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by ALF
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2020)
Replies: 870
Views: 26528

Re: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2020)

Apparently that Florent Indalecio, striker on trial, 23, mate of ASM, been offered a deal until the end of the season. I'm assuming he can't be registered in the squad, I'm sure the squad list was full? Obviously expect him to go into the reserves and not much more for the time being. If there was ...
by ALF
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Other club transfers summer 2020
Replies: 228
Views: 6598

Re: Other club transfers summer 2020

Might be as simple as nobody will pay his wages, similar to how we were stuck with Colback. Jones could clearly do a job at a club lower down the league but if he’s on a 6 figure salary nobody is going to take that on. For me I’m more surprised they let Smalling go. It’s a different league, but he ...
by ALF
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Trimming the squad to 25
Replies: 37
Views: 1116

Re: Trimming the squad to 25

They're not going to leave spaces blank and out of the ones missing only Atsu had any chance of playing. Probably got a move lined up so may as well include Gayle in case he's fit for even a week of the period this squad covers.
by ALF
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Other club transfers summer 2020
Replies: 228
Views: 6598

Re: Other club transfers summer 2020

Yeah, when someone doesn't take the second/third/fourth chance they're given their words don't hold much weight. I can't believe he turned down £1000 a week to play for Rochdale just because there were some conditions about where he'd have to live. It's quite sad because he was actually a really de...
by ALF
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Other club transfers summer 2020
Replies: 228
Views: 6598

Re: Other club transfers summer 2020

How pundits still talk up his ability despite offering nothing for years now just demonstrates how important making a decent first impression is as a young English footballer. You can ride off that reputation for a decade. Playing for a 'big club' is important too. Saido Berahino is an example of h...
by ALF
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread: Newcastle v Man U
Replies: 177
Views: 1495

Re: Match day thread: Newcastle v Man U

I feel like every time I offer responses on here now they are largely the same, and they all reiterate one of my more recent posts: regardless whether we win, lose or draw, there is just no fun in watching us anymore. There was a time when I would rinse my bank account (when I was a student so it i...
by ALF
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Weekend Football 17/10 to 19/10
Replies: 64
Views: 919

Re: Weekend Football 17/10 to 19/10

Spurs had to do a Spurs.
by ALF
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread: Newcastle v Man U
Replies: 177
Views: 1495

Re: Match day thread: Newcastle v Man U

A back 4 with a DM is still a way of parking the bus. Shelvey needs to **** off, one of the worst players we've ever had as a regular starter. Bruce needs to **** off too. Almiron needs to be playing, he's got the best footballing brain in our team by a mile and he needs to be playing alongside Lon...
by ALF
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread: Newcastle v Man U
Replies: 177
Views: 1495

Re: Match day thread: Newcastle v Man U

Not a Bruce hater but against so many sides he just wants to sit off for 90 and hope. But he didn't even do that competently. If that was the plan, you'd play a proper back 3/5 - Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez from the start - with Lewis and Manquillo as wing backs, Hayden and Shelvey in the middle an...
by ALF
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: England Thread - England vs Wales - 8/10 20:00 (ITV)
Replies: 100
Views: 2470

Re: England Thread - England vs Wales - 8/10 20:00 (ITV)

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Bruce doesn’t do tactics but he should tell ASM and Wilson to run at Maguire whenever they get the chance.
Don't be silly. Get Carroll to go 1 v 1 with Maguire and have Wilson running at AWB. ASM on the bench. Prime Bruceball.
by ALF
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Weekend Football 17/10 to 19/10
Replies: 64
Views: 919

Re: Weekend Football 17/10 to 19/10

Harsh calling the league leaders the B team...
by ALF
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: England Thread - England vs Wales - 8/10 20:00 (ITV)
Replies: 100
Views: 2470

Re: England Thread - England vs Wales - 8/10 20:00 (ITV)

Maguire could have got a straight red for either one of those tackles. Absolute madness diving in, I'd be annoyed with a Sunday League CB doing that in that area of the pitch. Also ridiculous that Roy Keane went in on Southgate for not patting Maguire on the back as he went down the tunnel. He's a ...
by ALF
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: England Thread - England vs Wales - 8/10 20:00 (ITV)
Replies: 100
Views: 2470

Re: England Thread - England vs Wales - 8/10 20:00 (ITV)

Great to see James getting sent off for swearing at the ref. Should happen more often, the lack of respect that players show officials is ridiculous. If 5 people get sent off per game then so be it, they’ll soon learn. Much as I’ve wanted to I’ve never shouted **** off at one of my colleagues or bo...
by ALF
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Other club transfers summer 2020
Replies: 228
Views: 6598

Re: Other club transfers summer 2020

Maguire punched a Greek policeman then tried bribing them and has got away with it
by ALF
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: England Thread - England vs Wales - 8/10 20:00 (ITV)
Replies: 100
Views: 2470

Re: England Thread - England vs Wales - 8/10 20:00 (ITV)

Maguire could have got a straight red for either one of those tackles. Absolute madness diving in, I'd be annoyed with a Sunday League CB doing that in that area of the pitch.
by ALF
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Other club transfers summer 2020
Replies: 228
Views: 6598

Re: Other club transfers summer 2020

Not played at all for over a year and only 25 games in 3 years, huge gamble for anyone and not one we need to take with 3 RB options already.
by ALF
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2020)
Replies: 870
Views: 26528

Re: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2020)

The 2011-2012 season was a classic for us. Fighting to get into the top four but ending 5th. The goals of Cisse, the all-round play of Ba, The magic & unpredictability of Ben Arfa, Tiote was like Kante but better <love> , Cabaye's creativity & the rock solid Colo. Shout outs to the unsung heroes wh...
by ALF
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2020)
Replies: 870
Views: 26528

Re: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2020)

I think to remember him as a player who scored a couple of great goals is a perfectly good way to do it, I basically only remember Pancrate for that goal against Watford and the time we played him as the worlds most rapid full back. Nb: I'm not comparing Ben Arfa to Pancrate... The thing many peopl...
by ALF
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2020)
Replies: 870
Views: 26528

Re: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2020)

Look at HBAvs career after us . In spurts when he could be bothered was great, but also fell out with every club. Never wanted to help the team's tactics, only about him. Poor teams cant afford to carry a player. I wish he could have knuckled down somewhere.... Never fell out with Nice or Rennes. N...
by ALF
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2020)
Replies: 870
Views: 26528

Re: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2020)

Look at HBAvs career after us. In spurts when he could be bothered was great, but also fell out with every club. Never wanted to help the team's tactics, only about him. Poor teams cant afford to carry a player. I wish he could have knuckled down somewhere.... Never fell out with Nice or Rennes. No...