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Discussion in 'Championship' started by RM, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Easie

    Easie Registered User

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    I always said Paul Lambert was our best manager for many years... looks like he's still doing a decent job for us. ;)
     
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    No-One Likes Us Super Neil Harris

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    Massive win for us today. The bottom three look dreadful, so hopefully we'll look back at this last week or so as the turning point.
     
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    To be fair to the guy, he’s almost polished a turd. Some of our play in the first half was pretty decent and was good to watch as it was our youth providing it! Second half, our senior players let us down massively
     
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  4. Easie

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    Stick with him. I know some Norwich fans are crying Judas but most of us still love the man. Watch out for some canny signings as he is pretty good at unearthing hidden diamonds.
     
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    Tigerferry Hull City is our name

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    Looking like it will be three from the current bottom five at it stands.

    Based on today Bolton will go down. They play like a League One club. Might be enough to scrap by a few results but early good start aside they've been woefully outclassed ever since barring a few positive results.

    Ipswich seem doomed. Unless they unearth a good loan signing or two they don't have the quality to stay up.

    Reading seem to be in a poor rut but they have players that can do something at this level. Depends if their new manager can do anything with them and can add players.

    Rotherham are the battling promoted side. May not have much quality but their work ethic and attitude will keep them in the mix. Out of all the sides in the battle they seem the most likely to stay up.

    And then there's Wigan who are in complete free fall. They might be suffering from Paul Cook's stubbornness as they are an attacking side. That doesn't work when you concede 3 goals per game and struggle to put them in.

    Millwall and Brentford are probably still in it but their recent form has elevated them and they can build on that. Preston are a decent side that can't stay fit, but they are good enough to string results their way.

    Anyone else would require quite the bottle job. A little fearful of this due to our owners - depends on how our January goes.
     
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  6. Jockney

    Jockney Bomber Jackett

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    They all look a few degrees worse than your average relegation fodder. We've hardly covered ourselves in glory over the past 4/5 months, but one thing you can say about this side is that they've never let their heads drop.
     
  7. Thijssen

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    Yep we’ve had it, barring miracles. Same old story today, played well for half an hour and could have been two or even three up by half time, but didn’t take our chances and crumbled in the second half. No lack of effort but we just don’t have the nous.

    Lambert’s done a good job, no question, but this turd is beyond polishing. We need at least three quality signings to have a hope, and I can’t see that happening. Years of underinvestment biting us on the bum.
     
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    Lambert is a shit manager.
    This would be like the 4th job he's failed in and I don't know why clubs continue to hire him.
     
  9. Tigerferry

    Tigerferry Hull City is our name

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    Everywhere he goes he slightly does better than his predecessor but still does a bad job, but he gets some praise and stays in the merry-go-round.

    Either he's good at masking his faults or he's awful at choosing his jobs.
     
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    Failed? Ipswich were a basket case when he took over so it's hardly his fault.
     
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    Nobody is blaming Lambert. He's only been in the job 5 minutes, has not had a transfer window to make any changes and has inherited such a woefully poor and weak squad, mainly thanks to the ineptitude of the previous manager Paul Hurst.

    Most well cite performances have improved significantly (just shows how out of his depth Hurst was) but the quality isn't there currently.

    The big question will be whether the owner puts his hand in his pocket to give Lambert sufficient funds. Lambert has stated he needs at least half a dozen signings (personally I think 8 or 9).

    If Lambert has identified these and is given funds to get deals concluded quickly, we have a chance. But I have my doubts this will happen and our previous record of getting deals over the line quickly in recent years has been worse than our League position.

    If we go down, I don't think blame will be attached to Lambert as the damage had already been done. Many feel he would be the man to bring us back - but the question again depends on the owner's input.
     
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  12. HPC2

    HPC2 Andy Dawson’s Claret and Blue Army!

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    Plays on his Celtic connections (Was almost begging for the job there once, like Owen Coyle) and whilst you've the likes of Chris Sutton in the Media Panel he'll always get talked up.

    @Thijssen and @ITFC Jez are right though, with the money sloshing around at this level now the clubs with the smaller budgets are going to be sucked towards relegation.
     
  13. Tigerferry

    Tigerferry Hull City is our name

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    Lambert continues to do a top job. Beaten by Accrington Stanley.

    How did Keane do when he came on?
     
  14. Easie

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    As a Norwich fan I would agree with that....
     
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    No-One Likes Us Super Neil Harris

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    Paul Lambert has won three of his last 27 games as a manager. Yet when Ipswich inevitably get rid he'll have clubs queuing up.
     
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    I think there’s more chance he resigns first
     
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    A home win and a Will Keane goal, blimey. Don’t think we touched the ball second half but thankfully Rotherham were too rubbish to take advantage.

    Still a lost cause but nice to get a home win anyway. Collins was fantastic, head and shoulders above everyone else on the field. Come on Town.
     
  18. Tigerferry

    Tigerferry Hull City is our name

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    How did he get on? Scored yes but was he effective in his play?
     
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    I’d love to say yes, but......A couple of decent things first half chasing back deeper to pick up the ball, but apart from that largely ineffective. Worse when Quaner went off and he was up front on his own, didn’t win a thing. Even the goal, he fluffed it first time but luckily it came out to him again and he poked it from a couple of yards.

    Not great, but one start, one goal so far; can’t argue with that! Good luck to him, maybe it will give him a lift.
     
  20. Tigerferry

    Tigerferry Hull City is our name

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    That sounds like Will Keane alright
     
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