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by From Despair To Where?
19 Apr 2018 11:04
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5162
Views: 241343

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

Leaving Burton was a disaster for him, wasn't it? Did brilliant at Burton but failed everywhere else but then that's probably true of a lot of managers, do well somewhere and not worked out anywhere else. Seems to be something about Burton though. Their managers can't seem to do wrong as they all a...
by From Despair To Where?
19 Apr 2018 10:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4371

Re: Building for next season

The time to sign Long was 2 years ago. My over riding memory of Robson Kanu in his last 2 seasons was acres of space on the wing where he was supposed to be. Only showed up for the cameras. A very good player when he can be arsed but the only headlines he's made in the Premiership were for cheating ...
by From Despair To Where?
18 Apr 2018 11:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4371

Re: Building for next season

Thing with Wieser is that, granted he's a Leichtensteiner so hardly from a country with any footballing pedigree and he was a completely bizarre signing but he has played for Basel and Hoffenheim and has made a reasonable number of appearances in the Swiss top flight. He can't be completely useless.
by From Despair To Where?
17 Apr 2018 20:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4371

Re: Building for next season

I reckon he'll turn up for pre season training and Clement will think he's the work experience tea boy.
by From Despair To Where?
17 Apr 2018 19:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 163
Views: 4371

Re: Building for next season

4 pages in and no-one's offered an opinion on our Leichtensteiner saviour in waiting, Sandro Wieser.
by From Despair To Where?
17 Apr 2018 11:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3262
Views: 445367

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

From the same ilk that produced these monstrosities so take everything with a large pinch of salt. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7OpIhHKFVwk https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m0LlbqZy4iw https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FF0n2FHVk Fcuking hell. I'm lost for words. Particularly like the "Fight & ...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Apr 2018 16:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

Well, it's nice that you care enough to keep tally.
by From Despair To Where?
15 Apr 2018 15:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

Not struggling to grasp anything other than an obsession with Fosu borne out of a 50 minute cameo three years ago. He seems to have achieved this mythical status whereby he was was the second coming of Gylfi and we let him slip away. I've supported this club long enough to witness enough young playe...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Apr 2018 15:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

And that undisclosed fee would have been in the region of £100,000. However, the club would have known last May that there were long term question marks over McCleary and Harriott's fitness. Beerens was being used less and less so instead of being 5th choice, he's suddenly 2nd or 3rd choice. We had...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Apr 2018 12:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

And that undisclosed fee would have been in the region of £100,000. However, the club would have known last May that there were long term question marks over McCleary and Harriott's fitness. Beerens was being used less and less so instead of being 5th choice, he's suddenly 2nd or 3rd choice. We hadn...
by From Despair To Where?
14 Apr 2018 23:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

If he wasn't in Stam's plans, why was he offered a contract?
by From Despair To Where?
14 Apr 2018 23:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

I'm not saying it wasn't a shame but let's not make out the club forced him out or released him when the facts suggest otherwise. MacLeary and Harriott have been injured since January last year, Popa just didn't fit for whatever reason and Beerens played less and less as last season went on. I think...
by From Despair To Where?
14 Apr 2018 23:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

I think of the youngsters only him, Jules and Legg were offered contracts last summer. Wouldn't surprise me the club were aware of the extent of Harriott's injury and considering we subsequently signed Barrow and Aluko, I suspect Fosu was very much in their plans. I guess we'll never know but person...
by From Despair To Where?
14 Apr 2018 22:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

So why did the club offer a contract to a player who was "clearly" not part of their plans?
by From Despair To Where?
14 Apr 2018 22:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

Why would the club offer a contract to a player who was "clearly" not part of their plans?
by From Despair To Where?
14 Apr 2018 18:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

He's also not been played as a winger at Charlton. By all means complain that he wasn't given enough chances but, you know, he spent 18 months on loan in League 2, didn't pull up any trees and was still offered a new contract. And to be fair to Harriett, at a similar age he had made close to 50 appe...
by From Despair To Where?
14 Apr 2018 18:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20283

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

Zip wrote:
blueroyals wrote:Imagine swapping Fosu for Harriot :roll:


I think a lot of us felt Fosu was moved on far too quickly.


Can we cease with this myth that we released Fosu. He was offered a new contract last May and chose not to sign it.
by From Despair To Where?
14 Apr 2018 15:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sunderland (h) sponsored by more than 1 shot on target please boys
Replies: 129
Views: 4207

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sunderland (h) sponsored by more than 1 shot on target please boys

With their eyes.
by From Despair To Where?
13 Apr 2018 20:55
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 83
Views: 8001

Re: Safe standing progress

Whilst not being a direct reason for Hillsborough, it was indicative of how football supporters were regarded at the time, fenced in in unsafe areas, and treated as a problem. Pick up any fanzine in the aftermath of Hillsborough and they were all awash with stories of crumbling terraces, aggressive ...
by From Despair To Where?
13 Apr 2018 20:23
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 83
Views: 8001

Re: Safe standing progress

Well, apart from not having valid safety certificate and Hillborough was regarded as one of the best grounds in the country at the time.

The poor conditions were by no means swept away after Bradford. I remember going to away grounds in the late 80s that were in a shocking state.
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