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by Victor Meldrew
09 Jul 2018 12:03
Forum: International Football
Topic: What are you planning for Saturday?
Replies: 80
Views: 1928

Re: What are you planning for Saturday?

On the basis that, of course, we're not going to win the bloody thing, a few months ago I booked a holiday to Cyprus, flying out on Sunday morning. We land 3.30pm Cyprus time, which gives us 2.5 hours from landing to get through the airport, cab to the hotel, and find a bar for the game. Should we ...
by Victor Meldrew
08 Jul 2018 11:37
Forum: International Football
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Croatia (n) sponsored by two big badges
Replies: 158
Views: 3160

Re: MATCHWATCH : Croatia (n) sponsored by two big badges

It could be that last night's rather tepid display by Croatia had a lot to do with 8 of their players being on yellow cards-none of them were booked so their first team will be available for the semi. I think it will be a very nervous game with two sides now realising that they are almost in a World...
by Victor Meldrew
08 Jul 2018 11:30
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup Punditry
Replies: 148
Views: 8140

Re: World Cup Punditry

I thought ITV's reserve commentators (John Thingamebob and Ally McCoist) were very good covering the Croatia game.
Why is it that the foreign pundits (Bilic, Klinsmann etc.)are so much better than ours and they are not even speaking their native language?
by Victor Meldrew
07 Jul 2018 18:03
Forum: International Football
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sweden (n) sponsored by Pippy Longstocking
Replies: 82
Views: 2021

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sweden (n) sponsored by Pippy Longstocking

A strange game where Pickford made 3 match-saving saves and their keeper none and yet we were quite comfortable. One point about the Russia v Croatia game is that Russia have 5 already on yellows and Croatia 8. Whoever wins is likely to have a few out which is great news for us. Regrettably the BBC ...
by Victor Meldrew
06 Jul 2018 17:33
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 20041

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

They just interviewed an England fan out in Samara on breakfast news, making a thing about how he'd taken "days" to get out there. Asked him about his journey and he said "I had to get a flight to Frankfurt then another flight out here" Don't get me wrong, fair fooks, but it's h...
by Victor Meldrew
05 Jul 2018 11:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Marc McNulty
Replies: 136
Views: 25096

Re: RUMOUR - Marc McNulty

thats how dull this window has suddenly become, that people are reduced to making lame jokes about golfers with similar names Saw the golfer Mc Nulty playing in the Monaco Open some years ago-the highlight of that day was meeting Sharon Stone, but that's another story. Ooh really. Did she cross her...
by Victor Meldrew
04 Jul 2018 19:57
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 274
Views: 8179

Re: VAR

So, in essence, rather than the ref making an instant decision rightly or wrongly, he now gets to stop play, think about it and then make a decision rightly or wrongly. Therefore all that’s happened is the game gets stopped unnecessarily while it takes longer to establish the same controversial dec...
by Victor Meldrew
04 Jul 2018 19:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Marc McNulty
Replies: 136
Views: 25096

Re: RUMOUR - Marc McNulty

Hound wrote:thats how dull this window has suddenly become, that people are reduced to making lame jokes about golfers with similar names


Saw the golfer Mc Nulty playing in the Monaco Open some years ago-the highlight of that day was meeting Sharon Stone, but that's another story.
by Victor Meldrew
04 Jul 2018 19:47
Forum: International Football
Topic: R16: Colombia v England
Replies: 304
Views: 5441

Re: R16: Colombia v England

Didn't Pickford go to his right and save with his left as he tried to do with the Belgium goal? The penalty save saw him dive low to his right and save with his left hand as the ball was going quite central, making his left hand not only the closest to the ball but the only one that could have got ...
by Victor Meldrew
04 Jul 2018 17:43
Forum: International Football
Topic: R16: Colombia v England
Replies: 304
Views: 5441

