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Everything posted by FairWooney

  1. Most dangerous corners we’ve seen all season, always got it into dangerous areas. Amazed we never really got on to any of them. excellent all round performance, great to see him getting some games and still be able to produce top performances. i agree with having, it would be a shame to see him playing on when he’s no longer up to it. Quite hard to judge as a player and for the coach when he gets so little real game time though. i think baines himself will know when it’s time to stop.
  2. Love that he's out in Manhattan dressed like a bit of a lemon enjoying a break with Tom Davies! Don't think I'd recognise either if I saw them out like that! Good to see players wanting to spend time together during a break. Those red sandals though 😱
  3. I'm not that sure about it when your lacking enough quality to rotate but in the case of Keane I'd rather he get game time than thrown in when we're desperate. Similarly Holgate's been brilliant but we shouldn't put too much pressure on him and make him feel he's a must pick. Was surprised Bernard missed the last game but he never plays 90 so maybe just preserving him. I'd have him in my team as often as possible though. The only guarantees seem to be Pickford, Digne, DCL and richarlison. Seems to be working ok anyway
  4. I thought we were much improved today on that front. Much quicker getting the ball forward and not playing back top often. Lots of really positive passing and in the first 20 of the second half some really slick attacking football. It was only Newcastle though and they sit back so much there's no excuse for not attacking them. Not mad on the substitutions, Seamus on for Kean was a bit of an odd defensive move, I know he's used sidibe forward a few times before but when we looked pretty comfortable I don't think the change in shape was a good move. Niasse, do we have to give him these cameos in order to get rid??
  5. Shame we threw this away as for the most part it was a good performance, much more zippy from back to front. Kean showed his strength and pace, working so hard. He was a real handful for them and you could see his confidence grow after the goal too. Hopefully signs of good things to come. Gone for Bernard though, ran the game, created so many chances, was strong on the ball and just the creative spark that we've often lacked
  6. Walcott having a cracking game so far, only player really creating things, really lively, making great runs and using his pace. Rest need to up their game
  7. Love the Ibra response....I'll give him a call and see if he fancies coming over! Usual careful responses around transfers and transfer funds but I'd say he'll definitely be well backed.
  8. The only thing he's not really done which the media keeps drilling into us is take an average team and turn them into a top one. While Ibra could be a great short term signing I don't want us to do like Walter Smith's time and start will filling the team with past it legends!
  9. I know ibra is very much a look at me big ego kind of guy and I don't really like that in a player but I'd be interested to know how much of a team player he is within a squad. If he's the kind that would get on with people and use his experience to help others then he'd be a great short term addition. DCL could learn a lot from Ibra if he could spend some time with him in training.
  10. Thought second half was quality and a real credit to what Dunc has brought to the side. Determination and a never say die attitude. We knocked and knocked and eventually got our reward. Just a shame the pens didn't work out. Disappointing pen for Baines. Good to see the 2 lads slot them away after
  11. Baines you fucking legend! Quality goal from a true club legend. Well deserved after an excellent half. Bring on the pens!
  12. Whatever happened to that Mina that banged in 3 in the world cup?
  13. Brilliant pace and energy in this team, west ham have looked awful and open up so easily. Only thing lacking has been that decision making around the final ball, some great chances not made into a goal/shot because that right decision hasn't been made. Great to see them giving so much energy though and really good battling and closing down when we don't have the ball
  14. Iwobi and kean in but Sig not benched. sidibi and Holgate start as well as Delph
  15. Indeed what a load of shite! does anyone care about the difference in league positions outside of the top 6? Not really. But a good cup run and even better winning it is the kind of thing that fans bother to turn up for . I want to see us playing a final and lifting a trophy. I’ve seen us finish between 4th and 17th all my life but unfortunately can only remember one trophy and being at that final was a darn sight more exciting than a lot of the league games I’ve seen of which no one will remember a year later. the example of Burton and Bradford is also one off bollocks. Our last league cup semi final we lost to Man City. Didn’t we also lose one to the shite as well? id happily play Burton in the semi final if it got us a final anyway. You insinuating that it’s a Micky mouse cup won by lesser teams which is completely wrong. 15 of the last 30 finalists have been from the big 6 and only 1 has featured none of them. Success is what those teams aspire to on all fronts and so should we
  16. I think he’d Be open to him playing in the middle and I’m sure he’s been mentioned as such in the past as an extra option to Sig. I think he looked like he’d do better there than on the wing to be honest and if we had a front 4 of Bernard, Richarlison, iwobi and Kean then I think that would give us plenty of quick movement going forward
  17. Gylfi looked very static and I rarely saw him contribute much. he did create a couple of things but was very rarely involved in the game. touched the ball 37 times in an hour (Bernard did much less and didn't really seem to be making the movement and showing for it in a game where their sat back and he's in the perfect position to make things happen. Both he and Gomez were guility of not contributing effectively to create things around the edge of the box. Personally I thought Iwobi looked more lively when he came on and i'd like to see him get a start in the middle in the league cup and if he plays well then he should start in the next league game. Kean should also start in the league cup and if they work well then they should both be starting at the weekend. We looked a lot more dynamic and created more in the box when they were on.
  18. I thought Iwobi looked good we looked much better in attack when him and Kean came on and much of it was diwn to his work. Some good forward passing and really looking to make things happen. Mina played pretty well at the backbut noticed he's very keen fir a scrap. Luckily Digne seems to be looking out for him and at least a couple of times stepped in and pulled him away from trouble and had a word.
  19. good to See Richarlison promoting us to all of his Brazilian mates again! Seen articles on him pushing people to sign with us before, shows he must obviously be happy here (assuming it's true!). A lot to spent on someone who we can't have yet and who is so young and inexperienced with no European experience but if those scouting him and Brands think he is worth backing at that price then it would be an interesting signing if we got him.
  20. Christ, he just arrived off the plane straight from his Summer back packing trip?
  21. Football is as much about playing football that people enjoy watching as it is about winning trophies. Dislike that as much as you like but very few teams will walk away with a trophy in a season but tens of thousands will turn out every week to revel in the action of their team. We all hope for a top 4 spot or a cup victory but know that it will be tough to achieve. The least we could want should be to watch games where we enjoy the football being played, feel excitement from what we see and some hope that we can challenge for those goals. in the last few months that’s how I’ve felt about our team and the finishing position didn’t really matter to me in the end. I’d seen exciting positive football with some memorable victories and can look forward to the next season with some hope that there will be many more of those moments.
  22. Yep, clearing out that dead wood will be the clubs first priority, then completing the signing of Gomes and maybe Zouma. Gomes for me has looked a different level to the rest, the way he picks the ball up and can move it around, shields it brilliantly and has both the ability to bomb forward with it, play a good pass or get stuck in with a tackle. Not only does he have that Barca midfield quality, he is bigger and stronger than most of them! If we can get him and he’s keen we have to sign him. i think Gana benefits from having him there to. would be good if we could get gana to sign a new contract and stay but I’m not too confident on it. Hopefully a strong end to the season and signing of Gomes would convince him we’re worth sticking with. I don’t think we need masses of signings but as Lookman doesn’t seem to be getting a look in and Theo is a bit shit we need a right winger. Think Richarlison should continue on that side though. hopefully Henry can do it for us in the prem but would we be confident with a just a combination of him and DCL? Richarlison in emergencies.
  23. He loves a game like this anyway, real passionate lad but the addition of Richarlison really brought his attacking play back to life, some good link up with Richarlison using Colemans runs really well
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