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by Nameless
15 Dec 2018 14:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham United (a) sponsored by Dick Habbin
Replies: 88
Views: 5081

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

Also hear we can expect at least 1 and possibly more debuts today....
by Nameless
13 Dec 2018 17:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury & Suspension Watch : 2018/2019
Replies: 210
Views: 36086

Re: Injury & Suspension Watch : 2018/2019

Back end of last season I was at the training ground and Harriott was working in his own doing endless fitness drills. When he finished he came over and said hello. He came across as a really nice guy. He was really frustrated at being out for so long and spoke well abouthow much it meant to him jus...
by Nameless
13 Dec 2018 13:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 969
Views: 64909

Re: New Manager

Tim Sherwood would be just fine with me. Apart from pure ignorance I cannot see any reason why Reading fans could possibly dismiss him as a candidate. Yeah must be ignorant to not want someone here who has failed as both a manager and DOF and that hasn't coached a team since 2015. Must be ignorance...
by Nameless
12 Dec 2018 19:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 969
Views: 64909

Re: New Manager

My fear is that Howe has seen us succeed on the cheap (relatively speaking) under Coppell and McDermott and may be looking for a manager to emulate that, However we kind of need a quick fix to at least get out of danger and that may cost a few quid. Surely Howe will be recruiting to match the spec ...
by Nameless
12 Dec 2018 18:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 969
Views: 64909

Re: New Manager

Where ones this idea that it was NH’s idea to sack Clement come from ? Was it his idea to sack Gourlay ? Much more likely that the owners decided that their various senior staff weren’t delivering and needed to be replaced, so they removed Gourlay, replaced him with NH and told NH his first job was ...
by Nameless
11 Dec 2018 16:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3708
Views: 530598

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

Josh Barrett returning to Reading after 7 appearances and no goals at Aldershot, not sure where he can go from here after the ill fated league 2 loan period at Coventry. A Shots fan I know absolutely raved about Osho and was really disappointed we had recalled him. He said Barrett swung between loo...
by Nameless
07 Dec 2018 14:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 969
Views: 64909

Re: New Manager

Wow, tough on Hammond to have been sacked twice by the Baggies ! Obviously makes his return rather simpler.
Still think Tevrenden is obvious. He was clearly moved because he didn’t fit with Gourlay but not sacked so the owners must think well of him. He knows the club.
by Nameless
07 Dec 2018 13:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 969
Views: 64909

Re: New Manager

Surely it is much more likely that Tevrenden will return from exile than Hammond will Return ? Hammond is still at WBA. Isn’t he ? So we’d have to persuade him to leave a job for one wherehe’d Probably be paid less and potentially have to pay WBA compensation (although depends on his employment stat...
by Nameless
07 Dec 2018 13:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nigel Howe appointed new CEO
Replies: 37
Views: 3564

Re: Nigel Howe appointed new CEO

What, if anything, did Nani do for RFC other than draw a (presumbly large) wage? To be fair to him, assuming his main role was managing player recruitment, he has had no chance to do much. Appointed after one window closed, gone before the next one opens. He may have got deals lined up ahead of Jan...
by Nameless
07 Dec 2018 10:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3708
Views: 530598

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

Does the ‘England eligible’ criteria apply only once a player has committed to another country at full international level ? Liam Kelly played for Ireland at youth level, would that have made him Irish. He’s not played for their full team so is also eligible for Ireland. Danny Loader has played for ...
by Nameless
06 Dec 2018 19:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3708
Views: 530598

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

Training Ground Guru have done an analysis of Academies in terms of how many players they have produced, and have ranked us 14th. which is pretty decent I think. Have a look https://trainingground.guru/articles/academy-productivity-rankings-2017/18 Interesting that only England eligible players are...
by Nameless
06 Dec 2018 19:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nigel Howe appointed new CEO
Replies: 37
Views: 3564

Re: Nigel Howe appointed new CEO

Classic case of nepotism.

He’s only got the job because his son plays for the U23’s.

I hear Danny Loader’s mum has been offered the manager’s job.
by Nameless
05 Dec 2018 13:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 877
Views: 76425

Re: Clement

Would be amazed if any player contract ever included a clause that the player HAD to be selected for every game irrespective of form, attitude, team needs etc. Would be simply impossible to achieve. Contracts last 3 or more years, you just couldn’t give that guarantee for that time period. A compuls...
by Nameless
04 Dec 2018 15:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3708
Views: 530598

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

Team Driscoll Richards Burley Odimayo Balogun East Holsgrove Medford-smith Frost Popa House Subs Boyce-clark Lawless Omolabi Wallace Green Had some time today so i thought i would list the ages of yesterday`s team. Driscoll 19 Richards 20 Burley 19 Odimayo 19 Balogun 18 East 20 Holsgrove 19 Medford...
by Nameless
03 Dec 2018 22:46
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: New Premier League Loan Restrictions - Bargains to be found?
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: New Premier League Loan Restrictions - Bargains to be found?

I’d certainly give Tammy Abraham a place on our bench if they had to unload him.
by Nameless
16 Nov 2018 23:13
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Training Ground
Replies: 210
Views: 42586

Re: Hogwood Countdown

I don’t think RFC ever owned Hogwood. I think SJM bought it and leased it to the club. Believe he sold it but not sure which owner he passed it on to.
by Nameless
05 Nov 2018 23:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3708
Views: 530598

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

I think teddy Howe has come on hugely this season. Was never over impressed by him before but seems to get better each game. He’s a very modern full back in that he does most of his good work going forward, he’s a competent defender but not amazing. He works well with our clutch of truely exciting c...
by Nameless
04 Nov 2018 20:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bristol City
Replies: 93
Views: 12959

Re: BFTG - Bristol City

Platypuss wrote:Image

Seen them given.
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Surely that’s dangerous play, which is an indirect free kick, not a penalty.
by Nameless
04 Nov 2018 20:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3708
Views: 530598

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

So 2 for both House and Loader Would be happy to see either or both getting game time in the first 11 with Bod and maybe Meite out Loader wouldn’t be a replacement for Bod/Meite, he’s a completely different type of player. In our current side he’d do the job Baldock does (or maybe Swift when he’s p...
by Nameless
03 Nov 2018 21:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bristol City
Replies: 93
Views: 12959

Re: BFTG - Bristol City

Overall a most enjoyable game. We look decent going forward and dodgy defensively. Blackett is worth the admission on his own. Just superb to see him showboating on the edge of his own area, love it. Good to to see people throwing the usual fake stats into the equation. It doesn’t matter how many sp...
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