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by Bijou Bob
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Returning to the ground
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Returning to the ground

Blimey. It’s almost like Boris and his cabinet don’t have a clue. Can’t be so, he’s the next Churchill isn’t he??
by Bijou Bob
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Summer 2020 transfers
Replies: 910
Views: 40511

Re: Summer 2020 transfers

He’s reputedly on 18 grand a week. If Forest pay him a chunk, he needs a new start somewhere and clubs have not exactly been lining up to take him during the past several loan windows, so I’m not sure. Clough can play wide or as a ten, so would offer options if he can stay fit. He’s exactly the sort...
by Bijou Bob
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Summer 2020 transfers
Replies: 910
Views: 40511

Re: Summer 2020 transfers

Listening to the LoV podcast the other week, it seems Clough is being made to train with Forest’s under 23’s. He’s on mahoosive money, but Forest want rid quickly, so might pay him off and free him up. The question isn’t would he make a decent number ten in L2, but can he stay fit for a full season ...
by Bijou Bob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Summer 2020 transfers
Replies: 910
Views: 40511

Re: Summer 2020 transfers

Baptiste lives just round the corner from me and he looks in good shape. He's out running most days whilst I'm walking the dogs. He'd be an experienced head at the back, but I can't forget the five penalties he gave away in his last season with us. Plus, his Mrs had a brand new Evoque delivered the ...
by Bijou Bob
Wed May 27, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Keith Hill out thread
Replies: 150
Views: 16036

Re: The Keith Hill out thread

The club have a choice to make next month; sack the management team then, or wait until we’re 12 games into next season, lower mid table and struggling. Watching the League matches on Saturday evenings, it seems that the standard of football in L 2 is way above what it used to be. If we’re not organ...
by Bijou Bob
Wed May 27, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: COVID-19/20 season
Replies: 161
Views: 17168

Re: COVID-19/20 season

Still no decision, the EFL once again showing that they can Vicky Pollard look decisive.
by Bijou Bob
Wed May 27, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: We'll meet you outside
Replies: 26
Views: 3664

Re: We'll meet you outside

Haven’t been on here for a while now, it’s been much more interesting on mumsnet 😁 Met lots of folk from here over the years, since moving over from Bolton Banter, most of whom it’s been a pleasure to talk to. Some great European away days in Marseille and Guimaraes with folk from here - that Vaz Te...
by Bijou Bob
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The next manager
Replies: 512
Views: 34196

Re: The next manager

Nolan for me. He's got nothing to lose and neither have we. I do think we've got to accept relegation as more than just a probability and give a manager time to build a squad and a style over at least 18 months. If we're not top six in L2 by February 2021, then and only then would it be fair to agit...
by Bijou Bob
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.
Replies: 1327
Views: 87638

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

The real issue here is precedent I fear. The other players who have put forward an argument to have their contracts terminated, will surely not be told that their situation is different. That could leave us with no senior players by the end of the week. I don't blame any of them for one minute. We a...
by Bijou Bob
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Administration and recovery
Replies: 3312
Views: 170817

Re: Administration and recovery

Is anyone able to shine any light on the reasons why the administrators have been able to hold onto player registrations, despite refusing to pay the players concerned? Shirley that's a restriction of trade and goes directly against the Bosman ruling from years ago? It's looking that by close of pla...
by Bijou Bob
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Administration and recovery
Replies: 3312
Views: 170817

Re: Administration and recovery

Having no clue about company financials, am I a million miles off here, in suspecting that the reason the hotel deal is holding things up, is an intention by the eventual owners to mortgage the hotel and any assets in order to provide both running capital and a hefty early personal return (AKA doing...
by Bijou Bob
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Time to Declare...
Replies: 66
Views: 7550

Re: Time to Declare...

Apparently, Saturday's paggering took us to 15 wins from 72 matches. I'm not sure it's possible to match even that at the moment, but with 20 games left, one win in 5 and a couple of draws thrown in, doesn't get us to 40 points. We're doomed unless something changes. Only 2 things can change in the ...
by Bijou Bob
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread
Replies: 2831
Views: 182982

Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

I think there are two possibilities Tango. Either the club feel hes never going to be fit enough, or, he has something written into his contract paying him a loyalty bonus if he is still with the club come New Year. I suspect next week will bring a fire sale the like of which we have never seen befo...
by Bijou Bob
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Ken Anderson - Old Owner (Definitely. For Ever ..... )
Replies: 4298
Views: 287171

Re: Ken Anderson - New Owner (Definitely. For Now ..... )

Michael Chopra and David James both earned huge money for years. It didn't take them long to crash and burn. Given that the average footballer isn't the brightest bulb in the box, I can imagine there's one or two (If not more) of our squad starting to panic just a little bit. If the wages aren't pai...
by Bijou Bob
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Ken Anderson - Old Owner (Definitely. For Ever ..... )
Replies: 4298
Views: 287171

Re: Ken Anderson - New Owner (Definitely. For Now ..... )

A manager who still doesn't know what his best 11 is and can't motivate the 11 he does pick, a Chairman who seemingly lies to the fans (Claiming to have proof of funds in place from the bidding parties in October, then claims in November that he has seen no such thing) and fails to pay wages on time...
by Bijou Bob
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Should Phil Parkinson be sacked?
Replies: 689
Views: 51419

Re: Should Phil Parkinson be sacked?

We're not doing the basics and that's down to the manager. We don't keep our shape when not in possession and we're too pedestrian going forward with the ball. We had just 10 minutes at the start of the second half when we moved the ball quickly enough. How many of our passes went backwards today - ...
by Bijou Bob
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Ken Anderson - Old Owner (Definitely. For Ever ..... )
Replies: 4298
Views: 287171

Re: Ken Anderson - New Owner (Definitely. For Now ..... )

Ken's hoping supporters will suspend their critical reasoning when it comes to buying tickets and act like fans, rather than consumers. As a product, what he's offering at the moment is nothing short of sh*te. He's offering nothing in terms of reassuring us that The Tinkerman will ever pick a settle...
by Bijou Bob
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Out of the Forest and up to Le Moors.. Notts Forest Home, Wed, 24th Oct 8-0 .
Replies: 125
Views: 7138

Re: Out of the Forest and up to Le Moors.. Notts Forest Home, Wed, 24th Oct 8-0 .

The Tinkerman strikes again. PP clearly has no idea what his best side is and the pre match comments suggest we start matches looking to be unadventurous and play safe. It's not working. The pressure will really be on PP if we get less than 3 points at weekend, but I'm not sure we could afford to sa...
by Bijou Bob
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Out of the Forest and up to Le Moors.. Notts Forest Home, Wed, 24th Oct 8-0 .
Replies: 125
Views: 7138

Re: Out of the Forest and up to Le Moors.. Notts Forest Home, Wed, 24th Oct 8-0 .

I'm considering a half ST and the next few performances will make be making that decision for me. £27 for a ticket in the North Lower is still too much for a midweek Championship match and on that basis, I'll be listening to the wireless. I can only see something of a drubbing tonight and if we're o...
by Bijou Bob
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New York, New York...Rotherham away, 20-10-18. 3'0 Clock.
Replies: 76
Views: 5443

Re: New York, New York...Rotherham away, 20-10-18. 3'0 Clock.

What the feck was the wall doing for their goal??!