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The GroundShare Podcast
The GroundShare Podcast

Episode 1 · 2 years ago

The GroundShare Podcast -Week 1

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Round up of the first week of fixtures in the EFL with Transfer news from up and down the leagues. Also find out our predictions for promotion and relegation, all packed in to an hour of discussion and arguments from three un-informed Lads.

Hello and welcome to ground share, the new weekly podcast where we talk all things EFL, covering the results transfers through all three leagues. I'm your horse hurry, joined by Connesse alconnor ill, are you doing, and also joined by deck sale. Oh below, I was. It going right? We might as well get straight into it. I wanted to start this week's episode talking about the fact the obviously footballs back. We're all buzzing at its back, but no fans in the Games. I know that everyone in his grands talked about it. I'm struggling to get past it. I'm struggling to watch the Games. What's your to to tax on it? Yeah, strange, isn't it? I mean especially that, you know, watching watching the Games on telly. I have to watch it with the crowd noise, and even that seems a bit weird because when you flick over and you don't when you watch it without the crowd noise, it's just it's just surreal. Are Does that silence is absolutely baffling. It makes a massive difference than that kind of the crowd noise where you watch you on sky. I didn't think when they gave you the option. I've opted for no crowd noise at first, but then when you turn over, I know it's actually you kind of forget. I was watching it. I kind of forgot the wing all funds there, because you are getting better with the sound noise, like if you score in the cheer and I think it's is miles better. But it is when you actually look up, when you look into the suns's no one there. It's it's a weird it's weirds, weird to watch. Yeah, definitely, and I mean I think. I think the absence of the crowds throwing up a few few weird results as well actually. So that make for a bit of fun as the season goes on. Yeah, I think that's playing a massive part. You know, the Ting goes one mile down. Typically a crowd can can get me on the players, but that crowd there pushing cat almost probably use the motivation. Not Really. Definitely. A couple of couples all side walks out this this weekend, but I thought if the crowds were there. I can't I can't see that that happening at all. But it's yeah, I agree with up. Just goat to be back, especially the clubs. You know, we're talking about in the you know, championship. EFL wanted to not got the resources of the bigger cause and it's a huge effort from them to actually make it safe for people to their players to play against. So good effort from all the clubs. Something let's let's get into. It will stop the championship. Championships a bit weird one, I think, and I think it's all for to do with no crowds being in the stadium. There's not a lot of transfer activity going on in terms of bringing players in, no one's spending big and there's no there's no massive signings yet for championship teams. I think the only notable ones seems to be players leaving, which is dead strange and all that that. Bournemouth are obviously one of the favorites to go up. I think they're going to struggle this year. They've not brought anyone of not in and they've lost the LAS in their Fana Care Colin Wilson, our Ramsdale, Ryn Freezer, even Harry Wilson. He's gone back to the pool. The championships just weird it does. It doesn't seem like any teams really changed too much, apart from losing people. Do you think that's going to be a big, a big part of how the season folds? I think coronavirus is really telling. It's told. I think the championships a league where it's just a big lottery and a lot of teams would normally shook so much money in it. It's a massive gamble just to get to the premier league. Can obviously this year is completely different and with sin that is not seen as many transfers, we're not seen any big names called. I think it's going to be a much more true representation what the team's actually are this year. It's going to be a lot closer and it's going...

...to be harder than in all these to actually get promoted. I think we're going to see some some results where teams at the bottom of beaten teams at the top, because it's just a lot more even this year because money is not talking anymore, like you say, I mean if you look at the teams are in the championship now compared to, you know, five, ten years ago, some big, big teams in the championship. It's looking at what, for Middlesborough, Stoke, key are dying in us. You know, some of these are a premier league tables. Almost yeah, everyone's playing the cars close to the chest and I think, you may it will make for an interesting season that, you know, these big boys are coming down with a parachute payments or whatever. They're having to be a little bit careful with the money and I think, you know, in some ways it may help that the lower down side. It may help me the likes of Coventry and things like that, that these people can't just go out and buy the best players from the championship. They've got to work with what they've got, which obviously wasn't good enough for the Premier League. So you know, we'll see how it plays out, but I think it will be a fun season, definitely. I think this season we're going to find some incredible youth talent. I think a lot of teams are going to be relying on the youth. We saw just on Friday. You know, there's obviously talk of Tri Deni leaving Watford, but he didn't. Didn't play for what for them Friday and he opted for an eighteen year old GEL pedrol instead, which to me speak volumes. If whatford who, let's let's face it, the one of the favorites to go up automatically? If what would doing that? Surely every other team's gonna have to do that in the league. Yeah, you'd think so. I mean, I suppose. What I mean, what would of just the just Longding Glen Murray? So I think so. They're pretty certain. Dean, he's going so, but maybe he just wasn't ready. Maybe that's that's why the young love was playing. But I think I think you are right there. I think then, you know, acknowledge in precipitate there bracing themselves for, you know, one of the Premier League teams in a sort of reaping the bit of talent they've got in their squads. So I think they're a bit worried because you won't be able to go out and buy in the same where they would have done previously. So, you know, maybe we will see a lot more young talent coming through. I mean these teams, they don't have the money of all the teams. So whether their academies are set up to have, you know, really good colfe tell in their raps will find out this season. Burning him of a decent track record of bringing young talent. Three obviously, headline being jubelling in last season. So we'll see. We'll see one of the teams in the League of can I'll I'll see. I think the problems is I think it's going to fill down all the way through the league's with this because as we get closer and closer to where like the transfer window ending, more and more teams, specially the Lower League teams, are looking at Premier League and championship lone players. Were looking at the youth players and the younger players. But obviously, as I as you guys have just said, the championship teams and friendship seems in needing these players now because they can't really afford to gone by someone else or they don't really want to buy somebody else. So stopping the teams in the Lower Leagues being able to loan these players out as well. So I think we're going to we're going to see it kind of tell all the way down the league's. Maybe we should rock up to a ground. Think we can get a game for someone. I'VE GOT STACK OUT UP, put shift in it right back last bock. I have anywhere anyway you can get on. So the first thing I wanted, the first result I want to talk about in the championship. That didn't actually really shock me, to be honest. It was the Burningham Bren for result. There's one noll, Birmingham Bella score, score for Birmingham. Brentford in this game had sixty three percent of possession. They had sixteen attempts, only four of which we're on targue this idea that Brentford are one of the favorites school walk. I think they could struggle in the goal scoring department. If you look at the team that they had last season, it was so frightening because of that. From Free Watkins Gone, the only one you actually still got there is is in one or and they brought in a League one striker to fill the boots of a twenty seven...

