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by andrew1957
24 Sep 2020 19:30
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Perry Ng
Replies: 106
Views: 7779

Re: Rumour - Perry Ng

NewCorkSeth
andrew1957
NewCorkSeth My little brothers surname is Eng, the anglicised version of Ng, and I remember him often getting shit for having Eng, which people thought stood for England, on the back of his Jersey.


Is your surname Land by any chance?

Lish actually.

:lol:
by andrew1957
24 Sep 2020 18:50
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Perry Ng
Replies: 106
Views: 7779

Re: Rumour - Perry Ng

NewCorkSeth My little brothers surname is Eng, the anglicised version of Ng, and I remember him often getting shit for having Eng, which people thought stood for England, on the back of his Jersey.


Is your surname Land by any chance?
by andrew1957
22 Sep 2020 17:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5238
Views: 784242

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Sutekh So Thierry Nevers must be injured then?


Nevers is too old for the U18 group - he is aged 18 already so is an U23.
by andrew1957
21 Sep 2020 12:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 6230
Views: 653878

Re: Rival Watch

Think Bristol City will be contenders this season. They have spent a good deal of money over the summer.
by andrew1957
21 Sep 2020 12:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: BF I follow Barnsley
Replies: 225
Views: 8688

Re: BF I follow Barnsley

I think that if Bowen had stayed he would have played pretty much the same starting 11's and that we would most likely have won both games. I still think replacing him was wrong but well done to Pauno. It has been a good start and we have to move on now. The good news is a that the positive start wi...
by andrew1957
15 Sep 2020 20:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan
Replies: 247
Views: 7538

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan

I wish people would not just take against a player and never give them a chance to redeem themselves. Aluko was actually quite good tonight to be fair and one of our better players, whereas Puscas, McNulty and Baldock offered very little. The youngsters generally did quite well. Holmes looked partic...
by andrew1957
15 Sep 2020 18:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan
Replies: 247
Views: 7538

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan

Luton look as though they have played together before whereas the Reading team look ok individually - but as though they met for the first time 10 minutes before kick off. To be fair the back 5 (including Southwood) look ok but we are offering nothing from midfield forwards. Holmes and McIntyre look...
by andrew1957
15 Sep 2020 17:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan
Replies: 247
Views: 7538

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan

Hound Has Nevers been binned or injured?


Nevers is an odd one. I have been really impressed with him in the U23 games I have seen. Thought he was a hot prospect. I suppose he could be injured, but otherwise I have no idea what he has done to be so out of favour.
by andrew1957
15 Sep 2020 15:44
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Pedro Mendes
Replies: 190
Views: 28543

Re: Pedro Mendes

Cannot say I am sorry this move has failed. I just don't think another striker is priority and think that was more an agent led deal than a player we need. The priorities are another full back, a defensive midfielder (Semedo?) and at least one wide player (Riquelme?). Keep what we have and three or ...
by andrew1957
10 Sep 2020 11:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5238
Views: 784242

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

So Holsgrove has gone permanently to Spain as per the OS. Seems odd to me that we never gave him a chance here. Have we received a lot of money for him? Doubtful I would have thought. Or do we simply think he is not good enough. We have had a lot of Academy lads break through but increasingly there ...
by andrew1957
09 Sep 2020 13:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR: Rafael
Replies: 79
Views: 5131

Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

I think it would be a shame if he just went to a lower tier PL club as number 2/3 - that would be a waste of his undoubted talent. But on the other hand if he wanted a shot at PL you could not begrudge that - but I think at least 5M would be order of the day - even in the current climate. Any less a...
by andrew1957
08 Sep 2020 17:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge
Replies: 150
Views: 7403

Re: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge

Not sure how this affects the whelm: We are pleased to confirm that Quinton Fortune and Nuno Gomes have both put pen to paper to sign coaching contracts with the Royals. The duo arrive as part of our new manager’s first team staff and joined Veljko Paunović on the training pitch for the first time ...
by andrew1957
07 Sep 2020 17:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 684
Views: 33092

Re: Season 20/21

As usual where we finish will mainly be down to how we start the season. A strong start normally means a good season in this division. I have tracked this for some years and on average if a side is struggling after 10 games they have an 85+% chance of ending up bottom half at the end of the season. ...
by andrew1957
07 Sep 2020 13:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFiFollow - Colchester
Replies: 66
Views: 4708

Re: BFiFollow - Colchester

My concern with Olise is end product. He got an assist in the last match but that’s as many as he got all last season. Danny Loader got a lot of criticism for not taking his chances and they play in similar positions. Extent to which Olise is a more creative player and therefore depends on the forw...
by andrew1957
04 Sep 2020 16:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 684
Views: 33092

Re: Season 20/21

heart still sinks every time I see Sone Aluko in that list The more players we sell like Holsgrove the closer we are to him being included in squads. It is terrifying. With a smaller squad I could see Aluko playing quite a bit this season unless someone takes him off our hands in the next month or ...
by andrew1957
04 Sep 2020 13:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 684
Views: 33092

Re: Season 20/21

Hound heart still sinks every time I see Sone Aluko in that list


At least this is the last time - unless of course he has a brilliant season and we re-sign him. :lol:
by andrew1957
04 Sep 2020 12:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 684
Views: 33092

Re: Season 20/21

Thought Holsgrove looked to have very good potential but might well be more suited to Spanish football. If we sell hopefully we will get a very good percentage of any sell on fee if he does become a star in the future. I also see Watson and Smith have not been given squad numbers so assume they are ...
by andrew1957
01 Sep 2020 13:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen out rumour
Replies: 107
Views: 9985

Re: Bowen out rumour

I am only speculating but the fact Bowen flew out to Portugal suggests that he was at least considering staying on as DOF. Perhaps he wanted to decide for himself whether he could work with Paunonvich. If so perhaps that did not go well........ In any case none of us can blame him for wanting out fr...
by andrew1957
01 Sep 2020 13:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge
Replies: 150
Views: 7403

Re: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge

I think the problem for many of us is that when Howe was reappointed as CEO and Bowen as manager there was a glimmer of hope that we would return to a more solid "slowly slowly" approach to rebuilding the squad, bringing Academy players through and gradually moving up the league table like...
by andrew1957
31 Aug 2020 23:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: New manager watch 20/21
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: New manager watch 20/21

I very much doubt we will have Porno for Christmas.
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