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by Denver Royal
02 Nov 2018 15:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 733
Views: 57610

Re: Clement

Clement needs time and a fair crack. Little point in churning managers. A period of stability is what's required. LW, Sean Dyche in the Express today said, among other things, that he won't be managing at 65 (as some currently are), and that "The future of management will change. It's going to...
by Denver Royal
02 Nov 2018 00:25
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Billy Whitehouse
Replies: 14
Views: 1711

Re: Rumour - Billy Whitehouse

Personally, I think we should be looking at players like Blair Turgott, who are proven scorers in the national league, not evo stick league Below the National League you can sign someone without there being any transfer window restrictions (I think?), so maybe that’s part of his appeal, i.e we coul...
by Denver Royal
01 Nov 2018 19:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bust up between Clement and Barrow
Replies: 164
Views: 15166

Re: Bust up between Clement and Barrow

Must have been really serious considering he's confirmed to be back in the squad already. Probably exactly serious enough to be dropped for a few games whilst it was sorted out. It was a comment aimed at the (I assume facetious?) comments that he won't play for us again. I'd love to know what he di...
by Denver Royal
01 Nov 2018 15:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (h) sponsored by a plea from Terry Cooper
Replies: 95
Views: 8756

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

Hound wrote:Barrow back in the squad according to PC

Good to hear.
by Denver Royal
01 Nov 2018 15:30
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Steve Bruce
Replies: 71
Views: 10164

Re: RUMOUR - Steve Bruce

Victor, good points. I'd be ok with Steve Bruce. If nothing else, it might be a sign the owners are willing to invest more money, because I'm not sure he'd come here otherwise. Not sure it would be a Wolves/Bournemouth-type model, but bigger money, and esp so if we made it in to PL. Yes, Bruce has b...
by Denver Royal
01 Nov 2018 14:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Bristol: Match 16 Prediction League
Replies: 51
Views: 3143

Re: Reading v Bristol: Match 16 Prediction League

Park the Bus Time predict 5 at the back HT Reading 1-0 Bristol City FT Reading 1-0 Bristol City Bod half a dozen boring 1-0 wins would be welcome... Isn't that pretty much what Stam did for a whole season and then got forced out the club? Brizzle/Lee Johnson play attractive/flowing footy? Or at lea...
by Denver Royal
31 Oct 2018 14:09
Forum: General Football
Topic: Stam in at Man Utd?
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Stam in at Man Utd?

Daily Mirror reports... Manchester United legend Jaap Stam is eyeing up Jose Mourinho's job. Mourinho has endured a struggling start to the Premier League season with United languishing in eighth place. The Red Devils have suffered defeats to Tottenham , Watford , West Ham in the league and were kno...
by Denver Royal
30 Oct 2018 15:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Steve Bruce
Replies: 71
Views: 10164

Re: RUMOUR - Steve Bruce

Bruce won't play our Academy graduates. Does Clement? About the only grad who starts is Kelly sometimes (and many don't think he should, and say he's not good enough). Hard to beat Bruce with that stick, Shirley? :wink: Not the point, tho, we're talking about who's next up for the managerial hotsea...
by Denver Royal
30 Oct 2018 14:46
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Steve Bruce
Replies: 71
Views: 10164

Re: RUMOUR - Steve Bruce

muirinho wrote:Bruce won't play our Academy graduates.

Does Clement?
About the only grad who starts is Kelly sometimes (and many don't think he should, and say he's not good enough).
Don't beat Bruce with that stick, Shirley? :wink:
by Denver Royal
30 Oct 2018 13:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst RFC manager, statistically, after 23 league games.
Replies: 37
Views: 3790

Re: Worst RFC manager, statistically, after 23 league games.

I think the big question is are we a better team now than when Clements started? After the equivalent of half a season we should be seeing his ideas come to some fruition. For me we have gone backwards. Its a big question, but even if we were better, by how much? We still find ourselves in the bott...
by Denver Royal
30 Oct 2018 02:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 733
Views: 57610

Re: Clement

Thanks, always enjoy these. Listen and learn.

In your first paragraph, may I ask what particular segment(s) you were comparing to, and why, and the relevance there of. Thanks.
by Denver Royal
30 Oct 2018 01:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (h) sponsored by a plea from Terry Cooper
Replies: 95
Views: 8756

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

Old Man Andrews wrote:Yiadom needs a break this Saturday. He has really gone off the boil in the last couple of games after a very decent start.

Regressing to mean?
by Denver Royal
30 Oct 2018 00:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst RFC manager, statistically, after 23 league games.
Replies: 37
Views: 3790

Re: Worst RFC manager, statistically, after 23 league games.

Were you one of many saying last season that the players are talented but that the problem was elsewhere? Talent has many facets. So errr, you were...or you weren’t? Elaborate on all the facets, too, if you wish. Agree with you the other day when you said this is tough div, gulf between div’s, etc....
by Denver Royal
29 Oct 2018 19:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 733
Views: 57610

Re: Clement

Some good points, as usual. Yes, in that specific comparison, we could say (with a presumed managerial bounce?) that a new manager may (or may not) be doing better as it relates to a specific period in the previous manager's tenure. And that furthermore, we might also say that whether the new manage...
by Denver Royal
29 Oct 2018 18:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 733
Views: 57610

Re: Clement

So the other thread 'Worst RFC manager statistically after 23 league games' doesn't have much relevance for you then? When making comparisons, is an overall record more relevant, or is cherry-picking a segment of a particular season, be it the first 23 games, the last 23 games, or whatever? It depe...
by Denver Royal
29 Oct 2018 17:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 733
Views: 57610

Re: Clement

Thought of that, but don't recall this many comparisons to the previous manager when Stam was in his first season? At least, not with the same frequency. But anyway, assuming you are right and comparison's are fine and relevant: Stam: P84 W34 D20 L31 F112 A121 GD -9 Avg pts pg 1.45 Avg goals pg 1.3...
by Denver Royal
29 Oct 2018 16:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 733
Views: 57610

Re: Clement

...Every day in here there are comparisons and references to Stam. Not sure it’s relevant. Very low bar. 1st year mgr, short tenure, good first season (which nobody references). Bad partial 2nd season, so let’s key in on that for a metric and try to come up smelling like roses. Unless one is trying...
by Denver Royal
29 Oct 2018 14:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?
Replies: 72
Views: 6881

Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

I thought Hull (!) letting him walk away for nothing was a red flag. They obviously knew more about him that we did.
by Denver Royal
29 Oct 2018 14:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTifollow Swansea
Replies: 41
Views: 5733

Re: BFTifollow Swansea

This side won't finish in the top half of the Championship again without being relegated and promoted. I don't recall anyone predicting that at start of season. I remember quite a few predicting Top 10, however. And, how the division was in part bang average, and in part crap, and how any team coul...
by Denver Royal
29 Oct 2018 13:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst RFC manager, statistically, after 23 league games.
Replies: 37
Views: 3790

Re: Worst RFC manager, statistically, after 23 league games.

As Brian proved there was talent in the squad. Not something you could say now :shock: Were you one of many saying last season that the players are talented but that the problem was elsewhere? McNulty was only ever to be a future punt, given how the rest of the team are doing I'm quite happy to hav...
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