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Bolton
at 22:09 7 May 2019

Back in court tomorrow and the deal to buy them is dead in the water , so apparently are expected to enter administration ( and trigger 12 point penalty for next season) instead of running the risk of extinction.
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Lambert..preferred way of playing for next season
at 12:10 3 May 2019

It's occurred to me that we may go back to playing out from the back with the centre halfs splitting.

It didn't work earlier and was rightly disposed of.

However the younger teams play that way, and it's been said we want one way of playing through all ages so players can step up easily.
Add to that the rumour mill being underway with getting a new keeper in during the summer and Harry Wright being second choice ( good with his feet and distribution) , and Bart and Gerks not being great playing that way and it would not be surprising.

What does this mean further forward ? Judge central , so to avoid the full back being left exposed? 1 up top, being a player who can hold play up and bring the attacking midfielders in... If so, we need a couple of forwards as only Keane looks to be able to do that and he may or may not be here.

If we were to play a diamond with Judge at the tip, then the full backs need to be strong players to be able to defend well and also get up and down.

We may need 4 or 5 players in.
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Bolton takeover collapses
at 21:18 2 May 2019

Admin or liquidation look the only options now, looks like a points deduction if they survive
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Evans and Lambert read this, annoyed and just back from Sheffield
at 22:43 27 Apr 2019

1. Today's game.
Most of their attacking p,any came down the wings.... Yet we wete slow to react , even from throws or corners ,too slow, outnumbered and another cross goes into the box...
2.So is it our players cannot follow simple tactics of is it that they weren't told to?
Even Harry from Bath's report makes it clear that's where there strength is.. Tactically off the pace.
Most managers who come into a club do not get given the time PL has had , and definitely not with the poor results he has produced.
I think we would have got more points with Hurst...would have been hard not to.
Look at what Wilder has done at The Blades... I am sure he had just as many players who weren't up to it but found a system and instilled it quickly , all I have heard is too much BS.
3. Sick and tired of going to away games where the football is the low spot of the day ,had a great day today...until the football..... give us something to support, give the kids that go something to enjoy or we will lose them, the highlight this season has come from the fans , the atmos generated by the fans, the players and manager zilch.
4. Lambert said in an interview a few months ago , that while he was out of work that he went to Germany and spoke to a coach he knew well ( reported on twtd I believe ) and had took away from that to stick to what he believed in and it would work. Well it hasn't worked, it took far too long to ditch the playing out from the back that our players were incapable of doing and we are still persisting with this formation that neither makes us defensively secure nor offers much if any shots or attacking menace. Time to rethink.
5. No thank you to Will Keane either , off injured again, happened far too often in his career, we need a target man who can hold the ball up and who will play 40 games next season.
5. Don't play Jackson up top alone ever again , it's beyond a joke.



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Academy
at 20:12 24 Apr 2019

Interesting piece on the relative strengths of clubs academy's.

https://trainingground.guru/articles/academy-productivity-rankings-2017/18

One Prem player if I am reading it correctly.
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Season ticket numbers sold
at 10:50 23 Apr 2019

Think it would make a lot of sense for the club and supporters to publish a running total of number of season tickets sold and days left to go to the deadline.

I spoke to a couple of supporters yesterday that were undecided but they both said if they knew we were getting close to a further price reduction, that it would swing their decision to get a season ticket for next season.

Both said price was the main reason , so lets hope the club can do this and update every 2 or 3 days, and build the fan base and create desire to be part of the new future.

Anybody know when the direct debit automatic renewals will get added into the total?
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Where's the money going?
at 08:40 20 Apr 2019

We were outclassed by a Preston team yesterday that has an average home attendance of 3000 less than us , so if this is a division all about money , then either we are wasting money hand over fist of they are making the very best use of there's.

For the record we are currently 14th on average attendance for this season and of the team's below us in that table , none are receiving parachute payments. So would it not be reasonable in that simplistic view to expect to be around 14th if all things were equal and income being used averagely.

So , if we have an experienced manager on a reasonable mid championship wage, where is the rest of the money going?

I cannot see many players in our squad who would be classed as high earners?
Or are we overpaying some average players?
Or do we have far too many poor players being paid average wages and are a drain when added altogether...
Or is it something else ??
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What a shambles
at 15:35 19 Apr 2019

Another goal conceded from a cross from the left hand side.

Kenlock nowhere near it.
Poor defensive header from Nsiala , and an even worse one from Emmanuel.

And 2 down in 25 mins despite playing 2 def mids.

Think this team ( and especially the defence) is good enough for league 1 , think again
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Next season.
at 12:03 31 Mar 2019

It more likely to me we will need some new players in the summer.

Currently we are miles adrift of the other 2 relegated teams and yet everyone is optimistic about next season , cos the younguns will do it for us.

