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by Victor Meldrew
13 Feb 2007 16:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: I Love Him, I Love Him Not
Replies: 190
Views: 24226

Love 'em all,the long,the little and the tall. I'd whittle it down to Kitson,Harper and Little for various reasons if pressed. The nearest to a hate would be Convey or Hunt but that would only be for things they do in parts of games. I agree with the original poster that Osborn could do no wrong and...
by Victor Meldrew
06 Feb 2007 21:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Cole injured ,Shorey in ?
Replies: 119
Views: 15040

Neville-why?
Gareth Barry has at last been picked for the squad after 3(?) years out.
An adaptable player capable of playing in a number of positions like Phil Neville, but better.
by Victor Meldrew
01 Feb 2007 20:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: I am now officially bored of watching Leroy Lita
Replies: 268
Views: 30721

It took a long time for those of us who went up to Wigan to forget Lita's performance that day. Since then he has knuckled down (rather than knuckled up in any night club going) and has given everything to the cause. He must also have gone to the Shane Long school of jumping because he now challenge...
by Victor Meldrew
01 Feb 2007 20:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Cole injured ,Shorey in ?
Replies: 119
Views: 15040

Baines is in the U21 squad, paving the way for Shorey's call up to the full team. ;) More importantly though Lita has deservedly got an England U21 recall! Pleased for Lita almost deserved full international call-up, not many English strikers in the Prem playing as well as him at the moment. When I...
by Victor Meldrew
01 Feb 2007 18:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: 800k fee agreed for Michael Duberry
Replies: 286
Views: 35237

Back to Duberry as a footballer he was on loan down here as a young lad and (like Ferdinand) great things were expected of him when he went back to Chelsea-wasn't he in an England squad once or at least the U21s? He hasn't achieved what was expected of him but you don't necessarily get much for £80...
by Victor Meldrew
01 Feb 2007 13:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: The relegation battle
Replies: 26
Views: 3584

I'd prefer Wigan to go down solely for the fact that its bloody miles away whereas Charlton & West Ham are extremely easy to get to (with a cheeky stop off at a pub in London on the way home). Agree with that. Also Birmingham,WBA and Saints are the ones I prefer to be promoted. I expect Wigan t...
by Victor Meldrew
01 Feb 2007 13:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sonko out for season
Replies: 70
Views: 9004

Fortunately we've maintained the black quota with the acquisition of Michael Duberry. Hopefully we can push on and sign some more black players in the summer. I sincerely hope you're black coming up with statements like that. Why would that make any difference? Maguire,should the quota be in direct...
by Victor Meldrew
01 Feb 2007 13:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Cole injured ,Shorey in ?
Replies: 119
Views: 15040

All mentioned on this thrad, but I think the following are ahead of Shorey (rightly or wrongly).... Cole Bridge Baines Barry Warnock Konchesky Doesn't that list make Shorey one of the WORST English left-backs in the Premiership? It would be great for us to have an England squad player whilst they a...
by Victor Meldrew
31 Jan 2007 20:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Andre Bikey
Replies: 164
Views: 23146

Platypuss, I guess you would have said the same thing about Sonko if we had been in The Premiership when he arrived. If we can't give youngsters, who show the ability that Bikey has so far, the chance to develop then we might as well just sign a whole bunch of Duberrys and have done with it. Do you...
by Victor Meldrew
31 Jan 2007 20:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: 800k fee agreed for Michael Duberry
Replies: 286
Views: 35237

Seeing Bikey last night and at Birmingham there is no way that he could continue there in the Premiership so we had to get somebody who could play straight away. Sodje is obviously now not thought to be up to the job Bennett could not be expected to come from the Irish League straight into the Premi...
by Victor Meldrew
28 Jan 2007 13:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Baldy
Replies: 43
Views: 7669

Fatty contributed to a fun day out. I did have a look around at our fans and if they believe that they are all slim and good-looking I think they should look in the mirror again. Also the Whitleys and Dee-Roaders chanting about opposition robbers and thieves both yesterday and at both Liverpool and ...
by Victor Meldrew
25 Jan 2007 20:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Warnock not charged!!!!!
Replies: 85
Views: 7939

Following ast Saturday we have finally arrived in the Premiership. Our players have just started to appeal for everything,some are diving a bit more and now one of our staff is sent to the stands. This is all normal stuff for the Premiership. Just for good measure I wonder if there were any racist r...
by Victor Meldrew
22 Jan 2007 20:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: NO LONGER A RUMOUR - Alan Bennett
Replies: 341
Views: 58034

I thought we weren't going in for foreign players .
by Victor Meldrew
21 Jan 2007 20:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Added time
Replies: 44
Views: 3842

Have written to the powers that be of Premier League... You should write to The FA. The FA sanction the league rules and Referees are independent of clubs and leagues. At least that's how it is for grassroots football. My ackowledgement came from the Premier League which,I think , supervises the so...
by Victor Meldrew
21 Jan 2007 15:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Added time
Replies: 44
Views: 3842

Four minutes seems to be the default number whether there have been no stoppages or a quarter of an hour. For them to go five is just about unprecedented. Interesting that Liverpool-Chelsea went only two yesterday. Chelsea obviously didn;t pay the fourth official enough. Either that or Mourinho wan...
by Victor Meldrew
21 Jan 2007 13:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Strength of Our Squad
Replies: 53
Views: 5146

I thought the team did brilliantly after the first 35 minutes or so when there was no single shot on target and it looked like a mid-table Championship game. Does this now mean that the ambition is to survive with the least outlay possible or do we speculate (don't forget we are constantly told that...
by Victor Meldrew
18 Jan 2007 22:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: So it's Birmingham then.
Replies: 69
Views: 9027

There's no way any than other 1 or two "first teamers" will feature at St Andrews esp. with a game v Wigan on the following Tuesday. I wonder what the odds are for a Birmingham win as that probably will be the only way to get something good out of the trip! Difficult one to call. I though...
by Victor Meldrew
15 Jan 2007 20:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Weakest Link costs us again
Replies: 221
Views: 22387

They have both had off days too. Off days? Totally unacceptable. Replace them all. I actually think Ivar has been our most consistent player of the season. Sonks is either brilliant or liable to make mistakes which is all the more reason we need our keeper to be more decisive. Hopefully that man wi...
by Victor Meldrew
13 Jan 2007 20:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Everton Predictions
Replies: 35
Views: 3952

I would feel more confident if Kitson were to start more for his defensive qualities. Everton are strong in the air especially as it appears Cahill will be back. Prediction:- Everton 3 Reading 1 After going 3-0 down we stage a late rally when Kitson comes off the bench and on our long journey home w...
by Victor Meldrew
11 Jan 2007 20:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nicky Hammond says
Replies: 40
Views: 5862

It all sounds a bit confused to me. On the one hand Hammond is saying that he and Steve have clear targets and then adds that not much is happening. As I read things quite a bit has happened today in the transfer market. This thing about foreigners and settling in-a certain Swede who has never playe...
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