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by Denver Royal
17 Jul 2018 23:24
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 59
Views: 4933

Re: Sam Baldock

It looks like PC has a plan to build a team/squad with plenty of character and Championship experience and after the debacle of last season that'll do for me. Not for me. I hear you, and I can see the sentiment. However, us being better than a ‘debacle’ is not a particularly useful yardstick relati...
by Denver Royal
17 Jul 2018 21:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 106
Views: 7234

Re: Season 2018/2019

I can buy that. Except that, if we won all our pre-season games, and scored lots of goals, with lots of shots on target, would we be saying the games don't matter and mean nothing? :wink: Another fair point. I am firmly in the "friendlies results don't matter a jot" camp but there are man...
by Denver Royal
17 Jul 2018 18:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 106
Views: 7234

Re: Season 2018/2019

It's all about getting a winning momentum into the season. We haven't won yet......... I don't nessecarily agree with that. It's a new manager doing his first pre season. It's about getting his tactics across and ensuring the players are fit for the season. I can buy that. Except that, if we won al...
by Denver Royal
17 Jul 2018 18:08
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sam Baldock
Replies: 59
Views: 4933

Re: Sam Baldock

Not sure what Nottingham has to do with anything. Yes they are spending a lot of money we don't have ... Well, I'd say it's relevant in that they, and other clubs, are who we will be competing against on the field. If we are going to finish in Top 10, as some are saying, that means we think there a...
by Denver Royal
10 Jul 2018 14:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 106
Views: 7234

Re: Season 2018/2019

What would we be happy with this season? 12th spot? After we win the World Cup I don’t know how I could deal with the most likely mundane midtable mediocroty of a crap football team so I’d probably find it hard to get actively pleased about anything less than a playoff fight. Yep, playoff final for...
by Denver Royal
10 Jul 2018 14:21
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - David Malinkovic
Replies: 13
Views: 4691

Re: Rumour - David Malinkovic

Hound wrote:Gone to Hull

Hound wrote:Noticed Hull had an offer accepted for Reece Burke as well, another we were linked to

John Smith wrote:Nigel keeps gazumping us!

Interesting that Nigel/Hull didn't re-sign Meyler...
by Denver Royal
09 Jul 2018 14:45
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Lewis Grabban to return...
Replies: 26
Views: 4492

Re: Lewis Grabban to return...

6m for a 30 year old - not really the right deal for us at This stage I’d say Where have they suddenly got loads of money from anyway? Thought they were skint I thought so too. But the business they've already done this summer suggests they're pulling a Wolves: In: Tobias Figueiredo - Sporting Lisb...
by Denver Royal
03 Jul 2018 12:03
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: Alternative to STAR?
Replies: 24
Views: 3061

Re: Alternative to STAR?

I'm not against STAR but they are definitely "good cop" and maybe there are times when there needs to be a "bad cop" organisation which STAR can distance itself from. STAR can not be both "good cop" and "bad cop", it will not work as it will strain or break e...
by Denver Royal
02 Jul 2018 14:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Eastleigh (a) sponsored by football is back
Replies: 36
Views: 3794

Re: MATCHWATCH : Eastleigh (a) sponsored by football is back

When attacking we very rarely look like we are going to do anything unless it is through Barrow running down the left wing at speed. We desperately need more from our centre forwards in terms of involvement in either finishing the chance or being part of the build up. I might be unrealistic but in ...
by Denver Royal
02 Jul 2018 13:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Eastleigh (a) sponsored by football is back
Replies: 36
Views: 3794

Re: MATCHWATCH : Eastleigh (a) sponsored by football is back

When attacking we very rarely look like we are going to do anything unless it is through Barrow running down the left wing at speed. We desperately need more from our centre forwards in terms of involvement in either finishing the chance or being part of the build up. I might be unrealistic but in ...
by Denver Royal
01 Jul 2018 16:03
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPACULATION - Tim Krul
Replies: 15
Views: 2097

