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Lots Of Work Still To Do On Training Ground By Eddie Howe And Staff



There were both positives and negatives to take from yesterday’s game in the 3-3 home draw to Brentford.

But the biggest disappointment was that we couldn’t get our first win of the season, in what was our 12th league game of the season.

We cannot afford to be adrift at the bottom of the table and currently, we are rock bottom of the league, 2 points behind Norwich City.

it was a day during which Norwich got their second win in a row, and Aston Villa and Watford both had good home wins against Brighton and Manchester United respectively.

And news just breaking that Manchester United have finally sacked manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

If Leeds win today at Spurs, we could be 7 points from safety – so as we said – we cannot afford to get too far adrift this year before the January transfer window opens.

The owners seemed happy enough with the performance, as co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi tweeted this after the game.

One obvious area that Eddie Howe must concentrate on is the defense and picking the right players.

We still think our best two center-backs are Schar and Fernandez, and we’re not sure why Kieran Clark made the team yesterday on the left-hand side of a three-man backline.

Of course, Paul Dummett can play there when he’s fully fit, but once again the local lad has missed the start of a season with another hamstring injury.

It’s Arsenal away next week, and they looked woeful yesterday, in a 4-0 walloping at Liverpool.

They are a bit like Newcastle, good on the attack but woeful in defense, and Eddie Howe will be well aware of that.

They also have this terrible habit of passing the ball around in their own penalty box, and we are sure Eddie Howe will try to capitalize on that next Saturday.

Another defeat would not be good, but we have to remain upbeat.

And it’s possible we can get our first win at the Emirates in the early kickoff game next Saturday – 12:30 pm.

That would be terrific.

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125 comments so far

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 21, 2021 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #41

    Jail,

    I remember that very well and If any man deserves it it is that man. He grinds on me like know other! He is a disgrace to his profession IMO

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #42

    Mund
    Nov 21, 2021 at 1:56 PM
    Comment #40

    Great stat that Mund, cheers for sharing. I bet your feeling yesterday now having your Nanna naps lol 😉

    Sounded like a good atmosphere when I watched the game on you know what. Also happy to see you met up with CaptainAmaramag great to see that the two most positive posters we had in the lead up to the TO have a pint. Great stuff mate 🙂

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #43

    Fenham 😆

    After going nuts at the match and getting mashed about on the train home, i felt like id went 10 rounds with Tyson 😀

    Awake and attention on the F1 now.

    Was great meeting up with Cap, he is a top lad and look forward to doing it again in the near future. Had a good craic and that.

    The atmosphere was the best I’ve felt in years and years mate it really was something to behold, crazy for a club bottom of the league eh.

    Looking forward to Feb and meeting yourself pal, will be a great day. I’ll arrange to meet up with the Cap again and a few others off here as well.

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #44

    M

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #45

    Hmm phantom post…

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #46

    Mund,

    Me and the missus are really looking forward to AV in February. Will be great to get to meet you also mate, be good craic. 😉

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #47

    Fenham

    Hopefully 3 points bud and a whole lot of drink 😉 I’m 40 the week after so hoping a good few reasons to celebrate

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #48

    Harry Kane 2/1 to score today with Sky bet…

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #49

    This Man C vs Everton s a dour affair.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #50

    Ashingtoon62,
    I lost my money on Pep roulette 😕

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #51

    We play Man U at home on the 27th of Dec, can anyone remember when this boxing day(ish) fixture wasn’t away from home.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #52

    Gutted with just a point yesterday, although when we went 3-2 down i thought we were gone,
    Having spoke to quite a few fans after the game it seems it`s a 50 -50 split re relegation. Some Brentford fans were disappointed not to come away with 3 points, saying we were there for the taking.
    It`s early days but i stand by what i said a few days ago, i think we will survive, just, but its going to be harder than some fans think.
    Buying players in January does not guarantee survival but it does give us a better chance, IF we can bring in the players we need

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #53

    You are not even 40 yet and your having nanna naps. Howare Mund? When I was that age I could do still do benders mate. Starting in the toon on a Friday and then finishing off in N Shields and the fish quay on a Sunday, Couldn’t do it now like plus me missus would divorce me lol

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #54

    Rafa will be pleased at that yellow card.

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #55

    Fenham 😆

    Plus I was up early for football and it was freezing and wet, that’s my excuse 😉

    Just for clarification bud I was always the last one to give up anytime a sesh was on 😉 😆

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #56

    If that had of been us that penalty would of been given.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #57

    WLtoon,
    There is no doubt we will bring in players but I don’t think they’ll be the ones we’ve all suggested for the last couple of months.

