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by bristol_Wanderer3
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: FV Recruitment Model
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: FV Recruitment Model

Vydra at £11m from Derby might be another to add to Burnley's small list of misses. Peterborough have probably been the best at getting players from non league/L2 and selling them on. Gayle, Assombalonga, Connor Washington, Ryan Bennett etc - but even for them that seems to be getting more difficult...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: FV Recruitment Model
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: FV Recruitment Model

This is very good news. Not only does it reaffirm FV's commitment, but it puts something stable in place that isn't dependent on the whims of the manager. Brentford's transfer dealings over the past few years has been phenomenal, bringing in £48m since 16/17, helping to pay for their new stadium, wh...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Faal Mental Jackett - Pompey (H), 3:00pm, 18/01/2020
Replies: 58
Views: 1094

Re: Faal Mental Jackett - Pompey (H), 3:00pm, 18/01/2020

My thoughts: - In terms of the game, we were up against an experienced L1 team who knew how to do the basics well. There were good at set pieces, and worked hard. A bit like we were in 2016/17. We played some really good football, showed a lot of spirit, but didn't really look like scoring, and with...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.
Replies: 1141
Views: 41815

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

Here's a summat. This transfer embargo, I was chatting with Our Kid about it last night. I thought that we were still under it because it was imposed on us by the EFL for a specific period of time (this season for instance), however, he claims that we're still under it because all the creditors hav...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20
Replies: 176
Views: 4665

Re: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20

You were there and I wasn't, but "destroy" seems a touch Darth Vader for what seems a welcome but somewhat fortuitous victory. Stats aren't everything, but the shot count was 13-12 to them, possession was 48%-52% (that again!), passes 362v388, corners 5v4. Again, I would love to see more of those w...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20
Replies: 176
Views: 4665

Re: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20

I'm not sure about Hill's comments that the players aren't good enough. Matthews, Emmanuel, Nsiala, L.Murphy, Dodoo, D.Murphy are top half L1 players, players that should form the basis of a promotion pushing side. Hamilton has L1 experience. Darcy is a real prospect who is being talked about as int...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20
Replies: 176
Views: 4665

Re: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20

He seems to have a gift for losing a potentially successful formula. After Bristol Rovers and Fleetwood, we looked good. Then he brought Bridcutt into a midfield that didn't have room for him. Then Earl looked really promising at either CB/LB and we let him go. We end up experimenting with 5ft 7in B...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20
Replies: 176
Views: 4665

Re: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20

🤣we’ve tried 3 out there this game! Might bring me boots on Saturday. Bizarre that this was seen as a better solution than offering Chicksen a 1, 3 or 6 month contract Or Earl. Earl has looked decent at both CD and LB. Then we let our other LB leave, then a long piece in the BEN saying Zouma is wea...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20
Replies: 176
Views: 4665

Re: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20

bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:51 pm
Feeling a touch of Hill's eccentricity coming on.

1-3. Murphy hat trick

COYW.
YHIHF.

Darcy, Murphy double...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20
Replies: 176
Views: 4665

Re: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20

Feeling a touch of Hill's eccentricity coming on.

1-3. Murphy hat trick

COYW.
by bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20
Replies: 176
Views: 4665

Re: Trotting over the Yellowbellies to three points - Lincoln City (A) 14/01/20

It’s like last season just with fewer people knowing we are getting beat every week. :D And less courtroom drama, although that does focus a greater proportion of the remaining attention on us getting beat, which judging by recent comments and signing decisions seems to be affecting Hill's judgement.
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Up Hill and down 'Dale - Rochdale (A), 3:00pm, 11/01/20
Replies: 85
Views: 2682

Re: Up Hill and down 'Dale - Rochdale (A), 3:00pm, 11/01/20

COYW. Looks like a 3-5-2 / 5-3-2? Nsiala and Zouma in defence, hope the power overrides the chaos! Iles describes it as a 4-1-3-2, with Liam Edwards sitting between the defence and the youthful midfield – and, by a process of elimiation, Dodoo up top instead of wide. Ah cool. Good for us going forw...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Up Hill and down 'Dale - Rochdale (A), 3:00pm, 11/01/20
Replies: 85
Views: 2682

Re: Up Hill and down 'Dale - Rochdale (A), 3:00pm, 11/01/20

COYW. Looks like a 3-5-2 / 5-3-2? Nsiala and Zouma in defence, hope the power overrides the chaos!
by bristol_Wanderer3
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.
Replies: 1141
Views: 41815

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

I must admit I am surprised we jettisoned Earl.

He seemed decent at both CB and LB, which given the limitations imposed on our squad size seems even more valuable...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.
Replies: 1141
Views: 41815

Re: Onwards and Downwards: 2020 transfer speculation thread.

I remember Nsiala from the Shrewsbury team of 2 years ago. He is powerful and attacks everything, and against decent, pacy forwards is a penalty against waiting to happen. A lot more of those in the Champ than L1 so on that basis it might be a good signing. He and Zouma would be an entertaining and ...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: A very Posh affair, hope it keeps fine for it. Versus Peterborough away 14-12-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 1790

Re: A very Posh affair, hope it keeps fine for it. Versus Peterborough away 14-12-2019

COYW.

Hoping the Bridcutt, Lowe, L.Murphy trio is an effective triangle, rather than the dot it morphed into at Accrington, assuming it is a back 4 rather than a back 5...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Wombling 3. AFC Wimbledon (H) 7.12.19 KO 3pm
Replies: 57
Views: 1529

Re: Wombling 3. AFC Wimbledon (H) 7.12.19 KO 3pm

My two penneth: - Fair result. They can justifiably feel aggrieved that there was 4min of injury time, and that we scored in the fifth minute of injury time. - Much pride about Mr Darcy's performance. Good touch and awareness as well as techinical ability. Can see why higher level clubs might be wat...
by bristol_Wanderer3
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Wham, bam, thank you, Stan - Accrington S (A), 3pm, 23 November & 10 Dec
Replies: 164
Views: 4308

Re: Wham, bam, thank you, Stan - Accrington S (A), 3pm, 23 November

Yeah, it's interesting - a creative midfielder in a Parky side had to be very good because he was often on his own, but at least in Hill's side there's runners and options. If Verlinden leaves Chicksen unprotected in a 4-3-3, then he may do so even more in a 4-4-2 as there isn't the extra body in c...