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Lotus

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  1. Schar looked to me like he will need a rest for soft tissue issues. Also, as the aerial threat of Burnley will be more apparent than Norwich’s I would’ve thought a CB pairing Fede and Lasc would be more sensible. Wouldn’t be surprised if Hayden starts instead of Willock. Not an endorsement of Hayden just I think Willock looked very off the pace.
  2. Just watched Riders of Justice. Enjoyed it. Satisfied my blood lust and also made me laugh.
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    We did a Brexit

    I think I remember some posters (won't name them) who were for Brexit and I don't think their's was an anti-immigration stance at all. I think they were unhappy with the decision making process being increasingly remote from the actual areas the consequences of said decisions related to. A perfectly valid opinion I think. The EU is a currently a form of Govt that I feel has many faults and could do with much improvement but I think the chances of it's reform are shrinking as the cabal of decision makers won't want to devalue their position and it could be argued there are too many
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    We did a Brexit

    this was a genuine problem. I voted for remain for clarification but a successful transitional period was very much possible. There are of course many many factors as to why it hasn’t and may not be a successful move (which is a shame because I live here and so I want the country to do as well as it can) but chief among them imo is that the person ultimately in charge, Johnson, never believed in it as real alternative politic. He just used it and the populism around it to get in. He doesn’t actually have an agenda other then wearing the PM badge for however long. we needed a real and manage
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    Transfer rumours

    Lacroix from Wolfsburg would be attainable I would’ve thought.
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    Transfer rumours

    I really hope we build from the back. However sometimes I guess you just have to pick the best player available.
  7. Fair point. I’m certain he would be an improvement. Apart from the first 6 months at Dortmund he, thereafter, showed some serious limitations but sometimes a coach and a squad don’t quite gel the way everyone wants. His stubbornness to use a sub optimal set of tactics left me and many Dortmund fans with PTSD! You’re right of course, he’s no mug and he would help the younger players. He seemed especially good at that.
  8. Take it you didn’t watch any of Dortmund while he was there then? Tactically naive would be an understatement. He’d constantly encourage about 7 players to play in little triangles all in about a 5 metre square. Once the ball was lost, one pass would put through absolutely ANY player who ran from midfield and give them a direct attack on the Dortmund goal. It was a never ending theme. And he just dug his heels in and tried even more players playing in a tiny space with intricate passes. The kind of stuff that can only come off if they are no opposition players at all. Alas, in Germany there ar
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    Transfer rumours

    Ah, didn’t know that. Odd that it would be a small amount. Dortmund and Isak are in a very different place from when he left.
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    Transfer rumours

    Dortmund have a buy back clause I think. They may well activate it if Haaland goes.
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    Transfer rumours

    Badiashile for CB?
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    David Squires

    I’ll enjoy the upturn in football fortunes like everyone else but, tbh, I found that cartoon pretty good. I can hold both ideas in my mind: enjoy the football + be critical of a state with some beliefs that entirely conflict with my own.
  13. How about Sven Mislintat as DoF? Unearthed some fantastic talent for Dortmund: Hummels, Lewandowski, Kagawa, Gundogan, Dembele (the one they sold to Barca for a fortune), etc
  14. I’ve been a Dortmund fan on the side for a while and have watched most of their games. I would not want Favre. no one in Dortmund would want him back, even key players expressed their frustration with him after he was sacked. Quite openly I might add and with poignant critique of his tactical issues. He’s good at coaching youngsters though. He does develop them well.
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