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by maffff
22 Jun 2019 22:40
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation: Keeper Watch
Replies: 24
Views: 1382

Re: Speculation: Keeper Watch

AthleticoSpizz Yeah...that’s why he was “shite” enough at Colchester for us to sign him...thank you for your contribution tho’ :roll:

Did OK at Colchester and was signed by a shit manager who had him at academy level. Nepotism reigns supreme.

You're welcome. :roll:
by maffff
22 Jun 2019 22:32
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation: Keeper Watch
Replies: 24
Views: 1382

Re: Speculation: Keeper Watch

All basis covered there... Tad bemused with all the Walker dislike. Still young in GK terms, and was bought on the back of his rave reviews at Colchester....even Marcus was perceived as sh1t by Fulham. Keepers are a rare breed, given a bit of confidence and a run in a successful team with a decent ...
by maffff
22 Jun 2019 22:28
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Oliveira traing with Reading
Replies: 38
Views: 3078

Re: Oliveira traing with Reading

Liam Moore stoking further speculation on this one
by maffff
22 Jun 2019 13:52
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Oliveira traing with Reading
Replies: 38
Views: 3078

Re: Oliveira traing with Reading

Wallsy Suggestions he could go to China.

Renhe?
by maffff
21 Jun 2019 21:13
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Mohamed Diaby
Replies: 10
Views: 1948

Re: Mohamed Diaby

Brain Traysers
Hound That stat geek chap on Twitter Ram Srinivas has put together a nice breakdown of stats

Looks very much a defensive shield. A budget Ezatolahi

The beavers is Pacos nickname. Great stuff


If he's good enough for Ram he's good enough for me


If he's good enough for two, he's what I want to see
by maffff
21 Jun 2019 21:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Goalie Confirmed
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: New Goalie Confirmed



With such tiny hands he can only be marginally better than Walker.
by maffff
20 Jun 2019 21:46
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 360
Views: 32750

Re: Financial Fair Play

Not at all. Only got the last word (presumably) as he blocked me.
by maffff
20 Jun 2019 14:30
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 360
Views: 32750

Re: Financial Fair Play

biff https://twitter.com/uglygame/status/1141232038474858496

Succinct thread from the brilliant Martin Calladine. We're not looking too healthy.


Is it really? It's pretty lazy - and now I've stupidly engaged with him on twitter. Shouldn't argue with fools, only brings me down to their level.
by maffff
20 Jun 2019 14:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPECULATION - Martinez?
Replies: 98
Views: 16186

Re: SPECULATION - Martinez?

Horsham Royal All these puns are a bit limp. It's getting a bit silly.


Like it or limpet. You'll be herring plenty more of these.
by maffff
20 Jun 2019 14:04
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 3398

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

And of course, the financial clusterfcuk of 2017/18 is exacerbated this season by the fact we made a profit in 2016/16 which mitigated against it last season but is now off the books for FFP. The other issue is that we don’t know what the loss is going to be in 18/19. A bloated squad won’t have hel...
by maffff
18 Jun 2019 23:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 2976
Views: 358998

Re: Rival Watch

genome
URZZZZ
URZZZZ
Garry Monk on his way out of Birmingham if reports are to be believed


Confirmed. Sacked


Calling it now - Monk to go to Derby once Lampard goes to Chelsea

and Jose stays? Deal.

Or José goes and Monk ends up here? :?
by maffff
18 Jun 2019 23:27
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 3398

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

I'm assuming it's the reasons above. Alternatively could another reason for a soft embargo be that we've done something which isn't in the spirit of ffp - ie trying to balance a hefty loss by bringing in a stupid fee for sending a player to a club overseas owned by the same owners? Just an afterthou...
by maffff
18 Jun 2019 23:20
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 3398

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

I've been meaning to take a stab at replying to this all day, but the day has gotten away from me. You may have seen my recent article for The Tilehurst End. https://thetilehurstend.sbnation.com/2019/5/20/18631429/what-is-financial-fair-play-and-why-should-we-care-reading-fc I'd have a read of that...
by maffff
18 Jun 2019 23:15
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 3398

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

. We then made little attempt to cut our cloth on relegation and got into the first big financial issue with Zingaravich bailing leaving us with a huge dodgy Vibrac loan. Another positive example of Chinese backing is the reduction in interest payments out in last year's financial accounts. The his...
by maffff
18 Jun 2019 23:09
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 59
Views: 3398

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

I've been meaning to take a stab at replying to this all day, but the day has gotten away from me. You may have seen my recent article for The Tilehurst End. https://thetilehurstend.sbnation.com/2019/5/20/18631429/what-is-financial-fair-play-and-why-should-we-care-reading-fc I'd have a read of that ...
by maffff
13 Jun 2019 23:28
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: How many players will we sign this window?
Replies: 20
Views: 1150

Re: How many players will we sign this window?

We'll only sign Ian Royal. Sam Walker will drop to the bench.
by maffff
11 Jun 2019 20:53
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Liam Kelly
Replies: 25
Views: 5105

Re: Rumour - Liam Kelly

Wallsy Feels a bit Sam Walker ...

Agreed.
by maffff
11 Jun 2019 19:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4313
Views: 626086

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Very interesting read Maff- reminded me of a lot of players I had wiped from my memory. A few who I didn't notice you covering: Ji was joined on that two-year scholarship (not a trial) by Nam Tae-Hee and Kim Won-Sik. Nam has 44 caps for South Korea and currently plays for Al-Sadd in Qatar. Kim play...
by maffff
11 Jun 2019 11:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4313
Views: 626086

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

A bit of a tangent, but Sim from The Tilehurst End and I have compiled a piece on players that passed through our academy, didn't make a first team appearance and went on to forge careers somewhere else (or still have the opportunity to). This series shows where some are plying their trade these day...
by maffff
10 Jun 2019 19:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 33
Views: 5449

Re: Rumour - Ovie Ejaria

Reportedly Reading would be Ovie's preferred destination https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport/17695463.liverpool-midfielder-ovie-ejaria-likely-to-move-to-reading-ahead-of-the-201920-championship-season/ Would be good to get him in here early doors. Suppose that can be said of any player, but I ...
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