the back
Replies: 11
Views: 1204

Re: Three at the back

Would be perfect, I've said this may times: --------------------McNulty (or other) ---------------------Barrow --------Bacuna -----------------Swift Obita ----------Meyler -----------Yiadom -----Gunter -----Moore------ Illori (Someone better than Mannone) It's also the only way we can use Blackett
by PistolPete
11 Jun 2018 16:19
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPECULATION: Tammy Abraham
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

Re: SPECULATION: Tammy Abraham

He’d be amazing, but there will be many better clubs in for him than the 20th best Championship team..
by PistolPete
02 Jun 2018 22:31
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Vito Mannone
Replies: 58
Views: 8774

Re: Rumour - Vito Mannone

Depends who you talk to, and when. Was told this past season we should be at least Top 10 each season, so there ya go. In other news, former keeper Alex McCarthy kept Soton up, is attracting interest from Spurs and Liverpool, and almost made the plane to Russia... He's eligible for Ireland who are ...
by PistolPete
25 May 2018 19:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Tommy Elphick
Replies: 182
Views: 26700

Re: CONFIMRED - Tommy Elphick

Yeh a couple of really tall thugs in the centre of defence works wonders in this division. Ask Warnock Yep, and poor Bod was up against ‘two big lumps’ most weeks. Of course, Warnock also figured out, very early doors, that a couple of really tall thugs, if that’s what they are, work wonders in the...
by PistolPete
17 May 2018 07:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Andy Yiadom
Replies: 177
Views: 26496

Re: RUMOUR - Andy Yiadom

http://barnsleyfc.org.uk/threads/looks- ... om.268398/

Barnsley fans do rate him.

Would be a really sensible signing by the club.
by PistolPete
16 May 2018 09:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Strikers.
Replies: 97
Views: 15093

Which 3rd (4th) Striker?

I think most on here consider Jon Dadi to be a good 2nd striker option, he's never been prolific but can do a more than decent job for a mid-table championship side. Yann Kermorgant was an inspired signing, but turns 37 in November and frankly, should not have been offered the new contract. At Swans...
by PistolPete
12 May 2018 13:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 477
Views: 38237

Re: Building for next season

Am I alone in thinking we really ought to play 3 at the back next season? •Blackett only has a hope if he plays as a three •Gunter would be great in a three and wouldn’t frustrate us like he does as full back •Obita, Richards and Watson would be better suited to wingback •Bacuna could be amazing as...
by PistolPete
12 May 2018 13:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 477
Views: 38237

Re: Building for next season

Am I alone in thinking we really ought to play 3 at the back next season? •Blackett only has a hope if he plays as a three •Gunter would be great in a three and wouldn’t frustrate us like he does as full back •Obita, Richards and Watson would be better suited to wingback •Bacuna could be amazing as ...
by PistolPete
09 May 2018 09:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 333
Views: 42775

Re: Summer Transfers

Hound wrote:The overhaul should be of training methods, coaching and fitness rather than players imo


A proper pre-season fixture schedule would seem a must

As would an overhaul of the medical/sports science set-up.
by PistolPete
06 May 2018 18:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 477
Views: 38237

Re: Building for next season

Agree with the Above Maff, But do the club regard Richards higher than Watson? From what I’ve seen, only Watson is close to Championship level... Blackett is a weird one; he’s potentially a quality left sided defender in a three, but if we’re going to play four at the back, there’s no place for him ...
by PistolPete
04 May 2018 11:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where does the blame lie ; not the Owners ?
Replies: 54
Views: 5061

Re: Where does the blame lie ; not the Owners ?

Blame lies with: Recruitment: Problem is, who don't know who calls the shots. We have been left with an injury prone, gutless team. It's the kind of thing that psychometric testing should illuminate, but a team with McShane, Gunter, Edwards (and led by Stam!!) ought not be so lacking in character, b...
by PistolPete
30 Apr 2018 15:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 477
Views: 38237

Re: Building for next season

The things I think we miss, more than anything (and there is a lot) is a ball winning midfielder who is disciplined. Do we have anyone in the youth sides who could be this player?! Evans, Edwards and Kelly are not it, nor is Joey. Bacuna might be it, I just wouldn't trust him yet.
by PistolPete
25 Apr 2018 08:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Saturday
Replies: 60
Views: 4363

Re: Saturday

I don’t blame Clement for the mess he inherited. We certainly haven’t improved though. We showed more attacking intent against Leeds and Derby in the fag end weeks of Stam’s tenure than we have since Clement arrived. I hope we see some evidence of a positive approach on Saturday. What a disgraceful...
by PistolPete
23 Apr 2018 10:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manset
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: Manset

Banging them in at Bastia!
by PistolPete
21 Apr 2018 21:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by c'mon URZ
Replies: 222
Views: 9756

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by c'mon URZ

Just seen the goals.

The defending was PATHETIC

Two season plan needed, season one should be to buy 3 players who will run themselves into the ground for the team first and foremost. We NEED to change the attitude of the eleven on the pitch...
by PistolPete
21 Apr 2018 16:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 477
Views: 38237

Re: Building for next season

Send Novakovic back out on loan to a Eredevision side Unless he signs a new deal before we let him go, he wouldn't return. Next season is last on his contract. Doubt if he doesn't get a chance here he'll sign again, which makes a loan less likely if we rate him but he isn't ready. Could be a stand ...
by PistolPete
21 Apr 2018 07:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 477
Views: 38237

Re: Building for next season

We need a striker to compete with Bod A proper all-action ball winning midfielder in the mound of Fernandinho, Kante, Wanyama, Ndidi Competition on the wing for Aluko. Ideally loan in case McCleary gets back. This will be unpopular, but Id love us to sign a keeper. Goalkeepers are SO underrated in a...
by PistolPete
18 Apr 2018 13:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by c'mon URZ
Replies: 222
Views: 9756

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by c'mon URZ

I think this will be a tougher game than we envisage. The pressure is off them as they're safe so they're likely to have a right go at us. I actually think we should play 5 at the back and keep ourselves solid. Who'd be in that back 5 though? Neither Aluko or Barrow are defensive at all, the idea o...
by PistolPete
13 Apr 2018 18:53
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Nicky Hammond Leaves WBA
Replies: 36
Views: 4386

Re: Nicky Hammond Leaves WBA

Sorry strap, but that comes across as borderline racist there. Plus there is no Rooney rule in English football. Oh please! Best man/woman (happy?) for the job, NOT quotas based on race, religion, gender, gender orientation, physically disability, mentally disability, (have I missed any "minor...
by PistolPete
11 Apr 2018 13:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Fulham
Replies: 93
Views: 6993

Re: BFTG Fulham

HMS Shambles well and truly sailed with Green and my attempts to negotiate the capital last night. Met at the Exmouth Arms, a possible new Bree and with £15 dorms upstairs. Pint of Kinsale ale went down well as Green sat in early spring warmth waiting while I completely underestimated the distance ...
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