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by PistolPete
28 Jul 2020 21:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Laurent
Replies: 149
Views: 18131

Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

Whelm guage?

Mildly under.

Low wages (hopefully), 2 year deal, no fee. Sensible signing.

I doubt he'll be a first choice central midfielder come December, but if he is, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
by PistolPete
28 Jul 2020 17:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 772
Views: 26878

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Right. Call Bowen, I've done his work for him. 3-5-2 Wolves style GK - Cabral, Southwood DC - Morrison, Moore, McIntyre, Osho, Holmes WBR - Yiadom, Valery WBL - A Robinson , Richards DMC - Williams , Araruna MC - Rino, Laurent, Olise, Holsgrove, SC - Joao, L Taylor , Baldock, McNulty, Cash in on Sw...
by PistolPete
27 Jul 2020 21:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 233
Views: 25459

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

So... if we are about to renage on/renegotiate the £3m transfer and/or wages, I guess now is a good time for us hobnob 'experts' to understand the best plan for the club. If we had buckets of cash, we'd just sign the player, but we don't. SO, if we DID sign Ejaria, it would make sense to play him i...
by PistolPete
27 Jul 2020 20:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 772
Views: 26878

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Right. Call Bowen, I've done his work for him. 3-5-2 Wolves style GK - Cabral, Southwood DC - Morrison, Moore, McIntyre, Osho, Holmes WBR - Yiadom, Valery WBL - A Robinson , Richards DMC - Williams , Araruna MC - Rino, Laurent, Olise, Holsgrove, SC - Joao, L Taylor , Baldock, McNulty, Cash in on Swi...
by PistolPete
27 Jul 2020 18:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 233
Views: 25459

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

Probably floating behind a striker. He's got the athleticism and ability to harry and chase and drop into midfield to defend. He's got the technique to find space in tight areas. He just plays to slow to be super effective out wide. Yeah he can twinkle into the box, but your wide players are ones y...
by PistolPete
27 Jul 2020 17:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 233
Views: 25459

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

So... if we are about to renage on/renegotiate the £3m transfer and/or wages, I guess now is a good time for us hobnob 'experts' to understand the best plan for the club. If we had buckets of cash, we'd just sign the player, but we don't. SO, if we DID sign Ejaria, it would make sense to play him in...
by PistolPete
27 Jul 2020 14:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 772
Views: 26878

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Can’t really call Araruna ‘deadwood’. Unfortunately, like Boye and others, (ie Carrico), these players have risen through some of the best academies in world football and just haven’t been utilised correctly by Reading. They’ll all go on to do very well for themselves. Agree, harsh to call Araruna ...
by PistolPete
25 Jul 2020 11:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Laurent
Replies: 149
Views: 18131

Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

So from what I gather from this forum, people don't want us to buy: Premier League cast offs Premier League young loanees Experienced, older free agents Foreigners with no Championship experience Players who have been relegated Players from the lower leagues ... who exactly does that leave us with?...
by PistolPete
24 Jul 2020 22:49
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Saeid Ezatolahi
Replies: 38
Views: 7710

Re: Rumour - Saeid Ezatolahi

Out of contract. Let's make it happen this time Reading! :D
by PistolPete
24 Jul 2020 22:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Laurent
Replies: 149
Views: 18131

Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

Can we make this site a ‘young and hungry‘ cliche free zone? It’s ridiculous. A) He’s 25 B) Age has practically zero impact on a players mindset C) Let’s not pretend coming up from a lower division makes you any better of a signing Peace I’d say 25 is pretty young. Our last successful season co-inc...
by PistolPete
24 Jul 2020 22:17
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Laurent
Replies: 149
Views: 18131

Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

Can we make this site a ‘young and hungry‘ cliche free zone? It’s ridiculous. A) He’s 25 B) Age has practically zero impact on a players mindset C) Let’s not pretend coming up from a lower division makes you any better of a signing Peace At 25 will have a degree of maturity and plenty of experience...
by PistolPete
24 Jul 2020 21:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Laurent
Replies: 149
Views: 18131

Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

25 is young-ish, sure. FWIW, I'm massively pro signing 27-and-under but mainly because because they have a re-sale value. But the idea that they're 'hungrier' is a myth. Also, players coming up from lower leagues is a better strategy? Since when? The only advantage is probably the wages. I mean, if ...
by PistolPete
24 Jul 2020 20:13
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Laurent
Replies: 149
Views: 18131

Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

Can we make this site a ‘young and hungry‘ cliche free zone? It’s ridiculous.

A) He’s 25
B) Age has practically zero impact on a players mindset
C) Let’s not pretend coming up from a lower division makes you any better of a signing

Peace
by PistolPete
19 Jul 2020 14:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Lucas Boye
Replies: 99
Views: 16670

Re: CONFIMRED - Lucas Boye

I've head a few players say Boyé is amazing in training, so what is stopping Bowen from picking the guy?

Boye left, Meite right just seems so obvious!
by PistolPete
07 Mar 2020 21:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best centre back pairing
Replies: 58
Views: 7246

Best centre back pairing

I feel our best 4 centre backs are pretty similar in level; which two (assuming 2 only) would you pick?
by PistolPete
27 Feb 2020 00:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT well I don’t know what to call it without resorting to a lot of naughty words
Replies: 151
Views: 21734

Re: BFT well I don’t know what to call it without resorting to a lot of naughty words

My general thoughts/observations: 1) Bowen: “McCleary is a similar player to Araruna and I wanted him to get baptised in championship football” or something like that. But... Araruna is a defensive midfielder who has played right back. How the hell does he think they’re similar? 2) I love Liam Moore...
by PistolPete
26 Feb 2020 21:44
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Alexandre Mattos
Replies: 31
Views: 6877

Re: Rumour - Alexandre Mattos

Has he started yet?

Needs to look Mark Bowen in the eyes and say 'is that the kind of football you aspire your team to play?'
by PistolPete
17 Feb 2020 14:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Player of the season so far...
Replies: 76
Views: 5137

Re: Player of the season so far...

1. Swift
2. Ejaria
3. Pele
4. Rafael
5. Meite
by PistolPete
04 Feb 2020 23:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (a) sponsored double header part 2
Replies: 377
Views: 26939

Re: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (a) sponsored double header part 2

windermereROYAL
PistolPete https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/01/27/bbc-confuses-lebron-james-with-kobe-bryant-helicopter-death-coverage/

BBC love it


WTF is that?


Richards/Meite...Le Bron/Kobe - they're all black so why get their names right?
by PistolPete
04 Feb 2020 23:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (a) sponsored double header part 2
Replies: 377
Views: 26939

Re: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (a) sponsored double header part 2

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