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by andrew1957
12 Nov 2018 14:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: The very latest in Clement In/Out Polls
Replies: 70
Views: 3162

Re: The very latest in Clement In/Out Polls

Definitely IN for me. I see a huge improvement from the gutless and awful displays under Stam. We are (admittedly very slowly) getting better. To me the difference between this season and last is the Ipswich performance Saturday as compared to the Birmingham at home performance under Stam. Last seas...
by andrew1957
03 Nov 2018 17:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (h) sponsored by a plea from Terry Cooper
Replies: 95
Views: 8449

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (h) sponsored by a plea from Terry Cooper

Say it once, I'll say it again, we are not going to win games with this midfield, it doesn't matter how well they play individually, they are too lightweight and that means we will keep conceding with them there. Real shame, because I actually think we've played OK most the season, but the problem ...
by andrew1957
04 Oct 2018 07:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?
Replies: 94
Views: 8192

Re: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?

I’m not even joking when I say his sister is better than him. He looks like he has Cerebral Palsy ffs, he should be ashamed to call himself a human let alone a footballer. Hands down the worst sportsman I’ve ever seen, wouldn’t even make the Paralympics. If he was a dog we’d have put him down to pu...
by andrew1957
03 Oct 2018 20:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?
Replies: 94
Views: 8192

Re: [POLL] Is Aluko really that poor?

Have to say I try to give players the benefit of the doubt. For example I think Gunter is much better than he gets credit for on here. But Aluko really has been awful since joining. Either he never was very good, or his knees are shot, or he is low on confidence, or he just could not care less - but...
by andrew1957
03 Oct 2018 20:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED - Yakou Meite
Replies: 189
Views: 43705

Re: CONFIRMED - Yakou Meite

I like Meite because at least he tries hard and he was a tad unlucky not to score last night. But I have to say I am shocked that he as received such a long contract extension at this stage in his career. I can only think that the club expect him to develop and have been able to sign him on low wage...
by andrew1957
02 Oct 2018 23:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT - I don’t know what to call it
Replies: 142
Views: 9878

Re: BFT - I don’t know what to call it

I try to be positive but I have to say that when I heard that Aluko was playing my enthusiasm was dented. And he was truly awful yet again. I try not to knock individual players but it is really hard to see how Aluko can ever start another game for RFC. It was as though we were playing with 10 men u...
by andrew1957
02 Oct 2018 15:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: This season v last season
Replies: 15
Views: 1457

This season v last season

I am not sure if it has been mentioned on another thread but after the draw on Saturday RFC have a slightly better record this season (by goal difference) as compared to the first 10 games of last season under Stam. Last time - Won 2 Drew 3 Lost 5 For 9 Against 12 (-3) This season - Won 2 Drew 3 Los...
by andrew1957
25 Sep 2018 13:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3634
Views: 512748

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

Reading FC have a good record of bringing Academy payers through to the first team but much depends on how they do on loan to League 1 and 2. For example in the past the likes of Obita, Sigurdsson and Hector did very well on loan and then got their first team chance. Sadly over the last couple of ye...
by andrew1957
20 Sep 2018 20:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement In/Out...latest poll
Replies: 31
Views: 1725

Re: Clement In/Out...latest poll

Snowflake Royal wrote:In. And it will continue to be In until the shower of shit who cross the white line of a saturday afternoon oxf*rd off elsewhere and Clement proves he's no good with competent players.


Agreed
by andrew1957
20 Sep 2018 20:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 721
Views: 56165

Re: Clement

I understand the urge to blame the manager, after all Clement is the only person at the club we can actually do anything to get rid of as fans. I also accept that Clement is not doing a good job. What I can no longer accept is blaming managers for the poor performance of the players. These players ...
by andrew1957
20 Sep 2018 17:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Norwich
Replies: 205
Views: 10461

Re: BFTG - Norwich

First half so flat, dire infact. Just don't understand how you can play like that after being fired up before kick off. Second half I actually thought we were excellent. Intent, and purpose was there. We created a fair few chances. But seriously our finishing is just woeful. What actually went agai...
by andrew1957
20 Sep 2018 09:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 721
Views: 56165

Re: Clement

I honestly don't think a manager change will help really. He's not beyond reproach by any means, but the problems stem from awful decision-making at the top, and now we're left with a broken squad with some individual talent but who just don't work collectively. Yes, you could argue that's the mana...
by andrew1957
04 Sep 2018 11:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement
Replies: 721
Views: 56165

Re: Clement

I have voted "in". As others have said the problems at RFC seem far deeper than Clement. We have been on a downward spiral for some years. In truth apart from those intimately involved in the club I doubt that any of us have an real inkling as to what has gone wrong. But I don't see how th...
by andrew1957
23 Aug 2018 19:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: McShane
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

Re: McShane

To be fair to McShane he has been a good servant to the club the last few seasons but it does look as though he should be no more than back up this season. I really do not understand why Illori was dropped initially and he is now "injured" (whether conveniently or really who knows). Maybe ...
by andrew1957
23 Aug 2018 19:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 2103
Views: 245285

Re: Rival Watch

QPR sign Hemed and Wells. Two very good signings who are both much better than Baldock IMO. I think QPR will start to make a come back and so we need to get our act together quickly.
by andrew1957
20 Aug 2018 16:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: The All New 2018/19 Season Rougeometer
Replies: 33
Views: 2814

Re: The All New 2018/19 Season Rougeometer

I think the Rouge is smoking something funny if he thinks there is only a 24% chance of finishing in the bottom 7 (18th or below). I would say nearer 50%. And that could be much higher if we lose the next 2 (very possible) as it will be hard to come back from losing 5 on the bounce.
by andrew1957
20 Aug 2018 16:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: BROBOT OUT!!!!
Replies: 117
Views: 10289

Re: BROBOT OUT!!!!

Anyone who seriously (joking aside) thinks Clement should be sacked now is just crazy IMO. I think we all agree that since John M stepped down it has all been a car crash but it is hard as a fan to know who is to blame. However, I find it very hard to see how we can criticise the new owners apart fr...
by andrew1957
15 Aug 2018 09:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Birmingham
Replies: 50
Views: 7122

Re: BFTG Birmingham

My first game since we lost to Birmingham at home early this year and I said I would never attend another match until Stam was gone. Quite frankly RFC became an awful team to watch under Stam. Sideways passing with no point whatsoever. Clement has a big job on his hands to turn round the ship - but ...
by andrew1957
09 Aug 2018 13:41
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Liam Moore to Brighton
Replies: 488
Views: 88826

Re: Liam Moore to Brighton

Quite unsure about how motivated he will be and how keen to perform. I'm sure he'll be giving it some effort, but if he's effectively being forced to stay (that's exactly what is happening), then will he really be 100% motivated and giving it his all? Either way, I'm glad he is staying and I hope h...
by andrew1957
09 Aug 2018 13:38
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Liam Moore to Brighton
Replies: 488
Views: 88826

Re: Liam Moore to Brighton

All credit to the Chinese owners. At least now all the spaculation about Moore leaving can stop. Until January..... You know as well as I do that all players have a price. If Moore plays well til January and a PL team is desperate for a CB then we might well get 15M - that has to be better than 8M ...
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