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glaziers fan
28-09-2017, 01:10 PM
He wouldn't sit around trying to get an over-the-hill, unfit, nonscoring journeyman over the line. Definitely not. Instead he'd emphasise that a point is better than none. We are where we are. Let's at least try to get a point on the board, and go from there.

We have three good centre backs when playing a deep line (Sakho, Tomkins and Dann are all capable), and we have a plethora of full backs to choose from. Plus we have some decent defensive midfielders; Luka and Cabaye are more than capable, plus the useful addition of the left-footed Riedewald. So let's tighten up the midfield, and try to grind out a 0-0. It might not be pretty, but let's frustrate Man Utd and Chelsea. We are capable of doing so. Even if we lose those 2, let's do the same away at Newcastle. We need to get on the board as soon as possible, but a point to stop the rot will be better than none.

Let's try to be positive, by being negative. Let's be hard to beat. A tight defensive 4-4-1-1 or 4-5-1. We can get out of this mess. COYP.

lombardo7
28-09-2017, 01:12 PM
I think with BFS we wouldn’t be in the position where we didn’t plug that obvious gap in the last window!

Maidstoned Eagle
28-09-2017, 01:13 PM
I think with BFS we wouldn’t be in the position where we didn’t plug that obvious gap in the last window!
Exactly

Kidofwonder
28-09-2017, 01:13 PM
Retire most likely

Maiden Eagle
28-09-2017, 01:13 PM
He wouldn't sit around trying to get an over-the-hill, unfit, nonscoring journeyman over the line. Definitely not. Instead he'd emphasise that a point is better than none. We are where we are. Let's at least try to get a point on the board, and go from there.

We have three good centre backs when playing a deep line (Sakho, Tomkins and Dann are all capable), and we have a plethora of full backs to choose from. Plus we have some decent defensive midfielders; Luka and Cabaye are more than capable, plus the useful addition of the left-footed Riedewald. So let's tighten up the midfield, and try to grind out a 0-0. It might not be pretty, but let's frustrate Man Utd and Chelsea. We are capable of doing so. Even if we lose those 2, let's do the same away at Newcastle. We need to get on the board as soon as possible, but a point to stop the rot will be better than none.

Let's try to be positive, by being negative. Let's be hard to beat. A tight defensive 4-4-1-1 or 4-5-1. We can get out of this mess. COYP.

You've forgotten we've got Hennessey in goal.

lombardo7
28-09-2017, 01:17 PM
Retire most likely

:supergrin: :supergrin: :supergrin:

Scifo
28-09-2017, 01:24 PM
Probably look for a left back in the free transfer market

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
28-09-2017, 01:24 PM
Oh for f's sake. Who gives a f*** what he would have done. He quit. He walked away. He left with his pockets stuffed full of millions of our cash. He's gone. Perhaps he would have had a Chinese meal and a pint of wine? Who knows, who frigging cares - let's get behind the current manager and players and deal with this as best as we can.

James
28-09-2017, 01:28 PM
What would Big fat Sam do
If he was here right now?
He'd make a plan and he'd follow through
That's what Big Fat Sam would do

When Big fat Sam was in the Olympics
Skatin' for the gold
He did two Salchows and a triple Lutz
While wearing a blindfold

When Big fat Sam was in the Alps
Fighting grizzly bears
He used his magical fire breath
And saved the maiden's fair

So what would Big Fat Sam do
If were here today?
I'm sure he'd kick an ass or two
That's what Big Fat Sam would do

And what would Big Fat Sam do?
He'd call the kids in town
And tell them to unite for points
That's what Big Fat Sam would do

........

So let's get all the kids together
And unite to save our team
And we'll save Zaha and Puncheon too
'Cause that's what Big Fat Sam would do

And we'll save Zaha and Puncheon too
'Cause that's what Big Fat Sam would do
'Cause that's what Big Fat Sam would do

beef
28-09-2017, 01:29 PM
Retire most likely

:D

First thing that sprang to mind and I wouldn't blame him!

