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Redknapp69 wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:01 am
TopOfTheKop wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:57 pm Redders you enjoying the shambles down at Cardiff?

McCarthy is and was the complete wrong choice. And to think the idiots in charge gave him a 2 year contract after stabilising the club and that good run of form at the end of the season. His tactics have been found out this season.. 4 losses on the bounce 11 conceded and 1 scored.
I think he should do the decent thing and just retire from football. Whilst at it they need Tan to sell up or if he is insistent on staying then he needs to get people on board that know Football and how to run a club, because the clowns in charge right now clearly have no clue.
My Swans mates are very much enjoying it!

I was at Fulham tonight (new stand coming on nicely) for the game v Swans

Fine margins...

Mitro goal offside to start, then poor Swans defending not tight enough to him and Fulham getting down the sides for the others

Swans lovely with the ball but create feck all and want to score perfect goal

The manager is a few players away from playing the footie he wants to without giving the ball away and oppo capitalising

But an enjoyable game!

At least the football Swansea play is enjoyable, even if not getting results right now. I've seen better football played in sunday league than down at Cardiff City stadium
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It has been such a crazy start to the season, especially for us (Fulham)

Get smashed by Coventry, smash Huddersfield, lose to Blackpool. Such a weird season so far
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Watch the South Wales derby Toppo? ;)

Bevva - Cooper off to a decent start for you :ok:
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Fulham 4-1 QPR

Some things never change
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Redknapp69 wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:04 am Watch the South Wales derby Toppo? ;)

Bevva - Cooper off to a decent start for you :ok:
I did.. absolute belter. Cardiff were magnificent :? :D :lol:
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And another amazing performance by Cardiff again this evening. Give Magic Mick a 5 year contract. We'll soon be in the conference
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Helluva win from Swans over WBA!
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Redknapp69 wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:46 pm Helluva win from Swans over WBA!
Nice comeback there.. Confidence gained from the S.Wales Derby win showed.
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Cardiff fans glad to see the back of Mick and his prehistoric tactics.. Excited to find out who they go for. Whether that is someone younger with a more positive outlook on tactics and the game as a whole. Or if he goes for someone with just a little more experience.

Michael Beale, Mike Flynn, Brian Barry-Murphy and Jodi Morris are the younger ones being mentioned.

While Chris Wilder and Chris Hughton are the older managers mentioned.

For me Beale is the standout of that lot. One of the best coaches in this country. Had the U18's and academy playing some good football when he was at Liverpool. No managerial experience, but who says it won't work.
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Wahahahahahah - they didnt mind when he went on that winning run and they all wanted him for a 3 year deal

Cardiff should be going for a change of tac but last "x" managers have all been hoofball managers and the squad is built for that. They should start from scratch if they want to go for something different
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Redknapp69 wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:29 pm Wahahahahahah - they didnt mind when he went on that winning run and they all wanted him for a 3 year deal

Cardiff should be going for a change of tac but last "x" managers have all been hoofball managers and the squad is built for that. They should start from scratch if they want to go for something different
No city fan that I know wanted Mick. You always get that "New manager" boost when someone takes over. Seem to do well for a short spell, then suddenly it falls away. Mick was only supposed to be a stop gap till the summer. Whoever it was on the board that authorised his permanent appointment needs to be removed from that position of power with immediate effect.

I am hearing rumours of a Director of Football incoming, which can only be a good thing. Especially if he takes away the decision making of the inept buffoons who keep on making massive mistakes. Someone who knows football, rather than a business man like Tan, Choo and Dalman are.
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What doesn't help as well is that you are completely reliant on Tan funding the club. Be interesting to see which way they go but needs sorting as you'll be going down otherwise!
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Bet you're happy with that 3 goal comeback, TOTK! Jesus wept, that was a painful 20/30 minutes or so to watch at Stoke!!

MON doesn't seem to be showing any tactical nous at the moment after losing a lead in the last 3 games, going on to lose two of them. Baffling how he took off Fletcher (2 goals) and Brown (1 goal, 2 assists) for an ineffective Sam Surridge and not yet match fit Tyrese Campbell. Disrupted our momentum imo, though it has to be said that Cardiff did have a few clear cut chances even before they scored.
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3-0 up he prob thought (understandably against a team that lost about 8 on the bounce) it was game over

Swans could have scored 10 v Posh by all accounts
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Yet again Stoke were on a good run before the international break, but come back and lose to Bristol City :lol: Very unlucky though, we are struggling with injuries yet played well enough to take a 2/3 goal lead were it not for the woodwork denying Fletcher twice and poor control from Sawyers and Allen.

Jokanovic also set to leave Sheff Utd - Surprised me that one, thought it'd be a good appointment.
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Sheffield United were a League 1 team that got to the Premier League due to buying into their manager's style and system completely. They were bound to struggle, especially when that manager has moved on. There were issues between the current ownership and Wilder and they've continued under Jokanovic. I know they've now promoted Paul Heckingbottom, who was clearly somebody's first choice in the summer, but if they can't find some sort of cohesion at the club, he'll be down the Jobcentre by the end of the season too.
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faz44 wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:56 pm Sheffield United were a League 1 team that got to the Premier League due to buying into their manager's style and system completely. They were bound to struggle, especially when that manager has moved on. There were issues between the current ownership and Wilder and they've continued under Jokanovic. I know they've now promoted Paul Heckingbottom, who was clearly somebody's first choice in the summer, but if they can't find some sort of cohesion at the club, he'll be down the Jobcentre by the end of the season too.
Yeah the Heckingbottom appointment until EOS surprised me, given he didn't do all that well last year. He'll be the new Kevin Ball at Sunderland, always around and gets put in temporary charge every time a manager gets sacked :D
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Redknapp69 wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:27 pm
If the Swansea v Stoke game was anything to go by, 90% of number of passes were probably between the goalkeeper and defenders :D
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Yeah - an element of that but it's getting there as they now climb up the table :ok:
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Just when you think they can't sink any lower........... - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/65611279

And they would have got relegated if it wasn't for Reading's points deduction
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Oh wow, just move on already!
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What's going on wtih Stoke Mark?

Seems to be very much mid table stuff now

Stoke owner bankrolling the hell out of them which is nice as prob debt free but and light at end of tunnel for improvement? How you playing? Need many new players? Much youth coming through etc? Stoke just seem to have fallen off my radar completely
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Coates hasn't spent a lot of money though over the last couple of years after abiding by FFP rules, hence why our squad is full of duffers signed on a free. Neil talks the talk but hasn't really done much more than O'Neill previously.

It'll be a key summer for us, as quite a few more players/loanees have left us with a small squad. If we somehow get Sarkic, Hoever, Sterling, Tuanzebe and Pearson, that'll be a good start to building from the back. But think Sterling is going/has gone to Rangers, Hoever be too expensive and Tuanzebe very injury prone.
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