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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by Scutterbucketz » 11 Oct 2019 11:32

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leon I’d horsewhip the entire team in front of a baying Eamon Dolan stand and then force them to orally pleasure Queensly Royal whilst the golden gamble is being done.


What’s Kingsley doing whilst that is happening? He’s been nothing but a loyal supporter for over 20 years now, through the good times and the bad. I just don’t think he deserves to have to watch his missus be gang banged at half time by these useless fukk wits.


He’s up a step ladder whacking off over a frieze of the 2006 legends all of which have the superimposed head of John Madejski.


Will the half season ticket be available this year? If so, sign me up for Leon’s managerial revolution.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by Snowflake Royal » 11 Oct 2019 12:26

NewCorkSeth -------------------Rafael
Yiadom--Miazga---Morrison--Richards
-------Rinomhota---Pele
---------------Swift---Ejaria
---------------Meite---Joao

Distribution- mixed. Aim for Joao and Meite. Short should be distributed to Full backs.

Restrict the full backs. We have learned well enough now that our CBs are not capable enough to allow the opposition so much time and space on the flanks.

Pele and Rinomhota to act as both defensive blocks and possession recyclers. Get Andy up for second balls and keep Pele back to cover as a 3rd CB to close down attackers.

Swift and Ejaria to roam, cover wide spaces, link midfield to attack.

Strikers to wear down defenders. Joao to play with back to goal, look to link up play and hold the ball. Meite as a pressing forward. Have him run all day, dont allow quick, short GK distribution.

On defence 2 men to close down player on ball, one from behind one from in front. Other players to cover passing routes, not space. CBs to cover, not close down. Keep a high defensive line. Play for offside. Full backs to cover wide when ball is on opposite flank. Far sided CB to cover back post, Pele to cover centrally, Rinomhota to close down with near sided CB and Full back. Swift and Ejaria on edge of box to win second ball.

In attack play through middle. Focus on possession and switching flanks to pull opposition out of position. Meite to play on shoulder of last man, Joao to pull deeper bring a CB with him. Keep forward off the wings when in attacking phases. We need men in the box.

Oh. And ban Ian from home games. We all know it's all his fault.

It's so very very narrow. Where's the width, where's the crosses.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by under the tin » 11 Oct 2019 13:59

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NewCorkSeth -------------------Rafael--------------------
Yiadom--Miazga---Morrison--Richards
Rinomhota--------------------------------Pele
Swift---------------------------------------Ejaria
Meite----------------------------------------Joao

Distribution- mixed. Aim for Joao and Meite. Short should be distributed to Full backs.

Restrict the full backs. We have learned well enough now that our CBs are not capable enough to allow the opposition so much time and space on the flanks.

Pele and Rinomhota to act as both defensive blocks and possession recyclers. Get Andy up for second balls and keep Pele back to cover as a 3rd CB to close down attackers.

Swift and Ejaria to roam, cover wide spaces, link midfield to attack.

Strikers to wear down defenders. Joao to play with back to goal, look to link up play and hold the ball. Meite as a pressing forward. Have him run all day, dont allow quick, short GK distribution.

On defence 2 men to close down player on ball, one from behind one from in front. Other players to cover passing routes, not space. CBs to cover, not close down. Keep a high defensive line. Play for offside. Full backs to cover wide when ball is on opposite flank. Far sided CB to cover back post, Pele to cover centrally, Rinomhota to close down with near sided CB and Full back. Swift and Ejaria on edge of box to win second ball.

In attack play through middle. Focus on possession and switching flanks to pull opposition out of position. Meite to play on shoulder of last man, Joao to pull deeper bring a CB with him. Keep forward off the wings when in attacking phases. We need men in the box.

Oh. And ban Ian from home games. We all know it's all his fault.

It's so very very narrow. Where's the width, where's the crosses.

There you go, Ian.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 11 Oct 2019 14:04

When we have the ball I suggest a 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 formation. That way we only have to do a short pass forwards each time and the ball goes up the pitch directly.

UNSTOPPABLE.

When we don't have the ball I suggest a 10-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 formation, everyone on the goal line, some hanging from the crossbar.

IMPENETRABLE.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by Sutekh » 11 Oct 2019 14:13

I suggest forming a ring of 9 around the best dribbler in the team and moving up the pitch as if one unit then belt the ball over the bar from 3 foot out as would be the Reading way


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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 11 Oct 2019 14:16

Sutekh I suggest forming a ring of 9 around the best dribbler in the team and moving up the pitch as if one


I often wonder why that sort of thing is never employed. Or lifting people up for high headers/kicks like in rugby.

