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    Bum Bum December 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm .

    Unless we’ve been sold it matters not a jot who comes in. Lerner is still bargain basement shopping and looking for miracles, then profit. All bullshit and more bullshit. When the axe finally falls on our PL status I wanna hear the whole of VP spitting venom at that useless waste of life.

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      GIDDYVILLAN December 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm .

      Hear hear

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      Bill Pearson December 22, 2015 at 8:53 am .

      Who would put a dislike to that comment? a perfectly sound answer.hear hear Bum Bum.

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    Jvillan December 21, 2015 at 9:53 pm .

    Didn’t t see much effort or commitment from Hutton in build up to de jong costly miss for Newcastle
    He runs about like a new pup after the ball never in the right position
    When garde was at arsenal Dixon winter burn where fullbacks not used for attacking skills defense came first
    Plus we are conceding for fun from corners dead all what do they do in training

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    Andrew December 22, 2015 at 4:58 am .

    Amalfitano is the next name on the list. Apparently we’ve made contact, he’s a free agent after his falling out at West Bromich. Be a solid signing.

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      badger123 December 22, 2015 at 5:28 am .

      Andrew,
      His falling out at West ham, you mean?
      He wasn’t good enough for West Ham or West Brom, so what makes you think he’d be good in a seriously struggling side?

      Yep, sounds just the ticket.
      This sort of crap is exactly what we don’t need.
      but he’s no doubt cheap, I guess.

      http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2015/12/21/report-aston-villa-eyeing-former-west-ham-midfielder-morgan-amal/

      You’re thinking along the same lines as the hierarchy mate.
      Which is exactly why we’ve failed in the last 5 years or so, imo.

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        Andrew December 22, 2015 at 6:48 am .

        Was it West Ham? I swore it was West Bromich. But yeah, I was wrong.

        He was more than good enough for them, he had a falling out with the coach so he left.

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    badger123 December 22, 2015 at 5:17 am .

    I’d probably take Naismith, but some of the utter tripe we’re supposed to be looking at has me totally dismayed.

    Any half decent French player and they want a relegation clause?
    They can do one for me, because I don’t care how well they’re rated in the French league, it isn’t the Prem.

    Seriously, how many of the foreign players we signed in the summer, have settled into the Prem as quickly as we need them too?
    I think Amavi and that’s it.

    We either blow the boat out of the water with a Bent type signing up front and more of that ilk in midfield and defence (ain’t going to happen) or totally forget it and play the kids.

    All I’m seeing is a load of mercenaries, who want to come to the EPL for the payday and they can all piss off.

    We need QUALITY (the sort that instantly raises morale) to IMMEDIATELY improve the squad and I’ve not seen a single link that hints at that, at all.

    We really might as well not bother.

    But some of these very average links are probably the sort we’ll end up signing.
    And another load of money wasted, you watch.

    Because that’s all our hierarchy know.
    Buy cheap and hope they’ll come good.

    They really don’t have a clue.

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      Andrew December 22, 2015 at 6:50 am .

      What immediate quality are we getting exactly? Seeing as we’ve tried the Premier League experience under Lambert and that failed, we tried playing them all under Sherwood and that failed, and we tried the foreign way under Lambert and fans loved the way we played and now we’re doing it under Garde and a majority think we’re getting better.

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        badger123 December 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm .

        Andrew, if you read, I said it isn’t going to happen.
        I really don’t think I’ve ever been as uninspired in a transfer window as I am now.

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          Andrew December 22, 2015 at 5:11 pm .

          I can read, mate. I was wondering what “talent” you’re thinking of. Seeing the lower end Premier League sides in the bottom half don’t really have better players than us, at all. (Bar Chelsea obviously) so i really wouldn’t say getting any of theirs would be a step up. Could pick a few out at Southampton I guess, and maybe 1-2 in each team.

          If you knew about football outside of England and who we were linked too currently, you’d be inspired.

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      Bill Pearson December 22, 2015 at 9:00 am .

      They call it flying the flag Badger and I agree, think some are watching foreign team’s to often, let’s get back to our own grown talented , count today in managers how many are foreign? all bringing in their own.

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        Andrew December 22, 2015 at 5:12 pm .

