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by winchester_royal
18 Jul 2018 12:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 230
Views: 17447

Re: Season 2018/2019

winchester wrote about Besiktas:- "They probably shaded it but no shame in that up against genuine CL quality". Did Besiktas put out their first team? No and some notable absentees. That being said they still had a lot of quality starters and on paper their team was easily good enough to ...
by winchester_royal
18 Jul 2018 10:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 230
Views: 17447

Re: Season 2018/2019

Managed to watch the majority of the game on a dodgy stream. It was a really good, high tempo game against high quality opposition who for the majority of the game we went toe-to-toe with. They probably shaded it but no shame in that up against genuine CL quality. Scattergun thoughts as follows: - M...
by winchester_royal
17 Jul 2018 15:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Sam Baldock
Replies: 194
Views: 27845

Re: Sam Baldock

The issue for these people is that he's not got a sexy foreign name or profile. If his name was Baldockinho and he was coming over from the Ukranian Second Division they'd probably be much more excited. But because he's experienced and English it's 'underwhelming'. Fortunately we don't let these pe...
by winchester_royal
17 Jul 2018 12:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Sam Baldock
Replies: 194
Views: 27845

Re: Sam Baldock

His stats do not lie. He scored 18 goals in 81 games for Brighton. Nothing to do with his name, what a ridiculous comment. Like I said he works hard and will get the odd goal here and there but he's not a 15-20 goal a season striker we need. For the fee we are paying Brighton we could have got a ve...
by winchester_royal
17 Jul 2018 12:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Sam Baldock
Replies: 194
Views: 27845

Re: Sam Baldock

Baldock's stats at this level speak for itself. He'd be a decent signing. Some of our fans are clearly living in cloud cuckoo land if they think we can sign better after the miserable season we had last season. We are not even close to being as a attractive draw as we were 12 months ago! 18 goals i...
by winchester_royal
12 Jul 2018 10:22
Forum: International Football
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Croatia (n) sponsored by two big badges
Replies: 158
Views: 2753

Re: MATCHWATCH : Croatia (n) sponsored by two big badges

Southgates niceness was his downfall last night. Didn't utilise his squad and subs properly. I think our lack of midfield options was probably more the cause of our downfall to be honest. I don't agree with a few of the selections or substitutions, but I'm not sure why you'd suggest it was down to ...
by winchester_royal
07 Jul 2018 11:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Marc McNulty
Replies: 136
Views: 24323

Re: CONFIMRED - Marc McNulty

Anyone else think he has a bit of the Cureton look about him?
by winchester_royal
02 Jul 2018 10:00
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 17902

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

You'd want England to lose for £50? Even if I stood to win £500 if they lost, I'd still want England to win, but would be a nice cushion if they didn't. Who goes into a bet that they want to lose? What would be the point in that? Whether I wanted them to win or not is irrelevant, I'd be profiting b...
by winchester_royal
29 Jun 2018 12:08
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Pre Season 2018/19
Replies: 78
Views: 17567

Re: Pre Season 2018/19

LWJ wrote:Anyone know if it's a 1st team friendly at Eastleigh?


Affirmative
by winchester_royal
18 Jun 2018 09:37
Forum: International Football
Topic: Ingerlund Vs Tunisia
Replies: 159
Views: 7309

Re: Ingerlund Vs Tunisia

After all the drama of the past few days, and the apparent difficulty that the 'big' teams are having at putting away the minnows, I think you'd have to be delighted to come away from this evening with an underwhelming 1-0 win.
by winchester_royal
14 Jun 2018 15:18
Forum: International Football
Topic: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup
Replies: 95
Views: 7289

Re: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup

Saudi's + 1.25 @ 1.79

Pre tourney bets:

Rogic to be top Aus goalscored @8s

Belhanda to be top Moroccan GS @10s

Isco golden boot e/w (4 places) @40s
by winchester_royal
13 Jun 2018 14:04
Forum: International Football
Topic: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup
Replies: 95
Views: 7289

Re: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup

If people are thinking about placing a few bets this eve then I'd suggest they listen to the latest 'Only Balls and Horses' podcast where Nick Goff (excellent football tipster) rattles through all the groups and gives some good pointers.
by winchester_royal
08 Jun 2018 10:49
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 17902

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

Personally I'd just about have Sterling over Rashford. Sterling gets a bad rep because his end product isn't always perfect, but his movement/pace etc is excellent and will be important when breaking down the two teams first up who are more likely to sit back. Despite my initial reservations I'm rea...
by winchester_royal
20 Apr 2018 13:15
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: South Stand Singers For Sunderland (H)
Replies: 277
Views: 37223

Re: South Stand Singers For Sunderland (H)

This is an absolute apocalypse of a thread.
by winchester_royal
23 Mar 2018 10:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager Press Conference 12pm today
Replies: 57
Views: 6679

Re: New Manager Press Conference 12pm today

Despite my initial negativity about the appointment, I'm certainly coming round to the idea. I very much doubt Clement goes into clubs advocating 'boring, negative' football. After all, it's not like the Chelsea, Madrid, and Munich teams he coached played that way. It should also be noted that his o...
by winchester_royal
22 Mar 2018 18:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 25163

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Despite all the defeats and negative football we have had to endure this season, by far the biggest disappointment of the past few months for me is the return of the gurning moron to this board.
by winchester_royal
22 Mar 2018 15:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 25163

Re: who do you want as the new manager

According to The Telegraph we've chosen Clement ahead of Cotterill.

Now Clement certainly doesn't excite me, but I can at least see a potential upside to his appointment, so if it was a straight choice between those 2 then ultimately I'm quite pleased with the outcome.
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 14:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam Gone
Replies: 340
Views: 22826

Re: Stam Gone

McDermolenko wrote:Lol so it turns out he wasn’t even sacked, he walked.

Surely that means Ulderink is a realistic possibility?


Like oxf*rd did he walk. 'Mutual consent' will just mean we've managed to sell it to him in a way that we don't have to pay quite so much compo.
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 13:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 25163

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Clement in at 1/3 Presuming this is happening.... Betting markets for new managers are moved so easily that all it will have taken is one wise ass to put a tenner on at 8/1 and that will have sent the odds tumbling down (leads to a vicious cycle as people then think that's indicative of him being t...
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 13:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 25163

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Can't get excited about Clement. Both Swansea and Derby fans very critical of negative, defensive tactics (heard all that before) and probably not going to bring fans back in their droves.
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