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Ok, I admit great manager might be pushing it.
Although he won us a consecutive season in the Premiership and the title of bottom at xmas and still stayed up, dubious I know.
He has never bought unsustainably ie has always thinned the squad before buying new players, so reduced the squad first and wage bill. I don't think he has ever spent a lot of money definately not money he couldn't afford. Look at the Blues and the amount of money they spent in their first seasons up.
Mick Mc Carthy is a good motivator but tactically is he that great that the caretaker has had better performances on the pitch if not results. Personally I prefer a man who looks in control and not like a raving lunatic. Jose Mourinho doesn't always jump up and down he sits back a lot of the time assessing the situation.
Realistically, who's gonna stay? Half of those who probably think they're good enough to play at a higher level will be a bit surprised when noone comes in for them. There's only Gera and possibly Davies worth buying, plus possibly Wallwork for one of the promoted/bottom half sides.
If we hang on to Kuszak, Robinson, Davies, Wallwork, Greening & Inamoto at a push, plus Ellington we've got a decent spine to the side but we need to add some width, especially on the left. Camara can cause problems with his pace but he really does drive me up the wall with his finishing.
Koumas for Jerome would be a good shout as well.
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Haven't thought much of Greening this season, but then who else does his job of consistantly crossing the ball? Kamara could do with learning how.
I think Inamoto could use a DVD on tracking back and putting in tackles Koumas style.
I would be reasonably happy with the Koumas <-> Jerome swap.