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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: 5375

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: 1854

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: 3757

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: 3757

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: 13713

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: 1911

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: 8181

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: 10380

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: 22370

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...
by Woodcote Royal
11 Oct 2017 10:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jordan Obita out for the season
Replies: 58
Views: 4208

Re: Jordan Obita out for the season

Hound wrote:If on the incredibly unlikely event of Gunter getting injured, I think McCleary would make a good RWB. Obv have to go 3/5 at the back though


Quite. Running a mile (usually in reverse) from most forms of physical contact does tend to keep injuries at bay.
by Woodcote Royal
04 Oct 2017 18:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 503
Views: 42868

Re: In or Out?

A depressingly accurate assessment of our current state of affairs.
by Woodcote Royal
04 Oct 2017 11:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 503
Views: 42868

Re: In or Out?

Only having one striker and refusing to start him falls solely on Stam's shoulders. Like so many managers before him flirting with the exit door, he's in a hole and won't stop digging. I can't believe how quickly he's got here and, very sadly, see no sign of him casting his shovel aside. Having over...
by Woodcote Royal
03 Oct 2017 22:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gunter
Replies: 90
Views: 8323

Re: Gunter

He has 81 International caps for Wales (who are a far better team than England) A serious contender for the biggest load of sh*te I've read this season. Wales is essentially Bale +10, but even with that one world class player, man for man, they should be a long way short of any side England are cap...
by Woodcote Royal
01 Oct 2017 22:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gunter
Replies: 90
Views: 8323

Re: Gunter

He has 81 International caps for Wales (who are a far better team than England) A serious contender for the biggest load of sh*te I've read this season. Wales is essentially Bale +10, but even with that one world class player, man for man, they should be a long way short of any side England are cap...
by Woodcote Royal
01 Oct 2017 19:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gunter
Replies: 90
Views: 8323

Re: Gunter

He has 81 International caps for Wales (who are a far better team than England) A serious contender for the biggest load of sh*te I've read this season. Wales is essentially Bale +10, but even with that one world class player, man for man, they should be a long way short of any side England are cap...
by Woodcote Royal
30 Sep 2017 16:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Norwich City (h) sponsored by going for the "lack of 1st half goals" record
Replies: 103
Views: 9045

Re: MATCHWATCH : Norwich City (h) sponsored by going for the "lack of 1st half goals" record

No striker and no goals could see things turning rather unpleasant.
by Woodcote Royal
28 Sep 2017 23:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Norwich City Saturday Crowd and Score Predictions
Replies: 92
Views: 7011

Re: Norwich City Saturday Crowd and Score Predictions

A positive result would be actually starting with a striker. This seems a good game for season ticket holders to take Stam's advice by staying away unless our current form makes you so deliriously happy that you can't stop cheering the team to the rafters. On that basis, my seat's paid for and if th...
by Woodcote Royal
22 Sep 2017 20:34
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: We should have a 2nd Screen
Replies: 24
Views: 2942

Re: We should have a 2nd Screen

Have Vodafone and EE and the latter usually works better on match days. I believe it's considered to be the quickest of all the mobile networks.
by Woodcote Royal
01 Sep 2017 16:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Is the idea of a striker flawed? Does Stam believe in total football?
Replies: 57
Views: 5349

Re: Is the idea of a striker flawed? Does Stam believe in total football?

I think his priority was getting more movement and fluidity through midfield. Mendes and Bodvarsson have shown if the supply is good, they know where the goal is. We now have pace and technical ability throughout midfield so whilst he was after a striker, I think securing one would have been the ch...
by Woodcote Royal
01 Sep 2017 10:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread
Replies: 142
Views: 16322

Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

I still can't comprehend how our squad finished 3rd last season. . . . doesn't seem like there's much point me expressing an opinion when I still think that team was cr*p, yet we were a couple of missed penalties away from the Premier League. Don't worry you are far from alone on these pages. Not u...
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