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Title: Malpas Out
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 02:49:25
I don't understand why fans are talking about Malpas in a negative way? What do they think it is going to achieve?

Fitton outlined his (long-term) business plans about the club to all potential managers, and Malpas' (long-term) plans about the football side of the club met Fitton's.

Fitton will never sack Malpas because he is here for the long haul.

Why are people so fickle and expect the result next week, when it is merely a consequence for the bloke that saved the club (Fitton).

Just chill out and enjoy the ride.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Boeta on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 02:57:29
for as long as they need a football club, people need fitton. and fitton and malpas have a shared vision

so for long as they need a football club, people need malpas

good job it's good football, eh


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC Village on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 03:59:45
I wholeheartedly agree with yer viewpoint
But this ain't your typical Garage joint
Boeta makes points which hold significance


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: fatbury on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 08:41:35
Maurice Malpas' Magic
He Wears A Magic Hat
And When He Saw Promotion
He Said Im Having That!!!
OHHHHHH

and repeat!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 08:46:16
No i wont repeat fatbury


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 09:10:33
To the hokey cokey

Oh we love Maurice Malpas,
Oh we love Maurice Malpas,
Oh we love Maurice Malpas
as the reds go marching on on on

Blank expression on yer face
you cross your arms,
you show no emotion,
don't wave to the fans
you let dave byrne shout at everyone
that's what it's all about

Oh we love Maurice Malpas,
Oh we love Maurice malpas,
Oh we love Maurice Malpas
as the reds go marching on on on


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 10:34:57
I can offer a very simple explanation Boeta.

We've been playing very very poor in some games and the defence has looked shakey since Malpas joined a 3/4of a year ago. Some people have lost patience.

Don't think for one second the Directors were happy about losing to Leeds in that fashion either.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 11:02:04
Stick to cricket bitch


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: flammableBen on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 11:47:35
If you write it backwards and then take away and add some letters, then Maurice Malpas is an anagram of Super Winning Team. That's all the evidence I need.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JOHNNY REEVES on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 19:51:31
as im a crap mule     thats a anagram of MM


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 19:53:11
as im a crap mule     thats a anagram of MM

its a anagram of maurice malpas not mm


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 20:05:47
OWNED


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Batch on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 20:50:18
OWNED

Surely you mean pwned.

I'm hip and down with the yoof with my leetspeak


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 21:04:22
No, you mean pwnt.

Get with the program.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: glos_robin on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 22:19:25
Hate to say it but Malpas has to go.........things just aren't improving and games are just getting more and more frustrating


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 22:28:32
things havent been that bad to start with. Anyone would think we'd lost all 7 games this season ffs.

we're a mid table league one and playing like one!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 22:32:57
Hate to say it but Malpas has to go.........things just aren't improving and games are just getting more and more frustrating

And your reasoning is..............


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 22:40:46
1pt from cheltenham,hereford and colchester. Last 3 games at home conceding 3 goals. Strange subs. I will say though i enjoy the football mm try's to play but feel we neglect defensive dutys to play it. Just my opinion obviously


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: glos_robin on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 22:42:34
Having watched most games of his managerial reign? There is something just not right at the moment, team spirit and performances seem all over the place. Add in the amount of arguing going on between our fans it suggests by default he is not the man for the job.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 22:46:24
Arguing amongst fans is not his fault. Judge on performances/results


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: glos_robin on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 22:53:28
Arguing amongst fans is not his fault. Judge on performances/results

But it's the performances and weird stuff he's doing that is causing the arguments as I said in the other thread it's all getting abit poisonous to the club at the moment.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: michael on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 22:55:06
What weird stuff did he do today, apart from get a result away from home?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 22:56:40
he wore sandals and socks!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: michael on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 22:57:47
That bloomin Andy King used to do that


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Spencer_White on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 23:05:42
things havent been that bad to start with. Anyone would think we'd lost all 7 games this season ffs.

we're a mid table league one and playing like one!

Fucking boring though aint it.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: flammableBen on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 23:06:32
If Malpas doesn't make it to the end of the season, then we won't have had a season with only one manager since... 04/05? Which would be Parkin's last season.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 23:11:35
If Malpas doesn't make it to the end of the season, then we won't have had a season with only one manager since... 04/05? Which would be Parkin's last season.

Correct, no co-incidence that its all been downhil since that season as well!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Spencer_White on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 23:12:30
No way, getting promoted was brilliant.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: michael on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 23:12:57
We'd probably have to sell Cox and Macnamee to pay off the remaining 2 years on his contract as well  :cry:


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 23:13:40
Fucking boring though aint it.

Yes, but I dont think a change of manager will change anything.

Fitton may not want to but the way to get out this league is to sign some decent players who can win us games. Splash the cash.

I dont want us to go over board and rack up debts but if we want to improve we need to splash the cash and get some better players in.

Only our front two have played to a decent standard every game, everyone else has been inconsistent.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 23:15:31
No way, getting promoted was brilliant.

I really enjoyed League Two, we won games, played different teams and got promoted but statistically its still a lower finish than last season & this season.

Enjoyable but shocking and piss poor that we were in League Two in the first place and we only finished 3rd.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Spencer_White on Saturday, September 20, 2008, 23:24:33
I guess you are a stats man, and Im a 'fucking yes, get in' football man.

As for splashing the cash, I think weve already splashed plenty.

Dont splash anymore until we can get the best out of what weve already got. Admittedly the defence could do with an experienced bod.

But football really does become an expensive game when you buy players and dont get anywhere near youre moneys worth.

Coaching is the problem. We need a Mick Harford to come in, someone like that.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 00:15:21
As I said in a previous thread, a good manager will get the best out of shit players.

Anyhow, if we win next sat all this will be forgotten.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC Village on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 00:27:09
I doubt it somehow


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: yeo on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 00:28:56
Some people just like moaning.

Actually im probably one of them.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Spencer_White on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 00:30:44
Some people just like moaning.

Actually im probably one of them.

Youve gone off Swindon altogether.

Which is the most damning verdict of them all. But you arent alone this season.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 00:34:06
. Coaching is the problem. We need a Mick Harford to come in, someone like that.

 We aren't that desperate...must have been interesting for Mr Parkin to meet up with Mr Nicholas in today's big match at the Don Valley Stadium.

 The match settled by one of our more obscure loan players... Alex Rhodes.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: yeo on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 00:39:46
To be honest ive gone off going to football partly because of money and partly because it just isnt as much fun as it used to be but thats my own fault for not really making much effort when I go.Ive become a "sit and watch and politely clap" type which is probably an ageing thing.I think to respark my interest I need to get really really tanked up and sit up by the away fans or something  :D

It doesnt help when they keep changing playing days to days im working and alot of my mates dont seem to be bothered anymore.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Spencer_White on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 10:02:26
Reg, when we signed Casal, Malpas said that we signed him because he was a very coachable player with great potential. But there is another very coachable defender with great potential already at Swindon - Jerel Ifil, and whats happening to him?

Yeovil, its all the same thing. Lads are loosing interest. Ive already said what I think of this 3 year plan thing, I dont think it really works in football. Certainly something you do behind the scenes with the youths, but not with the first team. If you dont take your chances in football they dont come back. Currently as I see it, we wont allow ourselves to get relegated (we'll get serious if relegation threatens), but we are not focused enough to get in the play offs either. I dont rate the mentality of our players at the moment.

Sorting out the defence should be the easier bit. Cant help we will look back in 2 years time and say, look at that team, Cox, Paynter, Corr, McNamee. What a waste of talent that was. This season reminds me a lot of 2004-05. Good attacking players, shit defence, frustrating because we had some good players but never did anything with them. It was stagnation.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 10:10:48
As I said in a previous thread, a good manager will get the best out of shit players.

Anyhow, if we win next sat all this will be forgotten.

For a week and then the doom mongers come out and say "told you so"  if we lose the week after...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 10:15:25
Lets face it though, when we lose we get absolutely stuffed in the worst possible fashion. I agree that those on Malpas's back from the off are total retards. However, I think after half a year it is fair to assess the management of the club.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 10:19:52
  Spencer....who knows what goes on inside the Beasts head.

  Last season he had a spell where he was taken out of the side and came back stronger afterwards...v Leeds his display of misplaced passing was stellar even by his own standards.

  Strangely, though his threat on goal, which many, including myself, have said should be greater, has increased.

 As for comparisons with 04/05, I'd say 7 games in is too early to tell.  I wouldn't mind a game like the Wendies that season...great atmosphere in the TE, when Fallon got the winner...but still a crowd of less than < 7,000.

  Christian Roberts murdered them that night, exploiting the weakness on the right of their midfield....some bloke called  McGovern  ::)


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 10:22:34
McGovern is one of Sturrock's most awful signings imo. I'm sorry for Malpas that we're stuck with him.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: wokinghamred on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 10:27:39
Correct, no co-incidence that its all been downhil since that season as well!

A whole season with a sh*t manager won't make it a good season.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Spencer_White on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 10:40:13
As for comparisons with 04/05, I'd say 7 games in is too early to tell.  I wouldn't mind a game like the Wendies that season...great atmosphere in the TE, when Fallon got the winner...but still a crowd of less than < 7,000.

  Christian Roberts murdered them that night, exploiting the weakness on the right of their midfield....some bloke called  McGovern  ::)

Thats not my recolection of that game. We were shit for 80 minutes. Roberts comes on, plays like a man possessed. 10 minutes later, with the help of SSP and Fallon it was 3-2.

Much better was the 4-1 Cup demolition of Wednesday a few weeks later. Then we bashed Hull as well. It was all set up. But the defence kept fucking things up. Walsall 2 nil up, 3-2 down. Torquay 3-3 draw, same at Stockport after being 3-0 up. By new year we couldnt beat Torquay away either, going out to LDV Southend was the last straw. Game over. It lead to a lot of bad feeling and a lot of players wanted to leave.

We had some good players, but we werent building. By missing our chance we were storing up problems.

It may be early, but this looks a simmilar team. If we dont start showing our potential, then it will be the good players that leave next summer, not the shit ones.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 13:13:06
Thats not my recolection of that game. We were shit for 80 minutes. Roberts comes on, plays like a man possessed. 10 minutes later, with the help of SSP and Fallon it was 3-2.

