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by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 16:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 1250
Views: 135056

Re: Rival Watch

Saturday 20th January
Sunderland v Hull City

Tuesday 30th January
Birmingham City v Sunderland

I do love this league
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 16:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Chris Martin
Replies: 196
Views: 20018

Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

Can’t see what we have over Sunderland. Personally I don’t think he’d go to us if he doesn’t want to join Sunderland... We may be having a bad season, Sunderland are an absolute basketcase of a club. When you have fans calling for Coleman to leave, to save his own reputation, it gives you an idea o...
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 16:03
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday (A) FA CUP 4th Round
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Sheffield Wednesday (A) FA CUP 4th Round

Green wrote:
John Smith wrote:maybe steer clear of the social clubs - same as anywhere really.

Bad experience, John?

It was the way he looked at me.

Not really, they didn't serve John Smiths.
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 15:30
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR: Jose Artiles
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: RUMOUR: Jose Artiles

If he can also play left back, I can understand that we could sign him to cover that position. Perhaps Beerens is on the move, as he has not signed an extension to his contract like Van der Berg, and will be out of contract this June. Perhaps... Or perhaps this is a load of bollocks as there's no s...
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 15:24
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Chris Martin
Replies: 196
Views: 20018

Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

Update on SS news, went into some depth Sunderland have agreed deal with Derby but ‘a lot of work to do’ to persuade Martin to move there Reading still interested but have not as yet agreed deal with Derby Suggested without saying in so many words that he’d rather come to us Well, according to Old ...
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 15:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Brentford
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

Re: Team for Brentford

Clement needs to improve fast before being considered with ever being mistaken for a professional footballer again. Aluko should fill Swift's role. Kelly is better deeper but lacks the build to be a defensive midfieder. JVB and Evans should anchor the midfield. Perhaps drop Mcleary and play Bod ins...
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 14:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR: Jose Artiles
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: RUMOUR: Jose Artiles

Royal Rother wrote:Indeed, and a big yes please. We desperately need a winger.

Don’t we.

If it meant getting rid of Roy Beerens then I would take any winger under the sun
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 10:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Starting XI
Replies: 48
Views: 2206

Re: Starting XI

Nearly everyone agrees with most of the above except Stam WTF do you want to keep a manager who has spent the entire season refusing to accept the blindingly regarding team selection, style of play and tactics? By making 10 changes to last nights starting 11, he effectively played what he sees as h...
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 10:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG ‘Ull (A)
Replies: 55
Views: 5323

Re: BFTG ‘Ull (A)

Hi guys, I know none of you lot went to the Hull away game so can you take your Wolves chat elsewhere to keep this on topic for those that did make the trip. Cheers
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 09:59
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday (A) FA CUP 4th Round
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: Sheffield Wednesday (A) FA CUP 4th Round

I am looking at going, this will be my first time to Hillsborough, and I will be attending on my own. Do we tend to drink in the city centre beforehand or are there pubs near the ground? There's some excellent pubs in the city or nearby. Kelham Island is a great spot for the ale connoisseur. If you...
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 09:48
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 8837
Views: 325740

Re: CheLOLsea

Hearing Chelsea are now linked with Peter Crouch and Andy Carroll. Clear evidence that they're not backing Conte this window and his time will certainly be up in the summer
by John Smith
19 Jan 2018 09:38
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 62
Views: 837

Re: VAR

If it's not going to prove conclusive then why have it? It's just the same as having a referee. I agree the cultural change needs to happen with more respect to the ref, especially from pundits, but this can only happen by going by the decision he thinks is right. It's not going to be conclusive in...
by John Smith
18 Jan 2018 11:42
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 62
Views: 837

Re: VAR

Sanguine wrote:And some people were anti-backpass rule, and as I read yesterday, some people were even anti-crossbar when it was introduced in the late 19th century.

I think I'm also anti having you on this forum.

Go and sign up to the Rotherham United board instead or something
by John Smith
18 Jan 2018 11:28
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Chris Martin
Replies: 196
Views: 20018

Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

Maneki Neko wrote:and vydra

Worst player to ever don the hoops
by John Smith
18 Jan 2018 10:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Starting XI
Replies: 48
Views: 2206

Re: Starting XI

PistolPete wrote:Hmm, warming to the idea of Bod on the right. Can’t say I see it as a long term solution, but for now? Sure

The reasons for why I am still ‘Stam in’ at evest kept for another thread

Whose idea was that?! He's a target man not a winger! Taking tips out of the Alan Pardew book of tactics
by John Smith
18 Jan 2018 10:48
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 62
Views: 837

Re: VAR

People recoil at the concept of following rugby's lead, but TMO works perfectly. Essentially the TMO operates first independently of the referee, so when a decision is made, TMO might say 'ref, you should have a look at this again, I think his foot went out of play'. Second, TMO acts as an assistan...
by John Smith
18 Jan 2018 09:52
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 191
Views: 32147

Re: New Training Ground

Is that a hint by Gourlay at the end of that interview that we might be announcing stadium sponsorship in a couple of weeks? They’ve some announcements to make regarding bringing income to the club. Can’t imagine why they’d announce much else unless we’re moving away from Puma and/or that hiddious ...
by John Smith
18 Jan 2018 09:37
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 8837
Views: 325740

Re: CheLOLsea

bcubed wrote:I like this ref

If every ref dealt with so called claims for penalties in this way diving would reduce

And of course in this case it was also funny

+1

This referee should be praised - he had a great game. Instead the headlines surround VAR and his apparently controversial decision making
by John Smith
18 Jan 2018 09:34
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 62
Views: 837

Re: VAR

Also, an acceptance that VAR isn't going to be 100% accurate decide what the level of improvement ('correct' decisions) makes up for the negatives and whilst I'm at it, Alan Shearer is as fick as fcuk! Oh yeah, there were some former player pundit berks pointing to VAR not proving conclusive on, Mu...
by John Smith
18 Jan 2018 09:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Brentford Prediction Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 1880

Re: Reading v Brentford Prediction Thread

Reading 1-0 Brentford HT
Reading 1-1 Brentford FT

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