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  1. When it comes to actual defending he really is no better than an over the hill Morgan. A mid/bottom half PL centre back all be it one capable of the odd successful charge forward with the ball. I don't at this point even seeing us selling him as he's been so poor all season that I don't see a big club moving for him. I'd be fine with soyuncu replacing him for a few games tbh
  2. Fun fact. In the last 25 years only 5 other English clubs have won more trophies than us
  3. Yeah I didn't word that very well! But still there wasn't any booing or chants of 'you don't know what you're doing' for that decision last night and yet there was at the weekend which suggests it was down to personal dislike of Puel and less with the actual substitution.
  4. I actually thought the atmosphere was slightly better than it has been recently, despite a performance that wasn't really any different to many at home this past 6 months. It's depressing that a portion of fans find the idea of keeping possession, under any circumstances, as a bad thing. They must have loved it under Shakespeare where we struggled to make it to 3 consecutive passes before giving it away. Couldn't help but feel sympathy for puel as well when Stowell got a round of applause for taking off a gassed tielemans whilst he had taken dogs abuse a few days earlier for the exact same thing!
  5. Whether he views us as a stepping stone or not I don't think a season or two (assuming he's not a disaster) of bouncing about between 10th and 7th with us is gonna put him on any 'big' clubs must have list especially seeing as how it ended at Liverpool. I wouldn't worry about it. Regarding Howe our squad is in no way vastly superior to Bournemouths and if he did come here he'd either flop big time like at Burnley or just do what he has done at Bournemouth keeping us in the 9th to 13th range combining occasional awesome displays with longish periods of bad form. Not terrible but with the rather undeserved rep he has amongst our fans (based partly on the fact we can't seem to beat him) and the entitlement some of our fans now have he wouldn't last long.
  6. Does anyone really see Mike Stowell a mediocre coach at best, really improving our league position? Outside of the new manager bounce he may get for a couple of games I'm pretty sure we'd end up with the situation that Everton had last season with Unsworth. We'd probably stay up but not by much.
  7. I'm perfectly happy with the scenario I've described but plenty of people seemingly including the op and maybe yourself seem to be expecting a bright new dawn and amazing exciting things to instantly happen now Puel has gone. You can call it ambition if you want but if/when we sit in a not dissimilar position next season it'll be them rather than me whol be moaning and looking like a dour cartoon donkey because there 'hopes and dreams'/ massive sense of entitlement haven't been met.
  8. I was actually talking about next season! Come end of Feb next season regardless of who's in charge we're unlikely to be more than 10 or so more points better off than we are now. It could just as easily be less points. I'm also dubious as to how long the excitement you speak of will last this season. You seem to be suggesting that it's going to be like man utd getting rid of mourinho and this mythical all out attack exciting football that we apparently constantly played pre Puel and would have played under most other managers will return. The fact is our players are collectively no better than the rest of the midtable teams and we should be doing better than present but realistically not a great deal better. No manager is going to turn ndidi into pogba or turn the clock back to make vardy better than rashford again, and certainly not Mike stowell. We may well be stuck with him til the summer and that likely means a lot more defeats and there's nothing exciting about that.
  9. What's to get excited about? Most likely scenario if things go well is that Wel have 8 or 10 more points at this stage than we do now. Realistically a new manager is not gonna take this squad and have us even on the outskirts of the cl places!
  10. We're not entitled to anything, none of us grew up on City playing super entertaining football and crushing the opposition weekly for any sustained period of time. We can take issue with losing every week and that's generally what happens when we end up in a relegation scrap, although you could just about argue that were not quite there yet. The idea that we are somehow entitled to entertaining attacking football is complete nonsense though and I'm struggling to think of a time in the last 25 years where it's become such an issue. It's been rare for us as a club to have seasons when we're not fighting for something at either end of the table. The last two seasons have probably been the most midtable we've been in that time and is probably where it comes from. The loudest and most vitriolic with this form of entitlement though have been those who developed a personal dislike/hatred of Puel around a year ago and didn't have the relegation scrap argument to throw at him until now.
  11. I really don't get the love for Eddie Howe. Leaving aside his failure at Burnley and the relatively small size of Bournemouth as a club, he's spent an absolute fortune and achieved little more than mid table mediocrity in the league (which is apparently boring and not good enough for Leicester) and nothing in the cups (Ditto). Its not like we have a vastly superior squad to Bournemouth either. Furthermore he has managed a long stretch of poor results each PL season, they can't currently win an away game to save there lives and he seems to really struggle to get a solid and organised defence. He'd last 18 months here at best!
  12. On the one hand we have the close cousin of new manager bounce, unpopular manager sacked. On the other our manager for this game will be Mike ****ing Stowell who I don't even rate as a coach! IL say a draw
  13. Can't believe people are suggesting arteta. Apart from the fact he has no managerial experience whatsoever he would presumably try and get a pass and move style of play similar to man city. If our players can't do guardiola lite under an experienced manager what are the odds of achieving it under a complete novice?!
  14. In my defence I was referring to this thread which must have about 2 dozen suggestions in it and the poll thread hadn't gone up at that point. Pretty sure that Rodgers wouldnt be such a strong front runner if he wasn't so strongly linked with us as well.
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