WHO Poll
Q: 2018/19 Wolves (H)
a. At last we have a win now let's make it two, Win
48%
  
b. A win against 10 men and two leagues below us is fine, but this will be much harder I'll take a point, Draw
13%
  
c. Who are we kidding, a win against Wimbledon and all is rosy, forget it we're getting our arses kicked in this one, Lose
30%
  
d. It's at times like these when you really do miss Love Island
2%
  
e. I was all over this game until I found out it's not on the box, the broadcasting companies really don't care about us hard core fans do they, I might pop off to Thorpe Park for the day instead, obviously in my WHU shirt
8%
  



charleyfarley 12:39 Mon Aug 13
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• Fabianski; Cresswell, Balbuena, Diop, Fredericks; Sanchez, Wilshere; Antonio, Anderson, Snodgrass; Arnautovic

• Patricio; Boly, Coady, Bennett; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty; Jota, Jimenez, Costa


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• West Ham 6/4 : Draw 23/10: Wolves 15/8

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Russ of the BML 3:29 Tue Sep 4
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Sir Alf 10:42 Tue Sep 4

"We got a last gasp purchase of a 32 year old. We needed 2 top quality central midfielders to anchor the team around."

But then does that just show the size of the job he has got??

Yes, I agree, we needed at least one holding midfielder with pace and strength and ended up with Sanchez.

Now that is not a criticism of him. I like Sanchez. I think he is almost exactly what we need. My worry, as is yours, is whether or not he has the legs. Against Wolves I think he played pretty well and stopped Moutinho and Neves coming through the middle. His mistake at the end was one of those things. But, as I said, at home to Wolves a mistake by a single player at the end should not cause so much impact in the result.

But I digress, I do believe that this position was the most important and should have been sorted first or at least sooner. But, we don't know who is available and if its possible to get them and the ins and outs of it. MP and G&S may have been trying to get this type of player right from the start of the window but just couldn't. Who knows?

Plus, I would also add, we aren't on a limited budget. So, as you say, we need a top quality central midfielder to anchor the team who has strength and pace. Also, as you mentioned Sanchez is 32, I assume you want someone younger. So how much money are you talking? Top quality too...... £30m, £40m, £50m?

Its a huge ask on top of what we already paid out. And if that was our priority but the board waited and then spent that and then tried other targets many may have gone so you have to get who you can when you can.

I am not making you wrong or disagreeing. Just adding some perspective. Its ok to say this is the type of player we needs but getting them is not so easy.

Sir Alf 10:42 Tue Sep 4
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Hehe Camel. You could be right although obviously we are all speculating.

Also called "innovators dilemma" I believe. Companies that devise or introduce a successful product or service and processes to support it struggle to adapt to a changing environment or conditions. Kodak a prime example.

His recruitment priorities seem all wrong and its not just hindsight. After those 6 or 7 purchases we were all waiting for the addition of "legs" for the midfield. We got a last gasp purchase of a 32 year old. We needed 2 top quality central midfielders to anchor the team around. There are other reasons but that to me is the biggest one. IMHO of course

camel-with-3-humps 10:44 Mon Sep 3
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Pellegrini suffers from ‘hindsight bias’.

What worked in the past, will work today.

Hindsight bias has proven the downfall of many businesses and governments across history. It’s is known as one of the fatal weaknesses in humans.

The best keep innovating and changing to meet a changing world. The CEO of AXA just paid $17bn for a commercial insurer called XL because he believes driverless cars will annihilate his current private motor market in the future.

Sadly, Pellegrini is the kind of bloke who would have produced more horse and carts in the 1920s while the world moved on to the Ford factory production motor car.

rochesterjohn 10:25 Mon Sep 3
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Hope I’m wrong mate, the signs are very worrying though and he just doesn’t inspire me from what I’ve seen on and off the pitch.
He does seem a stubborn old git, let’s hope he knows what he’s doing!
COYI!

moorethanjustananon 10:20 Mon Sep 3
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I’d say you’re more likely to stick to someone with the pedigree of Pellegrini than someone who was successful at one club in a two or three club league. I guess we’ll have to see.

No point carrying on when neither of us are going to change our view ;-)

It’s a shit start and you may be right, I’ll never think it’s the right way to go 4 games in even if you turn out to be correct!

3 games time it could all be very different or much of the same.

