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Albion heading for fixture nightmare

The Argus: Oscar Garcia's men could play four away games in a row Oscar Garcia's men could play four away games in a row

Albion are heading for a fixture nightmare which could damage their Championship promotion chances if Charlton continue to progress in the FA Cup.

The play-off chasing Seagulls are due to tackle relegation-threatened Charlton at the Amex on April 12.

The FA Cup semi-finals are scheduled for that weekend and Charlton are at League One Sheffield United in the quarter-finals on Sunday.

If Chris Powell’s strugglers go through then Albion’s game against them will have to be rearranged.

Charlton, already playing catch-up due to problems with The Valley pitch, have a full programme of midweek matches through to the end of the season.

Losing the Charlton date would leave the Seagulls with a headache to squeeze the game in.

It could also mean four away games in a row against Blackburn, Barnsley, Leicester and Huddersfield in the first 18 days of April.

The Football League will not tamper with the end-of-season schedule by allowing Albion and Charlton to play after the final day on May 3.

Those matches kick-off simultaneously at 12.15 pm to ensure no teams involved in promotion and relegation issues are handed an advantage. Albion had to postpone their match at Blackburn twice because of their run through to the fifth round of the FA Cup. The clash at Ewood Park now takes place on April 1.

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5:59am Wed 5 Mar 14

albionfan33 says...

who fancies poyol joining in the summer?
who fancies poyol joining in the summer? albionfan33
  • Score: -6

6:45am Wed 5 Mar 14

Alfie T says...

albionfan33 wrote:
who fancies poyol joining in the summer?
At 35 and two dodgy knees, I think he will be hanging his boots up,and deservedly so, great player for club and country.
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: who fancies poyol joining in the summer?[/p][/quote]At 35 and two dodgy knees, I think he will be hanging his boots up,and deservedly so, great player for club and country. Alfie T
  • Score: 9

6:52am Wed 5 Mar 14

Albion In Staffs says...

albionfan33 wrote:
who fancies poyol joining in the summer?
Not me.
[quote][p][bold]albionfan33[/bold] wrote: who fancies poyol joining in the summer?[/p][/quote]Not me. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

6:58am Wed 5 Mar 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Funny, but 10 days ago, we were striving to give ourselves that same 'problem' and now it's potentially an issue?
Thankfully, this is not a story substantiated by anyone at the club. I'm fed up with players and managers who begin a season with eyes on major prizes, who then moan about consequent fixture congestion. Get on with it!
And I'm sure OG is the type of bloke who will...
Funny, but 10 days ago, we were striving to give ourselves that same 'problem' and now it's potentially an issue? Thankfully, this is not a story substantiated by anyone at the club. I'm fed up with players and managers who begin a season with eyes on major prizes, who then moan about consequent fixture congestion. Get on with it! And I'm sure OG is the type of bloke who will... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 19

8:21am Wed 5 Mar 14

pjwilk says...

Two games in a week whats the problem,Oscar can do his team rotation that does not work..No excuses just win games with a settled strongest team.
Two games in a week whats the problem,Oscar can do his team rotation that does not work..No excuses just win games with a settled strongest team. pjwilk
  • Score: -4

8:23am Wed 5 Mar 14

pjwilk says...

pjwilk wrote:
Two games in a week whats the problem,Oscar can do his team rotation that does not work..No excuses just win games with a settled strongest team.
Just playing football seems a nightmare for Oscar and NJ.Man up.
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Two games in a week whats the problem,Oscar can do his team rotation that does not work..No excuses just win games with a settled strongest team.[/p][/quote]Just playing football seems a nightmare for Oscar and NJ.Man up. pjwilk
  • Score: -15

8:27am Wed 5 Mar 14

Albion fan in London says...

