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by Nameless
17 Jun 2021 16:22
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Jack Tucker
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Rumour - Jack Tucker

5 centre backs would be optimal surely ? If there are no Academy grads ready to do a Holmes then adding a cheap 5th is not daft. All of the current 4 missed games through injury last season and towards the end both Morrison and Tom Mc were missing at the same time. It's not where I'd spend the major...
by Nameless
16 Jun 2021 13:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 1307
Views: 269587

Re: Ex Players

Now available at all good book sellers https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/andy-bernal-reading-david-beckham-20781236 Cheapest new copies appear to be on ebay at under £15 including delivery. can see it being a tricky one to get. It's an Aussie publication but sales rights are...
by Nameless
15 Jun 2021 13:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.
Replies: 209
Views: 18292

Re: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.

I think, Nameless, the point that myself & Snowflake have tried to make here is that Dai doesn’t seem to care too much about the club being as profitable as possible…hence paying for the shirt sponsor. Of course it’s madness that he would actually do that in reality, but he’s shown himself as n...
by Nameless
14 Jun 2021 13:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.
Replies: 209
Views: 18292

Re: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.

He's a oxf*rd idiot who has got the club into hundred(s) of millions of debt paying twice income in wages, authorising awful signings and refused to sell players at great prices, sacking managers left right and centre? So a lot of that is just wrong, or misrepresentation. And none of it suggests he...
by Nameless
13 Jun 2021 13:38
Forum: International Football
Topic: Euro 2020
Replies: 897
Views: 67340

Re: Euro 2020

The players wanted to play apparently. They did but, according to the Danish Manager they had a choice of finishing last night or lunchtime today, so there was clearly an expectation that the game had to finish. Shameful from UEFA really. No wonder they struggled in the 2nd half. Should have allowe...
by Nameless
13 Jun 2021 12:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.
Replies: 209
Views: 18292

Re: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.

He's a oxf*rd idiot who has got the club into hundred(s) of millions of debt paying twice income in wages, authorising awful signings and refused to sell players at great prices, sacking managers left right and centre? So a lot of that is just wrong, or misrepresentation. And none of it suggests he...
by Nameless
13 Jun 2021 10:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.
Replies: 209
Views: 18292

Re: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.

Notts Royal
Snowflake Royal
Snowball
might mean "lowest-ever"


:-)

We've had to pay them


Wouldn’t put it passed us knowing Dai!


What about him makes you think he would pay a sponsor to appear on the shirt ?
by Nameless
12 Jun 2021 13:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Free transfers watch
Replies: 112
Views: 9518

Re: Free transfers watch

Yea think Snowball has read too much into Nameless’s question (perhaps a joke) about Morgan’s varying use of “released” and “out of contract”. I don’t think anyone thinks players out of contract are automatically rubbish, though it’s fair to say that most would be unsuitable for our needs. To be ho...
by Nameless
10 Jun 2021 16:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Free transfers watch
Replies: 112
Views: 9518

Re: Free transfers watch

morganb Brentford - Luke Daniels, and Emiliano Marcondes are out of contract on 30 June.


Can I assume the phrase 'released on a free' is used where the poster thinks the player is useless whilst 'out of contract' is the term to use for a decent option ?
by Nameless
10 Jun 2021 07:19
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Esneyder Mena
Replies: 19
Views: 2447

Re: Esneyder Mena

If our signings are potentially going to be limited I’m not sure why we would bring in a player at right back!
Next we’ll be linked to a Venezuelan goalkeeper....
by Nameless
08 Jun 2021 07:19
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Kia Joorabchian
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Kia Joorabchian

Interesting that there seems a perception that he has some sort of hold at the club yet there isn’t only one player under his stable playing for us. And a second who we tried to sign but failed. Seems his major influence has been the mass loan signings a couple of years back which was done under ext...
by Nameless
07 Jun 2021 14:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.
Replies: 209
Views: 18292

Re: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.

I don't know how practical it would be - but I'd like to see the club have some form of fixed pay scale system. So that first team players of equivalent experience are just paid the same amount and bonuses used to increase the salary of those players who contribute the most. It would end the need f...
by Nameless
07 Jun 2021 14:50
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Connor Wickham
Replies: 30
Views: 5973

Re: RUMOUR - Connor Wickham

Tilehurstsouthbank
mikey0406 How many years ago did he leave us? Must of only been 16/17


He was 14 going on 15 when he left us.


Left in 2006, so more like 12 going on 13....
by Nameless
07 Jun 2021 12:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.
Replies: 209
Views: 18292

Re: Contract situation at end of 2020/21 season.

Ah lovely agents. Their fee holding up a deal fir a player who, checks notes, has been at the club since he was a kid. It is seriously easy money sometimes. That would be the agent that the player himself has selected, and is presumably happy with? I mean, yeah, agents are sucking money out of the ...
by Nameless
04 Jun 2021 14:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Olise being sold for £8m?
Replies: 366
Views: 44748

Re: Olise being sold for £8m?

:D Even if Richards had been with our Academy from 6 months old, we will not get any compensation for him, as he is going abroad. Those rule only apply if both clubs are English. You can’t sign a player at 6 months. There are various rules on compensation for young players. I believe the FA one is t...
by Nameless
04 Jun 2021 14:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Olise being sold for £8m?
Replies: 366
Views: 44748

Re: Olise being sold for £8m?

So about €180k to €270k Surely it’s 450k. 5 years @ 90k (given we have a Cat 1 Academy) Was thinking Olise because it's his thread. Also wasn't sure whether you'd include years in your 20s for Richards FAir enough, unusual for us to be at cross purposes ! Compensation applies up to age 21 for the F...
by Nameless
04 Jun 2021 13:45
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Olise being sold for £8m?
Replies: 366
Views: 44748

Re: Olise being sold for £8m?

Snowflake Royal
Brogue compensation detailed here https://www.parsalaw.com/fifa-player-transfers

So about €180k to €270k


Surely it’s 450k. 5 years @ 90k (given we have a Cat 1 Academy)
by Nameless
04 Jun 2021 07:42
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Olise being sold for £8m?
Replies: 366
Views: 44748

Re: Olise being sold for £8m?

Neither Richards or Olise are genuine Academy products. Richards joined us at 16 having been let go by Fulham. Olise was about the same age when he joined. We’ll get a little bit of compensation but neither played for us from the cradle like Holmes and McIntyre have. Even if Richards had been with ...
by Nameless
03 Jun 2021 14:52
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Olise being sold for £8m?
Replies: 366
Views: 44748

Re: Olise being sold for £8m?

Neither Richards or Olise are genuine Academy products. Richards joined us at 16 having been let go by Fulham. Olise was about the same age when he joined. We’ll get a little bit of compensation but neither played for us from the cradle like Holmes and McIntyre have.
by Nameless
03 Jun 2021 14:10
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Olise being sold for £8m?
Replies: 366
Views: 44748

Re: Olise being sold for £8m?

The problem with this "we need to sell" talk. What if no one wants him this summer? What if everyone is happy to wait for a year for him to run down his contract. It isn't like he is old or playing at a bad level. I can imagine a lot of clubs would be quite happy for him to play another y...
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