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by URZZZZ
14 Oct 2019 10:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 590
Views: 31170

Re: Next Manager

If true, can't help being disappointed. But that's probably a good thing as I was equally disappointed with McGhee, Quinn/Gooding, McDermott, Pardew Will have the continuity, knows the players. Will hopefully bring in a decent coaching team. But yeah you're right, will be under significant pressure...
by URZZZZ
13 Oct 2019 23:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manager v luck etc
Replies: 62
Views: 2161

Re: Manager v luck etc

Luck is probably a bit too 'random' but yes good fortune etc. that is unlikely to be replicated in the long-term. We were 'fortunate' for example that we got a loan keeper who made some amazing saves and gave us several draws / wins we'd otherwise have not got ... it makes me think of that season i...
by URZZZZ
13 Oct 2019 20:43
Forum: International Football
Topic: Euro 2020
Replies: 96
Views: 4871

Re: Euro 2020

This game sums up modern football. Wales have stood off Croatia and let them pass around their defence for the first 40 minutes. Then from no-where, they start high pressing, getting the ball to big Moore's head, playing off him etc, and they've now scored Why do teams try fancy tactics all the time...
by URZZZZ
13 Oct 2019 20:15
Forum: International Football
Topic: Euro 2020
Replies: 96
Views: 4871

Re: Euro 2020

Croatia leading Wales 1-0. Pretty even game so far
by URZZZZ
13 Oct 2019 19:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manager v luck etc
Replies: 62
Views: 2161

Re: Manager v luck etc

Gomes had a fair share of 'luck' personally last year. The two key games for him were Ipswich (a) - where they missed an absolute sitter in the last min, and Wigan (h) where we played really poorly and came out with 3 points - partly due to Wigan utterly switching off on a drop ball I think it was....
by URZZZZ
13 Oct 2019 19:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 590
Views: 31170

Re: Next Manager

Agree with OMA. Just get anyone in now and give them a solid week to work with the players, implement their ideas etc...we've got a tough week coming up after the break According to the Championship form guide, in the last six games, we're playing 1st, 3rd and 4th. And we're sitting in 24th. Just ap...
by URZZZZ
13 Oct 2019 14:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 590
Views: 31170

Re: Next Manager

We won't see this kind of rubbish once we're rid of gourlay Feel very uneasy about this. Internal appointments worked with Pardew and McDermott because they understood the club and knew the players. Bowen is fresher than Gomes and has no managerial experience. Could be proven wrong; if so great. Al...
by URZZZZ
13 Oct 2019 13:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 590
Views: 31170

Re: Next Manager

Bowen in the driving seat according to C Friday
by URZZZZ
13 Oct 2019 12:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manager v luck etc
Replies: 62
Views: 2161

Re: Manager v luck etc

Well thought out reply. Good points. Basiy I think of course a manager has an impact, just much less than we think as we tend to underestimate a lot of other factors. However I always find it ironic that as already mentioned, when teams lose, a lot of people will just blame the manager but when cer...
by URZZZZ
13 Oct 2019 11:57
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1423
Views: 95849

Re: England - the future....

Stand by my view. I'd rather there was a better option than Winks, but he is the only option who plays the role we're missing. I'd love to see TAA end up in midfield, but would be a stupid move right now I just think Winks is too average, too safe, not enough drive or penetration. We have too many ...
by URZZZZ
13 Oct 2019 00:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manager v luck etc
Replies: 62
Views: 2161

Re: Manager v luck etc

Seriously, we get all so wound up about managers, stats, records etc etc. When you think about it most managers have good spells and shit spells, often with the same club. Even the Special (needs) One. That's why our history shows that when we just pick total randomers with no managerial experience...
by URZZZZ
12 Oct 2019 22:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Great, Big Royal International Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 5587

Re: The Great, Big Royal International Thread

Snowball Couldn't help noting how miserable Puscas looked AFTER scoring his goal


Probably still feels guilty for getting the manager that spent £x million on him sacked :wink:
by URZZZZ
12 Oct 2019 22:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3427
Views: 403376

Re: Rival Watch

Oxford looking good at the moment

Last seven games
Won 3-0
Drew 2-2
Won 3-0
Won 4-0 vs West Ham!
Won 6-0
Drew 0-0
Won 3-0
by URZZZZ
12 Oct 2019 22:16
Forum: International Football
Topic: Euro 2020
Replies: 96
Views: 4871

Re: Euro 2020

Ireland are an appalling team. It will be no loss if they fail to qualify. It was a typical Mick McCarthy game though. He'll more than likely pick up scrappy away points but you have to question at what cost do you scrap entertainment for it? O’Neill was even worse. Football that belongs in the dar...
by URZZZZ
12 Oct 2019 22:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manager v luck etc
Replies: 62
Views: 2161

Re: Manager v luck etc

Seriously, we get all so wound up about managers, stats, records etc etc. When you think about it most managers have good spells and shit spells, often with the same club. Even the Special (needs) One. That's why our history shows that when we just pick total randomers with no managerial experience...
by URZZZZ
12 Oct 2019 21:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 613
Views: 92129

Re: Ex Players

McShane getting very good reviews from Rochdale fans, it's good to see him back. One of my favourite players we've had in the last five years or so
by URZZZZ
12 Oct 2019 21:18
Forum: International Football
Topic: Euro 2020
Replies: 96
Views: 4871

Re: Euro 2020

Zip
stealthpapes Georgia Ireland

football not the winner.


Ireland are an appalling team. It will be no loss if they fail to qualify.


It was a typical Mick McCarthy game though. He'll more than likely pick up scrappy away points but you have to question at what cost do you scrap entertainment for it?
by URZZZZ
12 Oct 2019 18:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Great, Big Royal International Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 5587

Re: The Great, Big Royal International Thread

George managing to do for Romania what he can’t do for us :x
by URZZZZ
12 Oct 2019 17:15
Forum: International Football
Topic: England - the future....
Replies: 1423
Views: 95849

Re: England - the future....

I do rate Declan Rice but England may be a step up too high for him. He’s better at regaining possession and doing a simple pass. Not really needed in an England team to be fair Sorry but what? It really is needed. I think winning Euro 2020 or WC 2022 would be hard in any circumstances given there ...
by URZZZZ
12 Oct 2019 17:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manager v luck etc
Replies: 62
Views: 2161

Re: Manager v luck etc

Once we've got that out of the way, there's enough data out there to be able to estimate the contributions of skill and of luck to football matches. I think I've got a decent book that goes into it, explains how it comes to the answer. Give me a day. Well, luck of course plays a part, there’s no de...
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