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by Stranded
30 Sep 2020 21:08
Forum: General Football
Topic: Football - The Covid Years
Replies: 14
Views: 101

Re: Football - The Covid Years

God I hope they don't do it like Germany. I think their 4th division have like 197 leagues. 4 5 but Bayern isn't running this season. As for English football, can only see a PL2 on the way to protect the top 40 or so clubs. The rest drop to semi pro level with the addition of U21 sides. Promotion w...
by Stranded
30 Sep 2020 20:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 706
Views: 34044

Re: Season 20/21

Who has Thierry Nevers pissed off btw?

Clearly not seen as a senior team option given his absence.
by Stranded
30 Sep 2020 20:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 706
Views: 34044

Re: Season 20/21

Well, we certainly can't argue that there is no path to the first team for Academy players now.
by Stranded
30 Sep 2020 19:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 706
Views: 34044

Re: Season 20/21

Squad photo released: https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2020/september/2020-21---the-official-first-team-squad-photo Interestingly* no Smith or McNulty in the picture - which given the number of academy players in it would suggest they are outta here in the coming days. Also first sighting of our ne...
by Stranded
30 Sep 2020 13:59
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme
Replies: 271
Views: 27040

Re: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme

Given he was at Dean Court for his medical yesterday afternoon, it's taking a long time for him to be confirmed down there.

Everyone is going to look very silly when he finally signs for Celtic.
by Stranded
30 Sep 2020 11:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 706
Views: 34044

Re: Season 20/21

Squad photo released: https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2020/september/2020-21---the-official-first-team-squad-photo Interestingly* no Smith or McNulty in the picture - which given the number of academy players in it would suggest they are outta here in the coming days. Also first sighting of our new...
by Stranded
30 Sep 2020 09:44
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Alfa Semedo
Replies: 44
Views: 5184

Re: Rumour - Alfa Semedo

This is done according to the Portugese press.
by Stranded
30 Sep 2020 07:56
Forum: General Football
Topic: The generic transfer thread
Replies: 8120
Views: 428316

Re: The generic transfer thread

Wesley Fofana, teenage defender at St Etienne, on his way to Leicester for €40M Very, very highly rated - will be intresting* to see how he does. In non-transfer news, Man Utd told by Dortmund to not even bother putting in a bid of €90m for Sancho as they will only accept €120. The Man Utd tactic o...
by Stranded
30 Sep 2020 07:52
Forum: General Football
Topic: FA Cup 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 413

Re: FA Cup 2021

Getting ridiculous now, games played at home by National league North and South teams who come in this round have to be played behind closed doors, while if they are away fans will be in attendance. :evil: ...bit of clarification - from the FA (if that's not a contradiction etc etc) https://www.the...
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 15:34
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme
Replies: 271
Views: 27040

Re: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme

It does look like we are under some sort of embargo again which is no bad thing. It will mean the EFL will not authorise reckless spending although we had this last season and ended up having a spending splurge before the window closed. All a bit odd. The worry is that how can the EFL see signing a...
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 15:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 6360
Views: 659478

Re: Rival Watch

As the thread's maker, yes the thread has evolved. However, it's not for general chat about clubs in the Premier League, nor any team who has no relevance to Reading FC at this moment in time, that's what General Football is for :arrow: The thread is for talk about teams in our immediate vicinity, ...
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 14:22
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme
Replies: 271
Views: 27040

Re: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme

Ah well. Hopefully a lesson for all the twitter fans giving it large to other clubs supporters about this signing. Don't celebrate too early. I know its face saving now but do we really want a player who just jumps at the opportunity to play for another club? Trained with us for 4 weeks but doesn't...
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 14:22
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme
Replies: 271
Views: 27040

Re: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme

Ah well. Hopefully a lesson for all the twitter fans giving it large to other clubs supporters about this signing. Don't celebrate too early. I know its face saving now but do we really want a player who just jumps at the opportunity to play for another club? Trained with us for 4 weeks but doesn't...
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 13:38
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Reading players out of contract in summer 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 23521

Re: Reading players out of contract in summer 2020

If Smith was attracting Wimbledon interest and we want to bring in PIggott - would seem to be a deal there that suits all parties.
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 13:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Perry Ng
Replies: 112
Views: 8566

Re: Rumour - Perry Ng

Rumour initially came from one of the ITK accounts - that we had bid or were about to put a bid in for him.
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 13:36
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme
Replies: 271
Views: 27040

Re: Rumour - Rodrigo Riquelme

If he is going elsewhere so be it but as said, there must be an underlying reason why this deal hasn't gone through but the Gibson one did - must be cost. Perhaps there was an expectation of a large loan fee for him or an obligation to buy for X million that meant the EFL wouldn't sign it off. Ejari...
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 11:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Osho
Replies: 52
Views: 3776

Re: Osho

Staggered that some would not want Osho back. I watched him a lot at U23 as a CB and he is a good player. He did well at FB when we used him there and so if he wants to come back surely he would be a low cost option for a season and he is one of our own. If he does well then we could offer an exten...
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 11:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 6360
Views: 659478

Re: Rival Watch

So what we thinking about Everton this season? Seem to have started well. They are officially not rivals. I think we should have clear and defined rules as to what a rival is and try and stick to them. Played against them 6 or more times within a 5 year period Geography Ex-player who we hate plays ...
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 10:48
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - the return of Pele
Replies: 57
Views: 4656

Re: Rumour - the return of Pele

Pele confirmed as returning.....

...to Rio Ave.
by Stranded
29 Sep 2020 09:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Watford (h) sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Replies: 53
Views: 1658

Re: MATCHWATCH : Watford (h) sponsored by Chris Armstrong

Definitely our toughest test to date - going into the international break undefeated will be a massive confidence boost ahead of an "easier" run of games where some of the injured may be fit (or fitter) that this weekend. Only been 2 goals in Watford's games to date, both scored by them so...
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