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by Bijou Bob
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Minefields and banana skins.V Oldham Athletic away Tues 2nd March 7'O clock.
Replies: 203
Views: 3158

Re: Minefields and banana skins.V Oldham Athletic away Tues 2nd March 7'O clock.

I firmly predict that this will be the most boring match of the season, a 0-0 draw in sub zero conditions on an appalling pitch. To be honest, I'd be absolutely delighted with a point and a clean sheet. I'd be tempted to rest Doyle and start with Miller. The team news will be interesting solely to s...
by Bijou Bob
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Will the wheel drop off? Barrow (h) 27/02/21 15:00
Replies: 338
Views: 5871

Re: Will the wheel drop off? Barrow (h) 27/02/21 15:00

Once again we struggled against a team who came and parked the bus. But for some woeful finishing from them, we’d have lost today. Too pedestrian throughout, I thought we missed Thomasson’s business and positivity in the centre and the cross field balls he plays to create space. Way too often we fan...
by Bijou Bob
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: General Chit Chat
Replies: 8123
Views: 377664

Re: General Chit Chat

Sweet Jesus are you lot living in Beirut??
by Bijou Bob
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8937
Views: 341816

Re: Today I'm happy about......

I’m just a tad over 55.......and doing frontline healthcare. Ish. :D
by Bijou Bob
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8937
Views: 341816

Re: Today I'm happy about......

Blimey, nobody happy since Christmas! I had my first jab yesterday, so I'm very happy. The vaccination programme seems to be the one thing we've done reasonably well as a country in the last few years and the only thing we've got right as far as the virus is concerned. That having been said, the vac...
by Bijou Bob
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: An age to start a match thread? Stevenage, home, Saturday 13/2/21 @ 3pm
Replies: 245
Views: 3923

Re: An age to start a match thread? Stevenage, home, Saturday 13/2/21 @ 3pm

Same old, same old for me. When we move the ball quickly, we create space and look good going forward. Sadly, we only seem to do that for the odd ten minutes in each half, usually when we've fallen behind. I thought Baptiste and Santos were fantastic, as was Thomasson, who's looking like a real find...
by Bijou Bob
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Making HMS YouKnowWhat ship-shape: Winter 20/21 transfer thread
Replies: 506
Views: 19472

Re: Making HMS YouKnowWhat ship-shape: Winter 20/21 transfer thread

The writing is on the wall after today. It's all heading for us playing Tranmere in the play off final.
by Bijou Bob
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Making HMS YouKnowWhat ship-shape: Winter 20/21 transfer thread
Replies: 506
Views: 19472

Re: Making HMS YouKnowWhat ship-shape: Winter 20/21 transfer thread

Can a goalkeeper ever be a marquee signing??!!
by Bijou Bob
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: 'ello, 'ello, 'ello - Oh dear, not you again. Home v Leyton Orient - Sat. Jan 30 15:00
Replies: 250
Views: 4394

Re: 'ello, 'ello, 'ello - Oh dear, not you again. Home v Leyton Orient - Sat. Jan 30 15:00

Blimey, that was a pleasant Saturday afternoon for a change. My worry is that he’ll now make six changes on Tuesday. We looked robust at the back and I can’t remember them walking through our central midfield at all yesterday, something every single other team has done unchallenged most games so far...
by Bijou Bob
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: 'ello, 'ello, 'ello - Oh dear, not you again. Home v Leyton Orient - Sat. Jan 30 15:00
Replies: 250
Views: 4394

Re: 'ello, 'ello, 'ello - Oh dear, not you again. Home v Leyton Orient - Sat. Jan 30 15:00

Sarc has been generally poor as far as I'm concerned. He looks unfit and overweight, largely struggling to have an impact lasting more than ten minutes in either half. The larger problem for me is that I just can't see what we're trying to do or be. The first few games it looked like we were playing...
by Bijou Bob
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Returning to the ground
Replies: 49
Views: 2305

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: 57447

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: 57447

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: 57447

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: 23536

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: 24731

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: 5408

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: 47406

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: 122918

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: 243160

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...