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19 Jan 2019 18:26 #101 by Zebby
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Don't mind paying a premium rate for the odd player Devitt for example would be worth giving a good contract too... probably to late mind

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19 Jan 2019 18:46 #102 by Lakelandterrier
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Seen more from Pressley in 90 minutes than what Sheridan showed in 6 months.
More tactical awareness, players were being organised and coached to play to a system, more encouragement to the players, respect to the fans, all in all - impressed. Wright and Murray had more input.
The club need to back the manager now, i think he will do well with us.

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19 Jan 2019 18:48 #103 by crunchblue
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I also think he’ll do well, if he’s backed.

It’s the “if he’s backed” that I have question marks over. I’ll believe it when I see it.

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19 Jan 2019 19:06 #104 by munchymagic
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It is harder to sign players these days outside of the window as often they have played for more than one club so you need to identify your targets and nail them down early like we did when the board were backing Keith Curle.

When you are desperate when the crowd-funding thing turned up there was bugger all out there even if you did have the cash.

Actions speak louder than words so this week we will see how serious the board/EWM are for this season, they have put themselves in a tricky position as many will walk away if they take the piss.
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19 Jan 2019 19:32 #105 by ParcelPete
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I wonder what Reg Presley's car is.
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19 Jan 2019 19:33 #106 by CCU
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ParcelPete wrote: I wonder what Reg Presley's car is.


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19 Jan 2019 19:36 #107 by ParcelPete
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Most on here will be too young to know the original.

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19 Jan 2019 19:37 #108 by seesaw50
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ParcelPete wrote: I wonder what Reg Presley's car is.


He arrived by taxi today apparently

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19 Jan 2019 19:59 #109 by Dancingbear
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Your wasted at times on here Pete ;)

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19 Jan 2019 20:05 #110 by ParcelPete
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The Elvis Gags are too easy.
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19 Jan 2019 20:36 #111 by seesaw50
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Want to go for one then Pete?

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19 Jan 2019 20:37 #112 by newcarlislefan
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Return to sender, Pete.
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19 Jan 2019 20:45 #113 by Taffy-P
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ParcelPete wrote: I wonder what Reg Presley's car is.

Tr0 gg1 ?
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19 Jan 2019 20:49 #114 by seesaw50
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Reg Presley - Russ Abbott gag off anybody?

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19 Jan 2019 20:50 #115 by Dancingbear
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seesaw50 wrote: Reg Presley - Russ Abbott gag off anybody?


Basildon Bond.

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19 Jan 2019 20:58 #116 by seesaw50
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The Boss

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19 Jan 2019 20:58 #117 by heilkmoon
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Oh what an atmosphere today.

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19 Jan 2019 21:00 #118 by seesaw50
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heilkmoon wrote: Oh what an atmosphere today.


Took a while then it went Wild (Thing)

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19 Jan 2019 21:03 #119 by Taffy-P
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crunchblue wrote: I’m cynical when it comes to this boards motives, but I can’t get away from this feeling that Steven Pressley has been brought in to be their fall guy, to deflect all the blame on if/when this “promotion challenge” all unravells.

If as I and many suspect, promotion is the last thing the club wants, wouldn’t it make sense to bring someone in who openly talks about wanting promotion and generally talks a good game to fans, then set him up to fail? The board and director of football can then ensure that the squad is weakened by losing players and deciding not to strengthen now that we’re in a position where there’s no chance of us being dragged into trouble. This is exactly what has happened so far this January, 4 out 1 in shows that. Im sure there’ll be plenty more nearly and trying transfer statements. Also a nice little contract for him where they can “terminate” it at the end of this season, putting all the blame on the outgoing manager. “We thank Steven for his efforts, but the results during the second part of the season have been disappointing, culminating in a mid table finish. We as directors feel that Steven isn’t the person to take the club forward next season.”

Genuinely want Pressley to do well, especially with his ideas of tapping into the Scottish market, but fear he’s being set up to fail this season.

Why would’t You want promotion!! You get an extra £400 K from the FA in league 1 When we nearly went up to the championship (John Wards team) I was talking to Big Fred I said does the club want to be promoted his very quickly answer was Yes you get £2 million off Sky in the championship to start with (now £6 million)
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19 Jan 2019 21:03 #120 by ParcelPete
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It seems love is all around for the new manager.
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19 Jan 2019 21:05 #121 by munchymagic
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Making me think too much about old Saturday night tv - Russ Abbot was a second rate Kenny Everett and was shockingly crap, then you had Little And Large and Cannon And Ball.

None of it was entertainment, light or heavy.
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19 Jan 2019 21:05 #122 by ParcelPete
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But would Nixon lose his FA job?

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19 Jan 2019 21:08 #123 by ParcelPete
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munchymagic wrote: Making me think too much about old Saturday night tv - Russ Abbot was a second rate Kenny Everett and was shockingly crap, then you had Little And Large and Cannon And Ball.

None of it was entertainment, light or heavy.


