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by rhroyal
16 Mar 2013 20:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Reading Manager: Press Conference @ 9:15
Replies: 2613
Views: 177917

Re: Next Reading Manager

Internal promotions have done us well; Pardew and McD. They understand the culture of the club and know the players and the staff. It takes away the risk element that you may not fit well with an external appointment (we definitely wouldn't fit well with Di Canio). I won't be crying "lack of am...
by rhroyal
16 Mar 2013 20:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thank YOU - Dolan - Thank YOU - Anton
Replies: 110
Views: 9784

Re: Thank YOU - Dolan - Thank YOU - Anton

good performance today but i dont want to lose him from the academy. Exactly this! Doing far too good a job. The academy is starting to rival the likes of Saints and Palace, and Dolan is vital to keep that progressing. Adkins please!! This is a ridiculous argument. He has been working with other co...
by rhroyal
16 Mar 2013 20:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thank YOU - Dolan - Thank YOU - Anton
Replies: 110
Views: 9784

Re: Thank YOU - Dolan - Thank YOU - Anton

As I just said on another thread, it's actually easier to play relatively well away at the league leaders, as there is no pressure on you. You could see the players were relaxed today, but Man Utd's gulf in class showed in the way that we never troubled them except a single 20 yard effort. The test ...
by rhroyal
16 Mar 2013 20:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: United vs Reading Match Thread - Sponsored by Brian McDolan
Replies: 345
Views: 18265

Re: United vs Reading Match Thread - Sponsored by Brian McDo

Thing is, it's actually easier to play relatively well away at the league leaders, as there is no pressure on you. You could see the players were relaxed today, but Man Utd's gulf in class showed in the way that we never troubled them except a single 20 yard effort. We need to bring this composure t...
by rhroyal
16 Mar 2013 19:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: United vs Reading Match Thread - Sponsored by Brian McDolan
Replies: 345
Views: 18265

Re: United vs Reading Match Thread - Sponsored by Brian McDo

Perfect example today of why we're going down.

Played well, but created nothing and never looked like troubling Man Utd. Other teams in our position have given them more of a scare this season. Lacking in final third.
by rhroyal
15 Mar 2013 19:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Top 20 Reading goals 1993 - 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1102

Top 20 Reading goals 1993 - 2012

A good watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TvrXi2_IcU

I always expected Blakey's lob and Kitson's overhead to be there near the end. Had forgotten about Lita vs West Brom though; great team move with an incredible shot at the end.
by rhroyal
12 Mar 2013 23:08
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Cardiff Choke Countdown.
Replies: 203
Views: 14177

Re: The Cardiff Choke Countdown.

Still think they did enough early in the season to crawl across the line in an unconvincing manner, similar to us in 2001/02. Hilarious if they don't though.
by rhroyal
11 Mar 2013 23:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nigel Gibbs: Gone
Replies: 71
Views: 7863

Re: Nigel Gibbs: Gone

Always thought that Dolan would quite likely be Reading manager one day; maybe it's now.
by rhroyal
10 Mar 2013 10:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: We are down. So next season who stays and who goes?
Replies: 417
Views: 34167

Re: We are down. So next season who stays and who goes?

The trouble is it's a very hard balancing act arriving in the PL. Buy too many new faces and risk a team not settling? Or go for more continuity and risk being outclassed? And then this season has made me realise. The battle is won and lost before you even win promotion. You have to be playing in a ...
by rhroyal
10 Mar 2013 01:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG villa
Replies: 224
Views: 16264

Re: BFTG villa

The booing comes from frustration, bloody frustration that we have thrown away (again) what most of us have thrived for over the years . we all love this bloody club to bits and it hurts to the pit of my stomach how we are being embarrassed at this level. all we ever wanted was an effort from the b...
by rhroyal
10 Mar 2013 01:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: We are down. So next season who stays and who goes?
Replies: 417
Views: 34167

Re: We are down. So next season who stays and who goes?

I rate Pog, but I think we may be happy for him to just leave on a free. You think Hammond will let a Russian international worth millions and who's on a 3 or 4 year contract leave on a free? Are you mad? The man who sold sonko for £3m!? If as reported Pog is on £65k pw I cannot see many clubs rush...
by rhroyal
09 Mar 2013 19:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: We are down. So next season who stays and who goes?
Replies: 417
Views: 34167

Re: We are down. So next season who stays and who goes?

Zola at Watford is an interesting example, as he has got them playing well and in the promotion mix. But over half his squad must be on loan; I worry about them if they go up and how much team building they will have to do. It's not a model to follow in my view.
by rhroyal
09 Mar 2013 18:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: 10 Game Countdown....
Replies: 169
Views: 16632

15 to 17 points in 9 games

That will put us on 38 to 40 points. We have to play Man Utd and Arsenal away, and Man City at home. Also Liverpool at home, who are inconsistent, but could feasibly blow us away if they turn up. So if we lose these 4, we need to win the other 5. Or we need to take points from some of these games. T...
by rhroyal
09 Mar 2013 18:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Villa (H) Match Thread - Sponsored by "we move on"
Replies: 324
Views: 18377

Re: Villa (H) Match Thread - Sponsored by "we move on"

peterroyal76
The Prisoner As annoyed that my 2-1 Villa score cast had Benteke scoring first. £660 lost. We move on....to the f@@@ing fridge.


Own goals don't count for betting purposes, so Benteke would count as first goal scorer.

Hope he didn't put his betting slip through the shredder in frustration. :lol: :lol:
by rhroyal
09 Mar 2013 18:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG villa
Replies: 224
Views: 16264

Re: BFTG villa

I think people are being harsh on McAnuff today. Created a goal, created another offside goal. Made a chance for HRK. Earned their full back a booking. Plenty of positives. This team I think has flashes of quality out wide, if not the consistency. It also has strikers who can finish, and CBs who can...
by rhroyal
09 Mar 2013 17:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: We are down. So next season who stays and who goes?
Replies: 417
Views: 34167

Re: We are down. So next season who stays and who goes?

I really think you should keep your manager. Any man that has the managerial talent to inspire the sort of form you showed last season to win the Championship must be pretty talented. He's almost a victim of his own success. He wouldn't have been sacked for not getting you promoted last year yet he...
by rhroyal
09 Mar 2013 17:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Villa (H) Match Thread - Sponsored by "we move on"
Replies: 324
Views: 18377

Re: Villa (H) Match Thread - Sponsored by "we move on"

I just hope Villa keep this going to beat QPR next week; would love them to come down with us and face administration.
by rhroyal
09 Mar 2013 17:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mcdonut (sorry Brian) out Di Canio in......please
Replies: 245
Views: 16116

Re: Mcdonut out Di Canio in......please

Adkins is a great shout; has Soton playing decent football which is closer to the style we need here.
by rhroyal
09 Mar 2013 17:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: We are down. So next season who stays and who goes?
Replies: 417
Views: 34167

Re: We are down. So next season who stays and who goes?

Don't be rash about Leigertwood and McAnuff. They'll be in fine in the Champ; Jobi was actually alright when he got the ball in good areas today. Karacan has also proven his worth at that level. Worry about losing Pearce; if other teams have been watching us carefully we may lose Mariappa too. If we...
by rhroyal
09 Mar 2013 16:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Villa (H) Match Thread - Sponsored by "we move on"
Replies: 324
Views: 18377

Re: Villa (H) Match Thread - Sponsored by "we move on"

2 appalling sides. Good win for them but on today's evidence they're coming down with us.
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