Clement's comments in the article below certainly add fuel to the "Bony's return" fire for me. It was noticeable how much our inability to keep the ball in the final third restricted our attacking play and increased Utd's ability to pressurise our midfield and defence.
I'd question just how much Ayew is going to be able to battle against defenders six inches taller, but if Abraham is going to learn how to do it then there's few better to have around. No reason why Llorente can't stick around too.
Seems to be building a bit of a name for himself since he left us. Don't know what kind of reputation he had when he was here but if he is behind the signings of Wanyama and Van Dijk that's impressive.
The kind of points he raises about Chelsea probably also apply to us to a certain extent. Certainly being involved in relegation battles for much of the last two seasons as well has made it harder to give untried players more than a substitute appearance or two.
Will go a long way towards deciding where we'll be playing our football next season.
Leicester (H) Chelsea (A) Burnley (H) Hull City (A) Bournemouth (A) Middlesbrough (H)
With the exception of Chelsea they're all games against teams we should be reasonably optimistic of getting at least a point and preferably three from.
After the 'Boro game the fixtures ramp up a bit with Spurs & Stoke at home and trips to West Ham, Watford and Old Trafford to come in April. We really could do with a bit of a gap on the rest before then.
Other than Kevin Cullis, is Bradley the quickest we've ever sacked a manager?
There's a couple whose tenures have been shorter, but AFAIK they've all resigned rather than been sacked. Mickey Adams being a prime example. Anyone got any idea if anyone's been given the boot quicker?