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by paultheroyal
26 Nov 2020 15:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: BTFF Millwall
Replies: 29
Views: 1105

Re: BTFF Millwall

Once again, Ovie was unimpressive last night. For his 5% of brilliance and moments of creative inspiration we're really toiling through the 95% of slow, overcomplicated gifting of the ball to the opposition, shanking/pulling selfish shots high/wide and generally killing momentum. He's not a LW, Sem...
by paultheroyal
26 Nov 2020 12:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: BTFF Millwall
Replies: 29
Views: 1105

Re: BTFF Millwall

I will post in here... Absolute dire game and dire performance. Keeper not to blame for free kick it was just a great goal end of. It was never a free kick in first place. Semedo, just don’t get him. Defensive midfielder playing forward and not doing either roles. Players just glide past him. We nee...
by paultheroyal
26 Nov 2020 10:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (a) sponsored by Ricky Newman
Replies: 334
Views: 7783

Re: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (a) sponsored by Ricky Newman

Absolute dire game and dire performance. Keeper not to blame for free kick it was just a great goal end of. It was never a free kick in first place. Semedo, just don’t get him. Defensive midfielder playing forward and not doing either roles. Players just glide past him. We need a better system. We a...
by paultheroyal
25 Nov 2020 14:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (a) sponsored by Ricky Newman
Replies: 334
Views: 7783

Re: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (a) sponsored by Ricky Newman

Raphael
Holmes
Morrison
Moore
Richards
Laurent
Rinhomota
Ejaria
Olise
Meite
Joao

4-2-3-1
by paultheroyal
23 Nov 2020 10:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT Bournemouth
Replies: 103
Views: 4434

Re: BFTT Bournemouth

Yep, Stacey really is excellent. Wonder which idiots let him go. Same ones who let Antonio go no doubt, oh and Jake Cooper. I can understand Cooper and Antonio to an extent, they were both well down the pecking order and needed first team football. We had way better wide options than Antonio at the...
by paultheroyal
23 Nov 2020 09:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT Bournemouth
Replies: 103
Views: 4434

Re: BFTT Bournemouth

Snowflake Royal Yep, Stacey really is excellent. Wonder which idiots let him go.


Same ones who let Antonio go no doubt, oh and Jake Cooper.
by paultheroyal
17 Nov 2020 14:45
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7832
Views: 574889

Re: The Non - League thread

i really do hope that clubs hit the ground running when lockdown is lifted and its back to what it was with first games (even for grassroots) the weekend after the 2nd. Lets get back out there.
by paultheroyal
17 Nov 2020 14:43
Forum: General Football
Topic: The footballer gets arrested thread
Replies: 1565
Views: 131792

Re: The footballer gets arrested thread

Looking at the pic of Ryan's Giggs missus a week on, sporting a bruised and fat lip, i would go as far to say his football managerial career both internationally and domestically are all but over.
by paultheroyal
11 Nov 2020 14:27
Forum: General Football
Topic: 3 G pitches
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: 3 G pitches

Yeah i think 4G pitches are a myth - they actually don't exist yet. The very new ones and recently installed are excellent, they play well. Maintenance is key though and if left poorly maintained they do deteriorate and quickly. Life span is approximately 10 years. My lad is a goalkeeper, and the pe...
by paultheroyal
09 Nov 2020 14:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: How many Managers have you been through ?
Replies: 67
Views: 2913

Re: How many Managers have you been through ?

I spent many an afternoon with Ian Branfoot and family as they lived in Tadley and i was in his daughters class at school. I got to spend a day release at the club in 86 i think it was to see how the club operated for a school project. Ian picked me up outside the Hurst School. That day, the team we...
by paultheroyal
09 Nov 2020 14:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: How many Managers have you been through ?
Replies: 67
Views: 2913

Re: How many Managers have you been through ?

It’s funny how 2 out of our 4 best managers since I’ve been supporting Reading, are absolutely hated by the fanbase...McGhee & Pards. Traitors but if you isolate their time at the club, they did a lot. Pards started the upwards trajectory when we were heading for the 4th tier. Curo & Butts ...
by paultheroyal
09 Nov 2020 10:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Let’s talk about passing it around the back.
Replies: 58
Views: 1562

Re: Let’s talk about passing it around the back.

Passing around the back is certainly the football DNA way. My son has it engrained in him at that's at U10 level.
by paultheroyal
09 Nov 2020 09:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Let’s talk about passing it around the back.
Replies: 58
Views: 1562

Re: Let’s talk about passing it around the back.

So many games, points and goals conceded is being used with this tactic - our possession stats were absolutely ridiculous. Here's a thought, goal kicks, all push up, kick it long and do your utmost to win the 1st, 2nd and 3rd ball from it, press and get it after it. Once won, then you play, hopefull...
by paultheroyal
09 Nov 2020 09:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from whatever that was.
Replies: 85
Views: 4296

Re: Back from whatever that was.

First 20 minutes we looked so dangerous and the only thing we didn’t do is put the ball in the net. Stupid stupid mistakes that are so frustrating to watch have cost us. Esteves one was a clear mistake (followed by an embarrassing tweet by C.Friday questioning his ability, the kid is 18 and develop...
by paultheroyal
05 Nov 2020 12:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the pain
Replies: 51
Views: 3676

Re: Back from the pain

Going forward i thought we looked decent, created a number of chances on another day could of scored 3 comfortably. I dont mind Esteves, like how he gets forward but good to see Yiadom back. Mcintyre had a poor game, he will know that, and thats where the game was lost. Win against Stoke, stay top, ...
by paultheroyal
28 Oct 2020 12:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2722
Views: 578792

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Huddersfield Town Reading seem to be getting outplayed in all their games yet they sit comfortably at the top of the table. Wouldnt be surprised to see them suddenly start tumbling down the table once things stop falling their way This sort of comment grinds my gears and dont they realise how ridicu...
by paultheroyal
28 Oct 2020 11:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: BTFT - Blackburn
Replies: 147
Views: 6650

Re: BTFT - Blackburn

I'll never understand how we have managed to sign Esteves. The kid is going to play at the very top based upon what I have seen thus far. A couple of times last night I was worried about Blackburn break and BAM there is he to break up the play and keep a cool head and that was on both the left and ...
by paultheroyal
28 Oct 2020 11:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2722
Views: 578792

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Norwich air play to them - they've certainly come from nowhere! I guess it has been a masterstroke appointing Paunovic as manager. The only thing I'd say is that they've had decent fixtures so far. I'd argue Watford, Blackburn and Borough are the toughest they've faced. Has anyone seen any of their ...
by paultheroyal
28 Oct 2020 11:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2722
Views: 578792

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Cardiff Loving the logic... If we get to ten games without a sign of weakness from Reading, I reckon they're going up. I think it's easy to fall into the trap of reading too much into the tables at the moment, because, although we're almost into November, it's effectively just early September as far...
by paultheroyal
28 Oct 2020 11:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2722
Views: 578792

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Bournemouth ...it's crackers that they are top, I haven't been able to digestive it at all...heard that they are going to sign Gary Baldi in January...but tbh I don't give a Fig Roll what they do...maybe we can be Hob Nobbing around the top of the league with them? That would be Nice and at least if...
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