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Everything posted by Corky

  1. It will be the squad who decide his fate. The thing is, we aren't in serious trouble (yet). We are just an average team. Results haven't been horrendously bad (our longest losing run is two) so they won't sack him based on that currently. My concern is that we'll go on a bad run, then panic. If the people in charge have real issues they should act soon.
  2. It's all going to end one way and that is the manager going. Just when that will be I've no idea. I don't anticipate a significant improvement under the next man but this just isn't working.
  3. Sugar drones on, doesn't he? "I'll tell you why you and your plan is shit, then I'll do it again, and for a third time" Fvcking get on with it, man.
  4. They finished with half the points they managed last season whilst in a group with Real Madrid and Dortmund.
  5. This mid-table stuff is riveting. Down to 10th, then back to 9th.
  6. How can you blame him for not having assists? He can't make the other player put the ball in the net.
  7. Adverts ruining good songs by getting a bunch of warbling, droning kids to sully them. Current favourite is You Get What You Give by New Radicals being given this treatment by Sainsbury's (some school play or something).
  8. Geoff, I was merely making the point that stats can be used to suit an argument. Let's take Pearson's great escape- was it 7 wins in 9 or 9 wins in 33? My bigger issue is that the past three managers have all had very similar points returns from their first 8 or so games yet two of them have slipped back after the initial improvement and even Ranieri, a title winner, had a truly abysmal spell before he left. Do the players not respond after a while? Do the managers change? Maybe we should appoint a manager for 8 games, get the 16/17 points they manage then replace them?
  9. People are losing their heads because we're dull to watch at the moment. I dread to think what this place would be like if we were in the bottom three right now.
  10. Aren't the players given a say in how things operate?
  11. Not really given how crap we are. Anyway, Benitez wanting VAR for that red card- I think it would've stood. He was in on goal.
  12. Yep. O'Neill had some shocking individual results, fans will always complain about poor performances and defeats no matter who the manager is.
  13. Which also gets you into the Europa League if you win it. If we want to be successful (either winning a cup or finishing 7th), the Europa League will follow.
  14. We beat Tottenham and Arsenal at home last season yet lost to Crystal Palace and West Ham and that didn't stop the criticism after those games. Losing to teams below us whilst beating a top team now and then isn't going to improve our position greatly.
  15. Seems to be far too common in our games, especially tonight. How often did we take an extra touch, delay in laying the ball off, heavy touch to lose control, bit of "skill" easily blocked, aimless cross? Plenty were guilty. Iheanacho, Ndidi, Chilwell, Albrighton, Ricardo, Maddison, Gray all had opportunities to build something but, for whatever reason, didn't happen. Is it nerves about losing the ball? Trying too much? Lack of composure in attacking areas is hurting us.
  16. This "once great team" had Kante and Drinkwater in it who Puel hasn't worked with. It also had Mahrez who from Puel's appointment until his episode in late January was playing some excellent football. He's now gone. He didn't work with a colossus in Huth. The great team finished in 2016/17 when it played appallingly in virtually every away game until March and didn't looking like scoring for two months. Puel is mediocre, average, uninspiring but he's not worked with a great team.
  17. No, it is relevant. Why did we win those matches then and not since? What has changed?
  18. That would require at least one of Burnley, Southampton, Huddersfield or Fulham winning at least four games in the next five.
  19. I said it wasn't good enough, just wondered why a specific period was selected. Given we've gone from 5 wins in 8 to 4 in 15, why have things changed?
  20. Why only show it from February? In the eight games before it, we won 5, drew 1 and lost 2 (including to Man City). The home form isn't good enough but you can see why some are suggesting stats are being cherry-picked.
  21. We did have a go at the likes of Man United and Arsenal and people still moaned. Tonight was poor and limp but the result is what fans look at.
  22. Hartson's justification for allowing Alli's goal was quite something. Apparently, he should get the benefit of the doubt in that situation. Yeah, only issue being that there is no doubt in that situation. Half his body was offside, if he was leaning slightly then maybe but it is clearly offside. Let's hope he isn't on the VAR panel next season.
  23. He is right. Ulloa and Slimani are not the answers. We are desperate for a younger version of Vardy.
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