Two headings from our beloved Argus on The Albion this morning first one read... "worries" the next one "nightmare"

How about some half full news Andy and co? CMS update? Will Hoskins what he may bring to the party soon? Jesse Lingard how he has been doing this week in training? Bumper crowds expected for this weekend and at QPR? Milestone appearances coming up for some of our players?

Anyway I'm not a journalist nor do I profess to be one but we are doing alright at the moment and a number of the teams above us in the league are having a massive wobble (oh there's another positive)

Have a GREAT day!!!

UTA
Two headings from our beloved Argus on The Albion this morning first one read... "worries" the next one "nightmare" How about some half full news Andy and co? CMS update? Will Hoskins what he may bring to the party soon? Jesse Lingard how he has been doing this week in training? Bumper crowds expected for this weekend and at QPR? Milestone appearances coming up for some of our players? Anyway I'm not a journalist nor do I profess to be one but we are doing alright at the moment and a number of the teams above us in the league are having a massive wobble (oh there's another positive) Have a GREAT day!!! UTA Albion fan in London
  • Score: 9

8:37am Wed 5 Mar 14

farside says...

Albion fan in London wrote:
Two headings from our beloved Argus on The Albion this morning first one read... "worries" the next one "nightmare"

How about some half full news Andy and co? CMS update? Will Hoskins what he may bring to the party soon? Jesse Lingard how he has been doing this week in training? Bumper crowds expected for this weekend and at QPR? Milestone appearances coming up for some of our players?

Anyway I'm not a journalist nor do I profess to be one but we are doing alright at the moment and a number of the teams above us in the league are having a massive wobble (oh there's another positive)

Have a GREAT day!!!

UTA
CMS injured and not training
Hoskins being reviewed after 60 minutes in a bad defeat for DS on Monday.
Lingard not available to train as away with U-21's.

Half full enough(LOL)?
UTA
[quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: Two headings from our beloved Argus on The Albion this morning first one read... "worries" the next one "nightmare" How about some half full news Andy and co? CMS update? Will Hoskins what he may bring to the party soon? Jesse Lingard how he has been doing this week in training? Bumper crowds expected for this weekend and at QPR? Milestone appearances coming up for some of our players? Anyway I'm not a journalist nor do I profess to be one but we are doing alright at the moment and a number of the teams above us in the league are having a massive wobble (oh there's another positive) Have a GREAT day!!! UTA[/p][/quote]CMS injured and not training Hoskins being reviewed after 60 minutes in a bad defeat for DS on Monday. Lingard not available to train as away with U-21's. Half full enough(LOL)? UTA farside
  • Score: 1

8:43am Wed 5 Mar 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

re Lingard, better ask Gareth Southgate how he's doing in training.....think before you moan !!
re Lingard, better ask Gareth Southgate how he's doing in training.....think before you moan !! Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: -3

8:49am Wed 5 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

farside wrote:
Albion fan in London wrote:
Two headings from our beloved Argus on The Albion this morning first one read... "worries" the next one "nightmare"

How about some half full news Andy and co? CMS update? Will Hoskins what he may bring to the party soon? Jesse Lingard how he has been doing this week in training? Bumper crowds expected for this weekend and at QPR? Milestone appearances coming up for some of our players?

Anyway I'm not a journalist nor do I profess to be one but we are doing alright at the moment and a number of the teams above us in the league are having a massive wobble (oh there's another positive)

Have a GREAT day!!!

UTA
CMS injured and not training
Hoskins being reviewed after 60 minutes in a bad defeat for DS on Monday.
Lingard not available to train as away with U-21's.

