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by JohnC
31 Aug 2018, 21:42
Forum: The Posh
Topic: One more in?
Replies: 47
Views: 2503

Re: One more in?

With regard to Maddison, I think any potential purchaser in the Championship would simply act on the basis of whether or not the player to be signed is likely to improve their team in a particular area. Maddison is relatively young (24), durable (over a hundred appearances in the last two seasons), ...
by JohnC
26 Aug 2018, 11:56
Forum: The Posh
Topic: Preliminary Observations
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Preliminary Observations

Five games in is way too soon to draw (m)any meaningful conclusions, but breaking a long-standing club record does call for a certain amount of analysis…. 1. Success breeds confidence, and vice versa. Most of the new signings are stepping up a level, and none looks out of place, so players and fans ...
by JohnC
13 Aug 2018, 21:20
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: ex poshies

Two years ago, Celtic played out two draws with Manchester City in the Champions League; City had won every game prior to their visit to Glasgow. This season, Aberdeen only went out to Burnley in extra time after two draws at Pittodrie and Turf Moor.
by JohnC
13 Aug 2018, 11:52
Forum: The Posh
Topic: Rochdale v Poshies
Replies: 40
Views: 4080

Re: Rochdale v Poshies

In two games, O'Hara has exceeded LDSL's career League One goal tally for Posh. LDSL did mention on departure that ball-retention had been a coaching priority during his development, so I suppose that scoring a goal might have been regarded as a sure way of gifting possession to the opposition.
by JohnC
13 Aug 2018, 11:47
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: ex poshies

With Cummings, Naismith and O'Hara in our current starting line-up, we seem to have invested significantly in graduates of the 'pub league'. Traffic in the other direction -- Coulibaly, Lewis, Swanson and Forrester -- suggests that the definition of 'pub league' might include League One.
by JohnC
13 May 2018, 16:28
Forum: The Posh
Topic: Transfer RUMOURS OUT
Replies: 320
Views: 39547

Re: Transfer rumours OUT

I posted at the start of the season that I felt Baldwin was no better than Santos, Burgess or Brisley, and I saw nothing during the course of the season to change my mind. The concern is that he shows no signs of improvement or development, and continues to make the same mistakes: poor decision-maki...
by JohnC
03 Mar 2018, 22:03
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: Erhun Oztumer

Oztumer's fourteen League One goals are thirteen more than the three players I mentioned have amassed in League One this season. Add Grant to that trio and the numbers don't change. Oztumer's total is virtually a quarter of PUFC's League One total (fifty-three) this season. I hope none of our midfie...
by JohnC
03 Mar 2018, 18:02
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: Erhun Oztumer

He's a useful yardstick to have when some people enthuse about the talent we have in our squad. How do Forrester, Doughty and LDSL compare with Oztumer?
by JohnC
07 Oct 2017, 19:11
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: ex poshies

Tom Nichols missed a penalty at Sixfields today, bringing him to a total of no goals in fifteen appearances for Bristol Rovers this season. Rovers didn't have much trouble scoring, though, rattling in six unanswered goals against the team which beat us on Tuesday.
by JohnC
18 Jun 2017, 22:05
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: ex poshies

Souleymane Coulibaly is reported to be AWOL from Al Ahly, thus becoming the latest in a presumably short line of professional footballers who pine for the bright lights of Kilmarnock as opposed to those of Cairo.
by JohnC
31 May 2017, 10:29
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: ex poshies

Bobby Olejnik didn't get off the Exeter bench to face Blackpool's Kyle Vassell and Jack Payne in the League Two play-off final.

Joe Lewis had an excellent game for Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final, but was beaten at his near post by Celtic's injury-time winner.
by JohnC
27 Apr 2017, 10:08
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: ex poshies

Gerard Lyttle replaces Dave Robertson as manager at Sligo Rovers following an 'amicable' launching of the moonman. Apparently Lyttle was briefly on the books at London Road before the turn of the century.
by JohnC
25 Jan 2017, 02:11
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: ex poshies

Coulibaly has moved to Cairo, but to Al Ahly, not cross-town rivals Zamalek. We let him go for nothing, but the Egyptian club are reported to have paid £800,000 for him. A sell-on portion of that would have been welcome. He scored six goals in twenty-seven League One appearances for us last season. ...
by JohnC
17 Jan 2017, 21:36
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: ex poshies

With DR Congo down to ten men already, an injured Gabriel Zakuani hobbled back onto the pitch for the final few minutes of his team's victory over Morocco in the African Cup of Nations.
by JohnC
17 Jan 2017, 21:29
Forum: General Football Chat
Topic: ex poshies
Replies: 890
Views: 77433

Re: ex poshies

The BBC is reporting that Kilmarnock have turned down a £500,000 bid from Egyptian club Zamalek for Souleymane Coulibaly.