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|What is it about...|
at 08:43 18 Aug 2022
...ex players scoring against us? Wells has about 5 goals in a million appearances for Bristol City, but two of them were against us. Even Eze got in on the act during the summer. We will need to score at least twice on Saturday as Washington is nailed on to get one.
|Amusing or concerning?|
at 11:35 1 Aug 2022
I can't decide if I am amused or concerned by the negative backlash on here to one, ONE (narrow) away defeat - god only knows what Twitter was like!
Amused on one level, because I can remember a time when league tables weren't even compiled until the first three games were completed - now they are 'live' and a team's position literally changes by the minute.
Concerned because there was a similar reaction to McClaren's first three games in charge and the club panicked and brought in old strikers to assuage the fans. That should not happen again. That is NOT our identity anymore. We need to be patient. We may get an odd shallicking until our new defence and system beds in. Very likely (even without any more signings - which is unlikely) Shodipo, Dozzell and Dykes will now be regular starters and possibly Steph also, once everyone is fit. If, as I expect, we bring in a few more players, then you can likely add Kakay (who was actually okay on Sat) to that list. Two players were making their full debuts and another, with no training sessions, got a run out.
I firmly believe this team will get incrementally better as the season progresses. Not chalk and cheese performances like over the pat two seasons, but a gradual, tangible improvement. We may be in an around the relegation spaces for the first few weeks, but nobody ever got relegated in August or even September - and certainly not in JULY!!
|Famous win for the 'bit o' red|
at 00:21 22 Jul 2022
Europa Conference 1st Leg: Liam Kelly's Motherwell 0 Sligo Rovers 1. Tie not over yet as we saw from the last round with BalaTown, but a fabulous result tonight
|Johansen and Adomah|
at 09:46 18 Jun 2022
With some of the elder lemons moving on; Austin, Wallace - even Barbet and Ball to an extent - and the arrival of Salter and presumably a couple more young(er) uns, the importance of Jo Jo and Albert could be as significant off the pitch as it is on it, this coming season. I have no worries regarding Adomah fulfilling a mentors role - we know how much he loves the club - I hope Steph can also play his part in settling the team and influencing the younger players.
|Twenty days since...|
at 14:17 27 May 2022
Warburton's departure. I am ambiguous about him leaving, but really hoped - as it was a pre-planned decision to not renew his contract, not a sudden sacking -they had a replacement lined up. Clearly, that is not the case and now we have lost three weeks of what is already a very short window. Our new manager needs to be appointed ASAP., to give him (or her) the opportunity to get themselves sorted and the players in that they want/need. We have six very good players, 3 or 4 good players and that's about it. The dogs in the street know where we need strengthening, but we need to get moving.
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