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by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 21:19
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7024
Views: 302491

Re: The generic transfer thread

Superb deal for Roma. They will be able to sign an equally good if not better keeper than Alisson for half that money. Name a goalkeeper of the same ability available for £28 million. I'll wait. You do know that £28m is half of £56m? :lol: Liverpool paid more than £56m for Alisson. That was the str...
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 12:52
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 16838

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Courtney Friday suggesting that Brighton signing a player could "pave the way" for Baldock to join us but in the same Tweet point out Brighton's new signing is immediately going out on loan making his earlier statement null and void.
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 12:29
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7024
Views: 302491

Re: The generic transfer thread

Roma confirm Alisson went for €62.5M basic (£56M) with a further possible €10M (£9M) in potential future add ons a comment I made back in Feb about Alisson possibly being the best in Europe http://hobnob.royals.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=107279&p=4587648&hilit=alisson#p4587648 Can't ...
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 12:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7024
Views: 302491

Re: The generic transfer thread

TheSpread wrote:Superb deal for Roma. They will be able to sign an equally good if not better keeper than Alisson for half that money.


Name a goalkeeper of the same ability available for £28 million.

I'll wait.
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 11:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Marc McNulty
Replies: 142
Views: 21649

Re: CONFIMRED - Marc McNulty

Is this in reference to my post? If so, can you explain what is wrong with it, so we can move on? From the pre-season photo's, he looked a bit porky. Are we not allowed to be critical of the players or have freedom of speech on here? I vote to get rid Platypuss, he's causing nothing but trouble her...
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 11:27
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6288
Views: 327492

Re: The Non - League thread

Evidence of that budget is that they’ve now signed a forward, Adam Rooney, from Aberdeen! Cracking signing for them. They should be walking that league, can have no excuses for not winning it. Says a lot about the SPL though! Game's gone. Is there any FFP in National League and below? No I don't th...
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 10:21
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7024
Views: 302491

Re: The generic transfer thread

Brentford seem to be selling all their players again Always seems to work out for them though. Their model of investing in lower league youth and selling on for massive profits has seen them be very comfortable in the Championship and probably helped fund their new stadium. Must be frustrating as a...
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 10:17
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland
Replies: 77
Views: 7674

Re: RUMOUR - George Evans to Sunderland

Yep get rid.

My guess is the club are being polite and not kicking him straight off the Austria tour, which is fine with me. Guessing the deal is probably done and will be announced when the squad return.
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 09:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Marc McNulty
Replies: 142
Views: 21649

Re: CONFIMRED - Marc McNulty

Classic Kes. Edging ever closer into the territory which means sayonara. Is this in reference to my post? If so, can you explain what is wrong with it, so we can move on? From the pre-season photo's, he looked a bit porky. Are we not allowed to be critical of the players or have freedom of speech o...
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 09:52
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7024
Views: 302491

Re: The generic transfer thread

John Egan moves from Brentford to Shef Utd. I know someone who is close to Egan and has been chatting to me about this the last few days and knowing how into football I am has shown me whatzap messages from him confirming details. He had expected to join Leeds this week but Shef Utd came in last mi...
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 08:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: HNA dodgy journo
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: HNA dodgy journo

How dare the words "dodgy journo" be in the title of a thread and it not relate to Courtney Friday! Very disappointed.
by Old Man Andrews
20 Jul 2018 08:12
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 85
Views: 10674

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 Old Man Andrews
19 Jul 2018 19:59
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 16838

Re: The Local Journo Thread

LOL @ blocked Hehe, yea been blocked for about 5 months. I kept seeing his tweets if someone replied to him, liked it or obviously RT'd it. He's the most hated "journalist" of all time. He stalks the board btw so be prepared for a response. Hey Courtney (nice name), you're a complete oxf*...
by Old Man Andrews
19 Jul 2018 19:52
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6288
Views: 327492

Re: The Non - League thread

They're bookies favourites but I don't understand how? They've just been promoted. There's way better teams in the league in my view; Wrexham, for example. Because they have a far greater budget than anyone else in the division. They will probably have the strongest squad on paper come the start of...
by Old Man Andrews
19 Jul 2018 14:36
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4451
Views: 420192

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

handbags_harris wrote:There will be a new kit, a small number of supporters were at the club a week or so ago doing some stuff for the launch. It should be released in the days leading up to the Palace game.


Take it this was a South Stand only affair?
by Old Man Andrews
19 Jul 2018 14:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 16838

Re: The Local Journo Thread

I think there should be 2 minutes silence to mourn what the Evening Post has finally become. From the days when papers has some semblance of something worth reading in them... http://www.wolvesheroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/reading-wolves-85.jpg I used to deliver that paper! Used to love rea...
by Old Man Andrews
19 Jul 2018 14:01
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4451
Views: 420192

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

I thought Paultheroyal said last week the kit is revealed late this week... Why are you all getting worried about this. It’s not unusual for Reading to have no new kit unveiled until the season starts. Ridiculous though that is. Be interesting to know the reason we get these stupidly late release d...
by Old Man Andrews
19 Jul 2018 13:53
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 16838

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Courtney "Courts" Friday adament that Jem Karacan will not be signing for Oxford because he is Reading through and through. Says it is "highly unlikely".

Cannot wait for this one to come back to bite him, will be glorious.
by Old Man Andrews
19 Jul 2018 13:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED: Darren Sidoel
Replies: 39
Views: 3163

Re: CONFIMRED: Darren Sidoel

Before nearly getting us relegated to League 1, yes. Not sure he did that but you create your own narrative to suit its cool. You don't think we nearly got relegated, or you don't think it had to do with players we did/didn't sign? My point is, having a DoF/club impose singings on a manager is neve...
by Old Man Andrews
19 Jul 2018 13:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED: Darren Sidoel
Replies: 39
Views: 3163

Re: CONFIMRED: Darren Sidoel

From JL's live Q&A: Clement on Sidoel ICYMI - here’s what Royals boss Paul Clement said about Sidoel’s signing yesterday: “He was identified through Brian Tevreden. “He’s a full-back, centre-back and possibly central midfielder so he’s a versatile player. “ I look forward to seeing him and hope...
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