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by SCIAG
25 Dec 2020 18:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Tony Barrass
Replies: 330
Views: 13561

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Tony Barrass

I’m tempted by a back three: Rafael; Holmes, Morrison, McIntyre; Esteves, Rinomhota, Ejaria, Laurent, Olise; Baldock, Melvin-Lambert A lot of responsibility upon Olise and I’m not sure he has the energy. Could play Bristow in the role and move Olise up just behind the striker. Expect we’ll get a 4-2...
by SCIAG
25 Dec 2020 10:12
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Richards to Everton
Replies: 162
Views: 22549

Re: Rumour - Richards to Everton

You would hope that the club have a decent sized list of targets for every position that they feel would replace any player - Sidwell was the engine room of the team so keeping him made sense - if the whole structure of our team falls down because we can't adequately replace a left back then we are...
by SCIAG
22 Dec 2020 23:38
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Lewis Morgan
Replies: 10
Views: 1354

Re: Rumour - Lewis Morgan

I imagine that money will talk in the end. Sheff utd could probably offer him at least twice, if not three times the wages. I doubt it to be honest esp. as relegation looks pretty much nailed on there and they will likely have a salary cap to worry about next season (as will we if we don't go up) Y...
by SCIAG
22 Dec 2020 23:33
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Richards to Everton
Replies: 162
Views: 22549

Re: Rumour - Richards to Everton

None of this “what if we lose him for nothing” nonsense. You people would have sold Sidwell. A fit Richards makes a huge difference to the side. Keep him until the summer and gamble on promotion or if we miss out then he might not be so popular. Length of the contract is irrelevant frankly, the issu...
by SCIAG
22 Dec 2020 23:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2020/21
Replies: 334
Views: 28703

Re: Injury watch 2020/21

PL is a touch higher quality. Not really any point in comparing his record at that level Usually, and this isn't an exact science, a Premier League player will get about 50% more goals in the Championship. If someone ends up only getting one goal in ten games at that level, they're maybe going to g...
by SCIAG
21 Dec 2020 12:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2020/21
Replies: 334
Views: 28703

Re: Injury watch 2020/21

How many minutes? How many were NOT in the Championship but in the Premier League. As you can see from the Championship table by how well the reduced squad relegated teams are doing this level is a cake walk compared to the Premier League. Get him in. In the Championship, only 110 minutes admittedl...
by SCIAG
21 Dec 2020 12:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 3159
Views: 630124

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

The answer should be to say "In order to award a penalty you must feel CERTAIN it was a penalty. Same with handball If in doubt, don't award I would rather it was harder to win a penalty and there were less of them Do you think referees currently are just guessing? They give fouls because they...
by SCIAG
21 Dec 2020 12:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2020/21
Replies: 334
Views: 28703

Re: Injury watch 2020/21

Glenn Murray to join on January 1st would help, otherwise we will continue to be toothless up front. Glenn Murray has scored 2 goals in his last 30 matches. How many minutes? How many were NOT in the Championship but in the Premier League. As you can see from the Championship table by how well the ...
by SCIAG
19 Dec 2020 06:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Norwich
Replies: 56
Views: 2921

Re: BFTG Norwich

Less for Rino’s brain dead Xmas gift. But that’s the price we now accept when trying to pass it around, suck in players and create space to attack. Attack? The opposition simply compresses the play. As we offer no threat in terms of pace upfront. Bournemouth let Semedo in behind and conceded a pena...
by SCIAG
18 Dec 2020 20:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 3159
Views: 630124

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

The answer should be to say "In order to award a penalty you must feel CERTAIN it was a penalty. Same with handball If in doubt, don't award I would rather it was harder to win a penalty and there were less of them Do you think referees currently are just guessing? They give fouls because they...
by SCIAG
18 Dec 2020 17:47
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The 4 needed in January
Replies: 49
Views: 4721

Re: The 4 needed in January

Think the best way to accommodate Swift is to rotate the front four so that each of Swift, Ejaria, Olise, Meite, and Joao is rested for one game in five. Gives you a potential matchwinner on the bench. I can see the case for switching Rinomhota and Holmes late on when pushing for a goal. Rino would ...
by SCIAG
18 Dec 2020 17:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2020/21
Replies: 334
Views: 28703

Re: Injury watch 2020/21

South Coast Royal
SCIAG Joao and Meite very disappointing. Getting Puscas and Swift back would help tie us over.


Glenn Murray to join on January 1st would help, otherwise we will continue to be toothless up front.

Glenn Murray has scored 2 goals in his last 30 matches.
by SCIAG
18 Dec 2020 17:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 3159
Views: 630124

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Don't know what replays you saw but the one I saw fairly clearly showed he went past Moore, no contact made and then swan dives over. It was about as clear a dive as you could get. All of three angles, there were none that showed clear distance between Moore and Aaron's boot. The one that would hav...
by SCIAG
18 Dec 2020 15:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2020/21
Replies: 334
Views: 28703

Re: Injury watch 2020/21

Joao and Meite very disappointing. Getting Puscas and Swift back would help tie us over.
by SCIAG
18 Dec 2020 10:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (a) sponsored by injury problems
Replies: 261
Views: 12606

Re: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (a) sponsored by injury problems

Fwiw my team would be:

Rafael; Holmes, Morrison, Moore, Gibson; Rinomhota, Laurent; Olise, Semedo, Ejaria; Melvin-Lambert

Subs: Southwood, McIntyre, Esteves, Bristow, Lawless, Onen, Aluko, Baldock, McGiff
by SCIAG
18 Dec 2020 10:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (a) sponsored by injury problems
Replies: 261
Views: 12606

Re: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (a) sponsored by injury problems

It is literally no coincidence that the top 3 are the relegated sides - they have bigger squads where the back-ups would probably improve a decent percentage of other sides first teams. I've not always subscribed to the parachute payment being an issue, but it does really feel like those 3 teams ha...
by SCIAG
18 Dec 2020 08:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Norwich
Replies: 56
Views: 2921

Re: BFTG Norwich

Hasn’t Semedo started on the wing for us?

The guy has a habit of looking a bit rubbish but making important contributions. He’s not a flashy player but his end product it there. Obviously not a striker though.
by SCIAG
17 Dec 2020 12:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Norwich
Replies: 56
Views: 2921

Re: BFTG Norwich

Agree with most other comments. Given the personnel we had available that was about the best we could do. The obvious problem without Joao and Meite was that we did not occupy Norwich's back four allowing them to push up and press us high which led to the first goal. VAR may have ruled out their pe...
by SCIAG
17 Dec 2020 10:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Norwich
Replies: 56
Views: 2921

Re: BFTG Norwich

Agree with most other comments. Given the personnel we had available that was about the best we could do. The obvious problem without Joao and Meite was that we did not occupy Norwich's back four allowing them to push up and press us high which led to the first goal. VAR may have ruled out their pe...
by SCIAG
17 Dec 2020 07:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Norwich
Replies: 56
Views: 2921

Re: BFTG Norwich

Norwich were the better side but it was 1-1 when they were given a gift by yet another very poor referee. It was never a penalty irrespective of whether Moore lunged in. It was a clear dive and yellow card offence. We started both half’s very slowly and paid the penalty. We played as if we were the...
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