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by winchester_royal
20 Apr 2018 13:15
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: South Stand Singers For Sunderland (H)
Replies: 277
Views: 27019

Re: South Stand Singers For Sunderland (H)

This is an absolute apocalypse of a thread.
by winchester_royal
23 Mar 2018 10:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager Press Conference 12pm today
Replies: 57
Views: 5399

Re: New Manager Press Conference 12pm today

Despite my initial negativity about the appointment, I'm certainly coming round to the idea. I very much doubt Clement goes into clubs advocating 'boring, negative' football. After all, it's not like the Chelsea, Madrid, and Munich teams he coached played that way. It should also be noted that his o...
by winchester_royal
22 Mar 2018 18:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 20250

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Despite all the defeats and negative football we have had to endure this season, by far the biggest disappointment of the past few months for me is the return of the gurning moron to this board.
by winchester_royal
22 Mar 2018 15:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 20250

Re: who do you want as the new manager

According to The Telegraph we've chosen Clement ahead of Cotterill.

Now Clement certainly doesn't excite me, but I can at least see a potential upside to his appointment, so if it was a straight choice between those 2 then ultimately I'm quite pleased with the outcome.
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 14:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam Gone
Replies: 340
Views: 18759

Re: Stam Gone

McDermolenko wrote:Lol so it turns out he wasn’t even sacked, he walked.

Surely that means Ulderink is a realistic possibility?


Like oxf*rd did he walk. 'Mutual consent' will just mean we've managed to sell it to him in a way that we don't have to pay quite so much compo.
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 13:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 20250

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Clement in at 1/3 Presuming this is happening.... Betting markets for new managers are moved so easily that all it will have taken is one wise ass to put a tenner on at 8/1 and that will have sent the odds tumbling down (leads to a vicious cycle as people then think that's indicative of him being t...
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 13:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 20250

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Can't get excited about Clement. Both Swansea and Derby fans very critical of negative, defensive tactics (heard all that before) and probably not going to bring fans back in their droves.
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 12:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam Gone
Replies: 340
Views: 18759

Re: Stam Gone

We may even see Aluko stay on the wing and run at people :shock: :o
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 12:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 20250

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Be bold, go after someone doing well in the lower leagues, not just the same old failures doing the rounds. Try someone like Paul Hurst at Shrewsbury. Agreed, the club needs some direction not just some journeyman manager in to steer the ship aimlessly for a few months. See also Nathan Jones (Luton...
by winchester_royal
21 Mar 2018 12:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 20250

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Nathan Jones
by winchester_royal
31 Jan 2018 10:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Roy Beerens to Vitesse
Replies: 27
Views: 3696

Re: RUMOUR - Roy Beerens to Vitesse

This is excellent news. He has been woeful this season and will be on decent sized wages so getting those off the payroll (along with hopefully a bit of a fee) will be very handy.
by winchester_royal
31 Jan 2018 10:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3306
Views: 454023

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

For me, although Loader is the one who gets the most attention, Holsgrove is the best prospect we have. Oozes class and once he fills out a little I think we'll see him come through quite quickly.
by winchester_royal
09 Jan 2018 14:02
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Reise Allassani
Replies: 76
Views: 5169

Re: Rumour - Reise Allassani

Sorry I didn't realise that considering a low cost, low risk signing from the lower leagues meant we couldn't also look at other options to go along side.

How silly of me.
by winchester_royal
09 Jan 2018 13:49
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Reise Allassani
Replies: 76
Views: 5169

Re: Rumour - Reise Allassani

But it's a low risk strategy. The player will cost relative peanuts for a club our size. That is my original concern. We are potentially taking punts on non-league, cheap talent which is a sign of how poor we are financially. Not suggesting we shouldn't sign him because he is non-league, would just...
by winchester_royal
01 Nov 2017 10:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Nottingham Forest
Replies: 91
Views: 9697

Re: BFTG - Nottingham Forest

Aluko frustrates me because I think technically he's a very very good player, but at the moment he seems to be lacking the confidence to drive forward with the ball and instead is constantly going backwards and not really affecting the game (polar opposite to Barrow). Not sure if this is a deliberat...
by winchester_royal
24 Oct 2017 11:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3306
Views: 454023

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Have to say I was very impressed with Jordan Holsgrove.

Didn't do anything 'spectacular' but looked in complete control of the game throughout. His one issue may just be a lack of physicality.
by winchester_royal
03 Oct 2017 14:33
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading FC ltd company announcement
Replies: 31
Views: 10772

Re: Reading FC ltd company announcement

Interesting (and probably quite promising) that they've chosen to pump funds in this way rather than a loan. Your reading is different to mine. Isn't this more to do with diluting other shareholders? Well according to the filing they've paid 52.5p per share for over 30m shares, so that's a very exp...
by winchester_royal
03 Oct 2017 14:16
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading FC ltd company announcement
Replies: 31
Views: 10772

Re: Reading FC ltd company announcement

All it'll be is the club issuing new shares to the current owners, who will pay a certain amount of money for these shares, in order to raise some cash. Interesting (and probably quite promising) that they've chosen to pump funds in this way rather than a loan.
by winchester_royal
14 Sep 2017 09:41
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Joseph Mendes
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Re: Joseph Mendes

CouROFLtney FROFLiday

Honestly, that man is stealing a living.
by winchester_royal
29 Aug 2017 15:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED: Sone Aluko
Replies: 255
Views: 47908

Re: Rumour: Sone Aluko

The vast majority of modern day transfers have all sorts of ridiculous clauses in them.

Don't take some grossed up £7.5m figure as 'reported' by SSN as the amount we will actually be paying Fulham this summer.
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