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Cody scored 5 goals last season. Hardly a seismic contribution when he was occupying a first team striker wage.
11th May 2018 19:23:25 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
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Everyone makes crap signings. The bigger your budget, the more money you have to replace. Another key change for Ardley has been the revolution in the loan structure - he spent his first few seasons ripping up his squad and reinventing it throughout the season until he finally got it right in the promotion season.
11th May 2018 19:22:00 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
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Cody gets a lot of hate on here for some reason. Scored some big goals whilst being used poorly by NA.
11th May 2018 19:21:59 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
raging womble
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We didn’t pay Barnett in return for us not demanding a fee for him to move. Quid pro quo basically.
11th May 2018 19:16:59 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
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Silk it isn’t as simple as we have so and so a 1 year. As came out with Reeves players negotiate (or their agents do) they don’t just sign what they’re given. Elliott may just have insisted on a 1 year deal like Reeves only signed if that release clause was included.
11th May 2018 19:14:10 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
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WBM -- even if Lyle stays, why would we want to get rid of Cody? Had he not unfortunately broken that bone in his foot, I reckon we'd have been safe a lot sooner.
11th May 2018 19:13:56 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
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If you play boring defensive football,the manager will always get criticised more by fans!
11th May 2018 19:08:54 
[172.lo.gg.ed] 
spit the dog
Just ask Mourinho and he has a rather large budget😂
WBM/SILK - A contract can be annulled by mutual agreement: i.e. part of the deal for moving to Port Vale for free would be cancelling or waiving his current one with us. So no double bubble.
11th May 2018 19:08:38 
[24.lo.gg.ed] 
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Tiki - Agreed, I do hope he's learned to counter his overly technical and "defensive" nature. It's always going to be there, because that's just who he is and how he wants to set up. But I'm willing to write off this past season, with the 'bad luck', the missed signings, poor tactics against certain opposition, and injuries. I'm frustrated by NA, as there's clearly a good manager/coach/DoF in there. Onwards and upwards.
11th May 2018 19:04:32 
[24.lo.gg.ed] 
potential space
I have no idea, but it was explicitly stated at MTM last season. I sense we may get similar with Cody this summer if by some miracle Lyle stays.
11th May 2018 18:43:13 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
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WBM - why? Did he have an attack of conscience and realise he was a waste of space, lazy, lethargic, wage thief then?
11th May 2018 18:38:16 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
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Also, Silk, we didn’t have to pay Barnett a penny when he left.
11th May 2018 18:33:05 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
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Barnett was at four clubs in the two years before he joined us - it should have been a clue. Do you honestly think that offering Meades a new contract is a good idea based on him being having injuries with us, then Oxford then us again?
11th May 2018 18:32:25 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
I do however think Ardley can make us a mid-table L1 side on this budget if he sticks to what he makes work. I think people who say he can't be expected to do that on this budget insults him more than anyone moaning about Lyle playing on the wing. Have a bit of faith in the man.
And luck does play a big part. I'm pretty sure when Soares joined, many on here were pretty chuffed. Perhaps the attitude of the player counts for more than ability.
11th May 2018 18:30:39 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
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Hindsight is a wonderful thing, Silk. Tom Elliott was injury prone when he was offered a one year deal. He could easily have turned into another Barnett. Because he didn't and we didn't give him a two year deal it was Ardley's fault. Because Barnett did turn out to be useless and he was offered a two year deal then that was Ardley's fault as well. Without the use of a crystal ball I'm not sure what more he could have done...
11th May 2018 18:27:06 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Fair comment Tuds. I guess the key is whether he's learnt, and I like to think he has. His most recent signing being Piggott clearly a good start.
11th May 2018 18:26:39 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
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Neal built a good squad to get us promoted and he is having to do it again. That is a second reason why teams go down. Even the big six have relatively bad seasons as squads have to be rebuilt.
11th May 2018 18:25:19 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
There are more reasons than just budgets - using that one thing is too simplistic.
Tiki - every men's first team manager gets every single signing, formation, half time team talk, substitution, comment and even sideline body posture and facial expression dissected zapruder-like. Compared to other clubs, he is under a very low-wattage spotlight for the majority of the time here, and the magnifying glass only comes out when IMHO it's fully deserved. TB was put under similar "pressure" and on Saturday in the car park, he had fans chanting his name. If he cant handle the mildest and most forgiving of fanbases, or indeed doesn't want to be under the microscope then he can easily find a great job coaching and managing an academy somewhere, or else a director of football position if he so wishes, and I'm certain he'd be brilliant at it. In the meantime, yes he deserves a nice holiday and a well-deserved break. And I hope the past 15-16 months has added to his learning curve as regards getting the best out of the players he has signed, and that as a fanbase the vast majority of us are really good towards him.
11th May 2018 18:23:12 
[24.lo.gg.ed] 
if he wants to start a flame war against a few loud and vociferous individuals then so be it. I'd prefer it if he didn't imply we have a sizeable chunk of foam-flecked boo-boys.
You're wasting your time, Tiki...
11th May 2018 18:22:50 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
;o)
A lot our supposed budget problems are self inflicted. For example giving Barnett a two year deal which we had to pay off and Elliott one which meant we missed out either on his services or a transfer fee. Then there was Whelpdale. Then there was Robinson and Appiah. And we still haven't learned offering the injury prone Meades another deal.
11th May 2018 18:22:33 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
I bet West Ham had a bigger budget than Burnley but one had that idiot Moyes as manager.
Kyle getting into a debate with u is a fucking waste of time. All u do is just disagree with 90% of things anyone says with one liners "you're wrong" , "no it's not" etc... without actually providing any insight yourself. I may be clueless according to u, but at least I'm willing to constructively put my views forward without having the ego to constantly shoot people down.
11th May 2018 18:19:31 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
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Step away from media duties ? Sorry but you obviously don't have a clue how easy Ardley has it
11th May 2018 18:14:32 
[10.lo.gg.ed] 
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Agree,gardening holiday😂
11th May 2018 18:12:21 
[172.lo.gg.ed] 
spit the dog
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I do feel sorry for NA at times. Every quote of his is dissected with a fine tooth comb, by people that have it in him for regardless. Yes, I'm defending him as someone pointed out earlier. I wouldn't have any issues if he just walked away from all media duties quite frankly or perhaps just tell the fans what they want to hear rather than what he feels. He should be on holiday now anyway.
11th May 2018 18:09:51 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
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Budget is a large factor - and perhaps the primary one in the long term - but it's not the only one.
11th May 2018 17:57:03 
[24.lo.gg.ed] 
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