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by tmesis
12 Aug 2018 18:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Forest away
Replies: 69
Views: 6771

Re: BFTG - Forest away

Sutekh wrote: anyone who was expecting anything more than mid table at best with this current rebuild is deluded.

I doubt too many were predicting a play-off push
by tmesis
11 Aug 2018 18:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Forest (A) match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 4495

Re: Forest (A) match thread

I'd be far more worried if people were saying our performance was just like last year, but it does sound like the team are offering more. The question is what comes first, some sort of gelling from the team, seeing improved performances leading to improved results, or a slump in confidence due to t...
by tmesis
11 Aug 2018 17:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Forest (A) match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 4495

Re: Forest (A) match thread

Hound wrote:Be definitely good to reintegrate Moore asap and get some more minutes into the legs of Baldock

I'm hoping he does just lack fitness. If we go through the season with Bod as first choice, we will have problems.
by tmesis
11 Aug 2018 16:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Forest (A) match thread
Replies: 125
Views: 4495

Re: Forest (A) match thread

windermereROYAL wrote:Bottom of the table as it stands, cue mass hysteria on social media if it stays like this.

It's an odd one. It would be two games that we probably ought to have won, and lost them both.
by tmesis
04 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (h) sponsored by a new hope
Replies: 265
Views: 17387

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (h) sponsored by a new hope

Quicker tempo but still not creating chances, how many saves did Carson actually make for all the early pressure? No many, but there were a number of balls in that were of the "that just needed a touch" variety, to count as decent chances. While there weren't a huge number of clear shots,...
by tmesis
30 Jul 2018 22:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Robin Friday
Replies: 64
Views: 20607

Re: Robin Friday

Like every Reading fan, I have a close personal connection to Robin Friday. I was Robin's Deliveroo driver back in the early 60s. He used to order food from Pizza Express in the Oracle, which I would take on my segway round to Robin's favourite local bars - Zerodegrees, Artigiano, Thirsty Bear, pla...
by tmesis
30 Jul 2018 18:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th
Replies: 167
Views: 10515

Re: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th

Does world class then basically mean best in the world? And how many players does that extend to - 10? I'd say a player is world class if he's the kind of player you'd seriously consider if you were trying to list a World XI. People have different views though. I seem to recall an Northern Irish pl...
by tmesis
29 Jul 2018 08:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: Clement

maffff wrote:In or out?

or out out?
by tmesis
28 Jul 2018 21:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th
Replies: 167
Views: 10515

Re: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th

Can't really blame Moore for handing in a transfer request. He clearly knows what's gonna happen to us this season. Will be interesting to know what's driven him to this point though. He always gave a lot even when things were going wrong. Just odd its taken this long. As for today. No surprise rea...
by tmesis
28 Jul 2018 18:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th
Replies: 167
Views: 10515

Re: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th

Go into the season expecting a relegation fight. Show some character and suck it up, the job to turn us around is going to take at least two seasons. We need to trim the squad and make it healthy again. We've started doing that, don't bottle it now because of one bad pre-season result. This is the ...
by tmesis
28 Jul 2018 08:52
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4530
Views: 432788

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Rather amusingly for officianardo's of The League of Gentlemen, FC Duisburg also play in blue and white hoops and their 18/19 kit isn't half bad: https://www.msv-zebrashop.de/Heimtrikot-18/19.htm?websale8=msv-duisburg&pi=15-6772&ci=19-1942 Herr Lipp would approve I'm sure. .. At €64.90 you'...
by tmesis
25 Jul 2018 23:29
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Lateness of kit release?
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Lateness of kit release?

Also, this tactic was decided by the Reading Marketing team as footfall at the stadium during the offseason is low, this being a problem of it being out-of-town stadium, and with no club shop in the town centre. Releasing the shirt closer to the start of the season were we have the home preseason f...
by tmesis
21 Jul 2018 00:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4530
Views: 432788

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

We’ve never released a kit after the season has started, so it’s never been late. I'm sure the away kit has been released after the season has started on several occasions. Released, as in on sale at the shop. You may well be right for one occasion on reflection. However the notion that we release ...
by tmesis
18 Jul 2018 22:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - George Evans to Derby
Replies: 152
Views: 19493

Re: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland

Good, hope Evans stays get real, he is going. The Sunderland chairman has tweeted that the bid has been accepted, and the Sunderland Echo says this: The bid for Evans has been accepted, with the player expected to undergo a medical once he returns from Reading's pre-season tour in Austria. Tough ti...
by tmesis
14 Jul 2018 21:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Slough away or fulham at that place in hampshire
Replies: 28
Views: 4512

Re: Slough away or fulham at that place in hampshire

I do like the look of Pelle Clement. Played left mid when he came on, couple of great turns and a good driving run which he couldn’t finish. Definite potent there. Good to see him improving. For a long time I just couldn't see what he offered. He didn't seem creative, nor able to defend. He didn't ...
by tmesis
27 Jun 2018 18:48
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 274
Views: 7637

Re: VAR

So, in essence, rather than the ref making an instant decision rightly or wrongly, he now gets to stop play, think about it and then make a decision rightly or wrongly. Therefore all that’s happened is the game gets stopped unnecessarily while it takes longer to establish the same controversial dec...
by tmesis
26 Jun 2018 20:36
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 274
Views: 7637

Re: VAR

So, in essence, rather than the ref making an instant decision rightly or wrongly, he now gets to stop play, think about it and then make a decision rightly or wrongly. Therefore all that’s happened is the game gets stopped unnecessarily while it takes longer to establish the same controversial dec...
by tmesis
24 Jun 2018 13:05
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Greyhound parking
Replies: 32
Views: 4642

Re: Greyhound parking

How is the Mereoak Park & Ride? Looks an attractive option but always unsure how many busses run/how often on a matchday? It's generally decent, but it does need the guy who runs the P&R down there kicking the backsides of the council(?) who run the buses every single week . He knows that a...
by tmesis
21 Jun 2018 21:12
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Greyhound parking
Replies: 32
Views: 4642

Re: Greyhound parking

paultheroyal wrote:Open up that safety gate too. More so next year with the South Stand option.

I'd rather they put the stairs back, albeit a lot wider so they were dangerous.

It is really annoying having to walk all round the stadium and the hotel to get to the Mereoak bus queue.
by tmesis
21 Jun 2018 17:58
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup Punditry
Replies: 148
Views: 7181

Re: World Cup Punditry

First class insight from the ITV team - 17% of goals so far have been scored in the last 15 minutes of games, showing that there have been a lot of late goals.

So that's 17% of the goals scored in the last 17% of matches then.
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