...million pound month. Really, do you agree that Brentford are going to struggle going forward? Yeah, they got, of course, stut where they and space very attuned to and I haven't told me. Last year was absolutely unreal. In the one it was two thousand and twenty four goals in and breath players. Right. I mean you're saying you weren't shocked by I was. Every year last couple of years. I always hit Brentford to go up, just I like the ways to play football. They're always up there. I mean, I know, I know what you're saying about bringing in a League one player, but and it is a massive step. Watching him most of the time last year, I think you can make the step up. Is is a very, very talented football player. What I will say, though, is that this players, they're like so Guy Canos, who last season started after games and he didn't produce much. You know he's a good player, but he's in product. It doesn't seem to be to be all that and I think this year with, like I say, those players going, there's going to be a lot of pressure on players like him to actually do their being and produce the goods rather than just being easy on the eye. Think that might be the track, that the trap that people fall into. The breakfast back in them develop and because we play a nice football but actually they're not getting results, has been wrong. We're actually gone. He's not actually gone yet, as he's still a Brentford player, but he's just kind of when more than if. The point I'll make five and Tony is I think you're right. Last season he had thirty nine appearances for people and he scored twenty six goals. He's prolific, but he was prolific in League one, which a few seasons gone, ten year ago, the Difference Between League woman championship wasn't as big as it is now. He's now got to go and play the likes of what food, the likes of bomb who have been in the Premier League and they've been in there for seasons and they know how to defend. Is Ivan told you, going to be able to get the better of them. But it's not just diving Tony. This time last year he was playing, he was doing really on League one, but he was playing in the League one team. He's now got championship players around him. He's getting better service than he was last year. It's everything, not just he needs to step up, but he's teams already steps up. He's got he's going to have better delivered back crosses of the ball coming in, bad passes coming in, and he's got a lot more support all around in this time. And Brentford obviously play a very attack in style of football as well. So for me, everything suits. I'n told you. I think it's a good sign and I think Peter but really made a mystery. When we go, I think he's going to tell the championship apart bought. Then again the lost one, not to Birmingham. So what do I know? Don't think I will say about Brentford is, and I'm saying all this about the extremely attractive going forward. Well, last season they can see the second least goals in the championship after leads and the finish on the same all differences. Leads didn't Brentford signed leads season center off as well. Yeah, ProMIS Johnson, yeah, he's a chance right, quick million and I thought that was a understand why they sold him to them for what if what I saw in that is for five million. Yeah. Well, I think reading between the lines with that, I think it was more punt as answer and fell out the leads and the other way around. I think he had a running with the Elsa. From what I've read, for you know, I thought it was a funds favorite, Pontish Onsonbo Oh, absolutely, it's a pretty in my opinion, published answers. The Premier League caught and player, you know, but bottom half of the Premier League, I think you do a job from most teams. Well, as I say, Brentford. If you know, they won't get the goals of they got last season. They, I think, I believe it, the Brentford funds of expects them to get those goals again. It'll take a while for all the place to get to an art tony and whoever else might bring in and they're going to have to change the way they played a little bit. But they know that they can rely on that defense rather than blesting teams away threety four. Now you know that when they need to, they can shut a team oil and scrape a one...

...or two Miller. So I think they'll certainly be in the playoffs again. I don't think they'll be in the automatics, but I think they'll be in the playoffs again. And then, as we know, anything can happen in the playoffs finals. Was, I haven't Tony not brought in as a signing to upgrade brink? It seemed to strengthen brings this team for this season. and Are you are you know saying? Well, are you saying that that isn't an upgrade to what they have or he hasn't added any strength into the squad? Tony was brought in to replace Watkins so Brentford didn't want Watkins gone till the found a replacement. So it is a direct replacement. Really, I think they've got a bargain. I think four five million for a guy that's called twenty six goals. You don't get many twenty gold shikers these days that we're running out of sharers, and Harry came to pay five million for one. I think they've got a bargain. I just don't know if he's going to be able to provide the kind of goals that Watkins was providing. Whatkins was prolific last season, but also we've losing Ben Rama as well. They were two main goal scorers and you've took a gambling in the league one strikering. While we're on about Burlingham and and Brentford match, Dude belling, I'm obviously not there at Birmingham look like they didn't need him. I do think they missed his presence in the field just in terms of coeping order that ball. But it's called Hans debut starts called for English football in it. Yeah, yeah, that whole Cheep Bemingham. So I blee my mind of it. I won't whine to here. I mean. You know, what do you play for me play one see coming out in the academy, massive years at all, retired to twenty two shirt before. Yeah, players a Bam and going to go after and they're going to go and make like you think of the career that this kids going to well, Baman players, you say that, but you know how many times if we see a young one's coming out of the Academy Age Seven, see the next, the next, lead all messy and then two season later no one knows as it who he is. You know, I didn't, youngsire. That isn't it? Well, Freconmicada, I mean not just to point the finger of Manchester United, but springs my mind straight away. That's enough about friend for the Burningham I'LS will be here all boody night. The next result. We can. We can wonder has made their made the debuting championship. I'm kind of room for wickhm. I help the stay up, to be honest, just because if I confirm, well, I love him. I can't. I can't see happening. They'll I want we can to go to stay up because they really shit outt it last year. Did Not just this the finished outside of the playoff. That's a very good start to the season. I think they were top of the League for three or four weeks in a row and then started to fizzle out. They were slowly dropping but because because of the such a good start, took a while from to slowly drop and then they finished. I think they finished known for ten something like that. Because of the points the game, the manage to creep back in and Sunderland drops out and obviously some bland. I feel sorry some land. They've been in the places every year, but the points the game made them drop out. We can drop in and then we can went on beat. I think the beat fleet would. I think the big fleet would at fleetwood and then lost. We can but on our gregate and obviously we can went through and then we can be, in my opinion, the best football inside in the in league one in Oxford and end up going into the championships. Well, every credit to him, to be fair, but I don't see you. I can't see them staying up. They don't play the football at the championship requires. No, I can't. I can't see him going on. I do want to any shout to their strike force, though. They've got a can fem war, because that cheer. This name a chair from hearts. Yeah, it's not like it's not pay you, is it? Yeah, it is. He...

