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zico

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  1. We need to get past the Mackenzie / Eckersley thing.

    Mackenzie is injury prone. He missed 22 league games last season. Eckersley is also injury prone and missed a third of last season. Coulson is a decent replacement.

    We defo need at least 1 centre half, a striker and someone to replace Lewis Morgan (Micky Johnston potentially).

    I like Magennis & McGinn in the centre of midfield but we need another to offer cover and competition.

  2. 3 hours ago, magnus said:

    Very decent player to have at the Club. Was given a contract by Jack. Important part of the team and dressing room. No reason to  offload him when the recruits are so poor.

    Missing 22 league games last season is reason enough to offload him.

    No point in having a decent player if he is sitting in the stands most weeks.

  3. I'm guessing that Middlesbrough see Coulson as a left back rather than a winger and that Coulson probably sees this as well. I've read that he was a left winger earlier in his career and was pushed back into defence.

    Just because a full back looks good when attacking doesn't automatically mean that they would make good wingers. It could be that they are good at running at defences when running from deep. Wingers aren't usually able to do this and sometimes also have to be looking to get behind defences to run onto through balls.

    I would hope that this would be a game where Heaton gets a game. If he isn't good enough to face Queens Park then that would be alarming.

    Assuming no new signings, I'd go with

    Rodgers - McGinn, Heaton, Kpekawa, Coulson - Flynn, McShane, McGinn, Magennis - Smith - Mullen

  4. 6 minutes ago, Big Yards said:

    Even with Morgan, Magennis and Davis we struggled at times. Think Dunfermline away, Morton away, Livi away, Aberdeen away. It was clear at the end of the season that we probably needed a whole new team to compete. I would say we need the replacement for Morgan and Davis, Magennis back and more quality players on top of that to have a decent chance in the premier. 

    Yeh, totally agree.

    Without Morgan I doubt we'd even have made the play offs. The squad that Ross left, minus Morgan, was nowhere near good enough to survive in the top flight. But just one or two players can sometimes make all the difference.

  5. We've missed Davis, Magennis & Morgan - 3 of our best players.

    If we get in the boy Johnston then he may well be the guy who can replace Morgan. Magennis is still here and Kpekawa shows real potential to replace Davis - and not be injured half the season.

    I think we will be okay.

  6. 2 hours ago, Kemp said:

    The success was built around the width Junior Mendes gave us, which is why him sneaking off to Dunfermline was such a problem.

     

    Junior Mendes was there for a few years before we won the league!

    The success was built around the ball getting punted into Yardley & Lavety!

    The problem was that we didn't have that strikeforce in the top flight and we were up against far superior opposition!

    Mendes did nothing at Dunfermline in the top flight. Didn't cause them such a problem.

  7. 1 hour ago, billyg said:

    When we were promoted on a wave of optimism in 2000 under TH ,  we kept the same squad , mistakingly thinking we were good enough for the top league.

    Indeed.

    And our success in 2000 was very much built around the strike partnership of Yardley & Lavety. We lost Lavety and Yardley had reached the end of the road.

    This time around, our success was built around Lewis Morgan. He's gone now - not Stubbs' fault. The fact is that much of last season's championship winning side are just not good enough for the top flight!

  8. Just now, Callum Gilhooley said:

    Possibly an alleged racist tweet ? :rolleyes:    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/jan/11/leigh-griffiths-wolves-racist-tweet

    The FACT is he finished the season as joint top scorer.

    A feat all the more remarkable when you consider how many were scored from substitue appearances !  Exceptional strike rate i would say . ..... still a dick though .

     

    FACT (see, I can use capitals as well), he was on the bench 8 times.

    You are saying that they benched him 8 times for a tweet he hadn't yet made? :wacko:

    FACT, Gavin Reilly was our top scorer.... and we let him go cos he isn't good enough!

    9 goals in 18 starts in the 3rd tier of English football with a massive club that won the league.....  hardly "remarkable" nor "exceptional"

    FACT, he was struggling!

     

  9. 2 hours ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

    Well thats not exactly true now is it ?   

    Griffiths was sold for approx 10 x the value Wolves paid for him and when he was sold halfway through the season he was Wolves leading goalscorer by quite some way. In fact despite having completed only half a season , he still finished up joint top scorer.  Hardly struggling .

    No, I'd say it was totally true!

    Why else would they sell him half way through the season?

    He was left on the bench 8 times in the first half of that season before they punted him and he scored only 9 times in open play.

    They got shot of him and brought in a far cheaper replacement who scored more goals in less games!

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