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Major Isewater

Lee's after match interview

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1 minute ago, BRISTOL86 said:

Genuinely not sure whether he actually believes it or is just trotting out the same out stuff. 

But once I’d just love him to say, “you know what, that was a big bag of **** wasn’t it”. 

Exactly B86. And I thought it might have stopped. Just own it but he won't. Been a major major  bug bear about him for me, can't stand people who don't accept responsibility. 

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7 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Tbf he also talks of pressing triggers , passing through the thirds and other sounbytes, which I won’t bore you with because they are non existent on match days

I think this is THE thing that gets me pissed off the most in all honesty.

Talks like he's been there and got the t-shirt already

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18 minutes ago, AppyDAZE said:

My favourite quote

"I was trying to get the subs on"   :laugh:

They were stood there for 10 f*ing minutes and Millwall had 3 or 4 throw-in.

Trying to be clever, more like

Always trying to be too clever, but you're a novice.

 

Was sat behind him and he had the subs ready and then panicked and didn’t look like he had a clue what to do once they scored.  He was frozen.

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Its going to be a long drawn out season, be prepared for new recruits who we`ve never heard of in the next window, on loan no doubt; who will for sure take priority and then will be shoehorned into the starting line up. This will bring the "time to gel" phrase being rolled out as the pain drags on.

The on-set of season ticket sales will bring untold promises that will only have one reason "to sell tickets"

 As the summer approaches we will off load the likes of Kelly and LJ will "re-group" to go again; after high pressure training in the heat somewhere, this will be followed by a new season and LJ will talk his way through it and repeat the next season and the next and the next until SL wakes up and decides to employ another.......just the same

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Result predictable. Post match Bollocks predictable. Same old same old.

I'd ask Horace but he's hibernating. Sensible hog, says I.

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1 minute ago, RumRed said:

Was sat behind him and he had the subs ready and then panicked and didn’t look like he had a clue what to do once they scored.  He was frozen.

Did he phone a friend?

Ask the audience?

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28 minutes ago, chinapig said:

Why on earth does nobody ever ask him to define what that identity actually is? Otherwise he's just getting a free ride, never having to justify his claims.

I was thinking exactly the same thing!

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4 minutes ago, AppyDAZE said:

Did he phone a friend?

Ask the audience?

He did speak to a few, looked more like a book group discussing the themes and motifs within Orwell’s ‘Keep the aspadistra flying’ rather than a blood and guts footballing conversation.

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6 minutes ago, RumRed said:

Was sat behind him and he had the subs ready and then panicked and didn’t look like he had a clue what to do once they scored.  He was frozen.

Noticeable, then had a conference with Holden and McCallister whilst the subs put their tops back on

 

Mind you , If after all that , the brilliant intuitive answer was to bring on Marley Watkins as our centre forward......

I probably wouldn’t have bothered ..............

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27 minutes ago, ZiderEyed said:

Best one is 'We haven't had a lot of luck in recent games'

WHAT THE **** ARE YOU ON ABOUT.

Liked the way he mentions that we have 4 points from the last 6, but I didn’t hear him mention 0 from 12 last Saturday!

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4 minutes ago, exAtyeoMax said:

I was thinking exactly the same thing!

My biggest gripe about the radio reporters. No one ever challenges anything. Why does no one turn round and say “so exactly what is that identity, Mr Johnson?” 

Or “this is the ninety-seventh time you’ve said that you’ve got the teams identity back, why do you keep losing it?!”

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Just watched the interview - I thought he was pretty spot on.  Fair assessment of a drab and dreary game.

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If LJ is "Happy with that"  then we might as well pack up.

It was bloody gutless and clueless again, players out of position again awful substitutions and totally tactic less

He ought to come up in the stands to watch it he like us, he would be from from Happy :(  

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4 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Noticeable, then had a conference with Holden and McCallister whilst the subs put their tops back on

 

Mind you , If after all that , the brilliant intuitive answer was to bring on Marley Watkins as our centre forward......

I probably wouldn’t have bothered ..............

Yep, was a bit pointless.  

Was noticeable the conflab though.

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Just now, Robbored said:

Just watched the interview - I thought he was pretty spot on.  Fair assessment of a drab and dreary game.

Really? So you think there was lots to be pleased about? That the performance reflected our identity? That there was energy and desire? We could have played til Christmas and we wouldn’t have scored a goal. 

If celebrating a point against the worst team we’ve played all season is something to be that happy about then we’re in trouble. 

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26 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

He’s a ‘builder’ (As in team) don’t you know

Did it at Oldham 

Did it at Barnsley 

 

Alls good

 

Yes, the bingo builder. He's signed 40-50 and still trying to find the right combination. More meat for the grinder.

He'll be saying this over and over again until SL (eventually) puts him out of our misery! 

He does seem to be "ready to trade" so who knows what the cat will drag in. Have little confidence we'll up the quality which is what's desperately needed.

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2 minutes ago, BRISTOL86 said:

My biggest gripe about the radio reporters. No one ever challenges anything. Why does no one turn round and say “so exactly what is that identity, Mr Johnson?” 

