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by maffff
24 May 2018 23:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Anyone For Chinese?
Replies: 703
Views: 132977

Re: Anyone For Chinese?

I'd have to do a lot more digging to seriously comment on the finances and I'm not sure there's enough out there that clarifies who is the beneficiary from loans. Someone more intelligent is welcome to research and take a stab at it. This was only meant to be one piece that morphed into two as it is...
by maffff
24 May 2018 16:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Anyone For Chinese?
Replies: 703
Views: 132977

Re: Anyone For Chinese?

Two new articles on The Tilehurst End. Now we're a year into the Chinese's stewardship I thought it was time to reflect on the owners. https://thetilehurstend.sbnation.com/2018/5/24/17386132/reading-fc-owners-one-year-on-royals-dai-yongge-dai-xiu-li ...and then see if there's anything we can garner ...
by maffff
18 May 2018 22:33
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Denis Kolinger
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Rumour: Denis Kolinger

not that sure. the rumours on him went very quiet towards the back end of last year, and some of his performances would have turned off potential suitors. We'd be unwilling to sell for less than £5m and he is on a long contract. Could see someone like West Brom being interested, but he may decide h...
by maffff
17 May 2018 09:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Andy Yiadom
Replies: 177
Views: 22372

Re: RUMOUR - Andy Yiadom

72 bus wrote:
paultheroyal wrote:Gunter is off to Cardiff.


Obita may not be back for the start of the season, so I expect Gunter will continue on the left with Yiadom on the right.


Or the other way around. Yiadom has featured on the left as often as Gunter.
by maffff
17 May 2018 09:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Andy Yiadom
Replies: 177
Views: 22372

Re: RUMOUR - Andy Yiadom

72 bus wrote:
paultheroyal wrote:Gunter is off to Cardiff.


Obita may not be back for the start of the season, so I expect Gunter will continue on the left with Yiadom on the right.

Or the other way round. Yiadom has featured on the left just as much.
by maffff
16 May 2018 18:24
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Denis Kolinger
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Rumour: Denis Kolinger

The currant bun is linking us to one of these, whatever it is.
by maffff
16 May 2018 11:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Andy Yiadom
Replies: 177
Views: 22372

Re: RUMOUR - Andy Yiadom

Here's the article http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/05/16/por-reading-eye-move-for-yiadom/ not a massively reliable site. I'd be keen on signing him though, was very highly rated on the season before's performances. I know a number of Prem clubs were keen Not the most reliable site, but Pete appears ...
by maffff
15 May 2018 21:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Paul Clement to Napoli?
Replies: 36
Views: 4240

Re: Paul Clement to Napoli?

DOYLERSAROYALER wrote:..if he pays up his contract then he can go...hasnt been here long enough to decide whether he is/was a good or bad appointment


Bad
by maffff
13 May 2018 10:20
Forum: International Football
Topic: Where in the world??
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Where in the world??

Brazil was my best, was freaking awesome despite being an irrelevant game.
by maffff
12 May 2018 12:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30443

Re: Building for next season

Àngel Rangel for a year anyone? Send Watson on loan and give Gunter competition allowing Bacuna into midfield.

Played for Clement. Decent footballer, great person by all accounts, very good interacting with younger players and can lead a team.
by maffff
11 May 2018 09:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30443

Re: Building for next season

Step 1: retained list. Due out in the next few hours
by maffff
10 May 2018 15:35
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 99
Views: 9875

Re: Summer Transfers

John Smith wrote:Jesus. Imagine if those are our striking options next season. Almost makes me wish we still had Dominic Samuel.

Absolutely tragic.


Samuel who isn't even first choice for Blackburn?
by maffff
10 May 2018 12:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30443

Re: Building for next season

Sutekh wrote:As shown by Alfie Mawson who Reading released when he was only 15.


His family asked for the release do they didn't have to travel from Brentford to Reading - easier with him staying where they're based.
by maffff
09 May 2018 13:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30443

Re: Building for next season

John Smith wrote:
SCIAG wrote:I'd still like to bring in someone else to compete with JDB - ideally a Forster/Long type who is quick but also capable of playing as a lone striker.

Nicky Forster retired years ago

So what you're saying is he'd be cheap?
by maffff
09 May 2018 13:08
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 99
Views: 9875

Re: Summer Transfers

Coppells Lost Coat wrote:Would be nice to try and enter a friendly cup competition


If it's a 5-aside we might even manage to field a competitive team.
by maffff
09 May 2018 11:14
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 99
Views: 9875

Re: Summer Transfers

Who would you like us to bring in over the summer? Early doors yet, but here's a few names, ages, to get started... Two realistic targets I'd like, would fill a need, and could be available: DefMid - Gary Gardner 25 Barnsley (on loan from Villa) Striker - Gary Madine 27 Cardiff Others to consider: ...
by maffff
09 May 2018 11:13
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Academy signings?
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Rumour: Academy signings?

Royalwaster wrote:Says he's coming for an academy camp for a week ... not joining the academy.


The Astwood article two weeks ago suggests it's being viewed as a trial.
by maffff
08 May 2018 23:47
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Academy signings?
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Rumour: Academy signings?

Bermudan winger Zakiyah Lee (16) and striker Arnezha Astwood (also 16) are on their way to Reading over the summer.

http://mobile.royalgazette.com/soccer/a ... to-reading
by maffff
08 May 2018 01:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Don Goodman
Replies: 45
Views: 6005

Re: Don Goodman

I guess by Goodman's own definition Wolves aren't special as they ended up on 99 points...
by maffff
07 May 2018 21:32
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Steve
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Rumour: Steve

Yep, a player who goes simply by the moniker Steve. Foroyaa (Gambia) are suggesting we are in Modou Barrow's fellow Gambian International Bubacarr "Steve" Trawally (23). The in-form forward is on the books of Guizhou Hengfeng in the Chinese Super League, having moved there in February foll...
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