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Everything posted by Tipps69

  1. I’ve been avoiding the forum for a few days @Davefevsso you’ll have to excuse my reply because I’ve not read anything on here because of the inevitable toxic nature of things but as a reply to your post (seeing as you’ve tagged me). Is this new discussion on Moore due to his performance against a Preston team that are well regarded at ‘earning’ themselves penalties that shouldn’t particularly be given? Like Friday’s where there is evidence that Moore got the ball & that Sinclair may not of been touched while the referee has come out to DH & said that if he’s made a mistake he apologises? Or is it that Moore is struggling for form in a poor team at the moment? Players go through dips in form for many reasons, ask John Stones (much maligned in recent years for being shit despite the team he plays for, the money spent on him & the trophies he’s won) or Steven Caulker, who’s drop off in form can probably be put down to other things outside of football that have been well reported? (And obviously I’ve only used a small percentage centre-backs that could be accused of lacking ability but basically every player could be named as examples). Moore isn’t a poor player in the form of a Gary Stanley or Nicky Hunt & there is no knowing how the current situation throughout the world is affecting him or anyone else, assuming his family are still living in France (or not in Bristol at least). I would suggest that anyone of probably 9 players could of been dragged off on Friday night because of their poor performance, yet Moore seems to be the centre of discussions? At the moment each & every one of our players that are technically fit to take to the pitch should be being discussed as to their worthiness to be selected because none of them are performing anywhere near the level expected of them. In a team that is struggling for form & confidence, to have something else to be blamed for personally (giving a penalty away), could play on someone’s mind & affect their performance & while in past years players could be taken out of the firing line & dropped down to the reserves to find their form or to acclimatise to a change of playing position, this simply isn’t possible for varying reasons (lack of available players, unable to move players between squads because of ‘bubbles’ etc), so the only possibility is that the player has to play his way through it in game situations. It’s even unlikely that there is anything that can be worked on adequately on the training ground because of the schedule the club currently faces where they could only be training for 2 or 3 days a week. It also begs the question that if Moore is so poor at playing this position, why isn’t Vyner, Kalas or Mariappa put there? Especially in the cases of Kalas & Mariappa, they are much more experienced & should be able to adjust to the position better than a relatively inexperienced player, no?
  2. Nothing wrong with giving Rotherham the credit they deserved for carrying out their game plan & saying we were beaten by the better team.How’s that upsetting anyone? And in fairness if any of those players on Saturday thought that any criticism they received wasn’t worthy then they probably need to be less deluded! And maybe hearing it from someone else would help them instead of them believing they were just unlucky.
  3. I’m not expecting them to be Ant & Dec or to get up & sing, I just think it wouldn’t hurt them to do a bit more, discuss how they think a game is going or how it’s gone, especially when injured.I’m talking about someone discussing what’s gone on in their chosen career while at their current employment, while sat next to one other person in a room. I think I’ve heard Baker do one interview & that includes quotes in The Post, Walsh possibly similar. Williams has possibly done more in his short time of not playing for us than others.
  4. Clearly off his face! And it’s not like his Mercedes AMG wouldn’t have a reversing camera in (although it might not of worked after hitting the van & before he reversed into the second car)!
  5. But they wouldn’t be in a room full of people, that’s why I said I’m not expecting them to do ‘An audience with’! They would be expected to do pre & post match interviews & being a summariser isn’t so much different, especially while injured & unable to play to earn their wage. Weimann is on tonight despite the severity of his injury yet others aren’t seen or heard from! Just my opinion, I would of thought they could do a little more.
  6. Yeah, I just watched it about 5 minutes ago. Now this isn’t the police’s fault but the fact that the idiot was seemingly drink-driving & left the scene of the accidents clearly saved him & allowed him to carry on showing little regard for anyone else apart from himself, which really doesn’t surprise me.
  7. Really? I’m 48 years old & broken my back twice!! Yep, I really wish I was playing football!! I’m just glad I can put my own clothes on & walk!!
  8. As I said, media responsibilities are part of the job & as I’ve responded to Fevs above, I’m not expecting them to commentate or answer questions from fans but to actually see them doing something for their wage & to get something from them surely couldn’t do any harm?
  9. Unfortunate side of the job! They’ve done very little for the last 3 months or so & the least they could do while picking up their obscene wage is to appear on tv. They are technically talking to one person, it’s not like it’s an ‘Audience with Nathan Baker’ & hundreds of people are queuing to ask him questions & is why I suggested summariser rather than co-commentator so they only have to speak for a limited time. The cynical part of me is starting to question Walsh’s injury situation & with his good mate in a similar position it does feel like a bit of a piss take to me. All feels a little convenient.
  10. He just strikes me as someone that won’t be bothered about a ban & will carry on driving regardless! He’s never shown any remorse or regard for anything he’s previously done!
