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by Ranty McRantface
19 Sep 2020 20:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: BF I follow Barnsley
Replies: 225
Views: 9141

Re: BF I follow Barnsley

A truly woeful, awful win,. The first half not a shot on target, gifted two really dubious reds especially the second. Cabral - 7 one good save kept us in, but poor distribution. Araruna - 5 sloppy. Morrison - 6 better but a bit slow. Moore - 5 not good enough. Richards - 4 wont be here long. Rinom...
by Ranty McRantface
19 Sep 2020 18:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: BF I follow Barnsley
Replies: 225
Views: 9141

Re: BF I follow Barnsley

A truly woeful, awful win,. The first half not a shot on target, gifted two really dubious reds especially the second. Cabral - 7 one good save kept us in, but poor distribution. Araruna - 5 sloppy. Morrison - 6 better but a bit slow. Moore - 5 not good enough. Richards - 4 wont be here long. Rinom...
by Ranty McRantface
19 Sep 2020 17:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: BF I follow Barnsley
Replies: 225
Views: 9141

Re: BF I follow Barnsley

1st Half I said last week if we play a team that presses higher up the pitch it will be a good test to see where we are...still some way to go. Barnsley played a high line and had 3 players setup to press the defence. It put us under pressure for most of the half and we were forced into rushed balls...
by Ranty McRantface
16 Sep 2020 12:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTiFollow - Luton (h) - Carabao Cup
Replies: 64
Views: 3145

Re: BFTiFollow - Luton (h) - Carabao Cup

Puscas’s hold up play in the first half won a lot of plaudits, but that’s all forgotten after a poor second half. Contrastingly Tetek barely had a sniff in the first half (understandable given age and experience), but is winning loads of praise for one moment of magic in the second half. Seems to b...
by Ranty McRantface
16 Sep 2020 07:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTiFollow - Luton (h) - Carabao Cup
Replies: 64
Views: 3145

Re: BFTiFollow - Luton (h) - Carabao Cup

I've seen a few points on here and on twitter of people moaning about the team selection and tactics today, which I respect but I have to disagree with. I think you might be missing the bigger picture a bit. We played Derby 2 days ago up to the game against Luton yesterday with our strongest 11. An ...
by Ranty McRantface
15 Sep 2020 21:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTiFollow - Luton (h) - Carabao Cup
Replies: 64
Views: 3145

Re: BFTiFollow - Luton (h) - Carabao Cup

I don’t think our strength in depth is that bad. Assuming the same starting 11 as last Saturday the bench for Barnsley will be something like... Southwood Meite McIntyre Araruna Puscas Aluko Holmes or Bristow That’s not too shabby. Replace Aluko with a better winger and Holmes/Bristow with a new ce...
by Ranty McRantface
15 Sep 2020 21:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTiFollow - Luton (h) - Carabao Cup
Replies: 64
Views: 3145

Re: BFTiFollow - Luton (h) - Carabao Cup

Puscas 5 - He is not a loan striker at all. Totally agree - I'm certain he was a permanent transfer. £8million or so IIRC. Agree with most of your post, will only pick on areas I don't agree with i.e Baldock's rating. He's still a cut above the rest. I mean, Puscas stood there picking his nose when...
by Ranty McRantface
15 Sep 2020 21:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTiFollow - Luton (h) - Carabao Cup
Replies: 64
Views: 3145

BFTiFollow - Luton (h) - Carabao Cup

Let's be real here. This game was an opportunity for non-first teamers to show what they can do with little emphasis on tactics. So anyone expecting to see an all action performance and the team setup to their tactical best in the space of 2 days is off their head on meth. Is playing Man Utd ressies...
by Ranty McRantface
13 Sep 2020 10:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTifollow - Derby
Replies: 40
Views: 2921

Re: BFTifollow - Derby

I'll do this a little differently. 1st Half Summary, 2nd Half, Ratings and Observations. 1st Half We absolutely bodied Derby. We passed the ball well around the back without much pressure and patiently waited for an opportunity to go forward. This is the change in tactic though...One of Swift/Olise/...
by Ranty McRantface
25 Aug 2020 17:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović
Replies: 422
Views: 29276

Re: (Soon to be) CONFIMRED - Aleksandar Stanojević

I would be disappointed with Bowen if he accepted this. If he really wants to be a manager he should refuse the Dai's offer and find a job elsewhere to be a football manager.
by Ranty McRantface
20 Aug 2020 21:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 972
Views: 201154

Re: Ex Players

Loader officially signs for Porto and says this as part of his opening statement. "I feel that it is a club with a winning mentality, with a huge history and that likes to integrate young players in the main team, and still remains at the top." Strange move. I am also a Porto fan and have...
by Ranty McRantface
20 Aug 2020 12:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 972
Views: 201154

Re: Ex Players

Loader officially signs for Porto and says this as part of his opening statement. "I feel that it is a club with a winning mentality, with a huge history and that likes to integrate young players in the main team, and still remains at the top." Strange move. I am also a Porto fan and have ...
by Ranty McRantface
18 Jan 2020 19:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5281
Views: 797226

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

At the moment I wouldn't really blame any of our youngsters wanting to drop down a tier or 2 to develop. Especially if they are 20 or under. Nolan has probably seen what's happened/happening to Barrett, Loader, Olise, McIntyre, Southwood, Osho, East, Frost, Howe, Watson, House etc. And decided his b...
by Ranty McRantface
15 Jan 2020 22:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Aluko retires
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Aluko retires

Click bait :lol:
by Ranty McRantface
07 Jan 2020 14:30
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 455
Views: 55375

Re: January Transfer Window

Good luck to him. Good player who has upped his work rate. Doesn't really fit our shape - you'll not often be bringing on such a young inexperienced player to change your shape to try to win a game. Lots of potential, and should do well in L1. Would have liked to see him get a few more games here f...
by Ranty McRantface
06 Jan 2020 14:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Blackpool
Replies: 134
Views: 17767

Re: BFTG - Blackpool

Probably go along with that, but you can see what leaving has done for players like Antonio, looks comfortable at Premier League level. I don't think Barrett will quite reach that level but has a chance to be a very good Championship player, he is still only 21 so time yet to develop, but probably ...
by Ranty McRantface
05 Jan 2020 11:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Blackpool
Replies: 134
Views: 17767

Re: BFTG - Blackpool

If the phone caller was, say a plumber, you would have most likely said “there’s some guy (or bloke) on the radio says we should have picked the first team”. So was the problem really in what he said, or the fact he was a company director? Just asking. I think he was trying to compare running his c...
by Ranty McRantface
22 Dec 2019 11:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 186
Views: 17281

Re: BFTG - Derby

I agree with first poster on here. We were lucky to be honest and 3 nil flattered us. I'll go through each half and then do player ratings. 1st Half When I saw the line up for us I was shocked at how little defensive cover and mobility we had in the middle. We started brightly and João setup Meite f...
by Ranty McRantface
19 Dec 2019 13:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5281
Views: 797226

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Anyone clamouring for Barrett and Olise to be included in the first team should have watched tonight- Barrett did absolutely nothing and Olise has skill but just does everything at half pace. Jack Nolan was my Reading player of the match however 18 year old United left winger Traore was the best pl...
by Ranty McRantface
26 Nov 2019 23:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Leeds
Replies: 104
Views: 12019

Re: BFTT Leeds

Sigh. I can't fault the effort of the players at all today. Everyone put in a gut busting performance but if you do that you sacrifice quality on the ball at times and unfortunately it showed. Although Bowen had successfully set us up to frustrate Leeds, we were absolutely abysmal going forward. Our...
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