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by Crowbar6753
07 Sep 2020 18:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 678
Views: 31120

Re: Season 20/21

As usual where we finish will mainly be down to how we start the season. A strong start normally means a good season in this division. I have tracked this for some years and on average if a side is struggling after 10 games they have an 85+% chance of ending up bottom half at the end of the season....
by Crowbar6753
07 Sep 2020 17:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 678
Views: 31120

Re: Season 20/21

If we can keep our main core of players fairly injury free and strengthen out wide i really do believe we have the capability of suprising a few people this season. In Joao and Puscas we have two very good strikers who just need support, in Olise, Ejaria and Swift we have the capability to provide t...
by Crowbar6753
20 Aug 2020 15:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 1014
Views: 47319

Re: Squad for 2020/21

I read Baldock absent from training but not clear if it’s injury related. What are people’s thoughts on Marc McNulty? Worth giving him a go this season? Played in the right system McNulty could be a good player for us and save us some money. The guy is a good finisher but cannot play the lone strik...
by Crowbar6753
06 Aug 2020 18:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season sale - value the squad
Replies: 31
Views: 2323

Re: End of season sale - value the squad

Is Meite really a good striker? would he have scored lets say 25 goals if he was in our 106 point record breaking team, with the amazing fast counter attacking wing playing system? Good Q I often think that a striker doesn't matter as much as the system and the service and our issues have been no p...
by Crowbar6753
06 Aug 2020 15:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season sale - value the squad
Replies: 31
Views: 2323

Re: End of season sale - value the squad

5 Million for McIntyre (First season, but i admit a great prospect) and only 3 Million for Meite (17 Goal striker/Winger). I'm pretty sure goal scorers with a good goal to game ratio tend to be worth more than defenders, however, it sometimes makes me wonder how Meite got 17 goals in this team when ...
by Crowbar6753
22 Jul 2020 23:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen, Sack? Yes or no?
Replies: 114
Views: 6650

Re: Bowen, Sack? Yes or no?

Waiting for Bowen's post match take on the match! seem's to be taking much longer than normal to post ...maybe he's been given the boot lol :D
by Crowbar6753
21 Jul 2020 23:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen's Tenure
Replies: 201
Views: 11399

Re: Bowen's Tenure

I'm on the underwhelmed fence, mostly down to the uninspiring and boring football being played, and especially not having the ability to turn around our home form. But i do believe we have had so much turnover in managers in the last however many years that its time for a bit of stability, so i woul...
by Crowbar6753
16 Jul 2020 17:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: How do we become good again?
Replies: 71
Views: 2156

Re: How do we become good again?

The biggest thing for me is we lack drive, power, pace, strength We miss rough-house strike partnerships like Long-Hunt. We miss raw speed. Kebe for example. Our only truly fast winger is out on loan and basically finished. Strikers and fast wingers are not just about the goals they score, but abou...
by Crowbar6753
07 Jul 2020 23:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Charlton Athletic (a) sponsored by Deniss Rakels
Replies: 210
Views: 4539

Re: MATCHWATCH : Charlton Athletic (a) sponsored by Deniss Rakels

Miazga is available for this one. Meh. On loan. We've got an Academy CB keeping our captain out with two clean sheets and another Academy CB doing well at RB keeping two clean sheets. Not sure he'll get another start this season. Midfield needs work, as does attack. But, the shape works ok away. .....
by Crowbar6753
07 Jul 2020 23:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFI Follow Huddersfield
Replies: 130
Views: 4823

Re: BFI Follow Huddersfield

Work in progress i guess, the way we play and the current formation seems to suit us away from home, hence our best results all coming on the road. However, our home form has been dreadfull and we always sit back and let the away team dictate the play. Its time we try a new formation and find a way ...
by Crowbar6753
06 Jul 2020 15:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Huddersfield Town (h) sponsored by Craig Maskell
Replies: 183
Views: 5409

Re: MATCHWATCH : Huddersfield Town (h) sponsored by Craig Maskell

THis Talk of not throwing players in at the deep end or them not ‘being ready’ is ridiculous. McIntyre is not 17. He’s 21. He is more than old enough, big enough, good enough. Since he made his debut he has looked at home. Just stick him in the team and let him play ! Rino and Olise pretty much too...
by Crowbar6753
02 Jul 2020 15:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Swift to... Southampton
Replies: 397
Views: 44271

Re: Swift to... Southampton

Things need to change, we need some young hungry players up for a challenge. I really would not be oposed to a total change in direction as now seems as good a time as any (Post COVID) to change it up. Let Swift go for anything north of 5 million plus add ons, and get a big wage off the books!! Get ...
by Crowbar6753
30 Jun 2020 20:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: The next 5 games - a key point in our season
Replies: 55
Views: 3112

Re: The next 5 games - a key point in our season

One win should see us safe, however after today's defeat there really seems to be something not quite right. There was no fighting spirit, players not playing in their naturel positions and Bowen's whole demeanour looks like a man on borrowed time! Yes, Brentford are a very good footballing team, bu...
by Crowbar6753
29 Jun 2020 18:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 6123
Views: 646759

Re: Rival Watch

In all honesty, we will need one win to be safe, that would then mean the bottom four would need to win 4 or 5 of their remaining seven games which ain't gonna happen especially if you factor in games against each other at the bottom. We were in a far greater pickle this time last season and escape...
by Crowbar6753
29 Jun 2020 18:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 6123
Views: 646759

Re: Rival Watch

In all honesty, we will need one win to be safe, that would then mean the bottom four would need to win 4 or 5 of their remaining seven games which ain't gonna happen especially if you factor in games against each other at the bottom. We were in a far greater pickle this time last season and escaped...
by Crowbar6753
25 Jun 2020 17:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 1014
Views: 47319

Re: Squad for 2020/21

The current squad numbers 29 which Mark Bowen keeps referring to as a large squad. Clearly numbers have to fall. I make it that of the 29 players in the current squad that 12 are out of contract at the end of the season as follows: Loader,McCleary, Boye, Miazga, Ejaria, Gunter, Masika, Obita, Black...
by Crowbar6753
23 Jun 2020 17:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Chris Gunter appreciation thread
Replies: 95
Views: 9497

Re: The Chris Gunter appreciation thread

Thanks for the effort, if frequently not the application. Superb (but overly costly) back up right back. Been much better the last season or so and shame we can't agree reduced terms for another season here as back up. Down to one right back... does make the Howe decision seem pretty odd. I think t...
by Crowbar6753
11 Jun 2020 15:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 6123
Views: 646759

Re: Rival Watch

Gonna throw a hypothetical at you all, fans who have actually experienced the Reading - Oxford rivalry, would you want them to win the play-offs to get that rivalry back next season? Getting the rivalry back will be great, i miss the good old days playing Oxford, Swindon and Aldershot, however, it ...
by Crowbar6753
30 May 2020 19:26
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Olise to Celtic
Replies: 33
Views: 5760

Re: Rumour - Olise to Celtic

Also, a few people have mentioned we shouldn’t let him go unless it’s for silly money, which I understand. But what will silly money look like post the virus? Will players be worth on average 50% less than they were pre-corona? We literally have no idea. Reading will have less money, as will Celtic...
by Crowbar6753
29 May 2020 21:03
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Olise to Celtic
Replies: 33
Views: 5760

Re: Rumour - Olise to Celtic

Michael is eligible to play for France, Nigeria and England. He has been capped by France at U18 level and by England at U19 (v Qatar U23). His brother, Richard, has played for England youth. For the record he is only 18 and has shown more promise when in the first team than Danny Loader so I’m sur...
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