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by SmileyMan
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Freefall
Replies: 42
Views: 3401

Re: Freefall

Jimski wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:41 pm
Hah, the title of this thread is quite amusing in retrospect. Hard to imagine what I felt like just a month ago!
Can you start next season's thread in September please? :mrgreen:
by SmileyMan
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Freefall
Replies: 42
Views: 3401

Re: Freefall

If we do win the next two games, there's a slim chance we'll be in an automatic promotion slot. At which point we'll get some sort of collective nosebleed, faint, and wake up in April
by SmileyMan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Portman Pleasures
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Portman Pleasures

I may be over-reading it, but I think that result could be a season-defining one, like Bradford last year . Coming off the back of our thumping of Wimbledon in midweek and with three very winnable games coming up, could this be the moment where we take this league by the scruff of the neck? Certain...
by SmileyMan
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Bapxit Day
Replies: 11
Views: 1346

Re: Bapxit Day

I have no problem with us developing and selling young players. The only thing worse than having players people want to sign is having players that no-one wants to sign, as was the case from about 1997 until 2009. Reminds me of what I said when my own kids started to leave the nest: "The only thing...
by SmileyMan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Newcastle Utd
Replies: 18
Views: 2157

Re: Newcastle Utd

We missed our goalscorers - Mackie seems to be more battering ram than footballer these days and he was never prolific at the best of times. I can understand the desire to play Mackie as a starter, but he seems to be so much more effective when he comes off the bench to get in the face of tired def...
by SmileyMan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 25
Views: 8881

Re: Bolton

Suspend them would mean they go bust though surely, which means no club and lots of people out of a job - all for "competitive balance". I think it's better to give them every chance to turn it round, which is surely what we'd expect if it was us. IIRC when it WAS us, what we expected was what we g...
by SmileyMan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer news
Replies: 36
Views: 23957

Re: Summer news

Well I got an answer from the boss!

https://twitter.com/jum_wu/status/1007581100971970561
Navy blue trim, logo, badge.
🐯TigerJum (@jum_wu)
by SmileyMan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer news
Replies: 36
Views: 23957

Re: Summer news

This version definitely looking bluer:
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by SmileyMan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer news
Replies: 36
Views: 23957

Re: Summer news

...but what I actually came here to say is: the new kit is GORGEOUS!!!

Great look, great colour, sponsor logo in good proportion, lovely job.

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by SmileyMan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer news
Replies: 36
Views: 23957

Re: Summer news

Trust me on this - the teenagers are either playing these games or watching others play them. It's ubiquitous
by SmileyMan
Tue May 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: OUFC Women
Replies: 17
Views: 9375

Re: OUFC Women

Presumably you would prefer to see amateur teams playing fully professional teams under a mis-guided interpretation of pyramid structure. Yes! If those professional teams are good enough to beat the semi-pro teams (there are no 'amateur' teams in the WSL) then they can earn promotion. This is not a...
by SmileyMan
Tue May 29, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: OUFC Women
Replies: 17
Views: 9375

Re: OUFC Women

All WSL clubs were given the opportunity to join the new structure before any outside clubs were even able to apply to join, and all clubs that met the requirements of professional standards for the new structure, were guaranteed their place. So no franchising at the expense of anyone. The issue fo...
by SmileyMan
Tue May 29, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Who do you want next?
Replies: 91
Views: 38088

Re: Who do you want next?

Fascinating to see the difference today between Derby County fans, who are generally optimistic about the prospect of getting Lampard as a manager, and the slightly sniffier thoughts of a lot of Oxford fans above.
by SmileyMan
Tue May 29, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: OUFC Women
Replies: 17
Views: 9375

Re: OUFC Women

The FA have turned the women's game into a franchise operation, for one year, to let a couple of "big clubs" that have up to now not supported the WSL, buy their way into the top divisions. Next year, of course, the plan is to revert to the pyramid structure, pulling up the drawbridge. It absolutely...
by SmileyMan
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Going Down??
Replies: 90
Views: 35913

Re: Going Down??

OUFC4eva wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:27 am
A point versus ‘Dale and we’re guaranteed safety.

I am pleased that we go into the game where we have to be proactive - we must not sit back. Let’s have a go at them.
Job done, and with a bit of style too. Decent chance of a solid mid-table finish when all the shouting's done.