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Re: Ex Players

by skipper » 27 Mar 2021 12:15

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Orion1871 Gunter the legend to get his 100th Wales cap against Mexico, he will also Captain the side.


Pleased for him.


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And he's the first outfield player to teach that mark?

Impressive!

Many congrats to him.

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Re: Ex Players

by Orion1871 » 27 Mar 2021 22:14

Mr Smooth Gomes not happy as Almeria draw in La Liga Smartbank.
https://mobile.twitter.com/Mallorcalex100/status/1375906983841308674

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Re: Ex Players

by Millsy » 28 Mar 2021 09:57

Orion1871 Mr Smooth Gomes not happy as Almeria draw in La Liga Smartbank.
https://mobile.twitter.com/Mallorcalex100/status/1375906983841308674


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Re: Ex Players

by Snowflake Royal » 28 Mar 2021 14:38

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URZZZZ Article of Bowen criticising aspects of Puscas’ signing

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/mark- ... ge-puscas/

I don’t think his overall assessment of him is particularly wrong

https://mobile.twitter.com/secondtierpo ... 8637010947

All part of a larger podcast (40 minutes long) for anyone interested, covers his appointment here and his departure amongst other things


Said not enough diligence was done on Puscas before signing him, well he was director of football at the time....

He also claims he laid the foundations for this season's success, from what I remember the football under him (with largely the same players) was awful, particularly after the covid break, and anyway who exactly was signed on his watch? I wouldn't even give him credit for Laurent as he'd been on our watch list for ages.

I get that Puscas has not been an unqualified success, but I wouldn’t call him a failure in the way the interview suggests he is.

Yeah, not even remotely. Puscas hasn't played too much because he did poorly, but because Joao was immense. Plus some injury issues.

He may have made 16 appearances, but only 6 of them were as a starter, and he's only actually played the equivalent of six and a half 90 minutes, so his scoring rate really isn't anywhere near as bad as 3 in 16 suggests, in fact it's actually pretty good.

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Re: Ex Players

by From Despair To Where? » 29 Mar 2021 07:39

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URZZZZ Article of Bowen criticising aspects of Puscas’ signing

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/mark- ... ge-puscas/

I don’t think his overall assessment of him is particularly wrong

https://mobile.twitter.com/secondtierpo ... 8637010947

All part of a larger podcast (40 minutes long) for anyone interested, covers his appointment here and his departure amongst other things


Said not enough diligence was done on Puscas before signing him, well he was director of football at the time....

He also claims he laid the foundations for this season's success, from what I remember the football under him (with largely the same players) was awful, particularly after the covid break, and anyway who exactly was signed on his watch? I wouldn't even give him credit for Laurent as he'd been on our watch list for ages.

I get that Puscas has not been an unqualified success, but I wouldn’t call him a failure in the way the interview suggests he is.


They criticise his production this season yet fail to point out he's been out injured for 5 months.

We were first linked with Puscas about 2 years before we signed him. Young inexperienced striker in "not the finished article" shock.

I like Bowen but he's come across as very bitter in every interview he's done since he left. Can't be easy seeing your successor come in and achieve more with largely the same squad of players and fcuk all time to prep for the season.


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Re: Ex Players

by From Despair To Where? » 29 Mar 2021 08:19

Orion1871 Mr Smooth Gomes not happy as Almeria draw in La Liga Smartbank.
https://mobile.twitter.com/Mallorcalex100/status/1375906983841308674


A rough translation

“In Portugal, we say that if you do not feel, you are not the son of good people. And I am the son of good people. I am very angry with what they are doing to my team, to my club! We deserve respect!”.


“We have to respect these people who work hard, who work every day to be serious in matches! one thing or another. Video arbitration is a spectacular tool if it is used well, if there is not one hundred percent certainty of what has happened, it cannot intervene”.

E“The referee had whistled what he had to whistle because it is a foul on Maras, to seek contact with Maras. How can it end up being a penalty against us? What do we want from our football? What do we want to do to our football?”. They have harmed us with something that has not existed and I have to say it. With all due respect. But it was a fault in our favor”

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Re: Ex Players

by Snowflake Royal » 29 Mar 2021 09:28

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Said not enough diligence was done on Puscas before signing him, well he was director of football at the time....

