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  • This the ideal opportunity for the FA to prove that they have a broader sense of cultural awareness. Football is after all a world game and so is the Premier League. There was nothing sinister or racist behind the intention of Cavani's post (from...
  • We are too inconsistent for a sustained title charge unless the other teams around us face a monumental collapse. Let us put things in perspective and remember that it wasn’t too long ago when we had a toothless performance against Arsenal and a...
  • DRJosh replied to the thread Post match vs Southampton.
    Cavani has a proper striker’s instinct that we’ve sorely lacked. He is a perfect target man in the box and as we’ve seen a terrific crosser too. Zlatan-esque I hope this win doesn’t paper over our poor defensive displays against set-pieces.
  • We had a horrid second wave in Melbourne due to a lapse in hotel quarantine measures back in July. Since then our state government has employed an aggressive suppression strategy that comprised of lockdowns and curfews. We’ve since had 28 days of...
  • DRJosh replied to the thread Southampton vs Manchester United.
    I hope Cavani plays for this one. Always have the option of route one long balls for Cavani to convert.
  • I think David James' pace alone makes him somewhat crucial as an impact-sub in more straight forward attacking plays, especially if we continue with our counter-attacking style. His involvement (specifically speed) may paper over our lulls in...
  • Can't fathom why fans should be allowed in (no matter the number) when there are still considerable number of active cases around. We just had 28-days straight of zero case days here in Melbourne, Australia, and that was after over 100 days of...
  • i think the issue is that “our discernible style of play” is predicated on a “Bruno or Bust” approach. The team looked painfully ordinary after Bruno was substituted.
  • True. I think its more of a case of transfers not being the main problem with Ole's tenure rather than the fact that he bought well. None of Ole's transfers so far have a Sanchez or Di Maria whiff about them so that is a small consolation I...
  • I see your point but we've not produced any noteworthy performances in the last few games. There is zero consistency and our manager (despite his all round positivity) doesn't seem to imbue confidence that he knows what he is doing. As brutal...
  • DRJosh replied to the thread We are an awfully coached team.
    This is true. Good performances are now rewarded through add-on incentivised packages (e.g. clean sheet bonus, goals clauses). Advertising revenue and commercial sponsorships remain the central driving force for football's wage structure. So it...
  • true although most of us (I’m assuming) would like an explicit acknowledgement from Ole about just how inconsistent performances have been and the need to get back to claiming authoritative home wins. By referring to the absence of fans he seems...
  • Sounds like a poorly thought out Football Manager Regen
  • I get where you’re coming from. I really want to see Ole succeed but every time I feel we’ve turned a corner, results seem to go pear shaped. The comeback last season whilst impressive was also due to Leicester City’s total collapse, there was a...
  • Going by the United boards history in sackings, Ole's fate will only be determined when it is mathematically improbable (or 'impossible' if they are feeling generous) to attain CL qualification, which I personally think is a ridiculous requisite...