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by Woodcote Royal
01 Sep 2017 16:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Is the idea of a striker flawed? Does Stam believe in total football?
Replies: 35
Views: 2142

Re: Is the idea of a striker flawed? Does Stam believe in total football?

I think his priority was getting more movement and fluidity through midfield. Mendes and Bodvarsson have shown if the supply is good, they know where the goal is. We now have pace and technical ability throughout midfield so whilst he was after a striker, I think securing one would have been the ch...
by Woodcote Royal
01 Sep 2017 10:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread
Replies: 142
Views: 10562

Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

I still can't comprehend how our squad finished 3rd last season. . . . doesn't seem like there's much point me expressing an opinion when I still think that team was cr*p, yet we were a couple of missed penalties away from the Premier League. Don't worry you are far from alone on these pages. Not u...
by Woodcote Royal
31 Aug 2017 22:39
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: How many will we sign?
Replies: 116
Views: 6967

Re: How many will we sign?

We finished 3rd last season with one decent striker and now we have more. Give me strength, some people are so shortsighted it hurts That would be the polite version. At a guess we've spent at least 3 times more in this window than the club could afford off it's own bat, and to the great credit of ...
by Woodcote Royal
30 Aug 2017 16:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED: Sone Aluko
Replies: 224
Views: 33984

Re: CONFIMRED: Sone Aluko

If we get a striker on top of Aluko there won't be any doubt that we are going for it big time, but frankly, I won't be gutted if we don't. These pages are full of people saying players like our latest signing having scored 9 with 10 assists has a poor goals record. :| How many did Swift and McClear...
by Woodcote Royal
29 Aug 2017 16:23
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 467
Views: 90212

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

genome wrote:Don't worry fellas, this guy seems clued up

@craigbeazley85
Oliviera likely to be tomorrow. Transfer has taken longer due to Farke but understand Norwich board taken it out of his hands #readingfc


Could be a load of Ed Balls but lets hope not!
by Woodcote Royal
27 Aug 2017 01:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Lump on Reading to finish top half
Replies: 28
Views: 3248

Re: Lump on Reading to finish top half

Agree our odds seem ridiculously low.

As someone who rarely bets on anything, Sky Bets 66/1 for us to win the thing seemed too good to resist. £100 each way yielding a potential £8k has been placed this evening.
by Woodcote Royal
26 Aug 2017 13:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday
Replies: 66
Views: 4396

Re: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday

Wow a grown man(baby) more attached to one cheap plastic seat identical to 24000 others, than a particularly neurotic 4 year old is to their blankie. ] Presumably because he's soiled it so much over the years it smells like he does. The levels of over-entitlement and mistaken feelings of superiorit...
by Woodcote Royal
25 Aug 2017 18:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday
Replies: 66
Views: 4396

Re: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday

If you can't afford it m8 you don't need to make excuses for why you didn't go. I think everyone appreciates even though Berkshire is an affluent area, there may be some like yourself who struggle with the extra expenses football brings. No need to be embarrassed by it. I really can't understand wh...
by Woodcote Royal
25 Aug 2017 17:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday
Replies: 66
Views: 4396

Re: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday

If you can't afford it m8 you don't need to make excuses for why you didn't go. I think everyone appreciates even though Berkshire is an affluent area, there may be some like yourself who struggle with the extra expenses football brings. No need to be embarrassed by it. I really can't understand wh...
by Woodcote Royal
25 Aug 2017 15:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday
Replies: 66
Views: 4396

Re: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday

Seriously, £7.00 is one step up from begging :| If you can't be arsed to spend a tenner stay at home. All these people who think they support the club because they sing a few songs yet begrudge putting their hand in their pocket to pay a fair price for a match ticket. In my view, most of our cup ti...
by Woodcote Royal
25 Aug 2017 01:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday
Replies: 66
Views: 4396

Re: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday

Seriously, £7.00 is one step up from begging :| If you can't be arsed to spend a tenner stay at home. All these people who think they support the club because they sing a few songs yet begrudge putting their hand in their pocket to pay a fair price for a match ticket. In my view, most of our cup tic...
by Woodcote Royal
24 Aug 2017 19:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday
Replies: 66
Views: 4396

Re: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday

Great tie! As long as they open the Upper West and allow us to buy our own seats. If not, I won't be there. Oooooo look at the precious one :roll: Or, look at someone who (and believe me I'm far from alone in the UW) who would happily pay a proper price as opposed to a pathetic £7.00 in order to oc...
by Woodcote Royal
24 Aug 2017 10:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday
Replies: 66
Views: 4396

Re: EFL Cup third-round draw will take place in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday

Great tie! As long as they open the Upper West and allow us to buy our own seats. If not, I won't be there.
by Woodcote Royal
16 Aug 2017 01:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: The idiots of Twitter thread
Replies: 225
Views: 14841

Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

genome wrote:To the morons on Twitter celebrating the fact Piazon broke his leg tonight:

Get a life. Classless and shameful.
+1
by Woodcote Royal
15 Aug 2017 09:28
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Shane Long (lol)
Replies: 74
Views: 17247

Re: RUMOUR - Shane Long (lol)

I'd have been LoLing myself had we not spent £3m on a centre back most Liverpool fans had never seen play, £2m on a keeper plus similar amounts on 3 other players. I don't believe we've done all that without budgeting for a new striker and that was never going to be cheap. Surely we would have kept ...
by Woodcote Royal
14 Aug 2017 23:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Shane Long (lol)
Replies: 74
Views: 17247

Re: RUMOUR - Shane Long (lol)

Really don't understand the general LOLing running through this thread. We need a striker, have 2 weeks to find one and it's going to cost us an arm and a leg in wages and/or transfer fees. From the day we were bought by billionaires, neither of the above was ever going to prove an insurmountable ob...
by Woodcote Royal
09 Aug 2017 00:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Gillingham
Replies: 26
Views: 4338

Re: BFTG Gillingham

Light years better than Saturday! Having been allocated the front row in the lower section at Loftus Rd, meaning my head was little more than 2ft above the turf, and having spent the best part of 2 decades in the back row of the Upper West, perhaps even Barcelona would have looked crap in my eyes. S...
by Woodcote Royal
03 Aug 2017 14:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Summer Ins and Outs
Replies: 326
Views: 36813

Re: Summer Ins and Outs

Will be at QPR once I've made Double D (think this name might have referred to a pint of beer in my day :? ) the first poster I've put on ignore for a long time.
by Woodcote Royal
31 Jul 2017 23:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Summer Ins and Outs
Replies: 326
Views: 36813

Re: Summer Ins and Outs

No matter how anyone tries to spin it this summer has been massively disappointing, we've lost some good first team players and some youngsters like Cooper who we had high hopes for. What we have brought in so far is underwhelming and with no real speculation linking us to proven players at the mom...
by Woodcote Royal
31 Jul 2017 21:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Summer Ins and Outs
Replies: 326
Views: 36813

Re: Summer Ins and Outs

No matter how anyone tries to spin it this summer has been massively disappointing, we've lost some good first team players and some youngsters like Cooper who we had high hopes for. What we have brought in so far is underwhelming and with no real speculation linking us to proven players at the mom...
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