AAH to KSA?

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by genome » 03 Jul 2017 16:15

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Zammo » 03 Jul 2017 16:18

Twitter feed says he's left :shock:

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by The Informant » 03 Jul 2017 16:18

CountryRoyal wrote:Al-Habsi just tweeted a pic of him giving a thumbs up (in reading colours) with blue hearts.

Read into that what you will.


Did he drop his thumbs?

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Zammo » 03 Jul 2017 16:19

Actually, just remembered all the times he tried to pass the ball out :lol:

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by LightwaterRoyal » 03 Jul 2017 16:25

The Informant wrote:
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WoodleyRoyal wrote:Michel Vorm, dutch, good with his feet surplus to requirements at Spurs. will probably go to a prem club but BT might be able to work his magic.


That's a good shout although he must be on massive wages.

Another player in a similar position would be Maarten Stekelenburg.
At Everton but don't think he's been getting much game time behind Joel Robles.


Or the record signing (GK) of Jordan Pickford?


Well yes but he's only just been signed. I was hinting at the fact that Stekelenburg was already behind Joel Robles for a starting place.

Stekelenburg needs to drop down to a lesser league to reignite his career. Having said that there must be a reason suck a highly rated keeper can't get a game nowadays...


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Re: AAH to KSA?

by WoodleyRoyal » 03 Jul 2017 16:27

LightwaterRoyal wrote:
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LightwaterRoyal wrote:
That's a good shout although he must be on massive wages.

Another player in a similar position would be Maarten Stekelenburg.
At Everton but don't think he's been getting much game time behind Joel Robles.


Or the record signing (GK) of Jordan Pickford?


Well yes but he's only just been signed. I was hinting at the fact that Stekelenburg was already behind Joel Robles for a starting place.

Stekelenburg needs to drop down to a lesser league to reignite his career. Having said that there must be a reason suck a highly rated keeper can't get a game nowadays...


Yep he couldnt get a game at fulham in the champ, attitude problems were cited

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by maffff » 03 Jul 2017 16:36

Loads of arabic media quoting permission as being granted by Reading today - transfer now as good as done.

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Winston Biscuit » 03 Jul 2017 17:20

a short flight to Muscat, they pay wages up to £35k a week it seems, they are the current champions, they are in the Asian Champions League. Would be hard for him to turn it down at his age I reckz.

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Stranded » 03 Jul 2017 17:29

Given how many years he has worked away from his family, simply could not begrudge the guy the chance to work closer.

If this is true, then good luck.


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Re: AAH to KSA?

by winchester_royal » 03 Jul 2017 17:30

And hopefully they've given us some ££££'s that have made it hard for us to turn down to.

Sad to see him go, but he's always prone to the odd clanger and his distribution is middling to poor so definitely something we can get over.

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by ImJappy » 03 Jul 2017 17:47

winchester_royal wrote:And hopefully they've given us some ££££'s that have made it hard for us to turn down to.

Sad to see him go, but he's always prone to the odd clanger and his distribution is middling to poor so definitely something we can get over.


Doubt we will recieve above £500,000, the opportunity for al-Habsi is far too good to turn down, close to his family etc etc

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Jagermesiter1871 » 03 Jul 2017 17:54

If true - is anyone else getting worried about next season?

Williams and AAH gone - two main first team players. Any replacements will have to gel quickly.

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by Hound » 03 Jul 2017 18:02

Jagermesiter1871 wrote:If true - is anyone else getting worried about next season?

Williams and AAH gone - two main first team players. Any replacements will have to gel quickly.


A little to be honest. Still missing a forward and replacements for those two at the very least


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Re: AAH to KSA?

by blueroyals » 03 Jul 2017 18:10

AAH - good shot stopper but poor distribution
Williams - hard worker, good defensively but average passing and slightly lacking end product

Both fantastic Championship players, but their weaknesses mean they aren't the best fit for Stam's style of play

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by LightwaterRoyal » 03 Jul 2017 18:17

Same here. Absolutely nothing against the two players and would happily have them stay. But both have got the opportunity to play at a higher level / move closer to family and get a longer contract then I'm sure we'd have offered.

I feel both players didn't quite fit into the Stam system, not for a lack of trying and now we have an opportunity to recruit more suited players.

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by CountryRoyal » 03 Jul 2017 18:31

Jagermesiter1871 wrote:If true - is anyone else getting worried about next season?

Williams and AAH gone - two main first team players. Any replacements will have to gel quickly.


Getting a tad that way. I've seen nothing from our transfer business, both completed and rumoured, to date that in my opinion corroborate Stam's proposal of bringing in quality players which significantly improve the squad.

As you said because of the playoffs we have less time to do things than normally. It's still early days but only time will tell.

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Snowflake Royal » 03 Jul 2017 18:32

:cry: We'll struggle to replace him.

We need some good news on the transfer front soon. I'm starting to get a little downbeat about the season starting. Next Month. :shock:

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by Pepe the Horseman » 03 Jul 2017 18:43

Jagermesiter1871 wrote:If true - is anyone else getting worried about next season?

Williams and AAH gone - two main first team players. Any replacements will have to gel quickly.

Isn't this what people were saying this time last year?

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by genome » 03 Jul 2017 18:49

CountryRoyal wrote:
Jagermesiter1871 wrote:If true - is anyone else getting worried about next season?

Williams and AAH gone - two main first team players. Any replacements will have to gel quickly.


Getting a tad that way. I've seen nothing from our transfer business, both completed and rumoured, to date that in my opinion corroborate Stam's proposal of bringing in quality players which significantly improve the squad.

As you said because of the playoffs we have less time to do things than normally. It's still early days but only time will tell.


How many players had we signed this time last summer?

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Re: AAH to KSA?

by CountryRoyal » 03 Jul 2017 19:00

genome wrote:
CountryRoyal wrote:
Jagermesiter1871 wrote:If true - is anyone else getting worried about next season?

Williams and AAH gone - two main first team players. Any replacements will have to gel quickly.


Getting a tad that way. I've seen nothing from our transfer business, both completed and rumoured, to date that in my opinion corroborate Stam's proposal of bringing in quality players which significantly improve the squad.

As you said because of the playoffs we have less time to do things than normally. It's still early days but only time will tell.


How many players had we signed this time last summer?


Meh.. good point.

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