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by Woodcote Royal
02 Aug 2006 18:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: oster??
Replies: 84
Views: 12869

I feel sure that you believe there are fairies at the bottom of your garden. Considering it was the same manager selecting from the same players I can't see how you can say last seasons pecking order is irrelevant. This may seem strange, but most managers pick their team on merit and Steve Coppell m...
by Woodcote Royal
02 Aug 2006 17:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: oster??
Replies: 84
Views: 12869

Oster isn't 3rd choice just like no one else in our first team squad is 3rd choice before the season has even started, and, as I've now said several times, I don't believe that either Coppell or the man himself would have agreed to a contract exention if that was the case. Oster will be doing his be...
by Woodcote Royal
02 Aug 2006 15:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: oster??
Replies: 84
Views: 12869

I think those observations regarding Convey's first season says much about your judgement whilst offering undue praise to countless players past and present.
by Woodcote Royal
01 Aug 2006 17:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: oster??
Replies: 84
Views: 12869

Frankly, I think Seol is going to start somewhere but Coppell will not have kept Oster without rating him far higher than some of the garbage on this thread seems to suggest. As I said before, our manager doesn't sign 3rd choices and Oster is only here because Coppell feels he has a part to play, an...
by Woodcote Royal
01 Aug 2006 17:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: oster??
Replies: 84
Views: 12869

If that was the case he would not have been offered a new contract. He has Premiership experience and WILL be picked on merit. Did I say otherwise? I'm sure he'll be picked on merit, but unless something happens to the other two wingers that merit will almost certainly see him as third in the pecki...
by Woodcote Royal
01 Aug 2006 14:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: oster??
Replies: 84
Views: 12869

I credit Steve Coppell with the sense not to relegate one of the few player we have with Prem experience to 3rd choice before a ball has been kicked........................shame we can't say the same about many of our fans. I think you're taking this lets be positive everyone of our players is grea...
by Woodcote Royal
01 Aug 2006 13:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: oster??
Replies: 84
Views: 12869

So? You were implying he had more experience and should thus not be 'relegated to third choice'. He WILL be third choice, whatever your delusions. Er no, I was implying that Steve Coppell has a squad of players, some of whom have more experience than others, but that he will have more sense than so...
by Woodcote Royal
01 Aug 2006 12:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: oster??
Replies: 84
Views: 12869

So?
by Woodcote Royal
01 Aug 2006 12:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: oster??
Replies: 84
Views: 12869

I credit Steve Coppell with the sense not to relegate one of the few player we have with Prem experience to 3rd choice before a ball has been kicked........................shame we can't say the same about many of our fans.
by Woodcote Royal
01 Aug 2006 12:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: oster??
Replies: 84
Views: 12869

Re: oster??

Getting good balls into the box, will lead to goals and he is also competition for Seol. Seol gets an injury then we have back up. Oster got a lot of slate last season from a lot of fans, and there where times where i could see their point, but its not as if hes over loading the wage bill. Get anot...
by Woodcote Royal
31 Jul 2006 21:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Kitson to struggle...
Replies: 75
Views: 15256

Physically, which is where Kitson sometimes struggles, 46 games amongst the Championship cloggers is tougher than 38 games against the Premiership elite.
by Woodcote Royal
31 Jul 2006 20:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Kitson to struggle...
Replies: 75
Views: 15256

Surely this is the one thing that should be easier to cope with in the Premiership than the Championship................8 less games to start with :?
by Woodcote Royal
31 Jul 2006 18:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Kitson to struggle...
Replies: 75
Views: 15256

My tuppence worth - Kitson has been our top scorer for the last two seasons, made the step up two divisions with ease and (imho) is underrated in terms of his ability on the ground; I like the way he holds up the ball. I think that after all he has achieved for us he deserves a little better than t...
by Woodcote Royal
30 Jul 2006 01:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Official Swindon -v- RFC thread
Replies: 95
Views: 20100

I'm laughing just reading these replies :shock: Given that Swindon fans have had so very little to laugh about in recent times, I hope all Reading supporters can find it in their hearts to make allowances for neighbours who have fallen on hard times. Or not, as the case may be.
by Woodcote Royal
28 Jul 2006 03:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Cox - 5th striker?
Replies: 18
Views: 4211

Given just how many Reading fans have been proved wrong about (and this is just a few from a very long list) Kitson, Convey and Sonko, I'm amazed by just how many "experts" want to right off players at any particular level before they've kicked a ball in anger :? It must be high time we ha...
by Woodcote Royal
26 Jul 2006 19:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Negative Hob Nob Ramblings......
Replies: 62
Views: 8497

I'm sure we have fans who have predicted nothing but doom and gloom since before our last promotion.

It would seem reasonable to expect them to learn from previous mistakes but the Reading fan can be a strange beast.............from the shoulder up in particular :roll:
by Woodcote Royal
25 Jul 2006 14:23
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: UPDATE - Radio Contract
Replies: 71
Views: 14989

Those who begrudge doing the same are just decending to the level of those who were prepared to make such a crass decision in the first place. Obviously I don't agree. I'm the first to put my hand in my pocket when a few million asians have been devastated by a tsunami, or when David Walliams avoid...
by Woodcote Royal
25 Jul 2006 13:51
Forum: STAR (Supporters' Trust At Reading)
Topic: UPDATE - Radio Contract
Replies: 71
Views: 14989

Under the circumstances I'm against the fans having to pay anything. This is not a case of contributing to a worthy cause in order to make up a small shortfall. BBCRB were held to ransom to pay way over the odds. Won't see another penny from me. I paid RFC £710 for my season tickets, and I paid £...
by Woodcote Royal
24 Jul 2006 11:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nicky Shorey
Replies: 36
Views: 5784

Convey doesn't pass as 2 footed but his right foot is good enough for him to have the confidence to come inside and even swap to the right. Shorey can't do this just like Glen Little can't play on the left...............Convey is an international just like the 2 footed Salako and the others are not....
by Woodcote Royal
24 Jul 2006 02:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nicky Shorey
Replies: 36
Views: 5784

If he establishes himself as a Premiership full back, that will be one hell of a journey from Orient reserves, and I really hope he makes it but can't see him gettting any further with a right foot that wouldn't look out of place in the Conference.
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