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Everything posted by MartockRed

  1. 2nd Round FA Cup win the day after Tony Pulis left. Scott Murray at the double! Sep 2006, 0-1 win (Jevons goal I think) Bradley Orr in tears hugging half the away crowd at the final whistle. Emotions running high after getting sent off trying to head butt Louis Carey (away to Northampton?) and being sentenced to a month in jail for scuffle at a nightclub the previous year. Those games will live forever in the memory.
  2. The proposal makes me sick to the pit of my stomach. 3 years in the making and they wait until the EFL clubs are backed up to the edge of a cliff before showing their hand. It’s big business, it’s a power grab, and they’re striking when opposition is at its weakest. Football needs a reform but this definitely ain’t it. The wealthy bigwig yanks know diddlysquat about English football romance, and I’m not sure they’d care if they did. Leicester City gave a shot in the arm of hope to all clubs and fans across the football pyramid. Any flickering light of a similar scenario will be extinguis
  3. I can sometimes forgive a second or two of red mist, but that was a 15 second spell of looking for a fight. Idiot!
  4. Liam Walsh gets a special mention by our gaffer today. ‘We haven’t got anyone who can feed the forwards like Barry Bannan. We’re hoping Liam Walsh can be that kind of player for us next season’ Why exactly did you let him go out on loan then Lee, or recall him in January? Maybe it’s because Afobe was injured, Wells signed at back end of transfer window, so plan A was to continue to play hoof ball to Fam? Whatever his thinking was, when you start to contradict your own decisions, you know your losing the plot.
  5. 4 years and out of ideas. Just like his old man I’m afraid.
  6. When he first signed for City, I was told by a few sources close to YTFC that Ayling was a bit of a clown, the dressing room idiot, and had a long way to go in regards to maturing as a professional. They were totally unsurprised by his actions after the Cheltenham incident. I still think that day at the races had a lot to do with him being sold to Leeds. He’s a very good footballer, there’s no denying that. However, theres a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Maybe my opinion has been influenced by what I was told previously, but I think he draws that line with a very thick mark
  7. I classed them as being street wise, a couple he stuck on Rooney in particular. He looked strong, technically sound and experienced, and also gave natural cover dropping in when either Williams or Benkovic ventured forward. Signs are good.
  8. Great player, especially at this level.
  9. In your own time Baz’ The referee says as Bannan is standing behind a free kick. Anyone else hear it? Sounded like they were the best of mates. Don’t worry Baz, I’ll give you the softest of soft penalties if you’re not winning the game. We were poor, but I find this kind of addressing of players cringeworthy stuff.
  10. Moore was solid on the whole against Leeds although he did make one or two errors that were indirectly costly, but the lad has pedigree and the necessary tools at his disposal. It was me who put the link up about his very honest interview emphasising about his personal mental struggle with the game. Do not underestimate how quickly someone can improve when it clicks in the head. So let’s get fully behind him, I’ve a feeling he may just surprise some.
  11. £2.7 million for Massengo!? That’ll cheer up the Monaco faithful
  12. Baker and Wright have lived in the shadow of Flint, Webster and Kalas the past couple of seasons. They’re perfectly capable championship defenders in my opinion. The worrying element is their fitness record. People who say it’s essential to have a ball playing centre back forget we played our best attacking football without one (run to semis in league cup and pushing wolves in 2nd). We’ve also signed some technically gifted players in other areas, so maybe this will take the emphasis away and place it on the importance of just being solid. Baker would be my choice to partner Kalas
  13. I’m a little worried. Not only does that remove a fair chunk of goals and assists from midfield, him going along with Marlon are two strong characters from the dressing room. Totally different dressing room now with all the new boys. I’m hoping for all our sakes they settle in quickly and hit the ground running.
  14. To the disgust of a few around me, I was physically applauding some of their play today. I didn’t give a monkeys, Leeds were that good.
  15. https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/taylor-moore-bristol-city-lens-england-southend-united-bury-loan Good read that, and a reminder not everything can be taken from seeing a player for just a handful of games on the pitch. Going by the article he’s strengthened up mentally, and going by what I’ve seen in preseason he’s bulked up considerably. Looks like the loans have done him good, let’s hope the lad can kick on.
  16. Wasn’t his fee 3.5m which could rise to 8m or was I reading things? Could play a factor in any offer which might test our metal.
  17. What are the chances? We obviously have to win at Hull but if you omit that, WBA to win and Middlesbrough fail to win is about 6/1 If we can win it’s a roll of a dice.
  18. Crazily Swansea are now back in win a squeak, with their home game to Derby still to play. Another twist or turn yet who finishes sixth. What a great league this is. Next Saturday 3 points a must for us. Keep the faith!
  19. I jumped out of my chair when the free kick went in, solely because I think the late equaliser has made a very difficult task on Monday slightly easier. It’s a double deflation for Wednesday surely. They would’ve been bang up for it after a great away win, with a chance to keep their season alive against us.
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