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by SCIAG
15 Sep 2018 08:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 222
Views: 13177

Re: Clement

A few people mentioned Aluko and Kelly's deliveries not beating the first man - while a very real frustration I think it indicates we are not at the forefront. From what I have previously read on set piece analytics (not much beyond things already linked...), this is really common as teams are cons...
by SCIAG
08 Sep 2018 15:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Preston (A)
Replies: 90
Views: 5012

Re: Team for Preston (A)

Meyler - 2 (WTAF?) That's harsh. In his time at RFC JVB was a walking red card or gifted goal. Meyler is a step up. Joey was good for most of his time here, once he got over that difficult first month he was a real asset until things went downhill midway through last season. Meyler hasn't shown any...
by SCIAG
04 Sep 2018 08:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 77
Views: 7770

Re: Ex Players

Paul McShane is still at the club.
by SCIAG
01 Sep 2018 23:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Preston (A)
Replies: 90
Views: 5012

Re: Team for Preston (A)

We need two wingers and Sims must play. No idea about the new guy's fitness so sub him in for Rinomhota if fit. Also want Gunter to stay in the team, he and Yiadom were the only people to emerge from today with any credit. Either: Mannone; Gunter, Ilori, Moore, Yiadom; Sims, Rinomhota, Swift, Barrow...
by SCIAG
01 Sep 2018 18:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Weds H
Replies: 250
Views: 13038

Re: BFTG - Weds H

The problem with freaking out after every defeat is that when you get a performance like that one, the post-match freak out doesn't have any impact. So as someone who rarely criticised performances, calls for people to be dropped, etc., believe me when I say that first half was the worst I've seen u...
by SCIAG
28 Aug 2018 10:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3447
Views: 485312

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Hard to see how Barrett could have ‘outgrown’ the U23 squad, he’s only just turned 20 ! He’s far from the outstanding player in the squad and if anything I would say his problem is he’s not really matured as a player. As has been said, he has some great skills but you can’t see a manager taking a r...
by SCIAG
25 Aug 2018 17:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (a) sponsored by hoping it's 1959/1960 all over again
Replies: 141
Views: 7862

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

Another match without defeat!
by SCIAG
25 Aug 2018 16:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3447
Views: 485312

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Baffled why Barrett can`t get anywhere near the first team, been scoring constantly for a couple of years now. Didn't he have a rather unsuccessful loan at a low level? And has had some fairly poor reviews on here from Academy games in the last year or so. He certainly didn't look much cop in the l...
by SCIAG
23 Aug 2018 06:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 77
Views: 7770

Re: Ex Players

Just read this article about Scott Davies and issues with gambling - http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/a35b72fb-6035-4ccc-90bc-f2a93c4d3671 This is a fascinating article - always wondered why it didn’t work out that Rodgers season when he started so well. Agreed. We had lots of players in his p...
by SCIAG
21 Aug 2018 08:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3447
Views: 485312

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

This is great for us......but how many of our great potential goalkeepers have ever made it back to us....or anywhere significant? Hamer has been a very slow burner and got slated big time for Huddersfields defeat on Saturday. Bit of a random comment there Spizz - not sure anyone thinks that an 18 ...
by SCIAG
19 Aug 2018 16:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (a) sponsored by 3 league wins in 2018
Replies: 278
Views: 15458

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (a) sponsored by 3 league wins in 2018

Hound wrote:Is Dom Samuel doing well I’ll there? Really?


Dominic "doing well" Samuel: 5 goals in 36 appearances in League One

Jon Dadi "worse than pathetic" Bodvarsson: 11 goals in 37 appearances in the Championship
by SCIAG
19 Aug 2018 11:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bolton
Replies: 218
Views: 11842

Re: BFTG - Bolton

Very promising first half with Swift and Meite coming off their wings to link well with the front two. Bolton didn't really have an answer except for roughing up Baldock. In the second half things were very different. McShane completely switched off for the goal, and then Bolton defended extremely w...
by SCIAG
19 Aug 2018 11:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (a) sponsored by 3 league wins in 2018
Replies: 278
Views: 15458

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (a) sponsored by 3 league wins in 2018

Pretty embarrassing OP there - the cynic in me says that it's a transparent attempt to get a sky-is-falling quote in the i. Fair enough if yesterday has you down, but the bits about Swift and Samuel are just ridiculous. We desperately need two fit wingers on the pitch. I don't want to see another ha...
by SCIAG
17 Aug 2018 14:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Bolton (h)
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Team for Bolton (h)

With all six of our senior wingers struggling with injuries or fitness, who would you pick to play Bolton and how would you line up? Popa is available but lacking fitness, Bacuna is struggling but should play, and Edwards and Obita are also out. There are also selection dilemmas in defence, midfield...
by SCIAG
11 Aug 2018 22:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3447
Views: 485312

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Thanks for the write up SCIAG. Be interesting to see whether Barrett gets a loan move in the next few weeks, especially if there were any scouts there today. Suspect he's going to need to get fitter first though. There were a lot of people in suits in the boxes today so suspect lots of clubs were l...
by SCIAG
11 Aug 2018 15:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3447
Views: 485312

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Quick ratings: Driscoll 5 - allowed first goal under his body and didn't have much else to do. Howe 5 - got caught out a few times but also rode a few challenges well Holmes 6 - strong and composed but had a tendency to overplay, and got caught up the pitch a few times McIntyre 7 - some really good ...
by SCIAG
02 Aug 2018 21:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - George Evans to Derby
Replies: 152
Views: 19885

Re: CONFIMRED - George Evans to Derby

Think we'll look back on this one with regret in a couple of years. Evans is a very talented player who should have been playing every week for us. Meyler might be a better option in the short term, particularly defensively, but Evans has a higher ceiling and was also a good option in defence. Don't...
by SCIAG
30 Jul 2018 17:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Robin Friday
Replies: 64
Views: 20942

Re: Robin Friday

Like every Reading fan, I have a close personal connection to Robin Friday. I was Robin's Deliveroo driver back in the early 60s. He used to order food from Pizza Express in the Oracle, which I would take on my segway round to Robin's favourite local bars - Zerodegrees, Artigiano, Thirsty Bear, plac...
by SCIAG
30 Jul 2018 17:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: If McDermott hadn't been sacked (the 2nd time)
Replies: 31
Views: 1957

Re: If McDermott hadn't been sacked (the 2nd time)

his summer transfers would have turned out better than Stam's. Seems very unlikely. We'd already signed Gravenberch when we sacked McDermott, so it seems safe to say that he was a Tevreden signing. I think the same is true of the other two undeniable flops, Mendes and Wieser, and I am also inclined...
by SCIAG
26 Jul 2018 11:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Sam Walker
Replies: 89
Views: 7903

Re: CONFIMRED - Sam Walker

Sure. You don't have to be Joe Hart to play for Reading. That's partially why I threw Feds, McCarthy, Hamer, and Ashdown on there. I feel confident comparing Ward and Southwood to Hamer and McCarthy. But I think the comparisons to players at other clubs are the sort we should be making, given their ...
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