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|Ashton: Priority is to Get Some Players In|
I'm certainly hoping that recruitment is now much more data led. The days of scouts trawling all over the country (except looking at more grass route levels) are much reduced.
Look at the Brentford model ,a programme which identifies over performing teams in their respective leagues, and within those teams, over performing players, according to their data model.
Of course you need to do a check to see they have the sort of temprement etc to go with it, but it has to be the way forward, still real bargains to be had, in particular abroad, though of course, what with covid/brexit etc, things might be a bit trickier than usual.
Looking forward to the next few weeks.
|UEFA Cup 40th Anniversary - Wark: We Didn't Have a Weakness, We Were Strong in Every Department|
Never to be forgotten, was there in Amsterdam and in Cologne. Definitely got a bit squeaky bum time in the former. They bought on this Austrian guy, Hans Krankl, who proceeded to run rings round a side as Warky said, was running on empty, but it all worked out in the end! Would have had a hat-trick of trophies that season, but for a lack of strength in depth and a ridiculous fixture list!
Hope you younger generation of supporters get to taste at least some of that kind of glory. I think we may have the right people in place now, but you might have to be patient.
On a final note, i think it would be great if the new owners could find roles for our club legends at Portman Road, should they want them of course. After all, they are a major reason why Gamechanger were attracted to the club in the first place!
|Atay: We're Disappointed With the Performance But Very Proud|
Really like the sound of Adem, saw the game on Bt Sport, and agree with everything he's said, possible future 1st team management material, if not here then certainly somewhere. Also frank and honest input from Kieron Dyer, before, at half time and after the mach. Ditto the above! The lads can hold their heads high, just thought they lacked a little bit of quality on the ball now and then, and Liverpool had one or two players with that extra bit of class. They will have seen what it takes to get to the next level, hope it spurs them on, the promise is there.
|Town Confirm Rolls Appointment as Director of Performance|
I would point out that Bristol City have had a pretty horrific season with a mixture of a few injuries and something of a covid crisis, which i doubt has helped much. As some will no doubt tell you, covid can in some instances take a lot of getting over.
I say, give all our new guys a chance, then make a judgement.
|Former Winger Brogan Dies|
Remember seeing Frank play many times, TWTD indeed. Hell of a scoring record for a winger over that amount of games. RIP Fank.
|Town to Join Football Social Media Boycott|
Anyone who verbally abuses on social media is basically a coward who would probably run home to mummy if physically challenged by their target(s).
|Co-Owner Vows to Have Town Badge Tattoo If Blues Reach Premier League|
Podcast is a must listen, enthusiasm pours out of it, humourous too, in parts. No these guys aren't the Cobbolds, but time moves on and on, and i really hope they can bring at least some of the glory days back. Would love our younger supporters to experience the "good times", they're probably tired of the likes of my generation banging on about them!
It's an old cliche, but no less true, just remember, "Rome wasn't built in a day", give these guys a chance and some time, and that little bit of luck that every enterprise needs along the way, and i've a feeling we will all have something to get excited about!
|Cook: That Tells Me You Don’t Care About the Result|
What i've always asked after several decades of watching town games either in the flesh or as now unfortunately, otherwise, is that a player pulling on the blue shirt gives 100% every time he represents the club, it's supporters and town. All players have an ability ceiling above which they cannot go, whether it's Messi or a Sunday league player. If they're not good enough for the team they're playing for, that's the fault of recruitment.
|Judge to Play No Further Part as Contract Extension Not Activated|
The Gamechanger guys appear to be decent people, but don't make the mistake of thinking they can't be ruthless when deemed neccessary. They wouldn't be where they are now otherwise.
Whether we like it or not, football is now at least (at professional level), part business, part sport. We all need to get used to it.
|Video: O'Leary and Johnson Press Conference|
Very much like what i'm hearing from the G20 guys. Of course, ultimately they know they'll be judged by what happens on the pitch, but it's a very promising beginning.
Just one thing, if by any small chance they're reading this, i implore them to continue the diologue with our ex players that PL installed (one thing he definitely did get right). They'll learn more about the club, it's historical place in the community and the community itself then by any other method, and of course, they'll meet the very people that helped to give the club the kudos that it had/has, of which some obviously still remains today, as it was that that helped them decide ITFC was the way to go!
Finally, i'd like to say best of luck guys, you sound like decent people. I think ultimately, all ITFC supporters ask for is 11 players (or so), who every match are proud to pull on the blue shirt and give 100% in doing so. We'll see where that takes us!
|O'Leary and Johnson Press Conference - Part Two|
"The biggest risk is not taking any risk.... In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks".
Whatever you may or may not think about that particular gentleman and Facebook, he's spot on there. As long as any particular risk is a calculated one (as opposed to the pin sticking variety).
I personally wish the new owners the best of luck, (they've acknowledged, you always need a bit in any venture). Lets hope it is truly a Gamechanger!
|Lambert: Morally I Think Us Playing Football is Wrong|
Whatever you may think of PL as a manager, in my opinion, he's absolutely spot on this time. There have been and still are thousands of people dying, football is a comparitive irrelevence at this time.
|Lambert: Senior Players Are an Easy Target|
Well PL, if you want to criticise a players performance post match, ( young or older) as you're entitled to do, please be professional and do it face to face in private.
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