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Osbourne is back

By stone ragma24/10 14:37Sat Oct 24 14:37:45 2020

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Isiah Osbourne playing today

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Excellent performance (but not result)

By VS Town (VS Boro)24/10 17:59Sat Oct 24 17:59:02 2020In response to Osbourne is backTop of thread

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Really not sure why Osborne was sent off. Looked a yellow at very worse.

After that they had all possession with their no 4 and 8 dominating without really threatening.

2nd half was all boro with only selfish play, bad finishing, luck and last gasp defending meaning no goals were scored.
For some reason they took off No-8 and it made it more one-way.

They broke and scored.

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Obsourne is off

By mark-nbfc24/10 15:21Sat Oct 24 15:21:15 2020In response to Osbourne is backTop of thread

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Sent off.

'Never a sending off offence' according to my source

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Re: Obsourne is off

By stone ragma24/10 17:47Sat Oct 24 17:47:28 2020In response to Obsourne is offTop of thread

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Osbourne had his foot high , caught their player as he went to head the ball, 2-3 yrs ago probably just a yellow these days refs always going to give a red

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1-0 down

By MJNB24/10 15:49Sat Oct 24 15:49:15 2020In response to Obsourne is offTop of thread

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Re: 1-0 down

By Vernon Slain24/10 16:14Sat Oct 24 16:14:11 2020In response to 1-0 down Top of thread

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Are we kicking down the slope this second half ?

From Saint Jimmies's Park.

Edited by Vernon Slain at 16:14:42 on 24th October 2020

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Re: 1-0 down

By boropod (BoroughPod)24/10 16:20Sat Oct 24 16:20:03 2020In response to Re: 1-0 down Top of thread

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Can we get Cully out of retirement.

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Re: 1-0 down

By bert's dad24/10 16:36Sat Oct 24 16:36:11 2020In response to Re: 1-0 down Top of thread

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Think we often struggle at Redditch. I can remember Timmy Smithers having to play in goal there - think we lost that day.

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2-0 down

By MJNB24/10 16:52Sat Oct 24 16:52:07 2020In response to Re: 1-0 down Top of thread

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Re: 2-0 down

By boropod (BoroughPod)24/10 16:53Sat Oct 24 16:53:49 2020In response to 2-0 down Top of thread

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Player sent off and dismal defeat - normal service resumed. Yawn!

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Re: 2-0 down

By VS Town (VS Boro)24/10 17:59Sat Oct 24 17:59:54 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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other than the result, nothing like "normal service"

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma24/10 18:03Sat Oct 24 18:03:59 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Agreed, played well and with more luck and a bit more thought could have got something from the game

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Re: 2-0 down

By boropod (BoroughPod)24/10 18:52Sat Oct 24 18:52:58 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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I'm glad you're happy.
I didn't go so can't comment on preformance.

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Re: 2-0 down

By VS Town (VS Boro)24/10 18:57Sat Oct 24 18:57:29 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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You know me.
I am hardly a JG fan BUT today boro were by far and away the better team despite being a player down for most of the game.

Even teams at the top of the league lose games - this defeat would be seen by many as "just one of those games" if boro were top.

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma24/10 18:54Sat Oct 24 18:54:49 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Not happy they lost but can’t criticise the performance with 10 men, they gave it a real go

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Re: 2-0 down

By 70s stalwart24/10 19:34Sat Oct 24 19:34:49 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Thanks for that. I’ve now deleted my previous negative comment.

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Re: 2-0 down

By boropod (BoroughPod)25/10 13:25Sun Oct 25 13:25:48 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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We may have played well for 45 mins again for only the second time this season but the stats dont lie.
Discipline is shocking we are a pretty poor team and the manager is pretty poor.

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma25/10 13:56Sun Oct 25 13:56:40 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Were you there yesterday?

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Re: 2-0 down

By blueandwhitemad25/10 15:51Sun Oct 25 15:51:43 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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You win nothing by playing well and losing all the time. I want wins wins wins ugly by hook and crook I really do not care and of course the occasional loss now and again which happens to the best teams .But at the moment its loss loss loss with the occasional win been like that for far to long now NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

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Re: 2-0 down

By VS Town (VS Boro)25/10 16:02Sun Oct 25 16:02:21 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Why is there a difference between trying to play attractive football (and losing) or playing horrible football (and losing)?
Horrible direct football does not guarantee results (as can be seen since JG came in)

Defeats in the past have been criticised by people there - I don’t think anyone criticised what they saw yesterday. Since JG came in I suspect that was the first defeat that was “accepted” by all (other than just his band if loyal fans)

What I don’t understand is.... JG has been in management for 20+ years, but only now has put a team out that tries to keep possession by not hoofing it.
Sometime passing the ball is too easy, but yesterday from kick off there was also a purpose.

