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by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
28 Dec 2019 10:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG QPR
Replies: 146
Views: 6484

Re: BFTG QPR

It's not like Rafa was looking in the opposite direction picking his nose and the ball happened to hit him on the arse. He got into position made himself big to block a shot and that's what happened = save. Great save? Nah, but he read it well and it was great in terms of the period of the game and ...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
27 Dec 2019 17:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG QPR
Replies: 146
Views: 6484

Re: BFTG QPR

There were still a few times when Gunter frustratingly turned and passed backwards and took the easy option but generally a lot better than the last couple of years One of those players you think will take on board how Bowen wants to use him. He’s going to be difficult to drop Will he? Yiadom was i...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
27 Dec 2019 16:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG QPR
Replies: 146
Views: 6484

Re: BFTG QPR

Because we’ve been prone to seeing Gunter do this for years and years now, that’s why It’s just odd really. It’s not like he can’t occasionally put a really good cross in, he just seems reluctant at times, and he was physically hiding at times on Saturday behind his marker with acres of space in fr...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
27 Dec 2019 14:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Form
Replies: 49
Views: 4296

Re: Form

Deary me, another stat oxf*rd so early on... BUT

...yeah I believe we have a great side and good team and my bet after the Cardiff game that we'd finish top half looks ever closer to paying for my holiday! :D
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
27 Dec 2019 14:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG QPR
Replies: 146
Views: 6484

Re: BFTG QPR

The Cube
paultheroyal Excellent defensive performance. People slating Gunter (who was actually decent) can’t even bring themselves to acknowledge being in the right place to clear that shot off the line, dreary me.

Might be because that was Morrison.


Gunter should still get the credit for it though.
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
27 Dec 2019 01:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG QPR
Replies: 146
Views: 6484

Re: BFTG QPR

My talking points 1) My God we have missed SwIft 2) Adam was just immense until he got tired. How he finds those balls time and time again is phenomenal. 3) We were up for it tonight. Getting all the interceptions, winning the 50-50s. That’s what won it for us. 4) Not quite sure why we let Ejaria’s ...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
26 Dec 2019 09:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers (h) sponsored by a Merry Christmas to one and all
Replies: 102
Views: 5700

Re: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers (h) sponsored by a Merry Christmas to one and all

When we played QPR earlier this season, someone asked which of us are the original hoops. Since then I have found a couple of websites that may give the answer. http://www.kitclassics.co.uk and http://www.historicalkits.co.uk They both say our colours in 1871-72 were blue and white hoops (but don't...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
25 Dec 2019 17:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sone Aluko to China!
Replies: 232
Views: 28762

Re: Sone Aluko to China!

It is what it is.

We are paying what we're paying.

Seems ludicrous not to utilise him if Bowen can get the best out of him. If only to be better able to offload him.

You never know he may redeem himself like. Obviously not Kebe levels of redemption but you never know. Worth a shot!
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
24 Dec 2019 08:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 186
Views: 8632

Re: BFTG - Derby

Adam - total passes = 70, pass accuracy = 76%, key passes = 0 Ejaria - total passes = 40, pass accuracy = 98%, key passes = 3 Great stat, which completely backs up my reading of the game which was very much that Ejaria had the usual 3 men closing him down instantly (all teams have done their homewo...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
24 Dec 2019 00:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 186
Views: 8632

Re: BFTG - Derby

:shock: Anyone agree with Mr Kempson’s opinion? https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/sport-opinion/arrogance-reading-fc-players-almost-17464853 Personally I didn’t see it as that myself, although there were a couple of moments of “unnecessaryness”, but then Reading are so rarely ever in a commanding ...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
22 Dec 2019 15:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 186
Views: 8632

Re: BFTG - Derby

Lol that anyone is even questioning Puscas starting. João has done very well indeed and I was the first iirc to sing his praises boldly on here giving him a 10/10 rating in an early game. Good player and I'll always have time for him. Same with Meite if only for his excellent chant. Puscas had a los...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
22 Dec 2019 13:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 186
Views: 8632

Re: BFTG - Derby

Adam 9 But for a couple of missed passes,would have been ten.Even at his advanced age, makes you realise what a great player he was.However did Blackpool get hold of him. :shock: :shock: Shocking passing since the goal and too slow. 6 tops. Only thing shocking about his passing is he wanted to go f...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
22 Dec 2019 10:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 186
Views: 8632

Re: BFTG - Derby

1- we were shit 2 - ref seemed shit 3 - swift came on and we started being less shit. But we can't have asked more from the boys in the circumstances (not their fault they were up against 10) but big question marks over how easy it is for teams to carve us open. Still far from convinced. My MOM: Mei...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
22 Dec 2019 10:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 186
Views: 8632

Re: BFTG - Derby

Westwood52

Adam 9 But for a couple of missed passes,would have been ten.Even at his advanced age, makes you realise what a great player he was.However did Blackpool get hold of him.


:shock: :shock:

Shocking passing since the goal and too slow. 6 tops.
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
19 Dec 2019 16:37
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 124392

Re: The Local Journo Thread

URZZZZ https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport/18106302.garath-mccleary-discusses-future-chris-gunter-best-reading-memory/

Part 2 of the McCleary interview


Does he explain why he looks like a girl with that hairband?
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
18 Dec 2019 16:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Stoke
Replies: 73
Views: 5879

Re: BFTG Stoke

Snowflake Royal Snowball teaches...at...a...pub...shed


Gotcha.
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
17 Dec 2019 17:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Stoke
Replies: 73
Views: 5879

Re: BFTG Stoke

Hold on, aren't you the one who said in the past we should ignore a new manager's first two games? Absolutely for a newly-incoming manager who needs to take time to get to know players, coaching staff, the set-up etc But Bowen had already worked with the Squad (with Gomes), knew the set-up coaches,...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
16 Dec 2019 19:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Stoke
Replies: 73
Views: 5879

Re: BFTG Stoke

So, pretty horrific then if we're honest. 37points over the season, dead cert relegation. My farts are an improvement on how Gomes finished, that's irrelevant. You can't just say "Let's ignore 40% of the games" Why not ignore the most recent four games? A manager is judged over all his ga...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
16 Dec 2019 14:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Stoke
Replies: 73
Views: 5879

Re: BFTG Stoke

WTF? I looked at ALL the games under Bowen. What is bent or iffy or "selective" about that? Bonkers! Still a ridiculously small sample and you (should) know it. I could argue the opposite factoring in the honeymoon phenomenon, which is reasonable. Recent trend is also reasonable. You have...
by 2 world wars, 1 world cup
16 Dec 2019 09:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Stoke
Replies: 73
Views: 5879

Re: BFTG Stoke

The negative is that the football is poor and deeply uninspiring. . Its a shame that really, as his first few games were encouraging and entertaining. But yeah agreed the last few have been poor Hopefully Swift/Ejaria coming back will tilt the balance back Despite my question marks about him above,...
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