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by Stranded
30 Jul 2021 15:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fate?
Replies: 19
Views: 995

Re: Fate?

1920-21 our 50th anniversary we finished 3rd from bottom of division 3 South and I believe this was the only time the club has had to appeal for re election, fortunately in those days it was bit of a closed shop so the bottom 3 survived. 1970-71 season our 100th anniversary we were relegated from t...
by Stranded
30 Jul 2021 11:15
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: George Puscas To Be Loaned Out
Replies: 51
Views: 5043

Re: George Puscas To Be Loaned Out

Looks like Sassuolo will lose Locatelli this summer so I assume once that deal is done there will be a new offer for Puscas. The club need to offload top earners at the club and this is a good deal for the club if we can Puscas off the wage bill. I thought the bid was from Salernitana not Sassuolo?
by Stranded
30 Jul 2021 08:42
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Kyle Edwards
Replies: 78
Views: 7216

Re: Rumour - Kyle Edwards

That’s why I said “generally”…I was aware he hadn’t played considerably more than the others, and the games I’d witnessed he tended to be in the team. He was considerably better than Obita, marginally better than Blackett. Better going forwards, still needed work on his defensive game. But certainl...
by Stranded
30 Jul 2021 05:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre-season games 2021/2022
Replies: 149
Views: 11871

Re: Pre-season games 2021/2022

Simple, we haven't learned any lessons at all from Olise, Richards and the lad who went to Porto (Brain Fart, forgot his name lol) :cry: :cry: If there was ever a time we needed a "Director of Football" now is that time!! "Danny Loader" thats the lad :D I just did a google on Da...
by Stranded
30 Jul 2021 05:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation
Replies: 625
Views: 69542

Re: Relegation

Relating to one of his earlier points, why the hell wouldn't you want your owner to be silent? I want our owners to be quiet, fund the club and let good football people make the decisions. I don't want them meddling in team affairs or making grand statements in the press on a weekly basis. People o...
by Stranded
29 Jul 2021 21:12
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League/Europa League 2021/22
Replies: 26
Views: 379

Re: Champions League/Europa League 2021/22

Last minute winner sneaks them through.
by Stranded
29 Jul 2021 19:19
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League/Europa League 2021/22
Replies: 26
Views: 379

Re: Champions League/Europa League 2021/22

Feyernoord currently losing 2-1 at home and on aggregate to FC Drita of Kosovo in the Conference League.
by Stranded
29 Jul 2021 19:06
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 8433
Views: 514381

Re: The generic transfer thread

Maybe I'm missing something, but there seems to be zero reason for a Leicester player to move to Arsenal at the moment. Two successive 5th place finishes, a young and still improving squad, an excellent manager. I guess the Arsenal 'name' still talks. Wages too. They do seem to be building an inter...
by Stranded
29 Jul 2021 10:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5668
Views: 922575

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Pendlebury doing well at Wycombe - did we release or did he just not sign on again? Is pre-season really the time to judge if a player is doing well? Hope he goes on to have a great career and L1 is probably the right level for him at this stage in his development. We released him as I imagine we d...
by Stranded
29 Jul 2021 08:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Fate?
Replies: 19
Views: 995

Re: Fate?

This thread went well.
by Stranded
29 Jul 2021 08:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation
Replies: 625
Views: 69542

Re: Relegation

New CEO at Swindon has held a number of senior management positions at the head office of the Nationwide Building Society (in the town). Recruited on merit not as a PR stunt. New owner is no fool. Like Sir John, a self made individual. So like Sir John, they’ll soon hit a ceiling, their fans will b...
by Stranded
28 Jul 2021 15:44
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: How many players will we sign this summer?
Replies: 89
Views: 7354

Re: How many players will we sign this summer?

Courtney says: https://mobile.twitter.com/cfridayjourno/status/1420388649963823106 Sounds like #readingfc can now sign players which is a huge bonus. Hopefully Royals can get some deals tied up pretty quickly - not long until the season starts. Originates from Alan Nixon during a discussion on Derb...
by Stranded
28 Jul 2021 14:51
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: George Puscas To Be Loaned Out
Replies: 51
Views: 5043

Re: George Puscas To Be Loaned Out

We can sign players if we want. Just not necessarily the ones we want. I *think* this is right - we are in a similar situation to Derby whereby we can bring in 6 month loans or players on a 1 year deal as long as we don't pay them over X. Decreases the pool of players we can or want to sign though.
by Stranded
28 Jul 2021 14:49
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Kyle Edwards
Replies: 78
Views: 7216

Re: Rumour - Kyle Edwards

Even in the post-Covid climate, we should have got at least double for Olise Yes probably but he had a year left on his contract, unlikely to sign another one and that 8 million can go towards keeping the academy running and paying wages for a season, (I know it won’t cover it all but it helps). Bu...
by Stranded
28 Jul 2021 10:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation
Replies: 625
Views: 69542

Re: Relegation

Nah. Our 1st 11 is plenty good enough and there us some talent to push through. If we can make 3 decent signings, probably all on loan then we could do very well still. In all likelihood, we'll finish around 10th to 15th. 22/23 could be tough looking at who is out of contract next summer. Yes but a...
by Stranded
28 Jul 2021 07:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre-season games 2021/2022
Replies: 149
Views: 11871

Re: Pre-season games 2021/2022

Azeez is 20. Is there any reason why is only on a one year deal? Because to this point he has done the square root of naff all at first team level and finances are very tight, hence most players in his position were given one year deals this summer. It may well be that the deal has a clause in it t...
by Stranded
28 Jul 2021 06:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation
Replies: 625
Views: 69542

Re: Relegation

Nah. Our 1st 11 is plenty good enough and there us some talent to push through. If we can make 3 decent signings, probably all on loan then we could do very well still.

In all likelihood, we'll finish around 10th to 15th.

22/23 could be tough looking at who is out of contract next summer.
by Stranded
27 Jul 2021 18:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9643
Views: 960847

Re: Rival Watch

Snowflake Royal Flat track bully who rarely performed when it mattered


Have no strong feelings about Rooney one way or t'otherbut can you back up that assertion?
by Stranded
27 Jul 2021 10:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre-season games 2021/2022
Replies: 149
Views: 11871

Re: Pre-season games 2021/2022

Apparently playing Brighton in a behind closed door game today.
by Stranded
26 Jul 2021 07:12
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Kyle Edwards
Replies: 78
Views: 7216

Re: Rumour - Kyle Edwards

Well we're not getting Kyle Edwards https://twitter.com/therealedwardo/status/1419414672256741379 Just wanted to say a quick thank you to @ReadingFC for the pre season experience. Unfortunately couldn’t get pen to paper due the current situation. A great club with great people wish them all the bes...
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