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14 Aug 2022 12:31:11
Obviously goes against the grain as we were shocking first half, and it was down to our tactics, but that is the first time in a long time that Ralph - and hopefully thanks to the new coaching staff to some extent - that we have managed to change things and it has come off.

At 0-2 we looked crap and it could've been 4, but all of the subs were excellent, and if the idea was to stay in the game and then attack the tired defence with Adam, Mara, Aribo, then it would've worked, but they all had hands in the goals, and Aribo finally looks like the goal scoring AM we've needed since Lallana left.

Mara, his assist, he looked lively, hope he starts, still an attacker light but there is hope out there. Leicester and United next, two teams also in some dysfunction, chance to go three unbeaten if Ralph can play his cards right for once.

SaintGGsy

1.) 14 Aug 2022 13:35:32
And to quote Ralph about the first half .
“But I think the first half was very equal. We had, I think, some good moments, some good opportunities also but it was very tactical”

Now, that one statement sums up why Ralph has to go. What part of the first half was equal. You had Leeds playing very good football, with us chasing shadows. and us playing absolutely cr*p football with no game plan, no tactics, no quality .
As others have said, the worst PL football I have seen in a very long time.

How can he think we were equal? Another from the Twilight Zone


2.) 15 Aug 2022 11:24:33
I predicted it! The Reporters and even Big Buddy (Jesse Marsch) congratulating Ralph ‘The Wizard’ for the ‘Game Changer’ (which was brought about on the touch line during a drinks break)by Ruben SELLES and the other Saints Coaches remonstrating and insisting that Ralph substitute Bednarek for Mara.We all know this turned out to be ‘Heaven Sent’ for the Manager who is very happy to bask in the resultant accolades.


3.) 15 Aug 2022 11:46:28
Watching Forest yesterday, we are worse than them. We are worse than Leeds. We look worse than Fulham. At this moment in time, genuinely, only Manchester United and maybe Everton are worse than us.


4.) 15 Aug 2022 17:45:33
I give Ralph a few more games. As above, he’s taking the credit and the plaudits for the turnaround. I’m liking his mindset. except he believes it! He has absolutely no clue what was wrong with the first half. Yes Leeds are a physical team, but we’re not talking Billy Bremner and Normal Hunter days! They play some really good football. They kept the ball down, moved it around well and we were chasing shadows.
But I do now realise that Ralph is a genius and his game plan was to fool Leeds into thinking we were rubbish …


5.) 15 Aug 2022 22:20:05
He had Leeds fooled and all of us!


6.) 16 Aug 2022 07:44:18
Whilst it looks good on paper that we were able to come back from 2-0 down to get a draw. The fact is that we shouldn't be down 2-0 to Leeds in the first place.

I didn't watch the match and clearly Ralph didn't either. Must've seen the score at halftime and been relieved that we weren't losing.

We've now got Leicester, who themselves are in disarray but are still scoring goals. Followed by Man United, who were awful on the weekend and are playing Liverpool next. So the game against us will be massive for them. Then we play Chelsea followed by Wolves, whom we have a rubbish record against.

Even the most optimistic of Saints fans would probably admit it's a very tough run and we'll struggle to get much from these games.

I'd like to think if the board do decide to get rid of Ralph than Sports Republic will have identified a quality replacement who can bring the team forward and really grow the young talent we've bought in.


 

 

22 Jun 2022 16:58:03
Well ABK and Bazunu look excellent signings for a combined outlay of about £22m thus far and I think bar a back-up fullback due to Tino's injury, that's us settled in the defensive department.

Expecting one midfielder and hopefully two attackers, which would bring our incomings to six, and then move on a few fringe players if possible.

Along with the coaching changes, so far, so good in my opinion.

