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Can We Survive?

With Flying Colours?
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Do A Sunderland?
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Touch And Go?
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Can We Do It? Please Read Message Before You Vote...

by england_away » 13 Jul 2006 11:40

Follow your head and not you hearts


Looking at the quality that makes the premeirship who on HNA really thing Reading will do well??

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by Alan Partridge » 13 Jul 2006 11:46

Depends on everyone's views of 'doing well'. Different people will ahve different expectations. If we get Mensah and whitehead I reckon we'll stay up and be hopefully around 14th or 15th, that would be excellent. A decent cup run maybe in the Carling Cup would be nice.

Think it'll all depend on the next month of signings.

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by Royalee » 13 Jul 2006 11:48

Dulux flying everywhere.

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by Ginger Ninjas » 13 Jul 2006 12:00

england_away Follow your head and not you hearts


Looking at the quality that makes the premeirship who on HNA really thing Reading will do well??


Outside the top 4 to 6 teams, there is precious little quality in the premiership. If you look at Fulham/Charlton/Villa, only 2 or 3 of each of their players would make Reading's starting team. Two more quality signings and we'd all but be on par with the likes of Boro and West Ham. I hope.

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by Jay » 13 Jul 2006 12:15

"Touch and go"

I think with Steve Coppell here, we have every chance of staying up. He knows what it's all about after keeping Palace up and not only keeping them up, they enjoyed an FA Cup Final and finished 3rd (?).

You never know!!


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by soggy biscuit » 13 Jul 2006 12:20

does 'doing a Sunderland' mean breaking the points record and then finishing 7th in the Premier League?

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by PlasticRoyale » 13 Jul 2006 12:22

Are we talking the Sunderland that went up and came back down with the lowest points ever...

Or the Sunderland that only went up with 105 points and finished seventh for two consecutive seasons.

I'm confident that Reading will stay in the Prem

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by HighburyRoyale » 13 Jul 2006 12:48

Agreed - teams up for the first time (Swindon excepted) seem to do ok. Sunderland are just caught in a yo yo these days.

I'd like to think 15th is a very realistic expectation. A lot will depend if we get off to a good start, because October/November is not a friendly place for us....

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by floyd__streete » 13 Jul 2006 12:58

HighburyRoyale Agreed - teams up for the first time (Swindon excepted) seem to do ok


Barnsley? :?


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by Jay » 13 Jul 2006 13:17

floyd__streete
HighburyRoyale Agreed - teams up for the first time (Swindon excepted) seem to do ok


Barnsley? :?


Watford? :?

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by southbank1871 » 13 Jul 2006 13:27

I think it's definitely touch and go. Anyone that's saying with flying colours is letting their obvious Reading bias rule their heads. We COULD do a Wigan or West Ham, but some on here seem to think this is almost a foregone conclusion. I think we will finish about 16th and will be in a relegation dogfight at the end of the season.

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by Bournemouth Royal » 13 Jul 2006 13:32

Ginger Ninjas
england_away Follow your head and not you hearts


Looking at the quality that makes the premeirship who on HNA really thing Reading will do well??


Outside the top 4 to 6 teams, there is precious little quality in the premiership. If you look at Fulham/Charlton/Villa, only 2 or 3 of each of their players would make Reading's starting team. Two more quality signings and we'd all but be on par with the likes of Boro and West Ham. I hope.


I think the danger is that we will underestimate some of these.
Boro have Viduka,Downing, Schwartzer,Boateng,Mendieta,Huth,Yakubu and possibly Malbranque plus a load of improving youngsters.
Playing them first could be a good time especially with their change of managers.

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by ellpryjon » 13 Jul 2006 14:46

Jay
floyd__streete
HighburyRoyale Agreed - teams up for the first time (Swindon excepted) seem to do ok


Barnsley? :?


Watford? :?


Bradford? :?


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by Stooper » 13 Jul 2006 15:02

ellpryjon
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HighburyRoyale Agreed - teams up for the first time (Swindon excepted) seem to do ok


Barnsley? :?


Watford? :?


Bradford? :?


well be fair.

they survived one year, down the next :wink:

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by england_away » 20 Jul 2006 18:12

quite possitve i surpose

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by Rhys The Royal » 20 Jul 2006 18:29

It's a thread like this that is going to get the team moral down.

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by wehateoxford » 21 Jul 2006 09:32

this is a realistic thread, im sure the team arent sitting there thinking "oh we've won the premiership". anyone who doesnt assess our chances and prepare properly is being stupid.

i think we're gonna be in a dog fight, but as royals we're used to being underdogs who wind up on top. 15th place finish please

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by SpaceCruiser » 21 Jul 2006 09:52

Rhys The Royal It's a thread like this that is going to get the team moral down.


I'm sure that the morals of this team are fine, after all, their disciplinary record last season was excellent. No, it's the morale I'm worried about.

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by bobby m's syrup » 21 Jul 2006 10:42

I feel that this thread is slightly premature. Surely better to wait and see what if any new signings occur within the next 7 days or so. The game against Feyenoord should also provide a reasonable yardstick to judge our squad against quality opposition.

The current side oozes quality, from a Championship perspective, however, many of the established Prem sides are boosting their squads with some truly outstanding players. As things stand, I think we will cope, but there could be some nail-biting, especially in the late autumn.

One thing I am certain of is that we have the manager and back-room team to guide us safely home. I also believe in the motivation and fitness of the squad. That said, a classy defender, some midfield cover and dare I say, a roving striker would tip the balance in our favour, enabling a mid table finish at worst.

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by Gordons Cumming » 21 Jul 2006 11:40

Touch and go

I think how well we go with injuries and I'm not sure our back-up is strong enough.

Keep clear of injuries and I think we'll stay up.

They are a determined bunch. Mentally strong.

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