Where will we finish?

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Re: Where will we finish?

by earleypr » 07 Aug 2019 14:42

Good things are happening at Reading and the manager seems to know what he's doing. The squad will need time to settle and other teams are investing too so I'm not expecting a significant improvement immediately. On paper a month ago Reading looked like one of the weakest squads in the league, but now I can see them around 16th if no major sales are made. If the squad plays to its potential and utilises the young players well they could even spring a surprise and move further up the table.

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Re: Where will we finish?

by Scutterbucketz » 08 Aug 2019 10:55

We’re 100/1 to win the league. Lump on.

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Re: Where will we finish?

by Silver Fox » 08 Aug 2019 10:58

Free money

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Re: Where will we finish?

by Snowball » 08 Aug 2019 11:11

Scutterbucketz We’re 100/1 to win the league. Lump on.


down from 250 two days ago

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Re: Where will we finish?

by Scutterbucketz » 08 Aug 2019 11:17

Snowball
Scutterbucketz We’re 100/1 to win the league. Lump on.


down from 250 two days ago


Yes but two days ago we were going down.


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Re: Where will we finish?

by Dr_Hfuhruhurr » 08 Aug 2019 11:20

I havent seen us play in the flesh for coming on two years and I cant recognise 16/18ths of the players (I reckon I could give Gunter a go) but I think we're fcking shit. Bottom for me.

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by Nameless » 08 Aug 2019 11:23

Dr_Hfuhruhurr I havent seen us play in the flesh for coming on two years and I cant recognise 16/18ths of the players (I reckon I could give Gunter a go) but I think we're fcking shit. Bottom for me.


You’d recognise Olise - skinny black kid with bright orange hair.....

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Re: Where will we finish?

by The Enfield Royal71 » 08 Aug 2019 11:37

Nameless
Dr_Hfuhruhurr I havent seen us play in the flesh for coming on two years and I cant recognise 16/18ths of the players (I reckon I could give Gunter a go) but I think we're fcking shit. Bottom for me.


You’d recognise Olise - skinny black kid with bright orange hair.....


You can't use bl*ck to describe person on this day and age.

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Re: Where will we finish?

by Maneki Neko » 08 Aug 2019 11:41

upgrading from 12th to 7th on basis of new signings ive never seen play


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Re: Where will we finish?

by Nameless » 08 Aug 2019 12:31

The Enfield Royal71
Nameless
Dr_Hfuhruhurr I havent seen us play in the flesh for coming on two years and I cant recognise 16/18ths of the players (I reckon I could give Gunter a go) but I think we're fcking shit. Bottom for me.


You’d recognise Olise - skinny black kid with bright orange hair.....


You can't use bl*ck to describe person on this day and age.


I didn’t mention his age

Should I have called him brown ?

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Re: Where will we finish?

by Gunny Fishcake » 08 Aug 2019 17:56

Snowball
Scutterbucketz We’re 100/1 to win the league. Lump on.


down from 250 two days ago


150/1 with SkyBet

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Re: Where will we finish?

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 08 Aug 2019 17:58

Woah woah, from thinking we're screwed to a seriously impressive window... I'm pushing up from 18th to a good midtable finish of 12th.

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Re: Where will we finish?

by WestYorksRoyal » 08 Aug 2019 18:04

I think we can cool top 6 expectations; this is a newly assembled squad that will take time to gel. Mid table is fine.

Next summer, make 2 or 3 quality additions to build on this squad and aim to be right in the mix.


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by Hampshire Royal » 08 Aug 2019 18:11

The Enfield Royal71
Nameless
Dr_Hfuhruhurr I havent seen us play in the flesh for coming on two years and I cant recognise 16/18ths of the players (I reckon I could give Gunter a go) but I think we're fcking shit. Bottom for me.


You’d recognise Olise - skinny black kid with bright orange hair.....


You can't use bl*ck to describe person on this day and age.


My wife, who is a black African uses black to describe a black person. Only a racist arsehole wouldn't.

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Re: Where will we finish?

by mikey0406 » 08 Aug 2019 18:12

We are 11/4 to finish in the top half! I think that is great value!

Price on skybet

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Re: Where will we finish?

by Scutterbucketz » 08 Aug 2019 18:43

Gunny Fishcake
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Scutterbucketz We’re 100/1 to win the league. Lump on.


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150/1 with SkyBet


Ah shit! That would have been an extra £5k.

Never mind.

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Re: Where will we finish?

by StellaPlease » 08 Aug 2019 19:00

We'll be a slow burner for the next 10-15 games while the team settles. If we can be mid table at Christmas, showing promise to improve, I'll be happy.

Anything can happen after that.

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Re: Where will we finish?

by WestYorksRoyal » 09 Aug 2019 08:58

My only concern with the signings is the owners' expectations.

Top 6 would be great, but we shouldn't necessarily expect it. Gomes did a miraculous job keeping us up last year and I'm convinced he's the long term man to take us to the Premier League. But, not necessarily this year. If we play good football at times and finish mid table he must stay.

Next season the team will know each other better; 1 or 2 quality additions and we can push on.

My fear is the Dai's now expect promotion, and Gomes could be let go when his contract expires when we finish 11th.

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Re: Where will we finish?

by Nameless » 09 Aug 2019 09:10

WestYorksRoyal My only concern with the signings is the owners' expectations.

Top 6 would be great, but we shouldn't necessarily expect it. Gomes did a miraculous job keeping us up last year and I'm convinced he's the long term man to take us to the Premier League. But, not necessarily this year. If we play good football at times and finish mid table he must stay.

Next season the team will know each other better; 1 or 2 quality additions and we can push on.

My fear is the Dai's now expect promotion, and Gomes could be let go when his contract expires when we finish 11th.


I think the owners expect progress.
I think they are sensible enough to know you don’t go from escaping relegation by a whisker to winning the league in one season whilst balancing the books and not going crazy with transfer fees.
I would guess their expectation for this season is we play better football, that we win more games and score more goals and sit comfortably mid table with perhaps a flirtation with the playoff places.
I suspect once the season is underway they will talk to Jose about extending his contract, maybe a rolling 12 month deal.
I think promotion becomes a topic for discussion in 12 months time, hugely premature to think we can mount a serious challenge this season when the core of the team has maybe trained together once.

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Re: Where will we finish?

by StellaPlease » 09 Aug 2019 09:19

Would be happy with 12th - 8th with a push next season.

Need to break this losing habit.

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