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Team Red Lines today
at 13:39 1 Jan 2020

Are there any definite formation or personnel that you would like to see today?

The one for me is 3 Central Midfielders that include Downes.

Not worried if 433, 4231 or 532 - ideally want to get a settled formation going forward.
Wycombe Forward Kashket charged by FA
at 11:19 24 Dec 2019

Just seen that Kashket has been charged by FA for breaking betting rules - does that mean a ban or is it normally a fine?
Only 1 change from FA cup line up
at 14:55 7 Dec 2019

Edwards for Rowe - only change from last Sunday.
532 today
at 14:05 23 Feb 2019

Bree, Pennington, Chambers, Knudsen, Kenlock
Chalobah,Nolan, Judge
Keane. Quaner
A few thoughts
at 15:19 10 Feb 2019

Liked the diamond - gives us a chance of playing two up front and more likely to create a goal/chance.

I would have liked Jackson to replace Sears as opposed to Harrison - nothing against how Harrison played, but Jackson is more of a goalscorer and we haven't seen enough of him in a partnership up front. (I don't think he can play as a 1 up front). Also a more like for like replacement for Sears.

Why was Quaner not on the bench -again would have been a good option.

The early goal killed us, poor header from Skuse, should have been out of the area or off for a corner.

Pukki was the difference today, somebody who took the chances available - unfortunately, we have nobody in that catergory.

Yesterdays Substitutions
at 10:00 23 Sep 2018

Easy I know in hindsight, but surely with Bolton down to 10 men so early, we should have gone with another striker at half time.

I was fully expecting Walters to come on at Half Time for Chalobah and go 442 - it was obvious that Bolton were going to sit back, with McGuinness up front on his own (good target man, but little pace).

However we wait until the 70th minute before trying a 2nd striker - baffling!!
Is Skuse available to play on Saturday?
at 18:28 13 Sep 2018

Was listening to Talk Sport this afternoon, and they confirmed that it is a mandatory 14 days rest for any player that leaves the field due to a head injury (concussion), unless 7 conditions are met.

They were talking about Luke Shaw, and the possibility that he may be able to play as Man Utd's treatment / facilities met the 7 conditions which allows a player to return earlier than the mandatory 14 days.

With our last game being on a Sunday - it is only 13 days to the fixture against Hull.
Year on Year comparison
at 18:59 24 Jul 2018

Inspired by another poster looking at our team v 1999 thought it would be more prudent to look at where we are now compared to last season.

First of all, look at who has left and whether they have been replaced or need to be replaced.

Iorfa - replaced by Emmanuel
Smith / CCV - replacement required
Webster - replacement required
Connolly - replaced by Chalaboah
Celina - replaced by Edwards
Mcgoldrick - replaced by Harrison
Carayol - replaced by Roberts
Hyam/Bru/Gleeson - no replacements required (aim for Adeyemi/Dozzell/Huws to replace)

I know we have increased Bart's contract, but looking at the replacements so far, we must have saved significantly on the wage bill. I don't believe any of the new players will be on more than the player they have replaced?

Desperately need two defenders in.

England Team v Belgium
at 14:07 14 Jul 2018

Only 5 changes - out goes Walker, Young, Henderson, Alli & Lingard


Pickford, Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Jones, Rose, Dier, Delph, Loftus-Cheek, Sterling, Kane
Bart to Brum for £3m
at 10:40 8 Jul 2018

Just read on News page - seems very low price, but with more and more speculation of us looking at new keepers, does seem that there is more than an ounce of truth.

Also Mings to Forest, not sure what they are paying, but he would have been a welcome addition back here.
Betting People
at 14:01 5 Jul 2018

Just done a 6 fold accumulator on leading goal scorers per country and was surprised at the odds.

I have picked the leading scorer per team at present and have been given just over 10/1

Mbappe France, Lukaku Belgium, Neymar Brazil, Granqvist Sweden, Modric Croatia & Dzyuba Russia.

Only put a £1 on - but looks a better bet than 10/1
Who do you think will be relegated from the Premier League
at 17:40 1 Jan 2018

Looks more interesting at the bottom, with very few points between the bottom 10.

My three would be

Swansea, West Brom & Huddersfield.

Stoke look in real trouble at the moment, but think they will have a change of manager, which may save them.

Any other predictions for the bottom three

Jack Colback
at 19:02 30 Dec 2017

Probably nothing in it - but overheard a couple talking about him in the fanzone, as a player we had enquired about.

Not sure whether fit or whether available, but we certainly need a central midfielder, so could be possible.

Cresswell playing for England
at 16:22 8 Oct 2017

Does this mean we get any additional payment, I am guessing this is his first competitive international, and has only featured in friendlies prior to this?
Few observations from Saturday
at 17:55 28 Aug 2017

Don't think these have been detailed yet

1) Knudsen's long range passing was exceptional - diagonals to Waghorn mainly, didnt realise he had that in his locker, could be a useful counter attacking weapon.

2) Fulham's short corners - nicely worked by them, keep passing to next man - caught us out two or three times. All we had to do to stop, was to to put Sears up front and drag two defenders back.

3) Fulham's midfield three dominated the game - We desperately needed an extra man in there and needed 3 in central midfield - I can see why we started as we did (keeping a winning team), but believe we should have changed to a 433 at half time.

West Indies Cricketers with same name as ITFC players
at 20:54 18 Aug 2017

Had a day at the cricket yesterday, and with the new signing Garner - got me thinking how many of our players have had the same name as a West Indian cricketer.
I managed to get a full team - any obvious ones that I missed?

1 Andy/Malcolm Marshall
2 Gary/Ben Croft
3 Matt/Viv Richards
4 Danny/Desmond Haynes
5 Tommy/Dwayne Smith
6 Teddy/Ian Bishop
7 Ronan/Derek Murray
8 Danny/Lawrence Rowe
9 Joel/Joe Garner
10 Darren/Curtly Ambrose
11 Gary/Andy Roberts

Very attack minded football 11, and a lot of bowlers!!!
at 14:06 12 Aug 2017

Iorfa, Spence, Chambers, Knudsen, Kenlock
Downes, Skuse, Nydam
Garner, Sears
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