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4 minutes ago, Dimron said:

I took Evatt's Billy Big Boots quotes with a pinch of salt at the beginning of the season. It has panned out as the "glass half empty" part of me feared and we are now employing a young manager while he is learning his trade. However I really don't want to be forever changing managers and bringing in new tactical geniuses all the time, so in my opinion he is still welcome.

Mr Evatt if you are reading this, get yourself a big ugly goalkeeper to give Gilks a day off when needed and give some confidence to the guys with their backs turned to our goal. Do the basics by building from the back and not leaving open areas that can be exploited. Then, once established we can start experimenting... Evolution not Revolution!

Agreed fella, good post 👍🏻

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Evatt wants to play nice football Loads of you wanted nice football I'm a results first fella and he even has my backing so you fancy dans really need to give him 2 years

We began the season on a hope & a prayer with Crellin. God knows what he'll develop into but he's no use as first choice at present. It was a mistake. Many, many goals were shipped due to his pres

I'm happy with Gilks, but at his age , fit as he is, if he gets a knock we'd be bollocked without a reliable alternative.  I'd sooner get someone in and have Gilks  as a spare.

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Evatt wants to play nice football

Loads of you wanted nice football

I'm a results first fella and he even has my backing so you fancy dans really need to give him 2 years

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If youve got players worse than the rest of division 2 you play shit football

But plenty wanted pretty stuff

In this league, we should be good enough to go toe to toe

You only need to look at the brand evatt thread

The excitement was about having a manager who wanted to play fancy dan

I'm pretty sure most of the noise was coming from the total football crowd

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The "glass half full" part of me was excited at the beginning of the season but there was that nagging down to earth "what about the defence?" in my head after reading about our new striker signings and Keegan-esque promises of attacking football where we will ship goals but score more.

In the cold light of day you have to stop the goals going in so that the (sometimes few) opportunities up field aren't wasted.

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The football isn't particularly great though is it?

Excellent in patches, but even when we were dominating possession, chances, shots and goals weren't exactly common place.

Front two is more like a front 1½.

Seeing his interview for tomorrow, he wants us to be more patient and tire the opposition with passing- which is all well and good, but of late the passing is shit, movement not great, and not creating a great deal in the games, except perhaps in the latter stages.

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2 hours ago, Casino said:

If youve got players worse than the rest of division 2 you play shit football

But plenty wanted pretty stuff

In this league, we should be good enough to go toe to toe

You only need to look at the brand evatt thread

The excitement was about having a manager who wanted to play fancy dan

I'm pretty sure most of the noise was coming from the total football crowd

Those Parky years of anti-football ground us all down, as soon as you hear there's gonna be an inkling of nice exciting football, goals, attacking fast play, yep I'm gonna get excited..... I still am, I can dream.

Seriously though, the football is frustrating, but it's still better than than that boring cunts!

I just want to see progression, some building blocks, there are bits of it, maybe we expected to much.

But your right and I've said it all along, he stays out his contract, for some reason I have faith in him, he is the right man..... hopefully 🤞

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9 hours ago, Traf said:

I'd like us to sign a tall, athletic keeper. Gilks is neither and looks fucked half the time.

No wonder - he’s too old for all this Sat/Tues/Sat bollocks. Fwiw i still believe in Evatt, i reckon he’s probably as frustrated as the rest of us that we haven’t exactly hit the ground running. Like someone said earlier, we need to sort the defence out first, stop shipping shit goals in and take it from there. Rioch did it, Big Sam did it, it’s the first place to start - the rest will follow.

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13 hours ago, Casino said:

Evatt wants to play nice football

Loads of you wanted nice football

I'm a results first fella and he even has my backing so you fancy dans really need to give him 2 years

Aye, he didn't get Barrow up at the first attempt either

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The point is, Gilkes doesn't want to play or be a full-time keeper, he is happy filling in and is a step up on Casper, which in fairness any keeper would have been.

We need a keeper, Gilkes isn't agile enough, but he is wise enough and does the basics and uses his experience well, but if a goalie doesn't want to play and his head is 100% in it, he shouldn't be playing.

GK should have been the priority position in this January window, there's time yet, so fingers crossed 🤞

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Reading between the lines from IE comments, he’s brought 2 young lads in on loan, he’s intimating the next 2 signings will be more experienced, (hopefully one a keeper) but we’ll have to wait till the end of the window

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34 minutes ago, Mr Grey said:

The point is, Gilkes doesn't want to play or be a full-time keeper, he is happy filling in and is a step up on Casper, which in fairness any keeper would have been.

We need a keeper, Gilkes isn't agile enough, but he is wise enough and does the basics and uses his experience well, but if a goalie doesn't want to play and his head is 100% in it, he shouldn't be playing.

GK should have been the priority position in this January window, there's time yet, so fingers crossed 🤞

Just a big mistake from the off the goalkeeping situation just a basic priority

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11 hours ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

You can do as much pitty-pat as you like, you can have 75% possession, you can be as fit on 90min as you were on 5min.

One big fck-you 50+ yard long throw not dealt with & it's all for nought.

Spot on

We need to get some towels ready and give the ball boys a couple of under inflated balls to slip in when required

Also should be getting more out of corners,

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2 hours ago, radcliffewhite1 said:

Just a big mistake from the off the goalkeeping situation just a basic priority

You remember that early game on ifollow

Possibly league cup

Pretty sure you were well happy with him

Im equally sure i didnt trust him as he missed a couple he came for, partly cos id been told from chorley he was a good stopper but dodgy on crosses

He then made a mistake and he got worse and worse

I reckon hes probably got the ability, just not the temperament

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I'd like fancy dan football and being able to go toe to toe - think back to Toddy's 97 team.

Parkys dirge would bore me to tears but Coyles happy clappy stuff is also a no no.

Surely we can aim for middle of road

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18 minutes ago, Casino said:

You remember that early game on ifollow

Possibly league cup

Pretty sure you were well happy with him

Im equally sure i didnt trust him as he missed a couple he came for, partly cos id been told from chorley he was a good stopper but dodgy on crosses

He then made a mistake and he got worse and worse

I reckon hes probably got the ability, just not the temperament

It was one game I thought he did ok in spells, regardless it was a strange signing so little experience 

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