Re: R16: Colombia v England

I’m watching the penalties again and having a little cry to myself. ICH I have no issue with admitting that I had a tear in my eye when Dier scored the winning penalty. My sister was full on crying :lol: My 7 year old was so stressed. Brilliant to see him into it like this. He was proper stressing,...
by Victor Meldrew
04 Jul 2018 17:41
Forum: International Football
Topic: R16: Colombia v England
Replies: 304
Views: 5441

Re: R16: Colombia v England

his "wrong" hand-something that the so-called "experts" castigated him for in the Belgium game but little comment last night. Little comment because it wasn't the wrong hand Victor. Interesting that they really had spent loads of time taking taking penalties at the end of traini...
by Victor Meldrew
04 Jul 2018 17:40
Forum: International Football
Topic: R16: Colombia v England
Replies: 304
Views: 5441

Re: R16: Colombia v England

his "wrong" hand-something that the so-called "experts" castigated him for in the Belgium game but little comment last night. Little comment because it wasn't the wrong hand Victor. Interesting that they really had spent loads of time taking taking penalties at the end of traini...
by Victor Meldrew
04 Jul 2018 10:58
Forum: International Football
Topic: R16: Colombia v England
Replies: 304
Views: 5441

Re: R16: Colombia v England

A really exciting night spoilt by the whole ITV set-up. Commentary by Tyldesley the usual tosh and never seeing an English player commit a foul. Hoddle-praising everything England did as if we were cruising it 6-0. As for the studio-too much about what Wrighty and co were doing when we were taking p...
by Victor Meldrew
03 Jul 2018 12:44
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 93396

Re: World Cup 2018

Old Man Andrews wrote:If in doubt stick that big c*nt up front! Tactical masterclass from Martinez!


From the Mourinho book of coaching.
by Victor Meldrew
03 Jul 2018 12:37
Forum: International Football
Topic: #1 on the hit parade
Replies: 37
Views: 798

Re: #1 on the hit parade

As Spurs are now about to win the World Cup (Trippier,Alli, Kane plus Dier and Rose as back-up) as West Ham did in 1966 how about the Hoddle/Waddle twaddle song?
by Victor Meldrew
02 Jul 2018 10:39
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 566
Views: 91728

Re: Summer Transfers

After another mistake by Mannone in Saturday's friendly and the Finn not thought to be that great do we need to sign a keeper?
by Victor Meldrew
02 Jul 2018 10:33
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Liam Moore to Brighton
Replies: 488
Views: 83967

Re: Liam Moore to Brighton

I don't think we need the money, otherwise we would've accept £8m+ add ons almost instantly. Remember we've not spent a penny in the transfer window yet, and are pretty good with FFP from what I can see. Although I feel that Liam is being massively overvalued based on last season's form I am glad t...
by Victor Meldrew
14 Jun 2018 13:29
Forum: International Football
Topic: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup
Replies: 95
Views: 8597

Re: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup

Surely Russia will raise their game if only for the opening fixture of a home World Cup or will they do like we did (IIRC) in 1966 and produce a dull stalemate of 0-0? On top goalscorers betting I think it is difficult especially with Brazil likely to share the goals around-maybe Lukaku to get a few...
by Victor Meldrew
13 Jun 2018 10:54
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Stephen Ireland
Replies: 140
Views: 19687

Re: Rumour: Stephen Ireland

I think the marketing people at the club will be asking the Football League shortly to change our name to London Irish. Justification will be that we have more Irish players than the rugby team and that nowadays Reading is almost a London suburb.. The shame is that unlike in the days of Long and Doy...
by Victor Meldrew
11 Jun 2018 13:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - David Meyler
Replies: 82
Views: 20142

Re: CONFIMRED - David Meyler

I see alot of people talking about his 'character'. Any specific evidence of this? You don't make someone Captain of the Republic of Ireland Team without having certain qualities. Last year far too often. We looked totally bereft of fight. What qualities would those be? Frankly dubious about the si...
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