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by SCIAG
23 May 2018 07:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Andy Yiadom
Replies: 177
Views: 22577

Re: CONFIMRED - Andy Yiadom

Sutekh wrote:Out of interest, when is the next AFCON as I presume Andy’s likely to disappear for a month or so to play in it.

Next summer. I'm sure Liverpool fans are very relieved.
by SCIAG
22 May 2018 20:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: 2017/2018 - What went wrong?
Replies: 46
Views: 3375

Re: 2017/2018 - What went wrong?

Excellent post, nice to see somebody using statistics appropriately for a change. Vindicates my long held opinion that Beerens was excellent and freezing him out was a mistake.

However,
Brain Traysers wrote: then prepare to strap in (or ‘on’ if you prefer #nohomo),

:roll:

Shit joke followed up by casual homophobia.
by SCIAG
15 May 2018 00:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: 2017/2018 - What went wrong?
Replies: 46
Views: 3375

Re: 2017/2018 - What went wrong?

Central problem here is that you are using a lot of numbers with no context. For example, you say our full backs weren't making "enough" clearances. How many clearances should a full back make? How many does Kyle Walker make? What about a good full back in a struggling Championship side? A...
by SCIAG
11 May 2018 16:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Released
Replies: 15
Views: 2620

Re: Released

Jake Sheppard and Conor Davis are also being released while Gabriel Rosario, Kosta Sparta, Harry Philby, Jack Buchanan, Leon Okuboyejo and Joseph Wilson aren't being offered professional deals. No surprises there. Put Philby down as another case of "England selectors are clueless" - Englan...
by SCIAG
11 May 2018 14:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30852

Re: Building for next season

genome wrote:Onuoha released from QPR.

Looked good against us earlier in the season. Absolute tank as well. Worth a go? Wages too high?

A future England international who ran out of future. Very injury prone. I'd be somewhat nervous about taking him on but it could be rewarded.
by SCIAG
11 May 2018 14:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30852

Re: Building for next season

Cooper was a classic example of Stam letting a player go who wasn't a good enough technical footballer. Yet is proving himself more than able to play at Championship level. Cooper was more than good enough technically, certainly head and shoulders above McShane (no pun intended). His issue was that...
by SCIAG
11 May 2018 14:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Strikers.
Replies: 56
Views: 5350

Re: Strikers.

I brought this up in the academy thread but football manager (not the bible I know) changed Loader from a ST to a LW in their January update. Anyone got any idea what that is about? Imo our best shout for stand alone striker is Barrow. There is no reason I can think of he shouldn't be able to play ...
by SCIAG
09 May 2018 11:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30852

Re: Building for next season

As for who to keep or let go, I'm basically of the view that most of our players are talented enough to be part of a promotion push. I'm not especially keen to get rid of any of the first-team players. I don't see a future for Pelle Clement or Andy Rinomhota, so I'd get rid of both. Sam Smith would ...
by SCIAG
09 May 2018 11:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30852

Re: Building for next season

Cooper was a classic example of Stam letting a player go who wasn't a good enough technical footballer. Yet is proving himself more than able to play at Championship level. Cooper was more than good enough technically, certainly head and shoulders above McShane (no pun intended). His issue was that...
by SCIAG
06 May 2018 16:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30852

Re: Building for next season

One of my concerns is that Clement said he's going to use his contacts this summer to bring in new players, I hope we don't bring loan players in from Chelsea, they don't often work! Our loans from Chelsea in the last fifteen years: 1) Ryan Bertrand 2) Nathaniel Chalobah 3) Nathan Aké 4) Lucas Piaz...
by SCIAG
03 May 2018 08:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for cardiff
Replies: 122
Views: 10041

Re: Team for cardiff

Sometimes education is boring chaps, but it's still important. And getting someone's name right is the bare minimum of respect. Now you can never get someone's name wrong on here. No. I can never complain when someone corrects me if I get it wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. I rarely get them wrong t...
by SCIAG
03 May 2018 08:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30852

Re: Building for next season

Say no to players whose careers are in a downward spiral and coming to an end. Disagree. It’s about the right player though. Any good team needs a balance of youth and experience. There's a misunderstanding here. I'm not against experience. I'm against signing expensive 'names' well into the twilig...
by SCIAG
28 Apr 2018 19:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 15307

Re: Back from the ****

What perspective exactly sees today's game as anything other than a complete disgrace? One that's seen us get relegated before, play much worse than that before, play at lower levels before, and go entire matches without threatening against equally-mediocre opposition. Shit happens. I would ask the...
by SCIAG
28 Apr 2018 19:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 15307

Re: Back from the ****

This shower playing in the premiership. Laughable. Too inexperienced and lack the mental strength to battle. More realistically where have we finished over the past 4 seasons. Worse teams than us have done just fine in the PL - Huddersfield for example. I think we'd have added a similar quality of ...
by SCIAG
28 Apr 2018 19:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 15307

Re: Back from the ****

I rarely get sucked into personal debates on here, maybe its because I'm so angry and upset, but please don't patronise me by saying I don't support my club . What I won't do is support this bunch of grossly shameless overpaid mercenaries who clearly do not give a flying toss about Reading FC like ...
by SCIAG
28 Apr 2018 18:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 15307

Re: Back from the ****

Also the people who seem to think that every single defeat is the worst we've ever played, and who forget that we were two penalties away from the Premier League a year ago. This shower playing in the premiership. Laughable. Too inexperienced and lack the mental strength to battle. More realistical...
by SCIAG
28 Apr 2018 18:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 15307

Re: Back from the ****

Fingers crossed the results go against us, then we can be deservedly relegated and we can get rid of this shower of gutless sh*te and rebuild and start all over again. Anyone who requests relegation is a disgrace - take a look at yourself Gunny I'm not a disgrace I've supported this club all my lif...
by SCIAG
28 Apr 2018 18:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 15307

Re: Back from the ****

I would need to see the save fro Swift but in real time I thought it was a relatively straightforward save (but made to look dramatic) as it was more or less straight at the keeper. It was relatively close to the centre of the goal, but the goalkeeper was moving quickly to get across and had to sti...
by SCIAG
28 Apr 2018 18:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 15307

Re: Back from the ****

First half was a very ordinary half between teo ordinary teams. We were excellent after half time, although our finishing let us down. We should have been 3-0 up and would have fully deserved that. Their goalkeeper deserves serious credit for that incredible save to deny Swift. After Ipswich scored...
by SCIAG
28 Apr 2018 17:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 15307

Re: Back from the ****

First half was a very ordinary half between teo ordinary teams. We were excellent after half time, although our finishing let us down. We should have been 3-0 up and would have fully deserved that. Their goalkeeper deserves serious credit for that incredible save to deny Swift. After Ipswich scored ...
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