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by Denver Royal
15 Feb 2018 04:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: The only course of action now...
Replies: 147
Views: 8598

Re: The only course of action now...

Who’s your favourite Reading manager, whose team you’ve seen and why? My favourite? In my lifetime? I'd say its prolly Hurley. Because of where we were at that time, promo from 4th div, etc. That's not to say he was the best. Different era and all that. Coppell was excellent. And BMc was very good ...
by Denver Royal
14 Feb 2018 22:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: The alternative course of action now...
Replies: 46
Views: 2374

Re: The alternative course of action now...

It's hard to accuse any of our players of less than maximum effort. SCIAG, that's a good point mate. The various coaches will have a pretty good idea in training and in games of who is trying, and to what extent. Obviously we are just fans, but in watching a game its crossed my mind that Aluko mayb...
by Denver Royal
14 Feb 2018 21:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: The alternative course of action now...
Replies: 46
Views: 2374

Re: The alternative course of action now...

...moans from players and managers about a few (and it is only a few) booing You are one of the few that I've actually seen differentiate between 'the fans' and 'only a few'. One might conclude then, that Stam's comments have not been directed at 'the fans' in general, but rather only a few. (A dis...
by Denver Royal
14 Feb 2018 21:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3189
Views: 429574

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

Southwood is having a very good spell at Bath (most clean sheets of any goalkeeper in the division), Ward is doing well at Aldershot, Barrett is barely playing at Coventry. Aside from those three and Novakovich, none of our other loanees matter. Unless I've forgotten someone. Ward is 6'6 :o "L...
by Denver Royal
14 Feb 2018 18:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training
Replies: 76
Views: 4281

Re: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training

Maybe its some of 'the fans' rather than the player's that need to have more sense and grow up a bit. The 'only going there for the holiday' crew. This would be just the latest example of 'the fans' searching and finding negatives anywhere, anyhow, and anyway they possibly can. Who knows, maybe the ...
by Denver Royal
14 Feb 2018 17:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training
Replies: 76
Views: 4281

Re: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training

If they come back trash Forest and Derby I will gladly eat my humble pie and say it was worth every penny. Before the Boro game Stam had enthused how well training had gone and then they produced yet another abject performance. You can't always judge things based solely on results. Even if they com...
by Denver Royal
14 Feb 2018 16:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training
Replies: 76
Views: 4281

Re: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training

If they come back trash Forest and Derby I will gladly eat my humble pie and say it was worth every penny. Before the Boro game Stam had enthused how well training had gone and then they produced yet another abject performance. You can't always judge things based solely on results. Even if they com...
by Denver Royal
14 Feb 2018 01:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3189
Views: 429574

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

So, are any of our loanees lighting it up anywhere and getting rave reviews this season?

(Shamefully, I haven't really kept track of them this season :? )
by Denver Royal
13 Feb 2018 17:31
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 504
Views: 29792

Re: Who could replace Stam?

I've said this before but whoever replaces Stam I'm pretty certain it will be someone of a similar mould. Whether people like it or not the structure is in place with Gourlay and Bt (although his position might also be in jeopardy). Stam's replacement will have the same basic philosophy, which is n...
by Denver Royal
13 Feb 2018 16:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...
Replies: 69
Views: 3958

Re: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...

To all the stattos, to all the doubters, to all the boo boys: We will not get relegated. This is because there are more than 3 teams worse than us in the league that will have a lower points total come game 46. It's really that simple. Whilst I agree we won't go down when all is said and done at th...
by Denver Royal
13 Feb 2018 16:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...
Replies: 69
Views: 3958

Re: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...

I think it will be Burton plus two others to drop, with the other two coming from anyone up to QPR in 15th. There's a lot of bang average/poor sides in this group (including us) and it won't take much for anyone to get dragged in. We need to make sure we get some points from the sides around us, an...
by Denver Royal
13 Feb 2018 15:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?
Replies: 63
Views: 2380

Re: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?

Tactically, we have got the possession side of things right, but it needs to be coupled with quick and decisive counter attacks. Good possession teams need two good wingers - look at us last season with McCleary and Beerens. Barrow does the job on one flank but Aluko, Beerens, McCleary, and Popa al...
by Denver Royal
13 Feb 2018 04:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: The only course of action now...
Replies: 147
Views: 8598

Re: The only course of action now...

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by Denver Royal
12 Feb 2018 22:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: The only course of action now...
Replies: 147
Views: 8598

Re: The only course of action now...

Where should this club be? I'd suggest we should be comfortably in the top 10 of an typical strength Championship. You disregard the element of entertainment, but that is a massive part of what we as fans want from our team. Hoop Blah, you have some good thoughts there, as usual. It's been a while....
by Denver Royal
12 Feb 2018 19:05
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Who could replace Stam?
Replies: 504
Views: 29792

Re: Who could replace Stam?

I'd still be pretty keen on Gary Monk to be honest. Monk is a decent shout, but he likes and expects a lot of fan support, thru thick and thin. He had a lot of that at Swansea, and even more at Leeds, where he enjoyed huge universal fan backing, home and away. And all this, despite not even taking ...
by Denver Royal
12 Feb 2018 17:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?
Replies: 63
Views: 2380

Re: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?

Something unfortunately out of our hands...... Injuries losing Obita, Swift, Mccleary, Kermorgant early on and Evans, these were all players that I thought were going to be Key this year and have made this season what it has. It has meant that we don't have the competition for places or the quality...
by Denver Royal
12 Feb 2018 16:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 1369
Views: 145488

Re: Rival Watch

They've got Bolton which is very winnable, Boro which is a derby and could go either way, Millwall at home which is also winnable and then QPR further down the line who are simply dogshit. If they can get themselves sorted they've got a great chance. Nope, they have Millwall away. They also have bo...
by Denver Royal
12 Feb 2018 16:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 1369
Views: 145488

Re: Rival Watch

Sunderland's games look tough. And it remains to be seen if their 3-3 draw at the weekend will kick-start them much. They still went 3-0 down in first half an hour, and Bristol gifted them 2 own goals late on. They've got Bolton which is very winnable, Boro which is a derby and could go either way,...
by Denver Royal
12 Feb 2018 16:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: The alternative course of action now...
Replies: 46
Views: 2374

Re: The alternative course of action now...

The best way for Stam to improve the atmosphere for his players is to tell the fans to boo him, Let him take the flack Well, that's what he said last weekend... "Nobody is happy with the situation. The fans need to understand if the players feel more comfortable playing away rather than at hom...
by Denver Royal
12 Feb 2018 15:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 1369
Views: 145488

Re: Rival Watch

Sunderland's games look tough. And it remains to be seen if their 3-3 draw at the weekend will kick-start them much. They still went 3-0 down in first half an hour, and Bristol gifted them 2 own goals late on.
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