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08 Aug 2019 22:01:15
Bostock in then. Clearly no striker coming in. The decision to let Tyler Walker go out on loan looks even drafter now. Wonder if we can persuade Crouch to come out of retirement!


1.) 08 Aug 2019 22:23:32
One thing I would say I don't think you've seen the last of the signings think a few free agents will join yet.

2.) 09 Aug 2019 16:57:30
Frazer Campbell heading to Huddersfield. One less free agent to bolster our threadbare attack.

3.) 09 Aug 2019 22:17:40
TWF That is the best news I've heard all window! 🤣.

4.) 10 Aug 2019 05:19:31
Anyone think we could get Daniel sturridge to come to us? Rooney at derby so there’s a chance.

5.) 10 Aug 2019 09:39:11
The Rooney circus will upset the apple cart at the Flat Pack Stadium come January! 🤮🤧🤣.



07 Aug 2019 22:12:10
Bruce Samba signed now. What does that do for Muric's confidence? Keepers, defenders and central midfielders, what about a bloody decent striker?




24 Feb 2018 14:34:54
That's a small looking line up we've put out. I would imagine QPR will be chucking plenty of crosses into our penalty area for Smith who is very good in the air. I'd imagine they'll target Osborn in particular.


1.) 24 Feb 2018 16:33:03
Seem to be doing alright anyway mate!!!

2.) 24 Feb 2018 16:58:22
As I said the other day, if we played football like we did in the second half it wouldn’t be long before we smashed some teams.

Let them build it from here, but it’s looking pretty good to me

3.) 24 Feb 2018 20:32:46
Lesson in life the whole is better than the sum of the individual parts and that gets results.
Karanka has now got a team playing rather than playing individuals who on paper are better?
Clougie did the same!
Onward and upward.



26 Jan 2018 19:13:32
According to Sky sports we're interested in Tim Cahill. Seems a strange one to me.


1.) 26 Jan 2018 19:32:05
Have we been taken over by Millwall?

2.) 26 Jan 2018 19:39:54
You have mixed it up, they say Millwall have offered him a contract about 2 hours ago.

3.) 26 Jan 2018 20:41:34
10 yrs too late. Was a cracking player.

4.) 26 Jan 2018 20:48:03
It's all over sky and fox sport Australia that we are going to hijack Cahill from Millwall, i hope not at 38 i think he's past it rather have de Oliveria ⚓

5.) 26 Jan 2018 23:15:10
Tim Cahill, 38, needs competitive football because of his last world cup. 6 month contract, model pro, will score goals and not as daft as it seems. A serious option if Vaughny keeps getting niggling injuries. No, I'm being serious.😉

6.) 27 Jan 2018 01:52:49
I've seen him on tv regularly in Asia playing for the Aussies, believe me he's still got it
Scores goals, winds up defences, no worries!

7.) 29 Jan 2018 11:14:11
I'd be happy to take him until the end of the season. Although the A League is not the same as the championship he still packs a punch. Also a little old at 39 my fav has to be Archie Thompson who played for my Aus team Melbourne Victory, still as fit as a butchers dog 90 goals in 229 apps.



10 Sep 2017 20:10:06
It doesn't seem to matter which defenders play, the result is still the same, no organisation and chaotic defending. Simply bringing in another CB would not have solved our problems. It's something that can only be put right by the manager and his coaching staff. Deciding whether we go with a back 5 or back 4 and then sticking to it week in week out would be a start, then drop zonal marking and going man to man marking should help at set pieces.

The leadership qualities of Lichaj should make him a regular in the team and I fail to see what Darwikra has done to keep last year's player of the season out of the team. You would think David Weir should know how to set up a defence. At least the Matt Mills haters can't blame him for yesterday!


1.) 11 Sep 2017 04:59:52
I think a vocal cb to pull other 3 into place and take charge would make a world of difference

2.) 11 Sep 2017 08:15:39
You are so right but been saying it all along, good luck with the response.