Re: Tim Krul

Player becomes available, on a free, might be an upgrade for us? Krul maybe not the answer (high wages, Leeds interested, etc), but we need to look to improve at various positions if we can, and keeper is no different, imo. Mannone at fault for Eastleigh winner yesterday? Boaz Myhill and Danny Ward ...
by Denver Royal
30 Jun 2018 16:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Eastleigh (a) sponsored by football is back
Replies: 36
Views: 3794

Re: MATCHWATCH : Eastleigh (a) sponsored by football is back

Quite disappointing seeing quite a few fans saying: Clement is a fraud Out of his depth We are in trouble When it's the first game after pre-season Seriously, get a fecking grip Agreed, no need for a total meltdown. Very early doors yet. That said, in our situation never too early to establish posi...
by Denver Royal
28 Jun 2018 13:32
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Ashley Williams
Replies: 26
Views: 4542

Re: Ashley Williams

Snowflake Royal wrote: Complaining about signing someone off the back of a double relegation is perfectly fine.


So if Hull had got relegated this past season, there would/should have been howls of discontent when we signed Meyler?
by Denver Royal
28 Jun 2018 01:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard
Replies: 34
Views: 3994

Re: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard

The thing about Clement not being known for bringing through youth players, he's had two management jobs, it's not exactly a huge sample to go with. Are Derby and Swansea known for producing good youth players? That’s actually a really good point. Take those two clubs, one has an old expensive squa...
by Denver Royal
26 Jun 2018 23:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard
Replies: 34
Views: 3994

Re: CONFIRMED: Novakovich to stay on loan nxt season, this time at Fotuna Sittard

Pleased with the extention. I’m thinking Nova may have wanted this loan, and that he may not have extended otherwise. First off, not sure he’s quite as good (yet) as some think he is. Also, Clement isn’t exactly known for playing youngsters. I suspect anyone thinking/hoping he will, are maybe destin...
by Denver Royal
12 Jun 2018 15:47
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Kemar Roofe for 7m
Replies: 52
Views: 7972

Re: Rumour: Kemar Roofe for 7m

Not for me. I think he's had his time and needs to move on. What about the other two, LWJ? Have their moments but too few and far between. Part of the reason we struggled massively last year so time to go. Evans is 23, came straight from an academy with only a few games at Walsall previously. This ...
by Denver Royal
12 Jun 2018 13:47
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 372
Views: 46432

Re: Summer Transfers

Not the nicest of men but Jon Flanagan is available on a free.. Not nice, but turned 25 this year...right-footed but can play well at LB too...quite tall for a FB..."Speed, strength and determination...has everything required to be one of the best full-backs in the world". In short, not s...
by Denver Royal
11 Jun 2018 21:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - John O’shea signs for Reading
Replies: 239
Views: 24487

Re: CONFIMRED - John O’shea signs for Reading

Ascotexgunner wrote:If we were going for experience and this older signing, we should have signed James Collins.


+1, hard to disagree with this really. Collins is likely playing better, and certainly at a higher level in the Prem, is on similar wages(?), and is a couple years younger.
by Denver Royal
11 Jun 2018 21:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Strikers.
Replies: 97
Views: 15363

Re: Strikers.

Ascotexgunner wrote:Judging by the O Shea signing, wouldn't suprise me if we sign Malcolm MacDonald or Paul Mariner.

I’d prefer Ibrahimovic myself, but since he’s 36 I’m assuming most in here wouldn’t. :wink:
by Denver Royal
11 Jun 2018 15:19
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Kemar Roofe for 7m
Replies: 52
Views: 7972

Re: Rumour: Kemar Roofe for 7m

Depends on the budget, which we know little about (although you'd imagine Clement was promised some funds?). We haven't spent anything yet, but if we spent 7 mil on Roofe, signed Maddison, kept Moore, and then still signed a main striker (who would cost north of 5 mil?) , then I'd be impressed. It w...
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