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by BraisingsteakRoyal
04 Dec 2019 16:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC team of the decade
Replies: 121
Views: 2575

Re: Reading FC team of the decade

Can't be @rsed to look back to see if anyone has included him, but the correct answer to the "Best Goalkeeper?" question is Emiliano Martinez. Absolutely hands down(/up) Head and shoulders above the next few, which would prolly be AAH and then a penalty-area toss up between Fedders and Ale...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
10 Oct 2019 15:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 36512

Re: Next Manager

Heard Hughton on a talkSPORT phone in prolly a month ago where he talked about his potential 'next role' - and iirc it sounded very much like he was prepared to hold out for a Prem job (or at the very least a club with a significant chance of being back there in the short term). Obvs his perspective...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
09 Oct 2019 15:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 36512

Re: Next Manager

I'm strangely warming to the probability without being a massive supporter of it as a move. I think that would sum up my feelings to it. One thing that the last 4 managers have in common is they all seem proper decent guys. Everyone who knew or met Stam loved him, know people who worked with him pr...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
01 Oct 2019 20:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Fulham (h) sponsored by a Yann Kermorgant penalty
Replies: 229
Views: 7730

Re: MATCHWATCH : Fulham (h) sponsored by a Yann Kermorgant penalty

Fold. The. Club.



Fold it.
by BraisingsteakRoyal
29 Jul 2019 13:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre season tour
Replies: 602
Views: 43329

Re: Pre season tour

Any opinion on Adam's set pieces? We've been awful at them (especially corners) since Ian Harte died. I saw Meite win a couple of headers from well-delivered corners on the highlights, but couldn't see who took them.

Also - could one of Morrison, Miazga or McIntyre play a holding midfield role?
by BraisingsteakRoyal
04 Jun 2019 10:25
Forum: General Football
Topic: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19
Replies: 431
Views: 13409

Re: Champions League & Europa League 2018/19

Not a fan of either side. It's amazing how much things can change in 12 months - this time last year it was Trippier who was the "world-class" full back that everyone was raving about. This year he doesn't even get a mention in these "best of both team" discussions, and it's the ...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
22 May 2019 11:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 692
Views: 103366

Re: Ex Players

Iirc we gave Yann an extension before he'd returned fròm injury. Called out as daft at the time. Didn't Yann then decide to call it a day anyway so never actually took up the extension. Maybe... I've lost track of the years. Was that the opposite of Jason Roberts - who knew he was crocked, but trig...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
20 May 2019 13:47
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2696
Views: 148004

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

Winston Biscuit Juventus' form since winning the league has been abysmal. 1 win in the last 6 and 4 wins in the last 10.


**cough**Match fixing**cough**
by BraisingsteakRoyal
20 May 2019 11:05
Forum: General Football
Topic: New Kits 2019/20
Replies: 184
Views: 5706

Re: New Kits 2019/20

WRT the whole "tiered-replica thing - i found this out to my cost on Jnr Braisers last birthday. He wanted an NBA shirt of his favourite player and being utterly clueless I got suckered into the whole "but the next one up is the authentic material..." thing, and went from the Standard...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
14 May 2019 08:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship free agents... who would you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 6888

Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

Jack Rodwell Josh McEachran Eight or nine years ago, those two (and Wilshere) were the future of England's midfield. Think something's gone badly wrong with Rodwell, whereas McEachran has a better chance of flourishing in the right environment. Anyone having watched the Sunderland documentary would...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
09 May 2019 13:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Championship free agents... who would you have?
Replies: 60
Views: 6888

Re: Championship free agents... who would you have?

Wayne Routledge?

Better record than Leroy Fer and an upgrade on McCleary. Seems to still be playing plenty of games consistently.
by BraisingsteakRoyal
09 May 2019 10:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: RFC to become the 4th...
Replies: 20
Views: 2576

Re: RFC to become the 4th...

Is “The league” still a thing in this context, why such a cutoff between division 4 and the conference? Presumably used to be an amateur/professional thing but those lines are blurred now, as are associations running the things following the formation of the premier league. Maybe it's a branding th...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
07 May 2019 10:21
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4239
Views: 209925

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Royal Rother Yep, at circa £25m a year wages Sanchez has to go down as one of the worst pieces of business ever done in football.


'greed. Winston Bogarde-esque in terms of value-for-money.
by BraisingsteakRoyal
07 May 2019 10:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 10040

Re: BFT(final)G

Hendo
BraisingsteakRoyal
Lower West
Thanks for the info. What a great gesture.


Do you think it was planned, or off the cuff?


No sure, but it is always good to have something like that up your sleeve.


it would seam so.
by BraisingsteakRoyal
07 May 2019 08:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 10040

Re: BFT(final)G

Lower West
muirinho
Snowflake Royal Nice.


The lady he presented the flowers to sorts out the goalkeeper's jerseys for him. Apparently they are all long-sleeved, and Martinez prefers playing in short sleeves, so she alters them for him.


Thanks for the info. What a great gesture.


Do you think it was planned, or off the cuff?
by BraisingsteakRoyal
01 May 2019 13:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7295
Views: 438849

Re: The Non - League thread

Might have been noted already, but Basingstoke went down having score 81 league goals, the seventh highest in the division. Unfortunately they conceded 82, which is more than anyone but hapless Staines. Outrageous that this team got themselves relegated. Poorly run, now no ground and only one step ...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
15 Apr 2019 10:35
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 398
Views: 41741

Re: Financial Fair Play

From what I’ve heard, our perilous financial situation is going to scupper our chances of signing any of the loan players :cry: Surely if we sell off the likes of Swift and Aluko there may be some funds available. Nope - the black hole is back. Haven't you heard? It's all over the news. If you look...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
22 Mar 2019 12:40
Forum: General Football
Topic: Birmingham points deduction?
Replies: 52
Views: 2612

Re: Birmingham points deduction?

Winston Biscuit They play West Brom Leeds, Shef Utd & Derby next, then play 4 of the current bottom 6 after that to finish the season.


Squeaky Brum time.
by BraisingsteakRoyal
07 Jan 2019 11:23
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Sensible Option: Adam Federici
Replies: 47
Views: 6868

Re: Sensible Option: Adam Federici

Agree that Feds would be a significant upgrade on what we have now, but think it's probably quite rare to loan in a first choice keeper in January? You're basically telling the existing 2/3 keepers that they have no future at the club. Regarding Alex Pearce (as also mentioned on this thread) - he ha...
by BraisingsteakRoyal
22 Dec 2018 19:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Boro Home
Replies: 84
Views: 9443

Re: BFTG Boro Home

Thought we looked only a couple of signings short of a decent League 1 side tbh.
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