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16 Feb 2019 21:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko to China!
Replies: 27
Views: 2409

Re: Done Aluko to China!

How’s that going to work then? Money is now out of China, no problem there. Club makes a huge loss, means it can be offset against profits elsewhere - although the company making the profit would somehow have to be linked to the one making the loss, (presumably?). Under a holding company perhaps? C...
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16 Feb 2019 19:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko to China!
Replies: 27
Views: 2409

Re: Done Aluko to China!

Lower West wrote:Clever way of getting capital out of China.


Said it before and will say again - whole reason the Dai's bought the club.
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16 Feb 2019 16:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (a) sponsored by Nicky Forster
Replies: 235
Views: 6149

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (a) sponsored by Nicky Forster

I have Norwich to win 4-0 at Bolton so hope Norwich ease off just a bit!! Shame my 1-1 at Rotherham's been bust.
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16 Feb 2019 16:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (a) sponsored by Nicky Forster
Replies: 235
Views: 6149

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (a) sponsored by Nicky Forster

windermereROYAL wrote:Expected defeat and we still get meltdown tonight, the next 3 are important, lets put this behind us.


I think it's the manner of the defeat that is so frustrating. Just needless dicking around at the back by players who simply aren't capable enough against decent teams.
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16 Feb 2019 16:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (a) sponsored by Nicky Forster
Replies: 235
Views: 6149

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (a) sponsored by Nicky Forster

John Madejski's Wallet wrote:lol at us basically


Am praying for a repeat of recent Derby away - hammered for 0-2, then nick a consolation near the end for an outwardly respectable 1-2.

Best we can hope for now?
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27 Jan 2019 08:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dulwich Pre-season Friendly 17/07/2000
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Dulwich Pre-season Friendly 17/07/2000

Sincere apologies for clogging up the Main Board. I have tried to reply to a PM but for some reason the reply won't leave my Outbox, it is not full or anything . So as not to appear as though I am ignoring the sender, I have taken the liberty of pasting the info requested here. It may even be of int...
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23 Jan 2019 19:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: What points will we finish on and position
Replies: 51
Views: 3523

Re: What points will we finish on and position

For what it's worth I have put together a spreadsheet for the last 19 games of the season for the current bottom 7 (Preston not shown in the screen grab below). I cannot see Bolton wining another game this season with all the issues they have about them - which of course means they'll beat us next w...
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13 Jan 2019 21:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Forest Home
Replies: 106
Views: 11729

Re: BFTG Forest Home

Many thanks to all contributors. Have to admit to being deadly nervous throughout the game, especially after our first goal! But seems we played with a degree of confidence and freedom that has been lacking for many months. Dare I dream of a great escape? Surely if we can beat Bolton away and then b...
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07 Jan 2019 22:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: JOSE GOMES' BARMY ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 113
Views: 8842

Re: JOSE GOMES' BARMY ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like him. His comments about trimming the squad are bang on and he's started using Aluko and Swift better than Clement did. That's as much as I'll say if you're looking for positives. Clement was an appalling manager. The players hated him, apparently, and his stats are beyond shit. As in worst R...
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07 Jan 2019 15:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clear out started
Replies: 210
Views: 17003

Clear out started

Apologies if already a thread but couldn't find it. Sims loan deal cancelled and now back at Southampton. Edwards contract cancelled by mutual consent and now on his way to Shrewsbury on a free, (so his £1,000,000 transfer fee we paid worked out at £336/minute on the pitch ignoring salary, c/w Pelle...
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07 Jan 2019 15:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 108
Views: 10782

Re: Rumour- Ovie Ejaria

Found the Scottish Premier League too physical. Hmmm! I read it that he was simply unsettled in Scotland. Born London I believe, so may feel happier down south? TBF not sure Glasgow is any more of a shit pit than Liverpool. (Yes, I have been to both cities before I am accused of racism or something...
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06 Jan 2019 14:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Tiago llori
Replies: 214
Views: 25285

Re: Tiago llori

Never really settled. Perhaps he'd be happier in Portugal. I hope his injury is ok. Do you realise that Ilori's dad is English, he was born in London and only moved to Portugal when he was 7? He's still got a London accent. I like Ilori but he's he's not a player we can't afford to lose and as othe...
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05 Jan 2019 17:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG United (A)
Replies: 201
Views: 11578

Re: BFTG United (A)

Appreciate transfer values these days are almost meaningless, but just noted that the Manure starting XI was the highest we have ever faced : http://i63.tinypic.com/1elyyt.jpg beating the £218,600,000 of the Man City starting XI in the PL match at the Mad Stad 15/05/2013. We lost both games 0-2 BTW...
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05 Jan 2019 17:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG United (A)
Replies: 201
Views: 11578

Re: BFTG United (A)

Appreciate transfer values these days are almost meaningless, but just noted that the Manure starting XI was the highest we have ever faced : http://i63.tinypic.com/1elyyt.jpg beating the £218,600,000 of the Man City starting XI in the PL match at the Mad Stad 15/05/2013. We lost both games 0-2 BTW....
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05 Jan 2019 16:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG United (A)
Replies: 201
Views: 11578

Re: BFTG United (A)

Many thanks for these. A creditable 0-2 defeat, (is such a thing possible?!). So they can turn it on in front of 74000 at OT in the FAC, please now do the same in a dire relegation match somewhere up North on a cold and wet Tuesday night!! Well done all.
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03 Jan 2019 21:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: BBC Radio Berks
Replies: 111
Views: 9727

Re: BBC Radio Berks

If sandman didn't like the type of football Swansea played to put us to the sword in the PO Final, he's not really worth listening to IMO. I don't know how they played on NYD, but they were great at Wembley and I'd kill for us to play like that. Your memory is playing tricks. SCFC had 4 shots on ta...
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03 Jan 2019 20:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED: Pelle Clement
Replies: 62
Views: 12372

Re: CONFIRMED: Pelle Clement

Has now left the building and joined PEC Zwolle permanently. Free transfer as far as I’m aware. "Undisclosed" on BBC site, which of course can mean a free, which I think quite probable as the OS tends to say "Undisclosed" but says nothing this time round. 600k down the pan. Than...
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03 Jan 2019 18:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we really going down this season
Replies: 246
Views: 17245

Re: Are we really going down this season

Had it on good authority (albeit 2nd hand) that 7 players have been released this morning. Sorry I have no names, merely that number. Probably pretty easy to make an educated guess. I would have thought there would have been more than that, but maybe more will follow as the window develops? https:/...
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03 Jan 2019 18:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we really going down this season
Replies: 246
Views: 17245

Re: Are we really going down this season

Any player that is told he has no future at RFC may well agree to terminate his contract for less than he would get if he remained here. If he is "unattached" at the end of the transfer window, he will still be able to sign for another league club after it shuts. If he is still under cont...
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03 Jan 2019 17:26
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Outs
Replies: 340
Views: 28570

Re: January Outs

Hound wrote:sounds like Pelle C has joined Stam at Zwolle


Ignoring his not inconsiderable wages, hazard a guess at how much this numpty cost RFC per minute he was on the pitch!











At a reported cost of 600k, each of his 1759 first team minutes cost RFC £341.10.
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