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by tmesis
21 Jul 2018 00:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4451
Views: 420818

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

We’ve never released a kit after the season has started, so it’s never been late. I'm sure the away kit has been released after the season has started on several occasions. Released, as in on sale at the shop. You may well be right for one occasion on reflection. However the notion that we release ...
by tmesis
18 Jul 2018 22:06
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland
Replies: 92
Views: 10243

Re: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland

Good, hope Evans stays get real, he is going. The Sunderland chairman has tweeted that the bid has been accepted, and the Sunderland Echo says this: The bid for Evans has been accepted, with the player expected to undergo a medical once he returns from Reading's pre-season tour in Austria. Tough ti...
by tmesis
14 Jul 2018 21:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Slough away or fulham at that place in hampshire
Replies: 28
Views: 4217

Re: Slough away or fulham at that place in hampshire

I do like the look of Pelle Clement. Played left mid when he came on, couple of great turns and a good driving run which he couldn’t finish. Definite potent there. Good to see him improving. For a long time I just couldn't see what he offered. He didn't seem creative, nor able to defend. He didn't ...
by tmesis
27 Jun 2018 18:48
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 274
Views: 6936

Re: VAR

So, in essence, rather than the ref making an instant decision rightly or wrongly, he now gets to stop play, think about it and then make a decision rightly or wrongly. Therefore all that’s happened is the game gets stopped unnecessarily while it takes longer to establish the same controversial dec...
by tmesis
26 Jun 2018 20:36
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 274
Views: 6936

Re: VAR

So, in essence, rather than the ref making an instant decision rightly or wrongly, he now gets to stop play, think about it and then make a decision rightly or wrongly. Therefore all that’s happened is the game gets stopped unnecessarily while it takes longer to establish the same controversial dec...
by tmesis
24 Jun 2018 13:05
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Greyhound parking
Replies: 32
Views: 4000

Re: Greyhound parking

How is the Mereoak Park & Ride? Looks an attractive option but always unsure how many busses run/how often on a matchday? It's generally decent, but it does need the guy who runs the P&R down there kicking the backsides of the council(?) who run the buses every single week . He knows that a...
by tmesis
21 Jun 2018 21:12
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Greyhound parking
Replies: 32
Views: 4000

Re: Greyhound parking

paultheroyal wrote:Open up that safety gate too. More so next year with the South Stand option.

I'd rather they put the stairs back, albeit a lot wider so they were dangerous.

It is really annoying having to walk all round the stadium and the hotel to get to the Mereoak bus queue.
by tmesis
21 Jun 2018 17:58
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup Punditry
Replies: 157
Views: 4377

Re: World Cup Punditry

First class insight from the ITV team - 17% of goals so far have been scored in the last 15 minutes of games, showing that there have been a lot of late goals.

So that's 17% of the goals scored in the last 17% of matches then.
by tmesis
20 Jun 2018 21:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fixtures
Replies: 92
Views: 10666

Re: Fixtures

Remember a few years back teams like Mansfield occasionally turning up in the south section of the football league trophy to balance up the numbers, which gives an idea of the balance of north/south in the footy league. Mansfield is proper northern. In the days of Division 3N and Division 3S, I thi...
by tmesis
19 Jun 2018 18:11
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2026
Replies: 37
Views: 2147

Re: World Cup 2026

So with three-team groups, and two teams out of each group going through, FIFA are going to need to do something to stop a Germany v Austria situation arising. The current four-team groups mean they can just have the final games for all group members kicking off at the same time, but this is obviou...
by tmesis
17 Jun 2018 17:57
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 77104

Re: World Cup 2018

I mean, yeah, if you want to look at a still it's ambiguous, but the video couldn't be clearer that he's caught and impeded. the video, from that angle, doesn't show where the contact started. This isn't a conclusion make by looking at that still. That's just the only replay I could find (I made th...
by tmesis
17 Jun 2018 09:59
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 77104

Re: World Cup 2018

If play stops you can't go back once play restarts. Also, are we now saying that the Peru penalty that was missed wasn't a penalty!? Because it was blatant, his back foot was clipped out from under him as he went to step with it to open up the space for a shot. I think he was going down before the ...
by tmesis
16 Jun 2018 22:07
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 77104

Re: World Cup 2018

Sure this has been covered before, but how far can you go back with VAR? Say someone's offside, but it's not given, goes out for a corner, then they score from the resulting corner. Can you go back to the initial offside? Or would it get picked up before the corner's taken? If play stops you can't ...
by tmesis
16 Jun 2018 18:08
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 77104

Re: World Cup 2018

Is that Cueva actually of English descent, only way I can explain the true awfulness of that penalty. Justice was done, as I really can't fathom how that was deemed a penalty. You had a play already going down, who, half a second before he actually hits the deck, manages to stretch a leg out enough...
by tmesis
13 Jun 2018 17:44
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 10463

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

IF he has a technique which means his is able to send keepers the wrong way consistently (or he can tell which way the keeper will dive, and puts it the other side), then it's not random. If it was random then the keeper would go the right way as often as the wrong way. random as in the stats would...
by tmesis
12 Jun 2018 18:17
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 10463

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

Looking at where they were were scored is almost useless. You need to look at where they were saved, and try to aim for the less savable areas. I'm simply suggesting that for many penalty takers (Eden Hazard a good example actually) their technique is to send the keeper the wrong way. I can't find ...
by tmesis
11 Jun 2018 19:02
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 77104

Re: World Cup 2018

Sutekh wrote:While there are no British referees at the World Cup :roll: there is at least one British born official there...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44354819


I do find it funny how we slate our refs all season long for being useless, yet get annoyed that none of them are at the world cup.
by tmesis
11 Jun 2018 19:00
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 10463

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

I know it doesn't speak much of techniques, but if you mapped all of the scored penalties in world cup shootouts, I'd venture they are in the majority in the same areas. But send the keeper the wrong way and it goes in. Point I am making is that even for those above (Pearce's an obvious exception, ...
by tmesis
10 Jun 2018 15:26
Forum: General Football
Topic: ConIFA World Cup 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 1801

Re: ConIFA World Cup 2018

Over 2500 go to Enfield Town to see Karpatalya beat pre-match favourites Northern Cyprus on penalties after nervy (ok, a bit crap) 90 minutes. Apparently the final was meant to be at Crystal Palace (athletics) but they couldn't secure the venue. As great as the tournament has been, the trophy presen...
by tmesis
08 Jun 2018 20:56
Forum: International Football
Topic: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup
Replies: 95
Views: 4079

Re: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup

RG30 wrote:£200 win Brazil 9/2

A brave bet considering how rarely non-European teams win a European World Cup. If it pays off though...
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