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Everything posted by philmpv

  1. I could be wrong but have all of our clean sheets this season been when monty has been at LB? we look much better defensively regardless without crookes
  2. Rest assured. I've just got back from walking the dog on a patch of grass. Thankfully I made it back alive
  3. So on the off chance bob from leek can't get a bus the game should be cancelled? 90% of fans who would usually go will get there. Calling it off would only mean that it's rearranged for a winter week night meaning a terrible crowd
  4. If that was a penalty I expect one every corner kick
  5. Playing Pope negates the pace around him, especially if he's come deep, as the pacy players have to hold the ball up then as he ambles towards the area! Bennett or Archer all day long over Pope for me
  6. Hope so. Worst outcome for us would be that they've been rushed back and end up injured again. Particularly Oyeleke
  7. Pope up top. Readying myself for the inevitable repeated commentary of 'ball hit long towards pope, pope beaten in the air/pope penalised for a foul'
  8. Seems a case of different rules outside of the penalty area
  9. Joyce seems to be having the same problem....... never have I seen such a negative player as him
  10. 2.1. Archer debut goal. Subs have worked a treat
  11. Pope, in my opinion, showing just why he should no longer be near the starting 11. Totally immobile and wins little.
  12. Played relatively well so far. Just missing that little bit of quality and composure in the middle. Bennett playing very well. Monty having a stinker with his final ball. Defence solid enough for now. Full backs seem to have instructions to be more cautious today
  13. Nothing to write home about so far. Like the high pressing but I've said it before and I'll say it again - playing pope is like playing with 10 men. No mobility, no pace, very rarely wins a header and when he does it just pings off his bonce with no direction at all. Exactly the same issues as last season and the one before. Common denominator is Pope
  14. Anybody know who the ref is? He looks suspiciously like the ref who awarded a penalty against Mitch Clark for that overhead clearance last season!
  15. I think it's called managing expectations. All of us want promotion, few expect it, fewer still will demand it and declare anything less a failure and call for 'change'. After the last 3 seasons I'd happily take a top to upper mid table finish. That's not 'settling', or showing a lack of ambition/accepting mediocrity, as some will allege. That would be progress, and realistic.
  16. Kind of? He's the very definition of it. Suspect much of it is mental rather than physical
  17. Monty injured 14 mins in. And so it begins....
  18. I thought Reggie had re-signed for a moment there
  19. It is after his second half of last season. Just need Manny to do the same now, and hopefully stay fit next season.
  20. Enquiring club: 'Will you stump for the taxi?' JA: 'Done. He'll be there in an hour'. Sounds about the right deal to me
  21. Another decent striker? Who's the first one?
  22. Technically, we may only have 10 first team players after the end of June, dependent upon whether Hornby signs the new deal offered, and any of the 4 who have the extension clauses in their contracts actually trigger them. So, until the end of June or confirmation of the position of these 5 additional players before then, it will be very much a case of trying to plan and bring players in knowing that some or all of the 5 may stay. I would also expect Miller's contract to be terminated at some point before the end of June and, quite possibly, Montys. Both of those are likely to be amongst the higher earners, I would think. Plenty of scope to bring in 11-12 players now, all of whom, bar any goalie, I would want to be better than what we have under contract. 2 strikers is a must for me, to actually compete with Pope for the jersey, and not simply be seen as his understudy.
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