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  1. Plus one. Strange thing is Robertson has probably been their best player this season, they could win the league and not one of their players have been the best. Never seen anything like it, deserve a draw most games but manage to get the whole three.
  2. Frustration of three years worth of bollocks. Personally been times I've felt it to be a chore and I'm sure many would agree. I couldn't even give my ticket away for some of the games last year. Yes.
  3. We had a really poor patch after the first derby were any of the starting eleven could have been replaced with minimal damage if the kid starting wasn't good enough as the starting players weren't doing much. Worst case starting a kid during that period was we would have been no poorer on the pitch and a kid gets a taster to help him develop. If something is stale you make a change. Silva done nothing. Plodded along to the point some people cut their season tickets in half. Like Matt says we need a squad.
  4. The pass is terrible, it's hit behind him and at shin height giving the striker very little margin for error. United haven't scored from open play in 500+ minutes. If anything people should be looking at Rashford not Lukaku.
  5. Age of the rest of the players used: Kenny - 22 Mina - 24 Jagielka - 36 Baines - 34 Schneiderlin - 29 McCarthy - 28 Davies - 20 Walcott - 30 Lookman - 21 Tosun - 27 Youth players with more minutes than last year: 1; Lookman. Youth players with less minutes than last year: 5+; Holgate, Kenny, Baningime, Davies, Vlasic, DCL (although will be roughly the same if plays next three). Debutants given: 0
  6. Because we've got a manager who doesn't trust in youth. No debuts this season, and all the kids have less minutes than they got last year other than Lookman (who has 552 minutes this year). The only one getting a decent amount is DCL but that was only after the manager trying to play Richarlison out of position and Tosun over him. Giving both of them more chances than they deserved. Picking an injured Baines over Kenny as well. Davies has only been given minutes due to Gomes not being fit at the start of the season and Gana's head getting wobbled. Very rarely does the manager go away from the 451 system either, same players every week, same tactics every week. Better managers will change things up depending on strengths and weaknesses. How many on here say they don't want Gana against bottom half teams, they want an attack minded player on as we expect to have more of the ball. Yet Silva does the same thing regardless of opposition. Unsure if I've misheard but isn'tt this the first time we've not had one of our own play in either Derby. In a season we're the team have been said to lack passion and not play for the shirt. Koeman was ousted for not getting Everton and so was Alladyce. Why is Silva getting such an easy ride when the gap between us and 6th isn'tt any smaller?
  7. You use flat earth as a reference but it'd be more likely if we were born 100s of years ago you'd be in the majority thinking it was whilst I butted my head against a wall trying to explain the bigger picture. Nope. Bracewell was before my time. Late 90s onwards for me.
  8. Still waiting for that exhaustive list of exceptional things he's done to contribute above and beyond what Davies would have done. Should add the pass, the one to Sigurdssen is actually quite poor, it slowed the attack. Sigurdssen does very well to score given the service and how far out he is, lovely strike, but at the same time it's poor from the opposition to leave him that much space. Gana played during the period we were poor, was he not responsible for our lack of tempo going forward as well as giving changes away too easily? United were terrible. Look at the space they give us, their players weren't up for it and their manager was shocking putting rashford and Lindelof against Bernard and Digne. We've come across one team up for it in recent weeks and we got beat comfortably 2 nil. Why did Fulham beat us?
  9. You're right, this tory chap. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-chris-davies-tory-mp-14451310?fbclid=IwAR1Fp9We_CIaGsGuFG5YPLy7EQcL5HzW5tQuIN_oegWElRCCt46v12MRPeU
  10. So the main thing he done was make one pass any midfielder could in a game we were already winning.
  11. Would the results have been any different with Davies in the side? What did Gana do during the run for these wins that was above and beyond the job of any midfielder we have on the books?
  12. We lost against a nothing team in Newcastle, only the second time in 365 games that we've not got anything after taking in a two goal lead. Got comfortably beat by a relegated Fulham. Bullied by league one Millwall. Then there's the Leicester game on new year's, fortunately I missed this one but from what I heard it was our worst performance in years. We've had a good spell but with a big chunk of luck given the opposition. Don't see what Gana has done in those games to get the credit. If he didn't play and Davies did we'd probably have still won them, Gana hasn't been vital in any of them.
  13. Bernard, took the piss out of them. Digne a close second with that volley.
  14. I don't dislike Sigurdssen I just don't think he fits in the system. He's the type you need to build the team around to get the best out of him. Yet we focus more on the wings so would be better off with a workhorse. Gana is a massive down grade on the players we had before him. Yesterday was probably his best game for us but as always there was still negatives. I don't understand why we bought Keane. He's a 7ft pansy and no better than Holgate. No idea why you're talking about trophies. This side got smashed by League One Millwall because we are weak. We're never gonna win a cup with Keane and Gana.
  15. I tried to cash out my bet (I had 3-1) as soon as Walcott broke away as you knew he was gonna score, unfortunately for me I clicked on the wrong bet.
  16. I was there and stayed out on county road celebrating 🍻. Already called the win last week, OGS isn'tt ready for that job and the Man U team is plop. Didn't expect it to be 4 though, I bet on 3-1.
