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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from i-Ram in Chris Perkins (Head of Academy Recruitment) Moves to Everton   
    He's been serving a one year notice period and this was agreed last summer. The notice period goes to show how highly he is thought of but also decent planning in terms of getting in a replacement.  There are two other guys that work as local scouts so it would seem sensible that they have identified a new guy to bring in over that year period and the current situation allows them to let him join Everton a few weeks early.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from angieram in Chris Perkins (Head of Academy Recruitment) Moves to Everton   
    He's been serving a one year notice period and this was agreed last summer. The notice period goes to show how highly he is thought of but also decent planning in terms of getting in a replacement.  There are two other guys that work as local scouts so it would seem sensible that they have identified a new guy to bring in over that year period and the current situation allows them to let him join Everton a few weeks early.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from therealhantsram in Chris Perkins (Head of Academy Recruitment) Moves to Everton   
    He's been serving a one year notice period and this was agreed last summer. The notice period goes to show how highly he is thought of but also decent planning in terms of getting in a replacement.  There are two other guys that work as local scouts so it would seem sensible that they have identified a new guy to bring in over that year period and the current situation allows them to let him join Everton a few weeks early.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from atherstoneram in Promotion   
    I'd argue it would be a huge relief. The absolute worst thing that could happen is for us to sneak into the playoffs.
    Going up with this squad would be a disaster. Going into a play off battle would delay next season prep and plans by a month and then you have the negativity that the the three unsuccessful clubs deal with.
    The remaining few games will be great to highlight exactly what we need to change to be successful next year.
    2 new keepers, pace on several positions, creativity similar to DH.
    And we need as much time as possible to prepare that.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from ariotofmyown in Promotion   
    I'd argue it would be a huge relief. The absolute worst thing that could happen is for us to sneak into the playoffs.
    Going up with this squad would be a disaster. Going into a play off battle would delay next season prep and plans by a month and then you have the negativity that the the three unsuccessful clubs deal with.
    The remaining few games will be great to highlight exactly what we need to change to be successful next year.
    2 new keepers, pace on several positions, creativity similar to DH.
    And we need as much time as possible to prepare that.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from Taribo in Promotion   
    I'd argue it would be a huge relief. The absolute worst thing that could happen is for us to sneak into the playoffs.
    Going up with this squad would be a disaster. Going into a play off battle would delay next season prep and plans by a month and then you have the negativity that the the three unsuccessful clubs deal with.
    The remaining few games will be great to highlight exactly what we need to change to be successful next year.
    2 new keepers, pace on several positions, creativity similar to DH.
    And we need as much time as possible to prepare that.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from MackworthRamIsGod in Promotion   
    I'd argue it would be a huge relief. The absolute worst thing that could happen is for us to sneak into the playoffs.
    Going up with this squad would be a disaster. Going into a play off battle would delay next season prep and plans by a month and then you have the negativity that the the three unsuccessful clubs deal with.
    The remaining few games will be great to highlight exactly what we need to change to be successful next year.
    2 new keepers, pace on several positions, creativity similar to DH.
    And we need as much time as possible to prepare that.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from mozza in v QPR (A) - Predictions   
    QPR 2-1 Derby 
    FRGS - Waghorn
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from REDCAR in v QPR (A) - Predictions   
    QPR 2-1 Derby 
    FRGS - Waghorn
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    gccrowdpleaser reacted to MidWalesRam in v Huddersfield (H) - Predictions   
    Derby 1-1 Huddersfield
    FRGS Lawrence
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    gccrowdpleaser reacted to bigbadbob in Free agents window   
    Can someone, because I can't be arsed, provide a list of possible free agents so we could discuss who would be good and then get pissed off when we don't sign any of them?
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    gccrowdpleaser reacted to Chester40 in v Stoke (H) - Matchday thread   
    People saying keep the same team....
    Let me predict the comments after the next away game and we are poor...
     
    Why no... Shinnie our best player before he was injured
    Lowe had been playing well
    Marriott is our best striker
    Knight has been our brightest player for the last few weeks. 
    And....
    Why pick.. 
    Lawrence he has one good game in 10
    Hamer is useless
    Wisdom can't head
    Holmes has no end product 
     
    One poor result and all these complaints will come out and Cocu will be clueless again. 
    Thankfully at least I think those predicting relegation will finally admit that is woefully pessimistic. 
    Hopefully they will see Cocu knows what he is trying to do and is sticking to his brief. Bogle, Lowe, Knight, Sibley, Bird all established now. More Academy players on the fringes. Regulars Bielik, Holmes, Lawrence, Marriott all still relatively young. Think of what Rowett promised and then actually did. Cameron Jerome... glad we kept our powder dry yesterday as I really think we needed a raincheck even though no one enjoys a good signing more than me, finally we have accepted there are no quick fixes through over spending on more players. 
    People just need to relax and accept we are in this for the long haul and stop flip-flopping and over reacting. 
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from R@M in Rushian Hepburn-Murphy signed on loan for season (under 23s)   
    My mate is an avid Villa fan and says this lad has it but just needs a run of games.
    He says he'd be a decent player in the Championship and would be disappointed if they sold him because they think he has a big future.
    But...but...but...but...
    I'll judge a player when I see him play. I'll take what my mate says as informed based on the fact he has seen him play more than anyone on here without question.
    I'll take the fact that he's played at all England youth levels over the last 6 years.
    And I'll put a little faith in Cocu managing to pick a player that we can develop rather than pay over the odds for someone that will never hold value.
    Look at what Wigan just did. Lad who can't get a game at Everton because they've thrown millions at players...now at AC Milan for €10m. Give me that any day over signing another 28-32 year old to pick up a salary.  
    Pace. Power. Low centre of gravity. Hungry.  Potential.
    I'll take it.
     