He also claims he laid the foundations for this season's success, from what I remember the football under him (with largely the same players) was awful, particularly after the covid break, and anyway who exactly was signed on his watch? I wouldn't even give him credit for Laurent as he'd been on our watch list for ages.

I get that Puscas has not been an unqualified success, but I wouldn’t call him a failure in the way the interview suggests he is.


They criticise his production this season yet fail to point out he's been out injured for 5 months.

We were first linked with Puscas about 2 years before we signed him. Young inexperienced striker in "not the finished article" shock.

I like Bowen but he's come across as very bitter in every interview he's done since he left. Can't be easy seeing your successor come in and achieve more with largely the same squad of players and fcuk all time to prep for the season.

Certainly can't be easy having done a good job but getting pelters whilst the new guy gets all the plaudits off the back of lots of your work, having your boss not even have the decency to fire you before they appointed him.

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Re: Ex Players

by tidus_mi2 » 29 Mar 2021 12:09

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WestYorksRoyal I get that Puscas has not been an unqualified success, but I wouldn’t call him a failure in the way the interview suggests he is.


They criticise his production this season yet fail to point out he's been out injured for 5 months.

We were first linked with Puscas about 2 years before we signed him. Young inexperienced striker in "not the finished article" shock.

I like Bowen but he's come across as very bitter in every interview he's done since he left. Can't be easy seeing your successor come in and achieve more with largely the same squad of players and fcuk all time to prep for the season.

Certainly can't be easy having done a good job but getting pelters whilst the new guy gets all the plaudits off the back of lots of your work, having your boss not even have the decency to fire you before they appointed him.

We completely collapsed post-lockdown, suffice to say that he might have kept his job if he'd maintained some level of form post-lockdown.

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Re: Ex Players

by Snowflake Royal » 29 Mar 2021 12:11

Absolutely cretinous to judge a manager under those exceptional conditions when we had nothing to play for and we got done by injuries once again.

And of course losing his job has nothing to do with the contemptible way it was done.


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Re: Ex Players

by From Despair To Where? » 29 Mar 2021 12:37

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WestYorksRoyal I get that Puscas has not been an unqualified success, but I wouldn’t call him a failure in the way the interview suggests he is.


They criticise his production this season yet fail to point out he's been out injured for 5 months.

We were first linked with Puscas about 2 years before we signed him. Young inexperienced striker in "not the finished article" shock.

I like Bowen but he's come across as very bitter in every interview he's done since he left. Can't be easy seeing your successor come in and achieve more with largely the same squad of players and fcuk all time to prep for the season.

Certainly can't be easy having done a good job but getting pelters whilst the new guy gets all the plaudits off the back of lots of your work, having your boss not even have the decency to fire you before they appointed him.



Than why not just come out and say that instead of sniping like a jilted lover?


I was very much pro Bowen and was surprised when we brought in Paunovic but we don't know the whole story of what went on behind the scenes.

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Re: Ex Players

by URZZZZ » 29 Mar 2021 14:50

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Said not enough diligence was done on Puscas before signing him, well he was director of football at the time....

He also claims he laid the foundations for this season's success, from what I remember the football under him (with largely the same players) was awful, particularly after the covid break, and anyway who exactly was signed on his watch? I wouldn't even give him credit for Laurent as he'd been on our watch list for ages.

I get that Puscas has not been an unqualified success, but I wouldn’t call him a failure in the way the interview suggests he is.


They criticise his production this season yet fail to point out he's been out injured for 5 months.

We were first linked with Puscas about 2 years before we signed him. Young inexperienced striker in "not the finished article" shock.

I like Bowen but he's come across as very bitter in every interview he's done since he left. Can't be easy seeing your successor come in and achieve more with largely the same squad of players and fcuk all time to prep for the season.


I don’t think he comes across as particularly bitter here, highly complimentary about several players and even Paunovic himself

Although you do question the validity of everything he says, given that in the interview he said Joao was only available for 4 out of 35 games when that wasn’t true - makes you wonder if he’s exaggerating anything else

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Re: Ex Players

by Mid Sussex Royal » 29 Mar 2021 17:38

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WestYorksRoyal I get that Puscas has not been an unqualified success, but I wouldn’t call him a failure in the way the interview suggests he is.