Roberts started on the win but was pushed up top for the last 15. It was then he totally humiliated Patrick Collins. Why we ever signed Collins on loan is one of those unanswered mysteries.

Quote
It may be early, but this looks a simmilar team. If we dont start showing our potential, then it will be the good players that leave next summer, not the shit ones.

I can sort of see where you are coming from, but I am positive our squad this season is a lot lot better than that squad.

I still beleive we will eventually 'click', laugh away.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 13:30:20
Ok so let's get rid of Malpas and then get a new manager in. Then won't we just have a repeat of last season? We'll be doing OK but not amazing (like we are at the moment) and then we'll get a new manager in and go downhill and flirt with relegation again only to pick up late on and be fine. But they'll need to build their own team again and bring in their own players and there will be a transition period and then in reality we would be back where we have been this summer. So making no progress on a 3-year plan. Totally pointless.

I look to the 02/03 season with King as a good example. We struggled like hell early on and then we finished 10th with a great run at the back end of Christmas. Then the season after we were a top 6 team that even flirted with the top 2 for periods. King had time to build a team. I know King wasn't the greatest of managers and i'd agree myself. But my point is that he had time and was given a bit of money on wages (people like Mooney and Howard were probably on a fair whack for our standards) and we did well. Malpas will have more resources that King did anyway. Let's keep faith in MM for now and keep the stability. If things do continue to be that bad at home and results are still not forthcoming then we'll have no option but to get rid but i think he needs a bit more time.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 13:32:36
Roberts started on the win but was pushed up top for the last 15. It was then he totally humiliated Patrick Collins. Why we ever signed Collins on loan is one of those unanswered mysteries.

Didnt Roberts start upfront then when we bought on Fallon we went 3 up top and Roberts was wide left of the 3 then transformed into Thierry Henry....


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: reeves4england on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 14:22:53
Didnt Roberts start upfront then when we bought on Fallon we went 3 up top and Roberts was wide left of the 3 then transformed into Thierry Henry....
Think you may be right. Couldn't believe how the last 10 minutes of that match were so different to what had gone before!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 15:04:59
Didnt Roberts start upfront then when we bought on Fallon we went 3 up top and Roberts was wide left of the 3 then transformed into Thierry Henry....


You may be right. We definitely went 3 up front.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 15:12:41
Take note Maurice, if you are losing u can go more than 2 up front


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 15:25:07
yeah and if he had done that yesterday and then we got hit on the counter and lost 2-1 we'd never heard the fucking end of it.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 15:31:39
yeah and if he had done that yesterday and then we got hit on the counter and lost 2-1 we'd never heard the fucking end of it.

thinking of the Leeds game, against 10 men and losing, get a 3rd striker on


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 15:35:11
fair point.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: sonic youth on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 16:41:04
yeah that was puzzling against leeds.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 16:53:36
I am not going to comment incase i get labelled a ignorant arrogant mong


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 16:54:39
I am not going to comment incase i get labelled a ignorant arrogant mong

u can PM me your thoughts if you like because i already think u are a ignorant arrogant mong


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 16:55:51
Haha very good.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 21:41:13
a critism i have of Malpas is regarding they youth team. Under Sturrock he was forever checking with Dave who played best in the youth team every game and would reward them with being in the 1st team squad and it encourages them to play well to get a chance with the 1st team, using that method came through Tozer, Morrison & Joycey. Even under Andy King whenever the 1st team was at home Kingy would be watching the youth game in the morning, in which he brought through Caton & Jutkiewicz. Yet Malpas has no intrest, he doesnt speak to Bodin AT ALL!! Never watches the games and the kids have nothing to aim for, take Lloyd for example has scored 11 in 7 games i think it is from right midfield yet cant get on the bench for the reserves??


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: axs on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 21:43:23
If true, that is a worrying fact. I think that it may boil down to having a lot on his plate so far, hopefully he will adopt a similar strategy to his predecessors once he has settled in properly.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 21:45:38
a critism i have of Malpas is regarding they youth team. Under Sturrock he was forever checking with Dave who played best in the youth team every game and would reward them with being in the 1st team squad and it encourages them to play well to get a chance with the 1st team, using that method came through Tozer, Morrison & Joycey. Even under Andy King whenever the 1st team was at home Kingy would be watching the youth game in the morning, in which he brought through Caton & Jutkiewicz. Yet Malpas has no intrest, he doesnt speak to Bodin AT ALL!! Never watches the games and the kids have nothing to aim for, take Lloyd for example has scored 11 in 7 games i think it is from right midfield yet cant get on the bench for the reserves??

Not unusual for a first team manager not to watch the youth team, he relies on reports from the youth team manager. His job is to make sure the first team is ready for the next fixture. I'm sure if he received rave reports about this player and that, the manager would attend. That's the way professional football has always run.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC Bart on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 21:46:15
Malpas out


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 21:46:48
which is fair enough if he gets reports from Bodin, but he and Bodin dont get on, they dont talk, like i said in my post, wont acknowledge each other


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 21:47:01
Malpas out

haha fuck off you


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: axs on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 21:47:08
Malpas out

 :D

ace.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 21:50:02
which is fair enough if he gets reports from Bodin, but he and Bodin dont get on, they dont talk, like i said in my post, wont acknowledge each other
I find that extremely hard to believe, but of course you will probably know better. In lower league football your youth team is your lifes blood in the market to finance what really matters, your first team.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 21:54:08
hence why ive highlighted this problem, under sturrock Tozer Joyce Morrison Macklin Kennedy all travelled to a few away games previous to making their 1st team debuts, it gives them good experience and to work hard to stay there. Malpas hasnt done this at all


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:01:37
If Fitton got Malpas in because he has a similar vision for the club, how does that tally with awarding half the youth team contracts?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:04:12
If Fitton got Malpas in because he has a similar vision for the club, how does that tally with awarding half the youth team contracts?

Put that in your pipe and smoke it TCP!!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: axs on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:08:12
I wish I smoked a pipe. I do have slippers.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:08:23
If Fitton got Malpas in because he has a similar vision for the club, how does that tally with awarding half the youth team contracts?

all the youth team players got contracts because of intrest from other clubs, if they are not on pro contracts they can leave for nothing, they havent got contracts beacause they are good enough to make it, Sam Morris and Jack Winter for example will not play for the 1st team ever


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:09:20
Sam Morris and Jack Winter for example will not play for the 1st team ever

Not if the share your attitude on their ability :D


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:14:50
take Callum Kennedy for instance, good player, always impressed when he played in pre season and in the JPT last season, yet we had Yinka injured, Vincent injured, then Malpas puts Jack Smith left back then puts Has left back, what message does that send to them? One of our brightest prospects cant get in the team when the 2 left backs are injured, then get a right back and a centre back played ahead of him, its fucking mind boggling


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:15:39
I concur on Kennedy, I've heard good things about him.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:16:23
take Callum Kennedy for instance, good player, always impressed when he played in pre season and in the JPT last season, yet we had Yinka injured, Vincent injured, then Malpas puts Jack Smith left back then puts Has left back, what message does that send to them? One of our brightest prospects cant get in the team when the 2 left backs are injured, then get a right back and a centre back played ahead of him, its fucking mind boggling

No, thats professional football


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:16:43
Callum is a professional footballer though


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: axs on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:17:13
I concur on Kennedy, I've heard good things about him.

Looked good when I've seen him, especially going forward. Trouble is with our defence the way it is the last we need is another player getting forward. On the other hand we might win 4-3.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:17:29
take Callum Kennedy for instance, good player, always impressed when he played in pre season and in the JPT last season, yet we had Yinka injured, Vincent injured, then Malpas puts Jack Smith left back then puts Has left back, what message does that send to them? One of our brightest prospects cant get in the team when the 2 left backs are injured, then get a right back and a centre back played ahead of him, its fucking mind boggling

Fuck me i actually agree with you


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:18:04
Callum is a professional footballer though

Yes, but he is young, you say you know about the set up of a club. Will the manager go for youth player first before a regular first team player. Tell me


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:18:13
Malpas out

Isn't it past your bed time? Mummy's waiting with her tit out to feed you before bed!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:20:00
Yes, but he is young, you say you know about the set up of a club. Will the manager go for youth player first before a regular first team player. Tell me

no he obviously would go for his established left backs first, but were both injured, then he disrupts the back four by moving jack smith, then moving Has, no coincidence we have been shipping goals for fun


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:20:19
Fuck me i actually agree with you

Careful what you offer him, an esoteric nod would suffice. Unless of course you feel .... naaaah!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:22:40
no he obviously would go for his established left backs first, but were both injured, then he disrupts the back four by moving jack smith, then moving Has, no coincidence we have been shipping goals for fun

He will always play safety first at this stage in the season. If we had nothing to play for and the side were safe then yes he would play the youngsters. They will have there day, but not at this stage in the season.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:25:06
well if thats his 'safety' he has well and truly fucked it up


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:26:29
This is not a criticism, but I've wondered why Kennedy hasn't featured more, because he's looked good in the limited time I've seen him play.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:28:51
well if thats his 'safety' he has well and truly fucked it up

I would play Morrison at the back, but I'm not getting paid to do the job. It's his job on the line at the end of the day and that is it. It is up to him, not you and me. We all have our opinions on who should play here, and that is why we love the game to debate, but there can only be one boss, and it isn't you and it isn't me.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:29:52
This is not a criticism, but I've wondered why Kennedy hasn't featured more, because he's looked good in the limited time I've seen him play.

Agreed.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:30:43
This is not a criticism, but I've wondered why Kennedy hasn't featured more, because he's looked good in the limited time I've seen him play.

i agree he should have featured but mine is a criticism


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:32:36
I think some of these promising youngsters could do with loan deals, even if it's to the BSP for first team experience and to score against the scum.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:33:33
Callum and Chrissy Allen both were wanted by Salisbury on loan, Malpas said no i want them here!! yet has no intention of playing them, the bloke is a goon


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:34:44
I think some of these promising youngsters could do with loan deals, even if it's to the BSP for first team experience and to score against the scum.

