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Re: Pedro Mendes

by CountryRoyal » 15 Sep 2020 16:08

andrew1957 Cannot say I am sorry this move has failed. I just don't think another striker is priority and think that was more an agent led deal than a player we need.

The priorities are another full back, a defensive midfielder (Semedo?) and at least one wide player (Riquelme?). Keep what we have and three or four additions and we should have a competitive squad.


Again, just because this one has more public traction it doesn't mean we're not looking for the positions you mentioned.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by SouthDownsRoyal » 15 Sep 2020 20:08

andrew1957 Cannot say I am sorry this move has failed. I just don't think another striker is priority and think that was more an agent led deal than a player we need.

The priorities are another full back, a defensive midfielder (Semedo?) and at least one wide player (Riquelme?). Keep what we have and three or four additions and we should have a competitive squad.


We have Puscas, Mcnalty and Baldock, we are fine for strikers :?

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by skipper » 16 Sep 2020 09:02

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andrew1957 Cannot say I am sorry this move has failed. I just don't think another striker is priority and think that was more an agent led deal than a player we need.

The priorities are another full back, a defensive midfielder (Semedo?) and at least one wide player (Riquelme?). Keep what we have and three or four additions and we should have a competitive squad.


We have Puscas, Mcnalty and Baldock, we are fine for strikers :?


Baldock is offski and McNalty is.... McNalty. Hardly a rich depth in backup options, especially as our star striker is injury prone.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Snowflake Royal » 16 Sep 2020 21:36

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andrew1957 Cannot say I am sorry this move has failed. I just don't think another striker is priority and think that was more an agent led deal than a player we need.

The priorities are another full back, a defensive midfielder (Semedo?) and at least one wide player (Riquelme?). Keep what we have and three or four additions and we should have a competitive squad.


Again, just because this one has more public traction it doesn't mean we're not looking for the positions you mentioned.

Resources are finite though. It's not that those positions are more important, though they are, it's that his position is not required.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Snowflake Royal » 16 Sep 2020 21:37

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andrew1957 Cannot say I am sorry this move has failed. I just don't think another striker is priority and think that was more an agent led deal than a player we need.

The priorities are another full back, a defensive midfielder (Semedo?) and at least one wide player (Riquelme?). Keep what we have and three or four additions and we should have a competitive squad.


We have Puscas, Mcnalty and Baldock, we are fine for strikers :?


Baldock is offski and McNalty is.... McNalty. Hardly a rich depth in backup options, especially as our star striker is injury prone.

If Baldock actually goes, the situation changes, a bit, ideally at least two would go to bring another striker in.


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Re: Pedro Mendes

by SouthDownsRoyal » 16 Sep 2020 21:55

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andrew1957 Cannot say I am sorry this move has failed. I just don't think another striker is priority and think that was more an agent led deal than a player we need.

The priorities are another full back, a defensive midfielder (Semedo?) and at least one wide player (Riquelme?). Keep what we have and three or four additions and we should have a competitive squad.


We have Puscas, Mcnalty and Baldock, we are fine for strikers :?


Baldock is offski and McNalty is.... McNalty. Hardly a rich depth in backup options, especially as our star striker is injury prone.


Please note the :?

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by morganb » 16 Sep 2020 22:51

Formally announced -

https://mobile.twitter.com/UDAlmeria_En ... 2040137729

UD Almería and Sporting Portugal agreed the loan with buy option of Pedro Mendes.

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by From Despair To Where? » 17 Sep 2020 07:48

morganb Formally announced -

https://mobile.twitter.com/UDAlmeria_En ... 2040137729

UD Almería and Sporting Portugal agreed the loan with buy option of Pedro Mendes.


Classy little reply from mafff there :roll:

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by CountryRoyal » 17 Sep 2020 11:26

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morganb Formally announced -

https://mobile.twitter.com/UDAlmeria_En ... 2040137729

UD Almería and Sporting Portugal agreed the loan with buy option of Pedro Mendes.


