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by mambo3
11 Jun 2018 16:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - John O’shea signs for Reading
Replies: 239
Views: 26340

Re: CONFIMRED - John O’shea signs for Reading

The one thing O'shea will bring to the club is his experience of fighting losing battles game after game.
by mambo3
31 May 2018 15:25
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 382
Views: 48888

Re: Summer Transfers

Sell half the Squad. Buy back all the Reading U23 Youth players Stam either sold or released and add top Class Players or 3.
by mambo3
20 Mar 2018 20:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad
Replies: 52
Views: 4081

Re: Next Season's Squad

I am sure if we are relegated half of the Team will not be wanting their salary cut by half so selling them wont be an option but a necessity. they will want to leave. As for next season squad I don't think League 1 is as easy as some people think, so if RFC want a Plan B I would build now and not w...
by mambo3
20 Mar 2018 20:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Liam Kelly
Replies: 18
Views: 1258

Re: Liam Kelly

Has turned down a place in the RoI squad to play Turkey as wants to keep the option open to play for England. Have to admire his confidence, or his belief that the England midfield will get so bad he has a chance. I thought stam said he was injured? that was the only reason he didn't link up with R...
by mambo3
03 Jan 2018 13:27
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 602
Views: 48870

Re: Theoretical: Sack Stam and replace with ...?

Mark Warburton
by mambo3
03 Jan 2018 13:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the shambles - Brum
Replies: 178
Views: 14253

Re: Back from the shambles - Brum

As for the TELLING them what to do versus the players having the RESPONSIBILITY to make their own decisions discussion.... You are both right because in interviews he repeatedly says both of those pretty much within the same sentence. He just picks on a series of cliches and strings them together r...
by mambo3
29 Dec 2017 16:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 503
Views: 45248

Re: In or Out?

I think we are probably playing the way that our players will perform best. The serious issue is the lack of a 12-goal striker, and no style change is likely to fix that. Stam has made more mistakes this season than last season, but he's also effectively "lost" his two top scorers (Kermor...
by mambo3
29 Dec 2017 12:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 503
Views: 45248

Re: In or Out?

Stam is going no where. Hes taken a page out of Tony Pulis book. Signed new contract as well as his assistants probably on mega money. Cost Reading the earth to sack them. no wonder he can say what he likes. Good luck to him. if I had employers like Reading I would do the same. its called playing th...
by mambo3
24 Dec 2017 21:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Burton Albion (h) sponsored by still waiting for a Saturday home win
Replies: 94
Views: 6789

Re: MATCHWATCH : Burton Albion (h) sponsored by still waiting for a Saturday home win

Stam has to MAN UP and admit it's his fault not the Team. Then do something about it, until then the Team Will not progress. publicly blaming the team for not playing the way he wants them to play and not being good enough, Takes man management skills to a new level. Heard him saying on the Radio th...
by mambo3
28 Nov 2017 17:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stams Tactics
Replies: 39
Views: 3438

Re: Stams Tactics

Movement, pace and stretching the play. Midfield needs to drop receive the ball, movement around them to give them options and also pull the opposition around. What actually happens is the team is static the defence gets frustrated passing to each other because there are no other options and one of...
by mambo3
23 Nov 2017 12:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: 9 games to the New Year
Replies: 24
Views: 1989

Re: 9 games to the New Year

Hound wrote:Did I imagine Yann playing just about every game for us last year then?


Do out and out strikers defend and attack at the same time? I must be imagining the amount of times he has helped the defence out only for
the ball to come straight back as he cannot be in 2 places at once.
by mambo3
23 Nov 2017 12:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (a) sponsored by 12 Parkinsons
Replies: 304
Views: 13967

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (a) sponsored by 12 Parkinsons

All fair points Vision. The last 4 games we’ve also conceded 6. Even last season we were shipping far too many. That demonstrates a problem Stam seems unable to fix. This seems to be more than just unlegislatable errors to me. I think we need to improve our coaching. The two things go hand in hand ...
by mambo3
22 Nov 2017 13:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: 9 games to the New Year
Replies: 24
Views: 1989

Re: 9 games to the New Year

Presuming Bod didn't start as he has only just come back from an injury. Worst thing to do would be to do too much too soon and be out for another month I'm assuming Stam wouldn't make the mistake of playing 3 wingers up front again if Yann or Bod were fit to start. As for Hugill. Higher wages. Sim...
by mambo3
23 Oct 2017 19:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 503
Views: 45248

Re: In or Out?

Dutch football is out of date. No surprise to see Dutch Managers being sacked. Can't be a coincidence. The Dutch Managers have had enough time to make things right. Stam needs to wake up and smell the roses or rather Tulips. Chinese seem to have given him the funds and backing. So the owners are ok...
by mambo3
23 Oct 2017 16:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sheffield Utd - Back from the game
Replies: 108
Views: 11609

Re: Sheffield Utd - Back from the game

I think Stam is getting a bit of unfair criticism regarding the transfer activity over the summer, and it is in fact Gourlay and Tevreden who should be on the receiving end of it. No doubt it was identified we needed one or two further additions up top, but at the end of the day Jaap isn't the man ...
by mambo3
23 Oct 2017 16:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 503
Views: 45248

Re: In or Out?

Dutch football is out of date. No surprise to see Dutch Managers being sacked. Can't be a coincidence. The Dutch Managers have had enough time to make things right. Stam needs to wake up and smell the roses or rather Tulips. Chinese seem to have given him the funds and backing. So the owners are ok ...
by mambo3
04 Oct 2017 15:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 503
Views: 45248

Re: In or Out?

I do kind of agree with Samuel to an extent Said at the time we should have held onto him for August and let him go before the transfer window shut Though obvs there would have been a fair chance he'd have got injured in that time and scuppered the transfer Probably better to give a years contract ...
by mambo3
02 Oct 2017 10:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam's comments - only a matter of time now
Replies: 45
Views: 5705

Re: Stam's comments - only a matter of time now

If you haven't found a striker during the window why the hell didn't we keep the strikers we loaned out and sold.
"NO PLAN B"
by mambo3
27 Sep 2017 17:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Conor Shaughnessy rated?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: Conor Shaughnessy rated?

Very surprised to see him at Leeds. Probably less surprised to see him in defence. Big guy who sometimes filled in at centre back late on or in pre-season. Pretty ordinary midfielder. Not uncommon for players like that to move to a more defensive position and not have to lean so much on their techn...
by mambo3
27 Sep 2017 15:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Renewed pessimism/interest
Replies: 46
Views: 4655

Re: Renewed pessimism/interest

Secondly, what I really don't get is that Stam played for Man Utd for three years when they won the premier three times, the FA Cup and the Champions League. You couldn't be more successful, but what I do know is they didn't play anything like this style of football. So does he believe he has an in...
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