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by Dr Bob
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Two things we probably suspected
Replies: 0
Views: 168

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: 1973

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: 1101

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: 929

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: 1783
Views: 343777

Re: Where are they now?

by Dr Bob
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Doncaster Rovers
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

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: 1200

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: 2879

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: 5670

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...
by Dr Bob
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer transfers 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 18112

Re: Summer transfers 2019

So KR is looking at free agents to bring into cover Hanson's injury: https://www.banburycake.co.uk/sport/17899299.oxford-united-looking-free-agents-cover-jamie-hanson-injury/ Is this because he does not think our current midfielders who are not first choice are good enough? Or does he want additiona...
by Dr Bob
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Bolton Bury'd
Replies: 23
Views: 6442

Re: Bolton Bury'd

The solution would have been to prevent Bolton from signing new players for the season. Not sure what sort of a solution that is. With no other players coming in, you would be condemning a small group of mainly kids to getting stuffed most weeks. Not sure how practical it would be, but a 'better' o...
by Dr Bob
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Coventry harder
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Re: Coventry harder

That was my first game of the season, having so far merely followed from afar, as best I could, via the matchday threads on the other place. On that somewhat limited evidence base, that game seemed to sum up the best and worst of our seas.on to date. Lots of possession, some great passing moves but ...
by Dr Bob
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 1783
Views: 343777

Re: Where are they now?

Dean Saunders has been jailed after he admitted failing to comply with a roadside breath test and failing to provide a breath sample for analysis. The 55-year-old was stopped on suspicion of drink-driving by police in Boughton, Chester, on 10th May. He pleaded guilty by letter on Tuesday and was se...
by Dr Bob
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: More Grizzle at Rovers
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: More Grizzle at Rovers

Hmm. If I'm going to be on an uncovered terrace I'd rather it's behind the goal with no pillars than stuck in a corner with various fences and dugouts obscuring my view. So I'm rejecting Macc and Accy* outright. In fact I'd say the away end at Sw*nd*n is worse than both anyway. Gillingham is clearl...
by Dr Bob
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Bolton
Replies: 25
Views: 6098

Re: Bolton

For me the main problem is simple - the FA and EFL or whoever it was should never have accepted the basis they gave for being able to fulfil their fixtures this season. It came down, as I understand it, to the sale of the hotel next to the stadium (still not completed, I believe), in a move that bot...