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https://www.trespeons.com/2023/12/20/waynm5z9ye3 readingpsfjul16

https://twd4x4.com.au/2w0wwft Woop, woop, we’re going to win the league etc.

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What a rather pleasant afternoon Republicans 2 Royals 0 turned out to be. A typical pre-season day weather wise, playing well, winning and against a team in a higher division too.

Order Tramadol From Mexico It almost makes up for the horseshit at Dover and Margate. I said “almost”…

To be fair, it seems that the few days in South Wales did us a lot of good. We had more shots on target in the first 20 seconds than I think we did in the entire game this time last week.

https://www.gadgetking.com/2023/12/20/a7totk421u OK, our fitness is still behind everyone else, that was certainly the case today, and we got stretched a bit too much in the first half. But it looks like things have come together a bit more.

https://www.thiswildlifeofmine.com/0csqts0c Which they needed to, as we all know.

https://www.c4trio.com/q2b4emrc But apart from fitness (obviously), one thing you want to get from PSFs is a sense that you’re going in the right direction. We all know what happens when you don’t…

https://heatherfullerphotography.com/sy4tyh2 The game? Well, the first goal seemed to catch everyone out, including the Reading defence. The visitors went up a gear, although for a Championship side they looked a bit shit up front.

Our second goal was a tad against the run of play, like you give a fuck. Quite pleasing that the goalscorers were two of the new guys, naPoleon and Parrett. One hopes that they don’t suffer the Derek Duncan Syndrome™ **

https://twd4x4.com.au/m2meqrrb ** – for the uninitiated, the DDS is in tribute to one Mr D Duncan, who had an excellent pre-season then shit the bed when the proper games started. Gone, but certainly not forgotten – at least at SW19 Towers.

Tramadol Buy Uk As for the second half, Shea made a great save, we could have netted a third, and otherwise it was the usual getting-the-minutes-in type stuff.

https://apexpeakfest.com/knm3zgc-3121 We’ll be doing more of that this upcoming seven days, as four games in that period will test bodies, minds and in the case of supporters wallets. Worth remembering, the season starts in a fortnight today…

https://mappinglondon.co.uk/2023/k62y88sl6dq Plus points: We won. Clean sheet. Played well. Looked fitter and sharper from the first two games. Good finishes for goals.

Minus points: Midfield still gives the ball away.

https://tranchedebois.com/6o4t1nd The referee’s a…: I’ve come to the conclusion that you only ever pay attention to an official in a PSF if he absolutely drops a bollock. As I can’t remember anything he did, assume he didn’t.

https://www.thiswildlifeofmine.com/rz4wj0flz6 Them: We all feared the remake of THAT 7-0. Thankfully, this time they came nowhere near to obliging.

Come to think of it, if I was one of their fans I would be slightly concerned that their performance isn’t hiding some deeper issues.

Tramadol Buying Online According to their website, it was a more experienced side. According to others, they’ve had a week of extra training, so if anyone should have won by a couple of goals, it was them.

Tramadol Online By Cod But in the second half in particular, they faded. As for Stam as their manager, why do I get the feeling he’ll be gone by about Xmas?

Point to ponder: Just how good was it to sign Darius Charles in the summer? We’ll need him to be a) fit, and b) good next season, as we visibly look stronger with him.

Whether we’ll sign Kelly or not I don’t know, although two games and a training camp with him involved suggests we’re serious about him.

https://www.omnomnomad.com/2023/12/20/ph9fs8mc NA has reportedly intimated that on BBC Radio London after the game, so providing he doesn’t drain the wage bill, I won’t be surprised if he is a squad player next season.

https://www.trespeons.com/2023/12/20/2vq3cjdig We do need that one extra striker up front, and to be honest unless somebody comes up who ticks every single box (including not having to tie them down for three years) a loanee sounds the best option.

https://www.omnomnomad.com/2023/12/20/gw1cfd7mf Oh, and that Bobby Zamora rumour that keeps doing the rounds? I’m still surprised how a few haven’t twigged it was a piss-take by somebody bored.

https://heatherfullerphotography.com/oz5yz1g2zk Not that he would the sort of signing NA would make anyway (although TB would have, and in the case of Marcus Bent actually tried to do). Wages, motivation and whether he would simply fit in makes this a strange rumour to even create.

https://aquarl-duval.com/2023/12/20/c3b6pf9iq0 If we are going to spend more money, it will be on getting Taylor onto a better deal. And besides, at least when we signed Akinfenwa there was a point to it…

https://tranchedebois.com/56zxcl4yl Truth is stranger than fiction: 1) There was a Franchise fan – or sympathiser – near us, who found people moving away from him very quickly. To the surprise of nobody, he looked a nailed-on nonce. 2) Serious discussions about whether hiring a room in the Frenzydome Doubletree hotel counts as going into the ground. Well, I assume that’s what they meant when somebody suggested inviting 20 or so blokes into his bedroom, anyway. 3) Nightingale’s technology optimization device. Which is NOT a sports bra. Honest.

Anything else? One thing I like about PSFs is that rather hollow bit of satisfaction when you read other scores from sides in our division.

Tramadol 100Mg Buy Online I know that they are completely meaningless, but reading around you pick up some areas of concern from other clubs that would shit our lot up if describing AFCW.

Some clubs (Gillingham) seem to have injury issues already. There’s the usual case of some clubs struggling to adapt (Charlton were “toilet” today, apparently), while others had good games against Championship/PL ones.

https://apexpeakfest.com/fk203qm7kwf-3121 While writing this section, NA’s post-match comments came up, and this caught my eye:

Mentally it is tough to come back from only having a break for a few weeks, but we had a chat and said that no one is going to feel sorry for us. There are 30 points to play for in the first 10 games and we have got to get that extra momentum back quickly.

NA does seem aware that you can’t switch on immediately in a competitive fixture when you’ve been lethargic for the warm-up games.

In our case, we have that momentum throughout the club, and losing it could prove pretty nasty early on. But if you support Charlton for example, with all the off-field shit they’ve got – you would start fearing the worse already.

Tramadol Online Overnight Visa Especially if, according to their forum, they have a thin squad as it is. Momentum can work in a negative way as well as a positive one, after all.

https://twd4x4.com.au/u6cjdtmu4d So yes, it’s only pre-season, and none of it matters once the first proper game kicks off. But I bet there will be some teams who will struggle in 2016/17, will look back to this very month and think how the warning signs were there back then…

So, was it worth it? A nice day, and we win? Nah.

In a nutshell: Roll on Palace.