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longmover
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paperboy wrote: 07 Nov 2023, 16:27 Rob Dickie scored the winner for City against Wednesday who played an hour with 10 men after Barry Bannan sent off.

Bannans red card now overturned so understandably Wednesday not happy.
Incident here about 4.30 in.

https://www.bcfc.co.uk/video/highlights ... wednesday/
loving wednesdays pathetic attempt in the championship, back to league one soon, then maybe further :lol:
paperboy
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I'm trying to forget the bloke, but this is decent imo.

https://youtu.be/VagtTX1DrCE?si=xu1oc42JVS0hT3b_

but you definitely shouldn't drink coffee while you're driving.
HamTown
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Up for player of the month too
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Ihearye
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The Echo up to its usual standard and has a pic of May when you go on to the CTFC page. If only they could employ someone who can change the web pages (they still have a story for Christmas last year as 'latest news')
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Shade
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Ihearye wrote: 09 Nov 2023, 14:13 The Echo up to its usual standard and has a pic of May when you go on to the CTFC page. If only they could employ someone who can change the web pages (they still have a story for Christmas last year as 'latest news')
Quite ironic when you're still calling it The Echo. Must be nearly 15 years since the name change.
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Ihearye
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Shade wrote: 09 Nov 2023, 16:47
Ihearye wrote: 09 Nov 2023, 14:13 The Echo up to its usual standard and has a pic of May when you go on to the CTFC page. If only they could employ someone who can change the web pages (they still have a story for Christmas last year as 'latest news')
Quite ironic when you're still calling it The Echo. Must be nearly 15 years since the name change.
Good grief, I must never look at the name of the paper when I pick it up. You tell me there is no Citizen next
Si Robin
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Christian Norton signs for Chester
Fuller
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Si Robin wrote: 09 Nov 2023, 20:17 Christian Norton signs for Chester
https://chesterfc.com/christian-norton- ... hester-fc/

Highly rated.
paperboy
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HamTown wrote: 09 Nov 2023, 11:42 Up for player of the month too
....and wins 🤨

Check out this post from EFL https://www.efl.com/news/2023/november/ ... r-october/
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Shade
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Just rubbing our noses in it, now.

Next thing you know, Norton will be banging in hat-tricks.
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Ihearye
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Shade wrote: 10 Nov 2023, 12:59 Just rubbing our noses in it, now.

Next thing you know, Norton will be banging in hat-tricks.
The only people getting their noses rubbed in anything, are the ejits who came up with the £250k price tag. Football geniuses will point out it may rise to as much as £300k - WOW
Jerry St Clair
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paperboy wrote: 09 Nov 2023, 11:29 I'm trying to forget the bloke, but this is decent imo.

