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by tmesis
03 Sep 2018 19:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 289
Views: 17091

Re: Clement

His coaching methods certainly look dodgy. He has managed to make decent players even worse. Get rid asap. Who was decent and has got worse since he took over? There were glimpses of what we could be after the Derby game, but it didn't take much to soften us up and offering little but meek surrende...
by tmesis
03 Sep 2018 19:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 9133

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

2012/13: Premier League season, but I didn't find it hugely enjoyable because we didn't capitalise on our promotion and we were so out of our depth. 2013/14: Mediocre. 2014/15: Awful. 2015/16: Started brightly, Clarkeg8, then awful. 2016/17: Obviously better, though I never got the sense of togethe...
by tmesis
30 Aug 2018 23:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (h) sponsored by oh no, not another Saturday home game
Replies: 107
Views: 6186

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (h) sponsored by oh no, not another Saturday home game

Something I was pondering on wednesday night...if you were a scout preparing a report on Reading, and you were asked to name the team's strengths, would you be able to name a single thing we are good at?
by tmesis
30 Aug 2018 19:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Watford (h) sponsored by a difficulty to enthuse
Replies: 133
Views: 8769

Re: MATCHWATCH : Watford (h) sponsored by a difficulty to enthuse

I don't really get all the praise for Watford last night. They passed the ball nicely, but didn't do a great deal with it. Plenty of Championship teams will give us sterner tests at the back than they did. Of course, they might have be half-arsing it, so it's difficult to tell how good they could be...
by tmesis
30 Aug 2018 18:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: New chant
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: New chant

CountryRoyal wrote:
Sutekh wrote:Good luck with that. An away game is usually a good place to start getting something to catch on.


Cool. I’ll try and get it going at Preston hopefully one or two of the other 80 fans might join in.

You could probably wander round and ask them individually.
by tmesis
25 Aug 2018 17:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (a) sponsored by hoping it's 1959/1960 all over again
Replies: 141
Views: 8299

Re: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (a) sponsored by hoping it's 1959/1960 all over again

I always keep in mind that Man Utd were a game away from being relegated under Ferguson. Umm, no they weren't? They were 17th mid-season at one point but that's not a game away from relegation. Indeed. Ferguson was supposed to have been a game away from being sacked, but a cup win at Forest saved h...
by tmesis
23 Aug 2018 08:26
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Do we really have billionaire owners?
Replies: 45
Views: 5990

Re: Do we really have billionaire owners?

This might be a completely radical thought, but could it be possible that the club's owners are very wealthy, but just don't want to use huge amounts of that wealth bankrolling the team.
by tmesis
12 Aug 2018 18:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Forest away
Replies: 69
Views: 7530

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: 5165

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: 5165

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: 5165

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: 18808

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: 21007

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: 10859

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: 1123

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: 10859

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: 10859

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: 437351

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: 1309

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: 437351

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 ...
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