The Takeover & the future

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  1. Sunderpitt

    Sunderpitt Well-Known Member

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    I do think we have some good players in the squad. Two of the younger ones, Hume and Diamond will get better as they play more games.
    We have enough decent enough players to cover the back four. Although personally I have doubts about the keepers.

    Midfield...hmm, I am 68 and I may well be quicker than Leads, but in his favour I reckon he is the best passer of the ball and I reckon should take most of the free kicks and corners. Power, Scowen, etc run around a lot, but somebody in midfield needs to score goals, Scowen misses a lot of chances but at least he has run into good positions, a plus for him as the CFs struggle to anticipate where the ball might go.

    I think there is general agreement that with Wyke the pick of a bad lot we have poor strikers.

    Watching last night I wondered if that is what Mcgeady and Diamond have decided as they seem to like to pass and run off each other and miss out the carthorses in the middle.

    So strikers, creative midfielder and probably a keeper.
     
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  2. Rhinos Legend

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    Good goal last night from Shankland for Dundee.

     
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  3. T_Bone

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    I sincerely hope you are right !
     
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  4. alan reed

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    . How many corners do we take that don’t get past the first defender, no wonder we hardly ever score from corners
     
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  5. Smug in Boots

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    I can remember the roar, from the Fulwell End, when we'd get corners ...

    ... these days a 'dead ball' means exactly that.

    You're right, it needs sorting out.
     
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  6. Iain

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    It wasn't just corners mate, when I started going to roker park in 1987 ( I know what a season that turned into) it was whenever the ball was played out wide in the opponents half the volume went up 10 fold, you always thought something could happen
     
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  7. Sunderpitt

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    CHARLIE...CHARLIE....CHARLIE
     
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  8. Montysoptician

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    There used to be a chant go up "OOh it's a corner, OOh it's a corner" <laugh> Now no one gives a toss, because we invariably hit the first man or over hit to the back with no one there.
     
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  9. Lozza80

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    there is such thing as flexible furlough now though , if they are only claiming for hours he is unable to work then there isn't an issue
     
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  10. flandersmackem

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    I know the guy was very limited .....but....Big Mel Holden was great at corners...big bustling lad..caused all kinds pf problems, but 95% of the time he cocked it up...but when he got it right, it was great
     
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  11. rooch 3

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    I actually loved Mel and Don Goodman.
     
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  12. flandersmackem

    flandersmackem Well-Known Member

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    When Big Mel was around, we had Bob Lee as well....The twin Towers of Sunderland
     
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  13. rooch 3

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    I remember us buying Bob from Leicester they really loved him my mates are Leicester supporters and they were sick as hell.
     
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  14. Mav3rick

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    I agree it isn't going to take much to make us competitive and start winning games as we are actually hard to beat. I just can't see how we can't get better with good coaching and training as PP obviously didn't have a clue on how to set up the team. I'm actually looking forward to the rest of the season.
     
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  15. The Berk

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    Come on you reds
    Come on you reds
    Come on you reds.........
    The North Stand was the same in the first few seasons, the South Stand should bring it back.
     
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  16. Hawyatt Earp

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    Are we there yet?
     
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  17. rooch 3

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    You would probably know if wearside wanderer was still here but he’s not <ok>
     
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  18. Gil T Azell

    Gil T Azell Well-Known Member

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    Neither were mine but I take on board what old newton said.
     
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  19. OldNewtown

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    I seem to recall an article / interview mentioned at one point he was working something like16hr days and that his wife was less than impressed.
    Don't ask me where from I've no idea and before anyone else says it, no I'm not him :emoticon-0102-bigsm
     
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  20. Lewberry Pie

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    i don't think that's exclusive to us, I'm sure I've read in the past that teams are so effective defensively from corners now that you're more likely to concede from a corner than score from one.
     
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