SaintGGsy

1.) 25 Jun 2022 10:13:04
I make you right SaintGGsy….
There’s a desperate lack of goals in our team and that’s a major worry. I don’t think our midfield is much of an attaching force either - pedestrian pace and too cautious with the possible exception of Stuart Armstrong. Hopefully Tella will kick on this season.
More so than ever before, I have no real idea what the strongest starting eleven is. Every time I pencil in the names, it looks like an average championship side


 

 

23 Feb 2022 10:06:01
So appears we are keeping McCarthy on and probably letting Fraser go for free. McCarthy must be on 40-50k? Fraser is our second highest earner on 90k, so sensible.

Would prefer Fraser as our #2 but can't sustain such high wages for someone who hopefully wouldn't be a first team starter if we go and get a new GK.

But McCarthy is terrible and would be sad to see Fraser go - when he's on form he's the best keeper we've had in a decade

SaintGGsy

1.) 26 Feb 2022 09:14:45
McCarthy should go . The Big man is goal has been a lot to do with our revival .

McCarthy does not inspire any confidence


2.) 27 Feb 2022 10:17:23
We are assuming that McCarthy will be our number 1, but I’m not so sure. It’s very hard to get in a quality keep to warm the bench. i'm hoping that Fraser is given an extension and becomes number 1.
He has his faults but is a far better goalkeeper than McCarthy! And as you say, the team are much stronger with him
Lot of social media PR being done on FF at the moment.


 

 

27 Sep 2021 12:00:20
Had a bit of hope having not lost in four, but that's evaporated now. I don't necessarily think that Ralph needs to go yet, but he needs a number two to balance him out as he tries to get too clever when there's no need.

No goals in three, players already being played out of position. Classic Ralph trying to find wins when there's no creativity out there.

Forster
Perraud, Bednarek, Salisu, KWP
Romeu
Armstrong, JWP, Tino, Tella/ Moi
Armstrong

That's the best XI I think (injuries aside) - feel Tino is a bit wasted at the back when we have a very good RB anyway, free him up further forward somewhere in midfield.

But that might be tinkering Ralph can't work out while he's busy playing a RB at LB and playing Redmond at all.

SaintGGsy

1.) 30 Sep 2021 09:40:37
I agree SaintGGsy. If Redmond and Djenepo played for Watford, Newcastle, Norwich or any of the other lower Prem league teams they would struggle to get a seat on the bench yet Ralph seems to think that they both do a good job in the starting 11 for us. Unless Ralph comes up with a winning formula over the next 6 weeks I think he'll be gone before Christmas.


2.) 30 Sep 2021 12:43:15
That is a very damning truth. Went to watch Bristol City play last weekend as I live in Bristol and he definitely wouldn’t have stood out if he had been playing in that game. He probably wouldn’t make Fulham’s bench either. It is worrying if the management cannot see something that tens of thousands of fans can.


3.) 30 Sep 2021 14:47:19
The problem is, we're a selling club. We look for young players with big potential and sign them (Redmond, Djenepo, even Elyounoussi) . We give them big contracts, they don't ever reach that potential and even get worse over time. So what happens? The large clubs won't want to buy them (like we initially hoped) . Mid-tier clubs won't buy them because they can buy better talent at the same rate. Smaller clubs won't buy them because they afford them. So they need to stay at Southampton. Of course, that doesn't mean these players need to play every match.

But I agree with both of you, neither players offer us anything going forward. They don't create enough chances. They just fill space on the pitch.


4.) 02 Oct 2021 08:43:22
It is bizarre that Ralph can not spot what is so obvious to thousands. He keeps changing the forward line, but with virtually no service coming in from midfield/ wingers, we’ll never score goals. The contribution to attack from Djenepo and Redmond is virtually zero; add in the two defensive midfielders in Romeu and JWP and there isn’t a hope in hell of one of them doing a defence splitting pass.
In fact most of our attacking impetus comes from Tino and Perraud/ KWP
As everyone is saying, playing KWP at right back and move Tino forward. But I’m guessing just like Ralph’s stubbornness over not playing Tella, he will only play Tina at right back….
Another game against a great manager and team. Their manager will change the dynamics of their team multiple times over the game; Ralph will bring in Djenepo….


