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by Woodcote Royal
10 Jan 2018 17:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Moore or striker?
Replies: 57
Views: 4002

Re: Moore or striker?

Striker, no brainer, but we could have got one for the £7m we paid for Aluko and used the more effective Popa on the wing. Agreed we can't keep hold of Moore (and others, too, possibly) but what decent striker with more than 3 brain cells would want to come here over any Champ club still in with a c...
by Woodcote Royal
10 Jan 2018 15:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 422
Views: 25692

Re: In or Out? New poll.

fred sharpes nose wrote:In - on the basis it throws the whole club into more chaos if he goes.


So, as long we are relegated in an orderly fashion with Japp at the helm, that's all fine and dandy.
by Woodcote Royal
07 Jan 2018 04:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Stevenage
Replies: 216
Views: 18477

Re: BFTG - Stevenage

One of the main reasons I have attended just one game in the last 2 months is that I don't blame the players and don't wish to take my frustrations out on them. I'm not Chris Gunter's greatest fan but totally respected the response he gave after getting stick at The Mad Stad recently. He said if the...
by Woodcote Royal
05 Jan 2018 00:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 422
Views: 25692

Re: In or Out? New poll.

It's really no surprise thatour defence is a shambles, when the full backs are instructed to spend most of their time over the half way line, and still be expected to get back and defend, the centrebacks are instructed to spend most of the game 20-50 yards apart, the central midfield and wide forwa...
by Woodcote Royal
04 Jan 2018 14:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 422
Views: 25692

Re: In or Out? New poll.

AthleticoSpizz wrote:Yes, and I shook my head in resignation too


Yep, this was the final nail in that particular managerial coffin.


:wink: Happy New Year :P
by Woodcote Royal
03 Jan 2018 12:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 602
Views: 48684

Re: Theoretical: Sack Stam and replace with ...?

Yep, good shout
by Woodcote Royal
31 Dec 2017 16:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 422
Views: 25692

Re: In or Out? New poll.

Whatever the settlement figure, it won't be the full term of the contract but even £3m would be cheap compared to what we paid for Aluko
by Woodcote Royal
31 Dec 2017 14:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 422
Views: 25692

Re: In or Out? New poll.

Out and happy to drive him to wherever he wants to be dropped. If they're vaguely interested, the likes of Brian McDermott and Wally Downes must be looking on in disbelief :| In recent years we have enjoyed much success while managed by lesser names forced to work on a shoestring. Downes wasn't a wo...
by Woodcote Royal
30 Dec 2017 03:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Barnsley v Reading Prediction THREAD
Replies: 33
Views: 2723

Re: Barnsley v Reading Prediction THREAD

More of the same ineffective sh*te we've grown accustomed to. Japp keeps his job and Liam packs his bag.

Happy New Year :|
by Woodcote Royal
17 Dec 2017 13:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (a) sponsored by a Steve Richardson goal
Replies: 96
Views: 6944

Re: MATCHWATCH : Ipswich Town (a) sponsored by a Steve Richardson goal

alfie9 wrote:Time to start planning for next season. Lets give a few more youth players a chance


If that's the case, we should be doing so without the manager who created this sad state of affairs with one of the most talented squads in our history.
by Woodcote Royal
27 Nov 2017 15:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 503
Views: 45187

Re: In or Out?

The football fan in me says the team selections, performances and results have not been consistent enough and ultimately the buck stops with the manager. Unless there is drastic improvement, there is a danger of this going off the rails. The project manager in me says this is a five year project, w...
by Woodcote Royal
25 Nov 2017 19:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (h) sponsored by a Saturday home win
Replies: 69
Views: 5825

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (h) sponsored by a Saturday home win

Didn't go today and reliably informed I made the right choice. We appear poorly coached and set up from back to front. If our training excels at anything it's injuring our own players :| Japp Stam was, without question, one of the best defenders to grace the Premiership yet ours, under his guidance,...
by Woodcote Royal
22 Nov 2017 10:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: 9 games to the New Year
Replies: 24
Views: 1985

Re: 9 games to the New Year

So much seems to depend on whether we can keep Bod/Yann fit until January, and then hopefully pick up another striker (my money is on Hugill) Keeping Bod fit is irrelevant if his manager insists on leaving him on the bench. Even against Wolves, when when 2-0 down, we played for 10mins without a rec...
by Woodcote Royal
15 Nov 2017 23:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad
Replies: 51
Views: 4154

Re: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad

IT’s Convey against Millwall. Goals by the opposition come hehind every goal we’ve scored, in joint last place.... +1 How it missed out on goal of the season beggars belief. It missed out because Glenn Little did this https://youtu.be/Q68ch5w8sFY I was a huge Little fan, and he didn't score many, b...
by Woodcote Royal
14 Nov 2017 13:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad
Replies: 51
Views: 4154

Re: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad

Nameless wrote:IT’s Convey against Millwall.
Goals by the opposition come hehind every goal we’ve scored, in joint last place....


+1 How it missed out on goal of the season beggars belief.
by Woodcote Royal
04 Nov 2017 14:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search
Replies: 199
Views: 14832

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search

Aaarrrggghhh Beerens up front again. Why Jaap why? Suppose all can hope for is keep it at 0-0 until Yann comes on We get so many injuries.... Does Stam really want this job or is he just looking for a way out? What the fcuk has Beeren's done in the last 12 month :evil: If I was Popa, I'd have had t...
by Woodcote Royal
29 Oct 2017 12:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: What is wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 2062

Re: What is wrong?

Didn't go yesterday, sure as hell won't be there Tuesday and wouldn't place any money on Stam being there either. To state the obvious, all that we're experiencing currently is typical of what happens when the wheels come off a club management. Tim Dellor said it felt like the end of an era and I co...
by Woodcote Royal
27 Oct 2017 21:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by fat ladies being asked about their availability
Replies: 148
Views: 8752

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by fat ladies being asked about their availability

Given their current form, tomorrow's opponents might be one of the few teams in this division who could find a way to lose to Stam's strikerless team. On the other hand, given how few chances we create and his insistence on playing a front 3 that has one? goal between them, 'brough have a real chanc...
by Woodcote Royal
22 Oct 2017 12:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sheffield Utd - Back from the game
Replies: 108
Views: 11243

Re: Sheffield Utd - Back from the game

I thought we’d turned a corner last week but now it appears it’s back to square one. My bottom line was don’t start without a striker whilst having one fit and ready to go on the bench or sat in the stand. Well, fair enough, Bod was injured, but last week was also about a defence that didn’t leak li...
by Woodcote Royal
19 Oct 2017 09:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading Player
Replies: 204
Views: 23023

Re:

The Goolie Sheppard, Can't remember his first name now. :roll: Simon says throw the ball in your own net. It's going back a long way these days but, trust us old codgers on here, Simon Sheppard made everyone else mentioned look like world beaters............................................as you wo...
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