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 Post subject: New season new hope new disappointments
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:17 pm 
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The close season began with the massive shocks of losing Monk, Morrison, Jota and (less surprisingly) Adams. Losing the manager, the captain, the top goalscorer and your biggest ever signing seems a huge loss.
Then we had some interesting statements of intent. We bought Sunjic and Crowley, which I must say seem wonderful signings. they are young, skillful and by all accounts hard-working. Their stock should rise in the next few seasons and so are also good investments.
Change of style too, apparently, is on the horizon. More passing, unlike our successful formula under both Rowett and Monk of having around 40% possession and winning by being ultra-organised if not exactly exciting. (Although I did not mind Monk's style as the counter attack, though long ball, was fast and skillful in itself.)
So, a new season with a new long term caretaker manager (don't get that) and a new style with the notorious three at the back.
I don't think formation matters - it is playing it well that matters. More exciting and skillful football intrigues me. I am not unhappy at the moment, but am tentative. We need to buy (or loan) a striker as we need to replace Adams. We still have time. We are not promotion candidates, but I don't think we are relegation candidates either. I predict a slow start, a stronger middle season, probably a new manager (why not!) and a couple of huge wins and huge defeats along the way to finishing 14th.
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 Post subject: Re: New season new hope new disappointments
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:02 am 
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I’m not quite over the Monk thing (still inexplicable to me) but we have to move on and I agree the new signings are promising. We do need a new forward though and I’d love to have a striker called Puscas at Blues! No-one can really object to a more possession based passing style - if we have the right players - but I’m baffled by the fixation with three at the back. It makes huge demands on the wing backs and most top teams now use a back four.

Anyway, onwards and upwards. KRO :blues



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 Post subject: Re: New season new hope new disappointments
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:32 am 
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Not quite Dongball was it? More the old Monkball. Still, a great win, and Sunjic to come.



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 Post subject: Re: New season new hope new disappointments
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:00 pm 
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I'm impressed so far. Some great talent in the team. Unlucky not to be in with six points. :blues



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 Post subject: Re: New season new hope new disappointments
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:18 am 
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Yet to see the new Blues. Tuesday a possibility but I’ve done enough driving for a while. Swansea on the telly, I suppose. Need to score goals but could win 1-0 today. How come we’re playing a back four now, having spent all pre season using a back three? Not that I’m complaining as all the top teams now play a back four.



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 Post subject: Re: New season new hope new disappointments
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:14 pm 
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merseypete wrote:
Yet to see the new Blues. Tuesday a possibility but I’ve done enough driving for a while. Swansea on the telly, I suppose. Need to score goals but could win 1-0 today. How come we’re playing a back four now, having spent all pre season using a back three? Not that I’m complaining as all the top teams now play a back four.


We needed a back six :lol



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 Post subject: Re: New season new hope new disappointments
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:23 pm 
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Very up and down

One day superb result then a Preston

We’ll be well clear if relegation but not consistent enough for anything promotion related sadly


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:07 pm 
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I think we could finish anywhere from 1st to 24th :lol



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:12 pm 
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russelldempsey wrote:
I think we could finish anywhere from 1st to 24th :lol


I there’s about 5 teams definitely worse than us - anywhere else who knows!


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DMC wrote:
russelldempsey wrote:
I think we could finish anywhere from 1st to 24th :lol


I there’s about 5 teams definitely worse than us - anywhere else who knows!


Villa can't finish below us though :tap



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:03 pm 
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New striker in January; play offs.

Well, why not?



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 Post subject: Re: New season new hope new disappointments
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:08 pm 
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merseypete wrote:
New striker in January; play offs.

Well, why not?


If we bought well in January then it’s possible - not sure how much money we’ve got spare for that though!


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 Post subject: Re: New season new hope new disappointments
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:35 pm 
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DMC wrote:
merseypete wrote:
New striker in January; play offs.

Well, why not?


If we bought well in January then it’s possible - not sure how much money we’ve got spare for that though!


We don't need spare money. We just spend money we don't have :roll

Hoping we do well this season regardless, and the 'powers that be' tighten things up financially....
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