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  1. RoyFox

    Save The Marks Electrical Mural

    Signed, also shared elsewhere
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    Brendan Rodgers

    Despite working for the Sun, Alan Nixon is one of the top ITK with a good network of sources especially for Scottish football and lower leagues. Don’t right off this rumour, even though it would seem a bit of a strange appointment.
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    Crazy Stat Time!

    Yes it is! Definitely need to give Vardy more chances, Silva isn’t necessarily the answer as he’s similar to Drinkwater. Gray really needs to provide more.
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    Riyad Mahrez - The great Artist

    Iborra and Pep were speaking in Spanish, hence they didn’t need to cover their mouths.
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    Expected Goals

    Reading this is hilarious. The best coaches use it, Pep more so. Using expected goals allows you to enhance your teams ability to score, as it’s tied into; location of shot, the number of defenders present at time of shot, situation (counter etc) and angle to the goal. Ever notice that most of the Man City’s chances are gilt edged? Also the ball is never crossed high, but low into strikers? There’s a reason for that. If Gray is coached properly to shoot inside the area rather than taking pot shots from outside (2/3% chance of scoring), he’d score a lot more goals. Thankfully Vardy has the natural instinct to shoot from good locations (he’s one of the highest xG strikers in the league). Okazaki also adopted this at the start of the season (he said in an interview as much), hence his goals have picked up. Expected goals isn’t the ‘be all and end all’, but it can give you a good guide to how a team is truly performing and whether a current win or losing streak is due to variance (luck). Eg Burnley will regress very soon, their expected goals (for and against) isn’t sustainable, they have been lucky with recent results. Likewise coaches can use this to analyse expected goals against. Can the team change the positioning on the pitch of the back line? Will blocking in certain zones enhance the teams ability to prevent opponent strikers shooting from high % situations?
  6. Certainly not crazy to think we’re in with a shot at 7th or 8th....
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    Matias Almeyda

    ‘Marco Silva who does he fink he is Geoff, some no mark with no Prem experience. Games gone, it really has Geoff’
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    Manuel Pellegrini

    That's bull. I've moved prices with less than £50!
  9. RoyFox

    Next City Manager?

    1.15 onwards... 'We have our wage limits' 'we wanted to keep Gray, but that's the reality of the club' Bitter, much?
  10. RoyFox

    Next City Manager?

    Or Everton fire Keoman and we're in direct competition with Everton for candidates....
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    Next City Manager?

    Mentions the family situation being far from ideal, and a bit of a dig at finances and squad size. He also desperately wanted to keep Andre Gray and couldn't keep Keane. Wouldn't have the same amount of poaching here...
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    Next City Manager?

    Pretty revealing this... http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/burnley_fc/news/15608322.Sean_Dyche__open_minded__about_his_future_but_Burnley_boss_refuses_to_rule_out_Leicester_move/
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    Thoughts on Dyche?

    If Dyche signs for Leicester...
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    Next City Manager?

    Agree here, of all the European 'names' he's probably the most likely as he's out of work, of the others Tuchel/Ancelotti wouldn't touch us at the moment. And Rudkin does no scouting whatsoever on up and coming European managers. Polar opposite of Les Reed at Southampton, who has a rolling dossier of 5 managers that fit the system/ethos and would likely join if offered. Light years ahead of our reactive and 'square pegs in round holes' approach to recruitment.
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    George Thomas

    Exactly, he's a similar build to Waghorn and Ryan Fraser, low centre of gravity and stocky.