Or “this is the ninety-seventh time you’ve said that you’ve got the teams identity back, why do you keep losing it?!”

They are pretty gutless too

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1 minute ago, BRISTOL86 said:

Really? So you think there was lots to be pleased about? That the performance reflected our identity? That there was energy and desire? We could have played til Christmas and we wouldn’t have scored a goal. 

If celebrating a point against the worst team we’ve played all season is something to be that happy about then we’re in trouble. 

Look at the words Robbored has under his name and it tells you all you need to know.

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3 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Just watched the interview - I thought he was pretty spot on.  Fair assessment of a drab and dreary game.

Dearly deary deary me. You really are trying to atone for past misdemeanours with the Johnson family! 

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1 minute ago, Warwickshire Red said:

Yes, the bingo builder. He's signed 40-50 and still trying to find the right combination. More meat for the grinder.

He'll be saying this over and over again until SL (eventually) puts him out of our misery! 

He does seem to be "ready to trade" so who knows what the cat will drag in. Have little confidence we'll up the quality which is what's desperately needed.

See for me I think there’s actually a fair amount of quality in that squad. Kelly, Kalas, Webster, Dasilva, Pack, Brownhill, Eliasson, O’Dowda, Paterson, Diedhiou, Weimann are all good players. 

IMO this squad is capable of much better than we’re seeing. 

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1 minute ago, Warwickshire Red said:

Yes, the bingo builder. He's signed 40-50 and still trying to find the right combination. More meat for the grinder.

He'll be saying this over and over again until SL (eventually) puts him out of our misery! 

He does seem to be "ready to trade" so who knows what the cat will drag in. Have little confidence we'll up the quality which is what's desperately needed.

Was an interesting comment

Whos on their way out or available then and have any value or he sees as tradeable ?

I’d say

Baker

Famara

COD

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The post-match interviews are frustrating to listen to.  He does treat us fools, certainly inferiors (which of course we are) and that bugs me.

As @AppyDAZE says, the subs excuse was lame.

I thought we were the better side today, played with control in the first half for the first time in a long time.  We built pressure and we unlucky when Diedhiou hit the bar.  We continued this and got a deserved opener, if somewhat fortuitous, although Diedhiou was stooping to head home had Cooper not put it in with a Larry Grayson-esque flick.

So what changed at 1-0?  We went all pretty...but without purpose.  Little give and goes in the centre if the pitch whilst your front-runners are making all kinds of runs ahead of you.  We suddenly went 4141 from 4231/4411, Pack sat deeper for some reason, making it difficult for us to get out from driven diagonals from Millwall.  

But we did change and got our control back, especially down the left.  Surely we’d weathered the gentle storm.  Would need to check the goal again.  Kelly getting flak for being caught with Morison, but also another Millwall player (Tunnicliffe?) outside him.  I really think he feared Morison flicking it on but as it was, Morison headed into the path of Williams who finished well on the volley.  Who was tracking Williams?  Why wasn’t Webster on Morison, allowing Kelly some Protection?

Probably a game we should’ve won 1-0, but we didn’t.

Not gonna sit here and blame it on LJ tonight...although thought Watkins would come on for Weimann and O’Dowda would come on centrally for Paterson, but it meant changing positions again.  Diedhiou was tired though.

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Club site says it was a strong performance today. They must have got mixed up with yesterday's rugby!

Strong performance my ass. The same old drivel from LJ and the club Media dept.

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1 minute ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Was an interesting comment

Whos on their way out or available then and have any value or he sees as tradeable ?

I’d say

Baker

Famara

COD

Kelly apart, none of our players will be sought after in the winter window so LJ must mean that he’s looking to bring in new players.

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Just got home, and was unfortunate to have to listen to LJ on journey back.

I can't believe he said we played "with energy and tempo", and have got our identity back? That game was so flat and pedestrian.

In the last two home games we have had a total of 2 shots on target; against teams with awful away records. He is insisting on playing with wingers hitting constant crosses into the box; when we might as well have Junior Bent in there the amount of headers we win. The man is unfortunately deluded.

The worst part of the interview I thought was blaming Kelly for their goal. From up in the Dolman you could see, no pressure on the passer(cb), doubled up at the back post and no-one on the runner into the middle. In essence, a collective team error. 

Everybody could tell the energy levels of the team had dropped, but 78 mins gone and no substitutes done. LJ says " oh yeah, I was just about to do that when they scored".

For God sake Lee. Just admit that we were awful. Luckily they were worse, and we got away with a point.

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Just now, Robbored said:

Kelly apart, none of our players will be sought after in the winter window so LJ must mean that he’s looking to bring in new players.

More new ones? Hasn't he got a big enough squad.

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"Played it wide".....yeah with 4 wingers on the pitch at the end. It's got predictable now. Sideways, sideways, winger or Kelly goes forward, over comes a cross where the 6ft 7" defender just heads it away . Week in, week bloody out. Its sh!te it really is.

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2 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Kelly apart, none of our players will be sought after in the winter window so LJ must mean that he’s looking to bring in new players.

He said “trade”.

That means players going out to get players in imho.