        Football outside of England is better, that’s why. More technical, more tactical, more about football and less about being happier for Chelsea losing their fans own teams winning.

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          badger123 December 22, 2015 at 6:12 pm .

          It may well be better, but what’s undeniable is that the Prem is totally different and it’s why it’s the most popular league in the world.
          Even the best foreigners very rarely start performing quickly.
          We just don’t have the time and need players who can hit the ground running.

          Of course, if you’re looking at things from a championship pov, your points are perfectly good.
          But I’m thinking from a pov that is trying to survive relegation.

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            Andrew December 22, 2015 at 7:20 pm .

            It’s the most popular because fans abroad have been brainwashed to believe so. I can see why English fans think so, as Spanish people think La Liga’s the best. It’s also by far the most advertised and people can name all 20 English teams but couldn’t name more than 5-6 Spanish sides.

            Not looking at it from a Championship point of view, or a relegation point of view. I’m looking at it from a logical point of view and not an emotional one. Bringing in mediocre experienced Premier League players is what got Lambert sacked, and playing them is what got Sherwood sacked. Yes having a foundation based on homegrown talent is great, but you need much better players like going back to Leicester with Schlupp, Kante, Mahrez, Okazaki, etc, who will bring the talent. Vardy’s no doubt a talented footballer but would in no way be scoring the goals he is if Mahrez wasn’t currently the best performer in the league, Okazaki wasn’t a very good forward, Kante wasn’t currently the best performing DM and Schlupp didn’t own that left side.

            We need players with talent, that can balance and influence the current side we have. We have enough “Premier League” players, unless of course we start getting rid of them all. We need real talent, a Mahrez to start setting up Ayew, a Schlupp who can set up Gestede, a Kante who can run that DM position and an Okazaki to partner Ayew. We don’t need random Premier League experienced players who bring nothing to the table that Gabby, Westwood, Hutton, Richardson, Richards, Clark, etc bring to the table.

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    GIDDYVILLAN December 22, 2015 at 9:31 am .

    Vive le France.

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    GIDDYVILLAN December 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm .

    Ligue 1 footy is a better standard imo the premier is SHITE.if they played a better standard of footy in Kazakhstan I’d welcome any player from their top league.can’t see what all the fuss is about the clubs probably on plan Y atm & running out of options what do you expect with a tight arse at the helm.

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      GIDDYVILLAN December 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm .

      Ps who’s top of the prem atm?? fuck me I bet their a household name around Europe.

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      Andrew December 22, 2015 at 7:25 pm .

      Problem with Ligue 1 is down to 1 thing. Money. And well exposure but that brings money. We could still attract the top players from Ligue 1’s 5th-20th team. Hell I can only really think of Lyon, Monaco and PSG and possibly Lille that we couldn’t do this too currently as financially we are so much better off.
      Best thing about their league is is that no matter how much we can decimate each team by buying players, they’ll just establish a few more, because their scouting system and academies are the best in the world today. From Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.

      In other news, Us, Newcastle and AC MIlan have contacted PSG for Sirigu and Marseille’s reportedly said they’ll allow Mandanda to join us if he wants too.

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    GIDDYVILLAN December 22, 2015 at 7:39 pm .

    I was going to mention ST Etienne but they’ve gone belly up they used to be a team to reckon with in their day sounds familiar????

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    Andrew December 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm .

    Saint Etienne are my favorite Ligue 1 side. Sad how they’ve gone but they have a very good manager and Ruffier’s one of the best keepers in the world. Hopefully they get back up there, but then PSG will just rip them apart if they get a CL spot.

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    GIDDYVILLAN December 22, 2015 at 8:48 pm .

    TBh I’m more a fan of the bundersliga one thing I’ve noticed over in Germany you don’t get many empty seats the grounds seem like there brimming.possibly they watch entertaining football & ticket prices are cheaper there certainly doing something right.

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    Andrew December 22, 2015 at 9:23 pm .

    Big Bundesliga fan too, as well as Serie A, La Liga, MLS, etc. Germany does it right, best league in the world. Other than Bayern the rest of the sides are still very good, they keep the seats cheap, some clubs are fan owned, they produce talent and are great to watch. They do just about everything right.

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      Cavillan December 23, 2015 at 9:43 am .

      MLS really?

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