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by andrew1957
06 Jun 2019 18:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we screwed?
Replies: 54
Views: 4374

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: 15659

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: 737
Views: 41060

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: 737
Views: 41060

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...
by andrew1957
04 Feb 2019 19:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Villa
Replies: 423
Views: 28080

Re: BFTG Villa

Interesting. Mings stamps on Man Unt player and gets a 5 match ban. Mings stamps on a Reading (who gives a shit about RFC as we are not a top 6 club) and no action. If he had done this to a top 6 player I am sure the FA would have taken action irrespective of whether the ref saw it or not. To me the...
by andrew1957
29 Jan 2019 19:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (a) sponsored by the need not ot lose
Replies: 198
Views: 18766

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (a) sponsored by the need not ot lose

I can only think Bod is injured or that would be a harsh exclusion from the squad.

Pretty good team to be fair. Hope they can do the job.
by andrew1957
29 Jan 2019 12:00
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Is Kelly off?
Replies: 107
Views: 18416

Re: Is Kelly off?

I think he could do very well in Italy. As Stam said he is a "world class" passer of the ball but perhaps not best suited to the physicality of the Championship. Udinese would be a great opportunity for him.
by andrew1957
29 Jan 2019 11:57
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Tyler Blackett to Wigan
Replies: 63
Views: 12063

Re: Rumour - Tyler Blackett to Wigan

Nottingham forest have reportedly tabled a 500k bid I think he has much improved this season. If Ilori goes we wont have a lot of CB options and so it would seem crazy to let Blackett go for about half what we paid for him - especially as he has another 18 months left on his contract. Surely better...
by andrew1957
28 Jan 2019 20:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Tiago llori
Replies: 214
Views: 30949

Re: Tiago llori

Blackett's contract is up isn't it? Moore doesn't want to be here. I'm happy enough with the three academy lads individually, but it's a huge ask to expect them to step up and perform regularly over 10-20-30 games, especially without a senior partner. Dont think the balance is right, but nothing sa...
by andrew1957
28 Jan 2019 16:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Is Kelly off?
Replies: 107
Views: 18416

Re: Is Kelly off?

Sutekh Liam has been told he can leave on loan this window.


Seems a tad odd to me as with Edwards gone and Meyler out of the picture and the Iranian guy still crocked a couple more injuries could leave us with very few options in midfield.
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 15:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 160727

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

According to Transfermarkt: He was in the squad 40 times, with 37 apps for his 8 goals. Played a total of 2,449 minutes with a goal every 306 minutes. Similar form would see him score 5 times before the end of the season assuming he plays every minute. This backs up my point. If he plays all of the...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 15:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 160727

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

sounds like a good chance of this happening anyway. Lots of reports of medicals etc I quite like all of Baldock, Bod and Meite, but their seasons have been wrecked by constant minor injuries. Baldock's fitness record particularly is pathetic This of course could be the real reason for the loan. If ...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 15:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 160727

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

Yes a top striker would be great BUT Oliveira scored 8 from 40 games last season and as far as I can see has yet to play this season at all. All of Baldock (5 from 21), Meite (6 from 25) and Bod (7 from 17 games) have a better scoring record this season than Oliveira did last season and it will be ...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 15:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 160727

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

Royalwaster It's based on seeing him play and him looking very decent ... unlike our current strike force or do you think our current strike force is top notch?


No but I am far from sure he is an improvement on what we already have. Top strikers are few and far between.
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 15:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 160727

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

Because the midfield is generally playing well under Gomes, we are creating plenty of opportunities but we don’t have a forward who’s capable of leading the line consistently. Meite is not a striker, Baldock can’t play on his own and Bod is good but injury prone and can be really frustrating in fro...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 15:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 160727

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

Because the midfield is generally playing well under Gomes, we are creating plenty of opportunities but we don’t have a forward who’s capable of leading the line consistently. Meite is not a striker, Baldock can’t play on his own and Bod is good but injury prone and can be really frustrating in fro...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 14:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 160727

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

Sorry, but whilst most opinions are acceptable yours is just plain idiotic- you clearly haven’t watched us play under Gomes at all. Not nearly as idiotic as your user name will be if Ilori leaves next week. Seriously I am not sure what part of what I said is "idiotic". It is generally agr...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 13:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 160727

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

This would be a pointless signing IMO. Bearing in mind we only have 18 games left and we play one up front and we have Bod and Meite (if he recovers) who have both done ok when fit I think it would send the wrong message to our contracted players. It would effectively say that the new manager felt ...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 160727

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

This would be a pointless signing IMO. Bearing in mind we only have 18 games left and we play one up front and we have Bod and Meite (if he recovers) who have both done ok when fit I think it would send the wrong message to our contracted players. It would effectively say that the new manager felt t...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 12:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 181
Views: 19007

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

Looking at the fixture list and it seems pretty clear to me that the next 8 games will define if we are likely to stay up or go down. Starting with the Bolton game on the 29th our fixtures are as follows: Bolton (a) 22nd place Villa (H) 12th Weds (a) 16th Blackburn (H) 10th Sheff Utd (a) 3rd Rother...
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