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  1. 2 minutes ago, mozo said:

    I've got a theory though that the longer you hold onto a shirt the cooler it gets. So as an adult if you buy every new home shirt, put it away for 5-10 years, then when the time is right, unwrap it and go to games looking retro and trendy.

    I've got to say I very rarely buy kits and I don't practice what I preach!

    Kind of agree. Not if one has to wear bigger than a medium though!  

  2. 20 minutes ago, Marcus Aurelius said:

    Adam Baker

    ps what the **** is “the football content award”, can I make my own award show for favourite laces?

    psps looks like a community club hall with a load of random middle aged men. I applaud the effort but prestige this is not.

    That’s the spirit !

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  3. 1 hour ago, old_eastender said:

    Weimann is massively overrated, good honest pro, but nowhere near as good or important to us as many on here make out.

    He has played mainly in support of Martin this season, and has played almost all minutes in all games, but has only managed to find the net in 2 out of 11 games, albeit both those games were both with important braces. I doubt he will ever contribute more than 12 goals a season.

    Last few games he has been poor, and I'd much prefer to see Wells start in his place. 



    Agree with most of this. One thing I really struggle with in a player is inconsistency. Palmer, Weimann, Hunt when he was here….people remember the great bits a lot longer than they remember the rubbish bits. 

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  4. 51 minutes ago, lukebcfc1989 said:

    The fact that a player that has not yet scored 15-20 league goals in a single season before …can; if backed and played in the position that will make it realistic.

    I think he could 🤷‍♂️ 

    I think there’s a reason he will never be played as a striker consistently in his entire career…

  5. 8 minutes ago, lukebcfc1989 said:

    I disagree I think he has always looked dangerous when given a run up front, deceptively good in the air witnessed a few goals from corners and his composure is also great goal against Derby away sticks in my memory not forgetting the Hat Trick at Sheffield United. He is capable I think. 

    His composure is generally poor. He has examples of good composure for sure but in the main it is poor. He won’t score 20 goals as he isn’t a natural striker.  If he could score 20 goals then one of his many former managers would have played him up front 

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  6. 1 hour ago, lukebcfc1989 said:

    Top player at this level and long over due a 20 goal season, worse players at this level have done so in the past. Aaron Wilbraham took years to finally reach that milestone hopefully this can be a similar season for him. 

    Weimann will never score 20 goals per season. Not that type of player 

  7. 4 hours ago, Super said:

    Bumble not impressed with the ashes squad 😂


    "To say that I was surprised when I saw the squad England had picked to go to Australia would be an understatement — I was absolutely flabbergasted. They've picked a team of blockers, medium-pacers and short finger-spinners. You don't exactly need to be a student of the game to know how that ends in Australia."

    I am equally as baffled.  Silverwood doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing. 

  8. I’d immediately give away £150m.  £1m to each of my 30 odd closest friends and family.  £120m between 30-40 small charities where it would make a real difference to many many lives.   Think I could live off £30m quite easily!

  9. 1 minute ago, Davefevs said:

    The joy of stats….use the ones that suit your argument 😉

    He doesn’t stat particularly well in the basic stuff I can get hold of.


    The key to Weimann “quality” is the more physical / locational stats, e.g. not just how much he runs, but where he runs, where he receives balls, wins balls, etc.  You have to a lot lower level data extraction to see that.  I can do game by game for 1 player at a time, but it takes a while….and I want to do it for 538 players who’ve played in the Champ this season.

    As you know, I have my issues with xG but do look at general stats although putting them secondary to what my eyes see most of the time. However, I do agree that there could be a lot more of the nuanced stats communicated and mass collated.   What really grinds my gears is the ‘he’s got 0/10 assists so he must be crap/brilliant’ arguments which hold zero weight in my opinion!

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  10. 19 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

    That really annoyed me.

    I lost respect for the article after that!

    Weimann has his pros and cons. Not surprised he ‘stats well’ as stats often focus on the positives and ignore the negatives. There are a lot fewer negative stats compiled and analysed. 

  11. There are some games coming up where season ticket holders can use a unique code so a friend can attend for £12.50.  Can’t seem to get anywhere with the club on this so does anyone know if these codes are just automatically emailed to season ticket holders to then pass onto friends ? And if so, should the codes have been sent out by now?

  12. 3 minutes ago, MarcusX said:

    It’s what lots of people were begging for in the summer 

    I don’t remember anyone begging for Rice to play on his own in midfield 

    8 minutes ago, RoystonFoote'snephew said:

    Definite penalty in the game as it is played today. I'm not saying its wrong but it is inducative of how the game has changed from the 70/80s when a high foot would have seen the award of an indirect free kick, something that seems to have gone from the game entirely. 

    It did used to be but a high foot is dangerous play so it’s surprising it ever was really 

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