Match Day Thread I could never

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  1. koskikabow

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    bring myself to welcome the return of Clueless, even though this season he is better than Hughes, but we have to get someone who is an improvement on Hughes. Hughes I feel is lacking in ideas to react to events as they occur in a game. It is costing us points. Clueless is having his best season ever, and it is because either he is inspired or his players ignore him. But no, I don't ever want him back. But we have to change our manager, he is not good enough.
    I know, 3 consecutive 9th place finishes, but his luck is running out, we need someone better.:emoticon-0101-sadsm
     
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    I said earlier in the season that I felt there were issues that needed to be addressed. That was the time to change, but not now. As much as I agree with you over Hughes - not knowing his best 11, bad formation choices etc - I do feel the players are as much to blame.
     
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    I will soften towards Hughes if he manages 6 points from 'pool + chelse

    but only if the wins come after conceding goals first.

    That's not asking too much is it ?
     
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    We won't get anyone better than Hughes at Stoke. We have a small fan Base with a set budget (which I agree with) which meand we won't get top end managers. For the Leicester game I blame the manager 20% and the players 80%. I would expect to put a league 1 side 2 nil up against 10 men and get the win. The players were a disgrace to Stoke city on saturday. Mark Hughes shouldn't have gone 1 upfront when they were down to 10 men. Play 2 up front and make them sit deeper. All in all it was a ****ing shambles. Roll on Tuesday.
     
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    Alas Ricc, I have to accept that we are unable to attract a top boss, we will have to wait for the reincarnation of Waddo.
     
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    I agree that in a way it's disappointing to think that more than likely all we will do year in year out is to achieve a top half finish and hope for a cup run. I bet people reading this with teams in lower leagues find this post very ungrateful but as is human nature we all want to keep progressing.
     
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    I'm very grateful for what our club has achieved, and there is a massive difference between mid table/top half teams and teams which have to fight relegation year in year out.
     
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    I'm grateful too mate, but like I said it's only human nature to want more
     
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