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by From Despair To Where?
19 Feb 2019 18:12
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3824
Views: 184910

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Like I said he is very old school and doesn't know how to deal with the modern player, the United players especially who are full of personality and flair. I think he will go on to be successful again. His approach does still work but only in the right setting. Italy for example, somewhere like Nap...
by From Despair To Where?
19 Feb 2019 11:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Have Reading ever had a player like a "Pogba B"
Replies: 35
Views: 1321

Re: Have Reading ever had a player like a "Pogba B"

David Lee. On loan from Chelsea, early nineties, head and shoulders above the rest, scored goals from midfield etc etc Whatever happened to him? He spent 10 years on loan to the lower leagues interspersed with a spells warming the bench for Chelsea. Matejovsky. I think the meme at the time was &quo...
by From Despair To Where?
19 Feb 2019 09:38
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3824
Views: 184910

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Mourinho is an awful manager, an awful manager of people at the very least, which is why he has never completed more than 3 seasons at any club and, Porto aside, the same pattern has been repeated each time; early success, internal conflict, implosion. Jurgen Klopp has now heen at Liverpool longer t...
by From Despair To Where?
16 Feb 2019 15:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Loan Player options to buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Loan Player options to buy?

I seem to remember Ezatolahi making a couple of the type of runs that Sidwell used to excel at, coming late into the box and getting on the end if crosses which is what leads me to think he's got more to his game than just being a defensive midfield minder. I'm not saying he doesn't have more to hi...
by From Despair To Where?
16 Feb 2019 12:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Loan Player options to buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Loan Player options to buy?

I seem to remember Ezatolahi making a couple of the type of runs that Sidwell used to excel at, coming late into the box and getting on the end if crosses which is what leads me to think he's got more to his game than just being a defensive midfield minder.
by From Despair To Where?
16 Feb 2019 10:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Loan Player options to buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Loan Player options to buy?

Miazga is out of contract at the end of next season and could walk on a free as he will be 24. He won't be at Chelsea in 2020.

Maybe there'd be scope for a 6 month loan with an option to buy.
by From Despair To Where?
16 Feb 2019 00:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 182
Views: 30248

Re: On this day

Wasn't there two red cards in that game? Three, apparently. Including Sammy Igoe near the end. Also notable that this the last time we played Swindon. Which means it's nearly 30 years since we played Aldershot, 17 since Swindon and 15 since we played Oxford. You'd need to be in your 30s to remember...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Feb 2019 19:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Loan Player options to buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Loan Player options to buy?

My only concern with Ezatolahi aside from his injuries is that I'm not alone in genuinely believing he could be the answer to some of our midfield woes and it's all on the back of 4 promising cameos in a terminally shit midfield. I'm worried that he's nowhere near as good as we've convinced ourselv...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Feb 2019 19:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Loan Player options to buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: Loan Player options to buy?

My only concern with Ezatolahi aside from his injuries is that I'm not alone in genuinely believing he could be the answer to some of our midfield woes and it's all on the back of 4 promising cameos in a terminally shit midfield. I'm worried that he's nowhere near as good as we've convinced ourselve...
by From Despair To Where?
14 Feb 2019 14:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Blackburn
Replies: 245
Views: 8863

Re: BFTG - Blackburn

Isn't Sal Bibbo Arsenal's goalkeeping coach? I read on here that he was the Messiah.
by From Despair To Where?
14 Feb 2019 10:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Blackburn
Replies: 245
Views: 8863

Re: BFTG - Blackburn

Miazga is 24 this year and out of contract at the end of next season. The more I think about it, the more I can see Chelsea accepting a bid in the summer because at that age, if he's not close to the first team, hecnever will be and I don't think he'll wind down his contract on loan.
by From Despair To Where?
14 Feb 2019 08:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Blackburn
Replies: 245
Views: 8863

Re: BFTG - Blackburn

If we stay up, we have got to sign Oliviera and get Miazga on a season loan. Wouldn't mind getting Martinez as well.
by From Despair To Where?
12 Feb 2019 15:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Vito Mannone
Replies: 28
Views: 3483

Re: Rumour - Vito Mannone

Snowflake Royal wrote:
3points wrote:
Hendo wrote:
^ this.

To call him a disaster is a bit OTT.

very average is a better description imho

Yes. The Chris Gunter of goalkeeping.

Thankfuck we haven't had to enjoy hundreds of appearances over years for Mannone as well.


Ian, you really are the Chris Gunter of HobNob.
by From Despair To Where?
12 Feb 2019 09:30
Forum: General Football
Topic: SpuROFLs
Replies: 148
Views: 5361

Re: SpuROFLs

You've gouda be dissapointed with that.
by From Despair To Where?
11 Feb 2019 12:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Vito Mannone
Replies: 28
Views: 3483

Re: Rumour - Vito Mannone

He wasn't a disaster, just not the answer.
by From Despair To Where?
11 Feb 2019 11:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 87
Views: 7393

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

So Gomes has recruited better. certainly the recruitment since the appointment of Gomes has been better imo. I'd be little surprised if it was him who identified (all) the players But isn't that how a scouting network works? Manager identifies a need, scouts identify the individuals that fulfil the...
by From Despair To Where?
11 Feb 2019 08:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 87
Views: 7393

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

So Gomes has recruited better.
by From Despair To Where?
11 Feb 2019 08:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 87
Views: 7393

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

Under Stam and Clement, we were soft as shit defensively and we had problems all over the pitch. Rome wasn't built in a day but we're laying the foundations. It's a start.
by From Despair To Where?
11 Feb 2019 07:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 87
Views: 7393

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

A clean sheet guarantees you something out of the match. And a point a game is likely to lead to relegation. You can't lose if you don't concede, but you still can even if you score. See, you can spin it both ways, Ian and it does make me wonder how you would have spun it if we were getting these r...
by From Despair To Where?
11 Feb 2019 00:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 87
Views: 7393

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

A clean sheet guarantees you something out of the match.
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