Half full enough(LOL)?
UTA
Think you can write off cms and Hoskins for season, I would prefer both to maybe get a cameo 15 minutes or so , but I can't see where either would start? Is cms going to play on the wing? I honestly can't see OG going with a change of system, if you put either player in the side are you doing that to give him a game or are you dropping someone to play him?
I have to wonder if club renew Hoskins contract, maybe give him 6 month deal ? Can the club afford to keep him? Let's suppose he is on 6k a week, that's £300,000 since his injury, add another 6 months and the bill is £450,000
I see Leicester lost 34 million year up to may 2013 and they say they can meet FFP ?
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion fan in London[/bold] wrote: Two headings from our beloved Argus on The Albion this morning first one read... "worries" the next one "nightmare" How about some half full news Andy and co? CMS update? Will Hoskins what he may bring to the party soon? Jesse Lingard how he has been doing this week in training? Bumper crowds expected for this weekend and at QPR? Milestone appearances coming up for some of our players? Anyway I'm not a journalist nor do I profess to be one but we are doing alright at the moment and a number of the teams above us in the league are having a massive wobble (oh there's another positive) Have a GREAT day!!! UTA[/p][/quote]CMS injured and not training Hoskins being reviewed after 60 minutes in a bad defeat for DS on Monday. Lingard not available to train as away with U-21's. Half full enough(LOL)? UTA[/p][/quote]Think you can write off cms and Hoskins for season, I would prefer both to maybe get a cameo 15 minutes or so , but I can't see where either would start? Is cms going to play on the wing? I honestly can't see OG going with a change of system, if you put either player in the side are you doing that to give him a game or are you dropping someone to play him? I have to wonder if club renew Hoskins contract, maybe give him 6 month deal ? Can the club afford to keep him? Let's suppose he is on 6k a week, that's £300,000 since his injury, add another 6 months and the bill is £450,000 I see Leicester lost 34 million year up to may 2013 and they say they can meet FFP ? mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

9:20am Wed 5 Mar 14

woodcroft says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Funny, but 10 days ago, we were striving to give ourselves that same 'problem' and now it's potentially an issue?
Thankfully, this is not a story substantiated by anyone at the club. I'm fed up with players and managers who begin a season with eyes on major prizes, who then moan about consequent fixture congestion. Get on with it!
And I'm sure OG is the type of bloke who will...
I have noticed the posts from "Albion in Staffs", in nearly all cases he gives considered an sensible comments, this is another.
Must be something to do with those of us that are Midlands based, although in my case the East!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: Funny, but 10 days ago, we were striving to give ourselves that same 'problem' and now it's potentially an issue? Thankfully, this is not a story substantiated by anyone at the club. I'm fed up with players and managers who begin a season with eyes on major prizes, who then moan about consequent fixture congestion. Get on with it! And I'm sure OG is the type of bloke who will...[/p][/quote]I have noticed the posts from "Albion in Staffs", in nearly all cases he gives considered an sensible comments, this is another. Must be something to do with those of us that are Midlands based, although in my case the East! woodcroft
  • Score: 3

9:20am Wed 5 Mar 14

woodcroft says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
Funny, but 10 days ago, we were striving to give ourselves that same 'problem' and now it's potentially an issue?
Thankfully, this is not a story substantiated by anyone at the club. I'm fed up with players and managers who begin a season with eyes on major prizes, who then moan about consequent fixture congestion. Get on with it!
And I'm sure OG is the type of bloke who will...
I have noticed the posts from "Albion in Staffs", in nearly all cases he gives considered an sensible comments, this is another.
Must be something to do with those of us that are Midlands based, although in my case the East!
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: Funny, but 10 days ago, we were striving to give ourselves that same 'problem' and now it's potentially an issue? Thankfully, this is not a story substantiated by anyone at the club. I'm fed up with players and managers who begin a season with eyes on major prizes, who then moan about consequent fixture congestion. Get on with it! And I'm sure OG is the type of bloke who will...[/p][/quote]I have noticed the posts from "Albion in Staffs", in nearly all cases he gives considered an sensible comments, this is another. Must be something to do with those of us that are Midlands based, although in my case the East! woodcroft
  • Score: 2

10:45am Wed 5 Mar 14

wiseman of hove says...

