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  1. In a way, I actually think is this is the crux of the matter. By saying that a) this is a training game so the manager does not have to speak to the media and b) this is a proper match so we're going to charge £10 for people to watch the club is trying to have it both ways, and that is what has created the issue. If it was genuinely a training game - which is clearly how Pearson sees it- it had no place being charged for on Robins TV. As soon as the club took that decision, it made the game a matter of public interest and created a situation where Pearson should have been accountable to the media afterwards. The frustrating thing is that, if the club had called it a training game and streamed it for free, they could have got a lot of good will from the supporters, maybe attracted new people who might subscribe in the future and avoided any questions around media access.
    18 points
  2. Pearson's interviews have almost without exception been excellent imo. Very informative and none of the BS we have become accustomed to. There will always be a few fans who don't take to a new manager's personality - they said it on here early on and continue to swarm to comment on any thread where they can continue to stick the knife in a bit. These individuals very predictably look for any little thing to criticise him, but it's clear to me most fans seem to not only like Pearson, but are delighted he's here. As for this particular little contre temps with Gregor, all a bit silly and childish on the part of a journalist who needs NP far more than NP needs him, and who had been promised an interview after the MKDons match anyway.
    12 points
  3. Today we celebrated the life of Scooter at the Willem II stadium, because legends never die!
    10 points
  4. Not sure why anyone thinks that the club should introduce measures that are no longer required for entry to any event indoors or out. It is now up to people to make their own choices rather than being told what to do. If your'e not comfortable don't go. Or take a free LFt 24 hrs before and wear a mask...all your own choice. I am double vaxed and will enter the ground and go straight to my seat outside ..no need to hang around in the concourse.
    9 points
  5. Seems as good a place as anywhere to put this.
    9 points
  6. For me, theres two sides to this. I do not expect our manager to talk after what was essentially a training exercise, with players swapping teams and extra minutes etc. The club should not be showing this for money on Robins TV either in my opinion but thats another story. Gregor should have perhaps kept his powder dry. So really there is not a massive story here. However, I have gone on record to say that I am a Pearson fan and that I believe he will be a success over the longterm here with the right autonomy and backing, but, I think he has read the fanbase wrong here. Following the cloak and dagger Ashton era, and the inexplicable appointment of Dean Holden plus the fabrication around contracts/Fam/injuries, that ranged from outright untruths to silence, I think he should be more communicative and transparent. There is a dis-trust between club and supporters that has crept in and Nige’s front and centre when it comes to rebuilding that. For that reason only, he should be speaking to media and maybe answering questions that he deems tedious. Once he has some wins on the board - do what he wants.
    6 points
  7. 5 days at Loughborough. Straight back to a game that lasted over 2 hours in nearly 30 degree heat . Don’t blame NP for not doing a pointless interview with our local rag. Maybe he wanted to go home and see his family. League match or cup game then obviously he does the interview. I quite like GM but he’s made a mountain out of a mole hill on this one and done himself no favours. Looking forward to their next meeting
    6 points
  8. It’s the whole track, not just the chorus. ”E created the vibe, E takes you for a ride and as if by design, the party ignites like it’s coming to life..” etc I think the BBC cottoned on to it in the end but not before it reached number 1. Im pretty sure it hit the top of the charts in some ‘national drug awareness week’ as well, but I could be wrong. What I do know for a fact is that the Gas are shit and have very few fans.
    5 points
  9. absolutely spot on. i was lucky enough to bump into him in our local supermarket a few weeks ago, it was at the time there was speculation that Nathan Baker was returning, i asked him directly if the rumours were true and he told me sharply and matter of fact he was already back, i was gobsmacked. he went on to tell me how highly he rated him,and that 2 others were incoming that week (king and the oxford lad. he was absolutely 100% genuine,honest and very likeable,all said with a huge smile. he left his checkout to talk with me for a short while and seemed to be exactly as you have described him. dismissed any doubts i may have had about his personality,smashing fella
    5 points
  10. Personally, having regularly seen NP at his absolute best (or worst?) with journalists whilst at Leicester City (my local league club), I can assure you that: 1. You have seen nothing yet 2. He really does not give a (insert your favourite expletive) about journalistic egos. GM needs to learn that: 1. Ask him a direct question you are likely to get a "yes" or "no" answer 2. Ask him a longwinded or silly question you will get an "eye-roll" and no answer 3. Ask him an open, meaningful question that shows some insight you might get 5 minutes of pure gold.