  17. What he done to Niasse was disgusting no arguments about that. But you're using that against him with regards to Deulofeu. What did he do to Deulofeu?
  18. Why do you always make stuff up and throw agenda everywhere? He never got stuck into Deulofeu, Deulofeu said Koeman never spoke to him he never mentioned any stick from Koeman but he did add Kenwright begged him to stay. Any need for the Lukaku comment? What's the point in that. It's a drilled cross they look painfully close but the pace of them not only makes it hard to defend it makes it hard to get on the end of them as well unless you're on the back post. Lukaku was in the middle doing his job, if anything it'd be the opposite winger who should be getting them at the far post ala Sterling getting the tap ins every week at City.
  19. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/shaun-bailey-tory-london-mayor-14440990?fbclid=IwAR00kAfdiu4-Sdp0ctpg033kF6qCxpR1M_23VEfeDIOS7BHRagYn7igYLLs What a toss pot. Tory of course. And in a 2005 pamphlet, written for the Centre for Policy Studies think-tank, he said immigrants to the UK had been allowed to “bring their culture, their country and any problems they might have with them". He added: "What it does is rob Britain of its community. Without our community we slip into a crime-riddled cesspool." At the time a spokesperson for Mr Bailey said the criticism of his comments was "ludicrous", saying it was a "bit rich" of opponents to criticise him when he himself had faced racist abuse. They said: “As a descendant of the Windrush generation, and someone who has worked with diverse communities for over 20 years, Shaun knows full well the challenges faced by BAME communities.” Windrush descentant yet is a tory candidate who wants immigrants to not to come here. For me this just shows how easily people are brainwashed by the papers/news with the nasty party's propaganda. Add to that he's an extra whopper for basically saying he can't be racist as he's black.
  20. The problem is I have. I've watched us with great midfielders in Barry and McCarthy, Fellaini and Arteta, plus Cahill further forward. We used to battle our way through games yet now we just get walked through the middle. Midfielders are the most important players you have. We were consistently 7th as we had players in the middle who could challenge to be in the teams above them. We went 10 years under Moyes without decent wingers or a striker but we still managed to play so thanks to the centre mids. Since Koeman/Walsh/Gana come we've had a soft belly and been too easy to beat. We've even been described as a nothing team. Do you think these players fight for the shirt? Do you think they'd have got a look in under Moyes? Would you not swap them for the players I've named?
  21. I agree about trusting Brands to find a better right back, but just think that the spine of the team needs prioritising to make the team function better as we can make do with Kenny/Coleman for another season. For me Keane, Gana and Sigurdssen don't work. Compare them to the players before them and I'd swap them in a heartbeat. Stones/Heitinga, McCarthy/Fellaini/Arteta, and Barkley/Cahill. The main issue with the trio is they are all reactors, the first two slowing the football down and Sigurdssen struggling to get into space to recieve the ball. They lack the smarts of the players before them and don't seem to be as bothered by defeat. Not to say they're not hard workers but they all lack that bit extra. They all lose 50/50s they shouldn't. Whereas I'm used to Everton players putting their body on the line. We might have got beat but at least the opposition players felt it the next day, they'd earned a win but we'd not gone down without a fight. Whereas the team since Gana come/Barry left is just so weak. Teams have probably had more intensity from their training games at times.
  22. GK: Pickford/Virginia RB: ???/Kenny/Coleman RCB: ???/Holgate LCB: Zouma/Mina LB: Digne/??? DM: Gomes/McCarthy CM: ??? /Davies/Besic LW: Bernard/??? RW: Richarlison/Walcott AM: ???/Vlasic ST: ???/DCL/Henry Keane, Gana, and Sigurdssen just don't fit. £60m. Plus Niasse £15m. I'd be tempted to keep Bolasie if he's willing to be fourth choice or even Mirallas and cash in on Lookman, as £28m is very generous from what I've seen of him, albeit not that many minutes. Musts: CB, preferably experienced. Johnny Evans would have been ideal. I like the lad at Leeds Jansson but think he's left sided. Ideally we'd get a right footer. CM, someone like Mooy or better. Herrera on a free would be a major coup if possible. AM, a hard worker similar to Jota. Budget pending: ST, Lukaku anyone? Mitrovic if we go budget. RB, someone better than Kenny. Coleman to be moved to third choice. DM, a proper shield in the mould of Barry or Carsley. Can't think of any off the top of my head. LB, cover for Digne. LW, Lozano if he's as good as people say.
  23. To summarise Btay's post because he doesn't fit the system and is anonymous if he doesn't score. Add to that his job is to assist and he doesn't create enough. Partly because he only averages 27 passes a game so he's not involved enough. Only goal I can think of that made the difference was against Leicester, great turn and banged the ball into the net. He doesn't take charge enough.
  24. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/press-freedom-index-uk-ranking-reporters-without-borders-us-italy-a8875771.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0VxZC90OF2DwVRlGLWqrqWbhnDM1udjD_X3l9T6btP04_2AAu8oASOX7U#Echobox=1555677131
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