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by Ranty McRantface
11 Jun 2019 10:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4313
Views: 624679

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

Obviously based off estimations but think we'd have a team similar to this had McDermott stayed: Al Habsi Gunter McShane Cooper Obita McCleary Evans Williams New Signing Kermorgant Rakels Difficult to say, but I don't think it would have looked *too dissimilar to Stam's with Al Habsi, Gunter, Obita...
by Ranty McRantface
07 Jun 2019 17:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard
Replies: 46
Views: 10979

Re: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard

But he was absolutely fu&*^ng awesome compared to Sean Evers. I read an interview with (Murty I think) many years ago and he said Sean Evers was one of the best players he saw in training. He just couldn't settle here and could not cope with the expectations on him, which reflected on his perfo...
by Ranty McRantface
07 Jun 2019 12:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard
Replies: 46
Views: 10979

Re: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard

Four penalties out of 22, the rest decent efforts or poachers goals. I don't see anyone on here slagging off Harry Kane's two goals against Tunisia :| https://youtu.be/SA23E-IC0zc Entertaining video, for one moment there I had to do a double take at the blue/white hooped team he was playing against...
by Ranty McRantface
07 Jun 2019 07:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 51
Views: 3868

Re: Are we screwed?

No we are not screwed. This is a bit of an overreaction. What we are going through is similar to when Brendan took over and we started to see a rise in the number of academy players making the step up. The difference here is we have a better crop of players coming through than back then, they'll be ...
by Ranty McRantface
28 May 2019 06:08
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Rio Ave players / Portuguese
Replies: 10
Views: 2024

Re: Speculation - Rio Ave players / Portuguese

Would love Coentrao but suspect there would be competition, probably from the Middle East and China if nothing else. Buatu doesn't look like the solution - only 1.87m so doesn't have the same physical presence as Miazga, he made no appearances in two years at Fulham, and he's only played 11 games f...
by Ranty McRantface
26 May 2019 23:48
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 160
Views: 14175

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

So, what is his position? All I have seen in these senior games is a little boy lost and, according to other posters, playing out of position so needs to be excused. Have scored 8 goals in 9 games for the U23s I thought he was a striker but do explain how he isn't. Sorry to jump in but this is pain...
by Ranty McRantface
26 May 2019 14:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 160
Views: 14175

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

So, what is his position? All I have seen in these senior games is a little boy lost and, according to other posters, playing out of position so needs to be excused. Have scored 8 goals in 9 games for the U23s I thought he was a striker but do explain how he isn't. Sorry to jump in but this is pain...
by Ranty McRantface
26 May 2019 12:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 160
Views: 14175

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

Blimey m8 anyone would think we were talking about the new Michael Owen here. Just to remind you, one goal in 14 appearances either as a striker or just off the striker. Loads of caps playing kids' football is no guarantee that a player will make it in mens' football. I sincerely hope that Danny do...
by Ranty McRantface
23 May 2019 21:48
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 160
Views: 14175

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader


:lol: :lol:

This is absolute bloody madness if true. The kid needs a prolific season 1st to prove himself. 1 wonder goal does not make him the next big thing.
by Ranty McRantface
12 May 2019 09:14
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Diamond Milan Edwards to Roma or Southampton
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Re: Rumour - Diamond Milan Edwards to Roma or Southampton

He's rejected a deal with us and is definitely off, it's just a case of where. Not sure about Southampton as their local paper reported they were out of the running.
by Ranty McRantface
10 May 2019 08:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 715
Views: 39288

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Anyone know what Xabi Alonso said about tackling? Started off by saying that Carrick and older Scholes would have had better careers if the English weren't so obsessed with blood-and-thunder tackling, then this: "I don't think tackling is a quality. It is a recurso , something you have to reso...
by Ranty McRantface
28 Apr 2019 09:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Boro (A)
Replies: 58
Views: 4816

Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

Not much to say really, an early goal scored, yet again we drop points from a winning position. They attacked us all of the first half from their right hand side and we did nothing to combat it Martinez 7 - some decent saves Yiadom 5 - looked a threat going forward but partially at fault for both g...
by Ranty McRantface
27 Apr 2019 21:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by Jordan Holsgrove's dad
Replies: 121
Views: 6438

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by Jordan Holsgrove's dad

Oh ffs Ian he's 17 years old. Mick Gooding was saying the complete opposite of what Ian said about Olise. It's fascinating how so many people watch the same game but have different opinions. I guess we'll find out in a couple of years who was right. Oh there's no logic or reason that I can think of...
by Ranty McRantface
27 Apr 2019 18:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by Jordan Holsgrove's dad
Replies: 121
Views: 6438

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by Jordan Holsgrove's dad

Found that quite frustrating. Could easily have won it with Meite and / Oliveira.... McCleary failing to convert multiple good opportunities... missing clear balls forward into space, delaying getting the cross in... but we still had enough opportunities to equalise. Mind you, M'bro had plenty of t...
by Ranty McRantface
24 Apr 2019 16:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 715
Views: 39288

Re: Next Season.

Been dropped by Wimbledon. Time to move on I think id like to know the ins and out before writing him off. was he loaned as cover, and being overlooked now in favour of a Wimbledon player they would prefer to give time to etc Wimbledon changed formation from 442 to 541. For whatever reason they bel...
by Ranty McRantface
23 Apr 2019 08:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season contracts
Replies: 48
Views: 2542

Re: End of season contracts

Out of contract or not the club need to offload a lot of players and it has been alluded to before that they will offer players out for free as well. Lowering the wage bill is definitely our top priority. I think we will see the below leave or be offered out for nothing to trim the wage bill. Aluko...
by Ranty McRantface
22 Apr 2019 22:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season contracts
Replies: 48
Views: 2542

Re: End of season contracts

Out of contract or not the club need to offload a lot of players and it has been alluded to before that they will offer players out for free as well. Lowering the wage bill is definitely our top priority. I think we will see the below leave or be offered out for nothing to trim the wage bill. Aluko ...
by Ranty McRantface
21 Apr 2019 11:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes after 10 League Games
Replies: 251
Views: 23425

Re: Gomes after 10 League Games

You want evidence? Well, I'd certainly give some weight to what Liam Moore has to say on the issue: Clement struggling to get his ideas across, Gomes being clearer in his instructions and his ability to ship out the negative influences. Also, Gomes just seems a more positive personality, a much bet...
by Ranty McRantface
20 Apr 2019 10:08
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 325
Views: 29252

Re: Financial Fair Play

From Despair To Where? Being a bit mischeivous, I had a look on TransferMarket at what Rio Ave players are out of contract this summer and got

Nelson Monte CB
Fabio Coentrao LB


Coentrao has had more injuries than A & E. Absolutely no way.
by Ranty McRantface
16 Apr 2019 05:29
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 325
Views: 29252

Re: Financial Fair Play

From what I’ve heard, our perilous financial situation is going to scupper our chances of signing any of the loan players :cry: Aside from Oliveira (and even then i'm not convinced there won't be better offers) do you genuinely believe any of the others would be interested in signing for us? Every ...
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