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Yep! Danny Hylton is coming to bite us on the bum on Saturday!! My kind of annoying striker who knows where the goal is and is a pain in the bum too!! A player we lack!
23rd Oct 2018 12:04:02 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Totally agree, if only we could have a younger version of Bulman, The Beast & Robinson. Find another LTB and we'd be laughing.
23rd Oct 2018 12:03:14 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
bluewomble75
Not enough characters in the team or on the coaching staff. Maybe take Bayes out of this argument as he does come across as a bit of a character
Appiah risk signing hurt us last season, along with Jervis as 4th striker might kill us this. on a par with Tyrone Barnett
23rd Oct 2018 12:01:09 
[109.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Bluewomble, the game hasn't changed that much, not in L1 anyway. We have certainly been lacking a bit of attitude, aggression and physicality in the team for a few seasons.
23rd Oct 2018 11:58:10 
[92.lo.gg.ed] 
kt2
LTB had attitude, Beast had physicality, Bullman had aggression, but we need a couple of players in the team with 2 or more of those qualities in order to provide the level of entertainment most seem to expect.
Also, my Haringey Borough ticket hasn’t arrived in the post yet - should I ring the club?
23rd Oct 2018 11:56:52 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I guess the dons trust meeting on the 31st gives everyone the opportunity to vent their frustrations to the board!
23rd Oct 2018 11:50:22 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
Strange it's not at the club though
If Cox, Bassey, Reeves or Bayes isn't performing it is Ardley's job to get them performing or replace them. The buck stops with him in the end. The corollary of not interfering with his choice of assistants is that they are his responsibility.
23rd Oct 2018 11:35:52 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Still think we'll get turned over tonight, and Luton at the weekend. Jeez they are a nasty side who will be well up for bullying us, strange as that used to be us putting the fear of god up some of this bigger teams. And we could play some decent stuff back then as well.
23rd Oct 2018 11:35:15 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
bluewomble75
I know the games changed, but we need some characters and leaders in the team right now
Trebor fair enough - I don't honestly see any evidence Cox or Bassey aren't listened to, respected and safe enough to be getting an input - hence I keep saying remove all 3.
23rd Oct 2018 11:31:48 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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blue - I thought Sibbick can play CB as well, I think the idea with FB is to develop him first. Watson is just my thoughts but yeah we should probably get Sibbick on far more even if Reading end the loan.
23rd Oct 2018 11:30:49 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Still think we are too nice a club and don't want any characters or trouble makers. Need a bit of grit or fire in the side as we look rudderless at the moment.
23rd Oct 2018 11:28:22 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
bluewomble75
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I think you can say it more certainly with Ardley because it is ultimately his responsibility and he sets the regime. With "underlings" you cannot know to what extent they are just doing what they are told. So yes, they might be guilty of not challenging enough. I just asked on Webjam whether the DTB/FCB explore that sort of thing as well as looking at "the head".
23rd Oct 2018 11:27:18 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
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If Watson was a nailed on signing for next year than great, persevere with him. Think Sibbick can play CB as well.
23rd Oct 2018 11:25:23 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
bluewomble75
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As an example we tried to get something from Poleon when his career suggests he's a 4 month star, 4 month almost AWOL at every club he's been at. We got the same result as everyone else, some people you just can't change cos that is who they are.
23rd Oct 2018 11:25:10 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
bluewomble Ferrier though was my example of he's only at that level cos he's got a shite attitude. Depends I guess on how much the management knew that attitude and could get him to perform anyway. If they couldn't then we dodged a bullet, if it is possible then we missed a chance.
23rd Oct 2018 11:23:41 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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Trebor but then as supporters we can't say Ardley constrains the players, the coaches, his tactics are why their underperforming etc cos we don't see what happens on the coaching ground, but doesn't stop people saying that as fact. Personally if I'm looking at players who can't do the basics then I'm looking at the guys meant to be coaching them as part of the problem. Even if that part is they don't speak up enough and challenge what is happening.
23rd Oct 2018 11:22:25 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Please don't tell me either Cox or Bassey fear for their jobs if they did that - show me any evidence that would cost them their job.
Missed a talent in Morgan Ferrier as well. Still think we are trying to play the nice guys and not upset anyone. Who cares, its a dog eat dog world and if you want to be successful you are going to have to upset a few to get somewhere in life
23rd Oct 2018 11:21:34 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
bluewomble75
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Bluewomble - totally agree with all that. If we're likely to go down anyway get the players who will be here next season playing more. Having said that if we got the option to sign Watson I wouldn't mind either so long as Sibbick wasn't shelved, I think they can play different roles as well.
23rd Oct 2018 11:20:38 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
As supporters we can't really judge what Cox and Bassey contribute, which is why I think there's real merit in Old Isthmian's idea of getting in a consultant to give independent analysis and feedback and ideas.
23rd Oct 2018 11:19:43 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Generally, if you look at their background, the definitely skilled non-league players have dropped down from higher levels or not taken opportunities at that level - generally cos there is an underlying reason. Sometimes, like Pigott might be they need to develop at lower level first (and possibly lack of bulk/pace) but with others it is cos their mentality isn't right for various reasons - like your man at Bhmwood who had dropped from top level cos of attitude.
23rd Oct 2018 11:19:20 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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I wouldn't have a problem with Sibbick getting more games as he is one of ours. Would rather he gets experience than a Reading loanee. Would rather we kept Robinson on in some capacity instead of Cox. At least he would installed some calm in coaching the defence. Really don't know what Cox brings to the table. TBH the whole setup needs freshening up
23rd Oct 2018 11:18:23 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
bluewomble75
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Chigwell - if we lose by the odd goal tonight, my guess is he will still be there Saturday...... and then we shall see how that goes. Imagine us losing to a hugely controversial injury time penalty, and the breathing space envelope continues. Get thrashed tonight and/or on Saturday, then that must surely be that. What about 2 draws though.....?
23rd Oct 2018 11:17:16 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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Diddy/Bluewomble, one thing I'd change in what was said, they spend more - I'm still not convinced Porstmouth have the money to support their spending looking at some of those analysis articles that have been linked to in the past - but then we all know that didn't stop them before either.
23rd Oct 2018 11:17:08 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Yeah, I'm not sure how realistic it is to say we don't recruit enough from non-league. Yes, there are talented players down there. But as always if they're that talented they will have other clubs chasing after them. So even if we look in that arena, we're restricted to players who are good but not that good, hoping that we spot them first, or that they're a player with a different set of career priorities than others who may be willing to choose us over other clubs even if it means they earn less.
23rd Oct 2018 11:14:47 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Diddy, I know Pompey are a huge club compared to us, but just a little frustrated how local talent gets snapped up by clubs not even in our area. Such a shame as Lowe looked a different class a few weeks back. Hoping Pinnock can be as good with the right coaching and confidence shown in him.
23rd Oct 2018 11:14:14 
[5.lo.gg.ed] 
bluewomble75
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