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    Matt penney

    At least there's no language barrier to him understanding the crowd: https://www.voetbalkrant.com/nl/nieuws/lees/2018-09-01/de-ohl-fans-waren-niet-te-spreken-over-het-geleverde-spel-tegen-westerlo
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    Devaluation of the League Cup

    I think having the teams that play in Europe entering the competition so late hasn't helped. In the past, the minnows had a reasonable chance of not one but two games against one of the giants, given that all the top teams joined the competition in the second round, which was played over two legs. That isn't the case any more.
  3. Given our matchday prices, I don't think it's too bad really. Effectively, you're getting 6 games at category E prices. Or you can look at it as buy 5, get 1 free at category C prices.
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    To be fair, his record is better than you might think. But he was wrong about the penalty.
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    Fernando Forestieri

    Tell you what, it's a good thing that ref wasn't bothered about encroachment there!
  6. I know it's simplistic, and I know it's been said before, but a big part of our problem is our refusal or inability to sell our players for decent money. I've just looked at the figures on Transfermarkt for the last 3 seasons, and as far as I can see of the current Championship teams only Millwall have received less money for players than us in that period. Millwall, however, have barely spent anything on transfers in that time either. When it comes to the other 22 clubs, not only has every one of them received more transfer income than us, they've all managed to beat our overall total in just one season, and half of them have done so in each of the past 3 seasons. Our spending on transfer fees isn't actually that high (OK, I'm ignoring wages), but because we've received virtually nothing in transfer fees, our overall balance is one of the worst in the division. 12 of the teams received more income than our total negative balance (i.e., we'd have made a profit if we'd have sold players as well as them). Of the remaining 10 (bar those 12 and us and Millwall), 8 made a profit on transfers. The only 2 to fail to do either were Birmingham and Reading, who both have similar records to ours. OK, the figures might not be entirely accurate, but I assume they're more or less correct.
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    Atomic Kitten

    She came from Leeds, she had a thirst for knowledge, She studied woodwork at the local college - That's where I Caught her eye. She told me that her Dad was loaded, I said 'In that case I'll have a pint of Stones, then.' She said "Fine." And in thirty seconds time she said, 'What did we give you Thomas Lees for? What were we doing giving Thomas Lees to you?'...
  8. It did look like that, didn't it? I thought that throughout the tournament we made our subs too late actually. I know you have to take the possibility of extra time into account, but against Sweden we were cruising but the subs didn't come on until the 77th, 85th and 90th minutes. Against Colombia, OK it went into extra time, but perhaps if we'd not waited until the 81st minute to bring on the first sub it might not have done (the same goes for the Croatia game, where we were getting played off the park but made only 1 substitution before extra time). I know the first team got a rest for the Belgium game, but it just seems that we put ourselves at a disadvantage there.
  9. I thought that too. Then again, I can't remember seeing a single prediction in our media that Croatia would win, so maybe there might have been something in that.
  10. One thing it does go to show is how well we can do when things well for us, even aside from the draw. This time round, we had no one stupidly sent off, no goals inexplicably ruled out and no goals against us resulting from blatant cheating. Our goalkeeper made no ridiculous howlers, and we got through a penalty shoot-out. I think we tried to play positively most of the time. Fingers crossed this isn't just a one-off.
  11. Actually, this has very nearly happened already. In Division 2, in 1951-52, we lost 7-3 away and 3-1 at home to the pigs. We also lost 3-2 away and 2-1 at home to Leeds, not to mention 5-3 at home to Rotherham and 5-4 away to Barnsley. But we still finished as champions, scoring 100 goals.
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    ffs Wednesday

    The back end of the 1996-97 season and its repercussions deserves a mention. At the start of March we were challenging for Europe in the league and had a home tie to Wimbledon in the Cup QFs. All the big boys had been knocked out, and only us, Wimbledon and Chelsea (who were then nothing like the force they are now) were left from the top half of the table. We lost the tie, and Chelsea went on to win the competition and the following season's Cup Winners' Cup. In the League, we took 9 points from our last 9 games to finish 7th, 4 points behind Villa, who went on to lose to Atletico Madrid on away goals in the QFs of the following season's UEFA Cup.
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    ffs Wednesday

    QPR's third goal here sticks in the mind...
  14. It doesn't actually.
  15. I don't get why people say this. We finished behind Reading, and we would have finished behind Huddersfield as well if they hadn't been resting for the last month of the season. (And maybe if they hadn't had a man sent off in our home win against them in the regular season as well.) Nothing like the golden opportunity Brighton had against us, for example, when they lost after finishing 15 points clear of us. Also, Huddersfield, Brighton and Newcastle all look likely to stay up this season, so you can't say the three promoted sides look weak from that point of view.