Btw I was wrong about Palace - they played 4 of the previous seasons top 8 in their first 7 I believe.

rochesterjohn 10:17 Mon Sep 3
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We’ve just lost to Wolves and Bournemouth at home, neither were top 7 in the premier to my knowledge.

rochesterjohn 10:14 Mon Sep 3
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The fact De Boer had never managed in the league before you’d have thought he’d have been given more time than somebody who supposedly knows the league inside out?
His press conferences are car crash, no emotion, no passion, if his team talks are anything like this no wonder we look half asleep!
We’ve been sold a dud, he was in China for a reason and it weren’t a snooker tournament.

moorethanjustananon 9:59 Mon Sep 3
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Rochesterjohn

Who knows what would’ve happened in that hypothetical situation?

That said while you can make the simple comparison there are stark differences - FDB for example never managed in the league before.

Don’t know but I bet they didn’t play 5 of the previous seasons top 8 in their first 7 either.

moorethanjustananon 9:56 Mon Sep 3
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What was wrong with his interview?

When asked about new players he said “it’s no longer an excuse”

Rightly called out we were no where good enough in the first half and slightly better, but not good enough in the second half.

Rightly called the mistake out with our free kick, but said it wasn’t just that which cost us the game.

I’d understand if he said we played well but he didn’t hide behind any excuses. I’m not sure what more you’re looking for in a post match presser.

rochesterjohn 9:51 Mon Sep 3
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Do you think Palace would have stayed up with the Dutch experiment? They realised their mistake and rectified it immediately.

rochesterjohn 9:50 Mon Sep 3
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Indeed! Let’s hope I’m wrong but the signs on and off the pitch ain’t looking good.
His interview after the Wolves debacle was more worrying than the performance itself, he seems to have no idea of the task he’s undertaken and the predicament we’re in.

moorethanjustananon 9:40 Mon Sep 3
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I’m glad you and camel don’t run the club then John.

You can’t set out on a 3 year project, investing more in the squad than you ever have and then pack it in after 4 games.

We have time on our side, even if you and camel are right in your prophecies of Armageddon, we’re a long way from down even if the disaster strikes in the next 3 fixtures.

Hold tight and try to keep your knickers dry over the international period, two weeks is a long time in football.

rochesterjohn 9:29 Mon Sep 3
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I’m with Camel on this, we are clueless and all this give him time bollocks is exactly that bollocks!
You can tell if someone is failing but on the right track, it’s not the 4 defeats, it’s the manner of the defeats, shambolic at best!
He’ll drop Sanchez next game without a doubt despite him being our best player Saturday, that’s his style of management, outdated from a bygone era! Get rid ASAP , move on and try to right this mess, longer he’s here the worse the problem becomes.

Sven Roeder 9:28 Mon Sep 3
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My season ticket arrived in the mail today.
Possibly hand delivered by our midfield.

The unfortunate thing is that I got them to send out a replacement before the first game so have actually got in to see us v Bournemouth & Wolves.

Eerie Descent 6:31 Mon Sep 3
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"A dead man walking"

He hasn't aged well, but that's a bit harsh.

camel-with-3-humps 6:26 Mon Sep 3
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Really believe people are deluded if they think Pellegrini will turn it around.

The Chilean is hopelessly out of his depth. A dead man walking.

The players are there to win games, but only with a new manager who understands what the fuck he’s doing.

AnotherDay_SameShit 6:11 Mon Sep 3
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''we are actually playing on the floor and trying to play proper football for first time in years , it is only a matter of time before the results to start showing''


Completely disagree. We look miles away from winning games in the PL. Miles away.

Side of Ham 6:10 Mon Sep 3
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*has

Side of Ham 6:09 Mon Sep 3
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I guess Pellegrini was hoping a large chunk of the squad he kept/inherited would make the transition of the new players into the team a lot easier. What's happened is they've been so shit that he had had to bin them slowly (no pun) and is now seriously having to consider putting all the newbies in at once and let them find their feet the really hard way.

Screams of QPR to me, AND will still be the owner's fault for holding back and letting the squad go to rack and ruin by either not trusting who they've hired previously to spend money OR just been plain fucking tight.

Russ of the BML 6:01 Mon Sep 3
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OneAll 2:51 Mon Sep 3

I agree. Once we settle and the players gel I think we will be fine.

OneAll 2:52 Mon Sep 3
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i blame the iphone

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