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He must keep faith with Martinez. Hes been superb and faultless since the return and he must love the club being there 10 years and shipped out on loan regularly. Would be mo shortage of clubs wanting to sign him now
be surprised, had agreed he could go and Leno will become 1st choice again when fully fit (been excellent last 2 seasons), expect unless Martinez changes his mind theyll let him go and look for a new back up, keeper least of our probs
 

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Very sad about Eddie Howe as hoped he would stay and try to get them back up. Sure to get a job at a bigger club as he worked wonders at Bournemouth.
 

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Do you sell Emi though. Could be worth something. Need money. Don't need two keepers.
Can see some bids for Leno possibly, I really rate Leno but Martinez has earned a chance to be starting keeper and on current form deserves No1. Its a bloody tough decision that one,if only we had that embarrassment of riches in defence.
 

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Did he?

i mean to get them promoted originally, maybe. But for me he’s a poor mans Rodgers, preaches good attacking footy but pays no regard to defensive work.
Not just me then that doesn't get the hype behind Eddie Howe. He didn't work wonders at all really, Bournemouth have been terrible defensively since they came up and he never truly addressed it or improved it, relegation was only a matter of time for them
 

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Very sad about Eddie Howe as hoped he would stay and try to get them back up. Sure to get a job at a bigger club as he worked wonders at Bournemouth.
Really?! He got them up, which was a heck of an achievement, but from then on they've been on a downward spiral with the defence getting worse and worse, and he's spent ridiculous amounts of money on bang average (at best) players. You only need to look at the purchases of Ibe, Solanke and Smith from us for a combined c. £40m.

Don't see him getting a job better than the bottom end of the PL at best, anytime soon.
 

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Did he?

i mean to get them promoted originally, maybe. But for me he’s a poor mans Rodgers, preaches good attacking footy but pays no regard to defensive work.
I think he did a great job and was touted around for the Arsenal job a couple of years back. There spending power doesn't compare to other clubs Most seasons they have held there own playing some great stuff and beating top clubs and finishing mid table. Just had a shocking 2nd half of the season and couldn't score enough goals to win games as they just conceded too many.
 

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I think he did a great job and was touted around for the Arsenal job a couple of years back. There spending power doesn't compare to other clubs Most seasons they have held there own playing some great stuff and beating top clubs and finishing mid table. Just had a shocking 2nd half of the season and couldn't score enough goals to win games as they just conceded too many.
Rivalry aside, I'd not want him anywhere near Saints. Let along seeing him at a top 6 side.

His teams have averaged close to 70 goals against and 42 points in their 5 year stay in the prem. Teams with lesser players have conceded less when their management set them up accordingly.

I think they've been involved in lots of fun games as their goals against column would suggest, but whoever he manages next will simply repeat history imo

Unfortunately small as they may be, they still gave him £120m in the last two years and most of the big signings simply failed.
 

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Watching the Brentford v Fulham game. Fulham bossing it but look toothless.

There is a Fulham lad very lucky to be on the pitch still. Quite a reckless tackle that quite easily could have been red rather than yellow.

Neither look PL right now but that could be the occasion.
 

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Watching the Brentford v Fulham game. Fulham bossing it but look toothless.

There is a Fulham lad very lucky to be on the pitch still. Quite a reckless tackle that quite easily could have been red rather than yellow.

Neither look PL right now but that could be the occasion.
Al a bit cagey but without Mitrovic we'll always be lacking upfront. Can see Brentford nicking it 2-0 with tow late second half goals. I'm hoping Mitrovic is fit enough to come on as a sub the longer it's 0-0 but got a feeling it's too bad a hamstring strain to risk. Both sides would need to invest to survive in the PL
 

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Al a bit cagey but without Mitrovic we'll always be lacking upfront. Can see Brentford nicking it 2-0 with tow late second half goals. I'm hoping Mitrovic is fit enough to come on as a sub the longer it's 0-0 but got a feeling it's too bad a hamstring strain to risk. Both sides would need to invest to survive in the PL
Fulham look very nice, nicely nice 😁, but with no end product. I get that Mitrovic is missing but others need to be chipping in and they look frightened to shoot.

I'm assuming that brentford are better than this normally?

You are right about the need to buy otherwise either one will be doing a Norwich
 

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Fulham look very nice, nicely nice 😁, but with no end product. I get that Mitrovic is missing but others need to be chipping in and they look frightened to shoot.

I'm assuming that brentford are better than this normally?

You are right about the need to buy otherwise either one will be doing a Norwich
I'd suggest perhaps the occasion and the prize is stifling both sides a little. Even without Mitrovic we're usually more prepared to shoot than tonight and Brentford aren't playing with their pace and running at defences.
 

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I'd suggest perhaps the occasion and the prize is stifling both sides a little. Even without Mitrovic we're usually more prepared to shoot than tonight and Brentford aren't playing with their pace and running at defences.
On tonight's performances only a couple of players showing anything worthy of the move up to Premier league.

Both teams likely to be absolute fodder for the PL. Hopefully you're right though and its just the occasion and lack of atmosphere causing issues.
 

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On tonight's performances only a couple of players showing anything worthy of the move up to Premier league.

Both teams likely to be absolute fodder for the PL. Hopefully you're right though and its just the occasion and lack of atmosphere causing issues.

both sides are better than that, harsh to judge them based on the game that no one can afford to lose
 

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Think Brentford will win at Griffin Park so a West London final would be interesting. I have been saying all along that it's destined that Brentford would go up and start life in their new stadium as a PL side. That and Fulham have a horrid way of finding new ways to break fans hearts. Not sure about the Mitrovic injury and wonder if they'll rest him on Thursday with an eye on the final. Looking at the bottom third of the PL there are enough sides I'd be confident we'd have enough to be competitive in that mini league
Al a bit cagey but without Mitrovic we'll always be lacking upfront. Can see Brentford nicking it 2-0 with tow late second half goals. I'm hoping Mitrovic is fit enough to come on as a sub the longer it's 0-0 but got a feeling it's too bad a hamstring strain to risk. Both sides would need to invest to survive in the PL
Legendary consistency as always.......
 
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