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Colyn 27 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 11, 2014 09:38 Member since: Aug 18, 2011
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    Right Back

    by Paddy Jan 12, 2014 17:01
    Colyn Colyn Jan 23, 2014 16:13 Flag

    Just heard that Johnson is injured and has been for a while. No timescale is given for his recovery. I suppose it explains a few things. Lucas is also out for 2 months with a medial ligament injury.

    My largest concern has been our lack of movement in the transfer window. We will miss out on Salah and I think we seriously need some new blood or top 4 can go bye bye.

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    January Transfers

    by Jason Dec 31, 2013 01:19
    Colyn Colyn Jan 23, 2014 09:49 Flag

    Worrying development in that Chelsea have also started showing an interest in Salah. Have we dilly dallied again and missed the deal? I hope not as it's not the first time by any distance and it's an issue that needs to be addressed

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    Even Jose is starting to believe

    by Paddy Feb 14, 2014 11:43
    Colyn Colyn Feb 15, 2014 12:58 Flag

    Let him keep talking and say nothing in return. One game at a time and go for the win every time.

    But just stay quiet. Rafa opened his gob and blew it. Nothing frustrates "the mouth" more than not having any fuel to feed off. Don't give him and ounce.

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    How to Line Up vs Everton

    by Jason Jan 27, 2014 17:55
    Colyn Colyn Jan 29, 2014 14:03 Flag

    he caught my eye last year when watching the Ukraine play. he looked atypical winger to me in that sometimes you're not sure what's going to turn up. The brilliant one or the loose cannon.

    We'll see I guess.

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    How to Line Up vs Everton

    by Jason Jan 27, 2014 17:55
    Colyn Colyn Jan 28, 2014 14:14 Flag

    Hi Jason my only changes depend solely on the fitness of Allen and Flannagan. If Flanners is fully fit he plays at the expense of Kelly or Cissokho. Allen is the more difficult one but I'd give some thought to Allen and Henderson deeper and Gerrard further forward. Tough call that one but I don't see Coutinho playing that well at the moment and I fear that Barry will dominate him.

    Tough call apart from full back!

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    January Transfers

    by Jason Dec 31, 2013 01:19
    Colyn Colyn Jan 20, 2014 13:12 Flag

    Hello all

    I hear the Salah rumour is gaining more momentum. Welcome addition but I'd rather see a real marquee signing in the middle of the park.

    I'd also like to see us signing a boot. A big boot of at least size 15. So one or two players can be booted where the sun don't shine. Johnson perhaps................................................

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    I hope the Mancs finish 5th!

    by Loki Feb 28, 2014 22:02

    I actually hope they go into terminal decline as a side. As we did we fell out of Europe and then it becomes extremely hard to get back. I hope they suffer the same and that it's at least 10 years before they get near a title again.

    What goes around comes around

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    Well that was nervy

    by Colyn Feb 13, 2014 10:26
    Colyn Colyn Feb 13, 2014 12:42 Flag

    Some good points Jason.

    I do care about the Arsenal game for two reasons. Our upward momentum and Arsenal's downward momentum. I'd like to see us win every game and put real pressure on those above us. Arsenal in my mind will crack and that relieves the pressure currently below us. It's not as if we are stretched in the fixture list. But I do agree that the ultimate prize is CL football. I'd be gutted to lose out on that now due to a stupid lack of focus. I want to see us build confidence to the point of arrogance where people are nervous about facing us.

    Kolo, I agree isn't quite at the races at the moment. Problem is that Agger makes me nervous. He has all the attributes but seems to go to sleep. Where is Sakho recovering at the moment. He looked first choice before getting injured and seemed to be coming along.

    Good to see a debutante last night. I cant spell his name but i've seen him in the U21's and caught my eye straight away. He's got a bit of quality that stands out.

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    Biggest Match in 5 years?

    by Jason Feb 6, 2014 23:12
    Colyn Colyn Feb 11, 2014 11:56 Flag

    Got to agree guys. On our day It seems we can give everyone in the UK a good game and even beat them. However we then have this really annoying habit of tripping up every time we get given an opportunity to make ourselves more comfortable. West Brom. being my case in point.

    My point being that we are only 3 points clear of Tottenham and I'd seriously not want to lose out on 4th, having given them a hiding but having poor results elsewhere simply because we weren't switched on.

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    January Transfers

    by Jason Dec 31, 2013 01:19
    Colyn Colyn Jan 31, 2014 09:41 Flag

    Just heard that Arsenal are targeting Tello. Oh the frustration.

