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by morganb » 27 May 2021 21:31

Barry Douglas is a free agent this summer, just been released by Leeds tonight. 31 year old left back.

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by morganb » 28 May 2021 15:45

Neil Taylor (32), just released by Aston Villa, is interesting Nottingham Forest, Reading and QPR on a free transfer

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by Franchise FC » 28 May 2021 17:23

I hate to be ageist (especially at my age) but we should not be considering anyone over 30 for big wages (and Taylor is going to expect big wages).

And yes, I know that Jimmy Quinn and Ian Harte are the exceptions that prove the rule

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by WestYorksRoyal » 28 May 2021 17:40

Franchise FC I hate to be ageist (especially at my age) but we should not be considering anyone over 30 for big wages (and Taylor is going to expect big wages).

And yes, I know that Jimmy Quinn and Ian Harte are the exceptions that prove the rule

You missed off Morro, Kermogant and Roberts. If the wages are affordable and the player still has the hunger there's nothing wrong with it. Of course what is "affordable" is a different question; I doubt we could have made the Roberts signing in our current financial situation.

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by Snowflake Royal » 28 May 2021 18:29

Franchise FC I hate to be ageist (especially at my age) but we should not be considering anyone over 30 for big wages (and Taylor is going to expect big wages).

And yes, I know that Jimmy Quinn and Ian Harte are the exceptions that prove the rule

Doubt Harte was on big wages seeing as he signed for us from League One.

But yeah, agree with the general principles


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by Mid Sussex Royal » 28 May 2021 19:25

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Franchise FC I hate to be ageist (especially at my age) but we should not be considering anyone over 30 for big wages (and Taylor is going to expect big wages).

And yes, I know that Jimmy Quinn and Ian Harte are the exceptions that prove the rule

Doubt Harte was on big wages seeing as he signed for us from League One.

But yeah, agree with the general principles


And Morro, McShane too? first 2 years he was class.

Kermogant?

That's 3 without thinking

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by SouthDownsRoyal » 28 May 2021 20:39

Lionel Messi is a free agent this summer, I read.

Would be a good option I think for a plan B for when Joao gets injured or we need a plan B if the game needs turning around.

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by Pepe the Horseman » 28 May 2021 21:00

SouthDownsRoyal Lionel Messi is a free agent this summer, I read.

Would be a good option I think for a plan B for when Joao gets injured or we need a plan B if the game needs turning around.

Big wages and expect he'll have a handful of Prem teams after him, so doubt we'd be an option.

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by SouthDownsRoyal » 28 May 2021 21:26

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SouthDownsRoyal Lionel Messi is a free agent this summer, I read.

Would be a good option I think for a plan B for when Joao gets injured or we need a plan B if the game needs turning around.

Big wages and expect he'll have a handful of Prem teams after him, so doubt we'd be an option.


Maybe, but Reading may fit his ambitions as he gets older. We are also well located near London, that may be a pull.

He may be willing to take a bit if a pay cut to be part of something here at Reading.


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by Franchise FC » 28 May 2021 21:49

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SouthDownsRoyal Lionel Messi is a free agent this summer, I read.

Would be a good option I think for a plan B for when Joao gets injured or we need a plan B if the game needs turning around.

Big wages and expect he'll have a handful of Prem teams after him, so doubt we'd be an option.


Maybe, but Reading may fit his ambitions as he gets older. We are also well located near London, that may be a pull.

He may be willing to take a bit if a pay cut to be part of something here at Reading.

Too short - won’t be much help defending set pieces

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by Snowball » 28 May 2021 21:50

Ejaris could teach him dribbling skills

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by Snowflake Royal » 28 May 2021 23:24

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Franchise FC I hate to be ageist (especially at my age) but we should not be considering anyone over 30 for big wages (and Taylor is going to expect big wages).

And yes, I know that Jimmy Quinn and Ian Harte are the exceptions that prove the rule

Doubt Harte was on big wages seeing as he signed for us from League One.

But yeah, agree with the general principles


And Morro, McShane too? first 2 years he was class.

Kermogant?

That's 3 without thinking

Morrison is an experienced Championship player, but not likely to be on really big wages.

McShane, ish - although I believe he'd have been 29 at the time we signed him. Circumstances almost six years ago were quite different, we may even have been getting the tail end of parachute payments. Absolutely not the sort of player we should be signing now.

Again, with Quinn, his signing was before my time, but different era, different situation.

Was Kermogant big money? I doubt it personally.

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by SouthDownsRoyal » 29 May 2021 08:43

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Pepe the Horseman Big wages and expect he'll have a handful of Prem teams after him, so doubt we'd be an option.


Maybe, but Reading may fit his ambitions as he gets older. We are also well located near London, that may be a pull.

He may be willing to take a bit if a pay cut to be part of something here at Reading.

Too short - won’t be much help defending set pieces


He isn’t a defender so not a huge issue


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by windermereROYAL » 29 May 2021 17:36

Kamil Grosicki released by West brom, he did well at Hull, wide player too. wouldn't mind him here. And Charlie Austin but I suspect he is QPR bound.

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by linkenholtroyal » 29 May 2021 18:38

If Rafael goes and we get a fee Paulo Gazzaniga could be a good option he has always been that almost keeper that always had a better keeper in front of him. But a worthy replacement for Rafael.

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by Mid Sussex Royal » 29 May 2021 19:56

windermereROYAL Kamil Grosicki released by West brom, he did well at Hull, wide player too. wouldn't mind him here. And Charlie Austin but I suspect he is QPR bound.


he must have been on a short contract, only signed Jan last year. Agree, would be an excellent signing, destroyed us up there once

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by linkenholtroyal » 29 May 2021 23:03

Anybody know why Niall Keown has been a free transfer for over a year now?? might be worth bringing back to the club.

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by muirinho » 29 May 2021 23:26

linkenholtroyal Anybody know why Niall Keown has been a free transfer for over a year now?? might be worth bringing back to the club.


Is he still playing? Last record of a game for him in soccerbase is February 19.

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by royalp-we » 30 May 2021 19:56

windermereROYAL Kamil Grosicki released by West brom, he did well at Hull, wide player too. wouldn't mind him here. And Charlie Austin but I suspect he is QPR bound.


Would much rather we signed Cheikh Diaby who has just been released by them. Was meant to be highly rated and did well in PL2 (11 apps / 6 goals) only 21.

If we are to consider Grosicki we may aswell consider HRK. Sod that. We need some flair on the wings, we saw how frustrated fans got with Ovie last year.

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by morganb » 01 Jun 2021 10:29

Chuks Aneke will become a free agent this summer after turning down Charlton’s offer of a new deal.

He has received interest from clubs in America and Scotland. However, the forward believes that a return to the Championship could eventually lead to him playing in the Premier League. Middlesbrough are among them, while Reading, Coventry, Queens Park Rangers and Bristol City also in the hunt.

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