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TheBigDog

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  1. When I read that Erling Haaland wants £30m a year salary to sign for his next club I feel ill ...
  2. Why not interested? It’s our team on a mini run of two victories - can they make it three on the bounce and turn over the mighty Morecambe? Pointless? I hope not...I want all three
  3. If all fit I would make one change to the last time out starting eleven - Adams in for Fage. Walker, Clarke, Piergianni, Jameson, Adams, McCalmont, Whelan, Borthwick-Jackson, Bahamboula, McAleny, Keillor-Dunn
  4. Sadly his form had not been good for some time when he moved on. The change has obviously done him good and he seems to be on much better form with his long throw a vital part of the Burton attacking options. As well as scoring yesterday he also hit the crossbar with a looping header. I recall that he did captain Latics on a couple of occasions so maybe his leadership skills are there. Pleased for the lad.
  5. Agree about the quality of the podcast. i think that we all build an image of someone - but for me it’s usually how they look based on how they sound. Many years ago, as a Systems Account Manager, I used to look after a number of northern councils and local authorities. Given the long distances my usual interaction with my contact, pre video calls, was over the phone. One in particular had the most beautiful tones and warmth to her voice and we got on famously. Eventually I organised a northern trip and stay over. By now I was infatuated with that ‘voice’ a
  6. DKD was involved throughout the game and shows a rare composure when on the ball. He still has moments when his control lets him down and maybe he could improve his contribution when out of possession but his eye for goal is top class. His development as a player over the season is a huge compliment to the coaching staff and the lad himself. He didn’t figure much until the end of October and only scored his first goal in the league in December. A salutary lesson for those who write players off too quickly
  7. Each to his own opinion. But in the Colchester (Home) match thread? Wait until Matt starts the Morecambe (Away) topic and then pile in on the fact that kick-off time has been moved...
  8. I think tonight’s performance encapsulated our season: brilliant in parts, dreadful in others. Scoring at will but conceding too easily. Poor basic skills followed by sublime play - even the manager joined in with his baffling substitutions.
  9. It’s only ‘pretty much pointless’ if it proves to be hollow words with no substance behind it. Time will tell but at least give it a chance huh? L = Longevity – Ensure continuation of League football in Oldham A = Academy – Support growth of our home-grown talent T = Town – Build strong links with Council and Community I = Investment – Build contingency funds C = Club – Engage with Club as shareholder S = Supporters – Represent all aspects of the fanbase Not bad.
  10. Colchester’s last three away results (at Bolton, Salford & Grimsby) have all been 0-0. This either suggests that they are set up very defensively with the aim being not to concede or that they are not very good going forward. Three of our four goals at Crawley were balls over the top - It will require a different approach to the Crawley game from us as they will most likely sit deep. Patience may be needed but an early goal for Latics would change everything.
  11. I too had to check Colchester’s record and it’s a wow from me too... P24 W1 D11 L12 and they have not scored in their last 10 away games. What could possibly go wrong?
  12. As you rightly say, we have to temper any praise for the team with the fact that Crawley looked a poor side and, apart from one or two attacks, did not cause us too many problems. However it was as you say ‘our most dominant performance of the season’. Bringing in an emergency keeper in Walker has proved to be a very good decision. And in front of him the back three of Clarke/Piergianni/Jameson are playing well together. Piergianni has stepped up under the interim manager and is a towering influence at the back. Borthwick-Jackson did well and looks far more comfortabl
  13. The old Ford stand was built when we won the ‘Ford Sporting League’. The competition was designed to reward goals scored and fair play on the pitch. There was a monthly prize of £2,500 and an overall prize of £50,000. This was the season Latics, managed by Jimmy Frizzell, won promotion from the fourth division (the Latics of Fryatt, Shaw, Bebbington and Bryceland to name but four) scoring 88 goals which was second highest behind Notts County who won the division. However - it was the disciplinary record that won it for us - it was incredible: 42 games. 4 booked. 0 sent
  14. Hi @disjointed - how did ‘this crock of shite’ do today?
  15. If it’s Marcus Barnes you’re talking about, then he’s played 66 minutes in total coming on 4 times as a substitute. I’m not sure that’s enough playing time to make an accurate assessment. fwiw I reckon that he looked promising no more.
  16. If you have a season ticket then you will not be charged for the home games and will get a £40 refund for the adult season tickets.
  17. Here we go again. Latics now on a run of one win in nine - Crawley have one win in six.... It doesn’t augur well for an open game. i expect a couple of changes at least with CBJ in for Badan and Diarra in to bolster the midfield. The big question is whether Bahamboula is available? Whatever the starting eleven, I’m hoping for an improvement from the Good Friday shambles. I am also hoping that Curle does away with this ‘false 9’ experiment as it quite clearly isn’t working. I’ll take a win.
  18. As a 20-21 season ticket holder I knew that there was a possibility of further disruption to attendance at games. I didn’t anticipate that the full season would be played out behind closed doors though. However the ability to watch all the home matches on iFollow has allowed me to get my Latics fix during lockdown. And although the quality of the ‘fix’ has been decidedly lacking for large parts of this campaign, I am in no way insulted by the club providing online access to the games and the partial refund offer. What has made the viewing experience more palatable for m
  19. Trouble is that the ‘case’ they put forward is to call the others ‘scabs’...
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