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by Hound
21 Sep 2017 06:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.
Replies: 84
Views: 3352

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: 84
Views: 3352

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: 84
Views: 3352

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: 1840

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 13:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott, Clarke, Adkins or Pardew
Replies: 39
Views: 1615

Re: McDermott, Clarke, Adkins or Pardew

I think the disappointing thing for me is it seems we didn't carry on the performance against Villa, which was excellent and showed what you described, carry on in subsequent games to be fair, haven't got to watch us for weeks, and don't really 'do' streams, so looking forward to being able to make ...
by Hound
20 Sep 2017 11:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Swansea
Replies: 44
Views: 2600

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 10:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott, Clarke, Adkins or Pardew
Replies: 39
Views: 1615

Re: McDermott, Clarke, Adkins or Pardew

Which one of our former great managers should we bring back to replace the utter clueless trash that is stam I voiced my concern at the start of the season when we failed to show up at QPR and apart from the Villa game we’ve been dog shite. We added some decent additions over the summer which shoul...
by Hound
20 Sep 2017 10:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.
Replies: 84
Views: 3352

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: 44
Views: 2600

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: 2876

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: 2876

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: 2876

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: 1390

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: 2876

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: 84
Views: 3352

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.
by Hound
19 Sep 2017 08:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Under 23"s Supposedly not ready for first team football.
Replies: 84
Views: 3352

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

Found this an interesting article and I think relevant to the thread. Its context is the Huddersfield decision to close their academy: http://www.football365.com/news/will-other-clubs-follow-huddersfields-academy-abolition Raises a question for me whether the be all and end all of a football club ac...
by Hound
19 Sep 2017 06:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Swansea Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 912

Re: Swansea Predictions

Decent performance but usual lacking cutting edge and concede a silly goal

1-0 Swansea
by Hound
18 Sep 2017 17:52
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Rickie Lambert and/or Giuseppe Rossi
Replies: 14
Views: 1788

Re: Speculation - Rickie Lambert and/or Giuseppe Rossi

Zero chance of either
by Hound
18 Sep 2017 12:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Swansea.
Replies: 23
Views: 1390

Re: Team for Swansea.

Don't think that's miles off

Think Bod might get another start after only playing 45 mins

Possibility of Blackett going CB instead of Moore, and would like to see Rinomhota get some minutes

Would also like to see Beerens start
by Hound
18 Sep 2017 12:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Bees
Replies: 67
Views: 5101

Re: BFTG Bees

Thought the same when I went to Brentford last year. After about 5 mins was cussing myself for not getting a seat instead
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