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  1. Best thing to happen to Paisley since that lassie stole a twist-spindle frame off the Dutch.
  2. Our issues are beyond a specific manager and specific players, our games are bent, were under Warburton anaw, and it's not just us - try just about every team in the country. Give it time and we'll see shite like 5 goals scored in 2 minutes of injury time like in the Irish league. The Rock could be playing at CB for us, The Ultimate Warrior in CM and Papa Shango up front.
  3. Depends on how you look at it, what did we pay for him? Has he improved? A lot of his goals were in our Championship and/or penalties. Last year of contract. Basically out the team going forward. Not really got a record to shout about down South and they don't like paying for players up here unless you're clearly a cut above everything. Could go League 1/2 and pick someone up there with a decent record for a few hundred K, Matty Taylor had a good record in League 2, started well in league 1 for the first half of the season and joined Championship in January for £300k I believe. I think 250k is low too but I did say 'closer to' rather than "is", as a guesstimate £500K wouldn't be too bad for them (considering they were looking for a striker and have got one which should have a year worth of understanding with Garner under his belt) and us as we're getting rid of a player on a year to go with no future that we picked up for a couple of hundred K. Try and bear in mind also fee's for more prolific strikers of this league to teams down south e.g.Hemmings. Until someone in the know makes his/herself known with the facts who the fuck knows?! They could have been desperate, we could have been also, we may have got wide and they bit, they could have been the only cunts genuinely interested etc. etc.
  4. Started off as a rumoured £1M. Then some pointed out that £1M for a guy in the last year of his deal is high particularly this guy all things considered. Word from the Ipswich end is that the fee is closer to £250k than £1M.
  5. While I don't think he's good enough for where we need to be I do think we as a support forget just how little we created for the best part of a season and a half under Warburton for all the possession; slow going forward, passing sideways with very little in the way of cutting through balls or decent crosses and all made when the opposition has fallen back into Alamo mode, with this in mind it goes some way to negating the poor return from our forwards last season and even the latter half of the Championship season. Waghorn's a bit of an all rounder, special at nothing but a bit of an all rounder and better at penalties than John A-Job A-kin-dae of Barnet (I have seen a few Ipswich fans mention him). Is a £1m too much for Waghorn? Fuck yes, in a couple of words but if they're talking about spending more on Akinde then I think they'd be better off taking the punt on Waghorn and saving the extra cash because Garner ripped League 1 but when you look at the space he got down there and the time he got on the ball it explains both why he struggled in the Championship on previous attempts and why he did here, Akinde is a League two man who seems to have a decent eye/dig in open play but strikes me as slow, needs space, and his penalties are woeful - scores them but watch them and tell me the keepers wanted to save them, I'd take a punt on the guy for League 1 and for a few hundred thousand absolute tops but more than a million for the Championship? Please! Matty Taylor was one of the better looking available options for reasonable money down south last Summer on his League 2 form for the previous season and while he did seemingly well stepping up to League 1 for the first half of last season he has yet to find his feet in the Championship after 15 games returning 2 goals (wiki). Akinde jumping from league 2 to Championship for daft money has car crash written all over it. I think we'd have got more out Waghorn with a midfield that has attacking impetus or if we weren't playing back-10 teams every week but he's not the required standard on evidence for where we need to be. I looked through the options down South last season for the lower than £1M bar knowing Warburton for some reason thought the talent was "rife" and the "value" was there, the pickings were very slim, to highlight how slim we signed Garner for a start, secondly at £1.8 fucking million, and both he and Stockley at Aberdeen had the best record for scoring headers (that I could identify) Championship and below in the season before last. From an Ipswich perspective, Waghorn in truth looks to be just one of a few that is available from a questionable bunch and if they've spent £1M truly there's desperation there. If on the other hand, it's true that Ipswich got him for near £250k then I reckon that's worth a punt in hope and better value than they'd get just about anywhere in England for someone that might cut the mustard for the season ahead. The obvious extra bonus is he's spent a year with Garner already so you would think there would be an understanding of each other straight off the bat that you wouldn't get with 2 players unknown to one and other. Good luck to both the player and Ipswich, hopefully, he'll get more space and service than here and gets a few penalties to take, same for Garner by that token (minus the penalties).
  6. The way I look at it is this, Herrera may not exactly have a prolific record and the compilation (a video I think i may have posted in the transfer section before he signed) video of his misses may be brutal BUT the goals he's scored were harder than them and included a few crackers (lovely header, overhead kick and first time volley inside post), perhaps more importantly his link up play, quick one-twos are something we've desperately lacked going forward. He's here now playing teams that Warburtons Whallopers finished 3rd against and should have finished second against, he's not involved in games where somebodies family dies if he scores in the wrong ten-minute frame of a game, give the guy a chance and see what happens.
  7. I doubt sincerely we paid what has been banded about. Not sure how it would be worked but I didn't believe we paid £1.8M for Garner in reality, the way I see it we are making deals look like we're putting more into the team than we are and if I'm wrong on that I've at least got it right the they aren't worth those fees ahead of the game. Pena was leaving Mexico with comments on Youtube (with 50-100 thumbs up) saying things like "Should enjoy the whisky tours", "So the alcoholic heads to the land of whisky", etc. etc. He could be Gazza-esque in terms of his ability allows him to get away with off the field antics, he could be here to sort himself out and get back into the swing of being a dominating winner OR he could be a name to to boost optimism that turns to shit e.g. Barton. If he's not playing he ain't ready to, simple as that I think. I'm hoping he takes a look at his fall from grace, sees the opportunity to be someone again and takes it with both hands (fighting his demons all the way) because if he does that he'll tear this league up and score a few top bags from 25 yards without even looking like he's trying.
  8. If Miller is off his game drop him for the next one as he fucking hates being dropped and has a nasty habit of scoring when you doubt him so to get the results and the best from him I'd employ this especially as we have to find solutions for the long term now and as yet we have dick all. Morelos while an exciting prospect is just that, I don't think he's ready to do the real job required and as such he should feature (bench appearances for fresh legs or give him more time when a game is done in our favour early, occasional start against "weak" sides) but shouldn't be seen as our solid go to man. Herrera hasn't exactly set the heather alight but he's scored better goals against better opposition than everyone bar Miller so he has to be seen as a first choice for better or worse. Waghorn - I'd start him next game instead of Miller to annoy him and in hope he scores and we punt him on the back of it (ideally with a guy that can head home, a big target man to wrestle space and goals,coming in but I cannae see that happening so if the view at the club is that Waghorn is on a hiding to nothing at us going forward get rid. With rumours that the likes of Sunderland are sniffing, we may not get that opportunity again particularly if he's a non-entity all season).
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