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  1. if the big money is in players who score goals and you are a selling club why don't you specialise in strikers? why breed full backs or wingers if the big cash is in the goal getters attic? even the gas have sold off a string of goal scorers over the years, while we seem content to spread our betting across all positions. I can see some logic to it but why not build a squad of strikers and maximise the cash generation how would you change things?
  2. Key to Big Nige's success for next season will be our home form. We haven't had any form down the Gate for several seasons now and that has to change. So could we please start.......... Setting the team up to attack, not repeat the away line up, Create a choir from capable singers plus a band to generate the Ashton Roar Slow down Drink up thee Zyder to become an anthem, a bit like Spurs do with their variation on 'when the Saints' Fashion a players tunnel to 'welcome/intimidate' the opposition as they come onto the pitch. Foul the away teams best players good and early get right behind the team for the kick off etc etc Operation Fortress please
  3. Given the dreadful run that Big Nige presided over after the first few flukes of 'his' fixtures. I am looking forward to seeing a defence that doesn't keep letting in goals. That's my only ambition in the first 10 games or so. Maybe after then I might get excited about Sam Bell's runs, or Antoine Semenyo finding the back of the net more often. After that I would love to see an existing player find a new field position and excel in a fresh role; for example COD at left back and JD playing in midfield, with Adam Nagy reborn in a very advanced playmaker role. Taylor Moore at centre forward anyone? Oh and selling Palmer off to a Cardiff to balance the books, not selling Bentley to Southampton
  4. This reads like the script from Line of Duty, over and out AC12. Lets back to comparing notes about wine
  5. or try Chateau Palmer if you want to keep the football names in the west country
  6. You just know deep down in your bones that our time is coming. Two top class appointments as Manager and CEO. Wholesale clear out of the sick and wounded; fans coming back, a line up that is based on a 3-5- 2, (just like Cotts) and a recruitment plan to hire talent. scouting for players that we see once every 5 years or so who can actually play and possess a first touch A supply of ready made youngsters we are cooing about and we haven't seen the leading contender Sam Bell at his best yet. But the happiest bit is that our beloved owner can't be arsed with the slow route anymore. He's ready to get to the premiership, bump up the club value and either sell to get his money back or sit back and enjoy the ride. We have more potential than Leicester, far more than Swansea, Bournemouth or`Brentford; so why not us this time? Look what Barnsley are doing with a change in formation and tactics and no money Can't wait to get next season's party started........ up the football league we go
  7. Kevin Mabbutt at the time got an enormous amount of hype. Granted he was talented but in terms of buzz around him back then the PR machine was in overdrive Sponsored TR7, his own fan club, how many BCFC players can claim a hat trick at Man U? Good looking boy with girls falling over themselves for him, turns out to be gay How city is that?
  8. Here's hoping he is, as there's plenty of young talent there needing a loan or two. Please make Dewsbury-Hall, currently at Luton, the first signing. A younger Barry Bannan with a sweet 'tinman' of a left foot and the best set piece delivery I have seen 'down the gate' this season we need left footers badly
  9. Rigorous Hob Knobs, Bull Sh*t Bourbons, Gert Lush Garibaldi's I feel sorry for the tractor boys, nice club in the past, Paul Cook will pick the biscuits and MA will take all the glory
  10. Short Term Deals The consistent lesson we have seen in the recent seasons is that short term imports play brilliantly until they make the move permanent and then never play as well again; witness Tomlin and Palmer. Hopefully the reverse will apply with our new manager who's form during his short term deal has been shockingly bad; and yet deep down we truly believe that now he is fully contracted he will transform our future fortunes. What's in a name Nige's appointment also bucks the trend that looked likely a short while ago. Namely as a variation on Tombola sélection systems we were starting to hire people on the basis that their names meant something around the club, (Arsenal Wenger being a high profile example elsewhere) and at BCFC Ashton 'shut the gate after you' might have been closely followed by Mark Robins How did Geoff Merrick earn the name 'Sir'? What names make you giggle or feel special about a local story? will we ever see the rise of Terry Totterdown, or Billy Bedminster Dicks and Johnsons had a meaning for a while!!
  11. He ran their midfield and assisted in everything good that Luton put together. Exactly the left footed, Tinnion style, player we need in our team. once again crosses and set pieces are our undoing. Only highlight was Taylor Moore's decscription of Nahki's Tackles in the shower
  12. I am surprised by the outing of Fam in this thread as its Wells who I think is even worse, and sadly he is still in contract. To play with two strikers neither of whom can control the ball means the upfield pass is back on Kalas's head in no time. I was really looking forward to seeing Sam Bell make his debut, but to only last 15 minutes is cruel on him; and possibly even worse for big Nige as he was giving him a go, and he might just have found a solution in the youngster. The only thing I admire about Wells is that he has got a cathedral named after him
  13. If you can trap a medicine ball then maybe we will ask you to stay for next season. If you can't then please leave. Try as I might I can see no excuses or reasons to explain Wells' lack of ability when attempting to control a ball. Palmer doesn't have the ability to take less than 3 touches, Fam wear's Toblerone boots. Hunt has a touch like a pin ball machine. The list goes on and on Please big Nige pick some forwards from the youngsters who can hold the ball up and help us maintain possession. Playing with your back to the goal is still very important and without Chris Martin's 'wardrobe' approach we have looked lost. Wilbrahamovic, Glynn Riley, Joe Jordan all could 'hold the ball up'. we need another one sharpish
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