Rival Watch

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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 13 Sep 2018 15:59

Flannel is a great insult tbf.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 13 Sep 2018 19:22

I quite like salad, not a fan of flannel.

In retrospect, I think "swivel-eyed loon" might have been more appropriate than "melt" for John Smith.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 18 Sep 2018 20:36

Preston and Ipswich both losing - would take that tonight

Watching the Ipswich game - they look pretty useless. Brentford decent but we knew that

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Re: Rival Watch

by Mid Sussex Royal » 18 Sep 2018 20:54

Hound wrote:Preston and Ipswich both losing - would take that tonight

Watching the Ipswich game - they look pretty useless. Brentford decent but we knew that


Watching it too - atmosphere at Portman Road dreadful. Not sure I agree with this televised mid week thing, must be affecting crowds particularly away followings.

I wonder how many we'll get tomorrow? I'd say 13k tops.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 18 Sep 2018 20:57

Yeah it’s a bit of a weird one isn’t it?

Quite like it for the rubbish away games like Blackburn where I’ve been able to watch whereas normally I wouldn’t - but would almost rather the home ones weren’t on tv

But I suppose as pretty much everything regarding Sky’s EFL it’s for the ‘big’ clubs really


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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 18 Sep 2018 21:36

Hmm Brentford a right mess this half, esp from set pieces - absolutely fallen to bits

Be lucky to escape with a draw

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 18 Sep 2018 21:53

Good set of results for us really, stay 3rd bottom

Ipswich look terrible and would be suprised if they don’t have a relegation battle on their hands

Brentford put in a bizarrely dreadful 2nd half. Their two subs came on and put on proper 1/10 performances - awful. They look very dodgy from set pieces which gives me some hope for our game next week. Do look good going forward though

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Re: Rival Watch

by John Smith » 19 Sep 2018 09:22

When on earth did Bolasie join Villa?! Surely he's easily still Prem quality?!

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by NewCorkSeth » 19 Sep 2018 09:35

John Smith wrote:When on earth did Bolasie join Villa?! Surely he's easily still Prem quality?!

Money probably..


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by Stranded » 19 Sep 2018 10:38

John Smith wrote:When on earth did Bolasie join Villa?! Surely he's easily still Prem quality?!


Was left out of the Palace PL Squad, so was available for loan. Imagine Palace wanted him to stay in England in case they want to call him back in Jan so had to drop down a level. Was between Villa & Boro I think.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Victor Meldrew » 19 Sep 2018 10:54

Stranded wrote:
John Smith wrote:When on earth did Bolasie join Villa?! Surely he's easily still Prem quality?!


Was left out of the Palace PL Squad, so was available for loan. Imagine Palace wanted him to stay in England in case they want to call him back in Jan so had to drop down a level. Was between Villa & Boro I think.


Isn't he an Everton player these days?

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 19 Sep 2018 10:57

Victor Meldrew wrote:
Stranded wrote:
John Smith wrote:When on earth did Bolasie join Villa?! Surely he's easily still Prem quality?!


Was left out of the Palace PL Squad, so was available for loan. Imagine Palace wanted him to stay in England in case they want to call him back in Jan so had to drop down a level. Was between Villa & Boro I think.


Isn't he an Everton player these days?


Quite right - right reason, wrong club :lol:

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Re: Rival Watch

by Victor Meldrew » 19 Sep 2018 11:01

Stranded wrote:
Victor Meldrew wrote:
Stranded wrote:
Was left out of the Palace PL Squad, so was available for loan. Imagine Palace wanted him to stay in England in case they want to call him back in Jan so had to drop down a level. Was between Villa & Boro I think.


Isn't he an Everton player these days?


Quite right - right reason, wrong club :lol:


Not being a smart arse here-I just remember Everton paying what I thought was way over the odds for him.


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Re: Rival Watch

by Coppells Lost Coat » 19 Sep 2018 11:07

NewCorkSeth wrote:
John Smith wrote:When on earth did Bolasie join Villa?! Surely he's easily still Prem quality?!

Money probably..


Villa stretching the FFP to the limit again no doubt.

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Re: Rival Watch

by NewCorkSeth » 19 Sep 2018 11:11

Coppells Lost Coat wrote:
NewCorkSeth wrote:
John Smith wrote:When on earth did Bolasie join Villa?! Surely he's easily still Prem quality?!

Money probably..


Villa stretching the FFP to the limit again no doubt.

They had that Terry wage to spend. Arguably Bolasie is more worth it than scumbag Terry.

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Re: Rival Watch

by NewCorkSeth » 19 Sep 2018 11:12

Victor Meldrew wrote:
Stranded wrote:
Victor Meldrew wrote:
Isn't he an Everton player these days?


Quite right - right reason, wrong club :lol:


Not being a smart arse here-I just remember Everton paying what I thought was way over the odds for him.

He was fresh off a good season with Palace and started decently if I'm not mistaken. Everton overspend quite a bit it seems.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Coppells Lost Coat » 19 Sep 2018 11:21

NewCorkSeth wrote:
Coppells Lost Coat wrote:
NewCorkSeth wrote:Money probably..


Villa stretching the FFP to the limit again no doubt.

They had that Terry wage to spend. Arguably Bolasie is more worth it than scumbag Terry.


That Terry wage almost screwed them over + u add in a Tammy Abraham and a Tuanzebe.
Hoping they will learn a lesson soon with the spending habits.

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Re: Rival Watch

by NewCorkSeth » 19 Sep 2018 11:35

Coppells Lost Coat wrote:
NewCorkSeth wrote:
Coppells Lost Coat wrote:
Villa stretching the FFP to the limit again no doubt.

They had that Terry wage to spend. Arguably Bolasie is more worth it than scumbag Terry.


That Terry wage almost screwed them over + u add in a Tammy Abraham and a Tuanzebe.
Hoping they will learn a lesson soon with the spending habits.

Speaking of the man I'm surprised we didn't know, given our Chelsea contacts, Abraham was available for a championship loan. I know Cardiff wanted him and we're not the most attractive club but I would have taken him on loan for a season over buying Baldock and McNulty.

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Re: Rival Watch

by muirinho » 19 Sep 2018 11:39

Coppells Lost Coat wrote:
NewCorkSeth wrote:
Coppells Lost Coat wrote:
Villa stretching the FFP to the limit again no doubt.

They had that Terry wage to spend. Arguably Bolasie is more worth it than scumbag Terry.


That Terry wage almost screwed them over + u add in a Tammy Abraham and a Tuanzebe.
Hoping they will learn a lesson soon with the spending habits.


They have lower parachute payments this year, and they run out altogether next year. Could be in trouble unless they get promoted
£15 mill this season compared to £33mill last season
See
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/ ... n-11161706

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Re: Rival Watch

by John Smith » 19 Sep 2018 11:48

Victor Meldrew wrote:
Stranded wrote:
Victor Meldrew wrote:
Isn't he an Everton player these days?


Quite right - right reason, wrong club :lol:


Not being a smart arse here-I just remember Everton paying what I thought was way over the odds for him.

Ye, but Villa?! In the Championship? Honestly.

Surely someone like a West Ham or Newcastle would have taken him?

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