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Everything posted by Harrysgame

  1. Captain Jo's, overseeing refit for HMS wee wee the league !
  2. Really want it to work out for him with us next season. My lad as a mascot last year and got to walk out with Rhodes, took time to chat with him and put him at ease. Absolute class. Twenty goals next season please.
  3. Not for me, unless desperate, can't see him and DC working too well. See what happens with Jos first, he has not had a fair crack with most players injured. There is always a manager out there.
  4. All depends if we have are shopping at Poundland yes, if Waitrose then no way.
  5. Can't see any of the players wanting to sit out a season, if they were fit they would play. Players hate being injured, training is tedious, miss being part of the squad and the routine of match day. So just don't believe any of this stuff about not playing because of contracts or that they can't be bothered.
  6. Good points 're dross we had in the 70,s, as a child remember just running around the empty terraces at lepp end, watching the likes of Darlington, Torquay, etc, being young didn't understand football too much and had nothing to compare it to, so during my teens in the mid 80s, we started to have some measure of success it was just a revelation. Started seeing teams that previously had only seen on match of the day, and remember the pride of seeing us on match of the day on a Saturday night.
  7. Hated playing them, always beat us when it mattered. The 0 _5 cup game I was in shock, worse defeat I had seen up to then as only 18, one and only timr i left early, cant have been many at the end. I guess Everton took pity on us in the second half.
  8. Just turned 15 for this game remember it like yesterday, sat in uncovered seats, great season. Started going home and away with me mates all the way through the 80s best decade for me just a real buzz. Got yo go to all the "big" clubs Man u, Scousers, spurs, Arsenal. We took big numbers and never had any issues getting in to grounds as usually pay on the gate. Have to admit did get a little interesting at certain away games, but character building as they say. To my shame the 0 -5 to Everton was the one and only time I left early. If I take off my rose tinted spectacles though we always just came up short when it really mattered semi finals etc, just lacked that bit of quality to go with the spirit and passion.
  9. Looks like Stevenage to me, same drab concrete as the whole town..
  10. He has steadily improved and easily current best player. He will keep his place in the team when / if all return. Only way he won't play is if he gets a better offer, easily enough quality for a top 6 team. All about opinions though.
  11. Reach has almost singlehandedly carried this team throughout this season, the guy must be dead on his feet, with the work he puts in. So what do some owlstalkers do try to criticise him, think son will not be happy till we drive all the talented players away. What will you complain a bout then price of a pie? Oh wait a minute done that already.
  12. Good point, from the Kop without boards would have been impossible to see if a ball had crossed the line on the ground at Lepp end, just go with the reaction of the crowd
  13. He will be alright, huge step up coming from the Dutch league with only two decent teams and less physicality. He looks good to me, composed and will be a real asset to us as others have said think there will be a lot more to his game than just defending.. One think I hope happens is that "when" if and when he does have a poor game, if he can be spared the torrent of abuse etc that certain posters on this site likes to heap on players - amount of criticism Reach was getting last year was ridiculous (just needed time not abuse).
  14. Sure it was on Owlstalk or Star re temp boards. Agree font needs changing my eyes are ok and can see it from the Kop, but not that easy. Must be a simple job to alter the font etc.
  15. In fairness these are just the temp ones till the proper ones are fitted in October (sure I read it somewhere) :-) maybe these will have more natural colours, does seem to be certain colours ie the Red that is too bright. When I have previously watched some games on the TV mainly champions league etc, often wondered if they are distracting to the players, would have thought flashes in your peripheral vision could distract. That been said never heard a player or manager use this as an excuse and sure they would if they could!
  16. Of course, I could be getting ahead of myself, will see what happens tomorrow on a cold rainy tuesday night!
  17. Now we have missed the start of the season, would be quite happy if they were not available until December. Would be a great idea to keep this one for two seasons or reduce the price if we dont get until a quarter of the season has gone.
  18. Looked like your typical Dutch defender, composed on the ball with a good technical ability. Obviously followed his instructions to the letter, so not too much movement with the ball, but think we will see him pushing forward more, his cross field passes were accurate an a welcome addition. Been a while since I have seen a debut like that at Hillsboro' Have we just uncovered a real gem along the lines of Nillson!
  19. Cheers, I can see that a full bloodied friendly can have issues re injuries, but that is part of the game, every year slow start. With the money we have spent cover should not be an issue but that is another subject. Only way to get out of this league is to take the game to them, we are not good enough to keep 1 goal leads.
  20. Enjoyed last night, think the 2nd half was great, tempo we have come to expect and hopefully can kick on and will given the players a much needed confidence boost. Yes 1st half was same as we have seen for a season now but think if we had not conceded that goal early on by comedy defending, would have been a different story for the whole game. We obviously have defensive issues which need to be addressed or we have no chance of automatic and Rhodes needs a prolonged run in the team.. Getting better slowly, which begs the question why mess about playing low key matches in Portugal every year when may be we need some harder fixtures to prepare.
  21. Reach has had some poor games but you could say that for most of the team, tonight he had a very good game, bballls played in to him gave him a chance, beat players put the ball in the box - well done, keep it up
  22. Welcome aboard... Hope he does well. By the law of averages bound to get one right every once in a while.
  23. He is the most gifted player we have but, does seem to have spells where it looks as if he wants to be elsewhere, not saying he has refused to travel etc, but the outcome is the same not available for the squad, this may be a club decision but still not playing. Re positions lots of things I dont like about work but just get on with it.
  24. No let Joao, go he is 24 and how long will we keep saying he has got potential.... agree he has all the attributes but for what ever reason owe cant seem to make him click, let him go and if he does do well good luck to the lad. Nuihu though I would keep as has his uses in games and can be effective.
  25. I do think FF will be off this time , not convinced PL but seems like a repeat of last season. As you said loads of business to be done and reality is. once a PL club turns the players head not much you can do.
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