Nigel's Done One

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  1. NaNaNa

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    Dont be daft. The games moved on immeasurably in 17 years and we're quite literally in a different league to the one we were in back then.

    I've no real problem with us getting freebies and loans provided they work well in the squad and, dare I say it, improve it. I'ts probably fair to surmise that Adkins or any other manager worth their weight for that matter would want a transfer budget to work with to remain competitive in the Championship. Even if that budget wasn't a concrete figure, maybe just a percentage of what the club raise in player sales.
     
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  2. robingram02

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    They play pretty direct by all accounts, which has worked for them at Lincoln.
     
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  3. spesupersydera

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    After watching them do a number on Burnley in the cup fixture at Turf Moor it was just like being transported back to the days of Reames and Beck - all that was missing that day was the ****ing air-raid siren <doh>
     
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  4. Steven Toast

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    It was a reference to Alastair Crowley and his love of all things hellish.
     
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  5. Urika Peece.

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    Adkins said he had no problem with the budget for players. So I don't know what your point is ?
    Mine was there was a time when we had nothing but freebies and loan players at Fer Ark, as some like to call it and many claim it was a golden time following Hull City. I didn't. The game is still the same and there are plenty of clubs who still operate like that.
    We as a club have moved on yet, as my post said but there are many on here who fondly recall those days as though it was a golden era.
     
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  6. Newland Tiger

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    I fondly look back on loads of things, doesn't mean I want to go back there
     
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  7. City Man

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    It was like a comfort blanket for some.

    Simon Trevitt's lugs ?!?!?! Ha ha ha woo hoo !

    Rust flakes in your hair when the ball hits Best Stand roof ! It happened to all of us!

    Sticker on '****wit' Dolan's head !

    Ankle deep in piss in Kempton bogs !

    Humour in adversity by all means, but for some it became comfortably numb and they became institutionalised - accepting ****ness as our natural level.

    FER ARK - how hilarious is that ! Our illuminated sign doesn't work.

    Why do people remember it fondly ffs?

    It's almost like people revelled in our failure.
     
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  8. Quill

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    I like the idea of someone going one-on-one with George Long only for Long to turn into some sort of hellbeast and rip the striker's legs off.
     
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  9. Leon T Trout AFC

    Leon T Trout AFC Well-Known Member

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    Re: Lincoln.

    Yes, we’re in a bad way. Badly led and all that goes with it.

    But, even if we were in Division 4, we’d be bigger club and a more attractive club (for an ambitious manager) than ****ing non-league yo-yo merchants like Lincoln.

    It’s embarrassing that some are somehow making out the opposite.

    What good will come of doing that? Where's your self re-cocking-spect?
     
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  10. originallambrettaman

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    Yet, bizarrely, the Cowley brothers still won't leave Lincoln to join us.
     
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  11. City Man

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    Big fish in a small pond there, zero expectations or pressure.

    Bumpkin locals just cock a hoop to be in the League ffs.

    Where have all their new fans come from?
     
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  12. LeftSaidFred

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    Oh nothing to do with not coming here because of the Allams then? Perish the thought.
     
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  13. Leon T Trout AFC

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    It’s not a straight forward equation.

    Surviving League 1 = success for them and achievable.

    Power resides with them -doesn’t happen often in football, and they can wait it out for a genuinely bigger job.

    Coming here = much bigger challenge in, likely, trying circumstances.
     
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  14. City Man

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    I've no idea.That's one for the brothers to answer.

    Perhaps they find commuting from Essex to Hull a bridge (parp !) too far?
     
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  15. originallambrettaman

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    I'd put a fair few quid, on their reason for not coming to us, being absolutely **** all to do with a lack of ambition.
     
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  16. Leon T Trout AFC

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    If manangers don't come here it'll be primarily down to wages and budget offered.

    Not much else.
     
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  17. Urika Peece.

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    Remember Adam Pearson chasing and eventually getting Phil Parkinson when he was doing the business at some lowly club at the time. Was it Colchester ? Much grinding of teeth and foot stamping from the locals and possibly even some compo to Colchester before we eventually got the 'next big thing in management'
    He was so far advanced with his coaching methods, or so we were told, that the players went on strike within weeks if him arriving claiming he didn't know what day it was. On the touchline he was so far out of his depth he was seen wearing a life jacket. Gone before bonfire night.
     
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  18. originallambrettaman

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    Or down to the high likelihood of it knocking their career back a few years, which is why the Cowleys won't entertain it and why we'll end up with someone who's been out of work for three years and is gagging for a job.
     
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  19. Leon T Trout AFC

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    I think we'll probably end up with an also-ran too.

    But to not risk repeating myself, see above posts as to why they won't actually come = money.
     
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  20. Urika Peece.

    Urika Peece. Well-Known Member

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    Like Nigel Adkins ?
     
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