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by andrew1957
23 Jan 2020 18:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Form
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Form

Saw this on Twitter (in the first week of Jan, so three of the fixtures are now played), however I thought it was an interesting visual for the whole league: https://i.ibb.co/Krcw170/IMG-2711.jpg That looks a tad out of date as it seems to include the last three against Forest/Millwall/Forest. Our ...
by andrew1957
23 Jan 2020 15:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (h) sponsored by Jason Bowen
Replies: 205
Views: 8940

Re: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (h) sponsored by Jason Bowen

I reckon Bowen will go all in with players who did not play last night/youth and that it will be: -------------------Walker Howe---Miazga---McIntyre---Richards ------------Rinomhota---- ----------McCleary----Adam--- Boye----------------------------Aluko -----------------Loader----- Andressen/CBC Wat...
by andrew1957
23 Jan 2020 13:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Form
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: Form

I think we need to win the next two against Bristol and Cardiff to start looking like potential play off material. 43 points after 30 games and then 32 off the last 16 is doable (10 wins 2 draws and 4 defeats would do) as we have many games against lower ranked sides in the last 16 games. Also 9 of ...
by andrew1957
22 Jan 2020 18:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb
Replies: 170
Views: 8352

Re: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb

Seems a fairly attacking side to me. Looks like we are going to go for it. We really need Puscas to step up.
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2020 19:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Reading players out of contract in summer 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 2818

Re: Reading players out of contract in summer 2020

Southwoods an interesting one. The others can all go from that second list Southwood has just got a new deal till summer 2021. Back on loan at Hamilton Academical, but I strongly suspect he'll be given the chance to claim the number 2 slot in the summer. Because otherwise what's the point of signin...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2020 15:15
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Blackett to Turkey.
Replies: 161
Views: 15232

Re: Blackett to Turkey.

I always thought Watson looked good when he burst onto the scene, disappointed it didn’t quite work for him That injury really set him back. He was great in that U18 team and looked very promising in his first couple of appearances as you say. You could see how a long term injury could really oxf*r...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2020 15:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb
Replies: 170
Views: 8352

Re: MATCHWATCH : Nottingham Forest (a) sponsored by Neil Webb

If we are to have even the vaguest aspiration to close the gap to the play off contenders then I think this is a must not lose game. A draw or win here would set us up for wins against Bristol and Cardiff (neither of whom are in great form) and if so we could close the gap between ourselves and 6th ...
by andrew1957
16 Jan 2020 17:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 4992
Views: 505701

Re: Rival Watch

I just hope that we are out of the woods in respect of profit and sustainability and so I have no intention of gloating over anyone else's misfortune in this respect. I think that means there are now three clubs who might get points deductions - Derby, Sheff Wed and Birmingham again. It could have q...
by andrew1957
16 Jan 2020 17:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5110
Views: 714690

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

Quite surprised re Nolan as I had heard that he is well thought of and we don't have too many wide options. He was out for a long time injured so that might have been a factor but it seems a tad odd to offload at just age 18. I saw him in an U23 game recently and was impressed. Hope this one does no...
by andrew1957
15 Jan 2020 21:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA Cup 19/20
Replies: 210
Views: 12156

Re: FA Cup 19/20

URZZZZ Cardiff it is

Wonder who we played in the 4th round when we last got to Wembley in this competition :wink:


After last night I am thinking that Reading Under 23's can go all the way to Wembley. :D
by andrew1957
14 Jan 2020 21:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr
Replies: 268
Views: 10098

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr

Is that Reading FC's youngest ever back 4 in a first team fixture at ages 20, 21, 21 and 21? And Olise is only 18 and Loader 19 - plus Rimonhota who is an old man tonight at age 22. That is 7 players out of 11 under the age of 22. Hope they win. Will be interesting. Excellent performance by a young...
by andrew1957
14 Jan 2020 19:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr
Replies: 268
Views: 10098

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr

Are there any live TV feeds?
by andrew1957
14 Jan 2020 18:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr
Replies: 268
Views: 10098

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (a) sponsored by Dylan Kerr

Is that Reading FC's youngest ever back 4 in a first team fixture at ages 20, 21, 21 and 21? And Olise is only 18 and Loader 19 - plus Rimonhota who is an old man tonight at age 22. That is 7 players out of 11 under the age of 22.

Hope they win. Will be interesting.
by andrew1957
07 Jan 2020 12:47
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Swift to... Southampton
Replies: 107
Views: 8979

Re: Swift to... Southampton

The world has changed and top Championship players will command big money moves to the PL. We also have owners with deeper pockets who can hold out for big money. I doubt we will sell Swift at any price as we still have a slim chance of play offs/promotion and so IMO it would take an offer of 20M be...
by andrew1957
07 Jan 2020 12:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where will we finish?
Replies: 226
Views: 15704

Re: Where will we finish?

I hope so. I stuck £30 on it at 16-1 the day after the window closed. I actually put money on for automatic ... but don’t tell anyone. Me and mates had a collective bet of £70 @ 5/2 with Skybet for top half finish , we could currently cash out for £145 but are holding our nerve I put a big bet on a...
by andrew1957
07 Jan 2020 12:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Blackett to Turkey.
Replies: 161
Views: 15232

Re: Blackett to Turkey.

Looks like he could be off to Fenerbahçe. Tricky decision for the club as he has been very good lately. On the one hand we have two other left backs with Obita and Richards and Gunter can play there too and so it does put us in a position whereby if we can recoup the £1M we spent on Blackett this c...
by andrew1957
06 Jan 2020 17:23
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 455
Views: 37639

Re: January Transfer Window

Bit gutted about Barrett. I thought he was excellent against Plymouth early in the season with two superb strikes, but he then got very few chances since.

I wish him well and hope that the new opportunity works well for him.

He might turn out to be one that got away.
by andrew1957
30 Dec 2019 10:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Upset the Apple cart.
Replies: 100
Views: 4827

Re: Upset the Apple cart.

Yiadom is the only one I'd send straight back in; a pure like for like upgrade on Gunter. Otherwise, the system is working so stick with it. There will be injuries etc. The players you mention will get chances, but for now they must be patient while the team is winning. Dropping Gunter would be biz...
by andrew1957
22 Dec 2019 11:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 186
Views: 9727

Re: BFTG - Derby

1- we were shit - a tad harsh after a 3-0 win 2 - ref seemed shit - very harsh. I cannot think of any major decisions he got wrong 3 - swift came on and we started being less shit. - agreed Swift did well But we can't have asked more from the boys in the circumstances (not their fault they were up ...
by andrew1957
22 Dec 2019 10:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 186
Views: 9727

Re: BFTG - Derby

Adam 9 But for a couple of missed passes,would have been ten.Even at his advanced age, makes you realise what a great player he was.However did Blackpool get hold of him. :shock: :shock: Shocking passing since the goal and too slow. 6 tops. Somewhere between the two for me. Some of his forward pass...
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