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  1. Kamy100

    World Cup 2018

    The first half was excellent but missing those chances cost us. Croatia went in at half time knowing that they could/should have been out of the game. Second half they just used their experience and know how to slowly take control of the game, they pressed us and we could not deal with it and whereas previously we were composed we started to lose the ball in dangerous areas and our full backs got pushed back so we were effectively playing a back 5. Maybe Southgate could have looked at swopping to back 4 and playing with traditional wingers just to stop the Croatian full backs from coming forward. All in all this tournament has exceeded my expectations. 2 years ago we lost to Iceland and previous to that we played a brand of football that was outdated and made even poor teams look good against that. Southgate has found a formula that we can use to go forward, these players can be the core for the next 4-6 years in addition you would hope that a few players from the excellent Under 17's and Under 20's with the likes of Foden, Sancho, Dujon Sterling, Cook, Solanke and Calvert-Lewin all showing promise in addition to other players who missed out because of injury like Joe Gomez we have a lot to be positive about given where we were after Euro 2016. The other thing that this side have managed to do is bring back some national pride, their performances on the pitch and they way they and Southgate handled themselves off the pitch has made bought this often divided country together over the last 4 weeks and given us something positive/hopeful to cheer and that in itself is a huge achievement.
  2. Kamy100

    World Cup 2018

    Same here K-Hod. This tournament has already been a success for us regardless of the result tonight because finally we have a team which is actually playing with a defined style and seems to have it's own identity. It is about the collective rather than the individual which bodes well for the future. That said I bloody hope we do win tonight and carry on with this brilliant adventure.
  3. Currently the Championship transfer market is inflated with teams paying over the odds for average players, even the loan market is crazy with Norwich paying £3 million for Rhodes for a season long loan. Rovers have funds but we are not talking huge funds so we are having to be patient and see if the market calms down as we get closer to the deadline, at the moment the players we want ie Bauer the price clubs want is not something we can pay so it seems to be a case of waiting and seeing. I would rather they do this and wait rather than panic and buy players that they are not sure about who end up not being good enough.
  4. Kamy100

    World Cup 2018

    When you get to a semi-final you expect to play a Germany, Brazil etc so in that respect playing Croatia is as good as we can expect for a semi-final. That said I think that this will be a very close game. Croatia's midfield is very good and they way we play it will give them more time and space. Our defence makes me nervous, we concede to many chances and better quality players will make us pay. However going forward we should also cause them plenty of problems if we continue to play as we have. Both semi-finals should be excellent.
  5. Kamy100

    World Cup 2018

    Disappointed that we did not try to win the group last night. If we were serious about doing so then Southgate would have bought on Kane for the last 20 minutes (although I accept his point that he was worried about risking an injury). Colombia will be a tough test. They have some excellent players, their front four of James (if fit) Quintero (who a world star in the making) Cuadardo and Falcao will give us plenty of problems. Sanchez and Uribe will ensure that we do not get the time and space that we did in the group stages. Davinson Sanchez trains will Kane everyday so will know his weaknesses (equally Kane and Alli will know his). We will need to play at best to win this anything less and they will beat us. The other thing that Southgate has done with the team selection yesterday is pile the pressure on himself to get a result on Tuesday, if he does not then the he will get it from the fans and media, all the goodwill built up over the last few weeks will be eroded.
  6. Kamy100

    VAR

    The problem with VAR are the protocols are all wrong and there is a misconception that like Cricket the technology can clear up decisions. Cricket technology by and large gives a definitive answer, for example Ball Tracking will tell you if the bowl was going to it the wickets or snicko will tell you if there was a sound as ball passed the bat etc. However apart from the goaline technology the other bits that football use does not give a definitive answer so it is back to the "judgment" of the VAR ref/Match referee so you are going to get inconsistent decisions. Then the protocols are wrong and it is creating an inbalance, some teams are benefiting from VAR decisions being referred whilst others are not because VAR did not look/refer them. Those protocols need to be cleared up. If they are going to persist with this then they could just give the Manager 2 VAR referrals per match, so then you are putting the onus on the teams, so if they waste them then that is their own fault. At least the decision making protocol would be "fair". Having seen VAR in action for the whole season in Serie A and now this world cup I would say it needs scrapping in it's current format. I have seen it work brilliantly but I have also seen a lot of games where it has caused confusion and chaos.
  7. Kamy100

    BBC lancs Rovers talk

    Gallagher is currently on holiday with Williams and Raya so clearly keeps in touch with his former team mates!
  8. Kamy100

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  9. Kamy100

    Transfer Window - LINKS ONLY

    Links here because some people prefer not to wade through pages of discussion and are just interested in reading links to stories.
  10. Kamy100

    Cricket

    I agree with @jim mk2 some of this comes down to effective coaching. Look at this Pakistani side for example, their batting line up is not the greatest but what they have done is bought into what Mickey Arthur and his coaching staff have been telling them to do which is namely to curb their natural aggressive tendencies and to be watchful and slowly build their innings. My dad who is a long suffering fan off the team said to me that he is never seen a Pakistani batting line up play with the discipline that this team did during the lords test. Ditto the bowlers, who are a talented bunch but have again totally listened to their bowling coach Azhar Mahmood and adjusted the lengths that they bowl, whereas when you look at our batsmen they are still making the same mistakes as they were 2 years ago and our bowling unit cannot fathom bowling a fuller length. I think it is time for Bayliss to focus on the limited overs sides and for a new coach to be appointed for the test side. As for the ECB, it is run by a bunch of idiots who are out of touch with reality, the recent farce with the “100 ball bash” a prime example of their incompetence.
  11. Kamy100

    Coyle's new job

    While things are going well at the moment. We just have to accept the reality that we have owners who could at any point decide to listen to and act upon advice from people that don't have the best interests of the club (ala what happened with Coyle).
  12. 23 Years ago, we were crowned Premier League Champions on an unforgettable day at Anfield. Much like today the sun was shining. The day was full of twists, turns and drama but in the end we prevailed. Winning the league was down to having a brilliant manager, fantastic group of players but most of all having a benefactor who dared to dream and take on the established order. Thank you Uncle Jack for taking us all on an amazing journey. You will forever be our number one fan. View full article
  13. 23 Years ago, we were crowned Premier League Champions on an unforgettable day at Anfield. Much like today the sun was shining. The day was full of twists, turns and drama but in the end we prevailed. Winning the league was down to having a brilliant manager, fantastic group of players but most of all having a benefactor who dared to dream and take on the established order. Thank you Uncle Jack for taking us all on an amazing journey. You will forever be our number one fan.
  14. I have talked to a journalist who was at the presser. The context for the quote is that Tony said that Rovers face an embargo in a few years time if sponsorship, sales of merchandise and people attending matches do not rise. So the quote is genuine but the Sun have taken it completely out of context and used the first part of it to make it sound like it is imminent.
  15. I just wanted to thank everyone who has taken part in the pod this year. It has been brilliant. Most off all I want to thank @Herbie6590 for not only resurrecting the podcasts but for taking them to the next level. It is all very professional and I have seen first hand all of the hard work he puts in getting everyone together, editing and uploading them. So on behalf of everyone Thank You.
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