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by West Stand Man
26 Oct 2017 21:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Board of Directors - Look away now ...
Replies: 35
Views: 4703

Re: Board of Directors - Look away now ...

Football finances are in a ridiculous state. If Stam had been manager when Coppell was, it is absolutely certain that the figure he spent on players would be so much less. You can't even use the usual inflation figures to compare spending. Comparisons of spending by one manager against another are ...
by West Stand Man
26 Oct 2017 19:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Board of Directors - Look away now ...
Replies: 35
Views: 4703

Re: Board of Directors - Look away now ...

I would imagine an analysis of similar sized clubs over the same period would show a similar trend in transfer spending. I was arguing all summer that £7m for Aluko was a mad but it's how the market's going. I think you are reading a lot into the figures to suit your agenda. I thought that there wa...
by West Stand Man
26 Oct 2017 19:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Board of Directors - Look away now ...
Replies: 35
Views: 4703

Re: Board of Directors - Look away now ...

Where do the numbers come from? The club is always hiding the numbers by saying 'undisclosed fee' so it would be interesting to know how these ones have been generated.
by West Stand Man
24 Oct 2017 19:31
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league
Replies: 41
Views: 6884

Re: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league

You're confusing better results with excitement on the pitch. They are not the same thing. We've barely had any excitement on the pitch since Stam arrived. Just trying to recall the exciting moments and can only remember the PO game v Fulham (well that was something to be decided on the night so no...
by West Stand Man
24 Oct 2017 13:12
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league
Replies: 41
Views: 6884

Re: Mad Stad atmosphere rated 2nd worst in league

The atmosphere reflects what is happening on the pitch. :shock: It was the same last season and we cam 3rd. Your point is invalid. Not really. Yes we came 3rd but the entertainment value was pretty much as low as it is this season. It 'reflects what is happening on the pitch' does not, necessarily,...
by West Stand Man
20 Oct 2017 13:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading Player
Replies: 204
Views: 27991

Re: Worst ever Reading Player

John Smith If you like your central defenders to be the type to give away a penalty every game, have little to no concentration span and the technical ability of a toddler then Ibrahima Sonko is your man. Awful, awful footballer.


Ah, it was a joke. I get it now.
by West Stand Man
20 Oct 2017 13:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst ever Reading Player
Replies: 204
Views: 27991

Re: Worst ever Reading Player

Those who cite Ollie Kearns in this list clearly never really saw him. His RFC record was pretty good even though he didn't look like a footballer. He was one of those players who could have scored a hat trick per game and the boo boys would still have knocked him. Matt Robinson is also misplaced he...
by West Stand Man
17 Oct 2017 16:22
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Me
Replies: 8
Views: 2544

Re: Me

Apparently I was spotted in the stands at the Norwich game fuelling rumours that Stam's time could almost be up and the owners are looking to go for a more traditional-minded, British manager. I definitely know the league, do you think I'd be a good fit for us? Thoughts? (Or, insert anyone else who...
by West Stand Man
14 Oct 2017 12:57
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Me
Replies: 8
Views: 2544

Me

Apparently I was spotted in the stands at the Norwich game fuelling rumours that Stam's time could almost be up and the owners are looking to go for a more traditional-minded, British manager. I definitely know the league, do you think I'd be a good fit for us? Thoughts? (Or, insert anyone else who ...
by West Stand Man
08 Oct 2017 21:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best loan signing
Replies: 66
Views: 7649

Re: Best loan signing

Matthew Upson.

End of thread
by West Stand Man
02 Oct 2017 17:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam's comments - only a matter of time now
Replies: 45
Views: 7803

Re: Stam's comments - only a matter of time now

'Only a matter of time now' really is one of the daftest cliches in the English language. Of course it is only a matter of time. From the moment a new manager accepts the job it is 'only a matter of time' before he leaves. They all leave eventually.
by West Stand Man
01 Oct 2017 18:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gunter
Replies: 90
Views: 11723

Re: Gunter

My second rant of the day (for the first see the "in or out" thread). I just don't understand Reading fans views and criticisms of Gunter. I don't think he had a great game against Norwich and made two really big errors in the second half which nearly led to a goal. But he wasn't our wors...
by West Stand Man
01 Oct 2017 17:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 503
Views: 58092

Re: In or Out?

I'm angry and want to rant JS has been in charge for 1 year and 97 days. That is 1 year... and 3 months. In his first year he defied ALL expectations, critics, fans by finishing 3rd . He AGAIN defied the odds by getting to the final and narrowly missed out on promotion. In his second season he has ...
by West Stand Man
28 Sep 2017 10:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: JVdB Signs One Year Extension
Replies: 39
Views: 5152

Re: JVdB Signs One Year Extension

Well done yuomi, you win the internet tonight. "He will more often pass the ball to the opposition than crisply anywhere". Fortunately, there are things called facts (see my earlier post with link to whoscored.com) that show you're somewhat adrift of reality. You can also check out the of...
by West Stand Man
24 Sep 2017 19:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jaap's Radio Comments
Replies: 185
Views: 25150

Re: Jaap's Radio Comments

Booing only ever serves to piss off the players and the management, never seen the point in it. Before the booing Gunther showed no interest in getting forward. After the booing (and after Gunther remonstrating with the crowd) he was far more positive in getting forward, leading to the goal. Who`s ...
by West Stand Man
21 Sep 2017 13:49
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: We should have a 2nd Screen
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Re: We should have a 2nd Screen

Pepe the Horseman
WAZZOCK I don't suppose you know how much free wifi in a stadium costs clubs do you?

Clue's in the name :roll:


Ooops. Read the question again. Then the clue is definitely NOT in the name.
by West Stand Man
17 Sep 2017 20:57
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: We should have a 2nd Screen
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Re: We should have a 2nd Screen

In regards to 4G, why can I never get any internet services at the ground despite it being connected. Eg I can't get any scores or online stuff but people around me can. I'm on vodafone so is it just because there's loads of other Vodafone users and we all are swamping the network and so we are all...
by West Stand Man
17 Sep 2017 20:07
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: We should have a 2nd Screen
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Re: We should have a 2nd Screen

No idea, do you? The trade off is the revenue they might generate through in game activities via fans' devices I believe it's becoming a thing in sports stadia Surely the easiest way to achieve good internet connectivity is for them to have 4g boosters to increase the bandwidth available. As most o...
by West Stand Man
17 Sep 2017 09:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Bees
Replies: 66
Views: 13891

Re: BFTG Bees

On to Swansea "reserves" on Tuesday then - and if Reading's "reserve" team perform well there are going to be some headaches for Stam over team selection before Hull on Saturday. I admire your optimism Sutekh but I'm pretty sure it will make no difference at all and Stam will[i]...
by West Stand Man
11 Sep 2017 18:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG (H) Brizzle
Replies: 135
Views: 27650

Re: BFTG (H) Brizzle

Bacuna? You mean the guy who hasn't scored more than 1 league goal for 3 seasons? The guy who's never scored more than 5 in one season outside of Holland? That guy? No, he hasn't demonstrated he's a 5-10 guy. The others, yes. Fair enough. Aluko is not a fair comparison thou because if you're talkin...
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