  11. Like I said, Williams did it when he first arrived & Weimann is doing it tonight. I thought all the players were supposed to carry out media responsibilities?
  12. What I don’t get with our own tv channel is why they don’t get all of the injured players involved with doing summarising at least? Walsh, Williams (who has done it) & Baker could of all done it. Weimann is doing it tonight so why haven’t the others done it as part of their media stuff? I could understand it if they had serious injuries & were unable to mobilise but surely they are all on their feet & getting about? Maybe then we’d get a bit of feedback as to how their recoveries are going & may feel a bit more empathy for them if they explained what has actually happened for them to have relapsed?!?
  13. Exactly but it also begs the question as to whether it’s possible to spend £100 now without everything being out of stock?
  14. Gotta be said, it’s a great looking game but it’s seriously like one of those mornings where you’ve woke up from the night before & have no idea what happened!!
  15. And this is obviously assuming the courier service manage to deliver! I already know I’m out for a few hours on Christmas Eve delivering Christmas meals to old people so if mine is supposed to turn up I’ll probably not get it anyway!!
  16. Just started playing (couple of hours in) & haven’t noticed any bugs yet (on PC).
  17. The world isn’t all about money & material things! You can’t just buy everything you need to make you feel worthy & to make you feel like you have a reason to be here! Some people can switch off & not give a shit about what’s happening around them, others feel like there’s a reason for it & can only blame themselves & see no way out!
  18. Just had an email update (that I assume has gone to everyone that has ordered the shirt) saying that they should be receiving the first batch this week & then they will start sending them out. But it does say it’ll be in the post by the 23rd! So that’s pushing it a bit close assuming it ain’t getting here for Christmas if they aren’t posting until the 23rd?
  19. Norwich were in big financial trouble the year they got promoted. If they hadn’t gone up they were looking to be in serious trouble! So I’m not sure how healthy things would be now at Norwich, assuming they cleared their debts off & now with the current financial climate. Although they should clearly be in a better place than they were 2 years ago.
  20. I would suggest it’s highly unlikely a selling club will get what they want for any player & as a result of that any buying club will pay the fees required. The only real opportunity may be where players are going to be out of contract in the summer & their club really don’t want to lose him for nothing but they are unlikely to get much at that level, especially for the reasons given in my original response. Clubs have lost huge percentages of their income throughout football & about the only ones unlikely to notice it are those in the Premier League because of their tv deals.
  21. With finances as they are & wage caps in place, I can’t imagine much being done in the transfer window in the lower divisions, not that the manager would be involved in anyway.
  22. That being the case & seeing as Kalas has been playing left while Vyner played right, why not have Kalas left centre half & Moore right (just a direct replacement for Vyner? Mari apps might well have so many appearances throughout his career but not for the last 3 months (2 at right back) & would undoubtedly be lacking match fitness as well as having no real pre season. Surely playing 3-5-2 would mean not getting over run in midfield? (I’ll let you be the judge on how that’s gone). For me, playing 3 up front has been the issue, while in essence it looks attacking & like we should have lots of attempts on goal, we simply haven’t so playing 3 up front is pointless. But what DH has tended to do when allowing Diedhiou to start is to leave him isolated & then it’s all Diedhiou’s fault & he’s classed as not good enough by many on here but if he had the support of two other forwards (like Wells, Martin & Semenyo have), he probably wouldn’t look so isolated & inept. We simply haven’t given that front 3 the service so why persevere with 3 players that are unlikely to get the ball often enough? 1 or 2 of those players could be utilised further back (by swapping them out for players who can play the other positions). Now I'm all for rotation, I think we’re in desperate need of it but I don’t think under any circumstances should we be swapping out 7 or 8 players for a game. 2 or 3 maximum because other wise you lose that familiarity & players will look like they have less of an idea as to what each other is doing. Part of this problem could be DH’s own doing if you are going to take him by his word of ‘the shirt is there for the players to win/lose & once they win it, they’ll keep it’. So maybe he is worried about resting players without significant reason?
  23. So you would of dropped our current two first choice centre halves for someone that has played 2 games so far this season (as a right back) & an 18 year-old who hasn’t played 1 minute of senior football against a team that were always going to be lumping everything in to our box??? You would of seriously picked this game to do that? And while Wells is playing wide in your midfield 4, who’s playing whichever side Wells isn’t out of the 3 central midfielders you’ve picked? As I don’t see Massengo, Nagy or Bakinson ever being able to play wide! And yet people criticised LJ for playing square pegs in round holes & have done with DH!! Can you imagine the blow up on here if he had done that? Or picked that team? And if you can’t see that that team would do worse than the one picked yesterday, I’d suggest you maybe imagining things!
  24. Just to pick up on point #2, how do you consider doing that under the current circumstances? Yesterday we were missing through injury Paterson, Dasilva, Baker, Mawson, Sessegnon, Walsh, Williams & Weimann, how much rotation & resting is currently possible with the options available?
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