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by Ian Royal
01 Aug 2017 20:48
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Alfreð Finnbogason
Replies: 56
Views: 11722

Re: RUMOUR - Alfreð Finnbogason

53 in 65 for Heerenveen and 16 in 36 for Augsburg. Ian was right, definitely not Championship quality. :lol: Yeah, the fact his career has developed nicely over 6 years and he's gone on to rather good things definitely means he was ready to walk straight into the Championship and improve our first ...
by Ian Royal
15 Jul 2017 18:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Jon Dadi Bodvarsson
Replies: 163
Views: 17799

Re: CONFIMRED - Jon Dadi Bodvarsson

Royal_jimmy wrote:God help us all.

Hopefully help us defensively when we scrap for the points to avoid relegation

Gosh, I wish I had a friend as nice and cheerfully positive as you. What a delight it must be to spend time with you.
by Ian Royal
15 Jul 2017 18:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Getting to games next season
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: Getting to games next season

What paths are closed? I normally walk through Waterloo Meadows from town and then along the river past Kennet Island to get to the stadium... Is that not going to be an option?
by Ian Royal
15 Jul 2017 18:11
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 64
Views: 4874

Re: Safe standing progress

WAZZOCK wrote:Best case scenario is they move away fans to Y24, 25 & 26, and have safe standing in the South Stand for home fans.

That would need major work to divide the East Stand Concourse and move the external gates. There is no chance that will happen.
by Ian Royal
15 Jul 2017 17:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 64
Views: 4874

Re: Safe standing progress

a) I'd reluctantly move if safe standing was in the ED because I much prefer the side to an end. I'd move like a shot if it was anywhere in the East I wasn't already sitting
b) no way I'd move if my ST became safe standing. I stood most of the last two seasons I went anyway.
by Ian Royal
15 Jul 2017 13:37
Forum: General Football
Topic: More possible FIFA fiddling to ruin the game
Replies: 47
Views: 2363

Re: More possible FIFA fiddling to ruin the game

Surely the only times the game will be stop-start are the same as now? Except we won't lose playing time when they occur? Personally I think it's an idea fraught with problems but "the game will become American Football" or even worse "the game will become plastic" aren't really...
by Ian Royal
20 Jun 2017 20:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: More possible FIFA fiddling to ruin the game
Replies: 47
Views: 2363

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: 47
Views: 2363

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: 47
Views: 2363

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: 2593

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: 96
Views: 15569

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: 245
Views: 13633

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: 142
Views: 13188

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: 9737

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: 3750

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: 142
Views: 13188

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: 10204

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: 54
Views: 7683

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: 115
Views: 17870

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: 2503

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...
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