Jump to content
Wanderers Ways. Neil Thompson 1961-2021

Challengers next season?


Recommended Posts

Just now, gonzo said:

All down to having a midfielder that can turn, face and create. We are desperate for a ball carrier. 

or even be on the half turn as it comes to him....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

39 minutes ago, Popeye doyle said:

It would make our lives a little bit easier.

They're in the mud either way, the new EFL rules have banned towels and are trying to reduce time wasting.

They're fucked.

Edited by Lostock Whites
Link to comment
Share on other sites

56 minutes ago, Lt. Aldo Raine said:

Fingers crossed

 

Strange one - Martin plays football like Evatt does, straight out of the Pep school of coaching all about possession and passing etc..

Duff is a good manager but he hardly fits that mould, based on what he’s done with Barnsley - I can’t see him slotting in to carry on the job that Martin’s done at Swansea, it looks more like a change in approach to get the man they want rather than find the man to suit the approach.

Good for us though as it should weaken Barnsley.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Strange one - Martin plays football like Evatt does, straight out of the Pep school of coaching all about possession and passing etc..

Duff is a good manager but he hardly fits that mould, based on what he’s done with Barnsley - I can’t see him slotting in to carry on the job that Martin’s done at Swansea, it looks more like a change in approach to get the man they want rather than find the man to suit the approach.

Good for us though as it should weaken Barnsley.

Aye. Thought they’d of banged down the door to get IE. Unless they simply think Duff is better. Think he lives in Cheltenham.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, tomski said:

Aye. Thought they’d of banged down the door to get IE. Unless they simply think Duff is better. Think he lives in Cheltenham.

Awful Football Duff teams, terrible to watch, 4 of the 5 games against us last season were mind numbing. 

Edited by Mounts Kipper
Link to comment
Share on other sites

43 minutes ago, tomski said:

Aye. Thought they’d of banged down the door to get IE. Unless they simply think Duff is better. Think he lives in Cheltenham.

Shows the power of our ownership Group and the bond they’ve got with Evatt (and the clever ways in which they’ve incentivised him with shares etc) that I was never worried we’d lose him - if it was all a normal set up and relationship then I’ve no doubt that Swansea would be after him and I think Evatt would see Swansea as a good chance of getting to the Prem.

As it is, he’s taking us there instead.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I may not like Duffs football but like Warnes it’s effective and certainly if he does leave which is pretty nailed on to me, it will definitely weaken the Tykes. They’re pretty much certain also to lose a couple of their best players so I’m not sure how much of a threat they’ll be next season anyway?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Duff leaving Barnsley will throw a spanner in their works at just the wrong moment. Perhaps of as much significance is the turmoil at Reading just now - no manager, EFL all over them as regards their finances. They're currently in paralysis too. Without that they'd have been a challenger. 

Most active in the decision so far this season have been Pompey and Oxford. The latter are working from a fairly low base, the former were pretty strong already. I have to say though the signings they've made don't strike me as being any more than solid/modest improvement. 

Even though the fixtures its still very early days though....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Site Supporter

I reckon there's going to be a fair number of decent teams without there being an outstanding team looking at signings clubs have made.

We're going to have to be consistent to come out at the top end of it all

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree, I think L1 next year will be far more competitive and even than it has for the last few years with the promotion of the likes of Wendies, Ipswich and Sunderland. Obviously there are still some big fish like derby, Pompey, Charlton and ourselves but I don’t see record points totals this year so if we can just add that bit of quality and consistency we should be well set for a tilt at the automatics.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Alf Hartigan said:

When did calling Sheff Weds 'Wendies' become a thing, makes my teeth itch.

Like calling Ipswich 'Ipshit' or Crystal Palace 'Crippled Alice'.

Crippled Alice👍I like that😀

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.