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5 minutes ago, Hampshire reds said:

i would have thought aftef 4 weeks since lee was sacked the club would  have given the fans an update on the next manager. or am i expecting to much

 

Things take time

for contracts reasons we not allowed to say

 

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10 minutes ago, Hampshire reds said:

i would have thought aftef 4 weeks since lee was sacked the club would  have given the fans an update on the next manager. or am i expecting to much

 

What would you like them to tell you? Apart from who the next manager is obviously?

 

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16 minutes ago, Grey Fox said:

Patience

While I understand, I should also point out that the season begins in about 6 weeks.

Pre-season a week on Saturday I think.

Season schedule is September 12th, end weekend of May 8th/9th.

This may or may not be inclusive of multiple international breaks, a weekend given over to FA Cup and of course who knows how League Cup will be setup.

We have a LOT of players out of contract in summer 2021. It's a good and a bad thing but the longer it's left, the more we're behind the 8-ball.

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3 hours ago, BrizzleRed said:

I’m certainly not denying the great strides we’ve maken with the stadium and academy and player sales.

I’ve just got real concerns that our management strategy is going to drive away many people who could take this club forward.  

I also think that, as we have a finite budget, our policy of recruiting a number of players, who don’t fit our style and appear to be soley with an eye to resale is seriously flawed and wasting valuable resources.  We’ve now got a bloated squad and what chance is there of getting a decent return on ones for the future if we can’t play them.  

If they go out on loan in the lower leagues, we’d be lucky if we could recoup our original outlay if we were to end up selling to the loan club.  With the prices we’ve paid for some of these, Engvall for instance, these aren’t a cheap punts with little to lose.

If we had established a distinct playing style and we recruited players to specifically suit our requirements then fine.  They could get plenty of game time, which would benefit us and also up their re-sale value, through playing at Championship level.  

Sadly at present we look a mess on the field, absolutely no clear gameplan or identity,  giving the appearance of a team full of misfits and much of that has to be down to recruitment

I really fail to see how that policy is going to take us where we want to go and the blame for that falls squarely on the board and owner imho, so again, I don’t share your faith in the board.

I sincerely hope your right though!

 

I think there is a large element of truth in that.  If we take Eisa, Adelakun and Szmodics for example, two out of the three arrived on a free as rejected contracts at their clubs (although we either agreed a fee or paid compensation), therefore offering better wages than some of the others to secure them.

If down to tribunal, you could argue we didn’t play them to make it look better from our side.  If you sold either of them, you would’ve made money on them

Eisa was different, but we sold him for a profit (minus wages).

I don’t think in post-covid times you can repeat that strategy.  It’s a dangerous strategy going forward.

As fans we are used to buying players to challenge for the first team.  I sense some signings are for the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss.  I don’t like that strategy.

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12 minutes ago, Midred said:

Hopefully they'll cancel all the international breaks!

By my estimation, there would be one on the first weekend of September- but the season hasn't started then.

With one in October, one in November and one in March 2021.

How this will be reformed, remains to be seen.

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10 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

By my estimation, there would be one on the first weekend of September- but the season hasn't started then.

With one in October, one in November and one in March 2021.

How this will be reformed, remains to be seen.

England are due to play Iceland on Saturday 5th September and Denmark on Tuesay 8th September in the Nations League, both away from home.

 

There is also a scheduled friendly against Wales on October 8th at Wembley, followed by more Nations League on Saturday the 11th and 14th October against Belgum and Denmark,  also at Wembley. 

 

As far as I know the FA and UEFA still intend on these games going ahead (Including September). Whether or not they will of course is another matter but that's been widely discussed elsewhere and I've only posted the above here for info and in response to Mr P.

 

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21 minutes ago, PhilC said:

England are due to play Iceland on Saturday 5th September and Denmark on Tuesay 8th September in the Nations League, both away from home.

 

There is also a scheduled friendly against Wales on October 8th at Wembley, followed by more Nations League on Saturday the 11th and 14th October against Belgum and Denmark,  also at Wembley. 

 

As far as I know the FA and UEFA still intend on these games going ahead (Including September). Whether or not they will of course is another matter but that's been widely discussed elsewhere and I've only posted the above here for info and in response to Mr P.

 

According to a quick search- and it could be old data- England also host Iceland on November 18th 2020 which is following a trip to Belgium on November 15th 2020- these things are usually home and away.

Who knows in these times what a revised scheduled might look like though!

Also in theory, though who knows in practice, World Cup qualification for UEFA zone is scheduled to begin in the International break in March 2021.

The original plan for the latter is below. Which to me indicates the usual late March International break slot. 

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Schedule[edit]

Below is the schedule of the European qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.[6]

The matchdays planned to take place in June 2021 will be moved following the rescheduling of UEFA Euro 2020 to June and July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[9] To allow for the completion of the qualifying group stage in November 2021 as scheduled, some windows in the FIFA International Match Calendar may be expanded to include three matchdays.[10][11]

Stage Matchday Dates
Qualifying group stage Matchday 1 25–27 March 2021
Matchday 2 28–30 March 2021
Matchday 3 TBD (originally 4–5 June 2021)
Matchday 4 TBD (originally 7–8 June 2021)
Matchday 5 2–4 September 2021
Matchday 6 5–7 September 2021
Matchday 7 7–9 October 2021
Matchday 8 10–12 October 2021
Matchday 9 11–13 November 2021
Matchday 10 14–16 November 2021
Play-offs Semi-finals 24–25 March 2022
Finals 28–29 March 2022

This season will be one hell of a squeeze- a sprint from start to finish if International breaks, an FA Cup weekend in January ie Round 3, and League Cup all remain intact. Having no manager with a week and a day until pre-season begins doesn't augur well!

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3 hours ago, GTFABM said:

What would you like them to tell you? Apart from who the next manager is obviously?

 

Indeed. I'm not sure what people would be expecting them say?

The only announcement that will satisfy people is that they've appointed the manager and even then that'll probably be dependent on him being the 'right' choice

 

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4 hours ago, One Team said:

Another potentially interesting one for @Olé is that William Hill have Ivo Vieira 12th in the betting now at 20/1.

Would be an interesting curve ball! 

Interesting? We'd have more chance next season if we appointed Ivor The Engine

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12 hours ago, Bat Fastard said:

Well written by the guy who is in the best place on earth to chill out and sink a cold one!  I wish we could come over and wait with you!!

Not at the moment mate - it's covid central here.

More new cases in one state than the whole of the UK.

And the pubs are closed.

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29 minutes ago, SX227 said:

Not at the moment mate - it's covid central here.

More new cases in one state than the whole of the UK.

And the pubs are closed.

Now here is something I don't understand- and 'm sorry to hear that given how you appeared to be getting on top of it!

What's happened- I've read snippets of the news every so often, Melbourne and of course more broadly, within the state of Victoria- seems to be quite problematic. Australia seemed to get on top of it pretty well- onset of Autumn/Winter a key factor?

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2 hours ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

Now here is something I don't understand- and 'm sorry to hear that given how you appeared to be getting on top of it!

What's happened- I've read snippets of the news every so often, Melbourne and of course more broadly, within the state of Victoria- seems to be quite problematic. Australia seemed to get on top of it pretty well- onset of Autumn/Winter a key factor?

Sooner the world recognises it's never going away and to just get on with life and live with it like all other respiratory killers the better.

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