Meite as good as Percy Freeman

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Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by King Cnut » 13 May 2021 08:50

The Beast, aptly named. If he’s off I will be gutted. Like watching Percy Freeman in the old days. Met both behind scenes. Both lovely people. Please don’t sell him.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by SouthDownsRoyal » 13 May 2021 09:45

King Cnut The Beast, aptly named. If he’s off I will be gutted. Like watching Percy Freeman in the old days. Met both behind scenes. Both lovely people. Please don’t sell him.



Cool story.

I’d like to keep Meite but if he wants to leave and the money is good, not much really we can do.

I wouldn’t want to end up keeping him if he wants out

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Jagermesiter1871 » 13 May 2021 09:46

What are the rumours about Meite?

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by morganb » 13 May 2021 10:38

Jagermesiter1871 What are the rumours about Meite?


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(Perhaps this thread could be merged in to that one?)

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Ark Royal » 14 May 2021 11:37

Percy in his pomp. He was a unit.



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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Mid Sussex Royal » 14 May 2021 18:16

Didn't Percy once bring down a line of washing in a house behind the Town End with a wayward shot? I'm sure I read that somewhere...

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by Dick Habbin's hairdo » 14 May 2021 21:07

Percy was a tank with a really crap first touch - just like Yakou. :shock:

Yakou undoubtedly has more pace and he's good when he has a bit of space coming on from the right wing onto his left foot.

Percy had a thunderous shot and would muscle people out with power not pace - a true 1970s centre forward.

Very different players - and although Yakou has improved enormously this season I think he has found his level. Oh, and his brother is a gent - especially after our little chat in the Lower West a couple of seasons ago. :roll:

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Ark Royal » 14 May 2021 21:27

Photo is from the game against Bradford City in March 73. During this game, Percy hit the junction of the post and crossbar at the Town end and the ball went over the Norfolk Road turnstiles - and I am not talking I-was-there-when-Friday-scored. He was very much a blunt object, but the Reading fans loved him. On his day, he was unplayable. In other words, a 20th century version of Meite.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Simmops » 14 May 2021 21:59

Whose percy freeman?


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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by AthleticoSpizz » 14 May 2021 22:00

Dick Habbin's hairdo Percy was a tank with a really crap first touch - just like Yakou. :shock:

Yakou undoubtedly has more pace and he's good when he has a bit of space coming on from the right wing onto his left foot.

Percy had a thunderous shot and would muscle people out with power not pace - a true 1970s centre forward.

Very different players - and although Yakou has improved enormously this season I think he has found his level. Oh, and his brother is a gent - especially after our little chat in the Lower West a couple of seasons ago. :roll:
Percy could also build a brick wall.....could Meite?

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Ark Royal » 14 May 2021 22:12

Simmops Whose percy freeman?


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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by oldebiscuit » 14 May 2021 23:09

Two very different worlds, Percy left as he could earn better money scaffolding, Meite shouldn’t ever have to worry about the pecunies.
I think Meite earns more in a week than Percy earnt in his Reading career.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by AthleticoSpizz » 14 May 2021 23:12

V true

Percy (like some of his peers) had day jobs too.


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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by SouthDownsRoyal » 15 May 2021 09:18

Simmops Whose percy freeman?



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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Westwood52 » 15 May 2021 09:36

Look I like Meite;but what the hell would he be doing in the Prem.Still if he is going to be paid silly money,and we receive silly money;then what the hell.
Do we actually receive anything,when Omar Richards goes ?

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Snowflake Royal » 15 May 2021 13:06

Westwood52 Look I like Meite;but what the hell would he be doing in the Prem.Still if he is going to be paid silly money,and we receive silly money;then what the hell.
Do we actually receive anything,when Omar Richards goes ?

Maybe some development comp, but not much if any.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by karbota » 15 May 2021 21:58

AthleticoSpizz V true

Percy (like some of his peers) had day jobs too.


He actually quit the club once saying he could earn more money as a scaffolder.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by AthleticoSpizz » 15 May 2021 22:46

That rings a bell, and for some reason, (his?) bricklaying also does....always remember him scoring a 30/40 yard screamer....the Evening Post went mad featuring it for weeks.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by The Faith Healer » 16 May 2021 01:09

Percy, in his other life, actually built part of our house extension, including some garden walling, which he happily stress-tested by belting footballs at it! I believe it's still standing - hopefully he is too!
Happy days!

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by AthleticoSpizz » 16 May 2021 10:20

Thanks for the clarification Faith Healer.
Sadly, the wall has possibly fared better than Percy, he died January 2016 :cry:

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