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by Snowflake Royal
20 Jul 2018 17:22
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 82
Views: 9671

Re: Sam Baldock

Re: long post - sorry! It certainly doesn't help that the charts from E361 are so big. Of course there is no requirement to read through it all... Frustrating day at work and mucking about in a spreadsheet tends to help that. I hope everyone is having a pleasant Friday I liked it. That's not a ring...
by Snowflake Royal
20 Jul 2018 17:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED: Darren Sidoel
Replies: 38
Views: 2987

Re: CONFIMRED: Darren Sidoel

He's clearly not been signed as a genuine first team squad member, so whilst I'd expect the manager to have been kept in the loop, I'd say the actual decision makers should be the DoF, Academy Manager and Chief Scout. No big deal. The worry is if Clement says things like that about genuine first tea...
by Snowflake Royal
20 Jul 2018 16:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 82
Views: 9671

Re: Sam Baldock

To me signing Baldock would indeed appear consistent with a change in tactical approach to allow two up front, which according to whoscored.com, only happened six times last season (4 x 352, 2 x 422). A potential change in shape may be required to increase our attacking output – only Burton (8.8 ) ...
by Snowflake Royal
20 Jul 2018 12:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 82
Views: 9671

Re: Sam Baldock

I would tend to agree that it is pointless signing Baldock unless we are reverting to 4-4-2. We have better wide options already and Bodvarsson and probably Meite would be more appropriate for the single striker role and we already have a smaller player who can play off the larger man in McNulty. J...
by Snowflake Royal
20 Jul 2018 12:51
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland
Replies: 77
Views: 7497

Re: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland

I doubt its 250k. Think that was something Sunderland threw about early doors He just hasn't been good enough for us. Very beige and very rarely influences a game. On paper he should have potential etc, but he has been with us 2.5 years now and not shown a great deal. From what I've seen of Rinomho...
by Snowflake Royal
19 Jul 2018 22:43
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 382
Views: 48854

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: 82
Views: 9671

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: 82
Views: 9671

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: 82
Views: 9671

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: 382
Views: 48854

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: 121
Views: 8545

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: 382
Views: 48854

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: 82
Views: 9671

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: 1905

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: 77
Views: 7497

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: 121
Views: 8545

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: 2368

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: 77
Views: 7497

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: 325
Views: 10049

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: 253

Re: Best of the World Cup?

Kane's the opposition goalkeeper, dur.
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