...was ly was absolutely awful when he used to play for black pool and he was awful. I mean, did he play? As much as I can found one. I'm not really saying much of him. I think self was a bit was a bit of a bit part player. But I mean yes, says has holes Olo cheers, who cheers only come in this season for Wickham use a summer signing or big shower. Has To weaken. We know exactly what kind of wall they're going to be playing all season. I'd love it firm stay up for didn't deserve to go up to say. Yeah, I mean they've got a bit a great they got a bit of determination. You know, the this is only set in the stall out one way and you know, I like that. I like that. It's sort of the old old fashioned football and it's what it sometimes what they want to say. I mean it's well, I like to see a bit of industry or football or all due respect to we can. I mean there's a compliment myself. So yeah, credits of him who have you seen him? Wickham's manager, I'm assumed. You know it looks like or you've heard of garretheins worth. Yeah, yeah, well, he's still he's still on the on the player's books for we can. He puts himself on the playing roster every season. I don't know. Yeah, he's forty seven now and he still puts himself on the wicked roster every season. And I'm trying the shape wonder and if he's gonna he's going to keep putting them on the roster until they getting the print. So I guess because a bit of a isn't abound, isn't? He's a bit of a rock ledgends Norway. He looks no, he looks like it. I mean, obviously you look at him and obviously he's not your standard money to when you see him on TV. But when I did it more researching to him and when I was watching him on when they played fleetwood, was staying. They were showing he's in a band. Is In a rock band? Yeah, cold blooded hearts is in. Yeah, nor way, he does. So see called back to be fair. Still the this is so I've got quite like we can for just to go themes are really okay. That's Lee, it's Bounder, got a song called the wanderer and it's manager with stolar all absolutely podcast now, but alf an hour in and we're already on about buns. I had a funny start about the Wickham Robber and game, although rubbing, obviously beat we can one deal. The ball was on the in play for thirty five minutes and fifty seconds. The stats that it's comfortably the shortest time recording the championship since up to started tracking this day in two thousand and thirteen to two thousand and fourteen season, which beats the previous record, which is Qpr Cardiff in January twenty eight, seen by over four minutes. The balls on the in play for thirty five minutes and minute. So they're only they were playing less than a half of football, literally less than a half football. Could that game with no funds in as well? Imagine, imagine that one on telly. Tell you what you struggle whn't you're watching that. Yeah, one deals as well. We know, we know the way we can play football. It's not yeah, it's not pleasing to the eye either. Or Qpr beat forest as well. So now, which I was kind of shocked about because obviously they not got that, seeing I fought forest of quite a good team, to be honest, sport a, probably not just really quickly. I should talk about Sheffield Wednesday. Obviously started the season online. Has Ten points. But in justice there for Wigan. Definitely. Wi can fans all will be really, really got about that and I think they will be particularly sort of spieful about the fact that they certainly feel that a large part of it, the reason they're in the position there was due to the the FL and the fa not doing the due diligence check. So I think be'll feel really are done by in that. Sheffield Wednesday they treated more favorably and then and they feel that with the situation they're in is hasn't been helped at all by the Fl. So it's almost sort of a you know, double wimming for them. Yeah, I don't think it's very fair. I think it's very much treating two teams very differently. Where'd you think Sheffiel Wednesday finish this year with the obviously the one,...

...the first game for the one, minus nine points. Now obviously still sitting in the bottom of the table, but I believe they'll obviously it was nine points, so but I think they're obviously going to stay up, in my opinion. But where'd you fin no, finish mid table, just above the bottom. Don't think that we're challenging for anything because it's too much of a hill to climb. I think there's something similar, so similar year. I don't think there's much chance of them going down. They've got they got too much fire power. You know, children rolls idly Brown looking at that. Yeah, I don't think they'd let him go down, certainly not. I mean it be a disaster if she fiel Wednesday. Do go down, though, I think they'll be in free for you know, you're looking at another Bolton situation. You know, it'd be horrendous to see. That's all easier. What is cheekish effort Wednesday is obviously they didn't get the ten point at the minus twelve points last season, so obviously they stayed up. And I've only gotten polsh bloody a wigan striker. Actually, it's right. Just just really quickly, before move on to League one, just want to talk about some potent some transfer activity. That's that's happened. It looks to me championship outsourcing players. Now I don't think they're looking at home grown players as much. I think they looking at the Spanish Leagues, looking at the Italian Leagues and they are looking in, looking to bring these different nationalities in more than buying someone from the premier league or buying someone from the one great signing for me, Jordan Hugill, has gone to Norwich for three million. Obviously it was at West Ham. Scored fifteen goals and championship last season for QPR. Was He not given a fair chance at West an? Now it's kiss. I think, yeah, he wasn't given a fair chance or west money. When you look at you know they're like Stephaller, who wasn't doing much at all. These are you know, it was big money player. They should have looked within, within the ranks. I mean, you know, we standard all right last season, but you know, they didn't, they didn't do anything special and this seemed for a lot of the season to be sticking with a team that they knew wasn't really using the goods. They knew it was just good enough and I mean, you know, you go caught of could well as made a bit of a difference to them as to agree, and the money as well, which was it was at ten million from Preston. They brought him in for the Brot. Any of them. They've med ass every seen loss in twelve months. Yeah, yeah, he's going to three million now and it's very talented, so large and obviously there's condon said, kept in the team that didn't really do anything and you might as well give this a lot of chance and I think it's a great sign. And now three million as well really quickly. Whilst one about an expressed north and play, let's talk about Preston not actually ringing anyone in no signings. I think it could be in trouble this season. There's the potential departures of Ben Pearson Ben Davis, who both not signed contracts, and on DJ looks like he's on his way to Rangers, but then again heeded play tonight for them and obviously Alan Brown. There's always a bit of interesting on Brown, I think, but they're the big for they could strugle this season. I think Preston, we was talking about this at work today, about pressing northend. The other good season last year didn't quite reach the potential of where they should have been in the playoffs and it looks like they've not really brought anyone in and, as you said, the losing probably the biggest four plays in their team and without replacing them, I believe they're going to struggle as well. I don't think you'll go down, but I think it's gonna be a mid table for this and did offen. Funds can be uppy without constantly finishing eleven just outside playoffs. The NOR FM fans can't be happy with what's going on there. Somebody needs to change, for a last change of manager or a bigger increase in the transfer which something needs to change there because they can't keep doing I think. Personally, I think that Peter it stills not great. I think they lack investment. Travel ends. He's done a lot for is. Art's not in it, so it doesn't want to pour all the money into it, which is fair enough. You can't expect them to. If he doesn't want you bought. Something needs to be done that at Preston or I'll say I'm going to show a season, another signing, two more...

