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by winchester_royal
14 Jan 2019 16:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED José Gomes
Replies: 310
Views: 19544

Re: CONFIMRED José Gomes

There is also the (strong) argument that the best way to defend a lead is to ensure you still have impetus going forwards. The moment you bring on a load of defenders you start inviting pressure.
by winchester_royal
12 Dec 2018 13:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 117768

Re: New Manager

Sure. But he was also CEO during the most successful period in our club's history. You can't just cherry-pick reasons to demonstrate incompetence It was a tongue in cheek, throwaway comment (the type HNA specialises in) that I didn't realise would generate quite so much fury, it certainly wasn't me...
by winchester_royal
12 Dec 2018 13:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 117768

Re: New Manager

If Howe hadn't have toed the line then he would have been fired. Of course he wasn't going to say anything. It also should be noted that nobody thought Zingarevich was as dodgy as he turned out to be. So Howe let us go the brink of administration because he was too scared of losing his job to stand...
by winchester_royal
12 Dec 2018 13:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 117768

Re: New Manager

Sure. But he was also CEO during the most successful period in our club's history. You can't just cherry-pick reasons to demonstrate incompetence It was a tongue in cheek, throwaway comment (the type HNA specialises in) that I didn't realise would generate quite so much fury, it certainly wasn't me...
by winchester_royal
12 Dec 2018 12:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 117768

Re: New Manager

It took 2 days after Stan was sacked for us to appoint Clement. It's now been a week with no manager and the rumours are we still don't have a shortlist. Glad that we finally have a competent CEO in charge. This kind of shit really winds me up. Nigel Howe is an absolute titan of of a businessman an...
by winchester_royal
12 Dec 2018 11:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 117768

Re: New Manager

It took 2 days after Stan was sacked for us to appoint Clement. It's now been a week with no manager and the rumours are we still don't have a shortlist. Glad that we finally have a competent CEO in charge. This kind of shit really winds me up. Nigel Howe is an absolute titan of of a businessman an...
by winchester_royal
07 Dec 2018 12:06
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: annual accounts 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: annual accounts 2018

apologies actually its MADEJSKI HOLDINGS PLC not the club... strange as the email i got was for the club https://i.imgur.com/x70TNCj.jpg That's the old name for Madejski Holdings. It used to be the holding company for the football club, before it sold all it's shares in the club in 2015. The holdin...
by winchester_royal
06 Dec 2018 12:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 117768

Re: New Manager

Plenty of good options out there, Jokanovic would be a good appointment but can't see him coming here, I like Warburton too and he's probably the most realistic of the bunch. However wouldn't it be absolutely wonderful for us to go back to the 'Reading way' and get someone young and up'n'coming from...
by winchester_royal
05 Dec 2018 19:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nigel Howe appointed new CEO
Replies: 38
Views: 4491

Re: Nigel Howe appointed new CEO

Isn't it interesting how high profile the role of CEO seems to be now.

Back in the day, 90% of the fanbase wouldn't be able to pick Nigel Howe out of a line-up, and now some people are celebrating his return like we've just signed a 30 goal a season striker.
by winchester_royal
18 Jul 2018 12:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 230
Views: 21843

Re: Season 2018/2019

winchester wrote about Besiktas:- "They probably shaded it but no shame in that up against genuine CL quality". Did Besiktas put out their first team? No and some notable absentees. That being said they still had a lot of quality starters and on paper their team was easily good enough to ...
by winchester_royal
18 Jul 2018 10:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 230
Views: 21843

Re: Season 2018/2019

Managed to watch the majority of the game on a dodgy stream. It was a really good, high tempo game against high quality opposition who for the majority of the game we went toe-to-toe with. They probably shaded it but no shame in that up against genuine CL quality. Scattergun thoughts as follows: - M...
by winchester_royal
17 Jul 2018 15:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Sam Baldock
Replies: 194
Views: 31757

Re: Sam Baldock

The issue for these people is that he's not got a sexy foreign name or profile. If his name was Baldockinho and he was coming over from the Ukranian Second Division they'd probably be much more excited. But because he's experienced and English it's 'underwhelming'. Fortunately we don't let these pe...
by winchester_royal
17 Jul 2018 12:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Sam Baldock
Replies: 194
Views: 31757

Re: Sam Baldock

His stats do not lie. He scored 18 goals in 81 games for Brighton. Nothing to do with his name, what a ridiculous comment. Like I said he works hard and will get the odd goal here and there but he's not a 15-20 goal a season striker we need. For the fee we are paying Brighton we could have got a ve...
by winchester_royal
17 Jul 2018 12:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Sam Baldock
Replies: 194
Views: 31757

Re: Sam Baldock

Baldock's stats at this level speak for itself. He'd be a decent signing. Some of our fans are clearly living in cloud cuckoo land if they think we can sign better after the miserable season we had last season. We are not even close to being as a attractive draw as we were 12 months ago! 18 goals i...
by winchester_royal
12 Jul 2018 10:22
Forum: International Football
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Croatia (n) sponsored by two big badges
Replies: 158
Views: 9389

Re: MATCHWATCH : Croatia (n) sponsored by two big badges

Southgates niceness was his downfall last night. Didn't utilise his squad and subs properly. I think our lack of midfield options was probably more the cause of our downfall to be honest. I don't agree with a few of the selections or substitutions, but I'm not sure why you'd suggest it was down to ...
by winchester_royal
07 Jul 2018 11:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Marc McNulty
Replies: 136
Views: 27821

Re: CONFIMRED - Marc McNulty

Anyone else think he has a bit of the Cureton look about him?
by winchester_royal
02 Jul 2018 10:00
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 328
Views: 29021

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

You'd want England to lose for £50? Even if I stood to win £500 if they lost, I'd still want England to win, but would be a nice cushion if they didn't. Who goes into a bet that they want to lose? What would be the point in that? Whether I wanted them to win or not is irrelevant, I'd be profiting b...
by winchester_royal
29 Jun 2018 12:08
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Pre Season 2018/19
Replies: 76
Views: 20940

Re: Pre Season 2018/19

LWJ wrote:Anyone know if it's a 1st team friendly at Eastleigh?


Affirmative
by winchester_royal
18 Jun 2018 09:37
Forum: International Football
Topic: Ingerlund Vs Tunisia
Replies: 159
Views: 13408

Re: Ingerlund Vs Tunisia

After all the drama of the past few days, and the apparent difficulty that the 'big' teams are having at putting away the minnows, I think you'd have to be delighted to come away from this evening with an underwhelming 1-0 win.
by winchester_royal
14 Jun 2018 15:18
Forum: International Football
Topic: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup
Replies: 95
Views: 13288

Re: BETTING THREAD - 2018 World Cup

Saudi's + 1.25 @ 1.79

Pre tourney bets:

Rogic to be top Aus goalscored @8s

Belhanda to be top Moroccan GS @10s

Isco golden boot e/w (4 places) @40s
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