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WatfordOwl

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  1. My heart goes out to you and yours fella. Macmillan offer the most wonderful, selfless and thankless service giving great comfort in loved ones final days, they are absolute saints for their support druing and after. RIP - she would be very proud of you being so brave and honoring her memory. xx
  2. We need to exercise patience, this is still a largely new squad that's been cobbled together for free with a few seasoned pro's at the club. I never expected us to be running away with the league, and the results if not performances have been as I'd have expected. We are still finding our feet but keeping in touch. For balance, I went to watch Ipswich take on Shrewsbury yesterday, their fanbase aren't calling for Cook's head despite results not going their way. Patchy performances, and not overlooking the quality of the opposition, which make no mistake was poor yesterday. They have more of a claim to being 'favorites' in the division than we do supposedly, despite having a smaller squad than we have. I don't see much past Wigan, Sunderland and Wycombe for top 3 who all have all had relatively settled squads for a good couple of seasons. We'll be knocking on the door of the top 6 by May, might not be a pretty watch though.
  3. You're having a laugh surely? You know he's just waiting for Koeman to get the bullet and he's already brushing up on his Est spaniel.
  4. WatfordOwl

    Boxing

    That's a tough one. 2 technically good boxers going against each other could be very boring, but fury would most likely try and put it on him. His size and awkwardness would be another challenge for usyk, but there are better heavyweight fights before that happens. That as it stands is the end game for the division atm, needs to come last.
  5. WatfordOwl

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    Not just people, but Joshua's team underestimating him. Having beat Ruiz behind the jab, and was doing a similar number on Pulev until he realised that Pulev was hurt, maybe it was over confidence on his part to believe matching Usyk for skill was the way to go. Just did not impose himself on the fight at all, apart from when Usyk backed off in rounds 3-6 and even they could have been given to him. He's back to where he was when losing to Ruiz however is now faced with a technically better boxer who probably has his numnber. The rematch for me (in 6 months) is not enough time for him to make technical adjustments, so he has one route to go down which is the one that should have happened on Saturday - bulk up a bit, and try to bully Usyk in the rematch. I agree with what you're saying, he still loses, but at least go out and try to win the fight rather than second guessing what the oponent is doing - he's not good enough to do it.
  6. I don't agree with the calls to sell and move on whilst we are in such a transitional phase with the squad. Captain's duty isn't just to be the leader on the pitch and turn in game winning performances week in week out - it's only part of it. A long term campaigner needs to be in and around the club to lead off the pitch as well, especially when we have a number of young players. Regardless of whether he is the same player as 3 or 4 years ago we need him around, it's up to the manager to bring the other players we have on so we do not over rely on him.
  7. WatfordOwl

    Boxing

    He should really. Seriously though, can you see AJ wanting another piece of that? Literally, Usyk was beating him up for those last 4 or 5 rounds for fun, already won the fight and just took the ********. Some fighter, I think he'll clean up.
  8. WatfordOwl

    Boxing

    Right decision, glad he didn't get robbed. For an away fighter that is some performance, took AJ apart. I would doubt AJ will want the rematch after that tbh, could be it.
  9. WatfordOwl

    Boxing

    Usyk won that clear for me. Wonder if he'll get robbed with a draw, but that would be very harsh. Joshua didn't even try to claim victory at the end. Usyk is a ferking beast.
  10. WatfordOwl

    Boxing

    Rematch it is then. No way is Usyk losing this.
  11. WatfordOwl

    Boxing

    On another point. How much is Ricky Hatton looking and sounding like Bernard Manning these days?
  12. WatfordOwl

    Boxing

    Nervous for AJ, but he's a better boxer now than before he won the belts. Such a flip of a coin fight between them on paper, I just think (and feel) Usyk is his biggest challenge. Hope AJ pulls it off, big ask for both tbh.
  13. WatfordOwl

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    That's probably good money on Usyk tbf. Complete robbery with the Hatton fight just now
  14. TInaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  15. Our early 90's teams generally picked themselves tbh. We wouldn't have dreamed (for example) of resting John Sheridan for a midweek game to save him for a weekend. Different times, the fitness of players means more of them are athletes 1st and foremost with any kind of technical football ability being secondary. There are more demands physically over the course of the season as a result, rarely do many players from teams play the full 46 in a season. I don't necessarily agree with the latter part of the statement about rotation covering up lack of fitness, that is said without knowing this as fact of course.
  16. Depends how tight you are - enclosures are less than a tenner, so in my case yes.
  17. If not selling the laptop or donating it, I normally buy a hard drive enclosure to use as additional storage.
  18. I'm worried, a match from 39 years ago gives them good form going into it.
  19. Comes in from behind, don't think it was deliberate but still a dangerous challenge - mainly cos he's over the top of the ball.
  20. Just seen the challenge again. Think Neville's got that one wrong. Hope he's back playing.
  21. WatfordOwl

    Boxing

    He beat Warrington on his own patch, not just beat annihilated in fact. Being the away fighter and producing a performance like that is special - you might disagree on that point. Undiscovered talents come from somewhere after all, IMO he's one. Sharp footwork, doesn't hold his feet and very strong at the weight - didn't look troubled even in the 2 rounds on Saturday. It would take a very good if not exceptional 'boxer' to beat him.
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