Cod Almighty | Postbag
Looking a bit peaky
20 July 2012
We've a bumper postbag, turning from the usual close-season ramblings and pre-season hopes to the prospect of a new ground.
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Is Soares still in the building?
Has anyone noticed that the wonderful official site does not currently carry a profile of Louie Soares (and I think never has)? I assume he is still with the club, bearing in mind he is attending pre-season training and is greatly admired by Paul Hurst.
from John Hicks
Letters Ed responds: The official site is now carrying some statistics on Soares, but no picture or biography. Not exactly a profile, but a silhouette perhaps.
This time, more than any other time
Well here we are again, the dawn of the new season. The fixture list is finally out and has yet again shafted us with some truly terrible away trips on a Tuesday night and a season opener against a team that beat us in our last competitive match. It makes me wonder in which and new glorious way GTFC will manage to implode, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, and ultimately fail in gaining promotion.
So on that positive note here are five things I would like to see happen this season: 1. An attempt to play the ball in midfield. Thanoj and Disley are good passers of the ball. Why make them run around getting neckache by hoofing the ball past them so often? 2. Rob Scott to be fined by the club ASAP every time he behaves like a moron on the touchline (should save the club good money over the course of the season IF he isn't sacked by October First). 3. To go at least 10 calendar months without paying off a player. This is a football club that employs COACHES and MANAGERS, try some coaching and management. 4. In order to streamline the all new supporters trust perhaps we can have John Fenty donation buckets in the bars that they will be running on a match day, so prospective new trust members can cut out the middle man and give money directly to John Fenty. That way His omnipotent presence can continue unchallenged. 5. Smashy and Nicey to come up with a formation and game plan in pre-season and then try it out in the friendlies we have arranged rather than the first ten games of the season.
AB caretaker manager by Christmas? He is already "in the building".
from Gareth Bonner
The boys from Brescia
Ivano Bonetti !!! Yes, by now there must be some kids about 15-16 years old who are descendants of IB. You would have hoped they (boys and girls) were born with that silky touch. I'm afraid if there are any, they have lank hair and are ugly. That's it.
Anyway the match Mariners v W Brom - I forgot how good we once played. Reminisce.
from Janusz Przeniczny, GrimPol
Letters Ed responds: Jan is picking up on the sighting of an Ivano Bonetti T-shirt reported in the Diary on 10 July.