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Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Stranded » 23 Jun 2019 05:48

According to the Daily Mail, we are after the 250k rated striker Piggott, who scored 18 goals for AFC Wimbledon last season.

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by KentRoyal » 23 Jun 2019 07:51

Stranded According to the Daily Mail, we are after the 250k rated striker Piggott, who scored 18 goals for AFC Wimbledon last season.

Saw him a few times for Maidstone, he is a quality player and would be very happy if this happened

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Hound » 23 Jun 2019 07:53

More strikers?

Only if we got rid some of what we have

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Wallsy » 23 Jun 2019 08:41

That's a very good return for a striker in a struggling side.

As for, "more strikers?" We need to reduce the wage bill, and the likes of Bodvarsson and Baldock might well be two that have to go, or, even though it'll hurt, we may have to lose a Meite...

Needs must at the moment, so whoever goes, goes.

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Snowflake Royal » 23 Jun 2019 09:40

Wallsy That's a very good return for a striker in a struggling side.

As for, "more strikers?" We need to reduce the wage bill, and the likes of Bodvarsson and Baldock might well be two that have to go, or, even though it'll hurt, we may have to lose a Meite...

Needs must at the moment, so whoever goes, goes.

Yeah, but they've got to actually go first.

Currently we have six strikers and we play one upfront. Now several may be preferred elsewhere first but that still means:
Bodvarsson
Meite
Baldock
Novakovich
McNulty
Loader

And Oliveira is training with us.

Until we shift at least 2, we don't want to be bringing in anyone new, and when we do it should be Nelson.


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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Hound » 23 Jun 2019 11:55

That’s the thing - happy enough for us to bring him in if he’s decent but can’t carry another forward unless with bin off some first

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Zip » 23 Jun 2019 12:00

Hound That’s the thing - happy enough for us to bring him in if he’s decent but can’t carry another forward unless with bin off some first


I can’t see us buying this guy and Oliveira unless we get rid of three of of our current forwards. If we bought in Pigott and Oliveira and sold McNulty, Bodvarsson and Baldock it would be fine as we would make a profit on transfers (assuming Oliveira ends up as a free).

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Snowflake Royal » 23 Jun 2019 12:03

Hound That’s the thing - happy enough for us to bring him in if he’s decent but can’t carry another forward unless with bin off some first

If we are seriously looking at him rather than general scouting, I can think of two reasons.

Contingency planning for not cutting enough to afford Nelson..

Loader and / or Nova are on their way out as well as McNulty and maybe one more.

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Wallsy » 23 Jun 2019 14:54

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Wallsy That's a very good return for a striker in a struggling side.

As for, "more strikers?" We need to reduce the wage bill, and the likes of Bodvarsson and Baldock might well be two that have to go, or, even though it'll hurt, we may have to lose a Meite...

Needs must at the moment, so whoever goes, goes.

Yeah, but they've got to actually go first.

Currently we have six strikers and we play one upfront. Now several may be preferred elsewhere first but that still means:
Bodvarsson
Meite
Baldock
Novakovich
McNulty
Loader

And Oliveira is training with us.

Until we shift at least 2, we don't want to be bringing in anyone new, and when we do it should be Nelson.


Of course, but we wouldn’t be bringing players in and risk bloating the squad if we didn’t know or expect some to move on. McNulty for example is destined to go this summer. We’re just digging our heels in for the best price possible.


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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by windermereROYAL » 23 Jun 2019 20:01

Need to shift players I read here, is it really that easy? they would all happily train with the U23s for 15 grand a week. cant tear up contracts.

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Snowflake Royal » 23 Jun 2019 22:10

windermereROYAL Need to shift players I read here, is it really that easy? they would all happily train with the U23s for 15 grand a week. cant tear up contracts.

No it's not that easy. Or we'd have got shot of them (permanently) in January or over the last four weeks.

And hence why we haven't signed anyone yet.

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Royalwaster » 24 Jun 2019 08:22

Stranded According to the Daily Mail, we are after the 250k rated striker Piggott, who scored 18 goals for AFC Wimbledon last season.


Prefer Lester Piggott .... or Jay Tabb!

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by John Smith » 24 Jun 2019 09:35

Joe Piggott is not good enough to play for Reading FC in the Championship.

Also can people please stop mentioning/considering/wasting their time with Novakovich.


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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Tilehurstsouthbank » 24 Jun 2019 11:28

John Smith Joe Piggott is not good enough to play for Reading FC in the Championship.

Also can people please stop mentioning/considering/wasting their time with Novakovich.


Surely you can't say that for certain until Jose's had a look at him in pre-season? :shock:

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Notts Royal » 24 Jun 2019 11:50

John Smith Joe Piggott is not good enough to play for Reading FC in the Championship.

Also can people please stop mentioning/considering/wasting their time with Novakovich.


If he had better overall loan spells than Meite (who was our top scorer last season) why shouldn’t he be considered?

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by John Smith » 24 Jun 2019 12:15

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John Smith Joe Piggott is not good enough to play for Reading FC in the Championship.

Also can people please stop mentioning/considering/wasting their time with Novakovich.


If he had better overall loan spells than Meite (who was our top scorer last season) why shouldn’t he be considered?

Because he was playing in a pub league and didn't have a decent record in that.

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Coppells Lost Coat » 24 Jun 2019 12:55

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John Smith Joe Piggott is not good enough to play for Reading FC in the Championship.

Also can people please stop mentioning/considering/wasting their time with Novakovich.


If he had better overall loan spells than Meite (who was our top scorer last season) why shouldn’t he be considered?

Because he was playing in a pub league and didn't have a decent record in that.



Ligue 2 is a better Eredivisie?? Yeah jog on.

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by John Smith » 24 Jun 2019 13:12

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If he had better overall loan spells than Meite (who was our top scorer last season) why shouldn’t he be considered?

Because he was playing in a pub league and didn't have a decent record in that.



Ligue 2 is a better Eredivisie?? Yeah jog on.

How many Ligue 2 games did Meite play last season then mate?

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Re: Rumour: Joe Piggott

by Coppells Lost Coat » 24 Jun 2019 13:32

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John Smith Because he was playing in a pub league and didn't have a decent record in that.



Ligue 2 is a better Eredivisie?? Yeah jog on.

How many Ligue 2 games did Meite play last season then mate?


The point was that Meite had a loan spell at Ligue 2 and Nova played in the Top Dutch league and out scored him in comparison.
We were comparing loan spells were we not? Or does that not fit your hypothesis?

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by John Smith » 24 Jun 2019 14:13

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Ligue 2 is a better Eredivisie?? Yeah jog on.

How many Ligue 2 games did Meite play last season then mate?


The point was that Meite had a loan spell at Ligue 2 and Nova played in the Top Dutch league and out scored him in comparison.
We were comparing loan spells were we not? Or does that not fit your hypothesis?

Of course it doesn't. Harry Kane had a loan spell at Leyton Orient in League One and only scored 5 goals.

What is the point you're trying to make?

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