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by andrew1957
17 Jul 2019 12:25
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation: Ethan Amapadu
Replies: 47
Views: 6498

Re: Speculation: Ethan Amapadu

This lad has the same number of first team appearances that Omar Richards as. He’s younger than Danny Loader and the same school year as Olise People are saying we will struggle if the team is full of inexperienced youngsters Of course if they are other people’s inexperienced youngsters then that i...
by andrew1957
17 Jul 2019 12:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 3096
Views: 370137

Re: Rival Watch

LWJ https://www.htafc.com/HomeKit


I think PADDY POWER should be in larger letters.

Seriously that is awful.
by andrew1957
15 Jul 2019 16:33
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The 4 needed to complete the team
Replies: 34
Views: 3628

Re: The 4 needed to complete the team

Still have not given up hope that we might get Ejaria, Baker and Miazga back. I would be happy with those three - even if we make no other signings this summer. Then next summer (assuming we survive) more high earners will have moved on, FFP will be less of an issue and we can make longer term plans.
by andrew1957
15 Jul 2019 16:25
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”
Replies: 139
Views: 17583

Re: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”

Not too bothered about Oliveira as I think in terms of mentality and injury record he would be a big risk and I don't see up front as our major problem. IMO we look very light at Centre Back and Centre Mid. We have good Academy lads coming through in both positions (McIntyre, Holmes, Osho, East and ...
by andrew1957
15 Jul 2019 16:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Will Gomes stay?
Replies: 62
Views: 4984

Re: Will Gomes stay?

He's seems to be getting more and more frustrated and who can blame him? Due to our financial position I can't see many coming in as we will struggle to get rid of players on high salaries. Does Gomes stay and risk relegation on his CV or will he take the pragmatic option and say I cant keep this t...
by andrew1957
15 Jul 2019 15:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1350
Views: 78304

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Now we have Olise signed up I hope Loader follows!
by andrew1957
15 Jul 2019 15:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1350
Views: 78304

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Not sure if posted elsewhere, but Olise has signed a new year 3 deal Great news I think, on the small sample I've seen of him, he could be a star +1 Indeed - best news all summer so far IMO. I think he will break our outward transfer record in due course as a big club will eventually come in for him.
by andrew1957
11 Jul 2019 20:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1350
Views: 78304

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Not everyone chooses an occupation/lifestyle based off of money. Some people value the quality of their work and I would feel guilty earning as much as he does when he’s not doing anything for it if he’s not included in our squad But everyone thinks different thoughts and he may choose to take the ...
by andrew1957
11 Jul 2019 20:25
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”
Replies: 139
Views: 17583

Re: Jose “3-4 Signings This Week”

PistolPete Ejaria is not in either of the teams to play Tranmere. Seeing as the first team are, on the whole, still away (Mane, Salah, Firmino etc) that makes him arguably not even in Liverpool's third XI. Could this also be a 'done-deal'?


Yes he is going to Leeds.
by andrew1957
10 Jul 2019 13:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1350
Views: 78304

Re: Next Season's Squad.

So summary so far according to Friday Bod - Millwall McCleary - USA Kelly - Feyenoord Baldock - Charlton Also reported that there is likely to be another exit rumoured later Gone from not getting rid of any of the unwanted players to a flurry of rumours. Like London buses etc... Being reported that...
by andrew1957
08 Jul 2019 18:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Liam Kelly
Replies: 60
Views: 10738

Re: Bye, Liam Kelly

I have often thought that Kelly might do well in European football rather than the cut and thrust of the Championship. This move could be the making of him. I for one wish him well and hope we have a big sell on clause just in case!! Just for interest where did the 800K figure come from I thought it...
by andrew1957
05 Jul 2019 16:44
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Gary Hooper
Replies: 44
Views: 5591

Re: Gary Hooper

If true this would be utter madness IMO. So we ditch McNulty, Bod and Baldock - who might not be great but are all younger to bring in a player towards the end of his career who barely played last season and is not a hold the ball up striker. Must be paper talk or else those running RFC had been tak...
by andrew1957
05 Jul 2019 16:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Joao Virginia
Replies: 76
Views: 7692

Re: Joao Virginia

This seems an odd move to me. It would be pointless bring him in other than as number 1 - as we had Southwood et al that could have taken the number 2/3 role and plenty of Academy keepers and so if true we must be bringing in as first choice. Would seem a big risk as he has zero league starts and he...
by andrew1957
05 Jul 2019 12:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation watch
Replies: 49
Views: 2093

Re: Relegation watch

Reading FC have a lot of work to do before the transfer window ends on 8th August - less than 5 weeks now for "incoming" loan or permanent signings. I am not sure of the wisdom of alienating the large group of senior payers that have been excluded as there is a good chance that some of the...
by andrew1957
02 Jul 2019 09:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1350
Views: 78304

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Kelly's been treated very badly. 100% deserves to stay. Probably my biggest bone of contention with Gomes. I tend to take everything posted on here with a pinch of salt and looking at the video of everyone hanging out at training there's no beef whatsoever between Kelly and Gomes. Hopefully it's a ...
by andrew1957
01 Jul 2019 13:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1350
Views: 78304

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Apparently* the following players were not in training today and have been told to naff off as quickly as they possibly could please: Jon Dadi Bodvarsson Sam Baldock Marc McNulty David Meyler Chris Gunter Liam Kelly Prob no real shock except for Jon Dadi and would explain why we are interested in P...
by andrew1957
06 Jun 2019 18:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 55
Views: 5035

Re: Are we screwed?

Assuming that there are few if any signings I think we have to be realistic that if the squad as it is now can finish 21st or better next season that would be a success. Then at the end of next season another whole load of high earners will leave - which might provide a bit more wriggle room for new...
by andrew1957
16 May 2019 18:41
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 167
Views: 16259

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

The truth is Loader "might" go on to be a top player but he also "might" turn out to be another Tishbola - it is too early to tell. If they offered 5M we should probably take it but we should not accept anything less than that. if we sell hopefully Novakovich and Olise can step u...
by andrew1957
08 May 2019 17:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1350
Views: 78304

Re: Next Season's Squad.

Cannot help thinking that with so many going and with little if any money to buy/loan replacements that next season could be another long one for RFC. As I said in an earlier post I think our success will very much depend on how many of the Academy can step up to the first team squad.
by andrew1957
02 May 2019 19:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 1350
Views: 78304

Re: Next Season's Squad.

The Howe statement earlier clearly indicates that Gourlay completely messed the club up with far too many costly signings and we have run into major issues with FFP. Howe now has a major problem on his hands as we need to offload a lot of cost whilst at the same time completely rebuilding the playin...
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