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|With the return of Hyam|
at 16:48 23 Feb 2017
Must surely spell the end of Douglas.
His contract expires at the end of the season and I can't see him getting any game time between now and then.. Especially with the promise of some of the youngsters (Nydam, Patterson etc.) getting a couple of games at the end of season.
Might not even make the bench again after Sunday, which must please a few people
|When was the last time...|
at 15:50 4 Feb 2017
We led at Half Time?
We don't seem to be able to score in the 1st half usually..
|What time did you leave..?|
at 10:05 1 Feb 2017
I wasn't able to make it last night, or listen to it for that matter.
But not being overly comfortable with the boo and berate approach I would have made my point by leaving very early, which I assume quite a few people did.
How quickly did the sparse crowd thin out? I would imagine it was one man and his dog at the end..
|Teams around/below us..|
at 09:11 1 Feb 2017
Who has gone and strengthened then?..
Villa - Spent a fortune (not a fair assessment when comparing us)
Bristol City - Strengthened across the board, most notable to us, their Strikers and midfield
Forest - Big Championship signings after losing Lansbury. Definitely stronger at 11pm than there were a week prior
QPR - Lots of attacking options added (Freeman, Lua Lua, Morrison, Smith etc.)
Wigan - Lots of new signings across the board, Bogle being of particular interest to us but some other interesting names that look like good signings at this stage.
Wolves - Spent big and bought in some quality. Looks like a very decent window for them
There are a few below us that have added and frustratingly in areas we have been so desperately lacking.. Potential for us to really slide down the table if new signings have an impact
at 16:23 31 Jan 2017
Signed on loan at Birmingham..
Another striker we were supposedly interested in signing has gone elsewhere.
The pool of options is beginning to thin out slightly.
|Matty Taylor Signs..|
at 16:12 31 Jan 2017
...For Bristol City
Sky Sports reporting:
"Matty Taylor has left Bristol Rovers to join...Bristol City.
The striker has joined for an undisclosed fee and becomes the first player to move directly from Rovers to City since 1987."
at 16:00 31 Jan 2017
Bids in for him according to Sky Sports..
"Wigan have made a £750,000 offer for Grimsby striker Omar Bogle, according to Sky sources.
We understand the fee could rise to £1m with add-ons for the current leading scorer in Sky Bet League Two.
Grimsby have already rejected three bids in the region of £850,000 for the striker."
Not sure if we are in the picture or not.. Though the prices being mentioned should mean that we are.
|Danny Ward latest..|
at 13:54 27 Jan 2017
According to Sky Sports anyway...
"We understand Rotherham have turned down a fourth bid for striker Danny Ward. The bid is over £2m and is from a Championship club.
Rotherham currently have three bids on the table for players as they look to strengthen their squad.
It is understood they have had three bids turned down for Grimsby striker Omar Bogle."
at 11:12 27 Jan 2017
Anyone done it?
Recommendations or things to avoid?
Thinking of spending 3 weeks later in the year for our honeymoon as there are so many places in Europe that I haven't seen and and would rather a busy 'trip' than a beach holiday
Currently thinking of flying to Berlin then doing main stops of Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana.. Possibly finishing in Venice (for other half) and getting a cheap flight back.
at 10:00 18 Jan 2017
Surely he was drinking in the 'Last Chance Saloon' last night, at any other club he wouldn't be getting a look in again, but we are so woefully short of options.
Looked uninterested for the majority of the time on the pitch and was slow to react to absolutely everything.
I know it's a thankless task playing the lone striker role for us, but I'm not sure he gave their defence anything to think about and probably won't have many easier 90 minutes than that all season
at 09:53 18 Jan 2017
Having not been much this season I though I would make the trip to see if we really have been that bad and whether the atmosphere is as bad as has been reported.. hopefully providing an unbiased rating..
Gerken - 6 | Other than his kicking, didn't do much wrong. Got dog's abuse from some fans, which is unacceptable
Emmanuel - 5 | Started ok, atleast wanted the ball, but look shot of any confidence or ideas when he got it
Chambers - 4 | Another who got abuse from fans, but never looked comfortable & took too many easy options of row z or down the channel
Berra - 3 | Harsh score perhaps, but possibly the worst performance I've seen of him or any CB for number of years, was completely bullied by their fat lump and looked like bambi on ice when in possession, the least 'technical' player we have.