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #58

    I don’t think some fans can actually see the point here. No matter who we bring in they will add quality and more importantly squad depth quality. We will 100% be able to bring in players that will improve the side as let’s be honest that’s not that difficult.

    Lots of fans can’t see past the common names that are mentioned but there is plenty out there that will improve the side who some will probably won’t of ever heard of.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #59

    With OGS sacked, the one I wanted most on loan DVDB looks like he’ll be out of reach now.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #60

    At 2-3 the Brentford supporters would have thought the three points were theirs.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #61

    OK Mund I’ll let you off mate. I too take me 8 yo to footy on a Sunday early so appreciate you having to have ya nap lol.

    Off out for lunch with the family, laters Mund 😉

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #62

    I’ve got absolutely no idea who we’ll sign, I do know it won’t be anyone on my wish list when the TO first happened. If it isn’t just poppycock about other clubs not selling to us then I think we could see Rob Holding in Black and White come January.

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #63

    Laters Fenham have a good one mate 🙂

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #64

    Just before I go, I appreciate it will be more difficult to get the players in we want if we are rooted to the bottom or even in the bottom 3. However, money talks and I’m pretty sure they will bring in the required players to save our season. But we need as many points on the board before January that’s for sure.

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #65

    Charlie Bennett
    @CharIieBennett
    ·
    13m
    Yasir Al-Rumayyan’s appearance at St James’ Park yesterday means he has already attended more games than Sheikh Mansour in his 13 years at Man City.

    Clear that PIF will be hands-on owners and don’t just want to pay the bills. #NUFC

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #66

    Bottas just screwed the race for Hamilton?

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #67

    Jail,

    The situation we are in it won`t be a cat walk getting players we need , as for Holding, no thanks.
    Imo, we had a better CB sitting on the bench

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2021 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #68

    OP

    Could very well have 🙁

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #69

    As i left the Hotspur pub heading towards The Crows Nest in Haymarket, we were 3-2 down, me and my pal were saying that we wouldn`t be scoring a third so were resigned to yet another defeat, then we heard the ROAR , that was it , we were dancing in the street, absolutely fantastic feeling.
    The arseholes that call us deluded need to take a step back, we don`t need trophies to love our club, unlike the prawn sandwich brigade at other clubs, no, all we want is a team that competes, never gives up, a team that never knows when it is beaten, i think we got that yesterday.
    HWTL.

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #70

    The last 5 managers at manuseless had win rates of over50%.
    “Ole Ole Ole” had 54%

    And the sad ones in the press thought that Bruce wasn’t given enough love for less than 30 % ?

    Who’s deluded now ?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #71

    WLtoon,
    I know very little of players outside of the PL bar the ones I watched at the Euro’s, I don’t watch CL football at all. I wouldn’t even be able to suggest any names from abroad. Given that we haven’t won since being taken over has made me reassess what type of player we can get though. I don’t think we’ll be permanently signing any player from any country who has genuine realistic ambitions of playing in the next world cup. I think players that do have an eye on Qatar but aren’t for whatever reason getting game time would be tempted by our challenge, luckily we won’t baulk at the loan fees. Fringe players like Holding and Phillips who have a good bit of PL experience but not quite good enough for a club with CL aspirations we’d have to look at as permanent signings.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #72

    WLtoon,
    You say we have better than Holding on the bench yet we had a player in Ciaran Clark worse than him in the starting eleven.

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #73

    WLtoon

    You left the match early ?
    Oh ye of little faith.
    Say three “Hail Eddie’s ” and you are forgiven.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #74

    Jail,

    You make a couple of good points, i do think though we can attract a better calibre of player than Holding, i`m sure there are better players available who would be willing to join a project like this.
    Our scouts will, or should be working overtime ready for the window in January.
    Even though we are rock bottom i still think we could be ok come May.

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #75

    Rob Holding is crap and we would just be adding another player who we won’t want in the near future.

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  • Tyran21

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #76

    Steve Bruce to Man utd? Confirmed?

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #77

    lochinvar

    I wasn`t at the game, i was drinking in Toon not far from the ground.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #78

    Is the Bruce to Manure rumour a wind up or what?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #79

    Rob Holding isn’t ‘crap’ he’s just not good enough for a club with CL ambitions and that’s why Arsenal spent £50M on Ben White. We will obviously bring in quality from abroad but we also need PL experienced players, he’s just coming in to a good age and imo would improve our defence.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 21, 2021 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #80

    Tyran,
    No, not confirmed just daft paper talk.

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