A pundit just backed us!

Nameless
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 4538
Joined: 23 Aug 2013 12:25

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by Nameless » 19 May 2017 17:19

Lawrenson on 5 live - just pointed out that both the teams in the Championship play off final have German managers.

Oh dear...

Hound
Member
Posts: 669
Joined: 27 Sep 2016 22:16

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by Hound » 19 May 2017 17:53

Nameless wrote:Lawrenson on 5 live - just pointed out that both the teams in the Championship play off final have German managers.

Oh dear...


Ha brilliant...

Prutton to be fair has been fairly complementary about us this year. Don't mind him personally.

Certainly a lot worse, the likes of Beagrie and Colin for example

User avatar
genome
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 12484
Joined: 08 Jul 2012 13:29
Location: Universe

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by genome » 19 May 2017 18:41

Nameless wrote:Lawrenson on 5 live - just pointed out that both the teams in the Championship play off final have German managers.

Oh dear...


There was a Football Focus feature on us a few weeks ago, and Lawrenson and another pundit (I think Hamann?) were in the studio. After the piece, Dan Walker tried to generate some conversation about us and both were really struggling with things to say.

I think they trotted out some cliches about how well Stam has done, and something about the playoffs being a lottery. I know Huddersfield fans have been complaining about not even being mentioned at all.

Just goes to show how much knowledge the "football experts" have about clubs outside the fashionable ones.

tmesis
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 1036
Joined: 16 Aug 2013 20:26

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by tmesis » 19 May 2017 23:34

genome wrote:
Nameless wrote:Lawrenson on 5 live - just pointed out that both the teams in the Championship play off final have German managers.

Oh dear...


There was a Football Focus feature on us a few weeks ago, and Lawrenson and another pundit (I think Hamann?) were in the studio. After the piece, Dan Walker tried to generate some conversation about us and both were really struggling with things to say.

I think they trotted out some cliches about how well Stam has done, and something about the playoffs being a lottery. I know Huddersfield fans have been complaining about not even being mentioned at all.

Just goes to show how much knowledge the "football experts" have about clubs outside the fashionable ones.

I recall at the end of our 2006/7 season, the "experts" on MotD tried to explain why we'd done so well that season. The only one to offer anything was Mark Lawrenson, who said "we had pace". It's not even the puddle-depth one-dimension explanation that troubles me, so much as the fact that that team didn't really even have anyone who was notably quick.

User avatar
genome
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 12484
Joined: 08 Jul 2012 13:29
Location: Universe

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by genome » 20 May 2017 12:40

Football Focus just now...

Danny Murphy fancies Huddersfield because that they've come out of nowhere with a great new manager who changed a lot at the club. Therefore, it's "meant to be" for them.

How the fcuk is that any different to our season :lol: Reading not even mentioned.


User avatar
Platypuss
Hob Nob Moderator
Posts: 11815
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 21:46
Location: Doesn't really matter how, just so long as it's now. 

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by Platypuss » 21 May 2017 10:16

genome wrote:Football Focus just now...

Ex-Fulham player Danny Murphy fancies Huddersfield because that they've come out of nowhere with a great new manager who changed a lot at the club. Therefore, it's "meant to be" for them.

How the fcuk is that any different to our season :lol: Reading not even mentioned.


Clarified.

User avatar
bcubed
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 2726
Joined: 30 Oct 2004 18:16
Location: Would do better with a stick of rhubarb

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by bcubed » 21 May 2017 10:40

E aye e aye e aye o
Under the radar we will go
When we get promotion
This is what they'll say
Who are Reading who are Reading?
Never even knew they were in this league did you! I felt sure Fulham would go up !

Coat exit gone

User avatar
genome
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 12484
Joined: 08 Jul 2012 13:29
Location: Universe

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by genome » 21 May 2017 11:19

bcubed wrote:E aye e aye e aye o
Under the radar we will go
When we get promotion
This is what they'll say
Who are Reading who are Reading?
Never even knew they were in this league did you! I felt sure Fulham would go up !

Coat exit gone


I'm not sure that last line scans very well

User avatar
genome
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 12484
Joined: 08 Jul 2012 13:29
Location: Universe

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by genome » 21 May 2017 11:21

Platypuss wrote:
genome wrote:Football Focus just now...

Ex-Fulham player Danny Murphy fancies Huddersfield because that they've come out of nowhere with a great new manager who changed a lot at the club. Therefore, it's "meant to be" for them.

How the fcuk is that any different to our season :lol: Reading not even mentioned.


Clarified.


?


User avatar
Sutekh
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 4821
Joined: 12 Feb 2014 15:05
Location: Destroying things.... just like Michael Gilkes used to

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by Sutekh » 21 May 2017 11:25

Amazing isn't it. First neither Huddersfield nor Reading get much of a mention as it's all about Fulham and the Sheffield massive. And now they're out it's all Huddersfield - when anyone can remember the name of either of the teams involved that is.

Perhaps SKY might forget to turn up on the day.

Mr Angry
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6052
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 16:05
Location: Leafy Surrey

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by Mr Angry » 21 May 2017 11:52

genome wrote:
Platypuss wrote:
genome wrote:Football Focus just now...

Ex-Fulham player Danny Murphy fancies Huddersfield because that they've come out of nowhere with a great new manager who changed a lot at the club. Therefore, it's "meant to be" for them.

How the fcuk is that any different to our season :lol: Reading not even mentioned.


Clarified.


?


"Ex Fulham"

User avatar
genome
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 12484
Joined: 08 Jul 2012 13:29
Location: Universe

Re: A pundit just backed us!

by genome » 21 May 2017 11:54

Ah, I didn't see the edit.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], CavershamRoyal, CrowthorneRoyal, El Diablo, Google Adsense [Bot] and 51 guests

It is currently 24 May 2017 16:21