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by winchester_royal
04 Sep 2020 09:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 684
Views: 33211

Re: Season 20/21

Have to say I thought Holsgrove looked decidedly average from what we saw in pre-season, so I'm not sure I understand the hand-wringing He might have been a useful squad player if we'd gone down the direction it looked like we were a few weeks ago, but if they're trying to build a team capable of pr...
by winchester_royal
25 Aug 2020 12:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 684
Views: 33211

Re: Season 20/21

Never read the Telegraph, never will. Personal choice. I’d take David Conway from the Guardian 10x over than anyone from the other paper. David Conn? yeah he is good, but not really one for transfer rumours Telegraph sports is decent enough. Better than the guardians imo Yes, that’s who I meant. I ...
by winchester_royal
25 Aug 2020 10:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 684
Views: 33211

Re: Season 20/21

We didn't go down, I consider that a success. I agree with your assessment that we wouldn't really progress up the league with Bowen though, we would have been steadily midtable which again could be considered a success if you take our finances into consideration. I think with the squad we had last...
by winchester_royal
25 Aug 2020 09:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 684
Views: 33211

Re: Season 20/21

While it seems ridiculous to me that this is all going on now, 2 weeks ahead of the start of the new season, I'm not sure I share the outrage of others at the idea of moving Bowen into a different role. He was hardly a roaring success last season, and if it's true that we are 'going for broke' this...
by winchester_royal
25 Aug 2020 09:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 684
Views: 33211

Re: Season 20/21

While it seems ridiculous to me that this is all going on now, 2 weeks ahead of the start of the new season, I'm not sure I share the outrage of others at the idea of moving Bowen into a different role. He was hardly a roaring success last season, and if it's true that we are 'going for broke' this ...
by winchester_royal
15 Jul 2020 17:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFI Follow Middlesborough
Replies: 53
Views: 3197

Re: BFI Follow Middlesborough

paultheroyal
October till before yesterday had us showing fourth. 30+ games. Pretty good benchmark in my book.


You genuinely believe that we've been playing like the 4th best team in the league?

Okay..
by winchester_royal
15 Jul 2020 15:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFI Follow Middlesborough
Replies: 53
Views: 3197

Re: BFI Follow Middlesborough

It was awful - but we’ve just come off the back of 3 clean sheets. There’s a vast improvement in this side to 12 months ago, whatever way you wish to look at it. There really isn't. A few plucky, defensive, ground out wins does not change the fact that there's absolutely no pattern, tempo, or excit...
by winchester_royal
15 Jul 2020 09:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFI Follow Middlesborough
Replies: 53
Views: 3197

Re: BFI Follow Middlesborough

It was awful - but we’ve just come off the back of 3 clean sheets. There’s a vast improvement in this side to 12 months ago, whatever way you wish to look at it. There really isn't. A few plucky, defensive, ground out wins does not change the fact that there's absolutely no pattern, tempo, or excit...
by winchester_royal
20 Jun 2020 14:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: ifollow
Replies: 250
Views: 19058

Re: ifollow

winchester_royal
Forbury Lion Personally, I wonder if ifollow will cope at their end with the sudden increase in users during lockdown


Yep. They'll need to have invested significantly in additional servers etc to be able to cope with the increased traffic otherwise it's going to be a bit of a shambles.


Bump
by winchester_royal
18 Jun 2020 09:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: ifollow
Replies: 250
Views: 19058

Re: ifollow

Forbury Lion Personally, I wonder if ifollow will cope at their end with the sudden increase in users during lockdown


Yep. They'll need to have invested significantly in additional servers etc to be able to cope with the increased traffic otherwise it's going to be a bit of a shambles.
by winchester_royal
18 Jan 2020 20:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Millwall Away
Replies: 75
Views: 13446

Re: BFTG Millwall Away

St Pauli
windermereROYAL
Jagermesiter1871 What's all this racist chanting about?


Homophobic, there is a difference.


From which end?


Millwall end
by winchester_royal
11 Dec 2019 13:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: New manager Brendan Rodgers *confirmed*
Replies: 1746
Views: 106519

Re: New manager Brendan Rodgers *confirmed*

I always understood that the root of his sacking was that he told Howe he needed x amount of Pounds in the transfer window because he didn't have the right type of players a mere 3 months after spending a small fortune on 8 players. Add to this, he failed to sign the one player he really wanted bec...
by winchester_royal
08 Aug 2019 13:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Puscas
Replies: 212
Views: 27693

Re: Rumour - Puscas

Far too much worrying going on here about FFP and how good these signings will be. Firstly FFP is something that the club is fully aware of and we have to trust Howe on this-it's not as if he is new, inexperienced or a bullshitter. Can I just add a massive +1 to this. The number of people who’ve su...
by winchester_royal
07 Aug 2019 21:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Puscas
Replies: 212
Views: 27693

Re: Rumour - Puscas

Far too much worrying going on here about FFP and how good these signings will be. Firstly FFP is something that the club is fully aware of and we have to trust Howe on this-it's not as if he is new, inexperienced or a bullshitter. Can I just add a massive +1 to this. The number of people who’ve su...
by winchester_royal
28 Jul 2019 18:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre season tour
Replies: 602
Views: 60127

Re: Pre season tour

Very positive performance I thought, and without some weak goalkeeping we could well have beat a near enough full strength Chelsea (who I think are going to really struggle this season based on that) Most of the key points have already been made but wanted to highlight that Olise is pure class and f...
by winchester_royal
23 Apr 2019 09:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 106
Views: 13347

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Really good game I thought, as entertaining a 0-0 as I can remember - although much of that probably owed to the atmosphere which was fantastic. Small gripe - disappointed with the reaction to Loader both in the ground and on here after. The guy is 18 years old ffs, clearly has plenty of developing...
by winchester_royal
23 Apr 2019 09:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 106
Views: 13347

Re: BFTG - Baggies

Really good game I thought, as entertaining a 0-0 as I can remember - although much of that probably owed to the atmosphere which was fantastic. Small gripe - disappointed with the reaction to Loader both in the ground and on here after. The guy is 18 years old ffs, clearly has plenty of developing ...
by winchester_royal
06 Mar 2019 12:37
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 398
Views: 54289

Re: Financial Fair Play

The eye popping thing to me is just how much we were paying Ron bloody Gourlay... Should also be noted how we spent almost £20m on 'new player registrations' (i.e. transfer fees) in the period. Most of that will have been on the likes of Aluko etc during the summer window after the play off final, d...
by winchester_royal
06 Feb 2019 13:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 398
Views: 54289

Re: Financial Fair Play

I can understand why we would be close....biggest squad in history, several players on renegotiated contracts and gates well down....in addition it looks like advertising revenue is well down. But to be close we'd have had to lose £39m combined in this season and the previous two. We made a profit ...
by winchester_royal
14 Jan 2019 15:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED José Gomes
Replies: 312
Views: 37943

Re: CONFIMRED José Gomes

There is also the (strong) argument that the best way to defend a lead is to ensure you still have impetus going forwards. The moment you bring on a load of defenders you start inviting pressure.
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