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2 minutes ago, cidered abroad said:

More new ones? Hasn't he got a big enough squad.

At a guess I’d say he means better quality...........

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1 minute ago, KevP said:

"Played it wide".....yeah with 4 wingers on the pitch at the end. It's got predictable now. Sideways, sideways, winger or Kelly goes forward, over comes a cross where the 6ft 7" defender just heads it away . Week in, week bloody out. Its sh!te it really is.

I was ok with the crosses today.  What was a problem, was that typically Diedhiou was erring towards the back stick, when we wanted someone to dart across the front post.

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27 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

I think , and have for months LB that we look a ‘mess’

 

Maybe so. But I think the players are good enough so maybe the manager needs to step up...

27 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

I think , and have for months LB that we look a ‘mess’

 

Maybe so. But I think the players are good enough so maybe the manager needs to step up...

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It’s December and he still doesn’t have a clue about his best formation and players for this tactic.

As for his live interview, I don’t care about ‘an identity’ or ‘assets at the club’ if the team on the pitch have no passion, game plan or desire to win a game. Like others have said, we do have a decent set of players at the club, but we need the right manager at the helm who dosnt over complicate every match and plays to our own strengths. 

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38 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Tbf he also talks of pressing triggers , passing through the thirds and other sounbytes, which I won’t bore you with because they are non existent on match days

Never heard him say this today but if I had, I'm 100 percent sure I'd be having to buy myself a new radio on Monday

Used to quite like hearing him talk, now the sound of his voice just gets on my tits.

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10 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Was an interesting comment

Whos on their way out or available then and have any value or he sees as tradeable ?

I’d say

Baker

Famara

COD

Kelly is the only asset that will bring in anything like what we need.

Dasilva goes to LB and Kelly goes for a very large sum...He is being watched by pretty much all the big clubs

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4 minutes ago, Robbored said:

At a guess I’d say he means better quality...........

How many windows does he need to bring in better quality? Doesn’t say much for the tens of players he had brought in to date.

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1 minute ago, Davefevs said:

I was ok with the crosses today.  What was a problem, was that typically Diedhiou was erring towards the back stick, when we wanted someone to dart across the front post.

Dave I specifically pointed out to him (LJ) post forum that it was noticeable that FD never gets across his marker in box and tried to be polite by saying ‘But I’m sure you’ve all realised that and work on that’

Have to say his reply was unconvincing other than ‘I know’

 

To me it screams out to anyone whose played the game let alone a coach at a pro club

So are they not noticing it (Surely not)

Not working on it ?

Or is Famara resistant to or incapable of change / improvement despite the available hours on the training pitch , and more analytical facilities and tools than you could shake a stick at

:dunno:

 

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57 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

Christmas. 

:yes:

or a shiny new contract . 

Does that mean Santa’s sleigh has been given permission to land on the pitch? Can I come too or are only LJ lovers allowed

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He's signed a total of 41 players to date and 5.5million on are record signing who lets face it can't finish a bag of chips.... Nothing will happen in the January transfer window for that very reason overloaded squad of bang average players and not 1 in that 41 is exciting to watch. 

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53 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

He’s a ‘builder’ (As in team) don’t you know

Did it at Oldham 

Did it at Barnsley 

 

Alls good

 

Builder ?????  No wonder Gary Lineker et al are always singling him out every week on MOTD. He's bl**dy deluded and I am beginning to wonder if his master is as well. After 60 years going to the Gate, I am bl**dy deluded as well even thinking we could ever make the prem :badmood:

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3 minutes ago, REDOXO said:

Kelly is the only asset that will bring in anything like what we need.

Dasilva goes to LB and Kelly goes for a very large sum...He is being watched by pretty much all the big clubs

Kelly is the obvious gem

Have to say - Webster will be the next valuable IMHO

Would we  grab the money for Kelly now ?

 

I was trying to work out who might have some value and who he’d be prepared to lose

Id probably add Matt Taylor to my list

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3 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Kelly is the obvious gem

Have to say - Webster will be the next valuable IMHO

Would we  grab the money for Kelly now ?

 

I was trying to work out who might have some value and who he’d be prepared to lose

Id probably add Matt Taylor to my list

Kalas. Maybe Chelsea send us a youngster as an apology for him going to Celtic.

I think Taylor is the right one if we're talking about strikers though.

Agree that Webster will be the next possible big money loss after Kelly. 

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11 minutes ago, Robbored said:

Kelly apart, none of our players will be sought after in the winter window so LJ must mean that he’s looking to bring in new players.

He did actually say that we are in a strong position to 'trade' and make of that what you will.   I would not be surprised if FD is 'traded' or off loaded.  If we can get £5M back on him I would bite anyones hand off ?

 

What happened with our clubs connections with the likes of Man City ?  I cannot believe we cannot attract top young players from the Premier to  come here (Like Tammy)  with the so called reputation we have so called established ??

 

We have one at present who looks quality, when he plays !  Surely there are forwards and midfielders out there 

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11 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

He said “trade”.

That means players going out to get players in imho.

Not necessarily Dave. 

If any of us buy  goods we’ve completed a transaction - a trade.

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