Building for next season

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Re: Building for next season

by double d » 19 Apr 2018 12:29

Snowball wrote:
From Despair To Where? wrote:The time to sign Long was 2 years ago.



You may be right, but what we need is some POWER, some speed, a few hard men
in our side. I remember the Everton CBs saying how Long & Hunt didn't give them a moment's
rest. We miss that element. Kermy doesn't do it, Martin (ha-ha) and neither does Bod
(who I like). He's not a clatterer, someone who leaves bruises, etc.

We don't have any scary players. We have become soft IMO


Pelle "Legbreaker" Clement?

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Re: Building for next season

by Snowball » 19 Apr 2018 15:36

Hendo wrote:
Snowball wrote:
So that's a goal every 305 minutes in the Premiership
or a goal/assist every 179 minutes. Long will get 18-25
in a full Championship season



Correct me if I am wrong, but a goal or an assist every 179 games isn't that good. :wink:



Sorry that was Ian Royal's stats

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Re: Building for next season

by RFCMod » 20 Apr 2018 13:39

The Prisoner wrote:Can we have Adrian Popa back please?!


Agreed,always thought he got shunned by Stam,needs a bit more time to work in the team but i always thought he was a great option

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Re: Building for next season

by Forty » 20 Apr 2018 20:21

Big changes are not needed at Reading FC this summer, argues Swift

..... Balls. This lot are lightweight. Too many Flossie's.

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Re: Building for next season

by Snowball » 20 Apr 2018 23:06

Forty wrote:Big changes are not needed at Reading FC this summer, argues Swift

..... Balls. This lot are lightweight. Too many Flossie's.


My first response is to agree with you,
but, saying that, we have a few younger, slight players
who will probably beef up compared to this season


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Re: Building for next season

by PistolPete » 21 Apr 2018 07:46

We need a striker to compete with Bod

A proper all-action ball winning midfielder in the mound of Fernandinho, Kante, Wanyama, Ndidi

Competition on the wing for Aluko. Ideally loan in case McCleary gets back.


This will be unpopular, but Id love us to sign a keeper. Goalkeepers are SO underrated in a side and Mannone is the GK verison of Chris Gunter, which is Ok if you’re a right back (not ideal) but needs to be better if you’re a keeper. Al habsi, De Gea, Ederson have been great, but Cech, Mingolet have proven you’re undermined without a top keeper at the back.

Send Novakovic back out on loan to a Eredevision side

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Re: Building for next season

by maffff » 21 Apr 2018 10:40

RFCMod wrote:
The Prisoner wrote:Can we have Adrian Popa back please?!


Agreed,always thought he got shunned by Stam,needs a bit more time to work in the team but i always thought he was a great option

Attitude problems apparently

Doubt this helps either. Chain-smoking a couple of weeks ago back in Romania between games for his loan team.

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Re: Building for next season

by maffff » 21 Apr 2018 10:42

PistolPete wrote:Send Novakovic back out on loan to a Eredevision side

Unless he signs a new deal before we let him go, he wouldn't return. Next season is last on his contract.

Doubt if he doesn't get a chance here he'll sign again, which makes a loan less likely if we rate him but he isn't ready.

Could be a stand off coming up soon, if the club rates him. I'd keep him around the team and send Smith out on loan instead.

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Re: Building for next season

by Hound » 21 Apr 2018 12:53

maffff wrote:
PistolPete wrote:Send Novakovic back out on loan to a Eredevision side

Unless he signs a new deal before we let him go, he wouldn't return. Next season is last on his contract.

Doubt if he doesn't get a chance here he'll sign again, which makes a loan less likely if we rate him but he isn't ready.

Could be a stand off coming up soon, if the club rates him. I'd keep him around the team and send Smith out on loan instead.


Suspect he’ll be assessed in pre season. And he’ll assess him chance of game time at Reading. He’ll either then sign a new contract or he’ll be sold


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Re: Building for next season

by Sutekh » 21 Apr 2018 13:24

IMO, Reading need a right winger, the striker that never happens and that defensive midfielder who breaks up play, leads by example and can turn out a great forward pass a few times a game.

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Re: Building for next season

by CountryRoyal » 21 Apr 2018 13:27

maffff wrote:
RFCMod wrote:
The Prisoner wrote:Can we have Adrian Popa back please?!


Agreed,always thought he got shunned by Stam,needs a bit more time to work in the team but i always thought he was a great option

Attitude problems apparently

Doubt this helps either. Chain-smoking a couple of weeks ago back in Romania between games for his loan team.

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Nainggolan smokes and gets smashed all the time, don’t see a problem if you can still preform at an acceptable level.

I like Popa, he’s quick and exciting, although not the best end product.

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Re: Building for next season

by PistolPete » 21 Apr 2018 16:23

maffff wrote:
PistolPete wrote:Send Novakovic back out on loan to a Eredevision side

Unless he signs a new deal before we let him go, he wouldn't return. Next season is last on his contract.

Doubt if he doesn't get a chance here he'll sign again, which makes a loan less likely if we rate him but he isn't ready.

Could be a stand off coming up soon, if the club rates him. I'd keep him around the team and send Smith out on loan instead.


I can't see why he wouldn't sign a new deal then go out on loan. But yeah, a pre-season of assessment makes sense all round

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Re: Building for next season

by double d » 21 Apr 2018 16:24

After listening to todays game it seems most of these spineless pcunts need to go.


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Re: Building for next season

by Gunny Fishcake » 21 Apr 2018 16:35

Get rid of the entire lot of them the spineless bunch of oxf*rd. I'd rather play a youth team than this lot of grossly overpaid useless mercenaries .

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Re: Building for next season

by Hiram K Hackenbacker » 21 Apr 2018 16:56

Gunny Fishcake wrote:Get rid of the entire lot of them the spineless bunch of oxf*rd. I'd rather play a youth team than this lot of grossly overpaid useless mercenaries .

I agree

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Re: Building for next season

by double d » 21 Apr 2018 17:21

Blackett...... pfuck off
Gunter....... pfuck off
Bacuna...... pfuck off
Swift....... pfuck off
ALUKO..... PFUCK THE PFUCK OFF
Vdb...... pfuck off

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Re: Building for next season

by windermereROYAL » 21 Apr 2018 17:28

double d wrote:Okay so this season's almost done. It is very unlikely we will go down


:D

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Re: Building for next season

by Sutekh » 21 Apr 2018 17:32

windermereROYAL wrote:
double d wrote:Okay so this season's almost done. It is very unlikely we will go down


:D


Let’s hope you can still say that this time next week - or even better that we’re safe and have nothing to play for at Cardiff.

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Re: Building for next season

by double d » 21 Apr 2018 17:35

Sutekh wrote:
windermereROYAL wrote:
double d wrote:Okay so this season's almost done. It is very unlikely we will go down


:D


Let’s hope you can still say that this time next week - or even better that we’re safe and have nothing to play for at Cardiff.


If we need to go cardiff and they need to win to get 2nd, we are 100% going down by then.

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Re: Building for next season

by Sutekh » 21 Apr 2018 17:47

Issue completely due to Stam and his overly technical approach in training and purchase of players who can actually pass if you let them but can’t actually tackle.

Really hoping Reading can get away with it and survive this season and that Paul Clement manages to achieve a complete REVOLUTION of the playing side of things in the summer - though who’d want to buy or even loan in any of them (except Moore) is beyond me.

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