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Re: Pedro Mendes

by cp » 11 Sep 2020 10:57

Where do you consider the holes in our squad are? Not a dig at you, I really do want to know. At first glance it's exciting to have a potentially good striker come in, but where are there more priority gaps?

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Hendo » 11 Sep 2020 11:09

cp Where do you consider the holes in our squad are? Not a dig at you, I really do want to know. At first glance it's exciting to have a potentially good striker come in, but where are there more priority gaps?


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Re: Pedro Mendes

by yuomi » 11 Sep 2020 11:18

We are desperately narrow IMO.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Hound » 11 Sep 2020 11:22

depends on the system I suppose. Obvs if we went 4-4-2 style (which we won't) wingers would be sorely missing

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Pepe the Horseman » 11 Sep 2020 11:29

NewCorkSeth Just to be "that guy" for a second, why are we looking at strikers right now? Can we please look at the holes in our squad first?

Ya man said we're hoping to bring in 4-8 players. Reckon def mid and LB cover are the priorities. Would be nice to have a couple of wingers as a plan B. And I do think we need someone who can hold the ball up when Joao is inevitably injured, hence the interest in Mendes (assuming he is that player, as like most people I know fcuk all about him). If we do bring in an extra striker, doesn't mean we're not actively trying to fill the other holes. Or... Kia Joorabchian is just picking names out of a hat.


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Re: Pedro Mendes

by NewCorkSeth » 11 Sep 2020 12:04

Pepe the Horseman
NewCorkSeth Just to be "that guy" for a second, why are we looking at strikers right now? Can we please look at the holes in our squad first?

Ya man said we're hoping to bring in 4-8 players. Reckon def mid and LB cover are the priorities. Would be nice to have a couple of wingers as a plan B. And I do think we need someone who can hold the ball up when Joao is inevitably injured, hence the interest in Mendes (assuming he is that player, as like most people I know fcuk all about him). If we do bring in an extra striker, doesn't mean we're not actively trying to fill the other holes. Or... Kia Joorabchian is just picking names out of a hat.

Certainly would be nice yes but I think everyone can agree Puscas looked a lot better at his hold up play towards the end of the year, given that behind those 2 we have Meite and 3 more strikers bringing in another without shipping out those other 3 seems exactly how we got such a bloated squad.

Kia is definitely offering us the mystery box it seems.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Stranded » 11 Sep 2020 14:41

All major Portugese sports sections running with him going to Almeria - so think we can move on from him now, unless there is a dramatic U-turn.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by CountryRoyal » 11 Sep 2020 18:13

Yeah didn’t want him anyway etc etc

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Sutekh » 11 Sep 2020 20:03

Stranded All major Portugese sports sections running with him going to Almeria - so think we can move on from him now, unless there is a dramatic U-turn.


Not necessarily so, Reading are apparently currently in advanced talks with Mendes, however Almeira do also have an offer on the table.

https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/spor ... ro-mendes/


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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Stranded » 11 Sep 2020 20:54

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Stranded All major Portugese sports sections running with him going to Almeria - so think we can move on from him now, unless there is a dramatic U-turn.


Not necessarily so, Reading are apparently currently in advanced talks with Mendes, however Almeira do also have an offer on the table.

https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/spor ... ro-mendes/


He apparently also now follows a car leasing company tied to the club on Instagram and hid sister follows Reading but his girlfriend follows Almeira, so fcuk knows really.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by royalp-we » 11 Sep 2020 21:44

It’s not gonna happen. Need assurances that others can leave first

Which I totally agree with, we don’t need 7 strikers :lol:

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by JR » 11 Sep 2020 22:06

royalp-we It’s not gonna happen. Need assurances that others can leave first

Which I totally agree with, we don’t need 7 strikers :lol:


Why do others have to leave? We have no financial constraints

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Nameless » 12 Sep 2020 09:40

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royalp-we It’s not gonna happen. Need assurances that others can leave first

Which I totally agree with, we don’t need 7 strikers :lol:


Why do others have to leave? We have no financial constraints



Hurray !
That's good to know....


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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Notts Royal » 12 Sep 2020 13:50

What I enjoy reading is the comments on Twitter about how signing this guy would be excellent business...when they’ve never seen him play :lol:

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Snowflake Royal » 12 Sep 2020 14:12

This "Announce x" trend is just fricking weird as well.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by TiagoIlori » 13 Sep 2020 00:38

Looks like he’s set to join Almeria having flown to Spain on Saturday to finalise a move according to O jogo and A Bola

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Royal Ginger » 13 Sep 2020 01:06

Snowflake Royal This "Announce x" trend is just fricking weird as well.

I don’t really understand what the goal is. Are they trying to make the club rush an announcement? Are they peacocking their ‘superior knowledge’? I don’t want to run it into the ground if I’m missing some reference or joke or something.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by CountryRoyal » 13 Sep 2020 09:45

TiagoIlori Looks like he’s set to join Almeria having flown to Spain on Saturday to finalise a move according to O jogo and A Bola


Can’t find anything more recent than 3 days ago for those, which precedes the chronicles article so I’m not convinced.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by genome » 13 Sep 2020 10:04

Done deal according to Courters (to us)

Will be interesting - sure Baldock, McNulty etc are off. Joao, Puscas, Meite and Mendes is an absolutely quality frontline

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by genome » 13 Sep 2020 10:08

Royal Ginger
Snowflake Royal This "Announce x" trend is just fricking weird as well.

I don’t really understand what the goal is. Are they trying to make the club rush an announcement? Are they peacocking their ‘superior knowledge’? I don’t want to run it into the ground if I’m missing some reference or joke or something.


It's just a joke really, nothing more than that

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