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by Ian Royal
20 Jun 2017 20:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: More possible FIFA fiddling to ruin the game
Replies: 45
Views: 443

Re: More possible FIFA fiddling to ruin the game

Nah, not buying the anti 60 minutes stuff. Me neither. It makes serious sense to do this and to link it to a law that requires the ball to be out of play before the final whistle is blown. We'd get more football ( see the comment above re the amount of time the ball is currently in play) and there ...
by Ian Royal
20 Jun 2017 17:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: More possible FIFA fiddling to ruin the game
Replies: 45
Views: 443

Re: More possible FIFA fiddling to ruin the game

Nah, not buying the anti 60 minutes stuff.
by Ian Royal
19 Jun 2017 18:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: More possible FIFA fiddling to ruin the game
Replies: 45
Views: 443

Re: More possible FIFA fiddling to ruin the game

Most are fine, also don't like the penalty one. Not sure on playing on until the ball is out of play.... the ball can stay live in football for a hell of a long time.
by Ian Royal
19 Jun 2017 17:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Tariqe Fosu to Charlton
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Re: CONFIMRED - Tariqe Fosu to Chalrton

Bags of talent, question marks over his application and work rate for me. We currently play two shapes, one doesn't involve wingers or wide forwards and from what I understood he didn't follow up his Derby performance by impressing much on loan / in the U21s. Wish him all the best, and hopefully see...
by Ian Royal
15 Jun 2017 18:38
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jaap Stam Rumours
Replies: 95
Views: 11486

Re: Jaap Stam Rumours

Nameless wrote:
genome wrote:I think you've left a bit of an open goal there Namers


Although as we can see you can stick the ball on the 6 yard line and The Informant will still contrive to put it in Row Z !

Is Row Z Royal still around... I imagine that would be uncomfortable.
by Ian Royal
12 Jun 2017 19:27
Forum: General Football
Topic: Next England Manager
Replies: 235
Views: 9152

Re: Next England Manager

It was a lot like watching a slightly better Reading. Lots of standing around looking for an option, static and pedestrian passing waiting for Scotland to read the script and let us waltz through unmolested. Letting the ball slow to a crawl and thinking we could play through the most congested part ...
by Ian Royal
04 Jun 2017 10:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread
Replies: 63
Views: 4333

Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

Davezk wrote:#pray4IanRoyal

#thoughtswithianroyal please.
I don't want or need prayers at this difficult time.
by Ian Royal
03 Jun 2017 18:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Now starts the re-build
Replies: 79
Views: 6349

Re: Now starts the re-build

The goalkeeper with highest pass %age in the Championship this season was.... ........Ali Al-Habsi (71.2% successful passes). The problem isn't really with the accuracy of his passing, but more his choice of where to pass to. A completely accurate pass to the feet of a fullback who'll be under imme...
by Ian Royal
03 Jun 2017 17:28
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Liam Kelly transfer rumours
Replies: 11
Views: 3073

Re: Liam Kelly transfer rumours

moo wrote:I think he'd be smart to give it another year, and break into a team on a full time basis before making a big money move to sit on a bench.

Like another centre mid that left us last year..

+1
by Ian Royal
03 Jun 2017 10:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread
Replies: 63
Views: 4333

Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

1st to 9th depending on who stays, goes and arrives, and how quickly we settle into the season.
by Ian Royal
03 Jun 2017 10:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Can we all agree...?
Replies: 83
Views: 6626

Re: Can we all agree...?

Any argument that involves comparing what an elite sportsman is paid to do to how a random pleb would perform in the same conditions is hilariously stupid. But. I can safely say that the number of people watching, or location, would have no impact on my ability to score a penalty against a professio...
by Ian Royal
01 Jun 2017 20:58
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Pre-Season tour - Holland 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2637

Re: Pre-Season tour - Holland 2017

Let's hope we don't return with Peter Van der Kwaak and Elroy Kromheer this time.
by Ian Royal
31 May 2017 21:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Ins and Outs – 2017/18
Replies: 102
Views: 12310

Re: Ins and Outs – 2017/18

I gave up after the first few paragraphs because you're not accurately representing what I was saying. You seem to be taking my criticism rather personally, and losing objectivity as a result.
by Ian Royal
31 May 2017 21:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: I have been educated!
Replies: 17
Views: 1801

Re: I have been educated!

That's not how to play for me either. I want to see a passing style, been saying it for years. But I'd like a little zip and panache... a change of pace to turn on the style. I've seen bits and pieces of us do it this season, and in the past. But there was far too much backwards and forwards between...
by Ian Royal
31 May 2017 20:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Ins and Outs – 2017/18
Replies: 102
Views: 12310

Re: Ins and Outs – 2017/18

You've used this argument before. Garath McCleary's record must be virtually identical, but you've never made the same case about him. I wonder why! It's probably because it's transparently evident in McCleary's game that timidity and caution aren't an issue. There are clear differences to their ca...
by Ian Royal
30 May 2017 21:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Huddersfield fan here
Replies: 64
Views: 10955

Re: Huddersfield fan here

But had we won, would we have been where Swansea are now? No. Why? Because Swansea had a set up to work, they used their brains a lot more. They set out to play a style of football and put in managers who wanted to play that style of football. We, on the other hand had Coppell and his kick and rush...
by Ian Royal
30 May 2017 19:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Can we all agree...?
Replies: 83
Views: 6626

Re: Can we all agree...?

Moore's penalty was probably struck a bit too hard, if you're going into the roof of the net, it doesn't need the power as the keeper's got no chance. The extra power makes it a little less reliable accuracy wise. But it's a really really tough penalty to take hitting it there. Fair play if he'd pra...
by Ian Royal
30 May 2017 19:29
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Auf Wiedersehen £170m
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: Auf Wiedersehen £170m

Neither of our promotions in the past seem to have improved the club's financial position longer term, indeed, the second one seems to have nearly bankrupted it. Unless you can go up and stay it, the club itself seems to make sod all, the players/agents etc more so Mostly the case, although iirc ov...
by Ian Royal
30 May 2017 19:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Tag yourself at Wembley.
Replies: 31
Views: 2244

Re: Tag yourself at Wembley.

It's obviously a composite taken throughout the game. As you can tell by Moore appearing twice and several people having weird distorted faces from where two images of them from different moments have been digitally stitched together.
by Ian Royal
30 May 2017 19:03
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Ins and Outs – 2017/18
Replies: 102
Views: 12310

Re: Ins and Outs – 2017/18

Not to start another Gunter debate but he's about as good an attacking fullback as anyone could expect in the championship. He's arguably top quality when it comes to getting forward, overlapping his winger and putting a cross in. He's a great right back, no doubt about that, he's a top professiona...
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