Would work fine until the inevitable banning, why not try it!

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by NewCorkSeth » 11 Oct 2019 14:41

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NewCorkSeth -------------------Rafael
Yiadom--Miazga---Morrison--Richards
-------Rinomhota---Pele
---------------Swift---Ejaria
---------------Meite---Joao

Distribution- mixed. Aim for Joao and Meite. Short should be distributed to Full backs.

Restrict the full backs. We have learned well enough now that our CBs are not capable enough to allow the opposition so much time and space on the flanks.

Pele and Rinomhota to act as both defensive blocks and possession recyclers. Get Andy up for second balls and keep Pele back to cover as a 3rd CB to close down attackers.

Swift and Ejaria to roam, cover wide spaces, link midfield to attack.

Strikers to wear down defenders. Joao to play with back to goal, look to link up play and hold the ball. Meite as a pressing forward. Have him run all day, dont allow quick, short GK distribution.

On defence 2 men to close down player on ball, one from behind one from in front. Other players to cover passing routes, not space. CBs to cover, not close down. Keep a high defensive line. Play for offside. Full backs to cover wide when ball is on opposite flank. Far sided CB to cover back post, Pele to cover centrally, Rinomhota to close down with near sided CB and Full back. Swift and Ejaria on edge of box to win second ball.

In attack play through middle. Focus on possession and switching flanks to pull opposition out of position. Meite to play on shoulder of last man, Joao to pull deeper bring a CB with him. Keep forward off the wings when in attacking phases. We need men in the box.

Oh. And ban Ian from home games. We all know it's all his fault.

It's so very very narrow. Where's the width, where's the crosses.

Tis by design. The only wide men in this formation will be the (deeper) full backs and the roaming attackers. When in possession we would be moving as a unit centrally shifting from flank to flank. Like so:

---------------Rafael
--------Miazga---Morisson
Yiadom-----Pele-------Richards
------------Rinomhota
----Swift-----------------Ejaria
----------------------Joao
----------Meite

As the ball moves out right it looks like this:
--------------Rafael
---Miazga-----------Morrison
Yiadom-----Pele---------Richards
------Rinomhota
Swift------------Ejaria
---------Joao
---------------Meite

The team shifts to allow easy possession retention. The idea is to have Swift and Ejaria on the ball as much as possible with simple passing routes around (back to Yiadom, central to Rinomhota, forward to Joao) with each of those players having a simple fall back (Yiadom to Miazga, Rinomhota to Pele, Joao to Ejaria) or a more attacking minded option (Yiadom to Rinomhota, Rinomhota to Ejaria, Joao to Meite) at all times.

The defensive issue on the opposite flank is sorted by keeping the Full Back in line with Pele (in this case Richards) and Pele acting as the 3rd CB covering the ground between midfield an the CBs with a primary detective of closing down while the CBs cover back. Rinomhota should always be the second player to close down in the middle ground with the other AMC (in this case Ejaria) marking inside passing routes and fullback (Richards) holding position to cover an overlap.

The crosses come from Swift and Ejaria who, after laying off to Joao, will between them offer a back pass and a run behind on the overlap.

Simple. Tis basic football but we have the creativity for it.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by Snowflake Royal » 11 Oct 2019 16:12

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NewCorkSeth -------------------Rafael
Yiadom--Miazga---Morrison--Richards
-------Rinomhota---Pele
---------------Swift---Ejaria
---------------Meite---Joao

Distribution- mixed. Aim for Joao and Meite. Short should be distributed to Full backs.

Restrict the full backs. We have learned well enough now that our CBs are not capable enough to allow the opposition so much time and space on the flanks.

Pele and Rinomhota to act as both defensive blocks and possession recyclers. Get Andy up for second balls and keep Pele back to cover as a 3rd CB to close down attackers.

Swift and Ejaria to roam, cover wide spaces, link midfield to attack.

Strikers to wear down defenders. Joao to play with back to goal, look to link up play and hold the ball. Meite as a pressing forward. Have him run all day, dont allow quick, short GK distribution.

On defence 2 men to close down player on ball, one from behind one from in front. Other players to cover passing routes, not space. CBs to cover, not close down. Keep a high defensive line. Play for offside. Full backs to cover wide when ball is on opposite flank. Far sided CB to cover back post, Pele to cover centrally, Rinomhota to close down with near sided CB and Full back. Swift and Ejaria on edge of box to win second ball.

