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View DANGERCLOSE's Profile DANGERCLOSE Flag london 19 Mar 23 5.49pm Send a Private Message to DANGERCLOSE Add DANGERCLOSE as a friend

This team is bad, Recruitment has been a massive let down over the last couple of seasons. Our full back's are not up to the task, KG should have been replaced and we needed experienced striker's.
We have ridden our luck over the last couple of years and now the chickens have finally come home to roost.

SP and Co are to blame.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 19 Mar 23 5.50pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by DANGERCLOSE

This team is bad, Recruitment has been a massive let down over the last couple of seasons. Our full back's are not up to the task, KG should have been replaced and we needed experienced striker's.
We have ridden our luck over the last couple of years and now the chickens have finally come home to roost.

SP and Co are to blame.

Who is KG?

 

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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 19 Mar 23 5.57pm Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Originally posted by Painter

Who is KG?

I think he meant CG unless he really did mean King George?

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Online Flag 19 Mar 23 6.04pm Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

I was thinking of Kagisho Dikgacoi (everyone used to call him KG)


Originally posted by Henry of Peckham

I think he meant CG unless he really did mean King George?

 

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View Irisheagle87's Profile Irisheagle87 Flag Co.Derry 19 Mar 23 6.13pm Send a Private Message to Irisheagle87 Add Irisheagle87 as a friend

Mateta. That says all we need to know. Still think we will be ok this year. Could be a long season next campaign.

 


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View bryne and holton's Profile bryne and holton Flag 19 Mar 23 6.28pm Send a Private Message to bryne and holton Add bryne and holton as a friend

The current woeful form of Mateta and Edourd is the main problem
for the club.
But the recruitment strategy also needs close analysis.
The club paid a reported £1 million for Plange. He is considered
inferior by the club to the aforementioned two.
He must be pretty awful !

 

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 19 Mar 23 7.20pm Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

Originally posted by DANGERCLOSE

This team is bad, Recruitment has been a massive let down over the last couple of seasons. Our full back's are not up to the task, KG should have been replaced and we needed experienced striker's.
We have ridden our luck over the last couple of years and now the chickens have finally come home to roost.

SP and Co are to blame.

It hasn't. Its actually been really good. Its the 6 seasons before that has hurt us

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 19 Mar 23 7.44pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

Originally posted by MrRobbo

It hasn't. Its actually been really good. Its the 6 seasons before that has hurt us

I don't know if I'd go so far as to say "really good", but it certainly had its moments. But that's only on the basis of doing half the job.

As I see, there are two parts (or halves) to recruitment:

1. Player replacement
2. Player signings

In terms of 2, we've done pretty well. Eze, Olise, Guehi, Andersen, Schlupp, and Hughes, have all looked to some degree or another like decent signings, some very good indeed. Edouard and Mateta have been disasters, but they're very much the minority. More signing have been good than bad. Unfortunately, both of our terrible signings have come in the same position, so that's had a greater impact than it should.

In terms of point 1, though, our recruitment has been awful. We have simply not replaced key players, and as a result, the squad suffers from having a number that are way, way past their sell-by dates. Ward should have been put out to pasture two years ago, Clyne at least a year ago, Luka two years ago, Tomkins two years ago, McArthur probably two years ago, and Conor was never replaced at all. That's left six yawning chasms in what's a small squad to begin with. Most of the above can barely even contribute for ten minutes off the bench, let alone provide competition within the squad. Heaven knows I love Joel Ward, but he was just embarassing today. And to add insult to injury, we've repeatedly recruited sick notes. Nathan Ferguson? Seriously? He was broken before we bought him. How was that ever going to end well? Chris Richards...great player, but perpetually injured everywhere he's been. What was the point? Someone to keep Ferguson company on the physio's table?

The reality is that the success of a handful of our signings has obscured the fact that our overall recruiting strategy has been appalling and now we're paying the price for it with an unbalanced, weak squad that has no depth and provides the manager with no alternatives when the going gets tough. In short, we're a mess.

 


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View Swindy's Profile Swindy Flag Bromley 19 Mar 23 7.52pm Send a Private Message to Swindy Add Swindy as a friend

It is kind to call it bad !!!
Ferguson ? Who he ??
Benteke not replaced
Gallagher not replaced
Kouyate not replaced
The new lad from Stuttgart, why not starting ?

Not recruitment, but why all the more promising youngsters allowed to go out on loan for the season with no clause to return early ?
I understand that was one of the tailor's dummy Parish's requirements of PV was to start integrating some youngsters - this was forced on the club this week when Spain's finest ?? went down injured so a 19 year old had to be played in goal because we had loaned a perfectly good ex-England goalkeeper for the rest of the season to Moan Utd !!
You couldn't write it. That dummy Freedman, what does he do ??
This has been my 50th season following our club and in all honesty, despite some horrendous years(1980-81 and the Mullery immediately spring to mind), this will go down as one of the worst, irrespective of whether, by a miracle, we stay up, the playing staff needs massive surgery.
We are also going nowhere fast whilst Parish is still involved withthis club.

 

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 19 Mar 23 7.57pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by bryne and holton

The current woeful form of Mateta and Edourd is the main problem
for the club.
But the recruitment strategy also needs close analysis.
The club paid a reported £1 million for Plange. He is considered
inferior by the club to the aforementioned two.
He must be pretty awful !

To be fair a million these days is a couple of weeks wages for some. I think the majority on he thought the purchases of Anderson, Geuhi, Doucoure, Olise, Eze, Hughes, Eduaord were excellent when we signed them. Personally I had never heard of Mateta or Ahamada before we signed them. I donít think any of them have been a disaster (Max Meyer style) but clearly some better than others.

We have had a really tough run of games. We have tried to play Royball and we have ground out a few welcome points. But now we play teams we can and should beat. Confidence is low. But we look a far better team on the front foot. We need to stick with a front three Zaha left Olise right and Edouard in the middle. Doucoure Lakonga and Schlup in midfield and our best back four if fit. We need to play on the front foot and attack especially at home.

 

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View DANGERCLOSE's Profile DANGERCLOSE Flag london 19 Mar 23 8.20pm Send a Private Message to DANGERCLOSE Add DANGERCLOSE as a friend

Originally posted by Painter

Who is KG?

Sorry I ment Connor Gallagher

 

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View radicalsteve's Profile radicalsteve Flag ottawa 19 Mar 23 8.52pm Send a Private Message to radicalsteve Add radicalsteve as a friend

I want to write something positive .... but watching the Arsenal debacle today made it clear that it will take a herculean effort to stay up, because we have so many weak spots that the teams below us will exploit. Our team identity needs a reboot.

Two weeks to reignite passion, grit, determination and team spirit.... then we can cover off the weaknesses and perhaps exploit some explosive counterattacking football.

Better get someone in charge real fast!

Edited by radicalsteve (19 Mar 2023 8.53pm)

 

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