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Red-Robbo

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  1. Knew we had the club's in the bag. But we were using them wrong.
  2. He must have a foot like a traction engine
  3. @CodeRed is the best pasticher of officialese on this board. His Mark Ashton statement got me until I reached the crying bit. Lovely stuff, CR.
  4. TBH I'd rather see a player who can occasionally have an absolute blinder at the club, than players who have NEVER been more than average. We have a stock of those. Regarding Patto's consistency, I'd say about him what I'll say about a number of our players: we're judging him through the prism of Lee Johnson's uninspiring coaching technique. Who knows what some of these guys are capable of under a genuinely exciting manager? At least with Patto we know he CAN do it. The natural flair is there.
  5. Day out in Hull is better than a day out in Wigan. Hull has a nice historic quarter with some reasonable boozers. All charging about 60% of what pubs in Bristol charge. Plus when they hear you have a Southern accent, you get more fanny than James Bond.
  6. Got nothing against them, got nothing in favour of them either. Not exactly an attractive town, and it'll be nice to have fewer northern clubs in the division. Sorry if it that sounds heartless to their fans, but at no club that has been penalised has it ever been the fault of the fans. It's always dodgy owners. We don't wring our hands and weep about other clubs being penalised, so I'm not here. All this sad saga shows is that the "fit and proper" test is a joke. Show me a petition and I'll ask the EFL to reform that for the sake of Wigan and many, many other clubs.
  7. To be fair, one can be aware the Sword of Damocles is hanging over you and still be distraught when it falls. The two are not mutually exclusive. He'd have been aware his job was at risk, but still shocked when it actually goes. I think everyone is probably shocked when they get the sack - even if, on reflection, they might have deserved it. As for self-belief, that goes with the job. Football managers face very short tenures and can be sacked for things that are not their fault at all, or not entirely their fault. Only way you can cope with that level of insecurity is by having cast
  8. As Club Secretary his role will be more administrative than on-field.
  9. The trouble with assessing players to hold on or release is we only know many of them by their performances under LJ's monthly-get-worse training regime. I'm not sure we know what all of them are capable of under a first-rate coach. There are some obvious departures, like Williams, and others who are likely to be considered too high risk and expensive, like Afobe. But I think it'll be up to the new guy to decide in most cases and although we might speculate, I'd be surprised if any of us correctly guesses who we have now who is in the starting XI for the first game of 20/21.
  10. Although I agree with your assessment of Chris Hughton, I would say to you what I'd say to any City fan: There are no definites in football. It's why we're all fascinated by the game - so many variables. For a start, even with good managers, luck comes into it: a critical injury to a key player can derail a season if it falls at the wrong time. Then there's the manager himself: they are human and off-field events and sometimes just the ageing process itself, can affect their judgement. Plus there are other factors in the mix. Mark Ashton is a major factor in our recruitment
  11. Good luck with your battles, @Norn Iron Don't be afraid of the GP. Helped me at a time I thought my life was turning to dust. Turned out it wasn't and instead a new chapter opened for me - but I needed professional help to see that. I hope Mrs Iron's health improves. We take good health for granted, but life has a horrible way of shocking us! In terms of negative emoticons, I've only ever used them to someone who has been downright rude to me. I don't accept people being offensive to my face and I won't here. Only time I might've veered from that rule is on the odd occasion someone has
  12. I'd need to see an out-of-focus picture of Mick (taken in 2017) to mark that one as "confirmed".
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