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urban fox

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  1. We can analyse it all we like and as has been shown by the differing opinions here come to conclusions either way. It was a tight decision, made by the lino in real time. That is the only opinion that counts. The history books will only recount that the game finished 0-1, 3pts to LCFC. We all know that there will be good and bad decisions made (and that is also debatable depending on which side you are sitting). Personally i think it was the correct one, but can also see the other side of the argument. It does add to the debate that the offside rules need to be looked at and simplif
  2. Watched the west ham game on TV was already feeling bad after seeing big Dan's shocking injury but what came next was horrendous. Was cooking dinner when i got a text from a friend saying there had been a helicopter crash near the stadium and thought it wa a wind up as there had been something similar doing the rounds about a crash at the highcross a little while before. Turned the news on and realised that it was for real. The scenes were harrowing and you just knew that nobody was getting out that. An absolute tragedy, five people losing their lives, but even before there were any offi
  3. Can’t get a decent stream audio and picture out of sync and buffering. Back to RL.
  4. Not paying £15 but have noticed they seem pretty slick at blocking the streams when games are ppv. Usually on a non televised game can find a reasonable stream but so far they have managed to shut them down 10-15 minutes before the end.
  5. All those saying they can’t be a*sed for this will I presume not be posting in the match thread or going into meltdown then if we fail to win.
  6. I’ve had a few hondas’ in my time but my lawnmower has a bigger engine that that and it’s electric.
  7. Ordinarily I would agree but I just don’t see Nacho as a lone striker so 4-4-2 with Pérez central and Barnes and Under providing width might work well.
  8. You are being over optimistic if you actually believe that most of the knockers here actually have a sensible alternative. They don’t, but of course feel entitled to keep telling everyone that’s it’s not good enough. I suspect that if we finished top 4 won the fa cup and got to the final/semi of the EL some would still moan that we should have done better, would have won everything if only BR had had a plan b. for what it’s worth I totally agree with you. We are a decent side and still doing ok considering the situation we find ourselves in
  9. Still not convinced Praet is fully fit. I would rest him, put Pérez in and go 4-4-2. i think Nacho is better in a two and Pérez would be in his more natural position. Madders could rotate with Youri to save legs at some point or if not working we could take off one of the front two for Praet and change shape.
  10. Considering our recruitment team are renowned for the dossiers they compile on players stats and everything else before putting in bids it would be fair to assume that the same rigorous approach is taken when considering hiring a new first team head coach/ manager. I am pretty sure that Top, Rudkin and Whelan knew exactly what they were getting.
  11. Round and round we go. Win and we are suddenly world beaters with a tactical genius at the helm. Lose and we are relegation fodder, back in league 1, manager hasn’t got a clue, and inevitably no plan b. we are where we are, as our resources allow, a decent side capable of challenging anyone on our day, but equally capable of getting beaten. Never thought I would be citing @Babylon and @fuchsntf as the voices of reason but they are spot on. We have 9 points from 5 games. Over a season that equates to 60+ points which is top 6 or thereabouts. And before the doom merchants start going
  12. They do but have no say in how national teams select their squads. If the FA, either openly or otherwise, decide that players not playing in their national leagues cannot be selected there is nothing FIFA can do about it. If they try to sanction nations for not fielding their strongest players that will end badly for them. If the UEFA teams decided to boycott the World Cup they would be stuffed.