Bella Emberg was heavy entertainment.
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19 Jan 2019 21:09 #124 by seesaw50
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And the winner is....Pete

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19 Jan 2019 21:11 #125 by munchymagic
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The simple answer to the original question will be answered this week when the board put up or shut up.

Half arsed remedies like a couple of loan signings and a cheapo end of season deal for another player will not be good enough when you come across the decent sides.

We need more than that to push us over the line - technically come the end of the month then Pressley could become the fall guy or the hero, the board/EWM will determine this.

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19 Jan 2019 21:17 #126 by munchymagic
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ParcelPete wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Making me think too much about old Saturday night tv - Russ Abbot was a second rate Kenny Everett and was shockingly crap, then you had Little And Large and Cannon And Ball.

None of it was entertainment, light or heavy.


Bella Emberg was heavy entertainment.


It was still crap - it was just all that there was when we only had three channels probably when he started, possibly four.

I once seen him do a gag where he had been to the milky way - the punchline was that he had brought back a couple of pints of milk.

Pile of shite, he makes Ant And Dec look amazing.

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19 Jan 2019 21:20 #127 by ParcelPete
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I think you are just feeling guilty for knocking one out thinking of Bella in her Blunderwoman outfit.
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19 Jan 2019 21:20 #128 by Taffy-P
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ParcelPete wrote: But would Nixon lose his FA job?

Hopefully that’s the only reason he stops with the club to do the FA thing (Mr Big and a free lunch!! )
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19 Jan 2019 21:24 #129 by munchymagic
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ParcelPete wrote: I think you are just feeling guilty for knocking one out thinking of Bella in her Blunderwoman outfit.


Bella Emberg was a better actress than that shite that she prostituted herself out to.
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19 Jan 2019 21:31 #130 by munchymagic
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Again off topic but I still see comedians do 'Frank Spencer' the easiest one to do - okay his character was massive in the day but try explaining who he is to an under forty year old and you will be mainly met with a blank stare however good your 'ooooh Betty' is :)

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19 Jan 2019 21:46 #131 by heilkmoon
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munchymagic wrote: Making me think too much about old Saturday night tv - Russ Abbot was a second rate Kenny Everett and was shockingly crap, then you had Little And Large and Cannon And Ball.

None of it was entertainment, light or heavy.


Little & Large were the absolute pits as far as I was concerned, yet it inexplicably ran for years and years.

Even as a kid I could tell it was shite.
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19 Jan 2019 21:47 #132 by Zebby
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Yea munchy but amongst the shite you had some brilliant comedians Les Dawson,Billy Connolly,Dave Allan, Freddie Starr ect plus the comedians line up like Manning,Carson andMick miller ect plus the great double acts two Ronnie's and Morcombe and Wise some brilliant acts back then more than nowadays

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19 Jan 2019 21:52 #133 by nobbyblue
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I went to see Cannon and Ball in their hey day in Torquay. They were brilliant though they are a bit old hat nowadays obviously.
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19 Jan 2019 22:31 #134 by newcarlislefan
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19 Jan 2019 22:54 #135 by Dancingbear
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I’d guess Nixon’s nose is so far in the trough that a small thing like us not being in league 2 would see him relieved of all his duties. His mates would no doubt find him some scam.

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19 Jan 2019 23:11 #136 by munchymagic
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Zebby wrote: Yea munchy but amongst the shite you had some brilliant comedians Les Dawson,Billy Connolly,Dave Allan, Freddie Starr ect plus the comedians line up like Manning,Carson andMick miller ect plus the great double acts two Ronnie's and Morcombe and Wise some brilliant acts back then more than nowadays


There isn't one of those pal that I can pull you up on and say that they are shite to be fair - a decent list.

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19 Jan 2019 23:15 #137 by munchymagic
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Freddie Starr telling that scary story to Muhammad Ali on the Parky show - he is lucky that he didn't get his face caved in for startling him like that, brave man :)
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20 Jan 2019 11:24 #138 by franksidebottom
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Markovitch wrote: Astonishingly find myself agreeing with Frank. The club is to be run as a professional, lean, break even business. If we go up its a bonus. The impression is that Curle over paid, that's not going to happen any more. I think it's good for the long term health of the club


Are you sure?!

I’ve always advocated that the way forward for clubs like Carlisle is to run at break even level, be self-sufficient and you’ve always ridiculed the idea by saying it’s not possible, you just have to check the debt levels of all FL clubs for proof.
Now you’re agreeing it’s the right idea and actually is possible!!

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20 Jan 2019 12:24 #139 by Bumble
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Isn't any manager the fall guy?

If things go well they accept the praise. On the flip side if things go badly they get the sack.

It may be that there has been an awful run of injuries. It might be that the club is in turmoil, or broke, or any number of reasons that the manager has no control of.

In the end though the manager will be the fall guy, cos it's the quick, easy cheap solution.

It's a lot cheaper than settling major debts, getting a complete new set of players. More possible than bringing in major new investment or stabilising a sinking ship.

