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by paddy20
19 Oct 2019 19:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (h) sponsored by a new hope
Replies: 140
Views: 7868

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (h) sponsored by a new hope

Completely different style of play. Clear at all times in defence no matter where. Close down all the time. Hit long balls over the top.Take no chances. Its the sort of style you need to grab at least a point. We just about edged it by bringing Preston down to our level. Will probably work well away...
by paddy20
18 Oct 2019 16:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 646
Views: 96846

Re: Ex Players

paddy20


Could have re-signed him a few years ago when he was out of contract


Hammond wanted him back but turned down by Steve Clarke
by paddy20
18 Oct 2019 13:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 646
Views: 96846

Re: Ex Players



Could have re-signed him a few years ago when he was out of contract
by paddy20
17 Oct 2019 08:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 35100

Re: Next Manager

I would have liked to see him as the manager. Decent boss who knows his stuff in this league. Long had his day I think. Seeing Parky appointed at Sunderland makes you reflect on those that said he wasn't ready for Reading and then we appoint someone with no managerial experience. I think also worry...
by paddy20
14 Oct 2019 14:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 35100

Re: Next Manager

Or that following the shoddy process of hiring Gomes, the club decided to get some form of succession planning in place so brought Bowen in as a consultant initially to see how he works - they liked what they saw so created a new role for him to have more of a say in transfer dealings and all footb...
by paddy20
10 Oct 2019 17:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 646
Views: 96846

Re: Ex Players

by paddy20
10 Oct 2019 10:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 35100

Re: Next Manager

Apparently Bowen is favourite with the bookies. What the actual oxf*rd oxf*rd? yes, don't think that would please anyone. I'm not too sure where that has come from tbh, not actually seen anything concrete to back it up Now 1/3 on Skybet. Doubt its just guessing. This will go down like a lead balloo...
by paddy20
08 Oct 2019 14:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 789
Views: 35293

Re: GOMES OUT!

Christ, if the conclusion is that our squad is worse now than at the end of last season despite making 9 signings, choosing to let three or four players go and freezing out another three, that's pretty much a sackable offence on it's own. Agreed. Much as I like him for his commitment with these pla...
by paddy20
21 Sep 2019 21:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT whatever the hell that was
Replies: 75
Views: 4941

Re: BFT whatever the hell that was

I think Gomes is trying to play continental football in the championship and it isn't working. Mowbray said our players are technically gifted but if you take the ball off them it pays dividends.. I felt sorry for Yiadom as he is being asked to play a role he isn't suited.We can't play 3 creative pl...
by paddy20
15 Sep 2019 09:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Boro
Replies: 81
Views: 6423

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: 6193

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: 9007

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: 15643

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: 15643

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: 25083

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: 3944

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: 11459

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: 25083

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: 25083

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: 6623

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??
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