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I think it would help to reduce the hysteria if it was called by its name not the SGB. I've seen it and it's really not anything that earth shatteringly sinister
22nd Oct 2017 12:13:04 
[89.lo.gg.ed] 
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No
22nd Oct 2017 12:11:26 
[89.lo.gg.ed] 
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I believe this place is read, I don't blame people for not posting, it is normally a bad idea when club management gets involved with fan forums. The fact that the supposed cartel are allegedly on the SGB is a pity but I'm willing to believe that club policy doesn't get decided there. Is Erik even on it?
22nd Oct 2017 12:06:59 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Iíve always thought that Mike Tís choice of music was too cautious, leading to the type of team selection that includes three defensive midfielders. I notice that he played the more up tempo Steve Earl song on Tuesday night which I believe inspired LTB to grab a hat trick. Obviously the Copperhead in the track title was written in for LTB.
22nd Oct 2017 12:05:26 
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nick
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The WUP dispute is a sideshow, it does show the pettiness of a couple of people but that can be lived with. Out of interest what influence do people think Jonesy has now? He certainly has no official position, he might have Ivor's ear but that will only have much effect if it confirms already held views.
22nd Oct 2017 12:04:32 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Spot on Silk. I'd phrase it this way "No fans owned club should have a secret forum where those that run the club communicate in and exclude others". It's pathetic and it's childish, a lot like Jonesy
22nd Oct 2017 12:02:35 
[49.lo.gg.ed] 
worple road womble
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Zendon - Scenario A: We get relegated, we have played to our strengths but ultimately we didn't have the budget for top players. We win some games, we lose some but we play with purpose. Scenario B: We waste talented footballers by playing them in the wrong positions just to prove a point that he knows what's best. We lose games we should have won due to this, rarely have any shots, don't score any goals and don't look like winning.
22nd Oct 2017 12:02:15 
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Scenario A: Keep Ardley, he's doing his best with what he's got. Scenario B: Ardley out. He is causing us to play badly with ridiculous tactical decisions, fear of every opponent. Shutting up shop from the first kick of the ball. It's exhausting.
NA's one mistake yesterday was putting Forrester out wide. He's still the best option to see us through this season and into NPL. I thought Cody was a bit unlucky yesterday, had a couple of decent chances and on another day would have scored at least one.
22nd Oct 2017 12:02:02 
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We could really do with Meades returning, doubt he would have got skinned by Carey for that goal.
THOSE WHO RUN THIS CLUB ! IF YOU DON'T READ THIS FORUM YOU SHOULD. IGNORE YOUR SUPPORTERS AT YOUR PERIL!
22nd Oct 2017 12:01:25 
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keefy
Enjoyed a brief period leading up to promotion under Ardley Yesterdays performance unfortunately the norm!
People seem to think the issue was losing, for me it wasn't, it was picking a team against the bottom side based on fear of them. We had an approach that had battled a win at another crap team then beaten a play-off chasing team, so we changed to something more defensive and made no serious scoring opportunities until we were a goal down - and then apparently they arrived because Plymouth went ultra-defensive as opposed to Forrester finally playing in his best position.
22nd Oct 2017 12:00:17 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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The sad thing is that the spat between certain people in our club and WUP should have been sorted a long time ago. I believe it was about a tasteless joke about Ivor but to keep this feud going for as long as it seems a bit unseemly being part of a fans club. It is our elephant in the room. Only Mikey T of that list Worple ever bothers to post here and converse with us great unwashed.
22nd Oct 2017 11:58:17 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
No fans club should really have an invite only SGB - no matter what it is. In my opinion of course.
Zendon. To answer your question: yes. (What do we expect them to do? Serously sack Ardley?) Even if we manage to stay up, I'd rather have a popular manager who is liked and respected by the fans, has managed an adult team before and doesn't live by his coaching books.
22nd Oct 2017 11:57:58 
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I agree we are lucky to have Erik but he needs to wake up and smell the coffee.
After the Oxford game I was seriously considering who should be our next manager. Since we have picked up 6 points from our next 3 games I'm more inclined to give Ardley up to the end of the year. Not ranging after an unlucky defeat. For all the criticism (rightly and wrongly) of the board I think they have been spot on with most of their decisions. Not saying that the board couldn't be improved by being less of a 'cosy little cartel'. Also agree that we should be giving youth more of a chance, but the flip side of this is that anyone we produce who is good is immediately snapped up by a club above us.
