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by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Smoke canister
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: Smoke canister

Having just watched the smoking canister footage from Villa Park on the news, I suspect the two who've been arrested will be serving some time soon. If one of our supporters can do time for merely holding an unactivated smoke bomb,then I suspect the penalty for arming the canister and throwing it o...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: WTF are the FA thinking?
Replies: 42
Views: 6344

Re: WTF are the FA thinking?

I went to the game on Friday night and the atmosphere was woeful. More akin to a pre-season friendly at the KasStad than a crucial world cup qualifier for a nation supposedly desperate for success. Quite. There were swathes of empty seats last Friday. If England can't sell their home allocation, wh...
by Kairdiff Exile
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Oxford Cty
Replies: 308
Views: 109578

Re: Oxford Cty

Congratulations, GY - that insight has earned you a BA in Business Management from Oxford City University! Please send your cheque for $10,000 dollars in the post, along with any football paraphernalia you may have knocking about which would help a Division 6 side... :-)
by Kairdiff Exile
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Oxford 3 - 2 Arsenal
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Oxford 3 - 2 Arsenal

The Guardian had a rundown this week of great 1980s third round ties in the league cup - including our win over Arsenal in 1984. Worth watching the video if you're having a quiet afternoon at work - not just to see how well we played, but to remember just how good the atmosphere used to be at the Ma...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Homophobia
Replies: 45
Views: 7070

Re: Homophobia

Mooro wrote:Great idea - may cause a few awkward parent/young child conversations around the country though
Why?
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Transfer window slams shut
Replies: 28
Views: 4419

Re: Transfer window slams shut

Mooro, on a seperate thread, people were discussing the decline of Aaron Woodley - someone who, like Ty Marsh, promised an awful lot but who, as may well happen with Marsh at the current rate, faded away. In Woodley's case, that was through a lack of opportunity (the club's fault) and perhaps also a...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Transfer window slams shut
Replies: 28
Views: 4419

Re: Transfer window slams shut

But given that the fans and Chairman all clearly believe in the Development Squad principle and support the idea of blooding young talet, it's incredible that Wilder is so reluctant to do so. No-one would have criticised him for starting Ty Marsh at the weekend. If Marsh had risen to the challenge a...
by Kairdiff Exile
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Dale fail
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

Re: Dale fail

Good point, Bob. To that list, can I add the line "If you can get a win whilst playing badly, it's the mark of a good team". Well maybe, but it can also be the mark of a crap but lucky one. And it's only a short step from there to playing badly and NOT getting a win - which in my experience is more ...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Diminishing Crowds...
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: Diminishing Crowds...

OK to be devils advocate this 'soulless stadium' stuff. I am not sure. I went to the Manor for many years. I saw2,800 v Cambridge and in the last season where we were shocking the ground was generally soulless with an average of what 4000? Slumdon at home in the FA Cup and when we beat DiCanios lot...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Dale fail
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

Re: Dale fail

I too could not believe how poor Kitson was, but that seems to explain it. I suppose the plan always was to leave him on for as long as he could manage, then bring on Ty. I guess when one striker is injured and the other ill, our striking options will look thin... In which case, surely, the sensibl...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: New Years Eve in Cardiff
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: New Years Eve in Cardiff

You'll find plenty of pubs open - but if you're planning to go to any of the more upmarket bars (or any of the clubs), I'd say you'd be best to book something in advance. However, if you're happy with 'normal' pubs then you should be fine. Plus, you don't have to walk far from the city centre to fin...
by Kairdiff Exile
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: New Years Eve in Cardiff
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: New Years Eve in Cardiff

I live in Cardiff and can assure you it's a good night out. Cardiff Bay is much classier than the city centre, but more pricey. Town will be very good but very busy on New Year's Eve, so be sure to book tickets in advance if you want a night out at anywhere reasonable. If you're staying in Cardiff a...
by Kairdiff Exile
Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Homophobia
Replies: 45
Views: 7070

Re: Homophobia

RecordMeister - a considered post, but with respect I think you've missed the point slightly. No-one is suggesting positive discrimination - but I think if OUFC has a gay player (which is statistically likely), they'll be far less likely to feel comfortable in coming out because of the sorts of atti...
by Kairdiff Exile
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Homophobia
Replies: 45
Views: 7070

Re: Homophobia

I guess we shall never really know until someone sticks their head above the parapet and comes out, but I wonder what further changes need to be made to the footballing environment before that someone feels ready to do so? Statistically, of course, there are likely to be a couple of gay players wit...
by Kairdiff Exile
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Raging On
Topic: Homophobia
Replies: 45
Views: 7070

Re: Homophobia

Kernow - yes, you're quite right to haul me up on my double-standards viz my Tim Henman comments, and I shall consider my wrist well and truly smacked. In my defence, I think there is a qualitative difference between calling people names based on characteristics over which they have no control (gend...