The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

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And where will Reading FC finish in the Championship in 2017/2018 (warning no Ian Royal option)

1-2 (automatic promotion)
31
23%
3-6 (& slay the play off bogey this time)
30
22%
3-6 (& the usual play off failure)
26
19%
7-12 (just not good enough)
40
30%
13-21 (well that was so worth the effort)
5
4%
22-24 (well and truly sussed by everyone)
2
1%
 
Total votes: 134
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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Sutekh » 03 Jun 2017 16:45

Now with added poll.

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Davezk » 03 Jun 2017 21:40

Where's the Ian Royal option?

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by tidus_mi2 » 04 Jun 2017 02:47

Davezk wrote:Where's the Ian Royal option?

There's been a shocking amount of polls without the Ian Royal option.

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Davezk » 04 Jun 2017 09:22

#pray4IanRoyal

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Ian Royal » 04 Jun 2017 10:17

Davezk wrote:#pray4IanRoyal

#thoughtswithianroyal please.
I don't want or need prayers at this difficult time.


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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by CountryRoyal » 04 Jun 2017 11:56

Standing together with Ian Royal.

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by bobby1413 » 04 Jun 2017 13:03

Saw this on GR:

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A lot of travelling!

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Hound » 04 Jun 2017 13:29

Yeah it's pretty horrendous but knew that would be the case. Not sure how accurate it is - Brentford is not 45 miles and further than Fulham - but the gist of it is correct.

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by bobby1413 » 04 Jun 2017 13:31

In for a Tuesday night game in Sunderland. Hopefully in the depths of winter when it's freezing cold and miserable


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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by CountryRoyal » 04 Jun 2017 14:21

Obviously it depends how we are doing but we could have the lowest average away attendance in the league next season.

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Hound » 04 Jun 2017 15:41

bobby1413 wrote:In for a Tuesday night game in Sunderland. Hopefully in the depths of winter when it's freezing cold and miserable


It could be the first game of the season in August and it'd still be cold and miserable in sunderland

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Royal_jimmy » 04 Jun 2017 18:02

Hound wrote:
bobby1413 wrote:In for a Tuesday night game in Sunderland. Hopefully in the depths of winter when it's freezing cold and miserable


It could be the first game of the season in August and it'd still be cold and miserable in sunderland


All I will say is that there are literally no away days I am overly looking forward to next season except Brentford, Fulham and Bristol City.

The rest are oxf*rd dull and got no new grounds to tick off in the league. We've played every side pretty recently who we will be up against next season.

Assuming we keep most of the squad intact, Stam as manager and add 4-5 quality signings then automatic promotion has to be the only aim for next season

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Half Biscuit » 04 Jun 2017 23:46

The management and players must surely be aiming for promotion and nothing else now.

That would be great, but personally, I would be happy with 7th to 12th as long as it's entertaining.


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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Forbury Lion » 05 Jun 2017 10:42

I'm trying to work out what the Ian Royal option might have been - in administration / folding as a club perhaps?

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Forbury Lion » 05 Jun 2017 10:44

bobby1413 wrote:Saw this on GR:

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A lot of travelling!
I wonder how that might affect the players?

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by CountryRoyal » 05 Jun 2017 11:59

Is it really worse than last year though?

Club (As the crow flies distance (miles) return)

Newcastle United - (494)
Brighton - (110)
Huddersfield - (316)
Rotherham - (280)
Wigan - (326)
Blackburn - (344)
2016/17 teams: 1,870

Sheffield United - (272)
Bolton - (326)
Millwall - (80)
Sunderland - (486)
Middlesbrough - (438)
Hull - (326)
2017/118 teams: 1,928

So yeah, it's worse, but only slightly. We're fortunate that Millwall beat Bradford otherwise it would be even worse.

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Top Flight » 05 Jun 2017 12:04

Forbury Lion wrote:
bobby1413 wrote:Saw this on GR:

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A lot of travelling!
I wonder how that might affect the players?


I don't understand how Millwall and Brentford are exactly the same distance away.

Also, how is Cardiff and Bristol the same distance?

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by CountryRoyal » 05 Jun 2017 12:42

Top Flight wrote:Also, how is Cardiff and Bristol the same distance?


I thought the general theme of the hobnob 2017 wvnkathon was how bad GR is, so not sure why anyone is surprised that they've continued to post bollocks.

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by BR0B0T » 05 Jun 2017 12:44

It's never too early to start planning the promotion party, right?

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Re: The 2017/18 season preview/expectation and build up thread

by Forbury Lion » 05 Jun 2017 13:03

Top Flight wrote:Also, how is Cardiff and Bristol the same distance?

Google maps suggests

Madejski Stadium - Cardiff City FC = 112 miles one way = 224 return (same as GR)
Madejski Stadium - Bristol City FC = 84 miles one way = 168 return

Either they have based this off of some dodgy expense claims submitted by Charlie Watts/ Jonathan Low or they have just balled up using google maps and/or excel or whatever.

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