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    Lord KitchenerLord Kitchener
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    I have read all the vitriol posted on here against young Neil Cox, and having listened to his interviews have come to a conclusion. This guy really wants to do right by this club. Unfortunately he is out of his depth, and no support is on offer.

    The chairman appears to be somehow hell bent on taking what was a decent L1 club that sometimes flirted with playoffs and promotion to the Championship, and taking it into the much lower non leagues. Perhaps his idea of success is a prolonged run in the FA Vase?

    I hope I’m wrong.

    #199802
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Maybe Cox isn’t the only one out of his depths?

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    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    As you say Northumbiron, Cox is not the only one that is out of his depth, but he has taken the job as Manager of our club, the others that are out of their depth have no influence so much as him on the well being of our club.

    We have gone into a team that only has ambitions of avoiding relegation, we have just had and are once again facing relegation. The team is turning out for matches, and playing the most defensive boring unentertaining football that our fans have ever been faced with, they are really pathetic. Cox selects the team, selects the playing style, makes the subs, and seems to be in charge of a pathetic squad that loses nearly every match that they play, so who is going to feel sorry for him???????I for one certainly are not. He should resign, along with Lllis and his brilliant goal keeping coach, because none of them have any idea how to turn the sad situation around at GP, the best thing all round would for him to get back to a National League team where he belongs, but don’t take our team with you.

    If Peter Swann does not make a statement on the pathetic status of our club this week, he should just throw the towelin, because him and his scouting team have landed us with the worst squad of so called players that the club have ever had, and worst thing is that along with some that are not bothered about our club, plus most of the others ado not provide fans wit the slightest scrap of entertainment or enjoyment.

    After following Scunny for over 69 years, this is the end of the road after this season, thats if we still have a club.

    #199807
    lesgeolesgeo
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    Up front, we have had ‘lumping the ball upfield to nobody’ – amazingly, that did not work.
    We have had Jarvis making precious little impact.
    We have had Loft gifting possession for fun.
    We have had an injured KVV.
    We have a MacAtee who is a shadow of last season’s player.

    Not too much of that is down to Cox unless he had taught them to play ‘hit and hope long balls’ which I frankly doubt.
    When the forwards don’t work – it has a knock on effect to both CM and wide players.
    Naturally, balls into the opposition box reduce dramatically.

    The main issue is that if the ball does not ‘stick’ up front – all else in your house of cards must inevitably collapse.

    The McGahey absence – perhaps to be compounded with no Onariase (!!!) sends shudders down my spine.

    In January, we need another CB and a CM general. Much as I respect both Spence and Beestin, I am now wondering if these two can work together. We can only know this with a functioning pair of forwards.
    We really need to have two forwards capable of holding the ball up top – coz if we bring just one in – what happens when the inevitable injury occurs?

    Personally, as a sticking plaster solution, I’d bring Green into the starting eleven for the moment.

    The GK situation is becoming a worry but the chances of yet another keeper being brought in are zero.

    So. We need four experienced in and probably a minimum of seven out. Chances?

    #199808
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    What do you mean by end of the road, is that you personally? BS.

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    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    You can’t “unsupport” a team after 60-70 years.

    Try it, it’s impossible!

    #199824
    mkironMK Iron
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    Agree NI. Lived away from the area for 35 years and couldn’t do it.

    Mind you we have been sh1te since I returned close to the town so maybe it’s time to move away again.

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    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    Guys, I have missewd one home match in the last `12 years and that was when I left my season ticket at home. This season has been a disaster, and it is the third one of this kind on the trot, it is even a pain sitting in comfort in my study watching it on ifollower, can anyone honestly say that they are enjoying it??, so what is the point in driving to GP, parking up at 13-30hrs, and sitting in the car till 14-40 to get a blue badge space near to my seat location. But as I just said, at 80 years of age there is no point freezing one’s rocks off when entertainment and enjoyment is not on offer, so after 69 years, maybe it is time to call it a dAY, WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK??? The 69 years have provided some great matches, and some poor one’s as well, but most off our teams always had players that were good to watch, andwe now appear to have players of very poor standard, and even some that are not giving their best, and no one seems to be capable of changing things, so why do some supporters think that it is wrong to blame to management???. When I say that I have supported Scunny for all these years, until the last three years or so, I also drove to probably 10 away games each season, which in some cases involved overnight hotel stays, so I think that I have done my bit ha ha!

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    Square Ball BullimoreSquare Ball Bullimore
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    Keep going Bartonscorpion, at 80 you’ve still got plenty of sting left.

    Football at the lower level is all about taking the bad times with the good.

    However, it would be nice when things return to normal if you could rock up to the ground and park in a blue badge space without sitting around waiting needlessly, that should be something the club can solve easily at little or no cost to them but a significant difference to you.

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    cassidystashcassidystash
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    “that should be something the club can solve easily at little or no cost to them but a significant difference to you.”

    There are a number of issues that could apply to. Who knows maybe the ground closure will have given the opportunity for action. Maybe some brand new markings in the car park and stewards to enforce them – could be your Christmas present from the club barton?

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    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    I’ve noticed a number of pubs & cafes in my area that have taken advantage of closure to redecorate and/or do maintenance work.

    It will be interesting to see if SUFC have undertaken similar improvements since the turnstiles closed in March.

    Or are we waiting for NLC to grant full planning permission for the refurbishment/rebuild?

    #199853
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Not holding my breath that any improvements have been made. I’d be pleasantly surprised if they had.

    #199854
    IronaweIronawe
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    I believe they’ve added a creche for the new chief scout

    #199856
    PaulSanfran49
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    By the time supporters are back I wonder how many more of our staff moved to Bradford !

    #199869
    bartonscorpionbartonscorpion
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    No iron-awe, the creche is for our players that want away from the club, they will be given a dummy and a play pen and a football, they can then sulk in peace.

    Ther is no problem with yellow car park marking Cass, it was all re-done last year, but as you say, the car park could do with the old guy that used to control it, he was a right stickler and checked my badge every match without fail, the present one’s don’t give a toss.

    You never know square-balls, when supporters are back I might easyly change my mind, and sit and watch the crap as usual, or maybe just select games and weather conditions and then decide.

    #199873
    FerriteFerrite
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    It will be interesting to see if SUFC have undertaken similar improvements since the turnstiles closed in March.

    Or are we waiting for NLC to grant full planning permission for the refurbishment/rebuild?

    There are plenty of things which could have been done at any point over the last 7 years but given we’re going to be moving into a new stadium any moment now I guess there’s no point.

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