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by Dr Bob
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Onwards and hopefully upwards
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Onwards and hopefully upwards

That is a longer list than I was expecting. I assume departures are likely either to be for money or 'by mutual consent', the latter possibly as part of a deliberate squad restructure. So who do people expect to depart? Are there any people here who we should actively seek to offload? I was just abo...
by Dr Bob
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: M40
Replies: 25
Views: 1371

Re: M40

I am not sure we would have kept all of our key assets even had we gone up, because of the wage offers that other Championship clubs could make. I very much agree with KE that (especially after the last few months) getting financial stability back into the club will be key for our long term future. ...
by Dr Bob
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: M40
Replies: 25
Views: 1371

Re: M40

Damn you all. I was feeling fine until I read this thread. It has been an incredible season, whatever happens. The clash of styles is so great: https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/18578596.oxford-united-preparing-clash-styles-play-off-final/ but the different approaches have got the two teams to the ...
by Dr Bob
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 3534

Re: Playoffs

Taylor was clearly struggling, won nothing all game and rather than compete for the ball kept looking to spin round the defender so it didn't stick with him - usually he is really good a this. Our TikTok star didn't improve when he came on - Taylor at least may always pop up with a goal like in the...
by Dr Bob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 3534

Re: Playoffs

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! As I texted a friend at the time - things I never thought I would say. All this talk of possible Pomp...
by Dr Bob
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 3534

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 grea...
by Dr Bob
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Salary cap 2020/2021
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Salary cap 2020/2021

Including how to define "squad" if a limit of 20 is put in place.
by Dr Bob
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Playoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 3534

Re: Playoffs

What chance pubs are allowed to reopen on or by the 3rd of July?
by Dr Bob
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The C-word
Replies: 39
Views: 11958

Re: The C-word

I assume you mean Fleetwood? I would make Fleetwood favourites, but there was no way the bookies would go against Pompey. Ty - I think the option of finishing the season ended once it became clear that no decision was being made, for such a long time that training could not start until well into Jun...
by Dr Bob
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: How would you end it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: How would you end it?

I am not sure that unweighted PPG is any more practical than weighted PPG - and the latter reflects what I assume must be an objective fact, that teams have different home and away form (otherwise the two measures would deliver the same outcome). One problem is that Leagues 1 and 2 do not operate in...
by Dr Bob
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Furlough
Replies: 14
Views: 3197

Re: Furlough

According to this: https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/18394372.oxford-uniteds-players-put-furlough-scheme/ KR is not furloughed. As OY says, how can not training by instruction possibly be enforced. In conceptual terms, fitness and training can easily be distinguished, with the latter involving work...
by Dr Bob
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The C-word
Replies: 39
Views: 11958

Re: The C-word

by Dr Bob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The C-word
Replies: 39
Views: 11958

Re: The C-word

OtmoorYellow wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:30 pm
YF Dan wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:47 pm
Jimski wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Anyway, I think Wycombe would be 3rd judged on points per game.
Jeez, can this year get any worse?
Yes, Slumdon could get promoted!
What a great argument for rejecting my earlier suggestion.
by Dr Bob
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The C-word
Replies: 39
Views: 11958

Re: The C-word

The simple answer is that there is no simple answer. That said, as all of your options imply, the notion of actually completing the season is surely out of the window now. Another option to your three, equally difficult to contemplate, could be to take the tables as they stand and base promotion and...
by Dr Bob
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: The C-word
Replies: 39
Views: 11958

Re: The C-word

This is worth a read, and it's a lecturer in virology, so not just "some bloke on the internet": https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-can-herd-immunity-really-protect-us-133583 This seems pretty clear to me on the dangers of pursuing a 'herd immunity' approach. Talk of implementing a different r...