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REPD - sounds like a story? Not impressed then?
26th Feb 2021 16:03:15 
[10.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Lurker - with a 4-2-3-1 and decent wingers rather than the set of 3 CAMs/a non goal scoring striker were playing, you’d set up more crosses for Piggot, and the opposite winger to the side the balls coming from should naturally come in to get any balls on the outside of the post - it’ll make a massive difference in terms of creating incisive changes that are easier to put away and help build confidence in the rest of the attacking unit. Even one natural out and out winger on the left side would make a big impact
26th Feb 2021 16:02:28 
[10.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
REPD, well it's the overall mix isn't it? George Best had the wrong attitude but for many years he got away with it because he had the ability. Clubs will assess players talent and attitude and then make appropriate offers. In L1 terms we will just get the leftovers that other teams don't want. There is an old saying in business if you pay peanuts you get monkeys'.......with no disrespect to monkeys
26th Feb 2021 16:01:28 
[195.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
This will get some on here nodding their heads in approval - [Link]
26th Feb 2021 15:48:39 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Non AFCW related
Simmie - after my one and only dealing with GH, that doesn't surprise me
26th Feb 2021 15:41:01 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Although never underestimate the need to suck up to the new boss ;)
Simmie we'd have to be able score more goals to be mid table - our finishing is dogshit (missing by miles from about 7 foot in front of the goal - from an attacker). We really need players who can hit the target.
26th Feb 2021 15:38:45 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Shergy - not necessarily, plenty of players with shit attitudes can command decent wages too. Often, a player can be deemed "trouble" simply because he's not at the right club and/or under the right manager
26th Feb 2021 15:38:31 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
I expect we'll need to front load our squad with higher wage earners and rely on yoof/non-leaguers further down it as much as ever. But that's where decent scouting comes in.
REPD, but surely players with the right attitude and mentality cost more money? For example players like Wordsworth and Cody Mcdonald had ability but the wrong attitude IMO. If they had better attitudes they would have commanded more money and gone to richer clubs than us
26th Feb 2021 15:33:55 
[195.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Really damning indictment on Hodges that the likes of Bayzo and Nightingale have come out and said how Robbo is a breath of fresh air etc.
26th Feb 2021 15:29:17 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Shergy - think we're going to have to learn to manage a higher level of debt anyway, TBH.
26th Feb 2021 15:27:43 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Which we'd still have to do if we went down.
And right on cue on the OS, our new Head Coach talks about telling the players they're capable of more than they show.
26th Feb 2021 15:25:49 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Again, he might secretly think they're shit, but it's focusing on attitude and getting that extra percent out of them.
REPD, ok if it's more about attitude and mentality would you reduce the budget bearing in mind the debts that we have?
26th Feb 2021 15:24:57 
[195.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Shergy - having watched a fair bit of L1 level football over the years, on a professional basis too, a lot of this division still manages to underwhelm me even now. It's to the point where I look at us play and think we need to work on the little things like attitude and mentality, and not needing to splash out all the time
26th Feb 2021 15:22:57 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Said this before, but in L1 it's *very* easy to spend a lot of money on crap players, if you're not careful.
REPD, of course there are things we 'can' do working with a limited budget but realistically it is going to be very hard for MR to do achieve anything other than avoid relegation whilst our budget is 23rd in L1 taking into account geography as well
26th Feb 2021 15:17:44 
[195.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I’d say we’re two decent wingers away from a comfortable mid table squad right now
26th Feb 2021 15:17:00 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I did think in the summer transfer window that Glyn was close to being able to switch from 3/5/2 to 4/3/3. Massive mistake being stuck with one system.
26th Feb 2021 15:07:39 
[46.lo.gg.ed] 
middle aged don
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
DO, always rated Connolly myself too. Even though, he clearly needed to get up to L1 standard at the time. Which I guess he is now, and appears to be an important part of the St Mirren team. Just, the system wasn't set up for wingers.
26th Feb 2021 14:51:04 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
Always exciting to have some real out and out speed on the bench.
I seriously doubt Robbo has any more money to spend than any other AFCW manager (probably less right now), but he is at least doing what we should be doing in terms of boosting up areas like coaching and the mental side of things. It might not work out, but that seems more like proper "management" that will hopefully make a positive difference.
26th Feb 2021 14:49:55 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
The whole "budget" thing, while important, does seem a bit of a ready-made excuse not to improve things that we *can* do something about
Alice, click on the email address and you'll notice its not Royal Mail. It's a phishing scam, which is normally followed up by a call from your bank. Advising of compromises to your account. This is all complete nonsense. These scammers install an App on their phone to copy organisations numbers. They will not be from the bank. Stay alert
26th Feb 2021 14:28:15 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
Call your bank, let them know if you have put in your 16 digit card number into that email
RK, exactly!
26th Feb 2021 14:10:36 
[195.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Nug, on what basis have we "massively underperformed ". Presuming you don't accept budgets as limiting factor, what basis are you logically using?
26th Feb 2021 13:59:42 
[109.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Alice, weird received one couple of weeks back but excess charge was £3.50
26th Feb 2021 13:54:31 
[109.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Nug, are you serious???!!! If so are the 'poor signings' anything to do with the budget? And as for mis-management I disagree but if you think that is the case do you think it is linked to the low package we offer to potential managers? If we offered a better package clearly we would get a higher standard of candidates applying.
26th Feb 2021 13:52:58 
[195.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I have received. Email from Royal Mail .to say have parcel to be delivered.have to pay £2.99.very convincing .said they would send back to sender.have just been informed it’s a scam.
26th Feb 2021 13:44:19 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
Alice
old_age
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I think we've massively underperformed in league 1. Just a trail of poor signings and mis- management
26th Feb 2021 13:40:20 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
nug
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU