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John Toshack
at 13:19 12 Sep 2019

https://www.coachesvoice.com/john-toshack-liverpool-swansea-city/

"In 1974 I had a medical to sign for Leicester City and because of a muscle injury I failed it. As a 25-year-old with a family to look after, hearing a specialist say that I might only have a year left of my playing career was a big blow.

I went back to Liverpool, but it was a difficult time for me there. Bob Paisley had taken over from Shanks and I had the feeling that he wasn’t 100 per cent with me. Fortunately, I still had 18 months left on my contract, so I made it work. I did more specialised training; went down to the swimming pool a few times a week; focused on shorter, sharper sessions. That way, I was able to turn things around and play on for some considerable time.

But that period got me thinking about the game a lot more. I started to appreciate things that maybe some other players took for granted. I started to think about management.

My time at Liverpool came to an end when they agreed to sell me to Anderlecht for £80,000. I went over there, did the medical and, just like Leicester had done, they turned down the deal.

Liverpool were going to struggle to get any money for me if I couldn’t pass a medical. So I asked if they’d let me go for free. That way I could go down to the lower divisions and see if I could get a role as a player-coach somewhere.

Cardiff was my first thought, but they didn’t fancy the idea. I think the Cardiff manager Jimmy Andrews was a bit too concerned for his own future.

In the end it was a chance meeting with the Swansea chairman at a sports trade fair that led to me being offered the player-manager role there. It was a chance to get back home to south Wales, and to learn my trade as a coach."
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Cardiff board CCMB
at 20:34 10 Sep 2019

Should have opened a thread on the launching of footballs into orbit


100-pager
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Monk to Wednesday.....unbelievable
at 11:12 9 Sep 2019

Birmingham's CEO:

"'Garry has lost his focus on football. Every time he gets fired he became richer. I don't know if he still has the desire to be passionate about football rather than controlling things, all these transfers.'"
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A scandalous deletion of threads
at 21:05 7 Sep 2019

Why care about posters or directors who are no longer with the forum/club?

Feck em..

[Post edited 7 Sep 21:06]
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Monk to Wednesday.....unbelievable
at 17:02 6 Sep 2019

Will put money on him giving it a go this time. May even go so far as seeing us land the final brick when we play them in April.
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Chairman Update
at 13:33 5 Sep 2019

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This alternative table garbage
at 08:13 4 Sep 2019

Goes to show you can’t put a metric behind team cohesion, heart and desire.

Literally the X factor

Jacks are going up 👍🏻
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Liverpool
at 01:57 3 Sep 2019

Anyone else bored of Darren’s obsessive baiting of Perch?
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Declan John to Sunderland?
at 22:29 2 Sep 2019

Someone’s forgotten Fat Franck and Oxford...
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Bidwell
at 19:55 31 Aug 2019

He’s been solid - and is a big part of why we’re defensively stronger this season.

I think some struggle as he’s not the typical “winger” full backs we’ve been used to in recent times
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Steve Cooper
at 08:55 30 Aug 2019

I blame all this hubris on Rodon.
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Chopra
at 08:47 30 Aug 2019

It’s a total sh1tshow.

FWIW - my read is that there’s clearly a contractual position that means Cardiff are not liable for the transfer payment. This causes huge issues for FIFA as they ratified and registered the transfer and has the potential to open up a can of worms on other deals.

FiFA are banking on Nantes accepting that they could walk away with nothing and Cardiff wanting to avoid the PR (and potential blacklisting) nightmare of avoiding their obligations on a technicality (btw - hugely unethical as the situation would not have arisen if Sala had not died).

I expect a compromise in the next few days.
[Post edited 30 Aug 8:49]
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Shelvey
at 06:10 29 Aug 2019

Rodon
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Set Piece Defence
at 14:04 26 Aug 2019

In my memory, set pieces have always been a weakness for us - with brief respite during the Ash/Monk and Bound/Smith days
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Racist tweets
at 14:56 25 Aug 2019

Inevitable that it’ll end up where anonymous accounts will be stopped online - it’s the only way to deal with this situation. As always, a few morons spoiling it for the rest of us.

Still - will clean up this site for starters...
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The Official QPR Vs Swansea City Match Thread
at 20:32 20 Aug 2019

Last minute change of plans allows me to go to this one. Any suggestions on where to pick up tickets? Cheers
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Footballers/Headless Chickens....
at 17:09 19 Aug 2019

Mo Barrow
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For those not able to get to tomorrows match
at 12:53 13 Aug 2019

Finally found a benefit to living in Northamptonshire...
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Maximum number of players in Championship squad
at 16:31 12 Aug 2019

https://www.efl.com/clubs-and-competitions/leasing-com-trophy/the-competition/ru

Section 7
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Promotion Strength Squad ???
at 19:38 8 Aug 2019

Definitely expect a tilt at the playoffs.
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