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Re: Pre season tour

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Re: Pre season tour

by URZZZZ » 20 Jul 2019 19:22

Thanks for the link

Weve been comfortable on the ball and McIntyre has played out well from the back, but there’s a lack of thrust in the final third

IMO we’re really missing someone to have a go at their man, it’s all a bit of the same really with Olise, Barrett and Holsgrove (even Swift really)

And this is why I don’t think we need Ejaria, we’ve got many players similar to him

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Re: Pre season tour

by Zip » 20 Jul 2019 19:29

No Barrow again. I really hope he isn’t leaving. We have very few wing options assuming McCleary and Popa leave.

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by super darren caskey » 20 Jul 2019 19:35

Zip No Barrow again. I really hope he isn’t leaving. We have very few wing options assuming McCleary and Popa leave.


Mo is out for the 2nd half which is good

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Re: Pre season tour

by Zip » 20 Jul 2019 19:36

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Zip No Barrow again. I really hope he isn’t leaving. We have very few wing options assuming McCleary and Popa leave.


Mo is out for the 2nd half which is good


That’s good to hear.


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Re: Pre season tour

by SCIAG » 20 Jul 2019 19:58

windermereROYAL Surely any Manager would have McNulty above Baldock in the pecking order?

Not based on their performances for Reading, or their careers to date.

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Re: Pre season tour

by Zip » 20 Jul 2019 20:10

1-0 Granada and fully deserved. We look very poor. Passing out of defence has been dreadful. We offer no threat up front. Decent finish for their goal which Virginia had no chance with. It stemmed from a long ball forward which McIntyre failed to cut out.

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Re: Pre season tour

by Royalwaster » 20 Jul 2019 20:15

Who is 22?

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Re: Pre season tour

by Snowflake Royal » 20 Jul 2019 20:20

Royalwaster Who is 22?

Holsgrove in all the previous games.


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Re: Pre season tour

by super darren caskey » 20 Jul 2019 20:21

Gomes needs to give Mcnulty a run out against peterborough but he wont

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Re: Pre season tour

by Zip » 20 Jul 2019 20:22

1-0 FT. It became niggly at the end. We did have a shout for a pen when Swift was bundled over off the ball. Other than that we created nothing. Swift’s free-kicks were dreadful.

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by Zip » 20 Jul 2019 20:22

super darren caskey Gomes needs to give Mcnulty a run out against peterborough but he wont


Yep.

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Re: Pre season tour

by Hound » 20 Jul 2019 20:22

Royalwaster Who is 22?


Holsgrove

Thought we looked tidy etc but nothing up front. Barrow was awful and Barrett couldn’t get in the game

Looked pretty tired tbh. Poor defending from TomMc for the goal

Keeper looked decent enough. Be interesting to see who we play vs Peterborough


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Re: Pre season tour

by Royalwaster » 20 Jul 2019 20:24

Zip 1-0 FT. It became niggly at the end. We did have a shout for a pen when Swift was bundled over off the ball. Other than that we created nothing. Swift’s free-kicks were dreadful.


Holsgrove took the last one which was equally dreadful ...

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Re: Pre season tour

by windermereROYAL » 20 Jul 2019 20:25

So excluding the 10 goals against the pub team its 2 goals in 5 games, and one of them was a pen.

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Re: Pre season tour

by URZZZZ » 20 Jul 2019 20:29

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windermereROYAL Surely any Manager would have McNulty above Baldock in the pecking order?

Not based on their performances for Reading, or their careers to date.


McNulty hasn’t had the chance to impress so it’s a bit unfair to say that

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Re: Pre season tour

by URZZZZ » 20 Jul 2019 20:34

windermereROYAL So excluding the 10 goals against the pub team its 2 goals in 5 games, and one of them was a pen.


Point taken but we have played some decent teams, whilst 50% of the time fielding a team full of youth

With the first XI games :

Defence has been on the whole solid, McIntyre has quite a bit to learn but that’s understandable

Midfield, it’s all well and good playing pretty football but when there’s no final ball, it all amounts to nothing

I want to see Nova up front in the first XI with McNulty given a chance. Loader and Meite aren’t strikers and I’m getting tired of watching them do nothing up top whilst him freezing out a natural goalscorer

But I don’t think we’re far away from achieving something. There has to be a link between the midfield and attack which were just not quite getting at the moment

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Re: Pre season tour

by Hound » 20 Jul 2019 20:39

Fair summary

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Re: Pre season tour

by Zip » 20 Jul 2019 20:40

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Zip 1-0 FT. It became niggly at the end. We did have a shout for a pen when Swift was bundled over off the ball. Other than that we created nothing. Swift’s free-kicks were dreadful.


Holsgrove took the last one which was equally dreadful ...


Yes the little chip forward.
What that performance demonstrated is how badly we need to get Lewis Baker back. We badly lacked someone who could drop deep and collect a simple pass from the back four and then spread the ball wide. Only a friendly I know but that was way below where we are going to need to be.

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Re: Pre season tour

by Snowflake Royal » 20 Jul 2019 20:40

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windermereROYAL So excluding the 10 goals against the pub team its 2 goals in 5 games, and one of them was a pen.


Point taken but we have played some decent teams, whilst 50% of the time fielding a team full of youth

With the first XI games :

Defence has been on the whole solid, McIntyre has quite a bit to learn but that’s understandable

Midfield, it’s all well and good playing pretty football but when there’s no final ball, it all amounts to nothing

I want to see Nova up front in the first XI with McNulty given a chance. Loader and Meite aren’t strikers and I’m getting tired of watching them do nothing up top whilst him freezing out a natural goalscorer

But I don’t think we’re far away from achieving something. There has to be a link between the midfield and attack which were just not quite getting at the moment

Lol, it's the youth players that have got most the goals isn't it?

We could do with a few against Posh.

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