In attack play through middle. Focus on possession and switching flanks to pull opposition out of position. Meite to play on shoulder of last man, Joao to pull deeper bring a CB with him. Keep forward off the wings when in attacking phases. We need men in the box.

Oh. And ban Ian from home games. We all know it's all his fault.

It's so very very narrow. Where's the width, where's the crosses.

Tis by design. The only wide men in this formation will be the (deeper) full backs and the roaming attackers. When in possession we would be moving as a unit centrally shifting from flank to flank. Like so:

---------------Rafael
--------Miazga---Morisson
Yiadom-----Pele-------Richards
------------Rinomhota
----Swift-----------------Ejaria
----------------------Joao
----------Meite

As the ball moves out right it looks like this:
--------------Rafael
---Miazga-----------Morrison
Yiadom-----Pele---------Richards
------Rinomhota
Swift------------Ejaria
---------Joao
---------------Meite

The team shifts to allow easy possession retention. The idea is to have Swift and Ejaria on the ball as much as possible with simple passing routes around (back to Yiadom, central to Rinomhota, forward to Joao) with each of those players having a simple fall back (Yiadom to Miazga, Rinomhota to Pele, Joao to Ejaria) or a more attacking minded option (Yiadom to Rinomhota, Rinomhota to Ejaria, Joao to Meite) at all times.

The defensive issue on the opposite flank is sorted by keeping the Full Back in line with Pele (in this case Richards) and Pele acting as the 3rd CB covering the ground between midfield an the CBs with a primary detective of closing down while the CBs cover back. Rinomhota should always be the second player to close down in the middle ground with the other AMC (in this case Ejaria) marking inside passing routes and fullback (Richards) holding position to cover an overlap.

The crosses come from Swift and Ejaria who, after laying off to Joao, will between them offer a back pass and a run behind on the overlap.

Simple. Tis basic football but we have the creativity for it.

Hate it Seth. Absolutely hate it.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by Gunny Fishcake » 11 Oct 2019 16:23

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leon I’d horsewhip the entire team in front of a baying Eamon Dolan stand and then force them to orally pleasure Queensly Royal whilst the golden gamble is being done.


What’s Kingsley doing whilst that is happening? He’s been nothing but a loyal supporter for over 20 years now, through the good times and the bad. I just don’t think he deserves to have to watch his missus be gang banged at half time by these useless fukk wits.


LOLOLOLOL


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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by NewCorkSeth » 11 Oct 2019 16:26

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Snowflake Royal It's so very very narrow. Where's the width, where's the crosses.

Tis by design. The only wide men in this formation will be the (deeper) full backs and the roaming attackers. When in possession we would be moving as a unit centrally shifting from flank to flank. Like so:

---------------Rafael
--------Miazga---Morisson
Yiadom-----Pele-------Richards
------------Rinomhota
----Swift-----------------Ejaria
----------------------Joao
----------Meite

As the ball moves out right it looks like this:
--------------Rafael
---Miazga-----------Morrison
Yiadom-----Pele---------Richards
------Rinomhota
Swift------------Ejaria
---------Joao
---------------Meite

The team shifts to allow easy possession retention. The idea is to have Swift and Ejaria on the ball as much as possible with simple passing routes around (back to Yiadom, central to Rinomhota, forward to Joao) with each of those players having a simple fall back (Yiadom to Miazga, Rinomhota to Pele, Joao to Ejaria) or a more attacking minded option (Yiadom to Rinomhota, Rinomhota to Ejaria, Joao to Meite) at all times.

The defensive issue on the opposite flank is sorted by keeping the Full Back in line with Pele (in this case Richards) and Pele acting as the 3rd CB covering the ground between midfield an the CBs with a primary detective of closing down while the CBs cover back. Rinomhota should always be the second player to close down in the middle ground with the other AMC (in this case Ejaria) marking inside passing routes and fullback (Richards) holding position to cover an overlap.

The crosses come from Swift and Ejaria who, after laying off to Joao, will between them offer a back pass and a run behind on the overlap.

Simple. Tis basic football but we have the creativity for it.

Hate it Seth. Absolutely hate it.

