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  1. Bristolatic

    New Manager Thread

    Pedantic me says it was 1-1 at FGR. Sorry, Mr Medic, no offence.
  2. Bristolatic

    January Window Gossip/Rumours

    Just when you think you've seen the daftest post of the season, along comes another one.
  3. Bristolatic

    New Manager Thread

    Any particular order for that? I'm still learning.
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    Forest Green (h)

    I wasn't there, so I didn't see any of this. But is it possible that it was always going to be Branger substituted, but 42 went up instead, which Clarkey spotted and drew attention to it before the wrong substitution was made? Just a thought.
  5. Bristolatic

    Forest Green (h)

    And so the insults start flying. What happened to debate and opinions without all this "I'm right, you're wrong" bollocks, which always descends into getting personal. Come on lads and lasses, aren't we supposed to be grown up adults? Or are we?
  6. Bristolatic

    Forest Green (h)

    It was never going to be easy today (yes, ok, I predicted a 2-1 win; more in hope than expectation). Losing Surridge and Lyden [plus O'Grady at half time] was always going to kick us up the arse. PW had no choice but to work with what he had, and what he had was down to the bare bones with only 6 subs and two of them were yoofs. Any manager would struggle with a scenario like that. What did you expect him to do (not aimed at anyone in particular) in those circumstances? Throw caution to the wind and go all gung-ho? Make no mistake, whether you like it or not, FGR have some decent players and can afford to pay for better than we have at the moment. Just because the only signing we've made is Sylla doesn't mean we're not bothering, or fucking about as some would have it. How do we know how many players/agents/managers we've spoken to with a view to get new blood in? We don't. There's no denying we need bodies in sooner rather than later and, if there's no movement in that direction over the next week, I'll be worried too. In the meantime, just be grateful we didn't lose today. FGR have turned over some decent teams in this division. They've won at Exeter, they've beaten Tranmere, won at Carlisle, won at Newport. They're no mugs. Let's see what happens over the next 7 to 10 days, eh? Then we'll start getting all narky.
  7. Bristolatic

    New Manager Thread

    Nice to see you being your old positive self again.
  8. Bristolatic

    New Manager Thread

    For those who think that Surridge has gone for good, consider this. If he turns out for Bournemouth with their shortage of strikers, he can't go anywhere else on loan except Latics. You can't play for more than two clubs in a season. I don't honestly believe it will happen, but football's a funny old game.
  9. I think so, but I'm sure he gave Cairney a finger wagging as well. Or did I dream that from my lofty perch at the top of the stand?
  10. Bristolatic

    Carabao Cup-League Cup

    Jesus, thank God we didn't get them in the 4th round. 7-0 against Rovrum, 9-0 tonight; they're taking the cup competitions very seriously.
  11. Was there a pic of Lyden doing the same thing to Cairney that he (Lyden) got booked for when he gave Anthony Taylor a roasting over it?
  12. Just not needed, mate. It's a pity you don't know just how much work he does, and has done for donkey's years, at the club and receives not a penny piece. He's one of life's true gentlemen as well. Disrespectful comments like yours really get up my bugle.
  13. Bristolatic

    FA Cup 2018-19

    What a let down. Oh well, just have to go there and thump them, then on to the 5th round.
  14. Bristolatic

    Fulham F.C.: Directions, Beer & Food

    I thought you said that was going to be our secret.
  15. Bristolatic

    Fulham F.C.: Directions, Beer & Food

    Well done, DS. A brilliant record of a truly fantastic day. It was so good to see you again; not bumped into you for ages. Best wishes to Mrs Sideburns, too.
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    Fulham F.C.: Directions, Beer & Food

    I don't hardly know where to start. Stinking cold, a head like a robber's dog and my throat feels like it's been sandpapered since Friday, but I was never going to miss that. What a day. Fulham played all their pretty, pretty stuff in front of us and I thought we kept our shape pretty well. I was worried when they scored, because it was so easy for them, but credit to every single man in blue. And credit to the 4,000 Latics fans too; a goal down and they sang even louder and never stopped. Boy, did we deserve that equaliser. Their penalty was an absolute joke, illustrated by Lyden standing over Cairney telling him what he thought of him. Johnathan Pearce on MOTD said it wan't a pen and those in the studio reckoned VAR had got it wrong. Poetic justice prevailed - Iversen's save was brilliant and no more than Fulham (and Cairney) deserved. But that winner!. What a cross from Nepomuceno and Lang's header was inch perfect. I thought the away stand was going to collapse with all that bouncing around. That day will stay with me as long as I live. Missilou's tackling, Clarke's bravery, Iversen's save, the two goals, it had it all. I still feel like crap, but do I care? Do I buggery. I'm on top of the world. Latics, PW, the fans - I'm so proud of you all.
  17. Bristolatic

    League 2 activity

    Let's be honest, Spurs and Fulham are poles apart. Whatever the Trannies do tonight won't affect us on Sunday. In all honesty, we'll do well to win, but I don't see us being battered.
  18. Bristolatic

    League 2 activity

    Spurs have had 13 shots, 11 on target. I think the Bin Dippers are lucky it's only 6.
  19. Because you always want to field your best 11, especially against a Premier League (reserves) side. Gives you a slightly better chance of creating an upset. Apart from that, it's more than likely that Bournemouth want him back to go on loan to a club in a higher division to gain more experience. Other than that, I have no idea why he should be playing on Sunday.
  20. Bristolatic

    Sheridan

    He lives in Wakefield, so it's definitely nearer. By about 90 miles, I think.
  21. As it turned out, it was a short term contract. I don't think we'll miss him.
  22. Bristolatic

    January Window Gossip/Rumours

    Undoubtedly a very talented player on his day, but all the excess baggage he brings with him makes it a non starter for me. Has this got Barry Owen written all over it?
  23. Bristolatic

    January Window Gossip/Rumours

    111? You're doing well for a man of that age! Seriously, hope you're feeling better soon.
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