...signings. I just want to quickly, I guess you could say, skip over is try Parrott going on on on from tottenamtw Mill Wall and other skip, going from Tottenham to Norwich. On long to promising youngsters. I think they're gonna have good seasons. Skipped a great signing. Skip tassic signing, all right, rich, yeah, definitely. I mean played it at all right. I am out of games in the Tottenham first team. Mario game a couple of chance. He's seem to be a good place. I think it's a great signing. Just to finish off the championship section, let's call with ull put down, I think, going up this season. What third? Nowich through automatics. I think swanseare going to go through the playoffs. Going down. I hits it. I think we can. We're going to finish rock bottom. I think Barnes will finished twenty three and other room or finish in the bottom three as well. I think what first going to about? Straight back up. I think that's too good to stay down. I don't know. I think Darby County man come again. I think I'll throw a Darby county in there and Nourwich. So I think there are three to go. What food? Norwich, Derby County going down? I'm going to say Coventry and rather room, because I'm still going to back quick him to stay up. So conventry and rather than so down. For me just just covered too and rotherm or we not. I'm not saying come, we just we just saw. Yeah, it went that long. Looking at lead to to go down, even just set rather Roman conventry to go down. And I'm split between Barnsley and Stoke. S Don't could go down again. Still One of the favorites to go. Yeah, but there's just I'm just looking at stoke and they've got it all right. They've got a sprinkling quality in there. Don't get me wrong, there's a couple of bit. I mean they've got John Overy Keel. I mean he's a great player. Some vote all right, but you know, eat a CACN. Yeah. Well, I don't know. I don't think there's enough there for stoke and I just think there is. There are a club that he is intall disarray. And do you know what? I shouldn't say this because I'm probably going to lose the PODCAST. Some fans before we even got him. So yeah, I used to hate felt when they're in the prem that's all, you know, I just loved it every time they got a throwing and rory delap came over son't that's what's so throwing really, really quickly just about about Rory Delap. Of It. So many stories that Rory Delap. But my favorite one is from Peter Crouch who said he used to love it rory Delat, because used to say you see these long throwings and they're absolutely Nah, but it was that ingrained. In the Premier League the teams have put the ball out for a corner round than the throwing because they were that stead of the throne. It's became an urban me. Well, the amount of goals that they did actually get from Crouchy, and not just Crouchy, was a wasn't recardo full of counter fulltfull, yeah, Legend, absolutely poultry, absolutely tapping merchant Ricardo full now. So my it's it. I think. I think what word are going to go up? Automatically? Maybe, maybe bomb, if I'm not under SIURE, I think. I think no, which you'll probably do it. I'm going to say, yeah, I'm going to go Watford and Norwich for automatics. Then I'm gonna go Bristol City. I was going to go Darby I'm gonna go Bristol City because they're always there thereabouts as well in the playoffs for my team's to go down. Sorry, but I'm going wick him bottom. Sorry, guys, it's lightly down. Is Sad in it that going wick him and not just I'm a going bottom, Bart going rock bottom as well. Barnsley in I go for I'm going to go stoke purely because I watched the stope black pool game the CARRABL Cup, where stoke not block poled out in penalties. It was nil Neil, but black pool by...

