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Everything posted by Minesapint

  1. I think it is fair to say the general level of football at this level seems better than expected. I do wonder if this is something to do with the number of foreign players in the game which means British players who would have played at a higher level in years gone past now have to play at this level. With regards referees I find the standard well below what it should be. Surely League 1 is a stepping stone to the Championship and then Premier League. Instead it looks as though it’s a rest home for retiring officials. The time wasting and players throwing themselves to the floor in the Hope of a foul is something the officials could stamp by applying the current rules but I wonder if they feel they will not be backed by their organisation
  2. After the way he left. Not in your life. We need to move forwards this constant looking back is crazy
  3. You say it’s all part if the game but it shouldn’t be and wouldn’t be if the referees applied the rules. I came away from the game last night thinking I’d had enough of todays football if that’s how it has to be played. Not just the time wasting but also the number of times Sunderland players went to ground looking for a free kick. The ref waved their appeal away but never spoke to the player about it and therefore did nothing to discourage it.
  4. The referee last night was dreadful with regards time wasting. I noticed him having a conversation with their keeper at one stage, but nothing changed. The rules are there for them to use the fact they don’t tells you where the problem is
  5. Surprised to see Palmer moved to RWB but other than that pleased to see Bannan playing and the starting 11 I and I think most would have predicted
  6. I remember making one of these in my woodwork class around 1964. Naturally enough painted blue and white. As a testimony to my DIY skills it took me bloody ages to make.
  7. And yet the Sky reporter said Bannan was a leader on the pitch running everything
  8. Also - Chansiri giving him the space and time and letting Moore run things has paid off hugely This has largely gone unnoticed but in my view DC has also learned some important lessons and be club is reaping the benefits
  9. I wonder how many of those managers in the higher leagues had money to spend rather than craft together a team on freebies and loans
  10. Of all our remaining games this, on paper at least, is the most difficult. I guess when most fans have been doing their calculations the best they will have given us tonight is a draw. Losing tonight is not the end of the world. A draw would be a good result but all is not lost if that is not the end result
  11. The suggestions in this post are unreal. Roy Keane The team picked has been pretty consistent for awhile now despite many believing that the return of players from injury would lead to more tinkering. This team has developed over the season to be in a position many would have never believed last August. We had 21 shots at goal today, which is a testament to the way we play although I agree that with that many there should have been more than 1 goal. It seems to me we are in a better position as a team and a club than anyone could imagine. So let’s change the guy that has achieved that. No Thanks !!
  12. Is that the Iorfa and Windass that have hardly played this season
  13. I despair sometimes reading comments on here. At the beginning of the season the majority on OT reckoned that a new team of freebies and castoffs would take time to bed in. In fact many on here said mid table was not to be sneezed at and the more ambitious felt we could achieve playoffs ata push. We were then hit by injuries to key players at critical times, Windass Iorfa, Luongo, Dean, etc Now because we have had a decent run that puts us in with a realistic chance of playoffs, listening to some we should sack DM if we don’t go up. This season has been the clear out many have demanded. It has also seen a significant improvement in team spirit and fan engagement. Over the last 20 years or so we have been no more than a mid table Championship side at best with the occasional visit to League1. In conclusion we are work in progress and there has definitely been improvement and much of this is down to DM
  14. 2 goals and friggin I follow keeps dropping what a waste of money
  15. Your alternative, given injuries etc, would be who?
  16. It would be interesting to know if the psychologist works with Darren Moore as well as the players. If he does I would like him to get DM to be more confident in his players. We arguably have the best squad in this league yet we always seem to be concerned with the strengths, real or imagined of the opponents. Let’s put out a team that has not been told about how the opponents play and let them worry about us. It’s time to stop picking a team to counter the strengths of the opposition and pick our best 11
  17. I’ve got an uneasy feeling it will be OT that goes totally berserk in the 2nd half. I hope I’m wrong
  18. Not a popular thought I guess but I would have gone Iorfa in for Hutchinson. Other than that leave well alone
  19. Can you imagine if we’d had decent strikers fit all season
  20. 25 minutes gone, 72% possession and only 1 shot at goal.
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