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by From Despair To Where?
24 Jun 2019 22:32
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 387
Views: 11669

Re: VAR

You of all people wouldn't understand sorry. Plus a lot of what I know is proprietary information that I'm not allowed to talk about. But you are talking about it, on an internet mongboard of all places. So you're either talking shite or contravening some form of non disclosure agreement. I plump f...
by From Despair To Where?
24 Jun 2019 20:40
Forum: International Football
Topic: The womens world cup
Replies: 72
Views: 5291

Re: The womens world cup

Not watched much of it but from the bits I've seen, the standard is very much improving and as others have said, whilst goalkeeping is still a weakness in the game generally, the very best keepers look excellent. I don't get the comparisons with the men's game, I really don't. It's a bit like compar...
by From Despair To Where?
24 Jun 2019 20:14
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 387
Views: 11669

Re: VAR

It will just go over your heads. it really won't...have a crack! You of all people wouldn't understand sorry. Plus a lot of what I know is proprietary information that I'm not allowed to talk about. But you are talking about it, on an internet mongboard of all places. So you're either talking shite...
by From Despair To Where?
23 Jun 2019 10:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation: Keeper Watch
Replies: 24
Views: 1418

Re: Speculation: Keeper Watch

I agree with Hound. His first game or two were pretty good iirc. Don't know about pretty good. Adequate maybe. I recall him being praised early doors as our new No 1. Don't remember "praise" as such, just people saying he was OK, although that could be seen as praise in comparison to the ...
by From Despair To Where?
23 Jun 2019 10:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 409
Views: 70008

Re: Ex Players

Royalwaster


Always liked Jay ... model professional.



1:5th scale model professional.
by From Despair To Where?
22 Jun 2019 16:31
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation: Keeper Watch
Replies: 24
Views: 1418

Re: Speculation: Keeper Watch

Walker wasn’t that bad really - poor game vs wba and a bit unconvincing at other times. Just average and would want to do better ideally. He was better than Mannone though He was painfully average, and not up to scratch for the championship. I agree with Hound. His first game or two were pretty goo...
by From Despair To Where?
21 Jun 2019 22:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 409
Views: 70008

Re: Ex Players

McCathy showed in the Premiership with us that he had the potential to be a top, top keeper. Unfortunately the move to QPR fcuked all that as he needed to either be a regular starter or an understudy to a top keeper but unfortunately, his career has stagnated for 5 years. When he left, even with the...
by From Despair To Where?
20 Jun 2019 22:20
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 387
Views: 11669

Re: VAR

I also think it should only be used as a safeguard against the officials dropping a massive bollock, or as a reference point for the referee if they're not sure on a decision, not to scrutinise fine lines.
by From Despair To Where?
20 Jun 2019 13:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fixtures for 2019/2020
Replies: 99
Views: 5944

Re: Fixtures for 2019/2020

Come on, we're a bottom 5 team, the whole fcuking season's going to look tricky on paper.
by From Despair To Where?
20 Jun 2019 12:40
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 387
Views: 11669

Re: VAR

I still think that there should be an element of "ref's call" with VAR. If you can't make a clear cut decision after a minute of watching slow motion replays from multiple angles then go with the on field decision.
by From Despair To Where?
20 Jun 2019 06:47
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 387
Views: 11669

Re: VAR

Was against VAR before tonight but open to improvements in the system. But after tonight, I'm shocked anyone can defend it. So many errors in that 3rd goal, Scotland's sub problem, the retake of the penalty was ludicrous and the referee failing to add any injury time when it nearly took 10 minutes....
by From Despair To Where?
19 Jun 2019 23:42
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 64
Views: 3798

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

And of course, the financial clusterfcuk of 2017/18 is exacerbated this season by the fact we made a profit in 2016/16 which mitigated against it last season but is now off the books for FFP. The other issue is that we don’t know what the loss is going to be in 18/19. A bloated squad won’t have hel...
by From Despair To Where?
19 Jun 2019 06:51
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 64
Views: 3798

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

I presume we can't just sell Bearwood to a third party, pay a peppercorn rent for 2 years then buy it back for the same price and write it off against FFP as an Academy expenditure?

I suppose if we could, everyone would already be doing it.
by From Despair To Where?
18 Jun 2019 20:36
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 64
Views: 3798

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

until season 2017/18 is out of the three year FFP calculations money will be tight. So, if we somehow survive this season, the situation should ease. At the moment though, there are signs that we could be 2019/2020s Ipswich. Yes because 20/21 will only matter alongside 2018/19 and 2019/20. Next sea...
by From Despair To Where?
16 Jun 2019 08:30
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPECULATION - Martinez?
Replies: 98
Views: 16238

Re: SPECULATION - Martinez?

Whatever happens with Martinez, I hope Gomes settles on a definite first choice keeper. Don't want to see us chopin and changing or the season might unravel.
by From Despair To Where?
16 Jun 2019 08:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 2976
Views: 359147

Re: Rival Watch

Never really understood the clamour from our fans for Elphick...played 3/4 games max and in one of them we conceded 4 goals at home to a bang average Ipswich team (not forgetting all 4 went in on the half Elphick played) Have you forgotten how bad we were that season? I think it was a mixture of wi...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Jun 2019 22:54
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7301
Views: 351102

Re: The generic transfer thread

Never liked PSG. The ultimate manufactured rich man's plaything football club. Ajax were winning the European Cup the season PSG were created.
by From Despair To Where?
14 Jun 2019 13:32
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Forest is Green!
Replies: 107
Views: 1805

Re: The Forest is Green!

Apparently one of the objections was the noise levels being a disruption to local residents.

Was it being built next to a bat colony?
by From Despair To Where?
11 Jun 2019 22:10
Forum: General Football
Topic: One for HNA? refs - offside or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: One for HNA? refs - offside or not?

I thought the linos were meant to keep their flags down until the player becomes active as no offence has been caused prior to the player being active. IMO, if the lino initially raises his flag, he's indicating an active player and he can't reverse it when the defender touches the ball because, by ...
by From Despair To Where?
11 Jun 2019 15:07
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Celtic Eye Moore
Replies: 104
Views: 5346

Re: Celtic Eye Moore

Initially, I misunderstood Seth who was talking about their Championship winning team in 2014. He made 30 appearances that season. He certainly didn't get a Premier League medal because you have to play a minimum number of games.
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