 

 

09 Aug 2021 15:58:23
So it looks like given what Ralph has said this may be our squad for the season;

Forster, Perraud, Salisu, Bednarek, KWP, Romeu, JWP, Armstrong, Tella, Adams, Armstrong

Squad of McCarthy, Livramento, Stephens, Diallo, Walcott, Djenepo, Redmond, Simeu, Valery, Smallbone, ElYounoussi, Long.

Obafemi and Vestergaard look like they're going, the first XI is good, the bench is a combination of promising prospects and 'experienced' players who won't be most helpful.

That bench is definitely two players shy of some serious quality and depth, and a few first team injuries and we will struggle. But, I'll try and be hopeful!

SaintGGsy

1.) 09 Aug 2021 16:35:16
I think there may be a couple more yet - loans?


2.) 09 Aug 2021 16:58:03
After Armstrong and Broja, I think there will be a couple more signings, maybe loans. MC and LB still need cover. The Ox at MC would be great!


3.) 09 Aug 2021 17:02:00
What is the strength of the rumours of us looking at ox coming back?


4.) 09 Aug 2021 20:39:16
Don’t see Broja leaving Chelsea on loan unless they can’t get rid of Abraham. Would only leave them with 2 strikers.


5.) 10 Aug 2021 09:05:36
Broja confirmed.


6.) 10 Aug 2021 19:58:57
Awkward…….


 

 

 

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11 Aug 2022 17:30:47
I know it's coming out of the daily mail but some quotes coming up look just a tad worrying;

"Hasenhuttl has lost the trust of several players"
"Surprise he hasn't already been sacked"
"Concern expressed by players regarding management" - his lack of sacking leading to "surprise and disappointment"
"Increased tension, including from new back room staff over strategies"
"Ralph doesn't talk to anyone anymore, playing players out of position and dropping them without much thought"
"Going in to games just trying not to lose"
"No consistency, a lot of them unhappy"
"It looks like he knows the game is nearly up"

Well I think this is all something we could sense. But to see it laid bare, why hasn't he been put out of his misery already?

SaintGGsy

1.) 11 Aug 2022 18:20:52
Other way round SaintG . why haven’t the players been put out of their misery. Ralph is toxic!
Ralph shows all the traits of a narcissist.
Having said that, he could have three heads and be a fire breathing dragon IF he was good at his job, but he’s not!
Always amazed me how little, if ever, he speaks to his coaching staff on the touch line, doesn’t even talk to the subs before they come on?
So I’m guessing the new staff are getting no where with him!

Those quotes are exactly what we have all been saying here week in week out. He was given too much power from the beginning, coupled with his bizarre belief in himself, while openly criticising players!

Not a single quote surprises me. and that is it in a nutshell . it’s obvious to everyone what it’s like at the club, except Ralph …

I hope he has an official book burning session


2.) 11 Aug 2022 22:38:21
Please please please if this is true get Ralph out before it's too late. I get the sense that owners are happy for him to run down his contract to 2024 regardless of the consequences. If he's lost the dressing room no wonder our performances have been poor. Who else is available management wise tho?


3.) 11 Aug 2022 23:11:40
“ THE END IS NIGH”


4.) 12 Aug 2022 03:14:31
WOW- This Explosive Toxic Crisis needs to be addressed immediately. In fairness to the Coaches Players and Fans no less before any Players decide to ‘ Jump Ship’.Surely a Replacement Coach can be Installed (even on a temporary basis until a Permanent suitable Candidate can be Identified) who are Capable of Maintaining/ Adopting the ‘Status Quo’ policy of signing and Introducing Young Players into the Teams.


5.) 12 Aug 2022 04:05:33
Hey Millertime- What a difference a week makes! From your kind buoyant initiation at the start of the week— to Ralph’s current predicament causing the feeling of going to a WAKE on MATCHDAY,


6.) 12 Aug 2022 10:29:33
Millertime, perhaps you could use your boat for a Viking funeral for Ralph . without the burning of course. Sail him off to pastures new …


7.) 12 Aug 2022 13:18:49
If it wasn’t so tragic it would be funny!

