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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
Not sure if this has been mentioned before: As we can't open the ground until there have been test events, should we be planning test events ahead of next season? Or is it still too early?
26th Feb 2021 13:34:36 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
alexandra don
Forward Planning
I can vouch that DO is every good salesman, he was selling the last edition of "mission impossible "for months at plough lane in the 80s 😂
26th Feb 2021 13:21:17 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
DO, were you complicit in his signing? You sound like his agent 😂
26th Feb 2021 13:11:00 
[10.lo.gg.ed] 
middle aged don
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
That was lucky with Ramsdale, as he may of gone elsewhere in the January window.
26th Feb 2021 13:02:07 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Hillsy from memory Ramsdale was actually arranged in Ardley's time but delayed due to a hand injury. I'm 50-50 on Connolly. His end product is poor and not up to this level BUT his pace and willingness to run at people (and take the soft contact and go to ground) made a big difference. He worked in that context but clearly wasn't going to work longer term. (I'd also say, having watched him regularly at half times and from his career, he probably has a somewhat "carefree" attitude and maybe that doesn't suit a club that needs everyone driven and working above themselves).
26th Feb 2021 12:55:28 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
MAD - with regard Appiah's cost - remember that his superb goal at Fleetwood in the FA Cup meant we had a televised match v West Ham in R4 - the money we made from that progression (prize money, gate money, TV money) must have covered pretty much all of Appiah's wages.
26th Feb 2021 12:48:30 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
We might have won at Fleetwood without him, but it was a real striker's goal - sending the keeper slightly the wrong way, so he couldn't recover and dive the right way.
50% of transfers always meh. But £600k on Appiahs wages were highly avoidable. Did we really think after a decent short loan spell that a player prone to persistent injury who hadn’t had a full season in 6 years had clubs queuing up with 3 year deals for his 10 minute championship quality? Thank fuck that won’t get repeated!
26th Feb 2021 12:39:07 
[46.lo.gg.ed] 
middle aged don
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Spit - multiple variants in the USA at the moment, and it’s not a “red list” country, and neither is India, where crowds at the cricket looked fairly close and large - I’d imagine a few more variants will sneak in somehow; but if the vaccines deal with them it shouldn’t be such a big problem.
26th Feb 2021 12:35:05 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
If we can’t compete with bigger clubs financially then it stands to reason that our players will be loans, relative gambles or average players there isn’t competition for.
26th Feb 2021 12:30:12 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
DO, agreed and on that basis I am not sure why we signed him.
26th Feb 2021 12:19:12 
[195.lo.gg.ed] 
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Hillsy - disagree re: Connolly. Thought he was a good player - but we needed to play 4-4-2 to use him as a winger. We played 3-5-2 and he was NOT a wing-back.
26th Feb 2021 12:16:57 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Good summary Hillsy. The fans want a manager who does make recruitment mistakes. Not sure if that's possible
26th Feb 2021 12:09:34 
[109.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
REPD, read your article. One comment that I don't understand is that you talk about our 'underperformance' in L1. On what basis have we under performed? We have always had what Joe Palmer now describes as a 'relegation budget' and yet so far we have stayed up so I would argue we have overperformed? If you are not going to measure performance against the budget then how else are you going to measure it?
26th Feb 2021 11:54:05 
[195.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Wally and Glyn had lower budgets though 😂
26th Feb 2021 11:53:10 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Ardley made some excellent signings (LTB, Darius, Elliott, Reeves, Piggot) and some terrible signings (Trotter, Jervis, Jessie Darko). Downes made some excellent loan signings (Ramsdale, Seddon, Forss) and some terrible signings (Folivi, Connelly, Roscrow). Hodges signings were neither excellent or really shit and all seemed to be average players.
26th Feb 2021 11:51:17 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Wimbledon park to get surge testing after a positive south African covid test
26th Feb 2021 11:51:11 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
REPD - enjoy the article. RE the "what happens when we have a losing streak?" question, this seems to be part of the plan with the multiple part-timers option. Joe/Robbo can shuffle things around more easily than if you have a couple of head honchos and that's it.
26th Feb 2021 11:50:10 
[79.lo.gg.ed] 
Like you, I think the whole thing is a gamble, but I'm excited we are giving it a go.
OI - cheers. Just seen John Hartson on SSN, suggesting that a lot of managers wouldn't be happy working under a Director of Football
26th Feb 2021 11:39:21 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
Robbo does though.
Lurker thanks !
26th Feb 2021 11:37:17 
[143.lo.gg.ed] 
keefy
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Parrett for me we misused as well. Was never a defensive player but we insisted on lumbering him with that primary role, when he was the player who could open up teams for us.
26th Feb 2021 11:34:29 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Good article Rob. The issue isn't revamping the culture of the club but what the new culture is. This change looks positive to me.
26th Feb 2021 11:18:24 
[85.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
We went from Reeves, Parrett and Bulman to Soares and Trotter. Enough said.
26th Feb 2021 11:09:19 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
bluewomble75
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spit and for various reasons they weren't the right players for it
26th Feb 2021 11:05:54 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
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Unfortunately the 3 wardrobes summed up the mindset,of having players to stop the opposition rather than playing your own game and creating something.didn't enjoy Ardleys football,and didnt enjoy Dave Anderson football,too much shackles on players.lack creativity and entertainment. Yes probably because of budget and being fans owned😂
26th Feb 2021 11:03:40 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Can see why some of our fans needed 10 pints before a game