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  1. I admire your optimism but I think any comparison with 95/96 has a slight flaw in that the impact of Igor Stimac transformed that season from early November. We simply won't be able to make a similar signing at that point so if we are to progress from our first 6 league games this season it won't be a transformation as it was in 95/96.
  2. I agree on on limited to assess squad but in 'having to sign someone' it sounds a bit like we are just getting a body in. I have no idea whether they are too comfortable, they are well paid - what leads you to believe they are too comfy? At what point did Cocu give up on promotion? "We will try to get in the top six in the league but the most important thing is the football we play and the development of individual players."
  3. Look fair comment but my response has to be seen in the context of the OP. Happy to give the new guys a chance but to date Dowell and Paterson have contributed very little -they aren't Mount or Wilson. Fingers crossed they both come good, lets give it a few months and see.
  4. So Dowell was allegedly good two seasons ago and Paterson is so good that he can't yet get into our team of confused players who are too comfy on their high wages. With signings like those two I can see any strategy aimed at securing additional funds from Mel in January falling on deaf ears.
  5. Did Bristol City and Everton pay a fee to use Cocu's service to expose how poor Paterson and Dowell are as well?
  6. Thorne off and Blackman on? I get the point about even with 10 men you would expect to see that out but that wasn't the situation. At 3-0 up Wassall's tactics appeared to be to go for more goals. I can get that perhaps he wanted to try and get Blackman a goal but it was naive.
  7. The last 10 minutes of the Rotherham were awful and largely facilitated by some odd substitutions in a game we had completely controlled. This was then followed up by a fairly spineless display in the first leg of the Hull play off semi-final so the Rotherham game was not an isolated incident. In Wassall's defence he managed to extract a strong performance in the second leg of the play-offs but that was all too late.
  8. On Hughton's record in the loan market what are you seeing? Given his time at Brighton I can only see Glen Murray as an outright success on loan. Whilst there, Hughton seemed to concentrate on loaning in journeymen and when he did bring in younger players on loan they didn't seem to get much game time - I was surprised to see Tomori was there 2 seasons back, only played 10 games. Are you looking further back than his time at Brighton?
  9. Eustace blew it for me with that horrible display in the 2-0 win towards the end of the season - made Rowettball look progressive.
  10. Burton 3 Derby 1 stands out as a particular highlight when Rowett saw fit to leave Keogh out.
  11. I see us playing Man City or Liverpool and it is a clear no (a nightmare scenario but we don't play them every week). See us against Southampton or Brighton and it is a possibly. Regardless of whether we go up or not the squad will be very different next season so if we accept that we aren't good enough as we stand it is pretty much a moot point as the team will change anyway. That could be a Fulhamesque change or a Wolvesesque change. Lets get there and worry about the rest of it when we do.
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    If, and it seems a big if at the moment, Bolton's results were removed from the record as part of the sanctions the EFL may apply then I think we would lose 3 points but Villa and Boro would lose 6 points each. So a draw tomorrow secures play-offs and a win puts us level with Villa going into the final day.
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