3.) 11 Sep 2017 09:37:29
I understand the reasoning behind playing the ball out from the back (If you hoof it then the vast majority of the time the ball goes to the opposition) but can we just play it forward quicker from the back in the same way that Liverpool do? 3 passes out and the ball should not be near the Penalty Area it should be near the half way line (unless we are playing against Beckham then it is doubtful that the opponents can shoot from there)

4.) 11 Sep 2017 12:07:29
We have to be able to mix the way we play, yes playing from the back and possession football is easy on the eye but not if we lose the ball and concede goals. As a defender, if in doubt get it out, better decision making against Leeds and S.Weds may have yielded an extra point or two. I agree about moving the ball quicker too, the longer we take the more time the opposition has to arrange their defence. Problem for Smith is this exposes his poor distribution, time to take him out of the firing line and give us the option of breaking quickly. This style would suit away games and against the better sides at home, just a realistic opinion based on our mid table expectations? FTID

5.) 11 Sep 2017 12:55:59
we don't look well drilled to me, set peices need to be drilled and drilled, and for me need to start marking more man to man instead of more zonal.

beyond me why a steady defender lichaj isn't starting, darikwa a liability to me.

6.) 11 Sep 2017 16:27:16
I'd like to see this defence given time to gel
Licha Manchienne Hobbs/worrell troare
Hobbs if he's fit. Then Vaughen bridgcutt holding
With Mackey dowel osbourn. And Murphy upfront.

7.) 11 Sep 2017 20:04:00
Playing the ball out the way we do, which is giving it to the first defender is suicide. That defender should then knock it it deep into midfield. No we lass it sideways which allows the opposition to get at us causing nervousness. Playing it long to a decent striker ie murphy or velios allows the defence tobpysh up and get bsck in formation. Simples. If the ball does come straight back we shouldbe organised to deal with it. Playing it out from the back is pk in the prem where the opposition strikers will back off. not in this league.

8.) 11 Sep 2017 20:24:29
Rr1. The longer you pass the ball the more likely it is to be intercepted, or for it to go astray. A player should run then pass, then move again, and off course a players pass needs to be accurate.

9.) 11 Sep 2017 21:43:56
Abf correct but we gave possesion to weds in dreadful areas which led to goals. Listen. Pearce would often take the ball from sutton, webb ot hodge would show for him and an early accurate pass from pearce would get us moving forward. Not this pish from sat where the ball was nervously batted about with no conviction. Play to your strengths. Fox worral and darikwa were terrified in posession.

10.) 13 Sep 2017 10:01:41
We certainly need to sort out the back. I personally think Darikwa is a decent solid back, i can remember the beginning of the last two seasons fans saying Lichaj was a liability when we were leaking goals. Keep Darikwa on the right, Lichaj can play on the right with Mancienne and another in the middle, Worral or Fox.

11.) 13 Sep 2017 10:08:33
Ooops, I meant Lichaj can play on the left!




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06 Mar 2020 21:22:31
Direkaby on. Time to go home me thinks.


1.) 06 Mar 2020 21:37:51
Yep he is truly awful



06 Mar 2020 20:41:00
Seeing as our home form has been poor all season what would sabri have to lose by trying a different formation. We can hardly get any worse. 2 "defensive" midfielders that have got easily beaten and allowed simple crosses into our box.




11 Feb 2020 23:33:17
I see Sabri is claiming Grabban, sow and Ameobi had knocks. If that is true then that may explain them being replaced tonight but why drop cash and Riberio? i'm not saying he's lying but it'll be interesting to see how many of them have recovered by the weekend. The main problem is that whilst our best 11 are a match for anyone in the division, the back up players are generally pretty awful and I think this shows that the January transfer window may have been a missed opportunity. Let's hope we can get back on track against West brom.


1.) 11 Feb 2020 23:43:50
All will play and he is lying.

