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by maffff
13 Jun 2019 23:28
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: How many players will we sign this window?
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Re: How many players will we sign this window?

We'll only sign Ian Royal. Sam Walker will drop to the bench.
by maffff
11 Jun 2019 20:53
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Liam Kelly
Replies: 25
Views: 4998

Re: Rumour - Liam Kelly

Wallsy Feels a bit Sam Walker ...

Agreed.
by maffff
11 Jun 2019 19:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4313
Views: 625009

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

Very interesting read Maff- reminded me of a lot of players I had wiped from my memory. A few who I didn't notice you covering: Ji was joined on that two-year scholarship (not a trial) by Nam Tae-Hee and Kim Won-Sik. Nam has 44 caps for South Korea and currently plays for Al-Sadd in Qatar. Kim play...
by maffff
11 Jun 2019 11:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4313
Views: 625009

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

A bit of a tangent, but Sim from The Tilehurst End and I have compiled a piece on players that passed through our academy, didn't make a first team appearance and went on to forge careers somewhere else (or still have the opportunity to). This series shows where some are plying their trade these day...
by maffff
10 Jun 2019 19:29
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 32
Views: 5067

Re: Rumour - Ovie Ejaria

Reportedly Reading would be Ovie's preferred destination https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport/17695463.liverpool-midfielder-ovie-ejaria-likely-to-move-to-reading-ahead-of-the-201920-championship-season/ Would be good to get him in here early doors. Suppose that can be said of any player, but I ...
by maffff
09 Jun 2019 19:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 51
Views: 4003

Re: Are we screwed?

Snowflake Royal
maffff Embargo ends tomorrow

Give us a clue. Money in? Deadweight out?
Hired some FFP loophole lawyers?

No more detail - it's what José said in an interview in Portugal
by maffff
09 Jun 2019 18:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 51
Views: 4003

Re: Are we screwed?

Embargo ends tomorrow
by maffff
09 Jun 2019 15:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 51
Views: 4003

Re: Are we screwed?

There should be an end to the financial woes. We were in an ok position before Gourlay and co ballsed up. Yep, boom or bust after the playoff final, which was the first season diminished income given parachute payments ended then. Hilarious really when we see what we signed. At least that loss come...
by maffff
09 Jun 2019 15:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 51
Views: 4003

Re: Are we screwed?

The youngsters need to come through. I wouldn't mind a season or two of surviving while clearing bloated contracts off the books but it seems like there is no end in sight to the financial woes. Actually I think the opposite is the case. We’ve got a short term issue with the restrictions of FFP. Th...
by maffff
02 Jun 2019 13:00
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 328
Views: 29519

Re: Financial Fair Play

2013/14: £7,291,469 loss 2014/15: £2,588,554 profit 2015/16: £15,034,948 loss [three-year rolling: -£19,737,863] 2016/17: £4,661,150 profit [three-year rolling: -£7,785,244] 2017/18: £20,952,868 loss [three-year rolling: -£31,326,666] Oh boy, that 2017/18 figure has us oxf*rd for another 2 seasons ...
by maffff
30 May 2019 20:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 734
Views: 40609

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Hibs will have some money to spend and £500,000 would be below their transfer record. That would be the bare minimum he should go for. In reality we should be looking at getting £800,000 for him. After his loan success I'd be looking for £1.5m. Got a Hibby chum who is convinced they can't afford tr...
by maffff
30 May 2019 01:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Patrick Bauer
Replies: 70
Views: 7304

Re: Rumour - Patrick Bauer

This would be very good news if this did happen. Bauer is a strong ball winning tall (6ft3) centre back. For those who didn’t know. Would be a great partner for Moore. He has been far to good for league 1 for the last couple of seasons and I suggested we signed him last year. On a free transfer we ...
by maffff
28 May 2019 17:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 734
Views: 40609

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Well they can’t both be first choice so let’s say we start with Southwood 1, Ward 2, CBC 3. Would it not make sense to have Ward starting cup games as a no.2? Would be a bit odd otherwise. Shouldn't we prioritise potential? If Ward were in his last season we wouldn't be clamouring to extend him Sou...
by maffff
28 May 2019 15:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 734
Views: 40609

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Well they can’t both be first choice so let’s say we start with Southwood 1, Ward 2, CBC 3. Would it not make sense to have Ward starting cup games as a no.2? Would be a bit odd otherwise. Shouldn't we prioritise potential? If Ward were in his last season we wouldn't be clamouring to extend him Sou...
by maffff
28 May 2019 15:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 734
Views: 40609

Re: Next Season's Squad.

So an emerging question for us to think on: Does CBC get any serious consideration for 3rd choice keeper next season? Hes 16 so I cant help but think no but it's rare for someone of his age to come out and say that and to sound believable. He seems to have that belief in himself. I hope he is judge...
by maffff
28 May 2019 05:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Rio Ave players / Portuguese
Replies: 10
Views: 2037

Re: Speculation - Rio Ave players / Portuguese

From Despair To Where? Transfermarkt also have Nelson Monte listed as OOC at Rio Ave. Centre back who can also play RB. Was a regular this season, particularly under Gomes until an ankle injury ended his season.

He's contracted for another 4 seasons.
by maffff
27 May 2019 21:50
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Rio Ave players / Portuguese
Replies: 10
Views: 2037

Speculation - Rio Ave players / Portuguese

Who would you want to see here? We know Reading did some scouting at Rio Ave recently, we also know we have several areas we need to strengthen. Three players from Rio Ave have already confirmed they are leaving or Rio Ave would listen to offers - Léo (Jardim), Brazilian Goalkeeper. Was on loan from...
by maffff
27 May 2019 18:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4313
Views: 625009

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

Olise's been called up for France u18s for the Toulon tournament. Only British player there. Eligible for England, France and Nigeria.

Interestingly his younger brother is a youth International for England, still at Chelsea (where we got Olise from 2 years.
by maffff
27 May 2019 13:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 82
Views: 4252

Re: Value the Squad

Jaakola's stats there are incredible. Westwood has been the best goalkeeper in the league for nearly a decade so no surprise to see him top, and Randolph is Ireland's goalkeeper. But Jaakola (and Martinez for that matter) are ahead of Butland, Henderson, Krul, Camp, Johnstone, Castilla, etc. There'...
by maffff
26 May 2019 19:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 82
Views: 4252

Re: Value the Squad

Hopefully...
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