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by Kairdiff Exile
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Dickie Heads
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Dickie Heads

To QPR , for an undisclosed fee (believed to be around the £1m mark, with add-ons but presumably also some money due to Reading too). I'd imagine we all feel he's worth more than that but have to temper that emotion with the fact that he's got less than a year on his contract. For me the bigger que...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Next Season
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Next Season

A good analysis. The only area which I think you’ve forgotten is our plethora of promising youngsters who could (and, given the financial uncertainty, will probably have to) make the step up. Off the top of my head: Nico Jones - has started league games before for us at CB and looked very assured. F...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: M40
Replies: 25
Views: 2210

Re: M40

I don’t normally post immediately after a game, but here are a few random thoughts: Football on telly is rubbish, isn’t it? What I’d have given for the commentator to have said: “And to any viewers who might have been offended by some of the choice language picked up by our pitchside microphones the...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: M40
Replies: 25
Views: 2210

Re: M40

OtmoorYellow wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:53 pm
If we win, my cask strength Laphroaig will be jumping out of the bottle into my glass, insisting that we share the moment...
Not as good, but I’ve got a 12-year-old Knockando waiting for the nod. I’ll raise a glass to you, squire, if we get the result we all want...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: M40
Replies: 25
Views: 2210

Re: M40

Good luck, folks, wherever and however you’re following matters tomorrow. I’m trying to be blasé about it, but I can’t fail to be excited by the chance for Oxford to get back up to Div 2, given our relatively modest crowds, ground and recent history. Whether I’d enjoy watching us play at such a leve...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 5251

Re: Playoffs

Dr Bob wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:12 am
Or simply tune into Talksport 2.
Pfft, away with you and this talk of commercial radio! :lol: I’m combining the trip with a long-awaited, socially-distanced family visit, I should probably clarify!
by Kairdiff Exile
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 5251

Re: Playoffs

Well I wasn’t at the game yesterday, Jerome, because of bloody social distancing measures, but I listened to your commentary and I thought it was a flippin’ good result... Very happy with that. Both sides looked rusty, but us particularly in the first 20 minutes, and I thought Portsmouth had a great...
by Kairdiff Exile
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 5251

Re: Playoffs

In a remarkably serendipitous move, the Welsh Government have indicated they’ll be relaxing travel restrictions on Monday 6 July, meaning I can travel more than five miles from my house on the day of our second playoff leg. So I can drive to Oxford, visit family and listen to proceedings on Radio Ox...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 5251

Re: Playoffs

I fear I'm repeating myself , but I've never paid to watch football on telly and won't be starting now. I'm sure Now TV relatively affordable, but it's a matter of principle. This struck a chord with me: I'm fairly ambivalent about wanting Us to go up. What's the point having more glamorous fixtures...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 5251

Playoffs

Bit surprised it's not been given a standalone thread! What do we think then, folks? Are we excited? Nervous? A bit flat? For me, it's a combination of all three. Any playoff which we've reached without the thrill of the normal end of season leading up to it feels devoid of narrative. In a normal se...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Furlough
Replies: 14
Views: 4322

Re: Furlough

All good points, KY. I don't pretend for a moment that there are any easy answers here, and nor do I pretend to answer for anyone but myself (and indeed acknowledge that I'm probably an outlier in my views). All I can do is speak for myself and say that live football for me is exactly that - somethi...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Furlough
Replies: 14
Views: 4322

Re: Furlough

So there should be an opportunity to get some more revenue there (and maybe even share it more evenly if more matches are broadcast) Highly sceptical of that. I confidently predict any TV deal will make the rich clubs richer whilst the smaller clubs rely on iFollow revenues (which will be a fractio...
by Kairdiff Exile
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Kassam rental agreement
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

Re: Kassam rental agreement

The big question is, do we have the right in the rental agreement to play games there in the summer? If not we might be left ‘homeless’ if we need to play the remainder of our home league games in, say July. Don’t the English Football League insist that clubs have “primacy of tenure” - ie, that if ...
by Kairdiff Exile
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The C-word
Replies: 39
Views: 16313

Re: The C-word

I suspect they may just end up merging the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons - ie, suspend things now until the autumn/winter and play the remaining fixtures then, supplementing things with a one-off extra cup competition if there's a need to fill some weekends.
by Kairdiff Exile
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The C-word
Replies: 39
Views: 16313

Re: The C-word

Football League games now off. Excellent news for those of us who were annoyed that we weren't able to get to many of our games in March / April!