I don't believe Erikson was signed as a first team player, let alone a false 9. Their recruitment has been awful as usual but the days of competing with top clubs for signings are over.
It's hilarious to watch.
Bit of an unknown quantity this season (aren't they always?!)
Beale seems a promising appointment, had success elsewhere as an assistant.
Their signings haven't been great though.
Keeping Chair quiet will be key, he's an excellent footballer at this level and could comfortably operate in a...
An upgrade on Howson in my view. Won't get all over the field like Howson but better defensively and without the ball. Real workhorse who won't give the opposition midfield a second.
Should allow the two either side licence to support attacks more as well, although they're arguably positions...
Definitely need to sort a weekend in Belgium, bonus that everything is so close and trains so good - could theoretically fit a few games in.
Oostende looks good too, coastal town with Belgian beers on tap, what's not to like?!
Nice, there on Saturday for Boxing and Beach Volleyball.
I've missed most of the action so far but was blown away by the 3 x 3 finals last night. What a sport! England beating the Aussies to gold with an audacious 2-pointer was excellent too.
It's the commercial v the sporting side in action isn't it.
Signing players will inevitably cost more than hours before the window shuts (many of the reasons have been discussed above).
I'm sure one of the main conversations around Rockcliffe currently regards "getting to the end of the...
Yep, won the league but not the Champions, I see Belgium have opted for the bizarre Hockey style post-season Championship play off, which was won last season by the boys from Brugge.
Incidentally has anyone been to watch Union SG? Their ground looks incredible, proper old-school stadium...
Isn't this policy suggesting the exact opposite?
I read an article in Havard Business Review a while back and it's the approach Google are going for in the states (hence now being picked up in the UK). Effectively people in less advantageous cities/areas can either accept a real-term reduction...
As ever with these programmes my advice is to record them in order to watch back and skip through anything current which isn't match highlights.
I actually have no idea who the "expert" on ITV is (I've not watched it yet) but I'd put solid money on them being an unintelligible moron.
I think he plays more as a number 10. There is definitely a role for a deeper, more protective midfielder in our side. It's just a more active role, rather than simply "sitting in" and protecting the back three.
Howson has done well there but I still think we'll sign a replacement this summer...
I watch it regularly, love it.
He's literally the only person watching who fails to grasp what happened. When intellectual behemoth Martin Keown is having to explain the fundamentals to you, you're having a nightmare :)