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by Vision
08 Nov 2019 09:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko to China!
Replies: 209
Views: 24224

Re: Sone Aluko to China!

Hound I wouldn't write Joao off at all yet.

Hugill was the other we were very strongly linked with, and I think made a bid for, I think he'd have done a good job


I'm not necessarily writing him off just saying that had we got Oliveira then Joao probably wouldn't be here at what is a pretty big gamble
by Vision
08 Nov 2019 08:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko to China!
Replies: 209
Views: 24224

Re: Sone Aluko to China!

Well yeah. Though McCleary was physical a mess at that point. Beerens an odd one - I think destined to be looked back on more fondly than he was at the time. A massive Part if that play off season though, esp 1st half of the season Barrow should have been able to replace one of them. Other major pr...
by Vision
07 Nov 2019 14:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ade Williams
Replies: 37
Views: 3402

Re: Ade Williams

To be fair Kitson has made a whole 2nd career based on "opening up".

It's shutting him up that would be the achievement.
by Vision
05 Nov 2019 11:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4672
Views: 664666

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

Not sure this is the place, but Smith's loan is going well this year. Still only 21. If he gets 15-20 goals in League 2 this year, surely he's worth having around the squad next year? Personally, I don’t think so. Right now, we have too many strikers and I’m not sure Smith is quite good enough to m...
by Vision
05 Nov 2019 10:24
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 6982
Views: 313854

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

Accepting all the "getting results when playing badly / playing until the bitter end" plaudits I still think Liverpool are there for the taking . Mane is carrying the front 3 at the moment , Salah is clearly not right (probably still carrying an injury) and Firmino's game is suffering a li...
by Vision
24 Oct 2019 08:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT - QPR (A)
Replies: 139
Views: 6949

Re: BFTT

You don`t like him, fair enough, but don`t talk a load of shit,, slightly better than your hero i would say. He reminds me more of Hopeless Rakels, no quality and goes over too easy. How many goals did Rakels score? Puscas has 4 already. I think he'll go on to be an excellent signing. He makes good...
by Vision
22 Oct 2019 11:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 16678

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

just scanned the TalkReading twitter an its more interesting actually that Adam has replied to a few comments on there. Basically 'we're not putting more effort in', but the level of training 'intensity' has gone up. I do think that is a little damning. But also very much what I want to hear. Proba...
by Vision
22 Oct 2019 11:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 16678

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

more interesting stuff from JLow. This time an interview with Adam: https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/charlie-adam-provides-insight-life-17120107 Really interesting what he's saying about how training levels have massively gone up and how they now have a plan. Quite damning ...
by Vision
22 Oct 2019 08:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers (a) sponsored by an Ingimarsson header
Replies: 267
Views: 8287

Re: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers (a) sponsored by an Ingimarsson header

Why do you persist with Puscas?. Three reasons. He's got plenty of potential. Joao and Meite are likely out. Chopping and changing helps not at all. When Puscas gets one goal, I expect his 2nd, 3rd and many more to follow. His movement is good and he consistently gets in goal scoring positions. We ...
by Vision
21 Oct 2019 10:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Preston (H)
Replies: 142
Views: 8994

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

I liked the way Baldock tried up his laces after the goal. He did one very slowly (in their half, of course,) then just as slowly did the second one. If PNE had done that I would've been annoyed. But it was us, so I was pleased and impressed. Not so keen on him absolutely slaughtering the poor ball...
by Vision
21 Oct 2019 10:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Preston (H)
Replies: 142
Views: 8994

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

I liked the way Baldock tried up his laces after the goal. He did one very slowly (in their half, of course,) then just as slowly did the second one. If PNE had done that I would've been annoyed. But it was us, so I was pleased and impressed. Not so keen on him absolutely slaughtering the poor ball...
by Vision
21 Oct 2019 09:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers (a) sponsored by an Ingimarsson header
Replies: 267
Views: 8287

Re: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers (a) sponsored by an Ingimarsson header

Exactly this. I would rather have him in the team than Pele but he didnt do anything to deserve being dropped. Let's not over tinker. I don't think it's over tinkering to get your midfield balance right and bring back your best midfielder after some sickness. It's one change, with one other for a p...
by Vision
17 Oct 2019 14:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading4eva OUT!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1042

Re: BOWEN OUT!!!

Reading4eva Sunderland got Parky, we got snakey Bowen.

Let's hope hes gone by November


Calm down Wyclef.
by Vision
16 Oct 2019 16:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 16678

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

I suspect he was asked for some feedback on JG and how things were going on the training ground. Then the owners and their advisers made the decision based on that and the results on the field. I think thats still compatible with Bowen's interview. Bowen did suggest he was working far more closely ...
by Vision
16 Oct 2019 15:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 16678

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

I'm not actually sure saying 'He isnt doing a great job and I could do better because....' is a massive issue even if he was asked tbh Matter of opinion how big a deal you think it is of course but it certainly isn't " I had nothing to do with Jose's sacking" is it? His two interviews hav...
by Vision
16 Oct 2019 15:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 16678

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

but didn't seek his opinion on whether Gomes ( whom he'd just been working directly with the past 6 months or so ) was capable of turning things around. Reading his interview this wasn't the case. The decisions made were Gomes. Like isolating Gunter & Co. What's that got to do with whether he w...
by Vision
16 Oct 2019 14:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 16678

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

I'm not actually sure saying 'He isnt doing a great job and I could do better because....' is a massive issue even if he was asked tbh Matter of opinion how big a deal you think it is of course but it certainly isn't " I had nothing to do with Jose's sacking" is it? His two interviews hav...
by Vision
16 Oct 2019 13:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 341
Views: 16678

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

If we had enough money to buy Joao and Puscas, a settlement with Gomes and new manager is easily affordable. Why does everyone seem to think that a no mark manager with no pedigree who was brought in as third choice would be on a big wedge? Maybe, there just weren't many desireable options availabl...
by Vision
15 Oct 2019 08:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (h) sponsored by a new hope
Replies: 140
Views: 7835

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (h) sponsored by a new hope

Can't stress the importance of the wing backs being able to take a man on and get a cross in. Not one of them can. It simply doesn't work if the fullbacks aren't good enough going forward. It's OK as a measure if you're playing for a draw but on a week to week basis, Yiadom and Obita/Richards simpl...
by Vision
14 Oct 2019 16:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 34922

Re: Next Manager

Genuinely surprised at the love for Gomes. For whatever reason, and I know its just throw away words, but he did appear to lose the dressing room. Something clearly unpopular was taking place. Maybe, key personnel within the club and I am talking players have got together and agreed what will work ...
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