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by Dr Bob
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 1803
Views: 366719

Re: Where are they now?

by Dr Bob
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Are we about to lose KR?
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Are we about to lose KR?

https://www.footballinsider247.com/exclusive-oxford-boss-karl-robinson-unexpected-candidate-for-manager-job-at-spanish-club/ OK, so this is peak rumour season and I cannot help but feel it is unlikely. TBH I am more surprised that the first rumour about KR comes from abroad, rather than from higher ...
by Dr Bob
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: No Monkey Business
Replies: 2
Views: 223

No Monkey Business

Well, apart from a few poor tackles in the first half not being clamped down on by the ref. Nothing unusual there, though. That first half was an odd affair. We gift them a goal, but whilst 'Pool competed in midfield, they created very little indeed of any danger. Then again, playing with a distinct...
by Dr Bob
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Man City
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Man City

Absolutely, Slappy. Their first goal was deflected off Moore and Sterling's two tap-ins were only so easy because of his sheer talent and class in the timing and path of his runs, to get on the end of sublime passes (for the first of his goals in particular was an amazing angled cross). Sterling's g...
by Dr Bob
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Man City
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Man City

I see the concern, but play Man City with anything less that 100% focus and effort and a humiliation could be on the cards - and what would that mean for Saturday? I expect limited rotation - KR has already said Longy will play and I would not be surprised to see Moore at the back - aided by one or ...
by Dr Bob
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: In the town........ Where I was born
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: In the town........ Where I was born

Legend is such an overused word - but it is absolutely the right one to use this morning. Sorry - I have something in my eye.
by Dr Bob
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Two things we probably suspected
Replies: 0
Views: 863

Two things we probably suspected

https://twitter.com/d3d4football/status ... 9484069888

https://twitter.com/d3d4football/status ... 3090692096

Tarique Fosu is the most fouled player in the 3rd division...by some margin. And Alex Gorrin is third in the list of most successful tacklers.
by Dr Bob
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Play up Pompey
Replies: 19
Views: 3534

Re: Play up Pompey

Just come across this interesting article:
https://totalfootballanalysis.com/match ... is-tactics
by Dr Bob
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Cup draw
Replies: 10
Views: 1863

Re: Cup draw

Meh. Home to Colchester and we stood a decent chance of getting through. Away to one of the other 6 and we would have got a payday. Home to anybody other than Man City and we would have seen a new team at Grenoble Road. I shall still be there, but it does not excite me so much. And I hope they sort ...
by Dr Bob
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Scoring in the Rain
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

Scoring in the Rain

So, four successive 3-0 home wins in the league, to make sure that "up the football league we go". Same style of play, passing it around patiently whilst looking for an opening, then going for it. So, trying to find something different/new to say about this game: Yes, Rochdale had won their last thr...
by Dr Bob
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 1803
Views: 366719

Re: Where are they now?

by Dr Bob
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Doncaster Rovers
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

Re: Doncaster Rovers

We played a patient passing game for much of the time - the difference with tippy-tappy crab football being that when the opportunity for a forward pass came, we took it - with forward players looking to get into space to receive the ball. For parts of the first half, Rovers played some good passing...
by Dr Bob
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Lucky Oxford
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Lucky Oxford

Having missed the last two games, I was really looking forward to seeing what the fuss was all about, hoping that they were not going to be assaulted to distraction by Evans' current charges. Well, what an excellent first half that was (was I too harsh in my criticism of Tranmere previously??). As m...
by Dr Bob
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Hammer Time
Replies: 16
Views: 3979

Re: Hammer Time

I would say the Newcastle result was decided once they missed a penalty. Mitrovic, as their main striker, just disappeared after that. Between WHU (which I was not at) and Swansea (which I was), I would have thought the big difference was the fact that we really had to hold on to that lead against S...
by Dr Bob
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Wirral Oxford
Replies: 23
Views: 7119

Re: Wirral Oxford

One of the important aspects of Saturday's game - which was picked up on after the match on RadOx - was Fosu's tracking back and defending. On a number of occasions I noticed him break up threatening looking attacks like that. We cannot rely only on the 'defenders' to defend - that was a much improv...