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by Sutekh » 07 May 2016 07:23

About time :

Brian McDermott: “There will be a number of youth players in the squad on Saturday. One is definitely going to start and there’ll be others on the bench as well.

“It’s Paul’s last game in charge, he’s already announced that so we’re looking forward to it.

“We want to end with a good performance then get on with our business.”

Hopefully that means none of the loanees will have travelled.

Jack Stacey has been recalled from loan at Carlisle

Obita and Tishbola are both out and HRK is rated as only 50/50.

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by royal67 » 07 May 2016 07:37

It'll be interesting to see the line up for this match. I think that the exuberance and confidence of a few youth players in the squad will be no bad thing. Looking forward to listening to the game, I think it might be an end of season cracker......

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by Ian Royal » 07 May 2016 10:31

I'd have thought Barrett has a decent chance of starting.

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by genome » 07 May 2016 10:42

Sounds exactly the same as Derby last year, where we brought in a few youth players.

Hopefully a good omen.

I'll go for

Al-Habsi, McCleary, McShane, Cooper, Gunter, Norwood, Evans, Quinn, Barrett, Kermorgant, Rakels

Stacey on bench

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by 72 bus » 07 May 2016 10:56

genome Sounds exactly the same as Derby last year, where we brought in a few youth players.



Then never saw them again


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by Ian Royal » 07 May 2016 11:31

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genome Sounds exactly the same as Derby last year, where we brought in a few youth players.



Then never saw them again

Perfectly normal to give them the odd opportunity early on before they're ready to genuinely breakthrough.

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by blueroyals » 07 May 2016 11:42

Is the game on RB? Their website says they're covering handegg?

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by genome » 07 May 2016 11:51

Reading starting XI vs Blackburn: Al-Habsi, McCleary, Gunter, Cooper, McShane (c), Quinn, Norwood, Barrett, Williams, Kermorgant, Rakels.

Reading subs vs Blackburn: Bond, Evans, Robson-Kanu, Kuhl, Stacey, Watson, Dickie.

Oof, I was off by one with my team prediction.

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by Ian Royal » 07 May 2016 12:45

genome Reading starting XI vs Blackburn: Al-Habsi, McCleary, Gunter, Cooper, McShane (c), Quinn, Norwood, Barrett, Williams, Kermorgant, Rakels.

Reading subs vs Blackburn: Bond, Evans, Robson-Kanu, Kuhl, Stacey, Watson, Dickie.

Oof, I was off by one with my team prediction.

Diamond again with Williams at the tip and Barrett right? or Barrett at the tip and Williams right?

Think I'd rather Barrett at the tip. More creative and a little less strong defensively.

Oh, apparently 4-4-2 with Quinn left and Barrett right... interesting.

Very young bench. I hope Stacey gets a run out. Dickie is probably just there for experience, you don't sub a CB unless there's an injury.


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by blueroyals » 07 May 2016 12:47

Ian Royal
genome Reading starting XI vs Blackburn: Al-Habsi, McCleary, Gunter, Cooper, McShane (c), Quinn, Norwood, Barrett, Williams, Kermorgant, Rakels.

Reading subs vs Blackburn: Bond, Evans, Robson-Kanu, Kuhl, Stacey, Watson, Dickie.

Oof, I was off by one with my team prediction.

Diamond again with Williams at the tip and Barrett right? or Barrett at the tip and Williams right?

Think I'd rather Barrett at the tip. More creative and a little less strong defensively.

Oh, apparently 4-4-2 with Quinn left and Barrett right... interesting.

Very young bench. I hope Stacey gets a run out. Dickie is probably just there for experience, you don't sub a CB unless there's an injury.


The memories of 12/13 are flooding back now. He gets criticised for shit tactics and not using the players properly (diamond) and then somehow manages to come up with an even worse system

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by Ian Royal » 07 May 2016 12:49

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genome Reading starting XI vs Blackburn: Al-Habsi, McCleary, Gunter, Cooper, McShane (c), Quinn, Norwood, Barrett, Williams, Kermorgant, Rakels.

Reading subs vs Blackburn: Bond, Evans, Robson-Kanu, Kuhl, Stacey, Watson, Dickie.

Oof, I was off by one with my team prediction.

Diamond again with Williams at the tip and Barrett right? or Barrett at the tip and Williams right?

Think I'd rather Barrett at the tip. More creative and a little less strong defensively.

Oh, apparently 4-4-2 with Quinn left and Barrett right... interesting.

Very young bench. I hope Stacey gets a run out. Dickie is probably just there for experience, you don't sub a CB unless there's an injury.


The memories of 12/13 are flooding back now. He gets criticised for shit tactics and not using the players properly (diamond) and then somehow manages to come up with an even worse system


Quinn's can certainly play on the left. Barrett is a bit lightweight, but creative so is a decent fit for playing wide. Norwood and Williams as a central two isn't inspiring admittedly. At least by playing with more width we won't get quite so exploited down our flanks and might be able to actually feed Kermorgant the sort of ball he might make something of.

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by tidus_mi2 » 07 May 2016 12:50

lol 8mins is the winner in that contest then.

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by Ian Royal » 07 May 2016 12:51

Ouch 8 minutes. 0-1.

Defensive slip again. McCleary let it run but didn't go out of play. McShane not tight enough and slipped.


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by blueroyals » 07 May 2016 12:56

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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by tidus_mi2 » 07 May 2016 12:56

oxf*rd lol at this team.

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by Ian Royal » 07 May 2016 12:58

Maybe Dickie will get a run out at this rate.

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by blueroyals » 07 May 2016 13:00

At least boro are winning

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by tidus_mi2 » 07 May 2016 13:03

Almost 3-0 christ... I know it's a nothing game but I would have hoped for a little effort.

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