Players who virtually won us games/promotion/avoided relegation on their own

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Re: Players who virtually won us games/promotion/avoided relegation on their own

by sandman » 20 May 2020 11:54

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blueroyals Nick Blackman was only here for a few months of the 2015/2016 season but still finished our top scorer, and if you take his goals & assists away we finished 21st and only narrowly avoided relegation.

Our squad performed so poorly that season that, if the club had allowed votes for him, I'm sure he would have won player of the season.


Because yes, if you take away his goals and assists, no one else would've scored or provided assists with him not being in the team.


You can apply that to any player in our history and the history of all clubs. Someone would have scored goals without Alfie, Cureton, Forster, Quinn, Senior the list goes on.

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Re: Players who virtually won us games/promotion/avoided relegation on their own

by Hendo » 20 May 2020 12:01

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blueroyals Nick Blackman was only here for a few months of the 2015/2016 season but still finished our top scorer, and if you take his goals & assists away we finished 21st and only narrowly avoided relegation.

Our squad performed so poorly that season that, if the club had allowed votes for him, I'm sure he would have won player of the season.


Because yes, if you take away his goals and assists, no one else would've scored or provided assists with him not being in the team.


You can apply that to any player in our history and the history of all clubs. Someone would have scored goals without Alfie, Cureton, Forster, Quinn, Senior the list goes on.


Exactly.

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Re: Players who virtually won us games/promotion/avoided relegation on their own

by WestYorksRoyal » 20 May 2020 12:03

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SCIAG I do think we’d have stayed up if Coppell had been less loyal to Sonko and instead picked someone more reliable, like Andre Bikey. But the margins were so narrow that we can blame literally everyone and still be correct.

Failing to put the finishing touches to signing Gary Cahill didn't help


As I recall Reading were also at the time very heavily linked with signing proven PL players Matthew Taylor and Gary O’Neil but got the likes of Fae and Matejovsky instead. Not sure whose bright idea that was, whether it was doing things cheap again or whether those players just didn’t want to come, but I’m sure Reading would have been comfortable in the PL if they had arrived at the club.

I know Scott Brown turned us down for Celtic...you'd like to think if the opportunity was there for players such as O'Neill and Matt Taylor we'd have gone for it. You can only speculate the cost, but it's reasonable to assume it would have cost less than relegation.

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Re: Players who virtually won us games/promotion/avoided relegation on their own

by paultheroyal » 20 May 2020 12:07

That season under Mark Mcgee - the football was just sublime. I remember the feeling and watching the match knowing I would be entertained and we would outplay the opposition, which happened time and time again.

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Re: Players who virtually won us games/promotion/avoided relegation on their own

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 21 May 2020 10:35

paultheroyal That season under Mark Mcgee - the football was just sublime. I remember the feeling and watching the match knowing I would be entertained and we would outplay the opposition, which happened time and time again.


The correct term on this forum is FSB.

Thanks.


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