I wonder whether when Malpas says nobody wants those available he's not just talking about Sturrock and Pook but some of these kids aswell?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:35:27
Callum and Chrissy Allen both were wanted by Salisbury on loan, Malpas said no i want them here!! yet has no intention of playing them, the bloke is a goon

Malpas Out


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: axs on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:36:14
Malpas Out

at this rate our manager will start to get a gay complex.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:38:45
I wonder whether when Malpas says nobody wants those available he's not just talking about Sturrock and Pook but some of these kids aswell?

That's what I assumed, although I don't know if any of the youngsters are up for loan deals. I'm sure JPC would have been the first to tell us about it.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:39:38
That's what I assumed, although I don't know if any of the youngsters are up for loan deals. I'm sure JPC would have been the first to tell us about it.

I think he just did RE: Salisbury with Allen & Kennedy


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:40:33
i know Callum is desperate to go on loan but Malpas wont allow him, Chrissy had a chance to go to Chesterfield last season but said no cos he was in a around the first team at the time, but both wanted to go to Salisbury this season but Malpas wouldnt allow it


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:41:54
But in fairness even though they're not in the final 16 - they must be the two that are on the periphery.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:42:43
Callum hasnt even been travelling to away games as 1 of the extra 2 that arnt involved in the 16


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: axs on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:42:58
them and joyce.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:43:59
Callum hasnt even been travelling to away games as 1 of the extra 2 that arnt involved in the 16

But he has been on the bench this season, twice. Right?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:44:56
yeah at the start before Yinka came in, but he knew he had no chance of playing, because Has would be moved to left back


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:48:49
You have to blood a young player in, the step up from playing in a youth team in front of 50 spectators to a first teamer in front of 6-7,000 is daunting, you dont just throw them into the deep end like that. Put them on the bench I agree, but to take the place of a regular I do not. Hopefully over the season they will get there chance.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:48:49
Whilst I agree its good to give youth a chance I really dont believe there is any chance that Callum Kennedy is as good a left back as Jack Smith, even if he is right footed.

He played their for Watford and played their under Kingy and a losing, confidencless team isnt the place to blood youngsters. Although he could have got a game in the piss poor paint pot or a last few minutes sub appearance somewhere


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:50:36
Yeah I agree DV. Just seems strange we don't try and get them out on loan.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:51:04
You have to blood a young player in, the step up from playing in a youth team in front of 50 spectators to a first teamer in front of 6-7,000 is daunting, you dont just throw them into the deep end like that. Put them on the bench I agree, but to take the place of a regular I do not. Hopefully over the season they will get there chance.

but Callum played in the JPT last season and the pre season games in front of a good few thousand people and came through with flting colours


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:52:09
but Callum played in the JPT last season and the pre season games in front of a good few thousand people and came through with flting colours
Then that is good experience, he will get his chance if good enough, but now.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:52:27
Maybe they're not as good as what we're assuming  8)


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:53:19
It doesn't help the youth when, in contrast to Sturrock, Malpas wants to do well in the JP Trophy. I know there are rules in place to ensure a strong squad is named, you could still introduce inexperience to the first team.

I'd consider Chris Allen in front of Pook at the moment in the eyes of Malpas... and Joyce will be flirting with a bench place at the moment.

Eventually we'll have 7 subs and this debate won't take place!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:53:41
a few are, Callum is, Lloyd is, Kurt is, but Jake Hyde and Sam Morris arnt


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:54:03
Yeah I agree DV. Just seems strange we don't try and get them out on loan.

Very true but then if no one wants them on loan (although people state differently) we cant send them.

I think some first team football each week would do alot of our younger players the world of good. Just not many teams take on 17 year old kids from League One.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:56:59
DV teams do want our 1st year pros


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 22:57:29
DV teams do want our 1st year pros

Bigger clubs?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 23:01:46
no teams in lower divisions wanting them on loan, players in the youth team wanted by bigger teams though, Lloyd and Kurt


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 23:02:58
DV teams do want our 1st year pros

They may do but i've never heard anything over public.

Ok, I know full well not everything makes the paper but thinks like Sturrocks loan and Corrs potential loan to the muff got reported.

Never seen anything to say Salisbury after Swindon youngster...

If that makes sense, any interest in our younger players into common knowledge so to a random joe is honestly looks like no one wants them.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 23:05:30
Callums agent Barry Gold went to Malpas and told him Salisbury wanted Callum on loan and Callum would like to go to gain more experience and play games Malpas said no, that is a fact


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 23:07:35
Never trust a man named Barry Gold... That is a man born to be an agent.

:D


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: axs on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 23:10:25
or a pop band manager.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 23:14:38
or a pop band manager.

Goes hand in hand really.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 23:18:21
There is amusic agent by the name of Bob Gold.  Again born for the job!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 03:07:12
OR A PROMN START WITH A DONKEYS WILLY HAHAHAHAHAH


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 08:12:38
Been out on the razz Dave?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 09:51:21
haha


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: LucienSanchez on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 10:25:08
I think Kennedy is a good prospect, but playing behing MacManatee will leave him rather exposed, which could be a problem.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 10:26:33
TCP, has Lloyd sorted his attitude out a bit then?  11 in 7 games is a quality return, and I agree the lad should feature in the reserves.  Agree also that the young pro's should be allowed out on loan, think Malpas has dropped a bollock on this one.  Let some other club blood Kennedy for example let him make a mistake or two for them, learn from the mistakes then come back here a stronger player.

It'd be great seeing some of our youngsters actually make the grade, I'll be angry if they don't get their chance.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 10:44:06
Kennedy is probably being kept around because we are having a left back nightmare this season.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 10:47:26
So send him to Salisbury with a clause that we can recall him whenever we need him.  No point keeping him here doing nothing.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 10:52:05
Kennedy was dire last night at left back, his distribution was attrocious, Adi Williams was going mad at him over his defending as well, but then Casal was not a lot better, they swapped between left back and left wing 1 half each.

I think kennedy would benefit from going out on loan but I doubt he could get in the Salisbury team at the moment as they are on a good run despite defeat last night.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 12:58:05
Callums agent Barry Gold went to Malpas and told him Salisbury wanted Callum on loan and Callum would like to go to gain more experience and play games Malpas said no, that is a fact

Wouldn't that be a case of them tapping up our player not going through the club?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 16:01:59
Wouldn't that be a case of them tapping up our player not going through the club?

Salisbury had already contacted Swindon bout Callum a few months earlier, Salisbury signed a left back on loan from Gillingham who started and scored for them last week


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 16:03:14
And for the people who want Malpas out (myself included) will be pleased its not far away, especially after the fall out after the ressie game last night, id be amazed if hes here at christmas


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 16:04:58
what fall out?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: tans on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 16:05:09
go on, expand further...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 16:18:57
The nuclear fall out that you should all expect after losing a reserve team fixture.

To be honest with you if the rumours of players not liking the manager and Bodin not speaking to Malpas are true, if Malpas does go I hope we get a new bloke in who'll fire these unprofessional pricks out the door.  Fuck the manager they should be working in a professional manner not be sulking because on a personal level they don't get on with him.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 16:45:33
Its all kicking off


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 17:02:48
Because we lost a reserve game to Exeter?  Too right, I returned my season ticket to the club earlier. 


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 17:49:52
W
And for the people who want Malpas out (myself included) will be pleased its not far away, especially after the fall out after the ressie game last night, id be amazed if hes here at christmas

So what is this falling out that you are on about?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 17:54:45
Interesting. Seems something might not be right at the club currently. We will see.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 18:14:49
No jan because a handful of those reserves are meant to be first team regulars. Casal,ifil,and kanyuke in defence got a bollocking i would imagine


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 18:19:18
I know yesterday was just a reserve game but you would expect better than to lose 2-0 to a team like that especially when 3 first team players were in defence, casal has been crap so far though so has kanyuka but you would expect better than that.

You would expect them to give it their all to force their way back into the team wouldn't you?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 19:43:14
Perhaps they are and they're just shit  :)


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rustle on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 19:47:19
Perhaps they are and they're just shit  :)

If thats the case then we got serious problems..


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 23:00:55
man, the fall out was big....you wouldnt even believe half of it. all hell would break lose if it was made public. I tell you one player will be missing sunday with a muscle strain which is code for a black eye!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rustle on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 23:12:47
man, the fall out was big....you wouldnt even believe half of it. all hell would break lose if it was made public. I tell you one player will be missing sunday with a muscle strain which is code for a black eye!


If this is true Im on the understanding you dont want to say to much,but what you have said is worrying to say the least.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: pauld on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 00:02:56
Am I alone in thinking that if people have got stuff they think we should all know about, they should just say what it is? Or if they can't say, perhaps they just shouldn't say. Instead of all this "Oooh, I'd love to tell you, but I can't but suffice to say it was massive/horrific/end of civilisation as we know it" crap.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 00:07:24
Well, what I said was totally made up.

So I can do into more details if you wish?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 00:22:19
And for the people who want Malpas out (myself included) will be pleased its not far away, especially after the fall out after the ressie game last night, id be amazed if hes here at christmas

You never said anything else regarding this matter, if you're going to say something like that then at least go into more detail about it so we know what happened!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: mexico red on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 00:29:30
hes dangling a fucking carrot people, stop fuelling his fire, if anyone knows who this kiddy is could you point him out so we can give him a clip round the ear.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: pauld on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 00:33:56
Well, what I said was totally made up.
I gathered that, wasn't aimed at you. I'd like to hear more from the coach driver's perspective tbh


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 01:05:41
I gathered that, wasn't aimed at you. I'd like to hear more from the coach driver's perspective tbh


I heard the coach driver liked Blair Sturrocks taste in music and with him now at Bournemouth and Malpas wanting to play mixed sounds of bagpipes the coach driver is refusing to drive to the away games

Massive fall out...

The coach driver is highly important to the on going progress of STFC. Malpas picked the wrong person to mess with...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 08:25:18
man, the fall out was big....you wouldnt even believe half of it. all hell would break lose if it was made public. I tell you one player will be missing sunday with a muscle strain which is code for a black eye!

