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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from ronnieronalde in FA, go get Pochettino now!   
    Pochettino would be a great choice for the national team.
    Who cares where he was born... Chile won their first Copa America with an Argentine in charge. Mexico won the Gold Cup with a Colombian in charge. Greece won Euro 2004 with a German in charge. Spain won 2008 with a racist in charge. 
    We've had a Swede and an Italian in charge in recent times.
    Why not an Argentine? 
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from cannable in FA, go get Pochettino now!   
    Eddie Howe would be a big gamble. He has never managed big-name players before.
    And his record with managing more illustrious players at Bournemouth is poor to say the least.
    Whilst Bournemouth have played some great football under Howe, it's generally been with the same core of players he had in League One.
    As far as I'm aware he didn't put that squad of players together, so now they've reached a stage where a few are past their prime, Howe has been unable to replace them and build a new squad.
    IMO Bournemouth will come back down within the next two seasons, and Howe will largely be at fault.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from Alpha in Boxing Thread   
    Billy Joe holds a world title, but he's far too inactive, being backed by a now second-rate promoter and ultimately has a fight style which is boring to watch.
    The BBC did an article earlier how Eubank Jr is now Britain's second biggest boxing star behind A Joshua.
    Despite holding a worthless world title, he definitely draws attention for his exciting fighting style and importantly he's more active, being in the media alot.
    Eubank lacks punch power at 168 to be able to stop a fighter like Groves, and it will be interesting to see if he is willing to eat some solid jabs from Groves in order to close the distance and try and outwork him.
    It's an intriguing match-up for sure.
    As for Billy Joe... The only thing he is clinging on to is the one belt GGG needs to completely unify the division.
    If GGG wasn't interested in holding all the belts, BJS would be utterly lost and content to fighting rubbish mandatorys.
    Eubank is right. BJS is now irrelevant to him.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from RoyMac5 in View from the outside   
    At the end of the season there will probably only be a handful of points between the teams as they sit in midtable.
    The question is, would you rather be a midtable team playing like Forest or a midtable team playing like Derby?
    I'd rather play like Forest if we're going to have similar outcomes come next May. Far more entertaining.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from RoyMac5 in View from the outside   
    At the end of the season there will probably only be a handful of points between the teams as they sit in midtable.
    The question is, would you rather be a midtable team playing like Forest or a midtable team playing like Derby?
    I'd rather play like Forest if we're going to have similar outcomes come next May. Far more entertaining.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from CWC1983 in Live games 2017/18   
    Italy has plenty of potential.
    Roma, Lazio, Inter, Milan, Napoli and Juve are all big, historic clubs.
    There are plenty of ties to South America in Italy too, especially Argentina.
    Get some Asian investment, new TV deals and modify the foreign-player purchase rules and Serie A could take off.
     
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from Highgate in Live games 2017/18   
    Mourinho gaining plenty of plaudits for United's 0-0 draw at Liverpool.
    Decent result for them, but a turgid performance.
    I can't be the only one who thinks having just one shot on target, 39% possession and looking slow and static all over the park isn't some sort of tactical genius from Mourinho?
    Surely nobody purposely sets the side up to play rubbish and get completely outplayed.
    Liverpool on the other hand just can't get it right. They need a focal point, a Luis Suarez up top. So much creative talent but no killer goalscorer.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from SKRam in Harder to miss?   
    If you watch closely you can see it bounce up before reaching him. At the point of contact, he is actually completely off the ground and it hits him just below the knee, spinning up off his calf and over.
    Don't get me wrong it's a sensational miss, but he didn't actually kick the ball. He's allowing the ball to rebound off of him and into the net. Unfortunately for him, it scooped up and over instead.
    I don't class this as that big of a miss as he was never in control of the ball. I find the worse misses are with the goal gaping, and the ball practically stationary as then there are simply no excuses.
    Ryan Giggs against Arsenal was a howler. I can't understand how you can miss that unless you are purposely trying to lift the ball which there was no reason for him to do so.
     
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from RiddingsRam in Man City discussion   
    They need more cover because they basically started from zero.
    Against Liverpool only Otamendi (£30m), De Bruyne (£50m), David Silva (£24m), Fernandinho (£30m), Aguero, (£40m), Delph (£8m), Mangala (£40m) and Foden (youth) made the 18-man squad who were at City before Guardiola.
    That's £220m on 8 players.
    How much do you think it would cost to buy another 10 players? And in the latest transfer boom. Of course they're going to have the most expensively assembled squad, because they needed to go out and buy half a squad to compete at the top.
    I don't know what you're obsession is with Guardiola or City spending money. You keep bringing it up as a suggestion that he can't be the best coach in the world because he has needed to spend.
    So has every other world class manager. 
    Manchester United's best squad of players was probably around 2008/2009 when they made consecutive CL finals. Do you think SAF just assembled that on a shoe-string budget or something?
    Like Rooney, Ronaldo, Tevez, Berbatov, Ferndinand, Carrick, Evra, Nani, Anderson, Vidic didn't cost anything? They ploughed about £300m into that squad too and that was almost 10 years ago when transfers weren't anywhere near as crazy.
    Another thing about City is they haven't had the luxury of developing quality players from within. The best player they've produced in the past 15 years is Daniel Sturridge. Hardly the base for a world class team.
     
