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by Snowball
23 Jan 2019 14:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: What points will we finish on and position
Replies: 27
Views: 855

Re: What points will we finish on and position

Pretty filthy run in from Hull onwards Reckon we’ll be 5th bottom with about 45 points The filth or otherwise of that run in will depend on how the team does in the next 8 or so games, if the team click and we get on a roll then they we will look at that very differently. If we pootle along like we...
by Snowball
23 Jan 2019 14:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 86
Views: 2538

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

You must be able to get much better than 6/5 as Bet365 are quoting 4/9 for us to be relegated and allowing for their margin it means around 2/1 to stay up. Surely money is just money . You're joking, aren't you? I'd rather take you (or Ian Royal) :D for £50 than win £500 on line. That confirms it-y...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 23:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes BBC Berks Interview
Replies: 71
Views: 5273

Re: Gomes BBC Berks Interview

Derby aside, now that we’re getting players back, will be interesting who he picks going forward. What if Eza returns? Usually, the more options you have, the more open to criticism and mistakes you are. He can only pick 11. Even the bench will be subject to scrutiny. I’m bracing myself for the ‘Wh...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 23:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 86
Views: 2538

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

Ian, first of all my purported bet was aimed at Victor. Second, if it was v you (and for charity) I wouldn’t be winning anything. Third, you predict roughly the status quo (one point per game) for which bookies would probably go evens I, on the other hand, am saying (for eight games) promotion form,...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 22:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 86
Views: 2538

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

As you're aware snowy, I only do bets to charity. Happy to bet who is closer to our next 8 game points tally, me with ~8 or you with 19. I'll not take survive / relegation yet though because whilst I think relegation is most likely, there's still room for transfers and it'll be a relatively close t...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 22:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 86
Views: 2538

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

I think Bolton are so bad that we will win up there quite easily. Far too often we simply don't turn up. Bolton have nothing to lose but to give it a go. In a physical game how many Reading players will simply go AWOL? Team selection is key. Agree and worry about this, BUT I think the manager will ...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 22:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 603
Views: 136605

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

Burnley, Huddersfield, Boro all (allegedly) interested Funny that ..Newsnow that does a sweep of all latest football news by club and/or player...nothing at all related to your post..all Donald says " fake news"! I, of course, just make things up. I created all these URL's myself as I am ...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 19:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 86
Views: 2538

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

That's not much of a bet suggesting that we won't get a couple of points more than Bolton and Rotherham. Once again you have wiped away our terrible conversion rate in front of goal as if it will just come right because we might get a new striker and that Aluko, on the evidence of a couple of cameo...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 19:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes BBC Berks Interview
Replies: 71
Views: 5273

Re: Gomes BBC Berks Interview

One thing he does so well is battle in midfield and ball winning. I wonder if this influenced the bizarre decision to play him at fullback. If that was the case, it's worrying that Gomes can't tell the difference between a natural DFM and a natural fullback. Didn't Rhino play RB at Man U second hal...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 19:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Blackman...
Replies: 42
Views: 2357

Re: Nick Blackman...

By “career” I mean “Reading Career” Do we doubt Vydra or Grabban even though they didn’t perform for us? The teams they play for now won’t give a toss about their lean spells at Reading Vydra, struggling to get a game again. Only really did it at Watford when, in that first spell, he was sensationa...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 18:40
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Is Kelly off?
Replies: 66
Views: 8407

Re: Is Kelly off?

Strangely Plymouth have been at war with another Liam Kelly
who apparently shoved a ball-boy over
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 17:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 86
Views: 2538

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

Snowball, as usual getting carried away. When did we beat Norwich under the new manager? It was Man Utd's Reserves that we played-it's the first team that has been winning. You somehow forgot, or chose to ignore, the debacle v Swansea. No wonder people don't take you seriously. You well know that N...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 16:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes BBC Berks Interview
Replies: 71
Views: 5273

Re: Gomes BBC Berks Interview

Nothing to do with ass-covering, of course I would prefer Rhino in MF. That’s a given. My point was there were no Nobbers suggesting Rhino couldn’t do a good, even great job at RB The manager rightly thought a very good ball-playing midfielder in midfield might do better (and maybe he thought the tw...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 16:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 86
Views: 2538

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

Safe before game 46
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 16:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Blackman...
Replies: 42
Views: 2357

Re: Nick Blackman...

By “career” I mean “Reading Career”

Do we doubt Vydra or Grabban even though they didn’t perform for us?

The teams they play for now won’t give a toss about their lean spells at Reading
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 15:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Blackman...
Replies: 42
Views: 2357

Re: Nick Blackman...

Fair enough but it the vast majority of Reading fans will accept that he was average for us - 2 things will show that, the near universal surprise at this sudden upturn in form and the lack of anyone being too annoyed that he left when he did - IIRC there was a fair amount of shock at the size of f...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 15:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 86
Views: 2538

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

We have only amassed 23 points from 28 games this season. That'll be some turnaround to get 19 points from only 8 games. First, our opening six games partly distorts that picture. Leaving those aside it's 21 from 22, and that is after a tough run 1 New manager making us play better. Evidence, drawi...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 14:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Blackman...
Replies: 42
Views: 2357

Re: Nick Blackman...

He was a 1 in 4 goalscorer for the majority of his career here then hit that purple patch where he seemed to score every game (scored 8 goals in 8 games) before returning to mean (or worse) as he scored 2 in his last 13 games for us. He was a pretty average Championship player, who we bought in the...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 14:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes BBC Berks Interview
Replies: 71
Views: 5273

Re: Gomes BBC Berks Interview

A lot of retrospective wisdom on this board... This "horrendous error" of Gomes, playing Rhino at RB... After the Man Utd game not ONE Nobber suggested Rhino wasn't a good RB, not one suggested that moving him weakened the team. Whereas I, personally, would prefer Rhino driving through mid...
by Snowball
22 Jan 2019 14:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Blackman...
Replies: 42
Views: 2357

Re: Nick Blackman...

Classic example of how statistics can shed absolutely no light on a situation sometimes ! For a brief spell Blackman was superb, every shot he took went in, every trick came off. But that was an exceptional spell which oddly stopped once he was sold. That spell was quite incredible and I’m sure we ...
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