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Phileas Fogg

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  1. I don't think he's a good guy at all, but I'll usually root for the UK fighter so wanted to see him win.
  2. Thought Billy Joe gave a decent account of himself. Nowhere near powerful enough to really threaten Canelo though. Best he could have hoped for realistically was a close points loss - but after seeing the cards it would've been a wide points loss. Canelo just on a different level and too good. I think it's possible BJS might retire. That injury is a nasty one and will be vulnerable if he boxes again.
  3. Agreed. On ability alone, he was Prem quality. Just not quite athletic or consistent enough.. and enjoyed the social side of being a footballer too much. High quality player though. Really enjoyed watching him.
  4. It depends of the level of the player. What you're saying is true for Arsenal/Chelsea/Spurs (look how often they're rumoured to be after the same targets) but then works for clubs who are historically not as strong (West Ham for example) who can get the next tier of players. The same will be true for Brentford. Whilst Fulham are in the league above, Brentford can monopolise that London advantage at their current level. Their transfer rivals are clubs like ourselves and others in the Championship. As shown by signing sought after players in recent years such as Toney, Watkins, Canos, Maupa
  5. Very interesting shout. Joined Barcelona as the latest "next Messi" (like Bojan before him) but didn't quite fill that enormous expectation. I think we do need a couple of players with a bit of 'X factor' like him. Saw this horrible stat on Twitter today via @Carey 6 - that shows that one of our biggest challenges is overturning this. If we keep this up, regardless of results, fans will be bored and grow restless. We will need some fresh ideas in midfield and attack and a couple of exciting and technical players should be on our list IMO.
  6. I agree but our fans won't. If we get off to a bad start or form hasn't improved much, there will be some fans calling for him to go by October/November. Once the completely valid 'excuse' of not having a transfer window has gone lots of our support will be far less forgiving as many are very short-termist.
  7. He's also a really nice guy. Been totally humble and slightly self-deprecating (think Peter Crouch) for his entire career.
  8. You'd have been fine if you didn't add "Happy be corrected on that, however as others have said it may not be enough in the current climate to progress, but may increase stability." Combined with your constant criticism of Pearson.. it's clear you framed it negatively despite playing dumb now.
  9. Exactly. They have a few brilliant players but those players are only able to shine as their whole side is built around their work ethic. That said, both Pukki and Buendia are hard workers too. Really good side at this level.
  10. Plenty of 'workmanlike' teams manage just fine. Burnley have survived in the Prem for years by being just like that. Sheffield United pushed top 6 also. You could argue that Leicester's setup is built fundamentally on being 'workmanlike'. In this league Norwich are fairly 'workmanlike' but with a couple of stand out players. In the modern game, most of the best sides are built on the principles of stamina, strength and great positioning. Obviously at the very top level with world class players it's a bit different, but I don't think you could win this division without those princip
  11. It's an interesting point, but I don't think one poor season would ruin our reputation in isolation. The new training ground will be a big draw, the ground is impressive and we now have a manager with a big reputation. I'd say that the sum of the parts would indicate a reputational improvement rather than decline. It's a huge summer for recruitment though. He has to get this right.
  12. No, I haven't. Just find it a strange point of view, but I do enjoy humouring you RR...............
  13. That's a bit naïve because a standard 4-4-2 is pretty rare. I think you try and belittle things you don't fully understand - ie the complexity of formations and the way news spreads before being confirmed.
  14. What's your point here exactly? Are you saying that regardless who we pick, the formation is usually a 4-4-2? Because that clearly isn't true.
  15. That's a bit weird - it's very rare for a team to play with a generic 4-4-2, so not sure why you'd "chuckle" at people not viewing it in such a reductive way.
  16. I don't think he'd want to come back here. Would be seen as a backwards step as he's approaching/in his prime.
  17. It's a bit unfair to be critical without him to be here to defend himself, but I see him on Twitter spouting his opinion (which is 100% right of course, and yours is wrong) on anything City related. Talks as if he has inside knowledge which he clearly doesn't. Comes across like a pub bore.
  18. To chat to your olde chum Bristol Boy? He's very active on there, mansplaining about City at any opportunity!
  19. I've seen your twitter page RR ! You've definitely had it at one point.
  20. Question for you RR as I believe this actually happened the other day. If the official twitter account (ie not the OS) announces Pearson's appointment before the OS does - is it still untrue in your opinion?
  21. Not really, the Bristol Derby is a huge game, JPT or not.
  22. Robbored has form, @Banned User possibly?
  23. Their stuttering form might help them in the playoffs. I would've been amazed if they kept the winning run up until the end of the season, albeit they'd have probably got autos if they did. They may hit form at the right time for the playoffs.
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