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by Stranded
13 May 2019 09:51
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5785
Views: 300318

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

Chris Hughton leaving Brighton. Harsh. he is a good manager and done a good job with them (despite signing 7 or 8 useless players in the summer). They wont ever get anything higher then 15th so it's a weird one. Not really - he nearly suffered the fate he seems to in the PL - getting relegated in h...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 09:45
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2600
Views: 140267

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

Leipzig hold Bayern and Dortmund win so the Bundesliga goes to the final day. Bayern massive favourites against a Frankfurt team who have hit the wall after their Europa League exploits. Frankfurt in danger of missing out on Europe altogether last year after looking set for a Champions League place ...
by Stranded
13 May 2019 09:34
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour Meite back to France?
Replies: 58
Views: 8916

Re: Rumour Meite back to France?

We're not going to shift players by paying up contracts ... rather it will be by letting them go on a free. No point wasting money on paying up contracts. Gomes has literally said we will. We supposedly did a partial pay up with Edwards. We can only let go of contracted players easily if the receiv...
by Stranded
10 May 2019 11:05
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8285

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

It was always going to be a problem getting there whichever team made it, so why did UEFA decide to hold it there? Obvious answer is that Baku paid handsomely for the privilege, so UEFA should use that cash to help people get there. Doubtless they will but only for the 50k+ tickets not given to fan...
by Stranded
10 May 2019 08:58
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8285

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

Am I the only one who was rooting for Frankfurt last night? Would have been sweet if Chelsea had been the one English club who didn't get there... Nope, but then I live in Frankfurt and couldn't give a flying one about Chelsea. Thought Eintracht played really well last night and became the better t...
by Stranded
10 May 2019 08:53
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour Meite back to France?
Replies: 58
Views: 8916

Re: Rumour Meite back to France?

The question for me is do we really see Lille dropping the 6 or 7 million we all want? That would make him a fairly expensive signing for them. Doesn't care if Lille have the 6 or 7m we all want - it's whether they have the Xm that the club will accept. My view is that given the state of our FFP fi...
by Stranded
09 May 2019 16:20
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8285

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

If, as expected, Chelsea & Arsenal make the final tonight, it will mean that with the exception of Man Utd all English clubs who made the main draw of CL/EL - they will only get knocked out by another English club.

Which is quite bizarre really.
by Stranded
09 May 2019 08:58
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8285

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

literally leapt up off the sofa celebrating that winner last night, and I couldn't give a f*ck about Spurs, if anything their fans are even more unbearable than most so happy to lol if they lose. What an impressive semi Yep my shout of "That's Un-fcuking-believable" even brought Mrs S. ba...
by Stranded
09 May 2019 08:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 739
Views: 41662

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I think the key comment from all of Gomes interviews (see here: https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport/17626075.reading-fc-reducing-the-budget-in-the-next-two-or-three-weeks-is-crucial-to-the-success-of-next-season/) is that he already knows who he wants to bring in - now whether there is a slidin...
by Stranded
09 May 2019 08:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour Meite back to France?
Replies: 58
Views: 8916

Re: Rumour Meite back to France?

If the interest from Lille is genuine there is no way we'll be keeping Meite, they are most likely going to be playing Champions League football next season, there's no way he'd let that opportunity slide. Have to agree here and Meite's comments would appear to back this view up. If Lille come in w...
by Stranded
09 May 2019 08:35
Forum: International Football
Topic: Nations League & Friendlies
Replies: 261
Views: 27594

Re: Nations League & Friendlies

Have Englands chances of winning this taken a massive hit now due to the success of PL clubs in Europe? The Champions League Final is on the 1st June - England play the Netherlands in the Semi Final on the 6th Jun - just 5 days later. If Arsenal & Chelsea make the EL Final on May 29th then using...
by Stranded
09 May 2019 08:29
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8285

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

I'd be careful writing Spurs off. They are even more points behind Man City and beat them. Dortmund, Ajax - people said they'd smash Spurs, they didn't. They had to go to the Nou Camp and get a result to progress through the group stages, they did. All the pressure will be on Liverpool. You could m...
by Stranded
08 May 2019 15:17
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2600
Views: 140267

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

Winston Biscuit Maltese Premier League went to a title deciding game as the top 2 were level and that game went to pens

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48193097


Surprised there aren't more play-offs there if the only criteria is to be level on points.
by Stranded
08 May 2019 15:14
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 9095
Views: 395913

Re: CheLOLsea

Winston Biscuit Chelsea lose their appeal over the transfer ban


Taking it to CAS now with the hope at least that the ban can be stayed whilst they complete their appeals. If it is, I think you can expect am attempt at a lot of inward movement very quickly.
by Stranded
08 May 2019 15:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 739
Views: 41662

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Liked Harriott but this news is hardly a surprise esp when you look at his injury plagued apperance record over the 3 years here: 16/17 - 3 starts (9) sub appearances 17/18 - 0 18/19 - 2(10) Great that he has got himself fit but probably needs to drop down to L1 to get a regular starting spot to pro...
by Stranded
08 May 2019 12:50
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 6776
Views: 301687

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

Liverpool's winner was brilliant. Actually, if TAA just noted Barcelona were snoozing and Origi's position, then it was brilliant. If that was a deliberate fake as he walked away, it's quite extraordinary. TAA and Klopp afterwards both seemed to suggest it was just a spur of the moment thing as he ...
by Stranded
08 May 2019 12:46
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1063
Views: 90251

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2019/may/season-tickets-2019-20--join-us-for-the-brand-new-challenge-ahead/ Wow! I am a fan of this scheme and all that and knew what was being proposed but they do run the risk of watering this down to what it should all be about. Fans wanting to create an atmosphe...
by Stranded
08 May 2019 11:36
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4642
Views: 214732

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

Bolton get another 2 week adjournment as there has been a request to go into admin. The 2 weeks have been given for this to be completed.
by Stranded
08 May 2019 10:54
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 6776
Views: 301687

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

Liverpool made Barcelona look very ordinary last night and I always enjoy watching superstars (Messi) getting beaten. What has happened to Spanish football btw. ? Not a lot - they've had 2 clubs in the semi finals this year and both the Madrid clubs are current holders of the European trophies. Did...
by Stranded
08 May 2019 10:49
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4642
Views: 214732

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

The Bolton saga continues: Just minutes after the High Court session commences, he releases a statment saying that he is left with no choice but to put the club in Admin. No view on if the application has actually been made - seems the likely outcome but possible the court may have just had enough a...
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