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hinchy

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  1. Maouche isn’t one of the 18 he is like Branger the phase 1 imports. Other than fage the quality has took a nose dive from what I’ve seen to date. Hopefully Dino can get a song out of them.
  2. My questions just emailed, I think we know the answers to most of these but would be nice to hear from the horses mouth. 1) Any news about the training ground improvements? Last we heard was plans for a modular cabin to be installed at Chapel Road. 2) What information have the forensic accountants uncovered in relation to past governance of the club (and suspected fraudulent activity) and why weren't these things shown up during Mr Lemsagems initial due diligence? 3) Why are we having this forum at Royton Cricket club and not in the North Stand? 4) Why is the forum only in a venue for 100, which seems to be a very small number? 5) Given the O2 bar isn't fit for purpose (either heating is off, live game is off, or beer is off) could a tent have been setup at the back of the Rochdale Road stand, several clubs have these type of awnings. If the club can't afford one several catering/events companies offer the service. 6) How can the club sustain 30+ members of playing staff on crowds of 3400 and falling? 7) Why has Gevaro gone to Chesterfield? 😎 Who in the opinion of the chairman/manager of the 18 new signings this season is good enough to play at a top half league 2 level today? 9) Why have we not signed a center forward? 10) What is the thinking behind having umpteen (in my opinion non-league) wingers?
  3. The only way out of it I can see, is for free agents to sign with a centralized body such as the FA/FIFA/PFA rather than with a club. Transfers for those players would occur in a similar fashion to the NFL draft where players picked in earlier rounds would earn bigger salaries, the salary levels would be determined by the centralized body. It would take 15-20 years to get all players onto the system I propose as clubs wouldn't want to lose out on the transfer fees they have already spent money on. Richer clubs could even pay the smaller clubs for their picks spreading out the wealth to all the leagues. Sadly I can't see something like this ever getting voted on, let alone voted in.
  4. Might just play into our hands as I can only see us being a threat on the counter
  5. 3 games in to a season with the window still open ain’t the time to panic. If we are rock bottom after 7-8 games maybe.
  6. A creative midfielder and a center forward and we will be ok with wheater, Eddie (def from burton), and kokos to come back in. God help us.
  7. To be fair Raheem Sterling has de bruyne, david silva and friends pulling the strings for him. Nepo has? Not saying its the right or wrong decision to ease him back in, just that I don't think there is anything dodgy behind it. I don't believe its a case of fitness, we just keep switching off at the back, I can see why Banide looks like he has seen a ghost in his post match interviews. First goal last night for rovers was a mistake from smith-brown. You then have Maouche turning his back on Downings shot for the second after Sefil has laid waste to one of the rovers players and everyone bar downing had stopped, a big lesson to play to the whistle. Finally you have Iocovitti losing an aerial challenge in lead up to their third, when he should have left that to smith brown and been covering the second ball that dropped to the unmarked man bursting through the middle as Sefil was caught in no mans land. The sooner we get wheater and egerts in together the better. On a lighter note as a team performance it was light years ahead of the crewe performance. Hopefully we are playing Bradford at the right time as they are still working out how they'll play like ourselves.
  8. Nepo hadn't had a rest in the summer after playing in the gold cup for curacao, hence him not starting/completing games for the moment. He'll get more minutes I'm sure, particularly if he plays anything like that first half last night.
  9. Did Blitz/brassbank forego rent to tide the club over or was it just deferred like you would on a mortgage if you are struggling to pay? Blitz won't get all his money back if the club were to go pop, so there is an incentive for him to give the club a helping hand in this respect. Unlike other businesses football clubs can come into a windfall unexpectedly, only need to draw a large prem team away in one of the cups and that will keep the club solvent for another year or two regardless of how we do in the league.
  10. Really poor from the club to do this for the Rochdale game as its a charity game effectively. Could easily have left any fallout to come out for the Bolton game. From the sounds of things the club is going to put on its own concession stands in competition with the OEC's, god knows how that'll play out.
  11. Wild set us up to be two banks of 4 and let Swindon have possession to a certain extent. Same as he has in every other game. For me I never felt we were in danger of conceding, others may well feel different. It's took a pen on the stroke of half time to get Swindon a chance to get in the game. The second from them was a well hit shot from outside the box. I don't remember them getting in behind us once (other than the pen). Lang had two one on ones albeit from tight angles. Just a shame it has taken us to 5/6 games from end of season to find a formula that works.
  12. Your 3rd sentence alludes to the benefit of option 2 and the sporting director method. You can judge player development on the head coach, and recruitment on your sporting director. We've had plenty of managers good at one but not the other. I've heard it said it usually requires a minimum of 3 transfer windows for a manager to mould a team in their image, sadly we've been getting rid of ours in some cases before they have had even 1, frankie bunn, stephen robinson etc. With option 2 the head coach gets chopped and you keep the sporting director, so your teams style of play is consistent. Alternatively your sporting director brings in crocks and donkeys, you replace him/her. Even if things go well like with LJ one or both may bugger off, so then we still left to replace someone, it's less disruptive if its not the whole club ethos that moves on. That's the idea behind it I think, whether it works like this in practice ....
  13. 1) Sounds like we aren't happy if AL or Mo are picking the team to play the matches and generally running the on field activities by the back door. 2) Are we ok if AL or Mo are picking the players to build the squad, but leave team selection down to manager/head coach as happens on the continent and is happening more here at home (Utd and Newcastle work like this, probably more). 3) Or do we want to stick with the english way of having a gaffer that oversees all on the field activities? Option 3 hasn't worked for us for 30 years, and I think AL is attempting to implement option 2 rather than 1 but opinions will differ. If we stick with, or demand AL sticks with option 3 we need to stop sacking the manager, it only works with stability.
  14. AL needs to get his guy in, even if he is a yes man. He appears to be bringing his players in to play a specific style he wants. This has been butting heads with the styles of the previous 4 managers ( shez, wellens, bunn, scholes ) - left PW out as he was ticking over rather than trying to implement a style of play. Swapping managers every 5 minutes is a recipe for disaster. As for Steve Evans we shouldn't be even looking in his direction after the stunt he pulled prior to Robinsons tenure.
  15. He was going through the tills (pun intended)
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