Classy little reply from mafff there :roll:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sBjTndy9cm8


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Re: Pedro Mendes

by From Despair To Where? » 17 Sep 2020 12:18

I used to think he unfairly got a hard time on here but the more I see of him on Twitter, the more I think you were all spot on.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Snowflake Royal » 17 Sep 2020 13:38

From Despair To Where? I used to think he unfairly got a hard time on here but the more I see of him on Twitter, the more I think you were all spot on.

I remember him as good value who then went mental when he started getting twitter attention and thought he was influential and itk.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by morganb » 25 Dec 2020 19:20

https://mobile.twitter.com/Sporting160_ ... 1887765504

Pedro Mendes looks to be out at LaLiga2 side Almería. Portuguese manager José Gomes does not count on him anymore going forward, and he could be returned to Sporting from his loan early in January. Pedro has not logged a start a league match all season and has not scored or assisted either

Do we think Reading will try for him again in January (he doesn't sound particularly prolific though)?

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by TiagoIlori » 25 Dec 2020 20:09

No. Puscas has improved this season and so has Joao. Better off spending on the areas we really need first


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Re: Pedro Mendes

by CountryRoyal » 26 Dec 2020 09:08

TiagoIlori No. Puscas has improved this season and so has Joao. Better off spending on the areas we really need first


Sorry what?

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Snowflake Royal » 26 Dec 2020 19:38

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TiagoIlori No. Puscas has improved this season and so has Joao. Better off spending on the areas we really need first


Sorry what?

Why would we want a guy who can't start or score for Jose Gomes?

If we want a striker, which isn't a bad shout at all, we want someone on loan who preferably knows the English leagues and Championship in particular. Because once Joao, Meite and Puscas are back, they aren't likely to get a look in and we don't need a bloated squad of unhappy talent sitting on the bench or in the reserves being disruptive.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by CountryRoyal » 26 Dec 2020 20:19

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TiagoIlori No. Puscas has improved this season and so has Joao. Better off spending on the areas we really need first


Sorry what?

Why would we want a guy who can't start or score for Jose Gomes?

If we want a striker, which isn't a bad shout at all, we want someone on loan who preferably knows the English leagues and Championship in particular. Because once Joao, Meite and Puscas are back, they aren't likely to get a look in and we don't need a bloated squad of unhappy talent sitting on the bench or in the reserves being disruptive.


No, I was questioning the comment about Puscas “improving” this season.

He’s only played a handful of times before being injured, I’m just not sure how we could make that prognosis.

Certainly not vexed about Pedrofl Mendes

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by Snowflake Royal » 26 Dec 2020 20:31

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Sorry what?

Why would we want a guy who can't start or score for Jose Gomes?

If we want a striker, which isn't a bad shout at all, we want someone on loan who preferably knows the English leagues and Championship in particular. Because once Joao, Meite and Puscas are back, they aren't likely to get a look in and we don't need a bloated squad of unhappy talent sitting on the bench or in the reserves being disruptive.


No, I was questioning the comment about Puscas “improving” this season.

He’s only played a handful of times before being injured, I’m just not sure how we could make that prognosis.

Certainly not vexed about Pedrofl Mendes

Oh. Puscas looked much improved. HTH.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Hendo » 27 Dec 2020 08:46

Tbf to Puscas, he’s scored a goal every 139 minutes this season compared to 212 last season, so there is a measurable improvement! and yes, I’m aware there is a much smaller sample size this year so far...

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by CountryRoyal » 27 Dec 2020 14:30

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Snowflake Royal Why would we want a guy who can't start or score for Jose Gomes?

If we want a striker, which isn't a bad shout at all, we want someone on loan who preferably knows the English leagues and Championship in particular. Because once Joao, Meite and Puscas are back, they aren't likely to get a look in and we don't need a bloated squad of unhappy talent sitting on the bench or in the reserves being disruptive.


No, I was questioning the comment about Puscas “improving” this season.

He’s only played a handful of times before being injured, I’m just not sure how we could make that prognosis.

Certainly not vexed about Pedrofl Mendes

Oh. Puscas looked much improved. HTH.

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Re: Pedro Mendes

by Stranded » 06 Jan 2021 10:42

This one is cropping up again - whether he gets enough points to get a permit now though is another question.

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