MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by Longhorn1970 » 16 Jan 2018 19:29

Has anyone bothered going ?

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by windermereROYAL » 16 Jan 2018 19:31

Strange looking team. Richards dropped again.

Jaakkola, Gunter (c), Bacuna, Ilori, Blackett, Edwards, Kelly, Clement, Beerens, Aluko, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Mannone, Evans, McCleary, Kermorgant, Popa, Andresson, Richards.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by ROYALJOE » 16 Jan 2018 19:35

windermereROYAL wrote:Strange looking team. Richards dropped again.

Jaakkola, Gunter (c), Bacuna, Ilori, Blackett, Edwards, Kelly, Clement, Beerens, Aluko, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Mannone, Evans, McCleary, Kermorgant, Popa, Andresson, Richards.


Stam's inept. how?!? Clement? Aluko? Beerens? Blackett? on the pitch all are and have been utter shit this season.

Popa, Richards should of started

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by strap » 16 Jan 2018 19:38

windermereROYAL wrote:Strange looking team. Richards dropped again.

Jaakkola, Gunter (c), Bacuna, Ilori, Blackett, Edwards, Kelly, Clement, Beerens, Aluko, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Mannone, Evans, McCleary, Kermorgant, Popa, Andresson, Richards.


Richards is either not a Stam favourite, or perhaps slightly more likely is deemed too important to get injured in a nothing game.

Any news on who Liam Moore has signed for? Another "knock" conveniently makes him NOT cup-tied, so he is offski-boffski this window then.

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by Hound » 16 Jan 2018 19:41

Not miles from the team I’d have gone with. Not really fair to keep shoving Bacuna all over the place tbh, and would have played Popa and possibly Richards (but can understand him being rested)

Be interesting if Beerens and Dadi play well. Could certainly do with Dadi scoring tonight. And for all of Beerens weaknesses he does have a decent cross on him - which we’ve been pretty miserable at recently


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by double d » 16 Jan 2018 19:52

I feel good about this! I am going and I will see you there!

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by double d » 16 Jan 2018 19:59

If anybody sees somebody with a rfc shirt with double d and 69 on say hi!!!!

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by Snowflake Royal » 16 Jan 2018 20:04

windermereROYAL wrote:Strange looking team. Richards dropped again.

Jaakkola, Gunter (c), Bacuna, Ilori, Blackett, Edwards, Kelly, Clement, Beerens, Aluko, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Mannone, Evans, McCleary, Kermorgant, Popa, Andresson, Richards.


I just can't understand the rationale for this side. I can maybe understand Richards if Stam is now planning on playing him regularly in the league. I can understand giving Blackett a relatively low risk game in central defence to see if he can cope better there than at left back, especially given McShane's injury.

Midfield is absolutely baffling though. Bacuna is still at full back, Kelly and Clement help make a powderpuff midfield, Evans dropped again, Aluko back in but not even a sniff of a start for Popa.

Good to see Bodvarsson get a start.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by Snowflake Royal » 16 Jan 2018 20:06

Hound wrote:Not miles from the team I’d have gone with. Not really fair to keep shoving Bacuna all over the place tbh, and would have played Popa and possibly Richards (but can understand him being rested)

Be interesting if Beerens and Dadi play well. Could certainly do with Dadi scoring tonight. And for all of Beerens weaknesses he does have a decent cross on him - which we’ve been pretty miserable at recently


Positives about Beerens.
He doesn't really use pace to do the good things he does, so our general walking pace won't affect him too badly.

Negatives about Beerens.
Even if he plays well, Barrow is still by far our best attacking player no matter how well Beerens does tonight.


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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by Sutekh » 16 Jan 2018 20:11

Someone’s pulled the BBC Berks plug out :lol:

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by Melton Royal » 16 Jan 2018 20:22

Was really looking forward to this game, but just realised there's a quadruple Diners, Drive -Ins & Dives on the Food Network

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by Sutekh » 16 Jan 2018 20:24

Is it possible to count the fans in the stadium tonight?

Tim now moaning that both teams are playing in blue and white

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by Melton Royal » 16 Jan 2018 20:26

Sutekh wrote:Is it possible to count the fans in the stadium tonight?


22,507 ?

I do have an eye test tomorrow though


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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by tidus_mi2 » 16 Jan 2018 20:27

Are the kits as similar as Tim and Mick are getting overly excited about?

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by Longhorn1970 » 16 Jan 2018 20:27

double d wrote:If anybody sees somebody with a rfc shirt with double d and 69 on say hi!!!!


Is there a voucher in the programme for your cup final ticket ?!

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by tidus_mi2 » 16 Jan 2018 20:28

Ha apparently they are, the game has already been stopped.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by Longhorn1970 » 16 Jan 2018 20:28

Melton Royal wrote:Was really looking forward to this game, but just realised there's a quadruple Diners, Drive -Ins & Dives on the Food Network


100 favourite dog breeds on ITV

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by Sutekh » 16 Jan 2018 20:32

Royals and Racers wrote:No Moore tonight in the 18


Ensuring maximum value when gets sold in the next week or two

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by Longhorn1970 » 16 Jan 2018 20:34

Snowflake Royal wrote:
windermereROYAL wrote:Strange looking team. Richards dropped again.

Jaakkola, Gunter (c), Bacuna, Ilori, Blackett, Edwards, Kelly, Clement, Beerens, Aluko, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Mannone, Evans, McCleary, Kermorgant, Popa, Andresson, Richards.


I just can't understand the rationale for this side. I can maybe understand Richards if Stam is now planning on playing him regularly in the league. I can understand giving Blackett a relatively low risk game in central defence to see if he can cope better there than at left back, especially given McShane's injury.

Midfield is absolutely baffling though. Bacuna is still at full back, Kelly and Clement help make a powderpuff midfield, Evans dropped again, Aluko back in but not even a sniff of a start for Popa.

Good to see Bodvarsson get a start.


So at their place Stam said when fringe players get their chance they have to take it (they didn't) and now they get another chance to make up for the chance they didn't take ! Right'o Jaap ...

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Stevenage (h) sponsored by it all changing for the better at last

by Sutekh » 16 Jan 2018 20:43

Sounds like the standard Reading cr@p performance so far

Appears to be a total lack of taking the game to the opposition just like league games

Stevenage having much the better of it and have already had one goal chalked off for offside

Perhaps Stam has a heart problem and has to avoid excitement at all costs

And no, Tim, the ineptitude of the performance is nothing to do with the kit clash.

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