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by andrew1957
23 Aug 2019 09:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4511
Views: 646389

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

From the Bowen interview it looks like we are going to give Novakovich the choice of staying and fighting for a spot or moving on. We have to accept that it will never be possible for "every" top Academy player to make it at Reading. Some will go elsewhere and be successful such as Jack St...
by andrew1957
23 Aug 2019 09:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen interview
Replies: 16
Views: 1572

Re: Bowen interview

Yes indeed a very positive interview. He sounds like a grounded and sensible chap who said all the right things - well worth a read for anyone who has not seen it. I can only think that the current owners were sucked in by Gourlay's CV and it is a shame his era turned out to be a disaster but they h...
by andrew1957
22 Aug 2019 13:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where will we finish?
Replies: 208
Views: 10297

Re: Where will we finish?

Much talk of a top half finish. From what I’ve seen, if we can keep players fit then this is a top 6 team all day long. I hope so. I stuck £30 on it at 16-1 the day after the window closed. I still managed to get 10/1 for top 6 after the Cardiff game. Thought that was worth a shot as it would pay £...
by andrew1957
13 Aug 2019 22:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a) sponsored by Lawrie Sanchez
Replies: 163
Views: 9093

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wycombe Wanderers (a) sponsored by Lawrie Sanchez

Excellent news as I recently moved to Devon!!
by andrew1957
25 Jul 2019 10:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Formation for the season ahead
Replies: 26
Views: 1303

Re: Formation for the season ahead

We played a 3 5 2 against Peterborough yesterday more or less. That's not what Nameless said and I'm going to trust my twin over you. We played 4-3-3 for most of the match - although the full backs were getting forwards a lot which was why we got exposed at the back a few times. Then we switched to...
by andrew1957
24 Jul 2019 22:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre season tour
Replies: 602
Views: 38170

Re: Pre season tour

Thanks for the summaries To those who went, did we look like we could compete in the Championship? Do we look more ready than 12 months ago? IMO last pre season was a shambles by comparison. Today the team looked organised and well motivated and I am much more hopeful than I was a few weeks back. A...
by andrew1957
24 Jul 2019 20:43
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Any more out the door?
Replies: 256
Views: 23521

Re: Any more out the door?

Mcnulty departure confimred https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/reading-fc-striker-marc-mcnulty-16641267 Good luck to him. Probably could have been a good player for us at a different time but was never going to fit into the way Gomes wants to play. Hope he scorers a lot of goals and then we can sel...
by andrew1957
24 Jul 2019 20:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pre season tour
Replies: 602
Views: 38170

Re: Pre season tour

First thing, I thought the defence was playing far higher and we rarely had a flat back four. Yiadom and Blackett were almost always ahead of the CBs, almost wing-backs. They got a lot of joy out there, often fed by Barrett. Barrett impressed me. I would have no worries about him being in the team....
by andrew1957
24 Jul 2019 14:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Formation for the season ahead
Replies: 26
Views: 1303

Re: Formation for the season ahead

URZZZZ Wouldn’t be surprised to see that, with Loader in behind Barrow and Meite. Though fully expect Blackett ahead of Richards considering he’s chosen Blackett for the first XI in friendlies every time so far


I have nothing against Blackett but just think that Richards offers more going forwards.
by andrew1957
24 Jul 2019 14:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Formation for the season ahead
Replies: 26
Views: 1303

Formation for the season ahead

Now we have signed Miazga and as I cannot see that we have brought in Morrison to warm the bench, I can only think that the plan is a back three with full backs adding the width. Richards is a tad suspect defensively but with three at the back he can get forwards more and so I will not be surprised ...
by andrew1957
23 Jul 2019 15:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 168
Views: 14720

Re: Are we screwed?

I think our business so far this summer (assuming we do get Ejaria and Miazga) has been much more positive than I expected. I can only assume that the Stacey money and selling Kelly/Bod gave us the wriggle room to add some players. I don't know if it is just me but when I look at the squad being ass...
by andrew1957
23 Jul 2019 14:59
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Triallist - Denzeil Boadu
Replies: 36
Views: 9624

Re: Triallist - Denzeil Boadu

Do we know if this guy is still around or have we dropped interest?
by andrew1957
22 Jul 2019 20:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Charlie Adam
Replies: 310
Views: 17534

Re: CONFIMRED - Charlie Adam

Give the bloke a chance folks. If it goes wrong it is only a year and we are desperately short of experienced players currently.
by andrew1957
22 Jul 2019 13:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Charlie Adam
Replies: 310
Views: 17534

Re: Rumour - Charlie Adam

For all we know we have offered him a one year contact at £1500 pw which would not break the bank and CM is an area where we are very short of experience. Who knows he might regain some form. Having said that if we have offered more than a year that would be mental. should have just kept Liam Kelly...
by andrew1957
22 Jul 2019 13:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Charlie Adam
Replies: 310
Views: 17534

Re: Rumour - Charlie Adam

For all we know we have offered him a one year contact at £1500 pw which would not break the bank and CM is an area where we are very short of experience. Who knows he might regain some form.

Having said that if we have offered more than a year that would be mental.
by andrew1957
17 Jul 2019 12:25
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Speculation: Ethan Amapadu
Replies: 47
Views: 6988

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: 3314
Views: 393412

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: 53
Views: 7219

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: 149
Views: 21645

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: 65
Views: 6141

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...
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