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by From Despair To Where?
18 Nov 2017 00:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC Womens World
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Reading FC Womens World

I'd be surprised if the Women's team cost more than £1m a year to run. Fara Williams may, as a top earner, be on something like £30,000-40,000 a year, Kelly Chambers maybe something similar but there's only about 20 players in the squad and I doubt there's many earning more than £20,000 a year.
by From Despair To Where?
16 Nov 2017 22:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC Womens World
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Reading FC Womens World

I've seen the one from Arsenal but for me, the technique to hit a dropping ball on the volley into the top corner from distance surpasses hitting a 70 yd dead ball.

Both excellent goals though
by From Despair To Where?
16 Nov 2017 18:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC Womens World
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Reading FC Womens World

Fara Williams has won the player of the month. She scored an amazing goal direct from a kick off. She scored an absolute belter away to Liverpool that brought back memories of Simon Osborn at the Valley @28 seconds in this clip http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41475638 It's good to see they are ...
by From Despair To Where?
16 Nov 2017 10:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred new owners of Raeding Football Club
Replies: 8666
Views: 321945

Re: Confimred new owners of Reading Football Club

For us it was a case of extracting ourselves from the TSI shit. They were the best option at a time when any option was better than no option. The Chinese seem better than the Thais who were clearly better than TSI. Not sure the Thais would be the best fit for Oxford. Learn from Madejski's mistakes,...
by From Despair To Where?
16 Nov 2017 09:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3059
Views: 401072

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Best players for the Royals in the 1st half are the 4 Williams and the 8 Allen - a female Liam Kelly H-T 0-0 Fara Williams should be good, she's the all time most capped England player and one of the best midfielders in WSL. A real statement of ambition and intent to sign someone of her stature. Do...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Nov 2017 12:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad
Replies: 51
Views: 1943

Re: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad

John Smith wrote:
From Despair To Where? wrote:Because he's called LWJ for a reason and you won't see his fcuking flag when the camera's in the Upper West, you blithering moron.

I think he can answer for himself without your bullying and vitriolic bile, thank you.


Just making like Roy Walker and saying what I see.
by From Despair To Where?
15 Nov 2017 12:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad
Replies: 51
Views: 1943

Re: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad

Because he's called LWJ for a reason and you won't see his fcuking flag when the camera's in the Upper West, you blithering moron.
by From Despair To Where?
15 Nov 2017 12:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad
Replies: 51
Views: 1943

Re: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad

Personally, I like a passing build up from the back that results in a rocket fired into the top corner from 30yds so Lita's against West Brom it is. (2min 58 in this clip which incidentally also demonstrates just how good James Harper was) https://youtu.be/b2JchWF-udo For a 30yd rocket, it's still S...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Nov 2017 12:17
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The one that worries me about January
Replies: 46
Views: 4493

Re: Rodgers wants Moore

If it's only £5m he wants to spend, maybe he should head to Nottingham and take look at a centre back he's a little bit more familiar with. Whilst Celtic can financially run roughshod over Scottish football and are a big draw for domestic players, I just don't see what the appeal would be for a pla...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Nov 2017 10:51
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The one that worries me about January
Replies: 46
Views: 4493

Re: Rodgers wants Moore

If it's only £5m he wants to spend, maybe he should head to Nottingham and take look at a centre back he's a little bit more familiar with. Whilst Celtic can financially run roughshod over Scottish football and are a big draw for domestic players, I just don't see what the appeal would be for a play...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Nov 2017 09:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad
Replies: 51
Views: 1943

Re: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad

Woodcote Royal wrote:
Nameless wrote:IT’s Convey against Millwall.
Goals by the opposition come hehind every goal we’ve scored, in joint last place....


+1 How it missed out on goal of the season beggars belief.


It missed out because Glenn Little did this

https://youtu.be/Q68ch5w8sFY
by From Despair To Where?
13 Nov 2017 20:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4161

Re: The "reward youth" debate

Surely one of the reasons for players going out on loan is to get them out of the comfort zone of "world class facilities" and seeing how how they adapt to different environments. By 17-18, you be should be coaching them to adapt to their environment tactically and emotionally and preparin...
by From Despair To Where?
13 Nov 2017 17:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad
Replies: 51
Views: 1943

Re: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad

I remember a Sammy Igoe belter from about 30yds against Bury.

Lita's goal against West Bromwich in the Cup.

Danny Williams against Blackburn.


..and from the opposition, Jonathan Stead overhead kick for Ipswich in 2009 or David Bentley for Blackburn in 2006.
by From Despair To Where?
13 Nov 2017 15:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4161

Re: The "reward youth" debate

True, but I'm talking about players who've played a significant number of first team games or, in the case of Taylor, scored a league goal.

Who's to say that Southwood or Loader will play for England or won't find an grandparent who gives them an alternative route into international football?
by From Despair To Where?
13 Nov 2017 14:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4161

Re: The "reward youth" debate

Having said that, I can definitely see how the national team has benefitted greatly from our academy giving first team opportunities to Alex Pearce, Jem Karacan, Simon Church, Hal Robson Kanu, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Simon Cox, Jake Taylor and Liam Kelly. Also, a lot of these non international foreigners ...
by From Despair To Where?
13 Nov 2017 11:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4161

Re: The "reward youth" debate

So the solution is an academy league parachuted in at Step 5, played in front of crowds a fraction of that currently at Step 5 make the slightest bit of difference? Man Utd or Chelsea will still stockpile young players, still farm them off to higher placed teams and the reward at the pinnacle of Non...
by From Despair To Where?
12 Nov 2017 19:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: The "reward youth" debate
Replies: 91
Views: 4161

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 From Despair To Where?
11 Nov 2017 17:01
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2118
Views: 98093

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

double d wrote:Ostersunds: Rise of Swedish club under English manager Graham Potter - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41902664

Gr8 article.


Didn't he once have a spell on loan to us about 20 years ago?
by From Despair To Where?
10 Nov 2017 12:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Ravel Morrison
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: RUMOUR - Ravel Morrison

Isn't he a complete arsehole? Most of the time but he does occasionally post something worth reading I love you mate. And you're a Manics fan. Do you go to away games? Your next pint is on me when I see you. http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/20140201/4967951/monty-python-run-away-o.gif
by From Despair To Where?
10 Nov 2017 10:38
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Ravel Morrison
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: RUMOUR - Ravel Morrison

Silver Fox wrote:Isn't he a complete arsehole?



Most of the time but he does occasionally post something worth reading
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