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by Ranty McRantface
18 Feb 2019 16:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rinhomota
Replies: 83
Views: 3462

Re: Rinhomota

Bringing in a random youth player is absolutely not the right option. There's a reason Barrett has been with us for three/four years and has got no-where near the squad. There's a reason Barrett wasn't even making the bench of a league two team last year. People calling him to start one of our bigg...
by Ranty McRantface
18 Feb 2019 08:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rinhomota
Replies: 83
Views: 3462

Re: Rinhomota

LW, yep, was pondering if he’s an option somewhere. Obv not ideal, but it’s all relative to the predicament we’re currently in. As you rightly say, he does read the game well, and think his height could be useful. As I say, would imagine any and all options are on the table at this point. One way o...
by Ranty McRantface
18 Feb 2019 00:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rinhomota
Replies: 83
Views: 3462

Re: Rinhomota

O'Shea has played in midfield for Man Utd in the past. For all his lack of mobility. Would read the game well. Nor does he have to be that active. Makele as an example basically stayed in the centre circle. When providing defensive cover in his Chelsea days. LW, yep, was pondering if he’s an option...
by Ranty McRantface
17 Feb 2019 10:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rinhomota
Replies: 83
Views: 3462

Re: Rinhomota

Personally I think we've underestimated how important his role is or at least that type of players value to the team. With Eza out injured, Meyler and Edwards being moved on we should have signed another tenacious tough tackler in Jan. I would rather have had another Rino type than Ejaria and Baker ...
by Ranty McRantface
16 Feb 2019 15:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (a) sponsored by Nicky Forster
Replies: 235
Views: 6407

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (a) sponsored by Nicky Forster

I'm guessing there were a couple of knocks from the midweek game. Just to stop some of you going into meltdown and not being able to realise players get injured. :lol:
by Ranty McRantface
14 Feb 2019 19:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Blackburn
Replies: 245
Views: 8710

Re: BFTG - Blackburn

First half shambles down to Gomes. Poor team set-up. Cannot afford more slip-ups. Should have been dead and buried. Nope. Rino was injured and we don't have any other tenacious tough tackling midfielders to play there. His only choice was to play more balanced wide men who would track back and help...
by Ranty McRantface
14 Feb 2019 12:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Blackburn
Replies: 245
Views: 8710

Re: BFTG - Blackburn

Definitely a game of 2 halves. Some of you have been talking about the strange line up but I really thought Gomes was spot on. With Rino injured and no strong CMs available we we need to help the likes of Kelly and Swift with wide men who are likely to track back wide and centrally. Richards definit...
by Ranty McRantface
06 Feb 2019 01:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 227
Views: 41380

Re: Ex Players

Jamie Young, playing out his career in Australia with Brisbane Roar, does his own take on Schumacher / Battiston in the '82 world cup, taking out an Adelaide forward outside the area. Brisbane, who had been 3-0 up (and still 3-1 up when he was sent off) lose 3-4, to a 97th minute winner. I remember...
by Ranty McRantface
03 Feb 2019 14:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3912
Views: 565971

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

Sunderland twitter has a link to watching the match live HT 0-0 stream is via facebook https://www.facebook.com/sunderlandafc/videos/674703779612233/?notif_id=1549195126313559&notif_t=live_video_explicit Team Driscoll Howe Odimayo Holmes Green Rollinson East Pendlebury Barrett Lawless Liddle Ab...
by Ranty McRantface
01 Feb 2019 15:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes Interview
Replies: 24
Views: 1542

Re: Gomes Interview

Hopefully that adds a bit of context to the experts Wiki knowledge of Jose's colourful career. More importantly, let's hope he can keep us up!
by Ranty McRantface
31 Jan 2019 23:32
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Outs
Replies: 340
Views: 28922

Re: January Outs

How is Mannone going to train now there is no-one to take shots at him? :lol:
by Ranty McRantface
25 Jan 2019 10:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 152
Views: 8901

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

I'm also not sure why people are expecting us to start winning more than 2 games in a row all of a sudden. We won't win them all, we won't beat all the teams around us so let's be a little realistic.
by Ranty McRantface
25 Jan 2019 10:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 152
Views: 8901

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

I don't think it's realistic to assume we can beat Villa and Blackburn tbh. They're not bad teams and we're just as bad away as we are at home. I personally would be happy with a couple of draws against those 2. Mr predictions : Bolton - Win Villa - Draw Wednesday - Draw Blackburn - Draw Sheff - Los...
by Ranty McRantface
24 Jan 2019 01:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3912
Views: 565971

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

Zip wrote:


Presumably he will be given a chance with us next season. We pissed a million on McNulty when we could have given this lad a chance.


If he carries on like that he'll be playing every week for a better team than us.
by Ranty McRantface
21 Jan 2019 18:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 645
Views: 144973

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

Heard he was our second choice. Apparently we got rejected from Goncalo Gregorio and went for Oliveira instead. Don't know how true this is but it's from a freelance journalist in Portugal.

Let's hope we get Oliveira to sign on loan until the end of the season though.
by Ranty McRantface
19 Jan 2019 20:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by Yakubu
Replies: 219
Views: 11423

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by Yakubu

Just to clear up a couple things here.

Their first goal was 2 yards offside.

Aluko was brilliant when he came on and that is coming from someone who wanted him gone in the summer.
by Ranty McRantface
18 Jan 2019 15:47
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Is Kelly off?
Replies: 107
Views: 14224

Re: Is Kelly off?

Kelly suffers from needing 3 extra touches before he can do anything. He's too slow in his decision making. A young player doesn't lose ability overnight but they can lose confidence. No one said that about him in his first breakthrough season at all. He knew exactly what he wants to do with the ba...
by Ranty McRantface
08 Jan 2019 18:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clear out started
Replies: 210
Views: 17019

Re: Clear out started

Rakels was an owners signing as well. McDermott wanted Conor Washington that window, did the ground work and then the owners pulled the plug to go for the cheap option in Rakels. https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/reading-fc-transfers-mcdermott-talks-10760832 Whether Washingt...
by Ranty McRantface
08 Jan 2019 13:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR: Tom Denton
Replies: 14
Views: 2639

Re: RUMOUR: Tom Denton

Currently doing a remarkable job for a struggling team, it's thought his physical presence could be a real asset for us in the upcoming games, especially away when we can only go one up top. Seems like a risk-free signing to challenge Meite as a target man, would suit Gomes intended style of play t...
by Ranty McRantface
05 Jan 2019 21:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG United (A)
Replies: 201
Views: 11662

Re: BFTG United (A)

Despite the scoreline and the negative dross from some of the blinkered dinosaurs on this thread I was very pleased with what I saw today. We created chances, we had chances and we looked a threat. We won't be playing Man Utd in the Championship so if we can play like that I'm certain we will stay u...
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