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by John Smith
18 Jun 2018 12:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Tommy Elphick
Replies: 33
Views: 8308

Re: Tommy Elphick

Sutekh wrote:Could get Tshilbola back for a pittance, oops forgot, he’ll be replacing Grealish in their first team.

He couldn't even hold down a first team spot at MK Dons in League One. What makes you think he'll be going anywhere near us or Villa?
by John Smith
15 Jun 2018 16:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fixtures
Replies: 43
Views: 2799

Re: Fixtures

genome wrote:
Green wrote:Norwich is deceptively far North TBF.


One of those places that is always further away than you think it is in the car. Like Brighton.

Not that you'd have ever travelled to those places for a Reading match
by John Smith
15 Jun 2018 14:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1885

Re: The Local Journo Thread

genome wrote:OK. Troll.

And the last away game you went to was?
by John Smith
15 Jun 2018 14:06
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1885

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Old Man Andrews wrote:Go where?

Fold his Twitter account and go and watch cricket or something
by John Smith
15 Jun 2018 14:04
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1885

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Anyone know who @ElmParkRoyals is? He does post-match Periscopes which I find quite amusing and almost insulting as I've never seen him at a game in my life. He isn't a supporter. As his views would convey. Top man. Goes to every single home game. Yeah, decent podcast too. John Smith is just trolli...
by John Smith
15 Jun 2018 13:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1885

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Anyone know who @ElmParkRoyals is? He does post-match Periscopes which I find quite amusing and almost insulting as I've never seen him at a game in my life. He isn't a supporter. As his views would convey.
by John Smith
15 Jun 2018 11:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fixtures
Replies: 43
Views: 2799

Re: Fixtures

Birmingham (h)

Boring
by John Smith
14 Jun 2018 10:36
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: South Stand
Replies: 22
Views: 1382

Re: South Stand

Elm Park Kid wrote:Means we're unlikely to see 20,000+ fans in the stadium any time soon unless we catch a big team in the cup.

Oh but at least the numpty 'ultras' will be able to do their thing
by John Smith
12 Jun 2018 14:43
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Kemar Roofe for 7m
Replies: 51
Views: 6567

Re: Rumour: Kemar Roofe for 7m

I can only pray that this is the case Probably a 70k saving per week if we got rid of those three wasters. Unfair on Evans. Bought by BMac. Dropped by Stam in favour of others when he was in form. Injured most of last season. Not for me. I think he's had his time and needs to move on. What about th...
by John Smith
12 Jun 2018 11:24
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: ROYALS PROGRAMME
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: ROYALS PROGRAMME

Yep, and I bet supporters who can't get to the match (particularly those abroad) might be interested as well. Reading a match programme on an iPhone size device would be a challenge. Good call though, esp. for fans not able to get to games or can only follow the club remotely. Would have to be a st...
by John Smith
12 Jun 2018 10:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Kemar Roofe for 7m
Replies: 51
Views: 6567

Re: Rumour: Kemar Roofe for 7m

Old Man Andrews wrote:I imagine Edwards, Evans and Van Den Berg are being touted to every single club in world football right now. Can only imagine the desperation behind the scenes to get rid of them.

I can only pray that this is the case
by John Smith
12 Jun 2018 10:01
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPECULATION - MOHAMED EISA
Replies: 11
Views: 1976

Re: SPECULATION - MOHAMED EISA

Big jump from League 2... I'd want to see evidence of quality over more than two seasons if we want someone to jump two divisions. I'd rather give Nova, Smith, Loader and Bod some faith than pay £1m for a guy off the back of one very good season in L2. STOP POSTING ABOUT THESE PLAYERS - THEY AREN'T...
by John Smith
12 Jun 2018 09:47
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Fejiri Okenabirhie
Replies: 13
Views: 4079

Re: RUMOUR - Fejiri Okenabirhie

Just signed for Shrewsbury. Good move for the young man
by John Smith
11 Jun 2018 15:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - John O’shea signs for Reading
Replies: 239
Views: 18598

Re: CONFIMRED - John O’shea signs for Reading

Drifting wildly off-topic now, but building up contacts (both with LOI clubs, and with agents) in Ireland again would be useful, with Brexit on the horizon. One of the few reasonable certainties is that Irish footballers won't need work permits, unlike the rest of the EU, post-Brexit. What the hell...
by John Smith
11 Jun 2018 12:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - John O’shea signs for Reading
Replies: 239
Views: 18598

Re: CONFIMRED - John O’shea signs for Reading

O'Shea cited in his post signing interview that he had been impressed with Clement as a young coach when he coached the Eire U21s and that this and his subsequent coaching experience was a big factor in him joining Reading. I'd have thought he'd have bitten anyone's hand off to get back in the Cham...
by John Smith
11 Jun 2018 12:19
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Kemar Roofe for 7m
Replies: 51
Views: 6567

Re: Rumour: Kemar Roofe for 7m

Prefer a kemar naan
by John Smith
11 Jun 2018 11:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Strikers.
Replies: 97
Views: 13281

Re: Strikers.

Snowflake Royal wrote:Bod and Nova anyone?

Not that we're likely to play two upfront.

A carthorse who scored 7 in 27 and a youth team lad who has made 2 first team appearances? No thanks
by John Smith
08 Jun 2018 15:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - John O’shea signs for Reading
Replies: 239
Views: 18598

Re: CONFIMRED - John O’shea signs for Reading

Still think it's a terrible signing that leaves unpleasant question marks about our transfer strategy. But agree Yiadom and Meyler are very positive. I'm certainly behind Clement. And whilst I don't like the signing of O'Shea obviously he gets a free pass during games in which he plays until he pro...
by John Smith
08 Jun 2018 09:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Chris Baird
Replies: 17
Views: 3441

Re: RUMOUR - Chris Baird

This would be a Baird idea for the club
by John Smith
07 Jun 2018 12:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - David Meyler
Replies: 82
Views: 11770

Re: RUMOUR - David Meyler

Royalwaster wrote:This guy is a DM and exactly the kind of player we need - hope I'll never see Joey in a Reading shirt again.

Yes. Very good posting from you there
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