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by Forbury Lion
15 Jan 2018 17:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madjeski and Howe
Replies: 79
Views: 6010

Re: Madjeski and Howe

On an unrelated issue I returned to my car after work today as saw Sir John powerwalking across the Madejski Stadium car park over by the indoor dome. He was wearing a full Reading FC tracksuit complete with Reading FC baseball cap. He's in training, heard we need a striker so he's answering the ca...
by Forbury Lion
12 Jan 2018 17:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Moore or striker?
Replies: 57
Views: 3093

Re: Moore or striker?

WIth the price of players going up so much, the importance of the academy has never been greater - If we can develop players that would other wise cost £10m plus then that's a great return on the investment.
by Forbury Lion
11 Jan 2018 15:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Please get our transfer business completed in swift fashion!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1225

Re: Please get our transfer business completed in swift fashion!!!

The easiest way to get the transfer business completed swiftly is to not sign or sell anyone.
by Forbury Lion
10 Jan 2018 17:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madjeski and Howe
Replies: 79
Views: 6010

Re: Madjeski and Howe

STAR Liaison wrote: We believe he does attend matches here in person from time to time but he's clearly not big on making himself known around the place or promoting a piece of cake / can of energy drink / whatever.
Maybe he's still perfecting his club song and wants to get it ready for the next time we play Leeds.
by Forbury Lion
10 Jan 2018 17:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Hammond vs Tevreden
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Re: Hammond vs Tevreden

I think Brian would have struggled to do the job Nicky did under the circumstances the club found their selves in with regards to having to raise funds, spend frugally (The Reading Way). Also, some of Hammonds role moved over to Nigel Howe - things like negotiating contracts and stuff, I don't know ...
by Forbury Lion
10 Jan 2018 17:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Moore or striker?
Replies: 57
Views: 3093

Re: Moore or striker?

If it's £10m for Moore and they spend the £10m on a proven striker, then I'd be up for that - maybe we can get Michael Hector or someone like that on loan if need be? But, I fear it will be £10m for Moore and we will fail to have any bids accepted for any strikers leaving us weaker as a result and m...
by Forbury Lion
10 Jan 2018 17:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madjeski and Howe
Replies: 79
Views: 6010

Re: Madjeski and Howe

:lol: Charming!! I was about in the days of the proposed Thames Valley Royals merger - no-one could have foretold that little scenario a few years previously. It is clear the Chinese are not interested in the football side of things, so what are they interested in? Nobody knows what they are intere...
by Forbury Lion
10 Jan 2018 14:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madjeski and Howe
Replies: 79
Views: 6010

Re: Madjeski and Howe

Mark my words, the Thais were in for the money to be gleaned from the land around the stadium and the Chinese will end up building on the stadium itself if something is not done and soon. I'd like to think that STAR are trying to arrange meetings with someone on the board, in order to allay our fea...
by Forbury Lion
09 Jan 2018 13:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madjeski and Howe
Replies: 79
Views: 6010

Re: Madjeski and Howe

The board needs someone with more football knowledge, not necessarily a board member. This would normally be the director of football but I don't think we have the right person in place in terms of experience of the club/game/league etc combined with a manager in a similar situation. I don't know wh...
by Forbury Lion
08 Jan 2018 17:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madjeski and Howe
Replies: 79
Views: 6010

Re: Madjeski and Howe

How many people who think we need to go back to the Reading way/Madejski way are the same people who were moaning about the way Madejski was running the club and that he should step aside for new owners.
by Forbury Lion
08 Jan 2018 14:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Madjeski and Howe
Replies: 79
Views: 6010

Re: Madjeski and Howe

1. Kept Nicky Hammond 2. Not appointed Stam in the first place and stuck with McDermott 3. Put up with fans moaning that the team isn't good enough, we're not doing as well as we should, we need to play 4-5-1, we should get a manager like Jaap Stam in, Sir John should step down/sell the club to a Ru...
by Forbury Lion
08 Jan 2018 14:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?
Replies: 43
Views: 2503

Re: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?

From JIM's post, I'd say it a new lyrics thread for that Billy Joel song.
by Forbury Lion
08 Jan 2018 13:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 352
Views: 16084

Re: Who could replace Stam?

The list of good available managers is quite a good read. Most will not come but could also dream. There must be a few in here that can do a job: Luis Enrique Peter Bosz Tomas Tuchel Slaven Bilic Frank De Boer Ronald Koeman Laurent Blanc Paul Clement Alan Curbishley Mark Warburton Paulo di Canio Ol...
by Forbury Lion
08 Jan 2018 12:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1670
Views: 362974

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Far Canal wrote:
Maneki Neko wrote:
out musseled
can argue with that.


Bit of a shelfish view, that.
Say it like you see it, don't feel you have to clam up.
by Forbury Lion
08 Jan 2018 12:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?
Replies: 43
Views: 2503

Re: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?

JIM wrote:No points
No new players
No future in championship
Brilliant expectations in 2018
War with N, Korea
Riots over Brexit
Corbyn P,M.
Reading relegated
Ashes gone

ROLL ON 2019
t's not all negative, Dancing on Ice is back on ITV.
by Forbury Lion
08 Jan 2018 12:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?
Replies: 43
Views: 2503

Re: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?

I can only think that perhaps some of the attributes that made him a great footballer, in particular a great defender, i.e. perseverance, tenacity, stubbornness, not willing to give up etc. are now acting against him and revealing a weakness in being inflexible. not as catchy as tenacity, spirit an...
by Forbury Lion
08 Jan 2018 12:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back the boys and make some Noise
Replies: 31
Views: 2030

Re: Back the boys and make some Noise

most go there to be entertained and most pay good money, If you pay to watch a film and it's crap you're going to moan about it, same with football. If you start booing or making snidey comments during a film then expected to be called a pcunt I don't, likewise I don't start booing or making snidey...
by Forbury Lion
08 Jan 2018 11:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back the boys and make some Noise
Replies: 31
Views: 2030

Re: Back the boys and make some Noise

Most go there to be entertained and most pay good money, If you pay to watch a film and it's crap you're going to moan about it, same with football. Not really. Forget entertainment, I go because it's a passion. They are two different things, and they always have been. And I've got almost 60 years ...
by Forbury Lion
04 Jan 2018 16:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?
Replies: 43
Views: 2503

Re: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?

Has Jaap forgotten the success he had as a player at Manchester United playing in an attacking 442 formation? Sure, we're no Man Utd but we're not exactly up against Arsenal, Chelsea etc in this league either....... At least switch to something like this when plan A isn't working
by Forbury Lion
04 Jan 2018 15:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gourlay out.
Replies: 131
Views: 8203

Re: Gourlay out.

Ron Gourlay yesterday
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