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by andrew1957
15 Sep 2020 20:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan
Replies: 247
Views: 7177

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan

I wish people would not just take against a player and never give them a chance to redeem themselves. Aluko was actually quite good tonight to be fair and one of our better players, whereas Puscas, McNulty and Baldock offered very little. The youngsters generally did quite well. Holmes looked partic...
by andrew1957
15 Sep 2020 18:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan
Replies: 247
Views: 7177

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan

Luton look as though they have played together before whereas the Reading team look ok individually - but as though they met for the first time 10 minutes before kick off. To be fair the back 5 (including Southwood) look ok but we are offering nothing from midfield forwards. Holmes and McIntyre look...
by andrew1957
15 Sep 2020 17:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan
Replies: 247
Views: 7177

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Dean Morgan

Hound Has Nevers been binned or injured?


Nevers is an odd one. I have been really impressed with him in the U23 games I have seen. Thought he was a hot prospect. I suppose he could be injured, but otherwise I have no idea what he has done to be so out of favour.
by andrew1957
15 Sep 2020 15:44
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Pedro Mendes
Replies: 190
Views: 28070

Re: Pedro Mendes

Cannot say I am sorry this move has failed. I just don't think another striker is priority and think that was more an agent led deal than a player we need. The priorities are another full back, a defensive midfielder (Semedo?) and at least one wide player (Riquelme?). Keep what we have and three or ...
by andrew1957
10 Sep 2020 11:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5231
Views: 781679

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

So Holsgrove has gone permanently to Spain as per the OS. Seems odd to me that we never gave him a chance here. Have we received a lot of money for him? Doubtful I would have thought. Or do we simply think he is not good enough. We have had a lot of Academy lads break through but increasingly there ...
by andrew1957
09 Sep 2020 13:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR: Rafael
Replies: 79
Views: 5009

Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

I think it would be a shame if he just went to a lower tier PL club as number 2/3 - that would be a waste of his undoubted talent. But on the other hand if he wanted a shot at PL you could not begrudge that - but I think at least 5M would be order of the day - even in the current climate. Any less a...
by andrew1957
08 Sep 2020 17:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge
Replies: 150
Views: 7278

Re: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge

Not sure how this affects the whelm: We are pleased to confirm that Quinton Fortune and Nuno Gomes have both put pen to paper to sign coaching contracts with the Royals. The duo arrive as part of our new manager’s first team staff and joined Veljko Paunović on the training pitch for the first time ...
by andrew1957
07 Sep 2020 17:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 681
Views: 32025

Re: Season 20/21

As usual where we finish will mainly be down to how we start the season. A strong start normally means a good season in this division. I have tracked this for some years and on average if a side is struggling after 10 games they have an 85+% chance of ending up bottom half at the end of the season. ...
by andrew1957
07 Sep 2020 13:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFiFollow - Colchester
Replies: 66
Views: 4639

Re: BFiFollow - Colchester

My concern with Olise is end product. He got an assist in the last match but that’s as many as he got all last season. Danny Loader got a lot of criticism for not taking his chances and they play in similar positions. Extent to which Olise is a more creative player and therefore depends on the forw...
by andrew1957
04 Sep 2020 16:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 681
Views: 32025

Re: Season 20/21

heart still sinks every time I see Sone Aluko in that list The more players we sell like Holsgrove the closer we are to him being included in squads. It is terrifying. With a smaller squad I could see Aluko playing quite a bit this season unless someone takes him off our hands in the next month or ...
by andrew1957
04 Sep 2020 13:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 681
Views: 32025

Re: Season 20/21

Hound heart still sinks every time I see Sone Aluko in that list


At least this is the last time - unless of course he has a brilliant season and we re-sign him. :lol:
by andrew1957
04 Sep 2020 12:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Season 20/21
Replies: 681
Views: 32025

Re: Season 20/21

Thought Holsgrove looked to have very good potential but might well be more suited to Spanish football. If we sell hopefully we will get a very good percentage of any sell on fee if he does become a star in the future. I also see Watson and Smith have not been given squad numbers so assume they are ...
by andrew1957
01 Sep 2020 13:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen out rumour
Replies: 107
Views: 9772

Re: Bowen out rumour

I am only speculating but the fact Bowen flew out to Portugal suggests that he was at least considering staying on as DOF. Perhaps he wanted to decide for himself whether he could work with Paunonvich. If so perhaps that did not go well........ In any case none of us can blame him for wanting out fr...
by andrew1957
01 Sep 2020 13:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge
Replies: 150
Views: 7278

Re: Veljko Paunović - Whelmgauge

I think the problem for many of us is that when Howe was reappointed as CEO and Bowen as manager there was a glimmer of hope that we would return to a more solid "slowly slowly" approach to rebuilding the squad, bringing Academy players through and gradually moving up the league table like...
by andrew1957
31 Aug 2020 23:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: New manager watch 20/21
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: New manager watch 20/21

I very much doubt we will have Porno for Christmas.
by andrew1957
31 Aug 2020 21:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović
Replies: 422
Views: 28110

Re: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović

Shambles. The decision to remove Bowen aside, the communication and overall way the whole thing has been handled is amateurish and disgraceful. It’s been an absolute shambles. Too quick to offer him the perm contract & treating him like shit when he kept us up is a disgrace. Can’t imagine we ar...
by andrew1957
31 Aug 2020 21:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović
Replies: 422
Views: 28110

Re: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović

I used to be called an RTG on here but losing Bowen could easily set us on a slide to L1 or worse. With Howe also effectively gone it looks like we will be run by agents going forwards. I genuinely hope I am proved wrong but I expect a very tough season ahead and with no one left at the club to exer...
by andrew1957
29 Aug 2020 11:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović
Replies: 422
Views: 28110

Re: (Soon to be) CONFIMRED - some kind of Serbian bloke

WoodleyRoyal So where is the statement thanking mark Bowen for all his hard work blah blah blah.


Mark Bowen would have every right to walk now but I do hope that he stays for the good of the club and the fans. We will probably need him back as manager soon in any case to save the day again.
by andrew1957
29 Aug 2020 10:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović
Replies: 422
Views: 28110

Re: (Soon to be) CONFIMRED - some kind of Serbian bloke

The only way I can see this is that Howe and Bowen told Mr Dai that what the club needed was long term stability and that if we trimmed the squad brought in some fresh new blood we might finish top half in 20/21 and gradually push up towards a promotion push in three seasons or so. Mr Dai thought “o...
by andrew1957
26 Aug 2020 12:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Veljko Paunović
Replies: 422
Views: 28110

Re: (Soon to be) CONFIMRED - some kind of Serbian bloke

Surely this has to be a wind up. Firstly we were going to appoint one Serb I had never heard of and now we were going to appoint a different one I have never heard of whereas what we desperately need is a manager with experience of this league This after appointing a Portuguese that none of us had h...
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