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by SCIAG
27 Sep 2019 12:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: The next 6 games.
Replies: 51
Views: 2962

Re: The next 6 games.

I just cant get behind a metric that is based on how many shots you take. We take a fierce amount of crap shots from distance. Thats should count against us not for us. Xg isn't based on how many shots a team takes! If it was that, it would be called 'shots at goal'. How many shots a team takes and...
by SCIAG
26 Sep 2019 22:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: The next 6 games.
Replies: 51
Views: 2962

Re: The next 6 games.

XG isn't bollocks, it's just some people read too much into it. It is a big improvement on "shots on target" for judging a team's overall play. It isn't gospel but it is a good indicator of how good the chances you are creating are (and consequently, whether your strikers are any good at f...
by SCIAG
24 Sep 2019 20:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (a) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen
Replies: 179
Views: 8512

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (a) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen

With away games we should def take a more defensive approach... Back to 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 Pele DM, Rino high energy box to box, Swift/Ejaria AM Then maybe Boye (who looks more of a winger than striker) 1 side, Meite the other, Puscas up top The 4-2-3-1 is always best for pitch coverage, but you are rel...
by SCIAG
22 Sep 2019 13:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT whatever the hell that was
Replies: 75
Views: 5377

Re: BFT whatever the hell that was

Was starting to get optimistic after 4 years or so of pessimism and after 10 minutes yesterday I knew the optimism was unfounded and the Charlton game wasn't just a blip. A few comments:- Why was so much of the play down the right side in the first half where we were getting nowhere? Why was our fi...
by SCIAG
22 Sep 2019 10:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT whatever the hell that was
Replies: 75
Views: 5377

Re: BFT whatever the hell that was

Agree with both the above. Gallagher won about as much as you’d expect him to, whilst Joao somehow seemed to lose everything despite towering above his markers at times And yes should have switched to 4-3-3 a lot earlier. I’d even have considered bringing on Rino for McIntyre at h/t or even before ...
by SCIAG
22 Sep 2019 08:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT whatever the hell that was
Replies: 75
Views: 5377

Re: BFT whatever the hell that was

Individually, no one was good, but collectively, they were shocking. I think this sums it up. Aside from the period between Blackburn's second goal and our goal, we were completely and utterly tactically outplayed by Blackburn. We very rarely managed to get our attacking players on the ball in dece...
by SCIAG
15 Sep 2019 21:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Boro
Replies: 81
Views: 6877

Re: BFTG Boro

Ok sorry on that, it must have been Ian Royal or Spacey?. Well seeing as I'm IR and Spacey hasn't been a regular for about 10 years, you're talking nonsense. As I'm sure which ever regular you are behind the new username knows. Ok dug out one of your many love in posts on Rakels = Re: Deniss Rakels...
by SCIAG
15 Sep 2019 21:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: This is Poor
Replies: 65
Views: 7924

Re: This is Poor

krapmle Something needs to change and quick or its 2nd division next season

We're already in the 2nd Division.
by SCIAG
04 Sep 2019 08:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Great, Big Royal International Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 6556

Re: The Great, Big Royal International Thread

There's no shortage of credible Welsh right backs - Adam Matthews, Jazz Richards, Adam Henley, Neal Eardley, Connor Roberts, and depending on if he's needed elsewhere, Neil Taylor. Matthews is currently without a club and Richards is injured so it's a little bleak for them right now, but they're a ...
by SCIAG
04 Sep 2019 08:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nova leaves on permanent deal
Replies: 43
Views: 3384

Re: Nova leaves on permanent deal

Novakovich was done here the moment he went on loan last summer - my only surprise is that a top flight Dutch club weren't prepared to fork out the cash for him - as if a 2nd division Italian side can afford him it us unlikely to have been more than a million or so. I have literally no idea how goo...
by SCIAG
02 Sep 2019 23:51
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Anton took money!!
Replies: 53
Views: 7212

Re: Anton took money!!

Anton did very little positive for the club though, Tbf he did finance our second promotion to the PL... in a manner of speaking. In hindsight that wasn't really positive. Stay down, lose Kebe, but Antonio doesn't leave and comes through. No Roberts, Pog, Drenthe Guthrie stealing a living. And of c...
by SCIAG
02 Sep 2019 23:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nova leaves on permanent deal
Replies: 43
Views: 3384

Re: Nova leaves on permanent deal

If he was as good as we all reckon he is why is it that he’s going to a languishing Serie B club? I don’t disagree that he’s not been given a proper chance but I have an inkling this one might not bite us in the butt. People think he's probably good enough for our level. He's joining a team at our ...
by SCIAG
01 Sep 2019 20:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Anton took money!!
Replies: 53
Views: 7212

Re: Anton took money!!

Nameless Anton did very little positive for the club though,

Tbf he did finance our second promotion to the PL... in a manner of speaking.
by SCIAG
01 Sep 2019 13:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Charlton
Replies: 179
Views: 11614

Re: BFTG - Charlton

Not sure what more I have to add. Really good first half just spoiled by our lack of goals, really poor second half. Think the front two should be Puscas-Meite with Joao on the bench. Might bring Miazga in for Moore. Other than that I wouldn't make any changes, though I really miss having wingers. ...
by SCIAG
01 Sep 2019 11:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Charlton
Replies: 179
Views: 11614

Re: BFTG - Charlton

Not sure what more I have to add. Really good first half just spoiled by our lack of goals, really poor second half. Think the front two should be Puscas-Meite with Joao on the bench. Might bring Miazga in for Moore. Other than that I wouldn't make any changes, though I really miss having wingers. C...
by SCIAG
01 Sep 2019 11:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Michael Morrison
Replies: 20
Views: 2859

Re: Michael Morrison

If he really was forced upon Gomes (Nameless confirming what I've said reassures me that Gomes did genuinely say that) then it goes to show that forcing players on managers isn't always a bad thing. He's been excellent for us. Birmingham fans said he was reliable but no good on the ball, but I think...
by SCIAG
31 Aug 2019 10:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Great, Big Royal International Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 6556

Re: The Great, Big Royal International Thread

There's no shortage of credible Welsh right backs - Adam Matthews, Jazz Richards, Adam Henley, Neal Eardley, Connor Roberts, and depending on if he's needed elsewhere, Neil Taylor. Matthews is currently without a club and Richards is injured so it's a little bleak for them right now, but they're a n...
by SCIAG
31 Aug 2019 06:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Charlton Athletic (h) sponsored by Dave Shipperley
Replies: 201
Views: 12229

Re: MATCHWATCH : Charlton Athletic (h) sponsored by Dave Shipperley

This will get shot down in flames but with this system I would be considering Gunts on the bench. Would fit in a 3 at the back and more than competent in filling the wing back positions. I'd consider him, but we have strength in depth at the back. I'm sure Gunter would do a good job because he was ...
by SCIAG
28 Aug 2019 13:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Plymouth (A)
Replies: 61
Views: 5963

Re: BFTG - Plymouth (A)

From the photos I saw there were plenty of spare seats elsewhere - why didn't you move? Because he shouldn't have to and his 7 year old daughter was scared. She'd have wanted to get away from the rude big man, and all that she now associates football with, a game her dad has built her up to going t...
by SCIAG
26 Aug 2019 21:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4763
Views: 674903

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

Well that either shows one of two things: 1. The club rated Smith as the better prospect and that he would be a better fit to the first team at the time Novakovich went on loan for the 2nd season 2. Novakovich himself didn't want to fight for a spot (I would hope not) . It shows neither of those th...
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