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Fair play to Ed Sheeran I say
at 11:31 6 May 2021

Lets be honest, its effectively a donation from him into his local club and community. I find it hard to believe there's any real demonstrable ROI on it from his perspective.
For office workers that have worked from home...
at 10:50 6 May 2021

Over this crazy period, has anyone had any direction on what things might look like post Covid by way of office time vs. WFH?

Seen a few examples of companies closing offices altogether, a notable FTSE company is trialling a 4 day week, various businesses I've heard are saying 'we work better together', so it's back to the office 5 days. Many taking an approach somewhere between the 2.

We're trying to figure it out now at my place, and as an SLT we've landed on 3 days in the office as an expectation, and 2 days WFH if people want to. Feels like a fair enough compromise position to me, but wondered what other experiences people have had?
at 13:35 5 May 2021

Is he injured? Bit odd to give him the arm band for a few games and then bin him out of the 18. I notice he's played 29 times, perhaps there's some sort of financial trigger at 30 appearances?

Not a massive deal, as I would be incredibly surprised if he was kept on for next season.

It's starting to become pretty obvious who will and won't be here after June, for me the only senior ones that are a little uncertain are:


at 11:28 30 Apr 2021


Can we align on a POTY?
at 11:09 30 Apr 2021

That sends a message?

Edit I've voted for Donacien. As Herbivore points out, he's probably had the best season, establishing himself at Fleetwood over the past few months.
[Post edited 30 Apr 13:23]
Yay...Harrop's back...
at 09:51 29 Apr 2021

Last night I think I finally put my finger on what winds me up
at 08:40 21 Apr 2021

About our players. It’s the self-admonishment the follows every over hit pass, every mistimed tackle, poor touch, dragged shot. As if they normally offer such a consistent level of performance, and their their typically high expectations are unmet on this rare occasion. A tut and a head shake in the direction of a teammate, with absolutely no hint of irony that their own contributions are themselves substandard on a consistent basis. The absolute nerve of Jackson to lament a heavy touch like it’s completely out of character.

It’s that underlying arrogance that we should somehow be ‘winning games like this easily’, when its underpinned by absolutely no foundations or demonstrable evidence of being capable of doing so.
The absolute state of that
at 20:56 20 Apr 2021

Beyond bad.

Call it a day.
Disgraceful Harrop
at 19:01 13 Apr 2021

Schooboy defending (n/t)
at 19:00 13 Apr 2021

I guess you could call it...Ashton gate?
at 11:09 13 Apr 2021

I'll get my coat.
Just looking at the squad, where do you even start for next season?
at 11:49 11 Apr 2021

If you’re being generous and trying to find a role for as many as possible I get to this:

GK: ?
LB: Nydam
CB: Nsiala
CB: ?
CM: Downes
CM: ?
CM: Bishop
W: ?
W: ?
F: ?

Others retained: Dozzell, Holy, Norwood, Woolfenden, Dobra, El Miz, Baggott, Lankester, Nolan.

Out: Chambers, Wilson, Cornell, Skuse, Huws, Edwards, Jackson, Judge, Sears, Hawkins, Drinan, Kenlock, Ward.

I think that would leave the basis of a potentially strong squad, lots of youth and potential and hopefully free up a significant amount of budget to reinvest in some senior signings. It would require signing at least:

1 x GK
1 x LB
1 x RB
1 x CB
1 x CM
2 x Winger
1 x Forward
Absolutely dire
at 17:00 10 Apr 2021

No intensity or urgency at all to our play.

What is the point in Parrot? Throw in 1 minute from the end in their half and he’s literally strolling off with his back to Ward, doesn’t even attempt to give him an option.

Woolfenden awful at right back. Sears poor, really has to be putting that chance away. What’s the point in giving Hawkins 3 minutes?

That was such a poor, disjointed, uninterested performance.
May I just say
at 09:23 9 Apr 2021

If anyone thinks about starting the ‘I believe that we will win’ sh1t in the north stand, I’ll be the first to slap them with a rolled up programme.
Handing in notice without a new job...
at 11:12 6 Apr 2021

Always been of the mindset that it's a mad thing to do but I'm very much lacking motivation for my role (have been for a while in truth) and considering a change. Been at this company a number of years now and it's ran it's natural course for me.

I don't have anything lined up, and being on a 6 month notice makes that harder as a lot of the roles are more immediately required. The security of 6 months has been lovely over the last year or so, I'm not knocking that. Been giving it a lot of thought and considering just handing the notice in and then upping the search over summer for an October start. Is it mad in these (or any other) circumstances?
at 15:49 27 Mar 2021


6/10 away performance at the moment I would say. Need to get a foothold in the middle and get Bishop on the ball a bit more.

How much better is KVY? Lovely to see him back, but looks to be flagging, understandably.

Thought their keeper was very lucky to get away with clattering Norwood, I didn't see much contact with the ball?

Edwards doesn't look interested

Could other results be going any worse??
Anyone else quite like this lineup?
at 14:47 27 Mar 2021

I've been moaning for ages at our reliance on powder puff kids who have no demonstrable record, just apparent potential. At the risk of sounding like Alan Hansen or Mick McCarthy this feels like the first time in however long where we seem to be predominantly made up of actual adults. Street wise, senior professionals.

Ward, Norwood, Chambers back in the middle, KYV is a very wise and cerebral head on youngish shoulders, Judge, Sears, Norwood. Edwards even. I feel like the ceiling is perhaps lower with this group than some of the so called promising young players who show glimpses of something every so often, but the floor is considerably higher with this XI, and we really need to find a level of consistency across the side. With some wild cards
and potential match winners off the bench.

Downes is still a big blow and the middle makes me nervous with Bishop and Dozzell playing together, ideally for me its 1 from 2 with them, but aside from that I quite like this lineup.

Anyone else?
It's the hope that kills you isn't it?
at 11:00 19 Mar 2021

Imagine if we really turned it on and beat Pompey tomorrow. That would put us 6 points above them. Hopefully Fleetwood has acted as the rocket some of the squad needs and the blank canvas Cook needs to make the changes he wants moving forward. Games in hand over Charlton. Loads of the teams around us playing each other over coming weeks so plenty of points will be dropped. Decent run in for us. Full week on the training ground for Cook before Wigan, with no midweek distraction. Norwood back. KVY back. Hawkins on his way back, he could be handy. Downes likely back for the final few games + PO's. Thomas & Harrop supposedly talented, is it too much to ask that 1 of them comes in and contributes?

The sun is shining. We're only bl00dy well going up aren't we?

*until 1:45pm tomorrow when I'll be putting my fist through the laptop screen at an abject first half display.
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