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|Camps or Allen?|
at 23:15 21 Mar 2017
In my opinion, the midfield got bypassed a fair bit tonight due to the fact that there wasn't a stopper in there (probably Lund when fit) and I also do believe that Allen and Camps are too similar in that they're both luxury, ball playing midfielders (I mean that in a good way).
I think we all agree that Lund is an automatic starter when fit and I personally think that Rathbone should also play as he brings something different to the centre of the park. In my mind that means we have to choose between Camps or Allen for a starting berth.
I'm aware that people will probably disagree with me on this but either way it's still an interesting question. So, who would you rather have?
|FAO Keith: Play our strongest team FFS|
at 17:12 20 Aug 2016
Hendo up front OR off Davies/Andrew.
Camps and Allen CM with playing just behind them. Yes Cannon has had a great start but it wasn't broken last year so why fix it?
NML and Donal wide and nowhere else.
Tanser at LB. I know this gives us less height and that's the last thing we need at the moment with our set piece vulnerability but Jim has had a mare so far.
Logan in net. Yes he 'cost' us today but saved a pen and played well by all accounts.
Thompson and Bunney NOWHERE near the starting line-up unless there's a death in the squad.
If we're gonna leak goals from set plays then teams are gonna pick up on this so the least we can do is play attacking football and try and score more goals than the other team. Playing our best player (Hendo) in CM is NOT conducive to attacking football.
[Post edited 22 Aug 2016 12:27]
at 17:26 13 Feb 2016
Is it April already?
at 14:56 9 Feb 2016
Now that Mourinho is out of a job, I think maybe we could try and switch from baldy Mourinho to baldy Jurgen.
Klopp and Dortmund just worked for some reason much in the same was as Hill and Rochdale does. Both managers brought players in who were virtual unknowns and ended up selling them on for big bucks. Whilst Klopp doesn't have his own team in place yet, it's fair to say he's struggled after moving from a club where he would have had a job for life (much in the same way KH did when he pissed off).
Both are mavericks, outspoken, opinionated and media darlings to an extent.
Both have the same grey/whitey (no not you) stubble and both have maniacal laughs and smiles.
Both are quite competent in the talking bollocks department (JK does thi with infinitely more charm though).
Can hear it now echoing on the terraces at Sandland v Millwall now.
at 14:38 16 Dec 2015
I suppose this depends on the system we play but assuming we stick with Calvin as our 'striker', (and I use that term loosely) does anyone else think that Henderson should be dropped for a couple of games?
He's been awful since he's come back from injury and is becoming increasingly petulant, something which I think he's gonna cost us quite soon quite similarly to the JOS incident at Swindon.
Would have liked to think that the signing of a new contract would have been a real boost for him and that we'd have reaped the rewards on the pitch but he seems to have regressed if anything. Not sure whether the two happening at similar times is purely coincidental or not.
|Martin Ling - MOTM|
at 10:45 9 Dec 2015
Swindon's upturn in form has landed Mr Ling a manager of the month nomination and they also had Ajose in the running for POTM.
Does anyone else feel like we get quite unlucky when it comes to the timing of things like this?
[Post edited 9 Dec 2015 11:34]
at 20:11 6 Dec 2015
If the man at the helm right now wasn't KH and hadn't achieved what he's achieved with us, how many would be questioning his position right now?
I'm not talking just about results either. His attitude has always been quite poor towards the fans but the pre and post match comments with regards to today's game have really tickled my pickle and I'm sick of his condescension towards to the fans and to an extent, the club itself.
I don't think it would be unfair to label him tactically inept at this moment in time and tbh his decision making with regards to formations and starting lineups is almost suicidal.
The guy has worked wonders here but he shouldn't be untouchable and exempt from scrutiny. With all of this being said, he is IMO the right man to take us forward but I can't help think that if anyone else was in charge right now, we'd be making some serious noise.
As I've already stated, it isn't so much the results or our current league position but the guy is pretty much mugging us off as supporters and I honestly don't think we'd accept that from anyone else. Is that right?
|We need to play our best 11 today.|
at 10:35 28 Nov 2015
Eastham HAS to start.
McDermott HAS to start.
Vincenti HAS to start.
Alessandra SHOULD be given a run out.
