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  1. Coxy27

    If England can win with youth, why can't we?

    That's exactly the same question and it's already been answered.
  2. Coxy27

    I see Scotland lost - again....

    I think you've answered your own question at the end of your sentence... I think it's a pretty ridiculous notion that a larger population would hinder your chances.
  3. Coxy27

    I see Scotland lost - again....

    I think the point was that we couldn't match it at the time, as we failed to qualify for '74 and '78. Scotland also won 11 of the first 18 fixtures between England and Scotland. Five of those victories in England no less. 6 defeats out of the last 8 games? But who cares, because Scotland beat England 6-1 in 1881 and therefore superiority is eternal.
  4. Coxy27

    I see Scotland lost - again....

    International friendlies count towards a nation's world ranking. If, as you seem to be implying here, Scotland simply don't try in these 'meaningless' matches, then really they're shooting themselves in the foot. Moreover, statistics show that around 50% of matches taken into account in the FIFA world rankings are friendlies (granted, this will change somewhat going forward for European teams given the formation of the UEFA Nations League). So, you (and indeed the entire nation of Scotland) may not consider these friendlies to be meaningful, but it seems like they are to me (and those who run football). Perhaps sitting a little prettier in the rankings would lead to more conquerable qualifying draws (avoiding the might of nations such as Israel!) and perhaps even an appearance at a truly meaningful competition...
  5. Coxy27

    Jay de Silva on for U21’s

    It is Dasilva; one word, no e. He came off the bench for the final 17 minutes for England U21 as they beat Andorra 7-0. He wasn't involved in any of the goals. It doesn't hurt to give a little information, rather than just referencing your thread title. Looks a very good prospect to me, I think we will see him feature more as the season progresses.
  6. Coxy27

    I see Scotland lost - again....

    Using the word 'meaningful' is a clever way to skip the fact that that's 4 defeats in the last 5 games. I personally enjoyed the headline that the BBC went with... "Ten-man Scotland embarrassed in Israel"
  7. Coxy27

    Nile Ranger

    I watched/listened to the whole thing, and I enjoyed it, so thanks for posting. There's so many things in this that give me mixed feelings about him and his situation. There's no doubt in my mind he has been somewhat victimised by the press in a similar way to what happens to Raheem Sterling. However, it's pretty clear that he has messed up so many times where it was entirely his own fault. He was sacked for being late, that's completely inexcusable. Also, the man was handed my dream job on a plate and he f-ed it up, I find it so hard to have any sympathy for him. His attitude still seems questionable in this video too, he laughs about certain things he's done in the past, when he should be showing more remorse. He clearly isn't that bothered, for example, that he was helping his mate defraud innocent people. However, despite all that, I don't agree with the comments saying "**** him", and "Wouldn't piss on him" etc. I'm not convinced at all that he will turn himself around, but if he can, then I don't see why anyone would not want him to do that (considering the alternative is that he essentially continues to be a danger to society and himself). If he really wants to change then good luck to him.
  8. We play every Friday because the Rugby is Steve Lansdown and Bristol Sport's main priority remember!!
  9. Coxy27


    Started 7 of their 9 league games by the looks of things. Interestingly though, he didn't play in either Champions League match they've played so far, which would indicate he isn't in their strongest XI. I would say, much like at us, he's 'first reserve' for a couple of positions.
  10. Errr? Say you placed £10 on each... You'd make £7.50 profit if Rotherham win, £5 profit on the draw and Lose £9 if City win. So no, the worst you could do would be lose on City. Another way to look at it is to work out the percentage an odd attributes to an outcome. In this case, Rotherham are 11/4 = 26.67%, Draw is 5/2 = 28.57% and City are 11/10 = 47.62% Total percentage is just under 103%. This total in any market is known as the overround, and basically anything over 100 is the bookie's 'margin' If this was under 100% then yes, you could theoretically bet on all three and profit whatever happened. Not possible here though.
  11. Coxy27

    Lets get straight out of the blocks against Rotherham

    No, it was too soon after Thursday's game.
  12. Coxy27

    Hegeler Packing

    I agree with you entirely. You're never going to have a perfect picture though. Some backwards passes can be the right thing to do, and actually spur on attacks, or just alleviate pressure. I wonder for example, how this statistic would deal with a cut-back on the byline that, although backwards, could dissect a defence and lead to a goal. It won't bypass any players in a forward motion, but could be the game's key pass.
  13. Coxy27

    Hegeler Packing

    Hegeler has got a remarkable stat for us this season... ZERO minutes played. Can't really see him ever making a mark here. He'll be swiftly moved on and forgotten about imo.
  14. Coxy27

    The Daniel Sturridge goal

    There's loads of noise about him to be fair, there's a new article about him on the BBC every time he plays. Plenty of recognition for him, and I expect him to be in an England squad very soon.
  15. People moan about our defence now, but the absolute state of that offside trap for Derby's third goal, christ.