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dorset lion

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  1. Last young CB I remember watching who kept giving away possession like Hause was Ugo, sometimes you have to give the kids a chance. I can't think of a worse way to have to establish yourself as a player than as a CB in a struggling team whose boss insists you play it out from the back.
  2. Well done Villa, lots of effort even though we lacked quality in the box, no real surprise when playing without a striker. Since going 3 at the back only City have beaten us, we are now fighting and picking up points...7 in 4 games, keep that up and we'll be fine. UTV
  3. 15 must win games to go, I reckon if we manage to win a third of these must win games we'll be ok....just our luck that both our games against Watford have been after Pearson's appointment.
  4. I agree about the possession or lack of it being the bigger problem and although I'm not sure Benteke is the answer if we could loan him it would be a risk worth taking.
  5. I haven't a clue how good he is, just that the games per goal ration were promising. I to am getting that Deja Vu feeling and have not being impressed with our recruitment.
  6. You'd assume he must as he is Tanzanian so even if we sign him tonight it he isn't likely to play for a couple of weeks.
  7. Drives me mad that we could and should have had this done by now, we have 3 crucial league games coming up and may go into them all without a striker.
  8. Smith quoted on Sky as saying we are close to bringing in a striker and this now being widely reported so hopefully true. Same club as Benteke, not quite as high a goals to games ratio but far more goals over a longer period and streets ahead of Wesley's record in Belgium. On paper this looks like an excellent bit of business.
  9. Good god no, I'd rather get McCormack back...at least then Drinkwater would have a drinking buddy.
  10. Same as it was a few pages back, I don't think he's the man to lead us but really hope I'm wrong.
  11. Another run of 3 games against the teams around us, we have to do better than we did last month.
  12. I lasted 30 minutes in a pub with 3 laughing plastic Mancs sat on the table behind me. Luckily I wasn't wearing any colours so the p*ss taking was aimed quite deservedly at our gutless inept performance. I've had to get used to being a good loser over the years but yesterday really got to me and my mood wasn't helped when I got home and saw Smith giving Guardiola a big hug and then smiling through his post match interview and claiming that it was a "chastening" experience. It was a shameful f**cking performance Mr Smith.
  13. Dan, I'll always like Mings for what he did last season but he makes too many basic errors, for all his attributes I'm not yet convinced he is good enough. I hope in time he proves me wrong.
  14. Game after game we cede the lions share ( no pun intended ) of possession and gift the opposition chance after chance. Charlie Nicholas summed us up in one word recently on sky.....CLUMSY. Frankly apart from Grealish, Heaton and probably McGinn I'm not sure we have a player worthy of this league or our shirt.
  15. I don't think I've ever been so pissed off with the signing of a player as I am with the signing of Drinkwater. In the last 12 months he's been nicked more times by the police than he's been picked by his manager.
  16. We have goalkeeping options and the best keeper in the world isn't going to keep us up without some better outfield players. If FFP is an issue another keeper should be some way down the list of priorities. Smith has alluded to what we need, proven players who will improve what we have now.
  17. With Wesley out for the season, Kodjia being injury prone and Davis never fit we need at least one striker...Sturridge isn't playing much in Turkey and barely featured for Albion last season, be a useful addition to the bench maybe but we need more. Batshuayi would be a good addition but Sky were reporting earlier that Chelsea don't want to loan him out.
  18. I reckon Smithy must read this forum, I suggested in the Watford game thread that with our current squad we ought to go 3 at the back. 😎
  19. Well done Villa, feared the worst at the end and just hope that Heaton isn't out for too long.
  20. I googled him after my last post because I couldn't remember the trouble he'd been in...Drinkwater by name not nature by the look of it.
  21. Drinkwater has been loaned out by a club under a transfer embargo to a club that are struggling and still wont play him, I seem to remember reading one or two articles about him having an attitude problem so we are bound to sign him.
  22. From the line up and what I am reading it looks like Grealish was back on the wing again. Stop sticking our best player in a far less influential position and stop tinkering with the system and selection...we have inexperienced CBs and strikers who can't play up front on their own. Surely with what we have available we are crying out for a 3-5-2
  23. My prediction...he'll be gone before the Burnley game and Terry will be caretaker manager.
  24. They'll lose a lot more face and cash if he stays and we go down...these past 3 games have been a bloody disgrace, we are getting worse by the game.
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