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Banter / Re: New season, New League, New Banter thread - Championship Banter 2017
« Last post by lingsbord on November 23, 2017, 10:05:02 pm »
By the way, Satdi this is what I'd do:

1. I think Baldock will be fit so he goes into RWB

2. Bashembauer anchors CMF

3. Carruthers starts alongside Duffy higher up

Then, either CCV is given a chance to redeem himself, or Heneghan gets his chance.

Of course the alternative sees Bashembauer taking CCV's place which allows Lundstram to anchor the CMF

OR we go full fat attack and have Brooks, Duffy AND Carruthers in MF  :ok:

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Banter / Re: New season, New League, New Banter thread - Championship Banter 2017
« Last post by lingsbord on November 23, 2017, 10:00:47 pm »
2pm?  :yikes:

So only an hour later than normal for drinks before a match that kicks off 2 and a half hours later than normal?

Holy Shit 90 minutes more drinking time than usual?

I can't do 2pm. It'll be at least 10 past  :ok:
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Banter / Re: New season, New League, New Banter thread - Championship Banter 2017
« Last post by Vamps on November 23, 2017, 09:01:10 pm »
OK...
Been doing the math. KO 5:30, HT 6:17 (assume 2 mins added on). 2nd Half KO 6:32, final whistle 7:21 (4 mins added on). Get back to car 7:31.  Get back to pick missus up 8:01 (pushing it). Quick wash and change. Leave 8:20. Arena car park for 8:40. In seat for 8:50. Killers start 9:00 (miss support band but never heard of her to be honest). 

It's tight but not impossible.  I might even do it if I leave early (despite the wrath of my fellow Blades).

Now - all I need is to convince the missus it'll all work smoothly on the night  :^^

Pop her in the Copthorne bar with a bottle of bubbles for the afternoon - solves two problems - 1) she's happy cos she's got bubbles on her anniversary and 2) you don't need to waste 30 mins going to pick her up, thereby building your contingency in for getting to the arena........good god I'm dealing with amateurs - good job it's a service I provide for free!!!


Now - for those who aren't lightweights and feel they can make it for a few extra beers on Saturday, that dude from Southampton and my good self will be meeting up in The Bath around 2pm for a few quality beers and maybe a hot roast pork sarni - the last one was particularly good......
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Banter / Re: New season, New League, New Banter thread - Championship Banter 2017
« Last post by lingsbord on November 23, 2017, 08:31:25 pm »
Good Luck with that!  :DD
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Banter / Re: New season, New League, New Banter thread - Championship Banter 2017
« Last post by Roma on November 23, 2017, 01:16:27 pm »
OK...
Been doing the math. KO 5:30, HT 6:17 (assume 2 mins added on). 2nd Half KO 6:32, final whistle 7:21 (4 mins added on). Get back to car 7:31.  Get back to pick missus up 8:01 (pushing it). Quick wash and change. Leave 8:20. Arena car park for 8:40. In seat for 8:50. Killers start 9:00 (miss support band but never heard of her to be honest). 

It's tight but not impossible.  I might even do it if I leave early (despite the wrath of my fellow Blades).

Now - all I need is to convince the missus it'll all work smoothly on the night  :^^
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Banter / Re: New season, New League, New Banter thread - Championship Banter 2017
« Last post by Roma on November 23, 2017, 01:11:10 pm »
 )O(
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Banter / Re: New season, New League, New Banter thread - Championship Banter 2017
« Last post by lingsbord on November 22, 2017, 08:09:41 pm »
The biggest downer for me last night was The Tap - some truly awful beers last night - the last pint even being left with just a sip from it.....at least that wasn't the one the Icelandic sour IPA they charged £8.80 a pint for (obviously think they're still in Iceland at those prices!!)

Told you mate, the awful beers were to make the Fulham fans feel at home and the London prices too  :whi

Re the Brum game I'm still gutted as originally it fell nicely as I'm up to see the Killers at the Arena Saturday.  Thanks to Sky it's giving up my tickets for the Killers or the unusual feeling of being in Sheff and not at the match...  If the tickets weren't an Anniversary present I know what I'd be doing.  )O(

Na na na na he's a ....OH!  ::)
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Banter / Re: New season, New League, New Banter thread - Championship Banter 2017
« Last post by Roma on November 22, 2017, 05:25:22 pm »
The biggest downer for me last night was The Tap - some truly awful beers last night - the last pint even being left with just a sip from it.....at least that wasn't the one the Icelandic sour IPA they charged £8.80 a pint for (obviously think they're still in Iceland at those prices!!)

