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About Alex#40

  • Birthday 28/11/1981

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  1. The worst thing is the club will play on the weakness of the larger situation. They know its murder to get out of a mid-row of the Dolman at any point, especially in the back rows where we sit. I am fully behind the walk out as I think the increases, the deadline and most of all the attitude of the club's higher ups are appalling. However as a Dad who takes his 6 year old to the game he wants to get a drink, or a snack, or go to the loo at some points and so a packed concourse could be an issue with that. I wouldn't be surprised if the club get wind of these excellent, well thought out and peaceful plans and have more stewards etc on hand to "move people on" using my type of situation as cover for it. Frankly I'll take snacks etc with me tomorrow so I don't have to worry but they'll spin this and make out that they're helping "families and disabled fans to be able to enjoy the facilities" type thing. For my boy's sake I hope its not a toxic atmosphere tomorrow as he wouldn't get it but from a fan of 30 years perspective I'm all for "The Board" knowing exactly how we all feel, I just can't help but think that the Spin Machine will be in full effect during and after tomorrow's game putting any inconveniences caused, or lack of atmosphere, or even poor result back on us as fans rather than taking the required long, hard look at themselves and the situation.
  2. What's behind our mediocre 2018 form?

    A few factors have hit us at totally the wrong time, a few key moments have gone against us. On the injury front O'Dowda got injured at the exact time that he was playing the best football of his life. He gave us a perfect balance as he works hard, tracks back and is obviously excellent going forward. Diedhou got hurt when he was starting to form partnerships with other forwards around him, Djuric the same leaving us with no target man style forward which meant we had to change our style of play that has been far less successful. This has only be highlighted by Famara's return and our improved attacking prowess. Baker's red card, which could have gone either way, meant we lost our best player for three important, pivotal, games and that has undoubtedly hurt us from a quality standpoint but also in the way we have had to constantly shuffle our pack defensively. His return and that of Pisano in the near future should make a huge difference. Finally you need a bit of luck and at the start of the season we had that and although obviously Sunderland shouldn't have got within 3 goals of us those own goals we as freak as can be. Those moments go for you when you're flying and invariably against you when times are tough. That last minute goal against Man City up there to lose a game which we all expected to lose probably had an unseen effect on some as for all those ties took it out of us fully to have gone to the Etihad and drawn with arguably the best side in the World would have given us a huge mental boost that helps to offset the huge physical effort. Small moments but can have larger effects. As we start to get our players back fit and can afford to maybe not rely on some of the lesser squad players as our bench options we should hopefully start to look back to our old selves. Whether this little period has put us too far behind the pack or not to achieve the incredible we'll see but we've hopefully had our fair share of injuries and poor form that hopefully others still have to come!
  3. Loïs Diony - Confirmed Loan Agreed

    Football journo Robin Bairner on Twitter who appears to cover French football says he's better than Diedhou and Kodjia and is a top player.
  4. Up for work roll call

    1.17pm update...starting to lag...
  5. Up for work roll call

    In at 2am, up at 7am, in work now. Stay strong red brothers in arms!
  6. Caption Compeition

    “Yeah those new shorts need to be about this big...”
  7. Team for tonight (Merged)

    Just watched the Instagram story and you see Hinds...and Taylor's shirts hung up.
  8. Team for tonight (Merged)

    Lucic Vyner Flint Mags Golbourne O'Dowda O'Neil Hegeler Eliasson Hinds Fammy Apart from Fammy needing a goal or two for confidence, and our other lack of strikers I wouldn't risk anyone who will play against Villa.
  9. Paint

    Yep me and my old man got the paint on jeans, jackets and hands. Wonderful! Luckily we played like we did so didn't care as much but a bit annoying. Fair play to Mark Kelly for his response though.
  10. Free shirt for U12's

    I asked Mark Kelly about this and he told me that they could have a mini kit instead if it fits better.
  11. Retained list due out today

    The phrase "made available for transfer" has been used in the past.
  12. Retained list due out today

    Personally I wouldn't even debate doing anything with Engvall bar letting him bang a ton of goals in over there and then bringing him back with the intent of using extensively next season...but I'm not Lee Johnson who really doesn't seem to fancy him for some reason.
  13. Retained list due out today

    When you consider Giefer, Matthews, Tammy and Cotterill will (or have) returned to their club then the squad looks more manageable at those sort of numbers.
  14. Retained list due out today

    Been thinking about this and I think despite a few good games at the back end of the season Little will be released. I think Wilbs will be offered a coaching role but no playing contract and Bobby Reid, Scott Golbourne and possibly Engvall will be made available for transfer. I don't see us actively pimping Tomlin etc around as we'll want a good price if he goes and showing our hand won't help that.