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by Woodcote Royal
30 Jul 2019 12:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where will we finish?
Replies: 179
Views: 7836

Re: Where will we finish?

To escape relegation last season we had to ride high in the current form tables so why so many think we can't achieve mid table is beyond me and I doubt it's what Chelsea were thinking when they left the Mad Stad. We have some fantastic young players and much scope for them to thrive. FFP could unw...
by Woodcote Royal
29 Jul 2019 13:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where will we finish?
Replies: 179
Views: 7836

Re: Where will we finish?

To escape relegation last season we had to ride high in the current form tables so why so many think we can't achieve mid table is beyond me and I doubt it's what Chelsea were thinking when they left the Mad Stad. We have some fantastic young players and much scope for them to thrive. FFP could unwi...
by Woodcote Royal
19 Jul 2019 23:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Michael Morrison
Replies: 106
Views: 7857

Re: CONFIMRED - Michael Morrison

Thought Brum were a decent outfit last season and their fans seem to rate him (but not us :P ) so it looks a good signing on the back of a solid pre- season for the defence. In fact, despite the lack of signings and the blind panic it seems to be causing in some quarters, everything looks much bette...
by Woodcote Royal
16 Jul 2019 15:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Will Gomes stay?
Replies: 65
Views: 5984

Re: Will Gomes stay?

We aren't going to blood 10 or 11 youngsters at the same time though are we. Assuming we don't sign anyone else before the opening day (and that looks like a good bet at the moment) then our opening 11 is likely to be: Walker/Virginia Yiadom Moore (c) McIntyre Blackett Rinohmota Swift Olise Barrow ...
by Woodcote Royal
16 Jun 2019 20:02
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 167
Views: 16607

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 Woodcote Royal
13 Jun 2019 21:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Celtic Eye Moore
Replies: 122
Views: 10389

Re: Celtic Eye Moore

LOL at comparing winning a Championship medal (oldest league in the world, hugely competitive) with strolling though aScottish season to be handed a medal for not really having to do too much. . agreed, lol at comparing I know which id want more (and its not the one for winning the second division....
by Woodcote Royal
13 Jun 2019 21:49
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Celtic Eye Moore
Replies: 122
Views: 10389

Re: Celtic Eye Moore

URZZZZ Celtic no longer interested in Liam Moore according to TalkReading


And if Moore has any sense he was never interested in going there as playing in the EPL regularly for any team would be much better than heading for the top pros retirement home a decade too soon.
by Woodcote Royal
12 Jun 2019 16:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 212
Views: 29951

Re: Rumour - Ovie Ejaria

He was the youngest but also the most naturally gifted of the 5. For me he starts every week with Rinomhota and it's just a case of who joins them in midfield. I'm also a Swift fan but this guy is already ahead of him and should be used for as long as we're blessed with his presence in our squad. No...
by Woodcote Royal
27 Apr 2019 15:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by Jordan Holsgrove's dad
Replies: 121
Views: 7010

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by Jordan Holsgrove's dad

higher Pretty good stream particularly if interested in learning Bulgarian.

http://www.hesgoal.com/news/45076/Middl ... ading.html


Another 45mins and I should be fluent!
by Woodcote Royal
27 Apr 2019 15:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Danny Loader conundrum
Replies: 96
Views: 6917

Re: The Danny Loader conundrum

Yep :P
by Woodcote Royal
22 Apr 2019 21:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 106
Views: 7916

Re: BFTG - Baggies

I’ve supported the club for 47 years and cannot remember a season where we managed to avoid relegation having been in such dire straits at the start of the New Year. It’s been a brilliant turnaround. Just compare the atmosphere today compared with the likes of QPR, Bolton etc. Jose Gomes take a bow...
by Woodcote Royal
22 Apr 2019 20:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 106
Views: 7916

Re: BFTG - Baggies

An excellent point. Just one gripe. Was it really necessary to boo HRK. Quite a few of our fans booed him when he was on our team, so unsurprising. The nightmare WAS him scoring. (though I kept my boos for the star ref). Gayle didn’t fall over on the half-way line, and the genius ref didn’t point t...
by Woodcote Royal
21 Apr 2019 00:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: The League of 4
Replies: 539
Views: 59326

Re: The League of 4

Strange things can happen and while it maybe unlikely, given previous form, anyone who thinks you can just sit back and relax for the final 270 minutes of this god awful miserable season because other teams will obviously continue to struggle needs their head examined. It’s a unique madness of foot...
by Woodcote Royal
20 Apr 2019 10:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (h) sponsored by Brian Howard
Replies: 87
Views: 5787

Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (h) sponsored by Brian Howard

I would have taken a draw at BC before kick off, as I would in all our recent away fixtures that secured a point, but I'm not buying that, in our current form, most Reading fans expectations for Monday are "low" If we can beat Preston we can beat a Baggies team that is going to make the pl...
by Woodcote Royal
20 Apr 2019 09:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bristol City
Replies: 69
Views: 8622

Re: BFTG - Bristol City

I don't understand why Gunter backs off so much when someone has a go at him, time and time again they got through us on our right hand side in the first half. He doesn't seem to allow this sort of situation happen to him when he's at LB I'd put that down to the way Bristol were set-up to play. The...
by Woodcote Royal
19 Apr 2019 18:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: The League of 4
Replies: 539
Views: 59326

Re: The League of 4

Needle
From Despair To Where? A recap

Rotherham 40pts
Birmingham (h)
West Brom (a)
Middlesbrough (h)


They're not winning two of those.

It's over.


Agreed.

If they somehow stay up it won't be at our expense. We won't lose our 3 remaining games and they won't win all theirs. The end.
by Woodcote Royal
19 Apr 2019 18:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bristol City
Replies: 69
Views: 8622

Re: BFTG - Bristol City

I think that’s a little harsh RR Our recent results tell you we aren’t miles away. We’ve massively improved at ball retention and movement, though of course there is still plenty of work to be done, least of all in the next 3 games Quite We're 14th on the current form table over 6 games in which on...
by Woodcote Royal
19 Apr 2019 17:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bristol City
Replies: 69
Views: 8622

Re: BFTG - Bristol City

Not sure we did deserve a point, other than the last 5 minutes we hardly got into their half and we’re very slow on the counter. Still, a good point nonetheless. It was an excellent away performance thoroughly deserving of a point . If you only spend the few seconds in the opposing half required to...
by Woodcote Royal
16 Apr 2019 04:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Brentford
Replies: 167
Views: 17722

Re: BFTG - Brentford

Gunter was o.k for these past two games for the most part but, with all that experience, the player does so little in terms of marking a player or stopping crosses which IMHO are prerequisites for full-back play and he never learns. Exactly, this is what full backs are supposed to do and our defenc...
by Woodcote Royal
16 Apr 2019 03:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Brentford
Replies: 167
Views: 17722

Re: BFTG - Brentford

+1 I actually think Gunter has been pretty consistent during his time here. Yes occasionally he has had quite a decent game, and on occasion he has been truly uncompromisingly shocking, but by and large, more often than not, week in week out he’s just pretty shit. This, except I'd describe him as m...
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