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by paddy20
15 Sep 2019 09:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Boro
Replies: 79
Views: 5106

Re: BFTG Boro

I keep hearing about Meite’s limitations. He is under-estimated on here. He is good in the air, pretty quick, puts himself about and reasonably composed in front of goal. His first touch isn’t great but that’s why he is playing in the Championship. His goal conversion rate was impressive last seaso...
by paddy20
14 Sep 2019 18:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by a Simon Cox chip
Replies: 105
Views: 5237

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (a) sponsored by a Simon Cox chip

Big worry for me is that he dropped both Joao and Puscas. If he still thinks Meite is a better bet he hasn't learnt much. Just because Puscas has missed some chances you still need to play your best players and stick to both up front so as they can build a rapport. After starring in both Internation...
by paddy20
09 Aug 2019 09:06
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader to Wolves
Replies: 83
Views: 8357

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader to Wolves

Wolves were also due to sign striker Danny Loader, 18, from Reading, also for the u23s.

He was at Compton for a medical, but a deal fell through at the last minute when the Royals upped their asking price.
by paddy20
07 Aug 2019 08:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 168
Views: 14743

Re: Are we screwed?

Or is Moore on his way??
by paddy20
07 Aug 2019 08:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 168
Views: 14743

Re: Are we screwed?

Just as we thought we were getting to grips with FFP everything seems to have been turned on its head. Will Howe enlighten us or are we just going for points and accepting a 9 pt deduction as inevitable anyway so lets make it worthwhile.
by paddy20
31 Jul 2019 17:06
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Any more out the door?
Replies: 256
Views: 23558

Re: Any more out the door?

Hound I expect there is interest. Even in Popa. Its probably clubs trying to take them off us at the cheapest possible price, and thats what is being negotiated. They know there is a deal to be done with us.


Or more likely waiting for them to leave by mutual consent then sign them for nothing
by paddy20
29 Jul 2019 17:32
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Are we still heading for a 9pt deduction?
Replies: 34
Views: 3684

Re: Are we still heading for a 9pt deduction?

No. Simply put. No. Personally still think we could easily have lost a lot more last season. EFL would not be able to take action on a forecast as it could never be legally binding until the official audited accounts are published. If we only lost £10m last season we would have a lot more leeway th...
by paddy20
29 Jul 2019 16:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where will we finish?
Replies: 208
Views: 10314

Re: Where will we finish?

I think there are a few as-yet unknowns. Will the goalkeeping be good enough? The back four look solid with VG cover but it might be hard to keep the four CBs happy If we get a striker, or one of our current strikers can get a Blackman-Like purple patch, then almost anything is possible. But really...
by paddy20
29 Jul 2019 14:41
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Any more out the door?
Replies: 256
Views: 23558

Re: Any more out the door?

Reports coming out that Diamond Edwards has gone/is going to Southampton for a "substantial" fee. Not first team but any decent fee for a player nowhere near the first team, has to be welcomed at the mo. Wasn't he out of contract? Don't players that age that move only attract a fairly mod...
by paddy20
29 Jul 2019 14:36
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Any more out the door?
Replies: 256
Views: 23558

Re: Any more out the door?

Reports coming out that Diamond Edwards has gone/is going to Southampton for a "substantial" fee. Not first team but any decent fee for a player nowhere near the first team, has to be welcomed at the mo. Wasn't he out of contract? Don't players that age that move only attract a fairly mod...
by paddy20
29 Jul 2019 14:34
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Will Gomes stay?
Replies: 65
Views: 6152

Re: Will Gomes stay?

Apparently according to Get Reading Gomes refused to talk to any of the press after Saturday and snubbed everyone. Doesn't sound like our Jose. Is he off? Is he totally frustrated by the situation after all??
by paddy20
29 Jul 2019 08:24
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Are we still heading for a 9pt deduction?
Replies: 34
Views: 3684

Re: Are we still heading for a 9pt deduction?

I would imagine the soft embargo was imposed as the EFL consider that last seasons trading may result in RFC exceeding the £39m losses allowed over the last 3 year period. Although this has been lifted it seems the club are only signing loan players or free transfers. Remember Birmingham only had t...
by paddy20
28 Jul 2019 20:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Are we still heading for a 9pt deduction?
Replies: 34
Views: 3684

Re: Are we still heading for a 9pt deduction?

No, because we're ok for 18/19. The soft embargo was preventative, to stop us breaching in 19/20. How do you know? Because we were reviewed for FFP in March which included a forecast for 18/19. We will have passed that, else we would know by now. For 19/20, things will be tight and the embargo will...
by paddy20
28 Jul 2019 15:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Are we still heading for a 9pt deduction?
Replies: 34
Views: 3684

Re: Are we still heading for a 9pt deduction?

maffff No, because we're ok for 18/19. The soft embargo was preventative, to stop us breaching in 19/20.



How do you know?
by paddy20
28 Jul 2019 09:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Are we still heading for a 9pt deduction?
Replies: 34
Views: 3684

Are we still heading for a 9pt deduction?

I would imagine the soft embargo was imposed as the EFL consider that last seasons trading may result in RFC exceeding the £39m losses allowed over the last 3 year period. Although this has been lifted it seems the club are only signing loan players or free transfers. Remember Birmingham only had th...
by paddy20
23 Jul 2019 17:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 168
Views: 14743

Re: Are we screwed?

Goalkeeper is at least adequate. Defence looks good. Midfield is desperate. Attack looks solid. Striker is shallow and weak. A first choice midfielder and striker will do wonders, though we'll still be in trouble if injuries stack up unless more Academy lads than is reasonable to expect step up. As...
by paddy20
22 Jul 2019 09:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1809
Views: 107293

Re: Next Season's Squad.

So few goals scored on Spanish trip. We are desperate for a striker
by paddy20
21 Jul 2019 17:07
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Gomes missed targets
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

Re: Gomes missed targets

Gomes has said the present financial situation has meant he has now missed his top targets to sign. I'm guessing Oliveira was one. Anyone any ideas who the others were? It sounds like there were at least 2/3 others. Not totally convinced we've actually 'missed' any yet? Although, it is sometimes co...
by paddy20
21 Jul 2019 10:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Gomes missed targets
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

Gomes missed targets

Gomes has said the present financial situation has meant he has now missed his top targets to sign. I'm guessing Oliveira was one. Anyone any ideas who the others were? It sounds like there were at least 2/3 others.
by paddy20
17 Jul 2019 17:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Ben Heneghan
Replies: 29
Views: 5540

Re: Rumour - Ben Heneghan

In any other line of business a parent business can inject capital to allow them to continue trading beyond their means. FFP in football stops that happening regardless of how rich your owners are, and as someone said I'm surprised it hasn't been challenged as a restraint of trade. However it doesn...
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