It was depressing enough reading about the Augustein farce yesterday - now we get the excuses trotted out by Andy Naylorf for why we might not make it this year. So what if two games have to be played in a week.
It was depressing enough reading about the Augustein farce yesterday - now we get the excuses trotted out by Andy Naylorf for why we might not make it this year. So what if two games have to be played in a week. wiseman of hove
  • Score: 2

12:44pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Albion In Staffs says...

woodcroft wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
Funny, but 10 days ago, we were striving to give ourselves that same 'problem' and now it's potentially an issue?
Thankfully, this is not a story substantiated by anyone at the club. I'm fed up with players and managers who begin a season with eyes on major prizes, who then moan about consequent fixture congestion. Get on with it!
And I'm sure OG is the type of bloke who will...
I have noticed the posts from "Albion in Staffs", in nearly all cases he gives considered an sensible comments, this is another.
Must be something to do with those of us that are Midlands based, although in my case the East!
Well thank you Woodcroft, it's appreciated! From previous parts of my life I could have been "Albion in... Leicester/ Nottingham" so I'm assuming we can wrap it all up as just 'the midlands'?!
[quote][p][bold]woodcroft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: Funny, but 10 days ago, we were striving to give ourselves that same 'problem' and now it's potentially an issue? Thankfully, this is not a story substantiated by anyone at the club. I'm fed up with players and managers who begin a season with eyes on major prizes, who then moan about consequent fixture congestion. Get on with it! And I'm sure OG is the type of bloke who will...[/p][/quote]I have noticed the posts from "Albion in Staffs", in nearly all cases he gives considered an sensible comments, this is another. Must be something to do with those of us that are Midlands based, although in my case the East![/p][/quote]Well thank you Woodcroft, it's appreciated! From previous parts of my life I could have been "Albion in... Leicester/ Nottingham" so I'm assuming we can wrap it all up as just 'the midlands'?! Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 2

1:03pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Major Bloodboil says...

It wasn't that long ago that teams played Good Friday, The day after and then two days later on Bank Holiday Monday! Those were the days when squad rotation was not even thought about and the same team was put out for all three matches barring injuries. Therefore I can't see the problem now although it's true that 4 away matches in a row would be tough. They'll just have to get on with it!
It wasn't that long ago that teams played Good Friday, The day after and then two days later on Bank Holiday Monday! Those were the days when squad rotation was not even thought about and the same team was put out for all three matches barring injuries. Therefore I can't see the problem now although it's true that 4 away matches in a row would be tough. They'll just have to get on with it! Major Bloodboil
  • Score: 0

2:05pm Wed 5 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Even without the Charlton question there is a lot of football to be played between now and the end of the season, and every single match will have an impact on what happens next year. Every time we can take to the field with a line up that threatens at the front, looks solid at the back and has a midfield that can assist both, we will have a chance of three points. Squad rotation out of choice rather than necessity can only help.
We can all harken back to the days when a lot of football was played by the same players match after match, and in quick succession, but the game today is faster and way more technical. The rules today are different, the awarded points are different, a win has more impact than back in the day, even the ball is different. To compare yesterday with today is like comparing apples to oranges, both fruits but both very different.

