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  1. Sydneybcfc

    New kit

    Was in there today and there wasn't a lot outside of polo shirts and the like, unless you want kids socks of course which they have by the bucket load. I guess its most likely the upheaval of the rebranding of the Rugby lot thats causing the delay if you call it that.
  2. Sydneybcfc

    Replica Kit Sale?

    When we used a big manufacturer there was always a minimum order for a club our size, when we used adidas the minimum order would be at a guess something in the order of about 10k shirts etc. Inevitably we'd have a lot left over and have to sell them off cheap. Since moving to self made kits we now not only get to design the kit (rather than just picking a template designed by the manufacturer) but we can also keep much tighter control of whats left over at the end of the season, now its so little as others said we give it to charity instead of selling it off. Its full price or nothing i'm afraid.
  3. Sydneybcfc

    Set Piece Goals For/Against

    I think it tends to be fairly decent for us thanks to Flint from corners, but yeah our direct freekick taking was pretty dire in terms of goals until the end of the season.
  4. Sydneybcfc

    Silent Majority? Johnson In or Johnson Out?

    In Overall hes improved our position and its the first championship season in a long time where we haven't had at least one eye on the bottom 3. So long as he keeps us that way i'm happy for him to stay Mick McCarthy style and keep trying to improve on that even if it doesn't lead to promotion. However if we end up in a bottom 3 struggle or the board decide they are setting expectations as promotion or bust them he'll have to go if he fails to achieve.
  5. Sydneybcfc

    I earned the right to start a new LJ thread

    I always want whoever is in charge to succeed just as i always want us to win no matter who is playing, I've never understood those who dislike or even hate the people in the club trying to achieve the best. Having said that, why are we suddenly promotion favourites who must get promoted or the manager is out? We haven't been that since the Danny Wilson days in L1. One season near the top does not entitle us to call ourselves promotion favourites or set the board expectations for our managers that its playoffs or the sack. I agree if we end up in a relegation fight early then its probably time he went but a sniff of promotion and suddenly we are the Man United of the championship demanding promotion or the manager falls on his sword. There will be 3 relegated premier league sides and numerous others still on parachute payments that will be demanding promotion but i still see us in the hoping for promotion/happy for progress pile. Is LJ the man to keep us improving? I hope so but if we stagnate/get stuck in a relegation fight then someone else will get the job.
  6. Sydneybcfc

    Govt Safe Standing Petition (Merged)

    Official response via email read something along the lines of "stop wasting our time, we'll debate it but we've already made up our mind"
  7. Sydneybcfc

    retain list.

    I thought we did away with the DoF when Burt left, Ashton is the wheeler and dealer but from what i gather LJ and whatever scouting team we have put together the list of priorities and track players then MA does the deal for whatever positions are most in need. I still think central midfield is our weakest point, its also the part of a team that makes it tick. Most successful teams will have a defensive style midfielder and an attacking creative type, how many goals and assists do Pack and Smith have between them? I could probably count it on both hand and at worst both hands and feet. I've no doubt Smith and Pack have improved significantly but i'd hazard a guess that their lack of creativity is what stifles us against the teams that shut up shop and defend deep. Depending on what happens with Bobby id argue we need to get our checkbook out and spend 5mill+ on the french leagues version of De Bruyne rather than the next Kodja/Fammy/Bobby.
  8. Sydneybcfc

    If not LJ, then who?

    Its all a bit pointless though speculating, we all know he'll be here at the end of the season and we all know barring flirting with relegation he'll probably be here all next season. As a Championship/L1 yoyo team anyone that brings us championship stability and flirts with the playoffs has to be considered a success, we aren't a successful enough club to be sacking managers aiming for promotion only ones that are in danger of taking us down. Now i'm not excusing this seasons fall from grace or the way LJ seems unable to turn around a slide but the board will judge him on some preseason criteria like avoid relegation and get to R3 or 4 of the cups, while there will be disappointment all round we've capitulated a great position i'm guessing hes hit all his targets for the year comfortably.
  9. Sydneybcfc

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Haven't been keeping up with this thread and don't have the energy to read the hundred or so pages i'm behind.... Can anyone confirm though that nothing has changed? They still haven't got any stadium or training ground news other than 'pipe dreams' and they still think they are the best supported team in the country?
  10. Sydneybcfc

    Tubby T to Forest

    From what little I've seen hes mostly heading into the PR/Basketball stuff he started here with the flyers. Hes always bigging up his boxer mate too. In fairness he didn't even feature on the QPR website as a player at the start of the season, they totally excluded him as if not at the club. Maybe he turned down some moves away, maybe nobody wanted him. Either way its pretty harsh to just pretend hes not your player unless something else is going on. Maybe Holloway is still seething about that goal of his.
  11. Sydneybcfc


    A mistake but a mistake he was more or less forced into by us having no outlet. The entire first half we were penned in, nearly every player in red on that pitch gave the ball away as soon as they got it, our passing was poor and we ran out of ideas. Its easy to say hoof it long, but when its coming back to you 2 seconds later i can see why he made the wrong decision to shepherd it out of play. Unfortunately due to injuries up front we have been forced into one dimensional passing play, Manchester worked it out and shut it down. It was tactics and pressure that cost us the goal, the mistake was just the final straw. A great run that should be celebrated, tonight doesn't need a scapegoat.
  12. Sydneybcfc

    Our Physio

    We certainly need to get a few players back and fit over the international break after Cardiff, with Bailey away again on international duty playing in tropical heat he's going to be pretty tired after all that flying around! Honduras want to move the kickoff forward to avoid some thunderstorms predicted, so chances are it'll be over 30deg at kickoff, then he's got to pack up and fly from Honduras to Sydney to play again only 4 days later. Chances are it'll be fairly warm here as we are in late spring! Then he's back on a plane for a Saturday kick off with us on the 18th.
  13. Sydneybcfc

    Bobby Reid - Time For a Change

    Yeah if i remember correctly his first one wasn't sponsored and nor are other players so some kind of deals been struck since, for some reason i thought it was a fire extinguisher type company but i now see they are building suppliers. So yeah possibility of a different one then now its not linked to the extinguisher so much.
  14. Sydneybcfc

    Bobby Reid - Time For a Change

    I'm not sure we'll see a new Bobby Gif too soon seeing as the current one (2nd Gif of his this season) is sponsored. It'll all depend what they paid for and it its the rest of the season....
  15. Sydneybcfc

    QPR face world record £40 million fine

    No problem at all, i just meant that the league 'possibly' can't send in the bailiffs or bankrupt them over the fine (possibly they can), which would only leave booting them out of the competition. The same way teams can't come into the league if they don't meet certain criteria and have to remove standing after so many years in the championship or above.