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Silvio Dante

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  1. Why fight against it, it’s bound to happen some day...
  2. This is the elephant in the room. I think there’s broad agreement that the squad is at best mis-shapen, and at worst bloated. So we need to unload. However, we’re post (technically in)COVID, and clubs have less revenue. This means it’s less likely clubs will be spending. So, let them go on frees? Still doesn’t solve the issue. There is little to no chance a players next contract at this level will be on a par with his last. It’ll be less. And if it’s less, the selling club have to make up the shortfall. There isn’t a magic wand that frees up loads of money in wages (ab
  3. But we do, however, have the right setup for him to be “Up on the Roof”
  4. Can I be pedantic and say I think the first Hirerite away was yellow and black...
  5. I think the last bit is probably the key here. If you consider the proportion of the population that have been furloughed, or like me, are now on permanent wfh, unless they’ve been going for runs/walks etc then they’re probably suffering from cabin fever. I can understand the wanting to get out, and I’ve been doing running and working so god knows what some people who have just been off - sometimes with no partner/kids - have as their mental health at present
  6. Just said on the general Covid thread that in my local at the mo - me, the wife and boy have come in for a meal. Really well organised, quite quiet - many staying away but names on the door and staff glad to be back. This is in a suburb of North Yate. Happy to be here, feels safe and want to support them. On the flip side, two pubs in the centre of Yate (shockingly, including the Spoons) had to close doors last night and kick people out. It’s all about being sensible. But if you want to go out, a decent pub will have the measures even if it can never be 100% safe.
  7. I don’t think this should be speculated on until the new man is announced on the official site.
  8. I asked my Ipswich supporting mate about McCarthy. His response was “He’d take you up as champions with your budget” Did a good job at Ipswich under difficult circumstances - how good a job was illustrated by the debacle under Hurst. Also has the promotions from this level on the CV and international managerial experience (twice). And on that point, as was shown by Saipan, he’d not be scared to take on big players. Definitely one to consider.
  9. I remember in the 1980s it was obligatory for the likes of Steve Johnson, Tony Caldwell et al to describe BCFC as a “First Division setup” on signing. I assume this is the modern equivalent
  10. The other important point to note is that I believe there are very good board level relationships between us and Brighton, stemming from the stadium plan at Ashton Vale. Reason I mention that is because although Hughtons not at Brighton anymore, SL/MA will be able to get solid feedback on him as an individual, what he wants and expects and whether he’d fit in.
  11. Hard lines old bean. I heard it announced, clear as a bell, over the Dolman tannoy before it was released.
  12. Lots of disrespectful comments here. You may not care, but the guy has been in charge here for 4.5 years and the majority of us are genuinely interested in where he goes next. Personally, I reckon his reputation is pretty much intact. His next job will be at this level. And him having time up here shouldn’t change that. If you don’t care - don’t comment. But also don’t kick a good man when he’s down.
  13. Having been through the candidates per the bookies, a few things spring to mind: - We ain’t the draw that some of us think we are per the bookmakers, who are rarely wrong. That reads like a candidate list for a Sunderland or a Birmingham in their current states. Not an upwardly mobile Championship side. Are we still seen as a backwater? - Further to that, it’s not an inspiring list. Standouts are Robins and Cook to me - Pulis. FFS....
  14. Which with any new manager and what looks a mis-shaped squad is a given. I don’t read much into it
  15. “I don’t want a LJ at Ashton I wanna go for a new person I wanna see Paul Cookie Because he’s got a reasonable pedigree” And then some stuff about a defensive waaaaaaalllll
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