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by PistolPete
18 Oct 2020 11:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Alex Fernandez
Replies: 35
Views: 10635

Re: Alex Fernandez

Just played and beat Real Madrid (who his brother Nacho plan for) as captain of Cadiz in La Liga.

One of those Reading legends with very few appearances.
by PistolPete
06 Oct 2020 13:26
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Tomás Esteves
Replies: 142
Views: 8738

Re: Rumour - Tomás Esteves

Why do so many people trot out these cliched 'rules'? Never change a winning team being one of them.
by PistolPete
05 Oct 2020 16:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko
Replies: 83
Views: 5392

Re: Sone Aluko

You're surprised he's intelligent?! Hs uncle is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Howard University and his father is a politician in Nigeria and an incredibly successful business leader. His sister Eniola has law degree after getting a first at Brunel. Disappointing as a footballer, but unlike...
by PistolPete
28 Sep 2020 13:24
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme
Replies: 307
Views: 32472

Re: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme

Surely the issue is the same soft embargo? There were rumours that ‘talks ended badly’ with Semedo which probably means everything was agreed until we said ‘hold on while we get approval’ Mendes was probably holding on too long also! Why else would we have Riquelme training this long and not signing?!
by PistolPete
20 Aug 2020 09:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 1014
Views: 50940

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
15 Aug 2020 19:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 1014
Views: 50940

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Simon's Church
linkenholtroyal Another really good free agent gone Chey Dunkley to Sheff Weds. would have loved him in our squad


Would have taken George friend at LB too, gone to Birmingham


At left back? He's slower than Adam...
by PistolPete
15 Aug 2020 19:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 1014
Views: 50940

Re: Squad for 2020/21

linkenholtroyal Another really good free agent gone Chey Dunkley to Sheff Weds. would have loved him in our squad


Wigan started winning when he got injured! Not sure he's better than Moore, McIntyre, Morrison...
by PistolPete
10 Aug 2020 10:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dai Yongge in trouble with Chinese government
Replies: 93
Views: 8305

Re: Dai Yongge in trouble with Chinese government

Forbury Lion This casino money laundering thing..... if Reading FC were to gamble a few thousand quid at a casino and to get lucky and come out with a few million, would that be okay under FFP rules? - club invests money, club receives a return?


:lol: :lol:
by PistolPete
05 Aug 2020 14:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season sale - value the squad
Replies: 31
Views: 2605

End of season sale - value the squad

On news that the club has rejected a bid of £4 for Swift... If a bid came in, what would you value the following players at? (obvs if one leaves, it slightly adjusts the value of others) Michael Morrison - 1m - decent contract, older, but a solid performer Liam Moore - £2m - Huge cut on what we prev...
by PistolPete
28 Jul 2020 21:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Laurent
Replies: 172
Views: 24623

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: 1014
Views: 50940

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: 367
Views: 42819

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: 1014
Views: 50940

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: 367
Views: 42819

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: 367
Views: 42819

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: 1014
Views: 50940

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: 172
Views: 24623

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: 40
Views: 10275

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: 172
Views: 24623

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: 172
Views: 24623

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...
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