A place in the top six this year will be decided by squad rotation, one way or the other even if we don't have any key players dropping out injured, the rotation might actually save a player from injury. Our lads are going to have to give their all THIS month if we are going to have a chance of a top six finish, and then do even more next month to make it happen, all of them will need some fuel left in the tank for the final month. This could be the most important two months of Oscar's managerial career, to say nothing of how important it is for the players. I would hope that Oscar is looking for an extra center back, as a squad I still feel that we are short one player and given the amount of matches to get played in the allotted time, we should address this shortage.
Even without the Charlton question there is a lot of football to be played between now and the end of the season, and every single match will have an impact on what happens next year. Every time we can take to the field with a line up that threatens at the front, looks solid at the back and has a midfield that can assist both, we will have a chance of three points. Squad rotation out of choice rather than necessity can only help. We can all harken back to the days when a lot of football was played by the same players match after match, and in quick succession, but the game today is faster and way more technical. The rules today are different, the awarded points are different, a win has more impact than back in the day, even the ball is different. To compare yesterday with today is like comparing apples to oranges, both fruits but both very different. A place in the top six this year will be decided by squad rotation, one way or the other even if we don't have any key players dropping out injured, the rotation might actually save a player from injury. Our lads are going to have to give their all THIS month if we are going to have a chance of a top six finish, and then do even more next month to make it happen, all of them will need some fuel left in the tank for the final month. This could be the most important two months of Oscar's managerial career, to say nothing of how important it is for the players. I would hope that Oscar is looking for an extra center back, as a squad I still feel that we are short one player and given the amount of matches to get played in the allotted time, we should address this shortage. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

2:36pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Major Bloodboil wrote:
It wasn't that long ago that teams played Good Friday, The day after and then two days later on Bank Holiday Monday! Those were the days when squad rotation was not even thought about and the same team was put out for all three matches barring injuries. Therefore I can't see the problem now although it's true that 4 away matches in a row would be tough. They'll just have to get on with it!
Yeah, back in the good old days when players were routinely crippled before they hit 30...
[quote][p][bold]Major Bloodboil[/bold] wrote: It wasn't that long ago that teams played Good Friday, The day after and then two days later on Bank Holiday Monday! Those were the days when squad rotation was not even thought about and the same team was put out for all three matches barring injuries. Therefore I can't see the problem now although it's true that 4 away matches in a row would be tough. They'll just have to get on with it![/p][/quote]Yeah, back in the good old days when players were routinely crippled before they hit 30... Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

4:37pm Wed 5 Mar 14

fratsomrover says...

Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Major Bloodboil wrote:
It wasn't that long ago that teams played Good Friday, The day after and then two days later on Bank Holiday Monday! Those were the days when squad rotation was not even thought about and the same team was put out for all three matches barring injuries. Therefore I can't see the problem now although it's true that 4 away matches in a row would be tough. They'll just have to get on with it!
Yeah, back in the good old days when players were routinely crippled before they hit 30...
I dont recall Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, Johnny Haynes, etc etc being crippled at 30. Neither Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Teddy Sherringham.
Nothing wrong with two games a week. Anyway, looking at Charlton's plight, they may be having to play 3 times a week to catch up on their postponements, which could be to our advantage
[quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Bloodboil[/bold] wrote: It wasn't that long ago that teams played Good Friday, The day after and then two days later on Bank Holiday Monday! Those were the days when squad rotation was not even thought about and the same team was put out for all three matches barring injuries. Therefore I can't see the problem now although it's true that 4 away matches in a row would be tough. They'll just have to get on with it![/p][/quote]Yeah, back in the good old days when players were routinely crippled before they hit 30...[/p][/quote]I dont recall Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, Johnny Haynes, etc etc being crippled at 30. Neither Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Teddy Sherringham. Nothing wrong with two games a week. Anyway, looking at Charlton's plight, they may be having to play 3 times a week to catch up on their postponements, which could be to our advantage fratsomrover
  • Score: 1

6:11pm Wed 5 Mar 14

gordongull says...

We have played 32 matches in 30 weeks.
We are about to play 14 matches in 8 weeks.
Even allowing for Cup competitions, it would be easy to get the impression that planning is not the Football League's strong point.
On the plus side, several of our competitors have played the same number of games. They are also faced with a fixture 'nightmare', especially Wigan who are still in the Cup.
All the others, (with the exception of Charlton), have one game fewer than us to play. Does that qualify them for nightmare status as well?
If so, the run-in is pretty much the same for everyone.
We have played 32 matches in 30 weeks. We are about to play 14 matches in 8 weeks. Even allowing for Cup competitions, it would be easy to get the impression that planning is not the Football League's strong point. On the plus side, several of our competitors have played the same number of games. They are also faced with a fixture 'nightmare', especially Wigan who are still in the Cup. All the others, (with the exception of Charlton), have one game fewer than us to play. Does that qualify them for nightmare status as well? If so, the run-in is pretty much the same for everyone. gordongull
  • Score: 1

