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  1. 0-1 full time!
  2. Apologies, should have been clearer in my post...Wharton said he was sent out on loan because of the clause in his contract, not that the clueless manager didn't think he was good enough (have updated my original).
  3. Just to try and help clear the 'rumour' up about Wharton's previous contract...he was definitely due a weekly wage increase if he made another competitive senior appearance and said he was loaned out because of it. Was told so by my good friend who up until last season played cricket with him at Salesbury who he is still mates with (the club made him stop playing other sports at amateur/semi-pro level when he was included in the first team squad). i don't know exactly what the increase would have been but obviously at the time it was significant enough with either FFP or the actual wage budget after bringing in the wastes of space like Brown et al that we couldn't/didn't want to pay it. Luckily now lessons seem to have been learned from the Mahoney debacle and the clause as others have said may have been sensibly negotiated out with (you'd imagine) a smaller overall increase instead relative to his age and development. Also he has genuinely been injured up until now too in case anyone thinks he was conveniently 'injured' to stop him being in the frame for the first team...
  4. Paul Downing from MK Dons on loan...
  5. Sorry, worded that badly...I meant they've not asked to leave and aren't unhappy with still being at the club!
  6. Just a knock by the sounds of it. He also said that other clubs were interested in Lennihan and Mulgrew but that Mowbray has told them both that they're staying and they've not asked to leave/said they're not happy about it. Fingers crossed the Raos don't decide to go over his head and cash in...
  7. Wharton 100% injured, my mate got it directly from him before the game.
  10. With regard to Mahoney I imagine he'll almost certainly be off following relegation and given the fiasco with our 'negotiations' with him. I found out last Saturday he gets his hair cut at the same place I do and that whilst he was there in January he actually turned down the offer from Barnsley whilst waiting in the shop. The man that cuts my hair also said he was angry at how he'd been treated by Coyle, specifically how he'd been in the first team squad and was only getting thrown on for a couple of minutes as sub as he couldn't affect a game properly. He also said he turned down the Barnsley move as he wanted to fight for a place in the first team and do anything he could to improve the team and that it was gutting for him to see what was happening as he is a fan. On the plus side since then (and since Mowbray took charge) he said he hadn't complained about his position at the club. Just galling that he'll be going somewhere he doesn't necessarily want to go because we have been contemptible in the way we have dealt with him, and are letting another player who actually cares about the club leave because of wages when if they actually kept him he could continue his development and actually make the owners a fairly large profit in the future (if and when they decide to sell him).
  11. Today Brown was shocking...even worse than last time he played for the first team. I think Barnsley's game plan worked perfectly as they targeted Brown and his shortcomings (lack of pace/match fitness) and exploited them in the first few minutes and ended up with their goals. The pressing of Brown meant he was repeatedly drawn away from Hoban leaving gaps in the defence meaning Guthrie and Lowe having to start dropping back leaving massive gaps centrally meaning every time we cleared an attack they could recycle possession. Terrible pass from Hoban for the buildup for their second too. After that we looked shellshocked and never really recovered and looked pretty clueless in most areas. Again throughout the game Brown was always the weakest link as he purposefully didn't get tight to their players and often didn't put challenges in so he wouldn't be exposed for pace and stayed deep inviting times looked as though he was doing less than going through the motions. If he was playing in a training game you'd say he was markedly below par. Big, big games against Forest and Bristol. Not really sure where the goals will come from to save us...we were disjointed and all over the place today. Mulgrew and Lennihan both being out could well be the final nail in the coffin unfortunately.
  12. Evans could be on his way back then...assuming he doesn't get injured with Northern Ireland.
  13. Mowbray confirmed...