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Players want to play football. Ydoc may be an unprofessional plank, but leave him training with the kids for a while and have the others in the squad giving him grief and I'd expect him to knuckle down. In the meantime see if anyone will take him off our hands.
19th Jul 2018 20:48:33 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
True, but then if he doesn't lay down the law, players will take the piss and do what they want. Be hard on him now, and if you can't find a buyer and he improves his fitness, bring him back into the fold.
19th Jul 2018 20:35:02 
[146.lo.gg.ed] 
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The advantage that Fergie had was Man Utd had the budget to allow him to get another player in and leave that player rotting or his contract paid off. Neal doesn't and if we get a few injuries he may have to play him. Managers in L1/L2 don't have the leeway that Fergie had or someone like Guardiola has now.
19th Jul 2018 20:03:42 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Players at Utd and now at City were dispensable. Players at AFC Wimbledon aren't so much as we will probably have to move his wages on until we can find a replacement. In this I do have sympathy will Neal but his hands are tied somewhat.
He has dealt with it, by choosing to sack him off. Good call IMO and I’m not exactly an Ardley fan. The guy is a professional footballer, if I can get ultra fit for charity boxing around a full time job plus another job too, then Cody can pull his finger out and come back to the weight specified for a job that’s probably paying him about 75k+ a year. He’s had ages off, binge for the first month and then get back on it for the second. Twat.
19th Jul 2018 19:54:45 
[188.lo.gg.ed] 
Fergie would’ve done the same, especially with a player that was hardly exceptional last season.
I get the feeling that in prior seasons NA would have given players the benefit of the doubt when weighing up whether to keep a player who has ability but brings baggage of some kind. This season however he'd appear to want players with less baggage even if it means a slight sacrifice in quality.
19th Jul 2018 19:48:30 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
No issues with that.
Posh people dont like American junk food,they like fruit😂
19th Jul 2018 19:46:49 
[172.lo.gg.ed] 
spit the dog
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Windlesham - dealing with unprofessional players will be a recurrent issue Neal will have to deal with - as will pretty much all the other L1 & L2 managers - it comes with the territory. How he deals with these fuck ups/squad members is important. It is part of the job.
19th Jul 2018 19:39:33 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Has Charlie Sheringham got good or found some pace yet?
Anyhooo, we need another striker ... someone with pace
19th Jul 2018 19:26:51 
[151.lo.gg.ed] 
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Bearing in mind this was a player who was meant to be on injury rehab and therefore would definitely have had a programme to be following and was under contract therefore can be expected to follow it, if this is true then you can understand why the manager would be less than happy.
19th Jul 2018 19:15:36 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
lurker2012
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Classic comeback CW.
19th Jul 2018 19:15:07 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
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Almost as funny as your side splitting wit Wu
19th Jul 2018 19:12:46 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
No you really are funny
Classic anecdote CW.
19th Jul 2018 19:08:12 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
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Mind you the portion sizes in America for food are mahoosive, you have to be very disciplined if you go there, once we were in Vegas and we found somewhere selling fruit which was a miracle in a place like that
19th Jul 2018 19:05:47 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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But I do remember the beast returning after a long summer in America and he looked fucking huge even by his standards but he got away with it
19th Jul 2018 18:58:57 
[151.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Amusing that Silk believes ydoc's lack of professionalism is actually a problem with the management.
19th Jul 2018 18:49:30 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Depends on your viewpoint obviously...
Yep he got a winners medal in the final by mistake . Scored a great goal v Chelsea for QPR as well on the plastic pitch . Aldridge kept him out of the Ireland 1st 11. Lovely chap and great coach , knows his stuff !
19th Jul 2018 18:14:25 
[151.lo.gg.ed] 
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How you deal with those who don't live up to expectations depends on what the individual is like. The best approach may be an arm round the shoulder, a private bollocking or, in rare cases, public criticism. Although has Ardley actually come out with criticism or are we just relying on someone who apparently knows Ydoc?
19th Jul 2018 18:13:04 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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BTW I hope we have accepted now that League 1 and League 2 players are not the most reliable and we have to maybe find different ways to deal with them. The fines for pounds overweight thing seems like a good approach.
19th Jul 2018 18:09:13 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
I think expecting the same dedication from journeymen L1 & L2 players is a bit delusional - despite the fact they should be professional.
Byrne was a seriously good footballer, I remember he scored in every round when Sunderland got to the Cup Final in 1992
19th Jul 2018 17:56:43 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
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My sons footy coach is Johnny Byrne who played for QPR and rep of Ireland ... he said they had to get on the scales first day back of pre season and were charged £20 for every pound overweight they were. The goalie always ended up paying out more ! Akinfenwa would be bankrupt
19th Jul 2018 17:53:41 
[151.lo.gg.ed] 
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Then you give them a programme to get fit. On a slightly connected note when I was much younger some of us took a two and bit hour liquid lunch break in the run up to Christmas. Now our boss could have gone nuclear on it but instead he quietly stated that as long as all the orders that needed to be sent were sent by the cut off point the next day then no more would be said. He left it to us to remedy the situation rather than acting all pissed off. And all orders were sent when they had to be sent.
19th Jul 2018 17:39:03 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
Discipline and freezing out should be the last response. Of course if somebody has used up all his chances then nobody will have a problem.
The management would be frustrated because it would have a knock-on effect: the management would have sat down and worked out all the different stages of the periodised training programme to get the players to where they want them to be by set dates, and if one of them comes back having not done what was asked of them then it has a knock-on effect on all of those target dates.
19th Jul 2018 17:36:17 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
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I'd be willing to bet that all the players are given a personalised fitness/nutrition programme to follow over the summer, so if they come back having not followed that ...
19th Jul 2018 17:30:31 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
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It is said that a manager's job is to ensure that the people under are able to perform at the best of their ability by helping them where and when he can. If Cody has come back a bit unfit then it is the management's team job to get him fit again rather than being pissed off at him. Of course if this is a current occurrence and the player has no interest in meeting them half way then we may have to look at cancelling the contract.
19th Jul 2018 17:26:49 
[82.lo.gg.ed] 
I am surprised that people are surprised that some players will return with a few extra pounds even in this day and age. How you deal with it is the sign of management. Of course it is something the management team could do without.
Diddy: it’s the combination of also not playing much last season as well ... a moment on the lips , a lifetime on the hips
19th Jul 2018 17:11:45 
[151.lo.gg.ed] 
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