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by paultheroyal
07 Dec 2018 12:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 433
Views: 24884

Re: New Manager

You can guarantee the phil Parkinson song will be belted out in loud voice tomorrow night
by paultheroyal
07 Dec 2018 10:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 433
Views: 24884

Re: New Manager

Clement - 30 given a huge rebuilding job with limited resource and then dumped because he couldn't wave a magic wand Stam - 98 false third and master of his own demise McDermott - 30 totally shafted and treated with no respect Clarke - 53 never committed and made to look good by a Blackman purple p...
by paultheroyal
07 Dec 2018 10:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 433
Views: 24884

Re: New Manager

To me it shows he has achieved average results at big clubs with a lot of spending (2 promotions, 1 playoff loss, 2 relegations). Taking established mid table in prem Sunderland down and failing to get Villa up with a budget way above anyone else in the league is not an impressive record. In only 3...
by paultheroyal
06 Dec 2018 22:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 433
Views: 24884

Re: New Manager

we are lucky at this time that there are some decent managers at lower league clubs who would jump at the chance of coming here or some quality managers who are out of work. Steve Bruce falls into this category. His track record apart from lack of loyalty in his early days is very impressive with ta...
by paultheroyal
06 Dec 2018 22:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 433
Views: 24884

Re: New Manager

URZZZZ wrote:We've made contact with a Luis Castro? This is according to Courtney Friday's twitter account. Some Portuguese bloke by the sounds of it


Thank god you quoted that pillock Courtney as your source or otherwise I would of believed this rumour to be true
by paultheroyal
06 Dec 2018 18:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement sacked!
Replies: 116
Views: 6349

Re: Clement sacked!

Something clearly wrong with Clement's man management approach. Felt it very odd first game of the season how outspoken Darren Bent was about him on Sky Sports. Very unusual for a pundit / current player be so scathing about an ex manager. Very odd as for the cameras and fans he seemed a decent blok...
by paultheroyal
04 Dec 2018 13:41
Forum: General Football
Topic: THE BETTING THREAD
Replies: 5846
Views: 280959

Re: THE BETTING THREAD

Bonus French League 2 action tonight....

my BTTS win trebles will be a combination of...

Grenoble Foot
Brest
Niort
Clermont
Troyes

Various combinations range from 110/1 to 225/1
by paultheroyal
04 Dec 2018 13:38
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6669
Views: 367735

Re: The Non - League thread

Horrible area, granted - but it's a decent little ground tbf. Arguably better quality than the Camrose, and easily big enough to cope with the circa 3-400 supporters they get on an average week. Might struggle when your Lutons or your Herefords come to town, but I feel that Basingstoke may be playi...
by paultheroyal
04 Dec 2018 13:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1910
Views: 421269

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Hound wrote:Thought Leeds were good. Norwich and QPR at our place impressed me a bit

Two worst teams were Hull and Blackburn. Everyone else pretty similar level


Gourlay bizarrely had a real negative impact on the team. With his departure we will improve from poor to average and will move away from danger.
by paultheroyal
30 Nov 2018 14:05
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 210
Views: 41745

Re: New Training Ground

I’m still waiting to hear what changes the Chinese made to the plans. Teflon Don said they wanted to put their stamp on it but we are still none the wiser in how they’ve done that. I expect it’s just an excuse to explain the continued delay. It’s also disappointing just how under the thumb the loca...
by paultheroyal
30 Nov 2018 14:01
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 210
Views: 41745

Re: Hogwood Countdown

One thing, which clement can bring the club and I hope he is involved in the decision making on the new training facility, is his undeniable experience as a coach working the best clubs in the world. He should know a good training ground when he sees one and should hopefully be very involved in wha...
by paultheroyal
30 Nov 2018 12:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Leeds
Replies: 154
Views: 9514

Re: BFTG Leeds

Hendo wrote:
genome wrote:It's no coincidence that Insua's career took a nosedive after that


After posting that, I re-watched the highlights from the game. My God, I forgot how good Jobi's chance was, would've no doubt have been one of the best ever FA Cups goals.


Agreed - up there with Ronnie Radford.
by paultheroyal
22 Nov 2018 13:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 877
Views: 72725

Re: Clement

I reckon he will be waiting for a premier league sacking. Southampton maybe? Not that it’s anything to go on in terms of footballing management but from my refereeing days I can confirm Martin o Neill behind the scenes is a vile odious man and stories you hear about him are true. One personality fo...
by paultheroyal
22 Nov 2018 09:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 877
Views: 72725

Re: Clement

Pretty much this. So many scouts out there - word gets out if anyone is decent watching. Also the parent has a key role to play, putting him up with advanced football centres who often play matches against professional run teams etc. In general, the cream get identified. Exactly,my lad is 6 and wit...
by paultheroyal
22 Nov 2018 09:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 877
Views: 72725

Re: Clement

With Martin O'Neill no longer the Ireland manager does he now become a manager that we would like? I reckon he will be waiting for a premier league sacking. Southampton maybe? Not that it’s anything to go on in terms of footballing management but from my refereeing days I can confirm Martin o Neill...
by paultheroyal
20 Nov 2018 14:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 877
Views: 72725

Re: Clement

Distinctly remember Glen Little saying at an "evening with" do that Doyle was fine and you could see he had something about him but Long could barely make a 5 yard pass in training when he first arrived. Maybe McDermott was ahead of the game here then, Like British Athletics, they now sea...
by paultheroyal
20 Nov 2018 13:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 877
Views: 72725

Re: Clement

to be honest, they cast the net quite wide already in the academy/Development squads, at least within the Greater Reading area (is that a thing?) Pretty much every decent kid I've come across in my time coaching is already on the books in some way or another by the age of 8 Be interesting to know w...
by paultheroyal
19 Nov 2018 13:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bye Bye Ron Gourlay
Replies: 141
Views: 12452

Re: Gourlay gone

Hammond + Gibbs + Coppell = Success
by paultheroyal
13 Nov 2018 15:26
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 544
Views: 37538

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

Kulshaw72RFC wrote:I might purchase a 1/2 season ticket there if they are selling them. It would be good to join in the atmousphere


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by paultheroyal
12 Nov 2018 16:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Ipshit H
Replies: 205
Views: 15160

Re: BFTG - Ipshit H

Exactly, people are playing versus the name rather than the opponent.
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