How exactly are they going to be 15 points better next season than Rotherham?

It's not practical and I don't think anyone wants to see another summer of ins and outs like last season, so if we had to limit to 4 ins, what position or sorts of player would you go shopping for?

For me, a solid right back , a proven experienced versatile striker , an experienced tough tackling gee em up vocal midfielder, a left footed defender that can play full back or centre half.

This probably means 3/4 players apart from those out of contract also need to go.


Jackson or Harrison
Edwards
Dozz

Who would you be prepared to lose?

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First goal yesterday
at 11:49 31 Mar 2019

Who or what was the cause of the first goal yesterday?

Was it an excellent defence splitting pass we could do nothing about?
Or
Was Kenlock to blame for standing off the player and simply blocking the run down the line,( both Hull wingers wanted to cut in not go wide) , this cause Nsiala to have to come across and mark the player on Kenlocks right, putting Nsiala out of position.
This in turn meant Chambo had to come across to mark the forward the ball was passed to, before he let it run. Was Chambo to blame for being too slow or not seeing it in time?
When it ran through Bree then had to rush to get to the forward receiving the ball, was it his fault for being out of position?
Chalobah too far up , to close the scorer down? His fault?
Skuse? What was he doing?
Edwards , not close enough to tackle or stop the apparent defence splitting pass in the first instance. His fault?

Or all if the above?

Answers , thoughts and views ?
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Brum joining the fight against relegation
at 21:41 29 Mar 2019

Now 3-2 down to WBA , Leeds and the Blunts are their next 2 games.

Could be below Rotherham after those 2 matches..... and then all their games they have left are against teams with something to play for... Hopefully including ITFC !
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Brexit a way forward ?
at 00:35 28 Mar 2019

So far the politicians cannot agree on anything , except to disagree with whatever amendment is put forward .

So why don't they get all the possible outcomes( May deal, customs union, no deal, referendum etc ) together , all the MPs get one vote and the one with least votes is Eliminated.

Then they do it all again , all the MP's vote again and eliminate another until finally we have whatever is the last one standing..

Seems the most democratic way to me, although someone with an agenda that their own personal choice will be beaten will no doubt find a reason to maintain the status quo and vote everything down.

The whole process is currently being derailed into a leadership contest for the Tories or a plan to get a general election by Labour , get Brexit sorted one way or another !

Kids in a playground make more sense than the rabble in Parliament!

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Is Lambert down the road at Col U?
at 15:28 23 Mar 2019

Home to Tranmere , striker we have been linked with Norwood has just put the visitors ahead.
Top scorer in the country apparently .
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keiffer Moore
at 12:54 23 Mar 2019

Sky pundit for Walsall v Barnsley.

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Judge' s head about to be turned?
at 07:40 11 Mar 2019

So with McCarthy mouthing off at every opportunity lately ... Keynes injury, texting Garner, commenting about players taking a pay cut...

He won't be able to help himself in telling Judge all about it at the ROI international get together.

' you don't want to go there Alan ' blah blah blah ... He could use his mate Didz to back him up.

Won't happen , Micks too professional ...or Sure to happen... Where's your money going?
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WBA away
at 07:31 4 Mar 2019

Sold out? How? Did they only give us a few tickets?

Are any more going to be made available ?
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Baggies 2 down tonight
at 20:23 1 Mar 2019

If they play like this next week, we have a chance of a win there.
Poor defending.

Believe! COYFB
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Toto up front
at 08:27 25 Feb 2019

If Keane is out for 6 weeks with a hamstring injury, then he will be a big miss.

His hold up play and ability to win headers from crosses and defenders going long will be sorely missed.

Jackson has shown time and time again he cannot hold the ball up and Harrisin also struggled in that role. Bristol Rovers fans said he is better on the ground with the ball at his feet.

So with those 2 not up to it, younger players Folani, Morris and Lankester injured as well as Sears we are short on options. Stick with what we have tried and watch it fail it try something different?

Who do we play to go with Quaners pace.

Give Toto a go, deceptively quick and good in the air.... Maybe he can be the next Bam Bam!
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No Skuse and No Chambo
at 00:32 14 Feb 2019

And by God that was the best we have played all season. No changes on sat no matter who is fit.

Everyone has to earn their place in the team !
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Time to drop Pennington
at 00:23 12 Feb 2019

Responsible for too many errors , losing his man , costly mistakes that are causing goals. Game after game.

Collins to,replace,preferably but if not then Toto.

Skuse... Is there to protect the back 4 , and he does visibly seem to do that but his passing is woeful meaning it comes back double quick.

Also the defence are leaking goals anyway so is he achieving anything?

Worth trying Dozz,Nolan or Downes in the deep role taking the ball f the back line and doing something worthwhile with it.
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