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About Leroyfromthestart

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  1. Tonight gate

    Just to counter argue further the OPs rubbish being spouted, Cardiff had 17k last night who are positioned higher than us and our game was on sky! A few years ago we would have had half as many for a game on sky, shows how far we've progressed, so many positive things to look forward to on and off the pitch, well done all!
  2. Opposition Views

    Thanks for posting this, if anything that's a foul on Wright, very brave (from both players), thankfully BW was first to the ball because his determined aggression to win the ball if a fraction late would have been a foul, excellent defending BW!
  3. Would Wilson have taken us to the Prem?

    I agree

    I 'reluctantly' renewed my season ticket yesterday, transferring from the atyeo to the new singing section. I love this club too much and would miss the banter amongst friends and family on a matchday. I, like many thousands more have commitments much more important and yet I feel I have been cheated and conned into renewing, ironically by showing loyalty to my club. I'm generally quite a placid person that tries to see the best in people and I have in the past been naively and foolishly too supportive of our managers. However, the time has come surely Mr Lansdown to get shot of 'it' (I feel sick, angry, upset (you name the emotion) when I hear/read our head coachs name that I can no longer say/write it)! Please give us our club back by doing the right thing by getting shot of it! IT OUT NOW!!!!!!
  5. Lj have gone

    Think I might renew my season ticket now
  6. Warburton

    Thanks for 'not' cheering me up, so forest get warburton while we've still got the masterbaker!
  7. Pack

    When I opened this thread I was expecting it to be about how well he played (more so in the second half I'll admit). The movement ahead of pack/hegeler was shocking in the first half and to be fair in the second half before the substitutions. I include all our forward players in this but most notably everyone's saviour, Tomlin. When the team is confident, the players/fans backs are up, players like Tomlin in particular shine, but the negativity/anxiety in all of us became more and more evident after every failed attempt by Tomlin with his fancy flicks and needless losing in possession many times. In contrast Pack got on the ball, used it effectively in the role he's asked to do, much like Hegeler, both not outstanding but they contributed to our win by shielding the defence, being brave by being the only ones to show for the ball and majority of the time found one of our players. I really like Tomlin when he 'makes the right decisions' in the final third, unfortunately too many times he didn't find a man, dribble into an opponent or tried his frustrating flick round the corner (which only worked once). On Tuesday he did everything correctly from a player playing the free role, but clearly where he was outstanding then and praised for effectively getting us a point, he should be constructively criticised this time around for our failings up until his substitution. Obviously I don't lie the inept teams 60 mins solely with him but his teammates were made to look bad because they were having to work that extra bit harder for his footballing incompetence in possession and furthermore, his unprofessional attitude out of possession, basically he would rather point/instruct others to do his running and defensive work. Anyway to compare back to Packs performance, one other notable thing (which has been clear with the comparison of the loving of the wonder kid Korey) is when Pack switches possession, which he did very well yesterday to start attacks you get a few applauds (almost like the crowd are stunned we have a player that can generally do that consistently) but when it's Tomlin like on one occasion shortly before he was subbed (following two identical, consecutive switches by pack) it was met with rapturous applause. The above paragraph is what sums up many fans stubborn views towards certain individuals. Pack came into his own and was much more notable when he had people running ahead of him, even hegleler/Bryan/cotterill seemed to go up a level with the tempo/movement in/out of possession by the front 3. Pack played a hand in the goal by breaking up possession and giving it to one of our forward players (who consequently found a teammate). Isn't that what he's in the team to do and what others in the same position get commended for? I just want to add with the negative comments on here in the past 12 hours or so, I certainly didn't want to turn this into a negative one and where I was critical of Tomlin I tried to be constructive with it. I love the guy and want him to play and be the star I know he can be like last season and on Tuesday, but I do feel others are unfairly given a hard time unjustiably and I used the comparison of the said two players to make my point. Finally, well done to the team (and majority of the time us fans) for persisting to try to get the winner and hold on for a much needed 3 points to hopefully give us some confidence again.
  8. The Atyeo lot today.....

    It was just a suggestion based on something I noticed when some of the repetitive songs were fading, it does make a difference at other grounds like the example I've given at Celtic. Where I agree with you is that we can still create an atmosphere without a drum, just think with those types of songs it does help keep everyone (not just in the vicinity of the atyeo) in rhythm. It didn't work in the east end because the drums were over used, but played by the right person at the right times I think it could work.
  9. The Atyeo lot today.....

