If RFC don't make the play-offs....

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If RFC don't make the playoffs will you

Go the full retard
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Pretend you're not bothered
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Ian Royal
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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by bcubed » 15 Mar 2017 14:41

Why would be disappointed not to make the play offs?
Our record is hardly anything to get excited about!

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by Hound » 15 Mar 2017 14:59

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We didn't play hoofball under BMcD. We played fluid, exciting attacking football. Spirit and flair. That's the Reading way. That's the BMcD way and that was the Leicester way last night.


ha, not last year we didn't :)

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by Top Flight » 15 Mar 2017 15:01

Hound wrote:
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We didn't play hoofball under BMcD. We played fluid, exciting attacking football. Spirit and flair. That's the Reading way. That's the BMcD way and that was the Leicester way last night.


ha, not last year we didn't :)


Which is why Steve Clarke has lost so much of his credibility as a football manager.

Last year was a mess remember before Brian came in. Poor recruitment by Clarke left us in a state.

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by MoorgateRoyal » 15 Mar 2017 15:28

If every single player is invested in the playing style, it will more often than not look good and be effective.

If you play the ball on the floor and build from the back and roll over a team 4-0, everyone thinks it looks great. The same if you win 4-0 playing kick and run, or a combination of both.

If you play any of these styles and lose 4-0, people will invariably think it's shit.

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by NewCorkSeth » 15 Mar 2017 15:41

Top Flight wrote:
Hound wrote:
Top Flight wrote:
We didn't play hoofball under BMcD. We played fluid, exciting attacking football. Spirit and flair. That's the Reading way. That's the BMcD way and that was the Leicester way last night.


ha, not last year we didn't :)


Which is why Steve Clarke has lost so much of his credibility as a football manager.

Last year was a mess remember before Brian came in. Poor recruitment by Clarke left us in a state.

He didnt have much of a squad to work with thanks to the 2 previous managers work in the transfer department.

He inherited a squad where our ST options were Pog, Blackman and and Cox, Akpan and Guthrie were CMs, had no LB and only 1 GK.. He tried god love him!


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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by bracksroyal10 » 15 Mar 2017 16:11

Top Flight wrote:
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Please god no


Why not? Granted we still need to work on a plan B but look where it has got us in a season

Very short sighted IMO .. prefer it when we played BMD hoofball?


We didn't play hoofball under BMcD. We played fluid, exciting attacking football. Spirit and flair. That's the Reading way. That's the BMcD way and that was the Leicester way last night.


I disagree with your comment on the second spell under BMcD, the back end of last season all I can really recall is pumping the ball up to Kermorgant from offsides/goal kicks and hoping to play off anything he won in the air half the time we may as well have just kicked the ball back to the opposition keeper! We even did this with Simon Cox in the games that he played. It made absolutely no sense to sell Orlando Sa at the time given that he was in the mould of what we needed as a lone striker.

Spirited yes full of determination yes but at times we were doing things that made no sense at all e.g aiming for Simon Cox at goal kicks and hoping for him to win the ball against x2 6ft + defenders. Norwood looking for the hollywood Beckham pass and kicking it out of play when all it required was a little 10 yard pass to keep the momentum going and the opposition working off the ball.

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by stealthpapes » 15 Mar 2017 16:24

yeah, but Orlando Sa and his missus wanted to get the fuck out of Reading.

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by RoyalBlue » 15 Mar 2017 16:29

Top Flight wrote:
bracksroyal10 wrote:
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Please god no


Why not? Granted we still need to work on a plan B but look where it has got us in a season

Very short sighted IMO .. prefer it when we played BMD hoofball?


We didn't play hoofball under BMcD. We played fluid, exciting attacking football. Spirit and flair. That's the Reading way. That's the BMcD way and that was the Leicester way last night.


F*ck me! Was I turning up at the wrong stadium last season?1 :shock:

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by Top Flight » 15 Mar 2017 17:45

You must have been watching Swindon Royal Blue. We've always been brilliant under McD


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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by No Fixed Abode » 15 Mar 2017 17:46

Top Flight wrote:
Hound wrote:
Top Flight wrote:
We didn't play hoofball under BMcD. We played fluid, exciting attacking football. Spirit and flair. That's the Reading way. That's the BMcD way and that was the Leicester way last night.


ha, not last year we didn't :)


Which is why Steve Clarke has lost so much of his credibility as a football manager.

Last year was a mess remember before Brian came in. Poor recruitment by Clarke left us in a state.


You mean Clarke who had a better PPG record than McDermott?

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by Top Flight » 15 Mar 2017 17:50

Those ppg stats are as meaningless as our possession stats this year under Stam.

McDermott won the title Clarke won Nothing.

