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by Victor Meldrew
17 Jun 2019 10:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 167
Views: 15705

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

Some club may pay the £10 million that has been mooted-I remain of the opinion that anything above £1 million with plenty of add-ons represents a good deal for the club when we are in the parlous financial position that we are- So, the club that spunked £7m on Aluko should waste at least as much ag...
by Victor Meldrew
15 Jun 2019 19:20
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPECULATION - Martinez?
Replies: 78
Views: 14266

Re: SPECULATION - Martinez?

If he came to Reading that would be a string to our bow inEVITAbly (stepping away from classical).
by Victor Meldrew
14 Jun 2019 13:57
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7293
Views: 350315

Re: The generic transfer thread

Where I said 'from a footballing perspective', and referenced Ajax's style of play and club culture by reference to the polar opposite at PSG. Obviously. Is Ajax's style of play much different from PSG's? PSG play an attractive passing game -IMHO the culture of a club is irrelevant to young footbal...
by Victor Meldrew
14 Jun 2019 13:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7293
Views: 350315

Re: The generic transfer thread

No, because I was talking about football, rather than money. The guy is 19 and has huge potential. If he's already picking clubs based on wine and cheese then he's being horribly advised. one day might get their transfer dealings right God. Sold! So where do you suggest "for footballing reason...
by Victor Meldrew
14 Jun 2019 13:37
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7293
Views: 350315

Re: The generic transfer thread

For the life of me I don't understand, from a footballing perspective, why a player would choose to join PSG. The club could hardly be a bigger contrast to Ajax. Would you have said the same if it had been Man Utd or Arsenal? PSG will be in the Champs League every season and one day might get their...
by Victor Meldrew
14 Jun 2019 13:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7293
Views: 350315

Re: The generic transfer thread

For the life of me I don't understand, from a footballing perspective, why a player would choose to join PSG. The club could hardly be a bigger contrast to Ajax. Would you have said the same if it had been Man Utd or Arsenal? PSG will be in the Champs League every season and one day might get their...
by Victor Meldrew
14 Jun 2019 13:24
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour James Morrison
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Rumour James Morrison

He was a good player but seemed to be injured a lot last season-with our injury history I would suggest that we just can't take the risk.
by Victor Meldrew
13 Jun 2019 10:51
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7293
Views: 350315

Re: The generic transfer thread

Atletico Madrid CEO kills of Griezman's pantomime act of publicly pondering where he may go and whether he may actually stay after all etc 'This needs to end, we have known since March that Antoine is going to Barcelona this summer' Griezman is such a fcuking tw@t! Griezman is a very good player an...
by Victor Meldrew
11 Jun 2019 12:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4313
Views: 625271

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 da...
by Victor Meldrew
09 Jun 2019 18:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Patrick Bauer
Replies: 70
Views: 7421

Re: Rumour - Patrick Bauer

I remember that night distinctly. I drove home from a Reading game and had a blinding headache. As soon as I got indoors I had a phone call from a mate's wife to say that the mate had gone looking for a bloke she had been having an affair with and she was afraid that he would kill him and then come...
by Victor Meldrew
06 Jun 2019 17:07
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Patrick Bauer
Replies: 70
Views: 7421

Re: Rumour - Patrick Bauer

Dallas. I distinctly recall 'Who shot J.R.?' being the headline on the BBC news one night. :shock: I remember that night distinctly. I drove home from a Reading game and had a blinding headache. As soon as I got indoors I had a phone call from a mate's wife to say that the mate had gone looking for...
by Victor Meldrew
06 Jun 2019 16:16
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Patrick Bauer
Replies: 70
Views: 7421

Re: Rumour - Patrick Bauer

morganb I hope you exclaimed 'I don't believe it!'

:D :D
I don't know about others but I forget the moniker that I use-on here I may well come across as being like him (miserable and moaning old git) but away from here I would suggest that other people might not see me that way.
by Victor Meldrew
06 Jun 2019 14:20
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Patrick Bauer
Replies: 70
Views: 7421

Re: Rumour - Patrick Bauer

Dallas. I distinctly recall 'Who shot J.R.?' being the headline on the BBC news one night. :shock: I remember that night distinctly. I drove home from a Reading game and had a blinding headache. As soon as I got indoors I had a phone call from a mate's wife to say that the mate had gone looking for...
by Victor Meldrew
06 Jun 2019 10:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8189

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

I'd suggest a sample of 7 world cup games out of 300 isn't particularly reflective of his overall career. For comparison Aguero has 23 penalties of 164 goals in the Premiership (14%) Shearer had 56 of 280 (20%) Henry had 23 in 174 for Arsenal (13.2%) Wayne Rooney had 23 of 208 (11%). His % might be...
by Victor Meldrew
06 Jun 2019 10:37
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8189

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

BTW he is a good penalty taker and a lot of his goals have come from the spot but James Milner is even better. :wink: 14% is quite a lot and 50% at the last World Cup.. Wasn't me suggesting that "a lot" or "quite a lot" of his goals come from penalties. Just pointing out that ac...
by Victor Meldrew
05 Jun 2019 20:37
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8189

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

Of his 202 senior career goals (club+country), only 28 of them have been penalties. 14% is quite a lot and 50% at the last World Cup.. I'd suggest a sample of 7 world cup games out of 300 isn't particularly reflective of his overall career. For comparison Aguero has 23 penalties of 164 goals in the...
by Victor Meldrew
05 Jun 2019 18:46
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8189

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

It's one thing to say Kane may not suit Liverpool's style of play but another thing to dismiss him as a long ball target man. If that were true, it would seem odd that Barcelona were reportedly interested in him to replace Luis Suarez. Really? Why would they be interested when they already have a b...
by Victor Meldrew
05 Jun 2019 18:45
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8189

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

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Victor Meldrew BTW he is a good penalty taker and a lot of his goals have come from the spot but James Milner is even better. :wink:


Of his 202 senior career goals (club+country), only 28 of them have been penalties.


14% is quite a lot and 50% at the last World Cup..
by Victor Meldrew
05 Jun 2019 16:31
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8189

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

It's one thing to say Kane may not suit Liverpool's style of play but another thing to dismiss him as a long ball target man. If that were true, it would seem odd that Barcelona were reportedly interested in him to replace Luis Suarez. Really? Why would they be interested when they already have a b...
by Victor Meldrew
05 Jun 2019 16:26
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 8189

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

Now that I've seen Kane written off as some kind of long ball target man I think I can officially declare this the worst football opinion I've ever seen. You obviously haven't seen many. Also you do not seem to understand the intricate way that Liverpool play which would not be suitable for somebod...
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