They criticise his production this season yet fail to point out he's been out injured for 5 months.

We were first linked with Puscas about 2 years before we signed him. Young inexperienced striker in "not the finished article" shock.

I like Bowen but he's come across as very bitter in every interview he's done since he left. Can't be easy seeing your successor come in and achieve more with largely the same squad of players and fcuk all time to prep for the season.


I don’t think he comes across as particularly bitter here, highly complimentary about several players and even Paunovic himself

Although you do question the validity of everything he says, given that in the interview he said Joao was only available for 4 out of 35 games when that wasn’t true - makes you wonder if he’s exaggerating anything else


He's on a loser moaning about player availability last season; he got far more game time out of Swift and Meite and I can't recall us having constantly 6-9 players out for a considerable chunk of games either.

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Re: Ex Players

by WestYorksRoyal » 29 Mar 2021 18:04

As far as I'm concerned Bowen did nothing wrong and was badly treated. From a relegation battle to mid table, and the way his departure was handled was a farce.

I actually don't think we'd have done as well had he stayed, so maybe we're vindicated, but I'd be bitter in his position, especially given the squad is largely unchanged from last season.


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Re: Ex Players

by Uke » 29 Mar 2021 18:20

WestYorksRoyal As far as I'm concerned Bowen did nothing wrong and was badly treated. From a relegation battle to mid table, and the way his departure was handled was a farce.

I actually don't think we'd have done as well had he stayed, so maybe we're vindicated, but I'd be bitter in his position, especially given the squad is largely unchanged from last season.


He was also offered DoF and turned it down, so he’s probably mad at himself for doing that too. Especially considering his current employment situation.

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Re: Ex Players

by Snowflake Royal » 29 Mar 2021 19:05

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WestYorksRoyal As far as I'm concerned Bowen did nothing wrong and was badly treated. From a relegation battle to mid table, and the way his departure was handled was a farce.

I actually don't think we'd have done as well had he stayed, so maybe we're vindicated, but I'd be bitter in his position, especially given the squad is largely unchanged from last season.


He was also offered DoF and turned it down, so he’s probably mad at himself for doing that too. Especially considering his current employment situation.

I doubt it. At that point his position was basically untenable.

"We thought we were promoting him and he'd be up for it" Bullshit.

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Re: Ex Players

by WestYorksRoyal » 31 Mar 2021 16:18

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/extra/hfe5e ... ible-Dream

Tenuous link given he only gets a fleeting mention in a long read, but this an excellent article and Eamonn Dolan gets a good mention. Stands apart in James Coppinger's eyes simply for his professionalism and demanding more from him.

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Re: Ex Players

by muirinho » 31 Mar 2021 19:45

WestYorksRoyal https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/extra/hfe5e1289y/The-Impossible-Dream

Tenuous link given he only gets a fleeting mention in a long read, but this an excellent article and Eamonn Dolan gets a good mention. Stands apart in James Coppinger's eyes simply for his professionalism and demanding more from him.


Well worth the read, thanks for the link

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Re: Ex Players

by Notts Royal » 31 Mar 2021 22:31

I think the frustrating thing for me is there hasn’t seemed a clear plan when we’ve signed strikers.

Joao & Puscas signed within a day of each other...with no clear plan how to fit them in the team. Bowen clearly involved in the Joao transfer & rated him. But at the price & contract length, surely the club saw Puscas as their main man. No surprises here but that indicates the scatter gun approach of transfers is still an issue at the club. Kia players and manager signings.

It’s similar to when we signed Baldock & McNulty, albeit a higher quality. What was the plan there? We signed 2 small strikers and didn’t seem to have a plan of how to utilise them.

Personally I think the inability of signing many players this season has been a blessing, as it’s given the squad chance to gel. That will have helped Paunovic

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Re: Ex Players

by morganb » 01 Apr 2021 00:01

Head of Football Operations, Nick Hammond, has resigned from his position at Celtic to pursue new opportunities.

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Re: Ex Players

by Sutekh » 06 Apr 2021 09:12

Current Bracknell first team coach Lea Barkus has been named as temporary manager of Sandhurst until then end of the season at which point he’ll return to duty at Bracknell.

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