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Rich_s last won the day on January 29 2014

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  1. Taylor is probably a bit of a marmite player. For me he comes on and looks busy, works hard but when you look beyond the running around he simply isn’t that good IMHO.
  2. FFS! I like Taylor’s running and energy but his first touch is amongst the worst I’ve seen at AG for years. He’s never once looked like being championship standard. It’s not as if he’s nineteen and might come good.
  3. Bas Savage must be right up there. It's like somebody grabbed him off the street and said, "can you kick a ball?". Diony was awful. Really hard to get your head around how he was ever regarded as a footballer but he'd done well in French leagues. I guess his confidence was shot to pieces. Shame really. Steve Jones and Steve Torpey were pretty bad but both looked like Pele when compared to Bas Savage. Jones went on to become a City hero. I recall his pearly white teeth sparkling through his tan bed face. I remember after being out of favour at AG that he came on and scored. His jubilance and celebration was a joy to watch. It was like he'd scored the winner in the World cup. I think he even kissed the badge, which is a gesture that always looks twee IMHO.
  4. SOD just needed more time. TBH I think LJ’s tactics are on a par for boredom. Based on my age and on entertainment value best and worst Danny Wilson (Best) LJ (worst)
  5. Exactly. He was frustrating as **** some days but when he turned it on you felt like you were entertained. At present the club lack players that can turn on those flashes of excitement. There's just no spontaneity and as a result it's predictably dull. In the future will just feed the stats into a piece of AI. The AI will pick the team every week based on our and the opposition stats. The AI will probably do the after game interview. I'm not sure we're too far from that.
  6. Agree with you mate. Most skilful player I've seen at AG in years. It would be hard not to include Trundle, Tomlin and JET in a list of players that made you nod your head in appreciation. JET would be the top of those three for me. Coincidentally all three had a bit of an issue applying themselves. That goal against gas was awesome. Right up there with Aaron Brown's break from our own box that was crossed in for Thorpe to nod in.
  7. Agreed! He needs a good loan deal to help him progress. I'd love to be proven wrong but really don't think he's ready for championship football and looks out of sorts. He he gets an extended run and continues to not impress then it will do his confidence no good.
  8. Other than a fit Kalas I don't think Wright is any better or worse than any of our other back line. All seems very strange. He was captain for a while. Maybe he questioned tactics or lack of them.
  9. Perhaps @CodeRed is in fact Mr Ashton and having a jolly good laugh.
  10. Instead of Dubai or similar they could go to Weston-Super-Mare. Added advantage of not adding to climate change and they could donate the money saved to the clubs sponsored charity. A few days training on Weston beach with the wind whipping across from Brean Down might toughen them up a bit.
  11. Nah! I've never looked at a Warnock side and thought they play highly entertaining football so it's a no from me. For the time-being it's better the devil you know. I'd be surprised if the board are not wondering whether LJ has taken us as far as he can and whether it's time to scour the market both home and abroad for someone who potentially can move us to the next level and appoint that person over the summer. LJ has consolidated us in the championship. That's huge and he should be commended. I'm feeling nothing about other than knee-jerk reaction to the thought of Warnock.
  12. Rich_s


    Winning doesn't always mean winning. Winning means you're doing better than you've done before, which could mean losing. Actually, that isn't a Johnson'ism. I pretty much made that up. How does one get into football management? I think my BS is at the right level. Seriously though. LJ is really positive and does bang the positivity and BS drum. In the main I like that as it's way better than being around gloomsters who just suck all life out the room. However, positivity needs to be balanced with a sense of realism. Sometimes the positivity wonks completely let go of realism. I worked for a tech startup once and after a good start with good growth it seriously went to shit, absolutely big style. Fans were placed in each corner of the offices and the brown stuff was being pebble dashed over everyone. One morning we came in and the toilets were blocked, a massive python-esq turd was filling one of the toilets. Each time the urinals went on their flush cycle it went over the floor as the urinals drained to the same circuit as the toilets. The handyman who we knew refused to come out as he hadn't been paid. We explained the situation to the CEO who walked into the gents to survey the carnage. He looked for a moment and then said, "today is the first day of the rest of our lives". The COO looked to the CEO and said, "that may be so but I'm busting for a shit". The company folded soon after and I fully expect the CEO is still out there somewhere banging his positivity drum and wheeling out positivity quotes. Sorry went off on a tangent there. Personally I think Johnson has done a great job of establishing us as a championship team. Whether he can take us further is clearly up for debate, but I don't think this thread would exist if Afobe had remained injury free. Remember, "Keep your face to the sunshine and you'll never see a shadow".
  13. Uh! You say people should be banned and in the next sentence say everyone is entitled to their opinion. Cake and eat it?
  14. He’s not going anywhere before the end of the season so waste of time and energy thinking otherwise IMHO. The only possibility he’ll be fired before end of season is if we fall into relegation zone, which is something I don’t think will happen. Personally I think he’s taken us as far as he can and I thank him for establishing us as a top half championship team. However, I’m not convinced he’ll take us to the next level and it’s time for the baton to be handed to someone who can.
  15. I've moved mid-season before. Was about 5-10 years back. I rang the club and told them I was likely to kill the guy next to me as I was pissed off with his incessant moaning. He was a classic Dolmoaner. 30 seconds into the game he'd turn to his mate and says, "this is ****ing shite". Also he was one of those, who would literally permanently write off a signing if he didn't play 100% pinpoint passes and score about 30 goals with his first 50 touches of the ball. I'd ring the club. I found them quite accommodating.
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