David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

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Re: David Meyler

by John Smith » 02 Nov 2018 10:21

It might actually be David Meyler... :?

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 02 Nov 2018 10:30

Is Darren Caskey still with us?

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Re: David Meyler

by Forbury Lion » 02 Nov 2018 12:42

John Smith It might actually be David Meyler... :?
LOL.... I now can't stop myself reading the opening post in an Irish accent!

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by Forbury Lion » 02 Nov 2018 12:45

2 world wars, 1 world cup Is Darren Caskey still with us?
The same Darren Caskey whose goals proved pivital in ensuring we avoided relegation to Division 3/League 2? - He earn't every pie voucher we ever paid him in that one season alone.

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by Hendo » 03 Nov 2018 09:29

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2 world wars, 1 world cup Is Darren Caskey still with us?
The same Darren Caskey whose goals proved pivital in ensuring we avoided relegation to Division 3/League 2? - He earn't every pie voucher we ever paid him in that one season alone.

23 Goals 99/00 season


The free kick v Bournemouth was worth it all as well.


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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by Snowflake Royal » 03 Nov 2018 12:38

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2 world wars, 1 world cup Is Darren Caskey still with us?
The same Darren Caskey whose goals proved pivital in ensuring we avoided relegation to Division 3/League 2? - He earn't every pie voucher we ever paid him in that one season alone.

23 Goals 99/00 season


The free kick v Bournemouth was worth it all as well.

Good old fat jesus,my favourite too good for his team mates but not good enough for a better team player.

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by Old Man Andrews » 06 Nov 2018 11:22

Meyler retains his place in the Ireland squad. Quite bizarre.

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by John Smith » 06 Nov 2018 11:24

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Forbury Lion The same Darren Caskey whose goals proved pivital in ensuring we avoided relegation to Division 3/League 2? - He earn't every pie voucher we ever paid him in that one season alone.

23 Goals 99/00 season


The free kick v Bournemouth was worth it all as well.

Good old fat jesus,my favourite too good for his team mates but not good enough for a better team player.

Anybody else see him that time in the stands at Doncaster (a) on a Tuesday night circa 2009? A Reading legend, for me.

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by muirinho » 06 Nov 2018 11:37

Old Man Andrews Meyler retains his place in the Ireland squad. Quite bizarre.


Still a provisional squad, gives the opportunity for MON and Keane to have a look. It's not like being called up for England, we're not overflowing with alternatives.

It may well be that Clement has taken a dislike to him rather than he's not training well, MON has made him captain before, he obviously rates him in general.


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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by leon » 06 Nov 2018 12:13

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Old Man Andrews Meyler retains his place in the Ireland squad. Quite bizarre.


Still a provisional squad, gives the opportunity for MON and Keane to have a look. It's not like being called up for England, we're not overflowing with alternatives.

It may well be that Clement has taken a dislike to him rather than he's not training well, MON has made him captain before, he obviously rates him in general.


Which makes it all the more odd as we have been missing a tackler in midfield most of the season.

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by muirinho » 06 Nov 2018 12:21

leon
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Old Man Andrews Meyler retains his place in the Ireland squad. Quite bizarre.


Still a provisional squad, gives the opportunity for MON and Keane to have a look. It's not like being called up for England, we're not overflowing with alternatives.

It may well be that Clement has taken a dislike to him rather than he's not training well, MON has made him captain before, he obviously rates him in general.


Which makes it all the more odd as we have been missing a tackler in midfield most of the season.


yeah, well he may be playing horribly, in which case he won't get to play, and may even be let go when the provisional squad is firmed up.

Interesting though that MON has decided he needs to take a look for himself, rather than just assuming if he can't get into the matchday squad at Reading, it's because he's crap.

But tbh I'm not sure what midfield player he's displacing in the Ireland squad. Seeing as how Liam Kelly has rejected us, and awaits his imminent England call-up....

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by NewCorkSeth » 06 Nov 2018 12:21

leon
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Old Man Andrews Meyler retains his place in the Ireland squad. Quite bizarre.


Still a provisional squad, gives the opportunity for MON and Keane to have a look. It's not like being called up for England, we're not overflowing with alternatives.

