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by SCIAG
21 Jul 2019 19:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre season tour
Replies: 368
Views: 24045

Re: Pre season tour

Surely any Manager would have McNulty above Baldock in the pecking order? Not based on their performances for Reading, or their careers to date. McNulty hasn’t had the chance to impress so it’s a bit unfair to say that He's had three managers watch him train who haven't been impressed, and hasn't l...
by SCIAG
21 Jul 2019 19:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1359
Views: 78809

Re: Next Season's Squad.

CM - Oh. The big problem. We have Rinomhota and erm.. East. Maybe Swift. But hopefully not Swift. I'm his biggest fan and hes not a good conventional CM. Rinomhota on the other hand may as well be the second coming of Christ. Because Christ he is good. We need to sign 2 players for this position. B...
by SCIAG
20 Jul 2019 19:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre season tour
Replies: 368
Views: 24045

Re: Pre season tour

windermereROYAL Surely any Manager would have McNulty above Baldock in the pecking order?

Not based on their performances for Reading, or their careers to date.
by SCIAG
15 Jul 2019 20:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1359
Views: 78809

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I can't understand a lot of the positivity around the current squad. Are people forgetting how much we struggled without the 5 loanees in Jan? This is the same side (maybe slightly younger and more inexperienced) that really, really struggled at champ level. I remain positive that we'll get a few m...
by SCIAG
14 Jul 2019 21:40
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”
Replies: 139
Views: 17641

Re: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”

Pepe the Horseman And Miazga's in Reading. Can someone check Bracknell for Lewis Baker?

I went all over Bracknell and it was a complete waste of time. All I found were Jordon Mutch and Chris Martin.
by SCIAG
14 Jul 2019 15:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1359
Views: 78809

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Blackett has just come off a really good season, and we can always play one of the right backs on the left, Yiadom and Gunter both look comfortable there. If we bring in a centre back or Osho steps up, then McIntyre also becomes an option there. If we don't sign another central midfielder, and proba...
by SCIAG
11 Jul 2019 22:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Joao Virginia
Replies: 76
Views: 7700

Re: Joao Virginia

It looks as though he has spent a lot of time on the bench at Arsenal and Everton for their under age teams. I reckon he will be our no.2-it would be quite a gamble to make him no.1 when he has had such little experience. It doesn't say much for the many keepers that we have at the club who always ...
by SCIAG
10 Jul 2019 23:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jack Stacey
Replies: 68
Views: 4872

Re: Jack Stacey

While I rated Dickie, this is definitely hindsight speaking... I think he'd have been a better partner for Moore than Ilori was. If Hyam had still been around then we would have been in a position to sell Moore last summer and compete for upgrades in other positions rather than scraping the barrel. ...
by SCIAG
10 Jul 2019 23:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre season tour
Replies: 368
Views: 24045

Re: Pre season tour

Anyone seen much of odimayo then? Any good? He's fine. Bit like Osho and Ilori, very quick and sleek rather than aggressive. I'd have Holmes ahead of him but not very much. McIntyre and Osho are noticeably better. If he had to play a game then there would be no need to panic, but I also wouldn't ge...
by SCIAG
10 Jul 2019 19:30
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jack Stacey
Replies: 68
Views: 4872

Re: Jack Stacey

Stam and his staff moved on Stacey, Fosu, Tanner and Jules because they felt they wouldn't make it at our level. All of them were under contract and could have stayed but accepted that it was better to move on. You could reasonably argue that the club got three right and one wrong. In Stacey's case...
by SCIAG
09 Jul 2019 13:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1359
Views: 78809

Re: Next Season's Squad.

think its easy to underestimate how much difference a fit obita and a confident nova could make to this squad Novakovich is in the unfortunate position being the only* striker we have right now. That's why I include that position as a troubling area. *obviously we have Meite, Loader and Baldock abl...
by SCIAG
09 Jul 2019 13:26
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”
Replies: 139
Views: 17641

Re: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”

Would you put Olise ahead of Barrett as a third choice winger ? Neither of them are in any way a traditional Glenn Little style winger but Barrett is probably closer, or at least has been asked to play more of the genuine wide role of late. I’ve not seen Olise play out wide, for me he is very much ...
by SCIAG
09 Jul 2019 13:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Liam Kelly
Replies: 60
Views: 10749

Re: CONFIMRED - Liam Kelly

Gomes clearly didn't rate him so what was the point of having him around when an offer was on the table and he was on Gourlay Man United wages? Might find this hard to imagine because it happens so rarely but fans are allowed to disagree with a manager. Obviously given Gomes' opinion then we had to...
by SCIAG
09 Jul 2019 13:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jobi - Greatest goal never scored?
Replies: 15
Views: 1116

Re: Jobi - Greatest goal never scored?

For sheer drama I think Karacan's upright against Swansea beats it out. Or Gunnarsson hitting the bar against Man United. still get flashbacks of that id given up, was drinking in the concourse, but then the crowd noise was increasing, reading were well in the game, my hopes were rekindled, I ran f...
by SCIAG
09 Jul 2019 06:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Liam Kelly
Replies: 60
Views: 10749

Re: CONFIMRED - Liam Kelly

I really like Gomes but he's made a mistake here. Losing one of our best midfielders for such a small fee, and to a bigger club, is a joke. If that fee lets us get someone better in (Baker being the obvious option) or lets us get two adequate first teamers, then it makes sense, but that seems unlik...
by SCIAG
09 Jul 2019 06:46
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”
Replies: 139
Views: 17641

Re: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”

I thought Ejaria looked quite good in three different positions without really shining in any of them. Was most impressed with him as part of a Baker-Rinomhota-Ejaria midfield. Would not be keen on Rinomhota-Ejaria-Swift. Guess I could see East-Rinomhota-Ejaria working? Howdy Sciag, where do you se...
by SCIAG
08 Jul 2019 21:01
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”
Replies: 139
Views: 17641

Re: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”

I thought Ejaria looked quite good in three different positions without really shining in any of them.

Was most impressed with him as part of a Baker-Rinomhota-Ejaria midfield. Would not be keen on Rinomhota-Ejaria-Swift. Guess I could see East-Rinomhota-Ejaria working?
by SCIAG
08 Jul 2019 20:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nick Shorey joins Accademy as Scout
Replies: 79
Views: 3303

Re: Nick Shorey joins Accademy as Scout

When Shorey was at his peak I argued that his delivery made him a better player than Bridge. Then a past-it Bridge played for us and clearly had something that Shorey never did. Harte was a more extreme version of Shorey. Better set piece taker but worse at everything else. Bertrand hasn't quite mat...
by SCIAG
08 Jul 2019 20:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Liam Kelly
Replies: 60
Views: 10749

Re: CONFIMRED - Liam Kelly

I really like Gomes but he's made a mistake here. Losing one of our best midfielders for such a small fee, and to a bigger club, is a joke. If that fee lets us get someone better in (Baker being the obvious option) or lets us get two adequate first teamers, then it makes sense, but that seems unlik...
by SCIAG
08 Jul 2019 20:32
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Gary Hooper
Replies: 44
Views: 5594

Re: Gary Hooper

Are we realistically going to sell Baldock, McNulty and Bodvarsson? And if we do, why Hooper when there's Oliveira available? Oliveira > Piggott > Hooper for me. Hooper in his prime was a much better goalscorer than Oliveira (although Oliveira is better on nearly every other count). Suppose if you ...
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