BFTG - Luton

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BFTG - Luton

by John Madejski's Wallet » 09 Nov 2019 17:30

How on earth are Fulham the 6th highest scorers? They were like a Jaap Stam team at its absolute worst

Baldock and Swift were excellent, and the two wing backs were dominant in attack. Especially Richards, who was class for that second

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Re: BFTG - Luton

by John Madejski's Wallet » 09 Nov 2019 17:33

The difference it makes to play forward quicker and have two front men who are constantly on the move.......more of this please :D

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by windermereROYAL » 09 Nov 2019 17:43

Farting about from the back is a long gone bad memory judging by this, Luton were poor, disappointed it was only 3, Swift showing what a player he is, ran the show and two strikers constantly on the move.
Moore laying the ball off to Ejaria then up in the area for the 2nd goal :D

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by Franchise FC » 09 Nov 2019 17:43

John Madejski's Wallet How on earth are Fulham the 6th highest scorers? They were like a Jaap Stam team at its absolute worst

Baldock and Swift were excellent, and the two wing backs were dominant in attack. Especially Richards, who was class for that second

Fulham ?

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by NewCorkSeth » 09 Nov 2019 17:44

Couldn't watch as I had to go to a gender reveal party. Anyone fancy giving a detailed summary?


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by Franchise FC » 09 Nov 2019 17:46

NewCorkSeth Couldn't watch as I had to go to a gender reveal party. Anyone fancy giving a detailed summary?

Everyone had a bit of a drink, some snacks and the baby is going to be ....

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by NewCorkSeth » 09 Nov 2019 17:47

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NewCorkSeth Couldn't watch as I had to go to a gender reveal party. Anyone fancy giving a detailed summary?

Everyone had a bit of a drink, some snacks and the baby is going to be ....

Turns out she wasnt pregnant.

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Re: BFTG - Luton

by St Pauli » 09 Nov 2019 17:49

Thought about going to the game, but it was really wet out so I decided to go for a really late pub lunch at the Lyndhurst. Pretty good food to be fair, 8/10.

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Re: BFTG - Luton

by Old Man Andrews » 09 Nov 2019 17:50

St Pauli Thought about going to the game, but it was really wet out so I decided to go for a really late pub lunch at the Lyndhurst. Pretty good food to be fair, 8/10.

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Re: BFTG - Luton

by Franchise FC » 09 Nov 2019 17:51

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NewCorkSeth Couldn't watch as I had to go to a gender reveal party. Anyone fancy giving a detailed summary?

Everyone had a bit of a drink, some snacks and the baby is going to be ....

Turns out she wasnt pregnant.

:lol: :lol:
I wasn't at the game either so a game summary isn't within my gift.
If it's any help, I'm not pregnant either

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Re: BFTG - Luton

by Sutekh » 09 Nov 2019 17:57

Swift is not the player Stam bought, he is certainly not the player of the last two seasons. In the last 2/3 games he’s played at the highest level and been effective, it’s like a new signing. And when he doesn’t work there’s Ejaria.... bit difficult for opposition to shutdown both of these players and not leave space elsewhere...

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Re: BFTG - Luton

by PieEater » 09 Nov 2019 18:10

We were actually very good today against a side above us in the table, we made them look ordinary. Great goals and we could of had more, no last 20min hanging on, we dominated what looked like a relegation side.

I have to say Bowen had worked out how to play a 4-4-2 diamond and Luton had no answer. The weather and the wider pitch helped, they seemed to swarm players around the ball so there was always space out wide.

I bumped into some Luton fans in the pub (early leavers) who said they had lost by the odd goal but today just didn't turn up and were picked off.

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Re: BFTG - Luton

by Old Man Andrews » 09 Nov 2019 18:11

PieEater We were actually very good today against a side above us in the table, we made them look ordinary. Great goals and we could of had more, no last 20min hanging on, we dominated what looked like a relegation side.

I have to say Bowen had worked out how to play a 4-4-2 diamond and Luton had no answer. The weather and the wider pitch helped, they seemed to swarm players around the ball so there was always space out wide.

I bumped into some Luton fans in the pub (early leavers) who said they had lost by the odd goal but today just didn't turn up and were picked off.

They weren't above us in the table but agree with your points.


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Re: BFTG - Luton

by URZZZZ » 09 Nov 2019 18:18

Brilliant performance. You won’t see many worse teams than Luton to be fair

Rafael - 7

Yiadom - 8
Miazga - 8
Morrison - 9
Moore - 8
Richards - 9.5

Rino - 9
Ejaria - 7.5
Swift - 9.5

Puscas - 8
Baldock - 9

McCleary - 8
Meite - 6
Loader - 6

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Re: BFTG - Luton

by St Pauli » 09 Nov 2019 18:19

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St Pauli Thought about going to the game, but it was really wet out so I decided to go for a really late pub lunch at the Lyndhurst. Pretty good food to be fair, 8/10.

What you have SP?


Veggie Lasagne and chips (double carbing is a bit 1970s I know but apparently this is what Theresa May served up at Chequers when she was negotiating the ‘chequers’ Brexit Deal, so I wanted to experience what it was like) and Sticky Toffee pudding.

Mrs Sp had beef ragu with pasta, and passion fruit panna cotta.

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by SWLR » 09 Nov 2019 18:24

Back from the M25 :cry: .. heard most of the first half on BBRB, before I could escape, give up and headed home. The one piece of insight they offered (one each season) is we have not seen a fully fit Swift in last 2 seasons.

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by Lower West » 09 Nov 2019 18:35

:shock: Why was Baldock sidelined? A pivotal part of the team at the current time.

That was a complete team performance. Been a long time coming. Thought the stat that Bowen is Readings most successful manager after 4 games in 40 years is a fair reflection of the transformation. Whatever he and Niedzwiecki are drilling into the players. Certainly is working. Allowing the players to use their best abilities to shine through as well.

Team gets 8.5 from me.
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Re: BFTG - Luton

by Snowflake Royal » 09 Nov 2019 18:42

What I really liked about that performance was the game management.

We passed it about at the back to control the game, but never allowed ourselves to get under dangerous pressure doing it. And we still had an out ball when we needed it.

I haven't seen a Reading side control a game in that way for years and years.

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Re: BFTG - Luton

by From Despair To Where? » 09 Nov 2019 18:45

I think this quote from Bowen sums up where we'e gone wrong for the last 3 years

"There's two sides to this game - when you have the ball and when you haven't got it.

"Since taking charge, we've been banging into the lads the importance of getting the ugly side of the game done and if we do that well, our quality will take over.

"That's what happened today and we made sure we got on top early on. To a man - the players did a fabulous job today."

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Re: BFTG - Luton

by Singing Defective » 09 Nov 2019 18:50

Lower West :shock: Why was Baldock sidelined? A pivotal part of the team at the current time.

Team gets 8.5 from me.


..because he had run himself ragged by chasing just about every ball?

Can’t remember the last game that’s wasn’t exciting, as I knew we’d win from our first goal..of course had Mr Cabral not made a brilliant save first half, it could have looked different, as they do have the 6th most effective attack in terms of results.

Their keeper did well to save Puscas’ header, Club 1871 were on form. 9 from me to them...
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