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by andrew1957
08 Dec 2018 20:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (h) sponsored by Colin
Replies: 112
Views: 5682

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield United (h) sponsored by Colin

I'm sorry, but Scott Marshall is not the answer, Aluko, seriously? SM has zero presence and the team is clueless and totally without edge! If we appointed Gardiola it would make little difference. I don’t think the issue is the manager hence why I thought it a tad harsh to get rid of PC. Whoever yo...
by andrew1957
06 Dec 2018 12:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 922
Views: 61152

Re: New Manager

Really think we need a long term appointment and not yet another manager who will be sacked in 6-9 months. It seems to me that the problems at the club run deep and it might take a while to sort the mess out. No idea who can do this. I know Bruce has a good record but I just have a gut feeling that ...
by andrew1957
06 Dec 2018 12:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement sacked!
Replies: 116
Views: 8751

Re: Clement sacked!

Have to say I am surprised and a tad disappointed. Clement still had the backing of around 50% of the fans, whereas by the time he was sacked Stam had virtually zero support. Managers are not normally sacked until they have totally lost respect from the fan base. # I have always liked the way that C...
by andrew1957
05 Dec 2018 19:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we really going down this season
Replies: 55
Views: 3397

Re: Are we really going down this season

Are we really going down ? I reckon it's a 50% chance. We are fighting it out with around 6 others. It will go to the wire. Will we finish bottom 6 ? Highly likely Is going down "good" for us? Absolutely NOT. Going down would be a total disaster. Not sure I completely agree about going do...
by andrew1957
05 Dec 2018 18:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nigel Howe appointed new CEO
Replies: 37
Views: 3501

Re: Nigel Howe appointed new CEO

Good decision IMO. If the rumours about Gourlay upsetting pretty much everyone at the club are true, we will need a safe pair of hands to steady the ship and hopefully move the club forwards in a positive direction again. It will be interesting to see whether he recommends to the owners that we reta...
by andrew1957
12 Nov 2018 14:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: The very latest in Clement In/Out Polls
Replies: 72
Views: 5868

Re: The very latest in Clement In/Out Polls

Definitely IN for me. I see a huge improvement from the gutless and awful displays under Stam. We are (admittedly very slowly) getting better. To me the difference between this season and last is the Ipswich performance Saturday as compared to the Birmingham at home performance under Stam. Last seas...
by andrew1957
03 Nov 2018 17:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (h) sponsored by a plea from Terry Cooper
Replies: 96
Views: 10869

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (h) sponsored by a plea from Terry Cooper

Say it once, I'll say it again, we are not going to win games with this midfield, it doesn't matter how well they play individually, they are too lightweight and that means we will keep conceding with them there. Real shame, because I actually think we've played OK most the season, but the problem ...
by andrew1957
04 Oct 2018 07:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?
Replies: 94
Views: 8890

Re: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?

I’m not even joking when I say his sister is better than him. He looks like he has Cerebral Palsy ffs, he should be ashamed to call himself a human let alone a footballer. Hands down the worst sportsman I’ve ever seen, wouldn’t even make the Paralympics. If he was a dog we’d have put him down to pu...
by andrew1957
03 Oct 2018 20:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?
Replies: 94
Views: 8890

Re: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?

Have to say I try to give players the benefit of the doubt. For example I think Gunter is much better than he gets credit for on here. But Aluko really has been awful since joining. Either he never was very good, or his knees are shot, or he is low on confidence, or he just could not care less - but...
by andrew1957
03 Oct 2018 20:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED - Yakou Meite
Replies: 190
Views: 44612

Re: CONFIRMED - Yakou Meite

I like Meite because at least he tries hard and he was a tad unlucky not to score last night. But I have to say I am shocked that he as received such a long contract extension at this stage in his career. I can only think that the club expect him to develop and have been able to sign him on low wage...
by andrew1957
02 Oct 2018 23:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT - I don’t know what to call it
Replies: 143
Views: 11199

Re: BFT - I don’t know what to call it

I try to be positive but I have to say that when I heard that Aluko was playing my enthusiasm was dented. And he was truly awful yet again. I try not to knock individual players but it is really hard to see how Aluko can ever start another game for RFC. It was as though we were playing with 10 men u...
by andrew1957
02 Oct 2018 15:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: This season v last season
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

This season v last season

I am not sure if it has been mentioned on another thread but after the draw on Saturday RFC have a slightly better record this season (by goal difference) as compared to the first 10 games of last season under Stam. Last time - Won 2 Drew 3 Lost 5 For 9 Against 12 (-3) This season - Won 2 Drew 3 Los...
by andrew1957
25 Sep 2018 13:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3708
Views: 529700

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

Reading FC have a good record of bringing Academy payers through to the first team but much depends on how they do on loan to League 1 and 2. For example in the past the likes of Obita, Sigurdsson and Hector did very well on loan and then got their first team chance. Sadly over the last couple of ye...
by andrew1957
20 Sep 2018 20:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement In/Out...latest poll
Replies: 31
Views: 2078

Re: Clement In/Out...latest poll

Snowflake Royal wrote:In. And it will continue to be In until the shower of shit who cross the white line of a saturday afternoon oxf*rd off elsewhere and Clement proves he's no good with competent players.


Agreed
by andrew1957
20 Sep 2018 20:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 877
Views: 75772

Re: Clement

I understand the urge to blame the manager, after all Clement is the only person at the club we can actually do anything to get rid of as fans. I also accept that Clement is not doing a good job. What I can no longer accept is blaming managers for the poor performance of the players. These players ...
by andrew1957
20 Sep 2018 17:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 205
Views: 12187

Re: BFTG - Norwich

First half so flat, dire infact. Just don't understand how you can play like that after being fired up before kick off. Second half I actually thought we were excellent. Intent, and purpose was there. We created a fair few chances. But seriously our finishing is just woeful. What actually went agai...
by andrew1957
20 Sep 2018 09:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 877
Views: 75772

Re: Clement

I honestly don't think a manager change will help really. He's not beyond reproach by any means, but the problems stem from awful decision-making at the top, and now we're left with a broken squad with some individual talent but who just don't work collectively. Yes, you could argue that's the mana...
by andrew1957
04 Sep 2018 11:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 877
Views: 75772

Re: Clement

I have voted "in". As others have said the problems at RFC seem far deeper than Clement. We have been on a downward spiral for some years. In truth apart from those intimately involved in the club I doubt that any of us have an real inkling as to what has gone wrong. But I don't see how th...
by andrew1957
23 Aug 2018 19:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: McShane
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: McShane

To be fair to McShane he has been a good servant to the club the last few seasons but it does look as though he should be no more than back up this season. I really do not understand why Illori was dropped initially and he is now "injured" (whether conveniently or really who knows). Maybe ...
by andrew1957
23 Aug 2018 19:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 2153
Views: 258502

Re: Rival Watch

QPR sign Hemed and Wells. Two very good signings who are both much better than Baldock IMO. I think QPR will start to make a come back and so we need to get our act together quickly.
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