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Tyrone Shoelaces

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  1. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Summer Transfer Window

    The thought that goes through my head when I see us concede goals is that they are the sort of goals you see in pre-season friendlies. Nobody is really busting a gut to get a tackle in, throwing themselves into a block to prevent a shot or a cross coming in, risking a clash of heads to prevent a header etc. Nobody at the back seems to be too put out when we go a goal down.
  2. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Coronavirus

    I agree, but just from reading this forum alone you can see that there will be people who will refuse to be vaccinated.
  3. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Brexit

    I only half caught something on the radio this morning that one of the large American banks based in London have told lots of their staff to be prepared to move abroad now. They've given up on the UK getting a deal with the EU.
  4. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Summer Transfer Window

    Cue Bell putting in a Graham LeSaux style performance this afternoon, I hope !
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    Summer Transfer Window

    What I call a chance is the sort of opening were you think -" Bloody hell, we should have scored there, that was a sitter ". Not the sort of opening were when the ball goes wide of goal you think - " That was a good effort ".
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Well until recently we were trying to become a possession based, play it out from the back, style team. With out much success in my opinion. That appears to have changed with the signing of Ayala and the pursuit of Kipre Neither of those are noted for their passing ability. None of the existing centre halves at the club are any better in that respect. My main criticism of Mowbray is that he's never really come up with a way of playing that suits the players we have at the club, most of whom are his signings. It was only the very basic long ball to Graham bringing Dack into play that seemed to work. I await with baited breath our latest change of style.
  7. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Summer Transfer Window

    What style of play is that then ?
  8. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Summer Transfer Window

    The thing is mate those stats could have come from a hell of a lot of our recent games. We don't convert enough shooting opportunities/chances into goals. There's a reason for that.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    How many players have we got at the club that are capable of taking even 1 chance out of 2 ? We've got a hell of a lot of blunt instruments playing for us at the moment in front of goal.
  10. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Summer Transfer Window

    The number of shots on goal last Saturday ( 2 ) would suggest we are struggling to create chances.
  11. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Coronavirus

    I got a phone call at 8-15 this morning cancelling my 10-00 appointment for minor surgery. They'd made a mistake and the consultant that was supposed to be doing the job isn't in today ! Nothing to do with the virus, just a mistake. They'll get me in as soon as they can but they've no idea when. Until then I have to stay locked down. No visiting my mum who hasn't seen me for over two weeks, no haircut I'd planned for tomorrow, no meal out we'd booked for Sunday. The dental appointment I'd already cancelled and remade for next Friday now looks very doubtful. I'm more deflated than angry. The treatment isn't vital, I'm not in any pain like some people, but it's the knock on effects being locked down has with the rest of your life ! A pal of mine has COPD so he was locked down most of the Summer. He got released for a week then he was locked down for another two week before going into hospital for an invasive test !
  12. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Summer Transfer Window

    I didn't either. He was just about ok the first time around but he'd obviously gone backwards since that point. Mediocre at Big Club and a nothing back at Southampton. He doesn't run his weight for me.
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    Coronavirus

    I had my pre minor operation swab test yesterday at Rochdale Infirmary outpatients. . Hopefully it will be fine so I can have the procedure tomorrow. Five minutes ago the postman knocked on my door and handed me …… A swab test kit ! No instructions or documentation, just a kit. Should I use it and then send it back to clog up the already over loaded testing system ?
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    Rovers vs. Wycombe - 19th Sept, 3pm

    I'm expecting a turgid scrap were we have most of the ball and end up having a couple of shots on goal. The Wycombe bus well and truly parked. It'll be like watching a submarine race. The fans locked out will have dodged a bullet. Prove me wrong for once Rovers and take this lot to the cleaners !
  15. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Politics

    At the end of the day if the groundswell in Scotland for independence carries on growing as it is I can't see how we can legitimately stop them if we really believe in " democracy ". Nor would I want to.
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    Brexit

    Anybody involved in the logistics system in the UK should be getting pretty worried by now.
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    Politics

    This government are to crisis management what the Chicken Chokers are to football management. Every decision they've made has been shown up to be the wrong one. Late to lock down in the beginning, too early in giving people the green light to get back to " normal " in Summer, sidelining the organs of the state in favour of putting loads of dosh into their friends pockets etc etc. It only occurred to me the other day that if Mowbray and Co down at Ewood Park had have set us up as a supplier of PPE or Medical Services back in the day the club could have been debt free by now. No real obligation to provide anything that actually works, you just need friends in high places.
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    Coronavirus

    Does he need leaning on ? I think he knows which way the wind is blowing.
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    Coronavirus

    I'm finding whatever the government mouthpieces come out with harder to believe by the day. They've all got skin in the game now, and faces to save.
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    Brexit

    Do you seriously think that anyone with half a brain cell looking at the shit show that Brexit has become is going to think - " Yeah, we could do with a bit of that sort of chaos to brighten up our lives ! "
  21. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Summer Transfer Window

    I wouldn't argue with that but the goals he scored were evidence he knew were goals come from/
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Nuttall knew the one thing that matters - to score goals you've got to get in the box.
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    Newcastle United away in the League Cup

    I was just reading the comments in my local paper of a new striker Rochdale have just signed - " Brian ( Barry Murphy the manager ) is a manager with lots of modern ideas - he wants to play Premier League style football. We've got a new pitch so that will help towards the way he wants to play " I'm sorry son but to play Premier League style football it helps if you have actual Premier League players. It takes a lot more than a new pitch. Cue plenty of clumsy journeyman centre halves getting caught in possession at the Crown Oil Arena this season. I don't think he's the only manager with the new " pass it around until you lose it " mentality
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    Summer Transfer Window

    When I look at these highlights reels I always look for what's missing. Like in the Brererton one -plenty of running with ball but not much play near to goal and no evidence of heading ability. Same with the Garner one, not one example of him out jumping an opponent to win a contested header. For a defensive midfield player I'd expect to see a few headers won under pressure. You've certainly got to have reasonable heading ability to play regularly in the back four.;
  25. Tyrone Shoelaces

    Summer Transfer Window

    Yeah, you need to be quick out there. Henning Berg wasn't the fastest either but he was another class act whose positional play was exceptional.
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