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by muirinho
20 Apr 2018 11:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 434
Views: 27878

Re: Relegation Watch

It's a bit like choosing between losing your sight or your genitals. Seeing Colin's gurning face milking the applause on the pitch in Cardiff, or watching the cottagers (lol) in the neutral end gently applauding their fantastically talented team of future megastars returning to their "rightful...
by muirinho
19 Apr 2018 14:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sheffield Wednesday v Reading - Official Predictions Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 2165

Re: Sheffield Wednesday v Reading - Official Predictions Thread

Well if Wednesday win, then the biggest Reading-win-prediciton would be the worst prediction and vice-versa if it's a draw, then it's the biggest win posted (could be 3-0 to Wednesday AND 3-0 to Reading (for example) GD, goals scored is taken into consideration so a 3-0 defeat is worse than a 3-1 d...
by muirinho
18 Apr 2018 18:10
Forum: General Football
Topic: Football Manager and Brexit
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Football Manager and Brexit

Stephen Bush of the New Statesman played Football Manager for hours and claimed it was work. To justify it, he wrote this article about the likely effects of Brexit (assuming it actually happens of course)

https://www.newstatesman.com/2018/04/wi ... -any-guide
by muirinho
18 Apr 2018 15:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by c'mon URZ
Replies: 224
Views: 6591

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by c'mon URZ

I think this will be a tougher game than we envisage. The pressure is off them as they're safe so they're likely to have a right go at us. I actually think we should play 5 at the back and keep ourselves solid. Who'd be in that back 5 though? Neither Aluko or Barrow are defensive at all, the idea o...
by muirinho
18 Apr 2018 15:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sunderland
Replies: 90
Views: 8771

Re: BFTG Sunderland

Think Blackett was a midfielder in his youth career, so may well have a bit of knowledge in the position. It might work I'm not sure if he has the footballing intelligence to pull it off to be honest. Blackett is a very basic footballer and if things are kept simple he is a perfectly acceptable def...
by muirinho
18 Apr 2018 14:49
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: South Stand Singers For Sunderland (H)
Replies: 253
Views: 9056

Re: South Stand Singers For Sunderland (H)

The players certainly approve. Liam Moore has paid for coach travel for the original 50 to Sheffield Wednesday

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2018/a ... ch-travel/
by muirinho
18 Apr 2018 12:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by c'mon URZ
Replies: 224
Views: 6591

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by c'mon URZ

I think this will be a tougher game than we envisage. The pressure is off them as they're safe so they're likely to have a right go at us. I actually think we should play 5 at the back and keep ourselves solid. Who'd be in that back 5 though? Neither Aluko or Barrow are defensive at all, the idea o...
by muirinho
16 Apr 2018 22:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 192
Views: 6252

Re: Building for next season

Can you release players still in contract? surely its not that easy. It's never going to be easy to shift contracted players unless there is a demand for them, unlikely with our overpaid, underperforming lot. My opinion assuming we stay up: Mannone - Keep Jakkola - Out of Contract, release Bond - O...
by muirinho
16 Apr 2018 22:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3262
Views: 445740

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Don't want to be horrible about the U23's as overall they've had a decent season, but this side contains a number of players some people have been clamouring to get a run in the senior side. Assumed you meant Loader until I saw the line-up. Were you talking about Smith and maybe Rinomhota? I haven'...
by muirinho
16 Apr 2018 21:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 434
Views: 27878

Re: Relegation Watch

Just a small twist on this title......If we do stay up I think its gonna be tough again next season. I think the teams coming up and teams coming down (especially) are gonna be bloody tough. The fact the three coming down from above have been in the PL a while really does give them a bit of an adva...
by muirinho
16 Apr 2018 21:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3262
Views: 445740

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

1-3 Frost Finished 1-4. Don't want to be horrible about the U23's as overall they've had a decent season, but this side contains a number of players some people have been clamouring to get a run in the senior side. You've got to think that them not getting a go is down to them not being good enough...
by muirinho
16 Apr 2018 16:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Secret Footballer .... Again
Replies: 20
Views: 2417

Re: The Secret Footballer .... Again

I'd buy Kitson's autobiography anyway, I reckon it would be a good read. Agreed, think it would be very entertaining. Maybe with a forward by Glen Little? presumably not one from Graeme Murty though, assuming Dave is the secret footballer. Next stage after TSF "coming out" would be identi...
by muirinho
16 Apr 2018 16:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 434
Views: 27878

Re: Relegation Watch

If we stay up and avoid selling the entire team we will probably have the most experienced squad in the Championship. Premier league football - check Play-off - check Relegation battle - check Mid-table obscurity- check. Anyone else in the league capable of claiming that? You forgot European footba...
by muirinho
16 Apr 2018 16:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Secret Footballer .... Again
Replies: 20
Views: 2417

Re: The Secret Footballer .... Again

strap wrote:
biff wrote:Have it on player authority that it is indeed Kitson.


I was at the recent Kitson RFCFPA do at the Tilehurst BL, Kits did pretty much deny it wasn't him. Could have been a smokescreen of course.


which means it was him. Right?
by muirinho
16 Apr 2018 16:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 434
Views: 27878

Re: Relegation Watch

Though at least there's something resting on our games, unlike 2 & 3 seasons ago when no games ever really seemed to matter and our team performances largely reflected that Was thinking that - would there be more enthusiasm for the "player lap of appreciation" last home game if we've ...
by muirinho
16 Apr 2018 16:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 434
Views: 27878

Re: Relegation Watch

If we stay up and avoid selling the entire team we will probably have the most experienced squad in the Championship. Premier league football - check Play-off - check Relegation battle - check Mid-table obscurity- check. Anyone else in the league capable of claiming that? You forgot European footba...
by muirinho
14 Apr 2018 18:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20499

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

Imagine swapping Fosu for Harriot :roll: I think a lot of us felt Fosu was moved on far too quickly. Can we cease with this myth that Fosu was discarded or moved on. He was offered a new contract last May and chose to move on. Once people have got it into their heads that something is the club's fa...
by muirinho
13 Apr 2018 09:51
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Nicky Hammond Leaves WBA
Replies: 36
Views: 3366

Re: Nicky Hammond Leaves WBA

Stranded wrote:
strap wrote:
Frankly I fear we are stuck with BT due to the impact of Rooney's Rule, (or whatever it's called these days).


Sorry strap, but that comes across as borderline racist there. Plus there is no Rooney rule in English football.


Not borderline, just racist.
by muirinho
12 Apr 2018 22:33
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 83
Views: 8072

Re: Safe standing progress

This was never going to be an easy or quick victory, particularly under the Conservatives, but the very fact that a PL club has put in a trial proposal and intend to ask for a review of the rejection is extremely positive. Especially given the utterly empty reason for rejection. It'll probably take...
by muirinho
12 Apr 2018 14:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2017-18 season
Replies: 192
Views: 20499

Re: Injury watch 2017-18 season

Not much cheer on the injury front. First of all - John Swift has said he's had to learn a new way of running to protect his hamstrings. No wonder he's looking a bit sluggish since he came back, that's going to take a while to adapt to. Secondly - Blackett is 50/50, and Clement says nobody else will...
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