I mean, why on earth would we let Tella go out on loan - yes we save a few quid on wages and he may get some championship game time but that is just illogical.

Ralph is beginning to think and act like he’s bigger than the club!

Heh Johnnyst, I think of myself as a glass half full guy but it’s very difficult to remain positive however hard you try. Maybe putting a few thousand miles between yourself and the football club is the answer!


8.) 13 Aug 2022 07:49:46
Hey Millertime I’m glad that your glass still remains half full! -from my observations I believe in a past life you may well have been a Top Diplomat! Meanwhile I’ll stay out of range with a few ‘coldies’waiting to watch the match .I too am usually a glass half full guy -but at the moment ‘ running on empty’!Here’s hoping for a much needed result ( 3 pts and Ralph Gone)!


 

 

09 Aug 2022 17:23:46
Not the most original thought but. He's Austrian, as is our manager. He's available for probably not a great deal more than €10m. He has PL experience and has scored a good deal of goals.

Marko Arnautovic?

SaintGGsy

1.) 10 Aug 2022 09:29:46
I hope not, but beggars can’t be choosers!

Would much prefer Sasa Kalajdzic - he’s an Austrian international too.


2.) 12 Aug 2022 13:51:58
Sasa's name was in the hat weeks ago but we have apparently moved on from him. I think that players that are available look at the manager and the general situation at Southampton and decide to give us a wide berth


 

 

07 Aug 2022 17:31:13
I'd like to think I'm not one to overreact, but for all the bluster, changes behind the scenes, money put in, that was exactly the same as last season. Score, look shocked, and do our best to concede as many as possible as an apology.

Don't know where a back five has come from when individual errors are our problem, you could play ten defenders but if any of them pass it into their own goal we still lose. Play 4-3-3/4-4-2, play our best players in their best positions. Ralph won't. Hopefully we have a good option lined up to come in.

Most worryingly, where on Earth is the other desperately needed striker coming from? Zero reports, no-one wanting to buy anyone we have for sale, we need a good last few weeks to hopefully move a few on and get one or two more in.

If only we had taken a punt on Potter, Howe, even Silva when they were available. Ah well. Only one game down. Sure it'll get much worse.

SaintGGsy

1.) 07 Aug 2022 19:31:47
Happy New Season SaintG
There were lots to worry about in that performance, especially individual performances. but it is Ralph’s performance that is the most worrying. Ralph seems to start from, ‘ok these are my current favourites, where can I play them’ . we bring in a new holding midfielder, but do we bench Romeu? Nope. we play Romeu, JWP and Lavia ….
We bring off AA and bring on SA while Che sits on the bench. His latest favourite Djenepo playing left wing back. He was never any good as a winger, even worse as a defender, so we play him as a wing back, eventually bringing on Perraud when the game was lost.
The centre backs were awful … Salisu, Bednerek and and Valery, all with mistakes a plenty.
Chaos and random . any good manager would have taken off Djenepo as soon as it was obvious he was being exploited for his poor defending, marking and positional play . but no, he is the Redmond . the gold star boy .


2.) 07 Aug 2022 20:51:03
I think the most worrying thing is, give this squad to any other manager in the league. Do they play Djenepo, 2 DMs, Bednarek, 3 at the back, no out and out striker?

Absolutely not.

I’d say 17/19 play Bazunu, KWP, ABK, Salisu, Perraud, Lavia, JWP, Aribo, Stu, and any two forwards of Che, Adam, Mara. Something along those lines. But Ralph must see something no-one else does, from somewhere, in training, to make these decisions? We might never know.


3.) 07 Aug 2022 21:11:37
Interestingly and unlike previous seasons, there is little disagreement between our group and nobody as far as I can tell is rushing to Ralph’s defence. In the past we’ve had the ‘give it time’ lobby, (and that’s not a criticism) but this time the condemnation of Ralph is shared by all.

