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EFL charge Macclesfield Town with misconduct following unpaid wages
at 19:12 14 Nov 2019

They can't afford to pay their players. So the EFL has fined them.



Fućk the EFL.
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Borja
at 03:24 3 Nov 2019

What's going on? Is he carrying a hidden injury? Surely he needs to be getting game time, even as a sub if necessary.
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Asoro
at 16:11 28 Oct 2019

Seems his career has hit another roadblock. At his loan club FC Groningen, he had only made one appearance as a sub (9 minutes) until yesterday, where he played the entire 2nd half as a sub.

I was hopeful when we brought him in that he could be developed and be more than a fast athlete. But given that his loan has an option to buy, it seems we don't want him anymore, and probably won't want him back if he can't make their first team.
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Rodon to Sheffield United in January?
at 08:40 27 Oct 2019

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/10/27/report-sheffield-united-leading-race-to-si

Make of it what you will, since the Sun reported it.
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Chichester City
at 10:49 22 Oct 2019

They're an 8th-tier club, and are into the 2nd round of the FA Cup through a bye. First time they've ever qualified too. One hell of an effort, considering they had to play 4 matches and 2 more replays to quality.

They're also donating a portion of their prize money to Bury, since their league expulsion is the reason they're moving through.
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I Apologise
at 17:49 20 Oct 2019

I am this CLUB'S bad luck charm.

- I started supporting Swansea at the start of the 2015/16 season; the exact time that the Yanks bought the club
- Ever since that point, we had an average season where we flirted with relegation, then through a miracle survived relegation, then fell in a heap and got relegated, and then finished mid-table in the second tier. Only now is there improvement
- When we played Man City, before I had the stream on we scored 2 goals. Once I turned it on we scored no more
- This season when I watch Swansea play, we are 2 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses (0 wins in the last 4 matches)
- When I don't watch Swansea play, we are 4 wins, 2 draws, and 0 losses

So in summary:
- We will go undefeated in mid-week games, including both playoff legs
- As I will be watching, we will concede in the 90th-minute or later of the playoff final. I've already watched Tranmere score in the 119th minute, and Charlton score at 90+4 this year
[Post edited 20 Oct 18:06]
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Change in Formation?
at 05:01 6 Oct 2019

We have played in the 4-2-3-1 formation in every game this season, including EFL Cup. It might be time for a change.

Grimes and Fulton are physically weak and have lost the midfield battle almost every time I have watched us play. If you lose the midfield battle, you can't gain possession, and can't go forward with enough intent. Our players weren't going forward with passes because they were worried that they would give the ball away.

The first thing we need to try is a change in formation. Maybe that will do the trick.
We had 3 midfielders in Dhanda, Fulton, and Grimes.
Stoke had 4 midfielders in Etebo, Clucas, Allen, and Ndiaye - L
Charlton had 3 midfielders - W
Reading had 5 midfielders/wingers in a 3-5-2 formation - D
Watford had 4 midfielders - L
Bristol had 5 midfielders/wingers in a 3-5-2 formation - D
We need to try changing to a formation which allows us to have more midfielders on the park. That would hopefully eliminate so many of our giveaways, if we had more support.

Looking at Stoke's 4-1-2-1-2 formation, that would be perfect if Cooper is so hell bent on playing narrow. Another option is a 3-3-3-1 formation. I thought about it a while ago, but didn't realise it had been used before (by Bielsa).

The 3–3–3–1 system is a very attacking formation and its compact nature is ideally suited for midfield domination and ball possession. It means a coach can field more attacking players and add extra strength through the spine of the team.

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Radical Idea for Wednesday Night
at 05:31 29 Sep 2019

Our 'second team' that we played in the 3 EFL Cup matches have done well enough, scoring 11 goals and conceding 3. Would it be such a bad idea to play a similar team against Charlton? Obviously it wouldn't be exactly the same (ie Nordfeldt and McKay would NOT play), but people on here have been crying out for some pace in the team. I feel this would solve that problem.

Surridge, Peterson, Dhanda, Wilmot, John, and Cabango can start in place of Borja, Celina, Byers, Fulton, Naughton, and Rodon.
Then the subs can be Borja for Surridge, Celina for Dhanda, and whatever we need depending on the game situation.

For some players I take out, it's not necessarily because I think they've been poor (ie Rodon). But it's a long season, and resting players isn't such a bad thing.
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We May Actually Do It
at 14:41 22 Sep 2019

Looking at our upcoming fixtures, they are extremely generous due to our tough start to the season. Our next 7 league games are:
vs Reading - 3pts
@ Charlton - 1pt
vs Stoke - 3pts
@ Barnsley - 3pts
vs Brentford - 3pts
vs Scum - 3pts
@ Wigan - 3pts
Of course my predictions will likely be wrong and we'll lose at least 1 and draw another 1 or 2, but there is potential for some good results. And looking further ahead, I went up until the end of 2019 and we could legitimately have 52 points by then.

My years of supporting Swansea have seen the yanks turn up, us survive by a miracle run, us get relegated by a horrific run, & us finish mid-table and lose a heartbreaking FA Cup QF. It's about time I get to experience what most fans experienced back earlier in the decade.
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Which Team(s) Will Be Next
at 14:09 18 Sep 2019

To be liquidated like Bury were last month.

Macclesfield Town just had a 5th winding-up petition in the past 5 months adjourned. They've had financial issues for the best part of 2 seasons, and haven't been paying players their entire wages. Hull are also in financial and ownership mess with the Allams. Sounds like they make the yanks look like saviors. Hull still owe around 50 million to the owners, and are paying interest on top. I also read things from Oldham fans saying their finances could take a turn for the worst.

This is why getting Birch in was the best decision the yanks have made in their entire tenure. Losing Dan and Oli was tough to take, but we're now as financially stable as most Championship clubs.
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