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by russyb
25 Jan 2019 15:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - New Keeper Emiliano Martinez
Replies: 89
Views: 8585

Re: CONFIMRED - New Keeper Emiliano Martinez

Walker - not good enough yet.. He's 27 years old. How much better is he going to get? i would argue that Walker hasn't been given enough game time to for any of us to form an opinion, he what played 2 fairly decent games and a couple of stinkers, didn't he? and we haven't seen him since. However i ...
by russyb
25 Jan 2019 15:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Starting XI ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2384

Re: Starting XI ?

So how are we going to line up in our next few games ? Assuming the loanees are here to play Remembering we have 6 loanees and can only use 5 Assuming everyone is fit ! Avoiding playing players out of position just to get them on the pitch.... One of the 6 being Eza, any news on him? Its getting to...
by russyb
03 Jan 2019 16:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down
Replies: 278
Views: 11522

Re: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down

Jaakkola (last opportunity he'll likely get to play against a massive club) Youth team RB - Balogan? Burley? Howe? Richards Osho Moore Rinomhota Kelly McCleary Harriott (deserves a 'reward' after scoring on his first game back after virtually two years) Loader Bodvarsson Walker, Yiadom, Ilori, East...
by russyb
27 Dec 2018 11:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG- Millwall (a)
Replies: 81
Views: 8898

Re: BFTG- Millwall (a)

Everyone keeps saying McCleary is past his best, which he probably is, but from what I've seen of him this season and considering he's just come back from a lengthy injury, I think he still looks classy and certainly useful at this level. Definitely think he's still our best winger. Considering Bar...
by russyb
10 Oct 2018 10:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Solutions to problems (instead of moaning)
Replies: 52
Views: 5995

Re: Solutions to problems (instead of moaning)

instead of moaning that we gave Meite a 4 year contract , get the coaches to work with him on ball retention and trapping the ball a bit better. In fact this should be basic stuff with all the players. If someones weakness is taking a corner, get them to take 20 a training session, work on the shape...
by russyb
06 Sep 2018 13:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 878
Views: 86111

Re: Clement

For me it is not the squad, on paper they would look pretty good for most Championship teams. I actually think the system needs tweaking a little and the work rate raised, i will rip my hair out if i see another identical goal given away, players stand off.. free shot for opposition , GOAL, every fl...
by russyb
09 Aug 2018 09:20
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: How many players will we bring in?
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

Re: How many players will we bring in?

i reckon we will bring in 2 players. a DM and possibly Defensive cover if Moore goes if Moore goes fair enough, so long as we get a good fee for him. If he stays then as i would expect him to play at his highest level and give us a good few months before someone takes him in January, if he plays wel...
by russyb
02 Aug 2018 15:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (h) sponsored by a new hope
Replies: 265
Views: 25033

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 russyb
31 Jul 2018 22:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed
Replies: 36
Views: 3364

Re: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed

Ignorant American post. Here is why I think our season will be a push for the playoffs and not a relegation battle: 1. We have been after quality strikers for quite a while now. We signed two of them. 2. Paul Clement seems to know what he wants and is building a team to fit his scheme. 3. Some youn...
by russyb
31 Jul 2018 15:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Smallest Attack in Champ
Replies: 76
Views: 5724

Re: Smallest Attack in Champ

Would still like to see another target man come in regardless but that won't happen now, think Meite should be put on the wing and Bodvarsson therefore would be our only target man striker (I think?) with Kermorgant terminating his contract, could do with another one especially if we are playing on...
by russyb
31 Jul 2018 15:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed
Replies: 36
Views: 3364

Re: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed

I'll give it some positivity. I've booked my tickets for Forest away. It'll be my first trip to the City Ground since Scott Murray drilled in the winner quite a few years ago. I'm going all in all positive this year. I'm going to be supporting the Royals on the road more than ever this year even th...
by russyb
31 Jul 2018 14:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed
Replies: 36
Views: 3364

Re: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed

"The practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude" I'm fed up with the vibe on the other threads, the moaning the downright mind boggling attitude and woe is me and we are doomed ethos that is spreading,so this is the positive thread, only positive comments , and...
by russyb
31 Jul 2018 14:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed
Replies: 36
Views: 3364

Re: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed

linkenholtroyal wrote:has someone been a bit heavy on the prozac this morning?


Yeah probably :-) better than the depressants.
by russyb
31 Jul 2018 14:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed
Replies: 36
Views: 3364

The Positive Thread - Only Positivity Allowed

"The practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude" I'm fed up with the vibe on the other threads, the moaning the downright mind boggling attitude and woe is me and we are doomed ethos that is spreading,so this is the positive thread, only positive comments , and ...
by russyb
31 Jul 2018 11:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (h) sponsored by a new hope
Replies: 265
Views: 25033

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

FCUK you Frank Lampard TV

i hope we perform well, there were parts of the game i have seen in pre season that i do actually like despite everyone's doom and gloom. Lets spoil the Sky party. I bet they are upset they have to feature us at all.. Come on URZ
by russyb
26 Jul 2018 10:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Sam Walker
Replies: 89
Views: 9288

Re: RUMOUR - Sam Walker

This potential signing is farcical even if Jaakkola goes, what sort of message does this send out to Legg, Ward, Southwood etc, instead of trying regain our identity of bringing through academy products, we just sign random players like this. It just does not make sense, and I'm not one to moan abo...
by russyb
24 Jul 2018 12:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Adrian Popa
Replies: 107
Views: 27174

Re: CONFIMRED - Adrian Popa

He did look massively unfit on one of the pre-season games, saying that it was Eastleigh game i think and all the players had done double sessions before that game and they all looked pretty haggard. Its a shame he had an injury as i think going away over pre-season might have been a chance for him...
by russyb
24 Jul 2018 10:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Adrian Popa
Replies: 107
Views: 27174

Re: CONFIMRED - Adrian Popa

Would think at this stage of preseason he’d be in Reading concentrating 100% on getting fit. Yep, just like the other players are. Not sure Popa has built up much ‘credit in the bank’ at this club yet. As in, he hasn’t earned the right to have much leeway on stuff. And PC, if nothing else, strikes ...
by russyb
18 Jul 2018 09:36
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4581
Views: 473247

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

The old kit is still 36 quid. Thought the club would have sold them all. Some real plonkers behind the scenes I am convinced we're keeping the same kit this season. You don't launch new signings in the old kit and there are 16 days before the start of the season. And as you've mentioned, the old ki...
by russyb
17 Jul 2018 22:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22586

Re: Season 2018/2019

A decent 2-2 draw with Besiktas tonight. Two late goals from Smith and McNulty forced the draw. OK it’s a friendly but the one key area where I think the team will improve under Clement is fitness. This pre season has more intense and started earlier than last season. That should hold the team in g...
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