22nd Oct 2017 11:55:40 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
And before anyone says it wasn't unlucky if we had won playing like Plymouth this place would be flooded with posts saying how we were completely outplayed and were extremely lucky to hang on for a win.
zendon, don't misconstrue my words please. Was not attacking Erik personally. I have been a huge NA fan from the start but he has just about lost me with his antics here. If you don't think sacking NA is now a serious question then you have rocks in your head. The question with a manager should always be "Is this man the right person to take the club forward?". Right now, with his obstinance and arrogance and seemingly intransigent inability to trust the kids we have spent a fortune developing I would say the jury is out. Once the question becomes NO, and I feel we are close to that tipping point, then it just becomes a matter of timing. Do we try and back him to keep us up and then sack him in the summer of bite the bullet now. Right now though I fear the cartel running this club, the clique from the formation, will just make their own calls and that will be that. In all they are a bunch of sheep and follow the likes of Jonesy and Ivor on most matters
22nd Oct 2017 11:53:42 
[49.lo.gg.ed] 
worple road womble
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And for NA to blame a back heal that led to their goal ; is this supposed to somehow justify the cautious sideways approach ? 'you see what happens boys when you try to be creative '. This is a huge issue, that he will use moments like this to validate his absurdly defensive approaches to games : we did not lose due a back heal Neal , we lost because of you .
22nd Oct 2017 11:52:55 
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Maybe Appleton will be looking for a job if the new Foxes boss brings his own team in ...
SW19 updated - [Link]
22nd Oct 2017 11:52:11 
[146.lo.gg.ed] 
SM4
wrw - Kris doesn't come, does Phillo? Accusing Mikey T of being part of a clique seems ridiculous to me. Yes there are issues about governance but the DT members aren't interested in addressing them (rejecting DTB time limits or a place on the DTB for a fresh face each year). The only answer is to get a more radical approach from the DT membership.
22nd Oct 2017 11:51:58 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Elect Ronan! I wonder if the summoning spell still works :)
Mr Worple, I know some of those people and your third rant is very wide of the mark.
22nd Oct 2017 11:51:08 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
That is a polite way of saying you are wrong about them. I agree with rants 1 & 2.
Worple - I think your first two points are fair, to an extent. NA should be beyond the learning curve and also he has been here long enough (bearing in mind his role in Youth Development at Cardiff) for us to expect some traction there (although Nightingale is looking good and, you could argue has been managed well so he now ready). I don't agree with the third point (and know none of the individuals personally and have never seen the so called SGB). It is easy to point the finger but I am very glad we have people like Erik, highly skilled, basically doing his job for nothing. What do we expect them to do? Serously sack Ardley? A manager who kept us up, took us up and kept us up again. Even if we are in the position we are in now in March, Ardley would be safe and the odds are he would keep us up. If we get into, say, Chesterfield terriroty of being adrfit, then that would be different. We are not there. We have a decent defence which is the bedrock of every team. The powers that be have got it right with Dave Anderson, TB and I trust them to get it right with Ardley.
22nd Oct 2017 11:47:17 
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zendon
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And still no news on the s106......
22nd Oct 2017 11:38:50 
[49.lo.gg.ed] 
worple road womble
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Neal Ardley to take us up to the Championship
22nd Oct 2017 11:37:18 
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zendon
One more promotion before Plough Lane!
I always thought Woodinbe WAS Ardley.
22nd Oct 2017 11:36:38 
[146.lo.gg.ed] 
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Oh sweet Jesus. When woodbine turns it is time for all at the club to sit up and take notice.
22nd Oct 2017 11:36:02 
[49.lo.gg.ed] 
worple road womble
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Rant #3 Ivor can fuck right off if he is going to abuse fellow spectators for having an opinion at the MOTM presentation. One man one vote my arse. How dare he lord it over fan's that don't agree with him. The reality is that this club is run by an arrogant cosy little cartel - you know em (Jonesy, Ivor, Kris, Phillo. Mikey T, Erik, Trevor etc). Yep they did a lot in getting the club up and running but they see it as their entitled right to run the club as they see fit. Why would anyone new want to have deal with that shit. No wonder the Dons Trust has trouble getting new blood involved. It's pathetic and unhelpful. The Secret Guestbook would just be plain childish except for the fact that it is populated by those in power at the club to talk about the club which by definition makes it an elitist little clique. At the moment this little clique obviously is still pissing in NAs pocket and refusing to admit there is a massive problem here.
22nd Oct 2017 11:34:35 
[49.lo.gg.ed] 
worple road womble
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If we recruited a player like Morrison, where do you think NA would play him?
22nd Oct 2017 11:32:04 
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On the wing, so NA could berate him for not tracking back.