Jim Blyth's comments on Oggy...

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Alan Dugdales Moustache, Mar 17, 2017 at 6:33 PM.

  1. Alan Dugdales Moustache

    Alan Dugdales Moustache Well-Known Member

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    ...on the phone in. Clive read out an email. I'm guessing its the Jim Blyth, probably our best ever keeper since Bill Glazier. When someone of Blyth's knowledge and experience comes out with such a scathing attack on our goalkeeper (Burge) and coach its time for the club to have a look at what's going on .
     
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  2. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

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    You sure it's not the Jim Blyth of old GMK?
     
  3. The Reverend Skyblue

    The Reverend Skyblue Well-Known Member

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    The comment was .........................
     
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  4. Alan Dugdales Moustache

    Alan Dugdales Moustache Well-Known Member

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    I've no idea. Not familiar with GMK I'm afraid so apologies if it's not the goalkeeping legend this thread may as well be deleted. Fancy thinking it was Jim Blyth ! What a plank I am.
     
  5. Nick

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    chiefdave Well-Known Member

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    Surely they wouldn't say an email was from Blyth if it was just a screen name and not actually from the man himself.
     
  7. Alan Dugdales Moustache

    Alan Dugdales Moustache Well-Known Member

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    If it was then it pulled no punches whatsoever.
     
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    so begs the question...what was said?
     
  10. The Reverend Skyblue

    The Reverend Skyblue Well-Known Member

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    Al, I like your previous posts a lot but this one lacks detail.
    We really need to know what he said
     
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    Shall we take this off topic by recalling that penalty save in the last minute in the 5-4 win against Norwich 40 years ago?
     
  12. Alan Dugdales Moustache

    Alan Dugdales Moustache Well-Known Member

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    He said that Burge's positional sense was poor, and that he was to blame for the last 3 goals. More importantly we haven't had a decent keeper for over 15 years now and that the common denominator , despite all the different managers, was Oggy. He basically blames Oggy for the poor state of our keepers over a significant period .
    I was surprised that a fellow professional goalkeeper was so public in his criticism of one of his own, which is why I wasn't sure whether it was really Blyth (it was)
     
  13. Irish Sky Blue

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    Clive said later that it was the Jim Blyth ex City keeper.
     
  14. torchomatic

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    Me and my Dad travelled to Glasgow to see him on his Scotland debut. What a disaster that was.
     
  15. torchomatic

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    Can't argue with that.
     
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  16. saveitforthewombles

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    It was Jim........can't argue with his viewpoint really.
     
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  17. PVA

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    Well that's bollocks.

    Yes we've had a lot of shit keepers in that time, but we have had at least one very, very good keeper.
     
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    No, coz I remember that game for not being there, instead spending the day at grand parents as we had missed the annual boxing day visit the day before.
     
  19. skybluepm2

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    I would say 15 years is extremely inaccurate. We've been lucky to have the likes of Hedman, Kirkland, Westwood, Murphy as our number 1 all of which who have been a joy to watch. Compare that to the clown we have in between the posts at present really does show how far we've fallen.

    He's right in saying that the common denominator is Oggy. The bloke has done the same warm up routine ever since he's been in the role irrespective of who the keeper is. May be time to freshen up this department.
     
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    The email was about how it is over 15 years since we had a decent goalkeeper come through the academy, that being Kirkland and Jim Blyth was the coach at the time.
     
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    Yep, Kirkland, Westwood, Murphy all crap and didn't improve a bit whilst at the club.

    When it comes to RCC and Burge I'd look at the raw material that the coach has to work with rather than necessarily criticise Oggy. Either way I'd settle for an average experienced keeper rather than a kid with potential all day long. Burge and RCC may yet turn out to be good keepers, but I'd rather they learnt their trade and made their mistakes elsewhere.
     
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    I remember that - great atmosphere in the west end!!


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  23. saveitforthewombles

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    model is all wrong (i guess that could apply in numerous areas) but every club in the country has a senior keeper and a back-up. Can't think of many keepers in their early 20s in any of the leagues (Pickford @ Sunderland maybe)
     
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    Westwood was class when we signed him nothing to do wit oggy

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    It's not the first time that Blyth has made public criticisms of Oggy on the radio. I think there must be some personal issue between the two of them? Maybe Blyth wants Oggy's job? Or maybe Oggy got Blyth the sack when Blyth was our coach?
     
  26. Irish Sky Blue

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    More excitement in 30 seconds of that game than there was in the whole 95 mins on Tuesday night.
     
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  27. Nick

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    Yeah he has slagged him off before
     
  28. Alan Dugdales Moustache

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    I left that game a minute before the penalty. Bugger.
     
  29. bringbackrattles

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    Still my favourite ever match. It was outstanding. Made my Christmas !
     
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  30. Sterling Archer

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    Haven't had a decent keeper in 15 years? Joe Murphy, Kieran Westwood ... bloody hell, Andy Marshall even got a Player of the Season award.


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    Tuesdays 'performance' by Burge may of possibly not only cost him his Wembley place but his city career it was that bad. Robins will not put up with that again or have any confidence in a goalkeeper that appears not up to professional football.

    He is pathetic, weak, mistake riddin, indecisive, no command of his 18 yard box....all that goalkeeper needs to be. It's not acceptable that this has been allowed to happen after manager after manager.

    It's unacceptable that the goalkeeping position hasn't been resolved as Charles cooks not much better either!
     
  32. Nick

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    He wouldn't be playing at wembley anyway would he? Rcc has played through the competition including pen saves.

    If burge played instead of him something would be wrong
     
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    Totally agree, not too bad over the years
     
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    Got to echo what other have said. Can't fault his comments on Burge, but in the last 15 years we've had 3-4 cracking keepers including Westwood, who was outstanding, Murphy was decent, Kirkland, Marshall did well, Fullop was quality too.

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  35. Terry Gibson's perm

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    I think Robins will go with whoever the first choice at the time for Wembley.
     

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