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at 10:50 8 May 2021
Just wondering what peoples views on wing-backs generally are? Because that influences who fills the role imo. For me, the emphasis is on BACK as opposed to WING, in other words I feel they should be defenders primarily who get forward, rather than attackers who track back. If my view is shared by management then we are looking at Kakay and Wallace next season(assuming Kane,leaves, which ironically will be harder to do with a six game ban still to be fulfilled) I am not sure if either are good/young enough for a sustained pussh for the top six, so we would probably need to recruit both sides.
If on the other hand, the emphasis is on WING, then you are looking at Uncle on the right, where again age is a factor and possible Willock on the left, who could certainly do the job and would leave a space to accommodate Amos.
A third option would be more defensive on one side (say the right) and attacking on the left, but that be a bit unbalanced.
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at 22:32 3 May 2021
In a generous mood so thought I would give a little clap on the back to a few clubs who struggled last season and turned it around this year. Top of the list must be Barnsley who have gone from dead and buried 12 months ago to 270 minutes from the Premier League - unbelievable achievement. Credit too, to Luton, Middlesboro (although I expected more from Uncle Neil) and Stoke. I know the latter two have more cash than most, but Stoke in particular have done well, with a crippling injury list. I like O'Neill, doing a good job.
Honorary mention also to Ainsworth, made a bloody good attempt at staying up.
at 22:59 20 Apr 2021
Three in a row for Joe. Just saying...
|Goals for column|
at 13:37 8 Apr 2021
The removal of the 45 or so goals by losing Eze, Hugill and Wells has been well documented. Add in BOS, Hall and Manning and there goes another 15 approx. Obviously that was never going to be replaced and we needed a huge reduction in our goals against column. We have achieved that, and at the beginning of the season I set Dykes, Chair and Bonne a target of 30 goals between them. They are currently on 18, less than 2/3 with a handful of games to go. Obviously Chaz has chipped in with 6 more, but even so, our four main attackers have clocked up 24 goals. They might yet collectively reach 30, (although Chaz hasn't done himself any favours if he gets banned) so I guess it may just about be achieved. I have said elsewhere that at CB signing is top of our list, but working on the assumption that Chaz is not here, do we need to address this for next season or do we hope that Dykes and Chair can become 15 goal a season players with Bonne/ Willock and Kellman weighing in with another 15 or so between them?
at 12:14 4 Apr 2021
On a nice little run of goals again lately after a long drought. Be nice to see him double figures for the season. His decision making in front of goal can be questionable at times, otherwise I believe he would have 10-12 by now. Yesterday was a perfect microcosm of that. I can't decide if yesterdays assist by the GK, was vindication that he should take the shot on regardless of the odds of scoring, or if it will only encourage him to make the wrong decisions, costing us potential goals in the future
|No England cap for Charlie|
at 15:50 29 Mar 2021
I've mentioned this elsewhere since he re-joined us, but I see there is a piece about it in the Mirror. When Charlie got called for the end of season games , I couldn't figure why he didn't get some game time especially in the friendly against us. As he said, Vardy was called up too, got game time and has done brilliantly since. When he stayed with us for the first half of the following campaign, I can see why he would not have got picked, but at that time he was the top English goalscorer in the prem with 18 goals ( and 2 missed pens) in a team that was basically sh1te. I was very disappointed he didn't play against Ireland. clearly he was too.
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