What drives you mad?

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At your club.

For me its whenever we get a free kick in a dangerous position and up wanders james norwood. Ok hes one hell of a striker and scored a belter of a free kick last season in the play off semi.... but its the only one ive seen him score in 4 years .

Since that went in he insists on taking every one despite us having better takers in banks, pringle, ridehalgh and buxton when he plays but up he struts to wrestle the ball out of whoevers hands the ball happens to be in .

Every one he takes sails over the bar, its maddening.
 

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Only minor blip this season is the home draws against 'lesser' sides. We've drawn with 6 of the current bottom 10 at home (and lost to Crawley), which is crazy if you consider how many points we are clear.

Although 3 of those draws we had 10 men.
 

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- The cringey goal music we play at home when we score (Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis).

- The fact our proposed training ground and academy has been delayed for years without any real justification. The club owns the land and plans have been submitted yet there's been very little movement in the past decade.

- The fact our stadium is barely a quarter full most games and that our club clearly bump up the reported home numbers to include ST holders.

- Our 'two man' corner routine that fools nobody.

- Ryan Harley is just useless, yet our manager picks him to start frequently.

- Dropping so many points from winning positions this season (17 points at my last count).

- Our tinpot travelling numbers. We have a reasonably good home attendance (approx 6-6.5k home fans each home game) yet average around 400 away. Compare that to other teams and we should have higher numbers travelling.
 
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Goal music when we score
Ticket prices are far too high. Whilst I appreciate everything the Radford's have done from the club, £22 for league 2 football in Mansfield is stupid.
The formation we play results in some very dull encounters.
Nicky Ajose.
 

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1. Our clubs treatment of fans.

2. Our corners; nearly always hit the first man or we play it short and end up in our own half.

3. Lincoln

4. Our pitch

5. People who think they're experts and try and share their "knowledge" by shouting stupid stuff at the players/management during games.

6. Brexit

7. Having to stuff a ginsters in my pocket, half crushed and falling to fucking bits by half time

8. Smart motorway roadworks. Pointless idea and makes traveling anywhere shit.
 

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The myth the club wouldn't survive without the academy.

Norman Hassall acting as a dead weight / leech for the last 15 years.

Embarrassing, insulting and downright terrible media handling.

Owen Dale not getting a start.
 

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Our lack of penalties. Only 3 in near enough 2 seasons and only one of them at home in a game we were, if I remember rightly, already 4 goals up in. Its not like we don`t get into the oppositions area. We had 3 shouts we for one Saturday all for hand ball, none where given and about 30 seconds after one shout the MK player included was having treatment on his hand.

As somebody already mentioned James Norwood insisting on taking any free kicks we get within shooting range. Leave them to somebody who might actually get them on target please Nors

Linesmen who refuse to get involved in the game and think they are there just to give throw-ins and offsides. FFS you are supposed to be a referee`s assistant so why not do just that.
 
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Inability to take a throw-in - Either give possession away or attempt to play a one-two and it goes straight out of play.

Marketing - Can't remember a time when Crewe reduced ticket prices to try and attract new fans or bump the attendances.
 

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Our owners.
Our stadium and it's lack of facilities.
Sessi D'almeida's lack of discipline.
Our takeover taking far too long.
Hanging on to Darren Way until it was too late for the new manager to do anything to keep us up.
Our main sponsors.
 

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Our lack of penalties. Only 3 in near enough 2 seasons and only one of them at home in a game we were, if I remember rightly, already 4 goals up in. Its not like we don`t get into the oppositions area. We had 3 shouts we for one Saturday all for hand ball, none where given and about 30 seconds after one shout the MK player included was having treatment on his hand.

As somebody already mentioned James Norwood insisting on taking any free kicks we get within shooting range. Leave them to somebody who might actually get them on target please Nors

Linesmen who refuse to get involved in the game and think they are there just to give throw-ins and offsides. FFS you are supposed to be a referee`s assistant so why not do just that.
Just on that mate what about linesmen that ignore players pinching yards.. on Saturday mkd got 2 throws in succession and britten stole about 15 yards on each .

