12 Feb 2018 20:39:21
I see a few posts mentioning the possibility of finishing in seventh place which is achievable but I personally think our achilles heel is our woeful goal difference. After our disappointing shall we say season I'd be more than happy with a top ten finish especially after being in the bottom half.

In regards to Sam Allardyce I think he will be in charge until at the very least the end of the season. He has done what was expected of him. Although the football style has been less than stellar (I myself am very critical) we have had decent results and much needed points. It's hard on the eye to watch but if it gets results then it will have to do for now.
If (as other people have said) he secures us a better than expected league finish then it probably will be a case of him seeing out his 18 month contract.

I think the main complaint with most fans is the boring play style and team selection. I don't think we know what our best eleven is at the moment and we certainly can play a lot more attractive attacking football.

{Ed025's Note - i must say i feel exactly the same howie..


1.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 21:06:08
good post Howie. Thumbs up from me.


2.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 21:06:57
The next 2 away games will be pivotal to Sam's tenure. We need away performances and wins. If we switch back to 2 defensive mids or go 5 at the back again, I don't think the fans will stomach it.


3.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 21:09:50
Our best 11 (Sam thought) for now started on Saturday, Martina was a revelation, haven't seen that performance all Season, there is a player in there. The rest apart from Mangala (a walking mistake) pick themselves on that form. So that just leaves a choice of Holgate, Williams or Jags to partner Keane. We shall see if Sam reverts to type in our next away game or gives it a right go for the rest of the season.

{Ed025's Note - dont hold your breath DFS..


4.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 21:21:17
Mori played well today looked fit maybe he is in contention for the left cb spot also.


5.) 12 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 21:59:39
forgot about Mori johny1989. I am somewhat of a maverick in players that I like and Mori comes into that category, Besic is/ was another. The problem is with these types of player; you will not get a full season out of them and particularly so in the Premiership. Catch22 situation, try to temper their style of play so they get less injuries and you remove some of the player and form.


6.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 07:19:27
mori injury record isn't that bad this last injury was just an unfortunate accident he will be back strong on the left in the next couple weeks, he could be the answer to the lb problem.


7.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 09:30:21
mori has one unfortunate injury, should be nowhere near the besic category.