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at 10:58 23 Jan 2020

I can't be arsed to do a poll thing, but what do people think.
I've seen a lot of fans suddenly demanding we give him another 2 year contract immediately and putting Ings form down to all the work Long does.

Personally I'd let him go. I agree he does cause problems. I agree he is hard to play against. I agree he works for the team.
But for me he costs us more points than he gains us. I've never seen anyone at this level so clueless in front of goal - and those goals would turn draws to wins and loses to draws.
Even Saturday he had the simplest of chances right in front of goal and side footed straight at the keeper. And missed a header at the back post - as he did away at Leicester.

I don't have an agenda and all strikers miss chances but he needs ten chances to score a goal and he misses so many relatively simple chances.
Overall he's been a good signing and we've had our money's worth I guess, but at his age now I think we need to thank him and move on.
He does seem to split opinion though. So the summer, keep him or let him go?
Liverpool fans...
at 09:46 17 Jan 2020

Yeah I know we all hate Liverpool. The bin dipping victims and all that crap. But what's your thoughts on this?
Liverpool fans planning one of their coach welcomes for the United game.

Personally I think it's great that in these days of snowflake fans sitting in respectful silence, there are still fan groups prepared to ramp up the atmosphere of the game. I'm not saying smash the windows or anything like that.
But imagine playing Pompey and giving their bus this welcome into the city.
Some fans around Europe rightly get condemned for much of their behaviour, but there are some places that still retain a real atmosphere and I for one am glad to see fans here doing the same. I never understand why fans of other clubs belittle the efforts of other supporters like Palace or in this case the scousers when many of us still want some sort of atmosphere at games.
First deal?
at 12:29 10 Jan 2020

Guy on SW saying we have our first deal over the line. Incoming not outgoing. Agent is here finalising the details apparently.

Could be nonsense. TCM any info ?
at 11:09 8 Jan 2020

Anthony Pulis..
at 22:07 3 Jan 2020

Remember him? About to be made coach of Beckhams Inter Miami. Where did it all go wrong......
FA Cup this week
at 10:21 3 Jan 2020

Huddersfield at home. They are 20th in the Championship so with all due respect (which of course means none at all) , we should have more than enough to dispatch them.
So do we play a strong side or does Ralph bring in the second string?

For all our decent form, we are not out of the woods yet by a long chalk, so I expect him to play the fringe players. Yoshida will be back, Boufal will probably start, Gunn may even get a game.
I think he'll rest Djenpo who seems to have struggled with injuries and I think Ings will be given the week off. I really hope that he goes with Adams as this would be a great chance to bag his first Saints goal particularly at saint Mary's.
Bets on first signing?
at 09:19 2 Jan 2020

I have no idea who but I am thinking that we must have been working on things behind the scenes. I think we might see a new face within a few days.
at 17:25 22 Dec 2019

Good to see he's not changed much. That was suicidal....
A centre back.
at 11:32 16 Dec 2019

My kingdom for a centre back...

OK we all know we need one in January. Does anyone actually know of one?
I don't watch enough football to be up on all the Championship teams, even less across Europe. All I know is that I doubt we will buy from another PL club.
In fact the only one that comes to mind is Phil Jones at United. He might fancy a change to get some games.
Other than that, any realistic suggestions?
Odd moments...
at 12:29 2 Dec 2019

Modern football can be soul destroying and cynical but there are moments when I remember why I love it.
Watching that Kevin De Bryne goal at the weekend was one of them. A goal that makes you just go "wow".

A little appreciation...
at 11:21 25 Nov 2019

Amongst all our troubles I think there has been one shining light.
Danny Ings.
When he arrived it was for a lot of money and initially more injuries made a lot of us doubt he was up to it. To be fair to the lad he gives 100% and in a struggling team is still scoring goals. Local too, so what's not to love.
I have to say that if we get a chance there's no one I'd rather it fall to than him.
Liverpool v city
at 16:53 10 Nov 2019

Watching it with Chinese commentary. No idea what they are saying but they seem quite excited and it doesn't really make much less sense than the usual English coverage...
Who are Leicester?
at 10:15 25 Oct 2019

I'd say they are the club we should aspire to be.
I guess it's simply down to the owners but you never hear of them saying they need to be self sufficient, or sell before they can buy - they just get on with the business of being in the premier league.
Many probably thought they had peaked after 2015 but they have impressively kept a good side together and continue to push at the higher end of the division. We also have to say that Rodgers has done a pretty good job there.
They've had some good fortune in that some of the team were developed rather than bought in, like Vardy. OK he's a little rat, but he cost them peanut and consistently puts the ball in the net. But they've bought well and built a really good side again.
It is annoying as the city is no bigger than ours, the grounds are virtually identical , but they have shown that you really can achieve something with an effective plan.

I know it sounds like I'm a Leicester fan, but I have to say I like them. They proved everyone wrong and showed that it is actually possible to achieve something when the accepted view was that if you weren't top 6 you were wasting your time even trying.
Two momentous occasions?
at 15:04 14 Oct 2019

Today is MLT's birthday. Always worth taking a moment to remember him in his prime.

Secondly Ross Wilson - black box transfer guru - or incompetent charlatan dressed in his Dads suits - depending on your point of view of course, has now departed the club.
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