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by ALF
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Are we in a worse position than in 2020/21
Replies: 28
Views: 1333

Re: Are we in a worse position than in 2020/21

We are genuinely shocking. We've looked better going forward in recent games but we've got no structure defensively. We're clueless under Bruce. Tactics literally amount to hoping ASM produces and hoping we don't concede.
by ALF
Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Transfer Deadline Day Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 4094

Re: Transfer Deadline Day Thread

He's alleged to have raped a woman in Vegas shortly after his Real Madrid transfer. He's confirmed to have given her a payoff to stop participating with police, but police there reopened the case 9 years later and wanted to pursue a conviction, but the district attorney chose not to. Der Spiegel di...
by ALF
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pavel's eBar
Replies: 92606
Views: 2800351

Re: Pavel's eBar

Had my second Pfizer last week. Felt tired on the day and had a dead arm for about 3 days afterwards but that's all. Similar to when I had my first jab although the dead arm only lasted about 24 hours then.
by ALF
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread: Newcastle v West Ham
Replies: 66
Views: 2471

Re: Match day thread: Newcastle v West Ham

I've always been baffled when we have Hayden in that role, they are basically asking him to play Willocks role despite him having none of the attributes to play it. I think it pretty much says everything about our midfield, there isn't anyone else who can play a forward thinking role effectively, I...
by ALF
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread: Newcastle v West Ham
Replies: 66
Views: 2471

Re: Match day thread: Newcastle v West Ham

Thought Woodman did well, nothing he could have done about any of the goals. Saved a penalty and made a good save from Bowen but had zero protection from a non existent defence. Weren't 3 of the goals from inside the 6 yard box? Shelvey wasn't out worst player but it showed how limited he is. Offers...
by ALF
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: TF Fantasy Football League 21/22
Replies: 23
Views: 897

Re: TF Fantasy Football League 21/22

I'm in
by ALF
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: 4-3-3 ??
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: 4-3-3 ??

Do you think it does? Dummett's not a wing back but at the same time he's nowhere near the "CB playing at LB" that believe make him out to be, while Manquillo is a typically orthodox full back. You might not get goals from either of them but they're both happy to get across the halfway line. For me...
by ALF
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: EURO 2020, 2021 Edition
Replies: 384
Views: 20162

Re: EURO 2020, 2021 Edition

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:22 pm
Yeah literally only been a couple of dud games!
I can think of 3: England v Croatia, England v Scotland, England v Czech Republic!
by ALF
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: EURO 2020, 2021 Edition
Replies: 384
Views: 20162

Re: EURO 2020, 2021 Edition

Wales don't look bad though.
by ALF
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: EURO 2020, 2021 Edition
Replies: 384
Views: 20162

Re: EURO 2020 Sweepstake, 2021 Edition

I'll take the last spot
by ALF
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: 33-man England Squad confirmed
Replies: 29
Views: 2055

Re: 33-man England Squad confirmed

Nobody can see why Mings is in. Awful player. Think the 2 friendlies have probably made Southgate realise this and that's why White has been called up. Ward-Prowse has been absolutely robbed.
by ALF
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2021)
Replies: 554
Views: 33961

Re: NUFC Minor/Untrusted Transfer Rumours (Summer 2021)

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:38 pm
I don’t think Ajer is any better than what we already have so not really bothered if he signs or not.
I know very little about him. But he is a lot younger than what we have.
by ALF
Tue May 25, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: 33-man England Squad confirmed
Replies: 29
Views: 2055

Re: 33-man England Squad confirmed

Seems a bit harsh on Lingard who had some of the best form in the league the second half of the season. And Godfrey might be the lone bright spot coming out of Everton's disappointing season (whether he's actually good enough to make the national team is maybe another matter). 4 CB's + Walker is en...
by ALF
Tue May 25, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: 2020/21 Season Review
Replies: 38
Views: 2242

Re: 2020/21 Season Review

Clark was more dropped due to an ankle/heel injury so I've heard via Ireland sources as to why he wasn't in national squad. With Hayden and Ritchie yes they had their bad form but tell me a player who doesn't have a blip during the season. Yep Gayle as I've said is championship level, he'll score t...
by ALF
Tue May 25, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Armstrong and Toney
Replies: 117
Views: 13503

Re: Armstrong and Toney

If we were to sign Armstrong it can't be as a back up. We'd need to move away from the 5-3-2 and play a more forward thinking formation. Is the formation the issue, or how it's executed? That formation can have attacking intent depending on how everyone plays their roles. It's been alright recently...
by ALF
Tue May 25, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: 2020/21 Season Review
Replies: 38
Views: 2242

Re: 2020/21 Season Review

Good review, agree with a lot of it. Bruce has done alright all in all, he's largely clueless tactically though and he's not the man to take us forward. I think when looking at some players there's reputations being taken into account rather than performance. Ritchie was abysmal around December/Jan...
by ALF
Tue May 25, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Armstrong and Toney
Replies: 117
Views: 13503

Re: Armstrong and Toney

If we were to sign Armstrong it can't be as a back up. We'd need to move away from the 5-3-2 and play a more forward thinking formation.
by ALF
Tue May 25, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: 33-man England Squad confirmed
Replies: 29
Views: 2055

Re: 33-man England Squad confirmed

I'd have picked Woodman over Ramsdale. Bamford another that's unlucky to miss out.

I'd cut Ramsdale, TAA, White, Godfrey, Henderson, Lingard and Watkins.
by ALF
Tue May 25, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: 2020/21 Season Review
Replies: 38
Views: 2242

Re: 2020/21 Season Review

Good review, agree with a lot of it. Bruce has done alright all in all, he's largely clueless tactically though and he's not the man to take us forward. I think when looking at some players there's reputations being taken into account rather than performance. Ritchie was abysmal around December/Janu...
by ALF
Fri May 21, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: 2020/21 Season Review
Replies: 38
Views: 2242

Re: 2020/21 Season Review

No bit reserved for Manager review?