...far the best team Stoke. Every time they got the ball they were just looking to fit forward and it was every single time. It was just hoothball and it's not the football that should be playing when you're the standard in the league there and I just I'm going to see him struggling this year. I think that or that's wrapped up the championships, we should move on to League one. Thank yeah, we can do I just I want to start off all some too happy about now. I'll start off with the transfer news this week but as you as you said, with the championship Chransfer News, it's not as active as as you'd expect it to be with the coronavirus. But there's a few. There's a few where. So we'll start off with pompey. Dave sound former Wigan player. Michael Jacobs is a midfielder. They've signed him on a two year deal. I think that's a great silent who else we've got? We got whole city. Now this one's I didn't really want to put this down but I've had too because there's not many signings this this week, but whole city of signed free agent. He's not a stream forward. Thomas Mayer. He's never played in English football in his life, but he's made a hundred and thirty six appearances across ten teams. Other guess how many goals he scored for a striker in a hundred and thirty sixperiences? But seventeen. Okay, and I make him sound like he's actually all right. Maybe other maybe I've been brought him down and he's up to the better than he he scored. He scored twenty goals over a hundred and thirty six appearances for ten different teams. That's poor. How many goals? Twenty? It's one of one of the seven games and it. It's not good. I mean I'm just gonna PUT AL and saying English football is that. As in League one, they too championship. I put it out there. When he's Austrian and he's playing from most of his teams Austrian teams, you know that there's a bit of a step up, isn't it, even if he's coming to league ones. Played the whole city still and an the Austrian listeners as is really what leave one's better the Austrian. Yeah, you've must, you must to stop phones. I lost the Australian funds. I just don't think that's the prolific striker that they should be after. I mean the whole city. Do you think they're going to go up this year, if that's obviously what they're aiming for, and they should do. Listen League one. It's tougher than people make out to get out of once you're in there. Sometimes it's hard for these things to just bunks back up. Look at North End. They're in the championship for years and years and years, doing absolutely fire, reaching playoff finals, got relegated and had a bad season, got relegated. Would there for five years trying to bounce back. He's trickier than people make out. You're right. I mean look at look at Sunderland. I know they just rocket it down, but when they hit league one, you for well, that's it. That you this is sunland. They can't, can't go any further, surely, and obviously they've been in the playoffs every year, but they just can't get out of him. They just can't get out. And the struggling that they slip up points against like it slip ups against Wickham, but pool, the slipping up points against smaller teams and there is it's such a heart eat. Pompey. They've been in there for years. They all many teams. It's a struggles to get out. Black Pool even I had to see it. Blackpool Premier League team start this decade. Now they're in league one. They've been the league one for a few seasons and all obviously dropped down to lage to due to one ship issues. But even black pool, what when you join up finishing last season thirteen. Yeah, for the was good, great season last year. Point it was to be honest, last year for most teams in the end it was all points the game. I thought, I felt really sorry for tremia. They went down purely because the points per game thing. They think. They won their last three games in a row and we're looking like they were about to like climb out a relegation and then coronavirus hit when the EFL called off. They're...

...one of the teams that got cemented into relegation. It's just flash year was. It's a bit weird. It's like wicking going up. It's a bit it was. It was just hard. It was tough call for a lot of teams last year. I just look at I look at home, look, I look at the players we've got and I just don't look. There's enough. No one US do you just stand out there. There's no one your I look at and I think you're better than league one. Not One player. So I can't see them actually going back up. I think there were better teams in league. Wonder whole city, I really did, and actually mentioned black pool there. I think black pool might be one of them. I think Sunderland, Black Pool. You know a few teams have a better chance. It's which got a better chance. Been Hope of boy back up. So I think maybe they might get playoffs. Maybe, but I don't think go about straight back now. They've got some players are that could possibly help them back up. There's no one there. Thing's too good. Fully well, I was not about to say that that's no one ever going to pull them up into the championship. I think the where that they should be looking at that squad in the one. You you are right. That honeymoon's a minute. Sunderland and some as I've said, I it managed to get out there. These are players that good players. Don't get me wrong, good players for league one, but I'll league one players. So they'll be playing the football at the higher end of League one, but it'll still be league one. We'll move on anyway. We've got now. This isn't a transfer, but I thought it was worth talking about because it's just it's big money for what. I believe it's big money for League one. You don't get that many. Obviously. We looked at Ivan tolndy. It's probably probably up there with one of the biggest biggest transfers in League one history. Five million to can't be sure that they can't be that many bigger than five million. So seltic of had a second a second bid for their mid for a midfielder from Charlton, Alfie dought, Alfie dowsy. That was rejected her. That's believed to be about six hundred and fifty grand. The rumors are the prepared a new and new bits of eight underground. After doority is a young lad ay there is a Chilton can keep hold of him. Why? Why not? I've for not getting asking price. And I'm sure and all Celtic, Celtic Park, and I find that that for would you want to go to Salta, can sit in the reserves, or would rather get a bit bit of experience in League one football? Yeah, he's only twenty is you might as well if you can get in. I mean obviously he's Charlot regard him quite highly and obviously Celtic d if they're coming in for a third bit the amount as you might as well learn his trade. Learn his trade in League one where you'll probably get a lot more a lot more games and being maybe second or third favorite in a rangers team. Sorry, Celtic team. Well, Dad, that's a Scottish world. Just a quick one arm Charlton. I think Sholton actually don't have that bad of a team to be honest. At the minute it looks like trying to get everyone's trying to get a bit of them. That MacAulay bomb. I know he's linked with a couple of championship. Championship sides. It pressed on the one of them. What I probably won't happen. And of all school owned in that Dylan ever and Dylan love it haven't there from united, which I think is a good sign. Yeah, you only gone the only go on the bench first match day. But yeah, one of them is me that it could be a cracker. He could being not so much, but you don't know till we gets out there. I think child might be up and around and challenging. I mean Connor Washington is a cracking player. Is An international, you know CRAC LA. Yeah, probably in their experience and that a Johnny Williams is decent on the choir now. Yeah, that kind of Washington used to bag for Fum, the people united then it yeah, I think scored a few...

