MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a) sponsored by Adge Cutler & The Wurzels

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MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a) sponsored by Adge Cutler & The Wurzels

by Sutekh » 01 Jan 2017 11:09



Well after the farce of Friday night you'll be pleased to hear the forecast weather wise is for sunshine on a cold crisp new year's afternoon. Let's hope that afterwards we're not all wishing the fog had lingered about causing another abandonment or postponement.

Despite their horrendous run of recent form (5 successive league defeats) Bristol City possess some fine players esp. the more than capable Tammy Abraham and after the Mad Stad fixture will be more than up for revenge so let's hope Reading will be able to match them and more (and so necessitate another call from Lee Johnson to the head of referees).

City will be without Hörður Björgvin Magnusson and Gary O'Neill and have big worries over Ivan Lucic, Adam Matthews and Korey Smith although Smith is expected to make it in time. Reading have issues with Paul McShane needing a wrist operation and consequently he may only be on the bench so once again the centre of defence is going to be Reading's weak point. Harriott is not likely to be involved after picking up what looked like a hamstring problem in the non event on Friday. Other than that, and no Stephen Quinn, Jaap has a full squad to play with.

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Partaking of a cold afternoon on the west country will be Wiltshire's official Roger East



Previous shenanigans with Mr East :

11 Sep 2015 > Reading 5-1 Ipswich Town
04 Oct 2014 > Brentford 3-1 Reading
20 Oct 2012 > Liverpool 1-0 Reading
26 Sep 2012 > Queen's Park Rangers 2-3 Reading (League Cup)
18 Oct 2011 > Reading 2-2 Derby County
24 Aug 2010 > Reading 3-3 Northampton Town (League Cup)

Could be said to be a little card happy as in the 16 games he's officiated so far Mr East has awarded 69 yellows and 5 reds so that's 4 bookings a game and a dismissal roughly every 3 matches (and guess what, he's due one). Therefore suggest contacting a bookie and getting odds for Berg lasting the full 90 minutes.

Historically

This will be the 88th league game between the teams. Reading at Ashton Gate is a similar record to that of City's in Reading with the home side generally proving to be the dominant force. In 43 previous league visits Reading have been successful in approx. 30% (13 wins)while City have a 53% success rate (23 wins). City have scored 87 goals to Reading's 56 (so that's roughly 2 -1 to City every game).

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a) sponsored by Adge Cutler & The Wurzels

by Sutekh » 02 Jan 2017 14:10

Reading XI : Habsi, Gunter, McShane, Moore L, Blackett, Williams, Beerens, McCleary, Kermorgant, Swift, Berg

Subs : Moore S, Kelly, Obita, Cooper, Samuel, Evans, Meite

Bristol C XI : Fielding, Flint, Bryan, Little, Smith, Brownhill, Abraham, Matthews, O'Dowda, Golbourne, Freeman

Subs : O'Donnell, Kelly, Reid, Paterson, Wilbraham, Tomlin, Engvall

Beerens, McShane and Swift return to the starting line up.

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by buzzby » 02 Jan 2017 15:21

BC 1-0 up. :twisted:

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by tidus_mi2 » 02 Jan 2017 15:21

Markers of our own downfall by the sounds of it.

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by Sutekh » 02 Jan 2017 15:22

Well that's that then, no points today. 30 minutes or so of doing nothing and then the standard passing cock up.


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by bcubed » 02 Jan 2017 15:27

Sutekh Well that's that then, no points today. 30 minutes or so of doing nothing and then the standard passing cock up.


What happened?

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by sloughroyal123 » 02 Jan 2017 15:31

Down to 5th

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by bcubed » 02 Jan 2017 15:35

bcubed
Sutekh Well that's that then, no points today. 30 minutes or so of doing nothing and then the standard passing cock up.


What happened?


Very helpful
Ta

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by Emeraldroyal » 02 Jan 2017 15:40

We don't do comebacks do we :shock:

Fannying around at the back again and gifted it.

Down to 5th and if Sheff Weds get a win we're 6th albeit with a game in hand.