One more point while I’m free wheeling - you cannot win a F1 Grand Prix with an F2 racing car and as I’ve said all too often, our squad has the look and feel of a championship side. There are very few teams with weaker squads than us IMO. So whatever way you cut it, every point is going to be hard earned and we can only pray that there are 3 teams who will fare worse than us. Time will tell, but given our run of games, I can only see us in the bottom 3 come the World Cup break.


4.) 08 Aug 2022 02:35:14
The next one in has to be Ralph’s successor.After watching Graham Potter’s Brighton team overcome Man Utd. at Old Trafford in some style and other similar outfits with relatively ‘newly appointed Managers’ seem to be leaving us in their wake.I’m sure the Owners must be aware that if the right Coach is not installed with immediate effect their investment will be heading for the Championship League next season.


5.) 08 Aug 2022 03:04:05
SUGGESTION BOX for potential replacement CANDIDATES: apart from the three candidates already missed (as highlighted by SaintGGsy) 1. Bruno Lage (WOLVES) 2.Unai Emery (VILLAREAL) 3. Patrick Viera (C.PALACE)


6.) 08 Aug 2022 03:44:35
The problem we have now, is that we were once seen as an attractive club playing attractive football. Able to attract Koeman and Poch. We were pushing for European football, playing entertaining football. Now we are one of the clubs we used to look down, the clubs who year after year had a relegations fight. That’s us now!
Why would any of those managers come here? What do we have to offer?
Look at Brighton and their entertaining football.

I think our only hope is to entice Koeman or Poch back. They both loved it here!
We haven’t got a lot else to offer a manager, so let’s hope nostalgia wins the day.
I now love watching the likes of Palace, Brighton etc they play good football .
And the bottom line is .
we don’t!


7.) 08 Aug 2022 07:02:35
Remember Levi Colwall? Ex Chelsea young Central Defender prodigy ( who we spent most of the pre season chasing ) has been signed and utilised by Brighton at Old Trafford.How come when we desperately need a Centre Back we keep missing out on these types of affordable Players? Chris Richards was another one.Guess we are too indecisive and been caught dallying too many times allowing another one to get away!


8.) 08 Aug 2022 07:05:37
Correction Levi Colwall.


9.) 08 Aug 2022 07:17:50
I think your not far out there south hants rich as Pochettino is now in the market but if he became available his entourage could be a deterrent considering our recent coaching re-shuffle.


10.) 09 Aug 2022 04:52:30
SaintGGsy the team you suggested 7th Aug is 100% identical to mine (for better or worse)!


 

 

02 Aug 2022 21:24:54
Hopefully there's no truth in the KWP-Chelsea rumours. If so, under £40m is a rip-off and hopefully chelsea wouldn't be willing to spend that much on a back-up RB.

Turning to this weekend. Lots of discussion re the team and formation. Playing Tottenham, I expect Ralph to use a back five. The hope then is against Leeds he can adapt to a more aggressive lineup when we shouldn't be looking to just sit in against a rival team at home.

I would hope for something like this (5-2-2-1);
Bazunu
Walker-Peters, Valery, Bella-Kotchap, Salisu, Djenepo
Ward-Prowse, Lavia
Aribo, Adams, S. Armstrong

I wouldn't want Djenepo at LWB but Perraud probably isn't match fit.
Valery has been pretty solid in pre-season and suits RCB in a 3.
Lavia or Romeu, Lavia for me. Strength, pace, looks like he will only get better. Romeu - if he's being used as a box-to-box - means JWP holding, and it's a no from me.
Front three hopefully speaks for itself, we then have Mara, A. Armstrong, Perraud, Elyounoussi, Redmond as our subs to bring pace if not a massive goal threat later in the game.

Don't expect a win, but if we show some fight and try to play good football, and not just lay down if it gets to 0-2, it'll do me against a side probbaly finishing top 4 this year.

COME ON THE SAINTS

SaintGGsy

1.) 03 Aug 2022 12:25:45
I’d take that line up!

Does show a lack of depth at LWB and an experienced head in defence, but that’s what we’ve got at the moment. Bench does look ok too.

No doubt, the usual suspects will be chosen instead.

