Wigan edge above Albion ahead of Amex meeting

Oscar Garcia's Albion have dropped to eighth after a win tonight for Saturday's visitors Wigan

Oscar Garcia's Albion have dropped to eighth after a win tonight for Saturday's visitors Wigan

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Albion go into Saturday's clash against fellow Championship play-off hopefuls Wigan behind the visitors on goals scored.

Wigan capitalised on their match in hand with a 2-0 home win against struggling Barnsley to knock the Seagulls down a place to eighth.

Goals late in the first half from Nicky Maynard and Martyn Waghorn made sure of the points for the FA Cup winners.

Albion and Wigan are now locked together on 46 points from 30 games with a plus seven goal difference but Wigan have scored 35 to the Seagulls' 32. Both are four points adrift of sixth-placed Reading with a game in hand.

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9:50pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 9

10:15pm Tue 18 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
[quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time . mark by the sea
  • Score: -3

10:18pm Tue 18 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

Lose Saturdays 6 pointer and the Hull game on Monday night, season over! Win both and we will take confidence and press on to a play off spot imo.
But, to do this we need to score more than one goal a game, how do we do it is the big question, we are 2/3 of the season gone and seem to be plodding along with the same game plan, so is it time for a change and go for it, I believe so or face the last dozen or so games drifting into mid table.
How to change it? We could get rid of Obika and loan in a proven goal scorer to work along side ulloa, we have the cup money for wages but need to act fast.
Cms will be back soon but I fear it will be to late by then and we don't know how he will fit in anyway. If the supporters have nothing to get them going (a playoff spot) crowds will fall no doubt about that so we need to keep the momentum going for the rest ofthis season and next season, don't forget the out of contract players! if we drift to mid table will they want to stay.
I am confident we can turn it around and keep the season alive but we need to do it NOW!
Lose Saturdays 6 pointer and the Hull game on Monday night, season over! Win both and we will take confidence and press on to a play off spot imo. But, to do this we need to score more than one goal a game, how do we do it is the big question, we are 2/3 of the season gone and seem to be plodding along with the same game plan, so is it time for a change and go for it, I believe so or face the last dozen or so games drifting into mid table. How to change it? We could get rid of Obika and loan in a proven goal scorer to work along side ulloa, we have the cup money for wages but need to act fast. Cms will be back soon but I fear it will be to late by then and we don't know how he will fit in anyway. If the supporters have nothing to get them going (a playoff spot) crowds will fall no doubt about that so we need to keep the momentum going for the rest ofthis season and next season, don't forget the out of contract players! if we drift to mid table will they want to stay. I am confident we can turn it around and keep the season alive but we need to do it NOW! To baldly go
  • Score: 11

10:29pm Tue 18 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

To baldly go wrote:
Lose Saturdays 6 pointer and the Hull game on Monday night, season over! Win both and we will take confidence and press on to a play off spot imo.
But, to do this we need to score more than one goal a game, how do we do it is the big question, we are 2/3 of the season gone and seem to be plodding along with the same game plan, so is it time for a change and go for it, I believe so or face the last dozen or so games drifting into mid table.
How to change it? We could get rid of Obika and loan in a proven goal scorer to work along side ulloa, we have the cup money for wages but need to act fast.
Cms will be back soon but I fear it will be to late by then and we don't know how he will fit in anyway. If the supporters have nothing to get them going (a playoff spot) crowds will fall no doubt about that so we need to keep the momentum going for the rest ofthis season and next season, don't forget the out of contract players! if we drift to mid table will they want to stay.
I am confident we can turn it around and keep the season alive but we need to do it NOW!
Can't see obika making the grade at any level, guy runs with his head down, so never aware of a pass , KLL got massive stick, but he had a job keeping tabs on the fullback..
Ideally we need three players, in order of priority, creative midfield , forward and central defender. Saturday has a 0-0 or a 1-0 either way.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Lose Saturdays 6 pointer and the Hull game on Monday night, season over! Win both and we will take confidence and press on to a play off spot imo. But, to do this we need to score more than one goal a game, how do we do it is the big question, we are 2/3 of the season gone and seem to be plodding along with the same game plan, so is it time for a change and go for it, I believe so or face the last dozen or so games drifting into mid table. How to change it? We could get rid of Obika and loan in a proven goal scorer to work along side ulloa, we have the cup money for wages but need to act fast. Cms will be back soon but I fear it will be to late by then and we don't know how he will fit in anyway. If the supporters have nothing to get them going (a playoff spot) crowds will fall no doubt about that so we need to keep the momentum going for the rest ofthis season and next season, don't forget the out of contract players! if we drift to mid table will they want to stay. I am confident we can turn it around and keep the season alive but we need to do it NOW![/p][/quote]Can't see obika making the grade at any level, guy runs with his head down, so never aware of a pass , KLL got massive stick, but he had a job keeping tabs on the fullback.. Ideally we need three players, in order of priority, creative midfield , forward and central defender. Saturday has a 0-0 or a 1-0 either way. mark by the sea
  • Score: 5

