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by From Despair To Where?
22 Jan 2019 11:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: BBC Berks - Portuguese striker to join in next 24 hours
Replies: 33
Views: 2627

Re: BBC Berks - Portuguese striker to join in next 24 hours

No way John, Sa was excellent. He had a fire in his belly that no striker has had since for us. He was aggressive and always caused oppostion defenders problems, was mortified when we sold him. Sa scored in 3 matches out of 19. No he scored 5 in 19 for us. It isn't just about his goals, he caused n...
by From Despair To Where?
22 Jan 2019 11:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Blackman...
Replies: 41
Views: 2167

Re: Nick Blackman...

We sold him because he was out of contract at the end of the season, had shown no desire to sign a new one and Derby came in with an absolutely bonkers offer we'd have been mad to turn down.
by From Despair To Where?
19 Jan 2019 12:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury & Suspension Watch : 2018/2019
Replies: 269
Views: 47640

Re: Injury & Suspension Watch : 2018/2019

Hopefully he does just mean termimating the loan early and if Novakovich us getting regular starts in Holland, it doesn't really make sense to bring him back if he's not going to get that here.
by From Despair To Where?
18 Jan 2019 20:23
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 576
Views: 133998

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

Doubt they'll be asking £7m for him this time round.
by From Despair To Where?
18 Jan 2019 11:07
Forum: General Football
Topic: Dirty LOLeeds
Replies: 400
Views: 19704

Re: Dirty LOLeeds

This whole business of a 70 minute press conference with Powerpoint presentations to explain his actions has raised one nagging question in my mind which I believe deserves a straight answer.

Is Bielsa Autistic?
by From Despair To Where?
17 Jan 2019 12:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: 20 Years Ago Today (16/1/99).........
Replies: 24
Views: 1509

Re: 20 Years Ago Today (16/1/99).........

Left at 4-0. Clearly remember vowing never to return to the Madejski. I hated the whole thing. Six months earlier my match day routine involved Spread Eagle, stroll round to the Southbank, find the usual spot under the clock and enjoy 90 mins of ineptitude. Here we still had the ineptitude, but the...
by From Despair To Where?
16 Jan 2019 21:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: 20 Years Ago Today (16/1/99).........
Replies: 24
Views: 1509

Re: 20 Years Ago Today (16/1/99).........

Yes it was.
by From Despair To Where?
16 Jan 2019 16:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: 20 Years Ago Today (16/1/99).........
Replies: 24
Views: 1509

Re: 20 Years Ago Today (16/1/99).........

I remember Elroy Kromheer putting in 45 minutes of such stunning ineptitude the likes of which nothing we've seen in the last 18 months comes even close to replicating. I stuck it out til the bitter end and even by the mediocre standard of a season season where we kept throwing away points against s...
by From Despair To Where?
16 Jan 2019 13:58
Forum: General Football
Topic: Man CitHEHEHE
Replies: 605
Views: 33605

Re: Man CitHEHEHE

City bought Steve Daley for £1.4m. I'm not questioning the worth of United's signings, just that around the the time United bought Wilkins, Liverpool spent a similar combined sum on Dalglish, Souness and Hansen. When United spent £2.5m on Stapleton and Robson, Liverpool spent £1.6m on Johnston, Lawr...
by From Despair To Where?
16 Jan 2019 12:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Tiago llori
Replies: 120
Views: 14456

Re: Tiago llori

I expect that Ilori is very much central to Gomes plans. If he is happy enough to stay he will, if he really wants to go to SL, then he probably will go there. I think that's the key. At this stage of his career, he'll want regular starts, not the occasional 20 minutes off the bench. I think he'll ...
by From Despair To Where?
16 Jan 2019 11:47
Forum: General Football
Topic: Man CitHEHEHE
Replies: 605
Views: 33605

Re: Man CitHEHEHE

United were spending big back in the late 70's and early 80's, comparatively more than Liverpool; Wilkins for £875,000 in 79, Birtles for £1.25m in 80, Robson for £1.5m and Stapleton for £900,000 in 81, for example. And then you look at the spending of clubs like Forest, Wolves and Man City. Liverpo...
by From Despair To Where?
16 Jan 2019 10:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Tiago llori
Replies: 120
Views: 14456

Re: Tiago llori

So basically, he'll only be 4th choice so Sporting don't want to pay more than €2.2m and want to pay in installments, we want €3m up front, Gomes doesn't want to sell and Ilori isn't entirely sold on the move either.

I can see this happening for about €1.5m in the summer if we go down.
by From Despair To Where?
15 Jan 2019 23:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading XI
Replies: 27
Views: 1609

Re: Worst Reading XI

All true but that team was arguably the strongest side available and 6 or 7 players are a disgrace to the shirt. The Watford game was a scratch side thrown together because we had a Cup replay 2 days later and we rested the whole first team.
by From Despair To Where?
15 Jan 2019 21:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading XI
Replies: 27
Views: 1609

Re: Worst Reading XI

We said goodbye to Elm Park with the following lineup Scott Howie Stuart Gray Andy Bernal Linvoy Primus Paddy Kelly Stuart Lovell Phil Parkinson Darren Caskey Michael Meaker Michael O'Neil Robert Fleck. Subs Paul Brayson Jamie Lambert Granted, there are a couple of club legends on the way down in th...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Jan 2019 15:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading XI
Replies: 27
Views: 1609

Re: Worst Reading XI

That's a starting 11 that contained an English international, an Irish international, a Welsh international and 2 Nigerian internationals. That certainly doesn't mean they're any good though! Not at all. Only 3 of them were current internationals, only 2 of them earned more than 4 caps and only 1 o...
by From Despair To Where?
15 Jan 2019 13:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading XI
Replies: 27
Views: 1609

Re: Worst Reading XI

That's a starting 11 that contained an English international, an Irish international, a Welsh international and 2 Nigerian internationals.
by From Despair To Where?
15 Jan 2019 08:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1967
Views: 437925

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

I've just rewatched the highlights because of this argument and I can't say I think there's much the ref got bang on. Fox - could easily have seen a straight red Richards - slightly more control but a worse challenge, couldn't complain at red Murphy - a straight red, looks like intent and worse tha...
by From Despair To Where?
13 Jan 2019 15:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED José Gomes
Replies: 310
Views: 19861

Re: CONFIMRED José Gomes

It's a positive start though isn't it and I agree with those saying that he seems to have instilled a more positive vibe. He's clearly under no illusions about the task at hand but he doesn't so much as say the right things as says things in the right way. 4 points in 4 games is an improvement 2 cle...
by From Despair To Where?
12 Jan 2019 18:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (h) sponsored by Steve Stone
Replies: 135
Views: 8252

Re: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (h) sponsored by Steve Stone

Think it’s been wrongly assumed that Ejaria’s loan spell at Rangers was a poor one - I don’t think it was. He just didn’t like it, he played a lot of games and some at a decent level Glad he’s done well. And delighted and relieved we should be getting the 3 points When there are doubts raised about...
by From Despair To Where?
12 Jan 2019 18:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (h) sponsored by Steve Stone
Replies: 135
Views: 8252

Re: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (h) sponsored by Steve Stone

bcubed wrote:
Uke wrote:So how are the newbies doing?


Ejaria superb. Standing ovation when subbed


A strong start and pleased to hear it. I have my doubts but a hope he proves me wrong.
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