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by Wimb
27 Jan 2019 13:20
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81908

Re: The Local Journo Thread

I want change and I want better local journalists reporting on the club I support, nothing wrong with that. Genuine question, no aggro intended. Do you buy the Chronicle or pick up the Mirror? Failing that, do you bother to click on any of the ads on either website. If so, good, you're trying your ...
by Wimb
22 Jan 2019 14:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Blackman...
Replies: 42
Views: 3663

Re: Nick Blackman...

Fair enough but it the vast majority of Reading fans will accept that he was average for us - 2 things will show that, the near universal surprise at this sudden upturn in form and the lack of anyone being too annoyed that he left when he did - IIRC there was a fair amount of shock at the size of f...
by Wimb
09 Jan 2019 09:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clear out started
Replies: 210
Views: 18471

Re: Clear out started

When Brian took over he wasn't the owners choice, and they weren't that big of a fan. Then they shouldn't have signed off on him in the first place. My understanding is we lost out on our first choice, so needed someone in as a stop gap to steady the ship. BM knew the club so Howe convinced the own...
by Wimb
08 Jan 2019 11:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clear out started
Replies: 210
Views: 18471

Re: Clear out started

Yes he did - he signed gems such as Gravenberch and Rakels in the Jan window he was here and there were probably others I've forgotten. Gravenberch was signed about three days before he was sacked in the summer, and was pretty clearly a Tevreden signing. I think it's fair to say that a couple of si...
by Wimb
07 Jan 2019 09:13
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Tiago llori
Replies: 214
Views: 27624

Re: Tiago llori

I don't disagree - as mentioned above. I think it would be best for all for him to go at this point in time. Just pointing out why Gomes might want to stick with him despite the regular screw ups Oh absolutely. Almost a situation where you wish he could go on loan for 6-months, then come back for a...
by Wimb
07 Jan 2019 09:08
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Tiago llori
Replies: 214
Views: 27624

Re: Tiago llori

I thought Gomes made a point of saying he (depressingly) rates Ilori really highly I’m not surprised I think what gets massively over looked is the quality of his passing into the midfield. It will undoubtedly get worse when he leaves. He makes far too many mistakes but he is also starting many of ...
by Wimb
01 Jan 2019 18:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: BBC Radio Berks
Replies: 111
Views: 10525

Re: BBC Radio Berks

My one complaint about their coverage ( I only hear a bit before games, not the commentary, and a half hour afterwards) is that they never know much about what is going on at the club such as injuries, potential transfers etc. and spend time guessing just as we fans do about why somebody is not in ...
by Wimb
13 Dec 2018 16:26
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81908

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Well it's OMA, so excessive bile is the norm. Podcasts (which btw, usually aren't done by the TTE editor) aren't always as good as they were with Wimb, that's true. But Wimb was exceptionally good - in comparison to other fan-led podcasts and blogs, TTE certainly holds its own. (No disrespect to To...
by Wimb
09 Dec 2018 06:59
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81908

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Ease up OMA :lol: That might be going a little too far. Well it's OMA, so excessive bile is the norm. Podcasts (which btw, usually aren't done by the TTE editor) aren't always as good as they were with Wimb, that's true. But Wimb was exceptionally good - in comparison to other fan-led podcasts and ...
by Wimb
15 Nov 2018 06:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4034
Views: 585364

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Another England goal for Loader Wonder how long he can be kept out of our first team set up Would love to see him as a regular in the squad from this point on Not sure scoring a goal against Moldova U19s particularly shouts you're ready for a Championship relegation battle. I've got high hopes for ...
by Wimb
10 Oct 2018 11:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 234
Views: 39690

Re: On this day

He wasn't the £800k star performer we signed him to be but I've always been mystified why Asaba was put on the outs list by Burns when he had proven pedigree in the third tier. It's an even more strange decision considering our options at the time were Fleck, McIntyre, Williams and Brayson :oops: H...
by Wimb
10 Oct 2018 09:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 234
Views: 39690

Re: On this day

He wasn't the £800k star performer we signed him to be but I've always been mystified why Asaba was put on the outs list by Burns when he had proven pedigree in the third tier. It's an even more strange decision considering our options at the time were Fleck, McIntyre, Williams and Brayson :oops:
by Wimb
10 Oct 2018 09:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19
Replies: 92
Views: 14862

Re: Berks and Bucks Senior Cup 2018/19

Reading have entered the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup this season, which also means avoiding a fine from the county FA. Probably will be a reserve / youth team taking part. We have a bye to round 2, so the first game probably won't be until November or so. Reading were the first winners in 1879, and ...
by Wimb
09 Oct 2018 12:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?
Replies: 94
Views: 10661

Re: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?

His tracking back is a bit of a weakness, can't deny that. Still think he puts in a decent shift though, certainly on a par with most of our attack minded players aside from Baldock who you really appreciate for the yards he covers. There's obviously something about him that keeps getting him selec...
by Wimb
09 Oct 2018 11:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?
Replies: 94
Views: 10661

Re: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?

His tracking back is a bit of a weakness, can't deny that. Still think he puts in a decent shift though, certainly on a par with most of our attack minded players aside from Baldock who you really appreciate for the yards he covers. There's obviously something about him that keeps getting him select...
by Wimb
09 Oct 2018 11:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?
Replies: 94
Views: 10661

Re: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?

They're a flawed system but the WhoScored ratings suggest that somehow Aluko's form last season was his second best over the past few seasons. Likewise, his lack of end product is on par with his usual Championship output. If you take out the awesome season for Fulham in 2016/17, he's managed just ...
by Wimb
09 Oct 2018 10:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?
Replies: 94
Views: 10661

Re: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?

They're a flawed system but the WhoScored ratings suggest that somehow Aluko's form last season was his second best over the past few seasons. Likewise, his lack of end product is on par with his usual Championship output. If you take out the awesome season for Fulham in 2016/17, he's managed just 6...
by Wimb
14 Sep 2018 14:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 14861

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

As host of the earlier quoted 'desperately stage managed' Royal Exchange, I can tell you that there are players happy to talk, to open up and be as honest as realistically possible. We had Dave Edwards come on the show a few days after his red card at Villa and he fronted up. Likewise we had Vito M...
by Wimb
14 Sep 2018 12:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 14861

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

Players only want to talk when things are rosey. All of our squad are hiders unfortunately, not one of them can front it up. I think some would be up for it. Meyler is always responding to sh*tty 12 year olds on twitter who whine at him. I'd rather someone who has been at the club longer do it thou...
by Wimb
09 Jul 2018 06:41
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81908

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Well fcuking quite. It’s the internet get it for free but demand quality and this is unacceptable model. Get used to it pricks. :lol: On the plus side, I have noticed a very slow shift towards people who will actually back a project even if they don't have to. When I was running TTE, a slowly incre...
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