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by Forbury Lion
16 Oct 2019 17:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 363
Views: 23835

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

I always think that Reading supporters cannot get any more dumb then people like old man andrew pipe up. You've been told to be quiet several times. Last warning. Mate, please just put on ignore list, as we all should. I'm blessed with this: "krapmle, who is currently on your ignore list, made...
by Forbury Lion
16 Oct 2019 09:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager
Replies: 50
Views: 5155

Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

What formation would you play (a different one for home and away matches perhaps)? Initially, with the players available I'd be inclined to go 5-3-2 but with two defensive minded midfielders and only one of Swift and Ejaria just to steady the ship and try and keep clean sheets. Longer term, I'd like...
by Forbury Lion
16 Oct 2019 08:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Howe out?
Replies: 31
Views: 2842

Re: Howe out?

Lower West
2 world wars, 1 world cup Got Gomes in who kept us up.


The loan players did. Rolled the dice and up came 5 sixes.
Who negotiated the loan contracts/made sure funds available?
by Forbury Lion
16 Oct 2019 08:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 363
Views: 23835

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

All I will add, if Bowen was such a snake why have 4 coaches that Gomes brought with him chosen to stay on? Usually when a manger goes the majority of their coaching staff go too - would 4 really stay to work for the man who got Gomes fired? Some possible reasons 1. They haven't had their contracts...
by Forbury Lion
16 Oct 2019 08:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge
Replies: 59
Views: 4119

Re: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge

Let’s put it this way. There will be even more empty seats than usual. Good. If people can't back a new manager at a game they shouldn't come. We haven't got a new manager. We've got Mark Hughes' arsewipe. That's out of character.....Have you been drinking? Results will be the deciding factor on wh...
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 16:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge
Replies: 59
Views: 4119

Re: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge

Right. But it was West Ham. Who were a Championship club at the time, not a Premiership Club. But it's West Ham. As I said, it would be like Barnsley fans wondering why their managers' head was turned by Leeds. Are you telling me they wouldn't be upset about that? It's not what he did, it's the way...
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 15:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge
Replies: 59
Views: 4119

Re: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge

I understand him wanting to go, but he recently signed a new highly paid (by Reading standards) contract and asked for a premiership release clause. If he had a Premiership or West Ham clause, things would have been different. Right. But it was West Ham. Who were a Championship club at the time, no...
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 15:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge
Replies: 59
Views: 4119

Re: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge

Sign a lucrative contract in which he asked for a Premiership release clause, He then gets tapped up by a championship rival and leaves. This after telling at least one fan to their face that he's going nowhere. He also say's in his leaving message something along the lines of "I hope you get ...
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 14:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Howe out?
Replies: 31
Views: 2842

Re: Howe out?

The hero worship of Howe on his return was stupid. People remember Coppell and McDermott and conveniently forget Bullivant, Burns and Rodgers. People also seemingly forget Nicky Hammond was director of football and part of that role involves searching for the next manager. The chairman Sir John Mad...
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 14:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 363
Views: 23835

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

Simon's Church Annoying there is no snake emoji on here
Make your own

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by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 14:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge
Replies: 59
Views: 4119

Re: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge

What did Pardew actually do again? Leave for a bigger club? Sign a lucrative contract in which he asked for a Premiership release clause, He then gets tapped up by a championship rival and leaves. This after telling at least one fan to their face that he's going nowhere. He also say's in his leavin...
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 14:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge
Replies: 59
Views: 4119

Re: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge

Throughly whelmed. Dont support the hate on twitter despite how funny it is but do think it's a left field appointment that, if it fails, will make us look an absolute basket case of a club. Question: If Bowen gets us relegated will that make him one of the most hated firuges in our history? Nothin...
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 13:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 363
Views: 23835

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

I'm inclined to take the new manager at face value, ultimately he does not own the club nor does he run it so any decision to sack Gomes was not his. If he did voice an opinion on the matter then it's likely he was asked because it makes sense to ask for the opinion of someone with so much experienc...
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 13:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 363
Views: 23835

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

Einstein agogo who does Bowen's job now?
The next first team manager?
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 10:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen interview
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

Re: Bowen interview

Tim Dellor has a BBC Berks interview with Mark Bowen scheduled for lunchtime, He's apparently going to find out how involved MB was in the sacking of Gomes and how he ended up with the job.

Let us remember, he didn't appoint himself - the owners/board appointed him
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 10:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 363
Views: 23835

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

Understandably a questionable appointment - but it's happened now and it's not going to be changed so we've got to back him. Positive thinking hat on: - Knows the players from last season and this season so will know strengths and weaknesses - Knows the club - Has played a part in the new signings ...
by Forbury Lion
15 Oct 2019 10:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge
Replies: 59
Views: 4119

Re: Mark Bowen Whelmgauge

Underwhelmed.... although to be fair, I was also underwhelmed with with Alan Pardew and Brian McDermott and they did okay.
by Forbury Lion
10 Oct 2019 15:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 43528

Re: Next Manager

With Bowen at the helm its 100% going to be Mark Hughes lol I heard on the radio this morning that Mark Bowen may take the role himself.... which would be interesting if he's the one in charge of finding a new manager I've scoured the market, considered relative strengths and weaknesses and conclud...
by Forbury Lion
10 Oct 2019 14:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 43528

Re: Next Manager

Crowbar6753 With Bowen at the helm its 100% going to be Mark Hughes lol
I heard on the radio this morning that Mark Bowen may take the role himself.... which would be interesting if he's the one in charge of finding a new manager
by Forbury Lion
10 Oct 2019 12:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 805
Views: 46856

Re: GOMES OUT!

Our Season So Far Results - Poor League Position - Terrible Current Form - Terrible Expenditure - High Expectations - Badly managed (Gomes was talking 2 points per game average) Based on League position alone I would have to conclude that Gomes has been a failure this season and as much as I want th...
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