Season 2018/2019

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by TheRouge » 13 Jul 2018 13:11

Sutekh wrote:Norwich City - another consistent season of being remarkably inconsistent this way comes.


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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Ascotexgunner » 13 Jul 2018 22:41

I really fear for us this season. I feel uninspired by the signings so far and I'm not really a fan of Clement. I think the poor performances will continue as will the dull football.I hope I'm wrong.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Snowflake Royal » 14 Jul 2018 19:27

Ascotexgunner wrote:I really fear for us this season. I feel uninspired by the signings so far and I'm not really a fan of Clement. I think the poor performances will continue as will the dull football.I hope I'm wrong.


Christ, if you can't go into a new season with optimism and enthusiasm, giving everyone a chance to prove themselves, I think you should probably give up on football. You're going to be unbearable during the season if things don't get off to a good start if you already feel like that.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Lower West » 14 Jul 2018 20:02

Ascotexgunner wrote:I really fear for us this season. I feel uninspired by the signings so far and I'm not really a fan of Clement. I think the poor performances will continue as will the dull football.I hope I'm wrong.


Given the dire perfprmances in the latter half of last season. The new additions all add character and experience to the group. The lack of leadership on the pitch was visibly lacking. While the league maybe out of reach. Cup run looks far more achievable.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Barney » 14 Jul 2018 22:12

Casting aside the first few years when I was too young to care, I am about to embark on season number 40+ watching Reading.
Through the many promotions and relegations i have enjoyed/hated, starting the new season in a different division always had a feeling of caution or optimism.
But having now "enjoyed" this impressive run of 15+ seasons in the top two tiers, the pessimistic feeling is no longer there.
Totally agree that three of the last four season have seen us too close to the bottom of the Championship, but maybe too optimistically I just do not see us being relegated to the third tier.

As for this season:
Championship: top ten...possibly skirting on the edge of the play-offs.
Cups: A decent run in one....last 16 in one of them.

Here we go. Let's do it.


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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Victor Meldrew » 15 Jul 2018 11:32

Just want to see a few more games where we have more than 0,1 or 2 shots on target (which was too often last season)..

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Zip » 15 Jul 2018 12:47

Victor Meldrew wrote:Just want to see a few more games where we have more than 0,1 or 2 shots on target (which was too often last season)..


We had very little creativity from midfield. This will be a big season for Swift. He needs to stay injury free and take a step up from last season.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by tidus_mi2 » 15 Jul 2018 13:36

I'm not worried about us this season actually, for a start we're having a proper pre-season so we actually should be ready for the start of the season this time unlike the shambles of last year. Also with the change in management I doubt we'll have the injury issues we had the last couple of seasons, it is no coincidence that we had a huge increase of injuries as they all seemed to start under Stam's management, whether that be how he conducts training, the quality of the medical team or whatever.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by 3points » 15 Jul 2018 15:38

Think we might be workmanlike and unexciting to watch. Lots of tight games won by the odd goal as we will struggle to score goals through a lack of creativity and quality in the final third.


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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Snowflake Royal » 15 Jul 2018 17:29

Boring mid-table would be an absolutely delight. If we can win 10+ games at home that would be good too.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by strap » 15 Jul 2018 20:08

If we finish 10th - 14th, AND play with a bit more passion, AND actually have some shots on target, (is 4-6 a game too much to ask for?), then for me it will have been a successful season.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Lower West » 15 Jul 2018 22:37

If we concede fewer goals it will be a major step forward. For the past two seasons we have gifted far too many cheaply.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Hound » 16 Jul 2018 07:45

strap wrote:If we finish 10th - 14th, AND play with a bit more passion, AND actually have some shots on target, (is 4-6 a game too much to ask for?), then for me it will have been a successful season.


Yeah about the same. Would be nice to stay in touch with the play off places for a bit of interest


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Re: Season 2018/2019

by TheSpread » 16 Jul 2018 09:45

So far we've lost to

Eastleigh 2-1 and AFC Wimbledon 4-2 and drew 0-0 v Fulham.

For 3
Against 6.

Worrying times indeed.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Snowflake Royal » 16 Jul 2018 18:58

Didn't know Chelsea were mirroring our preseason.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by windermereROYAL » 16 Jul 2018 19:50

TheSpread wrote:So far we've lost to

Eastleigh 2-1 and AFC Wimbledon 4-2 and drew 0-0 v Fulham.

For 3
Against 6.

Worrying times indeed.


Frendlies are a fitness excercise. with 3 more very challenging games coming up it`s looking likely we may go into the new season without a win.
Worried? not in the slightest, it`s when the league starts and we are not winning that I will be concrened.

Chill out.

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Hiram K Hackenbacker » 16 Jul 2018 21:33

windermereROYAL wrote:
TheSpread wrote:So far we've lost to

Eastleigh 2-1 and AFC Wimbledon 4-2 and drew 0-0 v Fulham.

For 3
Against 6.

Worrying times indeed.


Frendlies are a fitness excercise. with 3 more very challenging games coming up it`s looking likely we may go into the new season without a win.
Worried? not in the slightest, it`s when the league starts and we are not winning that I will be concrened.

Chill out.

I agree

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by TheSpread » 17 Jul 2018 08:40

It's all about getting a winning momentum into the season. We haven't won yet.........

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by NewCorkSeth » 17 Jul 2018 08:44

TheSpread wrote:It's all about getting a winning momentum into the season. We haven't won yet.........

I don't nessecarily agree with that. It's a new manager doing his first pre season. It's about getting his tactics across and ensuring the players are fit for the season.

Is there any evidence that teams who win their pre season games do better over the course of a season?

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Re: Season 2018/2019

by Hound » 17 Jul 2018 09:01

I think we'd all like to see some wins, or at least good performances in the last couple of games of pre-season

Sounds like (and this is a good thing) that PC has been working them very hard in pre-season. Some of the results have been down to doing a full week of hard training then straight into the game. As we get closer to the season, I'm sure the intensity of the training will ease off a little so they can properly prepare for each match

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