It may well be that Clement has taken a dislike to him rather than he's not training well, MON has made him captain before, he obviously rates him in general.


Which makes it all the more odd as we have been missing a tackler in midfield most of the season.

Meyler wouldn't be in the Ireland squad if McCarthy was fit.

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by Snowflake Royal » 06 Nov 2018 19:57

leon
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Old Man Andrews Meyler retains his place in the Ireland squad. Quite bizarre.


Still a provisional squad, gives the opportunity for MON and Keane to have a look. It's not like being called up for England, we're not overflowing with alternatives.

It may well be that Clement has taken a dislike to him rather than he's not training well, MON has made him captain before, he obviously rates him in general.


Which makes it all the more odd as we have been missing a tackler in midfield most of the season.

Could easily be that his weaknesses are exposed here by our midfield options, whilst at Ireland they're covered by the rest of the squad.

And maybe he puts a better shift in for his country.


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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by PistolPete » 31 Jul 2019 16:09

Contract cancelled by mutual consent. I guess we'll never know whether this was a months wages or 11.9, but he's gone.

At the time, the signing made a lot of sense. He doesn't seem to be a 'bad apple' but then again, who knows what happened; some of the best leaders are also the ones who take being out the team the worst.

So... lets go out there and buy a midfielder!

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by Hound » 31 Jul 2019 16:11

not wholly surprised. Horrible waste of money, and yeah he seemed a good signing to me at the time

Assuming we've paid up about 6-9 months and makes it easier for him to find somewhere else, rather than rotting in the U23

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by Stranded » 31 Jul 2019 16:11

PistolPete Contract cancelled by mutual consent. I guess we'll never know whether this was a months wages or 11.9, but he's gone.

At the time, the signing made a lot of sense. He doesn't seem to be a 'bad apple' but then again, who knows what happened; some of the best leaders are also the ones who take being out the team the worst.

So... lets go out there and buy a midfielder!


You would think that if we are happy for him to just go, that we have someone lined up there or we trust the younger players to fill in if needed.

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by leon » 31 Jul 2019 16:16

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PistolPete Contract cancelled by mutual consent. I guess we'll never know whether this was a months wages or 11.9, but he's gone.

At the time, the signing made a lot of sense. He doesn't seem to be a 'bad apple' but then again, who knows what happened; some of the best leaders are also the ones who take being out the team the worst.

So... lets go out there and buy a midfielder!


You would think that if we are happy for him to just go, that we have someone lined up there or we trust the younger players to fill in if needed.


Well you’d have thought that......

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by Hound » 31 Jul 2019 16:17

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PistolPete Contract cancelled by mutual consent. I guess we'll never know whether this was a months wages or 11.9, but he's gone.

At the time, the signing made a lot of sense. He doesn't seem to be a 'bad apple' but then again, who knows what happened; some of the best leaders are also the ones who take being out the team the worst.

So... lets go out there and buy a midfielder!


You would think that if we are happy for him to just go, that we have someone lined up there or we trust the younger players to fill in if needed.


we could probably have 20 odd injuries and Gomes still wouldn't pick him. Don't think it makes any difference to incomings, just better to get him out of the club

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by StellaPlease » 31 Jul 2019 16:20

Club have clearly done a good deal for him and us. Keeping him was clearly more expensive than losing him and another player off the books.

Rather someone signed him but this is better than nothing.

Garth, Chris and Pops left now 8)

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Re: David Meyler - Reading's biggest ever mercenary?

by StellaPlease » 31 Jul 2019 16:21

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PistolPete Contract cancelled by mutual consent. I guess we'll never know whether this was a months wages or 11.9, but he's gone.

At the time, the signing made a lot of sense. He doesn't seem to be a 'bad apple' but then again, who knows what happened; some of the best leaders are also the ones who take being out the team the worst.

So... lets go out there and buy a midfielder!


You would think that if we are happy for him to just go, that we have someone lined up there or we trust the younger players to fill in if needed.



Don't think it has anything to do with what we have lined up. He wasn't anywhere near the squad anyway. Assuming we have saved money on him though, if that's what you meant.

I imagine we paid him 6 months or something, lots of money off the books.

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