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Admiral Nelsen

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  1. Jack Payne

    Remember arguing to the death at school that Bellamy was making a sideways move to Liverpool. Similar levels of delusion on show here.
  2. Midfield generals

    Carrying on with it for the next few games should definitely be a no brainer. Smallwood is obviously in front of everyone, Bennett needs to show that Saturday wasn't a one off before he's clearly in front of Whittingham for me. I'd like to see if Whiitingham gets more effective once he has better attacking options to pass to with Armstrong/Payne in front of him. Evans on the other hand, needs to show a lot more before he gets the shirt back.
  3. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Definitely. Don't want to turn a positive into a negative, but I've been so disappointed in how passive Evans has been this year that I would be quite happy for him not to get another look in barring several injuries. Not sure if the Smallwood/Bennett partnership would cut it in the division above, but seeing them both getting on the front foot and snapping into tackles was an absolute joy.
  4. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Been playing on the left hand side for the last few weeks for Oxford. Apparently not all that well, but I suppose left midfield for Oxford playing 442 is very different to in our set-up.
  5. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Getting ahead of myself slightly, but his contract is up at the end of next season, so potentially wouldn't cost the earth if we go up & he's surplus at Huddersfield.
  6. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Splitting hairs slightly, but I'd keep Downing in the side before Darragh, play him in CM if anywhere. Even so, I'm convinced that side goes up as champions
  7. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Looking at the Oxford forum, looks like plenty are saying he's been less effective when teams have man marked/doubled up on him in recent weeks. Can't see anyone doing that with Dack in the side. The prospect of Dack, Payne and Armstrong playing behind Graham looks devestating at this level.
  8. Murphy is an interesting one. His performances were obviously a massive disappointment, probably owing more to his legs having gone than lack of effort, but it was his whole lack of understanding about the club and our situation which made it 10 times worse. Obviously not as bad as Orr, but you could tell that he felt that everything would've been fine if only the fans piped down and let K**n get on with it. Even now (can't remember if it was posted here or elsewhere) there are stories of Rovers fans talking to him and he still feels as if everything was going well until we started changing managers. Doesn't put him right in the top tier of horrible characters that we've had post-Venkys, but he probably best sums up why we felt disconnected with almost the whole squad until Bowyer. It seemed as if the players were on a totally different wavelength from the support base. Not nasty, just ignorant. Elsewhere, Mokoena easily one of my irrationally favourite players. Remember him scoring a worldie against Sunderland in the cup and belly laughing instead of celebrating. Seems ridiculous now, he wasn't even that bad!
  9. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Perhaps, but I'd be surprised if they'd stump up the cash needed to turn his head. Doesn't look like they're doing much this season, and parachute payments are going to drop after this season. They could if they really wanted to, but as good as he's been this season, I doubt they'd want to spend most off the Pritchard money and a chunk of his wages on a player in league 1, even one as good as Dack.
  10. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Said rumour has been posted on twitter by Nicko, for whatever that is worth. I expect they'll still have enough to go up, even if he goes without a replacement, but maybe opens up the race for top spot.
  11. Transfers Part 3

    I think that was always the problem with Stokes, rather than his ability, no?
  12. Transfers Part 3

    Keep hearing that Watt has a bad attitude. Maybe he does, but taking as we find, I thought he looked very hungry when he was here last time. I'd be very happy if we signed him in January. Clearly has too much quality for this league, and we know he'd be able to contribute in the league above, unlike Antonsson who I fear will get bullied out of games when we don't dominate as much as we have been doing.
  13. Transfers Part 3

    If he could play on the wing anywhere nearly as effectively, then he could be absolutely amazing. Like most, I'm going off his highlights, but the idea that teams need to make allowances for both him and Dack would be frightening. Reminds me a little of the set up that Brentford had when they first got promoted a few seasons ago.
  14. NAPM

    Agree entirely, but to be fair it does seem like that's a much more common view than it was even 18 months ago. You can tell even by the aggro (or lack of it) on threads like this. It seems like a large majority of fans of all sides have basically accepted that almost none of this is our fault, and that a huge majority of fans are anti-Venkys to varying degrees (even if some are sceptical of viable alternatives). Seems like most disagreement is fairly civil and on legitimate grounds (what's the point of protesting, etc.) and the days of people being called 'Venky lovers' for having a different view seems to be a thing of the past.
  15. Crewe - FA Cup (Again!)

    Postponed til tomorrow night
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