Let’s see….


2.) 03 Aug 2022 15:17:45
I’m almost with you on the line-up gents… almost!

I wouldn’t go with Che Adams - he’s good, but most of the time not good enough. Great off the bench but probably more effective one level down.

Instead, I would go with Mara - the boy has pace, potential and is very hungry. I wouldn’t want him treated like Che was in his first season or Adam Armstrong last season.

We’ve paid good money for him so give him the first 6 games to nail his place. I would pick Adam in front of Che too and to be fair, he’s had a decent pre season.

I was talking to a couple of fellas around me at the Villarreal game and we were spit balling about how much Stu would be worth if only he had pace. One of the guys said he probably wouldn’t be with Saints if he had pace - couldn’t afford him. It’s a backhanded compliment to a real honest professional who still hasn’t quite convinced me that he’s a regular first team starter. Great off the bench but over 90 minutes, not so sure.

All that said, I would definitely settle for the line up proposed by SaintGGsy and seconded by Manny561.

I’m feeling a 1 - 1 draw Saturday, but that is probably as the big kick-off arrives, my heart takes over from my brain!


3.) 04 Aug 2022 13:31:47
Am hopeful we can dig out a draw but also fear could be a couple down v early on. I think start with AA and SA with Joe off them. Play Baz for sure. Spuds will want revenge for last term so have to dig deep early on


4.) 04 Aug 2022 14:24:04
I have to admit I was disapointed to hear that Spurs had a buy back or what ever clause it is in KWP's contract. I actually think if we had to let him go it shouldn't be a penny under 50 million and his worth to us as a team is probably more like 70 million (just my view)

I would start with KWP on the left and have valerie on the right as he has been very good pre-season.


5.) 04 Aug 2022 14:32:19
I'd go for the exact same lineup. Apart from maybe drop S.Armstrong into midfield for Lavia and then have A.Armstrong/Elyounoussi on the LW.


6.) 04 Aug 2022 17:57:58
I think this thread proves our point - there are multiple options up front but none so obvious that we can predict who will get the nod.

Reading everyone’s views it also shows that as a group of die hard fans - we couldn’t possibly agree between ourselves because no selection is clear and obvious.

My possibly blinkered opinion is that if it didn’t work last season, why should we expect it to this year. Ok, one can look at game time and confidence but for me, we need something fresh. So maybe a combo of old and new which would be Mara (new) and then errr…. probably Adam A. And then again, should there be a spot for Mo? Personally, I don’t think he’s done enough at Saints - sporadic at best, but he is offensively minded.

I absolute agree with Saint Ben of Basingstoke - KWP is worth £70M to us at RB and probably £50M at left back. And it’s a yes from me for Valery too!

On a different note, I am hoping the lure of the World Cup will lift Prowsie’s game to a new level. If he could be that bit more offensive, maybe beat a player every once in a while, he would be in with a shout of featuring in Qatar.

Less than 48 hours to KO gents and the Spurs fans around me are getting right up my nose!


7.) 05 Aug 2022 08:04:05
I sit opposite one at work and he’s flying to the fame this pm lol


8.) 06 Aug 2022 14:04:48
What did I say in my earlier post, I would play kwp left back and Valerie right, get in :) come on the saints!


9.) 06 Aug 2022 15:24:28
What an idiot LOL, thanks sky for making me look stupid


 

 

21 Jul 2022 13:56:29
Sekou Mara is one of the answers to our prayers, incoming for €13m whilst hopefully saving GdB in the process. More a Broja type, raw and a risk, but we will still have funds to maybe nab a more experienced forward as well.

Murmurs of another fullback and attacking mid, but I think we get maybe one more after Mara, who again looks an excellent prospect and someone we can sell on for good money in the future.

It is a risk, but also an opportunity.

More worryingly, as others have said, Ralph still seems to have lost the plot playing people out of position and mucking around unnecessarily.

Our XI in two weeks, I would hope, is something like;
Bazunu
KWP, Salisu, ABK, Perraud
JWP, Lavia
Aribo, Stu
Adams, Arma/Mara.