     
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from reveldevil in Man City discussion   
    I think Pep improves players both individually and as a team player.
    There may be some who can't get to grips with his playing style, no matter how good such as Toni Kroos, but for the majority they will become better players.
    Pep coaches his players specifically to be better team players. He will coach his players to make those unselfish runs, player positioning in certain areas of the field, passing patterns etc which no doubt improves the players' tactical awareness.
    Take Sterling for example. I don't think Pep will ever be able to coach him to have a better first touch, or to be able to strike the ball better, or cross the ball better.
    But he will be able to coach him to become a better team player. Improve his positioning, awareness, game intelligence, decision-making and duty of role.
    I agree, imagine being coached by Pep and playing alongside Silva, De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus to then listening to training orders from Gareth Southgate and playing alongside Jake Livermore, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jordan Henderson and being expected to reach club-level performances.
     
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from froggg in England v Slovenia   
    England will always look crap when they try and break down a defensive opposition.
    We hugely lack technical ability. We don't have a single player who can see passes before making them, unlike Spain who have numerous, meaning we are so ponderous and slow in possession.
    Rashford and Kane have talent. Walker and Sterling may benefit from a year under Pep.
    As for the rest. Garbage.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from froggg in England v Slovenia   
    England will always look crap when they try and break down a defensive opposition.
    We hugely lack technical ability. We don't have a single player who can see passes before making them, unlike Spain who have numerous, meaning we are so ponderous and slow in possession.
    Rashford and Kane have talent. Walker and Sterling may benefit from a year under Pep.
    As for the rest. Garbage.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from froggg in England v Slovenia   
    England will always look crap when they try and break down a defensive opposition.
    We hugely lack technical ability. We don't have a single player who can see passes before making them, unlike Spain who have numerous, meaning we are so ponderous and slow in possession.
    Rashford and Kane have talent. Walker and Sterling may benefit from a year under Pep.
    As for the rest. Garbage.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from froggg in England v Slovenia   
    England will always look crap when they try and break down a defensive opposition.
    We hugely lack technical ability. We don't have a single player who can see passes before making them, unlike Spain who have numerous, meaning we are so ponderous and slow in possession.
    Rashford and Kane have talent. Walker and Sterling may benefit from a year under Pep.
    As for the rest. Garbage.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from The Arch Deacon in Time to go !   
    We hardly ever scored a corner because of the players we had. 
    Hughes, Eustace, Bryson, Ward, Russell, Dawkins, Bryson... Who were you expecting to score from corners?
    For the large part only Martin, Buxton, Keogh and Forsyth were a threat in the air.
    When the opposition are defending with nine players in the box, you're rarely going to score no matter how fancy your set-pieces are.
    We're more of a threat these days as we're a more physically imposing team. On the flip side, we're fall less mobile, far less comfortable in possession and slower over the parl.
    I'd rather watch a team who can score in open play than one who relies on set-pieces.
    For every frustrating goal we conceded from a set-piece under Mac, we made up by scoring two quality goals from open play.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from The Arch Deacon in Time to go !   
    We hardly ever scored a corner because of the players we had. 
    Hughes, Eustace, Bryson, Ward, Russell, Dawkins, Bryson... Who were you expecting to score from corners?
    For the large part only Martin, Buxton, Keogh and Forsyth were a threat in the air.
    When the opposition are defending with nine players in the box, you're rarely going to score no matter how fancy your set-pieces are.
    We're more of a threat these days as we're a more physically imposing team. On the flip side, we're fall less mobile, far less comfortable in possession and slower over the parl.
    I'd rather watch a team who can score in open play than one who relies on set-pieces.
    For every frustrating goal we conceded from a set-piece under Mac, we made up by scoring two quality goals from open play.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from r_wilcockson in What are the reasons to keep faith in Rowett?   
    Hull was a freak game. In terms of general play, they were as good if not better.
    We just scored from 2 corners, a freekick, a mistake by their CB.
    Hull missed numerous opportunities.
    If we played like that everygame we'd probably win one and then lose the next.
     
