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MbrunoB

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    MbrunoB reacted to Barney in Time for the real stuff   
    In defence (no pun intended) of Rumens, I think he's actually pretty solid defensively with players alongside him that can organise well, and nobody can fault his commitment. Hopefully Weatherstone and the new look midfield/back four will improve our defensive shape -  In my view Rumems looked better in the first season when he had Purse alongside him than he did last year. That said, he's not the most comfortable defender on the ball that I've seen... but I guess the oppo can't score if the ball is in the stand 😉
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    MbrunoB reacted to andyetfc in Time for the real stuff   
    Nothing changes. Different opinions from the start. Here we go again.
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    MbrunoB reacted to The Crowing Cockerel in New (upgraded) Club Website   
    Many of us probably remember the reasons behind the 'Not the...' title.
    Fortunately that story (eventually) had a happier ending for those with a healthy dislike of Leyton FC (RIP) and it's former owner.
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from 72wemblyfinal in Friendly at Chalfont st Peter   
    Won 4.
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from lovely stuff in Friendly at Chalfont st Peter   
    2.0 Sam Youngs 19 minutes
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from 72wemblyfinal in AGM   
    Members meeting - Public Forum?
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    MbrunoB reacted to Barney in Any news?   
    Whilst I don't agree with most of the abject doom and gloom, I do agree with the above - at times last season we were all over the place, and really lacked cohesion and defensive shape. How much of this was down to the players and, how much was down to the management's system and ability to communicate this effectively is open to debate (although I agree that in either case, the buck stops with the management). I also think that injuries to key players and unavailability at times didn't help us at all (again, arguably up to the management to have built a squad with enough cover - although this clearly costs money).
     
    I do think we looked a better site when Wetherstone came in, and would hope that a pre season under his belt, and knowing the rest of the squad a bit better will only help him improve our organisation. The signings (and re-signings) so far all look decent from what I know, and what I've heard/read, and once again we look to have the nucleus of a good side. That said, I was saying the same thing at this time last season and despite some excellent performances and lots of promise, the season tailed off into inconsistency and a pretty disappointing mid table finish (cup win excepted, which was great).
     
    For me, the jury is still out on the management - I really want them to do well, especially given how they started from zero 2 seasons ago, put together a squad which kept us in the division and then in my view built on that last year. It's been stated that they're here with a long term plan, and if that means we get to where we want to be slowly and sustainably, then that's fine by me - they're clearly trying to improve us, bring in good players and be in contention at the end of the season. Yes I'd love for us to be playing attractive passing football from 1 to 11, bringing every youth player of promise into the first team, and winning games - but realistically this isn't going to happen all of the time, and certainly not at this level with a club of our budget.
     
    I will say that I think the management team (and the board, volunteers etc) get an unnecessarily rough time on here, it's very easy to be critical anonymously on an internet forum when things aren't going as well as we'd like, but I truly believe that everyone involved in the running of the club have our best interests at heart, and want to continue to grow and develop the club organically as a whole (not just the 1st team). I think people need to keep in perspective that we wouldn't have a club at all without the endless hours of their own time given up by volunteers from the board downwards - I know I only just about have enough spare time to get to some matches and post a bit on here, nevermind being able to volunteer to do anything, so I try to temper my frustration at performances and results accordingly.
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    MbrunoB reacted to Father Jack in Squad Updates   
    This is an update, no Bricknell or Weatherstone mentioned either!
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    MbrunoB reacted to djwilf in Any news?   
    Players may not play well....may not be a footballers footballer     but Ryan has never given less than 100%...he is skilful and the clue is in the name.......
    Supporters!!
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from Benjrider10 in Any news?   
    I'll support anyone that gets injured playing for us and then works hard to get back on the training pitch and into the team.
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    MbrunoB reacted to Wildlife rescue in Any news?   
    4wembley finals.
    I know because of your health you didn't get to as many games as you would have liked but having seen nearly every game last season I am of the opinion we do need Ryan and his aggression in the middle of the park.
    As I have said before I will give 100% support to any player that pulls on a town shirt.
    Let's try getting behind the players  and see where that takes us.
    It's so easy to be negative.
    COYT.
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from lovely stuff in Any news?   
    Ryan Blackman is back training.
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    MbrunoB reacted to ETFC Interested Observer in Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23   
    Thanks for letting me know who I don't support. 
    Next time I go to a Town match you will need to tell me in advance who to cheer for or who to moan at...............don't want to get confused!  
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    MbrunoB reacted to Benjrider10 in Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23   
    Seems to me that there is some information on the website already for those on tenterhooks - the 5 pen pictures on scroll make a decent starting point for the squad 😎. Let's see who else comes in.
    Can't understand why people expect the info to be shared any earlier. Was no different in previous years. Let the management team get on with it - we will find out soon enough.
    And now, back to the cricket and the women's World Cup .....
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from Barney in Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23   
    Get someone to raise this point at July 11th members meeting then.
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    MbrunoB reacted to ETFC Interested Observer in Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23   
    Some of the posts sum up today's modern society.............'I want it and I want it now'
    The funny thing is most of the people posting them are old enough to know better 
     
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from ETFC Interested Observer in Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23   
    Funny that every year the same people make the same complaints and every year they have the same chance to get involved and try to get on the board and every year they don't leaving it to others. 
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from exiled down south in Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23   
    Funny that every year the same people make the same complaints and every year they have the same chance to get involved and try to get on the board and every year they don't leaving it to others. 
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from Barney in Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23   
    Funny that every year the same people make the same complaints and every year they have the same chance to get involved and try to get on the board and every year they don't leaving it to others. 
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from exiled down south in Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23   
    A real problem when someone has other things to do that get in your way.
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    MbrunoB reacted to Barney in Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23   
    But surely we have to have a balance between complete transparency and no info at all - if it's in any way detrimental to the club, I'm happy to not hear anything and in this case I'm perfectly willing to bide my time safe in the knowledge that we will get told what's going on when it's the right time to do so in the interests of the club.
    There is of course the option of speaking directly to the manager / a board member / someone in the know - I'm not sure that you'll get the specific player info that you want, but you might get more of a reassurance than you will on here that we're actually not going to be starting against FCUM with just the 3 players. Taking this one step further, as a fans owned club, you could always volunteer to get involved in the PR side of things - I'm pretty certain that any offer of help from fans will be welcomed with open arms, and would be more constructive than being the above mentioned keyboard warriors (one finger or otherwise) 😉
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    MbrunoB got a reaction from Barney in Can our three players compete with FC Manchester’s 23   
    I'd prefer everything to be done to league and fa rules to avoid fines and deductions than to please keyboard warriors.
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    MbrunoB reacted to The Crowing Cockerel in Publicity   
    I expect Hornchurch to unveil him as their latest signing any day now.
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    MbrunoB reacted to exiled down south in Squad Updates   
    It doesn’t but it does take time to check facts and  as you well know different people deal with different aspects of the club so there can be a delay in gathering info, or would you prefer rumours.
    When you was a director of this club what did you do personally to ensure information was sent out to members?
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    MbrunoB reacted to Steph in Squad Updates   
    It may take a very long time if you have an in tray from your employer which must take precedence.
    Sorry for being old fashioned but I came from a time when work was placed in an in tray rather than an email system which does not differentiate between work and leisure, commercialism or just plain junk.
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