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by Ranty McRantface
18 Jan 2020 19:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5037
Views: 702986

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

At the moment I wouldn't really blame any of our youngsters wanting to drop down a tier or 2 to develop. Especially if they are 20 or under. Nolan has probably seen what's happened/happening to Barrett, Loader, Olise, McIntyre, Southwood, Osho, East, Frost, Howe, Watson, House etc. And decided his b...
by Ranty McRantface
15 Jan 2020 22:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Aluko retires
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: Aluko retires

Click bait :lol:
by Ranty McRantface
07 Jan 2020 14:30
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 376
Views: 31227

Re: January Transfer Window

Good luck to him. Good player who has upped his work rate. Doesn't really fit our shape - you'll not often be bringing on such a young inexperienced player to change your shape to try to win a game. Lots of potential, and should do well in L1. Would have liked to see him get a few more games here f...
by Ranty McRantface
06 Jan 2020 14:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Blackpool
Replies: 134
Views: 7524

Re: BFTG - Blackpool

Probably go along with that, but you can see what leaving has done for players like Antonio, looks comfortable at Premier League level. I don't think Barrett will quite reach that level but has a chance to be a very good Championship player, he is still only 21 so time yet to develop, but probably ...
by Ranty McRantface
05 Jan 2020 11:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Blackpool
Replies: 134
Views: 7524

Re: BFTG - Blackpool

If the phone caller was, say a plumber, you would have most likely said “there’s some guy (or bloke) on the radio says we should have picked the first team”. So was the problem really in what he said, or the fact he was a company director? Just asking. I think he was trying to compare running his c...
by Ranty McRantface
22 Dec 2019 11:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 186
Views: 8916

Re: BFTG - Derby

I agree with first poster on here. We were lucky to be honest and 3 nil flattered us. I'll go through each half and then do player ratings. 1st Half When I saw the line up for us I was shocked at how little defensive cover and mobility we had in the middle. We started brightly and João setup Meite f...
by Ranty McRantface
19 Dec 2019 13:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5037
Views: 702986

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Anyone clamouring for Barrett and Olise to be included in the first team should have watched tonight- Barrett did absolutely nothing and Olise has skill but just does everything at half pace. Jack Nolan was my Reading player of the match however 18 year old United left winger Traore was the best pl...
by Ranty McRantface
26 Nov 2019 23:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Leeds
Replies: 104
Views: 5361

Re: BFTT Leeds

Sigh. I can't fault the effort of the players at all today. Everyone put in a gut busting performance but if you do that you sacrifice quality on the ball at times and unfortunately it showed. Although Bowen had successfully set us up to frustrate Leeds, we were absolutely abysmal going forward. Our...
by Ranty McRantface
26 Nov 2019 22:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Leeds
Replies: 104
Views: 5361

Re: BFTG Leeds

Sigh. I can't fault the effort of the players at all today. Everyone put in a gut busting performance but if you do that you sacrifice quality on the ball at times and unfortunately it showed. Although Bowen had successfully set us up to frustrate Leeds, we were absolutely abysmal going forward. Our...
by Ranty McRantface
25 Nov 2019 23:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 5037
Views: 702986

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Academy Manager Ged Roddy has left.

Not sure what to make of it but Jlow will hopefully shed some light tomorrow.
by Ranty McRantface
11 Nov 2019 06:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Luton
Replies: 121
Views: 13045

Re: BFTG - Luton

We were actually very good today against a side above us in the table, we made them look ordinary. Great goals and we could of had more, no last 20min hanging on, we dominated what looked like a relegation side. I have to say Bowen had worked out how to play a 4-4-2 diamond and Luton had no answer....
by Ranty McRantface
22 Oct 2019 18:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers (a) sponsored by an Ingimarsson header
Replies: 268
Views: 12379

Re: MATCHWATCH : Queens Park Rangers (a) sponsored by an Ingimarsson header

Harsh on Pele so I can only assume he has a knock. The others were expected.
by Ranty McRantface
20 Oct 2019 11:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Preston (H)
Replies: 142
Views: 13149

Re: BFTG Preston (H)

Where do I start. Tactics.. Bowen clearly wants us to be more direct. We went long whenever there was an opportunity to go for it. I have no issue with this. We are still very lightweight in the centre and it was evident Preston knew this. We definitely need to play Rino in there when he's healthy a...
by Ranty McRantface
13 Oct 2019 16:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 43342

Re: Next Manager

We won't see this kind of rubbish once we're rid of gourlay Feel very uneasy about this. Internal appointments worked with Pardew and McDermott because they understood the club and knew the players. Bowen is fresher than Gomes and has no managerial experience. Could be proven wrong; if so great. Al...
by Ranty McRantface
11 Oct 2019 10:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 43342

Re: Next Manager

Just throwing another random name in. Sol Campbell. Pulled off the great escape with Macclesfield who looked doomed for the National League. If you read his interview with the shit he had to cope with there he did an absolutely smashing job and certainly got the respect from the players. Not saying...
by Ranty McRantface
11 Oct 2019 08:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Manager
Replies: 605
Views: 43342

Re: Next Manager

Just throwing another random name in. Sol Campbell. Pulled off the great escape with Macclesfield who looked doomed for the National League. If you read his interview with the shit he had to cope with there he did an absolutely smashing job and certainly got the respect from the players. Not saying ...
by Ranty McRantface
11 Oct 2019 01:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager
Replies: 50
Views: 5139

Re: Congratulations, you are the new Reading manager

As Reading still haven't announced a new manager here is your opportunity to pitch for the job. What formation would you play (a different one for home and away matches perhaps)? Which players would you drop and why? Are there any of the exiled players you would reinstate or anyone you want to prom...
by Ranty McRantface
10 Oct 2019 10:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: GOMES OUT!
Replies: 805
Views: 46576

Re: GOMES OUT!

Well, here we are. I did say anything but a win or a draw and a good performance will be the end of him. Shame really. The next manager can not be another nice guy now. After hearing we once again have groups/rifts forming in the squad (again I said this would happen with a big squad and the way Jos...
by Ranty McRantface
05 Oct 2019 20:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Bristol
Replies: 136
Views: 9414

Re: BFTG Bristol

Why the hell is Meite getting a good rating?! Too many games this season he's missed the chances he should be scoring because he's made the wrong decision or doesn't think. It does my nut in he's getting plaudits for running and being strong. Even Gooding has been having a go at Meite recently. He's...
by Ranty McRantface
03 Oct 2019 15:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a) sponsored by hopeless causes
Replies: 269
Views: 11916

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (a) sponsored by hopeless causes

A draw and a good performance or a win to save his job. Jose Gomes has 1 last chance before we fire another manager during another international break. ................. . Rafa............... Yiadom..Miazga.Morrison..Richards ........... Pele......... Rino......... Meite............. Ejaria............
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