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by Hoop Blah
22 May 2018 09:06
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5247
Views: 246468

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

+1 Stoke are in a much better position than Derby to make a challenge for promotion. I don't think Stoke are going to be another Sunderland. Rumours are that Derby are going to have to cut their wage bill, which I am sure that is something that GR isn't looking forward to, plus their owner seems a ...
by Hoop Blah
20 May 2018 11:59
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3393
Views: 148989

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

I totally agree on Mourinho being an issue for United and their young/flair players. That’s an ongoing thing throughout his career isn’t it? He builds functional winning teams that rarely excite. It’s what United, foolishly IMO, signed up to when they gave him the job. I also agree, to an extent, wi...
by Hoop Blah
18 May 2018 20:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: Thatcham Town FA Vase Final
Replies: 24
Views: 1712

Re: Thatcham Town FA Vase Final

Seems strange that a Trade Union Council would want to own a football club, well away from where they are based. It was tied in with running the bars, and/or security, at the Festival. When they lost the contract for the festival it made the football club and it's facilities surplus to requirements...
by Hoop Blah
18 May 2018 15:15
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5247
Views: 246468

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

Managerial Merry-go-round currently has Allardyce Pardew Carvahal Moyes Holloway So I reckon that would be Moyes back at Everton Allardyce at Swansea Pardew at QPR Holloway at West Ham Carvahal probably in Spain Throw in Rafa playing games with Newcastle and potentially being courted by West Ham (w...
by Hoop Blah
18 May 2018 13:45
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

Royal Rother wrote:Are you OCD?


I guess I must be!
by Hoop Blah
17 May 2018 12:53
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

and it's untested and unproven at the back which is a bit of a concern. Made this point earlier, but it's a defence that has conceded just once from open play in eight games, including clean sheets against Germany and Brazil, and just that penalty against Italy. I did see that. I'd argue it's only ...
by Hoop Blah
17 May 2018 12:40
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

Walker is there to play centre half? You keep more current than I do I suspect but that would really surprise me. He played the last two games there and excelled. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to someone willing to lambast the manager for his selections really... . Quite the opposite I’d h...
by Hoop Blah
16 May 2018 21:58
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

Walker is there to play centre half? You keep more current than I do I suspect but that would really surprise me. He played the last two games there and excelled. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to someone willing to lambast the manager for his selections really... Having Walker there with h...
by Hoop Blah
16 May 2018 21:40
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

I do not believe that either Young or Delph would have been selected for their potential contribution to the midfield alone. Young is presumably there as one of the two left wing backs, and probably rightly so on this seasons form. Delph is there as a midfielder, and selected over Livermore as one ...
by Hoop Blah
16 May 2018 20:40
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

Absolutely laughable. 6 full backs and no creative midfielder. Please tell me it’s a joke. Wilshere may not quite be the player I want him to be but he has proved his fitness, and has had a decent enough season. And then there’s Shelvey who has been in blinding form. It could be said that both Wils...
by Hoop Blah
16 May 2018 17:17
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

Interesting, although probably irrelevant, the FA squad does list Delph as a defender.
by Hoop Blah
16 May 2018 17:09
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

As above, pretty happy with the squad. Are we not heavy on defenders though? You've got Maguire, Stones, Jones and Cahill as centre-backs, and Walker who can play there. Then you have Walker, Trippier and Alexander-Arnold who can play right-back, and Rose, Young and Delph. Surely we could have lost...
by Hoop Blah
16 May 2018 16:59
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5247
Views: 246468

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

Allardyce stopped them from being relegated and they are the 8th best team in the country currently. Who is to say that he wouldn't have brought in flair players this summer to help improve the style of play? Errr, anyone who's heard of him? To be fair to him Allardyce had quite attractive and effe...
by Hoop Blah
16 May 2018 10:20
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

I like Southgate. He clearly has a plan going forward and hes looking to pick players on form rather than reputation. England won't win it but I think QFs and a squad for the next 8 years taking shape would be an excellent return. As long as they give it a go and don't play with the inhibitions of ...
by Hoop Blah
16 May 2018 10:05
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

The big debate at work is whether or not Shelvey will go. Livermore is (so I have heard from contacts) nailed on to go. But GS is umming and eering about Shelvey, especially his discipline and hot head. Although I think creatively he is our best player. I don't really buy into the Shelvey love to b...
by Hoop Blah
15 May 2018 20:08
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

Sounds like Wilshire is out, with Delph probably in if reports are correct.
by Hoop Blah
14 May 2018 12:06
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 8912
Views: 345702

Re: CheLOLsea

Zammo wrote:Hi Old Man Andrews :!:
by Hoop Blah
11 May 2018 18:40
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

Probably not far off, although I can’t see him taking Smalling to be honest.

You’ve also got 3 right backs (albeit Walker may be a centre back there) and only one left back. Danny Rose and/or Ashley Young will be on the plane for sure.
by Hoop Blah
11 May 2018 16:46
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6205
Views: 313222

Re: The Non - League thread

Sutekh wrote:Lastly, missed Highworth being promoted, how did that happen? I thought the 14 Step 5 to Step 4 places were all accounted for?


With the drop outs above there was an extra space for the side with the highest points per game at Step 5 making up the numbers.
by Hoop Blah
11 May 2018 13:55
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1025
Views: 45343

Re: England - the future....

Southgate will be announcing his squad on the 16th. I think he's previously said he won't start with a larger group because of the distraction it causes before it gets whittled down to 23, so that means w'll know his final squad by the middle of next week.
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