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by Hound
11 May 2018 14:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30550

Re: Building for next season

SCIAG, you clearly know what you are talking about with the academy players. One thing that interested me - you don't rate Rinomhota. When I've seen him he has looked useful. What do you think he is lacking?
by Hound
11 May 2018 09:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30550

Re: Building for next season

Step 1: retained list. Due out in the next few hours Anssi given another year (triggered an option) + "Goalkeepers Luke Southwood and Lewis Ward have both been offered new deals at Reading after both spent the majority of 2017-18 earning first team experience at other clubs." Mendes not o...
by Hound
11 May 2018 09:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gourlay
Replies: 88
Views: 10369

Re: Gourlay

Just listened to the RG interview with Tim Dellor on the Andrew Peach show. If this man is supposed to energise and inspire the faith , we are doomed. laid back one of the panel said, more like totally horizontal with no chance of getting up. If this man is trying to enthuse, I would hate to listen...
by Hound
11 May 2018 07:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 99
Views: 10189

Re: Summer Transfers

Thought about that as well Denver. Fitness or concentration certainly weren’t an issue in our PO season. Far from Obvs losing Reid had an impact, but not the full story. Even the pre-game warm ups looked tired and going through the motions - something a few of us commented back on in the winter The ...
by Hound
10 May 2018 09:59
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Pre Season 2018/19
Replies: 44
Views: 6382

Re: Pre Season 2018/19

that early its not going to be any more that a training session really.

but its good to see we have plans for games in place already. Last pre-seasons shambles appeared to have a pretty big impact on us this year
by Hound
10 May 2018 08:50
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 99
Views: 10189

Re: Summer Transfers

Yep shift out Mendes and obv Martin who I suspect was packed off on his way the minute the ref blew his whistle at Cardiff. Then bring in one striker with back up from Bod, Yann, Novakovich and Loader. Smith out on Loan to Div1.

Should be absolutely plenty and allow us to play 1 or 2 up top
by Hound
09 May 2018 14:52
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 99
Views: 10189

Re: Summer Transfers

Presume we'll be releasing a retained list fairly soon. Don't expect anyone OOC to be extended Would take a loan LB for 6 months at the start of the year unless Obita looks absolutely 100%. Not convinced by Richards tbh, he has looked a bit weak whenever I have watched him, though I know him put in ...
by Hound
09 May 2018 09:05
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 99
Views: 10189

Re: Summer Transfers

The overhaul should be of training methods, coaching and fitness rather than players imo
by Hound
08 May 2018 21:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 65
Views: 6036

Re: Goodbye

I think the pieces will be in place for a fairly solid season next year, and PC seems to have a fair idea of how he wants to set up. I, and I expect he, would be happy with an upper mid table finish next season as long as we get some fight, and yes entertainment, back at the Madejski. Some of those ...
by Hound
08 May 2018 17:46
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Tickets 18/19 - Renewal Deadline 5pm on Monday 2nd July 2018.
Replies: 137
Views: 23257

Re: Season Tickets 18/19

Imagine they’ll freeze prices where possible
by Hound
08 May 2018 17:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT Cardiff
Replies: 71
Views: 8185

Re: BFTT Cardiff

He was pretty terrible but managed to just about be in the right place most of the time

Would happily see
Him not play for the club again, but hopefully leaving on a slightly positive note
by Hound
08 May 2018 16:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Tickets 18/19 - Renewal Deadline 5pm on Monday 2nd July 2018.
Replies: 137
Views: 23257

Re: Season Tickets 18/19

genome wrote:Anyway, this has been a rip-roaring conversation :P


welcome to the off-season :)
by Hound
08 May 2018 15:27
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Summer Transfers
Replies: 99
Views: 10189

Re: Summer Transfers

we also need to trim the squad as well. Would happily lose 10 and bring in 2 or 3 quality signings plus a few u23s
by Hound
08 May 2018 15:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Tickets 18/19 - Renewal Deadline 5pm on Monday 2nd July 2018.
Replies: 137
Views: 23257

Re: Season Tickets 18/19

mine was a new purchase. Maybe they closed the window for a bit, as I'm sure I bought it largely as there was a 25% chance of us being in the Prem
by Hound
08 May 2018 14:24
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Season Tickets 18/19 - Renewal Deadline 5pm on Monday 2nd July 2018.
Replies: 137
Views: 23257

Re: Season Tickets 18/19

IIRC Season Ticket details (for new buyers) weren't released until quite a way into the summer last year, most likely due to the playoffs. Not sure about renewals. Will deffo be renewing Not sure - didnt they release ST prices before the end of the season. Sure I bought mine when the offer was that...
by Hound
08 May 2018 14:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 65
Views: 6036

Re: Goodbye

we've looked pretty crap under PC, but there has definitely been more fight anyway, job done, though it was far from pretty. To be fair, pretty much everything he has done in terms of team selection, tactics and comments off the pitch seem pretty spot on (bar a little bit of a habit to refer to his ...
by Hound
07 May 2018 07:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30550

Re: Building for next season

Yeah there’d be no place for Aluko in my team. Actually getting someone to take him will be a big challenge though

Even if he gave 100% there are still much better players around
by Hound
06 May 2018 21:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT Cardiff
Replies: 71
Views: 8185

Re: BFTT Cardiff

blueroyals wrote:I hope somebody behind the scenes has got everything planned between now and August. Pre-season last year was a shambles for all to see; no friendlies, panicked transfers, pitch not ready, even the kit wasn't ready until the week before the season...


Very much this
by Hound
06 May 2018 19:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Building for next season
Replies: 466
Views: 30550

Re: Building for next season

Think you’ve got that spot on Maff other than I’d swap Aluko and McCleary round

Oh and I’d prob try to get rid of Evans as well
by Hound
06 May 2018 15:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT Cardiff
Replies: 71
Views: 8185

Re: BFTT Cardiff

We went to a team second on the league needing a point and we got one.

This ratings don’t reflect the effort put in at all. We got what we came for and did well. Though Gunter, Moore, Elphick Bacuna and Edwards all deserve a lot of credit particularly. Bod did pretty well as well
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