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by weasel
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sum of our parts
Replies: 40
Views: 3891

Re: Sum of our parts

I don't think it's as bad as people make out, with everyone fit and available we're a top 6 side. If we could select from everyone available and they all played to their best every game then yes we'd have had a chance for at least the play-offs. Unfortunately we have too many players that are incon...
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Three things you learned from the Derby game
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Three things you learned from the Derby game

The team has lost the ability to win close matches which was the key last season - against Bristol and Derby we should have taken 6 points as we should have scored a third v Bristol and not conceded the 2nd v Derby. If the team gets lucky and don't concede when the opposition are well on top we are ...
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why is Heckingbottom here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2822

Re: Why is Heckingbottom here?

My sentiments too Swan Blunts - beaten in the last ten minutes down to a dodgy pen Bristol City - fine comeback, nearly won it the very last minute Derby - Rams equaliser in the 92nd minutes, should have won it if we had killed the game off by keeping possession on a few occasions Under TC I doubt ...
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Derby v Leeds - Team/Reports/Ratings
Replies: 155
Views: 8546

Re: Derby v Leeds - Team/Reports/Ratings

I am guessing the defence, possible Cooper as captain, told him to stay on the line and that they would deal with everything. I feel the criticism for the corner concession is overly harsh - how many other times do players make far worse mistakes and whilst we conceded from the corner there were oth...
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ronaldo Vieira
Replies: 60
Views: 2756

Re: Ronaldo Vieira

The lad's in a poor bit of form but we have to remember how young and inexperience he still is. He is going to have these setbacks but hopefully it will all help him to become the player he can be - we have certainly seen at time how good he can be.
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why is Heckingbottom here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2822

Re: Why is Heckingbottom here?

My point wasn't that Lasogga has done well but in analysing Wood's season last year and comparing it to Lasogga's the glaring difference is the amount of minutes played. Yes their records of goals per minutes may be similar but Wood was nearly ever present which is the key difference as he was then ...
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: De Bock
Replies: 30
Views: 2365

Re: De Bock

Gandalf wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:10 pm
I notice that the knives are out already for De Bock. He has only been sub-standard for a couple of games, and has only been in the country for seven games. He looks comfortable on the ball, so let's give him a chance to acclimatise.
Well said.
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why is Heckingbottom here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2822

Re: Why is Heckingbottom here?

Didn't you just say that TC would have wanted a ball playing GK? We didn't get rid of Taylor and isn't Lassoga a much better player in his first season than Wood was? TC probably wanted a ball playing keeper but probably also wanted someone to be able to do the basics too. We did get rid of Taylor ...
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Derby v Leeds - Team/Reports/Ratings
Replies: 155
Views: 8546

Re: Derby v Leeds - Team/Reports/Ratings

I'd said a few times on here about my reservations with De Bock & no one made a comment, not even weasel who is generally quick off the mark with regard to my thoughts about LUFC. Last night De Bock lived up to my criticism in fine style making so many errors you have to ask the question is he real...
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Liam Cooper
Replies: 45
Views: 2044

Re: Liam Cooper

And yet again another manager makes him captain. You just have to wonder why a player that shouldn't be in the starting XI (yes probably better than the alternatives in our squad but we should have bought/loaned in better) should be given the armband? People have a go at Wiedwald yet Cooper should h...
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why is Heckingbottom here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2822

Re: Why is Heckingbottom here?

He is a PowerPoint guru The trouble was that he pointed out the weaknesses in last season's team and obviously the board listened and brought in Saiz and Alioski to give us more speed and attacking options. Doubt TC's power point presentation suggested they got rid of Green, Bartley, Taylor and Woo...
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adam Forshaw
Replies: 48
Views: 2331

Re: Adam Forshaw

Happy to see him not get forward especially if we can get Hernandez and Saiz int he same starting XI. Get the ball keep possession and then get it to those 2 in space rather than just lumping it towards them.
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stuart Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: Stuart Dallas

Good solid pro, rarely spectacular but also always put a solid shift in, a lesser version of James Milner. Great player to have in the squad and really he should be the benchmark for when the club is looking to strengthen the squad.
by weasel
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why is Heckingbottom here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2822

Re: Why is Heckingbottom here?

The blame for this season is because of the failure to replace Green, Bartley, Wood and Taylor. Throw them into this team and the problems are all solved. You even get the added bonus of the few goals Bartley would get a there are probably now half a dozen times where Cooper has missed sitters and d...
by weasel
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our current position in the Championship
Replies: 13
Views: 1582

Re: Our current position in the Championship

I would think TC had the opportunity to start Green this season but opted to go with the poorer keeper. I definitely feel TC wanted a ball playing keeper which wasn't one of Green's strengths. I would not be surprised if Green got a big pay rise in his contract for this season as it was a contract ...
by weasel
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our current position in the Championship
Replies: 13
Views: 1582

Re: Our current position in the Championship

Were never geared for promotion. First game of the season vs Bolton (Jansson was unavailable. Wiedwald-New gk, average gk. Ayling-good rb Cooper-back up level cb Penny-back up level cb Berardi-not a left back O'Kane-lower level cm Phillips-lower level back up cm Roofe-poor winger'average level play...
by weasel
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Taking corners from just outside the corner kick area
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Taking corners from just outside the corner kick area

The only advantage I can think of would be that it allows the player a slightly easier run up to it (the corner flag is then less in the way) so that they can then have greater choice over where they kick it so they can make it bend exactly how they want it.
by weasel
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Heck slowly turning us around ?
Replies: 74
Views: 5401

Re: Is Heck slowly turning us around ?

There is potential with FW even though I feel we still need a better keeper. FW has good anticipation in open play and good close reflexes. If his weaknesses could be ironed out then he could be a decent keeper but the trouble is that until they are he will cost us goals.
by weasel
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pierre-Michel Lasogga
Replies: 98
Views: 7898

Re: Pierre-Michel Lasogga

And don't tell the rest of the team ...could work A more simple way would be to make him the joint highest earner but we' pay his club a higher transfer fee so that they then pay off the last year of his contract. Or can be a huge incentives in the contracts such as bonuses per goal, per apppearanc...
by weasel
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hadi Sacko
Replies: 18
Views: 1211

Re: Hadi Sacko

Technically a very good player just lacks the end product. He seems to panic and if someone can get him to calm down then there can be an excellent player but he really needs to start showing it because there has been no improvement in his game in 18 months despite the occasional moment when he has ...