Spot on DV! Check Corr's eyes, he's got a thigh strain. What is Brezovan's virus code for?

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/wdp/sport/Corr-suffers-thigh-strain-Sturrock-goes-loan/article-351965-detail/article.html

SWINDON TOWN striker Blair Sturrock is set to join League Two side Bournemouth on loan while fellow frontman Barry Corr is injured again.
Sturrock played 90 minutes for the Cherries' reserves against Cheltenham's second string on Tuesday afternoon on a trial basis.
And having impressed, Town boss Maurice Malpas received another call from Bournemouth boss Jimmy Quinn on Wednesday morning.
"I spoke to Jimmy Quinn and he said that Bournemouth would like to take Blair on loan for a month," said the Town boss.
"Blair needs to go out and get games so a switch to Bournemouth will do him some good. Hopefully the paperwork will be completed on Thursday in time for him to be eligible for Saturday."
Corr, who nearly joined Bournemouth himself earlier this season, should not be out for long.
"Barry picked up a thigh strain in the warm-up before the res game on Tuesday night," said Malpas. "We had had a couple of fierce training sessions in the two days beforehand and he just felt it.
"He did the sensible thing and decided to pull out of the game as a precaution. The problem shouldn't keep him out for any longer than a few days and it will be a week at the most."
Goalkeeper Peter Brezovan has recovered from a shoulder injury that has kept him out for the last two games. However, he has picked up a virus and is battling to shake it off before Town take on Millwall on Sunday.


A Chinese burn perhaps?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: pauld on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 09:10:05
Spot on DV! Check Corr's eyes, he's got a thigh strain. What is Brezovan's virus code for?
Brez got into a massive ruck with the coach driver after a mistranslation mishap led to him inadvertently proposing to Adi Williams. I'd be surprised if the world was still standing by Christmas after this!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: A Gent Orange on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 09:11:39
I heard that Malpas shot him. In the chin. With a crossbow. And then turned the weapon on himself.

I'll be surprised if there is still a Christmas after Christmas...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: wiggy on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 09:46:45
A guy called Tom has started posting on Thisis. Bizarrely, his rumour involves a bus driver!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: lambourn red on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 11:55:23
More Bullshit on thisis.

A new poster claiming to know some of the board members reckons Sturrock could be on his way back with Malpas moving to coaching role.

"I certainly don't blame people for being guarded, I know how annoying it can be having some loser coming onto a forum and claiming they know the ins and outs of the whole football club. I wouldn't disrespect fans in that way, especially as the only reason I'm sharing this information with you guys is because I grew up in Salisbury and have a huge soft spot for Swindon. I was delighted when Andrew first mentioned getting involved and encouraged him to the point of stalking!

One thing I do know is it's imperative that AF works with a bloke he truly trusts and respects. And, rightly or wrongly, that man is Paul Sturrock.

Someone should ask MM openly about this on camera; then you look at his face and tell me he isn't well aware. Or even AF for that matter, though his poker face is legendary.

Malpas was given the time to prove he could do it alone, and now the alarm bells are ringing. Believe me, he will step aside gracefully (what choice does he have?) and PS will walk back in. This time Sturrock will have money to spend (AF is very willing to splash the cash regardless of his talk of prudence, he just doesn't want Malpas spending it. Notice how willing he is to go out and get players who have been previously earmarked previously by Sturrock?) He will also have security and no unnecessary negative influence from the Board, only full support.

I honestly believe this will happen in the not too distant future. If i'm wrong, I'll happily be regarded with contempt by all fans.

And whilst on the subject of fans, rest assured AF is well aware that the minority of doom and gloom merchants do not represent the real fans. But they still irk the living daylights out of him!"

http://forum.thisisswindontownfc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=4422&start=15


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 11:58:25
Ah, makes sense....Sturrock and Fitton are so tight and pally that Sturrock fucked off first chance he got.

The pre-season friendly against Plymouth showed how much respect Paul Sturrock still has for this club, none.



Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:05:52
Who would even want PS back.  Shit football, no offence to the bloke but he's not really one for the future.  Already fucked us over once, and his "entourage".  He's burnt his bridges here as far as I'm concerned.

Also PS working with MM wouldn't work, their footballing styles seem to be at the opposite end of the spectrum.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:07:45
I'd have him back because he's a good manager.

Although it will never happen so it doesnt matter.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:11:22
This is silly, Sturrock back here will not happen. He's made a mistake going back to Plymouth again and their fans are on his back, same would happen here very quickly.

Total nonsense


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:18:03
Ah, makes sense....Sturrock and Fitton are so tight and pally that Sturrock fucked off first chance he got.

The pre-season friendly against Plymouth showed how much respect Paul Sturrock still has for this club, none.



Or ... maybe PS and MM made a secret arrangement to send the Muff yoofs so we could practise winning at home?

It might just work, though with MM managing the offensive team and PS managing the defensive unit. Then all we need is someone for the specialsts.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:31:27
OR maybe Paul Sturrock never turned up to the Plymouth match to throw people off the scent???


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:35:26
We could start guessing who else might be replacing MM based on the fact that they haven't been seen at the CG for some time, if ever, in a cunning ploy to keep their identity a secret!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Weasel on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:37:15
OR maybe Paul Sturrock never turned up to the Plymouth match to throw people off the scent???

Or maybe they're the same person. Maybe Malpas is the mild-mannered manager Clark Kent to Sturrock's superman-ager?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Dazzza on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:41:01
More crap than a 5am chicken byriani toilet dash but even so in principal the thought of Sturrockís return would leave a worse taste in my mouth than Yeovil Red did (curdled).

I can understand jumping ship at Plymouth.  Itís clear that they donít have resources and having lost so many key players and failed to attract replacements things are definitely on the slide.  Plus like an Elton John marriage that honeymoon period was over within a week of the new season and the frustrated Muff fans are starting to get on his back.

Iím sure Fitton would have the fella back quicker than a quick fit fitter but it would be a dirty bit of business to do to Malpas on both of their accounts and a complete over reaction to lets face it is an inconsistent but ultimately not disastrous (yet) start to the season. 

If Malpas is to get anywhere he needs time to get it right and by jove the dour fucker will get it right.   Of that my people I am certain.




  


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Dazzza on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:41:40
Steve Lomas is in talks to become Colchester manager.  Worth a look?



Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:44:16
Or maybe they're the same person. Maybe Malpas is the mild-mannered manager Clark Kent to Sturrock's superman-ager?

aaaaand ... somebody has buried a piece of green kryptonite under the pitch. Bastards!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: pauld on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 12:53:19
We could start guessing who else might be replacing MM based on the fact that they haven't been seen at the CG for some time, if ever, in a cunning ploy to keep their identity a secret!
That's a fantastic idea. I'm off to Billy Hills to slap a tenner on Mourinho only taking the Milan job as an in betweener until the Town job came up. Just look at the evidence:

1) Quit Chelsea around the same time as Sturrock jumped ship - coincidence? I think not!
2) As per wttra, has NEVER been seen at the CG so as not to spark rumours
3) Would be one of the few managers in world football that the thisis crew wouldn't be on his back from the first whistle. They'd give him at least three games
4) Some sort of tenuous Portugeezer tie-up I can't be arsed to think out properly.

The deal's as good as done. My only worry really is whether Mourinho would insist on bringing in his own coach driver.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: wiggy on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 13:08:47
aaaaand ... somebody has buried a piece of green kryptonite under the pitch. Bastards!

Is there any other colour kryptonite?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: wheretherealredsare on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 13:18:47
Is there any other colour kryptonite?

Red, for those feng shui moments.

That's a fantastic idea. I'm off to Billy Hills to slap a tenner on Mourinho only taking the Milan job as an in betweener until the Town job came up. Just look at the evidence:

1) Quit Chelsea around the same time as Sturrock jumped ship - coincidence? I think not!
2) As per wttra, has NEVER been seen at the CG so as not to spark rumours
3) Would be one of the few managers in world football that the thisis crew wouldn't be on his back from the first whistle. They'd give him at least three games
4) Some sort of tenuous Portugeezer tie-up I can't be arsed to think out properly.

The deal's as good as done. My only worry really is whether Mourinho would insist on bringing in his own coach driver.

Mourinho out!

Sorry ..... I ... thought ........ I could .... fight it but .... once a thisisaholic, always a thisisaholic



Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: lambourn red on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:36:56
The guy is not giving up, I must admit he is a pretty good WUM

"To be brutally honest, I don't have a problem with disclosing this. I don't work for Andrew Fitton, he's a business partner of an old colleague of mine (that's who I kept hassling with regard AF investing in Town).

Those two are quite tight, hence the information. I've met AF a few times and appreciate how well respected he is in the business community but I have more loyalty towards the football club and its fans than I do to him individually. My colleague is a very old friend and wouldn't care much either I'm sure; they're all big boys. It's all good clean fun.

I gather the premise for the whole deal is that Plymouth are happy to let it happen. I presume they feel like they shouldn't have gone backwards to some romantic notion of rekindling the old Sturrock fires. They want to move forward towards a real go at the Premiership and, like many, believe that the Sturrock factor can only take you so far.

So if (when) Sturrock he comes back to Swindon they won't then have to pay out on his contract and Swindon aren't liable for tapping him up because everyone's in agreeance. Indeed, I'm constantly amazed at exactly how open these clubs, players and agents are with each other behind the scenes.

Anyway, them's the facts as I understand it. Do with them what you will. But it seems like a goer to all concerned and don't be surprised if it happens within weeks not months.

I'm assured of this. It will happen."


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:41:46
The guy is not giving up, I must admit he is a pretty good WUM

"To be brutally honest, I don't have a problem with disclosing this. I don't work for Andrew Fitton, he's a business partner of an old colleague of mine (that's who I kept hassling with regard AF investing in Town).

Those two are quite tight, hence the information. I've met AF a few times and appreciate how well respected he is in the business community but I have more loyalty towards the football club and its fans than I do to him individually. My colleague is a very old friend and wouldn't care much either I'm sure; they're all big boys. It's all good clean fun.

