Building for next season

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Re: Building for next season

by SpaghettiHoop » 18 May 2018 07:34

CountryRoyal wrote:
NewCorkSeth wrote:
RoyalBlue wrote:If only.................



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8USo1jzEH3Y

Looks far too good to even wish we could have him from that video!


Loool. He’s already on 27k a week, not to mention that he’s far too good for us.


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Re: Building for next season

by NewCorkSeth » 18 May 2018 08:30

Snowflake Royal wrote:
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John Smith wrote:And you saw all of that from the Lower West stand?

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I have no idea what point he is trying to make. Because I can't see the striker on the screen seeing Gunter stand 5 yards off his man as he crosses the ball into our box is irrelevant?

It's pretty simple. Live at the game you get a far better view of overall shape, off the ball play and defensive positioning. On screen you get a far better view of individual match incidents all over the pitch and can rewatch the tight calls.

Right. I get that excluding the fact humans have limited vision so obviously can't watch the whole pitch at the same time but I wasn't arguing that watching a match on a screen is better? Just we were attacked down the flanks quite a bit this season and everything I know and have seen about Gunter (not just this season) points to him being completely unsuitable to playing as a CB whatever the team shape is.
I don't believe watching a game live would have shown me Gunter making last ditch challenges "every other game". They usually follow the ball when filming football..

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Re: Building for next season

by Sutekh » 18 May 2018 09:28

Actually think Clement's arrival and the subsequent run of form has been the best way Reading could have survived as PC would have learned a hell of a lot more about the squad and their mental make up than he would have done if Reading had gone on a winning run.

Overall it's not a bad squad Reading have, it is talented but it's just terribly unbalanced in terms character so it's largely that that needs addressing (besides the main need for a striker) so the need for a complete overhaul is probably not necessary, more careful pruning and replacement in key areas.

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Re: Building for next season

by muirinho » 18 May 2018 10:15

Sutekh wrote:Actually think Clement's arrival and the subsequent run of form has been the best way Reading could have survived as PC would have learned a hell of a lot more about the squad and their mental make up than he would have done if Reading had gone on a winning run.

Overall it's not a bad squad Reading have, it is talented but it's just terribly unbalanced in terms character so it's largely that that needs addressing (besides the main need for a striker) so the need for a complete overhaul is probably not necessary, more careful pruning and replacement in key areas.


Interesting to note about Andy Yiadom is he has been captain of Barnet and Barnsley. May have been brought in for that as much as anything else. Not necessarily to be captain, but for more leaders on the pitch. Think that's one of the things we miss most about Williams and Al-Habsi - both were on-the-pitch leaders

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Re: Building for next season

by Hound » 18 May 2018 10:18

agreed with that. Another reason why Yiadom looks a good signing. I think Elphick may well be the right player to come in as well if Villa do go up


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Re: Building for next season

by Lower West » 18 May 2018 21:58

NewCorkSeth wrote: Just we were attacked down the flanks quite a bit this season and everything I know and have seen about Gunter (not just this season) points to him being completely unsuitable to playing as a CB whatever the team shape is.


Totally agree. There was next to no defensive cover (tracking back) for the full backs. Likewise the centre of the defence was equally left totally exposed on far too many occasions. Finally on the last game of the season. Clement partnered JVB and Bacuna in front of a back 3. We looked so much better.

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Re: Building for next season

by Royalwaster » 19 May 2018 16:10

Lower West wrote:
NewCorkSeth wrote: Just we were attacked down the flanks quite a bit this season and everything I know and have seen about Gunter (not just this season) points to him being completely unsuitable to playing as a CB whatever the team shape is.


Totally agree. There was next to no defensive cover (tracking back) for the full backs. Likewise the centre of the defence was equally left totally exposed on far too many occasions. Finally on the last game of the season. Clement partnered JVB and Bacuna in front of a back 3. We looked so much better.


Well we looked less likely to concede ... but we had one shot and that wasn't on target.

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