  13. This effectively is an attempt to make the CL and it’s lucrative tv rights a closed shop. Th FA however sanctions the league positioning that qualifies for UCL so if this is effectively taken away then throw those who enter this league out of the PL, negotiate with EUFA to continue the UCL with teams from all those nations excluded from this super league and that will leave the whole idea high and dry. also make it quite clear to the national manager that only players playing in national leagues are to be considered for selection. After a couple of years when Man Utd et al struggle for de
  14. The whole thing stinks. The bail out for the lower league clubs could easily be done without the power grab. The bit I find really worrying is the power of veto against any takeovers. Basically they are saying that it is ok for us have oligarchs, oil countries and other billionaire owners, but woe betide anyone with a few bob trying to buy a football club and pump their cash in to genuinely make a potential challenge. If they had that power ten years ago do you think they would have let our current owners in? No chance. Football clubs are businesses, we all get that, but pretty sure some of th
  15. My dad, a follower but not a regular matchgoer eventually gave in to my pleading, aged eight, to take me”down the city”. It was 1968 and we were playing Man Utd with charlton, law, best et al. We won 2-1. I saw myself on match of the day, hanging onto the fence in the east stand near the filbert street end waving my scarf. Spent most of my teenage years standing in the kop (pretty scary at times but the older fans always looked out for me and made sure I never came to any harm). Twenties spent in the carling stand with my new missus. Unfortunately family and work has meant that I have o
  16. Buying a ST is a big commitment but does not give a right to be sanctimonious about it. I have followed the foxes since I was a nipper in the sixties but for one reason or another have never been a ST holder. Early doors couldn’t afford one, family and work commitments meaning not physically able to attend matches in later years so on and so forth. Call me plastic if you like but I have followed my club through thick and thin. Over the years they have had plenty of my hard earned from match day tickets etc. (I have probably spent more over the years than half the ST holders have). Why should a
  17. Not that I will be paying it, dodgy stream and a malware & pc clean up afterwards for me, but I presume the ppv will be streaming service? Currently now tv does not support red button and I, like many others, don’t have satellite/sky box. this is a total rip off. I get that in other countries people can watch all pl games for a fraction but I don’t object to that too much as local subscription pricing helps to protect attendances under normal circumstances but these are different times. if it was a tenner a go with all profits going to the club and a filter down to lower league
  18. so if a game is scheduled to be televised on sky i can buy a now tv day pass for £9.99. if its not scheduled, then its £14.95? what sort of madness is that? call me a cynic but watch the now TV day pass price suddenly leap up overnight and sky will say that they have done it to be "fair" to supporters of all clubs who do not have access to satellite broadcasts.
  19. not saying that games should be free to view, that would be unfair on existing BT/Sky subscribers but £15 a go is a bit excessive when the current now TV day pass is £9.99. It could actually work in favour of he "lesser" teams though. If the broadcasters select those games as part of the normal package, then there will be more people paying the higher pay to view price for the "big" teams games no? I tend to look at the fixtures to see how many of our games are going to be on, then decide if it is worth getting a monthly pass or not. If we are only on sky once, say, then i don't bother a
  20. Defending set pieces was our big thing at he start of last season. We had the best record in he league in that respect and we didn't concede from one until around christmas time. Not sure what changed but we have certainly gone for a more zonal approach now. Personally i would much rather a man to man system, that way everyone knows who they are picking up and it stops opposition from targeting/overloading individual defenders
  21. Yes because he has been rehabilitating from an almost career ending injury for most of that time. BR has said he was definitely in his plans. From a squad point of view he is a useful utility player who can fill in at RB CB or DM. OK he is a bit of a jack of all trades but sometimes you need that as back up.
  22. We could offset £10m using Gray but can't see him agreeing to take a drop in wages while seeing Benrahma go the other way on more than he is currently on. I think the only way we move Gray on is through a loan with us subsiding his wages. At least that would enable him to put himself in the shop window.
  23. Yeah i think that's about the size of it with gray. I suspect (based on no evidence whatsoever, but this FT) we had some interest in him but he/his agents dug his heels in and wouldn't go for lower wages so is now reaping what he sowed. BR said after MC that Big Dan was definitely in his plans and there was no intention to let him go so, unless something has dramatically changed, it must be injury related.
  24. Maybe a move to championship club in the offing for Gray? Thomas can be included as under age home grown (list B which does not need to be submitted yet - may see a couple of other u23 names on there too)
  25. Amartey not named in EL squad. Bit of a surprise as I thought that he would have been named rather than Wilf who we know will be out for the majority of the group stages. Is this a sign that his injury picked up against WHU is another bad one? hope not for his sake, feel really sorry for him if so that's a rotten run of luck after his horrendous ankle break (also against WHU) particularly as he was looking decent again.
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