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by Victor Meldrew
19 Oct 2018 17:16
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3623
Views: 169796

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

Luke Shaw earns £190,000 per week under his new contract for 5 years so that is something like £50 million over that period for a left-back who was out of the game for over a year injured. IMHO he is not bad going forward but can't defend-same comment for Rose-but I suppose full-backs are no longer ...
by Victor Meldrew
19 Oct 2018 16:15
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Phil Parkinson
Replies: 129
Views: 15922

Re: Rumour - Phil Parkinson

ID hate Parkinson as manager, because I like him so much, it would make any dry spell in results that much more upsetting. It was the same with McDermott's second spell at the club. I also dont buy that 'even with their problems' that his position at Bolton proves he's just what we want. Parky has ...
by Victor Meldrew
14 Oct 2018 17:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury & Suspension Watch : 2018/2019
Replies: 166
Views: 24744

Re: Injury & Suspension Watch : 2018/2019

Also Omar Richards apparently has a long term injury Now just waiting to see whether Ezatolahi, Jaakkola, Bacuna, Gunter, Meyler and Yiadom (plus youngsters Loader and McIntyre) will get any injuries from their international duty. Gunter could have got a back injury playing against Spain-he turned ...
by Victor Meldrew
14 Oct 2018 17:27
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Phil Parkinson
Replies: 129
Views: 15922

Re: Rumour - Phil Parkinson

He has done a great job at Bolton with absolutely no funds. Would be happy for him to become our new manager and he would certainly have a greater connection with the fan base than either Stam or Clement. Agreed. Watching Bolton on TV recently and they are much more of a passing side than posters h...
by Victor Meldrew
14 Oct 2018 11:59
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1183
Views: 65328

Re: England - the future....

There's a difference between an exiled Reading FC supporter and someone who goes and "watches most Fulham games". Seriously wtf? M9, I haven't 'supported' Reading for years, if ever, I'm just a casual fan. Only really went regularly in at Elm Park, and then in League One at the Madejski. ...
by Victor Meldrew
10 Oct 2018 19:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Solutions to problems (instead of moaning)
Replies: 52
Views: 4674

Re: Solutions to problems (instead of moaning)

I think that Clement should just be allowed to get on with the job this season. Let managers manage and don't worry about league positions unless we are under serious threat of relegation. Don't you think we are under threat of relegation? No one gets relegated in October. Of course they don't but ...
by Victor Meldrew
10 Oct 2018 15:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Solutions to problems (instead of moaning)
Replies: 52
Views: 4674

Re: Solutions to problems (instead of moaning)

Elm Park Kid wrote:I think that Clement should just be allowed to get on with the job this season. Let managers manage and don't worry about league positions unless we are under serious threat of relegation.


Don't you think we are under threat of relegation?
by Victor Meldrew
10 Oct 2018 12:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Solutions to problems (instead of moaning)
Replies: 52
Views: 4674

Re: Solutions to problems (instead of moaning)

How about doing the HT talk on the pitch, it might give them the view that the first half didn`t end. Seem to remember Hull doing it some years back. Rather than that, what about waiting till the very last moment to come back out and hit the ground running, meaning that the opposition has had to ha...
by Victor Meldrew
08 Oct 2018 14:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG West Brom
Replies: 111
Views: 10729

Re: BFTG West Brom

The late, great Bill Shankly always said that before signing a player he wanted to know as much about him and his character as he could discover. He said that anybody could see a player's ability on the pitch so there was nothing difficult in spotting a good player but it was so important to know m...
by Victor Meldrew
08 Oct 2018 14:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG West Brom
Replies: 111
Views: 10729

Re: BFTG West Brom

This is why it's unfair to blame the manager when clearly the squad is total dross and not one combination of the players is the solution. Mannone was rightly dropped when he was but now he might be put back in. What's Clement to do when his keeper is watching crosses go over his head at 1-0 up awa...
by Victor Meldrew
08 Oct 2018 14:04
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 6364
Views: 275995

