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by Hound
19 Aug 2017 20:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back From The Match - Preston
Replies: 30
Views: 2306

Re: Back From The Match - Preston

Same number of points and better goal difference than after 4 games last season and same points and slightly better goal difference to the corresponding 4 fixtures last season. I think it's a bit early to be pissing our knickers and writing off the season just yet. Realistically it's been a fairly ...
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 19:53
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 244
Views: 51141

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

He looks on great form to be fair. Def would have been a good signing
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 19:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season
Replies: 95
Views: 4401

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season

I have a horrible feeling that the optimism generated after Tuesday will come flying back to earth with a rather large bump! We are Reading after all. Its what we do. :cry: Who wants the lottery numbers :cry: Well I suppose being optimistic, the one thing we seem to excel at under Stam is coming ba...
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 19:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Stam passing game
Replies: 32
Views: 981

Re: The Stam passing game

I think the one real criticism of Stam from me is the away plan B If we go a goal down we rarely seem likely to come back - too many games ending in lame narrow defeats (i.e. Today) or thrashings I suppose things may be different when you can chuck on a Yann/Mendes and go long for example, but just ...
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 18:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back From The Match - Preston
Replies: 30
Views: 2306

Re: Back From The Match - Preston

Just got in. Do I not like orange. First time I've seen us this year. My thoughts are 1) Barrow is quality. 2) Vito can't pass but can shot stop (AAH all over again) 3) Did Clement even play? 4) Would the real Mendes please stand up 5) Tyler Blackett isn't a left back. 6) Our defence is still made ...
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 17:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back From The Match - Preston
Replies: 30
Views: 2306

Re: Back From The Match - Preston

Genuine Question: Are we getting a ridiculous amount of injuries, not just this season but in general? I'm thinking it is every team that just gets injuries like this but the paranoid side of me was thinking it was a bit weird and OTT Yeah injuries have massively hurt us so far imo What's going on ...
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 17:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Stam passing game
Replies: 32
Views: 981

Re: The Stam passing game

I think a lot of frustration builds from the fact we can go to playing well one game and shit the next and there isn't that continuous match on match improvement which id like to see. Point proved tonight. Yep. Though in some sort of mitigation our entire midfield was different after 30 mins. But t...
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 16:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season
Replies: 95
Views: 4401

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season

Some of the other results around were at more interesting tbh Cardiff beating wolves a biggie, plus Ipswich winning/Brentford losing again (despite stats wise Brentford battering them). Boro losing to forest Fulham still to win, and Villa comfortably beating Norwich Difficult to call the division th...
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 16:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Villa
Replies: 90
Views: 7703

Re: BFTG - Villa

Ok. But I'm saying they have absolutely zero input into any tactics at that level. Stam is in no need to bow down and change what he does because the owners are there. He has just signed a 2 year contract and could get another job easily. On the pitch what he says goes. Anyway dull argument. Not goi...
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 16:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season
Replies: 95
Views: 4401

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season

alfie9 wrote:
Mannone the only positive


There are some more:

A) I didn't travel 250 miles to watch that filth and

B) we've got our annual battering by Preston out f the way early doors
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 16:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season
Replies: 95
Views: 4401

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season

Sounds like it has been pretty dire

Very disappointing
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 16:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season
Replies: 95
Views: 4401

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season

CountryRoyal wrote:I can't remember the last time I've seen an individual performance as bad as Pelle's. :shock:

Oh yeah, Illori at QPR :lol:


Shame as he was good vs Villa

McCleary on to replace him
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 15:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season
Replies: 95
Views: 4401

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season

Sounds like Mannone is having a decent game on the plus side

Down side is sounds like the northerners sound far more likely to score than we do
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 15:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Stam passing game
Replies: 32
Views: 981

Re: The Stam passing game

Did we come within 2 kicks of promotion last year or did I imagine that? Whether it's to everyones taste or not, it brought us success last year If it floats ya boat that's great ! That's not what I said though. It brought success, whether it was a joy to watch or not is a different matter Can't re...
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 15:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season
Replies: 95
Views: 4401

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season

Basically the midfield that did so well against villa all off the field after 30mins or so

Joey's fitness is becoming a big issue. He was instrumental in the game against villa but can't seem to string 2 games together
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 15:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Villa
Replies: 90
Views: 7703

Re: BFTG - Villa

Come on. The owners being there had nothing to do with us playing a different style on Tues We just played well You keep believing that .. Yep, and you keep believing that 2 middle aged Chinese business people who made their money in shopping centres are advising Jaap Stam on how to play football :...
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 15:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Stam passing game
Replies: 32
Views: 981

Re: The Stam passing game

Did we come within 2 kicks of promotion last year or did I imagine that?

Whether it's to everyones taste or not, it brought us success last year
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 15:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season
Replies: 95
Views: 4401

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season

Sounds like we are just playing poorly, constantly giving the ball away

Sounds pretty self inflicted so far
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 15:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season
Replies: 95
Views: 4401

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the first long trek of the season

Going well so far :cry:
by Hound
19 Aug 2017 13:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Stam passing game
Replies: 32
Views: 981

Re: The Stam passing game

Yeah ^^

There was a clear plan in the villa game to be more direct second half
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