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by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Nelson Oliveira
Replies: 724
Views: 164728

Re: RUMOUR - Nelson Oliveira

This would be a pointless signing IMO. Bearing in mind we only have 18 games left and we play one up front and we have Bod and Meite (if he recovers) who have both done ok when fit I think it would send the wrong message to our contracted players. It would effectively say that the new manager felt t...
by andrew1957
21 Jan 2019 12:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 181
Views: 20314

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

Looking at the fixture list and it seems pretty clear to me that the next 8 games will define if we are likely to stay up or go down. Starting with the Bolton game on the 29th our fixtures are as follows: Bolton (a) 22nd place Villa (H) 12th Weds (a) 16th Blackburn (H) 10th Sheff Utd (a) 3rd Rother...
by andrew1957
05 Jan 2019 19:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Tiago llori
Replies: 214
Views: 32104

Re: Tiago llori

Probably a player better suited to the European game. Would be a good move for us and him if it happens.
by andrew1957
01 Jan 2019 17:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by a new hope
Replies: 120
Views: 10184

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by a new hope

Pleased to say I could not go today for family reasons so avoided the latest debacle. I felt at the time that appointing Gomes would be a disaster and I have seen nothing to change ny mind yet. It really does seem as though the club hierarchy want the club to fail. I just don’t get it. And I just do...
by andrew1957
29 Dec 2018 16:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers sponsored by the Simod Cup started here
Replies: 132
Views: 11092

Re: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers sponsored by the Simod Cup started here

Wtf is going on? Inform QPR Vs injury and suspension depleted reading team in horrific form playing AWAY And we are destroying them in almost all stats Possession Passes Shots Pass accuracy To top it all off Gooding says a neutral would say we would be the more likely to score. And Dellor says we l...
by andrew1957
26 Dec 2018 20:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG- Millwall (a)
Replies: 81
Views: 11841

Re: BFTG- Millwall (a)

Watched highlights on SS and thought both sendings off were ridiculously harsh. Looks like the luck is just not with us this season. Added to this our best chance of survival was to stick with Clement and so frankly the club hierarchy have most likely doomed us to League 1.
by andrew1957
23 Dec 2018 15:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: José Gomes whelmguage
Replies: 85
Views: 7191

Re: José Gomes whelmguage

I really think that there is a good chance that the new manager will only last 10 or so games. I said in another thread a few days ago that this was a bonkers appointment and I have heard nothing to change my mind. Nothing against the guy at all and very much hope I am wrong. But it just seems like ...
by andrew1957
23 Dec 2018 15:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Are we really going down this season
Replies: 246
Views: 20815

Re: Are we really going down this season

When Clement was here most seemed to think we had a 50 50 chance of staying up. I reckon that with recent results and a manager who will have to adapt to this division we are now 95% to go down.

And I used to be called an RTG.
by andrew1957
21 Dec 2018 20:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 142579

Re: New Manager

My excitement/expectation level with Jovanovic would have been an 8, with Ainsworth an 8 too,....with this guy its a 1 but ill give him a 2 , so maybe could be presently surprised . expecting more portuguese mid range players coming through the door through same agent any lets hope im wrong https:/...
by andrew1957
21 Dec 2018 20:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Reading FC players who fans want to keep or sell in January transfer window
Replies: 35
Views: 3604

Re: The Reading FC players who fans want to keep or sell in January transfer window

People keep saying we have a bloated squad but many of those we probably don't want such as VDB, Gravenberch and Popa are already on loan. I make it that if we include young players such as Rimonhota and Loader that we have a first team squad of 30 currently available but some with long term injurie...
by andrew1957
21 Dec 2018 19:59
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Tyler Blackett to Wigan
Replies: 63
Views: 12665

Re: Rumour - Tyler Blackett to Wigan

Think he has been one of our better players when given the chance this year - much better than he was last season and so I doubt we would let him go before the summer as we are so short of defenders right now. But the way things are going who knows?
by andrew1957
21 Dec 2018 19:57
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Coniah Boyce-Clarke
Replies: 11
Views: 3793

Re: Rumour - Coniah Boyce-Clarke

Reading's 15-year old keeper wanted by ManU apparently https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/man-united-cast-eye-over-reading-fc-player-ahead-of-january/ That would be a shame if he wants to go I think we would only get £40K compensation for each year he has been in the Academy as he cannot sign a pro ...
by andrew1957
20 Dec 2018 20:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 142579

Re: New Manager

What a disaster of an appointment Far too soon to be throwing these statements out there, we simply don't know which is part of the problem. I just don't think this is this time to take risks. Yep agreed. He has experience and is well traveled But still... And barely lasts more than 12 months in an...
by andrew1957
20 Dec 2018 18:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Feyenoord at MadStad tonight 7pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3767

Re: Feyenoord at MadStad tonight 7pm

Lower West
CrowthorneRoyal
Wasnt impressed with Meyler. Regularly beaten by the younger inexperienced opposition


Be fair to the guy. First game in some months.


Nor has Edwards played for ages but he played well.
by andrew1957
20 Dec 2018 18:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 142579

Re: New Manager

If he does come then obviously I wish him well. His track record does not such longevity at Reading FC. Baffled why we have gone all out to get him. The more I think about this the more baffled I get. I could have got quite excited about Ainsworth for example. Relatively young up an coming manager ...
by andrew1957
20 Dec 2018 17:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 142579

Re: New Manager

Somebody (none of the local press will) needs to get to the bottom of why we are seemingly obessesed with getting a Portuguese manager in at all costs. What is the connection? There is obviously something in it for someone. It's the Iranian spiv's doing. Watch Gomes now buy half a dozen of the Iran...
by andrew1957
20 Dec 2018 17:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 142579

Re: New Manager

I suppose the club hierarchy think that "any" foreign manager (even one no one had ever heard of until a week or so ago) is better than "any" British manager!

Rant over.
by andrew1957
20 Dec 2018 17:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 142579

Re: New Manager

he's on his way.... http://sportwitness.co.uk/portugal-manager-way-reading-deal-made-official-thursday/ I really hope I am proved wrong but my prediction is that he gets us relegated and that we sack him at the end of the season and appoint someone like Ainsworth who has League 1 experience. Mad ap...
by andrew1957
19 Dec 2018 21:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 142579

Re: New Manager

Personally think Gomez would be a huge mistake. He might be good but to come in to the cut and thrust of the Championship with no experience of English football and with the squad at such a low point will almost certainly take us down. I would prefer Parkinson or Ainsworth myself. If they are not av...
by andrew1957
19 Dec 2018 21:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Feyenoord at MadStad tonight 7pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3767

Re: Feyenoord at MadStad tonight 7pm

Good performance tonight. Thought we defended very well. On the two occasions they got through Mannone made a couple of great stops. I thought Richards had a good half and Medford-Smith did well second half but all 5 of the defenders had a good game and I never felt we were in much danger at the bac...
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