Rumour - Josh Laurent

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Hound » 29 Jul 2020 10:19

He does come over well on the interview, and likewise heartened by the fact that its definitely a Bowen signing

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by CountryRoyal » 29 Jul 2020 11:05

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I agree.
If he plays like he did in that Cup tie that was on TV then fine but if he plays like the one who has only ever scored 6 first team goals in his career and was hardly ever selected for the 2 Championship clubs he was at (Brentford and Wigan) then we might be only seeing another Robert Codner.

On a more general point, the signings we make and the players we keep might give us an idea of whether the aim for 2020/21 is:
(1)Go for the top 6
(2)Aim to stay at the current level
(3)Hope we can avoid relegation.


The aim will be top 6, just as it will be at the start of every season. At least in the eyes of the owners.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Top 6!!


That will be the owners aim, at least secretly, every season. They didn’t buy us to sit in the second division or worse.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Sanguine » 29 Jul 2020 11:17

Hound He does come over well on the interview, and likewise heartened by the fact that its definitely a Bowen signing


yep, that^^.

In terms of any aim to 'finish top 6', I think such an aim needs to be contextualised a bit. It's more of an 'ambition'. Were it a concrete aim then frankly it would be met with an appropriate level of funds, funds that we know don't exist. We might hope to finish top 6 and make the playoffs, but we will hope to achieve that by buying players with little or no transfer fee, on relatively short contracts.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Snowflake Royal » 29 Jul 2020 12:00

YouTube clip and all, but I love the welcome to RFC highlights someone has put up of his last season.

Quick, strong, direct, energetic, balanced, committed, tenacious, simple and effective.

https://youtu.be/4ru-s77qftM

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Simon's Church » 29 Jul 2020 12:29

Snowflake Royal YouTube clip and all, but I love the welcome to RFC highlights someone has put up of his last season.

Quick, strong, direct, energetic, balanced, committed, tenacious, simple and effective.

https://youtu.be/4ru-s77qftM


Saw a few people calling him Ruben on his Instagram post, does seem stylistically like he's quite similar to Ruben Loftus Cheek. Strong on the ball, drives past people, keeps his passing fairly short and simple. Looking forward to seeing him and Rinomhota together.


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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Lower West » 29 Jul 2020 13:24

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Snowflake Royal YouTube clip and all, but I love the welcome to RFC highlights someone has put up of his last season.

Quick, strong, direct, energetic, balanced, committed, tenacious, simple and effective.

https://youtu.be/4ru-s77qftM


Saw a few people calling him Ruben on his Instagram post, does seem stylistically like he's quite similar to Ruben Loftus Cheek. Strong on the ball, drives past people, keeps his passing fairly short and simple. Looking forward to seeing him and Rinomhota together.


Certainly going to take a weight off Rinomhota's shoulders. Now just another couple of further wide/midfield signings in a similar vein. Tempo is something we badly lack currently.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Sutekh » 29 Jul 2020 13:54

Seems a good lad, very nice farewell message to the Shrews...

https://www.shropshirestar.com/sport/fo ... g-reading/

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by SouthDownsRoyal » 29 Jul 2020 15:15

Good, low risk signing.

Seems a good fit and as has been said if Bowen has been heavily involved then that’s positive too.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by KC Royal » 29 Jul 2020 18:37

Not heard of him or know whether he's good enough to make the step up, but would rather sign someone from the lower leagues who Bowen knows over some unknown from abroad with no experience of English football.

The biggest positive for me is that Bowen has wanted him for 6 months, good interview too.


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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by SouthDownsRoyal » 29 Jul 2020 22:11

KC Royal Not heard of him or know whether he's good enough to make the step up, but would rather sign someone from the lower leagues who Bowen knows over some unknown from abroad with no experience of English football.

The biggest positive for me is that Bowen has wanted him for 6 months, good interview too.


Agree , well said

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Maneki Neko » 12 Aug 2020 18:10

:D :D :D

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Sutekh » 13 Aug 2020 14:00

Shouldn’t this thread have been turned into confimred by now?

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by NewCorkSeth » 08 Sep 2020 11:36

My god he is just so dreamy. I think I have a new favourite player.


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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by NewCorkSeth » 08 Sep 2020 11:36

Sutekh Shouldn’t this thread have been turned into confimred by now?

Yeah, this. Confrim pls.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Snowball » 08 Sep 2020 12:10

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Sutekh Shouldn’t this thread have been turned into confimred by now?

Yeah, this. Confrim pls.




Pictures of him in kit, but nothing anywhere where he's holding up a scarf

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by paultheroyal » 08 Sep 2020 12:15

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Sutekh Shouldn’t this thread have been turned into confimred by now?

Yeah, this. Confrim pls.




Pictures of him in kit, but nothing anywhere where he's holding up a scarf

if you dont get the scarf, normally leads to a failed medical apparently.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Pepe the Horseman » 08 Sep 2020 12:19

NewCorkSeth My god he is just so dreamy. I think I have a new favourite player.


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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by NewCorkSeth » 08 Sep 2020 12:48

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NewCorkSeth My god he is just so dreamy. I think I have a new favourite player.


Look at that smile. If he pulls that out in a match the opposition will fall in love.

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Hound » 08 Sep 2020 14:40

zero social distancing going on there. Bloody youngsters

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Re: Rumour - Josh Laurent

by Snowball » 08 Sep 2020 14:49

Hound zero social distancing going on there. Bloody youngsters



Covid-wise do we know which players have had it?

I ask because I’m a long-hauler and still can’t exercise after six months

The two 17-year old asylum seekers who live with me seem fine but when they play football they need a break after 15 minutes.

They (and me) could play kick about for three hours last summer. In my case that was after a ten mile morning walk.

Now I couldn’t run a bath.

I haven’t heard of any pro players with Long-Covid but 10-15% of people who get 19 go on to be “sick” for many months

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