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by PistolPete
22 May 2019 10:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 41
Views: 1993

Re: Value the Squad

Have just re-read the O.P. and it has led to some mildly interesting discussion. I think the views of Pete on values are in many instances way off beam. I think he has failed to take into account that our squad consists of players just above Div 1 level and that is how they and our club is perceive...
by PistolPete
19 May 2019 21:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 41
Views: 1993

Re: Value the Squad

Considering either McIntyre or Osho is currently notionally part of the first XI, it's strange to value them at one-seventh of a 15 year old who will probably never play professional football. Similarly, selling Bod at a loss despite this being the best spell of his career. I've certainly undervalu...
by PistolPete
19 May 2019 18:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 41
Views: 1993

Re: Value the Squad

I'd give McNulty a go alongside or in behind our main striker. I'd rather sell Baldock than McNulty tbh. Baldock's likely to be on higher wages. So would I. Gomes, however, plays a 4-3-3 system with a number 10 like Swift (or Barrett!), not a floating poacher like McNulty. He is absolutely not a Go...
by PistolPete
19 May 2019 18:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 41
Views: 1993

Re: Value the Squad

So an established international right back is worth nothing but a right back with 1 minute's first team experience is worth £1m+? If you read what I put at the bottom, I said I’d like to renegotiate Gunters contract. Failing that, yes, Gunter is being paid £1.25 million a year (I’d guess), the yout...
by PistolPete
19 May 2019 12:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 41
Views: 1993

Value the Squad

Inspired by the FFP and the Danny Loader threads, how would you value the current squad? :?: Chris Gunter * :arrow: FREE :?: Andy Yiadom :arrow: £4m :?: Liam Moore :arrow: £11m :?: David Meyler * :arrow: FREE (would pay 50% wages too) :?: Sam Baldock :arrow: £500k :?: John Swift :arrow: £4m :?: Jord...
by PistolPete
10 May 2019 00:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 22
Views: 1768

Promotion team 'must haves'

I listened today to a snippet of Peter Crouch talking about having players at a club who demand high standards (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/48199045). This made me think of the excellent Yann Kermorgant interview where he bemoaned the loss of leaders at the club. So, the (near) necessiti...
by PistolPete
09 May 2019 22:54
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour Meite back to France?
Replies: 58
Views: 8113

Re: Rumour Meite back to France?

Would he start at Lille though? In that interview he talks about being settled and happy at Reading and wanting to make the best decision for his career. He may see getting games in the Championship and better for him in the ling term. No chance. If he fails at Lille, the next move for him would be...
by PistolPete
09 May 2019 22:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship free agents... who would you have?
Replies: 50
Views: 3316

Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

From Despair To Where? I still think we might see Nelson Monte joining from Rio Ave. Gomes knows him, he's out of contract and apparently West Ham were looking at him last year.


This sounds like a great shout!
by PistolPete
08 May 2019 15:17
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Players From The Relegated Trio
Replies: 79
Views: 4422

Re: Speculation - Players From The Relegated Trio

Vela isn't that good?!

Would Nick Powell be a good replacement for Swift if we cashed in? His wages may go high though as someone on a free.

Ben Wiles, if we could knick him for cheap, would be another excellent punt.
by PistolPete
08 May 2019 13:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 529
Views: 24150

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Chelsea lost their appeal against a transfer ban. Will that make it easier or harder to sign players from them? I would probably err on the harder side. They will have to plug any gaps from what they've already got and they'll have a sizeable Hazard shaped hole to fill as well Pulisic is that guy. ...
by PistolPete
08 May 2019 13:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 529
Views: 24150

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Marginally harder? Miazga will not play for them, he will either be loaned or sold. This depends on the loan fee there can get vs a transfer fee, or his willingness to stay as a Chelsea owned loan player. Either way, he will not get near their first team (Zouma, Tomori etc ahead of him as back up e...
by PistolPete
06 May 2019 10:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 529
Views: 24150

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Not a chance in hell O'Shea was on £40k per week!
by PistolPete
05 May 2019 13:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by Timbuk 3
Replies: 83
Views: 4917

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by Timbuk 3

Could someone PM me a feed if there is a decent one? Thanks
by PistolPete
01 May 2019 10:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by Timbuk 3
Replies: 83
Views: 4917

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by Timbuk 3

These previews really are excellent - thank you
by PistolPete
25 Apr 2019 01:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Which of the loanees would you prioritise?
Replies: 108
Views: 4384

Re: Which of the loanees would you prioritise?

3 of Baldock, Bodvarsson, McNulty and even (sadly) Novakovic will probably be sold - this will allow for the signing of Oliveira and say, Ezatolahi. Don't really understand the logic of selling three strikers in order to buy one striker. If we sold, say, Bod, Baldock, and McNulty, then we'd be down...
by PistolPete
24 Apr 2019 22:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Players From The Relegated Trio
Replies: 79
Views: 4422

Re: Speculation - Players From The Relegated Trio

Luca Connell at Bolton - absolutely no chance https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/1 ... ct-latest/
by PistolPete
24 Apr 2019 21:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Which of the loanees would you prioritise?
Replies: 108
Views: 4384

Re: Which of the loanees would you prioritise?

Anyone who wants Moore sold - albeit reluctantly - obviously doesn't understand how important it is to have 'winners/characters' in the dressing room. The guy is the defacto captain, he's an articulate spokesman for the team and seems to want to succeed at Reading as much as anything. I don't think ...
by PistolPete
20 Apr 2019 18:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bristol City
Replies: 69
Views: 7407

Re: BFTG - Bristol City

My observations: :arrow: Starting with the most important. When it’s hot and sunny Reading fans, WEAR SOME oxf*rd DEODORANT! Absolutely stank in the away end :arrow: Gunter was poor, Blackett looked scared again. It’s weird, I was convinced Blackett was a left sided centre back in a 3 and nothing el...
by PistolPete
19 Apr 2019 09:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a) sponsored by Scott Murray
Replies: 109
Views: 9236

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a) sponsored by Scott Murray

Crash on the M4 :evil:
by PistolPete
01 Apr 2019 11:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Difficulties away from home
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Difficulties away from home

Weirdly, we used to have similar repeated difficulties with one of our own players. Week in, week out we needed to remind him of the spelling of his own name. Weirder still, half way through reminding him, we assured him that he already knew, sure in fact! Spelt it out to him one more time for good ...
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