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by Stranded
16 May 2019 15:09
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Playoffs 2018/19 edition
Replies: 123
Views: 1131

Re: The Playoffs 2018/19 edition

Completely agree here, I think the playoff system needs a total revamp so finishing 3rd and to a lesser extent 4th is actually a positive Italian play off system: If the team finishing 3rd is 10 points or more ahead of 4th place then they are automatically promoted and there are no play offs. If th...
by Stranded
16 May 2019 07:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Playoffs 2018/19 edition
Replies: 123
Views: 1131

Re: The Playoffs 2018/19 edition

Quite interesting on Twitter how many Leeds fans seem to think thry have to announce they will still go watch them next season. What a strange thing for a fan to think they have to confirm.
by Stranded
14 May 2019 11:45
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 275
Views: 5643

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

NYT reporting that UEFA are planning to ban Man City from the Champions League for a season for lying about their finances...... A whole season - how will they cope? Whilst, if true, good to see UEFA taking a stance question would be, would they do the same for say Real Madrid? Can see it being dow...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 16:17
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4013
Views: 194918

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Uke Bottom of the league



(Surprised at Huddersfield)


In what way? They have the 2nd lowest wage bill and massively underacheived, so the cost per point is high as they barely got any.
by Stranded
13 May 2019 14:09
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5740
Views: 296959

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

Brighton apparently after Potter at Swansea.
by Stranded
13 May 2019 13:01
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4013
Views: 194918

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

There's still a decent squad in there somewhere, but there looks to be some bad apples in there that's destroyed their previously very strong mentality (perhaps it's the Fergie effect, or lack of it). They could turn things around pretty quickly with the money they have to invest but it looks more ...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 11:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4013
Views: 194918

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

deary me, what have United done? Following the Liverpool path - club had a legacy, make some fairly awful decisions with managers/players and slip away needing a massive rebuild whilst others overtake them. This summer will decide if they are able to get back to the top 4 or if they are at risk of ...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 11:35
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 6775
Views: 298641

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

Isn't that just a by product of them being historically sh!t? Give it another 10 years or so of continued success and you'll start to see City shirts outnumber Liverpool or Utd shirts in random towns across the country. 'greed hence the amount of LFC fans on here in their mid to late 30's Liverpool...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 09:57
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 6775
Views: 298641

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

We are not based in a city and have and endless pots of money and have a massive plastic fanbase. But I would like to remind you that now and again we do have the odd success with little money like when we goto anfield and win in the cup, or break the points record or destroy the scousers at our pl...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 09:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5740
Views: 296959

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

Harsh. he is a good manager and done a good job with them (despite signing 7 or 8 useless players in the summer). They wont ever get anything higher then 15th so it's a weird one. Not really - he nearly suffered the fate he seems to in the PL - getting relegated in his 2nd season - arguably if the ...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 09:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6980
Views: 406249

Re: The Non - League thread

Today's play-off finals Salford 3-0 AFC Fylde Warrington 2-3 King's Lynn Met Police 2-3 Tonbridge Angels Just 8049 at Wembley for Salford v Fylde, and Salford probably had nearly 3/4 of those. What is the usual attendance for the National League PO final? Have to question if they would be better pl...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 09:51
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5740
Views: 296959

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

Chris Hughton leaving Brighton. Harsh. he is a good manager and done a good job with them (despite signing 7 or 8 useless players in the summer). They wont ever get anything higher then 15th so it's a weird one. Not really - he nearly suffered the fate he seems to in the PL - getting relegated in h...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 09:45
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2572
Views: 138518

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

Leipzig hold Bayern and Dortmund win so the Bundesliga goes to the final day. Bayern massive favourites against a Frankfurt team who have hit the wall after their Europa League exploits. Frankfurt in danger of missing out on Europe altogether last year after looking set for a Champions League place ...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 09:34
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour Meite back to France?
Replies: 50
Views: 5949

Re: Rumour Meite back to France?

We're not going to shift players by paying up contracts ... rather it will be by letting them go on a free. No point wasting money on paying up contracts. Gomes has literally said we will. We supposedly did a partial pay up with Edwards. We can only let go of contracted players easily if the receiv...
by Stranded
10 May 2019 11:05
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 275
Views: 5643

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

It was always going to be a problem getting there whichever team made it, so why did UEFA decide to hold it there? Obvious answer is that Baku paid handsomely for the privilege, so UEFA should use that cash to help people get there. Doubtless they will but only for the 50k+ tickets not given to fan...
by Stranded
10 May 2019 08:58
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 275
Views: 5643

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

Am I the only one who was rooting for Frankfurt last night? Would have been sweet if Chelsea had been the one English club who didn't get there... Nope, but then I live in Frankfurt and couldn't give a flying one about Chelsea. Thought Eintracht played really well last night and became the better t...
by Stranded
10 May 2019 08:53
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour Meite back to France?
Replies: 50
Views: 5949

Re: Rumour Meite back to France?

The question for me is do we really see Lille dropping the 6 or 7 million we all want? That would make him a fairly expensive signing for them. Doesn't care if Lille have the 6 or 7m we all want - it's whether they have the Xm that the club will accept. My view is that given the state of our FFP fi...
by Stranded
09 May 2019 16:20
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 275
Views: 5643

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

If, as expected, Chelsea & Arsenal make the final tonight, it will mean that with the exception of Man Utd all English clubs who made the main draw of CL/EL - they will only get knocked out by another English club.

Which is quite bizarre really.
by Stranded
09 May 2019 08:58
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 275
Views: 5643

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

literally leapt up off the sofa celebrating that winner last night, and I couldn't give a f*ck about Spurs, if anything their fans are even more unbearable than most so happy to lol if they lose. What an impressive semi Yep my shout of "That's Un-fcuking-believable" even brought Mrs S. ba...
by Stranded
09 May 2019 08:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 526
Views: 23419

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I think the key comment from all of Gomes interviews (see here: https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport/17626075.reading-fc-reducing-the-budget-in-the-next-two-or-three-weeks-is-crucial-to-the-success-of-next-season/) is that he already knows who he wants to bring in - now whether there is a slidin...
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