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by JohnC
15 Jan 2018, 13:20
Forum: The Posh
Topic: January japery
Replies: 231
Views: 7911

Re: January japery

if we could get tomlin back, plus keep ricky miller and then see if Joey barton was available, and then put in a bid for a proven international striker like ched evans and bring back darren ferguson to replace mccann then we might be able to get a season ticket, at the crown court Add to that the H...
by JohnC
14 Jan 2018, 19:47
Forum: The Posh
Topic: LDSL
Replies: 41
Views: 1510

Re: LDSL

In my opening post on this thread, I commented: 'Towards the end of last season, the manager (‘I don’t make the same mistake twice’) admitted to overusing LDSL, but then continued to select him to the bitter end. In all competitions, he made forty-six appearances, playing in the League opener (when...
by JohnC
14 Jan 2018, 19:26
Forum: The Posh
Topic: LDSL
Replies: 41
Views: 1510

Re: LDSL

dunc wrote:
14 Jan 2018, 01:26
The best thing possible - an enforced break
One thing better than 'The best thing possible' might be a planned break for an uninjured player as part of a rational programme of player development.
by JohnC
14 Jan 2018, 19:24
Forum: The Posh
Topic: January japery
Replies: 231
Views: 7911

Re: January japery

Cardiff have now joined the race for JM. This one would make sense. In their position they have to take a gamble to try and make the PL. Zohore hasn't returned as many as looked likely pre-season but they're well in the top six and about 1-3 shots to finish there and a prolific striker is the missi...
by JohnC
13 Jan 2018, 22:49
Forum: The Posh
Topic: LDSL
Replies: 41
Views: 1510

Re: LDSL

In my opening post on this thread, I commented: 'Towards the end of last season, the manager (‘I don’t make the same mistake twice’) admitted to overusing LDSL, but then continued to select him to the bitter end. In all competitions, he made forty-six appearances, playing in the League opener (when ...
by JohnC
05 Jan 2018, 23:07
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: Social Mobility
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Social Mobility

50 years ago we played these teams twice in the season Scunthorpe (drew 1 lost 1) Northampton (lost 2) Bury (lost 2) Shrewsbury (drew 1 lost 1) Gillingham (won 1 lost 1) Walsall (won 1 lost 1) Oxford (drew 1 lost 1) Stockport (won 1 lost 1) Swindon (drew 2) I seem to remember Ron Atkinson playing, ...
by JohnC
04 Jan 2018, 21:51
Forum: The Posh
Topic: Aston Villa V The Posh
Replies: 141
Views: 3640

Re: Aston Villa V The Posh

Cheltenhamlion Oh pleeease , do play De Laet, he is so badly injury crocked he makes our Steven Taylor look like Mr Universe. :lol: As for not wanting an extra seven cup games ( it might tire the players :lol: ) what planet are you on? You might just beat Posh but to even suggest you have any chanc...
by JohnC
04 Jan 2018, 19:13
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: Social Mobility
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Social Mobility

A few years ago, we could expect to be playing most of these teams twice a season....

EPL
Bournemouth
Burnley
Swansea
Watford
Huddersfield
Brighton


National League
Tranmere
Wrexham
Hartlepool
Leyton Orient
Torquay
by JohnC
04 Jan 2018, 18:08
Forum: The Posh
Topic: Posh v Doncaster
Replies: 96
Views: 2571

Re: Posh v Doncaster

Just one of the reasons. They have seven 1-0 victories; we have one. Factor in the injury-time debacles at Charlton and at home to Doncaster when we lost the clean sheet in injury time and there's your fifteen point margin. Burton did something similar a couple of years ago. Well, they are a few mo...
by JohnC
03 Jan 2018, 13:56
Forum: The Posh
Topic: This season
Replies: 259
Views: 10756

Re: This season

So you are agreeing with Stuie then? My opinions are my own; whether or not they coincide to any degree with any other poster's is incidental. We have a manager who claims not to make the same mistake twice, but so far, this season looks very like last season, and I'd be hard put to point to any si...
by JohnC
03 Jan 2018, 00:12
Forum: The Posh
Topic: Posh v Doncaster
Replies: 96
Views: 2571

Re: Posh v Doncaster

Shrewsbury have eleven clean sheets in L1, which is why they're fifteen points ahead of us. Just one of the reasons. They have seven 1-0 victories; we have one. Factor in the injury-time debacles at Charlton and at home to Doncaster when we lost the clean sheet in injury time and there's your fifte...
by JohnC
02 Jan 2018, 23:53
Forum: The Posh
Topic: This season
Replies: 259
Views: 10756

Re: This season

If the team is mediocre, then his professional judgement is badly awry; if it's as good as he keeps telling us it is, then it's being coached very poorly. So you are agreeing with Stuie then? however I do not feel Posh will reach our full potential, unless we bin Grant, or Grant learns faster than ...
by JohnC
02 Jan 2018, 23:42
Forum: The Posh
Topic: This season
Replies: 259
Views: 10756

Re: This season

The manager never seems to miss an opportunity to extol the virtues of his squad. And that's what a manager should do isn't it? A manager shouldn't blame the players for everything all the time. Well, that is debatable, since such statements are part of the manager's ongoing dialogue with an ever-d...
by JohnC
02 Jan 2018, 22:23
Forum: The Posh
Topic: This season
Replies: 259
Views: 10756

Re: This season

The manager never seems to miss an opportunity to extol the virtues of his squad. 'A tremendous group of players' was his latest puff, pre-Doncaster. Those with the perspicacity to distinguish mutton from lamb might beg to differ. But the MuttonMeister has made a rod for his own back in this regard....
by JohnC
02 Jan 2018, 22:11
Forum: The Posh
Topic: Posh v Doncaster
Replies: 96
Views: 2571

Re: Posh v Doncaster

With a minute of first-half added time having just been announced, Posh were awarded a free kick in the Doncaster half, in a position comparable to that from which Maddison had set up the first goal, albeit from the opposite side of the pitch. Instead of trying to double our lead, we opted to play t...