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Accrington Stanley v AFCW k.o 15:00 (FL1)



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Nug it is much like in the world outside football different people view the same thing as either an excuse or the reality. Personally I suspect the combination of coaching/facilities/players may have reached its glass ceiling within our current structure, which includes budget. But also if they were able to perform regularly they wouldn't be playing for us.
19th Sep 2018 07:09:40 
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For me every time somebody mentions the budget it used as an excuse to justify poor tactics/play. Having said that I'm surprised so many people are jumping on his back already. I suppose that's a hold over from the ineptitude from last season. I have seen some promise but the Burton and Scunthorpe games were worrying just because of the way we shot ourselves in the foot. The next 4 or 5 games will be the ones for me as we play teams in and around us. Having said that the board see it in a totally different way, even if went on terrible run its going to have to take fans turning on the team and the manager on match day for them to make a change. I think there is a decent team in that group of players. It's just whether they can cut out the stupid mistakes.
19th Sep 2018 07:04:59 
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nug
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What did we learn from last night. One our squad isn’t made up of potential premier league players. Two some of our fans are genuinely surprised by that. Three some people struggle to know the difference between young adults aged 19-21 and kids/children.
19th Sep 2018 06:56:24 
[50.lo.gg.ed] 
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Denis Norden has died . Thought he was long dead already
19th Sep 2018 06:52:29 
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Same as Tinker from Lovejoy who also died this week
Russ I think that is spot on. I'd add the ones who have the ability will get better offers and won't sign a longer contract anyway. Our best hope is to find the odd Fuller or Robinson where the level and their age meet and we get a few years from them.
19th Sep 2018 06:33:29 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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morning, me hearties! Happy 40th birthday to that lily-livered land-lubber The Angry Elf.
19th Sep 2018 06:12:23 
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ARRRRRRRRRRR space
How do we build a team when we only offer short term contracts? Whenever we start to get a decent set of players a few are always out of contract, take the bigger bucks and then we have to rebuild again. That isnt an Ardley decision, its a strategy that ensures we dont carry dead wood but it means a constant need to find more rough diamonds or journeymen and hope they do a job for us. We wont get a 100% success rate every season and the manager has to make do. Ardley does a good job with the tools he's given. If we had got money or kept the likes of taylor, elliott etc I suspect we'd not have issues scoring goals. For us its always a budget issue or a risk management issue. We dont take risks with contracts so theres little upside or downside and we'll roughly perform to where we are in the budget table.
18th Sep 2018 23:54:35 
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And putting academy aside we're playing catch up on a lot of other areas like the training facilities, non matchday income etc. Some will be helped by plough lane and others will still take 10 years to improve upon. I think a couple of years back richardson evans was for sale, we dont havebthe spare capital to be investing in training facilities at the moment.
This place is now basically a version of SW19 complete with a comment section
18th Sep 2018 23:27:26 
[78.lo.gg.ed] 
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Did anyone who saw the game get a view on whether Wood has anything about him to suggest he’ll solve longer term needs?
18th Sep 2018 23:27:22 
[50.lo.gg.ed] 
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That was a party political broadcast on behalf of the AFC Neal Ardley Party
18th Sep 2018 23:20:44 
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TF, haha. I am out of here.......see you all at Accy!!! ;-)
18th Sep 2018 23:16:46 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
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Unfortunate autocorrect in your second to last post Shergy but since you asked 45 Male Gloucestershire.
18th Sep 2018 23:13:16 
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Dirty boy
Lurker, I agree. I think this is our 'level'. If we have a good season we could make the play offs like Shrewsbury did last season on a low budget.
18th Sep 2018 23:11:09 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
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Out of interest isn’t this our biggest year for players on loan since getting into the league?
18th Sep 2018 23:07:48 
[50.lo.gg.ed] 
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There really seems to be something more than the manager to the struggle to attract better players and to develop players. Personally I think we’ve plateaued as far as a club at our current size can go. I’m not sure anyone is going to do better right now. Certainly I don’t see another regular manager getting any further and I don’t see what is going to attract a big name to entice better coaches and players for lower wages than they can get elsewhere.
18th Sep 2018 23:05:45 
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Maybe it isn’t just the manager that needs a wake up shock but the club as a whole?
Spit the academy is still playing catch up. I think on that front we sort of shoot ourselves in the foot by talking about half the team or whatever. Hartigan is probably the first academy product who looks like he has come through at our current league level. Sibbick will probably make league 1 level and Nightingale as well. But look at the previous batch, Egan and Kaja and neither really looks comfortable at our level.
18th Sep 2018 23:02:13 
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i think Northampton were quite big spenders. I think they were in the top 6 last season but still got relegated. I am sure Oxford asl pay much more than us.
18th Sep 2018 22:59:42 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
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Silk it isn’t but it also is. It isn’t just that we don’t have a big transfer budget relative to the others you named, who are all more competitive on that front than us. We don’t have the structure (yet, hopefully) to support what we do have. Realistically we’re still doing some things on a semi pro basis.
18th Sep 2018 22:59:22 
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In nearly 6 years,which I thought by now we would of built a team without all the loan players(youth coming through).only the calender year of 2016 ,which was great the other 5 years awful. In my opinion.5/10 for me.
18th Sep 2018 22:58:09 
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spit the dog
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We don’t have a window to buy or loan players. We don’t have the money to hire another coach (although we surely need at least a specialist to work with the attackers). We have admitted our scouting and transfer structure is best endeavours among multi-tasking. We know our facilities are very basic. We are going to struggle to survive in league 1 until we can change a lot of those things. So not sure sacking Ardley changes anything unless the 3 of them all go and get a complete new set up. But the board have more or less said that ain’t happening.
18th Sep 2018 22:57:07 
[50.lo.gg.ed] 
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Well the manager Lurker . That’s what’s being discussed
18th Sep 2018 22:54:05 
[78.lo.gg.ed] 
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I do not think Northampton and Oxford were able to spend the other teams. And Sheffield United are not big players in League One are currently ninth and could go third if they win tomorrow. Oh, and Brentford are second and they are hardly big spenders in the Championship.
18th Sep 2018 22:53:58 
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It is not just about the budget.
Silk it is a good question - what is his ambition. If he genuinely isn’t looking beyond here and the board “understand” what can and can’t be achieved then what is the shake up? I actually think this board will find it way harder to sack NA and they weren’t entirely happy with ever having to sack anyone, bar the obvious case. But I’d also say what can we change right now to make a difference?
18th Sep 2018 22:52:02 
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Silk, but I would imagine Wilder has had much biger budgets?
18th Sep 2018 22:50:11 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
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Tintin, yes I except entertainment is important for new fans.
18th Sep 2018 22:48:46 
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