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  1. murphy

    Palace at Home - Pre Match

    Well I'm glad you enjoyed it but tbh if Perth were playing Brisbane in my back garden I'd draw the curtains. I meant...y'know.... real football.
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    Palace at Home - Pre Match

    It's shit having no weekend football. All those people wishing the season to end should remember there'll be ten weeks of this.
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    Questions Thread

    If space-time has no physical properties, how can it be warped by matter? Also,what is the best technique? Kind of squatting or cocking-a-cheek?
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    What grinds my gears...

    Shockingly irresponsible! Have you considered crystal meth?
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    Questions Thread

    If that is because of the NHS, it is not widely known that all three major parties went into the 1945 election with the promise of a NHS in their manifestos. Labour got the chance to implement it from that day on sold the lie that they and the sainted Attlee invented the NHS. Not true.
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    What on the roads has annoyed you today?

    Duelling lorries on the motorway. Why do they have to try to overtake when one is going about half a mile per hour faster than the other thus creating a rolling road block for about 4 miles?
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    What's Wrong at Leicester City?

    Tbh I can't be bothered to read the article, but if I were to hazard a guess at what is wrong at Leicester City, I'd say....
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    Maguire to hand in a transfer request ?

    I keep reading that he's overrated. I think he is underrated by you guys. You keep listing his faults but who would you swap him for? Van Dyk? well maybe. After that, I dunno. The Spurs pair have got five years on him and can't do what Harry can do with the ball at his feet. After that, there are not many defenders in the top six or otherwise that I would swap him for. I think against United he was our most composed attacking player. He can thread a pass. He is young for a centre half, forwards bounce off him and he has huge potential to improve. Despite what the tedious glass-half-empty brigade think, I think we are very lucky to have him.
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    Puel In / Out Poll (12/01/19)

    Ah, but new is not always better. It might not be the new improved MKII, it might be the difficult second album or the terrible sequel. Before you know it we've signed the equivalent of Tron 2.
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    Puel In / Out Poll (12/01/19)

    So is your outlook is to trust the hierarchy at the club with regard to replacements? Those that are more qualified. It's not your job after all. Que sera sera. If that's the case, then maybe you should trust them if they decide to keep the current manager? You can't have it both ways. If fans agitate for a change, they should have some idea of what they actually want instead.
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    Puel In / Out Poll (12/01/19)

    Most managers have their own ideas and their own players even if they favour the same formation but if you're right, why would we want to sack Puel and replace with Puel MKII?
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    Puel In / Out Poll (12/01/19)

    We'll have to agree to differ regarding the fairness of our fans. With regard to one up front these are the most popular formations in the PL https://www.premierleague.com/news/693265 : 4-2-3-1 24.2% 4-3-3 16.7% 4-4-1-1 15.8% 4-4-2 10.4% Two up front is pretty rare these days. Most set up with one up front and a number 10 as we do. We set up with four forwards backed by attacking full backs. 4-2-3-1 is the most popular formation in the PL and I don't see it as negative. Yes, we have had some disappointing results with an inability to unpick defensive teams at home (although I would call Liverpool away a point gained), but we're still building. Lets see what difference a playmaker (Tielemans) makes. I think we need to have some patience. In the short term, we're doing OK. Vardy would have made a big difference I'm sure, but what if the rumours are true? What if Vardy gave Puel no choice? If it is a disciolinary matter then I am annoyed with JV rather than Puel. Vardy basically dropped himself. I thought you were criticising for negativity? The first thing you want from your forwards is tackling ability? I'd rather have a Mahrez than an Albrighton on the wing. A high press is great when it works and horrible when it doesn't (Bournemouth). It basically involves a high defensive line and commitment from your forwards. If the opposition is good enough to play through it, you can leave yourself exposed. Also JV, the best little terrier in the business is 32 now, I'm sure he has to conserve energy these days. Great, so what's the plan? Have you thought beyond Puel out? Who is going come in and sprinkle magic dust over this team? Getting rid of the manager now will undo 15 months of work. A new manager, new ideas, new players. Will the next manager be afforded the luxury of actually being able to build a team, unlike Puel? Or do we just go on an endless cycle of transitional phases without ever getting anywhere?
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    Puel In / Out Poll (12/01/19)

    I think you are spot on here and it is saddening that so many among our fan base fail to be open-minded and judge him on his merits. Minds were made up and positions entrenched. It makes me wonder whether it is a mistake to pander to this element among us. In my eyes his position was prejudiced from the start, that can't be right. I'd rather sack the fans!
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    Puel In / Out Poll (12/01/19)

    You might be right. There does seem to be this whiff of toxicity around and I don't really get it. Who's to blame? Puel or the fans. Without knowing what goes on around the training ground I blame the latter. I really don't see what Puel has done to deserve this. The funny thing is that although we're going through a bad spell in terms of results, recent performances (Wolves, Liverpool, Spurs) have made me more positive about Puel and the direction he's taking us. We've just been let down by a huge amount of individual errors which will iron itself out.
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