John Locke

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  1. VAR - yes or no?

    I think it can work but limit teams to 2 reviews a half. If even with a video replay the decision isnt clear cut then they simply have to stick with the original decision. In rugby there are still controversies but now were talking about a frame of ambuguity, tiny margins and when it comes down to that we can't moan about a decision. Previously there would be glaring mistakes so if we can cut those out that is already a huge improvement.
  2. Scott McTominay Thread 2017/18

    His style isn't dissimilar to fletcher actually. Goid comparison. Will he develop the all round game that fletcher had at his peak, only time will tell.
  3. Romelu Lukaku 2017/18

    He's the type of player when we signed him you knew could be relied upon to deliver 25-30 goals in a season. He's not pretty but strikers aren't always that way but he'll deliver the goals.
  4. Boxing

    Isn't eubank fighting above his weight? Maybe that was a factor in the end.
  5. FAC - 5th Round - Huddersfield vs Man Utd

    Job done onwards to seville. Nice to see lukaku playing with a smile and a swagger.
  6. Do you trust Mourinho?

    The europa league was a means to cl qualification, which we fell back on once top four became unlikely. Mourinho might not otherwise see the europa league as a big deal, but winning it meant something to the fans.
  7. Do you trust Mourinho?

    Why all this talk of us looking likely to finish 3rd or 4th. Do you want us to fail just because of who our manager is? Even in that scenario that will be a decision based on the broader picture. For instance whether we have cup runs, whether we were blighted by injuries, if there is a better manager available, if jose feels he can take us to that next level etc. The champions league qualification is the benchmark for this club unless we adopt a chelsea or city approach for hiring and firing, so in the event we finish top four then there's a goid justification for him not leaving. Not that that should apply to a manager over the long term so we fall into the trap of arsene wenger at arsenal. The signings haven't been bad on the whole. Lukaku has scored lots of goals, pogba has perhaps not entirely fulfilled expectations but its a long term investment. Matic has been a key signing and a steal at 40m, lindelof is the going rate for a defender these days (our neighbours have players for more than that sat on the bench), Sanchez will be a brilliant signing.
  8. Champions League 2017/18

    It couldve been better. Real were fairly ordinary until the last ten minutes. PSG had the slight better of it except they were wasteful in the final third.
  9. Champions League 2017/18

    Real have the GOAT bench
  10. Champions League 2017/18

    Basel 4 down. Gundogan with a scorcher.
  11. Summer clearance

    There's no way we'll get rid of that many players unless we go berserk and sign 8 new players which has never happened before. Besides ibra and carrick, felleini looks likely to go which leaves us short in midfield. Herrera isn't covering himself in glory so he's in that category of player who leaves if we have a decent offer and someone else lined up. Mata will stay at least for next season. Defensively I'm sure we'll look to strengthen given the fitness issues and the need to add further quality. Lindelof will stay. He's still developing.Jones is worth keeping short term. Smalling and darmian could be offloaded.There are still question marks of whether jose believes in the youngsters like tuanzebe to make the step up so no point assuming that they are certs as squad players next season. Hopefully that will be the case to lessen the burden on transfers.
  12. Six Nations 2018

    I'm not that confident of us winning the world cup as things stand. Jones has done a fine job in getting the best out of the players but we still lack a little xfactor behind the scrum. Watson, daly, farrell, youngs/care are all quality but not so convinced by the rest.
  13. Do you trust Mourinho?

    Undoubtedly. This season we are 2nd in the league on 56 points GD 32. At the same point of last season 6th in the league on 49 points GD 17.
  14. Do you trust Mourinho?

    Whos talking about last season. Clearly we have improved a lot since last season. Present consistency involves the current campaign. Better football perhaps but less productive in terms of points. The league table isn't determined by the attractiveness of a certain brand of football. What do you mean recent history? And why should his entire career be disregarded. Age wise he's in his managerial prime.
  15. Do you trust Mourinho?

    A higher league table position generally reflects a greater consistency. A league season is about more than the last 3 games.