Edited by VS Boro at 16:03:25 on 25th October 2020

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Re: 2-0 down

By MJNB26/10 10:28Mon Oct 26 10:28:23 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Neither pro or against JG here, and not having a go at you at all.

But how do you know how JG sides have played for the last 20 years? How often have you watched them? I recall his Adders side with Tom Bates pulling the strings against us playing quite nice football in the Boro, Leam, Chasetown, Atherstone season in the Midland Division.

Not saying you are wrong at all, but just wondered.

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Re: 2-0 down

By bert's dad25/10 22:38Sun Oct 25 22:38:27 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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It’s not the first time, or the last, we will lose at Redditch. Better Boro sides than the current one have been beaten by Redditch.

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Re: 2-0 down

By Jebbs25/10 19:40Sun Oct 25 19:40:47 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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What I don’t understand is.... JG has been in management for 20+ years, but only now has put a team out that tries to keep possession by not hoofing it.

That's an incredible statement
"Only now"
In over 20 years ?
Now, not in over 20 years ?

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Re: 2-0 down

By boropod (BoroughPod)25/10 15:24Sun Oct 25 15:24:47 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Well done for going, you are a better supporter than me.

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Re: 2-0 down

By mark-nbfc25/10 13:45Sun Oct 25 13:45:56 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Re: 2-0 down

By joetowny (Joe)25/10 14:16Sun Oct 25 14:16:18 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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i wasn't there but was told we looked a good side on the day.
played very well and maybe we were a bit hard done by.
there's a long way to go yet
the club has been transformed by JG unless people in the know are talking through their backsides
he knows im certain that he has made mistakes. who hasn't
show me someone who reckons he hasn't and i'l show you a bare faced liar
what i will say is there are those who learn by them and those that just go out and do the same again
lets give him some breathing space before we write him off.
then if he does come up short he can have no complaints, agreed.

BTW im not by any stretch of the imagination a member of the JG fan club.
i take as i find. good or bad.

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Re: 2-0 down

By boropod (BoroughPod)25/10 15:29Sun Oct 25 15:29:33 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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I take as I find too and I find JG lacking, really lacking.
Seriously he has only ever won some leagues 2 levels and more below this one.

I'll just repeat, his stats for us say it all.

Yeah I'm a bad fan for not going every match, really sorry everyone.

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Re: 2-0 down

By joetowny (Joe)25/10 17:59Sun Oct 25 17:59:07 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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i dont go every match pod
just to put things into perspective
ignore the relegation season as it was all about the club
even you surely accept that fact
so what was our record last season under him up to lockdown.
im sure some anorak will tell us. P? W? D? L? F? A? pts ?
and one point even the BEST managers struggle to have a win ratio of over 50pc.
many of the so called top ones are in the 40pc win ratio.
lastly your entitled to your opinions and you might well be proven right
but lets give the bloke a fair crack of the whip thats all im saying

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma25/10 15:58Sun Oct 25 15:58:39 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Your making a judgement ( yesterday) on a game you didn’t see, they played well yesterday with ten men

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Re: 2-0 down

By Lord of the Manor25/10 18:28Sun Oct 25 18:28:31 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Play like that every game .... You need points and that means winning ... Simple as

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Re: 2-0 down

By VS Town (VS Boro)25/10 18:34Sun Oct 25 18:34:31 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Shock horror - LotM becomes a Wilkin fan where winning is all that matters irrespective of how boring that is achieved*.

* I acknowledge not all seasons were like that and KW has probably changed his philosophy.

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma25/10 18:39Sun Oct 25 18:39:19 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Ideally you play well and win, always thought Wilkin was pragmatic and played the way he thought was best to achieve a win with the players he had

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Re: 2-0 down

By joetowny (Joe)25/10 20:15Sun Oct 25 20:15:36 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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sorry if i upset some here
BUT
football management is all about RESULTS
find me a manager that disagrees
and i will show you a nine bob coin.

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Re: 2-0 down

By MJNB26/10 11:53Mon Oct 26 11:53:54 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Spot on.

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Re: 2-0 down

By 70s stalwart26/10 11:11Mon Oct 26 11:11:11 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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From my armchair perspective it seems that the criticism of JG is based on a belief that we have a set of players who can actually play football If allowed to di so but are being asked to play in a more direct way, and are not comfortable with that. Is that a fair summary?