10:37pm Tue 18 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

mark by the sea wrote:
To baldly go wrote:
Lose Saturdays 6 pointer and the Hull game on Monday night, season over! Win both and we will take confidence and press on to a play off spot imo.
But, to do this we need to score more than one goal a game, how do we do it is the big question, we are 2/3 of the season gone and seem to be plodding along with the same game plan, so is it time for a change and go for it, I believe so or face the last dozen or so games drifting into mid table.
How to change it? We could get rid of Obika and loan in a proven goal scorer to work along side ulloa, we have the cup money for wages but need to act fast.
Cms will be back soon but I fear it will be to late by then and we don't know how he will fit in anyway. If the supporters have nothing to get them going (a playoff spot) crowds will fall no doubt about that so we need to keep the momentum going for the rest ofthis season and next season, don't forget the out of contract players! if we drift to mid table will they want to stay.
I am confident we can turn it around and keep the season alive but we need to do it NOW!
Can't see obika making the grade at any level, guy runs with his head down, so never aware of a pass , KLL got massive stick, but he had a job keeping tabs on the fullback..
Ideally we need three players, in order of priority, creative midfield , forward and central defender. Saturday has a 0-0 or a 1-0 either way.
Headless chicken comes to mind with Obika, agree with Saturdays prediction, we definitely need someone alongside Ulloa and someone in midfield spreading the ball about, defence wise we are as strong as anyone in the league so not to concerned about a central defender for the remainder of the season, but after that big changes required imo.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Lose Saturdays 6 pointer and the Hull game on Monday night, season over! Win both and we will take confidence and press on to a play off spot imo. But, to do this we need to score more than one goal a game, how do we do it is the big question, we are 2/3 of the season gone and seem to be plodding along with the same game plan, so is it time for a change and go for it, I believe so or face the last dozen or so games drifting into mid table. How to change it? We could get rid of Obika and loan in a proven goal scorer to work along side ulloa, we have the cup money for wages but need to act fast. Cms will be back soon but I fear it will be to late by then and we don't know how he will fit in anyway. If the supporters have nothing to get them going (a playoff spot) crowds will fall no doubt about that so we need to keep the momentum going for the rest ofthis season and next season, don't forget the out of contract players! if we drift to mid table will they want to stay. I am confident we can turn it around and keep the season alive but we need to do it NOW![/p][/quote]Can't see obika making the grade at any level, guy runs with his head down, so never aware of a pass , KLL got massive stick, but he had a job keeping tabs on the fullback.. Ideally we need three players, in order of priority, creative midfield , forward and central defender. Saturday has a 0-0 or a 1-0 either way.[/p][/quote]Headless chicken comes to mind with Obika, agree with Saturdays prediction, we definitely need someone alongside Ulloa and someone in midfield spreading the ball about, defence wise we are as strong as anyone in the league so not to concerned about a central defender for the remainder of the season, but after that big changes required imo. To baldly go
  • Score: 8

10:44pm Tue 18 Feb 14

albionbloke says...

