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by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 14:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32846

Re: Next Manager

Twitter virgins losing their collective minds as if we announced Adolf Hitler as manager. Agreed, utter embarrassment. Having a scroll now I see.... "protest march" "booing on announcing his name" "turning their backs upon his entrance" "off to support a non leagu...
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 14:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 14892

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

Not what I expected or wanted. But now it's happened I'm hoping it all works out, and will no doubt be loudly proclaiming my membership in his "Barmy Army" should we go on anything like a decent run.
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 13:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32846

Re: Next Manager

I could probably make a few half decent recommendations to a manager. Doesn't make me a manager.
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 12:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32846

Re: Next Manager

Yeah, because Gomes’ record was great before he joined us! Al these bitter fans that their hero Gomes has gone are pathetic. The bloke failed, simple as that. Give the new guy a chance FFS. Hate the self entitlement of our fans. He’s now going to be under pressure from day 1 which is just embarrass...
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 11:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32846

Re: Next Manager

Look at Clement's coaching experience - didn't translate into the managerial role too well.
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 11:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32846

Re: Next Manager

Top of the list of attributes required in a new manager at Reading - experience.

Bowen - no relevant experience.

Bowen - chose himself, effectively.

I think that may be why many people will be massively disappointed if this happens.
by Armadillo Roadkill
10 Oct 2019 14:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32846

Re: Next Manager

Bowen. Been in football a long time at many clubs and has never been a manager. What makes anyone anywhere think now would be a good time to try it? Clearly what we need in a manager experience (obviously good experience, not repeated experience of failing) more than anything else. No point in spend...
by Armadillo Roadkill
01 Oct 2019 22:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 789
Views: 33957

Re: GOMES OUT!

Can we stop sacking managers? Seriously we need to give the manager a chance, surely? We could do with hiring one first. I’d have agreed with you before the Blackburn and Fulham match leon But he looks hopelessly out of his depth. There are decent managers available. Tonight was as bad a performanc...
by Armadillo Roadkill
01 Oct 2019 22:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT ???????????????????????????????????????????
Replies: 151
Views: 7645

Re: BFT ???????????????????????????????????????????

Fulham's passing was crisp and neat, their movement off the ball excellent, and their niggly fouling and play acting unsurpassed. Reading were slow, inaccurate, sloppy, weak, disorganised, lethargic, incompetent and naive. I would include Puscas along with Rafael, Meite and Rihnamota (and maybe Yiad...
by Armadillo Roadkill
21 Sep 2019 18:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT whatever the hell that was
Replies: 75
Views: 4854

Re: BFT whatever the hell that was

Pele (I hate calling him that) was not our worst player: he was generally OK, but it's hard to be the defensive midfielder winning the ball when the so-called creative players just stand around getting marked out of the game. Yiadom can't cross like Obita can - few players outside the top six in La ...
by Armadillo Roadkill
31 Aug 2019 17:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Charlton
Replies: 179
Views: 10364

Re: BFTG - Charlton

Charlton were excellent. First half was well balanced, and if we had scored when Puscas was through one on one with their keeper, or the shot that hit the bar had been a few centimetres lower, we may have carried on in the same style and picked up the points. Second half we came out lethargic, error...
by Armadillo Roadkill
18 Aug 2019 15:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Cardiff
Replies: 201
Views: 13269

Re: BFTG - Cardiff

No Reading player put in less than an 8 out of ten performance. Pretty much everything went right. The thing that seems to have changed most is the confidence of players to play their way out of a situation, rather than just trying to release the ball as quickly as possible, thereby putting their te...
by Armadillo Roadkill
01 Aug 2019 10:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where will we finish?
Replies: 208
Views: 11232

Re: Where will we finish?

Head says 14th to 16th.

Heart says - if all the stars align, the youngsters step up, and the addition of an in-form goal scorer and a Lewis Baker type midfielder - 6th.
by Armadillo Roadkill
13 Jul 2019 10:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Bod to Millwall.
Replies: 62
Views: 4585

Re: CONFIMRED - Bod to Millwall.

We're going to have to find another Icelander from somewhere if we are going to do anything this season.
by Armadillo Roadkill
05 Jul 2019 16:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Barrow on his way
Replies: 127
Views: 17609

Re: Barrow on the way ?

Franchise FC
Armadillo Roadkill
Pepe the Horseman I don't get it.


Eel have not quite understood how this board works.


Again, you’re ruining this with a non-fish

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by Armadillo Roadkill
29 Jun 2019 16:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Barrow on his way
Replies: 127
Views: 17609

Re: Barrow on the way ?

Pepe the Horseman
Wallsy
bobby m's syrup I wish the club would get their skates on over this.


The club isn't holding Barrow back. It's more about the structure of the fee and his wages from what I can gather.

I don't get it.


Eel have not quite understood how this board works.
by Armadillo Roadkill
10 May 2019 10:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 22
Views: 2744

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

Loan players were once considered a hindrance. I notice that has changed in the second half of this season.
by Armadillo Roadkill
10 May 2019 08:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 22
Views: 2744

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

My personal feeling, and I haven't checked the records to see if there's a basis in fact for this, is that we must have at least one Icelander in the Reading starting eleven if we're to get anything.
by Armadillo Roadkill
09 May 2019 17:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1825
Views: 113895

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I was mostly memeing, but I think you're underestimating McEachran's defensive ability. This season McEachran made 2 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per 90. That was pretty standard for him - he's done better in two of his five seasons since he left Chelsea. That compares well to Rinomhota who made 2...
by Armadillo Roadkill
08 May 2019 10:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: McShane leaves
Replies: 54
Views: 5440

McShane leaves

Announced on his Instagram.

Good bloke. Good time to leave.
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