Fair enough. But as the thread title says. I am the new manager. So get used to it. For the next 300 days I decide our shape.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by WTRoyal » 11 Oct 2019 18:57

Sutekh I suggest forming a ring of 9 around the best dribbler in the team and moving up the pitch as if one unit

Logically, wouldn't that just end up with someone offside at some point?

If so then :-D if they started from the Reading penalty box & all the opposing defenders were quick enough running up towards our goal & won a free kick for offside, in a potentially goal-scoring-from-dead-ball position...!

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by SCIAG » 11 Oct 2019 21:00

Sutekh gets a pass for clearly telling a joke but everyone who responded to him as if that was actually a good suggestion needs to learn the laws of the game.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 12 Oct 2019 09:03

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Sutekh I suggest forming a ring of 9 around the best dribbler in the team and moving up the pitch as if one unit

Logically, wouldn't that just end up with someone offside at some point?



Haha... with the new rules probably not as not a receiving player, they'd all shuffle forward.

And whlist impeding isn't allowed, it may be in certain circumstances, like if there's a ball close (like shielding a ball going out for a GK) so if the ring of players is turned inward to face the player and are on the verge of receiving a pass they can shield who they like...

PS Those who don't realise the joke was a response to another joke and is all just a bit of light hearted chatter and don't like it can **** off.


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by Singing Defective » 12 Oct 2019 17:53

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Sutekh I suggest forming a ring of 9 around the best dribbler in the team and moving up the pitch as if one unit

Logically, wouldn't that just end up with someone offside at some point?



Haha... with the new rules probably not as not a receiving player, they'd all shuffle forward.

And whlist impeding isn't allowed, it may be in certain circumstances, like if there's a ball close (like shielding a ball going out for a GK) so if the ring of players is turned inward to face the player and are on the verge of receiving a pass they can shield who they like...

PS Those who don't realise the joke was a response to another joke and is all just a bit of light hearted chatter and don't like it can **** off.


...and there isn’t exactly much to guffaw about.

Unless Reading’s dive down the order was designed all along as a cultural event by our artists on the field, an ironic comment on the emptiness of striving for any sort of winning mentality, a powerful statement of solidarity with the extinction rebellion.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by tmesis » 13 Oct 2019 14:48

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Whoever the manager is that comes in, they’ll be inheriting a midfield with fantastic ball carrying and the ability to break the lines via dribbles. Swift & Ejaria rank in the top 5 for progressive carries p90 this season. Rinomhota excelled in this metric in 18/19


I can't work out if he was taking the piss, or if people really do think that way now.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by sandman » 13 Oct 2019 14:56

tmesis GetReading showed a tweet with this comment

Whoever the manager is that comes in, they’ll be inheriting a midfield with fantastic ball carrying and the ability to break the lines via dribbles. Swift & Ejaria rank in the top 5 for progressive carries p90 this season. Rinomhota excelled in this metric in 18/19


I can't work out if he was taking the piss, or if people really do think that way now.


They do. Play a bit of Football Manager and suddenly they're experts quoting all sorts of stats rather than what they've actually watched on the pitch.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by Hound » 13 Oct 2019 15:00

Well it’s true I suppose. But then it completely misses anything about the rest of their abilities. Like the fact they can’t defend for shit

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by Snowflake Royal » 13 Oct 2019 17:00

Wow, I mean we have some good midfielders, it's just our best three don't have the right balance of skills and our set up has been awful.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by Singing Defective » 13 Oct 2019 17:43

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Whoever the manager is that comes in, they’ll be inheriting a midfield with fantastic ball carrying and the ability to break the lines via dribbles. Swift & Ejaria rank in the top 5 for progressive carries p90 this season. Rinomhota excelled in this metric in 18/19


I can't work out if he was taking the piss, or if people really do think that way now.


They do. Play a bit of Football Manager and suddenly they're experts quoting all sorts of stats rather than what they've actually watched on the pitch.


Well, way off topic as I think it would be a project quite beyond me, but getting Pușcaș / Meite integrated with that midfield would keep opposition teams a bit busier, and less intent to pitch camp around our penalty spot.

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Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

by NewCorkSeth » 14 Oct 2019 10:46

tmesis GetReading showed a tweet with this comment

Whoever the manager is that comes in, they’ll be inheriting a midfield with fantastic ball carrying and the ability to break the lines via dribbles. Swift & Ejaria rank in the top 5 for progressive carries p90 this season. Rinomhota excelled in this metric in 18/19


I can't work out if he was taking the piss, or if people really do think that way now.

I see no problems with that tweet.

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