Pages: 1 ... 98 99 100 [101] 102   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: The "it could actually be worse" thread ....  (Read 447730 times)
RobertT

Offline Offline

Posts: 11688




Ignore
« Reply #1500 on: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 17:50:20 »

He wasn't the only one. Ethan Ampadu springs to mind but there are others. I haven't done any research but was down to them focusing more on their academy?

I was going to say, the fact they have repeated the success may suggest someone there knows what the fuck they are doing, ala Crewe in days gone by.
Logged
DiV
Has also heard this

Offline Offline

Posts: 32217


Joseph McLaughlin




Ignore
« Reply #1501 on: Thursday, September 7, 2023, 19:03:43 »

I wonder if location helps Exeter.
The fact there probably isnít (Iím guessing here) a Premier League club within 80-85 miles of them means maybe their youngsters are less likely to be poached at a proper young age. Is there still a cap on how many miles from the club teams can recruit kids?

Logged
Quagmire

Offline Offline

Posts: 4610





Ignore
« Reply #1502 on: Thursday, September 7, 2023, 20:46:58 »

I wonder if location helps Exeter.
The fact there probably isnít (Iím guessing here) a Premier League club within 80-85 miles of them means maybe their youngsters are less likely to be poached at a proper young age. Is there still a cap on how many miles from the club teams can recruit kids?



It canít do any harm can it?

Over the holidays Iíve seen Southampton, Reading and Bristol Rovers soccer schools/coaching at different Wiltshire schools.
I canít imagine Exeter have competition like that on their doorstep.
Logged
DiV
Has also heard this

Offline Offline

Posts: 32217


Joseph McLaughlin




Ignore
« Reply #1503 on: Thursday, September 7, 2023, 23:15:44 »

It canít do any harm can it?

Over the holidays Iíve seen Southampton, Reading and Bristol Rovers soccer schools/coaching at different Wiltshire schools.
I canít imagine Exeter have competition like that on their doorstep.

Closest would be Plymouth and theyíve only just gone back to being a division ahead of Exeter this seasonÖ.

Ö.and thatís still gonna be 40+ miles.

Even that is probably too significant for full time working dad to take little Jimmy to & from 3 evenings a week for trainingÖ
Logged
Peter Venkman
We don't need no stinking badges.

Offline Offline

Posts: 59251


Back Off Man, Iím A Scientist.



« Reply #1504 on: Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 16:55:56 »

Not really it could be worse as such, but, Southend United agree the sale of the club to a new buyer.

A consortium led by Justin Rees apparently.
Logged

Only a fool does not know when to hold his tongue.
Leggett
Do you like popsicles?

Offline Offline

Posts: 7644





Ignore
« Reply #1505 on: Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 18:22:30 »

They've had a much, much worse ride than we have, their previous owner was Power x10.
Logged

Peter Venkman
We don't need no stinking badges.

Offline Offline

Posts: 59251


Back Off Man, Iím A Scientist.



« Reply #1506 on: Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 18:34:57 »

They've had a much, much worse ride than we have, their previous owner was Power x10.
Hopefully part of that consortium isnt Power or Curran!
Logged

Only a fool does not know when to hold his tongue.
horlock07

Offline Offline

Posts: 18726


Lives in Northern Bastard Outpost




Ignore
« Reply #1507 on: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 07:38:38 »

It's worth taking a look at the last c.12 hrs of Andy Holt (chairman of Accrington) twitter feed, major chair/owner v. Manager v. Fans implosion going on in plain sight.
Logged
Batch
Not a Batch

Offline Offline

Posts: 55276





Ignore
« Reply #1508 on: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 09:09:29 »

https://x.com/AndyhHolt
Logged
Bob's Orange
Has brain escape barriers

Offline Offline

Posts: 28493





Ignore
« Reply #1509 on: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 09:18:59 »


Seems like an untenable relationship between chairman and manager if I'm reading that right (I only scanned it)
Logged

we've been to Aberdeen, we hate the Hibs, they make us spew up, so make some noise,
the gorgie boys, for Hearts in Europe.
The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey

Offline Offline

Posts: 19341


?Absolute Calamity!?




Ignore
« Reply #1510 on: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 09:36:17 »

Says the club is up for sale - heís had enough. Probably a bit of brinkmanship.
Logged
Batch
Not a Batch

Offline Offline

Posts: 55276





Ignore
« Reply #1511 on: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 09:37:06 »

I've scanned it.

seems like the manager (actually, could be assistant) wanted a new contract and ended up going to the media about the situation

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/sport/football/67147737.amp

Holt had had a hissy fit, claims he's not happy at the club any more and has declared it up for sale via Twitter.
Logged
Jimmy HaveHave

Offline Offline

Posts: 15139





Ignore
« Reply #1512 on: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 11:52:49 »

 But doing ok in the league on the same number of points as us😁
Logged

So, give no fucks
Laddy in Red

Offline Offline

Posts: 152





Ignore
« Reply #1513 on: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 15:09:31 »

An odd outburst but I can understand his annoyance. Same management duo who were shite last season going to the press for more money after a few good performances. Still should've been settled in the chairman's office mind.

Social media meltdown is a way to bow out, something for a basket case like us to aspire to.
Logged
Peter Venkman
We don't need no stinking badges.

Offline Offline

Posts: 59251


Back Off Man, Iím A Scientist.



« Reply #1514 on: Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 14:11:39 »

Mike Ashley in talks to take over at Reading.

https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/ex-newcastle-united-owner-mike-104235978.html
Logged

Only a fool does not know when to hold his tongue.
Pages: 1 ... 98 99 100 [101] 102   Go Up
Print
Jump to: