BFTG - Boro (A)

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Snowball » 28 Apr 2019 22:18

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2 against QPR. 2. Stoke, 2, WBA, (dunno where you got 3 from) 2 yesterday.
We certaily owe the woodwork a dept of gratitude since JG came in.



Hitting the post doesn't even count as a shot on target

Most come because defences force attackers to shoot from further out


Nobody said they did count as shots on tatget (pedant)-it was fairly lightweight discussion over the fact that opposition have appeared to hit our woodwork quite a lot-nothing more than that,, just an observation.


Oh you mean a MEANINGLESS observation...

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Snowflake Royal » 28 Apr 2019 23:57

So you're saying a scuffed daisy cutter to the keepers feet is better because it's on target than a pelter that has the keeper beat and hits the woodwork?

One is a matter of inches from a goal and the other is never going in.

Not only that, but you can score off the rebound from the woodwork. You can't score from one the keeper's tamely picked out.

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Stranded » 29 Apr 2019 09:04

An Ok performance and at times looked like we would score a 2nd without quite doing enough. You could tell that Boro needed that result more than we did though.

If you look at the team, we were missing 5 likely starters in Oliveria, Meite, Swift, Barrow and Blackett so to be as competitive as we were is credit to those who came in.

Positives: Loader's goal, Barrett and Olise looking decent and not out of place when they came on.
Negatives: poor game for Gunter and Yiadom, McCleary's speed of thought/action just not there at the mo at least - in the first half he had an easy ball to put Baldock through on the keeper but took far too long and was crowded out.

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Snowball » 29 Apr 2019 09:32

Snowflake Royal So you're saying a scuffed daisy cutter to the keepers feet is better because it's on target than a pelter that has the keeper beat and hits the woodwork?



NO

The shots on target stat is a poor one because many so-called are barely pass-backs

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Sutekh » 29 Apr 2019 10:13

Two ex-players have texted their congratulations to the squad on survival....

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... s-16191865


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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Snowflake Royal » 29 Apr 2019 12:57

Sutekh Two ex-players have texted their congratulations to the squad on survival....

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... s-16191865

Dave Edwards gets an unfair rep. Yeah, he wasn't the best, but he grafted and seems like a great guy.

Great to see Fernandez showing an interest too!

Fabulous stuff.

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Brain Traysers » 29 Apr 2019 17:18

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Snowflake Royal So you're saying a scuffed daisy cutter to the keepers feet is better because it's on target than a pelter that has the keeper beat and hits the woodwork?



NO

The shots on target stat is a poor one because many so-called are barely pass-backs


If only there was a better stat available for measuring the quality of chances generated by a team...

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Hound » 29 Apr 2019 17:24

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Sutekh Two ex-players have texted their congratulations to the squad on survival....

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... s-16191865

Dave Edwards gets an unfair rep. Yeah, he wasn't the best, but he grafted and seems like a great guy.

Great to see Fernandez showing an interest too!

Fabulous stuff.


Tbf I think that’s exactly how everyone sees Edwards

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Hendo » 29 Apr 2019 17:27

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Sutekh Two ex-players have texted their congratulations to the squad on survival....

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... s-16191865

Dave Edwards gets an unfair rep. Yeah, he wasn't the best, but he grafted and seems like a great guy.

Great to see Fernandez showing an interest too!

Fabulous stuff.


Tbf I think that’s exactly how everyone sees Edwards


Really? :shock:

Judging by the social media comments whenever he was picked, you would think the opposite!


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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Singing Defective » 29 Apr 2019 17:42

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Snowflake Royal Dave Edwards gets an unfair rep. Yeah, he wasn't the best, but he grafted and seems like a great guy.

Great to see Fernandez showing an interest too!

Fabulous stuff.


Tbf I think that’s exactly how everyone sees Edwards


Really? :shock:

Judging by the social media comments whenever he was picked, you would think the opposite!


Even on HNA, the fact that he wrote a book for charity seems a crime a tad less than Pol Pot’s.. No idea why an average footballer elicits such visceral hate.

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Hound » 29 Apr 2019 17:48

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Snowflake Royal Dave Edwards gets an unfair rep. Yeah, he wasn't the best, but he grafted and seems like a great guy.

Great to see Fernandez showing an interest too!

Fabulous stuff.


Tbf I think that’s exactly how everyone sees Edwards


Really? :shock:

Judging by the social media comments whenever he was picked, you would think the opposite!


Do comments on twitter count? Maybe should have said anyone with any sense saw him

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by 72 bus » 29 Apr 2019 20:03

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Sutekh Two ex-players have texted their congratulations to the squad on survival....

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... s-16191865

Dave Edwards gets an unfair rep. Yeah, he wasn't the best, but he grafted and seems like a great guy.

Great to see Fernandez showing an interest too!

Fabulous stuff.


I would have liked us to keep Fernandez, decent footballer and he absolutely loved being here.
Remember him finally scoring for us in a cup game and he celebrated as if he had scored the winner in the world cup final.
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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Lower West » 29 Apr 2019 20:21

Snowflake Royal Great to see Fernandez showing an interest too!



Another midfield player for next season wouldn't go amiss.


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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Cape Town Royal » 29 Apr 2019 20:27

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Sutekh Two ex-players have texted their congratulations to the squad on survival....

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... s-16191865

Dave Edwards gets an unfair rep. Yeah, he wasn't the best, but he grafted and seems like a great guy.

Great to see Fernandez showing an interest too!

Fabulous stuff.


Tbf I think that’s exactly how everyone sees Edwards


Any congratulations messages from Sone Aluko?

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by John Smith » 30 Apr 2019 15:30

Being congratulated on staying up? They should be embarrassed and hanging their heads in shame.

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by Sutekh » 30 Apr 2019 17:31

John Smith Being congratulated on staying up? They should be embarrassed and hanging their heads in shame.


Not staying for the after match player's lap of honour on Sunday then?

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by stealthpapes » 30 Apr 2019 19:51

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Sutekh Two ex-players have texted their congratulations to the squad on survival....

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... s-16191865

Dave Edwards gets an unfair rep. Yeah, he wasn't the best, but he grafted and seems like a great guy.

Great to see Fernandez showing an interest too!

Fabulous stuff.


Fernandez really comes across as having a fondness for his time here.

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by 72 bus » 30 Apr 2019 21:01

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Sutekh Two ex-players have texted their congratulations to the squad on survival....

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... s-16191865

Dave Edwards gets an unfair rep. Yeah, he wasn't the best, but he grafted and seems like a great guy.

Great to see Fernandez showing an interest too!

Fabulous stuff.


Fernandez really comes across as having a fondness for his time here.


He came for a pre season friendly, liked the club so much he asked if he could stay.
Very good technically and would be great with the way we play now.

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Re: BFTG - Boro (A)

by John Smith » 01 May 2019 09:24

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John Smith Being congratulated on staying up? They should be embarrassed and hanging their heads in shame.


Not staying for the after match player's lap of honour on Sunday then?

Absolutely not, instead I shall be first in line at the hotel bar

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