I like the rugby league system lino stands where the ball went out and ballboy places a ball on the spot
 

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- Our tinpot travelling numbers. We have a reasonably good home attendance (approx 6-6.5k home fans each home game) yet average around 400 away.
But 3k of them are season ticket holders who have stayed at home watching Chelsea v. Spurs on Sky Sports 1.
 

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2 as a result of our recent success, but I'll put up with them :-

1) Not being able to rock up and park where I want at around 2pm on a Saturday.
2) Taking about 15-20 minutes to get out of the ground at the final whistle.

The other is my mate before and during the games.
We're unbeaten since Boxing day and only lost 4 all season, yet I still can't get him to be positive about any game until we have won it. Every week he predicts a draw at best. Even this week, as we were on the cusp of promotion (something that was never not going to happen for the past 5 or 6 weeks IMO), he was moaning about us conceding a decent goal against Cheltenham. I was getting pretty close to losing it with him this week. FFS, we've never had it so good, lighten up!!!!
 

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Goal music - we already have the best home atmosphere alongside Lincoln. Goal music just ruins it.
Tinpot.

What music do you use?

Dunno why I remember but Stevenage used to play Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom by the Vengaboys back in the Conference and it was annoying as fuck. Especially as they often stuck a few past us and had a very loud tannoy in the away end. Played them twice in a week there in the league and Trophy and lost 4-1 and 3-2 and had to hear that cheesy shite pumping out their speakers seven fucking times.
 
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Our PA system.
Sounds like Norman Collier is reading out the teams. Shocking.

Lack of goals from our corners, can't recall last bullet header from a corner. Probably Robbie Earle !
 

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But 3k of them are season ticket holders who have stayed at home watching Chelsea v. Spurs on Sky Sports 1.
I did sort of allude to that in the next point about the club counting all ST holders even when quite a few aren't there every week...

Only mystery is how you could watch a PL game on Sky at the same time as a 3pm L2 game, didn't think Sky could broadcast those :P1:
 

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Oh and chairmen posting dick pics ,just think if we get promoted we will play ,bloody ipswich ,i remember growing up in pleasley ,with a redifusion box ipswich were always on anglia tv sunday afternoons
 

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1. Commemorative statues. Just about the only time when i'm ok with this is when the person being commemorated truly deserves it (SAF, Clough, etc)
2. Managers and their assistants incessantly hounding the match officials.
3. Goalkeepers faking injuries so the boss can have a word with the outfield players.
4. Air raid sirens.
5. Glory hunters.

And that's just the one club. More to follow.
 

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Hoepfully you`ll find out for yourselves several times on Friday afternoon. And btw I agree entirely. I can`t stand it either
Tom Jones I feel good. That’s what he sings anyway, might have a different title. Another vote for disliking it and goal music in general.
 

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Tom Jones I feel good. That’s what he sings anyway, might have a different title. Another vote for disliking it and goal music in general.
I think there’s enough appetite and the available channels to get it removed in the summer
 
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Oh and chairmen posting dick pics ,just think if we get promoted we will play ,bloody ipswich ,i remember growing up in pleasley ,with a redifusion box ipswich were always on anglia tv sunday afternoons
Chairmen ???? Which other chairman has posted a dick pic accidentally on the internet ! I thought Hardy was the only one !
 

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Tom Jones I feel good. That’s what he sings anyway, might have a different title. Another vote for disliking it and goal music in general.
It is James Brown is not it ? But yes, it is terrible.

We stole it from Aston Villa when we played them in a League Cup semi final 25 years ago, so it does not even have any real relation to the club or its history. I have always hated it.

On the other hand, the strains of the Rockford Files are a foretaste of heaven.
 

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It is James Brown is not it ? But yes, it is terrible.

We stole it from Aston Villa when we played them in a League Cup semi final 25 years ago, so it does not even have any real relation to the club or its history. I have always hated it.

On the other hand, the strains of the Rockford Files are a foretaste of heaven.
I’ll take your word for it, afraid no musical expert. Agree about The Rockford Files theme the players come out to.
 

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