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by Armadillo Roadkill
22 Sep 2018 18:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (h) sponsored by a distinct lack of Saturday home wins
Replies: 81
Views: 4228

Re: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (h) sponsored by a distinct lack of Saturday home wins

From Despair To Where? wrote:How did Ezatolahi play?


World class in the warm up and first 15 minutes. After that became a bit hit and miss, he seemed to tire, and the pace of the game caught him out a few times.

Fully up to speed after a few more games and training we could have a very, very good player on our hands.
by Armadillo Roadkill
19 Sep 2018 22:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 200
Views: 7093

BFTG - Norwich

I can admit it when I was wrong. I had naively thought a manager with experience of coaching at Bayern and Real and a team full of experienced Championship players would be enough to make a relegation fight almost impossible. You can’t even say they weren’t trying, they clearly were, against an quit...
by Armadillo Roadkill
13 Sep 2018 10:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Tevreden Out, Nani In
Replies: 107
Views: 7391

Re: Tevreden Out, Nani In

Reading fans: "Our recruitment has been terrible for two years now"

*man in charge of recruitment for two years is replaced*

Reading fans: "Everything's rotten, the club is falling apart, panic! panic!"
by Armadillo Roadkill
03 Sep 2018 09:33
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Loudest ever away fans at Mad Stad?
Replies: 20
Views: 1713

Re: Loudest ever away fans at Mad Stad?

There is really no competition - it's got to be Millwall. A horrible, aggressive, intimidating wall of noise and hatred. The noise generated by all other fans sounds like a polite invitation to a tea party in comparison.
by Armadillo Roadkill
01 Sep 2018 18:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Weds H
Replies: 250
Views: 13302

Re: BFTG - Weds H

Controversially, I don’t think there is much wrong with either the technical ability or the work rate of the players. I think they are just in the habit of losing, have become used to misplaced passes, and are always taking the easy option. This started under Stam, and a change of manager has not ar...
by Armadillo Roadkill
31 Aug 2018 10:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Saeid Ezatolahi
Replies: 66
Views: 6028

Re: Some Iranian guy who I can’t be bothered to spell the name of

I watched all of Iran's games in the world cup. Aggression seems to be the default position for Iranian footballers. Three years top flight football in Russia is certainly not Mickey Mouse. This could well turn out to be a very good deal. Full marks to the scouting network too; looks like we can lan...
by Armadillo Roadkill
30 Aug 2018 08:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Watford (h) sponsored by a difficulty to enthuse
Replies: 133
Views: 8733

Re: MATCHWATCH : Watford (h) sponsored by a difficulty to enthuse

If that had been Liverpool or Arsenal I would not be too worried. But that was Watford. Reserves. And they totally, wholly and uncompromisingly outclassed us in every department. A club we would have considered to be of a similar standing as ourselves. Meite, Moore and Ilori, whilst not perfect, ca...
by Armadillo Roadkill
29 Aug 2018 23:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Watford (h) sponsored by a difficulty to enthuse
Replies: 133
Views: 8733

Re: MATCHWATCH : Watford (h) sponsored by a difficulty to enthuse

If that had been Liverpool or Arsenal I would not be too worried. But that was Watford. Reserves. And they totally, wholly and uncompromisingly outclassed us in every department. A club we would have considered to be of a similar standing as ourselves. Meite, Moore and Ilori, whilst not perfect, can...
by Armadillo Roadkill
25 Aug 2018 17:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (a) sponsored by hoping it's 1959/1960 all over again
Replies: 141
Views: 8159

Re: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (a) sponsored by hoping it's 1959/1960 all over again

We've had plenty of bad luck, for once we got a gift.
by Armadillo Roadkill
18 Aug 2018 20:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bolton
Replies: 218
Views: 12276

Re: BFTG - Bolton

The differing options on Swift don't really surprise me. It depends on which aspects of his game you remember. With the ball at his feet he beat players several times, played some nice passes, took another lovely free kick and got in behind to give us our best second half chance (the cut back to (I ...
by Armadillo Roadkill
18 Aug 2018 18:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bolton
Replies: 218
Views: 12276

Re: BFTG - Bolton

After the opening three minutes when Bolton tore into us, we gradually asserted ourselves; nice quick interplay around the opposition's box, just lacking that final bit of penetration. Then their goal - whoever Clement adjudges to be at fault will be having a very uncomfortable evening and a break f...
by Armadillo Roadkill
16 Aug 2018 20:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: League Cup 2nd round draw
Replies: 66
Views: 4324

Re: League Cup 2nd round draw

Decent draw, established PL team, full of foreign players They will fancy their chances of going all of the way....or won’t give a sh1t and play their foreign reserve other team. tc Well with our record whatever team we play you should win. Not won a round in this for about 10 years and we've playe...
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Aug 2018 23:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Birmingham
Replies: 50
Views: 6307

Re: BFTG Birmingham

An OK performance against the second string of one of the weaker Championship teams. For much of the second half Reading were ineffective, retreating into a Stam like shell of sitting deep and playing countless pointless cross field passes. Overall a justified result, but not the wholly convincing w...
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Aug 2018 16:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by dull cup draws r us
Replies: 58
Views: 5195

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by dull cup draws r us

A team comprised solely of (the available) players who have not started yet this season would be interesting. Maybe a bit weak up front (as if that wasn't already the case), so we could just play three at the back and the rest could all be midfielders. Would like to go through, as a decent cup featu...
by Armadillo Roadkill
02 Aug 2018 08:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (h) sponsored by a new hope
Replies: 265
Views: 18795

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (h) sponsored by a new hope

Yes, of course I’m looking forward to it. It’s football. It’s my team playing football. At the Madejski. See old friends, have a pint, have a laugh, hope to see the ’Ding put a few goals past the Rams. Enjoy winning. Enjoy moaning if we don’t perform. Play Devil’s advocate and try to find something ...
by Armadillo Roadkill
26 May 2018 12:02
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Liam Moore to Brighton
Replies: 488
Views: 84027

Re: Liam Moore to Brighton

Wouldn't blame him if he fancies a season or two fighting relegation from the top rather than the second flight.

However, anything less than £8 million would be a joke.
by Armadillo Roadkill
24 May 2018 18:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4530
Views: 437202

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

All three look excellent. I'd be very happy with these. Particularly like the 2nd kit (although I take the point about the sponsor's likely reaction).
by Armadillo Roadkill
21 May 2018 12:53
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Tickets 18/19 - Renewal Deadline 5pm on Monday 2nd July 2018.
Replies: 179
Views: 39729

Re: Season Tickets 18/19

If the club were to operate their own finance plan I'm pretty sure they would have to apply for a license to become a registered credit broker, with all of the cost of proving and maintaining compliance that entails.
by Armadillo Roadkill
18 May 2018 12:09
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4530
Views: 437202

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Adidas >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> anyone else.
by Armadillo Roadkill
18 May 2018 12:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Andy Yiadom
Replies: 177
Views: 30242

Re: CONFIMRED - Andy Yiadom

Losing is a bad habit to get into. Players get nervous, hide, and underperform on a losing streak. Bringing in a player who experienced relegation might not be the best way to break the cycle of underachievement. Not a bad signing in and of itself, but we also need some players added to the current ...
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