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from secretsquirrel in January 2020 transfer window   
    Very interesting quote from Pep Guardiola.
    When asked if he had ever done any transfer business on the last day of a transfer window during his managerial career, Guardiola added: "I don't remember. 
    "I don't think so. It doesn't just depend on the manager - it depends on the club. Normally, I start the season with the players I trust and I try to finish with them - that's all."
    Maybe Cocu wants to start next season  with the players he trusts. He's whittling down this squad. Looking at the strengths of the existing squad,  the ability of the youngsters to step up and building the exact picture of what he wants in the summer . 
    Maybe he hasn't panicked because he didn't get his first choice and just splashed dollar on anything that's out there.
    Maybe he's actually got a long term plan and is happy to wait until the summer. 
    I'm not surprised at the cynicism but people need to grow up a little.
    Nobody dies. The club will still be in the Championship next season whether we finish 7th or 17th.  Just as we have been for the last few years. 
    Relax. Watch the development of the youngsters...hell maybe even do something crazy like get behind them.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from Carnero in January 2020 transfer window   
    Very interesting quote from Pep Guardiola.
    When asked if he had ever done any transfer business on the last day of a transfer window during his managerial career, Guardiola added: "I don't remember. 
    "I don't think so. It doesn't just depend on the manager - it depends on the club. Normally, I start the season with the players I trust and I try to finish with them - that's all."
    Maybe Cocu wants to start next season  with the players he trusts. He's whittling down this squad. Looking at the strengths of the existing squad,  the ability of the youngsters to step up and building the exact picture of what he wants in the summer . 
    Maybe he hasn't panicked because he didn't get his first choice and just splashed dollar on anything that's out there.
    Maybe he's actually got a long term plan and is happy to wait until the summer. 
    I'm not surprised at the cynicism but people need to grow up a little.
    Nobody dies. The club will still be in the Championship next season whether we finish 7th or 17th.  Just as we have been for the last few years. 
    Relax. Watch the development of the youngsters...hell maybe even do something crazy like get behind them.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from LazloW in Rushian Hepburn-Murphy signed on loan for season (under 23s)   
    Steve Nicholson knows absolutely NOTHING that isn't in the public domain 
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from archram in January 2020 transfer window   
    Very interesting quote from Pep Guardiola.
    When asked if he had ever done any transfer business on the last day of a transfer window during his managerial career, Guardiola added: "I don't remember. 
    "I don't think so. It doesn't just depend on the manager - it depends on the club. Normally, I start the season with the players I trust and I try to finish with them - that's all."
    Maybe Cocu wants to start next season  with the players he trusts. He's whittling down this squad. Looking at the strengths of the existing squad,  the ability of the youngsters to step up and building the exact picture of what he wants in the summer . 
    Maybe he hasn't panicked because he didn't get his first choice and just splashed dollar on anything that's out there.
    Maybe he's actually got a long term plan and is happy to wait until the summer. 
    I'm not surprised at the cynicism but people need to grow up a little.
    Nobody dies. The club will still be in the Championship next season whether we finish 7th or 17th.  Just as we have been for the last few years. 
    Relax. Watch the development of the youngsters...hell maybe even do something crazy like get behind them.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from SKRam in January 2020 transfer window   
    That is where it isn't quite true. We have top 4 form at home and bottom 4 form away...that would suggest we are good enough at home but need to sort away.
    So we won't go down therefore the players aren't badly needed. What is needed is the right players at the right time.
    If we get a decent centre back in the summer rather than now thay makes very little difference. 
    We simply won't get a good striker in Jan without paying over the odds or buying someone on past performance. 
    Take a look at Toney at Peterborough,  if a club wants him now it's £10m. If Peterborough don't go up then he goes in the summer for  £5m max.
    We should sit and wait and follow the plan not panic.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from Reggie Greenwood in January 2020 transfer window   
    Very interesting quote from Pep Guardiola.
    When asked if he had ever done any transfer business on the last day of a transfer window during his managerial career, Guardiola added: "I don't remember. 
    "I don't think so. It doesn't just depend on the manager - it depends on the club. Normally, I start the season with the players I trust and I try to finish with them - that's all."
    Maybe Cocu wants to start next season  with the players he trusts. He's whittling down this squad. Looking at the strengths of the existing squad,  the ability of the youngsters to step up and building the exact picture of what he wants in the summer . 
    Maybe he hasn't panicked because he didn't get his first choice and just splashed dollar on anything that's out there.
    Maybe he's actually got a long term plan and is happy to wait until the summer. 
    I'm not surprised at the cynicism but people need to grow up a little.
    Nobody dies. The club will still be in the Championship next season whether we finish 7th or 17th.  Just as we have been for the last few years. 
    Relax. Watch the development of the youngsters...hell maybe even do something crazy like get behind them.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from Squid in January 2020 transfer window   
    Very interesting quote from Pep Guardiola.
    When asked if he had ever done any transfer business on the last day of a transfer window during his managerial career, Guardiola added: "I don't remember. 
    "I don't think so. It doesn't just depend on the manager - it depends on the club. Normally, I start the season with the players I trust and I try to finish with them - that's all."
    Maybe Cocu wants to start next season  with the players he trusts. He's whittling down this squad. Looking at the strengths of the existing squad,  the ability of the youngsters to step up and building the exact picture of what he wants in the summer . 
    Maybe he hasn't panicked because he didn't get his first choice and just splashed dollar on anything that's out there.
    Maybe he's actually got a long term plan and is happy to wait until the summer. 
    I'm not surprised at the cynicism but people need to grow up a little.
    Nobody dies. The club will still be in the Championship next season whether we finish 7th or 17th.  Just as we have been for the last few years. 
    Relax. Watch the development of the youngsters...hell maybe even do something crazy like get behind them.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from jono in January 2020 transfer window   
    What's the fascination with making signings?
    Unless a loan is for 18 months or a view to a permanent it isn't worth doing.
    Any perm signings are not good value in Jan. 
    Go with what we have unless we can get better that works long term. Doesn't matter whether we finish 10th, 14th, 16th or 19th. Season is gone. Take a look at what we have rather than bring in a loan.
    Norwich finished 14th in 17/18 blooding good youngsters and changing the club focus through Farke. Next season...94 points and promotion.
     
