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by Dave Sutton's barnet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition
Replies: 118
Views: 4559

Re: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition

I'm somewhere between the two of you. For every managerial change which massively alters a club's trajectory – for better or worse – there are probably five, ten, maybe 20 which do very little in real terms. I think it's understandable but counterproductive that the average managerial spell is now s...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition
Replies: 118
Views: 4559

Re: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition

All about the "new manager bounce" if they get that the confidence and lift will see them safe. If they don't then its hard to make a case this guy is qualified for a championship relegation dogfight. Having said that perhaps he's picked something up from Jose , before Jose went a bit shit? Nah, I ...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition
Replies: 118
Views: 4559

Re: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition

Aye, BWFCi, I agree. Could work but I'd guess it won't. If I were a Barnsley fan trying to spin it positively, I'd be thinking he's had a wide range of experiences, doesn't need to be at the top level, quite used to being parachuted in, that sort of thing. But as a Bolton fan (with nothing in partic...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition
Replies: 118
Views: 4559

Re: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition

MORAIS JOINS BARNSLEY (Not that one) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43085934 The Tykes have appointed a Portugueezer who worked with Jose Mourinho at Porto, Inter, Madrid and Chelsea. He's also managed Westfalia Herne and Dresdner SC (German lower tier), Académico Viseu and Santa Clara (Portug...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Plundering the capital, or capital punishment? QPR v BWFC 17/2/2018
Replies: 63
Views: 848

Re: Plundering the capital, or capital punishment? QPR v BWFC 17/2/2018

Pratley is back in the squad but Parky mentions Karacan too: http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/wanderers/15998724.Jem_Karacan_return_in_Parkinson__39_s_thoughts_for_QPR_clash/ Jem has been training well and I think he comes into the thinking for QPR. I have said before that he has been training e...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition
Replies: 118
Views: 4559

Re: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition

The view from Sunderland, as per the Daily Telegraph : "It has become a chore. As soon as the opposition team score, that’s it, heads go down and you’re heading towards yet another defeat. It’s a horrible feeling you can’t get rid of." And that's a bloke who's motivated enough to run a podcast about...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Plundering the capital, or capital punishment? QPR v BWFC 17/2/2018
Replies: 63
Views: 848

Re: Plundering the capital, or capital punishment? QPR v BWFC 17/2/2018

Prufrock's favourite might be back. According to the BN, D-Pratz "returned to full training yesterday" and "could make a surprise return to Phil Parkinson’s squad on Saturday at QPR". http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/wanderers/15995886.Pratley_set_for_swift_first_team_comeback_at_Wanderers/ Quot...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition
Replies: 118
Views: 4559

Re: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition

An interesting weekend ahoy in the Championship drop-dodge. Four of the bottom nine play each other, three don’t play at all – in the league. Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 14.01.25.png Games (all Sat, 3pm): Birmingham v Millwall Burton v Forest QPR v Bolton Sunderland v Brentford No league games for Bar...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Plundering the capital, or capital punishment? QPR v BWFC 17/2/2018
Replies: 63
Views: 848

Re: Plundering the capital, or capital punishment? QPR v BWFC 17/2/2018

Form: last 6 matches H/A – QPR 11th (9pts), BW 14th (8pts) last 10 matches H/A - QPR 12th (14pts), BW 13th (14pts) last 8 matches H - QPR 15th (11pts. For comparison BW 7th, 15pts) last 8 matches A - BW 24th (5pts. For comparison QPR 20th, 7pts) Seems to me there's not much between these teams excep...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017
Replies: 1603
Views: 58344

Re: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017

PP, BN : I think when you look at most clubs, they change their strikers around more than any other position so that the players stay fresh. I think that will be the case for us. We’ll judge it on a game by game basis. I think Sammy (Ameobi) and Alfie (Le Fondre) were bright in spells at Cardiff. Al...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017
Replies: 1603
Views: 58344

Re: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017

Not necessarily arguing with the rest of your drift, but in the case of Burton: I wasn't there, but didn't they sit deep, allow us possession and invite us on to them? (According to the BBC, we had an unusually high 68% possession.) That would preclude the early long ball forward to "turn them round...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1045

Re: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018

Minor point somewhat off topic, but Melchett does not say "E-E-Exactly". He's not Porky Pig. You sure? 24 seconds in: ox6MScSWp28 Not sure if it's a purposeful representation of an upper-class tic, or Fry riding out the previous wave of audience laughter (was it recorded in front of a live audience...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1045

Re: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018

We would've been better with Walker whose pace might have made something of aimless balls forward. I can certainly see the case for utilising Walker's pace on the break, particularly away. ALF's game works best when we have a lot of the ball creating a lot of chances; in retrospect, away at Cardiff...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1045

Re: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018

We would've been better with Walker whose pace might have made something of aimless balls forward. I can certainly see the case for utilising Walker's pace on the break, particularly away. ALF's game works best when we have a lot of the ball creating a lot of chances; in retrospect, away at Cardiff...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1045

Re: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018

We shall see what happens, but based on last night, (we should and would have lost about 4/5 but for Alnwick and some super stops) we're in trouble IMHO. Way I see it mate, we've had two good performances and a poor one away at a strong top-two contender. I'd settle for that average over the final ...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1045

Re: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018

We cannot afford to go to QPR and be so poor. Because QPR will be a tough game but its one we absolutely must take something from. I completely agree (well, not necessarily that we "absolutely must take something" from Loftus Road, but it would certainly help). And it's perhaps interesting that Lit...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018
Replies: 75
Views: 1045

Re: A Valentines eve massacre, or a rewarding date with old friends? Cardiff V BWFC 13/2/2018

We didn't manage an effort on target. Glad that we're "unpredictable now" Same as we had at Middlesbrough with Madine up top. Same as Cardiff had at our place when they were second in the league (we had two shots on target). It’s not like we’ve been peppering in shots all season. In all league game...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition
Replies: 118
Views: 4559

Re: We are (hopefully) staying up: the opposition

Yes DSB, the point about us being more unpredictable to play against post Madine is a good one, and one I forgot to include in the potential case for us being better equipped to stay up in the Cardiff match thread. It is very likely that our season will be made or broken by some crucial relegation ...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017
Replies: 1603
Views: 58344

Re: The Promotion Commotion Transfer Thread 2017

Iles tweets: "Nothing in Victor Anichebe link as things stand. Some doubt as to whether he was even released by Beijing in time to be able to play for a second club. Either way, #bwfc keeping distance for now." "Fitness-wise, Wanderers being very, very careful not to sign anyone who needs 4-5 weeks ...
by Dave Sutton's barnet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Whites barrier to hold against the Fulham surge? BWFC v Fulham 10/2/2018 3pm
Replies: 103
Views: 1663

Re: Whites barrier to hold against the Fulham surge? BWFC v Fulham 10/2/2018 3pm

Have we done well away from home with Madine in the side this season? If so I must have missed those games. We were still near the bottom with him, so it's not as if it's earth shatteringly bad that we have lost him, is it? Away league table, as-is. (We haven't played away since Brentford on Jan 20...