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by elrey
30 Sep 2020 08:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: If you didn't support Reading, who would you have supported and why?
Replies: 66
Views: 1265

Re: If you didn't support Reading, who would you have supported and why?

Augsburg (top of the Bundesliga) because I lived there and watched them when I was there.
Vigo. Saw them once when I lived there, quite a passionate fan base, the city is basically the Citroen car factory.
by elrey
29 Aug 2020 11:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović
Replies: 422
Views: 28802

Re: (Soon to be) CONFIMRED - some kind of Serbian bloke

Notts Royal My life...the Twitter replies to the official announcement! Absolute vitriol...as you’d expect.

Dai really is alienating the fans...he can oxf*rd off as far as I’m concerned


"Go dai" might work better. Dai sounds like English "die"....
by elrey
29 Aug 2020 09:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: What goes on inside our owners' heads?
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: What goes on inside our owners' heads?

I’m not racist because I’m saying they’re good. You’re racist for saying they’re bad. Kind of sounds like "racist" is saying something bad about someone who isn't from your own group. Quite sure that's not the definition. Urgh. Sorry can't keep this minitrolling up any longer it feels wro...
by elrey
29 Aug 2020 06:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: What goes on inside our owners' heads?
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: What goes on inside our owners' heads?

Orientals make very good workers, for example. If it's racist to post a general statement like "Orientals make very bad workers" then surely it's racist to post the opposite? I'm sure there are good and bad Oriental workers of different nationalities, ethnic races, religions and genders -...
by elrey
28 Aug 2020 10:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: What goes on inside our owners' heads?
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: What goes on inside our owners' heads?

In my chosen profession, jobs in China for the same role can pay up to 3x as much, but there is a reason for it. Not many decide to go out there, and those that do quickly return. I spent 18 odd years in Hong Kong and so I naturally lean to a somewhat more anti-china persuasion but there is an igno...
by elrey
28 Aug 2020 07:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: What goes on inside our owners' heads?
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: What goes on inside our owners' heads?

Looks like it’s just a complete inability to understand how to run a business that is holding China back from becoming a major economic power in the world then.... Whether a couple of personal examples is enough to write off a country of a billion plus people as being absolute psycho’s I’m not sure...
by elrey
28 Aug 2020 07:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: What goes on inside our owners' heads?
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: What goes on inside our owners' heads?

In my chosen profession, jobs in China for the same role can pay up to 3x as much, but there is a reason for it. Not many decide to go out there, and those that do quickly return. I spent 18 odd years in Hong Kong and so I naturally lean to a somewhat more anti-china persuasion but there is an igno...
by elrey
28 Aug 2020 01:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: What goes on inside our owners' heads?
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: What goes on inside our owners' heads?

I hate to be the one to say it, but maybe China isn't for you elrey. Great, getting life advice on a football forum. Where do you normally go, and how's that working out for you? Just trying to save you another post where you have to TYPE OUT FRUSTRATIONS WITH YOUR SITUATION IN CAPS. You don't want...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 11:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: What goes on inside our owners' heads?
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: What goes on inside our owners' heads?

Calm down racist. I've lived in China for 8 years, I work in China, my wife is Chinese. I've worked for many Chinese bosses and every single one of then has been SHIT. I'm quitting my current job in 5 weeks because the new boss came in, and EVERY SINGLE LEGAL FOREIGN MEMBER OF STAFF will have left ...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 09:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen out rumour
Replies: 107
Views: 10004

Re: Bowen out rumour

Not sure that is any context. Different measure in a different league with a different club in different circumstances ! To be frank, if you need it explaining, you'll never get it. By your reckoning it's pointless ever comparing anything. Across the board, a 40% loss rate is nothing outside the ve...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 09:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen out rumour
Replies: 107
Views: 10004

Re: Bowen out rumour

Just to put into a little bit of context, Eddie Howe had a 39% loss rate at Bournemouth. Not sure that is any context. Different measure in a different league with a different club in different circumstances ! To be frank, if you need it explaining, you'll never get it. By your reckoning it's point...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 09:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen out rumour
Replies: 107
Views: 10004

Re: Bowen out rumour

Just to put into a little bit of context, Eddie Howe had a 38% loss rate at Bournemouth. Not what I've got. He had a 50% win ratio the first time around, and a 40.17% the second time around, with a team like Bournemouth in the Premiership. Chicago Fire were a top 5 team up until around 2009. They s...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 09:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen out rumour
Replies: 107
Views: 10004

Re: Bowen out rumour

The getreading,co.uk has Veljko Paunovic coming in. He's got a 31% win ratio with Chicago Fire. He had one good season, finishing 3rd in the Eastern Conference (some silly thing where they split the league for seemingly no reason, when they all played each other anyway) Seems after that he just got...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 08:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen out rumour
Replies: 107
Views: 10004

Re: Bowen out rumour

Old Man Andrews
elrey
Old Man Andrews It is so they can have playoffs at the end of it with East v West in the final. Quite simple really, even for you.


It's a shame this forum doesn't have a block function.

You don't understand football and I educated you, simple as that.


It's a shame this forum doesn't have a block function.
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 08:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Shall we just set up the phoenix club now?
Replies: 37
Views: 2830

Re: Shall we just set up the phoenix club now?

A whole new league should be set up. One where the fans have a massive say in the club, where it's not all about money, where clubs have to abide by rule of ethics that states they work within their limits, without rules implemented like the FFP, but one which essentially works on trust, break the t...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 08:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen out rumour
Replies: 107
Views: 10004

Re: Bowen out rumour

The getreading,co.uk has Veljko Paunovic coming in. He's got a 31% win ratio with Chicago Fire. He had one good season, finishing 3rd in the Eastern Conference (some silly thing where they split the league for seemingly no reason, when they all played each other anyway) Seems after that he just got...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 08:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: What goes on inside our owners' heads?
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: What goes on inside our owners' heads?

Calm down racist. I've lived in China for 8 years, I work in China, my wife is Chinese. I've worked for many Chinese bosses and every single one of then has been SHIT. I'm quitting my current job in 5 weeks because the new boss came in, and EVERY SINGLE LEGAL FOREIGN MEMBER OF STAFF will have left ...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 08:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen out rumour
Replies: 107
Views: 10004

Re: Bowen out rumour

The getreading,co.uk has Veljko Paunovic coming in. He's got a 31% win ratio with Chicago Fire. He had one good season, finishing 3rd in the Eastern Conference (some silly thing where they split the league for seemingly no reason, when they all played each other anyway) Seems after that he just got ...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 08:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: What goes on inside our owners' heads?
Replies: 58
Views: 4746

Re: What goes on inside our owners' heads?

Genuine question. They clearly have money and, to a certain extent, good intentions. They back managers in the transfer market, they have invested in Bearwood, they put on free away travel last season. But, their track record with big decisions is, quite frankly, shit. And we're running out of road...
by elrey
27 Aug 2020 07:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour: Howe out
Replies: 84
Views: 6869

Re: Rumour: Howe out

I don't know anything about this but I'm not going to assume he is bad at his job just becuase he has a Chinese sounding name. I for one welcome Mr Dayong Pang to the club and hope for a long and rewarding tenure. Just to point out that "Pang" as a surname can mean "fat", probab...
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