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    This is our year... or maybe next

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  1. I'm guessing it's like work experience. We'll give him all the shitty jobs so he can see how rubbish the world of work is and if he lasts the distance we'll get him a WH Smith's voucher.
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    What's happening with George Thorne?

    It's a fair point we have started strongly. Last season we came unstuck because Rowett stuck rigidly with the team that was 'doing the talking' despite it being a long season and the need for depth and variety. Sending Martin out on loan and freezing of George was an epic mistake when we needed to stop the rot and control games. I appreciate it's different now but i think we would be unwise to freeze out a player of George's proven ability. He may yet be integral. Possibly not the point you were making but I've had a beer and I heart George...
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    Mason Bennett

    To be fair he has said that every season for the last 7 years... I'm glad Bennett seems to have settled and engaging football brain. He has good natural abilities always needed to improve his decision making and a lot of that can come down to personal maturity and good coaching. He's making an impact and long may that continue.
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    What's happening with George Thorne?

    It is odd he hasn't had a loan. Completely near sighted if he isn't given the chance to prove his fitness and talent in training and squad reps where possible. If he is fit and mentally right he has to be part of the reckoning.. he's simply too good to be discounted. Come on George prove your worth kid...
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    What are you eating tonight

    Treated my wife to a 3 course midweek date night Teriyaki Sea Bass with pickled cucumber. Beef rendang with mushroom rice Raspberry & chocolate cheesecake Bottle of Vina Sol Notes: Tough too much ginger in the rendang paste Otherwise bang on the money
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    Feeling strange

    @froggg wouldn't stand for this kind of nonsense on the teatime thread
  7. Would love for Mourinho to get fired on the back of a drubbing from us...
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    v Hull (A) (League) - Predictions

    Hull 2 Derby 1 Bryson with ours I'm never right
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    The loan signing

    When you have Martin and Thorne on the books in positions we need variety and quality I really don't see the point in more new blood. We have a silly number of players as it is, I'd rather see players not going to be involved get moves away. Anya, Butters etc. surely we're better off getting them deals out on loan even if we take some of the wages.
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    Patience from fans...

    Completely agree with all the sentiments here. It's going to take tome for the players to adapt and feel confident to this new style of play. It's a big ask to go from Rowettball to possession football with movement and creativity. Fans definitely need to be patient. I'd happily give him the entire season to work towards this, it will take time and mistakes will be made. That's Okay, if rather we made mistakes and learnt from them (I am aware at times we make the same mistakes!) What we need is someone in the centre of the park to get control of possession and drive us forward. Huddlestone has this quality but Thorne is more suited to the role in my view. We also need intelligent movement from attacking players, this can't always be movement in behind, it has to be about coming short and pulling defences apart. This again takes time for players to gel and build connections. The reason Mac1 was so successful here was because the team had been together a while and Clough had us playing this way. Frank is bringing 9 new players and a new style of play to the squad. That doesn't happen over night but it will come and it's going to be so much better to watch as a result. Players react to tension. We need to be patient and create a positive atmosphere.
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    Cameron Jerome

    Lots of endeavour but was always going to be a pointless signing indicative of Rowettball and Project Cocoon. Waste of everyone's time in my humble opinion.
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    Players rested

    I would LOVE to see George in the squad on Saturday. Probably unlikely. Expect Evans and Malone to keep their places. Strike up for grabs but expect Waghorn. Lawrence back in. Maybe JoZo for Wilson. Wisdom I expect to return with a kick up the area to improve
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    v Millwall (A) - Predictions

    Squeaky 1-0 victory Bryson
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    Crazy Keogh hating

    Keogh and Davies is the best CB partnership at the club. What they need (What the best CBs in the world need) is for adequate protection and tracking of runners from midfield, for their full backs not to lose the ball way out of position and for our deep lying midfielders to take ownership of the ball. Keogh really isn't the problem. For 30 or so games a season he's consistent and reliable for 10 he's the best defender in the league and for 3-4 he makes some glaring mistakes. It's been the same for the entire time he's been here and yet some 'fans' only come out after the bad games. Some of our players have entire seasons where they're garbage and get less vitriol than Keogh.

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