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by Woodcote Royal
22 Jan 2018 13:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Chris Gunter appreciation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: The Chris Gunter appreciation thread

Some of you need to recognise the difference between "abuse" and assessment of ability and performance. I don't know Chris Gunter the man and have no reason to believe he is anything other than a decent guy. What I also know is that he's a very average right back both defensively and offen...
by Woodcote Royal
22 Jan 2018 03:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Chris Gunter appreciation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: The Chris Gunter appreciation thread

Defensively, not fit to lace the boots of Murty, Shorey and several others. Backs off his winger, therefore allowing countless crosses into our box that should never arrive, making him a major contributor to our poor defensive record since the day he arrived. No longer having McCleary in front of hi...
by Woodcote Royal
20 Jan 2018 19:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Brentford
Replies: 127
Views: 8372

Re: BFTG Brentford

tidus_mi2 wrote:The next two games are crucial.


All that matters is getting rid of Stam. If he stays, who is this team going to beat in order to get enough points to stay up? It's as simple as that for me :|
by Woodcote Royal
20 Jan 2018 18:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (h) sponsored by still no Saturday home win this season
Replies: 106
Views: 4973

Re: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (h) sponsored by still no Saturday home win this season

I have decided today that if a totally avoidable relegation comes to pass, I will not renew the season ticket I've had for 18 years. We know so little about our new owners but we do know they backed Stam with £13m last summer and he is now driving us into the dirt. They have to act NOW!!! or we are ...
by Woodcote Royal
19 Jan 2018 16:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Starting XI
Replies: 48
Views: 2224

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 Woodcote Royal
18 Jan 2018 01:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Starting XI
Replies: 48
Views: 2224

Re: Starting XI

Is there ANYONE who disagrees with the following? -Bodvarsson must start -Richards must start -On form, Illori and Moore are he best two centre backs -Bacuna must start, and preferably in central midfield -Popa deserves a start -Barrow is a shoe-in on the left of the front 3 -Mannone is our best ke...
by Woodcote Royal
16 Jan 2018 02:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Stevenage FA CUP Prediction Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 1713

Re: Reading v Stevenage FA CUP Prediction Thread

Reading 0 Stevenage 3 Div 2 Striker 10 Div 2 Midfielder 32 Div 2 Defender 65 Stam says he knew this would be a tough game as Stevenage are a good side. Tim Dellor asks if starting with a striker or bringing on one of the two on the bench might have produced at least one shot on target. Stam walks ou...
by Woodcote Royal
12 Jan 2018 21:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Adrian Popa
Replies: 93
Views: 18780

Re: CONFIMRED - Adrian Popa

Has he made too many forward passes or crossed the half way line once too often? Is this what counts for “attitude” these days? Could it just be the fact he didn’t cost £7m? Whatever it is, I wish him well at his next club and hope tonight helped put him in the shop window. He’s clearly wasted in th...
by Woodcote Royal
11 Jan 2018 14:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Moore or striker?
Replies: 57
Views: 3087

Re: Moore or striker?

Striker, no brainer, but we could have got one for the £7m we paid for Aluko and used the more effective Popa on the wing. Agreed we can't keep hold of Moore (and others, too, possibly) but what decent striker with more than 3 brain cells would want to come here over any Champ club still in with a ...
by Woodcote Royal
10 Jan 2018 17:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Moore or striker?
Replies: 57
Views: 3087

Re: Moore or striker?

WTF. £12M???? Yes. What were you hoping to see? maybe I am out of touch with football transfer fee's, but I assumed a defender in a team struggling to avoid the drop down to the 3rd tier might go for a bit less than £12M Not long ago that would have been the case but from what we've seen so far thi...
by Woodcote Royal
10 Jan 2018 17:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Moore or striker?
Replies: 57
Views: 3087

Re: Moore or striker?

Striker, no brainer, but we could have got one for the £7m we paid for Aluko and used the more effective Popa on the wing. Agreed we can't keep hold of Moore (and others, too, possibly) but what decent striker with more than 3 brain cells would want to come here over any Champ club still in with a c...
by Woodcote Royal
10 Jan 2018 15:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 350
Views: 16670

Re: In or Out? New poll.

fred sharpes nose wrote:In - on the basis it throws the whole club into more chaos if he goes.


So, as long we are relegated in an orderly fashion with Japp at the helm, that's all fine and dandy.
by Woodcote Royal
07 Jan 2018 04:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Stevenage
Replies: 216
Views: 13411

Re: BFTG - Stevenage

One of the main reasons I have attended just one game in the last 2 months is that I don't blame the players and don't wish to take my frustrations out on them. I'm not Chris Gunter's greatest fan but totally respected the response he gave after getting stick at The Mad Stad recently. He said if the...
by Woodcote Royal
05 Jan 2018 00:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 350
Views: 16670

Re: In or Out? New poll.

It's really no surprise thatour defence is a shambles, when the full backs are instructed to spend most of their time over the half way line, and still be expected to get back and defend, the centrebacks are instructed to spend most of the game 20-50 yards apart, the central midfield and wide forwa...
by Woodcote Royal
04 Jan 2018 14:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 350
Views: 16670

Re: In or Out? New poll.

AthleticoSpizz wrote:Yes, and I shook my head in resignation too


Yep, this was the final nail in that particular managerial coffin.


:wink: Happy New Year :P
by Woodcote Royal
03 Jan 2018 12:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 340
Views: 14814

Re: Theoretical: Sack Stam and replace with ...?

Yep, good shout
by Woodcote Royal
31 Dec 2017 16:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 350
Views: 16670

Re: In or Out? New poll.

Whatever the settlement figure, it won't be the full term of the contract but even £3m would be cheap compared to what we paid for Aluko
by Woodcote Royal
31 Dec 2017 14:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 350
Views: 16670

Re: In or Out? New poll.

Out and happy to drive him to wherever he wants to be dropped. If they're vaguely interested, the likes of Brian McDermott and Wally Downes must be looking on in disbelief :| In recent years we have enjoyed much success while managed by lesser names forced to work on a shoestring. Downes wasn't a wo...
by Woodcote Royal
30 Dec 2017 03:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Barnsley v Reading Prediction THREAD
Replies: 33
Views: 2038

Re: Barnsley v Reading Prediction THREAD

More of the same ineffective sh*te we've grown accustomed to. Japp keeps his job and Liam packs his bag.

Happy New Year :|
by Woodcote Royal
17 Dec 2017 13:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (a) sponsored by a Steve Richardson goal
Replies: 96
Views: 5647

Re: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (a) sponsored by a Steve Richardson goal

alfie9 wrote:Time to start planning for next season. Lets give a few more youth players a chance


If that's the case, we should be doing so without the manager who created this sad state of affairs with one of the most talented squads in our history.
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