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

'zackly, I'm sure joint top on GD is a wheels coming off situation Klopp and co must be pretty happy with looks like we've uncovered another secret red (just for old times sake) Not sure there has ever been anything "secret" about either sanguine or the fox and how they feel about the sup...
by Victor Meldrew
08 Oct 2018 13:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG West Brom
Replies: 111
Views: 10729

Re: BFTG West Brom

Neutral ratings and comments from the Football League Paper might be of interest:- Walker 6- Not busy in the first half, but overwhelmed in second Ilori 5 -Another who went missing when Gayle scored the first Moore 6-No messing, booted away from line when Reading exposed Blackett 6-Gave ball away a...
by Victor Meldrew
08 Oct 2018 13:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Will going down be a bad thing? poll added.
Replies: 74
Views: 5244

Re: Will going down be a bad thing? poll added.

The financial aspect behind Bournemouth's success should not be underestimated. In this latest transfer window they spent another £50 million or so but with more than twice that amount coming in from TV Revenue their match-day revenue is peanuts by comparison but it took a major input by their Russi...
by Victor Meldrew
08 Oct 2018 13:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG West Brom
Replies: 111
Views: 10729

Re: BFTG West Brom

Neutral ratings and comments from the Football League Paper might be of interest:- Walker 6- Not busy in the first half, but overwhelmed in second Ilori 5 -Another who went missing when Gayle scored the first Moore 6-No messing, booted away from line when Reading exposed Blackett 6-Gave ball away an...
by Victor Meldrew
06 Oct 2018 11:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Will going down be a bad thing? poll added.
Replies: 74
Views: 5244

Re: Will going down be a bad thing? poll added.

KC Royal wrote:- The only good thing about down for me would be playing at Gillingham (assuming they stay up). There are strong possibilities that Oxford and Swindon could both be in League 2 so no local derbies if we were relegated? For me it might not even be Portsmouth at that level for a local g...
by Victor Meldrew
03 Oct 2018 10:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT - I don’t know what to call it
Replies: 142
Views: 9843

Re: BFT - I don’t know what to call it

The state of some of the comments about the referee. The only thing he got wrong all night was not booking 3 or our players for diving instead of 2. I was in the corner where all 3 took place and called them all simulation straight away. Adrian Williams on BBCRB (with help of replays) said the refe...
by Victor Meldrew
27 Sep 2018 12:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 116
Views: 12493

Re: On this day

I think we lost 4-0 to Swindon Town away from home on this day in 1987. I remember that game and being caged in alongside their fans. It was only later that we got the upper tier opposite. Unless we can maintain the spirit and application shown on Saturday I fear that we will be playing them again ...
by Victor Meldrew
27 Sep 2018 11:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (a) sponsored by one pub on each corner
Replies: 142
Views: 9834

Re: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (a) sponsored by one pub on each corner

Seemed to have gone off the boil a bit, Brentford. They were rubbish 2nd half vs Ipswich, then defeat to Derby and getting spanked by Arsenal apparently It sounded like they did alright last night, just ran out of steam a bit at the end. They were leading at Derby too. I agree about the 2nd half at...
by Victor Meldrew
26 Sep 2018 12:10
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3623
Views: 169796

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

I would have thought Man Utd would have tried a bit harder as this Cup was presumably their main target for the season now that they have given up on the title. I know players should be able to motivate themselves but this manager seems unable to do it. Long may he stay at Old Trafford and continue ...
by Victor Meldrew
23 Sep 2018 18:51
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3623
Views: 169796

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

LUX wrote:
Victor Meldrew wrote: at this most disliked of clubs.


I reckon Liverpool and Chelsea are more disliked than Man United.

Anyway, one step closer to my lucrative Burnley bet coming in.


I hope you haven't spent your winnings in advance Lux. :wink:
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