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by Bijou Bob
Wed May 27, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: The Keith Hill out thread
Replies: 78
Views: 3840

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: 152
Views: 6202

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: 23
Views: 959

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: 23948

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: 54902

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: 119887

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: 119887

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: 5738

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: 139487

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: 238480

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: 238480

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: 40283

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: 238480

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: 4536

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: 4536

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: 3766

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

What the feck was the wall doing for their goal??!
by Bijou Bob
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: New York, New York...Rotherham away, 20-10-18. 3'0 Clock.
Replies: 76
Views: 3766

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

I'm actually very up beat about this one, for some unknown reason. I'm calling it 1-3 to us and I'm going to be very disappointed if Marc Iles' first question to PP afterwards isn't,

"So Phil, you've come straight from the dressing room, are you able to confirm the rumours surrounding josh Magennis"?
by Bijou Bob
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Ken Anderson - Old Owner (Definitely. For Ever ..... )
Replies: 4298
Views: 238480

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

...and I'm giving up the booze when beer hits ten bob a pint! You have a choice in that matter Enoch. Personally, if I walked into a pub and it was a fiver a pint, I wouldn't have a pint as it doesn't hold that much value for me. Everything, even beer, has a critical price point at which folk will ...
by Bijou Bob
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Ken Anderson - Old Owner (Definitely. For Ever ..... )
Replies: 4298
Views: 238480

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

So, on the one hand, Ken expects me to spend my hard earned money on an exhorbitant ticket, whilst on the other hand slipping money into his back pocket from the club. 1. I'm not about to pay more than £25 for a football ticket. 2. If it's £25 but I then have to join a 1 hour, 300 meter queue before...
by Bijou Bob
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Blunting the Blades and walking on the Wilder side? BWFC v Sheffield Utd 25/8/18
Replies: 150
Views: 7229

Re: Blunting the Blades and walking on the Wilder side? BWFC v Sheffield Utd 25/8/18

We're third with two away wins.I'll take that, all day, every day. For as long as possible.