To baldly go wrote:
Lose Saturdays 6 pointer and the Hull game on Monday night, season over! Win both and we will take confidence and press on to a play off spot imo.
But, to do this we need to score more than one goal a game, how do we do it is the big question, we are 2/3 of the season gone and seem to be plodding along with the same game plan, so is it time for a change and go for it, I believe so or face the last dozen or so games drifting into mid table.
How to change it? We could get rid of Obika and loan in a proven goal scorer to work along side ulloa, we have the cup money for wages but need to act fast.
Cms will be back soon but I fear it will be to late by then and we don't know how he will fit in anyway. If the supporters have nothing to get them going (a playoff spot) crowds will fall no doubt about that so we need to keep the momentum going for the rest ofthis season and next season, don't forget the out of contract players! if we drift to mid table will they want to stay.
I am confident we can turn it around and keep the season alive but we need to do it NOW!
I like your confidence of us maybe making the playoffs but after just looking Reading's remaining games, it's going to be hard to catch them. They've got a seemingly very easy schedule. They do still have to come here though, so that game could possibly settle it one way or the other between us. The Wigan and Reading games are the glaring 6 pointers. Win both of those + win our game in hand and we could well be in the mix.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: Lose Saturdays 6 pointer and the Hull game on Monday night, season over! Win both and we will take confidence and press on to a play off spot imo. But, to do this we need to score more than one goal a game, how do we do it is the big question, we are 2/3 of the season gone and seem to be plodding along with the same game plan, so is it time for a change and go for it, I believe so or face the last dozen or so games drifting into mid table. How to change it? We could get rid of Obika and loan in a proven goal scorer to work along side ulloa, we have the cup money for wages but need to act fast. Cms will be back soon but I fear it will be to late by then and we don't know how he will fit in anyway. If the supporters have nothing to get them going (a playoff spot) crowds will fall no doubt about that so we need to keep the momentum going for the rest ofthis season and next season, don't forget the out of contract players! if we drift to mid table will they want to stay. I am confident we can turn it around and keep the season alive but we need to do it NOW![/p][/quote]I like your confidence of us maybe making the playoffs but after just looking Reading's remaining games, it's going to be hard to catch them. They've got a seemingly very easy schedule. They do still have to come here though, so that game could possibly settle it one way or the other between us. The Wigan and Reading games are the glaring 6 pointers. Win both of those + win our game in hand and we could well be in the mix. albionbloke
  • Score: 11

10:49pm Tue 18 Feb 14

To baldly go says...

Team I would like to see saturday is, TK, Caldi, Dunk, Upson, Ward, Ince, Orlandi, Agustien, Ulloa, March, Rodney.
4-3-3 with plenty of attacking options on the bench, Buckley, LuaLua, Lopez, Stevens, Bruno, Greer, Brez.
Team I would like to see saturday is, TK, Caldi, Dunk, Upson, Ward, Ince, Orlandi, Agustien, Ulloa, March, Rodney. 4-3-3 with plenty of attacking options on the bench, Buckley, LuaLua, Lopez, Stevens, Bruno, Greer, Brez. To baldly go
  • Score: 5

10:58pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales."

Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything.

If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet.

If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market.

A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season?

Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .[/p][/quote]"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales." Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything. If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet. If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market. A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season? Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 14

11:34pm Tue 18 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales."

Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything.

If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet.

If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market.

A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season?

Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.
So why have we three keepers?
Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured?
Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol
As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season,
Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week.
You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week!
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .[/p][/quote]"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales." Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything. If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet. If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market. A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season? Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.[/p][/quote]So why have we three keepers? Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured? Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season, Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week. You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week! mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

12:14am Wed 19 Feb 14

pjwilk says...

We badly need more strikers,Obika CMS and Hoskins are not doing anything this season.Our loans are low quality and do not improve the team.We have been saying we need two top class strikers all season,our opponents are grabbing them all.Our two Bs are not on the ball,and not doing their job.
We badly need more strikers,Obika CMS and Hoskins are not doing anything this season.Our loans are low quality and do not improve the team.We have been saying we need two top class strikers all season,our opponents are grabbing them all.Our two Bs are not on the ball,and not doing their job. pjwilk
  • Score: -4

12:23am Wed 19 Feb 14

Alfie T says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales."

Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything.

If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet.

If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market.

A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season?

Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.
So why have we three keepers?
Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured?
Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol
As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season,
Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week.
You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week!
Although your posts are always negative,with hardly any credit for the squad or the club,you are correct regarding Leo, if he gets injured its game over for this season. Obika looked clueless Monday night, I hope Jones doesn't have any more imput into who we sign .
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .[/p][/quote]"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales." Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything. If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet. If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market. A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season? Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.[/p][/quote]So why have we three keepers? Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured? Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season, Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week. You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week![/p][/quote]Although your posts are always negative,with hardly any credit for the squad or the club,you are correct regarding Leo, if he gets injured its game over for this season. Obika looked clueless Monday night, I hope Jones doesn't have any more imput into who we sign . Alfie T
  • Score: 5

1:35am Wed 19 Feb 14

Vince says...

Wigan shrewdly got Nicky Maynard on loan the other day - a player I have always rated - and he has already got 3 or 4 goals for them in as many games. With his speed and proven finishing ability he would have fitted into our system perfectly. Why are we incapable of bringing these sort of players into the club?
IMHO his signing could well take Wigan into the play-offs at ours and Reading's expense.