...for Qupr as well before going to Sheffield. Yeah, I mean I say that really be a decent play. At my entire experience, Johnny Williams is entirely off or manager. When my six years ago you signed Johnny Williams, it be like world's best player for years on. So any child of unthinking coming can a lot of shit that you're probably right. First one one. Now I'll move on to results that surprised me this week. Obviously we're going into a new season. Every team, I was a fresh team. You don't know what to expect, but you always look at obviously you're going to put a put a few quid on the bet. You always go to the bigger teams for the wins. So these are few teams that surprised me. For example, start off with a grinton this. This is Peterborough Accinton. That Grinson beat Peterborough to now which obviously, yes, they've lost ours and Tony bought. I thought it's still well, I mean for me I peterborough up there to be going up this year with the attacking football they playing at Grinton. Little at Clinton a beaten to no. So that coinconer always always finish just above relegation. You always seemed I don't know how they do it, but the always seemed to just stay up. They're a well well run side, got a good owner, but the only just really do enough to stay up. In. There's a very good, very very good result against Peterborough while they were looking together result as well, I think. I mean the barely a let's culture of a ball. I mean they fair. What's it? Twenty, twenty shots they faced from Peterborough. You know, Peter Absolutely peppered their goal. So theyd did well to get the as all, like you say, but I don't think will be churning them out week in week out. Now. You See, I agree. He on Chels goal for our packinton picked up our edge of the box and just twit fit topcore. Brilliant finish. That grinton. Stanley fans will love it anyway. If you look at the League, say well, the second in the League on goal difference. So realistically I can't. I'm putting down at Queenser for Atkinson. Maybe sixteen place finish being generous to be honest. I think I think they'll stay up. I think they'll stay up there. We'll be the dizzy Ey strow because first two weeks of the season they started first because they alphabetically first, and then now the second. My second result is Lincoln versus Oxford. Obviously Lincoln just got promoted last year. Did enough to to kind of finish they had. They had no right season, to be fair, but they be Oxford, ton a lock Oxford. Obviously, in the final they lost to wick him out football wick him in the final bought. Just couldn't. Couldn't do enough. CUMEP break them down our football the day they do. I don't know how. Just played very, very nice Wick Oxford last year, in my opinion, with the best football in team to play. You just played at so many passage you could. You can watch them all day. Oxford. We need a count of how many times Decca said the Oxford with the best football playing team. I know it is a black pool fan, but used to shore on that D can't wait to it more next week. So yeah, so ox said. Obviously, in my opinion, where one of the better teams on the League. One I'll say that's all same and literally mix it up. Link Lin could have beaten them soon. No, sort's and of a strange result from me. And the last one. Maybe I'm being a little bit biased with this, but Plymouth beat in Blackpool one mill and I want you guys to all look at the stats on this game and tell me that Plymouth deserved this. This when well, yeah, you see, you say that what you've just been you've just been talking about linkennox. Well, this, this is why I keep talking about Oxford, because I believe this is exactly game. This was like this, exactly cam we had blackpool at sixty three point two percent per session, six three...

...cent session and Plou five hundred and thirty six cent session. We had nineteen shots pulling the five five, but we just couldn't break them down and play the form. One Mill. I think the almost from punifted quite well last season. Learn it in league to the only concede. Well, yeah, it seems the Muslim right now. I think it just shut out oppositions quite well. Let's listened that the old the only statistic that matters is the one in the top left and corner of the Stream. All right, let score. I that's all. What can you only I have to agree with you're right. Don't call it me with all your succession possessions. That all that? He's not wrong. That's only in the words of Michael Owen. What you gotta do is score more goals on these good goals. Yeah, no, you are right. You are right again. When I say surprised, Miss All if you look at the Transfers Plymouth, yeah, they've signed a few players, but the RO team just coming up, you'd expect them to be to be looking at staying up. That's air objective. Where's black pools objective is to get out of this league. Sound twelve new players a year, and obviously I'm a bit bias a Black Bull Fan, but in my opinion those twelve players have all been better than the players we've already got and the football we played this year in the friendlies. He's just miles better than I've seen for probably since a holloway days, because you were playing against Super Danny Mayor in Plymouth. Smithfield certain and imagine gotta say that keep at an absolute storm. But I'll move on. So this is I'm going on to my predictions now for the League, the teams. I think you're going to go up. I believe Charlie and I are going to win the league. I just think they've got too many good players, have got a good budget. The still buying players. Obviously the clearly not worried about money because they're rejecting, you know, eight hundred K for players. So I just think. I think they're going to be up there. I'm I've TIPPS and for to win the League. I believe it's which are probably going to get automatics as well. And then who else but black pool when the wing on the day, because that's talk, to go off in the playoffs and then to go down. I've got Northampton town, the one this week, but all the driving they're going to see. Or did they draw? Yep, this is my bad. So yeah, to too against Wimbledon, who, coincidentally, is another team I've got to go down. Yeah, there are two. I was going to say it's got ours. Well, yeah, Northampton. It just I just don't think they've got really what it takes, what it takes to stay up and the going. I think they're going to struggle. I think Wimbledone have been surviving for too long. I think they're going to struggle. They've cut. They've always been, I think, to finish nineteen flash year Wimbledon. I think they're going to go down. And then I've got rocks down as well. I'll like watch theylle but I think I don't. I just don't think they've got what it takes this year to stay up. I am going to I'M gonna say. I think someone. I think this is this is the time from do you know? I don't. I will send the mack out about what I think. There's a decent shout. They're soul and shall and pass a pool. There were the three going Bunco, Wimbledon, Northampton and Kadon's going up. For me, we've all said it. Charlton, I think Calton, I'm going to know win this league. I can't see some of them going up because it's just I tho't more the they bottle it aren't me. I think Charlton are going to go up. I think Peterborough are going to go up and I reckon Oxford, the bare box, the other best footballing sign the League under Carl Robinson, played some great football. All say right, without for Ado, let's move on to League too. Well, the poet well know it. Hello,...

