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McKennas intelligence, maturity and commitment means I think he will stay…
at 17:46 18 Aug 2022

… for a number of seasons, after a number of targets have been achieved and he has developed his managerial skills and experience quite far.

First he’s moved his young family down, to live in a great part of Town, who will no doubt be starting into schools and friendships. That’s really important.

Second I do think he feels an affinity to the club, fans and project.

Thirdly there is real funding for a squad that can challenge the top of the championship and facility improvement.

Finally and most importantly he knows he hasn’t done anything yet, he’s still green and critically he’s yet to be really tested or have a difficult period. Better to learn that here, in the championship with us.

NOT any time soon in a BIG premier league club and the pressure that brings.

If we get promoted this season and we challenge the play-offs next season, there will be offers. But I think he’ll time it right… and he’ll be leaving us from a top Premier League side with a 35k+ crowd and major facilities - a Leicester or above?

Who agrees with my deranged and completely unsubstantiated ramblings?!
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On reflection…
at 13:26 18 Aug 2022

A lot of the Cook business was good... Walton, Morsy, Edmundons (when he settles again), Burns, Evans... good players

I think one thing about the Burton game is that opposition managers will watch the vid and simply their players to press and hassle, and press high

What we have to be to counter this is very sharp, we just weren't crisp and clever and dynamic in our passing.. including Morsy... if we get that sharpness we can carve through the high press and really hurt teams trying to disrupt us high up the pitch!
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On reflection…
at 11:54 18 Aug 2022

Hopefully its a lesson learnt for McKenna and the players..

Any other night.. those two appalling back passes, walton being a little less sharp and some looseness in and around the box mean we lose 2-1.. 3-1

Shrews and Accy going to be very interesting... and Barnsley home game is lining up for a humdinger because they are going to come at us
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On reflection…
at 11:33 18 Aug 2022

I think you may have a point
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Great to see the U21s playing a style that aligns with the first team
at 11:31 18 Aug 2022



The dark days of our first team playing ‘pragmatic’ defensive hit and hope, while the youth were learning a style that people want to watch coming to and end, thank god
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Miss F didn't quite get the A Levels she wanted
at 10:58 18 Aug 2022

Still great results, congratulations to her
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Miss F didn't quite get the A Levels she wanted
at 09:27 18 Aug 2022

What results did she get?
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On reflection…
at 22:48 17 Aug 2022

… we weren’t good last night with poor or below par performances across the team, bar the wonderful Walton.

We got away with it and grabbed the 3 points with a bit of luck and a bravura goalkeeping display. Rather than winning ugly.

We’ll need to be a lot better across the pitch to win games against those kind of opposition going forward. Our set pieces are becoming comically bad.

Positively you know McKenna will be analysing the performance and will making plans to resolve. Which may include Keogh coming into the team, adjustments to system and pressing for another striker.

Fans seemed to be the star of the night… and hell we’re top of the league. But let’s not play like that again.
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He’s remarkable (n/t)
at 21:07 17 Aug 2022

Phil is a heretic
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He’s remarkable (n/t)
at 20:18 17 Aug 2022

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The outcome of the Wyoming Republican primary is literally the death knell...
at 13:40 17 Aug 2022

... for American democracy/society...

Sound dramatic?

Trump is so corrupt, so based on lies (election fraud that NEVER happened), so based on morals that are bankrupt (climate change denial, racism, wealth divide growth, greed, ignorance of common standards/decency (e.g. classified document protocols etc etc). He literally, without any doubt, incited an insurgency into their capital building, he is inciting people to attack law enforcement including the FBI.

And yet his candidate, the one he put in place, has beaten the only Republican to stand up to his decay

Why do we care in the UK... because we are on the same slippery slope.. as Truss, GB News, and Talk TV drag us into the mire....

Thoughts?
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Agree...
at 10:20 17 Aug 2022

I think McKenna was probably over generous on our performance last night..

But you could tell he was in a little bit of shock after the 'chaos' of the first half and the night in general

He'll go back over the highlights and realise it wasn't quite the winning ugly performance he lauded.. as there were just too many individual errors and poor performances from Town players... but i'm sure he'll see and admit that

And look to win ugly with a bit more poise than last night

A draw would have perhaps been fair... they had chances.. some of which we gifted

But we're top.. we didn't get the breaks second half against Bolton..

Bu we just have to keep winning... go on a real run now
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Completely agree
at 10:17 17 Aug 2022

I watched with some other blues on iFollow, and whilst he still did great work and some strong tackling and harassing.. we all agreed he was well off his best form.. with misplaced passes.. errors and a lack of drive going forward.. which we missed... still a 6.5, but well away from his own standards

Matched also by Wolf, Edmundson at times, Harness at times, Ladapo...

I think McKenna will look back on the video and realise he got away with it last night.. and not through great robust performance.. they'll not be able to play like that against similar teams with a but more confidence in them

Still its a great start to the season
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Probably one of McKennas better post match interviews…
at 23:26 16 Aug 2022

… and my word there have been some good ones already

But tonight he’s just bang one in summing up the game and our performance, and really just capturing what league one is all about



As he stated that first half was chaos

Also it did sound like the away support was rocking tonight
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Think Harness read your post….. phew!!
at 22:51 16 Aug 2022



I like that he’s critical of himself
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I frickin love Harness
at 22:40 16 Aug 2022

“Yes his touch was often not on it tonight and there was a looseness in play”

Yup, even that
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I frickin love Harness
at 22:17 16 Aug 2022

Yes his touch was often not on it tonight and there was a looseness in play (see also Morsy, Wolf, Edmundson)… but in other moments he is just effective

That’s his difference over Celina… things consistently happen that threaten the box

His goal was absolutely superb, a moment of real quality in a poor game

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Add in Morsy
at 22:02 16 Aug 2022

Yawn!
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Add in Morsy
at 22:02 16 Aug 2022

Sorry Stokie, you’re right

We didn’t win ugly as that would be Mickma type ball, we did try and play it out and we had a few spells of good passing

Let’s say we won scruffily and lacking quality - we just didn’t look on it tonight
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Completely disagree
at 21:57 16 Aug 2022

Leigh was good, and he brings a physicality for a Tuesday night at Burton.

BUT, Leif is a far better wing back and technical player.
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