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by Armadillo Roadkill
27 Feb 2020 08:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT well I don’t know what to call it without resorting to a lot of naughty words
Replies: 151
Views: 8609

Re: BFT well I don’t know what to call it without resorting to a lot of naughty words

Re the criticism of our players for the third goal. Wasn’t it clear that the reason they were jogging back rather than sprinting that they were tracking the possibility of runners coming in behind them to receive a ball cut back from the touchline. It was a percentage decision taken on the premise ...
by Armadillo Roadkill
27 Feb 2020 08:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT well I don’t know what to call it without resorting to a lot of naughty words
Replies: 151
Views: 8609

Re: BFT well I don’t know what to call it without resorting to a lot of naughty words

Next week will be the twentieth anniversary of me watching Reading. I've probably missed around ten to possibly fifteen home matches in those two decades. The period over which it happens varies, but the pattern is often remarkably similar: - the manager has a measure of success: players look brave,...
by Armadillo Roadkill
17 Feb 2020 10:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Player of the season so far...
Replies: 76
Views: 2066

Re: Player of the season so far...

Pélé.
Gunter.
Méïté.
Morrison.

Not necessarily in that order.

I rate consistency really highly and is my main criterion - Swift and Ejaria have been our most skilful players at times, but also (Swift especially) the most wasteful.
by Armadillo Roadkill
13 Feb 2020 00:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Baggies
Replies: 164
Views: 8278

Re: BFTG - Baggies

I feel we're losing a bit of perspective here. WBA were extraordinarily effective at closing us down. Every time we had the ball there seemed to be two of theirs surrounding him, and more of theirs surrounding every Reading player trying to make themselves available for a pass, stopping us being abl...
by Armadillo Roadkill
04 Feb 2020 22:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (a) sponsored double header part 2
Replies: 377
Views: 14847

Re: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (a) sponsored double header part 2

48% possession
21 shots
9 on target
10 corners.

Looks like the team wanted to go through.
by Armadillo Roadkill
04 Feb 2020 22:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (a) sponsored double header part 2
Replies: 377
Views: 14847

Re: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (a) sponsored double header part 2

Fantastic. Just brilliant. Even on the radio that was a fantastic game. Loved it. Like I said earlier in the cup, you can't get excited about a bank balance, so a cup runs makes the whole heartache of watching Reading these last few years worthwhile. Next round - a strong Reading team, a few first t...
by Armadillo Roadkill
04 Feb 2020 18:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (a) sponsored double header part 2
Replies: 377
Views: 14847

Re: MATCHWATCH : Cardiff City (a) sponsored double header part 2

We probably thought that about Antonio. But I agree, we haven't seen enough from Loader yet.
by Armadillo Roadkill
24 Jan 2020 09:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2308
Views: 513858

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Me: "Oh look, there's been lots of posts in Opposition fans back from the game. Always interested to see what the Forest fans are saying, I'll have a read of that.." Me (two minutes later - pages of the usual suspects engaging in pitiful bickering.): "So that's why I hardly bother wit...
by Armadillo Roadkill
04 Jan 2020 11:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2308
Views: 513858

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Most people do not understand how they interpret information. It’s a common mistake to believe we perceive the outside world and make accurate judgements on the basis of those perceptions. Actually what we do is scan for a few stand-out elements, then match those to a form of template we already hav...
by Armadillo Roadkill
02 Jan 2020 19:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (h) sponsored by cup fever
Replies: 184
Views: 7467

Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackpool (h) sponsored by cup fever

Tricky selection for Bowen. We need to concentrate on the league,but a cup run would be nice. Jao and Moore will be out,plus I would rest Swift and Ovie. Rafael Gunter Morrison Miazga Obita Pele Rino Barret Olise Baldock. Meite This looks about right to me. Maybe Loader somewhere in there? Yep, if ...
by Armadillo Roadkill
26 Nov 2019 23:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Leeds
Replies: 104
Views: 6158

Re: BFTT Leeds

You would imagine Leeds will be a Premier League side next season, and yet Reading largely nullified their swift passing all-out attacking style to a small number of good chances. The margin was much smaller than the league table would suggest, and with just a little bit of extra luck we could have ...
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 14:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 45773

Re: Next Manager

Twitter virgins losing their collective minds as if we announced Adolf Hitler as manager. Agreed, utter embarrassment. Having a scroll now I see.... "protest march" "booing on announcing his name" "turning their backs upon his entrance" "off to support a non leagu...
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 14:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen
Replies: 363
Views: 25281

Re: CONFIMRED - Mark Bowen

Not what I expected or wanted. But now it's happened I'm hoping it all works out, and will no doubt be loudly proclaiming my membership in his "Barmy Army" should we go on anything like a decent run.
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 13:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 45773

Re: Next Manager

I could probably make a few half decent recommendations to a manager. Doesn't make me a manager.
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 12:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 45773

Re: Next Manager

Yeah, because Gomes’ record was great before he joined us! Al these bitter fans that their hero Gomes has gone are pathetic. The bloke failed, simple as that. Give the new guy a chance FFS. Hate the self entitlement of our fans. He’s now going to be under pressure from day 1 which is just embarrass...
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 11:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 45773

Re: Next Manager

Look at Clement's coaching experience - didn't translate into the managerial role too well.
by Armadillo Roadkill
14 Oct 2019 11:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 45773

Re: Next Manager

Top of the list of attributes required in a new manager at Reading - experience.

Bowen - no relevant experience.

Bowen - chose himself, effectively.

I think that may be why many people will be massively disappointed if this happens.
by Armadillo Roadkill
10 Oct 2019 14:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 45773

Re: Next Manager

Bowen. Been in football a long time at many clubs and has never been a manager. What makes anyone anywhere think now would be a good time to try it? Clearly what we need in a manager experience (obviously good experience, not repeated experience of failing) more than anything else. No point in spend...
by Armadillo Roadkill
01 Oct 2019 22:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 805
Views: 49520

Re: GOMES OUT!

Can we stop sacking managers? Seriously we need to give the manager a chance, surely? We could do with hiring one first. I’d have agreed with you before the Blackburn and Fulham match leon But he looks hopelessly out of his depth. There are decent managers available. Tonight was as bad a performanc...
by Armadillo Roadkill
01 Oct 2019 22:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT ???????????????????????????????????????????
Replies: 151
Views: 10513

Re: BFT ???????????????????????????????????????????

Fulham's passing was crisp and neat, their movement off the ball excellent, and their niggly fouling and play acting unsurpassed. Reading were slow, inaccurate, sloppy, weak, disorganised, lethargic, incompetent and naive. I would include Puscas along with Rafael, Meite and Rihnamota (and maybe Yiad...
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