    5 points
  11. A lesson I learned a long time ago is if you are going to write something emotive then do it, put it down/on the task bar for an hour or two, come back to it when you are a bit calmer and then think "do I really want to send/publish that?". Saves a lot of hassle in the long run imo.........
    5 points
  12. JET makes his debut for Aberdeen against Swedish outfit BK Hacken in the European Conference tonight 745pm KO. The match is free to watch on Sky Bet for anyone who wants to see some JET magic.
    4 points
  13. Just hearing about the rugby league cup finals later on. Australia and New Zealand have decided, not surprisingly with the situation over here, not to attend. The great leader of rugby league in UK has called this "selfish, parochial and cowardly". That says so much more about Simon Johnson than it does about anyone from NZ or Australia!
    4 points
  14. I think people have been calling this 'whataboutery' in other threads I have read. You have a fair chance of being infected from vaccinated people so to single me out as some sort of super spreader is a little unfair unless you can back it up with numbers (which I don't think you can.) I might be somewhat more risky overall but if you have had the vaccine you should reduce your risk of getting sick, people who can't get the jab for health reasons would face the same problems either way if it was only the vaccinated allowed. Personally I wouldn't go to the game if I was coughing all over the place (at least not for a friendly, joking before I scare anyone) but also I don't think double vaccinated people should either. Vaccine passports as well as not being ethical don't make a great deal of sense either. The club should not be in the business of bringing them in voluntarily unless their actual usefulness can be proved.
    4 points
  15. I loved JET and the best of luck to him. Can’t say I’d bother watching an Aberdeen game just to see him, but hey ho - loved the guy and wish him well.
    4 points
  16. Lovely service and afternoon on the beers celebrating Scoot's life. Rest In Peace Scooter
    4 points
  17. Hope you do the double over them next season as well
    4 points
  18. They also forget we done the double over them last season with their thug of a manager in charge
    4 points
  19. Am I alone in seeing this as a good thing? MacGregor’s job is to hold the club to account, not accept being fobbed off and write it as he sees it. Pearson’s job will often mean there are aspects around the club that, for perfectly valid reasons, he would rather the media did not find out. I don’t want the manager and the local journalist to be best friends and I don’t think either is doing their job properly if they are. If the club don’t give MacGregor access, he should write about that. He is not doing his job if he pretends that did not happen so as not to piss off the club. But, if Pearson and MacGregor don’t get on this season, it’s because we have both a manager and a local journalist who care more about doing their jobs as they should be done than they do about playing the game in order to be liked. I’ve a lot of time for both Pearson and MacGregor and I don’t see it as a case of picking a side of who is “right” so much as being pleased at them both taking their jobs seriously.
    4 points
  20. Interesting reading fans reactions to this, how many are siding with the club whereas if it had been Ashton and Holden/Johnson most probably would have been with Gregor rather than the club. Imo it is a bit shit from the club, Nigel may not like it but it doesn't take long even if Gregor's questions may irritate him. A manager declining to speak to local press but speaking to in house media after the game isn't a good sign in pre-season where nothing has gone wrong yet, come the start of the season if we get off to a poor start is Nigel just going to decline speaking to local press more regularly? Or if he has to speak to them just shrug off questions.
    4 points
  21. got lots of gas mate and family thanks, which is why i would love them to go bankrupt and laugh at them . just like they did back in 82 .
    4 points
  22. No win scenario- if they said LFT/Covid passport people would moan. Having attended x2 England games and The Open (both entries required LFT/Covid passport) I was amazed that my LFT/Covid Passport wasn’t checked at all. My stance is if you want to wear a mask, wear one, if you don’t feel safe going to AG with these entry requirements, then that’s fine, but don’t go (as blunt as that sounds).
    3 points
  23. Would've been better if all 10 players (exception of the wicketkeeper) had to bowl 10 balls, just to make it a little more interesting.
    3 points
  24. You obviously watched different Internet things than I did when I was a teen (not now, obviously. No definitely not..!)
    3 points
  25. Which is also why I’m not comfortable with the “if you don’t like it stay at home” suggestion. If I’m prepared to get myself jabbed, take a test, and wear a mask to protect those around me, I don’t really see why I should have to sit next to someone who is dubious about vaccines and doesn’t think masks work (I’m exaggerating BY!) and may be coughing huge viral loads of covid over me. And not sure why I should be the one expected to stay at home.
