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Posts posted by old_eastender

  1. 44 minutes ago, Redwhitepurple said:

    Filthy prices. But what do you expect these days

    You can save £5 per ticket by spending £20 to become a member for the season. 

    Bottom line is that gate money is still an important ingredient for all FL teams (not PL), so clubs will sensibly charge what they can to maximise that revenue. Doubt our prices are out-of-line with most Championship clubs.

    If it's not affordable except for the occasional visit, there is always BCTV 🙂


  2. 12 hours ago, Leveller said:

    Can't predict until we know what other signings there are ... at least one goal poacher and one solid defensive midfielder.

    Exactly, add in a Right Back who can defend one-on-one so we can play a back 4 with Kalas, Webster, Dasilva, and then we could go higher.  

  3. 2 hours ago, DT The Optimist said:

    The Brentford forum is split on him, bit like ours with FD really. I know a fanatical & sensible  Brentford fan who I would meet up with for a beer on our away days at Brentford.  He is quite pleased to see him go and reckons he cost Brentford countless points last season with errors. Yet on his day can be outstanding.  

    A new start and fresh challenge and new keeping coach (where it seems there was at issue before?) and we might have a good one. I cannot believe we have paid 4 Million mind 🤔🤔

    The rumoured £4m does seem a lot when we are taking a gamble last season's poor form was just a blip due to personal/coaching problems... if the Mail are right and the fee was £2m that would seem more sensible. 

  4. 2 hours ago, RedSkin said:

    Can't believe this is a debate.  Reid is a much better player than Weimann.

    Much better technically, better vision, more accurate shot, quicker, and pips him in work rate too.

    The biggest tell is how much better Diedhou was with Reid playing alongside him.  I know Weimann hasn't really been played alongside him but he just isn't good enough to play that goalscoring No 10 role.  

    Weimann's movement is superb, but too often we don't have players that play him in.  Would love to see Reid and Weimann as a front two. 

    Spot on.

    No doubt Weimann gives 100% effort every time, and his movement is great, but he is a forward and it's all about end product. Even when found in the space he has made for himself, Weimann's final ball on the end of a run is often poor. Also his shooting is woeful from anything more than 12 yards out, he misses the target completely most of the time.

    Like someone else said given the choice, surely every manager in the championship would take Reid over Weimann, even LJ!

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  5. 4 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

    I'm still not sure if people were joking about Weimann being better

    either that or deluded... last season was the first time Wiemann had managed to get to double figures with goals, just. So 50% of what a real quality forward will get you.

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  6. 2 hours ago, elhombrecito said:

    But even if that is true, why does it matter? They are not playing against men, they are playing against other women. 

    Just don't understand why people can't enjoy women's football for what it is, without constantly comparing it to the men's game? :dunno:

    Fair point, having not watched women's football before, I was just using the comparison to underline the relative poor quality of the football on offer, I was expecting better tbh.

    I suspect a good number of the 6.1m BBC viewers, were men like me who thought they would give it a watch to see what it was like - be interesting to see how many viewers watch the next game...I won't be choosing too.

  7. 8 hours ago, Cowshed said:

    Kelly Holmes at her very best would be outside of the top UK 100 mens 1500 metre times. 

    Indeed, but the top 100 men do not represent MOST men do they!  You could likely pick a team excluding the top 10000 male players and, based on what I saw from the England v Scotland game, neither Women's side would beat them. 



  8. 20 minutes ago, RedDave said:

    What is the relevance of your comment? Did you used to sit there watching Kelly Holmes and say a man could run faster than her?

    Nop, just thought with all the development of the woman's game over the last few years that the very best England & Scotland can muster would have had more quality than they did.

    Kelly Holmes, or any other top female athlete would beat most men over their distance, the England/Scotland women's team are nowhere near that level.

  9. 1 hour ago, Davefevs said:

    The rumour is that Cotts had agreed fees and wages (for both Maguire and Gray) prior to going on holiday and Pelling then tried to a better deal.

    Exactly my understanding too, what a cock up


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  10. 16 hours ago, billywedlock said:

    This would be a great signing . LJ needs to first get last years side together and then build . Kalas was a big part of the better parts of last season . 

    Very much agree, Kalas should be (and perhaps is) our number 1 priority to get signed. Him and Webster make a terrific pair in a back 4. Happily see him become our top earner instead of Baker, who we could then offload.

    If lose out to Celtic/Rangers it will be disappointing, if we lose out to Hull or any other championship club it will be awful.

  11. 12 minutes ago, Chairman Mao said:

    I know it's sunny but keep of the Source when posting would you? Anyone with a brain would rate Wiemann. 

    HaHa, it's a matter of opinion. FACTS are last season he managed to score 10, and that was the first time he had got to double figures in a season. Yes he runs his socks off, his movement is good, but his shooting from anywhere outside the 6 yard box is woeful and when carrying the ball on the run his final pass is often poor too. 

    We simply need a forward with a better strike rate than that if we are going to try and improve again.

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  12. 3 minutes ago, simon uk said:

    Good luck to eisa, but he wasnt going to make the grade here. 

    Hopefully we start the season with a real top striker along with famara, weimann with semenyo as first reserve.

    Hope Weimann is warming the bench most of the time, for all his running he ain't nowhere near being a "real top striker", never has been or will be.  

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  13. 14 hours ago, Robbored said:

    A four year contract means that LJ will remain as Head Coach throughout that period and that equals stability. 

    City do not yet have a policy of promotion from within because the situation has not arisen but should LJ get poached then the vacancy could well be filled by one of the assistants thereby creating a policy of internal appointment.

    Thats exactly what Liverpool did during their glory days.

    No it doesn't, rarely in football do managers last the length of their contracts. Agree it promotes stability, but if we were to struggle next season and finish in the bottom 6, LJ will be got rid off. Similarly, if we were to do really well and make the play-offs but not go up and a PL club were to make LJ an offer he would be off.

  14. 28 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

    Gayle went down like he’d been shot in the face and stayed down for ages clutching his head - utterly pathetic cheating - a hand brushed against him and he reacted like that - laughable antics

    Yep saw the best and worst of Gayle today... 

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