The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

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by double d » 28 Mar 2018 11:44

Perfect body symmetry :lol:

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by CountryRoyal » 28 Mar 2018 11:58

From the same ilk that produced these monstrosities so take everything with a large pinch of salt.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7OpIhHKFVwk

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m0LlbqZy4iw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FF0n2FHVk

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by Hound » 28 Mar 2018 12:17

Great to see him getting a game there. Really hope he gets a proper chance for us next year

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by Hendo » 28 Mar 2018 14:02

The video of his mum crying as he came on is lovely.

To see your son/daughter represent your country at anything must be an incredible feeling.

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by Royals and Racers » 16 Apr 2018 18:36

U23`s at home to Newcastle tonight at Wycombe KO 7pm
Reading U23s starting XI vs @NUFC: Driscoll, Odimayo, Osho (c), Holmes, Medford-Smith, East, Watson, Rinomhota, Mendes, Frost, Smith.

Subs: Desbois, Howe, Coleman, Rollinson, Nolan.

I wonder if there will be a stream of the game ??


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by windermereROYAL » 16 Apr 2018 18:45

Interesting Mendes is fit to start when PC said he`s been in and out of training.

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by double d » 16 Apr 2018 18:48

windermereROYAL wrote:Interesting Mendes is fit to start when PC said he`s been in and out of training.


Fit to start u23s and championship are probably completely different kettles of fish

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by windermereROYAL » 16 Apr 2018 18:57

double d wrote:
windermereROYAL wrote:Interesting Mendes is fit to start when PC said he`s been in and out of training.


Fit to start u23s and championship are probably completely different kettles of fish

Agreed.

A win will guarantee us a play-off spot tonight, if we dont do it we get another chance at home to Stoke next week.

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by Royals and Racers » 16 Apr 2018 19:20

0-1 HT 0-1


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by Royals and Racers » 16 Apr 2018 20:13

0-2

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by windermereROYAL » 16 Apr 2018 20:14

0-3 might save us the trouble of losing the play-offs against Villa.

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by Royals and Racers » 16 Apr 2018 20:21

1-3 Frost
1-4

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by windermereROYAL » 16 Apr 2018 20:35

Pretty poor show against the team 2nd bottom with only 4 wins all season. we lost 4-1 up there too.


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by Hound » 16 Apr 2018 20:36

Disappointing score line with a strong line up

Still good to see Watson get an hour

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by muirinho » 16 Apr 2018 21:01

Royals and Racers wrote:1-3 Frost


Finished 1-4.

Don't want to be horrible about the U23's as overall they've had a decent season, but this side contains a number of players some people have been clamouring to get a run in the senior side. You've got to think that them not getting a go is down to them not being good enough yet (or maybe ever) rather than Clement/Stam/whoever shutting them out for no good reason.

It's a bit like players on the bench, they get better and better the less they play.

Good to see Watson get 65 minutes though, would feel more comfortable with him as a backup for right-back than Rinomhota - it is his position at least.

Full game - Rinomhota, Smith, Holmes
65 minutes - Watson
60 minutes - Mendes

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by SCIAG » 16 Apr 2018 21:59

muirinho wrote:Don't want to be horrible about the U23's as overall they've had a decent season, but this side contains a number of players some people have been clamouring to get a run in the senior side.

Assumed you meant Loader until I saw the line-up. Were you talking about Smith and maybe Rinomhota? I haven't seen much hype about any of this team, except injured Watson.

Bluntly, it wasn't a very talented team we put out tonight. I don't think any of that front five have particularly promising futures. Driscoll, Osho, Holmes, and Watson might do, but there's a lot stacked against them.

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by muirinho » 16 Apr 2018 22:45

SCIAG wrote:
muirinho wrote:Don't want to be horrible about the U23's as overall they've had a decent season, but this side contains a number of players some people have been clamouring to get a run in the senior side.

Assumed you meant Loader until I saw the line-up. Were you talking about Smith and maybe Rinomhota? I haven't seen much hype about any of this team, except injured Watson.

Bluntly, it wasn't a very talented team we put out tonight. I don't think any of that front five have particularly promising futures. Driscoll, Osho, Holmes, and Watson might do, but there's a lot stacked against them.


I did mean Smith and Rinomhota, yes.

But in general I mean the "just play the U23's - at least they care" type of horseshit. And it's the same with previous U23 and academy teams. People acting like the manager is keeping them out for spite, or because they're not Dutch blah blah blah.

Some of these players will leave the club, and you'll have all the - oh look at the talent we let go because we had mediocre players blocking their path stuff.

In general the "mediocre players" are a considerable step above, and are being played because they are better.

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by P!ssed Off » 16 Apr 2018 23:44

muirinho wrote:In general the "mediocre players" are a considerable step above, and are being played because they are better.


We cannot afford to buy a team of ready assembled excellent players.
If you're not prepared to give youngsters time to develop then you will be watching mediocre shite for the rest of your days. And deservedly so.

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by From Despair To Where? » 17 Apr 2018 11:05

CountryRoyal wrote:From the same ilk that produced these monstrosities so take everything with a large pinch of salt.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7OpIhHKFVwk

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m0LlbqZy4iw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FF0n2FHVk


Fcuking hell. I'm lost for words. Particularly like the "Fight & Win" guy with his "I'm the man!!!" strut.

Compare and contrast with the politest nation in the world. I know it's all kind of done by committee but at least they wholeheartedly dove into the Ultra concept, do it properly and have been doing it from Day 1 of the J League.

https://youtu.be/7uUEoa-GLiQ

Anyway, well done Andrija.

Tall, gangly but with good feet. Not to put too much pressure or expectation on him but sounds potentially like a player in the Kitson mold if we develop him properly.

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

by Sutekh » 17 Apr 2018 14:34

From Despair To Where? wrote:
CountryRoyal wrote:From the same ilk that produced these monstrosities so take everything with a large pinch of salt.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7OpIhHKFVwk

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m0LlbqZy4iw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FF0n2FHVk


Fcuking hell. I'm lost for words. Particularly like the "Fight & Win" guy with his "I'm the man!!!" strut.

Compare and contrast with the politest nation in the world. I know it's all kind of done by committee but at least they wholeheartedly dove into the Ultra concept, do it properly and have been doing it from Day 1 of the J League.

https://youtu.be/7uUEoa-GLiQ

Anyway, well done Andrija.

Tall, gangly but with good feet. Not to put too much pressure or expectation on him but sounds potentially like a player in the Kitson mold if we develop him properly.


Youngsters at Reading do appear to get a chance if they're felt to be good enough. Don't think you can criticise Clement or Stam for providing opportunities for them this last couple of seasons.

Leading the way at the club next season should be Novakovich, Richards, Watson and perhaps Rinhomota with Andresson, Loader, Smith and Holmes continuing their development via loan deals.

But obviously the management are closer to things and from what I've seen down the years don't drop too many rickets, with any being dropped being down to players wanting to move e.g. McCarthy going to the PL. Therefore I have good faith in what they're doing.

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