    Being in the atyeo, one thing that is notable (in particular yesterday) is when singing repetitive songs (like the 'frankie fieldings in the building...') when it appears that the song is quietening/fading (call it what you like), the side/back of block h (whatever it's called now?) is continually hit/struck to get the necessary levels of noise/people clapping/singing back up again. For this reason alone I think it would make a difference having a drum in the atyeo to be used in moments like this to 'drum up the interest' in keeping everyone involved and in rhythm together. I think it would help our neighbours in the dolman too get involved as noticed a few in block a (again don't know what it's called now) loved joining in these repetitive songs. The standing section at Celtic being trialed I believe has a drum and their 'continental' atmospheres they generate in that area stem from keeping everyone in rhythm and those in the vicinity of this area can often be seen/heard joining in too. Is this something we should/could do? ...Also, I do think that with the injustice of officiating of late, it gave everyone that added incentive to shout/boo/stamp their feet when anything was given (even the most obvious decisions that should have been in Ipswichs favour)
  10. Bristol transport

    Not going to disagree with you there and that's after recently visiting India! Difference being that whilst the roads in India are ridiculously overcrowded, they're atleast trying to do something about it, in particular in Delhi where they're in the process of building their 3rd metro line. Our city is crying out for a metro system to ease congestion like other major cities in this country...and I don't mean metro bloody bus!
  11. King Korey the undroppable

    The first goal was the fault of Korey (who's not played well since returning from injury, including the 'motm performance' against Blackburn). Can someone honestly tell me what he's offered the team since returning from injury in comparison to O'Neil, pack and Reid? I do think he's a very good footballer but he shouldn't be in the team at the moment as he's clearly not fit, whereas our form players like Reid and pack are getting overlooked, why? Korey and O'Neil are too similar, they're both good at the 10 yard simple pass backwards and sideways, but they don't offer the range of passing that someone like pack does. Yes, pack and Reid misplace passes when passing 'forwards' but at least they try to make things happen by passing through the lines. The irony is that the players that used to get slated for 10 yard backwards and sideways passes like the Lee johnsons and kilkennys are no different to what we've currently got playing. Get pack and/or Reid in the team with 1 of O'Neil/Korey!
  12. Keith Stroud(hampshire) ref for tuesday red and yellow card stats

    You could argue that's partly to do with the ball to him, being marked by 2 players and isolated from our other players. Admittedly wilbs was better at 'putting himself about' though, that will come in time for tammy I've no doubt of
  13. Keith Stroud(hampshire) ref for tuesday red and yellow card stats

    Not going to disagree with you there, thankfully despite us having a young team we're becoming a bit more streetwise. The substitutions of O'Neil and wilbs massively helped see us over the line too
  14. Keith Stroud(hampshire) ref for tuesday red and yellow card stats

    Considering his shocking performance throughout the majority of the game I actually thought he got that booking right as if I remember rightly that was when Flint cleared the ball upfield and was tackled late with the Leeds player pretending to be injured to hide his guilt in the foul that he committed. The ref had his back to the player as he went to see if Flint was ok and it was only when the 'con artist' ran past the ref when he realised he had got to his feet (Am I right in saying a player can't be cautioned if they're on the floor?) and tried to sneak past him unnoticed. As I said, probably 1 of very few bits of the game where the ref was spot on in my opinion.
  15. Tomlin booking

    From my view in the atyeo both players were jostling and LT did move his elbow towards the Leeds player (from my angle not sure if he connected). The ref was looking directly at it and should have stopped the set piece. It wasn't and as the ball was played in LT was wrestled to the ground. In my opinion the ref should have given a penalty as the foul on LT took place in play (irrespective of what happened to incite the opposing player). The ref appeared to 'allow' (turn a blind eye, however you want to look at it) the 2 to roll around for a second or 2 then LT I assumed caught a glimpse of the ref watching the innocent so proceeded to feign being injured by the opposing player. The ref made a rod for his own back by not dealing with the problem from the outset when the ball wasn't even in play, 2 said players should have been warned at this point, which would probably have resulted in the unnecessary incident occurring. If they continued then a foul against the offending player would be easier to justify (basically he didn't have a clue how to nullify the situation)! This epitomised the refs performance on the night for me and that he was like this for both teams. Thankfully he didn't punish us for the incident in the build up to our goal (which I didn't think was a foul, just good pressing from pack and the Leeds player being caught in possession)...although it wouldn't have surprised me if he did give a foul based on his inept showing on the night!