https://youtu.be/VagtTX1DrCE?si=xu1oc42JVS0hT3b_

but you definitely shouldn't drink coffee while you're driving.
I basically just watched 20 mins of a player driving his car and then running around a field. But it was oddly compelling viewing. Thanks.
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Taylor Perry being hailed as a gem and one of their best signings up in Shropshire.
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Pie
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Sido got the late winner for Salisbury today.
paperboy
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Rotherham give former Exeter manager and ex Robins sicknote Matt Taylor the bullet.
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longmover
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paperboy wrote: 13 Nov 2023, 10:50 Rotherham give former Exeter manager and ex Robins sicknote Matt Taylor the bullet.
wouldn't be surprised if he went back Exeter when they sack the current incumbent.
kags
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May scores live on the BBC v Cray Valley PM, commentary mentioned 250k fee - 'a few Cheltenham fans have described as daylight robbery'
shevates
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Worth a bag of peanuts, to old to warrant a healthy transfer fee
horlickfanclub
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If we got peanuts for Alfie that puts Pett on £5000 a week.
Jerry St Clair
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Wade Elliott on the Sky Sports Football Show with Keith Curle and Karl Robinson. I've only seen clips so not sure if he spoke about us - the clips were all about Jude Bellingham when he was at Birmingham.
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Harry Williams songs for Salisbury City
asl
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Pie wrote: 17 Nov 2023, 10:10 Harry Williams songs for Salisbury City
Their Cathedral Choir is quite something.
paperboy
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Congratulations to Mo Eisa who scored for Sudan on his international debut last night.
Replaced by his brother Abou later.
Nice story.
RegencyCheltenhamSpa
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paperboy wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 07:43 Congratulations to Mo Eisa who scored for Sudan on his international debut last night.
Replaced by his brother Abou later.
Nice story.
That is nice. I had no idea. Thanks for sharing. Well done Mo.
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Exquisite finish by Dan Crowley for Notts County.
Wouldn’t mind a good few of their players in our side, unlike Bradford. 4-0 at half time.
horlickfanclub
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Fuller wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 13:23 Exquisite finish by Dan Crowley for Notts County.
Wouldn’t mind a good few of their players in our side, unlike Bradford. 4-0 at half time.
Crowley involved in all four goals so far with some classy passing.
Fuller
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horlickfanclub wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 13:24
Fuller wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 13:23 Exquisite finish by Dan Crowley for Notts County.
Wouldn’t mind a good few of their players in our side, unlike Bradford. 4-0 at half time.
Crowley involved in all four goals so far with some classy passing.
Crowley far too good for league two.
asl
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No no...he's a luxury player who only has one good game a month...
RegencyCheltenhamSpa
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Fuller wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 13:30
horlickfanclub wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 13:24
Fuller wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 13:23 Exquisite finish by Dan Crowley for Notts County.
Wouldn’t mind a good few of their players in our side, unlike Bradford. 4-0 at half time.
Crowley involved in all four goals so far with some classy passing.
Crowley far too good for league two.
Evidently so in a good team flying high who are better than the other teams. Shame he hasn’t got the drive and discipline to do it for an underdog in a higher league. Our gain was Morecambe’s loss.
HamTown
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Really thought this thread would turn in to Alfie watch and yet there seems to be more on Crowley of which I'm absolutely part of. I guess it's because alot of us really hoped we'd be the ones he'd click with?
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RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 15:08
Fuller wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 13:30
horlickfanclub wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 13:24

Crowley involved in all four goals so far with some classy passing.
Crowley far too good for league two.
Evidently so in a good team flying high who are better than the other teams. Shame he hasn’t got the drive and discipline to do it for an underdog in a higher league. Our gain was Morecambe’s loss.
Yet for morecambe he still scored 3 had 5 assists in 21 games for a poor side. We were a good side in Div2 but we didnt have a midfielder who had his total goals and assists tally Hey weve got Bonds and Keena. Remember you saying stats dont lie
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After finding themselves 2-0 down, Harry Williams scores on his debut, and Sido scores from the spot on their way to a 3-2 win.
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shevates wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 16:27
RegencyCheltenhamSpa wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 15:08
Fuller wrote: 18 Nov 2023, 13:30

Crowley far too good for league two.
Evidently so in a good team flying high who are better than the other teams. Shame he hasn’t got the drive and discipline to do it for an underdog in a higher league. Our gain was Morecambe’s loss.
Yet for morecambe he still scored 3 had 5 assists in 21 games for a poor side. We were a good side in Div2 but we didnt have a midfielder who had his total goals and assists tally Hey weve got Bonds and Keena. Remember you saying stats dont lie
Soccerbase says he scored 2 in 21 games. They might be wrong.

One of those was in a 3-1 defeat; who knows, if they had played a good runner and presser instead they may have had a good shape and seen out a 0-0. The other was in a 5-1 win so a freak result anyway.

Stats do matter, but you have to know how to interpret them.

We didn’t have a midfielder with his goals in L2 because we had one of the smallest budgets so won the league with a very drilled shape which relied on disciplined players sticking to their shapes and positions. Plus long throws. Pretty dull at times. As the podcast guys said this week, luxury players never work at Cheltenham as we are always punching above our weight so need a squad of hard workers and close-knit spirit.

I’d love to be able to have a player like Crowley without it disrupting the team. But until we are in a position where the rest of the team is good enough that we don’t need him to play the team shape and run it is counterproductive and like setting up with 10 players. May was the reverse; a player who ran and pressed so much it was like having 12 players.
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There is, of course, always the possibility that he has actually improved over the last couple of years. He's had more clubs than I've had hot dinners. The penny had to drop at some point if he wanted to do anything with his career.
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Shade wrote: 19 Nov 2023, 01:29 There is, of course, always the possibility that he has actually improved over the last couple of years. He's had more clubs than I've had hot dinners. The penny had to drop at some point if he wanted to do anything with his career.
Yes very true. He may have realised what it takes to be a pro in the EFL and knuckled down and improved.
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