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by West Stand Man
05 Sep 2017 19:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Anyone For Chinese?
Replies: 725
Views: 164404

Re: Anyone For Chinese?

Gav
Snowflake Royal Not many nuclear bunkers to convert into massive shopping centres here.


What's this, Scotch mist?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Region_6_War_Room


Snowflake said 'not many', that doesn't mean 'none'. So, no, it is not scotch mist.
by West Stand Man
03 Sep 2017 10:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED: Sone Aluko
Replies: 257
Views: 67101

Re: Rumour: Sone Aluko

Did we get something for Gylfi then? Probably calculating this wrong but my workings are showing we should've got £1,125,000 from the Gylfi sale to Everton I've always wondered whether we had a sell-on for Gylfi even though there's been no evidence to suggest we have (unlike Antonio who i'm convinc...
by West Stand Man
02 Sep 2017 06:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Is the idea of a striker flawed? Does Stam believe in total football?
Replies: 57
Views: 7358

Re: Is the idea of a striker flawed? Does Stam believe in total football?

TBH, think a bit too much is made of Yann's age generally. No real reason if you can do the job he did last year at 35 he can't at 36. Clearly looks after himself, and sports science etc is so good nowadays Doing a job isn't enough. If the aim is promotion. If the job is 'do what we need to get pro...
by West Stand Man
01 Sep 2017 19:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Is the idea of a striker flawed? Does Stam believe in total football?
Replies: 57
Views: 7358

Re: Is the idea of a striker flawed? Does Stam believe in total football?

It seems with Stam though that outside of his defence he's just interested in "good football players". Aka midfielders who can play anywhere. Clearly there was money to be spent this window and he didn't get anyone in, so I can only imagine he knows what he's doing. After the near miracle...
by West Stand Man
29 Aug 2017 12:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Birmingham City
Replies: 47
Views: 14345

Re: BFTG - Birmingham City

*Interesting only to those who regard random numbers as more significant than expert opinions. Might be *interesting to see how whoscored ranked our entire team last year in comparison to how we did. They're not random numbers. They're useful and objective data that don't tell the whole story. As f...
by West Stand Man
28 Aug 2017 14:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Birmingham City
Replies: 47
Views: 14345

Re: BFTG - Birmingham City

The Times has Moore as its Championship Player of the Week, and also has both him and Gunter in the Championship team of the week
by West Stand Man
27 Aug 2017 14:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Birmingham City
Replies: 47
Views: 14345

Re: BFTG - Birmingham City

Only managed to watch the second half but have some notes anyway. A question for anyone. A Birmingham player pushed rather obviously (Blackett?) Who was shield the ball out for a goal kick into the ball. How was that not a foul? He was essentially barged into and a corner was given. Possibly a refe...
by West Stand Man
26 Aug 2017 15:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (a) sponsored by away goal search
Replies: 83
Views: 12715

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (a) sponsored by away goal search

Oh well. It was good while it lasted. BBC seems to have realised that it had forgotten to block the transmission of our commentary on iPlayer or the interweb. Got to half time and then off it went.
by West Stand Man
26 Aug 2017 15:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2435
Views: 483213

Re: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread

Well that was good while it lasted. It seems like the BBC has just realised that it hadn't blocked the iPlayer transmission of our games. Got to half time and now lost the programme, it is back to the old thing where they have a loop telling you that this programme is not available for licensing or ...
by West Stand Man
23 Aug 2017 09:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Millwall
Replies: 53
Views: 11892

Re: BFTG Millwall

Off the pitch: Millwall fan in the home end celebrating a goal...and no one doing anything about it Surely this is a good thing? Indeed it is. If the Millwall fan didn't deliberately wind up the home fans then just let it go. I have to confess that I would not openly celebrate if I was in the oppos...
by West Stand Man
23 Aug 2017 09:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Is Stam getting unsettled?
Replies: 18
Views: 3918

Re: IsStam getting unsettled?

As to the price of our targets going up as the end of the window approaches, that is arguable. If the selling club wants to lose the player then they could also be keen to see the transaction take place to offload a liability. Holding out for a few extra days allows them to test the market and see i...
by West Stand Man
15 Aug 2017 20:29
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Food vans
Replies: 24
Views: 5208

Re: Food vans

Just in case no-one else has mentioned it, I think we need some good old fashioned Berkshire home cooking from days of yore.
by West Stand Man
15 Aug 2017 20:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Leandro Bacuna
Replies: 133
Views: 33985

Re: CONFIMRED - Leandro Bacuna

I guess you really don't understand the full implications and shortcomings of stats & figures? Oh I think I do. I used to teach stats. Jesus - note to self: don't ever sit in the West Stand for fear of meeting this loser Oh deary me. You are a bit out of touch aren't you. My ST was in the East ...
by West Stand Man
14 Aug 2017 20:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Lewis Grabban
Replies: 126
Views: 30977

Re: CONFIMRED - Lewis Grabban

Davezk It was Sidwell
:) Norwood was a real gent following his move.
by West Stand Man
14 Aug 2017 19:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Leandro Bacuna
Replies: 133
Views: 33985

Re: CONFIMRED - Leandro Bacuna

Stats and figures are one thing... overall performances and effort are another. I has been clear to me that Swift in particular looks jaded, his effort has been lacking. He has ability and that is clear to see, yet his application is poor. Evans less so, he demonstrates little to suggest he has any...
by West Stand Man
14 Aug 2017 17:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Leandro Bacuna
Replies: 133
Views: 33985

Re: CONFIMRED - Leandro Bacuna

True.... but Kelly is only 21 and shows much more in terms of presence, effort and overall ability. :roll: Don't let the fact Kelly is 'one of our own' cloud your judgement. All 3 midfielders have shown that they have great potential, but to suggest Kelly is miles ahead of them is laughable. To put...
by West Stand Man
13 Aug 2017 21:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Fulham
Replies: 137
Views: 22971

Re: BFTG - Fulham

For me buying 'an expensive striker' is not likely for under £5m ? :lol: I really hope Stam has a plan B when this tedium is not sufficient to break sides down. I expect it would have been slightly more entertaining if they had 11 on the pitch, but can be droll when teams park the bus ... I assume ...
by West Stand Man
13 Aug 2017 21:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Fulham
Replies: 137
Views: 22971

Re: BFTG - Fulham

For me buying 'an expensive striker' is not likely for under £5m ? :lol: I really hope Stam has a plan B when this tedium is not sufficient to break sides down. I expect it would have been slightly more entertaining if they had 11 on the pitch, but can be droll when teams park the bus ... Not a ter...
by West Stand Man
13 Aug 2017 21:21
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Heightened Security Measures
Replies: 41
Views: 18803

Re: Heightened Security Measures

If a terrorist was going to strike a football match, they'd choose one with 60,000 people rather than 6,000. It would be in a big city. They'd probably attack outside the ground, before any searches have taken place. Probably use a combination of vehicle and personal weapons rather than an IED in a...
by West Stand Man
12 Aug 2017 16:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2435
Views: 483213

Re: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread

Listened to the whole thing on BBC RB streamed on iPlayer Radio. Someone must have forgotten to apply the streaming block to it. Long may that continue.
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