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by TiagoIlori
03 Feb 2019 16:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes: Early Form Check In
Replies: 27
Views: 2202

Re: Gomes: Early Form Check In

You are comparing apples and oranges. Let’s look at our first 7 league games- 5 points Gomes- 6 points Clement vs sides played in comparison with Gomes: 4 points Gomes: 6 points Gomes played 6 of those games vs a top half side at the time with a team low on confidence who hadn’t won in 6 games and m...
by TiagoIlori
02 Feb 2019 17:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (h) sponsored by not long to desperation
Replies: 114
Views: 9201

Re: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (h) sponsored by not long to desperation

What gets me is that the form is basically the same under both managers Clement 20 games, 4 wins and 6 draws 18 pts/20 games (0.90 ppg) Gomes 7 games 1 win and 3 draws 6 pts / 7 games (0.86 ppg) Smaller numbers with Gomes, sure, but nothing saying we're any better or more robust. Marginally harder ...
by TiagoIlori
01 Feb 2019 03:34
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 719
Views: 102442

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Jonathan Low covered deadline day much better than any other reporter, he’s not been the greatest journo over the past 2 years but credits where it’s due
by TiagoIlori
26 Jan 2019 12:13
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 719
Views: 102442

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Anthony is a questionable journo but in this case I’ll come to his defence. If I thought I saw something like that and have no idea who it is, and if it’s no one after he reports this then he gets taken the piss out of. He decides it’s not really enough to say anything and as Miazga is a relatively ...
by TiagoIlori
25 Jan 2019 00:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 181
Views: 19642

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

Looking at the fixture list and it seems pretty clear to me that the next 8 games will define if we are likely to stay up or go down. Starting with the Bolton game on the 29th our fixtures are as follows: Bolton (a) 22nd place Villa (H) 12th Weds (a) 16th Blackburn (H) 10th Sheff Utd (a) 3rd Rother...
by TiagoIlori
23 Jan 2019 09:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - New Keeper Emiliano Martinez
Replies: 89
Views: 10414

Re: New Keeper

I know any signing has their doubts but these ones we’ve made this month in particular have massive points to prove and all 4 of their careers seem to look like it’ll depend on how they do here. Genuinely see no inbetween with our signings, either they will do really well and earn themselves big mov...
by TiagoIlori
22 Jan 2019 05:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 162713

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

Not nearly as idiotic as your user name will be if Ilori leaves next week. Seriously I am not sure what part of what I said is "idiotic". It is generally agreed that midfield has been the cause of our problems most of this season and I referred to the fact that things were getting better ...
by TiagoIlori
21 Jan 2019 14:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 162713

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

This would be a pointless signing IMO. Bearing in mind we only have 18 games left and we play one up front and we have Bod and Meite (if he recovers) who have both done ok when fit I think it would send the wrong message to our contracted players. It would effectively say that the new manager felt ...
by TiagoIlori
21 Jan 2019 13:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 162713

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

This would be a pointless signing IMO. Bearing in mind we only have 18 games left and we play one up front and we have Bod and Meite (if he recovers) who have both done ok when fit I think it would send the wrong message to our contracted players. It would effectively say that the new manager felt ...
by TiagoIlori
21 Jan 2019 12:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 162713

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

genome Smudger says a deal isn't imminent, so put your house on it being announced before 5pm.

I love how our journalists only report about how it’s “not imminent” with any strong rumour that comes our way, no shit sherlock
by TiagoIlori
18 Jan 2019 18:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 162713

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

by TiagoIlori
15 Jan 2019 19:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading XI
Replies: 27
Views: 2737

Re: Worst Reading XI

Obviously Reading Football club didn't exist before 05/06, so that's when I'm going to start the question from, but to be honest this shocking XI will take some beating! Even going back maybe to the Bullivant/ Burns era. Courtesy of Brain Traysers in the BBC Radio Berkshire section he named this be...
by TiagoIlori
15 Jan 2019 15:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Reading XI
Replies: 27
Views: 2737

Re: Worst Reading XI

Obviously Reading Football club didn't exist before 05/06, so that's when I'm going to start the question from, but to be honest this shocking XI will take some beating! Even going back maybe to the Bullivant/ Burns era. Courtesy of Brain Traysers in the BBC Radio Berkshire section he named this be...
by TiagoIlori
14 Jan 2019 13:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2040
Views: 474443

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Richly amused seeing fellow Reading fans take the piss out the forest fans and wind them up, to the point they’ve dug out a “club song” that was released 4 years ago by an owner that no longer has much say in the football club and resorted to saying “you’re going down” as if that’s supposed to offen...
by TiagoIlori
12 Jan 2019 17:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (h) sponsored by Steve Stone
Replies: 135
Views: 12841

Re: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (h) sponsored by Steve Stone

Big relief to win finally. Having a proper striker up front seems to have helped us too
by TiagoIlori
11 Jan 2019 16:41
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Ruben Semedo
Replies: 57
Views: 10966

Re: Rumour - Ruben Semedo

Looks like it’d be a test of Jose’s man management if he comes here. Mind you players like Ben Arfa and Balotelli flourished under the right manager so there’s some form of hope. Can’t go any worse than how Adkins “managed” Drenthe
by TiagoIlori
10 Jan 2019 00:10
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Players you'd like us to sign thread
Replies: 740
Views: 126267

Re: Players you'd like us to sign thread

The technical type that possession football requires, decent end product. At the time of my comment, he is much better suited than dinosaur football Rowett got his stoke side playing(I am aware he has since been sacked and we’ll have to see if stoke continue with their trend of experienced British ...
by TiagoIlori
08 Jan 2019 22:36
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Tyler Blackett to Wigan
Replies: 63
Views: 12405

Re: Rumour - Tyler Blackett to Wigan

Blackett has really improved since being a liability, definitely a lot more consistent. With Ilori linked to leave, Moore future still uncertain, McShane leaving and O’Shea unlikely to get a new contract either it would be stupid to let Blackett go on the cheap. Needs a new contract asap.
by TiagoIlori
08 Jan 2019 22:34
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Players you'd like us to sign thread
Replies: 740
Views: 126267

Re: Players you'd like us to sign thread

...and Gomes certainly would be able to get the best out of him. Would he? On what evidence? The technical type that possession football requires, decent end product. At the time of my comment, he is much better suited than dinosaur football Rowett got his stoke side playing(I am aware he has since...
by TiagoIlori
08 Jan 2019 02:41
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Players you'd like us to sign thread
Replies: 740
Views: 126267

Re: Players you'd like us to sign thread

I feel crazy for suggesting this but Bojan on loan if the finances are right and his mental health is manageable. He just seems far too good on the Stoke bench. He’s had a good few spells in his career, initially at Stoke and Ajax I believe, and Gomes certainly would be able to get the best out of h...
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