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by Stranded
15 Feb 2018 11:48
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Graham Potter
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Graham Potter

Think he's got Swedish wife and young family so doubt he'd be coming to UK any time soon. Don't think he does. There was an intereview with him yesterday where he spoke about his wife giving up her business to move with him when he was offered the job. He had apparently been interviewed on Swedish ...
by Stranded
15 Feb 2018 09:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training
Replies: 76
Views: 4319

Re: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training

Some of the players need to have more sense. Sam Smith plastering social media with photos of him on the gold course isn't going to be helpful, supporters don't want to see that kind of thing. I have no issue with them socialising and having fun but there is no need to advertise it. He and a few of...
by Stranded
14 Feb 2018 14:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3190
Views: 429670

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Dutch League is difficult to gauge. There are a handful of teams that could more than survive in our PL. The rest are Championship standard at best. Although he isn't playing in their Premier League, he is playing in the 2nd tier, which probably isn't the best standard. Yep, you're spot on Hendo. S...
by Stranded
14 Feb 2018 14:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training
Replies: 76
Views: 4319

Re: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training

Some of the players need to have more sense. Sam Smith plastering social media with photos of him on the gold course isn't going to be helpful, supporters don't want to see that kind of thing. I have no issue with them socialising and having fun but there is no need to advertise it. He and a few of...
by Stranded
13 Feb 2018 14:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training
Replies: 76
Views: 4319

Re: First team jetting off to Spain for intensive training

Don't really care about them going, but the cost cant be cheap...I thought we had no money.....still if its a "clear the air" sort of trip its worth a bash.....wont change anything though I suspect. The other side of the coin is if they are going down there, clearly Stam is here for somet...
by Stranded
13 Feb 2018 09:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...
Replies: 69
Views: 3976

Re: Who still thinks Reading will avoid relegation...

To all the stattos, to all the doubters, to all the boo boys: We will not get relegated. This is because there are more than 3 teams worse than us in the league that will have a lower points total come game 46. It's really that simple. Whilst I agree we won't go down when all is said and done at th...
by Stranded
12 Feb 2018 13:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?
Replies: 63
Views: 2387

Re: What was the single biggest mistake we made this season?

Cardiff at home, felt like this could have been the moment we kicked on had we won. This^ The panic that set in in that last 10mins which saw Cardiff get the draw is the biggest "mistake". Clearer heads to see it out take the point and confidence would have grown and we would be comfortab...
by Stranded
12 Feb 2018 13:01
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3307
Views: 138744

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Someone said in t’pub tonight that when you look at the talent in the City side it’s no surprise they are walking away with the title. One has to wonder if Mourinho and Guardiola swapped squads whether the differential would have been a little different. I suspect it would have been, and massively ...
by Stranded
12 Feb 2018 09:27
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3307
Views: 138744

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Someone said in t’pub tonight that when you look at the talent in the City side it’s no surprise they are walking away with the title. One has to wonder if Mourinho and Guardiola swapped squads whether the differential would have been a little different. I suspect it would have been, and massively ...
by Stranded
12 Feb 2018 09:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: The only course of action now...
Replies: 147
Views: 8656

Re: The only course of action now...

I think it is probably time for people to accept he isn't going anywhere, with the potential caveat of us dropping into the bottom 3, so it is time for those in a position to go to make 1 of 2 choices: 1) Get behind the team at the games, make for a positive atmosphere, ignore Stam and support the t...
by Stranded
07 Feb 2018 17:06
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Spaculation Phillip Wollscheid
Replies: 19
Views: 2032

Re: Spaculation Phillip Wollscheid

List of all free agent defenders here:

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/spieler ... e&yt0=Show
by Stranded
07 Feb 2018 10:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA Youth Cup U18 - Colchester United vs. Reading FC
Replies: 30
Views: 1550

Re: FA Youth Cup U18 - Colchester United vs. Reading FC

think we've seen with Richards, these lads can make the step up if given the opportunity Loader looks a pretty big lad - I reckon he could handle a few games. I'd certainly be looking to have him on the bench. Reckon he could do a job paired with Martin or Dadi for 30 mins at the end of a game What...
by Stranded
07 Feb 2018 09:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Club announces new manager!
Replies: 72
Views: 4120

Re: Club announces new manager!

Regarding Academy success or not, wasn't there a chart recently that showed we had the 5th(?) most successful academy based on players currently playing in the top 2 divisions. Or is my mind making things up now?
by Stranded
07 Feb 2018 09:06
Forum: General Football
Topic: Ups & Downs 2017/18
Replies: 31
Views: 651

Re: Ups & Downs 2017/18

Even more interesting is what is going on in the Conference, where feasibly none of the teams in the bottom 4 relegation places could actually get releg8d at the end of the season. Macclesfield (top of the league when I last checked), Chester and Hartlepool are seemingly on a financial knife edge. ...
by Stranded
06 Feb 2018 16:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: The reason we're stuck with Stam
Replies: 72
Views: 4714

Re: The reason we're stuck with Stam

Gosh I do hope you are right. But if you extend the recent form thing to 9 games then Reading have accumulated 5 points from 27, Hull 4, and Sunderland and Burton both have 10 points. If we all carried on at that rate for the rest of the season I suspect we’d be securely in the bottom 3....? FWIW t...
by Stranded
06 Feb 2018 13:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: The reason we're stuck with Stam
Replies: 72
Views: 4714

Re: The reason we're stuck with Stam

They can score goals. How many of our overpaid squad will fancy going to Accrington on a wet Tuesday? Relegation would be catastrophic a huge wage bill would have to be slashed and that’s assuming anyone would be interested in buying the likes of Aluko, Mcleary, Moore, Blacket, Illyri, Swift, Barro...
by Stranded
06 Feb 2018 09:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: The reason we're stuck with Stam
Replies: 72
Views: 4714

Re: The reason we're stuck with Stam

Strap wrote..... We are effectively banking on Burton, Sunderland and Hull having a worse last 16 games than us. Not really a fool-proof strategy is it? Burton are probably not capable of a significant upsurge but both Sunderland and Hull are highly likely to string a few wins together soon. A coup...
by Stranded
03 Feb 2018 11:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 1369
Views: 145637

Re: Rival Watch

TBF Notlob looked really good tonight, they will still have a game in hand after tomorrow, still have a 6 point gap though because Hull dropped into the bottom 3. but they are one of the teams you wouldn't expect to stay there. Why? Hull are awful, they may stay up but they are awful this year. The...
by Stranded
31 Jan 2018 12:14
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Deadline Day Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 3257

Re: Deadline Day Thread

@Blackham_ Dutch media outlet voetbalkrant is reporting that forward Jonathan Bolingi could be on his way to Reading, having ejected Anderlecht. 6 goals in 9 games for Mouscron this season. Congolese international. Work Permit could be an issue if true? Possibly. Also being reported in a Belgian ne...
by Stranded
31 Jan 2018 12:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Deadline Day Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 3257

Re: Deadline Day Thread

genome wrote:@Blackham_
Dutch media outlet voetbalkrant is reporting that forward Jonathan Bolingi could be on his way to Reading, having ejected Anderlecht.


6 goals in 9 games for Mouscron this season. Congolese international. Work Permit could be an issue if true?
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