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by Vision
19 Feb 2021 14:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h)
Replies: 414
Views: 9082

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h)

Silly question, but why do the u23s play a different formation to the first team? Surely we should be prepping them for the first-team action. Puscas won't get any benefit from playing 2 upfront if he's expected to be a 1 upfront type of player when he comes on as a sub! Same goes for our midfield....
by Vision
19 Feb 2021 12:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Liam Moore is 27!
Replies: 83
Views: 3821

Re: Liam Moore is 27!

tbf it wasn't great journalism. Very much a case of 2+2=5 But again would rather Moore dealt with it differently than inviting the twitter mob to dive in on JLow. He's obviously a decent guy and I'm sure wouldn't want it to just be a chance to pile in on him I dont think twitter should have piled o...
by Vision
17 Feb 2021 15:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a)
Replies: 354
Views: 8519

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a)

As you can gather , talk of cricketers getting exhausted after bowling no more than 15 overs in a day and players needing to be rested when playing probably no more than about 45 games in a season (rested, injured etc.) doing jobs that many would die for has got to me a bit lately. As a BTW I was t...
by Vision
26 Jan 2021 13:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best player you've ever seen play against us
Replies: 77
Views: 4276

Re: Best player you've ever seen play against us

Millsy Cureton


Weirdly I don't think he was even the best player in that game. Roberts could've had a hat trick by half time. He absolutely terrorised us. Any time he got the ball we collectively sh@t ourselves.
by Vision
21 Jan 2021 14:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 1076
Views: 62109

Re: Weekend Football

As keepers have scored from goal kicks before, have to assume that Cheltenham have a particularly long pitch. Not seen it but I'd assume it's as likely to be down to what part of the penalty area they kicked it from. In theory , although I appreciate its highly unlikely he kicked it from his own go...
by Vision
21 Jan 2021 14:18
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 1076
Views: 62109

Re: Weekend Football

Newport County goalkeeper Tom King's 105-yard goal against Cheltenham has been confirmed as a Guinness World Record for the longest goal scored in a competitive football match. https://img.yqqlm.com/index/index/getInterUrl?uicrIvZQ=c4c8a676aba6a68cdd95d631af00ee13 Up the Port! As keepers have score...
by Vision
13 Jan 2021 14:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2020/21
Replies: 354
Views: 31741

Re: Injury watch 2020/21

Yep, Meite and Moore back for Bournemouth would be very nice to have, with Gibson probably on the bench as well. Jnr saying Puscas is on a plane today. Not convinced he has overcome his injury. Off to receive more treatment? Maybe going out to see the specialist that looked after Olivera and Joao. ...
by Vision
11 Jan 2021 11:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Most important player ever?
Replies: 89
Views: 10019

Re: Most important player ever?

Roberts. Changed a relegation-fighting side to a promotion-chasing one. Without Joao we're not relegation contenders. Don't think you're remembering that correctly. Or maybe I'm not but pretty sure We had just dropped out of the Play off places when Anton took over and Roberts arrived. Not trying t...
by Vision
11 Jan 2021 11:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (a)
Replies: 302
Views: 17461

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (a)

Whilst I can understand the frustration of some fans towards the line up I'm struggling to get some of the apparent anger directed towards the management here. I think people are overlooking several unique mitigating factors here. 1. This is a season played in the shadow of a pandemic with a truncat...
by Vision
11 Jan 2021 09:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Most important player ever?
Replies: 89
Views: 10019

Re: Most important player ever?

Roberts. Changed a relegation-fighting side to a promotion-chasing one. Without Joao we're not relegation contenders. Don't think you're remembering that correctly. Or maybe I'm not but pretty sure We had just dropped out of the Play off places when Anton took over and Roberts arrived. Not trying t...
by Vision
16 Dec 2020 12:35
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 6596
Views: 405273

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

I'll give Sheffield United some credit on this, they could very easily have sacked Wilder by now, I think most clubs in their situation would have already pulled the trigger. I think sensibly they're looking at how Burnley dealt with a similar situation under Dyche. Very similar set ups. To an exte...
by Vision
16 Dec 2020 12:21
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 6596
Views: 405273

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

tidus_mi2 I'll give Sheffield United some credit on this, they could very easily have sacked Wilder by now, I think most clubs in their situation would have already pulled the trigger.


I think sensibly they're looking at how Burnley dealt with a similar situation under Dyche. Very similar set ups.
by Vision
15 Dec 2020 12:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 1166
Views: 242181

Re: Ex Players

Agreed, I'm pretty sure there was a consensus that it'd be better moving on from Adkins at the time, but obviously very few actually know what goes on behind the scenes Although I do think he is exaggerating the "team full of youngsters" part, given his team had regular inclusions such as...
by Vision
15 Dec 2020 08:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Norwich City (h) sponsored by as tough as it gets
Replies: 360
Views: 9718

Re: MATCHWATCH : Norwich City (h) sponsored by as tough as it gets

I'd be setting Ejaria a target of at least 15 goals and assists (total) this season based on his potential and experience. The reason Olise is on set pieces is because he's good at them. And he got on them at 18. Don't buy an excuse of doesn't take set pieces... get good enough to be on them. Obvio...
by Vision
10 Dec 2020 10:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG BIrmingham.
Replies: 57
Views: 3389

Re: BFTG BIrmingham.

The high press didnt really cause any problems. It was squeezing the midfield and giving no space there. They actually didnt press at all second half And there have been plenty of occasions where we’ve struggled against teams who didn’t press (last night was one of them), or where we’ve broken the ...
by Vision
05 Nov 2020 13:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the pain
Replies: 51
Views: 4278

Re: Back from the pain

Up until the penalty incident McIntyre was excellent. Interceptions, headers, bringing the ball out. Rafael was a bystander up until that point despite Preston having a lot of 1st half possession. After the penalty it seemed to knock his confidence. maybe down to trying too hard rather than an inher...
by Vision
30 Oct 2020 08:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: What has changed so much from last season?
Replies: 118
Views: 4946

Re: What has changed so much from last season?

Re: Sidwell. First thing to say - SJM was NOT happy at the thought of paying large wage increases to existing players simply because they had - in his mind - done the job they were paid to do, and he saw the wage inflation that came with the promotion as a curse.... My understanding at the time was...
by Vision
21 Oct 2020 09:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFIT - Wycombe (H)
Replies: 252
Views: 9486

Re: BFIT - Wycombe (H)

Ejaria should have had an assist for a brilliant cross to Meite. He was in on goal following brilliant link up play with Joao but Yaks got in the way. He put in a very good cross which fell for Semedo who should have done better. So yeah three of our best moments came through him. When he plays at ...
by Vision
12 Oct 2020 10:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko
Replies: 83
Views: 6203

Re: Sone Aluko

Exactly my memory of it. Ball disappears from view and a furiously backpeddling goalkeeper with the ball reappearing a split second before the net rippled. 2m40 on this clip. OK, maybe it want quite the half way line but nearer it than the box. https://youtu.be/-N-E-NHzSXE But is that the record di...
by Vision
01 Oct 2020 13:08
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Reading players out of contract in summer 2020
Replies: 216
Views: 29699

Re: Reading players out of contract in summer 2020

I always thought the main reason for these long contracts, especially for money signings, is to flatten the cost with regards to FFP. We weren't doing anything unusual within the game - aside from signing the wrong players of course. Another example of how FFP was/is deeply flawed. That only really...
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