We've persevered with Bunney for long enough. It's time for something new. Today is almost a must win and the whole squad (including KH) needs a confidence boost. Anything other than a victory today is failure.
|If Michael Rose plays CM again|
at 18:29 14 Nov 2015
I'm gonna have me missus book KH in for a sesh with her (no she's not a prossie, she's a psychiatrist).
Yes he had a decent game v Swindon but he had all the time in the world in the middle of the park because they were/are shite.
One of the most frustrating things I've ever seen in my time watching football is when someone simply refuses to use their weaker foot and as a result, puts themselves in danger of losing the ball. MR is one of these players. He simply WILL NOT use his right foot, even to trickle it a few yards and it pisses me off.
How many misplaced passes today from Rose? I lost count at 72.
I'm well aware that the majority had an off day but he is garbage. He really is pants.
Don't get me started on Bunney either. I've seen the threads regarding him and they're tame compared to the way I'd be describing his performance.
|A lesson in how to burgle three points|
at 17:40 19 Sep 2015
We were horrendous today.
Scunny were absolutely all over us first half and we were lucky to go in level at half time.
I'm not harbouring any hopes of us finishing anything better than half way but if we are to 'piss into the playoffs' like the deluded idiots that sat near me today then we have to make wholesale changes to the squad.
McNulty nominated for player of the month?
|Character and team spirit |
at 22:11 14 Apr 2015
This team has more bottle than any other team I've ever seen.
We could have easily folded after the goals they scored which were close in proximity and let's face it, horrendous goals to concede from our POV.
To fight on until the end and give it a proper go was admirable and refreshing. Swindon were a class outfit tonight but I thought we stood toe to toe with them and gave an excellent account of ourselves.
The players deserved their applause at the end. The large majority were an absolute credit to the club.
at 20:18 7 Mar 2015
This lad deserves his own thread.
He was awesome today. Hope he isn't too badly injured..
at 17:44 17 Feb 2015
Leaving Brentford at the end of the season. Madness from the chairman.
at 17:15 28 Dec 2014
Why is O'Connell playing LB?
Why is Rose playing?
Why did Camps come on?
Why does the ketchup in the Sandy have no lid on again?
Team selection is becoming a bit of a joke now it has to be said.
|Let me know how the game goes|
at 15:54 28 Dec 2014
I'm at home now roasting next to the fire. Couldn't watch that for any longer. Rose is a disgrace and playing JOC at LB is something that only crack fiends dream of. We can't even out outmanoeuvre Stephen Jordan FFS. Hery has been awful due to lack of game sharpness and Allen must have got an invisibility cloak for Christmas. Bottom half finish on the cards.
|It's been a good season so far BUT|
at 19:20 26 Dec 2014
I'm still baffled by some of KH's decisions.
I understand that young players need a rest every now and again but Tanser and particularly Allen are integral to the team.
Hill clearly dislikes Hery and the problem between them may well be a personal one. It is to the detriment of the team that he isn't being played and the stats back this up. Nothing against Cannon but the fact he came on for Lund instead of Hery is laughable.
Cywka had a good game today and had more to offer when he was subbed for Andrew. Disgraceful to bring Andrew on for anyone, save one of our best players on the day.
Against Notts County, we played our best CB (by a long way) at LB because Tanser is being rested and we decided to ship a very solid Kennedy out because Rose can play anywhere except GK according to KH. Of course we should have won but that's besides the point.
I don't get KH at all sometimes. I hope his stubbornness and somewhat holier than thou attitude doesn't stand in the way of what could be an exceptionally successful career at a higher level (with or without Rochdale).
|Tweaking the 'FG's' big fat juicy nipples|
at 09:08 23 Dec 2014
Christmas 2013 - Last play-off spot was occupied by none other than Rovrum.
We know what happened to them...
Christmas 2014 - If not for LOTR extra Mathieson we would have consolidated this spot on Saturday but we still sit in 6th.
Could this be our year?
I would usually dismiss it without any second thought but when I look at the table and the teams around us vying for those last couple of spots, I find myself saying, 'Well we're better than them...and them...and them by a mile.'
The question is, can we prove it in the second half of the season?
On another interesting note, Bristol City were rock bottom this time last year and Orient were top! Shows what a year and some fairly sizeable investment can do.
at 20:02 20 Dec 2014
He's tweeted that was his last game for the club. Horrible way to end it. Thanks for the service Conrad.
at 17:24 29 Nov 2014
Is it in his contract that he has to come on? There was absolutely no need for him to be involved today (or at anytime this season for that matter).
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