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from AndyinLiverpool in January 2020 transfer window   
    Very interesting quote from Pep Guardiola.
    When asked if he had ever done any transfer business on the last day of a transfer window during his managerial career, Guardiola added: "I don't remember. 
    "I don't think so. It doesn't just depend on the manager - it depends on the club. Normally, I start the season with the players I trust and I try to finish with them - that's all."
    Maybe Cocu wants to start next season  with the players he trusts. He's whittling down this squad. Looking at the strengths of the existing squad,  the ability of the youngsters to step up and building the exact picture of what he wants in the summer . 
    Maybe he hasn't panicked because he didn't get his first choice and just splashed dollar on anything that's out there.
    Maybe he's actually got a long term plan and is happy to wait until the summer. 
    I'm not surprised at the cynicism but people need to grow up a little.
    Nobody dies. The club will still be in the Championship next season whether we finish 7th or 17th.  Just as we have been for the last few years. 
    Relax. Watch the development of the youngsters...hell maybe even do something crazy like get behind them.
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    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from David in January 2020 transfer window   
    Very interesting quote from Pep Guardiola.
    When asked if he had ever done any transfer business on the last day of a transfer window during his managerial career, Guardiola added: "I don't remember. 
    "I don't think so. It doesn't just depend on the manager - it depends on the club. Normally, I start the season with the players I trust and I try to finish with them - that's all."
    Maybe Cocu wants to start next season  with the players he trusts. He's whittling down this squad. Looking at the strengths of the existing squad,  the ability of the youngsters to step up and building the exact picture of what he wants in the summer . 
    Maybe he hasn't panicked because he didn't get his first choice and just splashed dollar on anything that's out there.
    Maybe he's actually got a long term plan and is happy to wait until the summer. 
    I'm not surprised at the cynicism but people need to grow up a little.
    Nobody dies. The club will still be in the Championship next season whether we finish 7th or 17th.  Just as we have been for the last few years. 
    Relax. Watch the development of the youngsters...hell maybe even do something crazy like get behind them.
  24. Like
    gccrowdpleaser got a reaction from i-Ram in Rushian Hepburn-Murphy signed on loan for season (under 23s)   
    My mate is an avid Villa fan and says this lad has it but just needs a run of games.
    He says he'd be a decent player in the Championship and would be disappointed if they sold him because they think he has a big future.
    But...but...but...but...
    I'll judge a player when I see him play. I'll take what my mate says as informed based on the fact he has seen him play more than anyone on here without question.
    I'll take the fact that he's played at all England youth levels over the last 6 years.
    And I'll put a little faith in Cocu managing to pick a player that we can develop rather than pay over the odds for someone that will never hold value.
    Look at what Wigan just did. Lad who can't get a game at Everton because they've thrown millions at players...now at AC Milan for €10m. Give me that any day over signing another 28-32 year old to pick up a salary.  
    Pace. Power. Low centre of gravity. Hungry.  Potential.
    I'll take it.
     
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    gccrowdpleaser reacted to Ramarena in Rushian Hepburn-Murphy signed on loan for season (under 23s)   
    I don’t get the issue with this transfer. Young player with potential, negligible cost give him time to develop.......what’s not to like?
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