To be fair to Sam I doubt we would have made it this far without a backup striker.

Robin
28-09-2017, 01:30 PM
Oh for f's sake. Who gives a f*** what he would have done. He quit. He walked away. He left with his pockets stuffed full of millions of our cash. He's gone. Perhaps he would have had a Chinese meal and a pint of wine? Who knows, who frigging cares - let's get behind the current manager and players and deal with this as best as we can.

Minor correction. It's not our cash - unless you are a shareholder.

jimmy the gent
28-09-2017, 03:15 PM
Go down the chippy?

Penstone Eagle
28-09-2017, 03:19 PM
I think with BFS we wouldn’t be in the position where we didn’t plug that obvious gap in the last window!

Exactly, and we'd probably have about 9 points by now anyway.

old geezer
28-09-2017, 03:50 PM
Sam would respect the point and move on from there - simple and our only option
He would try and nick something from a corner or free kick

wrightchipvcfc
28-09-2017, 04:01 PM
I think with BFS we wouldn’t be in the position where we didn’t plug that obvious gap in the last window!

Spot on he would have got 3 strikers who could play at prem level and if for whatever reason he couldn't he would retire

davematt
28-09-2017, 04:03 PM
What would Big fat Sam do
If he was here right now?
He'd make a plan and he'd follow through
That's what Big Fat Sam would do

When Big fat Sam was in the Olympics
Skatin' for the gold
He did two Salchows and a triple Lutz
While wearing a blindfold

When Big fat Sam was in the Alps
Fighting grizzly bears
He used his magical fire breath
And saved the maiden's fair

So what would Big Fat Sam do
If were here today?
I'm sure he'd kick an ass or two
That's what Big Fat Sam would do

:lux::D:lux

glaziers fan
28-09-2017, 05:31 PM
Sam would respect the point and move on from there - simple and our only option
He would try and nick something from a corner or free kick

Exactly this.

wawman_15
28-09-2017, 05:44 PM
Respect the point is great but how many draws did we get with Sam?

Not as many as his philosophy would suggest

bigend1
28-09-2017, 06:05 PM
Probably not change much. Respect the point but hit quickly on the break for most sides. If it's a game to do that do decide if they are more vulnerable to pace in the channels or big guy holding up play and flicking on etc..

Vulnerable to pace? Get schlupp up front when we need an outlet and balls into the channels

Not so vulnerable to pace then when we need an outlet, up to Dann and have at least loftus-cheek on the move to pick up the second ball.

When we're not looking for the outlet so much then not much has changed. Sit tight and organised and hit on the break as best we can, especially with wilf back.

We still will struggle to break down sides that sit deep and invite us into them but that's the problem we always needed the solution for and went too far with frank.

CPFC.1990
28-09-2017, 06:07 PM
He'd probably tempt Michael Ricketts out of retirement.

EddieEdwards
28-09-2017, 06:28 PM
We have three good centre backs when playing a deep line (Sakho, Tomkins and Dann are all capable)Hmm, perhaps we should try...

brighton_eagle
28-09-2017, 06:40 PM
Respect the point is great but how many draws did we get with Sam?

Not as many as his philosophy would suggest

Exactly. This is a myth. Better question might be, what would Tony Pulis do? We need a pragmatic approach for now. Try and get a point or two and build from there.

Blind_Eagle
28-09-2017, 07:07 PM
He wouldn't sit around trying to get an over-the-hill, unfit, nonscoring journeyman over the line. Definitely not. Instead he'd emphasise that a point is better than none. We are where we are. Let's at least try to get a point on the board, and go from there.

