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by andrew1957
10 Sep 2007 09:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: *LIAM ROSENIOR SIGNS, SEOL GOES OTHER WAY*
Replies: 238
Views: 28086

Steve Coppell has just confirmed on the OS that it was indeed a straight swap.

Whilst personally I am sorry Seol has gone, I think time will show we got by far the better end of the deal.

Well done to Hammond and the management team.
by andrew1957
06 Sep 2007 18:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Over-reaction Thread
Replies: 467
Views: 43155

In the last 3 seasons 7 points after 10 games has been enough to keep a team out of the relegation zone. Putting things into perspective, therefore, one win in the next 5 will most likely mean that we are not in the bottom 3. 2 wins out of 5 will put us just below half way and three wins out of 5 (n...
by andrew1957
06 Sep 2007 18:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bikey in the Opta stats...
Replies: 26
Views: 4675

Bikey was great in the Everton game. Admittedly had a poor one at Bolton by all accounts - but had just flown half way round the world and back. I would be surprised if he was not in the team at Sunderland.
by andrew1957
03 Sep 2007 19:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: *LIAM ROSENIOR SIGNS, SEOL GOES OTHER WAY*
Replies: 238
Views: 28086

My point was if no money changed hands why does official site talk of "undisclosed fees" - seems contradictory to me.
by andrew1957
03 Sep 2007 18:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: *LIAM ROSENIOR SIGNS, SEOL GOES OTHER WAY*
Replies: 238
Views: 28086

Does anyone know for sure if any money actually changed hands or not. The website refers to undisclosed sums which makes me suspect we must have paid money in addition to Seol.

Just wondered if anyone knew for sure.

If no money changed hands looks like a great deal to me.
by andrew1957
01 Sep 2007 21:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Player marks
Replies: 54
Views: 6891

I was impressed with Fae - but clearly he will be much better in centre midfield. I am really confused about Kevin Doyle - he has been fantastic for us for two seasons but now seems devoid of confidence. Even as early as the Peace Cup he did not seem quite right to me but I have no idea why. He has ...
by andrew1957
01 Sep 2007 21:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Over-reaction Thread
Replies: 467
Views: 43155

I must admit that I found today's performance truly hard to watch. It was by any stretch of the imagination awful and few players came out with any credit. BUT - remember we have had two fantastic years. For some reason the players are clearly short of confidence right now. If the fans give them a r...
by andrew1957
01 Sep 2007 08:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: *LIAM ROSENIOR SIGNS, SEOL GOES OTHER WAY*
Replies: 238
Views: 28086

Very unlikely this was a straight swap unfortunately. Fulham valued Rosenoir at between £2 and £3M so I would think we gave them Seol (valued at £1M) plus either 1M or 2M cash. Still overall a good long term deal as Murty not getting any younger but I am worried about our right wing options as Fa...
by andrew1957
30 Aug 2007 20:59
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Lita & Shorey on the way out
Replies: 701
Views: 82130

I can still see no chance of Shorey leaving tomorrow. It would be pointless selling him at this stage. Even if we wanted to sell him we would wait til January when clubs are desperate and will pay over the odds. By then we will have good idea if we are a/ going to be mid table, b/ relegated or c/ in...
by andrew1957
17 Aug 2007 19:08
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: RUMOUR - Lita & Shorey on the way out
Replies: 701
Views: 82130

The rumour going round is that West Ham have tabled a bid for Shorey. I really hope that we would not accept any bid (however large) for Shorey - that would be a sign of going backwards as far as I am concerned. He is contracted for two more years so no need to sell him for at least 12 months (if he...
by andrew1957
16 Aug 2007 21:55
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: The Next Step Up
Replies: 33
Views: 3763

Worse still, a 38,000 seater stadium with barely 20,000 in it - and that is provided we don't get relegated. My source in the ticket office tells me that we are struggling to break the 21,000 mark for Everton on Saturday . RFC needs as 38,000 capacity about as much as I need a two-car garage. Unles...
by andrew1957
16 Aug 2007 21:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: The Next Step Up
Replies: 33
Views: 3763

Worse still, a 38,000 seater stadium with barely 20,000 in it - and that is provided we don't get relegated. My source in the ticket office tells me that we are struggling to break the 21,000 mark for Everton on Saturday . RFC needs as 38,000 capacity about as much as I need a two-car garage. Unless...
by andrew1957
16 Aug 2007 11:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading V Chelsea match thread
Replies: 310
Views: 25449

For those criticising the team don't forget that virtually the same players lost 2-1 to Plymouth in our first league game just 2 years ago. It is testament to how far we have come that we are now playing one of the best teams in the World and bemoaning a lack of finishing in the first half for depri...
by andrew1957
13 Aug 2007 16:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Sorry, but I am already pissed off with Seol
Replies: 286
Views: 24639

Booing one of our own players can never be justified. How would any of you like it if your boss came into work every day and told you you were rubbish and all you customers were also abusive to you. As Coppell has said many times already Seol brings something different to the team - he is no Glen Li...
by andrew1957
12 Aug 2007 19:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Refwatch...Manchester United (A)
Replies: 36
Views: 4323

To be fair I did not think that Styles had that bad a game - we had far worse many times last year. The sending off was fair enough but what does annoy me is the inconsistency. If we agree that Kitson's sending off was fair enough then why on earth were Riggott and Upson not sent off last year for e...
by andrew1957
25 Jul 2007 17:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: New central midfielder ?
Replies: 186
Views: 17921

This debate is going round in circles. Facts 1/Sidwell has gone - we have replaced him with Cisse so we have the same number of central midfield players that we did last year. 2/ Sidwell was not that great in a lot of matches last year 3/Gunnarson has always done well when he has played in central m...
by andrew1957
25 Jul 2007 14:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: New central midfielder ?
Replies: 186
Views: 17921

People on this board go on and on about Sidwell but they forget two things. In the Championship winning season he was injured for a large part and only played 29 games but we never lost once when he did not play. Gunnarson and Oster filled in well. Secondly last season he had a lot of weak performan...
by andrew1957
19 Jul 2007 11:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Why are some people on this forum so negative
Replies: 20
Views: 3022

Why are some people on this forum so negative

Although I have never posted before I am a long time Reading fan and have attended most matches for years - so please don't call me a newbie or plastic after what I am about to say. Although I often read the comments on here I have not posted before because I am often appalled by the rubbish being s...
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