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Re: Pre season tour

by Zip » 06 Jul 2019 13:17

No Swift for the second half. It looks like we will win a friendly this time around.

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Re: Pre season tour

by windermereROYAL » 06 Jul 2019 13:29

Zip No Swift for the second half. It looks like we will win a friendly this time around.


Just came on for East.

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Re: Pre season tour

by URZZZZ » 06 Jul 2019 14:32

Zip It looks like we will win a friendly this time around.


Did we win any in 17/18 either? I know we didn’t last year but I’m pretty sure there was a lot of pessimism before that season started because of a poor pre season

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Re: Pre season tour

by SCIAG » 06 Jul 2019 14:40

Olise has more natural talent than Loader imo. He's another one who has come a long way under Gomes.

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Re: Pre season tour

by Zip » 06 Jul 2019 14:55

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Zip It looks like we will win a friendly this time around.


Did we win any in 17/18 either? I know we didn’t last year but I’m pretty sure there was a lot of pessimism before that season started because of a poor pre season


Seriously mate I absolutely cannot recall any of those friendlies.


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Re: Pre season tour

by tmesis » 06 Jul 2019 16:24

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Zip It looks like we will win a friendly this time around.


Did we win any in 17/18 either? I know we didn’t last year but I’m pretty sure there was a lot of pessimism before that season started because of a poor pre season


Seriously mate I absolutely cannot recall any of those friendlies.


There was a rather pathetic defeat at Wimbledon, as I recall.

It must be interesting for the younger players this time round. Rather than just making up the numbers, they should be thinking they have a genuine crack at a first team spot this year.

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by Zip » 06 Jul 2019 18:15

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Did we win any in 17/18 either? I know we didn’t last year but I’m pretty sure there was a lot of pessimism before that season started because of a poor pre season


Seriously mate I absolutely cannot recall any of those friendlies.


There was a rather pathetic defeat at Wimbledon, as I recall.

It must be interesting for the younger players this time round. Rather than just making up the numbers, they should be thinking they have a genuine crack at a first team spot this year.


Yep. Of that there is no doubt and I suspect Gomes was appointed on the understanding money was tight and he would have to bring on the youngsters.

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Re: Pre season tour

by Snowflake Royal » 06 Jul 2019 18:36

URZZZZ https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/reading-fc-player-ratings-southend-16543203

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Interesting Watson getting the first half captaincy.


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Re: Pre season tour

by AthleticoSpizz » 06 Jul 2019 20:10

Decent result and thanx for the reports, was Simon Cox playing for them?

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Re: Pre season tour

by The Enfield Royal71 » 06 Jul 2019 22:03

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Interesting Watson getting the first half captaincy.


Is it? I can't see him getting captaincy in the season. Maybe he has had a good training session and its a reward, or it was a birthday treat.

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Re: Pre season tour

by NewCorkSeth » 06 Jul 2019 22:45

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Interesting Watson getting the first half captaincy.


Is it? I can't see him getting captaincy in the season. Maybe he has had a good training session and its a reward, or it was a birthday treat.

Hes probably saying it's interesting because he (and many others on here) believes that Watson is surplus to requirements. The captaincy thing could be an indication from Gomes that he sees some value in Watson.

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Re: Pre season tour

by AthleticoSpizz » 06 Jul 2019 23:03

Shhhss, don’t tell anybody, but I am quietly optimistic about the coming season.

The stars are aligning, the injured are coming back, the kids aren’t kids anymore.

Jose doesn’t pull his punches.


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Re: Pre season tour

by The Enfield Royal71 » 06 Jul 2019 23:21

AthleticoSpizz Shhhss, don’t tell anybody, but I am quietly optimistic about the coming season.

The stars are aligning, the injured are coming back, the kids aren’t kids anymore.

Jose doesn’t pull his punches.


You know you can't be optimistic and positive on here. This is hobnob, there's no place for that :wink:

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Re: Pre season tour

by AthleticoSpizz » 06 Jul 2019 23:25

Well quite 8)

Ian will be along soon :wink:

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Re: Pre season tour

by Snowflake Royal » 07 Jul 2019 00:35

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Interesting Watson getting the first half captaincy.


Is it? I can't see him getting captaincy in the season. Maybe he has had a good training session and its a reward, or it was a birthday treat.

Have a day off once in a while yeah.

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Re: Pre season tour

by Snowflake Royal » 07 Jul 2019 00:37

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Is it? I can't see him getting captaincy in the season. Maybe he has had a good training session and its a reward, or it was a birthday treat.

Hes probably saying it's interesting because he (and many others on here) believes that Watson is surplus to requirements. The captaincy thing could be an indication from Gomes that he sees some value in Watson.

I absolutely loved Tennai in the u18s and 21s.

A lot of people have written him off, which is why, as you otherwise say, it's interesting to see him get captaincy over players who are otherwise more fancied for staying.

You'd have to be a raging imbecile to think I meant he might be a contender for club captain.

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Re: Pre season tour

by The Enfield Royal71 » 07 Jul 2019 03:50

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Is it? I can't see him getting captaincy in the season. Maybe he has had a good training session and its a reward, or it was a birthday treat.

Have a day off once in a while yeah.


A day off from what? I haven't been keeping up with the latest news so was wondering why it was interesting. Yeah.

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Re: Pre season tour

by The Enfield Royal71 » 07 Jul 2019 03:53

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Is it? I can't see him getting captaincy in the season. Maybe he has had a good training session and its a reward, or it was a birthday treat.

Hes probably saying it's interesting because he (and many others on here) believes that Watson is surplus to requirements. The captaincy thing could be an indication from Gomes that he sees some value in Watson.

I absolutely loved Tennai in the u18s and 21s.

A lot of people have written him off, which is why, as you otherwise say, it's interesting to see him get captaincy over players who are otherwise more fancied for staying.

You'd have to be a raging imbecile to think I meant he might be a contender for club captain.


Nicely passive aggresive like usual. You should get that checked out by a professional. It isn't normal.

Normally in pre-season you use it as a chance to get the team together for the season, including (and this is stating the obvious here for captain obvious himself) seeing how potential club captains do the job and can be a respected member of the team. Maybe the boss is giving him a chance to prove himself and if he performs well you never know. You'd have to be a raging imbecile to think you just give out captains armbands like a Haribo.

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Re: Pre season tour

by NewCorkSeth » 07 Jul 2019 08:31

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Is it? I can't see him getting captaincy in the season. Maybe he has had a good training session and its a reward, or it was a birthday treat.

Hes probably saying it's interesting because he (and many others on here) believes that Watson is surplus to requirements. The captaincy thing could be an indication from Gomes that he sees some value in Watson.

I absolutely loved Tennai in the u18s and 21s.

A lot of people have written him off, which is why, as you otherwise say, it's interesting to see him get captaincy over players who are otherwise more fancied for staying.

You'd have to be a raging imbecile to think I meant he might be a contender for club captain.

I'm sure it was in this very thread that there was a discussion where a few people stated they think its time he moved on. Not having watched much of our non-first team football I was interested to know why as I thought he was developing well and his loan seemed to be going ok (which apparently had fallen by the way side in the second half of the season under Downes)

I agree with you, it is interesting. I trust Gomes right now and if he thinks Watson is showing good development and, more importantly, leadership qualities (something everyone on here should agree we are often lacking) then the competition between him and Howe for first back up can only be a good thing.

In other news Twitter seems to be reporting we can between a 20% and 30% sell on fee clause for Jack Stacey who appears set to move for 4 million. Thats some unexpected funds if true.

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