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offline Wobbly Wayne rides again

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unfortunatly, I can't make it tomorrow..

But what a great idea, and hopefully the first of regular fans forums, I always looked forward to Andys regular postings on this forum, but to hear the news from the man himself is even better.

Lets congratulate the club on the positive step forward.

Good luck tomorrow night...



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Perhaps somebody could post a brief description of events for the shift workers such as myself.

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And for those of us who won't get out of the office in time <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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and for those in Cardiff

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Working late is an acceptable excuse, working shifts is OK. But living in Cardiff what sort of excuse is that?

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...welsh .
One of my favourite moments , when we sung to Merthyr (after two sendings off ) , 'You're welsh, and you know you are ' to accompanying baaas .

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I will also miss the forum being an exile in Barnstaple,so be careful Dave or us outcasts will be ganging up on you!!
Hope the forum proves to be worthwhile from everybodys point of view,and at least clear the air a bit and get everyone moving in the same direction,at the risk of stating the bleedin' obvious "Sybil" it's the club that is paramount.
And yeah let's have some feedback for us poor hicks in the sticks.

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It was very, very good. It wasn't anything like the 'bloodbath' I was dreading! I haven't time to go into detail but I'm sure someone has taken notes on the dialogue and will post them out in due course. The questions were certainly not watered down and Andy answered them all openly & honestly. He reiterated his committment to the club but was very forthright in explaining our (and his) shortfalls and the problems he has encountered both on & off the pitch regarding players, signings, finances, training,tactics, you name it. When you hear about the struggles the club has to endure, it's a wonder we're in the Conference at all! There were questions from the floor and the whole thing was conducted in a professional and civilised manner. It seems this will now be a regular occurence which can only be a good thing.

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yes i enjoyed i too
probably because of the sober realisation that we are up against it
both with the fulltime teams and clubs with money
I'm left with the thought that our little club has in andy
a really good manager
he has been with us six years
and i remember that in the ryman league
it does take a while to get a settled team together
we are in another league literally
and he is trying to get a new side together
and it appears that our ex players like bentley and burton speak well of the club
which must mean that if we can't compete with the bucks
then those who are part time might well want to join us
because their football contribution is taken seriously
i think that is where our future direction lies
just as dario gradi at crewe has an ace reputation for bringing people on and selling them on to higher things
that's what we should be emulating
meanwhile andy has the task of securing our respected status in the conference to do this and that means scouting for any and everything that looks promising, but also trying to attract experience and seasoned pros who will do that job for us, and not fleece us
people like ade pennock
in other words andy is trying to do a rednapp at portsmouth
and a dario at crewe.
i think the longer he stays with us the better for the club
just look at fergusson and curbishley <img src="/images/graemlins/applaus.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/applaus.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/applaus.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/applaus.gif" alt="" />

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I think most of what you say , 'New to the Game ' is appreciated and understood by a large percentage of the clubs long term support .
However if people jump on a band wagon of a clubs success then maybe they seek something else and get impatient when it isn't happening .

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Wouldn't you know it.

I decided to leave the work piling up on my desk and go to the Forum only to be scuppered by the power cut.

Finally got home at 10:30 <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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I took down nearly all the questions and answers (my pen ran out of ink and I missed the last 2 questions, but they were mostly just reiterations of previous questions)
I'll post them shortly

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Thanks Chris...regretfully, I couldn't get along last night but look forward to your notes....

Cheers,



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I'm sorry I didn't post this today. It turned out I couldn't be assed.I'll do it in the morning.

I would do it now, but it's almost 1 am and I'm drunk, watching Jerry Springer. It makes me feel superior LOL Whatever happened to the fighting? It's the only reason I watched haha




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