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by GhostoftheBok
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

Not sure it needs to improve much. What it needs is a Verratti. Or a modern day Gascoigne. Someone with real all round class in midfield. If we’d had such a player we’d have had a great chance rather than chasing shadows against Italy’s midfield for much of the match. When you sit as deep as we did...
by GhostoftheBok
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

This was Italy's tournament from start to finish.

Tonight was all the reasons I don't like Southgate as England manager, but we reached the final so it's hard to justify complaining.

Roll on the world cup. This is a young team and has plenty of time to improve.
by GhostoftheBok
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:43 pm
Bitter, anti England bastards all over social media. Feck em! :lol:
Italy fans complaining about diving is my favourite bit.
by GhostoftheBok
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: CLUB BUSINESS/SUNDRIES ETC.
Replies: 200
Views: 5755

Re: CLUB BUSINESS/SUNDRIES ETC.

We are no longer listed as under embargo on the EFL website.
by GhostoftheBok
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

A better manager with these players could still get this lot to a final with the teams we've faced, but do it playing better stuff. Ultimately, it doesn't matter. Not many top managers want to manage at international level and there's no major English candidate who would do a better job. I love havi...
by GhostoftheBok
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.
Replies: 1078
Views: 32822

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.

Last time I looked (and it was a while back) Wigan looked to be in a similar position to us post Anderson with very few contracted players. Still a big ask to sign a load and get them to gel…not impossible mind, we did it last January! Yup. Hence the "if they don't implode" comment. Most of the top...
by GhostoftheBok
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.
Replies: 1078
Views: 32822

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.

Amaechi is clearly here to use us as a shop window, either to get games at his currently club (unlikely, as their new manager doesn't play wingers) or to get himself a move. I don't really have an issue with that. I agree it's hard to see him staying past January, but if he is furthering his career ...
by GhostoftheBok
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

Excellent football match. Italy are incredible. A couple of key players obviously carrying knocks and their best player out, but they stay organised and play some great stuff. That gap in the 10 position finally cost them, but they are so much better than the sum of their parts that I think they des...
by GhostoftheBok
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.
Replies: 1078
Views: 32822

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.

Evatt has also said previously in the summer that we’ve got our first choice for every position….I’d not take idle summer transfer talk or pot shots taken at other clubs by a manager like IE too seriously. Evatt said he hadn't missed out on his first choice targets before Wigan made their signings,...
by GhostoftheBok
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.
Replies: 1078
Views: 32822

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.

Interesting to see Evatt say Wigan outbid us to secure a couple of their signings this summer. We knew Wigan had done good business, but it turns out they were doing our good business. I'd not mind betting Jordan Cousins was one of those players.
by GhostoftheBok
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

Shaw's only weakness is when he is asked to play possession football under pressure. When he can play going forward he is excellent.

Every player performed yesterday and I've nothing negative to say about them. Just a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.
by GhostoftheBok
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.
Replies: 1078
Views: 32822

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.

The obvious 5 to go are Gordon, Comley, Crawford, Greenidge and Edwards.

We still need two fullbacks as a minimum, for me. Then you'd look at the loan market again to add quality in the attacking areas.
by GhostoftheBok
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

Southgate will pick the 11 and the system he thinks best suits beating Denmark, regardless of anything else.

It's a game we should win.
by GhostoftheBok
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: Your England XI
Replies: 551
Views: 36588

Re: Your England XI

People have been saying for a long time that if Sancho played for Utd he'd be in the England team. He starts his first match of the campaign immediately after agreeing to join Utd.

I know there's more to it and it's a tactical pick, but social media is going to be fun after this.
by GhostoftheBok
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:34 pm
Hang on, I thought it was like watching us?! :?
They're good, but they're not that good :D
by GhostoftheBok
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

There's a generation of you who were 18 for Italia 90. And I get it. But they are hideous c*nts. The ball has been in play for 30 seconds max of this 5 mins added. Cheating awful bastards. I don't really care who wins it any more as long as it's not them. I'd have disallowed the first for being a w...
by GhostoftheBok
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

Wonderful football match, this.
by GhostoftheBok
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: European Finals.
Replies: 768
Views: 12751

Re: European Finals.

Remind me again how there's nothing special about this Italian side.
by GhostoftheBok
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.
Replies: 1078
Views: 32822

Re: Summer 2021 Transfer Thread.

It's probably their last major contract - one is nearly 29 and the other 30. I don't begrudge them taking the money, it's not like they're going to win anything major anywhere else.
by GhostoftheBok
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Academy and Youth Policy
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Academy and Youth Policy

We have appointed Sam Hird as a coach. He will also be reserve team manager. The latter seems like big news.