I gather the premise for the whole deal is that Plymouth are happy to let it happen. I presume they feel like they shouldn't have gone backwards to some romantic notion of rekindling the old Sturrock fires. They want to move forward towards a real go at the Premiership and, like many, believe that the Sturrock factor can only take you so far.

So if (when) Sturrock he comes back to Swindon they won't then have to pay out on his contract and Swindon aren't liable for tapping him up because everyone's in agreeance. Indeed, I'm constantly amazed at exactly how open these clubs, players and agents are with each other behind the scenes.

Anyway, them's the facts as I understand it. Do with them what you will. But it seems like a goer to all concerned and don't be surprised if it happens within weeks not months.

I'm assured of this. It will happen."

Will-never-happen :D


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:43:02
I wouldn't really be that surprised to see him back, disappointed yes, but surprised no.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:43:43
I too have heard rumours from a Plymouth fan that they are not 100% happy with Sturrocks running of the club since his return and would willingly let him return to us, as it is common knowledge that AF and PS are very close.

IMO I just want what is best for the club for it to progress up the divison(s) if that means Sturrock returning then so be it, I dont mind either way.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:46:38
I wouldn't really be that surprised to see him back, disappointed yes, but surprised no.

I just never got the feeling that Sturrock was bothered at Swindon. He did his job to the best of his ability, sure - but it wasn't close to his experiences at Plymouth and Sheffield Wednesday. I doubt he'd repeat his error in Devon and return to Wiltshire.

Makes sense why Blair is saying he hopes to be wearing a Swindon shirt again this season :D


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: magicroundabout on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:48:41
tbh would you be happy working for the last bunch?!

not one bit thank you


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:51:56
tbh would you be happy working for the last bunch?!

not one bit thank you

No, of course not. But he chose to leave when the new era was beginning - he must deal with it. I wouldn't be keen on his return.

But this is all disrespectful towards MM like him or not. It is, in my opinion, a ridiculous rumour.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:57:08
He chose to leave before the take over didnt he?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: magicroundabout on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:57:36
i can't see sturrock returning either and nor do i think it would be a good move for us.

personally i haven't seen town this season with MM in charge so can't comment on performances.
but what i have noticed is how everyone says "we battered them but still lost" well in that case it's the players who need to take account of themselves. If we're battering teams then MM is doing something right.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:57:42
I think PS lost the Swindon feeling because of all the back ground shenanigans, ie the board stuff.  When he was here the fans were divided on the board in/out/orange campaign, never really got it the whole Town feeling.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC4LIFE on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 15:59:06
I can't see it happening at all.
But this person does seem very good at making up rumours.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Dazzza on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 16:31:25
Wind up and a half.  I've just got off the phone to Sturrock's gardner and he mentioned he was planning for the long term and choosing his bulbs for spring/summer 2009 so it's all bollocks.  He's going nowhere making those sorts of decisions.

I should really go on the Adver with this and share the love as it's so shit hot off the press that my finger is still touching the colon and there's some lunch wedged under my thumbnail.

They (as in most of them) really are a bunch of short sighted fucking wankers on there.   If they're not slagging the man for every minor indiscretion he makes in his life then theyíre doing the utmost to fuel the fires of discontent.

Iím almost starting to feel like poor Ben Wah Balls did when he defended Andy King through picking David Duke to paedophilia.






Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 17:54:12
Yeah that's complete bollocks. We're more likely to end up with someone like Calderwood.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 19:39:56
Yeah that's complete bollocks. We're more likely to end up with someone like Calderwood.

Yes please


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 19:42:01
Ex players who become successful managers at the same club?

Erm, I'm struggling here.............


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 19:48:16
Ex players who become successful managers at the same club?

Erm, I'm struggling here.............

I'm willing to give it a try. We've had plenty of arseholes who had no connection to the club.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 19:58:14
Malpas back to a coaching role, or a coach driving role?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 20:54:54
Ex players who become successful managers at the same club?

Erm, I'm struggling here.............

Ummm Colin Calderwood and Martin Ling!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 21:01:45
Ummm Colin Calderwood and Martin Ling!

I would suggest that Calderwood hasn't been successful at Forest. (Well, not what Forest fans consider success).

You got me with Lingy though.....


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: michael on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 21:04:30
I think I understand the question now. Steve Tilson?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 21:10:10
I would suggest that Calderwood hasn't been successful at Forest. (Well, not what Forest fans consider success).

You got me with Lingy though.....

He got them promoted I suppose and he did only play a total of 8 games for Forest!

Ling played there from 96-2000. Then was coach from 2001 to 2003 then manager from 2003 onwards.

That almost 12 years at the club!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rustle on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 22:43:01
Billy Bonds, West Ham


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 22:46:43
Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: larwood on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 22:52:46
Kevin Keegan - the first time round.

Franz Beckinbauer - Bayern Munich

Johan Cruyff - Ajax.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 22:59:20
Think herthab gets it now but lets rub it in


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Thursday, September 25, 2008, 22:59:40
Bill Nicholson, Spurs
Jock Stein & Billy McNeill, Celtic.
George Graham, Arsenal (Tom Whitaker did well post-war for them too)


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Friday, September 26, 2008, 07:06:35
Yeah, but apart from all them..................


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Friday, September 26, 2008, 09:47:34
Mixu Paatelainen - Hibs.    BIG ;-)


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Tails on Friday, September 26, 2008, 18:04:17
Phil Parkinson - Col U?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: leefer on Friday, September 26, 2008, 18:06:54
Lou Macari...Swindon.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Tails on Friday, September 26, 2008, 18:13:25
Glenn Hoddle - Swindon

Or doesn't it count because it was at the same time..?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Friday, September 26, 2008, 18:46:24
Although I'm obviously completely wrong, I did mean a successful player coming back to the same club and being successful as a manager. Which rules out Macari and Hoddle.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Tails on Friday, September 26, 2008, 20:28:30
Martinez at Swansea maybe another one...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Friday, September 26, 2008, 20:34:10
Martinez at Swansea maybe another one...

Your in the game now Tails!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Tails on Friday, September 26, 2008, 20:45:08
Allardyce - Bolton


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Friday, September 26, 2008, 20:46:27
Allardyce - Bolton

This boy's on fire :D

Harry Catterick - Everton.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Friday, September 26, 2008, 20:48:59
Bob Paisley


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Tails on Friday, September 26, 2008, 20:54:16
Redknapp - West Ham


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Friday, September 26, 2008, 20:56:55
Howard Kendall.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: leefer on Friday, September 26, 2008, 20:58:26
Curbishley..Charlton.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Friday, September 26, 2008, 20:58:28
Ok, ok, I get it!

Fucking hell, one hasty post..............



Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Friday, September 26, 2008, 20:59:48
Howard Kendall, Everton.

George Graham, Arsenal............


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:02:06
Howard Kendall, Everton.

George Graham, Arsenal............

Naming two that I've already listed hardly spares your blushes ;)

Stan Cullis - Wolves.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:04:16
David O'Leary Leeds United....for a bit anyway!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:05:26
Naming two that I've already listed hardly spares your blushes ;)

Stan Cullis - Wolves.

I didn't read them all, I couldn't take the humiliation...........


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:07:51
Glenn Hoddle at Spurs.

Peter Reid at Everton.

Graham Souness at Liverpool.

Am I doing this right?



Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:08:45
Steve Bruce Birmingham


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:12:12
Glenn Hoddle at Spurs.

Peter Reid at Everton.

Graham Souness at Liverpool.

Am I doing this right?



I think they have to have a level of success... In fairness Graeme Souness won the FA Cup with Liverpool.

But Peter Reid has never managed Everton.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:14:43
Hasn't he? Fucking hell, I'm quite shit at this game..............


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:18:10
Joe Harvey, Newcastle.

To be honest Herthab, when you made your original comment I thought you were talking about Swindon and Swindon only.

If I'm right, then you have a valid case - because Player-Managers shouldn't count :D


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:23:48
I could bullshit now and say I was only talking about Swindon, but when I posted I honestly couldn't think of any that had played and managed at the same club successfully.

Obviously in hindsight I should have thought about it for more than two seconds........


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:27:16
Dennis wise- millwall?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: leefer on Friday, September 26, 2008, 21:28:01
Dennis Wise- Swindon?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: michael on Saturday, September 27, 2008, 09:51:28
Fabio Capello with Roma, Juventus and Milan.

What a great manager he is, btw.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Whits on Saturday, September 27, 2008, 10:18:55
Quote
Maurice Malpas will warn his players that one more home horror show could prompt Town fans to turn ugly.

Back-to-back County Ground losses to Colchester and Leeds, compounded by poor performances, pose a question about the team's ability to handle the added expectations on home soil.

Millwall arrive in Wiltshire tomorrow on the back of a four-match winning streak and the Lions will be confident of stretching that sequence, given Town's run on their own pitch.

Malpas knows a third straight loss would be difficult to stomach but when will the supporters' patience snap entirely?

"Probably after Sunday!" said the Town boss.

"You don't want to have too many games at home where you either play poorly or you get beaten because it affects the fans. The fans get disheartened - one or two don't turn up, one or two get critical. You get the snowball effect and everyone starts to jump on the bandwagon.

"I was golfing yesterday and there were two gents that play who have watched the club for 40 years. They were raving about a couple of the performances at the start of the season and they were disappointed at the Leeds performance.

"I think that's how everybody feels and it's up to us to go out on Sunday, banish the Leeds performance, put up the standard performance or better and get three points. It's all about winning and the players have to get that mentality.

"The last two home games have been disappointing. If we have any ambitions to do anything we have to make sure our home form is better.

"The players have been good in training this week, they're looking forward to the game - hopefully we get a good crowd and a good atmosphere and the fans get behind us - if we give them something to shout about."

The visitors' fine form will not force Malpas to go on the defensive tomorrow, with the Scot insisting the initiative remains with the home team.

He added: "We've had them (Millwall) watched two or three times. They've virtually had the same team, they've been fortunate enough to pick the same team and when you're winning it is easy to pick the same team.

"They've got a bit of confidence but it's about what we do on Sunday. We've got to put them under pressure and take the game to them. It's not prudent to sit back. There's more pressure on us to win."


