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by bagman
19 Apr 2018 14:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 468
Views: 30500

Re: Relegation Watch

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we go to Cardiff having already secured status, and Colin needing to win for automatic !! Dreamland.
by bagman
19 Apr 2018 14:16
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Nigel Gibbs
Replies: 10
Views: 4185

Re: Nigel Gibbs

Gilksie's up in the gantry during games, doing the video analysis that Said used to do.
by bagman
08 Apr 2018 12:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Preston -Home
Replies: 95
Views: 8669

Re: BFTG - Preston -Home

Didn't see Ed Franklin on the bench, and Karl H was handing out the drinks. Has EF paid the penalty for our awful injury record?
by bagman
22 Mar 2018 12:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 17800

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Looks like its Clement, but please,please not Nigel Gibbs as his assistant as he was at Swansea. So really negative around the place and a major poor influence on the players by his character.
by bagman
04 Mar 2018 13:38
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 602
Views: 43094

Re: Who could replace Stam?

NH sure to leave WBA when Pardew fired. Would be a great idea, but I doubt Gourley would want somebody like him back in the fold.
by bagman
09 Feb 2018 12:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Club announces new manager!
Replies: 72
Views: 4819

Re: Club announces new manager!

The monies raised from the Development Centres goes to the Community Trust, not the Parent Club. The Academy structure is funded solely by RFC, so they are separate from an income stream viewpoint. Monies that go into the Trust are not subsequently directed back to RFC.
by bagman
06 Feb 2018 13:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Club announces new manager!
Replies: 72
Views: 4819

Re: Club announces new manager!

This is a brilliant appointment. Ged Roddy was a very good friend of Eamonn, and very supportive of our EPPP application. Superbly connected and very capable. Will be a great addition to our excellent coaches ( Doddsie etc)
by bagman
27 Jan 2018 13:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Unfortunately ANOTHER In or Out poll
Replies: 213
Views: 9302

Re: Unfortunately ANOTHER In or Out poll

Again. He's been at our last 3 away games. But NO NO NO NO !!
by bagman
25 Jan 2018 14:30
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 602
Views: 43094

Re: Who could replace Stam?

The expression "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" springs to mind. Where is the mighty Dutchman, leaving his loyal no2 to field all the flack at t his critical stage. No wins, no new signings, no hope, no Jaap!!
by bagman
24 Jan 2018 12:43
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 602
Views: 43094

Re: Who could replace Stam?

I am now firmly of the view that Stam's time with us is spent. There appears to be a total lack of a coherent recruitment / sale plan during this window ( which may or not be his fault as RG/ BT and the Owners are equally culpable ) but his total lack of visibility this week exacerbates his relation...
by bagman
19 Jan 2018 17:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Chris Martin (loan)
Replies: 309
Views: 38744

Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

2018 Uefa Club Licensing Benchmarking Report shows Sunderland net debt at £159m the 3rd highest in UK and ahead of Newcastle ( and 13th in Europe ). They spent £1.25m in the summer and it is suggested have no money to spend in January. And Ellis Short remains desperate to sell. Yet they meet Derby's...
by bagman
14 Jan 2018 14:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG ‘Ull (A)
Replies: 55
Views: 6194

Re: BFTG ‘Ull (A)

Swift was obviously in pain, and physio signalled straight away that he could not continue.

But still a poor performance against a very bad team. We created nothing in open play.
by bagman
09 Jan 2018 12:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madjeski and Howe
Replies: 79
Views: 7124

Re: Madjeski and Howe

Much as it is possible to criticise SJM and Nigel ( two very different and possibly flawed personalities ) they ultimately had the best interests of RFC at the centre of what they did, albeit for different reasons. They knew little about football, but were guided and influenced by Nick Hammond and I...
by bagman
30 Dec 2017 14:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: My time at Reading FC Academy
Replies: 13
Views: 1651

Re: My time at Reading FC Academy

Must be one of the highest percentages in the country
by bagman
19 Dec 2017 14:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Lee Heron to Arsenal
Replies: 16
Views: 2982

Re: Lee Heron to Arsenal

Good move for Lee, and my understanding is that he will work alongside Mertesacker (not for him). But this will have major implications on the Academy EPPP category1 status. We only scrapped through last time, primarily through Eamonn Dolan's excellent relationship with Ged Ruddy, and his superb bla...
by bagman
08 Dec 2017 16:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3265
Views: 445960

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

Aaron was injured whilst on trial at Aldershot (TCL) . Won't be back until well into New Year. He's not really played for 2 + years now. Unfortunately can't see him playing pro football again. Pity because in the Academy was a standout player in his year group
by bagman
08 Dec 2017 16:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames
Replies: 54
Views: 3158

Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

Thought Murts was sick note, certainly his wife was as well at the school she taught at (some times)

Jim McIntyre was known as "Big Yin" for his very large appendage, and his somewhat direct chat up line to the ladies "Do you want to see the biggest XXXX in football?"
by bagman
07 Dec 2017 11:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Tommy Jenkins.
Replies: 13
Views: 1975

Re: Tommy Jenkins.

I seem to remember that his last game for us was against Brentwood in the cup, in 1969. I went along as I had just joined Ford, and he was marked by Dave Jones, a local estate agent, who had just rented us a flat. We lost 1-0. Really bad day. I thought he was an amazing player, and shortly after wen...
by bagman
27 Oct 2017 13:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Recent Ex-Players Performing
Replies: 15
Views: 1455

Re: Recent Ex-Players Performing

Angus MacDonald and Karl MacHugh both let go on frees and are no captaining Barnsley and Motherwell respectively
by bagman
09 Oct 2017 15:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading Player
Replies: 204
Views: 22046

Re: Worst ever Reading Player

Andy Maclaren. If you read his book you'd understand why !
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