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  1. Thought we played well but we need to address the left back position urgently because Chilwell just isn't up to it I'm afraid. We've been done by him being too scared to put a foot in and foul Willian when he's breaking and a complete head loss from Kasper. Disappointing. Onwards and upwards though - think we've got some good performances in us from now until the end of the season.
  2. Chelsea (H) FA Cup Match Thread

    Wholeheartedly agree. He's been a disgrace in that first half imo
  3. Chelsea (H) FA Cup Match Thread

    Frustrating because these were there for the taking. Why did nobody just foul Willian?!
  4. Your last Pint?

    Last pint: Bud Light for a colleagues Birthday drinks last night. Best pint: Saltair Brewery's Triple Chocaholic 👌🏻 Honourable mentions to anything Tim Taylor's, Stella, Guinness in Ireland (doesn't travel well), Estrella - by no means the best but never disappointed when I have any of the above. Used to drink a lot of fosters, coors, calling etc but gone off it as I've got older. I'm off to the darts tonight though so I'll probably end up paying about £6 a pint of Fosters. Wouldnt wash my dishes in Carlsberg.
  5. I know what you're saying, but I think all in all they edge it. When you talk about the fan base I think it's harder to judge with them. There's a team over the water, the overall county is massive so people in North Nottinghamshire will likely go and support Wednesday/Sheff U/even maybe Mansfield? Because geographically they're closer than Forest - you tend to find Forest fans in obscure parts of the country too, based on their good spell. I know I sort of half contradicted myself when I spoke about their time in the top flight not putting them on the same level as Villa, but when I piece it together I always think of them just being an overall bigger club than us - if we can fully cement ourselves as a top half prem team in this era (the mega money era) then yeah we'll shade it.
  6. You've got to take top flight appearances in to account as well - until recently Villa were a mainstay of the old division 1 (I believe, well before my time) and the prem. They've cemented their place as the biggest club in the midlands by some margin, it wasn't all that long ago that they won the European cup as well, let's be fair. Forest, you could argue, could also be considered via the same criteria as Villa but historically their appearances in the top flight haven't done enough to justify it. I still consider Forest to be the biggest team in the East Midlands, I'm comfortable with saying that. I suppose its slightly subjective as well because it depends what era you get brought up watching - my dad for example still associates West Ham with being a big club (generally, not location specific) because of past glory where I associate them as being one of the 'also ran' clubs in London. It's only because I'm (and I'd imagine you're the same) interested in it as to why I've gone back and read about past teams etc. There will be kids growing up now who couldn't imagine Man City ever being Shit and they will always think of them as a big club, it's different for us.
  7. Boxing

    I read somewhere today that Canelo has tested positive for some form of Anabolic substance - gutted because he's my favourite at the moment. Thought somebody might have covered it before me in here though so could be fake news. Would definitely put that fight in jeopardy if it's true. It'll be the fight of the year if it goes ahead. Nope, looks legit: http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/22657370/canelo-alvarez-tests-positive-banned-drug-clenbuterol-ahead-gennady-golovkin-fight
  8. Puel’s KPI’s

    It's the same in any job/industry and I feel strongly about this. You can over analyse KPI's to death but it's the bottom line that counts and in football that's the amount of points you accumulate throughout a season. It doesnt even really work in football because the only KPI there is, is actually the ammount points you have?
  9. Bournemouth Home Match Thread

    We're going to finish below Burnley
  10. Bournemouth Home Match Thread

    I dread Saturdays at the minute.
  11. Stoke (H) Match Thread

    Oh just **** off Leicester this is absolute garbage
  12. Stoke (H) Match Thread

    We're being shithoused by Paul Lambert (or Puel I can't quite decide at the moment?!) and I'm not sure I like football anymore
  13. I use LinkedIn everyday for work and I come across quite a few footballers on there - this isn't uncommon nowadays really, a lot advertise their availability on there when they get released. It's sort of what the site is for really. He got quite a good response when I had a look earlier, I think he got invited to a trial day for Solihull Moors so fingers crossed that will be a route back in for him!
  14. LCFC 1-0 Sheff Utd Post Match

    I was hoping nobody saw it's Friday and I've had a few beers! You're too quick for me!
  15. LCFC 1-0 Sheff Utd Post Match

    I think anybody that boo'd Mahrez tonight needs to have a long, hard think about what and where we'd be without him. Job done. Not much else to say. Avoid Spurs, United, City (if any of them get through) in the next round and we should realistically be eyeing up a trip to Wembley. A lot to be positive about this weekend!