CONFIMRED - Joao Virginia

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CONFIMRED - Joao Virginia

by Hendo » 05 Jul 2019 14:11

Reading FC close to making Joao Virginia first signing of the summer
Reading FC transfer news includes Jose Gomes hoping to bring the young Portuguese goalkeeper from Everton


https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/reading-fc-close-making-joao-16537813

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Re: Joao Virginia

by Silver Fox » 05 Jul 2019 14:15

I shall be calling you Joey Vagina, welcome to the club

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Re: Joao Virginia

by Hound » 05 Jul 2019 14:29

hmm 19 year old, without a league appearance as first choice keeper? Brave move if so

Definitely Southwood out the door if true

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Re: Joao Virginia

by Hendo » 05 Jul 2019 14:33

Hound hmm 19 year old, without a league appearance as first choice keeper? Brave move if so

Definitely Southwood out the door if true


Good upbringing though, both for the domestic clubs he has been attached to and playing in every unders team for Portugal.

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Re: Joao Virginia

by retro royal » 05 Jul 2019 14:42

Think I'd rather have given Southwood a chance rather than a young loan player with less first team experience,


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Re: Joao Virginia

by Zip » 05 Jul 2019 14:45

retro royal Think I'd rather have given Southwood a chance rather than a young loan player with less first team experience,


+1. Very harsh on Southwood.

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Re: Joao Virginia

by Sutekh » 05 Jul 2019 14:50

Not sure I get this one but presumably JG and his team know all about him and are confident in what he can do and clearly must rate him higher than any of the other keepers at the club.

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Re: Joao Virginia

by Hound » 05 Jul 2019 14:55

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Hound hmm 19 year old, without a league appearance as first choice keeper? Brave move if so

Definitely Southwood out the door if true


Good upbringing though, both for the domestic clubs he has been attached to and playing in every unders team for Portugal.


yeah, quick google suggests he is a talented keeper, and looked like he did quite well at U23 level last season

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Re: Joao Virginia

by retro royal » 05 Jul 2019 15:39

Lian Driscoll possibly off to Yeovil on loan http://www.ciderspace.co.uk/ASP/news/ne ... emId=30054


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by andrew1957 » 05 Jul 2019 16:40

This seems an odd move to me. It would be pointless bring him in other than as number 1 - as we had Southwood et al that could have taken the number 2/3 role and plenty of Academy keepers and so if true we must be bringing in as first choice.

Would seem a big risk as he has zero league starts and he is less experience than say Southwood.

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Re: Joao Virginia

by Snowflake Royal » 05 Jul 2019 17:12

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retro royal Think I'd rather have given Southwood a chance rather than a young loan player with less first team experience,


+1. Very harsh on Southwood.

Yes. Club that is consistently producing good youth keepers releases two and signs someone else's on loan. Itd be bonkers if Ward and Southwood go with this guy coming in, No 1 or not.

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Re: Joao Virginia

by Zip » 05 Jul 2019 17:21

andrew1957 This seems an odd move to me. It would be pointless bring him in other than as number 1 - as we had Southwood et al that could have taken the number 2/3 role and plenty of Academy keepers and so if true we must be bringing in as first choice.

Would seem a big risk as he has zero league starts and he is less experience than say Southwood.


Is he going to be first choice? I was thinking he was going to be third choice behind Walker with another keeper coming in. It’s a huge gamble if this guy is our number one.

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by Hound » 05 Jul 2019 17:32

Of course it depends on if he is better than Southwood and co

Reports are very encouraging. And if they just don’t think that Southwood and Ward are actually all that, then strange as it may appear, it’s the right thing to do

Be a shame in many ways but you just have to go with who you think is the best man for the job. Seems they’ve moved on from Southwood and Ward to CBC and Andresson to me


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Re: Joao Virginia

by Hound » 05 Jul 2019 17:44

‘Sky sources’ reckon this is imminent btw

Obvs ‘Sky Sources’ could just be JLow mind you

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Re: Joao Virginia

by Snowflake Royal » 05 Jul 2019 17:46

Hound Of course it depends on if he is better than Southwood and co

Reports are very encouraging. And if they just don’t think that Southwood and Ward are actually all that, then strange as it may appear, it’s the right thing to do

Be a shame in many ways but you just have to go with who you think is the best man for the job. Seems they’ve moved on from Southwood and Ward to CBC and Andresson to me

I find it most frustrating because the last time we had a group of quality young keepers we didn't really trust them. Hamer was moved on and has since proved he was good enough. McCarthy did play but his chances were somewhat limited and quickly moved on. Andersen never got a chance, but hasn't really proved that decision wrong in fairness.

I just think we should be seizing the opportunity to at least test one of them in the League Cup before binning them off with 2nd choice blockers or other total gamble youngsters on loan, especially if we've got them this far and they've been well rated.

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Re: Joao Virginia

by URZZZZ » 05 Jul 2019 18:09

Wondering if those who want Southwood to stay are basing it off having watched him on a regular basis or simply just “hearing things”. I want Southwood to be given a chance because I’ve heard good things about him but I’ve never actually seen him play so I can’t be sure how good he is

Everton fans seem happy with this loan, sounds promising

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Re: Joao Virginia

by Stranded » 05 Jul 2019 18:49

If this happens, he is likely coming as 1st choice or to challenge. Not sure Everton would let him out on loan unless likely to get minutes at Champ level.

Would suggest the coaches don't rate Southwood or if the rumours of him leaving are not true then he will challenge him for 1st choice.

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Re: Joao Virginia

by Hound » 05 Jul 2019 18:55

Southwood wasn’t in the Bearwood pics

He is almost certainly leaving

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Re: Joao Virginia

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 06 Jul 2019 10:04

Joao do we know he's any good?

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Re: Joao Virginia

by NewCorkSeth » 06 Jul 2019 11:43

Having a medical today apparently.

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