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Saturday, September 27, 2008, 10:47:34
To be honest a piss poor defeat and I'll start having my doubts.... Its still too early to get rid of him but....


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Saturday, September 27, 2008, 11:03:44
To be honest a piss poor defeat and I'll start having my doubts.... Its still too early to get rid of him but....

Aye, but I thought about this after Leeds. If we're playing poorly for the next or 5 games after that and show no signs of improvement, we'll have to start thinking about who to bring in etc etc. One thing that didn't help Malpas was the fact he came in in January. If we were going to get rid, I'd want a new manager in by December.

I didn't go to the last game but we got a good result. I'm starting to think we've just lost our confidence at home. Hopefully a good display may raise the confidence and put us back on the right track. We haven't half been playing cack though.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, September 27, 2008, 11:24:48
They are pretty much my thoughts too Si.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Red End Street on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 18:07:09
To be honest a piss poor defeat and I'll start having my doubts.... Its still too early to get rid of him but....

==========================================================================

Sorry, don't agree the home performances are going from bad to worse, currently we're much better away, if some of the rumours are true he's lost the dressing room, why wasn't Ifil at least on the bench, he certainly isn't a worse defender than our joke of a captain, and on the basis he was dropped for making a mistake against Leeds why weren't Phil Smith and Aljofree to, get rid as soon as IMO


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 18:24:01
Totally agree red end street, i think he has lost the dressing room, he has made ifil a scapegoat in my opinion, i bet he has fallen out with him but looking at the performances the players don't want to play for him or that's the way it seems.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC Bart on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:17:54
Totally agree.

Why was Ifil not even on the bench today? Aljofre has made more mistakes yet he plays every week and is captain. He must be the worst captain i can remember because you never see him even talk amongst the back four unless its deflect criticism from himself.

Malpas-well what the motherwell fans warned us has come to pass. He took over a decent looking top 10 side in January and he has turned us into relegation fodder. The players look totally deviod of any confidence, and do not seem to want to play for him. He has lost the dressing room and the fans now.

Tactically totally inept- and as for formations dont even get started. Players seem totally unaware of what they should be doing- with all 3 of them bellowing different instructions from the touchline.

In short he has taken a decent group and made us into a pile of shite- he must go now along with Byrne and Williams.

As for a new manager- i would like to see cotterill/Holloway. They must be able to bring in their own backroom team though


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:19:43
Good post with reasoning at last bart


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:20:00
Dundee Utd, not Motherwell Bartelby. Congratulations on a post with reasons in though, we're making progress here.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:21:14
Dundee Utd, not Motherwell Bartelby. Congratulations on a post with reasons in though, we're making progress here.

No, Malpas managed Motherwell.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:22:25
I agree with you bart, motherwell fans did indeed warn us about what malpas was likem, turning a decent side into a bad one and almost getting them relegated, their fans didn't take to him, this sounds all too familiar with what is happening here.

Thanks for trying malpas but you are not upto the job and are not good enough, maybe go back to scotland and be a coach or something.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:23:32
No, Malpas managed Motherwell.

He did? I take it back :p


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:24:09
I agree with you bart, motherwell fans did indeed warn us about what malpas was likem, turning a decent side into a bad one and almost getting them relegated, their fans didn't take to him, this sounds all too familiar with what is happening here.

Thanks for trying malpas but you are not upto the job and are not good enough, maybe go back to scotland and be a coach or something.

Don't be such a patronising cunt.

I agree he's got to go, but all this bollocks about what Motherwell fans said, who gives a fuck?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:29:23
Don't be such a patronising cunt.

I agree he's got to go, but all this bollocks about what Motherwell fans said, who gives a fuck?

Well the same thing is happening here as at motherwell, question is why the hell did fitton employ this clown in the first place? he has no track record, failed miserably in his one and only job as a manager and has proved all of this here!

Fitton made a terrible mistake appointing him.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC Bart on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:30:18
Just goes to prove though that with the track record he had (none) he should never have been appointed in the first place


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: pauld on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:31:53
I agree he's got to go, but all this bollocks about what Motherwell fans said, who gives a fuck?
Yup. They also gave that utterly shocking manager McLeish a torrid time. Says more about them than the respective managers. We should judge Malpas on what he does here, what we can see with our own eyes, not what some fans of some other club we know naff all about say on McThisIsTheNoo


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:32:04
Lou Macari, Ossie Ardiles and Glenn Hoddle were appointed here with no previous track record.

Not having a previson track record doesnt make you a bad manager.



Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:33:21
Lou Macari, Ossie Ardiles and Glenn Hoddle were appointed here with no previous track record.

Not having a previson track record doesnt make you a bad manager.



Correct and Malpas did have domestic managerial experience! Not fantastic I grant you... but still.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: herthab on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:33:23
Managers have failed at clubs yet been a success at others. What you're saying Bart, is that no one is given a chance unless they're successful. Good luck with that, if past boards had agreed we'd never have had most of our successful managers...........


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:33:39
who gives a fuck what others say.the fact is we are a point above the relegation zone and lose at home every match.
that = failure thus far.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC Bart on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:34:04
No- what i am saying is that his track record was there for all to see when he took over


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:34:51
Managers have failed at clubs yet been a success at others. What you're saying Bart, is that no one is given a chance unless they're successful. Good luck with that, if past boards had agreed we'd never have had most of our successful managers...........

Phil Brown was given the boot by Derby County after 6 months....

Hull gave him a chance...

Not that, that has anything to with anything really...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:35:13
we will be lucky to stay up this season at this rate if action is not taken and a experienced manager like cotterill, holloway or someone like that is appointed!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: STFC Bart on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:36:03
Thats who i would like cotterill/holloway but with their OWN backroom staff


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:37:16
Holloway who got Leicester relegated, good choice....

How many times has Cotterill been sacked?

Genuine question.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:39:02
I would like calderwood i think he is on the verge of the sack at forest, maybe martin ling? an ex town player would lift the fans!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:39:33
Holloway who got Leicester relegated, good choice....

How many times has Cotterill been sacked?

Genuine question.

Cotterill stitched Stoke City up to take an assistant job at Sunderland.

Sacked from Burnley.

Martin Ling and Colin Calderwood are great names to this club but both are struggling in football management at the moment... why will they automatically do better here?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:40:26
Once from Burnley as manager (allegedly mutual consent), and once from Sunderland as Wilkinson's number two. He hasn't had as many jobs as you might think.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:41:45
I would like calderwood i think he is on the verge of the sack at forest, maybe martin ling? an ex town player would lift the fans!

Calderwood would be my choice too. He's never failed to get a team into the top 6 i don't think? 2 promotions and 3 play-offs. Granted he did have money at Forest and Northampton though.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:46:09
Calderwood would be my choice too. He's never failed to get a team into the top 6 i don't think? 2 promotions and 3 play-offs. Granted he did have money at Forest and Northampton though.

For us the fans, he'd be an amazing appointment for nostalgia alone. However, I cannot help but think that to the players he'll be just another dour Scottish manager - Pook (and he was 7 when CC left) aside there are no Swindon fans in the first team who would appreciate the same excitement  as we'd feel.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: michael on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:47:41
Who would be your choice Rich?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:48:07
However, as player manager he could probably improve our defence...

If it were to be an ex player it would most likely be Bodin


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:49:05
For us the fans, he'd be an amazing appointment for nostalgia alone. However, I cannot help but think that to the players he'll be just another dour Scottish manager - Pook (and he was 7 when CC left) aside there are no Swindon fans in the first team who would appreciate the same excitement  as we'd feel.


True. On the flip side someone who gave their all in red shirt would certainly give this bunch the kick up the arse they need.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: flammableBen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:53:03
Does anybody sense a sort of "oh well, I'll try harder for the next manager" sort of attitude about the players? There's the rumours that he's not popular with players, is there any validity in the idea that several of them are just waiting for him to go?

Asking more than stating really. It's a thought that I had when I was thinking about our rather quick turnover of managers since King. The lack of a season with one manager since Parkin's last season is a worrying one. If that sort of thinking is happening, how could the next manager stop it?

Management stability has got to be a worry. It's by no means a reason to keep hold of a manager, but it's something which is going to affect subsequent managers more each time it keeps going on, if that makes sense.

urgh. I Think I made up some words.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:56:40
the way I see it Ben.

Our fans will only be happy with a name or a guy with a proven track record. Whilst they are all well and good short term they are the managers who will fuck off first chance they get.

Sturrock probably came here with the best track record and jumped at the chance to go back to Plymouth. Dennis Wise also had good stock and again couldnt have gone to Leeds faster.

Paul Ince did the same at Franchise and Macclesfield.

We need someone who will stay here for a good 3 years minimum. Will a proven manager do that, on recent form probably not.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: pauld on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:57:55
Does anybody sense a sort of "oh well, I'll try harder for the next manager" sort of attitude about the players? There's the rumours that he's not popular with players, is there any validity in the idea that several of them are just waiting for him to go?

Asking more than stating really. It's a thought that I had when I was thinking about our rather quick turnover of managers since King. The lack of a season with one manager since Parkin's last season is a worrying one. If that sort of thinking is happening, how could the next manager stop it?

Management stability has got to be a worry. It's by no means a reason to keep hold of a manager, but it's something which is going to affect subsequent managers more each time it keeps going on, if that makes sense.

urgh. I Think I made up some words.
Don't think you did, but you did make a really good point. That's one of many cogent sensible posts you've made today, what the hell's got into you? :-)


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: pauld on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:00:11
Sturrock probably came here with the best track record and jumped at the chance to go back to Plymouth. Dennis Wise also had good stock and again couldnt have gone to Leeds faster.
Don't think either of those examples are fair on either manager - they were working in impossible circumstances at what was at the time a total basketcase masquerading as a football club. Any sane manager would have gone


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:00:35
You'd think we'd got the message by now Colin Todd (Derby), Roy Evans (false promises), Dennis Wise (mighty Leeds), Paul Sturrock (Plymouth) - they maybe great names but as soon as the better offer comes along, they walk.

