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by Kairdiff Exile
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Training Ground tour
Replies: 7
Views: 5183

Re: Training Ground tour

Interesting reading, OY, and lots of encouraging stuff there. I think it’s been obvious to most fans who’ve been paying attention that this has been a steady direction of travel over the past 10+ years since Ian Lenaghan first started investing in sports science at the club. What we have now is clea...
by Kairdiff Exile
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: RadOx phone in
Replies: 9
Views: 4645

Re: RadOx phone in

Bob - I think I agree with all of that! You're absolutely right that the model we have is on paper a very sensible and sustainable one, and it's vital that everyone at the club from the Chairman to the tea lady are signed up to it. My only quibble (which I hope I expressed clearly above) is that for...
by Kairdiff Exile
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Where will we finish 2019/20?
Replies: 10
Views: 5350

Where will we finish 2019/20?

Usual caveats - still a few days (and hopefully signings) to go, lots of variables - but where do people think we'll finish this season ? I'm going to say 19th . The squad has improved in recent days but is weaker and thinner than last season. I still can't see from where the goals will come, and we...
by Kairdiff Exile
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer transfers 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 33389

Re: Summer transfers 2019

So I’ll say it if no-one else will. Welcome Elliott Moore. Thank goodness we have another centre back. Not sure we needed another winger but Anthony Forde looks like a solid addition to the squad. One more striker or is that it? Moore looks like an excellent signing. Just what was required. We stil...
by Kairdiff Exile
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: RadOx phone in
Replies: 9
Views: 4645

Re: RadOx phone in

I've just listened to it. RR is certainly correct that lots of people talked a good game on there. I don't doubt KR's passion and enthusiasm, and I don't doubt that Zaki Nuseibah is a shrewd businessman. But if I was a cynical person (and I am), I'd say the following: For all the enthusiasm of our m...
by Kairdiff Exile
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Why?te
Replies: 13
Views: 6320

Re: Why?te

Kairdiff Exile wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Speculation mounts about our interest in Wales international Ben Woodburn, but frankly if he signs for Oxford United then I'd be astonished.
Shows what I know. Croeso i Rydychen, Ben!
by Kairdiff Exile
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Why?te
Replies: 13
Views: 6320

Re: Why?te

Well, he hasn’t gone yet, and we don’t know the fee. But looks like he’s going I understand the deal was done yesterday, but this is not from an official source. Now confirmed . Those of us living in Cardiff will look forward to seeing him splashed on the front page of the South Wales Echo, gentlem...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Why?te
Replies: 13
Views: 6320

Re: Why?te

Seeing as we've got a dedicated thread, I'd reiterate my remarks from elsewhere about the Whyte deal and what it suggests: I’m of the same view as KR that Whyte was worth nearly double what Cardiff are reputedly paying. I can’t remember us flogging off important players for significantly less than t...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer transfers 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 33389

Re: Summer transfers 2019

I’ve got a lot of time for these two points: ...we are simply aiming too high - chasing players who are, in fact, Championship players so that we are unlikely to actually land them I rather wish we’d just sign a couple of good sturdy lads from Crewe or Wycombe, never mind all these top targets Our g...
by Kairdiff Exile
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer transfers 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 33389

Re: Summer transfers 2019

Finally some honesty, with the manager admitting that this summer's transfer dealings have not gone as planned, saying: " There’s no point me coming out and saying everything’s perfect ". This is the third consecutive transfer window where he has said at the start that we will look to do our busines...
by Kairdiff Exile
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: M Brown Esq
Replies: 7
Views: 4258

Re: M Brown Esq

I note in the Oxford Mail the following quotes from our manager on the subject : [O]ne player closer to home has suddenly emerged, with Marcus Browne watching on from the stands at the Kassam Stadium last night... Robinson made it clear before the end of the campaign he would love to bring him back ...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Summer transfers 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 33389

Re: Summer transfers 2019

So Cadden has signed. Motherwell fans aren’t happy... If it’s true that this whole Columbus Crew ruse was to stop us paying a proper development fee then that’s pretty poor. I think there's quite a bit of 'sharp practice' in footballing circles. Not my cup of tea but if it's the culture........ I t...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 20683

Re: Ched Evans

Sorry OY, I was so busy worrying about formatting that I quoted the wrong sentence. Have now edited the post so I say what I meant to say. :roll:
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 20683

Re: Ched Evans

Agreed with all of that post, OY, except for this bit: Would Ched Evans known previous activities bring the club into disrepute? Again, if yes, he should not be signed. That's hard to square with our previous signing / re-signing of Adam Chapman and Luke McCormick. As I've said above, the question s...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 36
Views: 20683

Re: Ched Evans

Due legal process has been served, but he still seems an odious shit. Exactly this. I was broadly in agreement with the club sticking by Adam Chapman and signing McCormick. They both made awful decisions, and dreadful things happened as a result. But they were repentant and were determined to show ...