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by Hound
11 Jan 2020 08:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral
Replies: 218
Views: 18346

Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

Two I can think of are Brighton (H) (2 points) Derby (A) - 3 points Maybe that's it actually. 5 points then, thought there were a couple of others yep checked through quickly - that was it. Brighton was the one I was half remembering - Derby completely forgot about Actually thinking about it, think...
by Hound
10 Jan 2020 19:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4888
Views: 690148

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

How tall is he? Says 6ft 3 inches here https://www.sportbible.com/football/news-meet-the-16-year-old-6-foot-2-goalkeeper-playing-seven-years-above-20190520 however i have seen him play a fair bit and i would have said 5ft 11 max !!! Don't remember many lads at school being 6'3! When I watched him I...
by Hound
10 Jan 2020 19:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Swift to... Southampton
Replies: 107
Views: 7794

Re: Swift to... Southampton

I do feel like this season it would be a step too far. We'd need so much work and have only very recently got a y confidence and form together. Our winning mentality would be very fragile. A solid season, strengthen and promotion next year or the one after would be more ideal IMO. We'd have a bette...
by Hound
10 Jan 2020 19:35
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Glenn Murray
Replies: 79
Views: 6345

Re: Rumour - Glenn Murray

I’d say any 2 up front has to include Baldock.

If it’s one up front then I’d rather Joao or Puscas

Main issue with Baldock is, and has always been here, and that’s his dreadful injury record

Every time he gets a bit of form he seems to then pick up a 3/4 week injury
by Hound
10 Jan 2020 15:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Swift to... Southampton
Replies: 107
Views: 7794

Re: Swift to... Southampton

I can only think of Brighton and maybe Fulham who built over a couple of seasons to promotion in recent history. Brighton have just about held their own, and Fulham came straight down. Was it too early for Sheff Utd? Nope. Basically if the chance comes along, you 100% go for it and sort your shit ou...
by Hound
10 Jan 2020 15:03
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Vito Mannone
Replies: 54
Views: 8055

Re: Rumour - Vito Mannone

apparently rejected the contract offer from Minnesota, from my understanding hes on mega-money, one of, if not the highest-paid player at the club. I wonder if any transfers in are dependant on him leaving this window. https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/vito-mannone-minnesota...
by Hound
10 Jan 2020 11:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 4325
Views: 462996

Re: Rival Watch

Rhodes is a weird one, he used to bang them in consistently with Blackburn, been a complete flop pretty much ever since. I don’t think going to Boro was the best career move for him considering Blackburn played to his strengths and Boro under Karanka weren’t exactly the most offensive team Even Mad...
by Hound
10 Jan 2020 11:36
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Glenn Murray
Replies: 79
Views: 6345

Re: Rumour - Glenn Murray

Can’t see this happening with Joao, Puscas, Meite and Baldock all fit

Would do a good job for someone no doubts but I’d rather stick with Joao
by Hound
10 Jan 2020 10:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Laurent
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

nothing especially interesting but a little more background:

https://www.shropshirestar.com/sport/fo ... -interest/
by Hound
10 Jan 2020 07:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 4325
Views: 462996

Re: Rival Watch

Fletcher is a big loss

Interesting that Cardiff let Madine go for free (8m quid, no goals for them) - wouldn’t be surprised to see him end up there, but not sure what the Wednesday transfer situation is like
by Hound
09 Jan 2020 20:51
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Laurent
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

Can’t find out too much about him. Seems quite tall and fast from the video clips I’ve seen

Not an exciting signing on the face of it but would be cheap
by Hound
09 Jan 2020 16:14
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Laurent
Replies: 37
Views: 2389

Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

interesting that he is on the radar. Be nice and cheap, low risk gamble etc. Not too sure where he'd fit in currently though

Got a great name as well (if wikipedia is to be believed): Joshua Ishaele Jacob-Heron Hunt-Laurent
by Hound
09 Jan 2020 16:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral
Replies: 218
Views: 18346

Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

URZZZZ Two I can think of are Brighton (H) (2 points)
Derby (A) - 3 points

Maybe that's it actually. 5 points then, thought there were a couple of others


yep checked through quickly - that was it. Brighton was the one I was half remembering - Derby completely forgot about
by Hound
09 Jan 2020 15:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral
Replies: 218
Views: 18346

Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

yep and that's why there should be more confidence around having sustained improvement with this team rather than Stam's with only 28 goals conceded this season 10 of which came in 3 games fulham Birmingham and Sheff wed. for the first time in a number of years we have a rock solid defense. Stam's ...
by Hound
09 Jan 2020 13:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral
Replies: 218
Views: 18346

Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

The problem with Stam's team was that first goal usually won and if the opposition got it, a few more would usually follow. 68 conceded in 31 games. yep and that's why there should be more confidence around having sustained improvement with this team rather than Stam's with only 28 goals conceded t...
by Hound
09 Jan 2020 11:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral
Replies: 218
Views: 18346

Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

And the other 9 players, of course No it was pretty much just those two who got us to the heights we did that season. The others played at their level, Al-Habsi and Yann were way above expectations. Did you go to any of the games? Hmm, I seem to remember Danny Williams having a few stand-out games,...
by Hound
09 Jan 2020 10:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral
Replies: 218
Views: 18346

Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

genome Reading have this weird knack of finding excellent goalkeepers. We've really been spoiled over the years. Hahnemann, Federici, McCarthy, Al-Habsi, Martinez, and now Rafael.

Virginia the exception of course...


Mannone, Walker, Bond, Jaakkola were also exceptions of course.
by Hound
09 Jan 2020 10:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 356
Views: 21605

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

URZZZZ
Hendo Nominated for Manager of the Month of December.


Up against Woodgate, Bielsa and Rowett

All got 11 points except Woodgate who got 13, so I expect Woodgate to win it


If Brum had been in November and Fulham in December, I'd have said Bowen. But they weren't so Woodgate would be fair
by Hound
08 Jan 2020 20:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Forest - - - - - - Match 30 2019-2020 Prediction League
Replies: 47
Views: 1243

Re: Reading v Forest - - - - - - Match 30 2019-2020 Prediction League

Reading 0-1 Forest HT
Reading 1-2 Forest FT

Forest to Score First <<<<<<<<<<

Forest 19

Joao 49
Forest 71
by Hound
08 Jan 2020 17:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 201
Views: 18728

Re: January Transfer Window

I expect overall it's true. We structured our summer business cleverly and got the transfers sanctioned by the EFL, but given how close we're sailing to the wind, we're still on their watch list. That's fairly speculative though. Agreed the £12 million figure is bollocks and will only ever be reali...
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