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by Denver Royal
01 Jul 2019 23:29
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading's ground staff salary
Replies: 25
Views: 1874

Re: Reading's ground staff salary

In the interests of balance I'm with CC here. Why should the part time, "casual" nature of the work matter? No one is arguing against being paid pro-rata for what you do, the OP was concerning the rate. Should've been in Club Policies though, yeh the pedants have that one. Well done guys,...
by Denver Royal
01 Jul 2019 01:05
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation: Keeper Watch
Replies: 31
Views: 2612

Re: Speculation: Keeper Watch

I hate to bleat on about it but isnt Southwood supposed to be really, quite good? Is it possible this move is because he wants to leave or do we think the club just doesn't rate him. Maybe a bit of both? How good he is, and/or how far he projects, I’ve not heard much on that myself. With a few youn...
by Denver Royal
30 Jun 2019 14:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1257
Views: 72606

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Wouldn't be surprised if we went for Pereira at United if Martinez isn't available. Yep, from a distance it might be characterized as madness (by some), but if something is lined up then letting Southwood know he can leave now, rather than it being criticized, could also be viewed as the 'right' th...
by Denver Royal
28 Jun 2019 14:03
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 79
Views: 5121

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

I know that many fans will take the success regardless of how they got there - but personally i'm not one. We were well known high spenders under Madejski when we were still in the 3rd tier. Yep, and fans of other clubs didn't like it, and don't think we lost many fans as a result, prolly the oppos...
by Denver Royal
28 Jun 2019 12:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3069
Views: 367599

Re: Rival Watch

Saw that Webster from Bristol had a 12 million move rejected to Villa. He’s a good centre half but 12 million - don’t make me laugh I am sure that others said the same thing when we said no to Brighton for Moore. Others, including some in here as I recall. (Although not sure it was for 12 mil?). Br...
by Denver Royal
26 Jun 2019 22:04
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Joe Piggott
Replies: 34
Views: 4267

Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

You've just made the point yourself with your Harry Kane comparison! Nova might well take to the Championship really well. Worth giving him a go in at least pre season seeing as he cost us next to nothing. Kane was 17 when he was at Orient. Novakovich is 22 now and is clearly not cut out for top fl...
by Denver Royal
25 Jun 2019 17:36
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Gomes wanted
Replies: 67
Views: 8153

Re: RUMOUR - Gomes wanted

That was good fortune. Let's see how he does at the beginning of next season. Particularly if the next crop of loanees (i.e. Steve Clarke era) don't work out so well. I know it’s in our nature as Reading fans to be pessimistic and not credit others for their good work but I do think we should give ...
by Denver Royal
24 Jun 2019 19:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1257
Views: 72606

Re: Next Season's Squad.

royalp-we The only thing that worries me is that his mate, Meite, will follow suit and force a transfer.

Shirley not. Luvs it here, plays for the badge, fan favorite, sits with 1871, etc
by Denver Royal
24 Jun 2019 19:47
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 79
Views: 5121

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

Do you suppose Citeh fans think their PL titles are meaningless? How long had it been since they won one? What about Chelski fans? They had had some lean years too. I'm just asking, do fans of both those clubs wish their club hadn't gone down the path they did? (Bearing in mind, those fans had litt...
by Denver Royal
24 Jun 2019 16:16
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Gomes wanted
Replies: 67
Views: 8153

Re: RUMOUR - Gomes wanted

windermereROYAL Actually in the betting for the Newcastle job, 20/1. no real surprise it`s skybet.

Ha, may be our most sell-able asset, and value holding firm?

As Sir Dodger Royal might say...'Gomes out, and I mean ouutttt !!!'

:wink:
by Denver Royal
24 Jun 2019 15:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1257
Views: 72606

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I don’t understand Reading fans where Barrow is concerned. His goals and assists over the past two seasons have played a big part in our staying up. He is one of the few players we have with pace. I certainly don’t want to see him go especially for just £1 million. He has to be worth more than that...
by Denver Royal
24 Jun 2019 14:56
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis
Replies: 79
Views: 5121

Re: Explain like I'm five: our FFP crisis

If the only way Reading can become a PL club is by our owners spending more than our opposition then I for one wouldn't want it to happen. It makes football ultimately just a bit meaningless. Do you suppose Citeh fans think their PL titles are meaningless? How long had it been since they won one? W...
by Denver Royal
14 Jun 2019 01:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3069
Views: 367599

Re: Rival Watch

Hendo
URZZZZ Slaven Bilic on his way to West Brom - very good appointment

Garry Monk on his way out of Birmingham if reports are to be believed


Houghton to Birmingham would be the most sensible bet if Monk is leaving.

Monk never seems too stay in one place very long? Can’t make my mind up on him...
by Denver Royal
13 Jun 2019 13:10
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Ben Heneghan
Replies: 21
Views: 3296

Re: Rumour - Ben Heneghan

'Brilliant in the air, physically strong, great in the tackle and can also move the ball a bit too, a defender who can play out from the back...'.

Missed this bloke when looking at squads of the promoted (and relegated) teams in here?
by Denver Royal
13 Jun 2019 00:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1257
Views: 72606

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Bit more in the Portuguese media re: what JG found when he arrived now on the Tilehurst End website https://thetilehurstend.sbnation.com/2019/6/12/18660216/jose-gomes-it-was-chaos-when-i-arrived-reading-fc-royals I think fair to say that we were a dire shambles by the time Gomes arrived. We weren't...
by Denver Royal
11 Jun 2019 01:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 55
Views: 5003

Re: Are we screwed?

Some good points Difficult to try and find an optimal solution. I just found it astounding that out of 22 players in the Europe League final, only one was English. Even then, if Bellerin is fit he's ahead of Maitland Niles. And to me, that's just wrong. And that's not even academy players, that's o...
by Denver Royal
11 Jun 2019 01:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 55
Views: 5003

Re: Are we screwed?

Honestly think they should make a new rule with "X" amount of academy players in the squad, and making it a reasonable amount. This should stop the ridiculous amount of foreign players (Chelsea Arsenal Europe league final anyone :| ) and could hopefully ease money problems if the money ca...
by Denver Royal
11 Jun 2019 01:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 360
Views: 33438

Re: Financial Fair Play

The ‘Swift to Leeds for 8 mil’ seems to have gone quiet, and if nothing else comes in, I’ll be ok if Gomes gets another season with him and see how it goes.
by Denver Royal
11 Jun 2019 01:04
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 360
Views: 33438

Re: Financial Fair Play

Wallsy, welcome to HNA!
You’re new in here a few weeks ago? How long have you been a Reading fan?
You’ve had some good insight.
by Denver Royal
11 Jun 2019 00:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 45
Views: 7899

Re: Rumour - Ovie Ejaria

I'd take Ovie in and Swift out for net cash any day. Swift has a bit more creative range of passing, and the odd sweet fk but he's about as hit and miss, older and Ejaria is far superior carrying the ball forward. Add Olise, Loader and maybe Barrett as competition and we're good. He can also cover ...
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