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by Stranded
18 Jul 2018 12:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 106
Views: 7434

Re: Season 2018/2019

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 walk the championship. Hmm it wasn't far off from their first team. The following players started last night that also started their final league game of last se...
by Stranded
18 Jul 2018 08:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 106
Views: 7434

Re: Season 2018/2019

Another fair point. I am firmly in the "friendlies results don't matter a jot" camp but there are many who probably put great stock in them. I think what you want to see is the side gearing up for the season and clear tactics in place. I think we’ve done that so far, and this feels a lot ...
by Stranded
17 Jul 2018 12:43
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 61
Views: 6285

Re: Sam Baldock

Was often playing a secondary role to either Murray or Hemed. Is a very good player at this level and should be a signing that is welcomed. For those who aren't impressed, who would you sign that is realistically available to us? The issue for these people is that he's not got a sexy foreign name o...
by Stranded
17 Jul 2018 12:27
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 61
Views: 6285

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 Stranded
17 Jul 2018 07:59
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland
Replies: 56
Views: 5662

Re: George Evans

Sunderland messageboard suggests they are paying £450, 000 for him which is good business from our point of view. Of which, we will only see 270k given the 40% sell on Man City have on him. Better than nothing as clears out a body who is unlikely to play, clears his wages, which are probably pretty...
by Stranded
17 Jul 2018 07:52
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland
Replies: 56
Views: 5662

Re: George Evans

The fee is now nearly £1 million apparently. News sources all over the place on the transfer fee. In about a day, George Evans has flown to Austria with the Reading first team squad, and been on the verge of joining Sunderland for £450k, £250k and now £1m. busy boy, or just a lot of knob jockey gue...
by Stranded
16 Jul 2018 16:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2194
Views: 386404

Re: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread

Besiktas game is live on DAZN here tomorrow so very good chance there will be streams available for those who have nothing better to do.
by Stranded
16 Jul 2018 15:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPACULATION - Tim Krul
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: Tim Krul

This would only happen if Mannone is heading off somewhere. Can't see us having Krul, Mannone and Jaakkola as senior keepers as well as the two younger keepers under contract.
by Stranded
16 Jul 2018 09:46
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7007
Views: 301972

Re: The generic transfer thread

Sutekh wrote:
Winston Biscuit wrote:Jorginho to Chelsea for a reported €74M (€65M basic and further €9M in add ons)


Which of Chelsea’s English “youngsters” does that block?


Loftus-Cheek to basically just about any other club in the PL (or even abroad) has to be a shoe-in now you would think.
by Stranded
16 Jul 2018 09:39
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland
Replies: 56
Views: 5662

Re: George Evans

Rather have got shot of Aluko and Edwards before Evans. Suffered last year with the combination of injury blight and cr*p from. So just like nearly every other member of the squad then. That said it has to be seen a a good move for him as he needs to play regularly and for Reading as thanks to Stam...
by Stranded
16 Jul 2018 09:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2194
Views: 386404

Re: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread

I've just been into iFollow to see what my options are for next season. Last season I paid for the full package, but didn't really use the 'watch live HD' option for a few reasons: 1. The evening games are too late for me (00:45 BST or 01:45 GMT) 2. Reading were crap... Certainly didn't want to was...
by Stranded
16 Jul 2018 08:31
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland
Replies: 56
Views: 5662

Re: George Evans

Odd that he flew out to Austria earlier today if a deal to sell him had been agreed. Sunderland messageboard suggests they are paying £450, 000 for him which is good business from our point of view. Of which, we will only see 270k given the 40% sell on Man City have on him. Better than nothing as c...
by Stranded
12 Jul 2018 15:13
Forum: International Football
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Croatia (n) sponsored by two big badges
Replies: 163
Views: 1913

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

Best team won but hard not to be positive about the direction of the national team. That XI is fairly young and has bought in to what Southgate is trying to do, add to that that we are World Champions at both U17 and U20 level - and some of these players are realising that they don't need to hang a...
by Stranded
12 Jul 2018 10:46
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7007
Views: 301972

Re: The generic transfer thread

they will probably make the transfer fee back in merchandise within the year You think they'll sell two million replicas in a year? Ok then. People who will buy shirts with Ronaldo 7 on the back: Juve fans Ronaldo fans Portugese fans They will sell a metric ton in Asia. This is a massive marketing ...
by Stranded
12 Jul 2018 09:54
Forum: International Football
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Croatia (n) sponsored by two big badges
Replies: 163
Views: 1913

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

Old Man Andrews wrote:I am actually looking forward to the Autumn internationals. Never thought I'd ever say that.


Yep, Nations League suddenly seems interesting.

First game against Spain under new management followed by Croatia again later in the year.
by Stranded
12 Jul 2018 09:48
Forum: International Football
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Croatia (n) sponsored by two big badges
Replies: 163
Views: 1913

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

The most depressing thing about this is the fact that we nearly have to focus on Reading again.

May God have mercy on us all.
by Stranded
12 Jul 2018 08:39
Forum: International Football
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Croatia (n) sponsored by two big badges
Replies: 163
Views: 1913

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

Best team won but hard not to be positive about the direction of the national team. That XI is fairly young and has bought in to what Southgate is trying to do, add to that that we are World Champions at both U17 and U20 level - and some of these players are realising that they don't need to hang ar...
by Stranded
10 Jul 2018 11:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thanks Yann and goodbye.
Replies: 30
Views: 3016

Re: Thanks Yann and goodbye.

Thanks Yann but a good decision for everyone I think.

Can only assume with this announcement and Smith looking likely to join Oxford on loan any day that we must be close to another striker coming in. Bod, McNulty and Loader isn't enough options to play up top.
by Stranded
09 Jul 2018 09:27
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 9524

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

Scutterbucketz wrote:Crikey! This BBC montage video of the Colombia penalties mixed in with all our other penalty shootout failures over the has just had me crying like a dickhead. The music is England by The National. Just wonderful stuff. ICH

https://youtu.be/X559KTOhGHs


That is a thing of beauty.
by Stranded
09 Jul 2018 08:17
Forum: General Football
Topic: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread
Replies: 4523
Views: 196223

Re: Generic clubs in financial crisis Thread

The Reverend wrote:http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/16339247.bolton-wanderers-go-on-strike-ahead-of-st-mirren-friendly/


Bolton are pretty screwed aren't they. Going to be very hard for them to recruit any decent players following the strike - will likely end up with a few freebies who have no other options.
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