2.) 11 Feb 2020 23:52:09
Had we been playing wba tonight I bet grabban amoebi and sow would all have played, I believe it’s b/ s for him after to suddenly claim knocks, the best people in any business learn quickly from mistakes, sabri doesn’t appear to, as for the’ performance ‘ I’m to p***** off to pass comment.

3.) 12 Feb 2020 06:30:28
Typical French arrogance and when all else fails claim your best players are injured. Lamouchi equals an onion.



11 Feb 2020 22:36:24
Got to agree with most people on here tonight. Feared the worst when I saw the team. Absolute madness to change a team that did so well on Saturday. Play your strongest team and get 3 points in the bag, then move onto the next game. Sow may be the exception but I'm pretty sure the rest could have played tonight. Completely different level but how often does Klopp change his full backs or front 3? They've played almost all of their premier league and champions league games this season. Lose at the weekend and we could be looking over our shoulders at the teams just outside the play off Spots. Sabri fell into the trap of trying to be too clever and get too ahead of himself.




28 Jan 2020 22:56:14
Being perfectly honest I didn't expect anything from the game tonight so well done to the players and management for a good night's work.


1.) 28 Jan 2020 23:08:20
While brentford score goals they have an Achilles heel in they concede too many.
That's ten defeats now and that's what costs.

2.) 28 Jan 2020 23:51:15
I’ll be honest I’d have been very happy with a point. Amazing performance and result. Come on!

3.) 28 Jan 2020 23:56:26
Yeah, tip top result away at Brentford, hopefully follow up with another good result on Sat.




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01 Oct 2019 22:39:26
I don't think Fred is diaputing the effort or work rate, that's there for all to see. I think we just need to show a bit more composure when we win the ball back. That way you make the opposition chase the ball and give the defence a breather. Having said that we have to be happy with another point on the road and if we follow that up with a win in the next home game it's been another good week for the Reds.




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07 Aug 2019 18:59:24
Lamouchi collects Centre backs like Karanka collected centre mids. Maybe the next manager will have a fondness for strikers!




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06 Aug 2019 14:02:28
Read what the Arsenal fans think of Jenkinson, they're praying someone takes him off their hands. May well be a steady player at our level but I wouldn't be paying 2 million for him and I'd imagine his wages will be high. Maybe a loan signing would be a better option and spend whatever money we have on a Striker.




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27 Oct 2018 23:39:32
Forest were more comfortable on the ball????? We never had it! Grabban worked his socks off but Carvalho was anonymous again.




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30 Sep 2018 22:48:34
Agreed the first was a fluke but the second was rank bad defending. Still a good point away from home against a decent team.





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25 Jul 2020 11:57:09
Couldnt agree more. 👍.




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25 Jul 2020 11:55:17
In terms of league position it's been our most successful season for a number of years but a lot of the football we've played, particularly at home, has been negative, attritional and boring to watch. We constantly let the opposition dominate play, home and away and are constantly on the back foot with our defence under pressure for large periods of the match. We've ridden our luck at times but if you keep giving the ball away eventually you'll get punished. That's the reason we've conceded so many late goals. A lot of fans think Sabri has set up this way because of the players he's got but I'm far from convinced he knows any other way of playing. Don't know where we go from here but if we stick with the current manager he needs to learn from this season and adapt his mindset and tactics quickly.




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22 Jul 2020 21:51:16
Spot on. I thought we might lose and expected Swansea to win but thought we'd just scrape over the line with our goal difference but I never thought we would get so soundly beaten. Clearly don't deserve to be in the play offs and it's probably just saved us further humiliation. I really don't know where we go from here.




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20 Jul 2020 18:57:28
We just can't control games and take the game to the opposition, even with Lolley and Ameobi in the team. We're always set up to counter track, regardless of the opponent or being home or away. Even with fresh personnel I'm not convinced Lamouchi knows any other way to play.




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19 Jul 2020 22:31:39
We don't even learn from our mistakes. How many stoppage time goals is it we've conceded this season?