Winter News

Discussion in 'Plymouth' started by Plymborn, Dec 11, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    Having been blown and rained upon...plus a few moments of sleet down the High Street yesterday I think Autumn has truly past us by.

    So it's Coventry City at home in the third round of the Cup....if we beat Rovers of course next Tuesday.....Two first half goals away to Ipswich last night in their replay was enough for them to hold off the home team who could only score once in the second half.
     
    #1
  2. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    Our old friends...Sep Blatter and Michel Platini are facing legal action from the FIFA to recover £1.5 million of illicit fund money.
     
    #2
  3. notDistantGreen

    notDistantGreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    5,175
    Likes Received:
    50
    Yes obviously nobody else in FIFA knew what was happening.
     
    #3
  4. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    Big article plus picture of Simon Hallett and the new Grandstand In todays Daily Telegraph Sports supplement....looks good stuff.
     
    #4
  5. notDistantGreen

    notDistantGreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    5,175
    Likes Received:
    50
    There have been some interesting comments about the January transfer window,

    Firstly, Simon Hallett said that thinks clubs get poor value when the buy at that time of the year. There's often desperation and players who have just had a purple patch in the Autumn are bought for inflated prices when their longer term performance is less good. The Board will consider proposals but will require detailed statistical evidence that incoming players' track records fit the club's specific needs. I'm glad to see that this level of analysis is being done: it ties in with Hallett's profession of course: you'd hardly buy shares based on just a few months' results, and it's a kind of MoneyBall approach that can find hidden value in players that other clubs don't want but do just the things your team needs. A classic case is Joe Edwards: released by Walsall but a star for us.

    Secondly, Ryan Lowe has said that the club already has one recruit for January lined up, subject only to "dotting 'Is and crossing 'T's. It isn't George Cooper, although Lowe says PAFC might be interested if the price is right. In an interesting side note, he says that he's confident Simon Hallett will back him in recruiting players, as the owner has backed him "one million percent" since Lowe arrived. Now, if I've told you once Ryan, I've told you a billion times, don't exaggerate.
     
    #5
  6. sensiblegreeny

    sensiblegreeny Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11,896
    Likes Received:
    1,498
    Zlatan Ibrohimavic it's gotta be. He's a free agent and wouldn't cost us any money. He doesn't need the money in wages either. And he scores goals. Wots not to like.........
     
    #6
  7. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    Only days to go before the January window opens....so here are a few of the signings/loans that are being gossiped about.

    1.....Conor Kirby...Midfielder...21yrs old...on loan at Macclesfield...Sheffield W player.
    2.....Jamie Reid...Striker...25 yrs old...Torquay.
    3.....Akwasi Asante...Striker...27 yrs old...Chester.
    4.....Tyreeq Bakinson...Midfielder...21 yrs old...on loan at Newport...Bristol City player.
    5.....Ryan Edmondson...Striker...18 yrs old...Leeds.
    6.....Paul Glatzel...Striker...18 yrs old...Liverpool.

    But of course gossip is cheap.
     
    #7
  8. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    Add Keanu Marsh-Brown....released by Newport to the above list.
     
    #8
  9. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92

    Strong rumour going around that Tyreeq Bakinson will sign in January on loan from Bristol C.....he has just finished a lone at Newport.

    Could this mean that Chelsea are not extending Josh Grant's loan at Argyle ?....would be a reason for bringing in another midfielder when most think that a striker in more required at the moment.
     
    #9
  10. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    Tyreeq Bakinson at the game Sunday....supposed to have been training with the team recently.
     
    #10

  11. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    It seems that Chelsea's Josh Grant is on the verge of signing full time for Argyle....so Ryan Lowe has hinted.
     
    #11
  12. sensiblegreeny

    sensiblegreeny Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11,896
    Likes Received:
    1,498
    Literally just watched Holloway interviewed on Sky Sport news. New Grimsby manager and guess what................he loves the club, loves the people and he is in the right place. That's the umpteenth love affair this man has had. If he was a girl of the 60's he would have been kicked out of the house and branded a slut and tart by now.
     
    #12
  13. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    Muhammadu Faal... Enfield goal scorer... has joined Bolton...was mentioned last week as a possible Argyle target.....was playing at level 9 ???.
     
    #13
  14. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    Portsmouth have just spent £100,000 on Bromley striker Reeco Hackett-Fairchild.....which might mean that Portsmouth's out of favour Brett Pitman will become available for transfer.....with Swindon and Plymouth being possible moves.
    Swindon are concerned that Bradford might be on the verge of recalling Eoin Doyle... so will possibly need a replacement... and Argyle do need a more proven goal scorer up front.
     
    #14
  15. sensiblegreeny

    sensiblegreeny Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11,896
    Likes Received:
    1,498
    Worse than all of that Swindon have had the cheek to sign a player called GRANT. Don't they know that the surname is our 's and they aren't allowed anyone of that name. A damned cheek I call it.
     
    #15
  16. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    .....and he played New Years day....there does seem a lot of Grant's around....I'll grant you that.....see what I did there....:rolleyes:.
     
    #16
  17. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    Billy Clarke's short contract end on 18th January....and there is talk of him moving on to Grimsby soon.
     
    #17
  18. notDistantGreen

    notDistantGreen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Messages:
    5,175
    Likes Received:
    50
    PAFC rumoured to be in discussions (alongside other clubs) regarding Portsmouth's Brad Pitman and also Yeovil's Rhys Murphy. In what looks like a wilder rumour, PAFC are linked with Manchester City youngster Felix Nmecha.

    Meanwhile, I don't know who does there things but this a pretty chart of League 2 away support,

    please log in to view this image


    Lastly, if anyone missed it, here's what Ryan Lowe does on his days off.

    please log in to view this image
     
    #18
  19. Plymborn

    Plymborn Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,477
    Likes Received:
    92
    PAFC office staff have started moving back to Home Park.....means Lyndy can walk through the park to work again (unless he needs the car of course) .
     
    #19
  20. sensiblegreeny

    sensiblegreeny Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11,896
    Likes Received:
    1,498
    He should be camped out at the Station awaiting the coach load of Strikers to arrive. And I don't mean railway staff who have a dispute either. Apparently there has been strike action for all of December. Not surprisingly nobody has noticed.
     
    #20
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page