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by Matt D
Tue May 01, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Thank goodness that's all over
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Thank goodness that's all over

OtmoorYellow wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:16 pm
Given that Kane took one as well, I suspect this was more down to goal scoring bonuses, than any heroism.
it looked to me that mousinho had hurt his back - he spent much of the second half stretching. i think that's why he didn't take the second.
by Matt D
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: When do we start panicking?
Replies: 57
Views: 6661

Re: When do we start panicking?

panicking is overdoing it but I’m certainly getting concerned. last week was a team I would not want in a relegation fight. no spirit. yesterday showed some spirit but zero points again. to state the obvious, we need some points quickly or the concern is this starts to feel like 2006, and we find ou...
by Matt D
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The Road to Wigan Pier
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

Re: The Road to Wigan Pier

Well it wasn't good was it. The post-match interview was a real car crash though which has left me wondering if Pep is the right man. For now, however I think we have to give him a chance to prove himself much as Appleton did who had a much worse first half season. A few key things for me though: O...
by Matt D
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Bratfud
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Bratfud

yep, for what proved to be a thoroughly entertaining game. beforehand the discussion was that this would be a proper test of how good we are and whether we might find out if we can come from being behind. my conclusion was that we're starting to look a very good side, patient, hard-working, with goo...
by Matt D
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Hemmings
Replies: 19
Views: 1745

Re: Hemmings

I thought hemmings got a bit of a rough ride off oxford supporters. his positioning was always his strong point but that meant his goals were never spectacular. I never quite saw how he fitted into appleton's squad, and I'm not sure I see how he fits into what I've seen and read of clotet's, but des...
by Matt D
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: End of the 50:50
Replies: 35
Views: 5967

Re: End of the 50:50

think that's a bit harsh describing it as 'ripping fans off'. half time draws are about as discretionary a spend as you get for supporters. I agree it's a bit of a shame though. if I recall correctly the 50/50 draw was introduced in our conference days, and while no one wants to be back there, the c...
by Matt D
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Cheltenham
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Cheltenham

i thought cheltenham worked extremely hard, were very organised (parachute them from a plane blindfold and I reckon they'd land and form a rigid 4-4-2 formation...), had a couple of reasonable finishers in their team, but most of all kept going as a squad. so fair play, no complaints about the resul...
by Matt D
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: New signings
Replies: 86
Views: 10679

Re: New signings

i'm feeling fairly sanguine about all this. lundstram is a player we'll miss I'm sure, but is replaceable - if not already replaced by ledstrom. and I hope this sale means we can fend off approaches for johnson now having made 'our player sale' for the season. with this as our model, we have to acce...
by Matt D
Sun May 21, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: (Comings and) goings
Replies: 29
Views: 2921

Re: (Comings and) goings

Sartori seems a successful businessman, rather than someone who was gifted his agricultural and energy concerns by, say, a very rich father in law. That said, what we do not know is the proximity of their businesses now. Daddy-in-law's business history might be murky, and any link between Trump and...
by Matt D
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Player of the Season
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Player of the Season

I voted hylton last season, and not out of bloody mindedness. I thought cases could be put forward for lots of players that season given they'd played key roles at different key moments, but there was no one who'd done that the whole season. it was close but danny edged my vote as I felt his passion...
by Matt D
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Contracts
Replies: 30
Views: 3170

Re: Contracts

Sercombe is ooc and like Lundstram we have a 1 year option. Taking up the option is a risk on the expense of his wages for a year versus potential smallish transfer fee. Not worth the risk to have an unhappy player on the books, and he has apparently been seen back at Exeter City. But if things can...
by Matt D
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Begging bowl
Replies: 30
Views: 5431

Re: Begging bowl

YF Dan wrote:Count me in for a share.
and me.
by Matt D
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Football League Trophy
Replies: 180
Views: 12509

Re: Football League Trophy

Where are the fans - thought the boycott was just for Wembley? well I was back for one... agree with jimski, I rather fear we're done for the season now. a season to be proud of, but work to do if we're going to continue progressing. I'm confident appleton can do this, but think we'll need a number...
by Matt D
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Walsall Pact
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Walsall Pact

this felt like boxing day again to me without the sucker punch. either side could have won it but another 5% from Us would have meant it was Us. we didn't find that additional 5%. I feel we're back where we were before the shrewsbury 'line in the sand'. not bad, but not good enough to win unless chr...
by Matt D
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Old 'un
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Old 'un

well nobody seems to have had much to say about saturday, and i'm not sure if i'm going tonight, so better late than never... that was a strangely tempestuous game. I don't think of Us as a dirty team, but is that yellow-tinted spectacles? mark next to me thought we left elbows in on a number of occ...