The Accrington Stanley FC Chairman publicly laying into the EFL on Twitter, regarding the streaming rights proposal, being forced on clubs. I am not aware of the full details, but it seems the EFL is selling the clubs short again, particularly those in the Championship.
The EFL does appear to be an organisation not fit for purpose.
I have a confession - I went to the game last night with a mate (who is a Man Utd fan).
On the game, Brentford played well in the first halve and had some decent chances. In the second halve Utd strolled through them. Brentford looked out on their feet. They can play, but at this level their defence is a mess and would be in the Championship.
The thing that surprised me the most, was the huge amount of Man Utd fans/tourists that were dotted around the ground. I see the attendance was circa 17,000, but there had to be 3/4000 away fans in that ground. It ruined the atmosphere and I have no idea how the Brentford ticketing system works, but if I were a Brentford ST holder I would be furious!
If we do make the promised land, I hope LR remains a fortress. Brentford have got it all wrong and I was surprised there was no trouble last night.
If rumours are true, it is unlikely that he will be at R's next season. He has been a rock-solid player for us and his appearance record is "out of this world". Yes, he has made the odd mistake, but his form is very consistent and we will miss him in the back three next season.
I trust the club has already lined-up a replacement, but his shoes are huge to fill. I cannot think of anyone that comes to mind to play on that left-side - really difficult hole to fill.
Really want these two to cut it, but given their respective performances and lack of goals between them, how are they going to turn it around? On current stats they will end up with 12-16 goals between them for the season, which is not good enough. Dykes is struggling with his game in the Championship - just cannot finish and Bonne gets in good positions and again cannot finish. Not sure how much the club invested in them, but on current performances and goal return, they both look out of their depth in the Championship. Problem is, who will take them off our hands?
You have to give him a huge amount of credit. I along with many others had my finger on the trigger for him to go. He has stuck to his principles, learnt some lessons in game management and put together a useful squad who can mix it up. Granted that Austin has been a talisman for us, but fair play to him, his coaches, Les and the Board for sticking with him. Now, if he could only get Dykes and Bonne firing............