6:13pm Wed 5 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

I had held out hope that if Lingard enjoyed his time with us, hit the net a few times and got plenty of on field action, that he might sign come the summer, on reading his most recent comment it would seem that it won't happen.
This lad clearly has his eyes set on playing prem level football and most likely with United, perhaps if we get promoted he might then consider signing for us, that is if we could afford him.
I had held out hope that if Lingard enjoyed his time with us, hit the net a few times and got plenty of on field action, that he might sign come the summer, on reading his most recent comment it would seem that it won't happen. This lad clearly has his eyes set on playing prem level football and most likely with United, perhaps if we get promoted he might then consider signing for us, that is if we could afford him. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

6:17pm Wed 5 Mar 14

gordongull says...

(That' 32 played in the League, of course).
(That' 32 played in the League, of course). gordongull
  • Score: 1

6:29pm Wed 5 Mar 14

kwaidam says...

Can someone please tell me if kaz has an injury.. He didn't play at the den and wasn't in the squad. Did he pick up a knock at hull. Sorry, must have missed something... .? Couldn't find anything anywhere. Was at den and we could have done with his pace...
Can someone please tell me if kaz has an injury.. He didn't play at the den and wasn't in the squad. Did he pick up a knock at hull. Sorry, must have missed something... .? Couldn't find anything anywhere. Was at den and we could have done with his pace... kwaidam
  • Score: 0

6:36pm Wed 5 Mar 14

gordongull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I had held out hope that if Lingard enjoyed his time with us, hit the net a few times and got plenty of on field action, that he might sign come the summer, on reading his most recent comment it would seem that it won't happen.
This lad clearly has his eyes set on playing prem level football and most likely with United, perhaps if we get promoted he might then consider signing for us, that is if we could afford him.
You've persevered with this one Vegas, and the phrase that springs to mind is 'wildly over-optimistic'.
Jesse will be playing first team football for Man-U next season, and the reason he is here is to gain first team experience in preparation for that .
With all due respect to B&HA, I can't figure out why you might think he would consider that a permanent move to us would advance his career.
Even your more speculative opinions usually carry some plausibility, but you lost the plot with this one.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I had held out hope that if Lingard enjoyed his time with us, hit the net a few times and got plenty of on field action, that he might sign come the summer, on reading his most recent comment it would seem that it won't happen. This lad clearly has his eyes set on playing prem level football and most likely with United, perhaps if we get promoted he might then consider signing for us, that is if we could afford him.[/p][/quote]You've persevered with this one Vegas, and the phrase that springs to mind is 'wildly over-optimistic'. Jesse will be playing first team football for Man-U next season, and the reason he is here is to gain first team experience in preparation for that . With all due respect to B&HA, I can't figure out why you might think he would consider that a permanent move to us would advance his career. Even your more speculative opinions usually carry some plausibility, but you lost the plot with this one. gordongull
  • Score: 1

7:02pm Wed 5 Mar 14

The Phantom says...

kwaidam wrote:
Can someone please tell me if kaz has an injury.. He didn't play at the den and wasn't in the squad. Did he pick up a knock at hull. Sorry, must have missed something... .? Couldn't find anything anywhere. Was at den and we could have done with his pace...
If you have missed it, so have I,,,,were Kaz and Obika just not selected? But at least we now know that IF Charlton win in the next round of the FA Cup, it will create a "nightmare" - unbelievably ridiculous story - if this is a nightmare what does that make Crawley's fixture issues?
[quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: Can someone please tell me if kaz has an injury.. He didn't play at the den and wasn't in the squad. Did he pick up a knock at hull. Sorry, must have missed something... .? Couldn't find anything anywhere. Was at den and we could have done with his pace...[/p][/quote]If you have missed it, so have I,,,,were Kaz and Obika just not selected? But at least we now know that IF Charlton win in the next round of the FA Cup, it will create a "nightmare" - unbelievably ridiculous story - if this is a nightmare what does that make Crawley's fixture issues? The Phantom
  • Score: 1

7:34pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Falmer Wizard says...

