CONFIMRED - Chris Martin (loan)

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Stranded » 19 Jan 2018 15:23

TiagoIlori Can’t see what we have over Sunderland. Personally I don’t think he’d go to us if he doesn’t want to join Sunderland...


We may be having a bad season, Sunderland are an absolute basketcase of a club. When you have fans calling for Coleman to leave, to save his own reputation, it gives you an idea of where they are.

Not saying he won't go there, esp. if it's just a loan but at the moment we would be a much better option for pretty much any player.

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by windermereROYAL » 19 Jan 2018 15:26

We tried to get people in, but it just didn't happen. ect, ect, ect, ect, ect,

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by John Smith » 19 Jan 2018 15:29

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TiagoIlori Can’t see what we have over Sunderland. Personally I don’t think he’d go to us if he doesn’t want to join Sunderland...


We may be having a bad season, Sunderland are an absolute basketcase of a club. When you have fans calling for Coleman to leave, to save his own reputation, it gives you an idea of where they are.

Not saying he won't go there, esp. if it's just a loan but at the moment we would be a much better option for pretty much any player.

I almost didn't write this out of dignity for myself but...Sunderland are a bigger club than us. They made Lewis Grabban look good when he was mediocre at best for us. Who knows how Martin would fit in here but it seems like the bigger personalities just don't get on at Reading.

Hurry up Mendes.

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by bagman » 19 Jan 2018 16:21

2018 Uefa Club Licensing Benchmarking Report shows Sunderland net debt at £159m the 3rd highest in UK and ahead of Newcastle ( and 13th in Europe ). They spent £1.25m in the summer and it is suggested have no money to spend in January. And Ellis Short remains desperate to sell.

Yet they meet Derby's terms for Martin's loan, and we apparently did not.

Everybody knows how desperate we are for a striker, and he appears to be Stam's no 1 target.

This , to me, puts the Club's dire straits into true perspective !!!

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Hound » 19 Jan 2018 16:31

The club isn’t in dire straits. It just made a bid which hasn’t yet been deemed acceptable by his parent club

It might be more of a sign for how desperate Sunderland are that they’ve gone straight in and matched Derby’s demands, which I believe are covering his whole wages (and maybe a fee as well)


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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by peterroyal76 » 19 Jan 2018 18:35

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TiagoIlori Can’t see what we have over Sunderland. Personally I don’t think he’d go to us if he doesn’t want to join Sunderland...


We may be having a bad season, Sunderland are an absolute basketcase of a club. When you have fans calling for Coleman to leave, to save his own reputation, it gives you an idea of where they are.

Not saying he won't go there, esp. if it's just a loan but at the moment we would be a much better option for pretty much any player.

I almost didn't write this out of dignity for myself but...Sunderland are a bigger club than us. They made Lewis Grabban look good when he was mediocre at best for us. Who knows how Martin would fit in here but it seems like the bigger personalities just don't get on at Reading.

Hurry up Mendes.


Sunderland had the novel idea of playing a striker in a strikers role rather than centre mid.

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Zip » 19 Jan 2018 19:29

How many goals have our strikers scored in total in the League this season? It’s something pathetic like five. I don’t care if we don’t get anyone else in but we desperately need a striker.

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Zip » 19 Jan 2018 19:29

How many goals have our strikers scored in total in the League this season? It’s something pathetic like five. I don’t care if we don’t get anyone else in but we desperately need a striker.

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by loyalroyal4life » 19 Jan 2018 19:51

Not in the squad tonight, must be close to a move


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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by TiagoIlori » 19 Jan 2018 21:17

Zip How many goals have our strikers scored in total in the League this season? It’s something pathetic like five. I don’t care if we don’t get anyone else in but we desperately need a striker.

4 in total, to make it worse- only 2 since 23rd September

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Royalwaster » 19 Jan 2018 21:42

Yes but how many times have we actually played with a striker?

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Zip » 19 Jan 2018 21:43

I can’t recall any other season in the past 40 plus years when we had reached this stage of the season where our strikers had scored so few goals. Four goals in total. The problem is so much money has been wasted since last January that I doubt there is much left to spend in this window. Tevreden as well as Stam is lucky to still be in a job.

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Zip » 19 Jan 2018 21:52

We have played a striker in most of our League games. Even Stam eventually clicked that playing Beerens or McCleary upfront was hopelessly misguided.


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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by JIM » 19 Jan 2018 22:12

July 17 DERBY accept bid for MARTIN from Reading
Jan 18 SUNDERLAND in talks with MARTIN

Please can we stop all these lies and only use proven sources. :cry:

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Sutekh » 20 Jan 2018 09:46

JIM July 17 DERBY accept bid for MARTIN from Reading
Jan 18 SUNDERLAND in talks with MARTIN

Please can we stop all these lies and only use proven sources. :cry:


And you say Reading a dragging their feet on this? Only had 6 months to reach an agreement with the player.

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Hound » 20 Jan 2018 17:21

After watching today with Martin in mind - I don’t think he’ll make the slightest bit f difference. I can’t see how he’d score any goals the way we play

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Longhorn1970 » 20 Jan 2018 17:27

Hound After watching today with Martin in mind - I don’t think he’ll make the slightest bit f difference. I can’t see how he’d score any goals the way we play


Ditto, he wouldn't get a sniff

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by genome » 21 Jan 2018 19:28

Hound After watching today with Martin in mind - I don’t think he’ll make the slightest bit f difference. I can’t see how he’d score any goals the way we play


I would still take him if the price is right, but yeah, I don't think he offers much more than Bod

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by CountryRoyal » 21 Jan 2018 19:43

Lets pretend Stam goes, the players remember how to play football and our dynamic attackers actually start creating chances... we're still left with the same problem we were left with in the summer and that's goal scorers.

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Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

by Snowflake Royal » 21 Jan 2018 20:05

CountryRoyal Lets pretend Stam goes, the players remember how to play football and our dynamic attackers actually start creating chances... we're still left with the same problem we were left with in the summer and that's goal scorers.


If we remember how to play football, and our dynamic attackers start creating chances, then we have plenty of people capable of chipping in. Bodvarsson has a very healthy strike rate. Kermorgant scored 19 last season. Barrow already has 7. Aluko, Beerens, McCleary, Kelly, Bacuna, Evans, Edwards... all should be capable of 5.

That's more than enough to survive comfortably until we can make some proper changes in the summer.

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