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by tmesis
01 Sep 2019 10:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Charlton
Replies: 179
Views: 9554

Re: BFTG - Charlton

I would much prefer to see the clock stopped when a goal is scored, sub made, treatment for a player or when a free kick is awarded. It works well in rugby. The number of minutes injury time seems so variable these days. I'd like to see the clock in the hands of an independent official who isn't ha...
by tmesis
31 Aug 2019 19:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Charlton
Replies: 179
Views: 9554

Re: BFTG - Charlton

Don’t want to take anything away from a really good Charlton team but I fail to understand how Reading’s players looked so tired and leggy after a week of rest for all those that started.. It was like we were playing at 3 am rather than 3 pm. So many unforced errors, passes going astray, passes tha...
by tmesis
27 Aug 2019 20:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 556
Views: 15186

Re: VAR

Law states “trips or attempts to trip” - says nothing at all about intentional, so they’re both pens and VAR has failed to dliver Isn't "tripping somebody", by definition, a conscious act? Tripping over somebody isn't the same as being tripped by them. Of course, these days it's common fo...
by tmesis
26 Aug 2019 18:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 556
Views: 15186

Re: VAR

Law states “trips or attempts to trip” - says nothing at all about intentional, so they’re both pens and VAR has failed to dliver Isn't "tripping somebody", by definition, a conscious act? Tripping over somebody isn't the same as being tripped by them. Of course, these days it's common fo...
by tmesis
16 Aug 2019 20:51
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4889
Views: 220957

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

As for other matters, would expect 3 to go down from L1 and usual promotion from L2 - open question would be if the decide to remove a relegation spot from L2 or decide to award a 3rd spot from the National League. Would probably prefer the latter as better to reward a good side than protect a poor...
by tmesis
12 Aug 2019 20:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Favourite signing of the summer
Replies: 102
Views: 4991

Re: Favourite signing of the summer

Matejovsky simply couldn't cope with the pace of the game. Technically decent, but wasn't up to the PL and couldn't hack the Championship. I think he was just the wrong player for the team. He could have been a success in a team that played a different style, but he was a round peg in a square hole...
by tmesis
11 Aug 2019 11:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 242
Views: 32122

Re: CONFIMRED - Ovie Ejaria

I still can't see why a player being sponsored by a betting company has the EFL outraged, yet they are completely happy for clubs to have betting companies as sponsors, not to mention the league itself.
by tmesis
09 Aug 2019 18:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Favourite signing of the summer
Replies: 102
Views: 4991

Re: Favourite signing of the summer

I don't think I'd call Maskell a success either. Steve Moran & Billy Whitehurst were a big money pairing that both flopped badly. You could also count players who were expensive in terms in wages, even if they didn't come for a big fee. Overall though, if we ever "splash the cash" ther...
by tmesis
08 Aug 2019 19:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Favourite signing of the summer
Replies: 102
Views: 4991

Re: Favourite signing of the summer

Have we ever made an expensive signing who wasn't a flop?

I'm sure we must have done, but I'm struggling to think of any.
by tmesis
03 Aug 2019 18:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Sheffield
Replies: 127
Views: 9875

Re: BFTG - Sheffield

It really is something for a team without a manager to totally destroy Gomes tactically. We're a team with a fair sprinkling of young players, and one or two others known for being lightweight. It doesn't take a tactical genius to realise that being a bit physical and trying to pressure them into m...
by tmesis
03 Aug 2019 11:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where will we finish?
Replies: 208
Views: 10321

Re: Where will we finish?

Anything above 22nd will be a bonus. There's an awful lot of hoping youth players can make the step up.

If we could get a striker in, I'd be a lot more confident.
by tmesis
27 Jul 2019 12:36
Forum: General Football
Topic: Gay Championship player about to go public....
Replies: 145
Views: 1868

Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

Well thank you Ian (that’s the nicest thing that you have ever said to me in recent months :wink: ) Right now...here we go......in defence of ‘Vic’ I have spent a few hours beholding in his company recently (and despite our political and footballing juxtapositions....he is nothing like the person t...
by tmesis
26 Jul 2019 18:28
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 278
Views: 21394

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

I do have a hint of nerves, mainly because the ticket site doesn't seem sure where I've renewed or not.

My Loyalty Points details show I have.

If I choose "season tickets" from the menu under my name, it shows my seat with a status of "not renewed"
by tmesis
06 Jul 2019 17:03
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 556
Views: 15186

Re: VAR

One of the reasons it seems so negative as its most common use seems to be to disallow goals, or maybe to see saved penalties retaken. It's cancelling out moments of excitement. It's not really giving much. Goal-line technology is completely different. It's instant, and seems to resulting in goals b...
by tmesis
06 Jul 2019 16:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Shorey joins Accademy as Scout
Replies: 79
Views: 3654

Re: Nick Shorey joins Accademy as Scout

the only thing that really matters is how good he is at his new role. Yep. I'd have thought his contact with the first team would be minimal to none, so there'd be little chance of any personal attitude, good or bad, having any significance. I just have to hope he does a good job picking out promis...
by tmesis
06 Jul 2019 16:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre season tour
Replies: 602
Views: 38272

Re: Pre season tour

It looks like we will win a friendly this time around. Did we win any in 17/18 either? I know we didn’t last year but I’m pretty sure there was a lot of pessimism before that season started because of a poor pre season Seriously mate I absolutely cannot recall any of those friendlies. There was a r...
by tmesis
20 Jun 2019 19:58
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 556
Views: 15186

Re: VAR

I think it should be like cricket, where each team is allowed an appeal or two per game. If something has happened and the ref can't tell, then they can call for it, but at the moment it's being used too much. Half of the problem is the amount of time it takes to make a decision as well. It's farcic...
by tmesis
18 Jun 2019 19:59
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 79
Views: 5677

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

Zip until season 2017/18 is out of the three year FFP calculations money will be tight.

So, if we somehow survive this season, the situation should ease.

At the moment though, there are signs that we could be 2019/2020s Ipswich.
by tmesis
02 Jun 2019 16:50
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 11174

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

I’m no Spurs fan but I agree with him. (That said, I didn’t hear what he specifically said and yes, he is a bit of an irritating knob.) I appreciate the whole arm in unnatural position thing and that the laws of the game say.... etc. etc., but the penalty of a penalty being awarded after an acciden...
by tmesis
20 May 2019 17:34
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 278
Views: 21394

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

I've no idea why accounts couldn't have been passed over automatically. It's a basic IT task. Really shoddy from the club. Not sure about "simple", system migrations can be a minefield - just ask TSB. If you are moving huge amounts of data, yes. If you are just setting up contact details ...
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