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  1. I got my two yesterday. A good day out at least in front of a big crowd. 490 left now. Will sell out in next day or so, I'm sure.
  2. I thought that at the time. Then in the press they said Tanner. Who knows????
  3. Great cross (i think) for the Wells header as well. For me, he looked like a proper RB playing in the RB position. As opposed to Vyner or Kalas trying to play there. Yes, he's still raw; and it's a massive leap between L2 to Champ (playing in essence Prem players yesterday). But he showed willingness to get stuck in, athletic ability and courage as well. All great signs for the future.
  4. Missed some obvious shirt tugging as well my Mitrovic in the run up to another chance as well. The Harrison Read foul on James was awful as well. He played advantage, and then didn't come back and book him. So that's two Fulham players that got away without a second yellow (Read, and Chalobah) I think the refs are obviously under instruction this season to let the game flow as much as possible. But the balance wasn't there for me yesterday at all.
  5. I think the linesman was probably admiring the save from Martin by Fulham's excellent keeper. As others have said he seemed to forget all about the 3 City players offside. Great finish from KP though. He's lethal from 2 yards out. Just like his debut.
  6. https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/every-championship-club-profit-loss-25066373 Blimey, we've wasted so much money haven't we?
  7. @Mr Popodopolous We had a few good chats on the FFP thread with regards to Reading. I think of all the clubs that have fallen foul so far; they are the most contemptuous. At each stage, they have knownthey are in the wrong over the last few seasons. But have continually thought stuff it, we'll push it a little bit more. Cue last month's transfer window, and the signings of Holliett, Drinkwater, Baba, Hallovic, Dann and others. They knew they were going to get penalised anyway. I can't believe the EFL let them get away with it for so long.
  8. Reminds me a bit of Luton Town years ago. Didn't they get hit with -30 point deduction in L2. Only just missed out from being relegated to non league by a couple of points as well. With no salary cap in operation. Maybe L1 is the best place for Derby to sort their finances out. It certainly looks like it's worked out for Sunderland, Portsmouth, Bolton and others. They've all been able to find new owners a lot easier away from the rigours of FFP. Very difficult in the championship to get yourself out, if you're in a financial hole. I'm sure they'll be back in the next few seasons, financially refreshed again.
  9. The word i would use for tonight is "Frustrating". In all four home games we have had chances to win the games, but of course have ridden our luck as well at times. We are a team in evolution. Sometimes it'll work, sometimes it won't. Performances like Cardiff, will be offset; by performances like tonight. We are in 12th, with a 0 goal difference, and a mid table feel to the side. The difference tonight for me, is that there was a huge howler by our keeper at the end to gift them a point, and rob us of two. Up until that point he had however, kept us in the game in the first half, and ahead in the second. In the Blackpool game, it was good play by them that got them that 93rd min equaliser. Tonight feels like a much more bitter pill to swallow. That said you can't legislate for individual errors, and our captain will be feeling it acutely i'm sure. It was the type of error that up until today we had managed to generally eradicate from our play. As opposed to last season, when it seemed to happen every game. There were a lot of players off tonight, and you could see why NP made the changes after 45 mins. As an aside. How poor was Wells tonight? You can see why he's not an NP player in terms of what he is being asked to do. Very poor on the press, and his general work rate is poor. He was given 60 mins tonight, and in my eyes failed to show NP that he has to consider him for a starting role. Vyner must also be a bit of a dead man walking, with Tanner breathing down his neck. Expect to see Tanner on the bench at the weekend, as it wasn't ideal to take Kalas out of the centre, to cover for his deficiencies. For me though no indication that we need to panic. The home win will come eventually, and will probably be followed by a number soon afterwards.
  10. I see that he has stopped his customary "We will definitely get promoted 100% mantra" after a defeat. He really is the Donald Trump of League 2; believing in his greatness; above and beyond all others. So far their two league wins, have been both narrow 1-0 home wins against arguably two of the worse teams in the league; and even those results could have easily gone the other way. Wait until they play the likes of Forest Green, Harrogate, Orient, Rochdale, Bradford etc. They are really going to struggle. They won't go down of course. There are teams in L2 that are even more of a car crash (Oldham springs to mind). But Barton is completely deluded if he thinks that they are going up. And then What? Replace 15 players, with another 15 players??? You're not going to build a team employing 36 & 37 year olds on 1 year contracts are you? It's just all really bizarre in the extreme.
  11. The thing that gets me about these, and a number of their signings this summer; is how Barton thinks they are better than what he already has? He seems to think just getting any new players in, will address their slide (They were 4th In League 1, 20 months ago when Coughlan left). Whereas the reality, is a settled team/formation/ethos is the best way forward through progression; and the team getting used to playing with one another. You're not going to get that with constant chopping and changing. The main question is who signs off on these transfers? He can only field 11 players + subs, and Rovers are out of the Carabo cup now. There's no point bringing players in, if you're not going to play them. The majority of the players coming in, have also not played regularly; and are generally without a club. They won't be either match or physically fit enough to cope with the demands of professional football for at least a few weeks. It's very different to bringing in players that are currently playing week in, week out for their clubs. It's just a bizarre, really bizarre way to manage. I can only think that a number of the signings this summer, must be thinking "Oh, my god what have i signed on to". Barton probably promised them this, or that; and then went out and bought more players in their position. It's all leading up to a complete car crash of a season.
  12. Christ this guy makes Pitman look like a teenager. Really scraping the barrel now aren't they. How is this guy any better that what they already have?
  13. @Mr Popodopolous This whole Chelsea/Reading tie up has got me thinking. Haven't the two clubs both got Russian owners? It's got a slightly unethical, underhand feel to it all. Something isn't right, that's for sure.
  14. It's been a long time since I've seen a transfer move from a name first being mentioned to confirmed signing in only 4.5 hours. NP certainly keeps a tight ship on any targets/signings that's for sure. There was literally nothing on Social media at all from either end to indicate this transfer was going to happen before around midday today. Fingers crossed that GT won't be the last signing before 11pm tomorrow. Welcome to Bristol City George
  15. Thanks @Flagon really interesting Scout report there.
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