...that Hurst. Yeah, so that's me, isn't it? The moving on to League to now. I mean first I want to jump straight and talk about amazing result of Harroget town this week. You'd be south ends for mail and the significance of that is. I mean, first off, they were away to south end of me. Obviously it's a bit different now in off funds, but still her roget towns first ever game in League to and they've won for mail against South End. South end of come down from league one, one of the favorites to win lead to and they've been played off the pitch by Harroget town. So they're not just one the absolutely Bossi got more possession, more passes, twice as many shots on target and off target. So you know, it's a mega, mega win, especially for a bit of a shout out as well. Jack Muldoon is the left me for Harroget town in this game and by all accounts, the US absolutely rampant in that role. The cause absolute chaos the whole game in that Southampton Midfield and defense. So He, you know, he must be gutted. There was no one there to see it, but at the same time, you know, really proud of himself. Came two goals of a professional game. Massive achievement for him that he's that is class and it's called H yeah, I mean this is it. I mean Harry Goot town, I won't write to you that. Barely even acknowledge resistance before now, but I'm already rooting for in the league this season. So, yeah, I'll tell you what. I'll team as well. Props for having maybe the best badge in the football league as well. We've got to read budge, oh smile, list all that yellow and what that's nice in it. That budge I was like an inside out brush at allmand love, like a btech dormant. Nice that. And but yeah, that's it. That's a really good result for them. For mew well, whether I'll say what this is the thing where they can replicate it. But I don't think it's a fluke because a couple of weeks earlier it's in the EFL Corp the beat Tranmere, who are another big team. We've come down and he beat them one mill so you know, to game into played so far they beat the two with the bigger size in league to so you know it's looking good. If you're a Harroget for town fan, looking good. Bolton a tips tip to go up, but they've lost the first game out against Forest Greens, against the new team. So his screen rovers yeah, well, I mean they're they're mid table at best team. You know, it's a game that Bolton should be winning there if they if they're going to put themselves out as the big boys of the League. I mean, I mean right me so as well. It's a game that they have to be winning and head of it will not be happy with that all because, by all account, fold and did not play well in that game at all. I mean the thing is they had less possession, they didn't touch get you know, they didn't get the ball in the ground and play, and I mean that's really into his technical play. That's how we want them to play going forward. That's how we got barrel promoted into this league. You could stantly add decent was all. They got a draw against even and you know, that's how we got them into the toe. And they didn't play that way at all. They fell into their all that bits of the long ball. And I mean, you know, at the end of the day they probably got the best strike of the League. You know, wind oil, but he guarantees your goals. But he barely got a touch. Yeah, one shot the whole game. So what's he going to do if they're not going to play for him and they're not going to get the ball in the ground? At the might struggle, but I mean I might be doing they've got a lot of new players, so maybe it takes time to gail, but is it's not a good outing for them all? Would you say? Yes, it is a right Mo paper, you know, and I'll tell you why. The whole club needs to restructuring. It's basically...

...the starting again. Boughton. Luckily they didn't go into administration, actually have to start again, but there's essentially are starting again. Staff back when, staff, ground maintenance, connecting with the fans again, because the fans haven't been in Bolton stadium for years really. So I think he's been off a little bit more than you can chew. I think he's pulled the wall over some of the fans eyes with the sheer amount of signings that he's had. Yeah, yeah, some of them are right. I don't think they're all class. In fact, there's not really any Alex Baptiste Dog Shit. I don't think it's a last poptiste. Ten years ago it's popsiast was a brilliant, brilliant player, obviously play for Bob in the Premier League, but he's always get it. That's a black holes and no, well, it's too ten years ago we were in the print and yet ups he's one of our obviously easily one of the first names on the team sheet, but we're I'll talk about ten years later, in league too. Yeah, not a good player. I don't think he's got the legs for anymore. No, I see, you played played two games last season, you know, in League one, and I mean I know he's gone down a league here, but the top of the League to you know, a million miles away from league one quality. And I'm sorry, if he is only playing too game last season, he shouldn't be here. He shouldn't be a bolder the other signing that I just think is not a good signing. The people seem to be reading about him. Debt might bite man off for it. And I know exactly right. Nathan Alphonso. What I saw nearf Alphonsoor as as a striker, has never scored over ten goals and season. Yeah, I agree. That's a Bismos, a serial failure, is it? I mean same is on the books that Villa Wi. It was on the books of Villa. I think the goal scoring part of the game is never quite been there and that's why it just did it work at villa and that's why you went to Blackpool he found his level in league one really and as he getting older and older, you say found his level in league one his best ever season. He scored nine goals and forty appearances, and that was three years ago. Now is up for Blackburner, for Black Pool. That's the black pool he's never scored more than nine season his whole career. He's own forty one goals in what's this, thirteen years. Smack the man. That's a strikers. I mean his level of Pat with his level of pass he should be scoring more in terms of down and I agree. Definitely should be scoring more goals. But if we can provide it, then I think bottom do all right. On the attacking Bot, I don't know Botom. For me it's not I don't even think it's the right formation for how ever wants to play the way he's plays football now. It's a bit like how Liverpool set up with free up. From there they're on the play in DELPHONSO and Doil. I just I just don't answer right for me when I was five in the back in this game. So yeah, that's it's a bit defensive. Especial five at the back. You should be looking at your at home to for a screen rovers. No disrespect for as Green Roll was bought. That would been one way to put your ass on. You put your house on. Put Your ass when you put your house on Bolt and winning. Yeah, but I'm not being funny day. I'm not being funny. When your vault and wonder is should be you should be saying that that anything in the league. You should be saying wild playing fam back in league two when the bolt wonders. We should be we should be winning this league. We should be pissing it. Yeah, I mean there's some good things. There's some good teams in this we exeter. You look at Exeter. There always in the playoffs. There were also we got we've got Bradford also, a massive, massive team for League to Bradford. I think tromre try. We're going to be looking to going up this year. Stevenage, you'll probably be up there as well. And Mun's field. Yeah, south, south end of on the...

