09:04, Thu 14 Mar
choc4
Pigeon
"had a really good season"

Really?

midtable

never been in the top 6

lost home and away to Villa

out of both cup competitions in the first round


What's been "really good" about it?

Pigeon. You are starting to talk like the deluded across the expressway. We are what we are at the moment. An average club with poor owners under an on going transfer embargo with a team full of average players. What do you expect, not what you want, what do you expect?

All valid points, but misses the question.

"what's been really good / great about this season"
09:11, Thu 14 Mar
Pigeon
"had a really good season"

Really?

midtable

never been in the top 6

lost home and away to Villa

out of both cup competitions in the first round


What's been "really good" about it?


Monk has done a very good job considering the restraints.

I'm sure if he had the right players at his disposal we would be playing a better brand of football. The team he had at Swansea were renowned for their possession style don't forget.

The problem here is the glaring lack of quality throughout the playing squad. The only central midfielder we have who can pass a ball is actually contracted to the inbreds across the road, until we upgrade on the cloggers (Davis & Kieftenbeld) we're somewhat forced to play a certain way which unfortunately is not pleasing on the eye.
09:15, Thu 14 Mar
A decent manager.

A players we should sell for a good price.

A team that should finnish mid table with no last day drama.

Players that are performing better under Monk.

Generally improved attendance.


Of course IF we do get points deduction then we could get drama but that is beyond Monks control
09:21, Thu 14 Mar
choc4

A players we should sell for a good price.

Who have you in mind, Adams aside?
@stevanderman
09:34, Thu 14 Mar
"had a really good season"

Really?

midtable

never been in the top 6

lost home and away to Villa

out of both cup competitions in the first round


What's been "really good" about it?

I sort of agree....if anything it's been frustrating because we've been ever so close, but not quite done it.

I mean, at one point was it 2 points off playoffs with a shit team to beat and we effed it up ? We've had loooads of good chances to break into that top 6 and consistently flapped it.
We've come off the back of some good wins, into matches against lower table teams at home and lost with no real explanations to the performances.

Bristol at home (who were crap on that day) we still lost
Bolton gave us the ball and let us piss about with it - lost
Blackburn - draw but they weren't very good we let them into the game.
and yeah, 2 losses against our rivals who aint that great themselves...

Points we SHOULD be taking if we're serious about a top 6 push. But we can't seen to step up, and the minute teams give us the ball and wait for us, wim fecked with no plan B on how to get behind them.
09:37, Thu 14 Mar
I think GM needs to refresh our home tactics and vary them, making us harder to predict.

You going to give him some new players to do that with? Because these are knackered and generally bang average and have been overachieving most of the season.
Thongs
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09:46, Thu 14 Mar
Well, we have tried to attack and even win games from drawing, which is a change from the last few years.

When fit, we've been half decent to watch (crowds are up), we've had an energy and have put in some very good performances, both home and especially away.

We don't tend to play one up front against shit teams at home, or deliberately sit back allowing the opposition to wander into our half when they feel like it.

Our manager appears to like the club and isn't showing his pants to anyone who walks by.

All this under a transfer embargo and a squad with no depth whatsoever.

This current run was predicted by anyone with half a brain given the squad we have and the way we have to play based on the ability in that squad.

So yeah, I'd go with a "good" overall as it stands right now. If we get 12 points deducted and are dragged into a relegation battle, it could change the season into a terrible one but that won't effect how I rate the manager, as none of that is his fault.
Thongs
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09:47, Thu 14 Mar
add to that we've seen the emergence of one of the brightest strikers at the club for years.
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09:49, Thu 14 Mar
jefflynneshair
choc4

A players we should sell for a good price.

Who have you in mind, Adams aside?

Sorry 'A player'
09:52, Thu 14 Mar
In that case, I agree.
@stevanderman
09:57, Thu 14 Mar
"had a really good season"

Really?

midtable

never been in the top 6

lost home and away to Villa

out of both cup competitions in the first round


What's been "really good" about it?

Others have spoken for me, so I'm not repeating what they have said, but if you don't think this season has been really good (up to our recent dip) then I'm wasting yours and my time, as your expectations of what we could achieve this season clearly don't align with mine.
I know if nothing else I've actually enjoyed watching this side play and the way the manager, players and support have been so together.
10:45, Thu 14 Mar
This

Others have spoken for me, so I'm not repeating what they have said, but if you don't think this season has been really good (up to our recent dip) then I'm wasting yours and my time, as your expectations of what we could achieve this season clearly don't align with mine.
I know if nothing else I've actually enjoyed watching this side play and the way the manager, players and support have been so together.[/quote]
12:41, Thu 14 Mar
It's always easy to use these as excuses.
12:43, Thu 14 Mar
Where do you think we should realistically of finished this season ? Love to know your thinking behind it too 👍
12:49, Thu 14 Mar
pridding
It's always easy to use these as excuses.

Excuses?