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by SCIAG
18 Jun 2021 09:44
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Jack Tucker
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: Rumour - Jack Tucker

We’d be crackers not to sign him.
by SCIAG
11 Jun 2021 16:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Free transfers watch
Replies: 112
Views: 9551

Re: Free transfers watch

Yea think Snowball has read too much into Nameless’s question (perhaps a joke) about Morgan’s varying use of “released” and “out of contract”. I don’t think anyone thinks players out of contract are automatically rubbish, though it’s fair to say that most would be unsuitable for our needs. To be ho...
by SCIAG
11 Jun 2021 16:22
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Muhamed Besic
Replies: 29
Views: 4030

Re: Rumour - Muhamed Besic

Evans is underrated, didn’t run around a lot but had good defensive positioning and a great range of passing. Did the stuff that fans don’t usually notice. He was no Norwood but he was a reliable performer.
by SCIAG
11 Jun 2021 12:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Free transfers watch
Replies: 112
Views: 9551

Re: Free transfers watch

Yea think Snowball has read too much into Nameless’s question (perhaps a joke) about Morgan’s varying use of “released” and “out of contract”.

I don’t think anyone thinks players out of contract are automatically rubbish, though it’s fair to say that most would be unsuitable for our needs.
by SCIAG
08 Jun 2021 21:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Interesting.Is Nelson Oliveira really available?
Replies: 20
Views: 2449

Re: Interesting.Is Nelson Oliveira really available?

Baker signed a five year contract in summer 2017 so still another year before he's available on a free! You'd think he'd be available for a fairly low fee, but he played 34/38 matches in the Turkish Super Lig last season so maybe not.
by SCIAG
07 Jun 2021 15:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Scott Twine
Replies: 65
Views: 9294

Re: Scott Twine

We’d be crackers to sign him.
by SCIAG
07 Jun 2021 15:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Interesting.Is Nelson Oliveira really available?
Replies: 20
Views: 2449

Re: Interesting.Is Nelson Oliveira really available?

I honestly cannot see us losing Joao - any Prem team will surely look both at his scoring and misses and will conclude that he's too risky a proposition for them. Also his work rate would be much too low for the Prem ... :| If they looked at his scoring and misses they’d conclude that he was one of...
by SCIAG
04 Jun 2021 18:59
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Olise being sold for £8m?
Replies: 366
Views: 44760

Re: Olise being sold for £8m?

I made a post about potential compensation for Richards here: https://hobnob.royals.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=188228&p=5052636&hilit=Compensation#p5052636 Tl;dr: no, none for Richards. However, we would be entitled to solidarity payments if he ever transfers across international line...
by SCIAG
04 Jun 2021 18:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Interesting.Is Nelson Oliveira really available?
Replies: 20
Views: 2449

Re: Interesting.Is Nelson Oliveira really available?

UR&G.

Could do a lot worse but we don’t need another striker. I expect we’ll lose Joao, but until we do he’ll be beyond us, in all probability.
by SCIAG
02 Jun 2021 09:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Free transfers watch
Replies: 112
Views: 9551

Re: Free transfers watch

Stranded Rodwell's career slide has been quite the train wreck really.

Injuries haven't helped but really struggled to hold down a place since leaving Man City

He’s never held down a place full stop. Never made it to 30 league games in a season.
by SCIAG
02 Jun 2021 09:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Importance of tactics.
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: Importance of tactics.

Didn’t El Tel get us to a semi ? No. Hoddle did (96) but that was at home, and in a 16-team Euros. Only won one knockout match. I don’t really buy the “easy draw” argument either - we’ve performed worse with weaker draws. Colombia were a very good side. You might want to check before definitively m...
by SCIAG
01 Jun 2021 13:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Free transfers watch
Replies: 112
Views: 9551

Re: Free transfers watch

Aneke played in the same youth team as Afobe and was their second best player. Used to be a midfielder but has transitioned into playing as a forward. I don’t really think he has the goal scoring instincts for this level.
by SCIAG
01 Jun 2021 13:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Importance of tactics.
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: Importance of tactics.

As England manager he’s basically done what any manager of England should be able to do given the talent available. Have you forgotten 2018? Our best World Cup performance since 1990 despite what was seen as a pretty weak squad? Nobody was expecting us to get to the semi-finals that year. He follow...
by SCIAG
31 May 2021 22:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Importance of tactics.
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: Importance of tactics.

As England manager he’s basically done what any manager of England should be able to do given the talent available. Have you forgotten 2018? Our best World Cup performance since 1990 despite what was seen as a pretty weak squad? Nobody was expecting us to get to the semi-finals that year. He follow...
by SCIAG
30 May 2021 12:30
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Neil Taylor
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Speculation - Neil Taylor

Meant to say full backs - the point stands.
by SCIAG
29 May 2021 15:24
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Neil Taylor
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Speculation - Neil Taylor

Lots of revisionism here. The idea that Taylor was "never that good" is laughable tbh, he's been a top-end player at this level for the best part of a decade. His injury struggles are well documented but he seems to have been fit for the last few years, even if he has been struggling for g...
by SCIAG
26 May 2021 11:41
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Joe Piggott
Replies: 48
Views: 9980

Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

Can see him going to Birmingham and then really schooling us.
by SCIAG
26 May 2021 11:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.
Replies: 209
Views: 18362

Re: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.

Different for OOC players? Although not sure if Upamecano is? Who knows?! Upamecano is actually a transfer - they've agreed to buy him. (€42.5 million). But they're not buying Richards, so that may be why they are waiting till after his contract runs out. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/560602...
by SCIAG
25 May 2021 20:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.
Replies: 209
Views: 18362

Re: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.

Hendo Possibly, but I think the window doesn't officially open/his contract doesn't officially run out until June 1st, so might be waiting until then.

But on the other hand, they have announced Upamecano already...
by SCIAG
25 May 2021 20:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Free transfers watch
Replies: 112
Views: 9551

Re: Free transfers watch

SouthDownsRoyal
Lower West Scott Twine yet to sign a new contract at Swindon.


Knot sure if you have seen the other thread about him

We'd be crackers not to sign him.
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