Search found 1343 matches

by tmesis
29 Aug 2020 20:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović
Replies: 422
Views: 34049

Re: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović

It’s the pure arrogance of Dai that gets me...the arrogance that he expects his club to be promoted and the naiveity in how that goal is achieved. Chucking money doesn’t always work, in fact it rarely works in the Championship. It’s a vastly competitive league and it generally takes years of buildi...
by tmesis
29 Aug 2020 15:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: FFP? what?
Replies: 28
Views: 3333

Re: FFP? what?

What is the objective of FFP? Stop clubs spending beyond their means and screwing themselves/relying upon owners? If that is the objective, it has clearly failed. If the Dais were to walk away now and take the stadium and training ground they own with them, we'd be oxf*rd. Yet we haven't breached F...
by tmesis
27 Aug 2020 14:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Shall we just set up the phoenix club now?
Replies: 37
Views: 3514

Re: Shall we just set up the phoenix club now?

Yes, AFC Wimbledon. When Wimbledon effectively ceased to exist, AFC Wimbledon were all intents and purposes the replacement for a folded club. They started playing the ninth tier in 2002, They didn't just replace Wimbledon. MK Dons took there place. Technically, yes, but the the club located in sou...
by tmesis
26 Aug 2020 13:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Shall we just set up the phoenix club now?
Replies: 37
Views: 3514

Re: Shall we just set up the phoenix club now?

In all seriousness, how many people are going to watch a make-shift team deep in the bowels of the pyramid at the irredeemable craphole of Scours Lane? With the exception of folded clubs (and FC United), has a single "fans' club" risen from their very modest start? Yes, AFC Wimbledon. Whe...
by tmesis
25 Aug 2020 21:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Shall we just set up the phoenix club now?
Replies: 37
Views: 3514

Re: Shall we just set up the phoenix club now?

In all seriousness, how many people are going to watch a make-shift team deep in the bowels of the pyramid at the irredeemable craphole of Scours Lane? With the exception of folded clubs (and FC United), has a single "fans' club" risen from their very modest start? Ebbsfleet? They are Gra...
by tmesis
25 Aug 2020 21:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Shall we just set up the phoenix club now?
Replies: 37
Views: 3514

Re: Shall we just set up the phoenix club now?

In all seriousness, how many people are going to watch a make-shift team deep in the bowels of the pyramid at the irredeemable craphole of Scours Lane?

With the exception of folded clubs (and FC United), has a single "fans' club" risen from their very modest start?
by tmesis
25 Aug 2020 18:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović
Replies: 422
Views: 34049

Re: (Soon to be) CONFIMRED - Aleksandar Stanojević

Zip No idea whether the Tottenham friendly goes ahead which is ridiculous. I wish the new fellah well but suspect he will be gone by next Spring.

If true, I can't imagine they'd be too impressed
by tmesis
25 Aug 2020 12:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Howe out
Replies: 84
Views: 8081

Re: Rumour: Howe out

royalp-we
royalp-we
Pepe the Horseman Yup, random Portuguese with a similar CV to Jose Gomes would be my guess.


...or the ex-Beijing Rehne boss (Aleksandar Stanojević).

What a shambles.



Telegraph now reporting this.

His record while there... W4 D2 L12

Sounds perfect
by tmesis
02 Aug 2020 16:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 367
Views: 47590

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

The other thing on Brentford is the owners pay 0 attention to the table. They see that as a false way to evaluate how well a team is doing and focus almost entirely on statistical analysis. Much like our famous "false 3rd" the owner says the table lies. It lies due to the luck involved in...
by tmesis
02 Aug 2020 11:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 367
Views: 47590

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

The Brentford model is a good one and would be nice if we adopted similar. They’ve done well but it’s also by no means a guaranteed model that works forever, although they do very well scouting and buying players an they need at good prices no one can ever know you buy a player for X million and he...
by tmesis
02 Aug 2020 08:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 367
Views: 47590

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

It's more that all it takes is a bit of bad luck than they're succeeding through luck. But you'd have to say they got a bit lucky to have two players at once to sell quite so big. The point remains that just coughing up for Ejaria isn't really their model. Buying with a view to selling on will neve...
by tmesis
01 Aug 2020 23:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 367
Views: 47590

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

Unfortunately this is Hobnob. Back in the real world your case makes perfect sense. If Brentford’s strategy doesn’t amount to sound financial stability in the crazy world of football finance, God knows what that says about all those fretting over points deductions as the bulldozers arrive at Griffi...
by tmesis
31 Jul 2020 12:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dai Yongge in trouble with Chinese government
Replies: 93
Views: 11196

Re: Dai Yongge in trouble with Chinese government

We’re no worse off than if SJM had succumbed to a heart attack at any point after he took us on. this is genuine nonsense we are now in debt to a much larger degree, and dont own our own ground or training ground that was not the case under JMW Agreed, apart from JMW never running us. There doesn't...
by tmesis
30 Jul 2020 20:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dai Yongge in trouble with Chinese government
Replies: 93
Views: 11196

Re: Dai Yongge in trouble with Chinese government

We all know the only billionaires investing in football are from dodgy Arab states, China and Russia etc looking to launder their criminal proceeds right? You've just got to hope they don't get caught whilst they're holding you. At least this lot are genuinely ploughing their ill gotten gains throu...
by tmesis
28 Jul 2020 21:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen's Tenure
Replies: 201
Views: 16191

Re: Bowen's Tenure

Whoever we have in the job next season, if the playing staff has the kind of cull that, at the moment, is looking likely, staying up will be an achievement. Despite that, I suspect that if we struggle, people will say it's down to Bowen. Personally I think he's done 'OK'. He's not excelled, but why ...
by tmesis
27 Jul 2020 11:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 926
Views: 57368

Re: Season 20/21

Football as we know it is finished , couple of years there'll just be the Premiershite and the Championship aka Premiershite League B , Div 1 and Div 2 are sadly doomed Covid provided the biggest rusty nail in the biggest coffin we could ever imagine Lower leagues may become regionalised and/or par...
by tmesis
25 Jul 2020 15:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5198
Views: 678327

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Next season it the centenary of our League membership, although I'm not sure how a 1920/21 revival kit of navy stripes with navy shorts would go down with the fans. Was that our original kit? I would go for a remake of whatever our first kit was. We can have a break in hooped kits for one season. T...
by tmesis
23 Jul 2020 07:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen
Replies: 215
Views: 9443

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen

To be honest I could well see the owners moving Bowen back upstairs but something irks me about sacking a manager without a full transfer window and pre-season, and frankly I'm sick of sacking managers If we were losing with some kind of fight and passion or losing but playing nice football and cre...
by tmesis
22 Jul 2020 23:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen
Replies: 215
Views: 9443

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen

12 home defeats is a new club record, isn't it?
by tmesis
21 Jul 2020 15:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 1014
Views: 62623

Re: Squad for 2020/21

If he wants to play in a serious competitive league and not the MLS he would have to drop his demands. There's not a lot wrong with MLS these days. Good crowds, plenty of decent players, and I dare say the cities are probably nicer than the average Championship club's home town. But the cities ther...
It is currently 11 Apr 2021 10:40