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  1. rock bus

    Charlton match thread

    Really not bothered about this and hope the moaners don’t start.

    Most players priority on final pre season game is not to get injured!

    I’m still excited about what this season may offer.
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    We don’t necessarily need an experienced keeper what we definitely do need is a very good one.

    Angus proved that last season.
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    Settled back five

    match tweets suggested Husband did ok yesterday.

    I''m not a fan but that doesn''t mean he isn''t capable of improving and proving me wrong.
  4. I’m building up my pre season hope! I think if Rhodes, Hernandez and Pukki can hit form that could be an impressive front line.

    Goalkeeper is my main concern as well. Would love Matthews to step up but pre season games aren’t installing confidence.
  5. What I am unclear on is the returned back to training late comment.

    I might have missed it but why didn’t he start with everyone else?

    IF it was a case of him just not bothering to turn up then I wouldn’t take him to Germany either as would clearly be a disruptive influence.

    He has the capability to be a good player but there’s hardly a long queue of clubs wanting to buy him or he’d be gone by now.
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    World Cup Thread

    Some of the immediate bashing of the England team by pundits on ITV and on social media are a disgrace.

    Quite simply, tonight I’m totally gutted but also very proud.

    Well done to Southgate and all the England team you can come home with your heads held high
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    Jordan Rhodes

    Yep good signing. IF he can fiind his goal scoring touch he could make the difference in us making the playoffs.

    Also encouraging the comments he was desperate to sign for us. Might be just bluster but I like the idea of having players with a point to prove.

    Will be interesting to see what happens with Oliveira now?
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    He’s running and energy has been sublime.

    Confidence in front of goal has gone but as the panel on Bbc have just said he is doing loads for the team.

    IF he gets a goal in this game his confidence will soar and I could see him winning us the World Cup

    #come on England
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    Jordan Rhodes

    I''m warming to the idea.

    He is experienced and knows where the goal is (or at least did!).

    Also, and this fits in with our template, he should have a point to prove. Now regarded as a flop at Wednesday this will be his last chance to prove he still has it and earn himself one more decent move (either permanent to us OR, on the back of a good season, the Premiership - in the dream world us in the premiership!!).

    Also good to see local paper talk of getting rid of £3m fee and covering only part of his wages.

    Overall, looks like it could be a deal with minimum risk that could end up being brilliant.
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    Is this the end for Pinto?

    Hanley for me
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    Teemu Pukki

    Incredible how you are writing him off having never seen him play or having heard of him!

    Not sure why I should be considered a happy clapper just for hoping our new striker may do well!!
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    Teemu Pukki

    It is only a you tube clip but strangely I’m p,eased the goals mainly seem to be one on ones, breaking through or just finishing ‘easy’ close goals. Not an abundance of ‘worldies ‘.

    Bet you could make an awesome montage of Oliveira fantastic shots outside the box. I think what we need is a guy who puts himself about and finishes more chances than he misses. Know his job and isn’t looking to be flash.

    They’re the qualities Holt brought and we can only hope and pray this guy ends up being half the player Holt was.
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    On FB We've Signed Ben Marshall?

    Played in an under appreciated Millwall team that we’re pushing for promotion via play offs all season...I’d settle for that next season.
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    This place is getting unbelievable, now using a performance by a totally unrelated team to slag off our club and the managers tactics.

    Of course, Germany have been kicked out of the World Cup so all German managers and their tactics are rubbish...someone better let all the Liverpool fans know as well!
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    City Summer Transfer Thread.

    I have a feeling we might be going all out for Duksch which will be great if we get him but bit worried how far we have advanced plans B & C if we dont.

    Get Duksch together with Leitner and Marshall and I''d consider us to be in a reasonable place. Ideally would also then want to swap Nelson for a player of similar quality who wants to be here!
  16. As others have said a top bloke who shows class in everything he does.

    Not sure a player can be a legend after only really playing for one full season but will always be fondly remembered.

    Hope he smashes it in the premier league
  17. Wonder if we were really interested or possibly we said he would have to fight it out with Remi for no1 spot?

    Wolves signed Portuguese international so how about that Ruddy bloke coming here
  18. Trying to be fair is he not just saying what we all know and being realistic?

    There’s a huge financial gap and the sale of Murphy doesn’t even cover it.

    I don’t like it, I’d love us to be spending millions to ‘guarantee’ promotion (but ask Villa fans about that!) but we don’t have that kind of backer and I still want a team to support even if it’s in the championship if the alternative is s**t or bust!!
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    McNally, Saint or Sinner ?

    I’ve got a lot of time for him. Brought some much needed ruthlessness to the club, helped sort out our finances and brought some of the most enjoyable years I’ve had supporting the club I love.

    Also, on a personal level I was training for the London marathon at the time and engaged in a few private messages on twitter with him. He was genuinely a decent guy and offered up some great advice and inspiration. Something he didn’t have to do to help someone who was just a fan of effectively his employer.

    Last nights tweeets probably weren’t a great idea but I kind of like the idea he is still passionate about the club and how we are doing.
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    Legends Game

    We should sign Hucks up.....still got it.

    Impressed by father Mulryne and Gary Holt as well.

    Others appeared not to have kept their fitness levels p but have clearly been enjoying plenty of corporate hospitality !!

    Great attendance and well done the club for an enjoyable day at a real bargain price
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    OT - England Squad

    Does seem to be too many defenders and not enough quality midfielders.

    Despite injury hit season, I’d have taken Lallana as he’s been England’s best performer in lots of games over last few years.

    Mind you, what do I know..I’d have taken Gunn, Maddison and begged Wesley to come out of retirement and switch nationality!!
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    Oliveira's next club..

    Clearly an arrogant t****r .... which I could actually live with if he performed when on the pitch but sadly he hasnt done that.

    I''m still not sure if that is down to fact he isnt good enough or just hasnt bothered trying. I cant help think that eventually he will go to a club and thrive, but his history is beginning to show he will always think he is better than he can.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing but really the moment he disrespected Farke we should of got shot of him for whatever he was worth at the time.

    Let''s hope Swansea still think they can transform him or his agents cosy arrangement with Wolves works in our favour (his quotes in the article make me think this is what will happen and he will get the chance to prove all us doubters wrong in the premier league).
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    Summer blues...

    I think things really fell apart when McNally left. I know not everyone is or even was a fan, but he gave us a hard edge and seemed to stand up to the board/owners.

    Fact is we lucked out on a fantastic mix of McNally/Lambert/Holt/Hoolahan.

    That was probably fate just smiling on us and won’t happen for decades again. So, for now, I’m just going to keep backing Farke because I like him and appreciate what he is trying to do. Still undecided on Webber but on the whole, barring Watson and Franke, I’ve liked the signings we’ve made (although actually wonder how much of that is as much Farke as Webber which makes me query what he does now he’s sacked most the old guard!)

    The new regime will have my support at least until Xmas by which time I expect improvements to have been delivered.

    Whatever happens I will always love and support the club
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    Gutted Villa have on, would love to see them rot in championship for few years.

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    I loved Cameron Jerome when he was here and it’s a shame we had to sell him But

    I honestly don’t think we’d have ended up any higher this season if we had kept him and he was leading our line. At best could of finished above scum but wouldn’t have made play offs. You could never doubt his work rate but he missed a lot of chances.

    It therefore made perfect sense to sell him and get some cash and his inevitably high wages off the wage bill.

    The crucial thing going forward is from somewhere we find a decent striker who wants to be here next season and replace Oliveira as the main man.....if we do that we may well see progression to play offs.