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  1. Vile cowards. Korey Smith doesn’t have to respond to scum like that, and shouldn’t have to be burdened with abuse like that. The internet is amazing, but shows the downsides when it enables disgusting and pathetic low lives like the ones responsible for this trash.
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    Boy needs to play, so this works out. He’s 21 and isn’t breaking into the side; better he goes and gets games, and we get to assess him at a later time. Might be frustrating at times, but if we are going to find and improve potential gems, sometimes they have to take a step back to move forwards, and hopefully this is one of those time. Moore clearly improved his game on loan, and while still the finished article, that’s the process; fine and improve potential, and augment that with proven players. Rome wasn’t built in a day and all that.
  3. Hasn’t Fammy scored a couple in the last few games against Stoke? Give him a couple of weeks training alongside AW and start those two up top; refuse to believe he’s become a bad player overnight, and Stoke is a good opportunity for him to find some form.
  4. This. ******* weird how many people seem desperate to defend him. Did the crime, tried to get out of the time; got called on his bullshit arrogance and is serving his debt to society. Always came over as a self-regarding clown as a manager; shame that seems to have extended to his personal life.
  5. TBF give them some credit; they beat Forest Green... .. based in Nailsworth, population 5,794 - the smallest place to host a league team by population.
  6. May be the night game I’m thinking of in all fairness - it’s a while back and my memory is somewhat hazy... And my one big hope from all of this is it sets a fire under the question of what exactly the EFL is doing when I comes to assessing the credibility of potential owners. It is pretty clear from the detail now out in the open the pair who traded Bury for a pound were both clearly not interested in the long term stability and survival of the club; if this is obvious now, why wasn’t it then? And while I hold no love for the blue few down the road, you look at the situation they now find themselves in, and you wonder how carefully the EFL assessed the intentions and capacity of their owners too - I may have zero time for them, and hope the head down and loiter in league two forever, but you have to be concerned at a number of clubs with stewards I’m unsure are aiming to maintain their involvement long term, the sags included.
  7. Remember this game if I’m not mistaken - Matt Hill’s debut and Soren Anderson scoring our equaliser, I believe. Unbelievable to think that two decades later Bury (a Division One/Championship team at the time) would be in this situation. The scenario surrounding their demise stinks of the kind of disaster capitalism that many ‘businessmen’ engage in, and for me is a lasting stain on the EFL, as they ultimately proved useless as arbiters of who should be allowed to manage what are community institutions at their heart. A sad, sad day and I hope we don’t see another soon with Bolton.
  8. Hope not. Might be in a monitory but never what to play them again.
  9. That’s tragic about Bury - no word on Bolton either and not much time left.
  10. I thought that too, though I did hear it said that in those 14 days they can’t be taken over, and it would be near impossible for them to currently offer proof that they could continue. At this stage it is all proper confusing though, so not really sure of what will take place. If two league one sides fold will play havoc with the league tbh.
  11. Only way it really works is in ‘closed systems’ like the NFL, but there isn’t really any prospect of that happening in English football. I agree that imposing one on the UK isn’t likely a viable solution, and regardless; the FFP rules we have haven’t stopped clubs falling into this position. Chasing promotion/glory is an expensive business, and with the rewards for reaching the promised land so great, clubs will take risks. Someone mentioned Villa above; they threw everything they had at getting back up and succeeded, while Stoke look to have failed - I’m curious as to how the Potters are doing ‘under the hood’ as carrying players like Butland who must be on very decent wages while looking miles off promotion can’t be good for them.
  12. Still; good sign he’s dedicated to getting back in shape. I’d also suggest that with a deal only lasting until January and the Euros next summer, he has every motivation to prove himself over the next six months, so don’t imagine he’s going to be resting on his laurels. The fact he was still playing internationally this summer despite a poor Stoke season last time out shows he can add something, and if we’ve lost Kalas for a spell, he could prove a key player.
  13. I see what they mean about ‘family club’; young ones being shown first hand how to menace a former player who helped fire you to two promotions.
  14. Shameless. Right at the wire the owner (who is clearly in this to make whatever he can out of the situation, not the good of the club) is essentially saying “not my problem; why don’t you all stump up” to everyone concerned. The EFL needs to be asked very serious questions about how they vet and allow people to become owners, as with Bury and Bolton they have failed utterly at assessing if the stewards of two clubs are capable.
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