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by andrew1957
12 Dec 2019 20:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4795
Views: 678279

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

Finished 2-4. I am surprised how poor that performance was. Palace were better in all departments and it looked as though there was a gulf in class in their favour. Very surprising and disappointing considering their relatively lowly position in the Under 18 league system. There does seem to be some...
by andrew1957
02 Dec 2019 14:34
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 90
Views: 6162

Re: January Transfer Window

Think Rinos been pretty crap this year. Although I do like the idea of a diamond. You have clearly been watching different matches to me. Largely Rino has been undertaking the defensive midfield role on his own - sometimes against 2 - or even 3 opposition players - to allow Swift and Ejaria to get ...
by andrew1957
02 Dec 2019 14:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Five Games: Birmingham - QPR
Replies: 48
Views: 4823

Re: Next Five Games: Millwall-Wigan

URZZZZ- 3 out of 5 Zip - 4 out of 5 Hound - 2 out of 5 Royalp-we - 4 out of 5 (unlucky!) Snowflake Royal - 3 out of 5 Royal Jimmy - 5 out of 5! (sort of) Not bad guesses here So. Next 5 - Brum (H) 15th - WLLDDD Barnsley (A) 24th - DLLLW? Stoke (A) 23rd - WWLL?? Derby (H) 14th - WLD??? QPR (H) 16th ...
by andrew1957
27 Nov 2019 13:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC team of the decade
Replies: 124
Views: 3364

Re: Reading FC team of the decade

Think the most difficult to pick is left back with three excellent contenders in Bertrand, Obita and Harte but will go with Obita who at his best pre injury was outstanding for us. This 11 with all at their peak would have been one heck of a team. Federici Obita Hector Moore Gunter Ejaria Sigurdsso...
by andrew1957
27 Nov 2019 13:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC team of the decade
Replies: 124
Views: 3364

Re: Reading FC team of the decade

Think the most difficult to pick is left back with three excellent contenders in Bertrand, Obita and Harte but will go with Obita who at his best pre injury was outstanding for us. This 11 with all at their peak would have been one heck of a team. Federici Obita Hector Moore Gunter Ejaria Sigurdsson...
by andrew1957
27 Nov 2019 12:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Leeds
Replies: 104
Views: 4168

Re: BFTT Leeds

Personally i enjoyed the game last night. It was tense and quite exciting and at around the 80 minute mark I was thinking that it was going to be one of the most entertaining 0-0 games I have seen, but sadly that was not meant to be. Equally if Morrison had not skied that chance we could have won 1-...
by andrew1957
26 Nov 2019 17:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (h) sponsored by nothing to lose
Replies: 219
Views: 7714

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (h) sponsored by nothing to lose

Gunter to start tonight according to Courtney. Be interesting to see what happens on Saturday if he plays well tonight Unless he has an absolutely outstanding game, I would expect Yiadom to slot back in. But if he does play well tonight, it will certainly be encouraging should Yiadom get another su...
by andrew1957
25 Nov 2019 21:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 4795
Views: 678279

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

Boyce-Clarke Nditi Odimayo East Samuels Dorsett Elva-Fountaine Adam Liddle Nevers Barrett Subs Caetano Roberts Frost Burley No Loader, Olise or Howe. Possibly in the matchday squad tomorrow? Barrett really fallen from grace too Feel sorry for Barrett. I think he did well when given the chance earli...
by andrew1957
09 Nov 2019 22:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Luton
Replies: 121
Views: 11566

Re: BFTG - Luton

Whenever we win well people say we were playing a very poor side. There is no doubt that Luton are limited but I think we would have beaten almost any Championship team playing like that today and so to me it is about how well we played and not how poor Luton were. The question is can we play that w...
by andrew1957
18 Oct 2019 21:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (h) sponsored by a new hope
Replies: 140
Views: 8566

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (h) sponsored by a new hope

Tough run of games to start with for Bowen. Expecting nil points tomorrow and so anything better than that will be a bonus. In fact 3 points from Bowen's first 3 games would be quite good IMO. Sadly I fear 0 points from the next 3 is more likely and number 13 calling for his head. Genuinely hope I a...
by andrew1957
15 Oct 2019 10:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen interview
Replies: 27
Views: 3465

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 ...
by andrew1957
09 Oct 2019 18:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst start for many years.
Replies: 44
Views: 3638

Re: Worst start for many years.

stealthpapes Genuine question, andrew - if that is your real name, how many cup finals does that leave us with this season?


A new manager and 35 Cup Finals to look forward to. :lol:
by andrew1957
09 Oct 2019 17:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 601
Views: 38483

Re: Next Manager

Ainsworth would be a very astute choice. He'd be able to work on a budget and bring some promising talent up from Wycombe, also the likes of Akinfenwa who would also be a real handful up top. Think Ainsworth could be a good call and if we could get Akinfenwa that would at least add hilarity to the ...
by andrew1957
09 Oct 2019 17:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2
Replies: 321
Views: 13928

Re: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2

sandman
Basildon nice parting message from Jose...

http://leaguemanagers.com/news/lma-latest/jose-gomes-statement/


Classy guy. Shame it didn't quite work out for him.


Also a +1 from me.

I think it is probably the right decision but Gomes has been classy throughout and I wish him well for the future.
by andrew1957
09 Oct 2019 09:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 601
Views: 38483

Re: Next Manager

This whole "knows about Championship football" thing is nonsense Stam had absolutely no experience of Championship football and got us to a playoff final, because he played the right system to win matches and caught a lot of teams by surprise that season. It just so happens that he didn't...
by andrew1957
09 Oct 2019 09:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2
Replies: 321
Views: 13928

Re: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2

I think this sacking has been likely for a while. I feel sorry for Gomes as I am not entirely sure that it is all his fault but the main issue is his complete lack of tactical awareness and ability to change games. If we do not change managers now we are 100% going to struggle all season whereas a c...
by andrew1957
09 Oct 2019 09:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 601
Views: 38483

Re: Next Manager

Hughton head and shoulders above the rest for me but would also be very happy with Ainsworth who I have heard very good things about from another local manager. Not sure about anyone else on the list. Just please no more foreign managers . We desperately need a long term appointment who knows about...
by andrew1957
09 Oct 2019 09:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 601
Views: 38483

Re: Next Manager

Hughton head and shoulders above the rest for me but would also be very happy with Ainsworth who I have heard very good things about from another local manager. Not sure about anyone else on the list. Just please no more foreign managers. We desperately need a long term appointment who knows about C...
by andrew1957
02 Oct 2019 11:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst start for many years.
Replies: 44
Views: 3638

Worst start for many years.

Just thought it was worth flagging up that this is the worst start by a Reading F C squad for many years. After 10 games we managed 9 points in each of the last two seasons - whereas this year we are at 8. Statistically it also means that we are unlikely to recover very much. Last season 11 of the 1...
by andrew1957
25 Sep 2019 10:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes, should he stay or should he go - poll
Replies: 41
Views: 2856

Re: Gomes, should he stay or should he go - poll

I would certainly give him until December but looking at the next 6 games we could easily lose them all and if so I doubt he would survive that.

I think we need at least 6 points from the next 6 or else the owners might well lose patience.
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