Of course that relies on everyone playing in position and Ralph using a sensible formation and not picking Redmond. Which is highly unlikely.

SaintGGsy

1.) 21 Jul 2022 15:32:42
Good call SaintGGsy


2.) 22 Jul 2022 00:45:59
I mean, it’s the first two games of pre-season, it’s more for giving everyone minutes, getting everyone up to match fitness and a chance to prove themselves than finalising the team and playing everyone in proper positions

If there’s still no settled shape/lineup vs Villarreal, then yeah there’s a problem but not now

I’d agree that on paper that side is the best though


3.) 22 Jul 2022 12:46:40
Strange that Saints announce Mara signing ‘in principle’? Normally it’s a signing photo shoot, shirt holding, interview reveal.

Maybe to warn others off?


4.) 22 Jul 2022 19:12:50
That’s a decent side you’ve put out there SaintGGsy. I’m just wondering where Tino would fit in when match fit?


 

 

 

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15 Aug 2022 11:46:28
Watching Forest yesterday, we are worse than them. We are worse than Leeds. We look worse than Fulham. At this moment in time, genuinely, only Manchester United and maybe Everton are worse than us.

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11 Aug 2022 15:36:19
Sorry guys but Poch absolutely would not come back to Saints. He’ll be at the next big club who sack their manager. Current best options are Marco Rose, Paulo Sousa or Rafa. Even then they’re unlikely.

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11 Aug 2022 15:31:41
As I mentioned on another thread, playing more defensive players doesn’t necessarily equate to fewer goals conceded when we are conceding goals due to individual errors on a weekly basis. I don’t see us beating any team right now, we seem so easy to play against, and Ralph is too stubborn to change his mind now.

I expect we’ll be in the bottom three at the ‘winter break’ and he won’t be there post-World Cup.

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05 Jul 2022 11:38:07
Good work thus far. Would still like a bit of experience added, but I understand the attraction of buying promising youth for good prices. Also needing goal scorers! We won’t get a 20 goal a season player, but I do like Dennis and think he would be excellent.

Instead, we need some developing strikers or goal scoring midfielders who will chip in to get us a total of 60-70 goals through the season.

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08 Jun 2022 20:24:15
Would be happy with that, but what has he done at Liverpool to garner a rise in fee from £7m to £15m for a now 27-year old? Would pay £8-10m max

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07 Aug 2022 20:51:03
I think the most worrying thing is, give this squad to any other manager in the league. Do they play Djenepo, 2 DMs, Bednarek, 3 at the back, no out and out striker?

Absolutely not.

I’d say 17/19 play Bazunu, KWP, ABK, Salisu, Perraud, Lavia, JWP, Aribo, Stu, and any two forwards of Che, Adam, Mara. Something along those lines. But Ralph must see something no-one else does, from somewhere, in training, to make these decisions? We might never know.

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17 Jul 2022 17:23:46
I’d go 5 - beat Leeds, pick up a couple of draws - we could literally win any of those games and equally get hammered in all of them.

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13 Jul 2022 22:46:44
Realistically don’t see him coming back, nor would I trust him to stay if he had one good run again to go off for the money. Would love him to, but he is probably starting when fit at Villa - not that he has been very fit since leaving.

Also what would Villa be charging us? Probably not much less than they paid 12 months ago. A crying shame.

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13 Jul 2022 10:08:34
Love a yard of ale bet ? He would also be excellent. I think I’d rather we go for 2 £10m forwards rather than 1 £20m forward (remember Carrillo) who may be younger, as in our position we aren’t going to get the fabled ‘20 goal a season’ striker coming to us. But so far the window has been excellent, hopefully a FB, AM, ST (or two) still to come and I might even be dreaming of the top half.

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05 Jul 2022 11:40:22
Loved the green strip from about 16/17 I think it was which played off on the tree in our logo, but our waves are terrible and I hate the shirt. Maybe the third kit will be yellow hoops based on our halo ??‍♂️

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