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by Royalwaster
17 Oct 2019 11:44
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Josh Oke
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Rumour - Josh Oke

Racists.
by Royalwaster
16 Oct 2019 17:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Howe out?
Replies: 31
Views: 2040

Re: Howe out?

Since being reappointed as chief executive in December 2018 Nigel Howe has: Sacked Paul Clement as we were starting to show some form. Taken 3 weeks to appoint Jose gomes despite him having nothing on his CV to suggest he would be a successful championship manager. Employed a remarkably scatter gun...
by Royalwaster
11 Oct 2019 18:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32717

Re: Next Manager

Well looks like it won't be Ainsworth:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50013438
by Royalwaster
11 Oct 2019 14:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manager v luck etc
Replies: 65
Views: 2440

Re: Manager v luck etc

Gomes had a fair share of 'luck' personally last year. The two key games for him were Ipswich (a) - where they missed an absolute sitter in the last min, and Wigan (h) where we played really poorly and came out with 3 points - partly due to Wigan utterly switching off on a drop ball I think it was....
by Royalwaster
11 Oct 2019 12:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Manager v luck etc
Replies: 65
Views: 2440

Re: Manager v luck etc

I was thinking about this the other day too - how some managers somehow get a reputation for being good just due to a bit of luck - that can come in the form of a particular strikers suddenly having a hot streak; I personally think Jaap Stam was lucky in that sense in his first season and has since ...
by Royalwaster
10 Oct 2019 16:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32717

Re: Next Manager

How about taking Reading to become a League 1 team ... that's a challenge for your Mr H!
by Royalwaster
09 Oct 2019 08:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4177
Views: 205583

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Jaap Stam not doing so well for Rotterdam ... sounds familiar:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/foo ... m-20529116
by Royalwaster
09 Oct 2019 08:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 789
Views: 33780

Re: GOMES OUT!

This season we have seen the fall of one of the most popular managers at this club. He was charismatic yes. but can anyone seriously tell me he was going to be the man to take us forward? I feel that the reason for him being so popular was due to the rise of the new 1871 movement at reading. Either...
by Royalwaster
09 Oct 2019 08:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32717

Re: Next Manager

Team win rates don't mean a lot in isolation - you need to look at the context; how did managers do with the same team before and after his tenure - what was he expected to achieve with that team. As an extreme example, if you take a top 4 team, a win % below 50% is going to get you the sack ... if ...
by Royalwaster
08 Oct 2019 19:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32717

Re: Next Manager

We should bring in Ole Gunnar ... after all he's keeping Man Utd out of the relegation zone!
by Royalwaster
08 Oct 2019 19:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 789
Views: 33780

Re: GOMES OUT!

I was totally behind Gomes being sacked but if we get Hughes in, what a oxf*rd trainwreck. Surely they must see how poorly received such an appointment would be. I can't agree more ... I'd just give up and look for another team. One of my best friends is a Saints supporter and when I mentioned this...
by Royalwaster
08 Oct 2019 18:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 598
Views: 32717

Re: Next Manager

With Bowen at the helm its 100% going to be Mark Hughes lol.....pretty uninspiring but has that experience at this level which is just what we need to get us out of this mess. Would prefer Houghton, but everyone is saying he will not come to Reading which seems strange as i dont see much difference...
by Royalwaster
08 Oct 2019 18:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 789
Views: 33780

Re: GOMES OUT!

krapmle Hughes will do alright. Not Coppell or Brian McD but solid. We won't be relegated


Talk to any QPR, Saints or Stoke fan and he will disagree with you .... did OK at Stoke for a while but inherited a strong team, but was shocking with other two ...
by Royalwaster
08 Oct 2019 18:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes sacked?
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Re: Gomes sacked?

Seriously - how come there is no other thread discussing this. Shambles. Think Hob Nob Anyone should get sacked.
by Royalwaster
08 Oct 2019 10:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2
Replies: 321
Views: 10771

Re: Gomes, Should he stay or should he go? Mk2

Mark Hughes has only ever managed in the Premier League, am I right? And some of you are immediately turning your nose up... fans of a club who have been battling relegation to League One for years? Some of our fans are hilarious. it would actually be my main concern with him that he is in effect t...
by Royalwaster
05 Oct 2019 18:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 789
Views: 33780

Re: GOMES OUT!

[quote="Snowflake Royal” ]Nor do we want a new manager starting in a really tough run.[/quote] Don’t really want Gomes for a tough run either mind you At least it’d give a new man a month before November which is shaping up to be vital[/quote][/quote] Disagree. Let the failing guy get those pr...
by Royalwaster
29 Sep 2019 15:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED - Yakou Meite
Replies: 233
Views: 55698

Re: CONFIRMED - Yakou Meite

He is our best striker and should be first choice. We knew that in the summer when we pissed away £12 million as well. He is under estimated by a lot of our supporters. He needs to start on Tuesday night if available. I have no faith in him at all ... see him as an impact sub ... his first touch an...
by Royalwaster
25 Sep 2019 13:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomes, should he stay or should he go - poll
Replies: 41
Views: 2378

Re: Gomes, should he stay or should he go - poll

Surprised no-one has mentioned Parky yet :D
by Royalwaster
21 Sep 2019 16:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (h) sponsored by a point off Europe
Replies: 112
Views: 4484

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (h) sponsored by a point off Europe

I thought we were very unlucky last week. An utterly shit performance at home to an average team But a lot of the warning signs were there ... was a similarly inept first half against a weak Boro team. Blackburn are a better team and we've made it so easy for them. Relegation fight it is once again.
by Royalwaster
21 Sep 2019 16:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (h) sponsored by a point off Europe
Replies: 112
Views: 4484

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (h) sponsored by a point off Europe

I'm a fan of Joao but have to admit has looked lazy and disinterested.
Puscas has looked weak and greedy
Swift has been poor but then our whole midfield has been poor.
Yiadom has been poor and I think it was a reckless challenge and deserved a yellow.
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