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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 09 Dec 18 4.24am Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

I have been alarmed this season by the drop in quality of performance of both the team and individuals.
At the end of last season we looked an efficient compact team that defended and attacked as a unit.
We looked in control of games.
This season there has been a marked deterioration in performance of individuals and the team.
The only players who have played as well this season ( other than for the last two games) are Hennessy, AWB and Tomkins.
What has changed?
Yes we’ve lost Cabaye and RLC but could this have such a dramatic effect?
The only game where we’ve defended and attacked in a similar way to last season is Burnley at home which now looks to more representative of Burnley’s poor form.
We do not look any sort of threat going forward and don’t look likely to keep a clean sheet.
Roy only seems to be prepared to use around 15 of the squad and of these he obviously doesn’t trust Sorloth and Ayew.
The optimists(or dreamers) point to the return of Benteke and Wickham and this should help but there is no guarantee this will lead to a marked improvement.
I don’t see us bringing in more than one or two in January and don’t see Roy using a dramatically different approach.
The catalyst for change has to be quality new players, new manager, or a big step up in performance from the existing players.
At the moment the latter looks the most feasible option.

 

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 09 Dec 18 1.35pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

We have scored 5 goals in the last three games and hit the wood work at least twice. So one could argue it is poor defending that has cost us not our inability to score.

 

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View Booted Eagle's Profile Booted Eagle Flag Bristol 09 Dec 18 2.32pm Send a Private Message to Booted Eagle Add Booted Eagle as a friend

We just haven't got going this season. We seem to always be a team of half seasons. Even under Pards when we were flying around this time we nearly got relegated with a shocking second half. Obviously I'm hoping that this season is the same and we push on in Jan. Possibly our stay in this league might be a permanent squeeze to remain in it as teams around us progress, especially financially. Perhaps expectations are too high and the realism around us not being seen.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 09 Dec 18 6.59pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I think the season so far can pretty much be summed up with one word.

 


Red and Blue Army!

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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 09 Dec 18 7.03pm Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

The season so far has been an incomplete team limping through to January. We've put in some good performances here and there but this is pretty much the points total you'd expect from a team without a striker and very thin creative options.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag 09 Dec 18 7.25pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

We started the season having only spent £10 Mill in pre-season and in my estimation with a worse squad than last season.We had Benteke whose dearth of goals and general performances have been well documented and as such we have been lacking in the striking department.I am not at all surprised that we are in our current position - I wasn't expecting a great deal better !

 

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View dynamicdick's Profile dynamicdick Flag Dormansland 09 Dec 18 7.52pm Send a Private Message to dynamicdick Add dynamicdick as a friend

Totally underachieved. Given where we finished last year - 11th, we should have kicked on with ambition and investment by the board to equal or better this position. Why we didn't buy a centre forward defies understanding and logic!

Losing against the 10 men of Brighton is despicable, no excuses whatsoever..... players should have had their pay docked for this.

West Ham defeat with us 1-0 up needs an explanation from the players as there is clearly a problem. Was the weather too cold??

Probably in truth its didums stuff but whatever the reason you as players need to deal with it as professionals who at the present are doing completely f*** all to address it. Just think of the many supporters who pay to travel and the gate money to watch you under perform while still pulling your incredible wages
You are seriously under performing!!!

SP get a grip and start spending some money to invest in this club as you should have done in the Summer. A '0' hygiene rating in the players canteen is disgraceful. Also, start paying your suppliers on time, many of whom are small local suppliers. You 'talk a good game' but just don't back it up!!


 


Bring back Brolin

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag 09 Dec 18 8.08pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by dynamicdick

Totally underachieved. Given where we finished last year - 11th, we should have kicked on with ambition and investment by the board to equal or better this position. Why we didn't buy a centre forward defies understanding and logic!

Losing against the 10 men of Brighton is despicable, no excuses whatsoever..... players should have had their pay docked for this.

West Ham defeat with us 1-0 up needs an explanation from the players as there is clearly a problem. Was the weather too cold??

Probably in truth its didums stuff but whatever the reason you as players need to deal with it as professionals who at the present are doing completely f*** all to address it. Just think of the many supporters who pay to travel and the gate money to watch you under perform while still pulling your incredible wages
You are seriously under performing!!!

SP get a grip and start spending some money to invest in this club as you should have done in the Summer. A '0' hygiene rating in the players canteen is disgraceful. Also, start paying your suppliers on time, many of whom are small local suppliers. You 'talk a good game' but just don't back it up!!


The thinking might have been that we had Benteke who surely HAD to start scoring soon and get back to his best, Sorloth might have been expected to do better, Wickham was returning from injury,so the club just brought in Ayew on loan, a player who scored 11 goals for relegated Swansea last season.Having only spent £10 Mill on transfers it would appear that financial constraints played a part !
Turned out a lot different !!!!

 

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View Maine Eagle's Profile Maine Eagle Flag USA 09 Dec 18 8.09pm Send a Private Message to Maine Eagle Add Maine Eagle as a friend

Pretty s***.

 

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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 09 Dec 18 8.11pm Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by dynamicdick

Totally underachieved. Given where we finished last year - 11th, we should have kicked on with ambition and investment by the board to equal or better this position. Why we didn't buy a centre forward defies understanding and logic!

Losing against the 10 men of Brighton is despicable, no excuses whatsoever..... players should have had their pay docked for this.

West Ham defeat with us 1-0 up needs an explanation from the players as there is clearly a problem. Was the weather too cold??

Probably in truth its didums stuff but whatever the reason you as players need to deal with it as professionals who at the present are doing completely f*** all to address it. Just think of the many supporters who pay to travel and the gate money to watch you under perform while still pulling your incredible wages
You are seriously under performing!!!

SP get a grip and start spending some money to invest in this club as you should have done in the Summer. A '0' hygiene rating in the players canteen is disgraceful. Also, start paying your suppliers on time, many of whom are small local suppliers. You 'talk a good game' but just don't back it up!!



Because we already had three, perhaps? We then went on to loan J Ayew for extra depth.

Couldn't have foreseen Benteke getting injured. Couldn't have foreseen Wickham taking this long to come back.

Give the guys a break.

Edited by sprites (09 Dec 2018 8.11pm)

 

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View dynamicdick's Profile dynamicdick Flag Dormansland 09 Dec 18 8.15pm Send a Private Message to dynamicdick Add dynamicdick as a friend

No Willo it's yet another example of trying to get by on the cheap. We should have scouted and then gone for a proper centre forward but as our scouting is an absolute f****g joke I suppose it's YouTube!!

Sums us up.

 


Bring back Brolin

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View Maine Eagle's Profile Maine Eagle Flag USA 09 Dec 18 8.16pm Send a Private Message to Maine Eagle Add Maine Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by sprites


Because we already had three, perhaps? We then went on to loan J Ayew for extra depth.

Couldn't have foreseen Benteke getting injured. Couldn't have foreseen Wickham taking this long to come back.

Give the guys a break.

Edited by sprites (09 Dec 2018 8.11pm)

Lol. Literally.

Benteke was abject for an entire season last year.

Wickham hasn’t been fit for 2 years and may never fully come back.

Sorloth is league one standard and couldn’t cut it in the Dutch top flight.

Are those the 3?

Ayew has turned out to be a poor, poor signing. He is also a number 10 or wide forward type, not a striker.

Not buying a center forward was a massive error, and it was obvious before the benefit of hindsight.

 

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