CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

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CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by genome » 04 Jul 2015 19:09

Thought it was worth starting a new thread as the other thread is discussing Al-Habsi as well but feel free to merge.

Deal done. http://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/article ... 26267.aspx

Watford fans very gutted, were expecting upwards of £1m+ for him (one even suggested at least £4m...) but it looks like we've got him for £250k.

I'll admit I hadn't heard of him before the deal but the glowing reviews are very promising.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by Arnie_Pie » 04 Jul 2015 19:15

Bloody hell. Seems like an excellent piece of business for his age.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by From Despair To Where? » 04 Jul 2015 19:16

£250,000? Are you kidding? That's a phenomenal bit of business if true.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by genome » 04 Jul 2015 19:17

Yes: http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/footb ... nd-9587815

I'd imagine there are some add-ons...

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by paultheroyal » 04 Jul 2015 19:25

Another great signing. Real freshness with this squad. Exactly what Clarke was alluding too. Most exiting pre season and anticipation to watch a game than I can recall for a long time. Wondering how it's all going to come together.

Watford fans not happy he has gone.


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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by linkenholtroyal » 04 Jul 2015 19:31

:D gd young signing

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by sandman » 04 Jul 2015 19:51

Hope he's better than the last keeper we got from Watford.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by RoyallyFcuked » 04 Jul 2015 20:02

This seems like a steal considering his age and the low fee we paid, I'm guessing he will be back up for Al-Habsi until he becomes our no1.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by Chappers93 » 04 Jul 2015 20:21

Very good signing, from what I've heard he's basically a very cheap Alex McCarthy. Very talented shot stopper and tall so can dominate the aerial battles but has a tendency to flap and lacks control of his box sometimes, his distribution is apparently very poor at times too

Bags of potential and hopefully game time will help iron out the issues and at that price you can't really go wrong! Very good work all round by RFC

Expecting him to be No 1 initially and Al Habsi to be given a 1 year deal as back up


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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by West Stand Man » 04 Jul 2015 20:24

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Expecting him to be No 1 initially and Al Habsi to be given a 1 year deal as back up


Thank god I'm not the only one who sees it that way. Why would a good young keeper move from one back up role to another in a lower division?

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by NewCorkSeth » 04 Jul 2015 20:25

Who?

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by Chappers93 » 04 Jul 2015 20:29

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Expecting him to be No 1 initially and Al Habsi to be given a 1 year deal as back up


Thank god I'm not the only one who sees it that way. Why would a good young keeper move from one back up role to another in a lower division?


Exactly and in Clarke's interview he mentioned how he should be getting more first team action to kick on... Wouldn't come here just to sit on our bench!

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by Ian Royal » 04 Jul 2015 20:31

Good stuff just a left winger / left back and that's the essentials sorted and just a case of seeing if they prove successful.


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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by NewCorkSeth » 04 Jul 2015 21:22

Has to be a job bond jovi song for him right?

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by Uke » 04 Jul 2015 22:26

Are we allowed to give goalkeepers the number 7 shirt?

With three digits?

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by Royal Ginger » 04 Jul 2015 22:33

Uke Are we allowed to give goalkeepers the number 7 shirt?

With three digits?

:lol: Nice

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by Sutekh » 05 Jul 2015 08:24

Uke Are we allowed to give goalkeepers the number 7 shirt?

With three digits?


Bond to be some league rule spoiling that bit of fun.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by paultheroyal » 05 Jul 2015 09:22

watford fan:
Brilliant shot stopper, great in air, woeful distribution

Heard that somewhere before :lol:

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by Sutekh » 05 Jul 2015 09:23

Well he's bound to be better than the last keeper we got from Watford.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Jonathan Bond

by Uke » 05 Jul 2015 10:00

Royal Ginger
Uke Are we allowed to give goalkeepers the number 7 shirt?

With three digits?

:lol: Nice



We'd better get the HNA approved 'Blame the Keeper" thread titles ready for future use

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