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Next WUP not due out for Boxing Day. Contributions wanted.
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9 Years Podcast
On This Day in 1995
Described as "something special" by his manager, teenage starlet Lee Bowyer inspired Charlton side to edge a nine goal thriller at Selhurst Park. His hat trick ensured the Championship underdogs won 5-4 to take a slim lead into the second leg of the League Cup second round clash. "For an eighteen year old I have never seen anyone better, Alan Curbishley commented. "He has everything a great midfielder needs." - historicaldons.com
For info - from 18 months ago - [Link]
19th Sep 2018 12:13:58 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
nice day out there - touch windy but very mild
Lurker - you're right that not everything can be blamed on king, but I don't think I'm wrong saying he doesn't inspire confidence. We've seen how having an assertive, solid keeper like Long and Roos can benefit the team
19th Sep 2018 12:05:37 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
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What was the crowd last night?
19th Sep 2018 12:05:04 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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The benefit of the academy status was in a programme a little while back from when we passed the review.
19th Sep 2018 11:45:38 
[50.lo.gg.ed] 
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Good point OI, Brentford are notorious for opening and closing academy every few years. I’m pretty sure they forego certain funding and status elements for that - which we rely on. Not clear if we can go without any U23 side since that is also the reserves.
19th Sep 2018 11:44:53 
[50.lo.gg.ed] 
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I thought Brentford had no academy Lurker. Not sure what the rules are.
19th Sep 2018 11:23:11 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Do we know how long Hanson is out for?
19th Sep 2018 11:01:02 
[204.lo.gg.ed] 
Communication from the club has been spot on as per
Steve K 100% correct! Similar abilities and Ardley has no idea of his best eleven !
19th Sep 2018 10:50:53 
[217.lo.gg.ed] 
keefy
He has to send out a settled side onto the pitch to have a chance of winning a game
Good point and shows the downside of expanding the squad so there are more players of a similar level of quality.
19th Sep 2018 10:38:20 
[50.lo.gg.ed] 
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Lee has made a good point, virtually all over the pitch Neal doesn't seem to be sure of the best players for the job. McDonnell is probably pushing King harder for a place than he was Long. Sibbick and Watson seem to interchange, as do the centre halfs that partner Oshilaja. All over Midfield is anyone's guess on any given day and Piggot has been tried with both Hanson and Appiah and also left out completely.
19th Sep 2018 10:33:39 
[89.lo.gg.ed] 
We seem to have a lot of players with similar ability. Only one or two stand out as definite starters.
Just people...
19th Sep 2018 10:32:10 
[95.lo.gg.ed] 
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Sharif how do you blame the keeper for a defender over hitting back passes, getting caught out for pace, losing their man, insisting on keeping a ball in to give it straight to the opposition, midfields constantly having passes intercepted, players being beaten on the outside? Sorry saying they do that because they don’t have faith in the keeper is just a convenient excuse to pass the blame. KD is closer to reality. Last season Deji was the least experienced defender. This season he is the most. And he was flapping like an under 16 in many occasions against Scunthorpe. The team makes basic mistakes and heads into panic stations too easily and that can’t be blamed on just 1 player.
19th Sep 2018 10:30:20 
[50.lo.gg.ed] 
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Going off football for a minute; did anyone fellow Raynes Park/New Malden peoples else go to the public exhibition for the new housing development at Tesco last night? Seems that Merton and Kingston are deciding to fix the London housing shortage by turning West Barnes Lane and Burlington Road into one big housing estate
19th Sep 2018 10:30:04 
[95.lo.gg.ed] 
Email in profile if you don't want to incur the Wrath of Naz...!
At MTM before the start of the season, NA stated that the management team all agreed that we needed to play a more attacking style as our lack of goals is what cuased our issues last season (ie concede first and fail to win any game until Walsall in April). He did admit that this style of play would take a bit of time and that we should be prepared to concede more goals as well. Unfortunately, we are not taking our chances yet (by and large) and are still conceding goals often through our own carelessness. I still think we will finish around midtable once things settle down. Bedding in a new back line, including young players (both loanees and our own) will take a bit of time and the experience for our own will be invaluable and if successful will save us money with the requirement for buying players or using loans reducing accordingly.
19th Sep 2018 10:25:28 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
NPL will make a big difference to how we operate, better in L1 than L2 but not a disaster if it is L2.
OI I don’t think we’re allowed to scrap all of it.
19th Sep 2018 10:24:29 
[50.lo.gg.ed] 
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Lee. He was, but EFLT rules allow you to use your u21 players who are out on loan.
19th Sep 2018 10:21:40 
[95.lo.gg.ed] 
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We are lacking consistency. We need Hanson back playing and Neal needs to get a consistent starting 11
19th Sep 2018 10:17:05 
[204.lo.gg.ed] 
Cant help changing it around week in week out
And if you don't concede, you don't lose. But, yes, a leaky defence and the same old lack of goals is a toxic combination.
19th Sep 2018 10:15:25 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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I put a fair bit of the defensive leakiness down to King tbh. Don't rate him and I don't think he inspires much confidence in his back line.
19th Sep 2018 10:14:49 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
How did McDonnell do last night?
Football is an easy game. You score more than the other team and you win the game. I get we are conceding silly goals but we are not scoring enough. Before Saturday we had scored 4 league goals
19th Sep 2018 10:13:23 
[204.lo.gg.ed] 
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We had 33 shots last night?? Fucking hell
19th Sep 2018 10:12:36 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
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We'll have to disagree, Chiggers. Last year we stayed up because we had defensive starch. This season we are leaky.
19th Sep 2018 10:10:56 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Conceding three goals three times in in our first eight games should have alarm bells ringing.
KD against all 3 we had a lot of chances to score and win or at least draw the games. We have played a decent Fleetwood team and won 1-0, we have played a decent Sunderland team and again should have won that apart from miss firing and the ref. Scoring goals is our main issue, we are creating chances but not putting the ball away
19th Sep 2018 10:07:12 
[204.lo.gg.ed] 
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I wonder what we would save. Would the hire of the training ground from KCL be much cheaper? We'd need most of it for the first team. Do we pay the age group coaches anything more than expenses? I presume the two years of scholars are just on expenses as well. Would SB scrap the U23s too? If so what game time would anyone not getting regular minutes in the first team play? We could get rid of a couple of full time employees but the FA/EFL funding of the academy probably pays for them. We could save on coach/minibus hire. Probably we could almost afford to replace Nightingale, Hartigan and Sibbick with older players who'd get slagged off inside a month.
19th Sep 2018 10:01:51 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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We have conceded three against Burton, Walsall and Scunthorpe. Wait till we play a decent side!
19th Sep 2018 10:01:43 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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