Told you mate, the awful beers were to make the Fulham fans feel at home and the London prices too  :whi

Re the Brum game I'm still gutted as originally it fell nicely as I'm up to see the Killers at the Arena Saturday.  Thanks to Sky it's giving up my tickets for the Killers or the unusual feeling of being in Sheff and not at the match...  If the tickets weren't an Anniversary present I know what I'd be doing.  )O(
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Banter / Re: New season, New League, New Banter thread - Championship Banter 2017
« Last post by Vamps on November 22, 2017, 12:50:58 pm »
Thought we had a few players with off games last night (Lundstrum wasn't one of them!), but if you could be proud of the team losing, that was the game. You cannot fault the effort and fight in this team.

I likened it to a heavyweight boxing fight where both fighters just went at each other full on and sod the defence - I guess the 4-5 scoreline bears that out!! Must have been a great game for a neutral to watch.

The Fulham players at the end were completely done in and if you'd just walked into the ground at the final whistle you'd think we were the team that had won! Fulham certainly knew they'd been in a game last night. As Lings said, I'd say they were the best team I've seen us play this season - at one point in the first half it looked like a Premier League vs a League One side, which this fixture would have been last season. Also like Lings, they were in my aka as a promotion team this season and they showed last night that with effort and commitment they can deliver.

The biggest downer for me last night was The Tap - some truly awful beers last night - the last pint even being left with just a sip from it.....at least that wasn't the one the Icelandic sour IPA they charged £8.80 a pint for (obviously think they're still in Iceland at those prices!!)

Onwards and upwards - bring on Birmingham. 5.30 kick off so could be in an interesting tangle by the time kick off comes around!!!

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Banter / Re: New season, New League, New Banter thread - Championship Banter 2017
« Last post by Roma on November 22, 2017, 09:57:17 am »
I don't really know what to make of last night... One thing is certain, United know how to put us all through the mincer  :roll:

On Lundstrum... I didn't notice him last night, watching in iFollow.  And I think that's a good thing.  He's not Coutts, but we knew that and if he was as good as Coutts he'd probably be unhappy sitting on the bench until now.  He had a solid game without standing out (for right or wrong reasons).

However, on What's App someone asked "what has Lundstrum not done that Coutts would have done".  I don't want to be too harsh on Lundstrum because I think he did alright, but what Coutts does is protect Fleck.  Fleck's style of play means he takes risks and does give the ball away quite alot.  8 out of 10 times he pulls off that amazing through pass or turns the opponent to create space, but on the other occasions he loses the ball - but like the shopkeeper in Mr Ben Coutts pops out of nowhere to win the ball back.

Lundstrum isn't as good as Coutts at winning the ball back and being in the right place at the right time, but he's young and he'll learn.

I think this is also why Fleck maybe didn't have as good a game as we're used to as we don't normally see his mistakes because Coutts tidies them up, we only see his amazing passes and dribbles... Wouldn't change that for the world, and if that was a "bad" game by Fleck's standards then we're more than OK.

After we scored, Fulham had a period of domination and looked likely to score (I even had a quid on them to score next).  However, we started to dominate again and suddenly we looked the most likely to score again, then out of nowhere their equaliser was given away.

I missed their 2nd because I'd switched to the SkyBet app to spend some of my new winnings on us winning the game 2-1.  When I got there SkyBet said it was already 1-2, and I switched back to iFollow just in time to see them celebrating  )O(

Their 3rd, yes 2CV should have tracked their scorer, but I also thought Blackman's positioning should have been better and he could have cut out the cross.

Fulham were good last night, right from the start I could see that they were one of the better teams we've faced (they actually reminded me a bit of us).  They matched us in closing down which is not something they usually do according to a Fulham fan I know (lazy bastards was the term used) which is probably why several of their players were laid out at the end.

Teams are starting to realise we're not cloggers and are changing theor tactics accordingly.  We're going to have to learn to combat that going forward...

Towards the end, it was like Bassett was back in charge.  2 at the back no midfield and everyone else up front.  The right tactics to play when you're losing at home with time running out and it nearly paid off for us... CW certainly has balls.



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