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by bracksroyal10 » 15 Mar 2017 18:05

Top Flight wrote:
Hound wrote:
Top Flight wrote:
We didn't play hoofball under BMcD. We played fluid, exciting attacking football. Spirit and flair. That's the Reading way. That's the BMcD way and that was the Leicester way last night.


ha, not last year we didn't :)


Which is why Steve Clarke has lost so much of his credibility as a football manager.

Last year was a mess remember before Brian came in. Poor recruitment by Clarke left us in a state.


Did it? Or did Clarke's decision to speak to Fulham leave us in a state?

Up until QPR last year, we were playing some great football players were buying into his methods and it was shaping up to be a great season for us.

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by tidus_mi2 » 15 Mar 2017 18:18

bracksroyal10 wrote:
Top Flight wrote:
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ha, not last year we didn't :)


Which is why Steve Clarke has lost so much of his credibility as a football manager.

Last year was a mess remember before Brian came in. Poor recruitment by Clarke left us in a state.


Did it? Or did Clarke's decision to speak to Fulham leave us in a state?

Up until QPR last year, we were playing some great football players were buying into his methods and it was shaping up to be a great season for us.

Imo the first poor performance and then subsequent slide in form was the home win against Charlton, despite winning we didn't look convincing.


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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by genome » 15 Mar 2017 19:30

Last season was a weird one. I wonder how different our situation would be now had we held onto that 2-0 lead at Fulham.

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by Ian Royal » 15 Mar 2017 21:51

No Fixed Abode wrote:
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I don't think this is really the case is it Ian?

Expectations wouldn't have been high at the start of the season but seeing as Reading have been in the top 6 for the majority - surely fans would be a little bothered if Reading missed out now.


He's so not bothered that he feels the need to comment on every BFTG and pre game thread all season, over analysing absolutely everything.


Quite. He's one of those football fans who tries to convince himself he's not bothered.

I'm exceptionally bothered about Reading FC, just not about finishing the play offs this season. It's not like I only just started saying it.

I hope you both enjoy your little orgasm at my reply though. Happy to bring some joy into your desperate existance. :)

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by BR0B0T » 15 Mar 2017 23:25

Ian Royal wrote:
No Fixed Abode wrote:
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He's so not bothered that he feels the need to comment on every BFTG and pre game thread all season, over analysing absolutely everything.


Quite. He's one of those football fans who tries to convince himself he's not bothered.

I'm exceptionally bothered about Reading FC, just not about finishing the play offs this season. It's not like I only just started saying it.

I hope you both enjoy your little orgasm at my reply though. Happy to bring some joy into your desperate existance. :)


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In your shoes, I most definitely wood!

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by No Fixed Abode » 16 Mar 2017 11:16

Top Flight wrote:Those ppg stats are as meaningless as our possession stats this year under Stam.

McDermott won the title Clarke won Nothing.


Clarke would have got Reading to an FA Cup Final if it wasn't for Adam Flapperici.

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by No Fixed Abode » 16 Mar 2017 11:17

Ian Royal wrote:
No Fixed Abode wrote:
The Informant wrote:
He's so not bothered that he feels the need to comment on every BFTG and pre game thread all season, over analysing absolutely everything.


Quite. He's one of those football fans who tries to convince himself he's not bothered.

I'm exceptionally bothered about Reading FC, just not about finishing the play offs this season. It's not like I only just started saying it.

I hope you both enjoy your little orgasm at my reply though. Happy to bring some joy into your desperate existance. :)


People who say others have a desper8 existence usually have a desper8 existence.

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by genome » 16 Mar 2017 11:25

Fcuks sake Ian, I'm going to break my "don't engage with Kes on the Team board" rule if you keep biting

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Re: If RFC don't make the play-offs....

by Top Flight » 16 Mar 2017 11:26

No Fixed Abode wrote:
Top Flight wrote:Those ppg stats are as meaningless as our possession stats this year under Stam.

McDermott won the title Clarke won Nothing.


Clarke would have got Reading to an FA Cup Final if it wasn't for Adam Flapperici.


We would have still had to go on and beat Arsenal for that to happen either on penalties or in the remainder of extra time.

At the end of the day, McDermott has achieved considerably more than Clarke in football management. 3 FA Cup quarter finals, 1 play off final and one league title. Clarke just has a semi-final to his name and lots of sackings for poor performance.

You can argue all you like about what you think might have happened with Clarke or McDermott. But in terms of real substance and track record, McDermott has proven himself to be an outstanding manager always achieving great outcomes for his football club even despite having crazy owners constantly selling his star players every transfer window. Clarke has always been backed and achieved nothing. He was backed at WBA. He was backed at Reading and he was backed at Villa. McDermott has always had owners that didn't back him and kept pulling the rug out from under his feet. He still achieved despite all of that.

McDermott was a perfect fit for RFC. He wouldn't walk away in times of trouble or turmoil. He would have just signed another Shane Long from Cork City and propelled us to the top end of the table.

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