Come on Reading get into these cider types :evil:


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by PieEater » 02 Jan 2017 15:40

Not sure it was a passing cock up, A speculative shot from outside the box was spilled by AAH right to Abraham for a tap in.

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by Platypuss » 02 Jan 2017 15:43

"Al-Habsi's pass out from the back didn't find McShane, Bryan bustled forward and Abraham pounced on the rebound after Al-Habsi had saved."

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by CountryRoyal » 02 Jan 2017 15:44

PieEater Not sure it was a passing cock up, A speculative shot from outside the box was spilled by AAH right to Abraham for a tap in.


No it was. The shot was a direct result of us pissing it about with A-Habsi's shite first time kick which McShane couldn't get to properly.

Bollocks first half. Ref has given us absolutely nothing.

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by Sutekh » 02 Jan 2017 15:47

Just giving the ball away cheaply in dangerous positions again. Al Habsi to McShane not excuted properly this time

Since then the whole load of nothing continues apart from Kermorgant hitting the bar.

No tempo and no invention, all one big struggle. Really can't see how it can be changed and with, I believe, a record this season of only claiming 1 point from a losing position it doesn't look good.

Still don't worry we've got 67% possession :roll:


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by Emeraldroyal » 02 Jan 2017 15:52

CountryRoyal
PieEater Not sure it was a passing cock up, A speculative shot from outside the box was spilled by AAH right to Abraham for a tap in.


No it was. The shot was a direct result of us pissing it about with A-Habsi's shite first time kick which McShane couldn't get to properly.

Bollocks first half. Ref has given us absolutely nothing.



The term 'fannying about' is collective and encompasses all sorts. It's especially relevant to us this season sadly :roll:

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by LoyalRoyal22 » 02 Jan 2017 15:53

Sutekh Just giving the ball away cheaply in dangerous positions again. Al Habsi to McShane not excuted properly this time

Since then the whole load of nothing continues apart from Kermorgant hitting the bar.

No tempo and no invention, all one big struggle. Really can't see how it can be changed and with, I believe, a record this season of only claiming 1 point from a losing position it doesn't look good.

Still don't worry we've got 67% possession :roll:


Wrong. We have claimed two points from losing positions. Derby (H) QPR (A)

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by Emeraldroyal » 02 Jan 2017 15:56

LoyalRoyal22
Sutekh Just giving the ball away cheaply in dangerous positions again. Al Habsi to McShane not excuted properly this time

Since then the whole load of nothing continues apart from Kermorgant hitting the bar.

No tempo and no invention, all one big struggle. Really can't see how it can be changed and with, I believe, a record this season of only claiming 1 point from a losing position it doesn't look good.

Still don't worry we've got 67% possession :roll:


Wrong. We have claimed two points from losing positions. Derby (H) QPR (A)


Two :D

We're laughing so. This will be easy.
Maybe we can get the vapers back and just smoke the game out...

45 mins boys. Lift it

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by Ian Royal » 02 Jan 2017 15:57

Sutekh Just giving the ball away cheaply in dangerous positions again. Al Habsi to McShane not excuted properly this time

Since then the whole load of nothing continues apart from Kermorgant hitting the bar.

No tempo and no invention, all one big struggle. Really can't see how it can be changed and with, I believe, a record this season of only claiming 1 point from a losing position it doesn't look good.

Still don't worry we've got 67% possession :roll:

It's alright rolling your eyes at the possession, because we're losing by a goal and don't do comebacks well, but it is the system that sees us having won 13 of 23 games. If we continue to win most the games we take the lead in, and regularly score first.... being crap at coming from behind is a relatively minor issue. We can't win them all.

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by mambo3 » 02 Jan 2017 15:59

Plan B?

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by Platypuss » 02 Jan 2017 16:01

Reading FC ‏@ReadingFC 4 minutes ago
And the second half is underway...COME ON READING!

Reading FC ‏@ReadingFC 2 minutes ago
GOAL! A minute into the second half and City have a penalty after Blackett bundled into O'Dowda. Abraham slots it home for 2-0.

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by CavershamRoyal » 02 Jan 2017 16:01

2-0, probably all over...

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