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by Victor Meldrew
27 May 2018 12:21
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 6272
Views: 258004

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

Cracking game of football where Liverp0ol needed to take advantage of their early supremacy but Salah's injury made things more difficult. Without the keeper's errors Real might have won anyway and there is no doubt that they have some team and squad and proven by winning 3 years on the trot, someth...
by Victor Meldrew
25 May 2018 10:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: THE BETTING THREAD
Replies: 5717
Views: 254453

Re: THE BETTING THREAD

I won on the colour of the Queen's hat on Saturday. I put 5 euro on yellow at 9/1. It looked lime/green to me tbh, but Paddy Power paid out on yellow. Royal Ascot will be the next time there is betting on her hat colour (or maybe on Oaks or Derby day next weekend). Would you mind sharing your thoug...
by Victor Meldrew
25 May 2018 10:21
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 99
Views: 10352

Re: Summer Transfers

From BBRB this morning... ReadingFC boss Paul Clement has been giving a transfer window update He says the club are 'close' to another couple of signings in the next fortnight, with 'maybe' an attacking player later on in the window More with @willow1871 all morning: Maybe reading too much into tha...
by Victor Meldrew
23 May 2018 10:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Michael Krmenčík
Replies: 20
Views: 2959

Re: Rumour - Michael Krmenčík

Was thinking yesterday (and today) of what kind of strikers we need. One of our better combinations was Lovell and Nogan, both small but quick and good finishers. Later we had the physical Kitson plus the all-rounder Doyle (probably the best combination we have ever had) and then Shane Long, a great...
by Victor Meldrew
23 May 2018 10:20
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 8919
Views: 346444

Re: CheLOLsea

I'm quite happy with most of the squad but how, just how, is Phil Jones going and Smalling isn't ? Not just that clown Jones but also:- Young Rashford Lingard Stating the bleeding obvious but our chances really are slim. :| If playing to his potential Rashford is one of the most exciting youngsters...
by Victor Meldrew
21 May 2018 13:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 8919
Views: 346444

Re: CheLOLsea

Ahhhh I forgot the Phil Jones factor....Christ I've just seen he's in the WC squad......LOL I'm quite happy with most of the squad but how, just how, is Phil Jones going and Smalling isn't ? Not just that clown Jones but also:- Young Rashford Lingard Stating the bleeding obvious but our chances rea...
by Victor Meldrew
21 May 2018 13:11
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3396
Views: 149525

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Can't really disagree with the first bit...for the most part it's been dull as fook However JM >> LVG >>>>>> Moyes I wouldn't have LVG above Moyes. Purely on the amount of money he spent while failing Moyes bought FeLOLaini QED And Mourinho always brings him on when they play the last 20 minutes or...
by Victor Meldrew
21 May 2018 12:51
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Marcus Maddison
Replies: 24
Views: 3316

Re: RUMOUR - Marcus Maddison

Would be very pleased with this one.
Our playmakers, Kelly and Swift have both underperformed this season ( injuries haven't helped) so this player would be a welcome addition.
by Victor Meldrew
17 May 2018 19:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Andy Yiadom
Replies: 177
Views: 22496

Re: RUMOUR - Andy Yiadom

It appears that Swansea tried to sign him previously so the player is known to Clement. With his footballing family history I would like to think that Clement recognises a decent full-back when he sees one and he realises that our current regular right-back isn't good enough., Now just another 10 si...
by Victor Meldrew
09 May 2018 12:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30749

Re: Building for next season

Cooper was a classic example of Stam letting a player go who wasn't a good enough technical footballer. Yet is proving himself more than able to play at Championship level. Cooper was more than good enough technically, certainly head and shoulders above McShane (no pun intended). His issue was that...
by Victor Meldrew
08 May 2018 12:58
Forum: General Football
Topic: Ups & Downs 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3057

Re: Ups & Downs 2017/18

It was quite annoying at he time, when the fans wanted Pulis out, that the media kept phrasing the choice as "would you rather have boring premier league football under Pulis, or relegation?" as if keeping Pulis guaranteed survival, and sacking him guaranteed going down. I believe WBA wil...
by Victor Meldrew
07 May 2018 13:18
Forum: General Football
Topic: Ups & Downs 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3057

Re: Ups & Downs 2017/18

West Brom must be cursing both getting rid of Pulis and employing that imbecile Pardew. Their own fault of course. They certainly won't be cursing getting rid of Pulis. They were playing awful football and losing. Appointing Pardew was the mistake. It was quite annoying at he time, when the fans wa...
by Victor Meldrew
06 May 2018 19:10
Forum: General Football
Topic: Ups & Downs 2017/18
Replies: 128
Views: 3057

Re: Ups & Downs 2017/18

West Brom must be cursing both getting rid of Pulis and employing that imbecile Pardew.
Their own fault of course.
by Victor Meldrew
06 May 2018 19:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT Cardiff
Replies: 71
Views: 8258

Re: BFTT Cardiff

One of the worst games of football I have ever seen BUT results went our way and we got what we went to Cardiff for ,as did they, so we live to fight another day. Can't see Cardiff and whoever goes up through the play-offs doing any good next season but West Brom and Stoke both look like sides (like...
by Victor Meldrew
30 Apr 2018 10:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clements Out.
Replies: 70
Views: 5211

Re: Clements Out.

I get a bit fed up reading about defensive midfielders-why can't they just be midfielders? Mick Gooding was a good example IMHO of what a midfielder should be as was Bryan Robson, Souness and now Fernandhino and Kante. I like midfielders who can do the lot and regrettably we don't currently have any...
by Victor Meldrew
30 Apr 2018 10:37
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871
Replies: 37
Views: 8322

Re: Club 1871

No strong view either way but it reminded me of the TV series The Manageress( with the lovely Cherie Lunghi) where it was a obviously rent-a-crowd rather than a genuine match day crowd. As a by-the-way perhaps it settles the argument that players are affected by crowd support-if the 1871 club hadn't...
by Victor Meldrew
29 Apr 2018 19:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for cardiff
Replies: 122
Views: 10029

Re: Team for cardiff

AthleticoSpizz wrote:after yesterday, I’d put myself in defence...ably supported by the ghost of Stephen Hawkins, Frimmers and Royal Lady


I don't think Schards would be too happy if RL played on the LEFT though.
by Victor Meldrew
29 Apr 2018 12:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 15294

Re: Back from the ****

Earlier this season I was caned on here for suggesting that Gunter is the root cause of our problems. The player then has a couple of games where he got forward and actually put in a couple of decent crosses (very rare in the past 4 seasons) and then he does his creeping with Stam by jumping in his ...
by Victor Meldrew
25 Apr 2018 09:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 631
Views: 45338

Re: Relegation Watch

Just think if Barnsley don't win Saturday, Reading could turn out and serve up the standard dross home performance against Ipswich and lose but still be safe. Just wondering what route it will go down for Reading to get there (if at all of course). If it happens that way with us losing do you think...
by Victor Meldrew
25 Apr 2018 09:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 631
Views: 45338

Re: Relegation Watch

Given we were one nil up at HT and scored three second half goals, including one in the 90th minute, that's obvious nonsense. And yes, I was there. On checking, you are quite right Ian. My memory has been playing tricks although I do recall that we didn't really press towards the end of the game an...
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