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by Victor Meldrew
23 Jan 2019 11:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Blackman...
Replies: 42
Views: 3293

Re: Nick Blackman...

By “career” I mean “Reading Career” Do we doubt Vydra or Grabban even though they didn’t perform for us? The teams they play for now won’t give a toss about their lean spells at Reading Vydra, struggling to get a game again. Only really did it at Watford when, in that first spell, he was sensationa...
by Victor Meldrew
22 Jan 2019 18:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Blackman...
Replies: 42
Views: 3293

Re: Nick Blackman...

By “career” I mean “Reading Career” Do we doubt Vydra or Grabban even though they didn’t perform for us? The teams they play for now won’t give a toss about their lean spells at Reading Vydra, struggling to get a game again. Only really did it at Watford when, in that first spell, he was sensational.
by Victor Meldrew
22 Jan 2019 17:50
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Players you'd like us to sign thread
Replies: 739
Views: 116299

Re: Players you'd like us to sign thread

I just saw that Ashley Cole has joined Derby. I know people are going to disagree - but that's exactly the sort of signing we should have made. If he's fit enough for Derby for half a season then he would have been a excellent cover at left-back until Obita returns. He might have also added some co...
by Victor Meldrew
22 Jan 2019 17:10
Forum: General Football
Topic: Emiliano Sala
Replies: 68
Views: 1740

Re: Emiliano Sala

Stats may prove me wrong on safety figures but there seem to be a lot of light aircraft crashes just in the UK-don't know about elsewhere..
by Victor Meldrew
22 Jan 2019 17:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 152
Views: 8690

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

You well know that Norwich was a mis-type for Notts Forest, and a gentleman might have pointed out the error. I didn't ignore the Swansea game. It was irrelevant. I was talking about evidence of improvement As for the Swansea game, I just see it as "one of those games" Reading had more po...
by Victor Meldrew
22 Jan 2019 16:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 152
Views: 8690

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

They didn't, they were abysmal. Hi DD/Kes btw. I saw Gary O'Neil come close and they had several other chances. What you also must remember is WBA are a better side than us. Not sure what the last part of your response means. What you must remember is if their most potent option is Gary O'Neil then...
by Victor Meldrew
22 Jan 2019 16:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 152
Views: 8690

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

First, our opening six games partly distorts that picture. Leaving those aside it's 21 from 22, and that is after a tough run 1 New manager making us play better. Evidence, drawing 0-0 at QPR, good result by any standards, competing well at Manchester United, on the best win-run of any new Utd mana...
by Victor Meldrew
22 Jan 2019 14:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 152
Views: 8690

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

We have only amassed 23 points from 28 games this season. That'll be some turnaround to get 19 points from only 8 games. First, our opening six games partly distorts that picture. Leaving those aside it's 21 from 22, and that is after a tough run 1 New manager making us play better. Evidence, drawi...
by Victor Meldrew
21 Jan 2019 13:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Derby (A)
Replies: 46
Views: 6253

Re: BFTG Derby (A)

I don't know much about Green but I didn't think 'papes looked like that.
by Victor Meldrew
21 Jan 2019 12:23
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3813
Views: 184463

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

BR0B0T wrote:
Victor Meldrew wrote:
BR0B0T wrote:I'm a little surprised that Gomez didn't decide to win his first seven games like Olé


If he had a world-cup winning central midfielder who only turned up to play in December he might have done.


Kelly?


If ever two players were so completely different.
by Victor Meldrew
20 Jan 2019 17:00
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3813
Views: 184463

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

BR0B0T wrote:I'm a little surprised that Gomez didn't decide to win his first seven games like Olé


If he had a world-cup winning central midfielder who only turned up to play in December he might have done.
by Victor Meldrew
17 Jan 2019 13:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by Yakubu
Replies: 219
Views: 11394

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by Yakubu

So the Derby win COULD give them a lift OR They could come down, do a version of after the Lord Mayor's Show AND They may, however slightly, be thinking of the fifth round (Accrington in the 4th) AND They are certainly not going to be 100% mentally fresh (small margins etc) AND However slightly, th...
by Victor Meldrew
17 Jan 2019 12:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by Yakubu
Replies: 219
Views: 11394

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by Yakubu

It looks as though Derby are fielding their first eleven at Southampton tonight. Let's hope for extra time, the odd sending-off and injury. THEY,ve made 6 changes from their last game....... Maybe but only the keeper would be regarded as a non first-teamer. A good outcome for Reading, although the ...
by Victor Meldrew
16 Jan 2019 20:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by Yakubu
Replies: 219
Views: 11394

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by Yakubu

It looks as though Derby are fielding their first eleven at Southampton tonight.
Let's hope for extra time, the odd sending-off and injury.
by Victor Meldrew
16 Jan 2019 20:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: 20 Years Ago Today (16/1/99).........
Replies: 24
Views: 1876

Re: 20 Years Ago Today (16/1/99).........

Was that Gurney's first game?
by Victor Meldrew
15 Jan 2019 20:42
Forum: General Football
Topic: Man CitHEHEHE
Replies: 625
Views: 35088

Re: Man CitHEHEHE

the empty seats made me think Citeh fans have given up on the season already, which seems premature I think that is just standard for a non-top 6 game at The Etihad. Wasn't it their 4th home game in 11 days?. The owners might be billionaires but the fans aren't and football is no longer an inexpens...
by Victor Meldrew
15 Jan 2019 20:35
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Players you'd like us to sign thread
Replies: 739
Views: 116299

Re: Players you'd like us to sign thread

I see that Sam Gallagher has returned to Southampton.
It might be a case of waiting till the near end of the transfer window because Austin is suspended and Gabbiadini has gone.
I expect Saints to be in the market for possibly 2 strikers so he might be allowed to leave.
by Victor Meldrew
14 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1967
Views: 442157

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

They have been in meltdown mode on social media all weekend, still going now. They genuinely think they are some sort of footballing superpower. Years and years of frustration I suppose. Don't forget they have won the European Cup more times than Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal put together and just one...
by Victor Meldrew
14 Jan 2019 12:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1967
Views: 442157

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

A lot of prickly Forest fans this weekend blaming the ref. It's easy to say as a Reading fan but I don't know how they can complain with both reds (Murphy could even have gone for his wild lunge too). Ref was shocking today. So inconsistent. Punished fouls by Forest by let similar ones off for Read...
by Victor Meldrew
14 Jan 2019 12:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Tiago llori
Replies: 214
Views: 25306

Re: Tiago llori

Am I the only one who thinks illori is a decent CB and worth more than £3 million...? One week he looks worth £6 million, the next £1. Whether a player can become more consistent is the issue. It's not as if he is inexperienced so that reason doesn't work. Is he in the wrong league?-Maybe. We will ...
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