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by Hoop Blah
22 Feb 2018 16:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 528
Views: 31019

Re: Who could replace Stam?

I think Parky and the club are reaching the stage where they'd be the right level for each other, but I can't see it happening as he doesn't really fit the mold of what we want. Though he was around under McGhee so it's not like he hasnt been involved in our more passing days. I too fear tarnishing...
by Hoop Blah
22 Feb 2018 16:07
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 528
Views: 31019

Re: Who could replace Stam?

I would want a completely new face. What I don't want is for Monk/Christiensen/just an average Champ merry-go-round manager (a la the Adkins appointment). It's just lazy. Do some research and give it to someone else and if that's one of the young English League 1/2 lads then so be it. Monk is hardl...
by Hoop Blah
20 Feb 2018 12:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 5749
Views: 288296

Re: The Non - League thread

Was speaking Jon Boardman about this last night and they did not walk, he is gutted, how I understand it is, It was all financial, there was a three man management team, they have kept on the only one who had a contract and therefore would require a pay off. The chairman has been putting in £150k +...
by Hoop Blah
20 Feb 2018 11:02
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 5749
Views: 288296

Re: The Non - League thread

Presumably Marske will bring a fair few as well. Nice tidy sum for the club on the day though whatever the outcome. Does the gate money get split with the opposition? From what I remember it gets spit once the costs for putting on the game get deducted (so away teams travel claims, ref fees, and se...
by Hoop Blah
19 Feb 2018 18:15
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 5749
Views: 288296

Re: The Non - League thread

Planning on doing one of the Vase ties this weekend as well. Either going to Melksham or Bracknell. Bracknell will be the better game I think, but its not a 'tick'. What is the capacity at Bracknell? Cant be much more than 1500 surely there is very little room around the pitch? Might be an old fash...
by Hoop Blah
19 Feb 2018 10:43
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 5749
Views: 288296

Re: The Non - League thread

What a mess, and what a shame too. It's all too easy for things like this to happen of course but I always hope that people don't react quite so bitterly but it's an emotional time when the shit hits the fan. I wonder where Stefan Brown is off to. I can't imagine he'll be short of offers. EDIT: From...
by Hoop Blah
16 Feb 2018 17:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: The alternative course of action now...
Replies: 46
Views: 2404

Re: The alternative course of action now...

It's a lot more about the physical and mental bravery to perform or do the things that they need to do to be more effective (especially within the structure and environment Stam has created). Do you mean things like quick first-time forward passes, through balls, quickly switching play, picking out...
by Hoop Blah
16 Feb 2018 15:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: The alternative course of action now...
Replies: 46
Views: 2404

Re: The alternative course of action now...

My view is that it's not about physical effort, and I think it's very very rare for a player to not be trying and not be putting in the proverbial 110%. It's a lot more about the physical and mental bravery to perform or do the things that they need to do to be more effective (especially within the ...
by Hoop Blah
15 Feb 2018 12:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3315
Views: 138977

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

having a media team have to tweet for you? wtf? they also made a spelling error in their tweet. gr8 media team! It's pretty shambolic isn't it. I can kind of understand a social media team being in place for players who want to put out professional looking statements and more PR savvy content to bu...
by Hoop Blah
15 Feb 2018 12:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: The only course of action now...
Replies: 147
Views: 8737

Re: The only course of action now...

However, I'd take issue with the assumption that their spending means they are in breach. I looked at this before. Their turnover is higher than Reading's, their wage bill is lower. So despite appearing to be at risk of FFP breach, they are less likely to do it than Reading. It's not transfers that...
by Hoop Blah
15 Feb 2018 10:21
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Graham Potter
Replies: 13
Views: 1127

Re: Graham Potter

Who is Graham Potter? Sounds like your elderly neighbour who does a 2 hour shift in the local Co-Op every Tuesday and Thursday just to get out and about. He has a lovely little garden that he is very proud of. He was married to Betty for 52 years but she died last year and he is coping well with th...
by Hoop Blah
14 Feb 2018 15:59
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3315
Views: 138977

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

How dare anyone send a tweet 60 years & 3 minutes after the Munich air disaster. He's in the middle of a memorial service for 23 people who died whilst working for the club who now pay him handsomely to represent them. If it wasn't for them he quite likely wouldn't be where he is today and woul...
by Hoop Blah
14 Feb 2018 14:24
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3315
Views: 138977

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

+1 SFers. I'd expect them to get duffed up for doing stupid handshakes and dances if they were at school, adults doing it is just well a bit pathetic. This is the kind of shit that makes me really dislike Lingard. It's like they've never seen what a dick Sturridge looks like when he does his silly ...
by Hoop Blah
14 Feb 2018 09:51
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champz League 17/18
Replies: 105
Views: 3111

Re: Champz League 17/18

Great game and comeback by Spurs tonight. Mousa Dembele is a ridiculously underrated player. he is one of them players that everyone says is underr8d though, which surely means he is just r8ed? See Kante in Leicester's title winning season. Literally (not literally) every conversation in the world ...
by Hoop Blah
13 Feb 2018 18:22
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 528
Views: 31019

Re: Who could replace Stam?

Certainly not a defence of Tevreden as such either, but what manager/DoF doesn't have a hit and miss record with transfers. I believe stats show that most transfers in footy in general are a miss. That's probably true, especially given that whoever is statistically analysing them won't know the ful...
by Hoop Blah
13 Feb 2018 14:01
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 528
Views: 31019

Re: Who could replace Stam?

Tev’s signings are very hit and miss and clearly not all were Stam’s choice to come in. I’ve never agreed with set-up’s like that. Genuine question, by why do you say some were clearly not Stam's signings? Certainly not a defence of Tevreden as such either, but what manager/DoF doesn't have a hit a...
by Hoop Blah
13 Feb 2018 11:36
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 528
Views: 31019

Re: Who could replace Stam?

I've said this before but whoever replaces Stam I'm pretty certain it will be someone of a similar mould. It won't be a "manager" ala Pearson/Parky etc but more of a Head Coach type such as Clement. I'm not sure where Monk would sit on that spectrum tbh. That's an interesting point, and I...
by Hoop Blah
13 Feb 2018 10:45
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 528
Views: 31019

Re: Who could replace Stam?

Fairly sure a League 1 or 2 manager would be interested in the Reading job should it come up. If Leeds can attract good and relatively established managers then you'd assume we'd still be an interesting prospect for any up and coming manager despite the instability and apathy that's set in over the...
by Hoop Blah
12 Feb 2018 20:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: The only course of action now...
Replies: 147
Views: 8737

Re: The only course of action now...

Yet, we were 'lucky' to be Top 3 last season? You subscribe to that, right? In the Champ right now? Just for the record, where do you honestly think this club should finish consistently in the Champ? At this time, and at this level? I'm going to assign you some credit, and assume you are are a know...
by Hoop Blah
12 Feb 2018 13:58
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 528
Views: 31019

Re: Who could replace Stam?

I'd still be pretty keen on Gary Monk to be honest. Clement would be interesting too. I quite like what he's about but I'm not convinced he's a manager as opposed to very good coach or assistant. Pearson or Parky would be fine by me too. Pearson is obviously a bit of a fruitcake but has a solid trac...
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