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by Hound
22 Sep 2017 13:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading fc season predictor league
Replies: 55
Views: 1983

Re: Reading fc season predictor league

bl00dy referee took top place off me :)
by Hound
22 Sep 2017 11:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Conor Shaughnessy rated?
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Conor Shaughnessy rated?

:lol:
by Hound
22 Sep 2017 08:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jonathan Lowe - does he go to the games?
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Jonathan Lowe - does he go to the games?

it was a pretty comical effort to get out of the way though
by Hound
21 Sep 2017 20:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.
Replies: 88
Views: 3676

Re: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.

Yeah sure, Fair point. Still must have knashed a few teeth when we possibly could have got 2-3m for him the season before From the other points - I suppose we are fairly lucky that we are able to look at kids from London and Hoover up anyone decent west of the capital. Certainly less competition tha...
by Hound
21 Sep 2017 15:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jonathan Lowe - does he go to the games?
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Jonathan Lowe - does he go to the games?

tbf to the guy he has improved immensely this season. Think his general opinion and reporting have been quite good and balanced. Felt he really struggled last year, but he seems to have got himself a few contacts etc, and we've seen some half decent interviews over the last fortnight. Still a way to...
by Hound
21 Sep 2017 15:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (h) sponsored by the first half goal search goes on
Replies: 25
Views: 1099

Re: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (h) sponsored by the first half goal search goes on

in terms of result, I think we'll get this one right. Score in the first half finally and add a couple in the second.

going for a 3-0 home win, with Aluko 2 and Bacuna
by Hound
21 Sep 2017 11:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (h) sponsored by the first half goal search goes on
Replies: 25
Views: 1099

Re: MATCHWATCH : Hull City (h) sponsored by the first half goal search goes on

nice write up. Big game this for both sides. Looking forward to it
by Hound
21 Sep 2017 06:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.
Replies: 88
Views: 3676

Re: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.

I very much suspect the emergence of Kelly and Obita is enough to answer the question for a few years yet.

As said if we could add one player to the first team squad each season it's job done
by Hound
20 Sep 2017 21:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.
Replies: 88
Views: 3676

Re: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.

Is interesting and does make you wonder about what constitutes success for Reading out of their academy. It's obv something the club are rightfully proud of but that cost is a big burden on the club - afaik the Academy sides start at U9 level and the feeder 'Development' centres start at U7. That's ...
by Hound
20 Sep 2017 18:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.
Replies: 88
Views: 3676

Re: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.

Interesting stuff. 2.5m a season? That's very hefty
by Hound
20 Sep 2017 14:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next 6 Games
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

Re: Next 6 Games

Not so convinced as yet. There seems to be a wave of optimism based mainly on beating a team who (according to their own manager) have been outplayed in all of their games so far. Down to earth in the next match, followed by more steady improvement... Bristol City (H) - L Brentford (A) - D Hull (H)...
by Hound
20 Sep 2017 11:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Swansea
Replies: 37
Views: 2775

Re: BFTG Swansea

Yann didn't really rely on his pace anyway. He won't have lost anything much by being a year older. Said this before but being 35 rather than 34 is pretty immaterial The major surgery concerns me more, but suppose we'll have to wait and see. Be certainly good to have him back. One thing the start of...
by Hound
20 Sep 2017 10:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.
Replies: 88
Views: 3676

Re: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.

It seems ludicrous to me that a Premier League club would shut down it's academy, they can easily afford it. Hopefully the FA look into the reasons why they would shut down their academy because if they want England to a force at the International stage, they can't have a scenario where a top divis...
by Hound
20 Sep 2017 08:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Swansea
Replies: 37
Views: 2775

Re: BFTG Swansea

tbh regarding the slow build up, I don't think thats how we want to play. Players like Aluko and Barrow are 'risk' takers in that they will run at defenders and try to make the spaces. Obvs both were out last night, but I find the lack of chances and shots baffling, and surely not what Stam is tryin...
by Hound
19 Sep 2017 21:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City Reserves (h) still looking for a sponsor
Replies: 43
Views: 2937

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City Reserves (h) still looking for a sponsor

Commentator: "No one in the box for Reading there" Oh, you mean like a striker? Arrgghh, please not another match thread of this :( "This" is going to dominate most match threads until "this" is not a problem. Again there were opportunities tonight where a decent strik...
by Hound
19 Sep 2017 21:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City Reserves (h) still looking for a sponsor
Replies: 43
Views: 2937

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City Reserves (h) still looking for a sponsor

Not really happening for us at the moment is it?

Stam has some thinking to do
by Hound
19 Sep 2017 20:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City Reserves (h) still looking for a sponsor
Replies: 43
Views: 2937

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City Reserves (h) still looking for a sponsor

CountryRoyal wrote:Commentator: "No one in the box for Reading there"

Oh, you mean like a striker?


Arrgghh, please not another match thread of this :(
by Hound
19 Sep 2017 16:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Swansea.
Replies: 23
Views: 1419

Re: Team for Swansea.

now I'm very confused :lol: obita/Richards injured; Blackett rested; Gunter LB by default Fair. But leads me to the conclusion that Gunter is generally on the teamsheet by default, and the position he plays in will depend on who else is picked. The only game I remember him not playing last season w...
by Hound
19 Sep 2017 10:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City Reserves (h) still looking for a sponsor
Replies: 43
Views: 2937

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City Reserves (h) still looking for a sponsor

Sky preview reckoned Bony and Renato Sanches would get minutes. Apparently they only made a couple of changes last round
by Hound
19 Sep 2017 08:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.
Replies: 88
Views: 3676

Re: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.

From Despair To Where? wrote:Huddersfield's loss will undoubtedly be Bradford and Halifax's gain.

Would we be the same boat without a Cat1 academy?


not sure -but certainly gives the motivation to keep it at that level.
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