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by Stranded
17 Feb 2020 12:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Modou Barrow
Replies: 55
Views: 3212

Re: Bone Marrow

Apparently he's walked out of his club in Turkey where he's on loan as wages unpaid. I'd fly him back immediately if this is possible, should never have gone. What are the ins and outs of this deal could we take him back? Even if not surely there's some sort of breach of contract? I'd expect he wou...
by Stranded
17 Feb 2020 12:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen Out.
Replies: 263
Views: 9660

Re: Bowen Out.

There has been an improvement under Bowen, no doubt about that. But given the huge amounts the club has invested in player recruitment, I would say that a top 6 finish (or top 6 form) is the absolute bare minimum the club should be achieving this season. Anything else should be considered a failure...
by Stranded
17 Feb 2020 10:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Player of the season so far...
Replies: 76
Views: 1490

Re: Player of the season so far...

Anyone not including Swift in their top 3 is delusional. Forget that Whoscored have him as the 5th best player this season. He is on 5 goals and 9 assists. Christ I know his form was spotty for a bit but the whole teams was. If any of you use the excuse that "he has been inconsistent of late&q...
by Stranded
17 Feb 2020 09:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5097
Views: 706860

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

No excuse. If the club had any sense they would be creative. Perhaps there is someone who takes a major interest in the Academy sides, has decent knowledge, goes to lots of games.... Perhaps the club could approach them and ask them if they fancied being the SM person for the Academy games ? I’m su...
by Stranded
17 Feb 2020 08:49
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2782
Views: 153141

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

Bayern and Leipzig both win again so Bayern lead by a point with Dortmund and Mönchengladbach another 3 points behind. Bayern doing what seems to be traditional now and simply blitzing the start of the 2nd half of the season, winning 4 and drawing 1 in the 5 games played to date. In their wins they ...
by Stranded
17 Feb 2020 07:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: 20/21 squad and summer transfer business
Replies: 17
Views: 755

Re: 20/21 squad and summer transfer business

Wonder if Holsgrove will be drafted into the squad next year. Seems to be getting plenty of game time at Atlético Baleares. Will be a replacement for Adam. Retain Pele or add another defensive midfielder to the squad. Reckon Gunter will be retained. Good pro. Will remain part of the Club furniture ...
by Stranded
17 Feb 2020 07:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5097
Views: 706860

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

How to cover an U 18 semi-final match- lesson 1 from Man City https://www.mancity.com/news/academy/match-report/2020/february/reading-u-18s-v-city-u18s-pl-cup-semi-final-15-feb It's almost like Citeh have got more resources available to cover such things than we do. No excuse. If the club had any s...
by Stranded
17 Feb 2020 04:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5097
Views: 706860

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

They are also one of the wealthiest clubs in the world who probably have a whole team dedicated to U-18 social media. You’re not comparing apples with apples. Yes Reading probably should do a better job but don’t use a Man City shaped stick to beat them with. Probably do better !!! You are having a...
by Stranded
16 Feb 2020 11:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen Out.
Replies: 263
Views: 9660

Re: Bowen Out.

One interesting* stat. Yesterday marked our 11th win this season. The first time we have managed to hit that mark since the play off season under Stam
by Stranded
16 Feb 2020 09:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 38
Views: 4049

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

Our away form has been excellent under Bowen. We lost 4 of the first 6 on the road this season. Bristol seeing the back of Gomes. Since that game in October, Millwall is our only defeat.[/quote]

Apart from Brentford[/quote]

Ah yep missed that. Still pretty good.
by Stranded
16 Feb 2020 07:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 38
Views: 4049

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

I've got a tip for Wednesday... if you don't want to lose and have players sent off, try having some decent attempts to score - 3 on target and nothing much of real threat I can recall - a couple of delightful crosses to empty patches of pitch I suppose - and foul slightly less obviously and cynica...
by Stranded
15 Feb 2020 05:48
Forum: General Football
Topic: Man CitHEHEHE
Replies: 696
Views: 42636

Re: Man CitHEHEHE

Not winning an appeal would also mean they have broken Premier League FFP and would face a points deduction https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-city-banned-champions-league-premier-points-uefa-fair-play-a9336946.html 9 pt deduction isn't it in the PL unless they a...
by Stranded
14 Feb 2020 19:07
Forum: General Football
Topic: Man CitHEHEHE
Replies: 696
Views: 42636

Re: Man CitHEHEHE

genome It'll go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport I expect


And probably have FFP ruled an unfair constraint on trade or some such bollocks
by Stranded
14 Feb 2020 10:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5097
Views: 706860

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

Seems strange.. Why? Not going to play in the first team and the League of Ireland isn't a bad standard. Their season only starts this weekend so means they can play 1st team football at a decent level through the summer. John O'Shea has strong Waterford connections so wouldn't send anyone over the...
by Stranded
14 Feb 2020 09:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5097
Views: 706860

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

Hendo
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Hendo As per Twitter:


Seems strange..


They hinted that John O'Shea had some influence.


Found this article which has an interview with O'Shea - he was definitely involved:

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer ... -1.4173174
by Stranded
14 Feb 2020 09:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5097
Views: 706860

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

As per Twitter: Akin Odimayo and Andre Burley are both joining Irish side Waterford on loan Seems strange.. Why? Not going to play in the first team and the League of Ireland isn't a bad standard. Their season only starts this weekend so means they can play 1st team football at a decent level throu...
by Stranded
13 Feb 2020 09:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 7160

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Shouldn’t have given him a new contract really. I’m not sure how we’ve dropped away so badly. Ejaria and Swift have been appalling and our midfield has been pretty much the root of the issue. How does giving him 12 extra months cause any real difference. It'll cost us next to nothing to remove him ...
by Stranded
13 Feb 2020 09:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 7160

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Shouldn’t have given him a new contract really. I’m not sure how we’ve dropped away so badly. Ejaria and Swift have been appalling and our midfield has been pretty much the root of the issue. How does giving him 12 extra months cause any real difference. It'll cost us next to nothing to remove him ...
by Stranded
13 Feb 2020 09:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 7160

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Unless we go on an amazing run soon I suspect we maybe looking for a new manager this summer..... The owners surely cant ignore an empty stadium, sh*t football and looking over our shoulder in the league season after season as it now appears. Shouldn’t have given him a new contract really. I’m not ...
by Stranded
13 Feb 2020 09:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 7160

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Agreed, we have had an horrendous run of games, anybody with half a brain knew it would be difficult, just get the next two out of the way then we should be fine, if we did get dragged back into the mix down the bottom then the fans would have a right to moan, not the meltdown to losing to the best...
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