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Dastardly and Muttley

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  1. I stand by my words, no matter how much stick I’ve taken. My view are that domestic abuse is unforgivable, particularly for people in the public eye. Simpson is welcome to a second chance in a non public eye, role. But as a role model for children and others, he shouldn’t be in the privileged position of being paid to play a game for a living. We could have backed that up by refusing to sign him. We didn’t. The scenarios are different but comparable. Both clubs had the chance to take a stand, on an issue they’ve supposedly supported before. We didn’t even make a comment for several weeks. Obviously, if it had happened whilst DS was employed with us, he’d likely be sacked. But, no doubt, many would be on here wanting to give him a second/third chance. Barton should be sacked and Simpson should be earning his money elsewhere. Not a lot could convince me otherwise, unless DS wants to demonstrate he’s really changed by doing som educational or charity work about his experiences and why DV is wrong. No, didn’t think so.
  2. I suspect that, if he’s found guilty, their club will probably do the right thing and get rid. Sadly, I can’t say the same about our club after their support of Simpson.
  3. Not a great kit, but I will give them credit for a great launch. Inclusive, representative of all elements of the community. It’s not often that I’ll say well done to them, but on this occasion they deserve it.
  4. Best wishes to Paul and his family. Hopefully he’ll be back on the sidelines soon.
  5. Has he even had a mention in commentary yet?
  6. So that pretty much backs up what I said. 38 players available, they’re all going to get a call up sooner or later if they’re playing regularly in the top 2 English leagues. To play professionally in the top 2 leagues is a hell of an achievement, no belittling at all. If they get there, a country like Wales will always take a look. Once Joe’s got in the squad, he’s obviously shown something to keep other players out, so good luck to him. But let’s not pretend that the next Welsh City youngster who breaks through won’t get called up as well. I mean, they have a guy who’s played less than 200 mins for Cardiff in their Euro’s squad.
  7. Given the pool of players available, most Welsh players in the top 2 divisions get caps. Of course, making it to that level is a great achievement for a player. But once you’ve reached that level, if you’re Welsh, you’ll be selected. I struggle to think of many Welsh Championship players who haven’t been picked. I may be wrong and there’s dozens of uncapped Welshman in the championship...
  8. There’s clearly a lot of emotion over Morrell, because he’s a local lad and many posters know him or his family. Truth is, a mix of all the views expressed so far is probably right. If he was good enough and fit enough, he’d have played for us or Luton. He’s made an unwise career choice, in that he’d have likely got more game time here. Obviously that was unforeseeable. There’s a huge difference between L1 and Championship. Being selected by Wales isn’t a huge achievement for a player in the top 2/3 divisions in this country.
  9. It probably was that game then. I’d have been 6. Definitely remember being on the pitch at the end.
  10. What game was this? I think it may have been my first ever game as a real nipper. Memory fades, as it’s going back around 30 years and I was only 5/6. I remember my first game as ending in a pitch invasion to celebrate promotion. In my head, it was either v Walsall or Oldham and I think it may have been a 2-2 draw. Anyway, memories hazy of that era! Remember being lifted over the barriers for free by a friendly steward
  11. Nice place to “retire” to, though. Especially after a few years in Croydon.
  12. Rumours that he’ll leave Palace at the end of the season. Any chance he’d fancy a DoF role at a club he knows?
  13. Looks like part of the story is a re-hash from when MA left. So probably one journo to write the original and one to update with the new details. Looks like part of the story is a re-hash from when MA left. So probably one journo to write the original and one to update with the new details. Looks like part of the story is a re-hash from when MA left. So probably one journo to write the original and one to update with the new details.
  14. Strange how things work out. He turned us down a few weeks before we eventually signed him as he wanted more money. Look on here at that time and he was being called all sorts. Just goes to show how effort and hard work earns you the respect of the fans. Happy retirement Steady.
  15. I like Bents, but he’s probably the player we’re most likely to turn a decent profit on and we have a huge rebuild coming.
  16. Up in Scotland, Albion Rovers’ player David Cox left his stadium and retired from football at half-time after a Stenhousemuir player abused him over his mental health. Cox had previously attempted to take his own life, with the Stenhousemuir captain making disgraceful comments about it during the game. Shocking that things like this happen, with the way the world is about supporting mental health at the moment.
  17. Brilliant news. Was worrying that SL would have second thoughts. All unite behind him now, surely.
  18. I’d just like to know why there’s sometimes two lines on his ears, but other times there’s not...
  19. Sessegnon’s played over Hunt and Simpson was brought in. Bell was given a start and got injured. Conway started today, Janneh’s come off the bench. Palmer’s not been a starter for a while, Massengo seems to have his role now. Pearson started in midfield for a couple, but Nagy probably has to play as there’s no one else and I think there’s a player in there somewhere.
  20. Diedhiou was out of the squad, injured or not. He played Conway, brought Scott on. Not sure, given injuries, what else he could do. Play too many and you’ll end up a bit like Towler, overwhelmed, almost sent off and potentially damaging. Scott and Conway combined for an “offside” equaliser. NP has had his hands tied by injuries - I don’t see a queue of youngsters waiting who haven’t been given a chance.
  21. Just had that realisation that Appleton is unlikely now. Thank God.
  22. Right. Since we sacked Holden, we’ve appointed ONE PERSON. (And signed one convicted domestic abuser.) Nothing else has changed. The coaching team is the same. The players are the same. How can people expect dramatic changes in those circumstances? Even if Pearson’s working miracles, every one else is the same. Worst of all, Pearson’s on a short term contract. It’s like putting a supply teacher in front of the disruptive class a month before they finish school. Perhaps things would be different had NP been given a longer contract - people would know where they stood. But until a manager, any manager, has their coaching staff and their team in place, they can’t really be judged. One person cannot instantly fix the mess that has been created by LJ, DH, MA , JL and SL over the last two years.
  23. I’m sorry, but why are people worried about relegation this season? I’ve seen people saying we’re not safe. Wycombe can’t catch us. Wednesday can’t catch us. Even supposing Rotherham win their two games in hand, they’re 6 points behind - would need to win all three, probably. Even if Rotherham do win all 5 remaining games - Derby are 8 points behind with 9 to play for. We’d have to see Rotherham and Derby winning all of their remaining games, as well as Huddersfield picking up 4 points and Blackburn & Forest doing better than us. Even if we lose all three remaining games, we’re safe. NP knows what needs to be done. These players are dreadful, a sign of poor recruitment. But we’d still have won tonight had Semenyo’s shot gone in. Give him a summer of his own recruitment. Only thing that would have changed for me, if I wasSL, is that I’d be looking to offer a two year contract rather than a 3 year.
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