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Are we getting better?

Compare the playoff final team v's our who played v Ipswich - are we individually better or worse off? IMO :

Ruddy v Krul Downgrade
Whittaker v Aarons TBD
Martin v Klose Upgrade
Bassong v Hanley Upgrade
Olsson v Lewis Wash
Tettey v Tettey Wash
Redmond v Hernandez TBD
Howson v Leitner Downgrade
Hoolahan v Buendia TBD
Johnson v Pukki Wash
Jerome v Rhodes Downgrade

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One of those teams won promotion, the other has currently won one game from six in the Championship. I wonder which is better? 🙈😆👏👏👏

Why not compare it with the side that got relegated to league one? Or the side that beat Bayern Munich?

It’s a neat new angle to say that we’re *** though, we’ll done for that.
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You missed off:

Neil Vs Farke - looking like a downgrade
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Gone from a relatively good squad which were promoted to a cheap and cheerful Poundland squad.
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Am excited by the players we have now and don't really think you can compare with past teams - at least until the team has had a chance to develop properly.......we've only just got a new front line going in Pukki, Rhodes, Buendia and Hernandez in his first proper season.  We have a new goalkeeper who needs a little time to find his best form.  The midfield looks cracking to me with so many good players - Trybull, Leitner, McLean, Vrancic, Thompson, Tettey.   Lewis and Aarons are brilliant young players who have been given a chance - when was the last time we had two such young full backs of so much obvious quality?  The central defence looks strong with four very good options in Klose Hanley Zimmermann and Godfrey. 

So you can forget the comparisons imo, let's wait until this team has grown in stature through experience rather than write them off  six games into a season when there have been so many changes. The proof of the pudding will be later in this season when the team have had enough games to play the style of football required a bit more instinctively.






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At this rate we’ll still be using the word “ transition “ in ten years time!
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1) quality of squad worst in years
2) finances worst in years
3) league position worst in years
4) lowest average crowd in years

There is no evidence what so ever that we are progressing
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 CANARYKING wrote:
At this rate we’ll still be using the word “ transition “ in ten years time!

Not so.  This season has to see some improvement - and it will imo. And once the confidence is up then the challenge is really on.



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One thing's for sure, the quality of trolling has deteriorated markedly over the last four years. 
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Good-quality component parts are already in place at NCFC - we just need to see them tuned for performance...
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 lake district canary wrote:
 CANARYKING wrote:
At this rate we’ll still be using the word “ transition “ in ten years time!

Not so.  This season has to see some improvement - and it will imo. And once the confidence is up then the challenge is really on.


Of course you can be in transition both forwards & backwards so yes we are definitely in transition

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Of course the caveat those with an axe to grind is that the side that won the play off final was purchased in the main with PL money and had a far higher wage bill paid for by parachute payments.

Perhaps a comparison between the cost of

RVW
Butterfield
Fer
Ayala
Beechio
VOO
Naismith

and the signings by Farke


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An inevitable period of mediocrity stretching to who knows when.

Everything is cyclical.
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i think the finance is sorted out now
the wages we have we can afford so no black hole in accounts each year like the last couple
if we had not sold murphy and maddison we would have been in big trouble ,
what has that left use with ? not a bad team on paper but a head coach that can not get the best out of the team as a whole sum of parts ,
so finance better now as we are spending what we can afford
team good enough to be higher in the league
manager / head coach worse off !!
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How about a boardroom comparison ?

Bowkett or Balls ?
Fry or Tom Smith ?

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