Judging by the performances of Obika and Rodriguez, we only have Ulloa who is capable of hitting the back of the net on a regular basis.
It's totally crazy that we let Barnes go when we had no proven goalscorer to replace him.
WHAT IS GOING ON?????
Wigan shrewdly got Nicky Maynard on loan the other day - a player I have always rated - and he has already got 3 or 4 goals for them in as many games. With his speed and proven finishing ability he would have fitted into our system perfectly. Why are we incapable of bringing these sort of players into the club? IMHO his signing could well take Wigan into the play-offs at ours and Reading's expense. Judging by the performances of Obika and Rodriguez, we only have Ulloa who is capable of hitting the back of the net on a regular basis. It's totally crazy that we let Barnes go when we had no proven goalscorer to replace him. WHAT IS GOING ON????? Vince
  • Score: 0

3:52am Wed 19 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

Vince wrote:
Wigan shrewdly got Nicky Maynard on loan the other day - a player I have always rated - and he has already got 3 or 4 goals for them in as many games. With his speed and proven finishing ability he would have fitted into our system perfectly. Why are we incapable of bringing these sort of players into the club?
IMHO his signing could well take Wigan into the play-offs at ours and Reading's expense.

Judging by the performances of Obika and Rodriguez, we only have Ulloa who is capable of hitting the back of the net on a regular basis.
It's totally crazy that we let Barnes go when we had no proven goalscorer to replace him.
WHAT IS GOING ON?????
I make statements about our weaker areas to debate them , or stir thoughts with others, I get to every home game, I miss a few due to work... But I keenly read those posts from fans who go to away games,
The idea our squad is suitable to with stand injuries and make a concerted promotion push is not in the real world!
The top six have one thing that stands out by a mile and that's goal difference, we have scored 32 league goals from 30 games.
Ulloa has 8-9 which leaves us with who else currently available to score?
Maynard is a good call, sharp another ...
My point about a quality loan signing lifting the season ticket sales is a obvious one, imagine Zamora or Bennet coming in on loan? The fans need a lift or I fear season tickets will suffer.
On a positive, this season ince and march have emerged, Walton the keeper I hope will be number two keeper next season.
I think the suits need to be pro active , upson and TK will be on many managers radar for next summer.
[quote][p][bold]Vince[/bold] wrote: Wigan shrewdly got Nicky Maynard on loan the other day - a player I have always rated - and he has already got 3 or 4 goals for them in as many games. With his speed and proven finishing ability he would have fitted into our system perfectly. Why are we incapable of bringing these sort of players into the club? IMHO his signing could well take Wigan into the play-offs at ours and Reading's expense. Judging by the performances of Obika and Rodriguez, we only have Ulloa who is capable of hitting the back of the net on a regular basis. It's totally crazy that we let Barnes go when we had no proven goalscorer to replace him. WHAT IS GOING ON?????[/p][/quote]I make statements about our weaker areas to debate them , or stir thoughts with others, I get to every home game, I miss a few due to work... But I keenly read those posts from fans who go to away games, The idea our squad is suitable to with stand injuries and make a concerted promotion push is not in the real world! The top six have one thing that stands out by a mile and that's goal difference, we have scored 32 league goals from 30 games. Ulloa has 8-9 which leaves us with who else currently available to score? Maynard is a good call, sharp another ... My point about a quality loan signing lifting the season ticket sales is a obvious one, imagine Zamora or Bennet coming in on loan? The fans need a lift or I fear season tickets will suffer. On a positive, this season ince and march have emerged, Walton the keeper I hope will be number two keeper next season. I think the suits need to be pro active , upson and TK will be on many managers radar for next summer. mark by the sea
  • Score: 3

4:07am Wed 19 Feb 14

OzzieGull says...

We could do a lot worse than sign Lucas Neil who is currently without a club, training with Blackburn U/21's, and desperately needing game time to cement his position in the Socceroos World Cup squad
We could do a lot worse than sign Lucas Neil who is currently without a club, training with Blackburn U/21's, and desperately needing game time to cement his position in the Socceroos World Cup squad OzzieGull
  • Score: -3

4:10am Wed 19 Feb 14

OzzieGull says...

We could do a lot worse than sign Lucas Neil who is currently without a club, training with Blackburn U/21's and needing some game time to cement his place as captain of the Soceroos for the World Cup
We could do a lot worse than sign Lucas Neil who is currently without a club, training with Blackburn U/21's and needing some game time to cement his place as captain of the Soceroos for the World Cup OzzieGull
  • Score: -1

8:24am Wed 19 Feb 14

Steveg1958 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales."

Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything.

If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet.

If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market.

A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season?

Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.
So why have we three keepers?
Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured?
Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol
As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season,
Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week.
You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week!
Actually Hoskins is not in a protective boot, he walked across the pitch on Monday night from the east stand prior to the game and certainly wasn't wearing a protective boot. Scaremongering idiot
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .[/p][/quote]"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales." Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything. If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet. If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market. A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season? Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.[/p][/quote]So why have we three keepers? Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured? Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season, Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week. You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week![/p][/quote]Actually Hoskins is not in a protective boot, he walked across the pitch on Monday night from the east stand prior to the game and certainly wasn't wearing a protective boot. Scaremongering idiot Steveg1958
  • Score: 1

9:38am Wed 19 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales."

Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything.

If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet.

If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market.

A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season?

Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.
So why have we three keepers?
Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured?
Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol
As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season,
Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week.
You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week!
Actually Hoskins is not in a protective boot, he walked across the pitch on Monday night from the east stand prior to the game and certainly wasn't wearing a protective boot. Scaremongering idiot
Last week in the argus it was reported he was. Due to heavy pitches,
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .[/p][/quote]"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales." Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything. If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet. If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market. A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season? Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.[/p][/quote]So why have we three keepers? Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured? Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season, Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week. You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week![/p][/quote]Actually Hoskins is not in a protective boot, he walked across the pitch on Monday night from the east stand prior to the game and certainly wasn't wearing a protective boot. Scaremongering idiot[/p][/quote]Last week in the argus it was reported he was. Due to heavy pitches, mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

11:02am Wed 19 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales."

Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything.

If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet.

If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market.

A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season?

Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.
So why have we three keepers?
Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured?
Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol
As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season,
Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week.
You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week!
All clubs have three first team keepers. Your beloved Southampton have Boruc, Davis and Gazzaniga, all of whom have Premier league experience. We have three first-teamers plus a youth keeper. Hardly revolutionary.

The club does not wait until injury before they start looking at replacements. They have a f***ing enormous database of thousands of players with several in every position being closely monitored.

I said that "Obika is not ready yet" because I have seen him and he doesn't look ready yet. Don't forget he has actually scored for us, so he's not totally useless unless you look through whatever tint it is in your specs.

I specifically didn't mention Hoskins, so I'm not sure why you brought him up. CMS will be in the first team squad soon.

If Forest had 4 forwards on the bench last week then they obviously don't have enough cover elsewhere. (BTW, if you're talking about the games at Huddersfield or Sheff Utd they had 3 forwards in the bench, and one of those is more of a winger.)
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .[/p][/quote]"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales." Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything. If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet. If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market. A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season? Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.[/p][/quote]So why have we three keepers? Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured? Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season, Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week. You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week![/p][/quote]All clubs have three first team keepers. Your beloved Southampton have Boruc, Davis and Gazzaniga, all of whom have Premier league experience. We have three first-teamers plus a youth keeper. Hardly revolutionary. The club does not wait until injury before they start looking at replacements. They have a f***ing enormous database of thousands of players with several in every position being closely monitored. I said that "Obika is not ready yet" because I have seen him and he doesn't look ready yet. Don't forget he has actually scored for us, so he's not totally useless unless you look through whatever tint it is in your specs. I specifically didn't mention Hoskins, so I'm not sure why you brought him up. CMS will be in the first team squad soon. If Forest had 4 forwards on the bench last week then they obviously don't have enough cover elsewhere. (BTW, if you're talking about the games at Huddersfield or Sheff Utd they had 3 forwards in the bench, and one of those is more of a winger.) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

11:23am Wed 19 Feb 14

Steveg1958 says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales."

Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything.

If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet.

If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market.

A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season?

Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.
So why have we three keepers?
Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured?
Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol
As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season,
Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week.
You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week!
Actually Hoskins is not in a protective boot, he walked across the pitch on Monday night from the east stand prior to the game and certainly wasn't wearing a protective boot. Scaremongering idiot
Last week in the argus it was reported he was. Due to heavy pitches,
I rest my case then , Argus got it wrong again (shock Horror) I apologise for calling you an idiot then, take it from me Hoskins walked happily across the pitch with some of the squad prior to the match on Monday. I really wish that they would get their facts right, but I guess that's newspapers for you.
It would be great I we had CMS or Will Hoskins back, and Will Buckley fit for once, but please can we send Obika back and find maybe a couple of experienced forward players on loan to provide ammunition for Leo and CMS when back
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .[/p][/quote]"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales." Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything. If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet. If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market. A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season? Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.[/p][/quote]So why have we three keepers? Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured? Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season, Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week. You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week![/p][/quote]Actually Hoskins is not in a protective boot, he walked across the pitch on Monday night from the east stand prior to the game and certainly wasn't wearing a protective boot. Scaremongering idiot[/p][/quote]Last week in the argus it was reported he was. Due to heavy pitches,[/p][/quote]I rest my case then , Argus got it wrong again (shock Horror) I apologise for calling you an idiot then, take it from me Hoskins walked happily across the pitch with some of the squad prior to the match on Monday. I really wish that they would get their facts right, but I guess that's newspapers for you. It would be great I we had CMS or Will Hoskins back, and Will Buckley fit for once, but please can we send Obika back and find maybe a couple of experienced forward players on loan to provide ammunition for Leo and CMS when back Steveg1958
  • Score: -1

1:10pm Wed 19 Feb 14

fansunited says...

