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by ALF
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: EURO 2020, 2021 Edition
Replies: 202
Views: 2206

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: 202
Views: 2206

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: 837

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: 183
Views: 5028

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: 837

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: 982

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: 8544

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: 982

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: 8544

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: 837

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: 982

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: 982

Re: 2020/21 Season Review

No bit reserved for Manager review?
by ALF
Thu May 06, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Out of Contract Players: Keep or Ditch?
Replies: 56
Views: 2605

Re: NUFC Out of Contract Players: Keep or Ditch?

I don't understand what we've done with Gayle/Carroll. Last few months we're throwing Gayle on when we're chasing a game and then hoofing the ball up to his head. He did score a header v WBA earlier in the season, if it works once then Bruce sticks with it forever. Got the assist against Liverpool ...
by ALF
Thu May 06, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: NUFC Out of Contract Players: Keep or Ditch?
Replies: 56
Views: 2605

Re: NUFC Out of Contract Players: Keep or Ditch?

I don't understand what we've done with Gayle/Carroll. Last few months we're throwing Gayle on when we're chasing a game and then hoofing the ball up to his head.
by ALF
Thu May 06, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Armstrong and Toney
Replies: 117
Views: 8544

Re: Armstrong and Toney

Murphy did well but who's to say Mitrovic wouldn't have done better? His minutes per goal/assist ratio that season was incredible. 'We only just won the league' isn't a defence, we should have walked that league. It was probably the best squad to ever be relegated. Armstrong probably was ready back...
by ALF
Sun May 02, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match day thread - NUFC v Arsenal
Replies: 43
Views: 1734

Re: Match day thread - NUFC v Arsenal

We were s**** today. Offered absolutely nothing. Rolling your sleeves up and digging in only goes so far.
by ALF
Sun May 02, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Armstrong and Toney
Replies: 117
Views: 8544

Re: Armstrong and Toney

Or how about Daryl Murphy brought in as forward depth for that Championship season? There was an opportunity to potentially give some minutes a young forward and instead brought in a 30something veteran. Obviously we got promoted, and that's what we all wanted, but clearly he wanted to fill out the...
by ALF
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Armstrong and Toney
Replies: 117
Views: 8544

Re: Armstrong and Toney

It's easy to blame Ashley for everything but Benitez and Bruce are both dinosaurs who are absolutely useless at developing young players. Both would rather throw in a 30 something 'experienced' player. Heading into our Championship season Armstrong had just scored 20 in League One and been named in ...
by ALF
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: WEEKEND FOOTBALL - 23/26 APRIL 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 1944

Re: WEEKEND FOOTBALL - 23/26 APRIL 2021

Balbuena sent off for West Ham. Worst red card I've ever seen.