First off, well done to the lads, especially without Mikky and Peanuts. I listened to the game on the official site radio this morning. Sounded like it wasn't the best performance, but job done non the less and we're set up for the home game.
The Yak sounded like he is now refocussed again, though Manny seems to continue to puzzle. Well done Ossie for what sounded like a great strike!!!
Anyway the point of this post. Just seen some pic's on various news sites and noticed no sponsor on the shirt tonight and wondering if anyone had any insight into the reason for this??
Darren Reeves, Posted 13/02/2008 at 21:56:31
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1 Posted 14/02/2008 at 04:52:57
No beer sponsorship on shirts in Norge.
2 Posted 14/02/2008 at 05:48:17
3 Posted 14/02/2008 at 05:21:01
Three Jays were redwoods
Johnson and Yak were very good in trying circumstances (away, pitch, service, bad linesman).
I suspect that Johnson haters will believe they have more evidence for their case after Norway.
I have a different opinion.
His hold up play is pretty fucking close to being as good as anyone in the league.
In truth, though, that might be the best thing you can say about him. Although he excels in several non-quantifiable aspects of the game, he’s downright average if you just look at the numbers. Last season his finishing was shockingly poor in many matches. He’s better this, but not by much.
Big deal. He needs to play with another striker and be allowed time to develop rhythm in a two striker formation, or, if he’s alone up top and being expected to get goals then he needs to get balls down the middle instead of having to chase lost causes out on the touchlines.
He wasn’t brilliant tonight, but he was very good. If him and the Yak hadn’t played so well half a mile from goal the Vikes would’ve played 40 first-half minutes in our half.
Surely, with such an organized crowd behind them, the home side would’ve made their slow-motion pressure pay off. Even with two clearly hung over strikers.
4 Posted 14/02/2008 at 06:06:34
on the disallowed goal he was second in a 50-50 with the crossbar, and was fortunate
his brilliant goal line save with the game on the line was only possible because he was in his preferred starting spot on corners ( hiding behind the net) and was a little late getting back into position.
He did make one full-stretch top stop from Demba, but, really, if that had beaten him,...
His confident demeanor is a good act.
I’m not sayin’ that its gotta be this guy or that guy, but we’ve gotta get a better keeper.
Fuck. Give Brad Friedel an offer he (and B’bn) can’t refuse. He’s got 3-4 yrs in him at least. That’s all we need.
5 Posted 14/02/2008 at 08:12:51
6 Posted 14/02/2008 at 08:17:34
Your talking shite, absolute shite. He is one of the top 3 keepers in the prem on stats AND in performances. Its wound me up a little having to come on and defend a player who I (and thousands of others) think is the best goalie we’ve had since Nev!! In the current climate of poor keepers in Prem then be thankful for someone as consistent as Tim Howard, who contrary to your bit IS a very good keeper.
7 Posted 14/02/2008 at 08:33:11
8 Posted 14/02/2008 at 08:42:10
9 Posted 14/02/2008 at 08:58:03
Apart from that 2 away goals should be bread and butter at goodison.
And well done the wankers who ran on the pitch get a grip.
10 Posted 14/02/2008 at 08:35:20
While we’re at it, let’s rag on McFadden some more.
11 Posted 14/02/2008 at 09:31:16
Howard made/didn?t make a mistake, Howard is useless, Howard should go. Are you for real? He may not be the best in the prem but he?s a very good keeper in a market where good keepers are scarce. What do you propose we do Mr Condon? I know, wait for an opportunity to draw attention to yourself by kickstarting a debate based on personal prejudice, malice and a big dose of hot air. It?s dull mate, you don?t stimulate a discussion, you polarise it by drawing a few fools (like me) into a ?yes it is, no it isn?t? vacuum. So you don?t like Howard, ok, now try to develop a case that we can relate to and offer a viable alternative.
12 Posted 14/02/2008 at 09:46:11
Does anyone know if that would go against sponsorship rules?
I would pay £20 extra at the most to have the shirt without the sponsors, I wonder if that would make up the difference...
13 Posted 14/02/2008 at 09:54:16
14 Posted 14/02/2008 at 10:08:14
Ok the disallowed goal, it was an arm across the keepers face and it was handled over the line by Bakke.
The save on the line was just that, he wasn’t fortunate, he took up the position that the man on the line should have taken and he comfortably saved the ball.
But the mentality of you is clearly highlighted by the fact that you have taken a thread about Shirt Sponsorship and turned it into your opinion on the performance of some of the players.
15 Posted 14/02/2008 at 10:09:46
Did you ever hear of Richard Wright? If you’d have seen what we’ve put up with in the past, you’d think better of Tim Howard.
BTW - the unspoilt shirts looked great, I don’t suppose the sponsorship deal will allow the club to sell them - pity.
16 Posted 14/02/2008 at 10:20:22
17 Posted 14/02/2008 at 10:58:10
18 Posted 14/02/2008 at 11:46:57
Would be good to have the option to buy a replica that way?
19 Posted 14/02/2008 at 12:14:16
Enough already Sean, Howard has been quality for us.
20 Posted 14/02/2008 at 12:28:45
Howard is an Awesome keeper, the only thing I get worried about is (a floated ball or an up and under) he seems to not catch the ball at full stretch (with his height advantage) with arms in the air, he likes it to come down and catch it at chest height which Iget worried about.
But I think hes one of the best in the league easily
21 Posted 14/02/2008 at 12:59:29
Stop the neadless digs at players for god sake. I know that the toffeeweb policy is that everyone is entitled to their opinion but some of the bollocks that people speak!!!!!!!
22 Posted 14/02/2008 at 13:49:48
23 Posted 14/02/2008 at 20:02:31
I agree the sponsorless shirts did look pretty cool and retro, but I have to confess to a bit of a liking for the old Chang logo. Reminds me of trips to Thailand. Always makes me chuckle over here to see backpackers with their Chang logo vests and T-shirts. I also think from a purely aesthetic point of view, it is one of the better shirt sponsors in the prem.
As for Howard, I rate him. He’s not Nev, but we’ll never have another one of him. He’s up their with Martyn and better then most others in the prem.
24 Posted 14/02/2008 at 22:40:17
Anyway back to the post, the kit looks great without a sponsor, takes me back to before football got reinvented and turned shite.
25 Posted 15/02/2008 at 02:08:16
Evidence 1-A: New Years Day, 2007. The City penalty in a match we were frequently dominating.
Jesus, we coulda just kept Wright around to pull off that shit.