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« Reply #9510 on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 15:49:04 »

You can be a 'footballer' and do very well in the lower leagues.  Plenty of teams over the years have done very well in L1 and L2 playing technical, passing football without vast budgets.  Plymouth did it in last year in L2 and are doing it again in L1.  Roberto Martinez took Swansea through the leagues playing 4-2-3-1 with plenty of small technical midfielders of Goddard's type.  I feel sorry for Goddard, and think he can make it in league football.

Don't know much about Plymuff.... but Kenny Jackett, got Swans out of Div 4, with Ade Akinfenwa up top. They hung about for a while in Div 3 with player like Gary Monk and Alan Tate, at the back and paid good $ to get Gurney and Fallon off of us.

Robbie Martinez did get good use out of Leon Brittan and Joe Allen, when they eventually left Div 3, but these despite being small are exceptional players... being small doesn't mean you are physically uncompetitive... though to be a "footballer" as the old McMahon cliche goes, first you have to win your battles.
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« Reply #9511 on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 15:55:01 »

I think the best small midfielder in the bottom couple of divisions is Erhun Oztumer at Walsall who has run circles round us the last few times we have played against him while at Walsall and Posh.

Small skillful midfielders are few and far between in the bottom 2 leagues though.
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« Reply #9512 on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 17:09:26 »


JG, is too much of a footballer for Div 3/4.   A typical Power Williams era signing.... hoping to develop an individual player for sale, but losing track of the need to win games for that to happen.

Yet he was running the show and thumping them in at Woking? before he came here, or has the league hierarchy changed since then?
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« Reply #9513 on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 17:18:16 »

JG had talent but didn't seem physically up to it to me.

odd though, given his conference roots. Maybe the step up was a bit too far for him. Assuming such a step exists.
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« Reply #9514 on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 17:19:08 »

I think John Goddards biggest problem was he and his manager/s have never found his best position, he is adept in central midfield but not that good, he can play as a box to box midfielder and can also play on the wide midfield/winger or behind a striker/front 2.

He needs to specialise in one of them and not be Jack of all midfield positions.

One reason he was sold by Flitty was because one position we really needed players in midfield for the defensive midfielder position, which was the only position he was not very good in. We already had Anderson and Elsnik for the attacking role he prefered.
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« Reply #9515 on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 17:20:55 »

Yet he was running the show and thumping them in at Woking? before he came here, or has the league hierarchy changed since then?

Was he?  Never saw them play, however they finished half way up, season before joining us, lost more than won and conceded loads despite scoring a lot. So in other words, the show he was allegedly running, wasn't  perhaps of FL standard.
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« Reply #9516 on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 19:39:52 »

Ey?

We picked up Morrison from Pilgrim Youths. If you're getting mixed up with Flint....we signed him from Alfreton Town. My neck of the woods.
Stand corrected, I thought it was Flint!!  Too much sun at the weekend!!
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« Reply #9517 on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 19:43:20 »

Stephens and Austin starting for southamptons big game tonight
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« Reply #9518 on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 23:01:33 »

Stand corrected, I thought it was Flint!!  Too much sun at the weekend!!

Easily done. I don't hold a grudge  Smiley
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« Reply #9519 on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 23:57:25 »

he ha, I Ryan mcGiven will probably be (not signing) if the rumours of supporters club drunkenness are true. If.

anybody go that can confirm/rebuke it?

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The rumour was : got drunk, grabbed the mike off Hodgetts, said he had a message from Hussey - thanks for stitching him up over saying he threw a punch - used quite agricultural language in front of fans (incl kids ) and threw the mike
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Should be easily disproved if its crap -- somebody on here must have been there!
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« Reply #9520 on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 07:53:52 »

Couple of people from that group said he did it, sat on his table 😎


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« Reply #9521 on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 09:57:21 »

@ mcGiven

I trust Ms Yeo as a reliable sauce (sic)

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« Reply #9522 on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 11:54:08 »

JG had talent but didn't seem physically up to it to me.

odd though, given his conference roots. Maybe the step up was a bit too far for him. Assuming such a step exists.

His decision making when in a decent position was atrocious. The amount of times he'd get himself in a good position then fuck it up was way too much for a football league player.
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« Reply #9523 on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:09:58 »

Former Town trialist and instigator of much TEF debate in 2012, Luke McCormick, has been released by Plymouth Argyle.
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« Reply #9524 on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:16:24 »

Former Town trialist and instigator of much TEF debate in 2012, Luke McCormick, has been released by Plymouth Argyle.

I'm not sure he was a trialist as such, but was allowed to train with us....
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