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by andrew1957
06 Aug 2020 14:31
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Olise to Leeds
Replies: 52
Views: 3193

Re: Rumour - Olise to Leeds

If Reading FC are daft enough to sell Olise to Leeds for £3-4 when he could be worth £20M in a few years then we might as well sell all the players and wind up the club now - as I just see no point in going on. IMO it would be the height of insanity to sell one of the brightest prospects that have c...
by andrew1957
03 Aug 2020 20:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30894

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Going back to my OP I now make it that we have a first team squad of 20 left as follows - with 5 possible players who might step up from the Academy next season in brackets: G-Cabral/Walker RB-Yaidom/Watson (Southwood) CB-Moore/Morrison/McIntyre (Holmes) LB- Richards CM-Swift/Rino/Laurent/Araruna (E...
by andrew1957
31 Jul 2020 13:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 246
Views: 27736

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

Tough call for the club re Ejaria. To me he has shown signs that he could be a great player but he is a risk as he is so far from the finished product which is why Liverpool are prepared to sell for a relatively modest fee of 3M or so. The problem for us in the post Covid world is that he will most ...
by andrew1957
31 Jul 2020 13:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Swift to... Southampton
Replies: 312
Views: 29918

Re: Swift to... Southampton

6M upfront for Swift sounds a lot more like it. Hopefully the interest from 3 clubs can push this up even further.
by andrew1957
25 Jul 2020 13:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30894

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Good luck to McCleary, Obita and Gunter - they have been model professionals throughout their time at the club. I think the Adam signing was a bit of a waste of money in truth but good luck to him too. Blackett’s time here was mixed but he was good at times. Our remaining squad is now very small. Wi...
by andrew1957
25 Jul 2020 13:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30894

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Sad re Obita who was fantastic prior to the injury. I do hope he gets another club. Good luck Jordan you will be missed.
by andrew1957
23 Jul 2020 22:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30894

Re: Squad for 2020/21

I am wondering if the reason we cannot go ahead with Ejaria is to do with the proposed £18 Million Championship salary cap if it is introduced to replace the current FFP arrangements. Even with all the departures we are likely to struggle to keep within 18M even if we don't sign any players at all t...
by andrew1957
23 Jul 2020 18:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen, Sack? Yes or no?
Replies: 114
Views: 5266

Re: Bowen, Sack? Yes or no?

Crazy to keep sacking managers IMO. I think the club needs to commit to a manager for a 2-4 year term if we are ever to get back up the table. When you look back at Steve Coppel's successful reign, he has a couple of years building the squad before the wonderful 2005/6 season. Bearing in mind that B...
by andrew1957
22 Jul 2020 18:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen
Replies: 215
Views: 4422

Re: MATCHWATCH : Swansea City (h) sponsored by Andy Legg & Jason Bowen

Reading: Rafael, Gunter, Richards, Miazga, Morrison, Moore (c), Rinomhota, Swift, Olise, Méïté, Pușcaș. Subs: Walker, Obita, McCleary, Boyé, Araruna, Blackett, Masika, Adam, Osho. McIntyre (concussion) out, Miazga in Moore for Blackett Baldock gone completely.... Could be something he said!!! Might...
by andrew1957
20 Jul 2020 13:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30894

Re: Squad for 2020/21

According to the list that was published a couple of weeks back Meite is on 15K a week and Baldock 21.5K. Sounds about right bearing in mind Baldock was signed when the club were on a mad spending splurge. The other players on that list over 20K a week were: Laim 35K John 25K Garath 20K Chris 21.5K...
by andrew1957
20 Jul 2020 13:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30894

Re: Squad for 2020/21

According to the list that was published a couple of weeks back Meite is on 15K a week and Baldock 21.5K. Sounds about right bearing in mind Baldock was signed when the club were on a mad spending splurge. The other players on that list over 20K a week were: Moore 35K Swift 25K McCleary 20K Gunter 2...
by andrew1957
20 Jul 2020 13:33
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

I've a lot of time for both. Good players, and good people from everything I've seen or heard about them. But undoubtedly their time is up with us, esp with the way the finances are I agree that they have both acted professionally throughout their time with us and been good servants of the club. Bu...
by andrew1957
16 Jul 2020 10:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Player of the Season
Replies: 60
Views: 2823

Re: Player of the Season

Toss up between Rafael and Morrison for me. I voted for the latter in the end as he has been very consistent all season.

Swift has been good at times but his form is variable.
by andrew1957
14 Jul 2020 20:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by Chris Rea
Replies: 253
Views: 4971

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

Very poor tonight. I guess it is hard to get up for a game when there is nothing to play for for RFC but bearing in mind how many players are out of contract or possibly looking for PL moves you would think that they would want to impress as individuals - even if only for the sake of their own futur...
by andrew1957
14 Jul 2020 17:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Puscas
Replies: 103
Views: 2864

Re: Puscas

We have yet to see the best of him but if we can keep hold of him and he can keep fit for 2020/21 Puscas definitely has 20 goals in a season potential IMO. In fact considering we have often played one up front or two at the most, our strikers have done well this season in the Championship with: Meit...
by andrew1957
14 Jul 2020 17:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h) sponsored by Chris Rea
Replies: 253
Views: 4971

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

Assume Pele is injured. Can only think Moore is playing alongside Rino in CM - otherwise we are playing 5 at the back which would seem very defensive at home.
by andrew1957
08 Jul 2020 11:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFI Follow Huddersfield
Replies: 130
Views: 3864

Re: BFI Follow Huddersfield

It just shows how awful the match as last night when this thread has spent more time discussing the merits of the commentators than the match. Personally I find Tim's commentary odd, funny and quite enjoyable. Regarding the match my main comment is that I do hope that by some miracle we can keep Pel...
by andrew1957
07 Jul 2020 11:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30894

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Urm.. Does Barrow want to come back? He just posted a photo of himself playing for Reading with the caption "cant wait". I mean, provided he isnt one of our ridiculous contracts we should be happy to have him back right? His pace alone... It would all depend on the reason we let Barrow go...
by andrew1957
07 Jul 2020 10:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Squad for 2020/21
Replies: 826
Views: 30894

Re: Squad for 2020/21

Urm.. Does Barrow want to come back? He just posted a photo of himself playing for Reading with the caption "cant wait". I mean, provided he isnt one of our ridiculous contracts we should be happy to have him back right? His pace alone... It would all depend on the reason we let Barrow go...
by andrew1957
02 Jul 2020 19:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 5929
Views: 614595

Re: Rival Watch

Well Hull looked shit, but somehow got a win, getting quite tight down the bottom now. Indeed - there are only 10 points between the bottom 11 sides and most of the bottom sides seem to be improving their form. Almost anyone in the bottom 11 could go down so we need a couple of wins soon to put any...
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