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Re: Starting XI

by Focher » 19 Jan 2018 14:41

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PistolPete Is there ANYONE who disagrees with the following?

-Bodvarsson must start
-Richards must start
-On form, Illori and Moore are he best two centre backs
-Bacuna must start, and preferably in central midfield
-Popa deserves a start
-Barrow is a shoe-in on the left of the front 3
-Mannone is our best keeper

Therefore, there are 2 midfield positions up for grabs and if the above doesn’t happen then Stam is irreparably stubborn!

Barrow Bod (Popa)
???? Bacuna ????
Richards Illori Moore Gunter
Mannone


Ps Stam in


more like does anyone give a shiny shit about the following


You Ok hun?


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Re: Starting XI

by Woodcote Royal » 19 Jan 2018 15:25

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Woodcote Royal Nearly everyone agrees with most of the above except Stam

WTF do you want to keep a manager who has spent the entire season refusing to accept the blindingly regarding team selection, style of play and tactics? By making 10 changes to last nights starting 11, he effectively played what he sees as his 2nd team yet it produced his first win in 8? :P

All of our problems start and finish with one arrogant twat and a bucket of stand in which to place his head.


Wassup, you still driving cabs, sorry the limos?

I think perhaps your post, valuable though it may be to some, is in the wrong thread. Because I'd imagine everyone and their uncle knows by now that you don't rate Stam, so there is not much new here.

Boy, we luv it when a famous bloke fails, don't we? It somehow makes us feel good about ourselves deep in our subconscious. Which is not to say he doesn't have his failings in his first gig, but you get my drift.

So anyways, onward and upwards, who's up next? I heard maybe the the tri fector with McD? (He's usually available, gee I wonder why?). Heh, but at least he'd get 'the fans' on side, and we'd all feel part of the club again, and at least we'd have our Reading back!

After a while, you become numb to it, right? By now it really don't matter if we flush yet another one, pay him off his millions, and on our merry way we shall go. (Stam will get a job). You and me have the t-shirts, I think.


I rated and supported Stam last season.

6 months and £13m later, he's has fcuked up on a grand scale and reached the point of no return. It's as simple that while your personal observations are both irrelevant and infantile.

If your 2nd Eleven can achieve what your first has failed to achieve in 8 games, it should tell you all you need to know about the progress that has been made since finishing 3rd and being given more to spend than any other manager in our history.

So, paying off Stam (which would cost a fraction of what some imagine) would be a disaster but giving him this transfer window in which to waste, say, another £7m on a dud like Aluko would be fine? :|

This club and it's fans deserve a better manager than Japp Stam, not least one who, as mentioned above, is prepared to learn from his mistakes.
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Re: Starting XI

by windermereROYAL » 19 Jan 2018 15:42

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TBM People getting carried away by Bod scoring a hattrick against League Two opposition :lol:



NOPE, but "getting carried away" by 6 goals in 707 minutes on the pitch, maybe?


603 minutes actually, a goal every 100 minutes is a pretty good stat for me. take away the 3 against Stevenage and its 3 in 513 minutes. a goal every 2 games.
Keeping it up over a substained period is a different matter though.

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/teams/first ... odvarsson/
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Re: Starting XI

by Snowflake Royal » 19 Jan 2018 16:29

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TBM People getting carried away by Bod scoring a hattrick against League Two opposition :lol:



NOPE, but "getting carried away" by 6 goals in 707 minutes on the pitch, maybe?


603 minutes actually, a goal every 100 minutes is a pretty good stat for me. take away the 3 against Stevenage and its 3 in 413 minutes. a goal every 2 games.
Keeping it up over a substained period is a different matter though.

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/teams/first ... odvarsson/

Interesting that the club has such wildly different stats to an independent site like whoscored, which had 604 minutes not including cup games.

Where has ~150 minutes come from? My money would be on the club not updating its pages

Disclaimer, all info is as recalled by my occasionally (or frequently) unreliable brain.

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Re: Starting XI

by royalp-we » 19 Jan 2018 22:25

4-4-2

Mannone
Bacuna Ilori Moore Gunter
Aluko Edwards Evans Barrow
Loader /Popa Bodvarsson/Kermorant


Please Lord, give this squad some structure and purpose instead of 11 players not actually knowing their roles.


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Re: Starting XI

by marlowuk » 20 Jan 2018 00:03

Mannone
Gunter, Moore, Blackett, Richards
Aluko, Edwards, Evans, Bacuna, Barrow
Bod

Interesting that no-one (I think) has McShane in their line-up!

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Re: Starting XI

by alfie9 » 20 Jan 2018 00:35

Bod

Popa-Barrow

Edwards-Bacuna

Evans

Richards-Ilori-Moore-Gunts

Mannone

Realistically I guess replace Popa with Beerens since we're forcing him out... which is an absolute joke might I add

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Re: Starting XI

by Old Man Andrews » 20 Jan 2018 07:09

marlowuk Mannone
Gunter, Moore, Blackett, Richards
Aluko, Edwards, Evans, Bacuna, Barrow
Bod

Interesting that no-one (I think) has McShane in their line-up!


Might be something to do with the fact he has one working hamstring.......

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Re: Starting XI

by West Stand Man » 20 Jan 2018 14:12

Old Man Andrews
marlowuk Mannone
Gunter, Moore, Blackett, Richards
Aluko, Edwards, Evans, Bacuna, Barrow
Bod

Interesting that no-one (I think) has McShane in their line-up!


Might be something to do with the fact he has one working hamstring.......


I hadn't realised it was that bad. You mean he has 5 non-working hamstrings? That is very serious and could be the end I guess.


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