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by bagman
19 Jan 2018 17:21
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Chris Martin
Replies: 193
Views: 18696

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: 5268

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: 68
Views: 4735

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: 1284

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: 2638

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: 3126
Views: 419989

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: 2404

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: 1656

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: 1170

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: 20474

Re: Worst ever Reading Player

Andy Maclaren. If you read his book you'd understand why !
by bagman
02 Sep 2017 10:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Martin Kuhl
Replies: 24
Views: 7221

Re: Martin Kuhl

No he left in June and has not been back to Hogwood since. Still looking for new job.
by bagman
01 Sep 2017 11:45
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Martin Kuhl
Replies: 24
Views: 7221

Re: Martin Kuhl

Why 10 week delay in announcing ?
by bagman
27 Jun 2017 17:08
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Martin Kuhl
Replies: 24
Views: 7221

Martin Kuhl

Martin Kuhl's Twitter page seems to suggest he has left RFC. Any news?
by bagman
19 Jun 2017 11:56
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Pre-Season tour - Holland 2017
Replies: 54
Views: 8071

Re: Pre-Season tour - Holland 2017

Who was the Reading player sent off in that game. If I remember it was a case of mistaken identity ?
by bagman
23 May 2017 17:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Seamus Dolan
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Seamus Dolan

Eamonn's son will lead the Reading team out at Wembley. This is a great gesture to recognise the enormous contribution Eamonn made to getting many of our players to where they are today. Well done to those responsible.
by bagman
27 Dec 2016 12:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED: Jordon Mutch
Replies: 122
Views: 25221

Re: RUMOUR: Jordan Mutch

Came on as a sub for Palace in Big Sam's first game. Looks unlikely that he would be allowed to move as he would want to strengthen squad.
by bagman
15 Nov 2016 15:10
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Royal Elm Park
Replies: 529
Views: 70891

Re: Royal Elm Park

Brenda's Father in law !
by bagman
04 May 2016 13:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bye Nicky
Replies: 108
Views: 20890

Re: Bye Nicky

Having raised nearly £10 mil through sales this season ( Hector, Blackman, Sa ) on their instructions, my understanding is that not one of the owners nor the omnipresent Paroj made any contact with NH during the leaving process unlike SJM.

Absolutely NO CLASS !!
by bagman
16 Feb 2016 14:31
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Karl Halabi
Replies: 8
Views: 2645

Re: Speculation - Karl Halabi

Glen Driscoll. Ex Academy, been with Brenda at Swansea and Liverpool :D :D . Brilliant. And no I have not mistaken him for Chris Davies.
by bagman
03 Jan 2016 15:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Chris Davies in as first team coach - Terry Burton departs
Replies: 78
Views: 10537

Re: Chris Davies in as first team coach - Terry Burton depar

Thought Chris Davies was excellent after the game when he immediately ran onto pitch to stop Blackman making a real nob of himself by confronting Cottrell. Steven Reid was also there giving support. Despite Cottrell's antics Blackman does have serious issues and the quicker he goes the better.
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