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James Wilson

by NeilD » 19 Oct 2017 07:45

Today's BBC Gossip -

Reading manager Jaap Stam has confirmed the club are interested in signing 21-year-old Manchester United striker James Wilson in the summer. (Reading Chronicle)

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Re: James Wilson

by Sutekh » 19 Oct 2017 08:18

NeilD wrote:Today's BBC Gossip -

Reading manager Jaap Stam has confirmed the club are interested in signing 21-year-old Manchester United striker James Wilson in the summer. (Reading Chronicle)


Summer ? Bit of a wait or won't ManU contemplate letting him go 'til then?

But then I checked the Chronic and that says a possible for January...

http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport ... y_hotseat/

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Re: James Wilson

by muirinho » 19 Oct 2017 08:57

Sutekh wrote:
NeilD wrote:Today's BBC Gossip -

Reading manager Jaap Stam has confirmed the club are interested in signing 21-year-old Manchester United striker James Wilson in the summer. (Reading Chronicle)


Summer ? Bit of a wait or won't ManU contemplate letting him go 'til then?

But then I checked the Chronic and that says a possible for January...

http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport ... y_hotseat/

The Sun suggested we are looking for him on loan in January. Apparently we were looking at him last summer.

I hope if it's true, and a loan, it's with a view to buying next summer - we have enough of our own strikers, we shouldn't be bringing in untested ones on loan, unless we're looking longer term.

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Re: James Wilson

by maffff » 19 Oct 2017 09:12

I'm not sure what he offers that Novakovich couldn't?

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Re: James Wilson

by muirinho » 19 Oct 2017 10:02

maffff wrote:I'm not sure what he offers that Novakovich couldn't?


Well exactly.


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Re: James Wilson

by yuomi » 19 Oct 2017 10:32

maffff wrote:I'm not sure what he offers that Novakovich couldn't?


I hadn't realised (but am not that surprised) quite how much of a stormer Novakovich is having at Telstar...

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Re: James Wilson

by Tilehurstsouthbank » 19 Oct 2017 10:42

maffff wrote:I'm not sure what he offers that Novakovich couldn't?


Agreed. His scoring record across his loans is barely even meh. Something like 5 goals in 30 appearances.

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Re: James Wilson

by Hound » 19 Oct 2017 11:01

yeah a little bit Meh myself on Wilson

He looked great to start with at Utd, but done little since. Delighted to see Novakovich doing so well, but thats one for next season now

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Re: James Wilson

by Sutekh » 19 Oct 2017 12:16

Hound wrote:yeah a little bit Meh myself on Wilson

He looked great to start with at Utd, but done little since. Delighted to see Novakovich doing so well, but thats one for next season now


Wiki says 9 goals in 51 games for ManU and loan deals at Brighton and Derby but actually how many minutes that amounts to is anyone's guess. League wise he has 8 in 44 appearances including 2 in one PL game back in 2013/2014

His loan at Derby was cut short about this time last year owing to a serious knee injury so 6 months to judge fitness etc. sounds like a bit of a no brainer.

Leeds are also said to be interested.

And it's 6 goals in 10 appearances for Andrija Novakovich at Telstar this season.

Presuming no other striker activity was forthcoming (and let's be honest that appears to be the general expectation at Reading these days) then next season Reading would have just one relatively experienced striker (Bod) at the club even if Wilson was signed and Novakovich remains. Whether that would be a problem can only be answered with hindsight.


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Re: James Wilson

by maffff » 20 Oct 2017 11:11

Sutekh wrote:goals in 51 games for ManU and loan deals at Brighton and Derby but actually how many minutes that amounts to is anyone's guess. League wise he has 8 in 44 appearances including 2 in one PL game back in 2013/2014


Championship - 5 goals and 2 assists in 1415 minutes (29 appearances) (+141 minutes, 2 games, in the playoffs with no goals) = 5 for Brighton (27 appearances) and none for Derby (4 appearances)
Premier League - 3 goals and no assists in 420 minutes (15 appearances) - 1 for United was in the FA cup
Premier League 2 - 13 goals and 2 assists in 1801 minutes (25 appearances)
UEFA Youth League - 5 goals and no assists in 540 minutes (5 appearances)

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Re: James Wilson

by Tilehurstsouthbank » 20 Oct 2017 11:16

maffff wrote:
Sutekh wrote:goals in 51 games for ManU and loan deals at Brighton and Derby but actually how many minutes that amounts to is anyone's guess. League wise he has 8 in 44 appearances including 2 in one PL game back in 2013/2014


Championship - 5 goals and 2 assists in 1415 minutes (29 appearances) (+141 minutes, 2 games, in the playoffs with no goals) = 5 for Brighton (27 appearances) and none for Derby (4 appearances)
Premier League - 3 goals and no assists in 420 minutes (15 appearances) - 1 for United was in the FA cup
Premier League 2 - 13 goals and 2 assists in 1801 minutes (25 appearances)
UEFA Youth League - 5 goals and no assists in 540 minutes (5 appearances)


So are we going with 'Meh' then? :D

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Re: James Wilson

by From Despair To Where? » 20 Oct 2017 21:55

yuomi wrote:
maffff wrote:I'm not sure what he offers that Novakovich couldn't?


I hadn't realised (but am not that surprised) quite how much of a stormer Novakovich is having at Telstar...



Little bit of Telstar trivia; I know Jacob Walcott went on loan there about 6 years ago but the Reading link goes back to the early 1960s when Jack Mansell was their manager.

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