With our long time injuried players hardly expected to spend time on the bench it is a long shot to expect us to even make the play offs, so the pile up of fixtures will hardly be a big problem.
With our long time injuried players hardly expected to spend time on the bench it is a long shot to expect us to even make the play offs, so the pile up of fixtures will hardly be a big problem. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Wed 5 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

gordongull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
I had held out hope that if Lingard enjoyed his time with us, hit the net a few times and got plenty of on field action, that he might sign come the summer, on reading his most recent comment it would seem that it won't happen.
This lad clearly has his eyes set on playing prem level football and most likely with United, perhaps if we get promoted he might then consider signing for us, that is if we could afford him.
You've persevered with this one Vegas, and the phrase that springs to mind is 'wildly over-optimistic'.
Jesse will be playing first team football for Man-U next season, and the reason he is here is to gain first team experience in preparation for that .
With all due respect to B&HA, I can't figure out why you might think he would consider that a permanent move to us would advance his career.
Even your more speculative opinions usually carry some plausibility, but you lost the plot with this one.
Lost the plot, yeah maybe.
I am thinking that Moyes will bring in a new striker for next season, he might even lose one and have two to find. Lingard would probably be fourth choice at United, possibly fifth which might be enough for the lad, but it might not. United are having a poor year by their own high standards, the fans will demand changes for next season, marquee signings might well be expected, that could leave Lingard on the side lines.
Even if I am right about United's transfers for next year, and if Lingard did miss out, I am sure that another prem club would come for him, so yep, all just wishful thinking on my part, unless we make the prem -:))
[quote][p][bold]gordongull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I had held out hope that if Lingard enjoyed his time with us, hit the net a few times and got plenty of on field action, that he might sign come the summer, on reading his most recent comment it would seem that it won't happen. This lad clearly has his eyes set on playing prem level football and most likely with United, perhaps if we get promoted he might then consider signing for us, that is if we could afford him.[/p][/quote]You've persevered with this one Vegas, and the phrase that springs to mind is 'wildly over-optimistic'. Jesse will be playing first team football for Man-U next season, and the reason he is here is to gain first team experience in preparation for that . With all due respect to B&HA, I can't figure out why you might think he would consider that a permanent move to us would advance his career. Even your more speculative opinions usually carry some plausibility, but you lost the plot with this one.[/p][/quote]Lost the plot, yeah maybe. I am thinking that Moyes will bring in a new striker for next season, he might even lose one and have two to find. Lingard would probably be fourth choice at United, possibly fifth which might be enough for the lad, but it might not. United are having a poor year by their own high standards, the fans will demand changes for next season, marquee signings might well be expected, that could leave Lingard on the side lines. Even if I am right about United's transfers for next year, and if Lingard did miss out, I am sure that another prem club would come for him, so yep, all just wishful thinking on my part, unless we make the prem -:)) VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

11:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

fratsomrover wrote:
Ex-pat Arnie wrote:
Major Bloodboil wrote:
It wasn't that long ago that teams played Good Friday, The day after and then two days later on Bank Holiday Monday! Those were the days when squad rotation was not even thought about and the same team was put out for all three matches barring injuries. Therefore I can't see the problem now although it's true that 4 away matches in a row would be tough. They'll just have to get on with it!
Yeah, back in the good old days when players were routinely crippled before they hit 30...
I dont recall Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, Johnny Haynes, etc etc being crippled at 30. Neither Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Teddy Sherringham.
Nothing wrong with two games a week. Anyway, looking at Charlton's plight, they may be having to play 3 times a week to catch up on their postponements, which could be to our advantage
Well done for finding some players who were lucky with injury. For every name you've mentioned I could name a dozen whose careers were ended early by playing through injuries.
[quote][p][bold]fratsomrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex-pat Arnie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Bloodboil[/bold] wrote: It wasn't that long ago that teams played Good Friday, The day after and then two days later on Bank Holiday Monday! Those were the days when squad rotation was not even thought about and the same team was put out for all three matches barring injuries. Therefore I can't see the problem now although it's true that 4 away matches in a row would be tough. They'll just have to get on with it![/p][/quote]Yeah, back in the good old days when players were routinely crippled before they hit 30...[/p][/quote]I dont recall Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, Johnny Haynes, etc etc being crippled at 30. Neither Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Teddy Sherringham. Nothing wrong with two games a week. Anyway, looking at Charlton's plight, they may be having to play 3 times a week to catch up on their postponements, which could be to our advantage[/p][/quote]Well done for finding some players who were lucky with injury. For every name you've mentioned I could name a dozen whose careers were ended early by playing through injuries. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

3:25am Thu 6 Mar 14

JoeBlow says...

wiseman of hove wrote:
It was depressing enough reading about the Augustein farce yesterday - now we get the excuses trotted out by Andy Naylorf for why we might not make it this year. So what if two games have to be played in a week.
Did you miss the bit where it says Charlton have midweek games scheduled all the way until the end of the season? That makes it a bigger problem than just two games in a week, although even bigger for Charlton than for us. They may have to play on Tuesday and Thursday. Presumably we would have to be on the Thursday.
[quote][p][bold]wiseman of hove[/bold] wrote: It was depressing enough reading about the Augustein farce yesterday - now we get the excuses trotted out by Andy Naylorf for why we might not make it this year. So what if two games have to be played in a week.[/p][/quote]Did you miss the bit where it says Charlton have midweek games scheduled all the way until the end of the season? That makes it a bigger problem than just two games in a week, although even bigger for Charlton than for us. They may have to play on Tuesday and Thursday. Presumably we would have to be on the Thursday. JoeBlow
  • Score: 1

5:58am Thu 6 Mar 14

gilbertthecat says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
I had held out hope that if Lingard enjoyed his time with us, hit the net a few times and got plenty of on field action, that he might sign come the summer, on reading his most recent comment it would seem that it won't happen.
This lad clearly has his eyes set on playing prem level football and most likely with United, perhaps if we get promoted he might then consider signing for us, that is if we could afford him.
Definitely got impression that he was here for games and then going back. He's highly thought of by the sound of it and has been on the first team MU bench before. Also played in friendlies. They will want to keep such a potential future first teamer. Think of Zaha. Bought and then farmed out and I don't think that was just Sir A's doing and DM disagreeing. Either way we'll get to see him with us for a few months then have to replace him, especially if we do get up. In the mean time we can all enjoy what he has to offer and the help he could well be.

Roll on Saturday again.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: I had held out hope that if Lingard enjoyed his time with us, hit the net a few times and got plenty of on field action, that he might sign come the summer, on reading his most recent comment it would seem that it won't happen. This lad clearly has his eyes set on playing prem level football and most likely with United, perhaps if we get promoted he might then consider signing for us, that is if we could afford him.[/p][/quote]Definitely got impression that he was here for games and then going back. He's highly thought of by the sound of it and has been on the first team MU bench before. Also played in friendlies. They will want to keep such a potential future first teamer. Think of Zaha. Bought and then farmed out and I don't think that was just Sir A's doing and DM disagreeing. Either way we'll get to see him with us for a few months then have to replace him, especially if we do get up. In the mean time we can all enjoy what he has to offer and the help he could well be. Roll on Saturday again. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 1

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