What a lot of long & boring posts! I would of not thought it possible to be where are today back in August..........
What a lot of long & boring posts! I would of not thought it possible to be where are today back in August.......... fansunited
  • Score: 3

1:12pm Wed 19 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales."

Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything.

If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet.

If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market.

A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season?

Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.
So why have we three keepers?
Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured?
Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol
As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season,
Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week.
You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week!
All clubs have three first team keepers. Your beloved Southampton have Boruc, Davis and Gazzaniga, all of whom have Premier league experience. We have three first-teamers plus a youth keeper. Hardly revolutionary.

The club does not wait until injury before they start looking at replacements. They have a f***ing enormous database of thousands of players with several in every position being closely monitored.

I said that "Obika is not ready yet" because I have seen him and he doesn't look ready yet. Don't forget he has actually scored for us, so he's not totally useless unless you look through whatever tint it is in your specs.

I specifically didn't mention Hoskins, so I'm not sure why you brought him up. CMS will be in the first team squad soon.

If Forest had 4 forwards on the bench last week then they obviously don't have enough cover elsewhere. (BTW, if you're talking about the games at Huddersfield or Sheff Utd they had 3 forwards in the bench, and one of those is more of a winger.)
They have three keepers because that's cover needed! If we lose any central defender we won't have cover on the bench ...
Sides are going all out for 3 points, only way is put the game to bed .
We have scored 7 goals since Xmas and 32 all season , whatever you think that's not going to get us promotion, Qpr struggled for goals and brought in 2 forwards..
We have potentially 20 games this season left, with one goal scorer and three centre backs, we had been looking at Baird from Reading as cover, but he is not fit... We need to score goals and not just ulloa.
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .[/p][/quote]"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales." Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything. If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet. If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market. A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season? Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.[/p][/quote]So why have we three keepers? Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured? Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season, Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week. You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week![/p][/quote]All clubs have three first team keepers. Your beloved Southampton have Boruc, Davis and Gazzaniga, all of whom have Premier league experience. We have three first-teamers plus a youth keeper. Hardly revolutionary. The club does not wait until injury before they start looking at replacements. They have a f***ing enormous database of thousands of players with several in every position being closely monitored. I said that "Obika is not ready yet" because I have seen him and he doesn't look ready yet. Don't forget he has actually scored for us, so he's not totally useless unless you look through whatever tint it is in your specs. I specifically didn't mention Hoskins, so I'm not sure why you brought him up. CMS will be in the first team squad soon. If Forest had 4 forwards on the bench last week then they obviously don't have enough cover elsewhere. (BTW, if you're talking about the games at Huddersfield or Sheff Utd they had 3 forwards in the bench, and one of those is more of a winger.)[/p][/quote]They have three keepers because that's cover needed! If we lose any central defender we won't have cover on the bench ... Sides are going all out for 3 points, only way is put the game to bed . We have scored 7 goals since Xmas and 32 all season , whatever you think that's not going to get us promotion, Qpr struggled for goals and brought in 2 forwards.. We have potentially 20 games this season left, with one goal scorer and three centre backs, we had been looking at Baird from Reading as cover, but he is not fit... We need to score goals and not just ulloa. mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

1:44pm Wed 19 Feb 14

9 of us says...

I noticed last night we moved down to eighth.
I noticed last night we moved down to eighth. 9 of us
  • Score: -1

2:10pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Mark, it's not ALL about scoring goals - it about scoring more than you concede, and we have, to an extent, done that. You say we're not scoring enough to go up, but QPR have only scored 5 more than us, and they're doing okay. The reason is they, like us, have also conceded very few. Bolton have scored more than us yet we lead them by 11 places and 16 points. Goals do not necessarily means points. It's 'when', not 'how many'.

If a defender gets injured then we will get a loan in, and it's possible that may happen anyway, if we can get someone who is happy to be 4th choice.

If Ulloa gets injured (he may, but equally he may not) then we have some cover and the option of getting more.

If we win our game in hand over Reading that will leave us 1 point behind them (with them still to come to the Amex), so to write us off is both premature and unsurprisingly pessimistic of you.

