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by Lower West
17 May 2019 22:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

Loan players were once considered a hindrance. I notice that has changed in the second half of this season. Not really. Kept us up. The problems still remain though. If the summer intake doesn't gel. We'll be deeper into the mire than last year. There's a team in the making. Lacks experience and a ...
by Lower West
10 May 2019 23:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 21
Views: 1559

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

Loan players were once considered a hindrance. I notice that has changed in the second half of this season. Not really. Kept us up. The problems still remain though. If the summer intake doesn't gel. We'll be deeper into the mire than last year. There's a team in the making. Lacks experience and a ...
by Lower West
08 May 2019 22:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 516
Views: 22649

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Swift wasn’t missed during the run in. He will command a good fee. Much rather sell him than Moore or Meite who would have been badly missed ( we scored once in our final three games of which Meite only played a few minutes). Out of all the saleable assets, barrow would be the first one out for me....
by Lower West
08 May 2019 19:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6513

Re: BFT(final)G

Denver Royal I would say the fitness levels of refs has improved markedly in recent years, which is commendable.


Refs have to be athletes themselves these days.
by Lower West
08 May 2019 19:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: McShane leaves
Replies: 54
Views: 4018

Re: McShane leaves

Good Captain and club servant. One of the club's better free transfers. Wish him well.
by Lower West
08 May 2019 18:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 516
Views: 22649

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Suspect that money would be a major barrier. He's also a player that plays best when his next contract is on the line. Liked Williams a lot, but tbh he is the type of player we are moving away from - expensive in wages and injury prone Be interesting to see what level he is now after 18 months out ...
by Lower West
07 May 2019 18:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 516
Views: 22649

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Hound Yep and probably increased each of the loanees values by at least 50% if not a lot more.


Host club pays their wages. Reading agree to give them maximum pitch time. Everybody is a winner.
by Lower West
06 May 2019 22:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: What points will we finish on and position
Replies: 127
Views: 18467

Re: What points will we finish on and position

59 points next season. Mid table beckons. :D
by Lower West
05 May 2019 21:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 516
Views: 22649

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I assume we'll be relying on loans again next season but looking at the impact our 5/6 had this year I don't think it's a bad way of working until we get the wage bill sorted out. Also looking around the league, there's a lot of loanees who've made big impacts. Jack Harrison at Leeds, Dean Henderso...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Danny Loader conundrum
Replies: 96
Views: 5593

Re: The Danny Loader conundrum

Played really well today, seems completely different to how he was at first. Definitely showing signs of a player worth keeping around My thoughts exactly. I said to my mate he is playing like he believes he belongs in the team. When you are playing with your academy teammates then the understandin...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6513

Re: BFT(final)G

The team as a whole gets an 8. Inexperienced and playing without a target striker. Played the game that Gomes set them out to do. When you get 11 players that collectively play with spirit and committment. Makes the game far easier to manage. No passengers today on the pitch. If this is the ethic fo...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6513

Re: BFT(final)G

Came into the East Stand (in front of us in Y24) to present a large bouquet of flowers to a lady. (I believe the guy with her is connected to STAR). Nice. The lady he presented the flowers to sorts out the goalkeeper's jerseys for him. Apparently they are all long-sleeved, and Martinez prefers play...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6513

Re: BFT(final)G

The thought of lining up next season without Martinez, Miazga and Baker is too much too bare. I even love Ovie :( That’s the issue. Are we going to be able to start next season with a squad as strong as the one we finished this season with. Highly doubtful. The club now has an identity and the team...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 516
Views: 22649

Re: Next Season's Squad.

In all seriousness kelly has had a poor season but some of the people who slate kelly were probably the same ones that slated Norwood who now has back to back to back promotions Kelly isn't a bad footballer per se. Just hasn't improved enough to be guaranteed a regular starting place at Championshi...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6513

Re: BFT(final)G

Snowflake Royal Which raises a question about Martinez Not being with them.


Came into the East Stand (in front of us in Y24) to present a large bouquet of flowers to a lady. (I believe the guy with her is connected to STAR).
by Lower West
05 May 2019 17:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6513

Re: BFT(final)G

Zip Yiadom. 6 Pretty quiet today and rarely got forward


More attempts on goal than Gunter.
by Lower West
05 May 2019 16:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 516
Views: 22649

Re: Next Season's Squad.

All we know is that every single player at the club could move on in the summer Only if the transfer made sense though. Today we saw the core of next seasons squad and what the future holds. If O'Shea does indeed stay on the coaching staff. Then he'll tick the boxes in as far as having experience i...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 10:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Birmingham - - - - - - Match 46 Prediction League
Replies: 55
Views: 1676

Re: Reading v Birmingham - - - - - - Match 46 Prediction League

Reading 1-1 Birmingham HT
Reading 2-3 Birmingham FT

Brum to Score First <<<<<<<
Brum to Win from in front <<<<<<<

Brum 17
Moore 23
Brum 62
Brum 76
O'Shea 89 :shock:
by Lower West
02 May 2019 18:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next season
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Next season

Summer transfer window is critical. This year we need the right players. As was being said this time last year, as I recall, and look how that turned out. As such, this Summer’s window has been made more critical by last Summer’s. At least the club has demonstrated it's a positive environment to co...
by Lower West
01 May 2019 21:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next season
Replies: 16
Views: 1117

Re: Next season

Summer transfer window is critical. This year we need the right players. Too many expensive failures in recent years. Hopefully consolidate than go for bust yet again.
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