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Re: Anything Stoke
« Reply #1000 on: September 01, 2018, 06:25:50 PM »
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« Reply #1001 on: September 01, 2018, 06:28:20 PM »
I'm enjoying this season so far. Doens't that tell you everything you need to know.

Sod the Prem. Unless we get back up there again of course.

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« Reply #1002 on: September 02, 2018, 09:36:14 AM »
Few observations on Stoke.

On paper they have the strongest squad in the League by some distance. Although I suspect there are one or two players in there whose reputations and fees are not wholly justified. That said if Rowett does not get this team into the play off's he is a poor Head Coach.

I have always thought that Rowett was overrated. His reputation was largely based on getting modest teams organised and disciplined and it was greatly enhanced by the chaos that broke out at Blues after he left which made his work there look better than it was. Having one of the better teams in the Division is a different challenge and I'm not so sure he has the imagination for it.

A word about Berahino. While he has largely been the author of his own demise with his off the pitch antics I cannot believe that he has managed to find 3 coaches at Stoke who do not have the 1st clue as to how to use him. It is really very simple like Gayle get the ball to his feet in the box and he will score (although after so long I am not sure about this). Don't do that and it is like playing with 10 men. As soon as I saw him line up in a 4-4-2 as the secondary striker in a team geared up toward getting crosses into the box I knew he wasn't going to come back to haunt us.

Joe Allen might be the best  passer of the ball in the Championship but with the other 9 players stood like statues he isn't going to hurt teams as much as he should. Envious of Woods and when he came on you could see the potential of an Allen Woods axis in midfield, yet this was nullified by the complete lack of movement ahead of the ball.

Across the season they will do better because they have too much quality in the squad not to see off most of the teams in the Championship (they won't double dip or at least they shouldn't) but at the moment I wouldn't back them for a promotion challenge.
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« Reply #1003 on: September 02, 2018, 10:38:25 AM »
It seems Rowett has too many players to pick from, although they have let a few of their big name flops go in the last couple of weeks.

I just can't write them off with all of the quality they have and what they still have to come back. Clucas, Ince and Woods all still need to be incorporated into the team, and Etebo looks a good buy, not to mention pkayers like Adam, Fletcher, Martins indi who could still do something in this division. Their strike force is not as good as it first seemed, but Bojan, Berahino, Afobe and Diouf should still be better than most.

Their 2 issues are that they have a lot of good championship players who are no better than this level (McLean, Ince, Afobe, Clucas all brought in). Put together, has their collective averageness pulled the squad down?

Rowett is also now having question markers. He did ok at Derby but their fans couldn't stand his football and now they are doing better without him. Is he an average manager who isn't flexible enough to find a formation that works at Stoke? (because with their squad on paper, most good managers would have them challenging, and good ones would walk the league).
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« Reply #1004 on: September 02, 2018, 11:46:44 AM »
It seems Rowett has too many players to pick from, although they have let a few of their big name flops go in the last couple of weeks.

I just can't write them off with all of the quality they have and what they still have to come back. Clucas, Ince and Woods all still need to be incorporated into the team, and Etebo looks a good buy, not to mention pkayers like Adam, Fletcher, Martins indi who could still do something in this division. Their strike force is not as good as it first seemed, but Bojan, Berahino, Afobe and Diouf should still be better than most.

Their 2 issues are that they have a lot of good championship players who are no better than this level (McLean, Ince, Afobe, Clucas all brought in). Put together, has their collective averageness pulled the squad down?

Rowett is also now having question markers. He did ok at Derby but their fans couldn't stand his football and now they are doing better without him. Is he an average manager who isn't flexible enough to find a formation that works at Stoke? (because with their squad on paper, most good managers would have them challenging, and good ones would walk the league).
Its no good having the cream of musicians in an orchestra if the conductor is shi te,rowett is cut from the same cloth as pulis and for me way overated

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« Reply #1005 on: September 02, 2018, 11:53:44 AM »
Stoke are screaming out for a couple of strikers. Berahino is about as useful as an arse without a hole and Crouch is about 104 years old. .......... and they're probably the best they have.

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« Reply #1006 on: September 02, 2018, 12:14:57 PM »
Stoke are screaming out for a couple of strikers. Berahino is about as useful as an arse without a hole and Crouch is about 104 years old. .......... and they're probably the best they have.

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« Reply #1007 on: September 02, 2018, 12:35:27 PM »
Stoke are screaming out for a couple of strikers. Berahino is about as useful as an arse without a hole and Crouch is about 104 years old. .......... and they're probably the best they have.

It is rather kardashianesq still, isn't it  ;D
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Re: Anything Stoke
« Reply #1008 on: September 02, 2018, 08:12:01 PM »
Oatcake is a good read today! This one made me smile.

