Dr P

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  1. Ah Gareth Seddon - from Chocolate Teapot to Silver Samovar!
  2. Vale 0 Bury 2 - Vaughan and a returning Mayor!
  3. I'm not so sure that's true (in my opinion obviously) - how many Bury supporters actually live "in Bury" itself as opposed to Rammy, Greenmount, Walmersley, Brandlesholme, Radcliffe, Whitefield, Unsworth, Prestwich, Holcombe Brook, Bolton, Manchester, or travel for the game from outside the borough etc etc etc?
  4. Not fussed about that competition but the Carter performance was absolutely incredible. That volley!
  5. No no, it's Jack Mackreth not Macbeth
  6. Somewhere in Bolton? They don't have a football stadium in that town ....
  7. Hear hear Carly boy. You, me and the tapeworm are in total agreement. Stone Cold sends his regards.
  8. Head says 2-2, heart says 11-0
  9. I've just finished reading David Conn's truly brilliant "Richer than God", which interweaves his 40 year odyssey as a Man City fan with the changes that have happened since the Abu Dhabi buyout. One of the huge criticisms of the club through the 80s, 90s and early 2000s was their continued reluctance to acknowledge former players. The minute Mansour and co came in, all the old players were feted, brought back in official capacities, employed as club ambassadors, the history of the club was plastered throughout the stadium etc etc. Interesting parallels with Bury. Now if only someone would come in and give us 400 trillion quadrillion quid a week ... The football club is 130+ years old. To not acknowledge our glorious (and occasionally storied) past really does defy belief.
  10. Mayor's a marvellous player on the eye and I'd have him 1st on the team sheet every week from an entertainment perspective, but he does underperform for long stretches, every season pretty much. All my favourite Bury players of the last 35 years have been wingers or creative midfielders (Lee, A Gray, Rigby, M Jones, C Jones, Patterson, etc) - and all notably drifted in and out of games, with the exception of Lee in the last 2/3 seasons where he was pretty much on it week in week out. Beating two players and whipping a cross in may look great but he creates remarkably few chances with crosses compared with someone like Jones, or indeed Hussey who provided loads more assists despite being umpeen percent less talented. I'd also not want him to spend his energy tracking back, but prefer to see him hanging on the centre line waiting for a swift break or two. The onus then is on him to deliver. To end on a positive, he also doesn't score bland goals, they're mainly worldies, which perhaps makes us perceive him as being far better than he actually is.
  11. In my honest view, he could be 1/10 every week but with a strike rate of better than 1 in 2 with half our playmakers out long term (Ismail, Jones) and sans Mayor of late this is a quite remarkable return. Reminiscent of Leon last year oddly enough, who similarly had a great return despite players around him missing for long periods.
  12. We lose when anyone plays!! Can't really level our losing run at our only quality striker
  13. Gordon?
  14. Hey Barry, delighted to see you're continuing the silliness. I've been keeping up with this board without logging in for ages ... nice to see many of the old faces still about! I did laugh at the post suggesting that members of the Mb should "meet up" as I recalled the many times we used to do just that!
  15. Only when it's balmy, which doesn't happen very often!