72 bus He was considering retiring after Hull let him go, now he's got a couple of years free salary while he sits at home playing games.
Reading Fc really are run by mugs
He didn't take long to think about retirement, if that's the case. He signed up with Reading almost immediately after his contract expired with Hull, he must have been talking to them as soon as season ended. If he was interested in an easy life, he'd have gone to the US.
On the football side of stuff, he played decently for 60 minutes or so against Derby, faded and got taken off with 5 minutes to go for Bacuna, after which we conceded the winning goal.
Was poor against Forest and Bolton, played the full 90 against Villa, and was decent for most of game also, then had an absolute shocker against Wednesday.
Since then he's been either on the bench or not in the squad. So either he's not training well, or Clement doesn't like him. We don't actually know which.
As a footballer he has lots of free time, and he's not actually allowed do anything much physical in that free time (I remember hearing another footballer complaining his golf-handicap shot up when he was in the championship because mid-week games meant he couldn't play during the season - he could only play a round of golf if he had the whole day off, and there was at least two days before another game). He's got to do something to fill it, or he'd turn into a complete basket-case. You can complain about unfair it is as much as you like, but he is no different to any other pro.
spending that time on Fifa is no different to darts or snooker, and a hell of a lot better than gambling or drinking.
the money he makes from his streaming goes to charity, (or at least he says it does, but you'd imagine it would be easy enough to follow up if you were named as a charity and didn't get any money) - he previously had charities in Hull listed, it's currently aimed at fundraising for Liam Miller (Cork City footballer who died from cancer early this year leaving behind a young family). He's also been recently name-checked on twitter as being supportive of Reading fans struggling with mental health - he may just be reaching out, or he may well be struggling himself. We don't know.
So what we have here is a guy who is clearly putting in the work on the training ground, because there isn't a hint of disciplinary actions or anything like that against him, and in his free-time, is using his hobby and his fame to raise money and awareness for charity.
Criticising him for not being better at football, yeah fair enough, but it's not like he's had the massive run of games that Aluko had, to prove himself useless. If we got in another manager, he may get played more, you'd never know. He scored 5 goals and got 2 assists for Hull last year, wouldn't mind some of that right now.
Criticising his hobbies, when they do no-one any harm, that's just being miserable for the sake of it.