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by Coppells Lost Coat
01 Aug 2018 13:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Sam Baldock
Replies: 194
Views: 28397

Re: CONFIMRED - Sam Baldock

Midfield will get overrun as it stands. Baldock will have his work cut out getting 1+ chance a game. Williams carried us before and we never replaced him. So having another striker means nothing. ^^Partly this + midfield was over run last season by having CFs which had zero threat on the break and ...
by Coppells Lost Coat
01 Aug 2018 13:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Smallest Attack in Champ
Replies: 76
Views: 3689

Re: Smallest Attack in Champ

Slow isn't always a major problem for a winger. I will give you (if you really want me to) the names of shedloads of slow players who have been amongst the best wingers the game has seen. I really want you to. I want shedloads of the BEST wingers the game has ever had. John Robertson - Notts Forest...
by Coppells Lost Coat
31 Jul 2018 16:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Good or poor business
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: Good or poor business

Current pricing for CFs atm is insane. So Baldocks price is probably about right. No point worrying about if he get injured as thats part of the game. Clement can only judge by what h has seen. We needed rid of deadwood in the middle, With Meyler coming in, Evans was probs the only asset in CM that ...
by Coppells Lost Coat
31 Jul 2018 12:35
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 375
Views: 41401

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Clearly boozed up on the wind up thinking it was hilarious. He should probs admit that it was all a bit embarrassing.
by Coppells Lost Coat
31 Jul 2018 11:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Liam Moore to Brighton
Replies: 488
Views: 83847

Re: Liam Moore to Brighton

[ With Blackett - there's ability there - I just feel he needs stuff to be kept simple to get some confidence. I'd rather he was made into a left-sided CB, with nothing to do other than defend. Exactly. This is championship football. I remember when our best CB partnership were told just to get rid...
by Coppells Lost Coat
31 Jul 2018 08:27
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour Kortney Hause
Replies: 36
Views: 9815

Re: Rumour Kortney Hause

He is a good replacement for Moore. 100+ league apps at 23 shows he has got plenty about him. We should only be interested in loan deals that are to be made permanent though.
I am sure there will be plenty of names chucked around in the next few days.
by Coppells Lost Coat
30 Jul 2018 16:54
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 566
Views: 91577

Re: Summer Transfers

Thought they were buying Bamford. Maybe they are but they had also agreed an £11m deal with Derby for Vydra..but his personal demands killed the deal..now Derby cant buy Waghorn for £8m :shock: ..for fear of breaching FFP regulations.. Leeds are linked with everyone though. Its like their scouting ...
by Coppells Lost Coat
30 Jul 2018 08:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation
Replies: 54
Views: 4093

Re: Relegation

New to the team board? As long as this negativity doesn't immediately transfer to the stadium and booing in August then think we will be OK this year. Nothing special though. Clement wants 3 more, including Baldock, so assuming Moore goes this week likely the squad will look a bit different come en...
by Coppells Lost Coat
30 Jul 2018 08:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Liam Moore to Brighton
Replies: 488
Views: 83847

Re: Liam Moore to Brighton

not to be rude but... A very good friend of mine Shaka Hislop back in the Elm park days was offered a new contract by Reading with a buyout clause of £1m, which back then was silly money. We all thought no way would Shaka go for a million. Within his contract was a percentage payment to the player ...
by Coppells Lost Coat
30 Jul 2018 08:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation
Replies: 54
Views: 4093

Re: Relegation

While I too had a negative reaction to the heavy defeat to Palace I think to start a relegation thread before the season has even started is pretty pathetic. New to the team board? As long as this negativity doesn't immediately transfer to the stadium and booing in August then think we will be OK t...
by Coppells Lost Coat
27 Jul 2018 09:33
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 566
Views: 91577

Re: Summer Transfers

know this got mentioned elsewhere, but had a look at Martyn Waghorn's stats. Considering he isn't young, 8 million basically for one 16 goal championship season. The only other goals he has really scored were in the Scottish second tier. Waghorn is a total middle of the road Championship striker no...
by Coppells Lost Coat
27 Jul 2018 08:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 375
Views: 41401

Re: The Local Journo Thread

The desperate plea to buy a paper highlighting old old news regarding Walker and Joey is very embarrassing.
Does anyone know why the club doesn't give them anything? (Other than the obvious that they are insufferable self interested journos)
by Coppells Lost Coat
25 Jul 2018 16:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 230
Views: 18363

Re: Season 2018/2019

The personnel we have at the back are of a decent quality. The lack of protection they had last season was shocking. Hopefully Meyler will sort this out. Think O'Shea and Blackett will do a job, hoping that they earmarked for playing cup games to give others a rest. Up top, we could get the best st...
by Coppells Lost Coat
25 Jul 2018 16:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 2018/2019
Replies: 230
Views: 18363

Re: Season 2018/2019

I can't understand why anyone here/twatter/on Earth is expecting anything other than a bottom half finish for Reading. I'm not being negative, I just think I'm being realistic. I think we'll finish around 16th-18th. Edit: oh and I do think we'll perform marginally better than last year but will sti...
by Coppells Lost Coat
25 Jul 2018 10:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 566
Views: 91577

Re: Summer Transfers

We've lost our here. Big time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44945102 Agreed...better than what we have up front..which is very little at the moment... Yes, another injury prone player just what we need. TBF he has looked pretty decent every time i have seen him play. Maybe his age and his r...
by Coppells Lost Coat
24 Jul 2018 08:26
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 566
Views: 91577

Re: Summer Transfers

Just some quick thoughts re: squad depth, apologies for the poor grammar, literally typing as I'm thinking (players in brackets can play more than one position). This is just my opinion - GKs: Mannone, Jaakkola, Legg, Ward, Southwood Mannone was reasonably okay last season, bizarre as to why Jaakko...
by Coppells Lost Coat
23 Jul 2018 11:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Jaakkola to Rotherham
Replies: 24
Views: 3184

Re: Rumour: Jaakkola to Rotherham

Considering the backpass rule was changed 25+ years ago, I don't think it's too much to expect a modern keeper to control a reasonable back pass and play the ball back out without much difficulty. Sadly I think Ian is stuck in that time period judging by his general views and attitude. Its only bee...
by Coppells Lost Coat
20 Jul 2018 13:13
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 566
Views: 91577

Re: Summer Transfers

I see the squad potential this season as an unknown quantity. It all went tits up very quickly last season and we never really got any momentum or clicked as team. This season if Clement gets it right, inherited a squad which tbh I thought would compete for play offs and he's added some grit, whils...
by Coppells Lost Coat
20 Jul 2018 08:43
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 566
Views: 91577

Re: Summer Transfers

I see the squad potential this season as an unknown quantity. It all went tits up very quickly last season and we never really got any momentum or clicked as team. This season if Clement gets it right, inherited a squad which tbh I thought would compete for play offs and he's added some grit, whilst...
by Coppells Lost Coat
20 Jul 2018 08:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Sam Baldock
Replies: 194
Views: 28397

Re: Sam Baldock

To me signing Baldock would indeed appear consistent with a change in tactical approach to allow two up front, which according to whoscored.com, only happened six times last season (4 x 352, 2 x 422). A potential change in shape may be required to increase our attacking output – only Burton (8.8 ) ...
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