But here we are falling into that trap that we think that Malpas will be gone this week... When there's no suggestion thus far to prove this.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:05:20
They did not hang around because they were a success and we did not have the board to keep them imo


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:06:10
Malpas won't be gone this week, fitton won't have the balls to sack him in my opinion because he won't want to accept the fact that he made a mistake and got it wrong.

I can see fitton giving malpas plenty of time but i don't think it's right, cheltenham lost their manager after a few defeats so why does malpas escape the sack?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:06:59
They did not hang around because they were a success and we did not have the board to keep them imo

Maybe but Colin Todd and Paul Sturrock left for clubs they 'love' - didn't matter who was on the board.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:08:10
I can see fitton giving malpas plenty of time but i don't think it's right, cheltenham lost their manager after a few defeats so why does malpas escape the sack?

Rational thinking?

Bristol City's chairman stood by his manager when they went bottom of League One a few seasons ago.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:08:42
You'd think we'd got the message by now Colin Todd (Derby), Roy Evans (false promises), Dennis Wise (mighty Leeds), Paul Sturrock (Plymouth) - they maybe great names but as soon as the better offer comes along, they walk.

But here we are falling into that trap that we think that Malpas will be gone this week... When there's no suggestion thus far to prove this.

There is no suggestion from the boardroom you are right, he hasn't even had the old vote of confidence but this present home form will have serious financial implications unless the total trash being served up at present does not improve and not just by results.

Something is seriously wrong at the playing level at present, even my cat could see that.

I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't a statement within the next  week or so and Malpas has gone.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:09:19
They all left because they got better offers that furthered their careers. Can't blame them, though all the shit about 'lock in clauses' and 'contracts' was utter bollocks.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: flammableBen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:10:13
Don't think you did, but you did make a really good point. That's one of many cogent sensible posts you've made today, what the hell's got into you? :-)

Cheers for posting that and not leaving it for the PM support group.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:10:30
They all left because they got better offers that furthered their careers. Can't blame them, though all the shit about 'lock in clauses' and 'contracts' was utter bollocks.

Exactly and what this club desperately needs is stability.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:12:56
They all left because they got better offers that furthered their careers. Can't blame them, though all the shit about 'lock in clauses' and 'contracts' was utter bollocks.

Any manager with a proven track record who does well with us is likely to have other clubs come in for them.

So should we look for proven managers and plan as if they are only going to be here for a season and go for short term appointments.



Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:15:09
Any manager with a proven track record who does well with us is likely to have other clubs come in for them.

So should we look for proven managers and plan as if they are only going to be here for a season and go for short term appointments.


I know where you are coming from on this and stability is very important. I would preferably be watching Division One football next season imo that will not be happening with the present management team.
Now I've said it, I don't normally have a go at Swindon managers, but this one, Malpas, enough is enough.
Rubbish would be too kind a word.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: axs on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:16:47
Any manager with a proven track record who does well with us is likely to have other clubs come in for them.

So should we look for proven managers and plan as if they are only going to be here for a season and go for short term appointments.



any unproven manager who does well with us will get the same. success breeds opportunities.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 20:20:46
any unproven manager who does well with us will get the same. success breeds opportunities.

Exactly, Roberto Di Matteo didn't join Franchise thinking that this is a nice club to settle and stay... it's a stepping stone club... outside the Championship, we all are.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:07:15
Right, i think we have all now realised Malpas has to go, lost the dressing room a long time ago and we are now seeing the results of a team not playing for the manager. Regarding Malpas i cant think of any positives, his signings have been poor, wont count Cox Timlin etc cos they were here under Sturrock, Bart is right about attracting players though, we signed Marshall who was desperate to play league football so didnt need much persuading, Yinka who was desperate to return to england so again not much persuading needed, Nalis joined after Sturrock persuaded him to and the fact he openly said he hadnt recieved any other offers, yet the players who came better clubs he couldnt persuade to join, Mulgrew, Richie Jones, Betsy, Murray!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:08:40
apart from Mulgrew I'm glad we didnt get any of the other shite...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:12:04
apart from Mulgrew I'm glad we didnt get any of the other shite...

Exactly, none of those are doing spectacular... SPL or L1 - Scotland everytime.

I'm very intrigued to see how this week pans out. I was saying to a friend only yesterday that I feared that we hadn't dabbled in the loan market (for a defender because it doesn't take a rocket science to realise that we needed to freshen things up back there) because Fitton didn't have confidence in MM anymore... I was mostly thinking out loud, but we shall see.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:14:00
isnt that worse that Malpas couldnt even attract the 'other shite'


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:17:15
isnt that worse that Malpas couldnt even attract the 'other shite'

Not really, he attracted different shite ;)


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:18:54
Not really, he attracted different shite ;)
suppose so


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:38:08
Of course the wages on offer could have played a factor which at a guess would be nothing to do with Malpas more so the chairman?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Spencer_White on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:40:31
The full backs are a disaster.

Need moving on/replacing ASAP.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:41:10
How much longer is left on Malpas' contract anyway?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:41:27
I'd say the central defenders, central midfielders and wingers need replacing before the full backs...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: michael on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:44:16
How much longer is left on Malpas' contract anyway?

He was, so say, given a three year contract in January 2008, but that doesn't make sense as it would expire in January 2011, so I am guessing that his deal runs until June 2010.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Spencer_White on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:57:13
I'd say the central defenders, central midfielders and wingers need replacing before the full backs...

What McNamee, Easton, Timlin and Nalis? I could get them playing.

You got to let go. Jack Smith, good pro as he his, is not a league 1 player.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: sonic youth on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 21:59:59
i thought jack smith was one of three players to come out of the game with any credit today.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:01:33
Jack Smith is more than good enough for League One in my opinion. In fact i'd go as far as to say if it wasnt for the fact he's as slow as Trevor fucking Benjamin he'd been playing at a better level.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:01:57
our squad is a good squad for this league, should be aiming for the play offs, the fact of the matter is Malpas has ballsed it up, he has all the resources but is not capable of getting his tactics right for games. Sturrock left us 6 points off the play offs with a good squad, Malpas had 200k for Cox, 50k for Yinka, small fee for Marshall, and let Zaaboub Nicho etc go so he could improve the squad, he failed. So with a already good squad hes had nearly 300k to spend and has made us much much worse


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: sonic youth on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:03:53
"much much worse"?

a little bit of an exaggeration.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:04:03
Cox was already in Sturrock's squad, if on loan, so the net spending so to speak is about 50-60k.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Spencer_White on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:05:59
Re Jack Smith, Football is harsh. But he's out of his depth. He was last time he got games at this league and he still is. As back up, yes hes good to have around.

But we have to start being honest about what is wrong. Ifil is the only defender I would keep given a choice.

We got relegated from this league last time having sentiment for Jack Smith. 


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:06:06
Cox was already in Sturrock's squad, if on loan, so the net spending so to speak is about 50-60k.

but 200k for Cox makes my arguement look much better!!


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:06:28
"much much worse"?

a little bit of an exaggeration.
u dont think we have played much much worse under Malpas????


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:08:27
but 200k for Cox makes my arguement look much better!!

I'm not sure you really need to embelish the Malpas out argument.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:10:03
the end result is the players dont want to play for Malpas, so do u sell 22 players and bring in 22 new players in January or sack the manager??


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:12:35
Sell 21 of them


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:13:44
Sell 21 of them

i agree pal, seriously though the guy is clueless


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: sonic youth on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:13:59
u dont think we have played much much worse under Malpas????
regardless of how we're playing, i don't think the squad is "much much worse"...which is a damning indictment of malpas anyway.

nicho and zaaboub were not good enough for this level. marshall and casal will improve and are worthwhile gambles. nalis is proven, as is timlin.



Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:14:05
I'm sure Marshall doesn't mind Malpas, as he's finally got his league chance. So he can stay.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:15:16
I know but we couldnt sell him could we


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 22:18:03
He was, so say, given a three year contract in January 2008, but that doesn't make sense as it would expire in January 2011, so I am guessing that his deal runs until June 2010.

No he got a 2 and half year deal so yes June 2010.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 23:37:27
saw the aftermatch sky interview with malpas.what the fuck is going on with that 69 bloke?he was doing a warm down by the looks of it.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 23:42:11
he'll be playing right wing on friday....


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, September 28, 2008, 23:43:42
i have violent urges towards him.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: wiggy on Monday, September 29, 2008, 00:09:05
i have violent urges towards him.

Go for it. Even the Arkells will cheer you on.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, September 29, 2008, 00:12:23
i have violent urges towards him.

fuck sake, he hasnt played a game all season and you're already on the players back, disgusting.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Monday, September 29, 2008, 00:12:58
fuck sake, he hasnt played a game all season and you're already on the players back, disgusting.

:D We must be consistant in our criticism.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: deltaincline on Monday, September 29, 2008, 00:35:37
saw the aftermatch sky interview with malpas.what the fuck is going on with that 69 bloke?he was doing a warm down by the looks of it.

Is the '69 bloke' that the stumpy bald old fucker who trots around the pitch pre-match and again at half time? WHO is that cunt and what the fuck is he doing on the pitch?  Someone must know ???


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 29, 2008, 08:16:24
Yes he is (Dave Marsh). He paid money to be part of the squad for a season. Not everyones idea of fun, but he seem pretty harmless.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Tails on Monday, September 29, 2008, 08:58:41
Ah leave him alone. He's a quality bloke, probably the nicest I've ever met. He's pretty loaded so paid money to be a 'squad member' so to speak. He was quite good as a youth I understand. Just trying to live a failed dream I guess.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: pauld on Monday, September 29, 2008, 09:09:29
Ah leave him alone. He's a quality bloke, probably the nicest I've ever met. He's pretty loaded so paid money to be a 'squad member' so to speak. He was quite good as a youth I understand. Just trying to live a failed dream I guess.
Exactly. If everyone on that pitch yesterday wearing a red shirt cared about pulling it on as much as Dave Marsh does, we wouldn't be having this discussion


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, September 29, 2008, 09:10:08
After yesterday..........i cannot back him anymore.
It pains me to say it.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Weasel on Monday, September 29, 2008, 09:15:09
After yesterday..........i cannot back him anymore.
It pains me to say it.

