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by Armadillo Roadkill
10 May 2019 10:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 22
Views: 2199

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: 2199

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: 715
Views: 39286

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: 4545

McShane leaves

Announced on his Instagram.

Good bloke. Good time to leave.
by Armadillo Roadkill
10 Apr 2019 22:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Norwich City (a) sponsored by James Harper
Replies: 375
Views: 22241

Re: MATCHWATCH : Norwich City (a) sponsored by James Harper

I like Farke. I think he's a good bloke doing a good job. But just like a lot of people, he's got a bit confused in his frustration. They created lots of chances, we only really created two or three. We got a bit lucky sometimes, they didn't. However, Reading clearly deserved to get the point. It wa...
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Feb 2019 07:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Blackburn
Replies: 245
Views: 15732

Re: BFTG - Blackburn

Kelly was generally very poor and I was one of the few calling for him to come in :oops: I think I counted 3 forward passes by him and everything else was sidewards if he wasn't losing the ball. Harsh to pick on one poster in particular, but in the interest of avoiding fake news, I feel obliged to ...
by Armadillo Roadkill
30 Jan 2019 19:48
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Mo Barrow
Replies: 54
Views: 6875

Re: Rumour - Mo Barrow

I go to watch football to be entertained. He is the only current Reading players where, when he gets on the ball and starts running at defences, the expectation in the crowd is audible.
by Armadillo Roadkill
22 Jan 2019 19:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Who is the sexiest Reading player of all time?
Replies: 98
Views: 5908

Re: Who is the sexiest Reading player of all time?

Obviously Bobby "Phoaar" Convey. No contest.
by Armadillo Roadkill
11 Jan 2019 09:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (h) sponsored by Steve Stone
Replies: 135
Views: 12511

Re: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (h) sponsored by Steve Stone

nevo1970 Forest part company with the manager this morning. Could disrupt them a bit maybe?


I get the feeling we tend to struggle against teams that just lost their manager. Not sure if the stats back this up. Sure someone will pop up having done extensive research to prove me wrong though.
by Armadillo Roadkill
05 Jan 2019 12:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down
Replies: 278
Views: 14367

Re: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down

Snowflake Royal So we all agree that the best result is a 1-1 draw from a late Loader equaliser and a Ryan East debut, right?

Give us that beautiful money from a televised replay!


Oxford that. I'm a Reading supporter not an accountant. I hate the team in red so much it actually hurts. I want to win.
by Armadillo Roadkill
05 Jan 2019 12:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down
Replies: 278
Views: 14367

Re: MATCHWATCH : Manchester United (a) sponsored by down down deeper and down

Wish Gomes had thought to include someone who might score a goal in the match day squad. My greatest fear is not the media patronising us - they can hardly come out and say we're shit and doomed - but more the nauseating sycophancy the overcomes them when they visit the Theatre of Dreams. I oxford h...
by Armadillo Roadkill
02 Jan 2019 18:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BBC Radio Berks
Replies: 111
Views: 11296

Re: BBC Radio Berks

That's true, but my point was that we don't need to be. The "Dutch football is failing" idea is one of those that did the rounds with the tv pundits, based on the Netherlands missing out at the world cup, and a couple of big-name Dutch managers having poor seasons...and as is natural with...
by Armadillo Roadkill
15 Dec 2018 17:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham United (a) sponsored by Dick Habbin
Replies: 94
Views: 11803

Re: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham United (a) sponsored by Dick Habbin

FFS
by Armadillo Roadkill
12 Dec 2018 08:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 137218

Re: New Manager

From Despair To Where? That's why I'm thinking something happened last week to make Clement's position untenable.


That seems entirely possible. I really didn't believe he had been sacked without a real thought as to what comes next. Seems I was wrong.
by Armadillo Roadkill
07 Dec 2018 19:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement sacked!
Replies: 117
Views: 13487

Re: Clement sacked!

Obvs Howe had made his mind up long ago. Bit of a shame as I did think we were well on the right track. If we go back to McShane/Aluko/Edwards etc, going to be screwing basically Howe was in China prior to turning up at Elland Road. A plan was formulated then by the looks of things. The Chinese bou...
by Armadillo Roadkill
07 Dec 2018 07:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 137218

Re: New Manager

Just love the ambition of RFC supporters. It seems that our ideal prospects are 1) managers unsuccessful and struggling in the Prem. 2) managers struggling with teams at the bottom of the championship 3) ex RFC players, irrespective of experience and may be the same as 2) 4) anyone else that’s out ...
by Armadillo Roadkill
06 Dec 2018 19:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement sacked!
Replies: 117
Views: 13487

Re: Clement sacked!

Not at all happy with this. And not just because I said yesterday I thought the manager would stay :oops: . Things were improving. And things had got so bad towards the end of Stam's tenure it was always going to be a slow rebuilding process. As others have said, look at the players he has improved,...
by Armadillo Roadkill
05 Dec 2018 19:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we really going down this season
Replies: 246
Views: 19913

Re: Are we really going down this season

I don't think there's much chance of relegation, although of course, nothing is impossible.

In fact I'd say mid table is the most likely. We will get some players back.The youngsters will get more experience. The atmosphere behind the scenes will lift.
by Armadillo Roadkill
05 Dec 2018 19:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nigel Howe appointed new CEO
Replies: 38
Views: 5484

Re: Nigel Howe appointed new CEO

Good news. We desperately need continuity, calm, and a return to the Reading Way. The manager will stay, I'm almost sure. What will be more interesting is the Director of Football. We've seen nor heard nothing of Nani (Tevreden made himself available from the off and was pretty visible), and I belie...
by Armadillo Roadkill
03 Dec 2018 20:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA cup 3rd round draw
Replies: 201
Views: 21141

Re: FA cup 3rd round draw

Would have preferred to have them at home, but frankly, this is far from impossible.

And the prize at stake is a place in round four and potentially getting Mourinho the sack. Something to dream about if nothing else.
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