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    January Transfers

    by Jason Dec 31, 2013 01:19
    Colyn Colyn Jan 31, 2014 14:52 Flag

    I've heard similar after a cuffuffle over wages and some pretty crazy wage demands of over £100k per week. I've also heard wages going from £60k per week to £95k per week.

    I'll admit I'm not sure on this one. Yes he can be good on his day but I'm also a bit nervous of Eastern Europeans moving to the PL. There's been more than a few that simply haven't settled or worked. We'll see I guess.

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    Our Last 38 Matches

    by Jason Mar 5, 2014 15:00

    Good stuff Jason

    So we're 23-9-6 which I make 78 points. Still a touch behind the others (I make Chelsea 845 pts By the way) but still pleased as punch.

    Good place to be right now.

    Stupid international break........................................

  • Reply to

    Our Last 38 Matches

    by Jason Mar 5, 2014 15:00

    The transfer window raises an interesting point Paddy. Firstly I agree that the squad needs more. Johnson has been pants in my opinion but there's also a whole lot of other things to address to provide a squad that can play in both the PL and CL.

    My question is how can we afford this? In a week where the financial results weren't what I'd call 100% comforting and FFP on the horizon then I don't thinks it's a case of going all out. We simply can't afford that.

    I'm also aware that when BT Sport start to venture into televising the CL fixtures that revenue per club will jump up again from £30m to around £60m (I may be completely wrong here) but that's a start but I think we'll need more.

    Any thoughts

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    Summer transfer window

    by Loki Mar 8, 2014 20:15
    Colyn Colyn Mar 10, 2014 09:48 Flag

    I think the draw of CL football will be a massive help, if we get there of course. I'm more concerned about the money side. We need a fair bit of strengthening and it wont come cheap.

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    I hope the Mancs finish 5th!

    by Loki Feb 28, 2014 22:02

    Pretty much summed it up there Jason. I want the Mancs to realise how difficult it is to get back up to the top. A few years in mid table, where they belong will be fantastic.

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    Howard Webb - the best referee in England

    by Paddy Feb 16, 2014 17:59
    Colyn Colyn Feb 19, 2014 18:17 Flag

    Part of Webb's problem is his Fergie sized ego. I can guess where he got it from too.

    Clattenberg isn't popular here, especially at Southampton. Dowd seems ok to me.

    Truth is that Webb believes he's bigger than the game being played and that's not right. The same can be said for many a player too. Referees, when doing their job well should be anonymous. Webb feels he needs to be at the forefront of everything.

    It also doesn't help that there is little respect for them and the rules simply don't help the referee. It's one of the very few games where it's a benefit to show that you've been injured. In many other games it's taken as a sign of weakness. In football it's used to get an advantage.

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    Howard Webb - the best referee in England

    by Paddy Feb 16, 2014 17:59
    Colyn Colyn Feb 17, 2014 10:00 Flag

    Pretty poor wasn't it? Not much I can say other than I feel like I've been burgled and everyone in the street saw it happen

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    Summer transfer window

    by Loki Mar 8, 2014 20:15
    Colyn Colyn Mar 19, 2014 09:54 Flag

    Well I see that Spurs have been sniffing Konoplayanka now. Dear me. Can we call them Liverpool B now?

    I have wondered if Ayres has been restricted a bit by FSG. They have given him a top budget for a player (and agent) and when it goes over the deal gets stuck. I'm just playing devils advocate here and wondering if Ayre is only doing what he's told and within the agreed or set budget.

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    Interesting Comparison / Statistics

    by Jason Feb 20, 2014 18:57
    Colyn Colyn Feb 28, 2014 11:39 Flag

    Wasn't expecting that but it's what happened later with Benitez that went all wrong. Hope Rodgers continues as he has done. need to sure up that defense a bit though.

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    Summer transfer window

    by Loki Mar 8, 2014 20:15
    Colyn Colyn Mar 11, 2014 12:19 Flag

    yes teams will strengthen but I think those in the CL next year will start to stretch away even further. The new TV deal really adds some financial welly to those clubs in there and it will be a real toil to clubs outside trying to get in. Hence my giggles at United although they will still have enough financial power to rock the boat.

    Of course take your eye off the ball and you'll lose out as always. we do agree that we really need to be on the ball this window however. We can't afford expensive bench warmers and we seriously need the bodies.