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by Stranded
30 May 2020 07:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?
Replies: 120
Views: 3204

Re: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?

Rumour currently is that the Championship will resume on Saturday 20th June. It’ll get interesting on 1st July when suddenly some players are no longer under contract though I suspect the authorities/players themselves may either allow contracts to be extended to the end of the season or just re-si...
by Stranded
29 May 2020 22:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: 25 years ago today
Replies: 23
Views: 565

Re: 25 years ago today

Oh yes, oh yes...it would’ve been like Reading v Coventry ‘88 every game Were those rumours floating around at the time really true? about us playing ‘home games’ up in W London (Loftus Road wasn’t it?) LOL....but we were still unaccustomed to that ‘big time’ big new league weren’t we?....gullible?...
by Stranded
28 May 2020 20:08
Forum: General Football
Topic: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?
Replies: 120
Views: 3204

Re: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?

Zammo It's back on June 17 8)


Feels a bit soon given the numbers in the UK but need to fix a date. Also guess they don't want to be left behind with most other major leagues playing, or about too.
by Stranded
28 May 2020 10:19
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2813
Views: 159861

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

Interesting idea as the Danish league returns tonight - https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/may/28/denmark-returns-fans-virtual-stand-zoom-agf-aarhus-randers A few more leagues starting again in the coming days Czech Republic and Poland get going this weekend as does Hungary, Croatia and Serbi...
by Stranded
23 May 2020 18:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Biggest Reading FC injustices
Replies: 58
Views: 3240

Re: Biggest Reading FC injustices

We played Leeds away twice in the League Cup in 95/6 and again in 97/8. Both games now merge into one for me, one was where we made a temporary signing of the Tranmere keeper (Nixon?) on the day of the game. It wasn't a case of just one bad refereeing decision but a case of dreadful bias against us...
by Stranded
18 May 2020 16:54
Forum: General Football
Topic: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?
Replies: 120
Views: 3204

Re: 2019/20 Season - How will it end?

Scottish Premier League season ended, with Celtic crowned champions and Hearts relegated. Hearts are now considering taking legal action against the SPFL Broadly, for England too, I really don't understand why the promotion only model hasn't taken off. Is it really that difficult to make room for (...
by Stranded
18 May 2020 10:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20
Replies: 109
Views: 1890

Re: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20

Interesting* stat from an admittedly very small sample but home teams lost a form of advantage this weekend in that refs seemed to be more balanced in the decisions they gave. On average before the lockdown, home teams on average got 15 more fouls awarded and the away team saw more cards. Could be a...
by Stranded
16 May 2020 18:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20
Replies: 109
Views: 1890

Re: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20

oxf*rd sake!!!!! That’s a shocking defeat. I think you need to consider your position on this messageboard. You know it makes sense. :shock: Meanwhile Gladbach go 2-0 up. 8) First one in 30 seconds Shocking first 10 from my lot. Looking a decent outside bet to get pulled into the relegation battle.
by Stranded
16 May 2020 18:42
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20
Replies: 109
Views: 1890

Re: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20

Old Man Andrews Football is crap like this. Would rather it didn't come back until everything went back to normal.


It's been fine I thought. Some decent games this afternoon, camera angles a little lower and think Sky had turned up the commentary in the mix. Barely noticed the lack of crowd.
by Stranded
15 May 2020 16:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Finance
Replies: 357
Views: 43526

Re: Finance

Apologies if mentioned in this thread but were wage deferrals agreed in the end or not?
by Stranded
15 May 2020 14:58
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20
Replies: 109
Views: 1890

Re: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20

All kicking off here about Bundesliga TV rights. Most games are on Sky but a couple of packages were bought by Discovery a couple of years back - they sub-licenced this to DAZN this year as they decided that it wasn't cost effective for them i.e. not enough people were happy to buy the Eurosport pla...
by Stranded
14 May 2020 14:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Refund?
Replies: 69
Views: 5922

Re: Season Ticket Refund?

Green
Zip
Green Rare agreed with Stranded there.


“Rare?” He’s one of the more erudite posters on here imo.

I guess erudition is in the eye of the beholder there, Zip.

(I jest, he's a good poster of course)


Stop it, you're making me feel dirty.
by Stranded
14 May 2020 10:23
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20
Replies: 109
Views: 1890

Re: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20

Agreed yesterday that if the season has to be stopped again and cannot restart, then the table as of the time the season is stopped will be used. Only went through 10 clubs to 8 but only a simple majority was required which has annoyed Werder Bremen particularly as they are 17th.
by Stranded
14 May 2020 08:39
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Refund?
Replies: 69
Views: 5922

Re: Season Ticket Refund?

Not saying that we are there yet but forecasts suggest that unemployment levels may double or even triple over the next quarter or two - so even a furloughed worker should be looking after their pennies at the moment as there is no guarantee that in the long run they will have a job to head back to....
by Stranded
14 May 2020 07:49
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Refund?
Replies: 69
Views: 5922

Re: Season Ticket Refund?

If someone has a choice between lets say a football club or being able to feed their kids or pay the rent - it would be a very strange person to pick keeping the football club. Rare agreed with Stranded there. Really don't think a person getting about £100 back is going to make much difference to t...
by Stranded
13 May 2020 12:42
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Ticket Refund?
Replies: 69
Views: 5922

Re: Season Ticket Refund?

Many will be in financial hardship themselves at the moment. Is it right that they continue to fill the pockets of millionaire players, while going short themselves? Depends if they still want a club to support after this is over If someone has a choice between lets say a football club or being abl...
by Stranded
13 May 2020 10:29
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20
Replies: 109
Views: 1890

Re: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20

Franchise FC Are the games still going ahead after the VID scare this week ?

I need to confirm my BT Sport subscription if so.


Yes - all still going ahead except Dresden-Hannover in the 2. Bundesliga.
by Stranded
12 May 2020 21:27
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20
Replies: 109
Views: 1890

Re: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20

2 plans go in front of the clubs tomorrow which will confirm what will happen if there is another forced break. 1. Table after last completed round of games will be final if no more play before end of June. Champions/promotion/relegation will be based on that table. 2. Agree to extend season end to ...
by Stranded
10 May 2020 02:56
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20
Replies: 109
Views: 1890

Re: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20

Perhaps best not too excited about the Bundesliga. 2 Dynamo Dresden players have tested positive and the local health authorities have made the whole squad quarantine. Game against Hannover in the 2.Bundesliga almost guaranteed to be called off, if it hadn't been already. That’s not great. This was...
by Stranded
09 May 2020 20:54
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20
Replies: 109
Views: 1890

Re: The Bundesliga Hobnob battle thread 19/20

Perhaps best not too excited about the Bundesliga. 2 Dynamo Dresden players have tested positive and the local health authorities have made the whole squad quarantine.

Game against Hannover in the 2.Bundesliga almost guaranteed to be called off, if it hadn't been already.
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