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Re: 2-0 down

By joetowny (Joe)26/10 11:58Mon Oct 26 11:58:46 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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im afraid more than ever we live in the blame society.
the has to be a scapegoat
managers / players / chairmen come and go
you have successful periods and you have downturns.
EVERY club goes through these times
ok you might have a few the richest in the world who can maintain endless success
but for most its a continuous never ending cycle of mixed fortunes of promotion-relegation-stagnation
people go on about the good old days but conveniently forget the shit years.
and dont tell me they didnt happen cus i can remember them as my first game was the 51/2 season.
and no it wasnt the mighty Boro.
how many on here 3 yrs ago were cursing Lee Thorn for running the club down
think he ended up about 400k out of pocket give or take
dont sound much when its not your money does it
JG came in, saved the club and in truth smartened the place up, something many were calling LT for not doing
short memories for some
will he be as successful in the managers roll ?

some have already decided. i admit i dont know
i would have sacked Wilkin three times!!! and look where he took us
thats how much i know.

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma26/10 12:15Mon Oct 26 12:15:55 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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I still think we have the players to turn this season around, we just need a run of games were we can field the same side and have players free from injuries and suspensions

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Re: 2-0 down

By joetowny (Joe)26/10 13:34Mon Oct 26 13:34:19 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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i believe we need at least a couple of useful additions
control the midfield and you control the game.
of course ive never managed...... easy peasy :-)

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma26/10 13:51Mon Oct 26 13:51:06 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Not sure we do, once everyone is fit we have a decent midfield, it’s defence that’s a problem, no right back, if Osbourne is back permanently he is very good in centre of defence so that helps there.

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Re: 2-0 down

By joetowny (Joe)26/10 14:32Mon Oct 26 14:32:10 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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yes accept that fact about the RB particularly
who are the midfield ball winners, genuine question btw.
i ask that because when we have the ball we seem ok its when we dont that teams appear to brush us aside.
hence the defence is imo often left exposed

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma26/10 15:12Mon Oct 26 15:12:23 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Goddard, Kaziboni, Kelly, DKE, Baker, Dias, Osbourne

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Re: 2-0 down

By joetowny (Joe)26/10 16:31Mon Oct 26 16:31:20 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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fwiw i dont think the balance is right.
cheers for the names though
Baker ??? Osbourne thought saturday was his first game back ??
who are the ball winners out of them.
who is the lad from stratford .. impressed from the bit ive seen

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma26/10 16:31Mon Oct 26 16:31:53 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Carl Baker

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Re: 2-0 down

By joetowny (Joe)26/10 16:36Mon Oct 26 16:36:08 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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think hes only played a few minutes this season.
if hes the one that left and came back
most of them are "on the ball" players surely
we need someone imo to get it for them.
as ever time will tell. interesting chat though

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma26/10 11:21Mon Oct 26 11:21:38 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Yes would say so

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Re: 2-0 down

By Vernon Slain24/10 17:04Sat Oct 24 17:04:45 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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With what's going on around the world lately,I don't really know how footballers/sports people can concentrate on their pastimes.
My own opinion,for what it's worth,is that I just can't see this season going on for much longer,at the lower levels.

From Saint Jimmies's Park.

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Re: 2-0 down

By MJNB24/10 17:33Sat Oct 24 17:33:53 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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I know it’s not quite the same, but I had a good summer at cricket, because for those 6 hours or so on a Saturday it was a nice distraction from the world.

I would imagine our footballers are the same when the are on the pitch, generally focused on what they are doing.

I do agree in the grand scheme of things it’s not important mind.

Edited by MJNB at 17:34:32 on 24th October 2020

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Re: 2-0 down

By boropod (BoroughPod)24/10 17:22Sat Oct 24 17:22:41 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Agree, while I'm pissed off with JG as the worst manager we've had for many years, other things are more important.
I don't think this league can carry on for much longer.

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Re: 2-0 down

By blueandwhitemad24/10 16:58Sat Oct 24 16:58:47 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Apart from the usual sending off wonder what the excuses are today depressingly ..

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Re: 2-0 down

By stone ragma24/10 17:43Sat Oct 24 17:43:35 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Played as well as we could with ten men for most of the game, certainly no lack of effort from the players

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Re: 2-0 down

By 70s stalwart24/10 16:59Sat Oct 24 16:59:40 2020In response to Re: 2-0 down Top of thread

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Edited by 70s stalwart at 18:32:03 on 24th October 2020

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