Please log in or register
Forum
Thread
How good was that piece of skill by the touchline of Bishop?
at 17:33 8 Nov 2014

Beats a couple, looks like he's surrounded, still manages to play the pass round the corner (to McGoldrick I think).

Lad's class! How come you academy watchers weren't talking about him for ages?
Forum
Thread
You get the feeling this team wants to go up?
at 23:55 4 Nov 2014

Not like every Championship player says they do, but really wants to. Reminded of the recent Marcus Stewart interview on here; he said that team was a blend of professionals who all just happened to be at a stage in their careers that they felt they could challenge themselves in the Premier League. We've gotten used to talk of ambition, and it's had to become meaningful again, but this team looks serious.

People like Murphy, Berra, Skuse are getting on, knowing this is probably going to be their best shot. McGoldrick probably sees us as the club that resurrected his career (with help from Coventry) and put him back on the map, and saw him valued at £7-8million. Not bad for someone playing in League 1 a couple of years ago. Mings is just Mings, we're just lucky to have him. He's going places, whether we're coming or not, but I suspect we are. Add into that a few like Smith, Hyam and Bishop who have been here for yonks, it all adds up to something serious.
Forum
Thread
Pride of Anglia (n/t)
at 21:58 4 Nov 2014

Forum
Thread
Musta missed this!
at 11:26 3 Nov 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/football/football-league-blog/2014/oct/30/ipswich-mic

Forum
Thread
Sunday sporting drama.
at 18:33 26 Oct 2014

Robredo vs Murray.

Wow.
Forum
Thread
So I'm watching football again...
at 13:00 18 Oct 2014

and two goals in the first 15 mins.

I make it rain.
Forum
Thread
Rooney's technique is really poor sometimes. (n/t)
at 17:18 12 Oct 2014

Forum
Thread
Isn't it funny we all have little usernames?
at 22:18 10 Oct 2014

We should be forced to change them.
Forum
Thread
Can we just collectively forget Keane and Jewell ever managed here?
at 02:35 10 Oct 2014

Great, thanks.
Forum
Thread
Just seen Forest's two goals from closer/reverse angles...
at 01:45 9 Oct 2014

first one, controversial though it may be, seems to be Berra's fault. His man shoves him off, gets a yard, and Berra does not compete for the header.

Second one, Gerken comes and the ball goes over his head, which is definitely an error on his part and he should take the majority of the blame. Having said that, Antonio still gets a run on his marker, and it beats a lot of Town heads before it reaches him.

Gerken has improved a lot this season in other areas of his game, and his command of his area, especially for set pieces has always been a concern. The second goal shows he still has that to correct. But I don't really think you can find another example of that this season (where it lead to a goal). People have tried to argue the Sheffield Wednesday goal was his fault but I really don't see how.

Point being, are we being a bit too quick to jump on Gerken's back about his coming for crosses, given he has improved generally as a GK from last season, and there's really, I think, only one incident so far this season where it's lead to us conceding? Feels like it's being overplayed to me, like it's going to cost us our chance of success. What might do that though is our inability to last a full 90 minutes at a high level; we seem to be able to produce 60-70 minutes of high intensity, front foot attacking play, before tiring, or retreating, taking off ball-retaining players for so-called defensive options meaning more often than not, conceding huge amounts of possession, losing territory and dropping deep, and being bombarded with crosses and set plays. Which we seem to have forgotten how to defend, but realistically, the amount we force ourselves to face, it's always likely that we're going to concede from them. If we kept ball-retaining players on, we could play in the opponent's half more often late on in the game, and avoiding a lot of those problems. It happens whenever Skuse, Williams or McGoldrick come off.
Forum
Thread
Di Maria is soooo much better than almost everyone in the PL.
at 12:23 5 Oct 2014

And Madrid could afford to let him go. Says a lot I think.
Forum
Thread
Leeds still sing "Stand up if you hate Man U"?
at 12:48 4 Oct 2014

That really is embarrassing.
Forum
Thread
Legendary comms.
at 00:52 3 Oct 2014

Forum
Thread
Early season doubts answered?
at 11:32 29 Sep 2014

- Skuse/Hyam partnership weak: improvement of both, emergence of Bishop. Bru better than thought. Collison and Ambrose waiting if necessary (which also answers lack of midfield options, I suppose).
- Missing Cresswell: Mings.
- Lack of balance: Change of formation/personnel.
- McGoldrick fitness/performance issues: seems to be getting back to his best.
- Lack of investment: clearly we were waiting for Williams or someone like him to be available, and we only just made it under the FFP target anyway.

Forum
Thread
What on earth are Reading doing this half?
at 14:31 28 Sep 2014

Looks like they took a collective decision to become sh1t at HT.
Forum
Thread
Guardian's minute-by-minute coverage can be very funny sometimes.
at 13:34 28 Sep 2014

Also updates a lot quicker than the BBC's one (although to be fair they usually just do the one match at a time).

http://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2014/sep/28/reading-v-wolverhampton-wan

"Nigel Adkins seems like a nice man, doesn’t he? The sort of chap who would definitely lend you his drill if he lived next door to you. And he wouldn’t even mind if you broke the bit. “Just replace it when you can,” he’d say, before inviting you round for drinks and nibbles with Angie next Friday. "

"Nigel Pearson wouldn’t lend you his drill. He keeps his drill selection in a locked cabinet in his garage, neatly arranged, cataloged and accounted for. You wouldn’t ask, either. He’d just glare at you and go back to buffing his Volvo."
Forum
Thread
The commentator for the Nodge game is awful. Exaggerating hugely.
at 00:11 28 Sep 2014

Lewis Grabban was "looking to do something spectacular" apparently. What I saw was him receive the ball and look around a bit. Then give it away.
Forum
Thread
Calling it now: we're going up. Def fvcking info. (n/t)
at 21:00 27 Sep 2014

Please log in to use all the site's facilities

BackToRussia


Site Scores

Forum Votes: 866
Comment Votes: 4
Prediction League: 0
TOTAL: 870
About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies Advertising
© TWTD 1995-2014