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  1. joey_big_nose

    Club Ambition

    I think we are saying the same thing. You can get up if you find and attract a Farke or Dyche. But can our board and owners do that?
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    Club Ambition

    Id say the club's ambition has been reasonable in terms of budget provided and Mowbray is a guy with a previous promotion on the CV. So I think it's a bit unfair to say effort is not being made. I do however agree it is now clear Tony is not likely to get us up. Question is who will? To near guarantee promotion we would need to drop 30m+ which I doubt Venkys will do. Failing that you need to find the magic diamond in the rough manager who can haul you up with an average budget - the next Dyche or Farke. If anyone knows who that is there are 20+ clubs in the championship who would like to know also.
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    Mowbrays got a good squad together through picking a fair few good players. It would be be quite possible that whoever next comes in will lack that knack. It's not easy. But I agree with the basic point which is that after three years he is unlikely to suddenly turn it around and address the three key weaknesses we have 1- Poor mentality 2- Poor fitness 3- Poor recruitment in key areas despite a decent budget (centreback, centre forward) Agree that the board should be looking closely at the succession plan if they aren't already. Which they probably aren't. My main concern is the odds are we will appoint someone worse. Which is what makes ambivalent about change.
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    We are a frustrating team. We have a very technically strong team for this level who play good football when on song. Downing, Holtby, Dack can all really play, and I think Armstrong is better than people give him credit for. But we lack consistency, heart and desire. We always look like we can concede soft goals and frequently do, even if the opposition aren't creating chances. It's been like that for a long long time now.
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    Brexit

    I dont quite follow you here?
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    Brexit

    Latest estimates on BBC say it looks like Johnson's bill will fail. Man this is all so exhausting.
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    Loss today and I think Mowbray is under serious pressure.
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    Id go for that too, good team. Id like to see JRC too either start or on the bench.
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    Brexit

    Hi Chaddy, if Britain crashes out no deal that leads to a hard border in Ireland, a huge breach in the Good Friday Agreement. In reality if the deal fails in parliament both Johnson and the EU will hugely prefer to extend to avoid that catastrophic outcome. They are just not explicitly saying that as they want to keep the pressure on as far as possible. Just thought I would spell that out to avoid disappointment should the deal be rejected.
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    Brexit

    If he manages to get the deal through parliament he will have really achieved something. But if he doesn't then he's not really moved things forward.
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    England

    This is the key question. Minimum requirement at the Euros will be Quarter Finals, expectation Semis, Stretch is the Final. He also needs to beat everyone who is not tier one (Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain). Will he get sacked if we lose in the quarter finals to France? Probably not. If we lose to Switzerland (despite them being a good side). Probably yes.
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    Brexit

    What a suprise! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50029635
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    England

    Youre not alone thinking this but I have to say I just don't get it. He's got a squad with very few top players (Kane, Stirling, Henderson), some okay upper mid table prem types, and a lot of players who can't get in their club teams and a lot of kids - only one of whom who really seems like they definitely will become world class (Sancho). Compared to France, Germany, Brazil etc it's pretty slim pickings. He's done really well broadly speaking with clever tactics and imagination. The England job really is a thankless one. I'm sure if Dyche or Howe or Mourinho or Ferguson took the job they'd get the same.
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    Brexit

    Agree with all of that. Problem is Corbyn is an old school socialist and a disproportionate number of old school socialists are pro Brexit as they see the EU (with some justification) as a free trade project which primarily benefits business and elites. Him, and Momentum, need those guys on side. If they go full blooded Remain that plays well with their big city lefties in London, Manchester, Birmingham etc but those voters more likely to be from the Blairist wing of the Labour party/electorate. It's all internal party politics.
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