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  1. 8 likes
    I only want a proven commanding centre half and I don't care if the entire transfer budget goes on one player.
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    He was decent at set pieces. Quite a good player in my eyes.
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    It's pointless Mowbray signing loan players as he usually sticks them out of position playing on the wing. When he came in we had Gallagher who he played out wide. Since then he has signed Armstrong on loan and played him wide, Payne played wide, Antonsson played wide, Palmer played wide and Reed played wide. None of those players best position was out on the wing.
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    We can buy all those players if we want to. That's 7 new arrivals and we've already let 3 go from last season and should be looking to offload another two or three like Smallwood. We got Dack for less than a million whilst spending 7 million on Brereton so good business can be done. The trouble is we don't seem to have any serious desire to improve on those already here. All the talk at the moment appears to be around padding out the squad, filling gaps rather than getting rid of some and getting better ones in.
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    Our defensive issues will still be far from solved by signing just one centre back.
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    When I was a kid we used to play mixed sex until 11. The lads would go off and play on full sized pitches and the girls would either join Wigan athletic ladies if they where good enough or quit. we used to play a pre season friendly against the Wigan ladies team and there wasn’t much in it. i assume the women break away at that age due to the physicality aspect as young lads get older. it got me thinking. Michael Owen against Chris samba is at a size and strength disadvantage as is Defoe and anyone trying to mark akinfenwa. They combat that with speed, skill etc. so my question is should women not be aloud to play against men due to physicality and how good would a woman have to be for her to be even considered to play in a mans team. if there was a women as good as messi, would people be for or against her playing in a mans league and how long is it going to be before this becomes a real possibility/ talking point. Not to long ago the talk of female commentators, pundits, linesman and referees would have seemed ludicrous . Now the vast majority wouldn’t even notice, especially as the younger generation haven’t known any other way (which is a good thing imo) . Emma Hayes recently got mentioned for an interview for the Chelsea job and the way the world is changing I was just curious as to what’s people thought. If a woman can hold her own against men, should or shouldn’t she be aloud to play in the men’s game ?
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    I'm a little uncomfortable with the concept that we are pursuing players as 'back up' to 'maybe earn a spot'. As far as I'm concerned whether you are Man City or Accy Stanley every player you bring in should be with a view to that player being good enough to play in the team regularly. Clearly Man City can afford to stockpile a collection of players who will sit around doing nothing whereas lower clubs won't be able to take such risks but the principle should be the same - any player the club pursues should be seen as good enough and as a first teamer. Only when he's in the building and training does a decision then get made on who starts games. It's a similar thing with this bizarre Brereton deal. We're supposed to believe that he was a 'project' signing and that we paid out millions of pounds on a player that was never expected to seriously contribute last season and was some sort of pet project for Mowbray or others to polish up and then presumably prove a point down the line by him being worth more than we paid. It's all just nonsense and is unheard of at other Championship clubs. You sign players who are good enough and ready to play. Enough of this back-up, squad filler, making up the numbers or development project stuff. Just sign some players who are ready to play who are better than those already here! If Mowbray was unconvinced about Bauer's capabilities and never saw him as a starting CB then he's wasted a lot of time and energy talking about him and pursuing him. It will also be shown to wrong if Bauer now plays every week for North End and is a central cog in a stronger defence than ours. I wasn't against the Downing signing given he was a regular at Boro recently but already we're seeing it - he hasn't gone to Austria with the squad so next news is he won't be ready for friendlies as he won't have had the intensive training, then next news is he'll be playing catch up fitness wise and he'll be struggling to break into the team from that point on. Seen it before.
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    You lot seem to like talking about it to say you’re not interested and don’t like it... I enjoy watching football, not just watching men play football. I think it would be a fantastic achievement, and I’m getting quietly confident... Need to keep concentration in a shaky defence but going forwards we’ve been electric at times. Should be a cracker of a semi whoever it’s against. 5-4 England or something daft.
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    Heaven forbid if England Women win their version of the World Cup. We are going to have “it’s the same as 1966” rammed down our throats for at least a week and a half until everyone forgets about women’s football again. The irony is that the England women’s team is benefiting from the vacuum caused by football no longer being shown on terrestrial TV.
