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by Snowflake Royal
18 Nov 2017 15:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) sponsored by the search for a Saturday home win
Replies: 57
Views: 4701

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) sponsored by the search for a Saturday home win

That was disgraceful defending. There were two or three players just watching him get in 5 yards of space and through on goal.
by Snowflake Royal
18 Nov 2017 14:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Wolves Prediction Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 3945

Re: Reading v Wolves Prediction Thread

Desmund.
Kermorgant, Beerens.
by Snowflake Royal
12 Nov 2017 13:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4151

Re: The "reward youth" debate

I presume you're not suggesting Cat 1 academy teams being introduced into the Football League? Now we're talking! Introduce a new tier, League 3, just above the National League. Then run it like in Spain - youth teams must be in a lower division than their parent club and there should be regulation...
by Snowflake Royal
08 Nov 2017 16:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search
Replies: 199
Views: 9488

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search

That's the difference between playing the system effectively (last year) playing it badly (earlier this season) and playing it well (Forest / Derby). It's what Stam's said he's wanted all along. It's why he bought Barrow, Aluko and Bacuna for example.
by Snowflake Royal
08 Nov 2017 12:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search
Replies: 199
Views: 9488

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search

By over-entitlement, I mean fans expecting to only have good times and things to go their way. That Reading should be at the top of the league and anything else is unacceptable. I don't see any other way to describe some of the reactions to poor results or runs that we have on here. I doubt Stam's ...
by Snowflake Royal
07 Nov 2017 19:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search
Replies: 199
Views: 9488

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search

I'm not sure what you mean by over-entitlement (fans want to see their team play well and win...) but I still think you need to be careful not to be too revisionist. I know you made a point about waiting until at least December, fair play, but to call other fans stupid is a little arrogant. Before ...
by Snowflake Royal
07 Nov 2017 19:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4151

Re: The "reward youth" debate

Sorry, you can't say on the one hand that Meite looked a good prospect at the time we signed him, despite achieving the square root of fuk all in actual fact, and that Mendes wasn't a WTF signing because when he eventually played a couple of games he did surprisingly well. He was definitely a WTF si...
by Snowflake Royal
07 Nov 2017 13:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4151

Re: The "reward youth" debate

It's easy to forget, Stam inherited a piss awful squad in piss awful form. That's absolutely not the circumstances to be using academy players. His dealings last summer were all about getting bodies into the squad and by and large he did ok (Weiser being the only wtf signing). I think Meite was a p...
by Snowflake Royal
06 Nov 2017 22:27
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5023
Views: 212972

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

oxf*rd hell. Respect to West Ham fans. They seem to have dragged their knuckles off the ground there. :shock:
by Snowflake Royal
06 Nov 2017 22:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4151

Re: The "reward youth" debate

I agree that Clarke used far too many loans, I don't think anyone disagrees with that, but that's a different set up and that season was a complete clusterfcuk.. The current management team seem to get a lot of unfair criticism in this respect. For someone who apparently isn't keen on the academy, ...
by Snowflake Royal
06 Nov 2017 18:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Ramming the Rams
Replies: 51
Views: 8626

Re: BFTG - Ramming the Rams

It's about even and I think he played the ball slightly backwards. If it is off its incredibly tight and I don't think you can expect a different call.
by Snowflake Royal
06 Nov 2017 18:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4151

Re: The "reward youth" debate

The young wingers should have been getting the minutes we've given to the likes of Hurtado, John, Harriott and Popa. Stacey could also have played wing-back when we were improvising with the likes of McCleary and Williams there. Tanner could potentially have got some of Grabban's minutes too. That'...
by Snowflake Royal
06 Nov 2017 17:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search
Replies: 199
Views: 9488

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search

Odd that people think fans had anything to do with Stam changing anything when essentially nothing has changed. We've not played badly this season, just not well enough and not effectively enough (semantics maybe, but certainly in home games no one has really looked better than us and almost every ...
by Snowflake Royal
05 Nov 2017 18:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4151

Re: The "reward youth" debate

Agreed. Smith and Richards acquitted themselves well and Richards could have a little run now at LB Fosu is still the only one who I think may come back to bite us, but you can’t keep hold of players his age forever in the fear they may fulfil their potential It's just sad we consistently brought i...
by Snowflake Royal
05 Nov 2017 15:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search
Replies: 199
Views: 9488

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by first half away goal search

Early days in our recovery of course, but it's just one more sign that the difference between 5th and 20th in the Championship can often be confidence and form. A few mistakes and game changing incidents of bad luck leading to some poor results and suddenly the players are uncertain, overthinking an...
by Snowflake Royal
05 Nov 2017 14:54
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Bolton (A)
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Bolton (A)

Well I've bought 2.

Looking forward to some 5 Parkinsons. Kinda hoping for an exciting but fair draw.
by Snowflake Royal
05 Nov 2017 12:59
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5023
Views: 212972

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

There's a shock.
by Snowflake Royal
04 Nov 2017 21:08
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5023
Views: 212972

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

double d wrote:They will be by far the biggest ever team that would play in league 1. What capacity is their stadium? They will be lucky to get 10,000 there is they get in L1

Bigger than Man City and Leeds?
by Snowflake Royal
04 Nov 2017 20:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Derby County v Reading - Prediction Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 2287

Re: Derby County v Reading - Prediction Thread

Alternate league: John Smith - 3 points :D snowball - 1 point :) Oilroyal - 1 point :) (three results right in a row!) Jackson Corner - 1 point :) Bobby1413 - 1 point :) Pepe - 1 point :) Regular John - 0 points Snowflake - 0 points Hound - 0 points royalp-we - 0 points Half Biscuit - 0 points Nurem...
by Snowflake Royal
04 Nov 2017 20:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading fc season predictor league
Replies: 95
Views: 4880

Re: Reading fc season predictor league

Alternate Prediction League update (includes all predictions on match threads since the start of the season). Only those with >= 5 predictions displayed Name / No. of Predictions / Points / Scorer Pts / Points per Prediction Regular John / 11 / 18 / 0 / 1.64 Snowflake / 15 / 15 / +2 / 1.00 Hound / 1...
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