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by Elm Park Kid
08 Jul 2019 12:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1799
Views: 102515

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I know its generally not a good thing but I am quite excited about how many youngsters have been brought on the trip. If we presume the senior squad looks something like this: GKs - Walker RBs - Yiadom, Watson, Howe CBs - Moore, Osho, McIntyre LBs - Blackett, Obita, Richards CMs - Rinomhota, East, ...
by Elm Park Kid
06 Jul 2019 18:53
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5006
Views: 527308

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

I still think that the 'delay' hurts the club rather than help. Like, it's not a big deal, but it just needlessly annoys some fans and makes it harder for people to buy the kit for the start of the season if they're on holiday beforehand.
by Elm Park Kid
04 Jul 2019 12:56
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 278
Views: 20462

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

Idk - The general atmosphere around the club feels a little different now. There's no longer (or I hope not) a section of the fans that believe we're good enough for anything other than surviving in the league; we're all pretty united in our low expectations and understanding of the battle we face. ...
by Elm Park Kid
01 Jul 2019 10:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: New sponsor- Confimred
Replies: 48
Views: 4482

Re: New sponsor- Confimred

I feel like I could post this picture in 5 different threads . . . but here's a look of the sponsors name on our tops.

by Elm Park Kid
01 Jul 2019 10:07
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5006
Views: 527308

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

But I can post the new training kit :D :oops:

by Elm Park Kid
01 Jul 2019 10:04
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5006
Views: 527308

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

I have the full image of the new kit but i'm posting from my Nokia 3310 - so can't upload yet. You can describe it in full though? • Hoops all the way around? • Blue it white shorts for home kit? • Blue or white socks for home kit? I’ve been told the home kit is worse than plain, is that the case? ...
by Elm Park Kid
30 Jun 2019 22:40
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5006
Views: 527308

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

I have the full image of the new kit but i'm posting from my Nokia 3310 - so can't upload yet.
by Elm Park Kid
24 Jun 2019 18:16
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 79
Views: 5369

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

If the only way Reading can become a PL club is by our owners spending more than our opposition then I for one wouldn't want it to happen. It makes football ultimately just a bit meaningless. Do you suppose Citeh fans think their PL titles are meaningless? How long had it been since they won one? W...
by Elm Park Kid
23 Jun 2019 16:30
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 79
Views: 5369

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

I don't see how any reasonable football fan can object to the concept of FFP. If the only way Reading can become a PL club is by our owners spending more than our opposition then I for one wouldn't want it to happen. It makes football ultimately just a bit meaningless. Tbf FFP doesn't stop you bein...
by Elm Park Kid
23 Jun 2019 10:06
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 79
Views: 5369

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

I don't see how any reasonable football fan can object to the concept of FFP.

If the only way Reading can become a PL club is by our owners spending more than our opposition then I for one wouldn't want it to happen. It makes football ultimately just a bit meaningless.
by Elm Park Kid
23 Jun 2019 00:11
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 79
Views: 5369

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

The real question is why isn't at least half the league in FFP crisis? The average fan just doesn't appreciate that the typical wage bill for championship standard players is far more than what a typical championship club raises in revenue. The reason this is the case is mainly due to parachute paym...
by Elm Park Kid
12 Jun 2019 10:26
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Celtic Eye Moore
Replies: 122
Views: 10432

Re: Celtic Eye Moore

It might be more that Celtic is the right level for him. I personally don't think he's good enough to start week in - week out in the Prem. Which means his hopes of playing at that level are either someone buys him as back up (a la Brighton last season) or he's bought by a promotion challenging cham...
by Elm Park Kid
11 Jun 2019 11:34
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Celtic Eye Moore
Replies: 122
Views: 10432

Re: Celtic Eye Moore

The key to our survival last season was the core three of Martines, Moore and Miazga. If we start in August with none of them i'm really not hopeful for our chances.. If the club needs the £8m then it's going to have to take it. But unless a miracle occurs and we bring in two experienced CBs for no ...
by Elm Park Kid
06 Jun 2019 17:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 168
Views: 14219

Re: Are we screwed?

I would say that without the loan players our squad is below the standard required to stay in the Championship. Not by a lot - and a decent manager with a good club spirit could keep us up without too much trouble. But it also wouldn't take much for us to spiral into being the worst team in the divi...
by Elm Park Kid
31 May 2019 13:28
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 398
Views: 37230

Re: Financial Fair Play

Also there's a question if footballing success is just dependent on who has the richest owner than what's the point? Reading could spend a decade working on their academy, building a squad, growing a supporter base and creating a fantastic team - only for their rivals to come along and offer all our...
by Elm Park Kid
16 May 2019 09:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3270
Views: 385261

Re: Rival Watch

Fairly happy with this season.

Liverpool didn't win the league.

Utd humiliated

Leeds humiliated

Hopefully Spurs trophyless.
by Elm Park Kid
15 May 2019 19:58
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 278
Views: 20462

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

If people move to the South Stand and start complaining about standing . . . . . .

by Elm Park Kid
10 May 2019 12:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1799
Views: 102515

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Jaakkola did better than any of us expected him to do. He was a cheap punt who more than paid his fee and wages during a time we needed any little break we could get. A lot of the saves he made helped us survive this season. Wish him the best. He was pretty dreadful when I saw him at Derby. Just ma...
by Elm Park Kid
10 May 2019 11:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 22
Views: 2462

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

Loan players were once considered a hindrance. I notice that has changed in the second half of this season. They got us out of the sh*t. In general you don't want to be dependent on any more than 1 or 2 loan players; and ideally they should be players you have a realistic chance of buying. Otherwis...
by Elm Park Kid
10 May 2019 09:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 22
Views: 2462

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

Maybe this is old-fashioned thinking - but I believe that a team really needs that holding defensive midfielder who everyone trusts. The Makelele figure. I'm not sure we've had one since Leigertwood. Having a real goal threat from midfield is important in drawing defenders away from the strikers. Fu...
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