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by Broxroyal
09 Oct 2017 21:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best loan signing
Replies: 67
Views: 2988

Re: Best loan signing

If you include loanees who went on to sign permanently in this thread (and I don't see why you shouldn't), Steve Death wins hands down. His loan spell with us before signing perm was unbelievable. A big +1 for this. If only loans that did not sign then I'm in the Matty Upson camp. This. Upson the w...
by Broxroyal
09 Oct 2017 19:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best loan signing
Replies: 67
Views: 2988

Re: Best loan signing

If you include loanees who went on to sign permanently in this thread (and I don't see why you shouldn't), Steve Death wins hands down. His loan spell with us before signing perm was unbelievable.
by Broxroyal
09 Oct 2017 19:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading Player
Replies: 205
Views: 18727

Re: Worst ever Reading Player

Half Horse wrote:If everyone had seen Malcolm Swain, this thread wouldn't exist. :shock: :shock: :shock:


This.
by Broxroyal
08 May 2017 15:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Fulham (A)
Replies: 27
Views: 2164

Re: Team for Fulham (A)

---------------------------------AAH---------------------------- --------McShane------------Moore----------Illori-------- -Gunter----------------------Evans----------------------Obita -------------------------Williams-----Kelly------------------ ---------------------Yann-------------------Mendes---...
by Broxroyal
10 Mar 2017 16:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season Magic Number countdown.
Replies: 31
Views: 5314

Re: End of season Magic Number countdown.

Realistically there is only any value in the magic number for us to make the play offs, i.e the difference between us and 7th (currently Fulham, of course).
So the magic number for play offs is 27 and will hopefully reduce rapidly after Saturday.
by Broxroyal
03 Feb 2017 13:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Loan Watch 2016/17
Replies: 170
Views: 38653

Re: Loan Watch 2016/17

Jules is primarily a left footed centre back but he has played several games at left back for the U21/3s, when we have had plenty of centre backs available but no left back. He is well thought of at Reading and is certainly a big lad. Time will tell but it wouldn't be the first time we have loaned o...
by Broxroyal
01 Feb 2017 20:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the January Transfer Window Sponsored by Yermas Dildo
Replies: 36
Views: 2567

Re: Back from the January Transfer Window Sponsored by Yermas Dildo

Agree with the sentiment of the OP. We made 11 signings in the summer and 8 of those were good or have the potential to be good. That's not a bad effort but the three mentioned have been a waste and it is a pity we couldn't have shifted them (even on loan) this window.
by Broxroyal
01 Feb 2017 20:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Ipswich (A)
Replies: 17
Views: 2033

Re: Team for Ipswich (A)

Al Habsi

Reece, Moore, Blackett

Gunter, Kelly, Williams, Swift, Obita

McCleary, Beerens


Bench:

Jaakkola
Watson
Evans
Mutch
Meite
Popa
Grabban

Not risking McShane or Kermie
by Broxroyal
04 Aug 2016 16:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Your starting XI vs Preston?
Replies: 29
Views: 3408

Re: Your starting XI vs Preston?

Al Habsi

Gunter
McShane
Cooper
Obita

Williams
Van den Bergh
Swift

Beerens
Kermorgant
Rakels
by Broxroyal
31 Jul 2016 21:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC and Miss Marple
Replies: 13
Views: 2863

Re: Reading FC and Miss Marple

So did Mike Rogers really bump off Robert Maxwell and make it look like a suicide / drowning accident, do you think?
by Broxroyal
28 Jul 2016 14:45
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rafael van der Vaart
Replies: 140
Views: 31674

Re: Rumour - Rafael van der Vaart

Leaving aside fitness issues, I really don't see where Rafa vdV would fit in Stam's preferred 4-3-3 formation. If we were playing 4-4-1-1 or 4-2-3-1, then maybe, with Rafa behind the striker, but in a 4-3-3? Nah.
by Broxroyal
20 Jul 2016 12:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Swindon Town (A) Friendly
Replies: 104
Views: 15408

Re: Swindon Town (A) Friendly

A Reading under 21 X1 won 4-0 at Enfield last night. Not sure why the official site doesn't bother reporting it. A goal for Cardwell and an o.g. - don't know who scored the other two. There is a bit of a report on the Enfield Town site. I'm afraid I'm not sure how to post the link, as I'm rather an ...
by Broxroyal
15 Jul 2016 20:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - John Swift
Replies: 164
Views: 45179

Re: Rumour - John Swift

Brentford season ticket holder tells me that Swift looks like he has the talent to be very decent but is extremely lazy and they ended up with the fans on his back a lot as he appeared to regularly not put the effort in required and was the first who's head dropped when things were not going well. ...
by Broxroyal
14 Jul 2016 19:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Your 4-3-3 formation?
Replies: 23
Views: 3091

Re: Your 4-3-3 formation?

Jaakkola Gunter McShane Campi Obita Norwood Van der Bergh Swift or Quinn McCleary Samuel Beerens or Swift If Beerens signs, then him on the left wing and Swift at centre / left midfield. If no Beerens, then Quinn in midfield and Swift on the wing. Norwood is the difficult player to accommodate, good...
by Broxroyal
13 Jul 2016 13:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Roy Beerens
Replies: 71
Views: 15330

Re: Rumour - Roy Beerens

I'm hoping this bloke can play down the left because that's what we need. We don't really need another right winger.
by Broxroyal
16 Apr 2016 11:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Leeds
Replies: 19
Views: 2315

Re: Team for Leeds

Is Hector injured?

If not,

Al Habsi

Hector Ferdinand Cooper Taylor

McCleary Norwood Quinn John

Cox
Rakels

Keown in if Hector not available.
Keown and Hector in if Brian feels Ferdinand can't run about enough for 90 minutes
by Broxroyal
23 Jan 2016 14:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - YANN KERMOGANT
Replies: 260
Views: 33996

Re: CONFIMRED - YANN KERMOGANT

Roberts signed for 18 months in Jan 2012 and officially retired in March 2014. He had pretty much a year out injured but I don't think there was a renewed contract while he was injured. 1 year extension given at start of PL season, before he was injured. http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/f...
by Broxroyal
23 Jan 2016 12:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - YANN KERMOGANT
Replies: 260
Views: 33996

Re: CONFIMRED - YANN KERMOGANT

I think I am OK with this one, as long as the contract is just for 18 months and he doesn't have a clause whereby he can trigger an extension of another year (unless of course it suit the club as well to extend in 18 months). IIRC Roberts was able to trigger such an extension, at a time when he was ...
by Broxroyal
09 Jan 2016 13:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading's most unsung hero
Replies: 58
Views: 10021

Re: Reading's most unsung hero

There seems to be a lot of just remembering people rather than identifying unsung heroes on here. Either that or people are struggling with the definition. Richie Bowman was here for around 5 seasons and won player of the year twice. Steve Death and Mick Gooding won it three times. I think that pre...
by Broxroyal
04 Dec 2015 15:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Graham Poll on Reading vs Southampton...Cup 1996/97
Replies: 21
Views: 2831

Re: Graham Poll on Reading vs Southampton...Cup 1996/97

Afternoon Nobbers, Thought the older (about 25 and up) generation would appreciate this, had an interview with Graham Poll for the bwin news site and couldn't resist asking about the time he became a Reading hero...sending off two Premier League Southampton players, paving the way for Jamie Lambert...
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