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by Lower West
25 May 2019 00:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 564
Views: 26572

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I think the comment related to Obita making a full recovery which would mean we had four proven Championship quality full backs plus three with first team appearances who all show various degrees of significant promise. As I said, not up to the standard of Murty and Shorey or Griffin and Harte, but...
by Lower West
22 May 2019 19:25
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Gomes wanted
Replies: 57
Views: 4132

Re: RUMOUR - Gomes wanted

Perhaps this explains why he never stays anywhere long. Full of personality. Lacking the stickability to see a job through to completion.

Hopefully this time. Gomes views Reading as the place to establish his reputation.
by Lower West
22 May 2019 18:47
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Gomes wanted
Replies: 57
Views: 4132

Re: RUMOUR - Gomes wanted

Oilroyal Edit: add in how well he worked all of the loanees and U23’s into a failing team and like I say, he’s the complete package.


That was good fortune. Let's see how he does at the beginning of next season. Particularly if the next crop of loanees (i.e. Steve Clarke era) don't work out so well.
by Lower West
19 May 2019 12:44
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 170
Views: 9732

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

Jagermesiter1871 I clicked linked accounts and it doesn't offer me any option to add my previous account - anyone having this issue? What a state.


Make sure you complete the profile page correctly. As the system allows you to continue even if you haven't.
by Lower West
17 May 2019 22:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 22
Views: 1973

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

Loan players were once considered a hindrance. I notice that has changed in the second half of this season. Not really. Kept us up. The problems still remain though. If the summer intake doesn't gel. We'll be deeper into the mire than last year. There's a team in the making. Lacks experience and a ...
by Lower West
10 May 2019 23:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 22
Views: 1973

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

Loan players were once considered a hindrance. I notice that has changed in the second half of this season. Not really. Kept us up. The problems still remain though. If the summer intake doesn't gel. We'll be deeper into the mire than last year. There's a team in the making. Lacks experience and a ...
by Lower West
08 May 2019 22:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 564
Views: 26572

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Swift wasn’t missed during the run in. He will command a good fee. Much rather sell him than Moore or Meite who would have been badly missed ( we scored once in our final three games of which Meite only played a few minutes). Out of all the saleable assets, barrow would be the first one out for me....
by Lower West
08 May 2019 19:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6810

Re: BFT(final)G

Denver Royal I would say the fitness levels of refs has improved markedly in recent years, which is commendable.


Refs have to be athletes themselves these days.
by Lower West
08 May 2019 19:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: McShane leaves
Replies: 54
Views: 4216

Re: McShane leaves

Good Captain and club servant. One of the club's better free transfers. Wish him well.
by Lower West
08 May 2019 18:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 564
Views: 26572

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Suspect that money would be a major barrier. He's also a player that plays best when his next contract is on the line. Liked Williams a lot, but tbh he is the type of player we are moving away from - expensive in wages and injury prone Be interesting to see what level he is now after 18 months out ...
by Lower West
07 May 2019 18:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 564
Views: 26572

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Hound Yep and probably increased each of the loanees values by at least 50% if not a lot more.


Host club pays their wages. Reading agree to give them maximum pitch time. Everybody is a winner.
by Lower West
06 May 2019 22:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: What points will we finish on and position
Replies: 127
Views: 20362

Re: What points will we finish on and position

59 points next season. Mid table beckons. :D
by Lower West
05 May 2019 21:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 564
Views: 26572

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I assume we'll be relying on loans again next season but looking at the impact our 5/6 had this year I don't think it's a bad way of working until we get the wage bill sorted out. Also looking around the league, there's a lot of loanees who've made big impacts. Jack Harrison at Leeds, Dean Henderso...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Danny Loader conundrum
Replies: 96
Views: 5719

Re: The Danny Loader conundrum

Played really well today, seems completely different to how he was at first. Definitely showing signs of a player worth keeping around My thoughts exactly. I said to my mate he is playing like he believes he belongs in the team. When you are playing with your academy teammates then the understandin...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6810

Re: BFT(final)G

The team as a whole gets an 8. Inexperienced and playing without a target striker. Played the game that Gomes set them out to do. When you get 11 players that collectively play with spirit and committment. Makes the game far easier to manage. No passengers today on the pitch. If this is the ethic fo...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6810

Re: BFT(final)G

Came into the East Stand (in front of us in Y24) to present a large bouquet of flowers to a lady. (I believe the guy with her is connected to STAR). Nice. The lady he presented the flowers to sorts out the goalkeeper's jerseys for him. Apparently they are all long-sleeved, and Martinez prefers play...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6810

Re: BFT(final)G

The thought of lining up next season without Martinez, Miazga and Baker is too much too bare. I even love Ovie :( That’s the issue. Are we going to be able to start next season with a squad as strong as the one we finished this season with. Highly doubtful. The club now has an identity and the team...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 564
Views: 26572

Re: Next Season's Squad.

In all seriousness kelly has had a poor season but some of the people who slate kelly were probably the same ones that slated Norwood who now has back to back to back promotions Kelly isn't a bad footballer per se. Just hasn't improved enough to be guaranteed a regular starting place at Championshi...
by Lower West
05 May 2019 18:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6810

Re: BFT(final)G

Snowflake Royal Which raises a question about Martinez Not being with them.


Came into the East Stand (in front of us in Y24) to present a large bouquet of flowers to a lady. (I believe the guy with her is connected to STAR).
by Lower West
05 May 2019 17:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT(final)G
Replies: 109
Views: 6810

Re: BFT(final)G

Zip Yiadom. 6 Pretty quiet today and rarely got forward


More attempts on goal than Gunter.
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