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by Vision
24 Jan 2020 13:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 782
Views: 142649

Re: Ex Players

https://thetilehurstend.sbnation.com/2020/1/24/21072874/craig-tanner-on-reading-fc-eamonn-dolan-and-finding-happiness-royals-aldershot-town Nice interview with Craig Tanner here. Comes across as a pretty level headed guy. Such a shame injuries and circumstances curtailed his Reading Career. Of all o...
by Vision
23 Jan 2020 08:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Forest v2
Replies: 46
Views: 5874

Re: BFTG - Forest v2

All the praise for Olise makes it all the stranger he didn't get a chance when Swift and Ejaria were out. Would imagine he wasn't hitting the standards expected in training at the time and we were nearer the bottom of the table so more of a "risk" - with a 12 point buffer to that (13 now)...
by Vision
15 Jan 2020 12:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (a) sponsored by Eamon Dunphy
Replies: 195
Views: 12140

Re: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (a) sponsored by Eamon Dunphy

Would play Puscas in this one, Baldock on the wing. Agree, Ejaria is wasted on the left and Baldock doesn’t have enough to play as a lone striker. Adam has proven himself to be a viable option but let’s play everyone in their best positions. Could also try Obita on the left but think that’s harsh o...
by Vision
09 Jan 2020 11:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 372
Views: 80326

Re: On this day

Jerry St Clair 9 January 2001

Surely we all remember the glorious 2-1 win at Hereford in the LDV Vans Trophy? I remember the football special train was absolutely bouncing on the way back with thousands of delerious Royals. :?


"We're gonna win the van , we're gonna win the van" etc etc.
by Vision
09 Jan 2020 07:42
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7740
Views: 390523

Re: The generic transfer thread

The player himself openly said he didn’t want to return to Bradford. This is, by the way, the same player that totally flopped last year at Bradford Not sure why Bradford would want a striker who clearly doesn’t want to play for them. It is pretty sad if it’s just to stop “Swindon” considering how ...
by Vision
08 Jan 2020 16:20
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 7740
Views: 390523

Re: The generic transfer thread

Swindon’s only goalscorer recalled back to Bradford. Interesting development especially as the player himself said he didn’t want to go back He's scoring goals, Bradford need a goalscorer and want promotion. Not really sure how its that interesting or newsworthy. The player himself openly said he d...
by Vision
03 Jan 2020 15:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Upset the Apple cart.
Replies: 100
Views: 5998

Re: Upset the Apple cart.

Not much Gunter could instagram about his Reading experience even if he wanted. Great day at the Hogz with my bestie @gmccleary12 and the Under 12's. Nearly done a goal. Me and @mccleary12 sat on benches together eating our Happy Meals. Shat in a bucket outside the building as wasn't allowed to poo ...
by Vision
03 Jan 2020 12:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Upset the Apple cart.
Replies: 100
Views: 5998

Re: Upset the Apple cart.

Dont think you will find many top teams that keep playing their back up player when their starter returns from injury based on the team performance. Gunter has done well since being brought back into the fold but that is what you should expect of a back up player. Yiadom has been one of our most im...
by Vision
03 Jan 2020 10:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Upset the Apple cart.
Replies: 100
Views: 5998

Re: Upset the Apple cart.

"Should we play our best right back when he regains fitness?" Yes. Yes is the answer. Should we keep a back four that has kept 4 clean sheets in a row? Yes. Yes is the answer However Yiadom isn’t back for a couple of weeks yet I don’t think so circumstances by then may change Dont think y...
by Vision
28 Dec 2019 10:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG QPR
Replies: 146
Views: 9466

Re: BFTG QPR

Interesting views as always. For me Eze is currently ahead of Ejaria. Eze wasn't playing against Pele or Gunter last night he was playing wherever the space was. He is excellent at drifting into space between the lines and then attacking the back four if he gets the ball in the right area. He is al...
by Vision
19 Dec 2019 11:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5111
Views: 729277

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

Anyone know anything about Shandon Baptiste? As an avid FM player I notice he is very good on the latest game and was seemingly let go for nothing many moons ago. Anyone recall his time here? No idea on his time with us but he was pretty good for Oxford against Man City last night I thought. Very m...
by Vision
17 Dec 2019 14:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Stoke
Replies: 73
Views: 7919

Re: BFTG Stoke

You can't just say "Let's ignore 40% of the games" Why not ignore the most recent four games? A manager is judged over all his games. The team will go down or stay up based on what happened under Gomes plus ALL the games following. The most recent games are two away draws, an away win, a ...
by Vision
16 Dec 2019 15:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Stoke
Replies: 73
Views: 7919

Re: BFTG Stoke

Without the first 4, we're LLWLDD So 5 from 6. About 0.8ppg. Which isn't great, but isn't awful and is certainly an improvement on how Gomes finished. So, pretty horrific then if we're honest. 37points over the season, dead cert relegation. My farts are an improvement on how Gomes finished, that's ...
by Vision
12 Nov 2019 09:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Luton
Replies: 121
Views: 15369

Re: BFTG - Luton

Swift is not the player Stam bought, he is certainly not the player of the last two seasons. In the last 2/3 games he’s played at the highest level and been effective, it’s like a new signing. And when he doesn’t work there’s Ejaria.... bit difficult for opposition to shutdown both of these players...
by Vision
12 Nov 2019 09:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Luton
Replies: 121
Views: 15369

Re: BFTG - Luton

Thought it was interesting that Howe was on the bench as Right back sub. With Bowen saying that those that work hard during training will get selected, does that mean that Gunter isn't training well or even interested? I don't think he's injured. Baldock and McCLeary are getting selected as they ar...
by Vision
08 Nov 2019 09:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko to China!
Replies: 232
Views: 31687

Re: Sone Aluko to China!

Hound I wouldn't write Joao off at all yet.

Hugill was the other we were very strongly linked with, and I think made a bid for, I think he'd have done a good job


I'm not necessarily writing him off just saying that had we got Oliveira then Joao probably wouldn't be here at what is a pretty big gamble
by Vision
08 Nov 2019 08:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko to China!
Replies: 232
Views: 31687

Re: Sone Aluko to China!

Well yeah. Though McCleary was physical a mess at that point. Beerens an odd one - I think destined to be looked back on more fondly than he was at the time. A massive Part if that play off season though, esp 1st half of the season Barrow should have been able to replace one of them. Other major pr...
by Vision
07 Nov 2019 14:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ade Williams
Replies: 53
Views: 7542

Re: Ade Williams

To be fair Kitson has made a whole 2nd career based on "opening up".

It's shutting him up that would be the achievement.
by Vision
05 Nov 2019 11:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5111
Views: 729277

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

Not sure this is the place, but Smith's loan is going well this year. Still only 21. If he gets 15-20 goals in League 2 this year, surely he's worth having around the squad next year? Personally, I don’t think so. Right now, we have too many strikers and I’m not sure Smith is quite good enough to m...
by Vision
05 Nov 2019 10:24
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 7333
Views: 340694

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

Accepting all the "getting results when playing badly / playing until the bitter end" plaudits I still think Liverpool are there for the taking . Mane is carrying the front 3 at the moment , Salah is clearly not right (probably still carrying an injury) and Firmino's game is suffering a li...
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