Strangely optimistic about next season.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by genome » 17 May 2016 14:05

Are we literally going to spend the whole summer going round in circles?

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by Top Flight » 17 May 2016 14:06

genome Are we literally going to spend the whole summer going round in circles?


It looks like it. This is going to be a long summer.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by Top Flight » 17 May 2016 14:07

We need something else to talk about. The picnic didn't really do it.

We need a new signing to scrutinise. Come on Thai's get your chequebook out.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by No Fixed Abode » 17 May 2016 18:18

genome going round in circles?


Sounds like BM's style of play. Lack of penetration. :shock:

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by AthleticoSpizz » 17 May 2016 18:29

You seem to be too knowledgeable about some other teams management


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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by RoyallyFcuked » 17 May 2016 19:15

No Fixed Abode I was watching the Brighton game last night and thought what a gr8 job Hughton has done there. A set of average players finishing in 3rd. Shame BM couldn't do that at Reading or at least climb the table with probably a better squad on paper.


I know its been said that the squad mentally ended its season after the FA Cup QF defeat to Palace, but for me it ended a lot sooner than that, certainly in the league anyway. The team probably thought 'ok so were not going up, but were not in enough danger to go down' in about February, and of course many of them were thinking 'I won't be here next season anyway so who cares'.

And in fairness to McDonut, he won the championship title with a set of average players. Hughton showing it could still be done, I rate him a fair bit higher than McD as a manager though.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by Ian Royal » 17 May 2016 21:20

John Smith
Maneki Neko right, excellent.
lets use the brighton model of stability and continuity then

Funded by which £10m Mr Neko?

We don't have to finish 3rd to have had a successful season. HTH

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by Top Flight » 17 May 2016 23:10

No we don't. In my empty headed opinion, 4th from bottom would represent a successful season. :D :wink: :D

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by genome » 18 May 2016 10:32

Not sure how you can make a judgement on what would be a successful season without us doing any summer business yet.


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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by The Cap » 18 May 2016 21:26

We got a mensh in tonight's Europa League final. Now that must be cause for optimism :wink:

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by CountryRoyal » 24 May 2016 19:26

One of the things we can officially take from this season is that no longer is it necessary to try and get "a proven championship goal scorer". In Vydra and Kermorgant we had signed two players who on paper would have come under that qualification however didn't live up to their expectations (less so the latter) who managed a combined total of 5 league goals, with January-signed Kermorgant netting 60% of them.

I am now fairy optimistic that a cheap punt or one of our younger strikers could match and beat such a tally, without the expectation to boot.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by Crowbar6753 » 24 May 2016 20:07

CountryRoyal One of the things we can officially take from this season is that no longer is it necessary to try and get "a proven championship goal scorer"


I tend to agree "Country Royal" i am fed up of all these so called Super Stars coming in and grabbing a quick buck. Back to the Reading Way please, their are some great young players in the lower leagues and "Yes" it can be a gamble, but that's half the fun. I would much rather the Kitsons, Longs and Doyles than some off the players we have had recently.
And then there's the academy, bringing through academy players and finding a diamond in the rough is like finding the "Holy Grail" a la Gylfi style.
I have had enough of boring football and just want the team/players to give it their all and play for the club, and as supporters that is all anyone can ask for.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by Ian Royal » 24 May 2016 20:55

CountryRoyal One of the things we can officially take from this season is that no longer is it necessary to try and get "a proven championship goal scorer". In Vydra and Kermorgant we had signed two players who on paper would have come under that qualification however didn't live up to their expectations (less so the latter) who managed a combined total of 5 league goals, with January-signed Kermorgant netting 60% of them.

I am now fairy optimistic that a cheap punt or one of our younger strikers could match and beat such a tally, without the expectation to boot.


Six, 50/50.
Vydra scored against Brighton, and both matches against Forest, albeit the third coming off him from a Norwood shot, but it still counts. Otherwise agreed.

I'd expect Samuels or Rakels to at least equal their combined tally if either of them plays 30 games. Hell, I'd have expected Cox to do it if he was still here.


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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by gmikael99 » 27 May 2016 11:02

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genome Are we literally going to spend the whole summer going round in circles?


It looks like it. This is going to be a long summer.


Haha I agree. Its gonna be a long summer to us.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by Ian Royal » 27 May 2016 17:11

Well that's that feeling well and truly gone.

More likely to get relegated than ever.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by Lower West » 27 May 2016 17:14

Crowbar6753 Back to the Reading Way please, their are some great young players in the lower leagues and "Yes" it can be a gamble, but that's half the fun.


Officially dead and buried. Now it's the Thai way. Which appears to be not having a clue.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by Jagermesiter1871 » 27 May 2016 19:36

Gone from feeling cautiously optimistic to oxf*rd depressed in one day. 4 managers in 18months. Ffs I despise this football club.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by AthleticoSpizz » 27 May 2016 19:39

Vote with your feet...plenty of deserving NL cases around here

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by CountryRoyal » 27 May 2016 20:12

The only thing we can possibly be optimistic about is that if the Thai's are prepared to pay out McD's contract then hopefully they have the funds to splash the cash on some decent players.

It's a stretch, but what else do we have right now.

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Re: Strangely optimistic about next season.

by CountryRoyal » 27 May 2016 20:13

The only thing we can possibly be optimistic about is that if the Thai's are prepared to pay out McD's contract then hopefully they have the funds to splash the cash on some decent players.

It's a stretch, but what else do we have right now.

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