...come just come down. I'll be a mother finished for from bottom season. No Man Still Man's to read that rebuilt and and you look at solved as well. Then what their money bags of the team at the League solved it sitting you know you've ruined all my not s because I've got Exeter and Solfur as my other than obviously Bolton, sort of the ones to watch. I think that. I think they're all three of the good teams. Like they're gonna really challenged Bolton. And if they if Allen Slip Up, if you had a slow start to the season, which I think if you understandable considering the turnover of playing staff, the part it takes a while to jail. So they may well have a slaw start to the season. But this bally you can't afford that because there is teams there. We are going to compete with them and I think Bolton fans will be a bit silly to rest on the lawels and think they're just gonna immediately come back, because I don't think it's going to be as simple as that. Extra one of my top three's gone to go up. Yeah, other good season. I've got exter is one of the Wans to watch. I think they're going to be in the playoffs maybe, maybe, or tonight, but I think we need I think we need more goals. They've got a MoD squads fall rounds and they've got rain bowman fourteen goals last season for other than in I think Strang aking wise, the struggling. You know, they've got off the got matty j think it is. You know he scored so much stupid like thirty goals and his whole career. I mean, you know he's all. It's wet. Only you is it is a young is a young one, but I know he's not got quality. I mean he barely played in the game from last seed as well. So just don't seem to trust him. He did start this first game of season. Bought you. There's too much on Ryan Bowman there to be getting the goals in. So I think if they can bring you in a striker, you know it. We Watch left to the transfer window and they could. They could really kick on and they could be pushing for going up. That's all. He's always all right. So you know, between Bellman and hope and Joe's a what we got twenty goals when you should be getting out of one ear strikers. So they need to get someone in. But I think the rest of the squad is a good squad. You know, they've got the car while the back solid. They got archie colonies in midfield is only twenty. One played a lot from last season and you know, I think he could really kick on this year. He could. He could be a big play for all them. If you know, if he's in products a bit better, because he didn't score so much for a few assists, we in scorees or watch isn't attacking midfielder. If he's inn brought to bit better, he can make a big difference. Allie Watkin. It's with ever mentioned earlier, going from Brentford Weston Villa when exter solder. It's Brentfast. They had a cell on course, fifteen percent cell on clause in the contract. So they've got a massive formerly and quiz out of that sale, which she's that while huge guys. That's lassie. Yes, massive money, massive money, so huge money. Get it too. They're going to be feeling for Sht out. So they could go out and they can get himselfs a top, top striker. So that's why I'm thinking. I think extra good, a good shout. I mean, if you are wanted to put that so on, you might get slightly longer odds on them because not one of the favorites. So then not one of the FIMS. This year. Exter, not want to that favorite favorites because you've been you got like saying we mentioned before you got Bolton in. Supposes there's too many big teams. I isn't. That's at a certainly go in. They got tranmere, I'm sure. Apart from last year, the three years before they're in the playoff final. Every year when I've been lost, Ye, were they were in the they would have been in the playoffs, while the last year, because that's part of it. You know, there must be annoyed. They went so call last year because the finish fifth. So they've got the experience last year as well running it close. So I think they're going to we're going to come again. Tom Clark, Captain Preston. See what are...

...your thoughts on this? Now? I probably probably what you say. How are your Preston Legend? No, definitely recent legend. Yeah, could could easily go to another championship side. In my opinion, definitely league one side. But no, he's dropped all the down till lead to probably for more money than what he was on at North End. I don't think he could do it in the championship sing playing set the back and right back at North End in the championship and he just be a bomb scare at times. League ones. I thinks, well, well, but it's just it's funny finding fantastic signing bout bis offered. It's a great side bis off of, but the by the buying the league. I thought, I don't think that's that's that's not fair. Out Feel Championship a chat a captain of a championship side. Well, that are not buying it easily to use a free transfer wasn't there. It might it was a fewer or capital the wages, the wage is going to be on. You just guessing, though. You know, you don't know what wages he's are. But I mean the end of the day they've got him on a free trunkser not to pay anything for him. So you know you can fought to fork out a bit more on wages and yeah, that's what you're going to do to get out this league. To some extent I don't got a good squad going to go. You've got a great score, but I mean you look, you got Tom Clark at about year. So solid is you going to get? You Got Darren Gibson in midfield. I mean, come on how many years ago. He's only not so long ago, a Premier League player. And on the bench you've got a Tom Elliott. He's a cracking strike is different option for me. Six for big lad but it can move as well, you know, and he scored some decent goals not long ago. He was banging him for mill wall. He's another one who was proven in league one. Scored got killing Bulson's welln't there? Yeah, is that way? So I think. I think this season is that it's the one for Solf, but I think they're going to be there, really going to be pushing for those top places and I wouldn't even be surprised to see him in a promotion position. I don't know why youth think, but that's what I think about sulfered. Yeah, you think they can be your top three? Yeah, on my top for I think. Yeah. So I'm my fault to go up. Yes, soulfur will be one of them, SOFA will be one of them. Exeter again, I don't know. I'm torn on Bolton. I really am torn on Bolton, but I mean I'll throw them in there and you know, there's nothing to say. A cold chester couldn't I don't think. I mean last season they finished sixth. You know this con fifty two goals across the season. The adds what you know, one of the best, if in fact the best, defense in the league. That now, sorry, Second Best Defensive League for Cheltenham. Nothing to say that Colchester couldn't go up. So, yeah, that's all I'm saying. Soul for Exeter, Colchester, Bolton for me. So Alf for next. Yeah, holtully do for going down, connor going down, having going down stuff, because you struggle to see past how I get, however, because they are such a small side, so fewer the players are well, they are now pro, but so few of the players are previously being pro that you struggle to see past them going down. But, and I but I really want them stay up, I really do. I do, I do struggle. I mean, yeah, how it get to go down? A sad as I am to say it. And I and Man's field. I mean you've got man's fields of going on. Didn't you know? I've been I think I think they'll do all. I don't I've not got them in my top four, but I think they'll definitely be in the top half. Maybe you might sneak into the playoffs, must field aren't about side. They're awful. Then we got fit only finish on thirty eight points, which is in most mostly to season. The...

...descend. You got out. See you go down, you right, but no, we'll see. I mean we'll see. We'll come back to this at the end. Will come back to this the end of this season and you'll see man's fields. I'm put it to the top. A finish from okay, okay, yeah, I'm talking about as well. A Shit batch, yes, horrible that I hope to go down just hot. I just discuss budges. Yeah, right, flight teams going up and down Bolton Trimea, Exeter and chopping, and then my teams to go down by row. I think this season is going to be the season we're going to see it morecomb relegation for years molcome. Of finished, twenty two from out, fifteen years beyond the job. They're one of my scenes. I'm going I'm not going bold and talk like you two. I'M gonna go Exeter, Ye, old, but exits Bolton Trun Mea. I'M gonna go for Chryst over the end of the season. By the same Jesus for all. I'm going for old, going on dark horse. We're going old. And then my to to go down is, how are you get Crawley town? How are you getting Crawley Sown? Yeah, I'm sticky with them. Right. We'll call it the then, shall we? And I guess if you made it this far, thank you very much for listening. Here is our first week's was we made this fire. You've done very well, kaysack. I have to start again now, right. So, if you have met this, far from very much listening. He is our first week's first weeks go by. We will get better, we'll get more familiar with the League's the ongoings. But Johns next week for the some more EFL lumblings. Take Care, stay safe and Tar.

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