    3 points
  26. Absolutely one to avoid. Thanks for the heads up!
    3 points
  27. Big send off, huge turn out, pyro and flags of course and a few lads as well there from other clubs celebrating the mans life. Briefly spoke to Scooters and Taras family. They said it would have been exactly what Scooter would have wanted.
    3 points
  28. Be easier to have Australia play New Zealand to decided the winner over there. Its what will happen anyway
    3 points
  29. I’m not sure the relevance of Nige not giving an interview v Pompey has much, if any correlation to results once the league season starts. ”if he makes a bad start…..”, never ”if he makes a good start”. Neither has any real relevance to interview protocol….but easy to beat Nige with if you’re anti-him. We all have some bias, and this thread is a perfect example of it.
    3 points
  30. Interesting to read that Tisdale, who Barton basically accused of being a fraud, was shortlisted for the England under 21s job. The FA clearly didn't ask the bin dipping thug for references
    3 points
  31. Twentyman is an adopted well respected Bristolian. He’s lived and is settled in the area for years. He’s is happy his his job - why would he want to move anywhere?
    3 points
  32. I think it would be a good agreement for us if we do loan you a few to get game time and the close proximity of the clubs would be ideal for some of our youngsters. From Garner's time in Bristol I am sure he will be aware of the talent we have at youth level so I think it would be a smart move for him to give Tinnon a bell.
    3 points
  33. He clearly has a very inflated opinion of himself. Should show a bit more class and respect to someone simply doing their job, no matter how "silly" he perceives the question to be
    3 points
  34. Amazing really, I had him down as likely to be a real success. I mean it’s not like he’s been shit at every coaching job he’s had, is it?
    3 points
  35. Fantastic send off today, great to see all the boys again after 18 months, albeit in the wrong circumstances !
    3 points
  36. Absolute shambles this level of effort was never put into domestic T20
    3 points
  37. I think NP has a lot more important things to deal with than missing an interview with the Post reporter. And I think his piece in the Post about it was unnecessary and malicious shit stirring. And sums the reporter and paper up.
    3 points
  38. Never seen a T20 group stage game feature on the front of the BBC website. Pricks.
    3 points
  39. I'm the first to rip the piss out the gas but all the oddball gear is sold to raise money for testicular cancer so even tho it looks horrendous, it goes to a good cause..I presume.
    3 points
  40. Pearson has already confirmed he will be speaking to Gregor after the game on Saturday. Think people are looking for something that isn't there. It's typical of the micro analysis of everything these days. Ignore the fact that NP spoke to the press game after game last season when not only were we losing but we were fielding kids getting battered every week.
    3 points
  41. So, take a club on PPs, loan in top PL players (youngsters in the main), have access to players on £80k p.w……jump ship when the going gets tough! Nice.
    3 points
  42. Page 2 of the forum.. surely they've done something since Monday. Oh yeah on cue
    3 points
  43. Some good rave tunes in there, I don’t think you’d get away with band name Smart E’s today!!
    2 points
  44. Of course he knows. He also probably realises that having a rift with Pearson (with any potential flashpoints) is good for boosting his profile and also getting the Post those all important clicks and viral content. GmG is being pretty clever here I think.
    2 points
  45. and a decent journalist
    2 points
  46. Got a lot of time for Gregor. Originally thought he was a joke/parody of himself, especially considering his name & early reporting, but he has improved immeasurably with expereince, so fair play to the bloke. At the end of the day, he has a job to do (& does often ask the questions fans ask him to) but if the manager is not talking to him & giving him a report, then Gregor needs to answer to his bosses, which could come back on him, so understand his frustration. However, i am sure this is merely a one off or because it is pre-season, if this was after a loss on a cold November Tuesday night, then could be more to look into, but certainly not now.
    2 points
  47. Do those pants play an “unlucky da shit” sound effect if the wearer follows through (asking for a friend)
    2 points
  48. 3 pages of them hysterically laughing at Swindon potentially appointing Ben Garner, and they "actually feel sympathy" for Swindon. Are they forgetting that Garner has a better win record and points per game record than their current manager, Barton?
    2 points
  49. Ironic that Liam Walshs main reason for signing for Swansea was to play under Cooper
    2 points
  50. Paul and I grew up together and have stayed friends for forty years. I can see why he always spoke so highly of you lads, this is a great tribute to a wonderful man.
    2 points
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