Rowettball is like Pulisball, only with a square ball.

Read more: http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/282162/bromwich-albion-stoke-match-thread?page=6#ixzz5PyOvm6wq
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Re: Anything Stoke
« Reply #1009 on: September 03, 2018, 10:10:29 AM »
Oatcake is a good read today! This one made me smile.

Rowettball is like Pulisball, only with a square ball.

Read more: http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/282162/bromwich-albion-stoke-match-thread?page=6#ixzz5PyOvm6wq

Really funny reading from page 16 when they missed the penalty
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Re: Anything Stoke
« Reply #1010 on: September 03, 2018, 12:40:27 PM »
Really funny reading from page 16 when they missed the penalty

not a happy bunch are they

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Re: Anything Stoke
« Reply #1011 on: September 06, 2018, 10:40:06 AM »
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Re: Anything Stoke
« Reply #1012 on: September 06, 2018, 01:18:15 PM »
http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/282334/mcclean-broken-arm

not sure if they are happy or not...

I don't think they are that bothered about James, more bothered about the fact that they have no wingers at all now.

They do make me smile - two weeks ago they were saying how awful James was, and before that absolutely slating Saido [until he may have scored a goal :)], and many of the team selections posted by fans for our game included both up front!

They are seriously worried about a double drop......
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« Reply #1013 on: September 06, 2018, 01:28:18 PM »
I think this is class

Peter and John Coates may as well have crap in a giant sock, swung it around their heads and splattered the fans in their own excrement as well as that pack of lies statement back in May.

Read more: http://oatcakefanzine.proboards.com/thread/282334/mcclean-broken-arm#ixzz5QK9NjniX
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Re: Anything Stoke
« Reply #1014 on: January 08, 2019, 10:19:52 AM »
Stoke are looking for a new manager
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« Reply #1015 on: January 08, 2019, 10:50:03 AM »
Stoke are looking for a new manager

Time for Pardew to make a comeback methinks  ;D

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Re: Anything Stoke
« Reply #1016 on: January 09, 2019, 01:13:20 PM »
They have appointed Nathan Jones from Luton.

Fair enough not appointing another merry go round manager like Moyes. I don't know much about Jones but its a big step up.

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« Reply #1017 on: January 09, 2019, 01:22:27 PM »
They have appointed Nathan Jones from Luton.

Fair enough not appointing another merry go round manager like Moyes. I don't know much about Jones but its a big step up.

Not a big fan of phones apparently, or writing come to that either  ;D  ;) :

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You said you had to get away to ease your mind
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Oh winter's passed spring and fall
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Nathan Jones you've been gone too long
Gone too long

If a woman could die of tears
Nathan Jones, well, I wouldn't be here
The key that you're holding won't fit my door
And there's no room in my heart for you no more
Oh winter's passed spring and fall
You never rung me, you never called

Nathan Jones you've been gone too long
Gone too long
Nathan Jones

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Nathan Jones you've been gone too long
Gone too long

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Nathan Jones you've been gone too long
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« Reply #1018 on: January 09, 2019, 01:24:57 PM »
They have appointed Nathan Jones from Luton.

Fair enough not appointing another merry go round manager like Moyes. I don't know much about Jones but its a big step up.

Seems to be a good, younger manager, the type many are going for now. Hopefully it doesn't work out for them  ;D

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« Reply #1019 on: January 09, 2019, 03:17:18 PM »
Fair play to them for trying something new, a bit like us and Darren really...........

I seem to recall that Rowett was the 'man in demand' not so long ago, that went well didn't it?  ;D
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Re: Anything Stoke
« Reply #1020 on: January 09, 2019, 04:28:38 PM »
He was the future once.
What was his payoff for failure?

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« Reply #1021 on: January 12, 2019, 10:39:32 PM »
New Manager Bounce... or Nah!!   :P
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« Reply #1022 on: January 12, 2019, 11:19:02 PM »
I sat in the halfords directly behind Jones against Luton and he's a small guy who jumps up and down a lot.

I can see the likes of degenerate Adam telling him to "f off little man I've played for Liverpool".

Be interesting to see how he does, but I hope he fails miserably as I hate Stoke.

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« Reply #1023 on: January 12, 2019, 11:25:44 PM »
I sat in the halfords directly behind Jones against Luton and he's a small guy who jumps up and down a lot.

I can see the likes of degenerate Adam telling him to "f off little man I've played for Liverpool".

Be interesting to see how he does, but I hope he fails miserably as I hate Stoke.


Their fans are genuinely worried about going down... Now where's Albionic??  ;D
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« Reply #1024 on: January 12, 2019, 11:42:56 PM »

Their fans are genuinely worried about going down... Now where's Albionic??  ;D

I love reading the Oatcake fansite it's funny as.