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by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 16:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (h) sponsored by a distinct lack of Saturday home wins
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (h) sponsored by a distinct lack of Saturday home wins

Hound wrote:If we can’t beat Hull at home we seriously should just give up and plan for Div1 next season

They've got some decent players to be fair. I wouldn't be that harsh.
by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 16:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury & Suspension Watch : 2018/2019
Replies: 66
Views: 8713

Re: Injury & Suspension Watch : 2018/2019

windermereROYAL wrote:Is Callum Harriot right up there with one of our most injury prone players ever? thought he was going to kick on this season after his injury nightmare last year. think he played minutes in pre-season, now gone again, waste of fcuking space.

He played an hour in the last reserves game...
by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 14:44
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Brentford (A) - 29 Sept
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Brentford (A) - 29 Sept

Remember that season when the seats sold out before the terrace? :D Only us
by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 12:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 152
Views: 4842

Re: BFTG - Norwich

JS can you name 3 teams you think will finish below us, and detail why? Rotherham United : weakest team in the division with regards to quality. Not a big enough budget/attractive enough to recruit the right players to keep them up. Birmingham City : flirted with relegation for years, no real quali...
by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 12:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 152
Views: 4842

Re: BFTG - Norwich

Old Man Andrews wrote:
John Smith wrote:
jar95 wrote:
Where from? I'd guess a draw on saturday, nothing from brentford and maybe a point at QPR

I think we probably will beat Hull and we will also beat QPR. Two very poor sides.


What are we then?

In and around that but not bad enough to be relegated in my opinion. Pretty much QPR.
by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 11:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 152
Views: 4842

Re: BFTG - Norwich

Interesting point this. Regardless if you want Clement to be sacked. Do you think he will be? And if so, when? Well my opinion is that I don't want him to be sacked, however to answer your question I think if this form continues and we don't pick up any more points until now and QPR then he will go...
by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 11:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 152
Views: 4842

Re: BFTG - Norwich

At what point does it become bad enough that he has to go though? For me, Clement could take us down and still remain in the job. Your thoughts? Interesting point this. Regardless if you want Clement to be sacked. Do you think he will be? And if so, when? Well my opinion is that I don't want him to...
by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 11:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore
Replies: 52
Views: 2671

Re: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore

My shout would be the 1999 team. August and Sept, April - May were horrifying. Do you mean the Bullivant relegation season of 97/98? Oxford away on 17 March 1998 remains my benchmark for apocalyptically bad Reading moments when you truly believe the club might totally implode. How does the current ...
by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 11:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 152
Views: 4842

Re: BFTG - Norwich

I wonder when that floating straw is going to break our poor camel's back. I fear it's getting very close. And yet it shouldn't have to be. The Championship is so open it can be a different season every season for any team (more or less). Look at oxf*rd Millwall last season - normally they yo-yo be...
by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 11:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 152
Views: 4842

Re: BFTG - Norwich

I wonder when that floating straw is going to break our poor camel's back. I fear it's getting very close. And yet it shouldn't have to be. The Championship is so open it can be a different season every season for any team (more or less). Look at oxf*rd Millwall last season - normally they yo-yo be...
by John Smith
20 Sep 2018 09:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore
Replies: 52
Views: 2671

Re: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore

Royal Rother wrote:Has there ever been a more abject team playing for Reading?

My shout would be the 1999 team. August and Sept, April - May were horrifying.
by John Smith
19 Sep 2018 11:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 2022
Views: 226774

Re: Rival Watch

Isn't he an Everton player these days? Quite right - right reason, wrong club :lol: Not being a smart arse here-I just remember Everton paying what I thought was way over the odds for him. Ye, but Villa?! In the Championship? Honestly. Surely someone like a West Ham or Newcastle would have taken him?
by John Smith
19 Sep 2018 09:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 2022
Views: 226774

Re: Rival Watch

When on earth did Bolasie join Villa?! Surely he's easily still Prem quality?!
by John Smith
18 Sep 2018 10:05
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6399
Views: 343986

Re: The Non - League thread

Bonzodog wrote:Jefferson Louis has just left Farnborough his 37th club this must be some sort of record. Most of his clubs have been fairly local, don’t think I’ve seen him play in the flesh...yet. Do we have any other nomadic players with a large number of ex clubs.

Trevor Benjamin?
by John Smith
18 Sep 2018 09:31
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 11024

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

And yet you and John Smith are still obsessive about it. Weird. Kes levels weird. I'm not obsessed with it. I just feel that there's a sense of elitism within the group and thoughts of grandeur and being closer to the players, yet I didn't see any of them at Deepdale on Saturday - you know - to sup...
by John Smith
18 Sep 2018 09:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Preston
Replies: 67
Views: 7054

Re: BFTG - Preston

Why do you say we look a team destined for relegation and then say Clement will get it right and we will stay up? Which is it? I said that at this moment we look like a side destined for the drop. Because of the indecision in our play and not a clear and perfected method of play that is efficient a...
by John Smith
17 Sep 2018 16:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Norwich Match 10 Prediction League
Replies: 44
Views: 1286

Re: Reading v Norwich Match 10 Prediction League

Hmmmmm tricky one.....Might come down to earth with a bang. Good result for Norwich at the weekend. Worrying that if they broke down a Pullis team, and kept a clean sheet, what will they do with our defence. Could be tight....Though again with Norwich you don't know what your gonna get sometimes......
by John Smith
17 Sep 2018 15:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the season starts here
Replies: 153
Views: 7951

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the season starts here

If you put any stock in xG, shows we did a little bit of a smash and grab on Preston who xG suggests should have won 3-2 (2.5xG V 1.5) rather than lost. Will take that any day of the week though. Important to get off the mark - and with 2 other teams who have struggled so far this season coming up ...
by John Smith
17 Sep 2018 13:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Norwich Match 10 Prediction League
Replies: 44
Views: 1286

Re: Reading v Norwich Match 10 Prediction League

Reading 2-0 Norwich HT
Reading 3-1 Norwich FT

Reading Score First <<<<<<<<<

Swift 12'
Baldock 34'
Aluko 71'
by John Smith
17 Sep 2018 12:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 268
Views: 15335

Re: Clement

...eventually this approach paid dividends and we had one of our most successful spells at scoring set piece goals, particularly through Bikey . Who scored 6 goals in 3 seasons for us. What are you on about? Stop guessing to try and sound clever. Perhaps he meant having a nutter in the opposition b...
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