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« Reply #26535 on: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 17:19:07 »

Also some players play better in different formations/different roles than they previously had, some players just "fit" clubs and visa versa, right piece of a jigsaw that fits.

The jury is always out until we have seen 2 or 3 performances in a side at least to see how they gel with their surroundings, some players take a whole season or more to come good like Tim Parkin who in his first season was awful but his 2nd he was one of our best players yet playing with the same players and in the same division.

I still say that McGivern does sound like a perfect signing if you don't read forums, 25 international caps and was at Man City for 5 years at the start of his career.

Lets see before we write him off, I expect the FB group have him down as out worst player ever already before he has kicked a ball for us.

It's reckoned that there are more injuries now because of the hardness of pitches, as opposed to the mud heaps of the past.   Also players are more muscular.... particularly in the top 2 divs, where physicality is prized over footballing ability, which leads to things going ping.

Macari's methods consisted of little more than running and keeping them out of the pub, sufficient for the time.  Wenger is largely credited with changing the culture of English football.... the likes of Merson and Adams would have to change their ways to play now.
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« Reply #26536 on: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 17:21:49 »

And us with our new training facility and all . . . Oh, hang on
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« Reply #26537 on: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 18:14:00 »

And us with our new training facility and all . . . Oh, hang on

Ossie's and Glenn's training methods were a bit different to Lou's, a bit less running, more ball. Lou just used to get them running around the path that borders the Extension. Ossie used the Wills Ground, and Glenn the BR Ground.... less dog shit.

When they were too wet, which was often, Glenn would get them doing keepy uppy with a volleyball net, on the astro throwing/jumping area of the athletics track.

John Gorman was quite keen on running, sending them up through the Lawns.

They would all occasionally use the CG pitch.... for set piece work. Glenn would make it fun, by hoofing the ball and getting Oggy Hunt to fetch it like an obedient cur.

By comparison, Wanborough which began probably McMahon era, was a decent facility.... didn't necessarily mean we played better mind.
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« Reply #26538 on: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 16:05:15 »

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« Reply #26539 on: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 16:14:59 »

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He does sound just like what we need, 25 international caps for Norn iron, big strong and fairly mobile CB who can fill in at left back but his track record doesn't seem so good.

We will judge him based on his performances not on heresay and what other fans think.

I spoke to my Bristol Shitty supporting mate, he was on loan there a few years ago. When I told him we were probably about to sign him he just laughed, I asked him why and he said he is the worst defender he has ever seen.

But that was when shitty were in the Championship, hopefully he has enough about him to be handy at this level.
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« Reply #26540 on: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 16:28:31 »

Will judge him on what we see, not international caps, especially not Irish ones.

AOB played for the republic 5 times FFS !
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« Reply #26541 on: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 16:31:59 »

Will judge him on what we see, not international caps, especially not Irish ones.

AOB played for the republic 5 times FFS !
Oh I agree, Magera had 4 caps too for Czech Republic too! but 25 caps is a big difference to 4 or 5 caps, his last cap came only 15 months ago.
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« Reply #26542 on: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 17:02:34 »

Dossevi had 29 caps😁
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« Reply #26543 on: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 17:12:51 »

Will Henry's being recalled
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« Reply #26544 on: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 17:13:51 »

Dossevi had 29 caps😁
TBF I think Norn Iron are a bit higher rated in the world than Togo Cheesy
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« Reply #26545 on: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 17:50:55 »

TBF I think Norn Iron are a bit higher rated in the world than Togo Cheesy

The UN has just published it's World happiness Index for 2018....

https://s3.amazonaws.com/happiness-report/2018/WHR_web.pdf

Bit of a read, but the league table, starts at p 23/172

Togo comes in at 139, which is an improvement on previous years.  Norn Iron as part of the UK comes in at 19, one behind the US, but happily one ahead of the UAE in the United mini league. THe US is sliding, probably why they shoot each other.

Africa, generally does badly, even the Saffas can't get in the top 100, Bulgaria weighing in at 100.  Russia gets in at 59, so pretty decent for them, especially when you consider other EU countries like Poland 42, Spain 36 and France 23.  However it is the Nordic countries and other Social Democratic places like Germany/Austria/Switzerland which occupy most of the top spots.  Flasher's Thailand get in at 46
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« Reply #26546 on: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 17:10:56 »

Thought Id dust this one off in anticipation of.

Ajose. Rohan Ince.

There you go!
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« Reply #26547 on: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 17:15:39 »

Have either of those worked with Brown in the past?
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« Reply #26548 on: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 17:22:57 »

Seen Ajose scored his first goal of the season for Charlton on Saturday, seems to be getting more of a look in under Bowyer. God knows what has happened to Ince though, looked a proper player last season albeit alongside some shit.
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« Reply #26549 on: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 17:28:10 »

Him and Ajose both got an awful slagging from Bury fans almost from the start. Lazy being the usual description. Certainly cant see that meself.

Jamie Devitt is a player Brown has worked with. Currently at Carlisle.
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