Garath McCleary

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by winchester_royal » 11 May 2012 10:04

If this does go through then I think it's a clever move by McDermott. McCleary is quick, skillful, and capable of scoring goals. Inconsistent yes; but all flair players are. The way we play we need our wingers to be able to produce a moment of magic. Sadly the ones who do that consistently go for >20m. Hell, Downing was sold for 20m and he's shit. That shows you the going rate for attacking players in this current market.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDeWT--0f58

Particularly enjoy his Van-Basten moment at 3:50.

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by largetrousers » 11 May 2012 10:31

winchester_royal If this does go through then I think it's a clever move by McDermott. McCleary is quick, skillful, and capable of scoring goals. Inconsistent yes; but all flair players are. The way we play we need our wingers to be able to produce a moment of magic. Sadly the ones who do that consistently go for >20m. Hell, Downing was sold for 20m and he's shit. That shows you the going rate for attacking players in this current market.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDeWT--0f58

Particularly enjoy his Van-Basten moment at 3:50.


Looks very good!

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by Pepe the Horseman » 11 May 2012 10:36

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winchester_royal If this does go through then I think it's a clever move by McDermott. McCleary is quick, skillful, and capable of scoring goals. Inconsistent yes; but all flair players are. The way we play we need our wingers to be able to produce a moment of magic. Sadly the ones who do that consistently go for >20m. Hell, Downing was sold for 20m and he's shit. That shows you the going rate for attacking players in this current market.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDeWT--0f58

Particularly enjoy his Van-Basten moment at 3:50.


Looks very good!


Agreed, first 30 seconds especially

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by Bring Back The SB » 11 May 2012 10:41

He's direct, runs at defenders, skillful, is two footed ans scores goals.

On a free who wouldn't want him?

Oh and sorry Camberley Royal.


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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by southbank1871 » 11 May 2012 10:42

Very gracious tbf.

And 'greed.

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by pea » 11 May 2012 10:46

Pepe the Horseman Agreed, first 30 seconds especially


I dunno, looks unfit in that bit to me. Hopefully old footage

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by Platypuss » 11 May 2012 10:47

Seems genuinely two-footed as well.

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by windjammer » 11 May 2012 11:01

Sure I saw him on loan at Slough Town in the mid 2000s when Slough were ground sharing with Windsor and Eton. Don't think he was at Slough when Brian McD was manager though, that was a few years before. 9 goals which includes 4 in one very strange game isn't prolific but a good squad player, and on a free well worth a punt.


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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by windjammer » 11 May 2012 11:11

From the Slough Town website on former players

Garath McCleary
McCleary started his career on schoolboy forms at Oxford United before being released and signing for neighbours Oxford City playing in the same side as former defender Andy Ballard.

Consistent performances which have left opposition teams torn apart have led to a number of established teams watching the player including Reading and making him an instant fans favourite.

Can play either on the left side of midfield or up-front.

Was released from his contract with the club encountering financial difficulties during the 2006-7 season and joined Bromley from where he was signed up by League One side Nottingham Forest.



Statistics
First Appearance: 05-11-2005 vs Hendon
First Goal: 03-12-2005 vs Bromley
Position: Unknown
Total STFC Appearances: 42
Total STFC Goals: 9
Seems like Royals were interested way back then

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by blueroyals » 11 May 2012 11:17

Holy sh*t he looks good. He's the best of both McAnuff and Kebe, sign him up McD. His style of crossing suits both ALF and Hunt - just putting the ball in early along the floor for them to sniff out.

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by Big Foot » 11 May 2012 11:35

blueroyals Holy sh*t he looks good. He's the best of both McAnuff and Kebe, sign him up McD. His style of crossing suits both ALF and Hunt - just putting the ball in early along the floor for them to sniff out.

I was going to post up exactly the same - McAnuff's trickery with Kebe's directness and pace. SIGN HIM UP!

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by Ian Royal » 11 May 2012 11:51

My most sincere and humble apologies Camberley_Royal. Consider yourself on the trustworthy list... please don't abuse the honour.


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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by BR2 » 11 May 2012 12:05

Well done Camberley.
There are so many dickheads on here who want proof or a signed affadavit before believing that a poster is telling the truth and not out for some minor glory.
I feel sorry for them and the people that they mix with who must be a load of liars to create this inherent mistrust.
Once again well done Camberley and I for one am delighted with the signing having said so early on and I feel that the player will be pushing strongly for a starting place ahead of Jimmy and Jobi.
Now we can sell Antonio and/or HRK and everybody is happy.

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by Focher » 11 May 2012 12:16

reminds me a bit of Michael Meaker, would be a good signing IMO

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Re: Gareth McCleary

by paultheroyal » 11 May 2012 12:25

Bring Back The SB :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Gareth McCleary

by paultheroyal » 11 May 2012 12:25

Barry the bird boggler So is this a new feature of Reading negotiations? Complete them in full view and earshot of the public - but then if make out we're a family club why not goal the whole hog? Perhaps the players will be buying pressies for the fans on their birthdays and at xmas soon.


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Re: Gareth McCleary

by paultheroyal » 11 May 2012 12:25

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CamberleyRoyal I can promise you 100% that this is correct! Brian McDermott and the player were sat in the main bar area watching Sky Sports News (Brian even asked the staff to turn the TV over from BBC news) whilst Nicky Hammond and the agent were sat in the Cafe around the corner towards the back (near hotel reception).



I live in Camberley too, what are you wearing?

Oh, and you speak rubbish.

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Re: Gareth McCleary

by paultheroyal » 11 May 2012 12:26

Wycombe Royal So this is 3rd or 4th newbie with transfer rumours. No doubt they are all the same person.

Must.

Try.

Harder.

:lol:

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Re: RUMOUR - Garath McCleary

by Bring Back The SB » 11 May 2012 12:35

Paul, I think you'll see you're a tad late on this.

Most people have admitted they're wrong and apologised.

Nice obsessive posts though.

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