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by SCIAG
02 Dec 2020 21:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by Jack Witham
Replies: 399
Views: 6270

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sheffield Wednesday (a) sponsored by Jack Witham

This is why we need VAR.
by SCIAG
01 Dec 2020 15:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 1021
Views: 211603

Re: Ex Players

Anyone seen Anton Ferdinand’s new documentary?

Aside from his terrible injury record he was one of the best defenders I have seen in a Reading shirt.
by SCIAG
01 Dec 2020 08:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

My mind must be playing tricks. Wasn’t McD’s diamond basically 4 Cms shoved in a midfield whilst Stam played 4-3-3 with 2 out and out wingers in G and Beerens? Both men used a variety of formations including 4-3-3. McDermott II is best remembered for the diamond but it was neither the main formatio...
by SCIAG
30 Nov 2020 23:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ejaria`s body language.
Replies: 29
Views: 1511

Re: Ejaria`s body language.

For as long as he genuinely wants to play for us which doesn’t appear to be the case given he waited so long to join us and his work rate is much better nowadays couldn’t care less. I think he knows full and well we are the only club that truly believed in his potential and helped develop him. :| H...
by SCIAG
30 Nov 2020 20:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ejaria`s body language.
Replies: 29
Views: 1511

Re: Ejaria`s body language.

For as long as he genuinely wants to play for us which doesn’t appear to be the case given he waited so long to join us and his work rate is much better nowadays couldn’t care less. I think he knows full and well we are the only club that truly believed in his potential and helped develop him. :| H...
by SCIAG
30 Nov 2020 20:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

True - but the football we played under Stam was not "great" and absolutely not in the "Reading way". I think the view on Clarke is based slightly in hindsight on his subsequent successes. Stam’s football philosophy was the same as Eamonn Dolan and David Dodds, Brendan Rodgers a...
by SCIAG
30 Nov 2020 13:45
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January window
Replies: 51
Views: 1669

Re: January window

I’d say the plan is not promotion this season, although we’ll give it a go. I think the plan is to establish a tight group of players bought into a way of playing in order to be real contenders the following season. Unless we finish this season we’ll adrift of the top 6 I can’t see the owners wanti...
by SCIAG
30 Nov 2020 13:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

I’ll still defend Stam quite happily. Yes he made mistakes but he also did a lot right, got us playing great football in the Reading way and got results. I don’t blame him for the mess Gourlay got us into and a lot of the decline in the second season was out of his control. Think we should have stu...
by SCIAG
30 Nov 2020 12:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

I’ll still defend Stam quite happily. Yes he made mistakes but he also did a lot right, got us playing great football in the Reading way and got results. I don’t blame him for the mess Gourlay got us into and a lot of the decline in the second season was out of his control. Think we should have stu...
by SCIAG
30 Nov 2020 11:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: How good is Yakou Meite?
Replies: 57
Views: 1848

Re: How good is Yakou Meite?

Thank God that the club actually spotted the potential in Meite this time, unlike the situation with Antonio. Indeed, the club obviously had no idea what Antonio could do, they only plucked him out of non league obscurity because he had a funny name.... I saw him play in a friendly at Kingston befo...
by SCIAG
30 Nov 2020 11:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFS - Bristol City (H)
Replies: 190
Views: 6781

Re: BFS - Bristol City (H)

I’ll still defend Stam quite happily. Yes he made mistakes but he also did a lot right, got us playing great football in the Reading way and got results. I don’t blame him for the mess Gourlay got us into and a lot of the decline in the second season was out of his control. Think we should have stuc...
by SCIAG
29 Nov 2020 22:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 1021
Views: 211603

Re: Ex Players

He was never really a good fit there. Think someone like Nigel Adkins would do a really good job for Sunderland. Promotion specialist and experience of working under a tight budget. Just shows what an utter shit show Sunderland are. League 1 is a difficult league to get out of, not withstanding you...
by SCIAG
29 Nov 2020 20:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 1021
Views: 211603

Re: Ex Players

According to the media in Luton, Osho apparently chose to not re-sign with Reading as he didn’t see a pathway for him at the club. Rather odd considering that he was a pretty good “1st choice” right back for the last 9 games or so plus given the ongoing issues with Yiadom’s injury and the departure...
by SCIAG
29 Nov 2020 20:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Omar Richards Contract
Replies: 20
Views: 614

Re: Omar Richards Contract

This lad has the potential to be one of our greatest ever LB’s imo. All those years ago when we signed Gunter + McLeary for our right wing the plan was clearly they would be our long term solution on that side. Omar should be our long term solution to build our left side - he is so in tune with Moo...
by SCIAG
29 Nov 2020 20:48
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January window
Replies: 51
Views: 1669

Re: January window

For me the ideal would be someone in the mould of Joe Mills - cheap reserve left back who could also play as an occasional left winger.
by SCIAG
29 Nov 2020 12:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: How good is Yakou Meite?
Replies: 57
Views: 1848

Re: How good is Yakou Meite?

Agree with this, the 3rd goal from yesterday shows that. Has the intelligence to run down the line and try to run the clock out but then realises that Joao is unmarked in the box ready to put the game beyond doubt. I agree, but I'd also say it's where we've seen the most progression in the past yea...
by SCIAG
29 Nov 2020 12:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Omar Richards Contract
Replies: 20
Views: 614

Re: Omar Richards Contract

This lad has the potential to be one of our greatest ever LB’s imo. All those years ago when we signed Gunter + McLeary for our right wing the plan was clearly they would be our long term solution on that side. Omar should be our long term solution to build our left side - he is so in tune with Moo...
by SCIAG
29 Nov 2020 12:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ejaria`s body language.
Replies: 29
Views: 1511

Re: Ejaria`s body language.

I wouldn’t read too much into it. I’m generally not keen on reading too much into body language. But I think Ejaria’s maybe just a little more introverted than most players.
by SCIAG
29 Nov 2020 11:47
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January window
Replies: 51
Views: 1669

Re: January window

Would need to be crazy money to accept key players leaving in January. Very unlikely we’d get an adequate offer for Richards, and as he’s our only left back I’d rather hold onto him and lose him for nothing in the summer if he won’t sign a new deal. Losing Olise would be tolerable if the fee was rig...
by SCIAG
29 Nov 2020 09:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Tallest Reading team
Replies: 24
Views: 511

Re: Tallest Reading team

Holmes = 1.85m (6 feet 0.8 inches) Richards = 1.85m (6 feet 0.8 inches) Meite = 1.84m (6 feet 0.4 inches) . I’m guessing 1.85m is the default height because no way Holmes and Richards are the same height :lol: And Richards taller than Meite? :lol: Would guess Richards is more like 1.77m and Holmes ...
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