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Does Lambert think he's above doing an ITFC press conference now? (n/t)
at 12:10 22 Jan 2021

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No penalties this season
at 09:17 11 Jan 2021

That sums up how little we have players running at opponents in and around the box and how little activity we have in the penalty box generally. Lincoln have 8 by comparison.
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It seems like Evans is going to keep backing him
at 08:40 10 Jan 2021

Thomas on the way in imminently. We want another attacking option too. And PL can't get anywhere near the best out of one of the best squads in the division already.

Lambert has Evans and O'Neill in his back pocket. Injuries, COVID, young team, negativity around the place. All excuses that are being lapped up by an owner that is himself looking for excuses.

The big question for me is who is setting any standards within the club - the answer, nobody. It's a self perpetuating cycle of mediocrity.
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Woolfenden interview quite telling
at 22:23 9 Jan 2021

Clearly frustrated and biting his tongue a bit. Has a dig about instructions from the sidelines, poor goals conceded and people needing to stop talking and start doing it on the pitch.
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We deserved that
at 20:44 9 Jan 2021

As that is the type of game we have been winning undeservedly this season - Gillingham, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Burton.

First half was the slow, pedestrian football we have become accustomed to. We seem incapable of starting games quickly. If we come out of the blocks and get an early goal that is a totally different game. Which brings me to why Norwood and Downes weren't starting if they were fit? Get the game won and then get them off - we have 5 subs to play with. Norwood offered 100x more than Drinan and played very well second half.

Taylor talked before the game about us needing creativity but we cannot defend either. We've just conceded 3 goals at home against Swindon - and they looked like scoring every time they came forwards. Ward and Chambers look like two 35 year old full backs - lacking legs, particularly in a system that requires them to get up and down the pitch. McGuiness looks like a naive 19 year old. And Woolfy has regressed monumentally.

We are poorly coached, poorly organised and poorly managed. LAMBERT OUT.

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EFL
at 14:36 31 Dec 2020

Surely they are going to have to take the initiative here and start moving fixtures about? If multiple clubs have games postponed due to opposition COVID cases then games can be arranged without wasting the fixture date?
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As people will know, I'm far from PL's biggest fan
at 14:50 22 Dec 2020

but he's spot on about the testing. It's not good enough that it's not being funded or some financial support being given so that club's can be testing players in line with the Premier League protocols.

Whilst club's have strict procedures in place at training grounds and on match days, players are still coming into close proximity on the pitch (as close as you would in any other job!) with others:

a) from different parts of the country - some from higher risk (tier) areas
b) that haven't gone through any proper testing process

Players don't exist in their own football club bubble. They go home to families, they have to undertake day to day duties like the rest of us and they have their own personal circumstances I am sure. One of our players has a partner that works at the Hospital as an example.
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I avoided the game completely yesterday
at 10:27 13 Dec 2020

Seen talk that the fans in the ground made their feelings known? How vocal are we talking?
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Feels to me like we are in the middle of a game of 'Who will blink first'
at 08:23 2 Dec 2020

Lambert or Evans.

"I never wilt. Unless Marcus thinks differently".
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Out of interest...
at 20:02 29 Nov 2020

Is there one single person on here that is still pro Lambert and thinks he shouldn't be sacked?
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Never been more convinced
at 07:57 25 Nov 2020

That a manager is not going to turn things around and get us promoted (when it is an absolute necessity this season IMO for the future of the club). It's still early and the season is very much still salvageable if we make a change now. Evans must act.
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I see we've been given a ref that officiated a couple of Prem games last year
at 13:01 20 Nov 2020

Mike Jones doesn't want another PL call on Monday morning.
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The ref thought McGuinness put it in
at 08:37 8 Nov 2020

My word.
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Bishop was superb tonight
at 22:27 3 Nov 2020

A shame the ref let him get fouled almost every time he had the ball with no consequence.
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Mick Mills - top 8 won't be broken
at 14:08 28 Oct 2020

Heard him say after the game last night that he looked at the table before the game and couldn't see the top 8 changing. This was:

Lincoln
Hull
Peterborough
Ipswich
Portsmouth
Charlton
Sunderland
Doncaster

I'd probably put Fleetwood in that mix too but I don't think he's wrong. The table is already taking shape and I can't see anyone below that having the kind of consistency to break into the pack. Unless we have a catastrophic run a la last season we are going to be in/around the top 6. But it makes the games against the other 8 teams listed key and we've already lost to two of them.
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Nsiala is a microcosm of the whole side
at 20:56 20 Oct 2020

One error, leads to another, leads to another, leads to another. Seriously worrying that we've folded and capitulated so easily. Good teams rally when their backs are against the wall. The third knocked the stuffing out of us and you could visibly see the confidence drain away. We really need a reaction on Saturday.

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A Thought
at 11:37 11 Oct 2020

Anyone else think we are benefitting from the continuity of having largely the same squad as last season. Garbutt aside, we've not lost anyone of note and similarly, Ward and Hawkins aside not added anyone that has started a league game thus far. Without the salary cap and COVID I think we may well have seen far more changes and upheaval.

A lot of sides have had serious overhauls over the summer - with shortened pre seasons (and certainly no trips away to bond etc). We look comparatively well organised, drilled and cohesive.
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Get that Dozzell contract done and dusted now (n/t)
at 09:25 11 Oct 2020

[Post edited 11 Oct 2020 9:25]
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For a team that apparently set up to play like Liverpool
at 19:13 10 Oct 2020

Blackpool certainly didn't press like them. The amount of time and space Holy, Wilson and Nsiala were given on the ball (with the latter two not being comfortable at all) was incredible.
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