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by Royalwaster
11 Nov 2019 18:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sack Mark Bowen
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Sack Mark Bowen

Has done well last few games but lacks the experience to get us to the Premiership - we should get Neil Warnock while we can before someone else snaps him up as he knows how to get teams promoted!
by Royalwaster
10 Nov 2019 15:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: The idiots of Twitter thread
Replies: 584
Views: 88293

Re: The idiots of Twitter thread

The lads on twitter are really being pathetic about the McCleary situation. A consummate professional who has endured a real challenge in a difficult part of his career has just scored for us rounding of a great win and they are having a go at him. The mind boggles. It’s basically just that cretin ...
by Royalwaster
10 Nov 2019 15:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Luton
Replies: 121
Views: 10519

Re: BFTG - Luton

When is Joao likely to be back from injury? I know a lot of people don't like him, but think if motivated he could be lethal in this league and definitely better than Meite (who I don't rate ... just don't think he has a footballing brain).
by Royalwaster
10 Nov 2019 13:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Luton
Replies: 121
Views: 10519

Re: BFTG - Luton

One thing i've noticed is that our CBs convert into CMs during games - look at the highlights for the 2nd goal and you see Moore racing towards their penalty box ... I saw him and Miazga doing that again in the second half. Makes a lot of sense when you're playing that formation ... and I don't thin...
by Royalwaster
05 Nov 2019 08:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3703
Views: 425258

Re: Rival Watch

Err, I think most people were underwhelmed but were happy to give him a chance before slagging him off. It was only the usual vocal minority or the Twitter mong collective who crawled out if the woodwork, calling him a snake and coming up with conspiracy theories about how he got the job who were c...
by Royalwaster
02 Nov 2019 17:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (h) sponsored by new manager bounce
Replies: 101
Views: 7299

Re: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (h) sponsored by new manager bounce

Hound Well that was harder than it should have been.

Excellent and in total control for an hour, then the Moore injury and the poor conceded goal rattled us. Never quite got control back but Millwall didn’t really come close again



The overhead kick towards the end was pretty close ...
by Royalwaster
24 Oct 2019 21:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ejaria vs Siggy
Replies: 49
Views: 2432

Re: Ejaria vs Siggy

i won't vote if there is no Jimmy Kebe option
by Royalwaster
23 Oct 2019 20:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4706
Views: 668484

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

I remember Tetek from when he was a 9 year old playing in the Oxford Youth League - he's only 16 and already playing for the U18s and now in the U23 squad. Osario is also the same age and also from Oxford. Both really great talents.
by Royalwaster
17 Oct 2019 11:44
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Oke
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: Rumour - Josh Oke

Racists.
by Royalwaster
16 Oct 2019 17:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Howe out?
Replies: 31
Views: 2293

Re: Howe out?

Since being reappointed as chief executive in December 2018 Nigel Howe has: Sacked Paul Clement as we were starting to show some form. Taken 3 weeks to appoint Jose gomes despite him having nothing on his CV to suggest he would be a successful championship manager. Employed a remarkably scatter gun...
by Royalwaster
11 Oct 2019 18:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 35735

Re: Next Manager

Well looks like it won't be Ainsworth:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50013438
by Royalwaster
11 Oct 2019 14:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manager v luck etc
Replies: 65
Views: 2848

Re: Manager v luck etc

Gomes had a fair share of 'luck' personally last year. The two key games for him were Ipswich (a) - where they missed an absolute sitter in the last min, and Wigan (h) where we played really poorly and came out with 3 points - partly due to Wigan utterly switching off on a drop ball I think it was....
by Royalwaster
11 Oct 2019 12:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manager v luck etc
Replies: 65
Views: 2848

Re: Manager v luck etc

I was thinking about this the other day too - how some managers somehow get a reputation for being good just due to a bit of luck - that can come in the form of a particular strikers suddenly having a hot streak; I personally think Jaap Stam was lucky in that sense in his first season and has since ...
by Royalwaster
10 Oct 2019 16:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 35735

Re: Next Manager

How about taking Reading to become a League 1 team ... that's a challenge for your Mr H!
by Royalwaster
09 Oct 2019 08:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4222
Views: 208196

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

Jaap Stam not doing so well for Rotterdam ... sounds familiar:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/foo ... m-20529116
by Royalwaster
09 Oct 2019 08:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 805
Views: 37938

Re: GOMES OUT!

This season we have seen the fall of one of the most popular managers at this club. He was charismatic yes. but can anyone seriously tell me he was going to be the man to take us forward? I feel that the reason for him being so popular was due to the rise of the new 1871 movement at reading. Either...
by Royalwaster
09 Oct 2019 08:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 35735

Re: Next Manager

Team win rates don't mean a lot in isolation - you need to look at the context; how did managers do with the same team before and after his tenure - what was he expected to achieve with that team. As an extreme example, if you take a top 4 team, a win % below 50% is going to get you the sack ... if ...
by Royalwaster
08 Oct 2019 19:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 35735

Re: Next Manager

We should bring in Ole Gunnar ... after all he's keeping Man Utd out of the relegation zone!
by Royalwaster
08 Oct 2019 19:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 805
Views: 37938

Re: GOMES OUT!

I was totally behind Gomes being sacked but if we get Hughes in, what a oxf*rd trainwreck. Surely they must see how poorly received such an appointment would be. I can't agree more ... I'd just give up and look for another team. One of my best friends is a Saints supporter and when I mentioned this...
by Royalwaster
08 Oct 2019 18:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 35735

Re: Next Manager

With Bowen at the helm its 100% going to be Mark Hughes lol.....pretty uninspiring but has that experience at this level which is just what we need to get us out of this mess. Would prefer Houghton, but everyone is saying he will not come to Reading which seems strange as i dont see much difference...
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