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by WestYorksRoyal
25 Feb 2020 13:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wigan Athletic (h) sponsored by Nicky Forster
Replies: 39
Views: 1480

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wigan Athletic (h) sponsored by Nicky Forster

Assuming Wigan have a dogged, backs to the wall mentality, I think this is a good game for Adam. This or Barnsley. Creativity, a genuine set piece threat, and as we're unlikely to be chasing the game in midfield, his mobility isn't such an issue. Wigan and Barnsley will effectively be looking to do ...
by WestYorksRoyal
25 Feb 2020 13:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Predict the final 2019/20 Championship table
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: Predict the final 2019/20 Championship table

I'm not going to predict the league table, but want to pour cold water on relegation worries. We have 42 points. From the last 9 matches, since Fulham, we have had 7 points. This run has involved Leeds, WBA, Forest x2 and Millwall. If we repeat this form over the next 9 matches, which is a far easie...
by WestYorksRoyal
25 Feb 2020 09:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wigan Athletic (h) sponsored by Nicky Forster
Replies: 39
Views: 1480

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wigan Athletic (h) sponsored by Nicky Forster

I mean, it's only 2 games ago we were saying that Puscas had put in his best game as a lone striker. Are we going to give up after a game against the best defence in the league when he was feeding off scraps? If you look back to Sheff Weds, the key is Meite and Ejaria/Olise coming inside and support...
by WestYorksRoyal
22 Feb 2020 18:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by Simon Church
Replies: 255
Views: 9471

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by Simon Church

We were outclassed today. We never matched their intensity, which allowed their pressing to unsettle us. Not enough composure on the ball; we barely built a decent attack. Easy to blame Puscas, but he was living off scraps. What was to be gained by running around like a headless chicken as fans some...
by WestYorksRoyal
21 Feb 2020 15:14
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 428
Views: 33619

Re: January Transfer Window

Looking back you could tell it was going to be shocking transfer wise in 2017 as in January Reading signed Adrian Popa and loaned Zat Knight, Reece Oxford and Jordon Mutch, but they did get Lewis Grabban on loan and then promptly failed to play him as a forward. Net result - very poor return. The s...
by WestYorksRoyal
21 Feb 2020 10:35
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 428
Views: 33619

Re: January Transfer Window

I also blame Stam because of his arrogance and inability to accept responsibility. He said in an interview last year that the reason it fell apart after his 1st season is that the club didn't back him in the transfer market. Utter bollocks. We spent more than we've ever spent and we're still feeling...
by WestYorksRoyal
21 Feb 2020 08:55
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 428
Views: 33619

Re: January Transfer Window

Moore's big contract was a response to a big PL bid, so I suspect it would have happened now too. Swift and Meite will be on good wages, but again I don't really begrudge that.
by WestYorksRoyal
21 Feb 2020 08:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bowen Out.
Replies: 176
Views: 6810

Re: Bowen Out.

I agree Gomes was harshly treated; to say he had a preseason is simply not true given the upheaval. But I'm not convinced he'd have turned it around like Bowen has. We looked decent in possession and going forward under Gomes, but we conceded easy goals. We were easy to play against. That stopped on...
by WestYorksRoyal
21 Feb 2020 08:35
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 428
Views: 33619

Re: January Transfer Window

I also think ex players with experience of playing for clubs like Man Utd and Inter Milan don't understand clubs like Reading easily. Add to that CEOs who are used to Chelsea under Abramovich. So many poor decisions made over several years, and I'm fairly confident our academy graduates from around ...
by WestYorksRoyal
20 Feb 2020 17:28
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 1359
Views: 130544

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

LWJ Appears Club 1871 are going to attempt a tifo for the SheffU game. Big chance for them to impress the doubters if this works.

There are still doubters? Who are these twats?
by WestYorksRoyal
20 Feb 2020 16:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Modou Barrow
Replies: 55
Views: 3126

Re: Modou Barrow

He can look incredibly lazy, shit and disinterested when he's not motivated. But he's a genuine threat and game changer at this level when on form. One for Bowen to assess ultimately. I imagine the prospect of staying at Reading is a lot more appealing now than when he left, so I'd hope we can convi...
by WestYorksRoyal
20 Feb 2020 12:16
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 428
Views: 33619

Re: January Transfer Window

The performances of Richards and Olise between now and the end of the season will probably have a direct impact upon our transfer plans. If Olise does well, I can see Swift playing deeper in the Adam / Baker role next season. If he's not quite ready for such a big role, we'll dip into the market. S...
by WestYorksRoyal
20 Feb 2020 12:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 428
Views: 33619

Re: January Transfer Window

The performances of Richards and Olise between now and the end of the season will probably have a direct impact upon our transfer plans. If Olise does well, I can see Swift playing deeper in the Adam / Baker role next season. If he's not quite ready for such a big role, we'll dip into the market. Si...
by WestYorksRoyal
20 Feb 2020 09:19
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 428
Views: 33619

Re: January Transfer Window

Certainly you need to have a look at what you're doing if you spending money on the likes of Pelle Clement instead of giving your own talented youngsters a chance.
by WestYorksRoyal
19 Feb 2020 22:16
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: January Transfer Window
Replies: 428
Views: 33619

Re: January Transfer Window

It does feel like a missing class of academy graduates. We had an intake of Pearce, HRK, Karacan etc. At the moment we have Rino, Olise, Richards, McIntyre etc. But the generation of Cooper, Stacey, Fosu etc. got lost. I think it reflects the general chaos and lack of planning at the club from 2013 ...
by WestYorksRoyal
18 Feb 2020 19:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Record Watch 2019/20
Replies: 94
Views: 8295

Re: Record Watch 2019/20

I wonder if Liverpool will slow down when the league is won and they still have big CL knock out fixtures. Even if they break it, we'll still have the EFL record. And in many ways it means more in the Championship. Liverpool barely have to get out of 2nd gear for 2/3rds of PL matches. Our record req...
by WestYorksRoyal
18 Feb 2020 16:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by Simon Church
Replies: 255
Views: 9471

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by Simon Church

30 points from 13 would leave us on 72. Borderline playoffs. I'm sure some statto can tell us how many times in the past 10 years this would have been enough. But that's very tough; we could only drop 9 points. It would essentially be Championship winning form from now until the end. As good as Bowe...
by WestYorksRoyal
18 Feb 2020 10:25
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Leeds (A) Saturday February 22nd
Replies: 58
Views: 2912

Re: Leeds (A) Saturday February 22nd

Btw, my post may have sounded like I was defending Leeds. Most certainly not; they're a vile, arrogant club. They believe that being a bigger club gives them a god given right to play in the Premier League; it doesn't. They sneer at supporters of smaller clubs. Well oxf*rd you all, I'm proud to supp...
by WestYorksRoyal
18 Feb 2020 10:07
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Leeds (A) Saturday February 22nd
Replies: 58
Views: 2912

Re: Leeds (A) Saturday February 22nd

They probs pride themselves in paying more and willing to pay more than the average fan, as they are not an average club. They have an abnormally large fan base for a team that hasn't actually done much for 10 years +. But the petty slating on twitter by Leeds lack a lot of class. They know the ave...
by WestYorksRoyal
18 Feb 2020 09:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by Simon Church
Replies: 255
Views: 9471

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (a) sponsored by Simon Church

Over the last couple of months they have stalled, but let's not overlook at 4 points from Brentford away and Bristol City at home is a very good return from the last 2 games. Beat us and they will feel like they're putting the wobble behind them. Expect them to have plenty of possession, but we're d...
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