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by Snowflake Royal
19 Jul 2018 22:43
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 379
Views: 47968

Re: Summer Transfers

How exactly? Either you're a hot PL academy prospect or you've got years of Championship / equiv experience. If you've got the experience you can't be that young.
by Snowflake Royal
19 Jul 2018 22:41
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 71
Views: 7866

Re: Sam Baldock

Could be planning for last 20 tactical shift to 2 up for a midfielder. Or a 3-5-2 (left back and Barrow a problem there) maybe a return to 4-4-2.

Aluko actually looked decent in the Besiktas highlights. And we looked quite slick in general... 4 all 1.50 we were in attack
by Snowflake Royal
19 Jul 2018 19:14
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 71
Views: 7866

Re: Sam Baldock

I think the thing I most like about Clement's signings, is that they appear part of an incremental long term plan, rather than trying to buy half a new team that will take us up in one transfer window. The sort of strategy that Sir Steven of Coppell took. Inevitably a decent proportion of signings ...
by Snowflake Royal
18 Jul 2018 23:14
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 71
Views: 7866

Re: Sam Baldock

I think the thing I most like about Clement's signings, is that they appear part of an incremental long term plan, rather than trying to buy half a new team that will take us up in one transfer window. The sort of strategy that Sir Steven of Coppell took. Inevitably a decent proportion of signings n...
by Snowflake Royal
18 Jul 2018 23:07
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 379
Views: 47968

Re: Summer Transfers

do agree Victor to an extent, and I think Lampard has pulled off a great coup getting those two in. Pretty much every other club in the division would have happily taken either I do wonder how often these players actually end up a success though. Tammy Abraham obviously, but for every one of him, t...
by Snowflake Royal
17 Jul 2018 21:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 108
Views: 7754

Re: Season 2018/2019

Mild concern we're regularly conceding in pre-season. Positive we're scoring. Great to see McNulty bag a goal. Nice to see Smith continue his knack of scoring, although can't see him having much involvement in the first team of course. He seems to be one of those players who look a bit average but j...
by Snowflake Royal
17 Jul 2018 18:53
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 379
Views: 47968

Re: Summer Transfers

Exactly what I'm hearing, free transfers were agreed with a few clubs, but VDB wanted paid the difference in his Reading contract and the new contract. Reading also aren't prepared to subsidise too much of his wages for him to go on loan. Been told he will train with the u23s if he doesn't move bef...
by Snowflake Royal
17 Jul 2018 18:49
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 71
Views: 7866

Re: Sam Baldock

Pretty pleased with this. It's nice to get back to some solid, if unspectacular signings rather spunking wads of cash on fancy shite who can't perform, like sodding Aluko.

Decent stepping stone to mid-table and allows us to build from there.
by Snowflake Royal
16 Jul 2018 21:34
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Demetri Mitchell
Replies: 5
Views: 1894

Re: Speculation - Demetri Mitchell

We still have not solved the problem of a GOAL SCORING forward. :x :x :x :x Whu don`t we wait till the season starts and see what McNulty can do? and it looks like an attacking player is coming in shortly. but of course GOAL SCORING strikers grow on trees don`t they? Given he's arriving from the lo...
by Snowflake Royal
16 Jul 2018 21:32
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland
Replies: 59
Views: 6206

Re: George Evans

The fee is now nearly £1 million apparently. News sources all over the place on the transfer fee. In about a day, George Evans has flown to Austria with the Reading first team squad, and been on the verge of joining Sunderland for £450k, £250k and now £1m. busy boy, or just a lot of knob jockey gue...
by Snowflake Royal
16 Jul 2018 18:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 108
Views: 7754

Re: Season 2018/2019

Didn't know Chelsea were mirroring our preseason.
by Snowflake Royal
16 Jul 2018 18:42
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Lamine Kone
Replies: 10
Views: 2361

Re: Rumour - Lamine Kone

I bloody hope note, we've already signed one Sunderland player too many.
by Snowflake Royal
16 Jul 2018 18:38
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland
Replies: 59
Views: 6206

Re: George Evans

Probably for the best. Evans really needed an extended run in the team and he hasn't really got it during his time here. Every time he seems like he's going to get the break he somehow finds himself third or fourth choice again. It's clear that for whatever reason we don't think we can afford him th...
by Snowflake Royal
16 Jul 2018 18:24
Forum: International Football
Topic: England’s World Cup Finals 2018
Replies: 322
Views: 9841

Re: England’s World Cup Finals 2018

Kes nearly suckered me in to replying with his last offering. Must. Not. Cave. You've got to view the tournament as a success without question. Best set pieces in the Finals, Golden Boot winner, biggest ever WC win, first WC semi in almost 30 years, bettered our world ranking, exceeded all expectati...
by Snowflake Royal
15 Jul 2018 21:40
Forum: International Football
Topic: Best of the World Cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 249

Re: Best of the World Cup?

Kane's the opposition goalkeeper, dur.
by Snowflake Royal
15 Jul 2018 17:55
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 76049

Re: World Cup 2018

It wasn't a clear and obvious error, despite Shearer's protestations, there was actually contact. It's then debatable as to whether it was enough to impede him. Dafuq? When you see it from behind he had already dived before the contact. Literally both feet had left the ground before any contact. Ou...
by Snowflake Royal
15 Jul 2018 17:51
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 76049

Re: World Cup 2018

AthleticoSpizz wrote:Sorry, but, too many words Ian

£100 coming back if Croatia wins



Freekick: Contact. Not obvious error. Soft. Got to defend it.

Penalty: Never deliberate. Unsighted, Arm position natural.

£100 staying with bookies.

Better? Or do deliberate and unsighted have too many syllables?
by Snowflake Royal
15 Jul 2018 17:48
Forum: International Football
Topic: Best of the World Cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 249

Re: Best of the World Cup?

.........................Courtois
..........Varane, Kompany, Godin,
Trippier, ....Kante, Modric...., Marcello
.......Mbappe...de Bruyner...Hazard
............................Kane
by Snowflake Royal
15 Jul 2018 17:41
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 76049

Re: World Cup 2018

Why didn't the Griezmann dive go to VAR? It wasn't a clear and obvious error, despite Shearer's protestations, there was actually contact. It's then debatable as to whether it was enough to impede him, you'd see them given all over the park, but he did make the most of it and it was soft. Croatia u...
by Snowflake Royal
15 Jul 2018 17:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 108
Views: 7754

Re: Season 2018/2019

Boring mid-table would be an absolutely delight. If we can win 10+ games at home that would be good too.
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