So the manager gets sacked in the hope that this time the merry-go-round spins and brings about a different outome.
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21 Jan 2019 10:25 #140 by nobbyblue
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Lakelandterrier wrote: Seen more from Pressley in 90 minutes than what Sheridan showed in 6 months.
More tactical awareness, players were being organised and coached to play to a system, more encouragement to the players, respect to the fans, all in all - impressed. Wright and Murray had more input.
The club need to back the manager now, i think he will do well with us.


Some good photos on here.
www.carlisleunited.co.uk/news/2019/janua...heltenham-home-game/

Pressley is a definitely a bit more animated than Shez who just stood in the same place for 90 mins. :-D
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21 Jan 2019 13:22 #141 by GingerBalls
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Was on a stag do in London about 20 years ago and saw Russ Abbott strolling through Covent Garden. We went over to have the crack, first thing we noticed was that he had bad B.O.. anyway he wasn't being very sociable towards us, which is fair enough. Even less so when my mate said "You f_cking stink Russ"...

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26 Jan 2019 17:57 #142 by Taffy-P
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The more you hear the more your I like this guy I think we’ve got a goodun
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26 Jan 2019 18:21 #143 by seabird
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Good interview ,says exactly what it is.
3 player from the squad out for next week ,we will not be able to fill the subs bench next week. Vital we get at least 4 players in.

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26 Jan 2019 18:43 #144 by CCU
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By far the easiest to listen to Manager we’ve had in a while!

Win or Lose, Up The Blues!

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27 Jan 2019 14:45 #145 by NORTHERNSOUL
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Markovitch wrote: Astonishingly find myself agreeing with Frank. The club is to be run as a professional, lean, break even business. If we go up its a bonus. The impression is that Curle over paid, that's not going to happen any more. I think it's good for the long term health of the club


Aye if you want to continue pissing about in league two it is

I.d much rather Jenkins had a go to see if he could spunk the lot and get us into the championship as his legacy

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13 Feb 2019 00:46 - 29 Mar 2019 08:03 #146 by Piglet_Phoenix
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Honeymoon’s over for Pressley.

Time to start making some tough decisions.

The experiment with playing Devitt as a false nine should now be well and truly over. Despite his goal he was wasted upfront on Saturday, he looked twice the player when facing forward instead of chasing lost causes and trying to play with his back to goal. Today he was largely on the left before his (unjustified in my view) red card but still peripheral.

Let’s be honest, despite two shameful refereeing performances we’re struggling to find any fluency as a team right now. We’re going round in circles tactically and it very much feels like we’re mistakenly and stubbornly trying to fit our players into a tactical formation devised to get the best out of Yates and Nadesan (with Sowerby pulling the strings in midfield). These players have gone now and it’s really unwise to try to keep playing the same way.

The composition of our squad has changed and we must adapt and change tactically to match this. It’s up to the manager now to have the courage of his convictions and to make his mark on the way we play.

Some of the lessons we’ve learned over the past two seasons we have to, frustratingly, wait for a new manager to learn all over again. Hope is not a central striker, he should only be played cutting in from the left (a position he’s made his own so why move him away from it?). Slater and Miller combined for a defensive horror show on the season’s opening day against Exeter – they were at it again today for the first Crewe goal. Slater was horribly out of position and left Miller hopelessly exposed.

We have a plethora of talented midfielders but an obvious and chronic lack of genuine forwards. Cullen is unfit (and may yet come good – I quite like his attitude), Simpson has vanished without a trace after winning the game at Port Vale and then there’s nobody. It’s more of a criticism of Holdsworth in the transfer window we failed to bring a striker in – but it’s the manager’s job to find a tactical blend to compensate for this. 4-3-3 with our current squad is obviously not the way. It’s time to stop banging our head against the brick wall.

3-5-2 might work, but this would mean dropping Grainger (on today’s display, no loss) or risking playing him in midfield. With so many talented midfielders on the books I’d be tempted to try a revolutionary 3-6-1, a back three of Liddle, Gerrard and Parkes with Etuhu holding in front of a back three, Scougall, Devitt and O’Hare in central midfield, Thomas and Hope on the flanks and one of our two strikers upfront.

Whatever, Pressley needs to have the courage to change tactically and to do so quickly.
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13 Feb 2019 00:52 #147 by Urban Designer
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I's start Simpson in the next match as he seems to be the only fit CF we have!

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13 Feb 2019 00:56 #148 by nomadblue2
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Keep team same but for 2 start scougall and cullen

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13 Feb 2019 00:57 #149 by Gezzercufc
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I’d go with:
Collin
Liddle Gerrard grant grainger
Scougall etuhu
O’hare
Thomas Simpson Hope

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13 Feb 2019 00:59 #150 by munchymagic
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"It’s more of a criticism of Holdsworth in the transfer window we failed to bring a striker in"

You cannot criticise Holdsworth on here as people are furiously masturbating still at how well he did in the January transfer window and haven't reached their 'happy ending' yet.

He is all mouth and no contract.
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