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by Cape Town Royal
04 Feb 2019 17:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Those were the days...
Replies: 31
Views: 2293

Re: Those were the days...

Very good post, especially about the scoring more vs conceding less point The day Barcelona started their "tika-taka" football is the day football was less enjoyable. It was a pleasure to watch when it came off but too many teams now just sit behind the ball and it's a case of watching on...
by Cape Town Royal
09 Jan 2019 19:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: RUMOUR - Lewis baker
Replies: 258
Views: 53911

Re: RUMOUR - Lewis baker

he oozed. Goals conceded in his league appearances during his loan here: 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 Mental Full debut was away to Cambridge in the League Cup - 3-1 defeat :D In which a certain Mr Kitson scored. I remember that game - a Reading fan made a controversial comment regardin...
by Cape Town Royal
05 Jan 2019 15:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down
Replies: 278
Views: 11514

Re: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down

This second half has been a joy to watch imho. I don’t care if United B are playing crap. We’re having a go with some decent quality as well. Happy. They've let us have the ball for the entire game knowing we'd do nothing with it. Nothing to get excited about, champ teams won't let us have that tim...
by Cape Town Royal
05 Jan 2019 13:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down
Replies: 278
Views: 11514

Re: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down

Have they scored yet? Am genuinely fearful for how this game might end up.... I don't think it's be as high scoring as everyone fears. 2 or 3 goals to decide it. If we get away with that I'd almost buy you a beer... I just hope we get through the first 10 without conceding.. if we don't it could be...
by Cape Town Royal
05 Jan 2019 13:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down
Replies: 278
Views: 11514

Re: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down

Have they scored yet?

Am genuinely fearful for how this game might end up....
by Cape Town Royal
19 Dec 2018 18:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 125240

Re: New Manager

I'd rather a romantic Icelandic appointment. Brynjar Gunnarsson ! Player Manager Gylfi :P Actually that's a good point.. If we are talking different nationalities and the mythical Reading Way then we should be only considering Icelandic or Irish managers.. Right now I think I am steering towards th...
by Cape Town Royal
19 Dec 2018 01:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 125240

Re: New Manager

If the owners think the key to a manager being successful is having a Portuguese passport, then they really are clueless. If the new bloke has a Portuguese passport, will we dislike him? What if he then does well? Will we then like him, or will we dislike him even more? (This just in in, Wolves fan...
by Cape Town Royal
12 Dec 2018 14:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham United (a) sponsored by Dick Habbin
Replies: 94
Views: 10605

Re: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham United (a) sponsored by Dick Habbin

Hard place to visit - they are unbeaten in 8 at home, where their 10 games has accounted for 17 of their 21 points so far. Last 3 home games include a 2-1 win over Swansea, and 2-2- draws with Sheffield Utd and QPR. Only 4 of their 14 home goals have come from open play, with 6 from (true) set piec...
by Cape Town Royal
11 Dec 2018 19:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 125240

Re: New Manager

Odds for Slavisa Jokanovic fascinates me because at 20/1 seems an outsider but that is exactly who we should be going for. Excellent track record, rescued teams, promoted teams, knows the league, exciting football and is available. Its a no brainer. Reading FC - what are you doing? Get this done an...
by Cape Town Royal
11 Dec 2018 17:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 125240

Re: New Manager

[quote="DelBoyRodders"]Why on earth are we chasing after these unknown Portuguese blokes who will know nothing about our squad of players, the league we play in or even where Reading is? Probably because Wolves won the league last season with a Portuguese manager and are doing well in the ...
by Cape Town Royal
10 Dec 2018 12:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 125240

Re: New Manager

I agree but there's a lot to be said for knowing when to pull the plug and I think we've got it wrong with the last 2 managers. I'm stuck between thinking Clement wasn't given enough time and certain fundamentals still weren't right and something had to change. I'm not distraught but would have bee...
by Cape Town Royal
10 Dec 2018 12:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sheffield
Replies: 117
Views: 14191

Re: BFTG Sheffield

Yeah - checking back we had those two weirdly low attendances (also v Bolton), way below even the number of season tickets sold. I was at both. The weather was bitterly cold for the Sheff Utd game. We stopped at Reading Services to sort my windscreen out as it was frozen. It was the coldest I have ...
by Cape Town Royal
06 Dec 2018 18:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: The poll for a new a manager
Replies: 126
Views: 10098

Re: The poll for a new a manager

Jaytee wrote:
genome wrote:
Uke wrote:
His management style will eventually get stale


and then he'll be toast


Sacked as manager of Breading.


Will KNEAD to PROVE himself and RISE to the challenge


If he came I think we would slice through this league...
by Cape Town Royal
06 Dec 2018 18:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: The poll for a new a manager
Replies: 126
Views: 10098

Re: The poll for a new a manager

Other than the obvious Ian Royal choice the only option that intrigues me is the Cowley brothers. Been impressed with what they've built at Lincoln City. If the club is serious about "rebuilding" why not go with the people who have actually built something? When I saw them play Exeter, it...
by Cape Town Royal
06 Dec 2018 16:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement sacked!
Replies: 117
Views: 12214

Re: Clement sacked!

This whole thing just feels strange under Clement.. It's as if this team just has spells in game when they just do not turn up.. Look at the Ipswich game, first half they just sat off and watched - second half totally different should have won the game. Yet as shown in the recent games against at Le...
by Cape Town Royal
29 Nov 2018 19:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Leeds
Replies: 154
Views: 15432

Re: BFTG Leeds

No Rosenior was better than both of them combined ability-wise. oxf*rd right off! Mr so big for his boots he fell over 5 times a game? Gunts every day of the week and Murty shat all over him. Totally agree this... Absolute Lightweight... If he had had Murts commitment would have been a great player...
by Cape Town Royal
29 Nov 2018 18:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Leeds
Replies: 154
Views: 15432

Re: BFTG Leeds

Scanned through the comments and though not a huge fan of his given the role he played on Tuesday, thought Kelly was ok. I thought a lot of positives came out of that performance but also highlighted the areas we need to address: - Jaakkola is number 1 - yes his kicking is suspect but his general ke...
by Cape Town Royal
20 Nov 2018 16:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bye Bye Ron Gourlay
Replies: 141
Views: 16157

Re: Gourlay gone

This is another bizarre obsession of the Reading supporters. Everyone appears to have a massive hard on for Steven Reid despite none of us actually knowing how involved or uninvolved he was at the club or what he actually did. I'll see your Steven Reid and raise to Sal Bibbo. Again nice bloke, met ...
by Cape Town Royal
12 Nov 2018 13:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: The very latest in Clement In/Out Polls
Replies: 72
Views: 6875

Re: The very latest in Clement In/Out Polls

In - but its a 60/40 decision Was not a fan of the appointment, but he seems to have identified the issue with this group is down to mindset and attitude rather than raw talent. I think we have a tough January window ahead of us. We need to get players out but we also need to strengthen in some key ...
by Cape Town Royal
11 Nov 2018 13:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Ipshit H
Replies: 205
Views: 19999

Re: BFTG - Ipshit H

I like his honesty. Unlike Stam is totally upfront about the team's performance. Calling the first half performance embarrassing live on radio was spot on. Sending a clear message to some of the players. Yes agree with his honesty but that can only take you so far. To keep saying that your team tha...
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