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OddBallJim last won the day on September 7 2015

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  1. Something we can all do right now <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2Q_ZzBGPdqE" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> And an absolute belter of a tune too. Great thread!
  2. Perhaps? My experiences in both sports have shown that football has a greater number of idiots however.
  3. The most trouble I've ever seen at a rugby match was a group of lads arguing about who's round it was, and who was going to get those 2 pint jugs refilled So many morons at football. They let the rest of us, and our club down.
  4. I think it's time for him to go and have done for some time now. He's exhausted his 'plan a', we have been Sussed out by a number of teams in the league now, and he has no 'plan b' - evident from how many fans and pundits are citing a lack of identity or style in our team. We do not know what we want to be, and for me that's a sign it's time to change the man at the helm. However, what difference it will do now I'm not sure. If we were going to do it we should have done it around Christmas time and given the new manager a full window to work with. As it is, we had may as well see how this season plays out with LJ steering the ship and then part ways amicably in the summer. So long as we don't bring in that bloke Appleton or any of Ashton's other cronies.
  5. I wasn't at the game today so I can't comment on the performance. However, taking our season as a whole I'm seriously hoping SL is interrogating LJ, JMc and MA over why we are so poor at home. Any team with aspirations of going up has to make their home ground a fortress. Ours is more like a leaky bucket.
  6. I've not posted on here in quite some time, mostly because we've had yet another frustrating season and I haven't had many constructive things to write about. Tonight I just thought I'd say that in nearly 30 years of supporting city, the result and performance did not suprise me in the least this evening. A classic case of city choking a major opportunity again. Extremely disappointing, and frankly worrying that the players cannot be motivated enough by the coaching team to overcome Shrewsbury, but am I suprised this has happened? No, not in the slightest. Time for change? Yes, I think so. I feel things are quite similar to how I felt just before GJ left (taking the dressing room bust up out of the picture). Things just seem very stale right now with our style of play, and we don't seem to have a feasible plan B or C for when the opposition have us sussed out. Thanks for all LJ, but time for fresh ideas and a culling of the massive bloated squad.
  7. Whilst this was an interesting piece, I do not (and probably will not ever) trust MA. He has a habit of being a media darling when we are at the top of the league, and then going missing in suspicious circumstances when things are looking bleak. Think he's one who's happy to take the praise, but can't take the flak (imo).
  8. What time flight we getting? Hartlepool and back yeah?
  9. Ben Stokes - You simply can't heap enough praise on this guy. As someone who's support for Cricket (Gloucestershire & England) waxes and wanes with the level of success of my sides (yes, I'm an armchair fan), you want and need characters and players like Ben Stokes to reinvigorate interest in the game and inspire the next Botham, or, dare I say, Stokes to head to the crease at their local junior club. I hope he has a long and illustrious career, and receives all the plaudits and awards he has deserved for an inspired summer of cricketing wizardry. Also, MBargos should give him a lifetime membership.
  10. coped? I dunno! I thought we did okay to start with, I guess we will have to agree to disagree on that! But you are right, we were outclassed shortly after. And very porous in defence - just as we were in preseason.
  11. Fair enough, that's your opinion. We did press them high early in the game, and forced a lot of rushed backpasses to their keeper. He flapped at a few, and their defensive unit looked nervous. Then they turned on the style, and really were far too good for us.
  12. The free kick wall rule - I was watching a Sunday league game this morning and I'm not sure exactly how the ref enforced it as it didn't look like it should when you read the new rule. Then again today at the gate, Taylor Moore clearly interfering with their wall... but ref allowed it? Bizarre. New GK rule didn't seem to make much difference for either team. Does feel odd when you see defenders in the box however, a la Man City. Not sure how I feel about it, I suppose it creates more usable space on the pitch from a dead ball situation, but the GK is a long established part of football. If you're trying to force all teams to play football permanently on the floor, it would be a very dull game indeed. Not endorsing hoof ball, but sideways/square passing all day long sends me to sleep. In fact, this clip sums it up nicely:
  13. An adjustment that should have been made to the pass back rule, many, many years ago. Just an ugly, scabby goal when a pass back goes wrong.
  14. Wasn't really impressed with him I have to be honest. Lost the ball cheaply far too often, got booked and seemed to lose his head before being subbed. A bad day at the office? I hope so. He looks like there is something in him to be unlocked, but not in that position/role he played today.
  15. Doesn't even have to be a pacey player in the middle, someone in the mould of Tinnion or Hartley - who can spot the higher quality pass that sets teams at the top apart from those who will meander through the mid-table, is EXACTLY what we need. Pack isn't that. He's safe, and reliable, but not inventive with the ball and I'm beginning to think hasn't got that killer pass in him that would get him into a promotion chasing midfield.
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