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by Zip
13 Apr 2021 20:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where do we go from here 21/22 season?
Replies: 79
Views: 2192

Re: Where do we go from here 21/22 season?

When you look at the League table we are seven points clear of Cardiff. We could end up coming close to Wolves record of being the team with the most points not to make the play offs. Wolves finished with 78 points. The point about Barnsley’s ridiculous form is a good one. For most of the season the...
by Zip
13 Apr 2021 20:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

I'd put our chances of playoffs at 5% now. We have shown that we can win 4-5 games in a row with some tough opponents in there and that's our only glimmer of hope. At least if we did miraculously make them we'd be in great form although Brentford would probably beat us again. Best we just draw a li...
by Zip
13 Apr 2021 19:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (h)
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (h)

Anything other than a win and the season is done.
by Zip
13 Apr 2021 19:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

We could win all of our remaining games and it might not be enough. No one is doing us any favours
by Zip
12 Apr 2021 20:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where do we go from here 21/22 season?
Replies: 79
Views: 2192

Re: Where do we go from here 21/22 season?

Reading are P 22 W18 - D1 - L03 44-17 (55 POINTS) when scoring first P 19 W01 - D8 - L10 12-28 (11 POINTS) when conceding first P 41 W19 - D9 - L13 56-45 (66 POINTS) overall This is the biggest problem. We are never winning promotion when we are so poor at fighting back from going behind. A lot of ...
by Zip
11 Apr 2021 22:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where do we go from here 21/22 season?
Replies: 79
Views: 2192

Re: Where do we go from here 21/22 season?

One of the enjoyable aspects in recent years has been the often unexpected rise of Academy players. None of us expected Rinomhota to do so well two years ago. We could see Olise had huge potential. He has really advanced this season.Richards too. TMac is not a surprise. We could see last season his ...
by Zip
11 Apr 2021 14:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Lucas Joao, Puscas, Meite v Sarr, Toney and Pukki
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Lucas Joao, Puscas, Meite v Sarr, Toney and Pukki

Sounds about right. Maybe even play them together! What shape, though? 4-4-2, who do you drop, Meite? 4-3-3 with Puscas and Meite wide forwards, drop one of the DMs or Ejaria? Could Joao play slightly deeper like a 10? When on form he has great control. Perhaps he needs to be played in a way that h...
by Zip
11 Apr 2021 10:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

Think it wasn’t just Doyle that dropped off that year it was the whole team but might not have been as obvious as we weren’t so reliant on him for how we played. Wasn’t it something stupid like we only picked up 2 points at home after Christmas that year? Yep it was Coppell’s final season. We beat ...
by Zip
11 Apr 2021 09:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

Not necessarily Reading but how many can we think of Joao Vydra Blackman Forlan 26 games (9 Months) Aubameyang Shearer 12 games without scoring Torres 24 Rooney went 1,080 minutes blank when at his peak SHANE LONG went more than 319 days blank and in the same period Kane scored 50 goals Benteke had...
by Zip
11 Apr 2021 09:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

Doyle had scored 16 by Xmas after we got relegated first time and then scored 2 in the rest of the season, across another 17 games. Good one but I can’t recall Doyle’s form dropping off so steeply. At least you would always get Doyle’s work rate. The missed pens, open goals, other good chances. Sta...
by Zip
10 Apr 2021 23:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Support for Liam.
Replies: 43
Views: 1783

Re: Support for Liam.

I was pretty shocked when I saw that on twitter last night. I mean you know that sort of thing exists and happens but to see it there so starkly and deliberately designed to offend in such a vile manner was very disturbing. I’ve no idea really what would motivate someone to do that but all I would ...
by Zip
10 Apr 2021 23:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Support for Liam.
Replies: 43
Views: 1783

Re: Support for Liam.

Has it really taken this long for a thread to be made about this :?: Had assumed it was some Russian bot account but when you look at the page it was clearly someone local. Some lad on twitter, forget his hobnob name but I'm sure he's on here, reckons he knows who it is and has shopped him to the b...
by Zip
10 Apr 2021 22:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

No doubt it’s a big opportunity and it’s very disappointing to say the least I actually think we may have a bit of a problem with Joao. Who have we got on our books? The guy who couldn’t miss or the guy who’s forgotten how to play football? Given he hasn’t set the world alight anywhere else is it a...
by Zip
10 Apr 2021 19:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Watford (a)
Replies: 440
Views: 9384

Re: MATCHWATCH : Watford (a)

What is happening with the abandonment of FFP? Is that a thing still or was it just talk? The list of clubs facing a transfer embargo are the following Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City, Derby County, Huddersfield Town, Luton Town, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City. Stoke mi...
by Zip
10 Apr 2021 19:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Support for Liam.
Replies: 43
Views: 1783

Re: Support for Liam.

Sent him a supportive tweet last night. High time Twitter took this stuff far more seriously. He would have been hacked off after the defeat without needing to see that kind of filth on his feed.
by Zip
10 Apr 2021 19:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

No doubt it’s a big opportunity and it’s very disappointing to say the least I actually think we may have a bit of a problem with Joao. Who have we got on our books? The guy who couldn’t miss or the guy who’s forgotten how to play football? Given he hasn’t set the world alight anywhere else is it a...
by Zip
10 Apr 2021 18:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

Well whichever way we look at it we are now very unlikely to make the play offs. We have been too reliant on Joao. That was fine when he was in good form but when he lost his way so did the team. For me this season is a big missed opportunity. No doubt it’s a big opportunity and it’s very disappoin...
by Zip
10 Apr 2021 18:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

Only if you ignore the good games but not the bad. Which is 44 in 29 and puts us on about 70 over the course of a season. Which is just shy of the POs. Exactly where we are. Sure but the good came at the start of the season and we didn’t sustain it. Just remember how we felt when we beat Blackburn ...
by Zip
10 Apr 2021 17:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

Well whichever way we look at it we are now very unlikely to make the play offs. We have been too reliant on Joao. That was fine when he was in good form but when he lost his way so did the team.
For me this season is a big missed opportunity.
by Zip
10 Apr 2021 17:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 9175
Views: 878907

Re: Rival Watch

Yep whether we make the play offs or not we need a decent end to the season.
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