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    Propper is another who was criminally underused by an overly defensive manager. Brilliant footballer, I thought everyone could see that but apparently not.

    He'll thrive in an attacking team, I think we have a number of players who will be totally transformed next season.

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      Propper is another who was criminally underused by an overly defensive manager. Brilliant footballer, I thought everyone could see that but apparently not.

      He'll thrive in an attacking team, I think we have a number of players who will be totally transformed next season.
      Those who like to go over the half way line will certainly be a revelation imo. We know all about our defensive strengths which I am sure Potter will need to employ during matches, and be very grateful to CH for I imagine.

      Best of both worlds next season I hope.
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      Propper has somehow had a free ride this season. He's been utter shithouse.

      Zero assists, 1 goal (a late consolation). I waited most of the season to see him actually DO something, but other than a couple of nice pirouettes and a flash touch here and there, he was anonymous. This is not a player who steps up. I hope Potter can get a tune out of him, maybe playing him 15 yards further forward. Stephens got dogs abuse all year, but Dave was no better.

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      On balance I agree. The lack of "stepping up" has underwhelmed me. In his defence, he probably needs a lot more movement in front of him to be seen at his best.
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      Propper is another who was criminally underused by an overly defensive manager. Brilliant footballer, I thought everyone could see that but apparently not.

      He'll thrive in an attacking team, I think we have a number of players who will be totally transformed next season.
      I suppose it comes down to what people want.

      1. Boring , defensive 1.0 defeats
      2. Exciting,attacking 3.5 defeats

      Hopefully exciting, attacking 4.3 wins
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      Propper is another who was criminally underused by an overly defensive manager. Brilliant footballer, I thought everyone could see that but apparently not.

      He'll thrive in an attacking team, I think we have a number of players who will be totally transformed next season.
      I'm excited about Potter, he's a progressive coach with fantastic potential. Of course i want him to succeed but he's untested, its a risk and he won't have the funds this summer to completely overhaul the squad. So this assumption that he a) will "totally" transform every player b) make us an attacking , successful team just like that c) and that the Premier League for the Albion, presumably will still be a squad with players getting Burnley wages, will no longer be a hard slog is optimistic to say the least.
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      Unconvincing player under Hughton to say the least.

      Hopefully the change of manager will give him a new lease of life.
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      I fully believe in the players in our squad. Whatever they're getting paid, they're more than up to the standard of this league. What we haven't been is able to compete fully because we didn't have a manager/coaching staff prepared to allow the team to play to their full potential. We have seen snippets of it, when we've been losing games and needing to inject some urgency. Hopefully, Potter will have us playing with that purpose from the start of games, and not just if we go a goal down. I'm not saying we're automatically going to be in the top 10. But we shouldn't be anywhere near 17th.
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      Can you imagine being judged by a bunch of strangers on your ability in your job, when for the last two years you've been asked to stand in for a colleague in another department? Basically that.

      He's obviously got the talent and composure, he's just been deployed in the wrong part of the pitch. The fact we stayed up is a credit to him being able to turn into a backs-to-the-wall, never getting past half way pseudo centre back.
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      Still don't think there is room for both he and Gross in a pacey, attacking line-up.
      For me, one of our biggest recent mistakes was signing two decent but slow number 10s, and then refusing to play one there ever and the other there last season.
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      I'm excited about Potter, he's a progressive coach with fantastic potential. Of course i want him to succeed but he's untested, its a risk and he won't have the funds this summer to completely overhaul the squad. So this assumption that he a) will "totally" transform every player b) make us an attacking , successful team just like that c) and that the Premier League for the Albion, presumably will still be a squad with players getting Burnley wages, will no longer be a hard slog is optimistic to say the least.
      You're totally right. In fact you're right on every single point. And yet, as a person who wanted Hughton out by the end, I'm glad he's here primarily because I just want to have some hope and potential enjoyment out of going to football again. Isn't that why we go ultimately? Because of the hope that things can get better even if we have to be a bit realistic about the speed with which they become better?

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