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Everything posted by Smugsy

  1. Thought we struggled because of a lack of natural full backs who could have played a more defensive wing back role last night. Gibbo should have come on earlier to shore up the defence
  2. I do find it very funny that fans are celebrating getting our game back and we showed them that they can't mess with us. The cheapest ticket at Arsenal is £66. The game was lost in 1992.
  3. I'm of the opinion to let them get on with it because I simply don't care. Lower league football won't collapse because the so called big six are gone because they didn't give a stuff about the lower leagues in the first place. And all this football should band together rubbish. Where was the outcry when Bury went bust or numerous clubs went into administration? You didn't hear Gary Neville rant about the death of a club where his father was a legend. The likes of Sky and UEFA are only kicking off because the money isn't going to them.
  4. A pity really but I hope he plays forty odd games for Chesterfield next season because he is a talented player. My lasting memory of him will be scoring a last minute rocket at league leaders Lincoln on New Year's Day a few years back. It sent the travelling Valiants home happy that afternoon.
  5. If true it's a disappointing but understandable decision. Manny gives us something we don't get from any other midfielder and is a class player at this level but we all know his injury record. I'm just glad he isn't moving to another League Two club.
  6. Interesting that Bet365 paid £85m into the Denise Coates Foundation so the charitable donations are not coming from the paltry £469m she's paying herself. Profits slump 74% and her salary increases by £277m to £421m. Charitable my arse!
  7. One of my big concerns with the appointment of Flitcroft was that I don't think he was done with management and if an offer came along that interested him, he'd be off and we'd be back to square one again. He was asked about his desire to still manage again and he gave a long answer that didn't answer the question. As he's only got a 12 month contract, it's still a concern to me.
  8. Link has just come through
  9. I don't understand this. We still do not have a manager. I love the Shanahans but they seem to making this up as they go along.
  10. Went for a point, got a point. Defensively much sounder but Bradford weren't very good and any half decent side would have come away from a win. Been calling for Smith to play right back fo a while and he was much better positionally than Mills who's supposedly a specialist right back. Legge and Brisley were helped by Novak being as slow as they are. Going forward we didn't offer much but the penalty shout was a definite. The ball didn't deviate from its path. Oh and Whitehead is still hopeless.
  11. A truly awful performance devoid of quality, skill, heart, passion or any other basic requirement a team needs to win a football match. The sad and frustrating thing was that a lot saw this coming when the team was announced. How Mills kept his place after his horrific performance at Walsall I'll never know. Play Clark there or even Smith and put Brisley in the middle. In fact play anyone else. Danny Whitehead is a terrible "footballer" who is at least consistent as he is appalling everytime he plays. I know that. You know that. The manager doesn't. The corner he took sums him up in an instant. I'm not going to go into the match too much only to say a distinctly average Barrow team won embarrassingly easily. There was not a single positive to take out of today. Not one. Askey must go. Not needs to go or should go. Askey must go. Now.
  12. I'm usually fairly calm after a match win or lose but tonight I'm fuming. Defensively that was disgraceful. There is no evidence of any coaching at all with the back four. Mills was horrific. Caught out time and time again for not the first time this season. Legge is so terrified of any one with pace he drops deeper than anyone else. The goals conceded from corners are appalling. The first half a dozen players run to the near post like schoolkids. The second the centre half is totally free. We have no idea how to defend or hold a lead. Then there's the subs. Walsall made four subs and changed the game. Our manager responds by making one sub which everyone can see a mile off and then takes Smith off who looks like his latest scapegoat. Askey always has great difficulty changing a game. All he seems to do I hope for the best. The result at Bolton probably saved his job but he has to go now. We are not getting any better. Defensively we are getting worse. Clubs in better positions have sacked their manager because it wasn't working. So should we.
  13. Played well again. Missed chances again. Conceded a goal from a long punt up field within ten minutes of scoring again. I've seen that game before.
  14. How many times do we concede a goal shortly after scoring? How many times do we hear the phrase "gone to sleep" when describing an opposition goal? It's too coincidental now. Its plain bad coaching. So frustrating
  15. One of my favourite players in the current squad and seems a genuinely nice bloke. Always gives his all and I love the fact that he's always up for celebrating a goal which shows to me that he cares. Arguably our player of the season so far.
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