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by FiNeRaIn
18 Jan 2018 22:21
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Chris Martin
Replies: 155
Views: 16105

Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

So basically are are dithering, again, and at this point it looks like we'll be pipped by Sunderland? My blood is starting to boil at the prospect of another transfer window where we leave things to the last minute and come up with some ridiculous excuse along the lines of " no one available, t...
by FiNeRaIn
18 Jan 2018 04:53
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - CEDRIC BAKAMBU
Replies: 77
Views: 15127

Re: RUMOUR - CEDRIC BAKAMBU

Another one of our historical transfer day cock-ups. Stick him on the list of players who we should have tied up with ease, yet went on to play at the highest levels. Infuriating.
by FiNeRaIn
08 Jan 2018 20:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Stevenage
Replies: 216
Views: 13175

Re: BFTG - Stevenage

But that's comparing the entire history isn't it. It's not a measure of recent success. And who cares how successful we are to other clubs, most of us aren't going to switch. Fact is, the last 15 years have been the best in our history. By miles. They have, no one disputes that. But we haven't been...
by FiNeRaIn
08 Jan 2018 19:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Stevenage
Replies: 216
Views: 13175

Re: BFTG - Stevenage

have they been spoiled in comparison to Man UTDs or liverpools history? No. But then that's a daft comparison Who is making that comparison other than you? We were being compared to everyone else in the top few divisions and we were ranked something like 39th or 40th. Even many teams below us in th...
by FiNeRaIn
08 Jan 2018 11:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Stevenage
Replies: 216
Views: 13175

Re: BFTG - Stevenage

have they been spoiled in comparison to Man UTDs or liverpools history? No. But then that's a daft comparison Who is making that comparison other than you? We were being compared to everyone else in the top few divisions and we were ranked something like 39th or 40th. Even many teams below us in th...
by FiNeRaIn
08 Jan 2018 10:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Stevenage
Replies: 216
Views: 13175

Re: BFTG - Stevenage

We’ve really been spoilt over the years, haven’t we Not really, no. We've had two brief periods where we won promotion and have spent a grand total of 3 years in the prem. Contrast that with the history of clubs around us and we are ranked somewhere like 40th in terms of success in England, accordi...
by FiNeRaIn
05 Jan 2018 19:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Chris Martin
Replies: 155
Views: 16105

Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

Massive yes from me.
by FiNeRaIn
05 Jan 2018 10:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 262
Views: 12926

Re: In or Out? New poll.

I still maintain that when you have little to no attacking threat or pressure, it pushes your defenders into making silly mistakes. It does, but teams are scoring after having absolutely zero pressure on us. It's not as if we are going forward, losing the ball and then being left under siege. Both ...
by FiNeRaIn
04 Jan 2018 08:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out? New poll.
Replies: 262
Views: 12926

Re: In or Out? New poll.

As I said on the other thread the defence is the most concerning thing. It's not just the hilariously soft manner in which we concede, its also when. We are usually in control, opposition nowhere close to creating a chance, they get a random innocuous set piece or throw in and 30 seconds later its i...
by FiNeRaIn
04 Jan 2018 08:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gourlay out.
Replies: 131
Views: 7985

Re: Gourlay out.

Too early for a protest its not going to help anything. As it stands Stam will have at least the next couple of games, we are likely to lose to Hull but if we manage to beat Brentford I think he'll hang in there. Fail to win one of either and I think a real sign of discontent from the fans is gonna ...
by FiNeRaIn
03 Jan 2018 13:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the shambles - Brum
Replies: 178
Views: 10297

Re: Back from the shambles - Brum

We have had some managers who talk bollox after games for sure, but no-one comes close to Stam. I was tempted to record last night’s pathetic interview, then type up a transcript to review but spending any more time than listening live to that twat’s voice would have sent me round the twist. People...
by FiNeRaIn
03 Jan 2018 10:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the shambles - Brum
Replies: 178
Views: 10297

Re: Back from the shambles - Brum

all good points above, and agree with your analysis re: a striker though - who will come? It wasn't the issue that we didn't try to sign a striker in the summer, and in some cases we were prepared to pay over the odds. I'm really not sure who is going to be jumping over themselves to join us in Jan...
by FiNeRaIn
03 Jan 2018 10:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gourlay out.
Replies: 131
Views: 7985

Re: Gourlay out.

Bod has looked ok however he has a proven track record of not being able to score. He has a professional career average of 1 goal in 6 and thats in pretty mediocre leagues. I find it astonishing we expected him to come here and start banging them in. I like his attitude and work rate, as did Wolves ...
by FiNeRaIn
03 Jan 2018 10:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the shambles - Brum
Replies: 178
Views: 10297

Re: Back from the shambles - Brum

I've had time to digest things after my initial anger, this being the second game since i've been visiting from the states after Burton. I don't mind losing, the very first season I became a Reading fan was the year we went down to Division 2 with Carl Asaba up front, we were crap that season and we...
by FiNeRaIn
03 Jan 2018 00:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the shambles - Brum
Replies: 178
Views: 10297

Re: Back from the shambles - Brum

A word about Swift, the man is so piss weak it's embarrassing. Shown perfectly when he lost it for the second goal, and when he half slid in to a tackle so weakly no one could believe he actually got injured He just can't stand up against strong teams, which sadly is most of the championsip He's re...
by FiNeRaIn
03 Jan 2018 00:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the shambles - Brum
Replies: 178
Views: 10297

Re: Back from the shambles - Brum

Just a quick word. I liked Pele Clement today. There were glimpses of what he's capable of but I was shocked by how unconfident he could be on the ball. In one instance therer was a lovely piece of skill where he ran in the area, the ball came in, he controlled it on his chest and then I expected h...
by FiNeRaIn
02 Jan 2018 23:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by 5 games without a win
Replies: 204
Views: 7440

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by 5 games without a win

Can’t be worse than Burton, Bristol and Barnsley can it? Stam is certainly gonna give it a go. Birmingham are going to come here believing they can win, especially after watching how bad we are this season. Not in the business of wanting us to lose to make a point, but can already picture the meltd...
by FiNeRaIn
02 Jan 2018 23:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the shambles - Brum
Replies: 178
Views: 10297

Re: Back from the shambles - Brum

Sounds like a good guy and was cracking defender in his day but enough is enough, time to go. Gourlay shouldn't have had that clown like interview before the game either, what was he thinking?
by FiNeRaIn
02 Jan 2018 23:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by 5 games without a win
Replies: 204
Views: 7440

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by 5 games without a win

RoyalBlue wrote:I'm looking forward to another good midweek evening performance and win.


Thought the performance as exceptional, two lucky goals against run of play. Cracking atmosphere, great tempo and what a feel good factor around the place!
by FiNeRaIn
31 Dec 2017 18:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by 5 games without a win
Replies: 204
Views: 7440

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by 5 games without a win

He doesn't appear to have lost the dressing room and I don't think there is anything controversial behind the scenes. It just looks like the players are being asked to play a style they have neither the mentality or technical ability to execute. Sure we finished 3rd last season but we won games we h...
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