WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
8%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
4%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
26%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
30%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
32%
  


Alex V
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I founded this site but it was a long time ago and I\'m long gone from the running of this place. Nov 15 1997 is the first date I can definitely confirm the site existed, though it probably ran a while before then.

I\'m @alexvfootball on twitter. Using that a lot now.

Here\'s some answers to the laundry list of complaints is aimed at me regularly on here, by what seems like a clique of people who bear a grudge, probably because I disagreed with them in an argument sometime during the last 20 years.

\"You always praise other clubs [Southampton, Swansea, Spurs, Arsenal, Villa, Newcastle, Liverpool etc]\".

So what? I praise what I think is praise-worthy, usually an aspect of a club\'s decision-making not the club itself. And it doesn\'t follow that gives those clubs a divine right to be successful, or that I think everything they do is correct, or that I think we should copy them.

\"You want to buy / fill the team with only youth players\"

I don\'t. This is just one of those silly distortions. I like youth development and think it\'s the key to progress - that doesn\'t mean I would play or buy only youth players. Senior players are great too.

\"You say player X was a bad signing, yet they\'re great on the pitch\"

I criticise signings on whether or not they were good value or the right fit, ie whether I think we gained from signing them rather than other options. It is NOT a judgement on the player themselves. An example - I loved Felipe Anderson as a younger player, I respect his talent, but I don\'t think £35m on a player who will be hard to fit in a premier league side is a good decision - at £5m I\'d be doing cartwheels.

\"You don\'t want the club to buy players\"

Rubbish. I think we should be doing more in the market, not less.

\"You\'re fishing / you\'re a contrarian / you only ever criticise\"

I think I\'ve praised plenty. But when I\'m reading a topic I tend to only directly contribute when I actually have something to say. So this will likely be a counter to an argument. So it will be contrary. If I agree I don\'t post. This is imo how discussion works, I actually don\'t know any other way of doing it.
User Posts:

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Re: Pablo Fornals - signed (2020-07-09 10:42:43)
Re: Pablo Zabaleta (2020-06-28 01:26:31)
Re: Lanzini, Anderson, Yarmolenko and Haller are on a transfer list... (2020-05-08 12:45:43)
Re: two of our greatest strikers agree (2020-04-29 11:28:11)
Re: Diego Poyet and other fizzled our careers (2020-04-07 15:03:44)
Re: Sullivan propaganda campaign restarts? (2020-03-04 15:48:37)
Re: Is a New left Back required ? (2020-03-04 13:09:36)
Re: Sullivan propaganda campaign restarts? (2020-03-04 12:54:55)
Re: Is a New Right Back required ? (2020-03-03 18:08:13)
Re: Felipe Anderson - Signed (2020-02-25 16:12:41)
Re: Felipe Anderson - Signed (2020-02-25 14:33:09)
Re: Felipe Anderson - Signed (2020-02-25 14:10:39)
Re: Felipe Anderson - Signed (2020-02-25 13:59:28)
Re: Felipe Anderson - Signed (2020-02-25 13:12:54)
Re: EPL Fixed? (2020-02-12 19:11:35)
Re: Watching one player (2020-02-06 00:47:26)
Re: Net Spend £240m last 4 years (2020-02-03 19:58:56)
Re: So what's gone wrong this season? (2020-01-20 17:31:17)
Re: ⚽ West Ham v Everton - Official Match Thread - In memory of Eddie B (2020-01-20 17:25:49)
Re: ⚽ West Ham v Everton - Official Match Thread - In memory of Eddie B (2020-01-20 17:19:29)
Re: ⚽ West Ham v Everton - Official Match Thread - In memory of Eddie B (2020-01-20 17:00:14)
Re: ⚽ West Ham v Everton - Official Match Thread - In memory of Eddie B (2020-01-20 16:54:18)
Re: 21 today. one we should sign (2020-01-20 14:15:24)
Re: Joe Powell departs (2020-01-16 16:53:49)
Re: Joe Powell departs (2020-01-16 15:17:23)
Re: Jack Sullivan (2020-01-08 17:28:55)
Re: Jack Sullivan (2020-01-08 17:09:38)
Re: Scouting? (2020-01-01 18:26:23)
Re: Scouting? (2020-01-01 15:47:36)
Re: Scouting? (2020-01-01 15:00:36)
Re: Why we should change formation (2019-12-24 15:53:07)
Re: Who is to blame for our summer signings ? (2019-12-10 01:03:26)
Re: Let's look on the bright side of tonight's match..... (2019-12-10 00:57:24)
Re: Who is to blame for our summer signings ? (2019-12-10 00:24:26)
Re: Husillos OUT...??? (2019-12-02 18:13:28)
Re: Pellegrini and his lack of trust in our youngsters. (2019-11-28 14:33:14)
Re: How much do you think a mid table prem club has to spend to have a chance of finishing in the top 4? (2019-11-27 11:16:33)
Re: Issa Diop - Signed (2019-11-12 14:02:20)
Re: Pellegrini and his lack of trust in our youngsters. (2019-11-01 18:17:11)
Re: Issues and points to note after the first 10 games (2019-11-01 16:21:10)
Re: Issues and points to note after the first 10 games (2019-11-01 14:57:16)
Re: IF Pellegrini would get the sack what options are there out there to replace him? (2019-10-27 15:30:08)
Re: ⚽ Everton v West Ham - Official Match Thread (2019-10-20 14:38:18)
Re: Lanzini (2019-10-06 15:32:34)
Re: The reason why a centre midfielder wasn't signed this summer (2019-08-22 15:51:49)
Re: The reason why a centre midfielder wasn't signed this summer (2019-08-22 14:21:20)
Re: The reason why a centre midfielder wasn't signed this summer (2019-08-22 14:12:17)
Re: The reason why a centre midfielder wasn't signed this summer (2019-08-22 14:05:05)
Re: The reason why a centre midfielder wasn't signed this summer (2019-08-22 13:54:46)
Re: WHU team Vs Watford? (2019-08-20 15:03:23)





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