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    DSVilla September 29, 2015 at 9:01 am .

    Nah
    1. Gabby
    2. Gabby
    3. Gabby
    4. Gabby
    5. Gabby

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    badger123 September 29, 2015 at 10:05 am .

    Ayew 3rd top flop?
    I’d suggest he’s offered way more than Westwood in the Blues game alone than Westwood has all season.
    This one could be interesting.

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    Bill Pearson September 29, 2015 at 12:12 pm .

    1 Gabby
    2Joleon Lescott
    3 R Wilkins
    4 T Sherwood
    5 Westwood. I’m just confused, going to Dot Com. 4 seats and pulling my hair out again.

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath September 29, 2015 at 1:42 pm .

      Lescott, Gabby, Guzan, Westwood, Sherwood

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    Andrew September 29, 2015 at 2:52 pm .

    Ayew being a bit harsh as he’s consistently played out of position all season. He’s not a winger, never will be.

    1. Gabby
    2. Lescott
    3. Westwood
    4. Sinclair
    5. Wilkins (what the hell has he actually done so far? He seems useless).

    I do think Wilkins is killing Sherwood’s attacking vibe that he likes.

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      Benno September 30, 2015 at 4:06 am .

      Good point about Wilkins, what on earth is he getting paid for? Is he even on the bench during games?

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    Andrew September 29, 2015 at 2:53 pm .

    A report in Italy claims Kalinic rejected us and West Ham for Fiorentina. Seems like Adebayor wasn’t the only striker we tried signing. Hoping in January it gets fixed.

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    Hitchens 60 September 29, 2015 at 5:27 pm .

    Fair but very subjective piece given that before the season started most posters were talking about the need to give TS time? Perhaps they should have added ‘as long as we are doing OK’.

    My view FWIW – 1. Gabby does not warrant a starting place which probably we can all agree with; 2. What is Wilkins adding? – I really felt this was a good appointment but he needs to be more visible; 3. Westwood has been disappointing thus season and I’m a big fan – question doesn’t TS trust his own signings?; 4. Ayew needs a run playing off Gestede – TS has to find a forward pairing tha works; 5. Lescott has been disappointing and players do suddenly go ‘over the hill’ – he was excellent with a West Brom last season so we should give him time to develop partnership with Richards but if not working either Clark or Okore have to play.

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath September 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm .

      We all wanted to give Sherwoid time me included but that was with his own players who he didn’t seem to trust. Also even though I thought Sherwood struggle I honestly expected him to be matching lamberks point a game average. The problem is we are still in a losing mentality and in danger of being cut adrift. In a few games time we realistically could be 5-6 plus points from safety and once that happens there becomes almost a resignation that we are going down. We have been fortunate the last few years that there have been 3 worse teams than us and not really had to rely on other fixtures. This year is different can you honestly name me 3 worse teams than us. The only one I can think of is Sunderland and we could only draw with them. I think on paper Newcaste have a better team and better manager that will come good. They will be lifted by Cheksea game. WBA are struggling but they are still 4 points ahead of us and beaten us also. Teams like West Ham palace etc are way above us now. I think we are going to have to rely on Sunderland Bournemouth Norwich and Watford as possibly the only teams we can realistically finish higher than. Sad but true.

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    marvin September 29, 2015 at 6:27 pm .

    1. Gabby – should be farther than down the pecking order than Kozak – can’t control, pass, or shoot the ball on current form
    2. Lescott – off the pace and often looks out of position – paired with Richards to his right and Clark/Okore to his left he could do well? I doubt he immediately turned crap overnight
    3. Ayew – need a run of games up front – looked improved and contributed more than Sinclair in his last game
    4. Westwood – hasn’t improved but does look more at the speed of the Prem than Sanchez. In Westwood’s defense the midfield has been out of balance all season – either he is sharing space with two other defensive midfielders or playing alone
    5. Veretout – bit harsh – the last few appearances he has looked sharp but I do think he should play more central than out wide due to his lack of pace

    Sherwood – needs to go back to what he does best, playing players in correct positions and keeping his tactics simple. I’m not sure if he is trying to do to much or the job is just getting the better of him, but it was ultimately his decision to bring in all these new players and cull the old squad over the summer. So I have no sympathy for the guy – he made his bed so now he needs to lay in it and take responsibility. Ultimately I want him to do well, but he needs to play to his strengths.

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath September 29, 2015 at 10:53 pm .

      Let’s not forget he had nearly £50m to spend. I know that’s not nett Siena but even so it’s a lot more than managers above him in table

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    Dave67 September 29, 2015 at 11:31 pm .

    I wouldn’t call Ayew and Veretout flops they need game time and should be given the opportunity.

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    Benno September 30, 2015 at 4:02 am .

    I would say

    1. Gabby
    2. Sherwood’s tactics
    3. Guzan’s distribution
    4. Bacuna playing RB
    5. Defending in last 20 mins of a game

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      Hitchens 60 September 30, 2015 at 7:10 am .

      And the first twenty minutes!

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    Morgan Villa October 1, 2015 at 1:49 pm .

    The problem some of the players are having is the tactics. We have two midfielders playing defensive and then three attacking midfielders who huddle together fighting over the same spot. This makes it problematic for players like Westwood, Sanchez and Veretout to distribue the ball into space as the other players are making none.

    Gabby should be used in 60-70th minute to run at opposition defenders that pace at that point in the game will give any defence a headache.

    If Sherwood gets it wrong again i will be doubting him i believe we now have the players, if we lose to Stoke i think he should change his name to SherFRAUD. Great motivator no tactics

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath October 1, 2015 at 8:56 pm .

      Agree Morgan like mon good motivator but tactically inept

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