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  1. Stockport lose their best players...and tank. Thank God we've got Devante!
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    Notts County

    Some people are saying we can't keep changing manager. But I'm just not seeing anything that suggests Wild has any idea on how to turn things around. He benefitted from the "He's not Fullerton" factor and new face bounce early on, but it worries me that the longer he has had to work with the players, the worse things seem to get. There are no really outstanding teams in this League this year, we really need to be making a better fist of it now. No home win in the League since September is dreadful. Barrow are only a small club, their attendances are not big. I don't think they are bankrolled?? They have shown what can be done.
  3. It's some drop in odds for a rookie manager who has now entered into a trajectory of decline.
  4. When you look at 2 of the most successful sides in the Division, Yeovil and Torquay, you see plenty of tall players and strong players with good physical strength. I think this is one area where we are lacking. The return of Matty Brown will help things, and personally I would get Binnom-Williams back in the side as soon as possible. he's a really big, strong player. I think Jakob Hanson did enough against Torquay to keep his place. So how about, instead of playing the very right footed Duckworth at left back, we bring Jerome back in, and give Duckworth a try in midfield. He is strong, able to tackle, can get forward quickly, he can pass and shoot...and score! Get Maher back in the role he does best, defensive midfielder just in front of the back four. Then Ducky and Cooper battling in central midfield and getting up to support the attack. Nolan can take a break on the bench.
  5. Hey, how about the current Board investing? Surely they cannot expect a new investor to pump money in if they aren't? If the current Board won't invest, then better they sell up?
  6. met office site forecasts rain for this afternoon
  7. I seem to think the Smash and Grab partnership at Bradford City was actually coined for Paul Aimson and Bannister.
  8. Of course we don't want players coming in who are disruptive characters. But Rodney was with us just a few months ago, and played with many of the players we have now. We know he fits in. And we know he delivers. His goals were a massive part of us avoiding relegation. We would only have been talking a maximum 3 month loan. Is anyone really saying that such an outlay would cripple us? We were able to afford him last season. And as for Pete Wild saying he doesn't want to rock the boat, the existing squad got us to where we are. Well fair enough in one way. But things change quickly in football. That same squad are now the ones who in the last 5 home games have lost to Harrogate ( twice ), lost to Yeovil and Boreham Wood, and could not score against bottom club Chorley. So I would say the players DO need a shake up with some new blood coming in.
  9. I think they should. We are top of the League now, the National League is relatively weak this year with no real outstanding team. I don't think we will ever have a better chance of winning promotion. The promised land of the Football League and the £1m tv money is within reach. But most supporters can see we need to strenghthen, we need a decent striker and another creative midfielder. So players need to come in. I'm thinking on loan for now. I was gutted when I saw that Devante Rodney was available for loan, but had gone to Stockport. He is just the sort of player we need. The team needs an injection of fresh players, or I'm afraid we will soon start slipping down the League.
  10. oldskir

    Pete Wild

    Wild has done a brilliant job in a very short space of time. Get him signed up on a long term contract, Mr Bosomworth!
  11. Didn't Wild have to clear up the mess left by Paul Scholes' managerial stint at Oldham? I really do like that Wild has tried to play attacking football at Oldham. After the boring football served up by Heath and Fullerton, we really are due a bit of entertainment. Even though Wild's experience is limited, I don't put him in the Kelly/ Fullerton bracket. They both came with a record of about 12 games in charge, very unsuccessful, and both were sacked after a heavy home defeat. Wild's record at Oldham is much more respectable, and he has some successes to show. And the positive view the Oldham fans have of him is encouraging. Also he will know many of the players in our geographic area. He has my backing, let's hope this one works out, and he proves to be the new Keith Hill!
  12. Player/manager .... could be tough to do both, but he could stay registered as a player and still play occasionally as necessary. Player/ coach or player/ assistant manager that could be a good option, especially under someone like Ronnie Moore. Clarke could start to learn the managerial role in that setting,gain good experience, and still play one final season of football as a top player.
  13. I heard a rumour both Scot and Shay have applied for the job!
  14. Norm wrote about our club: Why would anyone else be interested in taking it over? There are no assets, they don't own the ground It really depends how you look at this. West Ham don't own their ground, they seem to be doing quite well in the Premiership! We may not own our ground, but I would say our tenure is reasonably secure there, with it coming under the Council and being listed I think as a "community asset". We are not in the position that say Coventry City face at the Ricoh with a rather difficult private landlord. Another asset is that our ground is already up to League 1 standard, maybe even Championship. Any new club owner could concentrate on putting money in to the football side of things, and not be in a Salford or Fleetwood type situation where new money has to be spent putting up new stands etc. We already have a great arena suitable for football at a higher level. We just need the right owner/ BOD willing to put some pump priming investment in to the playing side of things. There is great potential for this club to move forward under the right level of ambition and some investment.
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    Very wise words from Shaytrev when he asks the BOD to " Invest at least a little or put the club up for sale". Another worry, by the way, when we look at only 11 contracted players. Two of those are potential crocks/weak links. Josh Mcdonald given his very lenghthy injury. And Duckworth, his injury record is very poor.
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