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by Nicko58
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Should Phil Parkinson be sacked?
Replies: 689
Views: 60639

Re: Should Phil Parkinson be sacked?

I do strongly agree that it's less about the formation or tactics and more that we're a poor team that's getting blown away by the quality that we're up against. Our absence of players with real footballing ability is also hideously exposed in ways that it wasn't in the league below. Even at that lo...
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Josh Cullen
Replies: 25
Views: 3485

Re: Josh Cullen

officer_dibble wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:31 pm
He plays some none existent sideways passes that get you nowhere.

I know that you just want to vent (and who am I to argue?), but I would just like to posit that he probably does this because there's the square root of f*ck all in front of him.
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Should Phil Parkinson be sacked?
Replies: 689
Views: 60639

Re: Should Phil Parkinson be sacked

Circumstances beyond his control have meant that he hasn’t been able to assemble a squad of players that is good enough in my opinion, so that's why I’ve voted to stick rather than twist for now. As stated by others, though, he can’t have a free pass to lose every Saturday and he needs to find a way...
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archive
Topic: A taste of honey, or a sting in the beehind? Bolton v Brentford 23/9/2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12855

Re: A taste of honey, or a sting in the beehind? Bolton v Brentford 23/9/2017

Spearing would probably improve us but I doubt that he would make all that much of a difference in the grand scheme of things. We still have largely the same problems that we had in the season just gone, only we're now at a level where the opposition are good enough to prevent us getting away with it.
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archive
Topic: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm
Replies: 131
Views: 16245

Re: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm

Two nowt. Christ, it feels like we're never going to win again.
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archive
Topic: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm
Replies: 131
Views: 16245

Re: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm

If we didn't have bad luck we'd have no luck.
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archive
Topic: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm
Replies: 131
Views: 16245

Re: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm

It sounds as though it's an entertaining match and that we're right in the thick of it. Good to hear.
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archive
Topic: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm
Replies: 131
Views: 16245

Re: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm

No idea but could it not be the usual 3-5-2 with Karacan Cullen and Morais as the middle 3. Noone playing deep off Madine? I feel pretty certain that Parky wouldn't play Madine in the centre. If it is a 4-5-1 then, reservations about Burke aside, it could work quite well for us. Solidish but with s...
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archive
Topic: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm
Replies: 131
Views: 16245

Re: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Who's on our bench?

Howard, Dervite, Le Fondre, Wilbraham, Armstrong and Pratley.
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archive
Topic: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm
Replies: 131
Views: 16245

Re: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm

Scrap that, I reckon it's 4-5-1 and we've set up to keep it tight. I don't know if having Burke in midfield is really a good idea but nothing else we've tried has worked so I suppose it's a least worth a go.

COYW
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Match Thread Archive
Topic: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm
Replies: 131
Views: 16245

Re: Turning the tide? Orwell adrift? Ipswich (A) 16/9/17 3pm

The team, in squad number order, is as follows: Alnwick, Little, Beevers, Karacan, Noone, Madine, Robinson, Cullen, Morais, Wheater, Burke F*ck knows what formation we're playing. It could be a 5-4-1, though if Parky's attempted to solidify the midfield by putting Burke in there instead of Pratley, ...
by Nicko58
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: For those who want to reminisce about brighter days....
Replies: 29
Views: 3637

Re: For those who want to reminisce about brighter days....

dave the minion wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:09 pm
Aye - love it. By my quick reckoning I reckon we've got:

Finland
Tunisia
Denmark
Spain
England
Senegal
France
Greece
Nigeria
Japan
Jamaica


Just imagine how tough the club chef had it in those days.
by Nicko58
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017
Replies: 1680
Views: 129551

Re: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017

I remember Noone looking like a very dangerous player against us in Freedman's managerial debut. In fact, I even seem to remember one of their fans posting on here to warn us all about how he was going to rip us apart (or something similar). I don't know why he's been let go but if he's still capabl...
by Nicko58
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017
Replies: 1680
Views: 129551

Re: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017

Just heard somebody on B.N site use swear words....Joey Barton seen at the Macron.... I can't see it TD, I think its a wind up, we couldn't even afford 1/4 of his probable wages - but personally IMO it would be our best signing in a long time. A proper midfield hard man / ball winner / leader which...
by Nicko58
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017
Replies: 1680
Views: 129551

Re: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017

officer_dibble wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:43 pm
God player.

Hyperbole, surely? :)
by Nicko58
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Ken Anderson - Old Owner (Definitely. For Ever ..... )
Replies: 4298
Views: 331046

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

To be exact they've just agreed a deal at this stage, but it does appear to be a formality.

It's the best outcome for us IMO. Let's hope we can finally attract some investment and crack on.
by Nicko58
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Lost Opportunities
Replies: 22
Views: 2240

Re: Lost Opportunities

It just isn't true that they were discarded. We offered both of them new contracts but they turned them down. Is that so? Having been consistently been left out of the inner circle prior to that is it any wonder they wished to leave. Alonso was our first choice left back by the time that he left. T...
by Nicko58
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Lost Opportunities
Replies: 22
Views: 2240

Re: Lost Opportunities

It just isn't true that they were discarded. We offered both of them new contracts but they turned them down.