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Iron Curtain

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  1. One thing I find interesting is a lot of the people who don’t like the management team because they don’t trust them we’re clambering for Derek Adams… a man who did the exact same thing to Kevin Ellison and spent his entire career at Morcambe apparently applying for other jobs. Guess it’s just what suits your narrative isn’t it!
  2. I don’t think it will. Especially given the dramatic swing in Popes opinion, from Flickers being someone he thoroughly recommended be brought to the club, to “scumbag”. And the reason… because they has the audacity to not ask Tom his opinion on the players. I think it will vindicate Flitcrofts view that Tom wasn’t someone that would be helpful in the new era… someone who is clinging to the past… someone who wouldn’t embrace the change from “5 pints down the pub and try dead hard” to professionalising the club… someone who has been the king of Burslem and wouldn’t give up his influence easily.
  3. They say at the start of the pod that they have asked the club if they want to comment. Tom calls it himself in the pod… people will say it sounds like sour grapes and in that respect he is right. There are two sides to every story and there is no need to keep going back and forth on who was right and who was wrong as all it will do it divide the fan base. The best thing the club can do is not get involved… Tom is a legend and is allowed his opinion. He has voiced it, is no longer at the club and it’s time to move on.
  4. Just finished listening... its clearly something that is very painful for Tom. He sounds like someone who knows the game has moved on past the style of player he was and is struggling to accept it. Sounds like dealing with Askey did a real number on him mentally. Whether that has impacted him to the point of being in such a bad place he cant come to peace with the way things ended I don't know. Case in point... "Flickers was brilliant and I recommended to everyone that they get him on board... hen he didn't ask me my opinions on players so now I hate him." Doesn't feel like a proportionate response to me. Everyone is entitled to an opinion on people though and Tom is more than entitled to his given its his truth... Pinch of salt on his ability to judge someone maybe given 2 people he had positive things to say about were Norman and Artell 🙂
  5. Whether you like xG or not we have the highest of all the teams that are yet to score. It has some flaws but in general it says we should have scored 3 or 4 goals so far this season. It’s a shooting problem… not a creating problem.
  6. If it’s any consolation, we are not the only teams who have struggled to score against Northampton and Tranmere.
  7. Add the ability to clamp someone who just refuses to listen when they are told they can’t park in those spaces and that’s a goer
  8. For those keen on data and stats… opta have released a website that shows week by week live data of some of their key stats. https://dataviz.theanalyst.com/season-reviews/2021/?competition_id=12&season_id=2021
  9. I would doubt it given they play in different positions and we have always said we need a winger.
  10. Conlons was better… but Politics was on his weaker foot 😉 Credit to Josh who I pinched this off
  11. DC describes him as an aggressive ball carrier. Plays on the wing. 21 years old Played 24 times in league 1 for them and then had a bad injury meaning he missed all of last season.
  12. Could not disagree more on Walker. A significant upgrade on Joyce. His range of passing is excellent and his reading of the game is also very good.
  13. Doesn’t stop them opening the extra turnstiles … slow scanning on 4 gates is better than 2
  14. Maybe it’s because I haven’t been at a live game for so long… but my overriding option of that was that it was a bloody enjoyable game of football! Should have won it with either Wozza’s effort against the post, or Rodney’s half volley at the end. UTV
  15. Chaos outside the ground… queues wrapping around the car park 3 times. My old man bought a season ticket for the car park only to find out they can’t go on. The people let us and 20 other cars queue up all the way to the barrier before telling us.
  16. McMannaman on the bench for them abs Nevitt doesn’t even make the bench
  17. The ideal for Theo would be that we pay him up 100% of what he is due and then he moves to another club and a nice contract. The ideal for us would be someone comes in who wants him and is willing to pay him the same we are so he leaves. The game of chicken that will be going on between the club and Theo will be covering all scenarios in between. From someone offering him 50% of his wages and we give him a pay off to cover the rest. All the way through to him sitting on his backside and riding out this year. Personally I think DC is playing it right… he doesn’t see Theo as part of the plans. The best chance we have of him moving on is to make that clear and hold that line.
  18. DC says there are one or two clubs interested in Theo… ball is his court, either he wants to play football or sit on his deal.
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