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Frankly Mr Shankly

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  1. Correct. I think we already know how it's going to play out. That somehow over the past 5 or 6 years of him being on the board he continually told the owners what they were doing was wrong. Like some fucking Tinpot Nuremberg Defence. Also, I'm sure Matt even stated on the podcast a few episodes back, just after Shitpeas got the boot, that he could see no reason why he should be on. He was up to his neck in it until, unsurprisingly, the owner had absolutely no further use for him. He's been a constant parasite in the club and has revelled in the total megalomania that's swallowed it
  2. Not a good example. Coventry have announced a joint enterprise with Warwick University to build a new stadium. They've also got a decent board by the sounds of things with a proven track record of success having achieved two promotions and reside a safe distance from relegation. I'd much rather be in their boat than ours, wouldn't you?
  3. Definitely the Premier League. I think that's the biggest reason. Another reason is how easy it is to access people worldwide in the modern era. Pre-internet was different and club owners nearly always were exclusive to their own geographical area, even if they were Mr Moneybags such as Jack Walker. Once the PL established itself and the money was starved from other clubs, businessmen - many of them in it for their own ends - circle them like hungry vultures.
  4. and I thought my speculation might be wild and slightly askew!
  5. Nah, the Curle walking rumour got scotched quicksmart by the usual realizable source. If I’m speculating, reeks of Karl Evans having a massive Barney with the sponsor. Bazza sort of falling on his sword, possibly because he knows the endgame is now in play and he doesn’t want to get caught as collateral damage. Weirdly I don’t think the brothers have had much to do with this current fur-flying, even though the toxic environment is of their making. Evans probably has designs on attracting sponsors away from the local area if my speculation is warm and he’s happy for the
  6. I don't think we're disagreeing about the overall issue (the Lemsagams) are we? But my point was that it was Wellens who gave us a fighting chance right up to the end of the season with a fantastic run before Christmas. He deserves to be cut a little slack for that alone. I share the frustration about him not being able to get us over the line in the last few games. It, along with the treatment of Byrne is about as much as can be levelled at him. Not so much blood on his hands, but a far less tabloidy assessment IMO. FWIW I agree; the squad was more than good enough. In fact it was
  7. Correct! Wellens showed what he was capable by putting his faith in Doyle and tearing up this division with Swindon. The best man manager in the world would've struggled to get a song out of that squad that was relegated, decimated by Chinese whispers and Machiavellian machinations towards the end. No way can the manager shoulder most of the blame for that. Some perhaps, but not all. Plenty more of Abdallah's picks and we'd have been relegated with five games to play.
  8. It didn't help matters when he blocked anyone who dared to remotely contest his opinions, which isn't half ironic given the paper he sold his soul to work for. I know, his political belief's may not match the papers but there must be other ways a talented scribe can earn an honest salary rather than from that fascist rag.
  9. When you only sign them on 6-12 month contracts then you're not likely to make much of a profit when the time comes to cash in. They seem to have this theory of uncovering a few rough gems in the Edmundson mould but clubs know the short contracts serve to become our undoing when it's time to negotiate. Totally understand in the current climate the lack of wanting to tie many down to lengthy deals, especially if a bad injury to one becomes a burden but it has been clear to see early on who we ought to be building teams around.
  10. Things I took: Badge: Can he not see that you can take the current 125 years badge and simply replace the 125 with Oldham Athletic AFC. Result: Everyone's happy. I really don't know why he's deciding to overcomplicate this. Wheater: It's time to move on. Club have behaved like twats. Wheater's probably not helped his case prodding the fires on social media. He isn't going to play for us, that much is clear. IMO it's an own goal by the club for being overly stubborn. Karl: Hmmm. You really had to crowbar some self-admissions out of him, didn't you @Dublinoaf
  11. God that was a good watch. Was it Chris Armstrong who put the left wing cross in for our third goal? That was such a great ball.
  12. If we can stop or even stymie conceding goals, we may not be far off a top half side. A McCann and Wheater type in and we'd go further.
  13. David Eyres rifled in a beauty at home to league leaders Brighton around the 2001-02 season at the Chaddy end. Same game Bobby Zamora for sent off for a petulant kick. I loved Shez's. They were always artfully despatched, never pinged. Knew exactly where the postage stamp was. One of my favourites was at home to Bristol Rovers, possibly that season where we stayed up on the final day at home to Reading. So important as it turned out to be decisive when we were getting desperate. Around March I'd virtually given up despite that win at Citeh in the middle of a wretched run of two mon
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