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by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread
Replies: 2831
Views: 231254

Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

jmjhb wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:47 pm
Clough Jnr didn't appreciate it at all. He turned his phone off for the entire day. :D

He's clearly his father's son then. I imagine that's exactly the sort of manoeuvre Brian would pull if he was about in this day and age!
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread
Replies: 2831
Views: 231254

Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

From Kenneth's post-match missive: We were very close with two other forwards, Liam Boyce of Burton Albion and Derby County’s David Nugent, and we will definitely seek out options again for January. We had a deal agreed with Derby for Nugent but he ultimately decided that he wanted to fight for his...
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: What gives? The Invincibles (old) v The Invincibles (away). Preston (a) 1/9/18 3pm
Replies: 150
Views: 14964

Re: What gives? The Invincibles (old) v The Invincibles (away). Preston (a) 1/9/18 3pm

Struggling to pick a side with Oztumer in as well, never mind Vela. After seeing the Birmingham I’m not sure why we’d be wanting to get Oztumer in the side right now. Mind it’s beyond me why Wildschut is starting now too. I wasn't there today so I can't comment on Wildschut's performance. It seems ...
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread
Replies: 2831
Views: 231254

Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

From Kenneth's post-match missive: We were very close with two other forwards, Liam Boyce of Burton Albion and Derby County’s David Nugent, and we will definitely seek out options again for January. We had a deal agreed with Derby for Nugent but he ultimately decided that he wanted to fight for his...
by nicholaldo
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread
Replies: 2831
Views: 231254

Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

Lol. #sevenfigurebid Anyway, now it's (slammed) shut. Roaring success for me. Don't think we're weaker anywhere (maybe Parky Nadine was better than any of our current forwards but overall we're stronger there) and much better in certain positions (RB and vitally CM where we woeful last year). I thi...
by nicholaldo
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Blunting the Blades and walking on the Wilder side? BWFC v Sheffield Utd 25/8/18
Replies: 150
Views: 15296

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

The thing that pushes us above our budgetary performance bracket is our manager. The difference between us and Burton and Barnsley was certainly not the quality in our squad but the quality of our manager. Just like Big Sam all those years back. That for me is worth it’s weight in gold right now. W...
by nicholaldo
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Blunting the Blades and walking on the Wilder side? BWFC v Sheffield Utd 25/8/18
Replies: 150
Views: 15296

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

Now, Chris Wilder is clearly a very, very good manager and I doubt that Parky will ever play beautiful football but we can't really expect him to properly compete with such a financial gulf. Nobody wants him to play beautiful football week in week out but we do expect organisation and bucket loads ...
by nicholaldo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Blunting the Blades and walking on the Wilder side? BWFC v Sheffield Utd 25/8/18
Replies: 150
Views: 15296

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

Our midfield must be the worst in the division, just static - they don't move, they don't compete, they just sit off and watch...no one runs with the ball, they constantly give the ball away. I know its only one game but Bristol City & B/ham played us off the park and the same again today - we come...
by nicholaldo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Blunting the Blades and walking on the Wilder side? BWFC v Sheffield Utd 25/8/18
Replies: 150
Views: 15296

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

Our midfield must be the worst in the division, just static - they don't move, they don't compete, they just sit off and watch...no one runs with the ball, they constantly give the ball away. I know its only one game but Bristol City & B/ham played us off the park and the same again today - we come...
by nicholaldo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Blunting the Blades and walking on the Wilder side? BWFC v Sheffield Utd 25/8/18
Replies: 150
Views: 15296

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

Our midfield must be the worst in the division, just static - they don't move, they don't compete, they just sit off and watch...no one runs with the ball, they constantly give the ball away. I know its only one game but Bristol City & B/ham played us off the park and the same again today - we come...
by nicholaldo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Blunting the Blades and walking on the Wilder side? BWFC v Sheffield Utd 25/8/18
Replies: 150
Views: 15296

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

We'll get beat. I've never been more sure of it. It's the fixture in the first 6 I had us down to lose. Don't know what it is about them but just get the same feeling. We'll probably win 2 nil. It certainly has an air of defeat about it. We've been very fortunate to have got the results we have fro...
by nicholaldo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Lets zero in and get these Monkeys off our back. BWFC v Birmingham 8pm 22/8/18
Replies: 126
Views: 12130

Re: Lets zero in and get these Monkeys off our back. BWFC v Birmingham 8pm 22/8/18

How weird was it watching via the red button too? Slightly jerky computer-graphics feel to the picture quality, no replays and clearly a commentator sat on his own in a Sky studio having to speak for 90 mins from a crib-sheet!!! Still, excellent result, and I can't believe the negativity on here ev...
by nicholaldo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Will we be dishing out a right Royal thrashing? Reading v BWFC 18/8/18 3pm
Replies: 99
Views: 10893

Re: Will we be dishing out a right Royal thrashing? Reading v BWFC 18/8/18 3pm

Am having to stop and pinch myself..... Great to see our progression as a team Fair play to PP and his staff for turning our ship around It would be interesting to see what he could create if he had a few quid to spend People underestimated how poor our squad was last season. It was absolutely shoc...
by nicholaldo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread
Replies: 2831
Views: 231254

Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

I totally agree but perhaps they will at least follow the managers instructions ? Parkinson see's Wheater & Beevers every day in training and on the pitch for the past two years - so he must think that they are capable of playing higher up the pitch even without any pace OR why would he be instruct...
by nicholaldo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread
Replies: 2831
Views: 231254

Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

So if the players i.e. Wheater & Beevers are incapable of following the managers instructions because they are slow as fcuk, how many times does he (the manager) continue allowing them to play before he thinks 'fcuk this' they are not doing what I'm asking them to do & brings in players who do foll...
by nicholaldo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread
Replies: 2831
Views: 231254

Re: Reconstruction time again: the summer 2018 transfer thread

I don't hold yesterday against the mids. Because the defence dropped so deep, the mids had to follow them and it meant Bristol had loads of space to play in. It made it hard for any of them to know when to press and when to sit. That's then made worse by them only having had one game together and M...
by nicholaldo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: MATCH THREAD: Into the great unknown. Bristol City (H) -11th Aug, 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 17035

Re: MATCH THREAD: Into the great unknown. Bristol City (H) -11th Aug, 2018

Sorry, yes, they've brought in triple the amount that they've spent, which equates to about £10M. Nevertheless, financially we're worlds apart.
by nicholaldo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: MATCH THREAD: Into the great unknown. Bristol City (H) -11th Aug, 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 17035

Re: MATCH THREAD: Into the great unknown. Bristol City (H) -11th Aug, 2018

There was a complete lack of intensity & energy in the first 20 mins, which then became a lack of intensity in the first 30 & then the entire 1st half. Whether that was down to coaching (or the lack of it), management instruction or the players themselves only the manager & coaching staff will know...
by nicholaldo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: MATCH THREAD: Into the great unknown. Bristol City (H) -11th Aug, 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 17035

Re: MATCH THREAD: Into the great unknown. Bristol City (H) -11th Aug, 2018

To play that poorly and get 2 goals and a draw is either the sign of a good side or a fecking lucky one. I'll let you lot decide which you think we are. The latter. We were fortunate to leave with a point, despite at one stage leading. I hope the new left-back we sign can play straight away because...