Season 2013/14

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:20 pm

The majority of baiting might get ignored most of the time, but there's still loads of examples of players snapping and reacting on the pitch or posting messages without thinking on the internet. I don't expect Best or any other footballer to be better than the average moron on the internet, there's very little evidence to suggest football ability and intelligence are not positively correlated. ;) Some might rise above it, but I'm not going to fake shock and disgust that a player happens not to be bright enough to keep his own counsel, especially when they've been provoked in the first place. Despite the money they earn, despite the coaching they get, they're all still human and can suffer from the same personality flaws as everyone else. If we need a team of bland, squeaky-clean robots before fans will support them, it'll be a long time before we actually get good again. As for the players ignoring the muppets and playing for those who are behind them, it would be nice if that's what they got to see. Yet you're disagreeing with me saying we should give Best a break over these comments. So if all he gets are boos from the crowd and criticism and abuse on the 'net, how does he know there's others who'll get behind him if he gives his all?

It's funny how times change: the most unsavoury character we've had here in my time was Diouf, yet there were plenty willing to turn a blind eye to his off-field and sometimes on-field baggage. I dread to think what would be the reaction if we signed him now...

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:56 am

Just a side note, this is statistically David Dunn's best season since 2009-2010 season. Currently has 3 goals and 4 assists in 14 total appearances. :hyper:

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by Ethiaa » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:57 am

How many completed dribbles without pies being involved?

I always said he'd be great for us in the Championship (I really did too!).

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by Hudson » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:39 pm

Thorisgodpoo wrote:Just a side note, this is statistically David Dunn's best season since 2009-2010 season. Currently has 3 goals and 4 assists in 14 total appearances. :hyper:
Isn't that more assists in 1 season than Ruben "creative" Rochina has in his entire career?

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:42 pm

With the remaining 16 matches, I feel to keep us on track and comfortably get into playoffs, 9 wins out of 16 needs to be achieved. Thinking that 7 matches will be losses (so if any other result happens, that just helps the bottom line), and using Reading's current points per match average.

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:29 am

70 points was enough last year, but has been a bit light in other years. All we can do is keeping picking up points and see where that gets us. Turning this unbeaten run into a winning streak would help, though.

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by -BARON-23- » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:52 pm

I think it will be very tight between about 5 teams for the last play-off spot. Ideally we could do with on of the other top five teams having a massive decline in form and give us an extra place to aim for!

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:45 pm

Derby are the best bet to drop out of that top 5. It's a big game for them tonight, if they win then they're contenders for automatic promotion, lose and they're wobbling a bit after the unbelievable run when McClaren took over. I've been expecting Burnley to run out of steam, but they're still up there and even if their form tails off now, they should get more than 70 points. QPR have handled relegation better than I expected and should also at least make the playoffs now. And I fancy Forest to finish the season strongly and possibly nick 2nd place.

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by -BARON-23- » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:09 pm

I was looking and fully expecting Burnley to drop off too but what Dyche has done there is pretty much the surprise of the season for me! I'd love Derby to tail off too! They've managed to nick a few points recently from losing positions so i'm hoping they'll start to fall at the last hurdle and actually take a few more defeats!

For me, Reading are going to be a nightmare to try and beat. They're finally performing well and look good to go on and chase down 6th place at least! I

It's going to be tight but hey, we're still in the mix ourselves which is always good

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:30 pm

Indeed. It's been an interesting season so far and nice to be looking at the top half of the table for the first time in a long while.

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by -BARON-23- » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:55 pm

Exactly! The nicest feeling has to be the fact we're not the laughing matter of the media too!

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by -BARON-23- » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:37 pm

Bad results all round for us this midweek! Makes that gap just that little bit bigger

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by Dan » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:22 pm

If we can turn our draws into wins, and if Reading and Brighton slip up a couple of times, it could get very tight. The top 5 are sorted now, probably not in that order but they're all in it. Anyone from Reading in 6th to Leeds in 11th could get that 6th spot.

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by dwayne cage » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:58 pm

-BARON-23- wrote:Bad results all round for us this midweek! Makes that gap just that little bit bigger
The bigger the gap is now the better. It will make it more splendid when we go on a 10 game winning streak. :hyper:

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Re: Season 2013/14

Post by Gibbon » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:25 pm

Gibbon wrote:Last game of the season against Wigan could be a huge game if both of us are still in the hunt for promotion.
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