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by muirinho
05 Aug 2020 17:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30896

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Or do what the big clubs do and put a buy back clause in. We are producing a lot of amazing talent for league 1 that then gets swallowed up by our rivals. I don’t know why we don’t do that more. Let’s say when we sold Dickie to Oxford we had put a 1 million buy back clause in we would not be lookin...
by muirinho
05 Aug 2020 17:04
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Olise to Leeds
Replies: 52
Views: 3197

Re: Rumour - Olise to Leeds

The Brighton move was much more recently than 2017 surely! Wasn't it the summer before last, so 2018, which would mean his contract runs through the next two seasons? It was summer 2018, correct. And he was given a 5 year contract, so he's here for another 3 years (unless we sell him of course) htt...
by muirinho
03 Aug 2020 22:54
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30896

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Would have been interesting to hear BT's thoughts on Cooper who was apparently not wanted by the club. Been a quality player. Honestly, listening to the podcast, I got the feeling he was desperate to appear that he knew how good the academy lads were but I just had a feeling he wrote a fair few if ...
by muirinho
03 Aug 2020 22:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Osho - best crosser of the ball at the club. Discuss.
Replies: 94
Views: 3462

Re: Osho - best crosser of the ball at the club. Discuss.

Yeah just came on here to say this. If true it’s bloody ridiculous. It is absolutely essential Moore is now sold. We cannot have a situation where we have one player on £35k a week and another on a grand a week. Osho is precisely the sort of player I thought Bowen would want to keep. I can see him ...
by muirinho
03 Aug 2020 21:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Osho - best crosser of the ball at the club. Discuss.
Replies: 94
Views: 3462

Re: Osho - best crosser of the ball at the club. Discuss.

According to Talk Reading, the contract that Osho was offered was 50% of what he was on when he was a second year pro at 19 years old. Surely that's bullshit, but no wonder he didn't accept it if it's true. Yeah just came on here to say this. If true it’s bloody ridiculous. It is absolutely essenti...
by muirinho
03 Aug 2020 20:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30896

Re: Squad for 2020/21

It is highly ironic that we seem to only have an academy these days to feed our local league 1 clubs I also wouldnt be surprised if the team who will not be named get promoted with our rejects next year. Ther maybe something in playing the academy players and giving them a chance. WTAF. What about ...
by muirinho
03 Aug 2020 19:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Osho - best crosser of the ball at the club. Discuss.
Replies: 94
Views: 3462

Re: Osho - best crosser of the ball at the club. Discuss.

Osho is 22 in a couple of weeks, by that stage in his career, Obita would have played about 70 games in the Championship, Gunter probably more than 100 in the Championship or higher. Osho has 7. He absolutely needs to get regular games. He'd probably get a reasonable number playing for us, but not t...
by muirinho
25 Jul 2020 15:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen's Tenure
Replies: 201
Views: 9677

Re: Bowen's Tenure

It wasn't really the same side under Stam in his second season though. Our two best and most influential players on the season, at GK and ST, left or basically played no part. We replaced Beerens with Barrow - fine, but our midfield also fell apart. Williams, Swift, Kelly, Berg and Evans vs Berg, K...
by muirinho
25 Jul 2020 14:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen's Tenure
Replies: 201
Views: 9677

Re: Bowen's Tenure

It wasn't really the same side under Stam in his second season though. Our two best and most influential players on the season, at GK and ST, left or basically played no part. We replaced Beerens with Barrow - fine, but our midfield also fell apart. Williams, Swift, Kelly, Berg and Evans vs Berg, K...
by muirinho
25 Jul 2020 14:32
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 5128
Views: 593502

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Next season it the centenary of our League membership, although I'm not sure how a 1920/21 revival kit of navy stripes with navy shorts would go down with the fans. Was that our original kit? I would go for a remake of whatever our first kit was. We can have a break in hooped kits for one season. T...
by muirinho
25 Jul 2020 14:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30896

Re: Squad for 2020/21

With the potential signing of Joshua Ishaele Jacob-Heron Hunt-Laurent, I already feel we are going to be massively overstocked with CM options next season. LB is a concern. I’m not convinced Richards has 46 games in him, we have to be looking to strengthen those LB / LM / LF roles. Full backs in ge...
by muirinho
25 Jul 2020 14:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen's Tenure
Replies: 201
Views: 9677

Re: Bowen's Tenure

This run of 9 games should not be used to judge any manager in a positive or negative light. Too many factors involved and just not a realistic barometer unless you think we'll always finish seasons in July when we had nothing to play for and a number of players involved on effectively a 1 month co...
by muirinho
25 Jul 2020 13:34
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Reading players out of contract in summer 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 19157

Re: Reading players out of contract in summer 2020

So Blackett, Gunter, Obita, McCleary and Adam have all left the club. Looks like they are trying to hang on to Osho though.

https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/12 ... 0653282306
https://twitter.com/TheTilehurstEnd/sta ... 7782230018

No surprises there, wish them all well.
by muirinho
19 Jul 2020 15:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFI Follow Blackburn
Replies: 116
Views: 5348

Re: BFI Follow Blackburn

Don’t be fooled by the score we were second best. Apart from a brief spell when we came from 3-1 down and looked like an undeserved victory.. we have so many poor or overrated players. We have spent millions on Aluko Puscas, McNulty Barrow and Moore and none of them have been any good. I bet Presto...
by muirinho
16 Jul 2020 20:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: How do we become good again?
Replies: 71
Views: 1738

Re: How do we become good again?

Start a Crowdfunding campaign to bring the club, at least partly back, under the control of the community and the fans. Foreign owners are after prestige, i.e. the first Chinese billionaire to win the Premiership. Gives them bragging rights over their mates. No actual care for what the club actuall...
by muirinho
15 Jul 2020 22:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: Osho - best crosser of the ball at the club. Discuss.
Replies: 94
Views: 3462

Re: Osho - best crosser of the ball at the club. Discuss.

The biggest question I have regarding Osho is...hows it taken so long for him to be given a run in the side? He’s looked really good & is playing out of position! You don't get much call for putting in crosses as a centre-back. Maybe he was literally being played in the wrong position, and had ...
by muirinho
15 Jul 2020 10:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by Chris Rea
Replies: 253
Views: 4971

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by Chris Rea

It begs the question how on earth have we avoided relegation. And also why would anyone buy a season ticket?! Y'all know the only common denominator there is Chris Gunter right? Even McCleary has missed large swathes of some of those seasons. I rest my case. If only he wasn't Welsh, Wales would hav...
by muirinho
13 Jul 2020 23:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen's Tenure
Replies: 201
Views: 9677

Re: Bowen's Tenure

Good point. Safety not secured until July and no points on the board in August. And we are expected to back a manager with results like this? Madness Ah now. Mathematically not out of a PL place in mid July - who else has managed that since McDermott Mark 1. Did he? Where were we in mid- July 2012?
by muirinho
13 Jul 2020 21:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5929
Views: 614610

Re: Rival Watch

Hound Fcuk me you’re gonna to be smug if Leeds win the title on top of this OMA


<Turns off HobNob for 3 months>
by muirinho
13 Jul 2020 21:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30896

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Snowflake Royal The sounds at the time were that we wanted him to stay but wouldnt stand in his way iirc


Yeah - we want you to stay, but don't think you're worth a brand new contract 10 months in is not "pushing him out" - it's just not "begging him to stay" either.
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