T-End Talk - New Podcast
#31

(01-02-2022, 12:18 PM)Si Robin Wrote:  You're missing out Dave, there's some fantastic stuff out there.

What with hospital appointments, reading the COF, and tripping over the cat, i don’t find i have much spare time! Big Grin

Sticking around a while yet, thanks to a gift from a generous angel.
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#32

(01-02-2022, 11:31 AM)Daveangel Wrote:  Am i the only person in the world who has never listened to a podcast of any description?!

No you're not, Dave. Neither have I and I'm not likely to start now, every hour of my life is precious at my age.
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#33

Echo Ryan's sentiments from the earlier post.

Re the comments on the length of the podcast, in the week following each podcast we will be releasing 'Bitesize' clips of the key talking points that are no more than two minutes long on our Twitter page so if you are finding the pod too long I would urge you to check those out instead on the feed below.

www.twitter.com/TEndTalkPod
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#34

In terms of the content I think the part about which of the big name full time players are currently offering value for money is an interesting topic.  My take on the 4 that I think were mentioned on the pod would be:

McClure - a couple of times this season he has linked up with Hulbert and its looked genuinely promising.  His chip against York is probably my highlight of the season, although there isn't a great deal of competition in that regard.  I also think the lack of service hasn't helped when judging him this season.  That said he hasn't been on the pitch enough this season, either through injury or suspension, and has at times cut a frustrated figure as others have pointed out before.  For me he has just about enough credit in the bank right now.

Mensah - injuries have obviously hampered him, his performances when he has played have not bee great.  Sounds like he is a great bloke but hard to say that he represents anywhere near value for money right now.  If not for the contract I would not be surprised to have seen him moved on.

Dawson - he is the one right now I would be questioning the most.  We've had a discipline problem this year, and he is probably one of the biggest culprits, which really isn't ideal for your captain.  I think his performances in general have also dropped off as the season has gone on.

Robert - when on the pitch he often seems a class apart.  So good on the ball.  But not on the pitch enough.  Clearly a great player on his day but another you'd have to question if he is value for money.  For me he probably is, but I can understand why the question would be asked.
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#35

Just finished listening - I must say I enjoyed it, I agreed with a lot of it and I didn’t think any of it was particularly negative as some have commented. At the end of the day we’re near the bottom of the league, it’s not all going to be sunshine is it? If we have aspirations of climbing the leagues then we’ll need to get used to this kind of scrutiny, and anyway I’d be more worried if people weren’t talking about us. Good job.

“There’s a mole. Right at the top of the circus. He’s been there for years.”
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#36

(01-02-2022, 03:13 PM)RJS Wrote:  In terms of the content I think the part about which of the big name full time players are currently offering value for money is an interesting topic.  My take on the 4 that I think were mentioned on the pod would be:

McClure - a couple of times this season he has linked up with Hulbert and its looked genuinely promising.  His chip against York is probably my highlight of the season, although there isn't a great deal of competition in that regard.  I also think the lack of service hasn't helped when judging him this season.  That said he hasn't been on the pitch enough this season, either through injury or suspension, and has at times cut a frustrated figure as others have pointed out before.  For me he has just about enough credit in the bank right now.

Mensah - injuries have obviously hampered him, his performances when he has played have not bee great.  Sounds like he is a great bloke but hard to say that he represents anywhere near value for money right now.  If not for the contract I would not be surprised to have seen him moved on.

Dawson - he is the one right now I would be questioning the most.  We've had a discipline problem this year, and he is probably one of the biggest culprits, which really isn't ideal for your captain.  I think his performances in general have also dropped off as the season has gone on.

Robert - when on the pitch he often seems a class apart.  So good on the ball.  But not on the pitch enough.  Clearly a great player on his day but another you'd have to question if he is value for money.  For me he probably is, but I can understand why the question would be asked.

The common denominator with three of the four in particular in this is they haven't been on the pitch enough this season and with Dawson's disciplinary record this season he has also missed more games than any City fan would want their captain to miss. 

That's why I said on the Podcast that I don't believe with the full time money that is going into the squad that City are getting any real value for money, other than that they are nice guys to have around the club.
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#37

(01-02-2022, 11:31 AM)Daveangel Wrote:  
Am i the only person in the world who has never listened to a podcast of any description?!
I've certainly listened to several  but not sure I've ever actually finished one: usually listen last thing at night and wake up not remembering a thing.
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#38

(01-02-2022, 03:31 PM)Tigermatty 2.0 Wrote:  Just finished listening - I must say I enjoyed it, I agreed with a lot of it and I didn’t think any of it was particularly negative as some have commented. At the end of the day we’re near the bottom of the league, it’s not all going to be sunshine is it? If we have aspirations of climbing the leagues then we’ll need to get used to this kind of scrutiny, and anyway I’d be more worried if people weren’t talking about us. Good job.
Agreed, whilst some points are arguably more critical than others may have been, none of it comes across as being negative for the sake of being negative.  Like you say we are where we are right now, so pretending that everything is completely okay wouldn't be realistic.
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#39

Enjoyed the podcast, I agreed on most points, disagreed on others, that's football! Didn't think the tone was negative either, we aren't in the best place so wouldn't be right to paint it any other way.
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#40

As a long time lurker on the forum I enjoyed this. I listen to a fair few football podcasts but Gloucester City never get a mention so I enjoyed hearing the views of fellow supporters. The section about the marketing/re-branding and pace of change was really interesting.

If you do more I'll definitely be listening.
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