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Everything posted by ianofcleveleys

  1. Another great effort from those young lads, shame score ended up being a bit harsh on them but nothing for them to be down about, expressed themselves, showed some real quality at times and never stopped trying. As has been said though, this cant stretch on over a few more weeks or their welfare will be compromised and we will eventually run out of fit players to name a team and bench from. Was great though to enjoy and appreciate what they were doing, the brand of football they were trying to play and their sheer joy at taking the lead twice. They deserved every bit of that backing
  2. Just a query about how I can change my profile name as I haven't been 'of Rochdale' for a few months now, am living over in Cleveleys
  3. Couldn't have put it better. Missed a few over last month with moving house and went back today thinking maybe, with a win giving them an outside chance, they'd put the circumstances to one side and have a good go even if the quality would be poor. How wrong I was. Truly dismal from start to finish
  4. I'm not the slightest bit surprised that the due diligence took a bit longer than the consortium anticipated. No doubt more than a few things they needed clarification on. Just because of that, no reason to suspect it's off. In the meantime, I feel really sorry for the rank and file staff, no doubt many of whom on minimum wage, and/or zero hours, and possibly with minimal if any Union support to call upon. Yes, it's not right the players aren't getting paid, they've bills to pay just like anyone else, but those ordinary folk who keep the place running day to day deserve our sympathy and
  5. Not proud to say I didn't show today, watched us through plenty of grim times over nearly five decades but just could not be arsed today. I cleared the garage and went to the top instead. Hate feeling like that, Saturday's are about football, always have been and have always put it first but won't be doing till KA is gone, we are taken over and Parkinson is potted.
  6. Given state we're in, it'd be an upgrade. 89p Shop Stadium would be about right for us at minute
  7. I'll have the stuff about the budget up to a point, and the constant issues about paying wages have hardly helped us attract players in the window. Ken's 'they chose to stay and fight for their places' was code for 'they stayed where they knew they'd get paid every month even if they weren't playing much'. BUT, even if Parky had been given a reasonable budget we'd still have set up the same, played the same and we'd all be moaning about being bored shitless but just from a few places higher up the table
  8. On 6th Feb in the last relegation season we beat Rotherham 2-1. We'd beaten MK Don's 3-1 in previous home game and had scored 9 goals in four games. Yes, we were shite, skint and, soon after, on the way down, but at least we scored now and then. The side that played that day was poor by anybody's standards but I'm pretty sure it'd have beaten the current lot in a game. Young Connell reminds me of Holding that season, bright young talent learning his way in a terrible team. Hope it does him good and he goes on to big things
  9. Another season where there ought to have been a half season ticket offer just for the first half, so we didn't have to bother when it was a write off from Jan to the end.
  10. Shut your eyes and ears, he's back https://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/2019/february/a-note-from-the-chairman/
  11. I'll be consulting the admins to ask how it's done. Maybe chance to think of something snappier!
  12. See you in League 1. Moving to live on Fylde coast next month so looking forward to two very handy aways.
  13. Wouldn't be surprised if Connell goes, with deal not being done in time for us to get someone in with the money
  14. It'll all be about 'horses for courses', 'experienced heads' blah, blah, the same experienced heads that have been shit scared of putting two passes together, trying something inventive or taking the slightest risk all season. We will be tense, but probably so will they. What better game to throw in the mix somebody who will put fear into opponents by playing without it themselves, and being a (relatively) unkown quantity who will do things that throw them on to the back foot and cause errors? No chance of it happening though, Parky just isn't that sort of manager.
  15. Tremendous game between the Shockers and Lincoln in awful conditions, more football played in 90 mins on a paddy field of a pitch by two League 2 teams than we've seen in two seasons under Parky.
  16. Whatever it was officially it looked like about 10/11k of ours and about 600/700 of theirs. Very sparse at kick off
  17. Sat right above in NSU last night and that first goal was all so inevitable. Was a bad feed kick to give away in first place against a team who are good in the air at set plays. Then, Beevers and Donaldson both culpable at back post, easy header for Dawson, goal. No clever, sneaky movement involved, just stood there and out jumped Donaldson, who shouldn't have been left with him If a team struggles so painfully to create and score as we do, surely we have to be better than that at keeping them out. Really poor goal to toss away
  18. That Hegazi was a disgrace, ploughing into Donaldson, picking scraps with little 'uns, thought he was good trying to play it about at back but was actually a bit shit. Their defence was nowt special at all, better team than us would have punished them.
  19. There are top managers who are prepared to be flexible and adaptable, and open to new ideas and innovation. Then there are the (diminshing) breed of stubborn journeyman managers who won't vary from an approach and hawk it round club after club till they retire. Parkinson will get another job after this, on the sympathy he's cultivated. What would be interesting would be how he does in that one, if it isn't another fire fighting situation
  20. Just got back to Royton Riviera, cold and sodden. As good as anything I can remember from us at home for a good while, though it's all relative I know. We did enough to have got something out of the game, created a lot more situations than expected and had no luck. Ref was awful, far too easily managed by them, treatment of Donaldson was dreadful. Couldn't fault the effort and commitment, just glaring lack of quality in their third our undoing again. They were nothing special and surprisingly easy for a team as bad as us to get through at times. Big gripe was their first goal,
  21. Back to the game and that team and bench looks like a few in the last relegation season. Woeful first 11 and struggling to fill bench
  22. I wonder if someone was taking in a banner with 'I love Ken' on it they'd have to provide the same fire safety compliance guarantees?
  23. There's the thing for me, what do the protesters really think they're protesting about? Parky Out? Ken Out? Fuck it, both of 'em out. I would imagine, though he's clearly not going to say it, Ken would want to tell Parky to get his coat and is frustrated about being in such a financial state he can't. So people are frustrated about Ken being frustrated. All the pantomime of the last week to 10 days has taken attention away from how dismal things are on the pitch. While PP might say it's an unwelcome distraction it's arguably doing him a favour. Going into tomorrow night thou
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