It may be just the limits of the written word, but you come across as one of those pub bores who says "Of course, if only the club had listened to ME they wouldn't be in this mess." The club knows what it is doing and it is doing it without risking its very future.
Mark, it's not ALL about scoring goals - it about scoring more than you concede, and we have, to an extent, done that. You say we're not scoring enough to go up, but QPR have only scored 5 more than us, and they're doing okay. The reason is they, like us, have also conceded very few. Bolton have scored more than us yet we lead them by 11 places and 16 points. Goals do not necessarily means points. It's 'when', not 'how many'. If a defender gets injured then we will get a loan in, and it's possible that may happen anyway, if we can get someone who is happy to be 4th choice. If Ulloa gets injured (he may, but equally he may not) then we have some cover and the option of getting more. If we win our game in hand over Reading that will leave us 1 point behind them (with them still to come to the Amex), so to write us off is both premature and unsurprisingly pessimistic of you. It may be just the limits of the written word, but you come across as one of those pub bores who says "Of course, if only the club had listened to ME they wouldn't be in this mess." The club knows what it is doing and it is doing it without risking its very future. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

3:55pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Baldseagull says...

MBTS is usually pretty near the mark with his opinion for me, but I do hate the way he states it.
Others near the top of the table have strengthened their attack, or at least added to the options.
Unfortunately, all of them are either receiving parachute payments, or are bending the rules of FFP. We will not compete financially with them.
Derby, Ipswich and us are probably the only clubs in the top 10 to be neither getting Parachute payments, breaking FFP or both, and even then the 3 of us are all going to show an operating loss close to the limit.
MBTS is usually pretty near the mark with his opinion for me, but I do hate the way he states it. Others near the top of the table have strengthened their attack, or at least added to the options. Unfortunately, all of them are either receiving parachute payments, or are bending the rules of FFP. We will not compete financially with them. Derby, Ipswich and us are probably the only clubs in the top 10 to be neither getting Parachute payments, breaking FFP or both, and even then the 3 of us are all going to show an operating loss close to the limit. Baldseagull
  • Score: 2

4:27pm Wed 19 Feb 14

mark by the sea says...

Baldseagull wrote:
MBTS is usually pretty near the mark with his opinion for me, but I do hate the way he states it.
Others near the top of the table have strengthened their attack, or at least added to the options.
Unfortunately, all of them are either receiving parachute payments, or are bending the rules of FFP. We will not compete financially with them.
Derby, Ipswich and us are probably the only clubs in the top 10 to be neither getting Parachute payments, breaking FFP or both, and even then the 3 of us are all going to show an operating loss close to the limit.
This FFP is going to be a massive debate when the punishments are handed out, if the three promoted clubs are the biggest financial losers ,what is the punishment when those clubs have just gained 100m?
[quote][p][bold]Baldseagull[/bold] wrote: MBTS is usually pretty near the mark with his opinion for me, but I do hate the way he states it. Others near the top of the table have strengthened their attack, or at least added to the options. Unfortunately, all of them are either receiving parachute payments, or are bending the rules of FFP. We will not compete financially with them. Derby, Ipswich and us are probably the only clubs in the top 10 to be neither getting Parachute payments, breaking FFP or both, and even then the 3 of us are all going to show an operating loss close to the limit.[/p][/quote]This FFP is going to be a massive debate when the punishments are handed out, if the three promoted clubs are the biggest financial losers ,what is the punishment when those clubs have just gained 100m? mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

5:35pm Wed 19 Feb 14

ashgill says...

We don't need another striker, we only play one up front, if ulloa gets injured we have Rodriguez, who is actually a striker, but has been used as a wide player because he can play there!
CMS is not far from being on the bench and Hoskins is only a month away too. Like him or not we also have Obika who is a striker.
Other clubs may have 6 or 7 strikers but they only plat 2 at a time, we have 5 when all are fit! What we need is the wide players to start chipping in with goals too!
We don't need another striker, we only play one up front, if ulloa gets injured we have Rodriguez, who is actually a striker, but has been used as a wide player because he can play there! CMS is not far from being on the bench and Hoskins is only a month away too. Like him or not we also have Obika who is a striker. Other clubs may have 6 or 7 strikers but they only plat 2 at a time, we have 5 when all are fit! What we need is the wide players to start chipping in with goals too! ashgill
  • Score: 2

7:47pm Wed 19 Feb 14

lowerbeedingseagull says...

Steveg1958 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Steveg1958 wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales."

Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything.

If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet.

If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market.

A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season?

Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.
So why have we three keepers?
Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured?
Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol
As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season,
Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week.
You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week!
Actually Hoskins is not in a protective boot, he walked across the pitch on Monday night from the east stand prior to the game and certainly wasn't wearing a protective boot. Scaremongering idiot
Last week in the argus it was reported he was. Due to heavy pitches,
I rest my case then , Argus got it wrong again (shock Horror) I apologise for calling you an idiot then, take it from me Hoskins walked happily across the pitch with some of the squad prior to the match on Monday. I really wish that they would get their facts right, but I guess that's newspapers for you.
It would be great I we had CMS or Will Hoskins back, and Will Buckley fit for once, but please can we send Obika back and find maybe a couple of experienced forward players on loan to provide ammunition for Leo and CMS when back
Did Hoskins break down in the centre circle on this long journey & is now out for 2014-15??
[quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveg1958[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .[/p][/quote]"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales." Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything. If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet. If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market. A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season? Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.[/p][/quote]So why have we three keepers? Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured? Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season, Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week. You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week![/p][/quote]Actually Hoskins is not in a protective boot, he walked across the pitch on Monday night from the east stand prior to the game and certainly wasn't wearing a protective boot. Scaremongering idiot[/p][/quote]Last week in the argus it was reported he was. Due to heavy pitches,[/p][/quote]I rest my case then , Argus got it wrong again (shock Horror) I apologise for calling you an idiot then, take it from me Hoskins walked happily across the pitch with some of the squad prior to the match on Monday. I really wish that they would get their facts right, but I guess that's newspapers for you. It would be great I we had CMS or Will Hoskins back, and Will Buckley fit for once, but please can we send Obika back and find maybe a couple of experienced forward players on loan to provide ammunition for Leo and CMS when back[/p][/quote]Did Hoskins break down in the centre circle on this long journey & is now out for 2014-15?? lowerbeedingseagull
  • Score: 0

1:52pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Oscar's Chin says...

mark by the sea wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
mark by the sea wrote:
Joel'sGrandad wrote:
Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA
The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers?
We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt..
Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 .
Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game,
Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game,
We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .
"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales."

Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything.

If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet.

If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market.

A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season?

Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.
So why have we three keepers?
Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured?
Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol
As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season,
Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week.
You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week!
If I write to Leicester, Forest or QPR I'll be asking them how they propose to avoid going bust?
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joel'sGrandad[/bold] wrote: Better make sure we collect 3 points on Saturday then. UTA[/p][/quote]The squad is very thin in certain areas, injury to one or two and the season could be over, we have three centre halves and three keepers? We have one goal scorer at the club, lose ulloa to injury and we will grind to a halt.. Massive game Saturday , win and we continue with some interest in the remaining games, but for me I can't see us hitting top 6 . Will the club drop into the loan market? Not only to help the squad , but lift the season ticket sales, after last nights farce I missed 15 minutes of the game, Several people were extremely upset as there kids were missing the game, We need to bring in two players who can lift the fans and season ticket sales which renew in a months time .[/p][/quote]"Blah bah injuries blah blah thin squad blah blah season ticket sales." Sorry, but it's the same depressing stuff every time. You always mention injuries and you always mention season ticket sales. You really need some prozac. Enjoy the moment rather than reading doom and gloom into everything. If we get an injury to one of the centre halves then Dunk steps in. He had a superb game on Monday and would slot in seamlessly. If we suffer another injury to the remaining centre halves (very unlikely) then we step into the emergency loan market or Calde moves in as he has done brilliantly before. There's no real point in getting cover for the cover just yet. If Ulloa gets injured then we have the option of Obika (probably not ready just yet), Rodriguez (is used to playing there, though probably not on his own) and CMS (will need a while to find his feet, but hey, Ulloa isn't actually injured yet you know!) Or we go back into the loan market. A loan signing or two now will may boost the squad if they are good enough to start, but it will do diddly squat to boost season ticket sales next season - it's permanent signings that do that. Why would anyone stump up several hundred pounds because of someone we sign until the end of this season? Where you see problems, others see very simple solutions, and all of these will have been investigated extensively by those in charge of such things at the club.[/p][/quote]So why have we three keepers? Do you think we could find a goal scorer over night if. Ulloa got injured? Obika not ready yet? You clearly have not seen him play' guy runs down blind channels, his movement. Off the ball is as bad as I have seen, he runs with the ball looking down lol As for cms and Hoskins , Hoskins is back in a protective boot, and cms is training for short periods, I doubt they will be fit or sharp enough this season, Three cetre backs is not enough when we are playing two games a week. You seem to critical of my comments, perhaps you should write to Leicester , forest and Qpr. And ask them why they have 5-6 forwards ... IE FOREST who had 4 forwards on the bench last week![/p][/quote]If I write to Leicester, Forest or QPR I'll be asking them how they propose to avoid going bust? Oscar's Chin
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