to pick from ahead of the Nodge game in 2009, immediately before he was canned. Its horribly clear the scale of downgrading that has happened at the club over that last 10 years.
1. Richard Wright 2. David Wright 4. Gareth McAuley 5. Alex Bruce 7. Owen Garvan 8. Tommy Miller 9. Pablo Counago 10. David Norris 11. Kevin Lisbie 12. Jamie Peters 14. Jon Stead 15. Pim Balkestein 16. Chris Casement 17. Dean Bowditch 18. Danny Haynes 19. Jon Walters 20. Giovani Dos Santos (Loan) 21. Ivan Campo 22. Moritz Voltz (Loan) 22. Alan Quinn 26. Veliče Šumulikoski 27. Shane Supple 28. Bartosz Białkowski (Loan) 30. Matt Richards 33. Ben Thatcher 35. Tommy Smith 36. Liam Trotter 38. Jordan Rhodes 40. Connor Wickham
Assuming we end up in this dogshi t league again, who from the first team do we bin off in the summer?
For me - Chambo. Run his course, it the club want to keep him as a coach fine, but as a player he's done Wilson. Started off well, and then he got a longer contract. Fringe player Skuse. See Chambo Judge. Tough one for me this as my favourite player last season, but not shown enough when needed Edwards. Same as Judge, except the favourite player bit.
Sadly, I think we'll also lose Dozzell on a free to somewhere like Portsmouth, where he will flourish.
With the exception of Holy and Norwood, the team that starts most games for us is the exact same team that got relegated by a long way, a very long way, and yet somehow, a lot of people seem to be under the impression that we were going to walk the league and return triumphantly to the Championship.
It was death by a thousand cuts at the hands of Evans in the Championship, and now get ready for death by a million cuts in League one.
Without real investment, we are going nowhere and Evans, who throughout his tenure has a track record of trying to do everything by only spending 50% of what it actually will cost to make it happen, will insist on freebies from L2 and trying to get the kids to be world beaters in a sh.it team.
I've given up, this isn't about Lambert, Hurst, McCarthy, Jewell, Keane or Magilton, this is all on Evans and no matter if you were a Lambert or a McCarthy inner or outer, whoever comes next will struggle too, and 50% of us will want him out.
Sorry, but sick of watching us doing the same thing over and over and over and expecting a different result.
Start again with KVY, Norwood, Downes and Wolfie, if I'm honest, thats probably about it. The rest can go.
However, that would mean that Evans is going to have to find some money and thats not happening.
We'll never play in the Premier League again, we will likely never reach a competitive level with Nodge again, the best we can hope for is somehow getting back into the Championship, where I suspect we will become a Champ/L1 Yo-Yo club, like Rotherham.
All of this has happened under Evans, but somehow I'm told by many on here that I must be happy that we've sunk as low as we have, because he puts in £5m a year, offsets his funding of the club with player sales, isn't an Oyston or Sisu, and somehow has employed six managers, five of which have failed.
Thanks Marcus, god knows where we'd be without you.
1. We don't have any method to beat teams effectively who put 9 or 10 men behind the ball. 2. Long ball never ever works for us, our passing isn't accurate enough. 3. We get bullied too easily. 4. If Evans thinks we can ever challenge for the Prem on the cheap, he's deluded. 5. This squad is nowhere near as good as a great deal of us lot think. 6. This team will 100% be relegated from the Championship if promoted unless big money is spent.