The Fletcher transfer....

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  1. Redstar

    Redstar Well-Known Member

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    Confirms to me the utter futility of following BFC, especially at this level. The best we can hope for is a causing a few bloody noses until the best players are picked off again.

    We are a million miles away from competing. Some will take pleasure from fighting the odds, others won't.

    All that remains is to decide if you feel watching football at Oakwell is a reasonable enough use of your time and money and if it is, carry on. If not, don't. Enter into it with no illusions about the scale of the task or the reality of achieving anything beyond staying up. Anything beyond that is a massive massive bonus.

    Looking forward to being called a ****.
     
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    This transfer window is an utter disgrace.

    'Boro spending 40 million has sealed it for me.

    We are going to be this years Rotherham whether we like it or not.
     
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    That's the spirit FFS
     
  4. Redstar

    Redstar Well-Known Member

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    It's his opinion. And a total irrelevance to what might or might not happen on the pitch
     
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    It excites me and been a Barnsley fan that's brilliant. We have to build but I don't see any reason we can't build and get to those levels. We have some nice players.

    On Fletcher, he's got .eveything. Tall Strong quick Good touch.
     
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  6. Redstar

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    Good for you.

    What is being built, like?
     
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    A base that we can continue to build from. Buy sell, buy sell. Let's get behind the team. develop this talent and move on.
     
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    So when it's all been sold again, then what?
     
  9. Hem

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    You buy more expensive players than the last time.

    Stop crying about it. It's the best way to go.
     
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    The problem is we haven't done that. We haven't gone out and chased Ollie Watkins for example.
     
  11. Redstar

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    That won't be happening. Stop kidding yourself.

    I'm not crying about it either. Just deciding if it's worth the time and money. Not an issue you have, I know.
     
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    Hasn't it always been this way ?
    We make the decision in our early years do we support the Town of our birth or do we choose to support a team from football aristocracy. Supporting a team like Barnsley is no easy task, many Saturday night ruined as we lose again. But, we have been privileged to in recent History to have enjoyed, if you are old enough seeing our team in the premiership, playing in the Play Off Final against Ipswich. Beating Liverpool and Chelsea in the FA Cup before losing to Swansea in a FA Cup Semi Final. Going to the Wembley twice in one season and winning on both occasions.
    Don't support Barnsley if you expect to match the Aristocrats of the game. Learn to enjoy the little wins, like, thrashing Wolverhampton Wanderers last season.
    It does't enter my head that we will be relegated, we have already signed some rough diamonds and Hecky will refine this raw talent,again into a team we will all be proud off.
    We have the accolade of being the team that has spent longest in the 2nd division/Championship a record I am proud of, we will still be in the Championship after this season and we will have beaten a number of Aristocratic Clubs along the way
     
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    My biggest issue with this strategy is that if you are buying worse players than who left you can you sustain your current fragile league position?
     
  14. Redstar

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    It's not even abart matching the "Aristocrats". It's abart not being able to match dross like QPR.

    You've clearly decided it's enough for your time and money. That's your choice.
     
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    I think we have gone out and spent more than maybe every before.

    I'm honestly not that concerned about the window yet. We've got things to do but every club will have. We've to add that bit of special. I think a loan would be more likely with a striker or another striker in. We've not seen one of our signings. maybe our most expensive signing.

    This Ollie Watkins better than Ugbo? I'm looking at Ike and thinking you could have it all. Spoke to doug from Chronicle last night about signings and he mentioned Ike Ugbo with excitement.

    There are area's I would change. Of course. Adam Jackson out and a top young loan player in at cb. I'm not bothered about the sale of Roberts. In a central area Scowen either. I loved Marley Watkins but out wide. Isgrove could cover him at RM. I'd love Ryan kent back for the left and to link with Fryers. I'd order that central area I think. Maybe 1 out. Seeing that Mowatt's a worry but he's come out the fittest or top two fittest players in the club.
     
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    Why wake up and get out of bed on a morning? Eventually we will all at some stage roll a seven.

    We make the best of what we have in life. Same way our club does.


    Give me BFC over Man City or Chelsea any day.
     
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    Find it strange that people can get so worked up about things before the season's even started. Be reyt won't it.
     
  18. Redstar

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    As I said, that's your choice to make

    And I clearly wasn't comparing following football with joshing it. But then again, I ought to expected it wi thee logged on
     
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    Christ almighty I wonder how you'd have coped in the 60s n 70s I'm a Barnsley fella born and bred no other team has ever had my total support yes I've admired teams and in European competition backed them but my only footballing love is my home town club to hear the drivel posted by some is soul sapping to say the least we ply our trade in the 2nd tier of arguably the toughest footballing divisions in the world we get to watch players of a very high standard week in week out we consistently surprise other bigger clubs and indeed ourselves we've tasted success and failure we've won and lost finals we've produced and sold superstars this is a life's ride enjoy the bugger warts and all or just leave it and fawn to the false gods of the premiership.
     

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