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by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chaos
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Chaos

Instead of being pig headed the ref took his time, spoke to all officials and came to the correct view. Would have been all too easy to just stick to the goal kick he had given and wave away protests. By taking the time to get it right I think he did an excellent job, although he could have helped ...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chaos
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Chaos

Agree with all of that. No system, even VAR, is perfect. Sometimes fans and managers just need to accept that you get the run of the green on some decisions and not on others. And luck also has a relationship with quality - if Bradford has scored into an open goal, it wouldn’t have been a goal kick,...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Chaos
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Chaos

I always pay close attention to goal kicks played short (an odd habit of mine) and the ball only just crossed the line before Ruffs touched it, but it was definitely out of the box. Are you sure about that , Doc? In my view, play should have been brought back - but, having not done so in the immedi...
by Kairdiff Exile
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: What a let down
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: What a let down

Q. Will next season's budget be the same as this year, will it be better or worse? KR [long pause, nervous laugh] I know what it is, we're having a conversation about it now. It won't be better... I should bloody well hope not. When you've had a top ten budget (at least) and - to use the common par...
by Kairdiff Exile
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: What a let down
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: What a let down

For me, the obvious answer is to play two up front - Sinclair and Graham would be my choice, with Mackie and Jonte Smith on the bench or as backup. Play 4-4-2, with a midfield diamond involving Mousinho in front of the back four, Whyte and Browne on the wings and either Brannagan or Henry in the ce...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: What a let down
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: What a let down

Gobbo has to go. Indeed, but he clearly isn't going to be fired at this stage. The best we can hope for is that he goes in the summer, although I can't see it happening. The question, therefore, is that if we can't change our manager or squad, how do we get the points we need to survive? For me, th...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: What a let down
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: What a let down

Well I thought last night showed a lot of positives. Granted, Rochdale looked very poor and very much there for the taking, and we failed to score against them - but it was a full-blooded, committed performance and we were streetwise and positive in our play. Also, to be fair to KR, his team selecti...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: La grande coupe d'Oxfordshire
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: La grande coupe d'Oxfordshire

Thanks for this, Otmoor - useful reading for those of us who weren't really following this fixture! Lopes has looked good on the few occasions I've seen him, and seems like one who could make the step up. It's a shame there are so many ahead of him in the pecking order really. That seems to be a sys...
by Kairdiff Exile
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Boycott the Blackpool match?
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Boycott the Blackpool match?

Funnily enough, I dropped a line to the Blackpool Supporters Trust last season when I was considering going to the same fixture, to ask what their view was on away fans boycotting. The gist of their reply was that they understood away fans might not observe the boycott in the same way and were fairl...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 37
Views: 2904

Re: Which would you choose?

With respect, Myles, I think that's an argument against reckless unsustainable borrowing rather than owning our own ground! We're in agreement though that by far the best scenario would be for Oxford United to play at a serviceable, league-standard ground owned by a benign trust in the hands of its ...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 37
Views: 2904

Re: Which would you choose?

I'm not sure I think much to either given that I don't believe either Mr Kassam or Mr Thanakarnjanasuth would (re)unite the football club and stadium entities - and that is the ONLY thing that would help to rebuild my trust in either of them. Without Oxford United owning its own stadium, I don't see...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Sunderland
Replies: 40
Views: 5431

Re: Sunderland

Completely agree with that assessment, KY, and I thought your last two paras were particularly illuminating: Good result as it is, I wasn't quite as positive afterwards as many I spoke to. 'Too good to go down' was a paraphrasing of pretty much everything I heard, which is a very dangerous way of th...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Sunderland
Replies: 40
Views: 5431

Re: Sunderland

My first game of 2019, and an entertaining one to watch. PROS Very impressed by Jordan Graham 's contribution. A real live wire and was torturing their full-back for large chunks of the game. Not yet convinced he'll get many goals, but he's the player that I thought Carruthers or Holmes could have b...
by Kairdiff Exile
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Sunderland
Replies: 40
Views: 5431

Re: Sunderland

OY, happy to agree to disagree with you, save to highlight that it’s undeniable that Brexit will be reducing employment prospects in the north-east (and I chose that wording deliberately to reflect the fact that it’s a lack of new jobs rather than the loss of existing ones). And whilst I’m sympathet...
by Kairdiff Exile
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Sunderland
Replies: 40
Views: 5431

Re: Sunderland

OY - that's fair enough, but I think recordmeister's point (and he'll doubtless correct me if I'm misrepresenting it) was that those who voted for Brexit and find that there are reduced employment prospects in their region as a result will be reaping what they have sown. I'm sure we'd all have sympa...