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Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:09 am
by mrblackbat
Yet going back to the early to mid nineties, Sweden were a dominant force. Something must have changed?

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:01 pm
by RoverthePennines
Probably money, or the lack of it. Anyone with any talent now immediately ships out, often before most Swedes are even aware they have a decent player on their hands. No player development really takes place.
In the the 90s, the core of that Swedish had longer stints a Swedish clubs when the financial playing of was a bit more even - when clubs like IFK Gothenburg could win European competitions or beat the likes of Bayern Munich.
Shoddy coaching doesn’t help either, hence the success of unknowns like Graham Potter.

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:00 pm
by RoverthePennines
I should add, my perspective is only slightly more informed by proximity. I don’t know enough to be considered any authority on Swedish football.

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:45 pm
by Thorisgodpoo
Jason Lowe just signed a 2 year deal with Bolton.

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:40 pm
by Darth Rover
It is now SIR Kenny Dalglish. Fully deserved too.

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:09 pm
by stillgrowling
Probably Jason's level - a good signing by Bolton.

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:11 pm
by stillgrowling
Bugger it, forgot they stayed up!

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:05 pm
by Darth Rover
stillgrowling wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:11 pm
Bugger it, forgot they stayed up!
They will be going down next season without a doubt. Latest on Bolton is they think they have a chance of signing Danny Graham :lol:

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:50 pm
by stillgrowling
they probably mean Billy Graham, at least they'd get a crowd

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:02 pm
by Darth Rover
stillgrowling wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:50 pm
they probably mean Billy Graham, at least they'd get a crowd
Isn't Billy Graham not with us anymore...anyway news is Danny Graham has today signed with Rovers again. Wouldn't mind seeing Ashley Graham in a Rovers shirt :twisted:

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:09 pm
by stillgrowling
Great news about Danny,always happy to see him on the team sheet.
The player I would have liked have seen at Rovers is Scott Arfield, despite his previous club. Signed for Rangers unfortunately.

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:26 am
by theadore

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:27 am
by Gibbon
Good player for us, but more mercenary than most. I thought Emerton offered more at rightback.

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:25 pm
by theadore
Maybe... I always wondered whether emerton just hit a people patch which happened to coincide with his positional switch.

Still... Shame for Lucas... I always liked him while he was here... And I'm sure in the long run every same football fan finds it hard to begrudge a player chasing a better paycheck.

Re: Where are they now?

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:44 pm
by mrblackbat
I always thought he was an asshole. Like the time he ran the length of the pitch to tell his own fans to shove it after being criticised for whatever it was. Money grabbing, I think. Then went and left for West Ham after claiming he wanted Champions League football....