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General Discussion / Re: Todays game.
« on: November 20, 2021, 06:18:27 PM »
Same old same old!

General Discussion / Re: Change of style
« on: November 18, 2021, 10:13:34 AM »
Unless they have a hugely talented squad and / or unlimited funds the best coaches are flexible, in that they tailor the system to best suit the players at their disposal?

General Discussion / Re: DoF
« on: November 17, 2021, 02:50:45 PM »
With the Chairman liking to get involved in all aspects of the Club l wouldnít be surprised to see him take that role on as well. 

Just back in the summer he handed picked a good few players ( was it 10?) to come on trial and for IC to run his eye over.  None of the players were taken on.  Now we hear SC was behind the signing of the new lad from Bury for £5k.  That player was sat on the bench ( only 4 subs) but never got on despite 2 defenders being injured and him being the only defender on the bench.

Maybe he could put to good use his Chelsea contacts?!

General Discussion / Re: Change of style
« on: November 17, 2021, 02:49:08 PM »
Recruitment of a proven goalscorer at this level, mid season, is surely going to be a very expensive exercise in terms of transfer fees and wages. Only the chairman knows if this is affordable?

If it is, then good contacts are invaluable either via the manager or DOF. If not, having a short term replacement for Backie is not really that important or relevant?

General Discussion / Re: Change of style
« on: November 16, 2021, 10:28:40 PM »
:farmer: :oldman" We can quote this system or that system, but ultimately if you donít concede you donít lose, and if you score more than the opposing team and you win. EASY  :oldman" :farmer:

i recall that was very much Brian Clough's philosophy, which served him quite well.

General Discussion / Re: A bit of fun ( hopefully)
« on: November 16, 2021, 10:32:34 AM »
Money for nothing?

General Discussion / Re: San Marino
« on: November 15, 2021, 08:51:27 PM »

General Discussion / Re: A bit of fun ( hopefully)
« on: November 15, 2021, 08:50:43 PM »
The road to hell?

General Discussion / Re: Time for a change?
« on: November 14, 2021, 01:44:02 PM »
Think you have to sack Culverhouse, and get someone else in if you want to compete at this level. Some of the signings this season, suggest Cleeve wants to be at this level, so he now needs to bite the bullet and fork out the compensation.

Said it last season, for the quality that's been returned for money spent, club should've kept the side that got up and only added 3-4 players.

Ok so we sack Culverhouse.  Then what ?  IC left last time and look what the Chairman brought to the club.  Hardly inspiring was it.  Luckily. Back and Fryatt steadied the ship and Back had the foresight to broker a deal to bring IC back.

Just sometimes we need to careful what we wish for.

That is the reality. Are we certain that there are quality coaches / managers out there viewing the current set up as an attractive proposition and career advancement....I think that to be highly unlikely.

General Discussion / Re: Joe Taylor
« on: November 14, 2021, 10:23:13 AM »
I wish him well but just cannot understand why he was not given a decent chance to prove his worth at NL level. A self defeating decision, as what was there to lose?

Added to which, although it is unrealistic to develop a team of locals, i and the majority of supporters love to see a local boy succeed, rather then just badge kissing mercenaries.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!!

General Discussion / Re: Morias
« on: November 13, 2021, 02:47:50 PM »
Why is it too late for Taylor to solve our goalscoring problem? Has it been officially confirmed that he has signed for Peterborough?

General Discussion / Re: Peterborough watch
« on: November 09, 2021, 03:45:42 PM »
Can see that Mall, but currently I feel any money gained has to go into the pot for new players.
We lost Carey, but have we used the £75k for players ? I cant answer that, but we seem significantly weakened by his leaving....I was rather hoping we would sign a star player to replace him.... hasn't happened. What's the cost of dropping out of the NL versus what's the cost of getting someone in who can make a genuine and immediate difference, is I guess the question SC has to mull over.

Is that the confirmed fee for Carey or speculation? Thought we probably got more than that???

General Discussion / Re: Walsall at home
« on: November 08, 2021, 10:11:46 AM »
A disappointing crowd when maybe 1,000 more might have been reasonably expected to attend?


Some.elderly supporters still probably fear being in such close proximity with others over a couple of hours or so but perhaps the risk of getting caught up in hooligan activity at 'big games' is also a factor?

Just listened to Ian Culverhouse and his pre match interview.  One very unhappy man judging by his answers, body language and seemingly total apathy towards those interviewing him.

Comes across as a man who doesnít want to be there.

How did others view it ?

Is anyone really surprised???

General Discussion / Re: Sponsorship opportunity
« on: November 03, 2021, 10:40:06 AM »
It surely beggars belief that match sponsorship for the Walsall game appears to have been something of an afterthought,? Or am i being unreasonable?

I thought the club had a new commercial supremo onboard?

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