We have three good centre backs when playing a deep line (Sakho, Tomkins and Dann are all capable), and we have a plethora of full backs to choose from. Plus we have some decent defensive midfielders; Luka and Cabaye are more than capable, plus the useful addition of the left-footed Riedewald. So let's tighten up the midfield, and try to grind out a 0-0. It might not be pretty, but let's frustrate Man Utd and Chelsea. We are capable of doing so. Even if we lose those 2, let's do the same away at Newcastle. We need to get on the board as soon as possible, but a point to stop the rot will be better than none.

Let's try to be positive, by being negative. Let's be hard to beat. A tight defensive 4-4-1-1 or 4-5-1. We can get out of this mess. COYP.

Last season, the rest of the squad scored way more goals than our strikers actually managed.

The fact that no one in the entire team has managed to score whatever position they play is what is killing us.

JDawg
28-09-2017, 07:16 PM
Big Sam will go on holiday.

Why are obsessing?

adrenalin john
28-09-2017, 07:41 PM
Big Sam would take another two months and a transfer window to turn the team around, in the meantime he would be deflecting blame onto anyone and everyone.

Tony Pulis should not be allowed out of Azkeban.

The more interesting question is what would Conte, Pochetino, or Marco Silva do?

100% Palace
28-09-2017, 08:04 PM
Simple answer for any other manager would be to play the back up striker they insisted on signing in the window!

Scrumpy
28-09-2017, 08:50 PM
HAW

New LP
28-09-2017, 08:53 PM
He isn't at the club anymore for precisely this kind of reason.

Enfield eagle
28-09-2017, 08:55 PM
Return of the shaMack.

glaziers fan
28-09-2017, 09:30 PM
Respect the point is great but how many draws did we get with Sam?

Not as many as his philosophy would suggest

That's almost the point, right there.

glaziers fan
28-09-2017, 09:31 PM
Last season, the rest of the squad scored way more goals than our strikers actually managed.

The fact that no one in the entire team has managed to score whatever position they play is what is killing us.

But Wilf will be back after Man Utd game.

alanlee11
28-09-2017, 09:56 PM
he wouldn't have let our chairman dilly dally around till the final evening of the transfer window and then decide not to sign a striker because we shouldn't sign one for "the sake of it" when that is exactly what we need, a striker for the sake of a striker, because that is what we are doing now if we are indeed interested in Cole and Lambert - both of which would be shameful additions to the squad and make us even more of a laughing stock.

GorBlimey
28-09-2017, 10:01 PM
BFS would pour a pint of wine and resign so he could spend more time with his family.

aj4england
28-09-2017, 10:22 PM
Sako for 60 mins , Punch or Mutch or kid for 30 . After all Roy only ever seems to use two subs so this can be the third .

eagleincroydon
30-09-2017, 06:29 AM
he would retire

Thefunkymonk
30-09-2017, 07:50 AM
I think with BFS we wouldn’t be in the position where we didn’t plug that obvious gap in the last window!

This.

MasterYoda
30-09-2017, 08:25 AM
Play something resembling 6-4-0 and put a cleansheet above all else

Jman
30-09-2017, 10:16 AM
He wouldn't sit around trying to get an over-the-hill, unfit, nonscoring journeyman over the line. Definitely not. Instead he'd emphasise that a point is better than none. We are where we are. Let's at least try to get a point on the board, and go from there.

We have three good centre backs when playing a deep line (Sakho, Tomkins and Dann are all capable), and we have a plethora of full backs to choose from. Plus we have some decent defensive midfielders; Luka and Cabaye are more than capable, plus the useful addition of the left-footed Riedewald. So let's tighten up the midfield, and try to grind out a 0-0. It might not be pretty, but let's frustrate Man Utd and Chelsea. We are capable of doing so. Even if we lose those 2, let's do the same away at Newcastle. We need to get on the board as soon as possible, but a point to stop the rot will be better than none.

Let's try to be positive, by being negative. Let's be hard to beat. A tight defensive 4-4-1-1 or 4-5-1. We can get out of this mess. COYP.

He would probably resign when told the club's summer transfer plans...