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from The Arch Deacon in Time to go !   
    We hardly ever scored a corner because of the players we had. 
    Hughes, Eustace, Bryson, Ward, Russell, Dawkins, Bryson... Who were you expecting to score from corners?
    For the large part only Martin, Buxton, Keogh and Forsyth were a threat in the air.
    When the opposition are defending with nine players in the box, you're rarely going to score no matter how fancy your set-pieces are.
    We're more of a threat these days as we're a more physically imposing team. On the flip side, we're fall less mobile, far less comfortable in possession and slower over the parl.
    I'd rather watch a team who can score in open play than one who relies on set-pieces.
    For every frustrating goal we conceded from a set-piece under Mac, we made up by scoring two quality goals from open play.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from The Arch Deacon in Time to go !   
    We hardly ever scored a corner because of the players we had. 
    Hughes, Eustace, Bryson, Ward, Russell, Dawkins, Bryson... Who were you expecting to score from corners?
    For the large part only Martin, Buxton, Keogh and Forsyth were a threat in the air.
    When the opposition are defending with nine players in the box, you're rarely going to score no matter how fancy your set-pieces are.
    We're more of a threat these days as we're a more physically imposing team. On the flip side, we're fall less mobile, far less comfortable in possession and slower over the parl.
    I'd rather watch a team who can score in open play than one who relies on set-pieces.
    For every frustrating goal we conceded from a set-piece under Mac, we made up by scoring two quality goals from open play.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from The Arch Deacon in Time to go !   
    We hardly ever scored a corner because of the players we had. 
    Hughes, Eustace, Bryson, Ward, Russell, Dawkins, Bryson... Who were you expecting to score from corners?
    For the large part only Martin, Buxton, Keogh and Forsyth were a threat in the air.
    When the opposition are defending with nine players in the box, you're rarely going to score no matter how fancy your set-pieces are.
    We're more of a threat these days as we're a more physically imposing team. On the flip side, we're fall less mobile, far less comfortable in possession and slower over the parl.
    I'd rather watch a team who can score in open play than one who relies on set-pieces.
    For every frustrating goal we conceded from a set-piece under Mac, we made up by scoring two quality goals from open play.
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from r_wilcockson in What are the reasons to keep faith in Rowett?   
    Hull was a freak game. In terms of general play, they were as good if not better.
    We just scored from 2 corners, a freekick, a mistake by their CB.
    Hull missed numerous opportunities.
    If we played like that everygame we'd probably win one and then lose the next.
     
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from r_wilcockson in What are the reasons to keep faith in Rowett?   
    Hull was a freak game. In terms of general play, they were as good if not better.
    We just scored from 2 corners, a freekick, a mistake by their CB.
    Hull missed numerous opportunities.
    If we played like that everygame we'd probably win one and then lose the next.
     
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from Adslegend in What are the reasons to keep faith in Rowett?   
    It's a question I'd like to ask...
    I'm all for giving a manager time, beyond a single transfer window at least, to stamp his mark on the team so to speak.
    But they have to at least show something in order to keep the faith.
    Burley's first full season here was terrible, results wise, but the playing style offered hope and his bravery to look abroad was well received.
    What boxes has Rowett actually ticked? Playing style is poor, the average age of the squad has increased since his arrival and despite saying there was value for money abroad, we strictly looked at domestic players only.
    There is logic to keeping faith in a manager, especially when chopping and changing managers has brought upon a downward spiral.
    But is there any evidence at all that we will become a team fighting for promotion again with Rowett in charge?
    What has he brought to the table which warrants the faith from supporters to give him time?
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from kash_a_ram_a_ding_dong in What are the reasons to keep faith in Rowett?   
    I fully understand the madness of sacking yet another manager, and not allowing him the time to re-shape the squad and put his own identity on it. Generally, success comes after time and patience.
    However, there are no guarantees that things will get better should we decide to keep Rowett in charge.
    Instead of reasoning with keeping Rowett because it would be madness to sack him, I want us to keep him due to there being clear evidence of a plan in place and an end goal with a distinct, entertaining playing style.
    If everybody just gave their manager 5 years without default, do you think they would all be in a better place than when they started? You just knew under Phil Brown, Nigel Pearson and John Gregory etc. it wasn't going to get better.
    What has Rowett shown, during his time at Burton, Brum and now at Derby, that we ought to give him say three years without default?
    Let's say we give Rowett the next three years... What are you expecting at the beginning of the 2020 season? Do we have a much younger squad? What style of football are we playing? Any players brought in from overseas? Do we dominate possession or do we sit back and counter? A direct or patient style? High pressing or compact defending?
    If you have an answer to those questions above... Has Rowett shown in his six months charge steps (however small) towards that?
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    Bris Vegas got a reaction from Adslegend in What are the reasons to keep faith in Rowett?   
    It's a question I'd like to ask...
    I'm all for giving a manager time, beyond a single transfer window at least, to stamp his mark on the team so to speak.
    But they have to at least show something in order to keep the faith.
    Burley's first full season here was terrible, results wise, but the playing style offered hope and his bravery to look abroad was well received.
    What boxes has Rowett actually ticked? Playing style is poor, the average age of the squad has increased since his arrival and despite saying there was value for money abroad, we strictly looked at domestic players only.
    There is logic to keeping faith in a manager, especially when chopping and changing managers has brought upon a downward spiral.
    But is there any evidence at all that we will become a team fighting for promotion again with Rowett in charge?
    What has he brought to the table which warrants the faith from supporters to give him time?
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