Digby - 4 | Started ok, looked like he wanted to pass it out rather than hoof, but without many options got progressively worse as the game went on
Knudsen - 4 | Willing runner, just not got enough quality and looked completely short of confidence or belief when in possession.
Skuse - 3 | Might as well not have been on the pitch, game passed him by completely
Douglas - 4 | Willing runner, but never able to put a glove on their midfield and again, the game passed him by (although there were 2 occasions when he was the only player running beyond the striker, although at far too slow a pace)
Ward - 5 | Same as JE, started ok but looked so short of confidence & belief, probably should have stayed on longer
Lawrence - 5 | Looked ok 1st half, but Not sure he had more than 5 touches in 2nd half.
Best - 3 | May as well have left his pyjamas on as he looked like he'd just rolled out of bed, barring 2 or 3 decent touches he was so slow to react & offered practically nothing
Subs - 4 | Not sure they had many touches
There were plenty of things to be embarrassed about, the overall performance as well as a couple of things that stuck out: Skuse (unchallenged) lazily trying to lob the ball down the line but it coming off his two and going square into the crowd as well as Skuse laying a simple pass behind Knudsen who instantly swiveled and kicked into touch under no pressure. The match probably summed up with Digby throwing the ball straight to their unmarked player then going over and fouling him. No tempo, no desire and players desperately trying to hide.
But the most embarrassing (I thought anyway) was the abuse aimed at Gerken and Chambo in the 2nd half. I was frustrated, annoyed, embarrassed etc. etc. but other than calling for Mick "sort it out" I can't understand the need for such vitriol toward our own players. There has only been one player who deserves that and that was Chopra. There are far more things in life that infuriate me than Gerken kicking the ball out from a goal kick & the abuse he got for it was ridiculous
|Bid rejected for Bogle..|
at 16:21 9 Jan 2017
.. From Rotherham.
Maybe they are trying to get that deal finalised before Ward can leave..
Maybe we could cut out the middle man and just sign Bogle instead of Ward.
at 10:28 9 Jan 2017
All played at the weekend..
The only one missing was Woodrow, who hasn't been involved much at all this season..
Just shows that nothing has been, or is remotely close to being completed otherwise they wouldn't have been playing.
[Post edited 9 Jan 10:30]
|Huddersfield sign Rotherham striker|
at 16:38 6 Jan 2017
Izzy Brown (The lad who was on loan from Chelsea) has been recalled and instantly sent back out again to Huddersfield.
Not sure where that leaves the Ward situation, with Huddersfield previously being one of the favorites to sign him, as well as Rotherham being short of a striker now he has gone.
[Post edited 6 Jan 16:38]
at 14:21 4 Jan 2017
Starts off quite inoffensive and quite pleasant but by the end of the packet it's a real struggle to finish.
at 11:37 3 Jan 2017
Who and what day & time?
My Guess.. Woodrow on Loan, tomorrow morning at 10:17am
[Post edited 3 Jan 11:37]
|Another Film thread.. Desert Island (DVD) Disc|
at 09:46 17 Nov 2016
After the number of film threads I though I'd ask this question, which was asked of me a few weeks ago.
If you are stranded on a desert Island with a TV and DVD player, what 5 movies would you take with you (assume reliable power supply to run said appliances)
Without too much thought I blurted out these 5
Back to the Future I
Back to the Future II
Back to the Future III
I'm sure with a little more thought my list would look a little different, but what would your 5 be? *Only rule, Movies only. No Series Boxsets.
at 14:42 10 Nov 2016
There have been a number of clubs changing their badges in recent years and Brentford have officially announced their new design today... (There certainly committing to the Bees nickname)
I think it looks quite good, but the new Man City one is a bit carp and the Sheff Wendy one made me double take last weekend, very unusual.
When do you reckon we'll get round to changing ours.. Whihc I'll predict now to be a rampaging white horse on a blue circular background
|Rooney to start on the bench..|
at 14:39 10 Oct 2016
Is the main news article on the BBC Sport website.. Why do people care so much (I get the irony in this post)
No player, captain or not should be immune to being dropped or rested and the media have made a royal pigs ear of all this by constantly holding him to different standards.
fwiw, I would drop him, but certainly don't get the big hubbub of the past 6 months of where and whether he should play..
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