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by tmesis
10 Nov 2019 16:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Luton
Replies: 96
Views: 7690

Re: BFTG - Luton

While a 3-0 win is always nice, I was a bit disappointed that we didn't do better. Luton were terrible, yet even though we cut through their midfield at will, we didn't really create that many clear chances. The goals, when they came, were from a set piece, a piece of individualism, and a defensive ...
by tmesis
05 Nov 2019 20:30
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 729
Views: 18833

Re: VAR

As predicted, VAR isn't really solving any of the issues video technology was supposed to address. At the same time it's created it's own issues, slowed down the game at times, impacted on the way referees appear to be making decisions, and it's starting to have a negative effect on the joy of watc...
by tmesis
01 Nov 2019 21:16
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 729
Views: 18833

Re: VAR

As predicted, VAR isn't really solving any of the issues video technology was supposed to address. At the same time it's created it's own issues, slowed down the game at times, impacted on the way referees appear to be making decisions, and it's starting to have a negative effect on the joy of watc...
by tmesis
19 Oct 2019 21:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Preston (H)
Replies: 142
Views: 9002

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

The players put a bit more effort in. Preston didn't even look like they were trying to win.

Beyond that, it's hard to get too enthused by anything, other than the late winner.
by tmesis
18 Oct 2019 23:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (h) sponsored by a new hope
Replies: 140
Views: 7862

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (h) sponsored by a new hope

It's strange, but anything better than a shambolic defeat will be seen as encouraging.
by tmesis
16 Oct 2019 20:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Howe out?
Replies: 31
Views: 2256

Re: Howe out?

The hero worship of Howe on his return was stupid. People remember Coppell and McDermott and conveniently forget Bullivant, Burns and Rodgers. I'm not sure how much of a say he had in Bullivant getting the job. He seemed to have much more focus on getting the Madejksi Stadium built at the time. Tom...
by tmesis
14 Oct 2019 17:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 16742

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

Following on the "snake" comments I wonder if he said to McCleary, Gunter and Baldock on the sly something like "Stick around lads, keep drawing your good salaries, there is every chance that I'll be in charge if and when Jose gets the sack and I'll see that you then get a look in ag...
by tmesis
13 Oct 2019 14:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager
Replies: 50
Views: 4201

Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

GetReading showed a tweet with this comment Whoever the manager is that comes in, they’ll be inheriting a midfield with fantastic ball carrying and the ability to break the lines via dribbles. Swift & Ejaria rank in the top 5 for progressive carries p90 this season. Rinomhota excelled in this me...
by tmesis
12 Oct 2019 21:43
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7263
Views: 434363

Re: The Non - League thread

Four Of Clubs NL Fixtures w/e Sat 12th October
45 Haywards Heath Town (04 IL1-SE) v Bracknell Town (04 IL1-SC)

It seems Bracknell lost this one 1-2, with the winning goal coming in the 88th minute from the Haywards Heath goalkeeper.
by tmesis
12 Oct 2019 21:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 35075

Re: Next Manager

The deafening silence is pretty hard to take at the moment, especially during the international break with no football. The longer we go with nothing happening is becoming a bit of a worry tbf. I guess the delay of appointing a manager is looking like ruling out those currently out of a job, unless...
by tmesis
08 Oct 2019 20:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 789
Views: 35274

Re: GOMES OUT!

I wonder how much of a say he had in the transfer deals. If a club signs players with poor attitudes, something we seem to have a real track record for in the last few years, it would be hard for anyone to succeed. Rather than sacking the manager every 9 months or so, I'd rather we had a proper look...
by tmesis
05 Oct 2019 21:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Bristol
Replies: 136
Views: 7409

Re: BFTG Bristol

Subjective opinions However, what we have is the potential to kick-on (unlike in previous seasons). We have a team that is under performing...yes Needing a kick up the arse ....yes But capable of winning this league?......well yes...it won’t happen obvs. A change of management....with this talented...
by tmesis
02 Oct 2019 18:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: This is Poor
Replies: 65
Views: 7556

Re: This is Poor

Ok, I have seen every game this season so far and now is enough. This team is poor. IMHO I think its the manager and his tactics that are not up to standard as the players have shown themselves to be quite skilful . ...when they feel like it, which isn't often enough. If you have lazy, gutless, and...
by tmesis
02 Oct 2019 18:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT ???????????????????????????????????????????
Replies: 151
Views: 7823

Re: BFT ???????????????????????????????????????????

One problem with the "we need to stick with first XI/formation ideas - we have too many players who have one or two good games, then fade away. The successful formations stop being successful because players need dropping so often. How many players do we really have now who'd look definite firs...
by tmesis
01 Oct 2019 23:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT ???????????????????????????????????????????
Replies: 151
Views: 7823

Re: BFT ???????????????????????????????????????????

Before we throw our toys out the pram tonight was one of those weird games. Swift's first red card ever totally screwed up the game. When are we going learn from rugby and introduce a sin bin rather than rendering a game totally pointless? Having a player sent off makes it harder, but it definitely...
by tmesis
01 Sep 2019 10:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Charlton
Replies: 179
Views: 10924

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: 10924

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: 729
Views: 18833

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: 729
Views: 18833

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: 4899
Views: 223475

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...
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