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sam gy
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As other have said...it's not as easy as just signing the next Bogle. And it's not as if we haven't tried (and to some extent, succeeded) since...Jones was sold to a higher division club less than a year ago and Dembele was sold less than 6 months ago.

Asante was rated as better than Bogle by some Solihull fans at the time, but he couldn't get over an injury and where is he now exactly? tamworth according to Wiki. Jamey Osborne was good but blatantly could not make the step up to full time football/living away from home. Both of those left less than a year ago. Admittedly it seems like yonks ago now!


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I do know what the root cause is, but I can't see how being on a massive downer about the club all the time on an online forum helps fix it. If it works for you then fine good luck to you.

This board, Blundell Park, Twitter, even my friggin whatsapp groups about GTFC are utterly depressing. I am not blind to all the problems but fail to see anyone do the slightest thing to improve it.


We all share that frustration but even if every poster on every forum and social media went completely positive and every supporter sang their heart out every game, this would still not alter the fact that the club is where it is. There is only one person who can actually DO something about it rather than just talk, write and sing about it, and he ain't showing any positive signs is he? If he isn't how can you expect anyone else to come up with a smile and a suggestion?


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We all share that frustration but even if every poster on every forum and social media went completely positive and every supporter sang their heart out every game, this would still not alter the fact that the club is where it is. There is only one person who can actually DO something about it rather than just talk, write and sing about it, and he ain't showing any positive signs is he? If he isn't how can you expect anyone else to come up with a smile and a suggestion?


In my experience when you do step up and try and be positive and help you soon realise it`s a pretty futile exercise. Simple wins that you think you can influence off the pitch soon become embroiled in red tape and things that should take hours or possibly days take weeks months or even years. I don`t know if that`s a GTFC thing or a football thing in general but what I do know is nothing will ever happen quickly here for the forseeable future and that`s where a hell of a lot of frustration comes from.
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We are not going to sign a striker who will score us 20+ goals,

So we have to hope that Cardwell gets fit soon so he can play along side Thomas who might score a lot more goals if he has the freedom.

Failing that  we need to sign a strong target man to play along side Thomas.

Hopefully we will not have to wait too long to see A Rose banging them in for us.


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There's always a big thing on here about getting a 20-goal striker and how we need to have one.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love us to sign a 20-goal striker, but the reality is, that only 4 or 5 teams in each division have a striker that scores that many goals. So it's not like every team has a 20-goal striker apart from ourselves.

I still don't think we create enough good quality chances, where a player SHOULD score. Maybe that it is partly down to the strikers themselves - would better strikers have better movement and a better instinct and allow us to create more chances, . Maybe it's partly down to the rest of our team not being creative enough. It's probably a bit of both.


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In my experience when you do step up and try and be positive and help you soon realise it`s a pretty futile exercise. Simple wins that you think you can influence off the pitch soon become embroiled in red tape and things that should take hours or possibly days take weeks months or even years. I don`t know if that`s a GTFC thing or a football thing in general but what I do know is nothing will ever happen quickly here for the forseeable future and that`s where a hell of a lot of frustration comes from.


We just seem to go round in ever decreasing circles.

Appoint manager. Create optimistic vibe. Set budget. Sign more players. Build new team. Eat, sleep, repeat. Frustration sets in. Trust in the club erodes further. Lose games. Promise stadium......etc
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In my experience when you do step up and try and be positive and help you soon realise it`s a pretty futile exercise. Simple wins that you think you can influence off the pitch soon become embroiled in red tape and things that should take hours or possibly days take weeks months or even years. I don`t know if that`s a GTFC thing or a football thing in general but what I do know is nothing will ever happen quickly here for the forseeable future and that`s where a hell of a lot of frustration comes from.


You go to any club in the land and the difference in professionalism is astounding. It is all the little things that add up to one big mess, and it has never been addressed, I would imagine, till we moved to a shiny new stadium when "things would be different." Everything has been left to fester and just rumble on 'cos its easier, cheap and not very cheerful.

This is why the current regime shouldn't have anything to do with a new stadium, unlikely as it is to be built. Would you trust them with it?

Even at BP, a new energetic board (I don't mean in the odd job man sense) with a purpose and vibrant thinking would make a tremendous difference to the match day experience.  
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There's always a big thing on here about getting a 20-goal striker and how we need to have one.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love us to sign a 20-goal striker, but the reality is, that only 4 or 5 teams in each division have a striker that scores that many goals. So it's not like every team has a 20-goal striker apart from ourselves.

I still don't think we create enough good quality chances, where a player SHOULD score. Maybe that it is partly down to the strikers themselves - would better strikers have better movement and a better instinct and allow us to create more chances, . Maybe it's partly down to the rest of our team not being creative enough. It's probably a bit of both.


The movement thing is key. We dont make enough runs off the ball, we wait until it is played then react. The player on the ball never has enough options
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Sorry... I'm being pedantic I know but Sam Jones was a Bignot signing


You're right. Fair one.
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I wish Fenty would do what the Mullins did throw some money down and ask the fans to match it, that's how we bought Bogle but with Fenty he wants free transfers loans.

Look at Ryan Bennett we got him from Ipswich being released we have never looked at signing young capable players like that again.
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