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by Extended-Phenotype
05 Mar 2018 23:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Boycott
Replies: 188
Views: 20401

Re: Boycott

I've been boycotting Reading football matches for about three years now and I find that not having to spend time with other Reading fans and not having to watch Reading play football has made me much, much happier. You should try going along to a game or two of rugby - higher class fans at a higher...
by Extended-Phenotype
05 Aug 2016 08:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jaap being Honest
Replies: 14
Views: 4504

Re: Jaap being Honest

Sounds like he's playing down the possible smear on his CV for the real jobs he'll be after
by Extended-Phenotype
05 Aug 2016 07:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Norwood to Brighton
Replies: 141
Views: 26275

Re: CONFIMRED - Norwood to Brighton

Wasn't long ago Reading were a feeder club for Prem teams. Now we are feeding Championship teams. Bit of an oof, that.
by Extended-Phenotype
25 Jul 2016 07:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wimbledon away (pre-season friendly)
Replies: 85
Views: 13052

Re: BFTG - Wimbledon away (pre-season friendly)

Ian; Playing to the strengths of the academy, of whom may make up at most 2/11 players in the side, at the expense of the other 9, seems like a good way to fail. Maybe it's the football we want. But we need the players for it and we don't keep them long enough to move beyond the first stage of evolu...
by Extended-Phenotype
24 Jul 2016 22:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wimbledon away (pre-season friendly)
Replies: 85
Views: 13052

Re: BFTG - Wimbledon away (pre-season friendly)

A club that can't compete in the transfer market should be playing to the strengths of the players, the manager adapting the style to them, not the players adapting to the style of the managers. There is a reason a team with Readings budget has performed better with a faster, more direct, counter-at...
by Extended-Phenotype
24 Jul 2016 22:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wimbledon away (pre-season friendly)
Replies: 85
Views: 13052

Re: BFTG - Wimbledon away (pre-season friendly)

Didn't suggest it wasn't. Point still stands though and we've had this situation before under Adkins and Rodgers where we're trying to play like other clubs instead of concentrating on our own strengths. Playing possession football badly does not mean you should stop trying to play possession footb...
by Extended-Phenotype
15 Jul 2016 08:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: What are your expectations for this season? (with poll)
Replies: 43
Views: 6332

Re: What are your expectations for this season? (with poll)

I'm with genome - getting a kinda good vibe. The signings being made are my type of signings. Okay, no bank breakers or 'on the radar' names but long term, young, cost effective, hungry promise with a future ahead of them. Much prefer that to your has-beens, old duffers and short term loans. I also ...
by Extended-Phenotype
06 Jul 2016 11:36
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: And now Gunter...
Replies: 142
Views: 37431

Re: And now Gunter...

Gunter: alright footballer, probably at our level, difficult to judge over his time with us as we have been a shambles side, looks better in a more coherent team like Wales. As does HRK. I don't think either of them are stars but they are better than they seem with us. You could argue that they a co...
by Extended-Phenotype
05 Jul 2016 08:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Joey van den Berg
Replies: 65
Views: 20829

Re: Joey van den Berg

Winston Smith
bobby1413 He doesn't look like a footballer. He looks like a plumber or something.

I'm out


I would say he has a touch of the painters & decorators about him.


Aye, he does look rather moody
by Extended-Phenotype
09 Jun 2016 13:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 9098
Views: 399241

Re: CheLOLsea

Chelsea upped there offer to 5m??

Blimey, wonder what bad shit they have done that drove them to throw that amount of money at her
by Extended-Phenotype
03 Jun 2016 11:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: New manager odds
Replies: 353
Views: 69812

Re: New manager odds

Gordon?
by Extended-Phenotype
03 Jun 2016 08:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: New manager odds
Replies: 353
Views: 69812

Re: New manager odds

Moyes would be ace. Stam: I just don't get the excitement on here. If you didn't know his name, you all would be wondering what the fcuk our owners were doing bringing in a manager of zero experience or success. Everyone has t start somewhere but do we really want to be a stepping stone for an untr...
by Extended-Phenotype
02 Jun 2016 17:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Owners/board signing players - has it EVER worked?
Replies: 41
Views: 6035

Re: Owners/board signing players - has it EVER worked?

Of course it works

If you think managers still sign players you need to get back to the future, Marty
by Extended-Phenotype
02 Jun 2016 17:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thais OUT!!!!!!!!
Replies: 98
Views: 22861

Re: Thais OUT!!!!!!!!

The Mad Stand

That'll do
by Extended-Phenotype
02 Jun 2016 10:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: New manager odds
Replies: 353
Views: 69812

Re: New manager odds

Moyes would be ace. Stam: I just don't get the excitement on here. If you didn't know his name, you all would be wondering what the fcuk our owners were doing bringing in a manager of zero experience or success. Everyone has t start somewhere but do we really want to be a stepping stone for an untri...
by Extended-Phenotype
01 Jun 2016 08:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)
Replies: 564
Views: 59997

Re: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)

Ignoring the shit driving test analogy which would put Brian in charge of Reading in back in 1951, what exactly is the shock that a manager who has worked here and had success here before, is liked more than a stranger who hasn't? Mr New Bloke comes in and struggles over 5 months - nobody sensible w...
by Extended-Phenotype
31 May 2016 08:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: New manager odds
Replies: 353
Views: 69812

Re: New manager odds

Platypuss Don't tell him, Sandman.


:lol:
by Extended-Phenotype
29 May 2016 14:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)
Replies: 564
Views: 59997

Re: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)

Quick, sack championship title winning Brian McDermott and get that Yugoslavian bloke from the Azerbaijan Premier League who hasn't worked for three years!

:|
by Extended-Phenotype
28 May 2016 09:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)
Replies: 564
Views: 59997

Re: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)

Can't help but think this all adds a new dimensionto the Steve Clarke incident. Maybe ownership shambles was behind his decision to look at Fulham. Players dying to jump ship, Hammond's gone, rumours flying around about no money for transfers, work stopped on training ground, Brian sacked after an a...
by Extended-Phenotype
27 May 2016 16:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)
Replies: 564
Views: 59997

Re: McDermott Sacked (AGAIN)

Is there a single thing to be positive about, really? RFC deserve all the mocking that's coming their way. Agreed. One can only hope that at the cost of feeling like we support a honourable, rational club this is just a sign of some owners with a huge transfer kitty for rebuilding t team, not being...
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