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Van der MoodHoover

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  1. 1 hour ago, JfR said:

    Daniel Sturridge has 2 goals in the same league in 247 minutes of football, so using complex mathematical algorithms, we can safely conclude that Kadioglu is 1.76 times as good as Daniel Sturridge

    Only mildly cack then? 🤣

  2. 14 minutes ago, Ambitious said:

    A young good standard player in the Premier League, in form - teams want to start £30m

    A young good standard player in the Championship, in form - teams want to start £10m 

    A young good standard player in League One, in form - teams want to start £5m 

    A young good standard player in League Two, in form - teams want to start £2m 

    Unless you can manipulate contract situations, you're stuck with buying players out of form or older players that people are expecting drop off. I personally feel that if we're going to restrict ourselves to the UK. Scotland and out-of-form Premier League/Championship players with age on their side is the way to go. 

    You are our chief scout and I claim my fiver! 🤣

  3. 5 hours ago, Jack Willow said:





    Bu arada Ferdi Kadıoğlu'na Cocu’nun çalıştırdığı Derby County’nin talip olduğu bildirildi… Hollandalı teknik direktörün bizzat ülkesinden  bulup getirdiği, Ferdi’yi şimdi de Championship’e götürmek istediği iddia edildi. Hem Ferdi’nin, hem de Cocu’nun menajerinin aynı olduğu bu ismin Ferdi Kadıoğlu için Fenerbahçe yönetimiyle bir görüşme yaptığı da gelen bilgiler arasında.


    Meanwhile, Ferdi Kadioglu, Cocu's coach edging Derby county was reported to be a suitor ... The Dutch coach himself found and brought from his country, Ferdi now wanted to take to the Championship was claimed. Both Ferdi's manager and Cocu's manager is the same name for Ferdi Kadioglu in a meeting with fenerbahce management is among the information.


    Tbh i think i understood the Turkish more than the attempted English translation........🤣

  4. On 08/12/2019 at 12:33, 86 Schmokes & a Pancake said:

    If you change your mind just pop back in 3 years as doubtless some will still be arguing the toss on here. I can see it all now...

    QC @DarkFruitsRam7 addresses the court...

    'I put it to you, your honour, that my client was so entranced and captivated by a piece of artwork he noted upon entering The Joiners Arms, that he spent the next 8 hours gazing wistfully at its lyrical brushwork and was therefore wholly unaware that Mr Lawrence was, in fact, seven sheets to the wind. I also put it to you that my client is at no fault for viewing the fact that Mr Lawrence fell over three times walking to his car as anything other than Mr Lawrence practicing his simulation techniques. Taking this evidence into account, I urge your honour to strike the original ruling and have my client reinstated with immediate effect with lost income and punitive interest paid without delay'.

    Did old Fruity observe all this from his trap 2 vantage point whilst tugging one out?



  5. 13 hours ago, europia said:

    I am not a betting man, but if I were I could confidently place a decent wager that Cocu will not see out his four yr contract. At present he has very little to work with, and to suggest that the answer is in the academy is rather fanciful. For the majority, if not all his career, Cocu has been working with intelligent players who are comfortable on the ball. It would take more than four years to instil this culture into the DCFC academy, with a view to feeding players into the first team. I expect Cocu will still be at DCFC for the rest of this season. Beyond that it's not inconceivable that he could be tempted with an offer from club in Europe.  

    I have wondered if this is a big part of the issue - Cocu assuming (wrongly) that EFL players are at a different level of intelligence and hence that all he needs to do is a few quiet words, a bit of philosophy and the movement, patterns etc sort themselves out. Moreover, players do not need cajoling to reach the required fitness levels and to practice the basics repeatedly - it will just happen as a natural part of their job.

    It was reported when the rumours were around that he was about to join, how much the players were looking forward to working with him. If that was true, then what has caused the slump in body language and performances, culminating in a "truth and reconciliation" session? Is it as simple as they just don't get it?

  6. 5 hours ago, JfR said:

    Just in league games missed through injury, it was: 3W, 4D, 4L, 13 points from a possible 33, against teams ranked, at the time of playing: 8th, 9th, 13th, 13th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 19th, 20th and 24th. That includes 7 home games and 4 away games. That form, if carried throughout a full season, would have got us around 54 points and seen us finish 16th last season, but I think even that is misrepresentative of how poor we were as we only faced two teams in the top half of the table, none of the top 6, and were better at home than away. Over an actual season, we would likely have been worse. By comparison, if we maintain the same points per game standard we have shown so far this season across the entire season, we will finish with around 58 points.

    Edit: Oh, and we scored 9 goals across those 11 games, conceded 13, and failed to score in 6 of them

    That is what I call a set of compelling statistics. 

    Thanks to @JfR for sourcing. They certainly paint a picture that shows pretty much the squad capability that we have. 

  7. 1 hour ago, BodminRam said:

    He is currently on 60k a week.,will never happen

    with 2.5 years left on his Chelsea contract...…..Come on frankie - how's about a big fat favour, for old time's sake....😂

  8. 13 minutes ago, Paul71 said:

    Clearly thinks he is saying the right thing, but clearly out of touch. 

    No issue with someone targetting pay day loan companies but you have to be intelligent enough to word it properly.

    He probably isn't wrong that some people struggle with managing budgets but if he thinks better management of personal budgets is the one thing that solves poverty and the need for food banks then he is isn't fit to be an MP.

    For every person who is not managing their own budget their will be multiple people with no budget to manage.


    And many more "jams" whose budgets are so precarious they have no contingency in them at all should anything go wrong. Like the TV ad which features what looks like a reasonably affluent working mum just about to head out in her car when the news breaks of a boiler breakdown - which prompts the thought of a payday loan.

    If that is widespread then its a terrible indictment of our society that we have created the conditions for people to live with so much stress.

  9. 11 hours ago, 1967Ram said:

    Your not alone. My vote will count for nought too. And we'll be blessed again with an MP who came in at 597th best in the People Power Index:How did your MP score?





    North Dorset 1967Ram?

    Surprisingly mine is #3. Although to be fair I have punted out a few of Mrs Hants' award winning ice creams to her at local events. 

  10. 15 minutes ago, RoyMac5 said:

    Are you talking about Holmes? Your memory of better players has faded.

    Tbf the drabness around Holmes is possibly overemphasising his gloss.....🤣

    If I was mel I'd be looking at what my net player investment had provided and be reaching for the regimental pistol......

  11. 8 hours ago, Van Gritters said:

    On the other side I have seen a lot of waste in the pre contractor days and unruly workforce and unions trying to pull all sorts of stunts. I can’t say I was a fan of that either.

    Management, done properly and with rigour, is extremely hard work.

    And implementing rigorous management practices where none have existed before is harder still.

    Outsourcing gave the appearance of easy solutions. Used extensively in my industry (financial services). Only now we all realise that it is not a panacea. And to properly manage an outsourced relationship, now that the regulator is enforcing rigorous standards is exposing the flaws in the assumption that justifies the model.

    Hence you get a new kind of waste. 

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