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    This weekend heard on the radio Jill Scott is England’s most capped player. Fair enough. But the sentence finished with beating peter Shiltons record. I nearly exploded. As if stats are gender neutral. Still winding me up thinking about it. Then once I’d composed myself someone called Marta became Brazil's top goalscorer in world cups, ahead of Ronaldo and Pele. And could go past klose for all time record. It’s just not same. Take it for what it is non league amateur football but not being sexist or a misogynist...just objectively it’s shite.
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    Why though? We might as well persevere with Davenport who is our player? If that happens then it's got Kasey Palmer written all over it again.
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    What you want from your goalkeeper is predictability. You need to know what he's going to do in any given situation. I don't really care about the shots that fly into the top corner just as long as your keeper isn't dropping corners on the opposing centre forward's foot.
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    Tough question. Probably - in terms of our-and-out defending - but only because Mulgrew’s legs have gone. However, Mulgrew contributes so much from set pieces.
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    I suppose you've blanked Murphy, Etuhu and Goulon from your mind? Don't blame you. Many would say Andrews but I think he was a similar level to Evans and Smallwood personally, just playing a league higher. He was poor but not half as poor as a lot of fans made out.
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    Utter feminist liberalist media claptrap. Should we include Wayne Rooney’s Under 15s and U17s goals as part of his overall record? Shilton played 13 times for England C team, taking his total to 138 games. I expect he will have some schoolboy caps too. They need to promote the women’s game, not promote it as “the game”, and stop trying to socially engineer us.
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    https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/boris-johnson-trade-deal-myths-by-guy-verhofstadt-2019-06 Guy Verhofstadt gives a few truths about Boris Johnson and exactly what the U.K. is walking away from. “While Boris Johnson, the likely successor to British Prime Minister Theresa May, takes his country down a path of diminished trade, the European Union is negotiating one of the largest free-trade agreements in the world. One really has to wonder what the "buccaneering" Brexiteers have to complain about.”
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    Different game but still recognisably football. Been very impressed by technical skills and some of the passing has been breathtaking- both good and awful. England v tonight's winners could go any direction including humiliating defeat and thumping victory. England can make Rovers midfield and defence look super switched on and aware but the attack when it clicks can destroy any defense in the women's game.
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    Mowbray speaks with forked tongue. He should be reminded of previous articles by his media team before each interview he does.
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    I've heard that one too. He is a centre half, just like John Terry.
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    You really couldn't be using a worse example to try and prove your point. This company has specifically stipulated "no deal" Brexit. It ain't Brexiteers stopping a deal going through to leave EU. 🤔 It's your mob stopping any deal getting done. So, in your example , (don't waffle on about other stuff 😉), who's costing the country those jobs? The irony is insane.
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    There was an article in the LT a week or two ago stating the aim was no major sales of the likes of Lenihan or Dack and 5 in. Downing has come in since then so that's 4 to go according to the stated objective. I don't necessarily believe the owners are the problem in terms of landing players, Mowbray wasn't wanting for support when he lashed out 7m on a player he then barely used last summer, nor when he bid 4m for Freeman, nor in January when I was told there was a very substantial fund available if the manager wanted it. TM has also said in the past that far from having to beg for money he's had to try and keep the owners in check, so is the reason we seem to have difficulty in landing players more down to the fact the manager doesn't really want to bring in anyone new and upset the core group as per his comment in the article Stuart posted that "the most important thing is to work hard with the players you've got". Of course, if we're no nearer promotion after 3 seasons in the Championship, then FFP will probably dictate that players have to be sold to avoid going into embargo but in the meantime for the next 2 seasons you'd like to think we'd have a bit of a go and not just sleepwalk into FFP whilst rambling on about long term plans and gradual improvement etc etc.
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    Savage was also technically a very good player. Better than most centre mids we've had. Absolutely miles ahead of Smallwood and Evans for example.
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    No evidence of that whatsoever. It was a Magloire header which set up the penalty against Wigan in that game he played at Ewood. Magloire is a 20 year old centre-back who captains the 6th best youth side in the country, what makes him any worse than Cameron Humphreys-Grant, George Johnston or Julio Pleguezuelo at City, Liverpool and Arsenal? Absolutely nothing. But those three players are seen as amazing prospects because they happen to play for big clubs. Because you can guarantee if we signed some Manchester United 20 year-old centre-back on loan a lot of people would think, yeah he's a good signing. Not taking into consideration we're an entire league above them at youth level.
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    I’m just glad Woodgate has got the job there - or Mogga might have tried to sign him!
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