Malpas or Dave Marsh?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, September 29, 2008, 09:54:49
Both........only back Marsh if he gets on.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Monday, September 29, 2008, 10:34:49
Oh come on, it is a bit sad for a grown bloke to do that all season.  Whether he's a nice bloke or not.  I always give him a little shout when he runs in after his warm up, and he loves it!!  Fair play to him, but he deserves a little stick, he must like the attention.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: flammableBen on Monday, September 29, 2008, 10:39:31
Exactly. If everyone on that pitch yesterday wearing a red shirt cared about pulling it on as much as Dave Marsh does, we wouldn't be having this discussion

Maybe you should get him to do a podcast.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Monday, September 29, 2008, 10:46:10
Oh come on, it is a bit sad for a grown bloke to do that all season.  Whether he's a nice bloke or not.  I always give him a little shout when he runs in after his warm up, and he loves it!!  Fair play to him, but he deserves a little stick, he must like the attention.
hmmmmmmmmmmm orange hats, adver, likes attention ;)


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Monday, September 29, 2008, 10:58:48
Ha ha!!!  Good one DRS! 

The thing is if someone gave me stick because of that I'd just have to accept it, flipping heck that seems a long time ago (thank God).


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Tails on Monday, September 29, 2008, 12:24:07
Oh come on, it is a bit sad for a grown bloke to do that all season.  Whether he's a nice bloke or not.  I always give him a little shout when he runs in after his warm up, and he loves it!!  Fair play to him, but he deserves a little stick, he must like the attention.

Aye but some would say it's sad for a grown man to spend the majority of his time on an internet forum (I'm not having a dig btw, I'm reading this forum for far too much of my life). All about opinions and as you said, he probably enjoys the attention!

He probably should have came on yesterday anyway, would have done a better job than JP.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: janaage on Monday, September 29, 2008, 12:29:12
Aye but some would say it's sad for a grown man to spend the majority of his time on an internet forum (I'm not having a dig btw, I'm reading this forum for far too much of my life). All about opinions and as you said, he probably enjoys the attention!


Agreed, especially if I logged on in the middle of the pitch before kick off.  I do spend too much time on here during the day!!

But like you say he must love the attention, the stick he gets is light hearted, so there's not a problem



Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:41:18
u would expect players such as Peacs Brez and Pooky to want Malpas as as they arnt playing but heard today 4 players who have played most games under Malpas and some who he even signed all said they cant wait for him to go


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:42:54
u would expect players such as Peacs Brez and Pooky to want Malpas as as they arnt playing but heard today 4 players who have played most games under Malpas and some who he even signed all said they cant wait for him to go

If that's true then it's no surprise that we keep playing so crap.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:43:29
u would expect players such as Peacs Brez and Pooky to want Malpas as as they arnt playing but heard today 4 players who have played most games under Malpas and some who he even signed all said they cant wait for him to go

What exactly do they say his main failings are?

Very worrying if they really think that and aren't just letting off steam/whining at tough training, etc.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:44:35
What exactly do they say his main failings are?

man management, training, tactics, honestly they have nothing good to say about the bloke


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:45:55
malpas truely is a dead man walking, he has no chance of keeping his job when the players don't want to play for him.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:46:44
tough training???? he got them in today had a chat bout fuck all then gave them the day off


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:47:40
when are they next training?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:47:57
man management, training, tactics, honestly they have nothing good to say about the bloke

Oh good!

I'm not doubting what you were told, but I do hope those concerned were gobbing off through frustration. However the performances seem to indicate otherwise.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:48:07
tough training???? he got them in today had a chat bout fuck all then gave them the day off

Now that's something that shouldn't happen. The lazy cunts should've been sent on a 10 mile run after yesterday's performance.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:48:28
when are they next training?

tomorrow i guess


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: OneAndrewFitton on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:49:08
tough training???? he got them in today had a chat bout fuck all then gave them the day off

If that's true then malpas deserves the sack, this players need a rocket up their arses and need to train hard, giving them the day off is a joke and about sums up the man, giving them the day off after that shite yesterday? joke.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:50:20
the reserves trained but they first team had the day off


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Luci on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:51:12
Its not like we've got a game on a Friday night or anything though is it.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:51:52
I can kind of understand it the day after a game.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:52:15
Its not like we've got a game on a Friday night or anything though is it.

Yeah so we should be prepared for it.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: michael on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:53:22
Even pro-sportsmen need a day to rest their bodies.

Calm down with the hysterics. You especially.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:53:34
he gave them a few days off last week, after i posted it, people said good they will be fresh for millwall, oh wait, that didnt pan out very well


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: suttonred on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:54:38
Everyone's entitled to a day off, no matter how shite you are at your job. And the poor dears would only turn round and say they were knackered after getting tupped at the hangers if they trained today.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:55:13
footballers in having the day off after a match SHOCKER!



Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: michael on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:55:46
JPC if you keep saying stuff like that then OneAndrewFitton is going to have a heart-attack, an aneurysm or maybe even a rectal prolapse. Be a responsible member of the forum, theres a good lad.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Luci on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:56:07
 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick: :jester: :fishing: :boat:

You lot are muppets sometimes!  :D


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:59:01
:Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick: :jester: :fishing: :boat:

You lot are muppets sometimes!  :D

 Muppetitis seems to be spreading on the TEF....I'd like to blame Ralphy, but can't.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Luci on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:00:12
Ha I just found it amusing several took my post seriously!

I dont go fishing very often but when I do I seem to catch a great white!

Anyways back to bitching  :D


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: michael on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:01:24
Oi.

I'm okay because I was replying to someone else.

8)


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Luci on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:03:11
You can't hide behind those sunglasses Michael   :bye:


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: sonic youth on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:24:52
the players should run marathons daily. until malpas implements this, regardless of advice backed by medical science provided by our qualified fitness coach, i will refuse to go to games.

we're fans. we know how footballers should train.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:26:42
the players should run marathons daily. until malpas implements this, regardless of advice backed by medical science provided by our qualified fitness coach, i will refuse to go to games.

we're fans. we know how footballers should train.

How about 18 holes of golf and a couple of pints, home by 3pm, pretty hard day for some, I'm sure I wouldn't last the pace.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: sonic youth on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:27:58
no, marathons.

and a modern pentathalon on sundays


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: JPC82 on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:28:04
the same fitness coach who the players pay fuck all attention to on the training field? even joycey called him a cunt the other day and the players loved it and joined in


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: DMR on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:29:09
JPC this is winding me up, who/what are you then? How come you know all this shit then?


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: sonic youth on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:30:05
sounds hilarious!

i'd also like to see some ballroom dancing on saturday evenings after the game.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Luci on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:30:32
And then pole dancing lessons on Monday mornings. 


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:30:52
sounds hilarious!

i'd also like to see some ballroom dancing on saturday evenings after the game.

Have you ever tried it?
Flipping harder than playing football ...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: sonic youth on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:34:21
And then pole dancing lessons on Monday mornings. 
now that's just silly.

Have you ever tried it?
Flipping harder than playing football ...

but easier than cricket it would appear


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Luci on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:36:09
now that's just silly.


I agree.  The amount of cards we'd pick up for "high boots"


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:37:27
I agree.  The amount of cards we'd pick up for "high boots"
As long as they keep their studs down its fine.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:41:44
If Malpas was going it would've been today.

There's no point speculating for the time being... Perhaps he's on borrowed time, perhaps he's not.

I'm really looking forward to Hartlepool and not one negative sentance will be uttered by myself.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: dell boy on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:44:25
If Malpas was going it would've been today.

There's no point speculating for the time being... Perhaps he's on borrowed time, perhaps he's not.

I'm really looking forward to Hartlepool and not one negative sentance will be uttered by myself.

I would have been shocked if he had gone today, they must give him the Friday game against Pool and the following week against Udders.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:46:44
I would have been shocked if he had gone today, they must give him the Friday game against Pool and the following week against Udders.

I wouldn't argue with that... I'd say he needs a minimum of 4 points, which is a tough task if we were higher up the division.

I'll support him because he's here and I trust Fitton. Lessons are being learned I'm sure.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Simon Pieman on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:50:24
The lessons are not being learned, that's the problem. I hope we turn up and get a decent result at Hartlepool, but I can't help but feel you're going to be mightily disappointed Rich.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Rich Pullen on Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:52:32
The lessons are not being learned, that's the problem. I hope we turn up and get a decent result at Hartlepool, but I can't help but feel you're going to be mightily disappointed Rich.

I expect a loss to be honest with you... But I don't get to see Town much so I have to enjoy every game... Last away day was that 3-0 night game at Carlisle... That was fun :(


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: RobertT on Monday, September 29, 2008, 21:30:24
I moved seats on Saturday, went down to the front of the DR towards the Bank, and spent the 2nd half largely having some banter with the linesman.   This enabled me to have some fun, and not have to listen to people spouting bile every couple of seconds or covering me in spit.

Our next Manager will have to be someone like Hoddle for this lot to get back into a positive frame of mind.  It's a lost cause for Malpas I fear, but I equally fear for his replacement.  And I mostly fear for my sanity if I have to listen to the shit around me for many more matches.  There was one chap who just spent the best part of 15 minutes booing.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Don Rogers Shop on Monday, September 29, 2008, 21:31:53
You sat right in front of me 2nd half. I was nice wasn't i rob


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: RobertT on Monday, September 29, 2008, 21:42:59
Much better than what I had around me 1st half.


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: sonic youth on Monday, September 29, 2008, 21:57:23
for anyone else drawing comparisons to 05/06, here are the league results after 8 games:

07/08: P8   W2   D2   L4   F10   A14
               
05/06: P8   W2   D1   L5   F9   A12

king was sacked after 10 league games with a record of:

P10   W2   D1   L7   F12   A17

two losses and i think it's goodnight irene for malpas...


Title: Re: Malpas Out
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Monday, September 29, 2008, 21:59:57
Yeah it's almost as bad as under King. People say it's early doors but it's only 4 more games until we are a quarter of the way through the season already.