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Messages - donnyred

Try my hand at predictions again, seeing as how we have won one lost one on my threads. Burton will park the bus and I really feel we (hopefully) won't concede but neither do I think we will score.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today
Just death and cancer around me at the moment. Mother in law died last month, friend's wife died a couple of weeks later, guy round the corner diagnosed with cancer a couple of months ago and now another today.
Its a terrible disease, I lost my Dad to it many years ago but recently my best mates Wife Died and another friends Mother in Law. I drive for Yorjshire Ambulance Service as a Patient Transport Driver on a Voluntary basis and the majority of my patients go to Western Park for cancer treatment. I get some good new at times from them but also a fair bit of bad news as well. I grow quite attached to these people as I very often take them throughout their treatment. Its very sad but at least I feel that I am helping in someway.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The A52 Fleece War.
Mid table would be fine but I'm not convinced that's where we will finish. If we lose to Burton we are likely to be in the relegation mix. There are no real improvement on results even if Paul Taylor drools over our performance. One win in how many. On current form we are relegation fodder.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The A52 Fleece War.
What do you prefer to go with, the belief that they are George Weah's cousin?
The point is that the manager is in a position to look at the players physical condition and form. He is able to make a judgement about his state of mind and focus and motivation. He is able to assess his ability and willingness to go the job asked of him. You are not.
You are just able to whine in retrospect with the rose tinted spectacles of disappointment, in the unprovable belief that your superficial assessment is superior to the professional staff in charge.
This may or may not be the case, but it's not where the smart money goes.
Tricky you would have to be blind to see some of his tactics and selections are not working, the media and the fans could see Mills for e.g wasn't capable of playing in a Warburton defense, they also couldn't see why Lichaj wasn't playing. Lichaj played yesterday and proved we were right. Bereton has been dropped because he cannot play on the wing, the whole fan base has said this from day 1, Warburton took a quarter of the season and pre season to see it. Worrell isn't cutting it in a Warburton defense. There are lots of other examples of where it is going wrong. You don't have to be a manager to see it. Its painfully obvious this work in progress isn't working neither are these fine margins.

We concede for fun and struggle to score despite possession, we are five points from the bottom three, if we lose to Burton which isn't impossible we could be in trouble. Nigel enjoys playing against us and he will have worked out how to beat us. Tippy tappy football f*cking stinks.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The A52 Fleece War.
I don't buy into picking players because they are good in training. The best British players took a few beers and smoked before games. Yes it is a faster game but players should be picked on their ability in the pitch not because they run around a bit more when the cones are out. It's a game against humans not plastic cones that stay still.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The A52 Fleece War.
I'm not saying Warburton should go but I think it's about 50/50 now. He does seem to freeze certain players out. The fans have been shouting for Lichaj and Warburton ignored him, played him today and he was one of the few players who did his job. I do think Warburton's tactics and team selections are not the best. He also struggles to motivate enough for me.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The A52 Fleece War.
The NEP think we won 5-0 most of the players got 7s and there was the odd 8 as well in there ratings. If 5 is average how the feck does anyone get above that.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The A52 Fleece War.
I'm not surprised Bridcutt is sh!t, Leeds fans said he was garbage. Not doing a job for us at all. He was sh!te in his first game against Leeds.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The A52 Fleece War.
We are going to be punished for conceding another early goal. It's going to be one of those days were we can't do anything right up front. It's a sickening we dominate but can't put the ball away.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / The A52 Fleece War.
No prediction thread yet? Well I predict a draw but it wont be 0-0.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The new fitness thread
I have entered the Achill half marathon in July next year. It's a island in County Mayo. I haven't ran much over the last year. I keep fit, gym and swimming but not a lot of running due to knee pains. I will start back in earnest after Xmas. I'm running this with a 75    year old mate who has already ran three marathons and a fistful of halfs this year alone. It is possibly one of the most scenic races in the world, hilly though.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Journeys
I met my Wife in Benalmadena back in 1984, a year later I was living in Conisbrough and working at Royal Mail.
Sorry I haven't got a Plan B.
We won't be getting McGinn, he scored twice against Celtic, plus he has played well all season. Well out of our depth now.
The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Will the Blades be Blunt?
Delighted with the win. I think it worked conceding possession. They had loads of it and failed to take their chances. Remind you of another team.? Seriously I suppose when they scored early as our defence capitulated as usual, I like thousands of others feared the worse. We held on although my nerves almost failed injury time. Three much needed points.