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by Brain Traysers
05 Aug 2020 16:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5993
Views: 620814

Re: Rival Watch

Feel for Brentford the money club beat the money ball team. Can they keep pulling rabbits out the hat? Should they lose any of there star players? There recruitment over last few seasons has been exceptional and they always play attractive football. Strangely I can’t think of two many of the player...
by Brain Traysers
23 Jul 2020 18:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5993
Views: 620814

Re: Rival Watch

I'm actually in the small minority who quite like that. But recently into my 30s maybe I'm just getting soppy in my old age... He's been touted as a superstar for years, and rejected moves away to all the big UK teams to stay at his hometown club that hes been with since he was 7. He's played for th...
by Brain Traysers
29 Jun 2020 22:21
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Reading players out of contract in summer 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 19386

Re: Reading players out of contract in summer 2020

Can't help but feel a bit sad it hasn't worked out for Loader. Slightly baffled that people think he hasn't delivered - the expectations for a player who is still yet to turn 20 were unreasonably high IMO. Add in him being asked to play in different positions under different managers, of which nobod...
by Brain Traysers
23 Jun 2020 21:32
Forum: General Football
Topic: Playoffs 2019/20
Replies: 48
Views: 882

Re: Playoffs 2019/20

Cheltenham comfortably beaten at home by Northampton by 3-0. Exeter (who have lost in 2 of the last 3 play off finals) will therefore be face Northampton at Wembley after they beat Colchester 3-2 on aggregate. So that’ll be a final of Lewis Ward, Pierce Sweeney and Jake Taylor v Keith Curle. Althou...
by Brain Traysers
22 May 2020 19:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Biggest Reading FC injustices
Replies: 58
Views: 7145

Re: Biggest Reading FC injustices

I also recall a game against Leicester where the keeper rushed out of goal and wiped out Kitson (?) from behind - he got nowhere near the ball, and Kits had to go off, yet it was only a yellow (?) I initially thought it was Ian Walker, but now I think its a different keeper with a similar slicked b...
by Brain Traysers
22 May 2020 16:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Biggest Reading FC injustices
Replies: 58
Views: 7145

Re: Biggest Reading FC injustices

The big one for me was Demba Ba scoring a late equalizer with his hand against Newcastle in a game where we played really well and deserved to win - very much a 'if we play this well and still can't win' moment early on in our last season in the PL. It was our 5th game of the season, and we didn't w...
by Brain Traysers
03 Mar 2020 22:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (h) sponsored by the magic of the cup
Replies: 265
Views: 23803

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (h) sponsored by the magic of the cup

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Brain Traysers Anyone pick up what Mr Sharp said there at the end?

"... is sh!t, score past him every time"

Who was he talking about?


CASE CLOSED - Morrison
https://twitter.com/SpudSUFC/status/1234971810745044993
by Brain Traysers
03 Mar 2020 22:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (h) sponsored by the magic of the cup
Replies: 265
Views: 23803

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (h) sponsored by the magic of the cup

Anyone pick up what Mr Sharp said there at the end? "... is sh!t, score past him every time" Who was he talking about? That's what I'm wondering. I can't imagine he has ever played against Rafael or Miazga before, so probably either "Morrison" or "Reading" (but it was ...
by Brain Traysers
03 Mar 2020 22:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (h) sponsored by the magic of the cup
Replies: 265
Views: 23803

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (h) sponsored by the magic of the cup

Anyone pick up what Mr Sharp said there at the end?

"... is sh!t, score past him every time"
by Brain Traysers
03 Mar 2020 22:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (h) sponsored by the magic of the cup
Replies: 265
Views: 23803

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (h) sponsored by the magic of the cup

genome United strike me as a very fit side so no surprises if they edge through in extra-time.


10 games since their last fixture probably helped!
by Brain Traysers
31 Jan 2020 17:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 851
Views: 178112

Re: Ex Players

Nicky Shorey is the guest on TalkSport at the moment BBC rumour of Fosu Henry to Brentford. Sell-on, sell -on fee?? Nah we sold him to charlton who then sold him to Oxford if anyone gets any thing out of this it will be charlton not us. And not much if the fee is as low as the reported £750k buy ou...
by Brain Traysers
31 Jan 2020 17:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5993
Views: 620814

Re: Rival Watch

Brentford have reportedly had a £3m bid accepted by Oxford for ex RFC academy players Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fosu (of terrorizing Derby fame). Both have been key in Oxford's unexpectedly strong first half of the season, and the fee seems a bit of a steal for 21 and 24 year old players with 1.5...
by Brain Traysers
30 Jan 2020 21:58
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 455
Views: 51525

Re: January Transfer Window

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/18200330.oxford-united-accept-offers-shandon-baptiste-tariqe-fosu/ Not joining us, but Brentford once again bossing the transfer market. Fosu was always going to be good, will we have any clause for him? Baptiste will be brilliant too We certainly won't have a cla...
by Brain Traysers
30 Jan 2020 18:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5993
Views: 620814

Re: Rival Watch

Brentford have reportedly had a £3m bid accepted by Oxford for ex RFC academy players Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fosu (of terrorizing Derby fame). Both have been key in Oxford's unexpectedly strong first half of the season, and the fee seems a bit of a steal for 21 and 24 year old players with 1.5 ...
by Brain Traysers
29 Nov 2019 23:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: The only slightly more advanced than shots/possession statistics thread
Replies: 40
Views: 9700

Re: The only slightly more advanced than shots/possession statistics thread

how do we compare this season (and the previous one) compared to last in terms of the XG - assuming its a fair bit better The numbers vary by model, but the easiest dataset to answer that with is the fivethirtyeight , which is slightly more pessimistic this season than the figures from infogol, wys...
by Brain Traysers
29 Nov 2019 01:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: The only slightly more advanced than shots/possession statistics thread
Replies: 40
Views: 9700

Re: The only slightly more advanced than shots/possession statistics thread

It's been a while since I last looked in detail at how our underlying numbers were looking this season, and conveniently Oli Walker has done a better job than I could in a StatsBomb article "Diving to the depths of the Championship relegation battle" Firstly, its very refreshing to not be ...
by Brain Traysers
12 Nov 2019 21:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5993
Views: 620814

Re: Rival Watch

How bad are Middlesbrough?! Their last win was when they beat us back in September and they have a stack of tough games coming up. If they fail to beat Barnsley at home on 27th November, does Jonathan Woodgate go? Almost certainly. A club like that he's probably already on borrowed time. You can te...
by Brain Traysers
07 Nov 2019 17:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko to China!
Replies: 232
Views: 34337

Re: Sone Aluko to China!

Well, from what I recall of Fulham that season, Aluko played very narrow for Fulham (like an attacking midfielder but drifted over to the right side) with the width on the right side coming from the overlapping Fredericks. Factor in Piazon also played a similar role to Aluko I the left hand side an...
by Brain Traysers
31 Oct 2019 15:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5993
Views: 620814

Re: Rival Watch

Re: Keogh, I hear there might be an explicit FPP element too it too. Sacking him takes his wages off the books and if he wins his appeal that would be paid out of costs excluded from FPP calculations (presumably legal expenses rather than footballing operations). If FPP is the constraint they are up...
by Brain Traysers
28 Oct 2019 17:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 851
Views: 178112

Re: Ex Players

Stam struggling at Feyenoord, 2-0 defeat at Young Boys today. Seems they're giving away cheap goals regularly, begs the question has he learnt from his time here? At least they had 63% of the ball though :? Reportedly now sacked following the 4-0 loss to Ajax (4-0 at HT too), leaving Feyenoord 12th...
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