Rival Watch

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Re: Rival Watch

by Zip » 22 Jan 2022 22:57

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windermereROYAL Derby home to Birmingham next Sunday after we likely get stuffed at QPR. could well be within striking distance soon.



I was listening to Mick Gooding after the game. He just dismissed Derby as down. He hasn’t got a clue. Their next three home games are very winnable. I fully expect them to have a takeover sorted out next week which will also give them a boost.

I really wish pundits like Gooding did a bit of homework. He really is very poor.

Whether Derby continue their fight with as much gusto really does hinge on this takeover and whether they are forced to sell more players and if Rooney stays. If they keep going as is, I can't see them going down.


We really need them to lose more players next week and not be able to strengthen.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 22 Jan 2022 23:33

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windermereROYAL Derby home to Birmingham next Sunday after we likely get stuffed at QPR. could well be within striking distance soon.



I was listening to Mick Gooding after the game. He just dismissed Derby as down. He hasn’t got a clue. Their next three home games are very winnable. I fully expect them to have a takeover sorted out next week which will also give them a boost.

I really wish pundits like Gooding did a bit of homework. He really is very poor.

They may not see out February, and are selling loads of their best players.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Zip » 22 Jan 2022 23:35

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windermereROYAL Derby home to Birmingham next Sunday after we likely get stuffed at QPR. could well be within striking distance soon.



I was listening to Mick Gooding after the game. He just dismissed Derby as down. He hasn’t got a clue. Their next three home games are very winnable. I fully expect them to have a takeover sorted out next week which will also give them a boost.

I really wish pundits like Gooding did a bit of homework. He really is very poor.

They may not see out February, and are selling loads of their best players.


They have lost two regular starters. I can’t see them going under. It’s all too high profile now. A takeover will be sorted out next week. I just hope they lose more key players next week.

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 22 Jan 2022 23:38

We had a 15 point advantage over Derby . we shouldn`t need to hope they sell their best players.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Zip » 22 Jan 2022 23:41

windermereROYAL We had a 15 point advantage over Derby . we shouldn`t need to hope they sell their best players.


I know we did but they are organised and fit with players fighting for the team. We are a disorganised, unfit mess.


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Re: Rival Watch

by AthleticoSpizz » 22 Jan 2022 23:46

…and a team yet to be be further decimated.

Forget Derby

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Re: Rival Watch

by Zip » 22 Jan 2022 23:49

AthleticoSpizz …and a team yet to be be further decimated.

Forget Derby



We don’t that yet. Let’s see what happens next week. We certainly need them to be decimated though.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 23 Jan 2022 08:57

Just for info, the next week of fixtures for games affecting Reading….

Tuesday 25 January

Brum v Peterborough

(also qpr v swansea)

Saturday 29 January

Barnsley v Bournemouth
Peterborough v Sheff U (on the telly at 5.30)
Qpr v Reading

Sunday 30 January

Cardiff v Forest
Derby v Brum

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Re: Rival Watch

by Delboy » 23 Jan 2022 09:08

Look how many home games we have played , all rivals have played less !


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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 23 Jan 2022 09:55

Delboy Look how many home games we have played , all rivals have played less !


I`ve noticed that, 19 to play, only 8 at home.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 23 Jan 2022 09:56

Which is good, because we're awful at home.

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Re: Rival Watch

by paultheroyal » 23 Jan 2022 11:15

At this point of the season, normally one team will get there run going, let’s hope it’s us, but these teams around us constantly losing will not last much longer.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Royal_jimmy » 23 Jan 2022 11:27

Snowflake Royal Which is good, because we're awful at home.


We are dire on the road as well


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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 23 Jan 2022 11:38

Won the same number of games from 3 fewer played away.

No draws though...

12 from 12 vs 16 from 15.

So home is marginally better points ratio, but away is a better win %

33% vs 25%.

LMFAO... We have a manager with a 25% win rate at home. :lol:


And an overall loss rate of 55%.

I may have to revise up my estimate of 60%+ defeats... looking more like 70% - 75%

Go Pauno!. No please, just leave you useless pcunt.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 23 Jan 2022 11:48

Totally depends with Derby. Their current squad and manager are ok. But if they lose Knight and Lawrence (surely they aren’t allowed to turn down big offers in their current state), or Rooney gets his head turned, it’s a different matter

We’ll find out in the next week I suppose. Still not sure how they’ll sort out Wycombe/Boro on the next week or so

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 23 Jan 2022 11:49

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Delboy Look how many home games we have played , all rivals have played less !


I`ve noticed that, 19 to play, only 8 at home.


That’s a good thing isn’t it?

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 23 Jan 2022 11:56

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Snowflake Royal Which is good, because we're awful at home.


We are dire on the road as well


Nothing in it really

Home

Pld 15 W 4 D 4 L 7 F 21 A 31 (Pts 16) - 1.0666666666 points per game

Away

Pld 12 W 4 D 0 L 8 F 12 A 20 (Pts 12) - 1.0000000000 points per game

However, last 6 home v last 6 away

Home

Pld 6 W 0 D 2 L 4 F 6 A 17 (Pts 2) - 0.3333333333 points per game

Away

Pld 6 W 2 D 0 L 4 F 6 A 9 (Pts 6) - 1.0000000000 points per game

Therefore it is currently reasonable to suggest Reading are better away….

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Re: Rival Watch

by Zip » 23 Jan 2022 13:57

Hound Totally depends with Derby. Their current squad and manager are ok. But if they lose Knight and Lawrence (surely they aren’t allowed to turn down big offers in their current state), or Rooney gets his head turned, it’s a different matter

We’ll find out in the next week I suppose. Still not sure how they’ll sort out Wycombe/Boro on the next week or so



Next week is crucial for Derby. We really don’t want it going well for them.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Pepe the Horseman » 23 Jan 2022 19:11

Hull have sacked Grant McCann.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Zip » 23 Jan 2022 19:14

Pepe the Horseman Hull have sacked Grant McCann.


Very strange after their recent results

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