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by TiagoIlori
24 Aug 2019 23:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation Nigel Adkins new DOF?
Replies: 42
Views: 4428

Re: Speculation Nigel Adkins new DOF?

Or makes it quicker to sign multiple players in a short space of time, because you've got more people to spread the load on? We don’t need to “spread the load”. Howe is responsible for the financial side of things and that responsibility is very unlikely to be shared. Gomes assumably talks to his s...
by TiagoIlori
24 Aug 2019 23:33
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation Nigel Adkins new DOF?
Replies: 42
Views: 4428

Re: Speculation Nigel Adkins new DOF?

Or makes it quicker to sign multiple players in a short space of time, because you've got more people to spread the load on? We don’t need to “spread the load”. Howe is responsible for the financial side of things and that responsibility is very unlikely to be shared. Gomes assumably talks to his s...
by TiagoIlori
24 Aug 2019 19:13
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation Nigel Adkins new DOF?
Replies: 42
Views: 4428

Re: Speculation Nigel Adkins new DOF?

We don’t need a DOF. Our current system is fine as it is, the manager says who he wants and submits to the board his list, from there I assume Nigel Howe negotiates the contract and the transfer fee. Having more people involved only increases the time it takes to sign a player. Or makes it quicker ...
by TiagoIlori
24 Aug 2019 17:58
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation Nigel Adkins new DOF?
Replies: 42
Views: 4428

Re: Speculation Nigel Adkins new DOF?

We don’t need a DOF. Our current system is fine as it is, the manager says who he wants and submits to the board his list, from there I assume Nigel Howe negotiates the contract and the transfer fee. Having more people involved only increases the time it takes to sign a player.
by TiagoIlori
05 May 2019 16:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Danny Loader conundrum
Replies: 96
Views: 7873

Re: The Danny Loader conundrum

Played really well today, seems completely different to how he was at first. Definitely showing signs of a player worth keeping around
by TiagoIlori
02 May 2019 02:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Danny Loader conundrum
Replies: 96
Views: 7873

Re: The Danny Loader conundrum

Think Loader will surprise a few next season, seems very common these days to see youngsters suddenly burst into the scene. Give him a new contract which reflects him as a squad player, Gomes stops thinking he’s a striker, don’t loan him out(league one is the worst place he can go to) and I’m very s...
by TiagoIlori
01 May 2019 04:50
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation - Players From The Relegated Trio
Replies: 79
Views: 6054

Re: Speculation - Players From The Relegated Trio

Vaulks is the only person I’d consider alongside Ajayi. All three have crap squads and honestly whilst Rotherham tried, Ipswich and Bolton have been an embarrassment.
by TiagoIlori
23 Apr 2019 23:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season contracts
Replies: 48
Views: 3210

Re: End of season contracts

Also not sure McShane is the answer as "character we want in the dressing room" - he can be difficult, and has poor relationships with virtually every manager he has ever worked under, prior coming to Reading - and there's no reason why that would be any different now. I guess O Shea won'...
by TiagoIlori
23 Apr 2019 23:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season contracts
Replies: 48
Views: 3210

Re: End of season contracts

Isn’t O’Shea the ideal one for the O’Shea role ? When he came it was said it would be a one year playing deal then a move into coaching. If you have acentre back with 100 plus caps On the staff do you need another old pro hanging around as well ? He’s far too old for me personally, but if he gets a...
by TiagoIlori
23 Apr 2019 17:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season contracts
Replies: 48
Views: 3210

Re: End of season contracts

For the O’Shea role so as a mentor for our younger players, I firmly believe he’s the kind of character we want in the dressing room which is just as important as a first teamer imo. If we do find someone a similar age but better I’m all for it having said that, just being realistic at this point. ...
by TiagoIlori
23 Apr 2019 17:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season contracts
Replies: 48
Views: 3210

Re: End of season contracts

What role is McShane worth keeping for ?he is a nice bloke, does a lot of great community work but his days as a championship centre back are behind him. There will be plenty of seasoned pros available if we want some experience in the squad and I would agree we need a reliable partner for Moore wh...
by TiagoIlori
23 Apr 2019 10:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Which of the loanees would you prioritise?
Replies: 108
Views: 6490

Re: Which of the loanees would you prioritise?

I said he got a new contract under Gourlay Which part of that is wrong? Where did I say Gourlay wasn’t nominally the CEO at the time ? Your comment was misleading though. Owners might say "Don't Sell" but it's still the DoF or CEO who actually signs off on the details of the contract. The...
by TiagoIlori
23 Apr 2019 10:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season contracts
Replies: 48
Views: 3210

Re: End of season contracts

Don’t think Gomes rates Harriott so I see him leaving, glad we gave him the chance to regain his squad role but just isn’t the same anymore. Can see Bodvarsson, Kelly, Baldilocks all being forced out though. McShane is worth keeping around imo, but if he does leave we need a defender in his prime t...
by TiagoIlori
23 Apr 2019 01:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: Which of the loanees would you prioritise?
Replies: 108
Views: 6490

Re: Which of the loanees would you prioritise?

Martinez and Miazga are too good for us. Baker is a must as is Oliveira, I strongly disagree with the census on Ejaria though- he’s really grown into the team of late and I really do like how he seems to be willing to do defending unlike Swifty. I don’t see any aside from Oliveira coming permanently...
by TiagoIlori
23 Apr 2019 01:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: End of season contracts
Replies: 48
Views: 3210

Re: End of season contracts

Don’t think Gomes rates Harriott so I see him leaving, glad we gave him the chance to regain his squad role but just isn’t the same anymore. Can see Bodvarsson, Kelly, Baldilocks all being forced out though. McShane is worth keeping around imo, but if he does leave we need a defender in his prime to...
by TiagoIlori
23 Apr 2019 01:02
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Swift to Leeds
Replies: 93
Views: 14665

Re: Swift to Leeds

Open to selling anybody for the right offer, I trust the club to make a good decision this time round and for Howe and Gomes to actually spend it properly. Thank the Lord Gourlay took the hint and buggered off before January.
by TiagoIlori
20 Feb 2019 00:04
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Pedro Neves
Replies: 32
Views: 5968

Re: Rumour - Pedro Neves

Seems very highly rated, which asks the question of why Everton never gave him a professional deal. Either way, worth a punt. Does terribly we won’t lose any sleep, does well we have a good player in our hands to sell or use.
by TiagoIlori
19 Feb 2019 12:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Have Reading ever had a player like a "Pogba B"
Replies: 40
Views: 4032

Re: Have Reading ever had a player like a "Pogba B"

In terms of how influential I’d argue John Swift, when he has a good game he’s unstoppable at this level. Just wish he wasn’t so frustratingly inconsistent, because he’s a hell of a player.
by TiagoIlori
13 Feb 2019 22:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 165661

Re: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira

Still can’t believe people thought we didn’t need him, he’s heads and shoulders above this team.
by TiagoIlori
11 Feb 2019 20:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wednesday (A)
Replies: 87
Views: 12307

Re: BFTG Wednesday (A)

definitely not too late If we are correct in thinking Ipswich and Bolton are likely down (obvs a big assumption but nothing to suggest otherwise), then its a straight shoot out between us and Rotherham, No real excuse to lose that one looking at the comparative squads etc Lets hope not, I can see s...
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