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by paddy20
22 Feb 2021 09:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h)
Replies: 414
Views: 9082

Re: MATCHWATCH : Middlesbrough (h)

I've been banging on about how we get bullied against these ugly teams. So I can sort of understand why we might think Semedo helps as he has got a physical presence and is not afraid to put himself about. I think the balance between tackler and play makers is something we havent resolved and perha...
by paddy20
14 Feb 2021 09:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (h)
Replies: 335
Views: 7935

Re: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (h)

Relying too much on Joao for goals now, playing every game appears to be losing his edge, badly in need of a rest, we need Meite and Puscas back soon to help with the heavy lifting. More a problem of being marked out of the game now teams know he's our only real threat.Often had 3 players on him. O...
by paddy20
01 Feb 2021 16:20
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Diego Rossi
Replies: 109
Views: 5851

Diego Rossi to sign??

Scored 52 goals 102 games foreign MLS
by paddy20
28 Jan 2021 07:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Tim Dellor's massive news
Replies: 50
Views: 4784

Re: Tim Dellor's massive news

Helen Glover is going to the Olympics. - what a let down and stupid build up. Not your best moment Dellor!!!
by paddy20
27 Jan 2021 08:07
Forum: The Team
Topic: Tim Dellor's massive news
Replies: 50
Views: 4784

Tim Dellor's massive news

Announced on local radio this morning that he has some truly massive news but has been sworn to secrecy until tomorrow morning. He just said sports news so may not be anything to to with Reading. Any guesses?
by paddy20
28 Dec 2020 09:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury watch 2020/21
Replies: 354
Views: 31741

Re: Injury watch 2020/21

Need to remember it's not a normal season and there wasn't a normal pre-season either and its not just us at the top end who have had injuries. Both Watford and Norwich have had 6 or 7 out for a while at some point, the difference is they have premier league size squads to cope. Look at Bristol, th...
by paddy20
21 Dec 2020 13:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Tony Barrass
Replies: 330
Views: 14091

Re: MATCHWATCH : Luton Town (h) sponsored by Tony Barrass

Pepe the Horseman
NewCorkSeth
Pepe the Horseman Even with half our team out we'll win this comfortably. Looking forward to enjoying a 3-0 win with a glass of baileys.

Do you have ice in your baileys?

Open to suggestions.


Team held Bournemouth to a comfortable draw last game. Cant really see us beating anyone without a forward line
by paddy20
21 Dec 2020 09:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Olise being sold for £8m?
Replies: 214
Views: 24314

Olise being sold for £8m?

According to the internet Olise has a release clause of just £8m. If correct it looks like we could lose him for a paltry figure compared to what he's worth. This would be a big blow for Reading if true
by paddy20
14 Dec 2020 08:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: The best game you've ever seen?
Replies: 49
Views: 1941

Re: The best game you've ever seen?

Only one for me after watching for 60 years. The draw at Leicester that took us up to the top league for the first time in our history.
by paddy20
27 Nov 2020 12:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (a) sponsored by Ricky Newman
Replies: 338
Views: 9197

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

South Country Royal touched on something earlier about Bournemouth's speed hurting us down the flanks. If i remember correctly from the days Bournemouth were steam rollering the championship and then being the upstarts in the Premiership it was the sheer pace they had in there squad and the speed a...
by paddy20
26 Nov 2020 08:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (a) sponsored by Ricky Newman
Replies: 338
Views: 9197

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

Cant believe how bad Ejaria was last night. He needs to be in the middle. Also worrying was how poor Meite was as well. We obviously sacrificed playing football to avoid losing. To me that was one of our poorest performances of the season but from a pragmatic point of view we got a point. Just would...
by paddy20
25 Nov 2020 08:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Millwall (a) sponsored by Ricky Newman
Replies: 338
Views: 9197

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

I understand why people are sceptical of Aluko but oxf*rd hell, have people already forgotten that he scored a goal against Bournemouth? Put in a really good defensive shift in the first half too. Seems like a bit of a double standard that Aluko is being blamed for the first goal because he got a b...
by paddy20
22 Nov 2020 17:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT Bournemouth
Replies: 103
Views: 5477

Re: BFTT Bournemouth

Cut out the errors and we’ve a decent side. Easier said than done of course Motm Richards who was excellent Agreed. This has the makings of a decent playoff side, with an outside chance of a top 2 finish. Big improvements on last season, onwards and upwards. The luck of the first 9 games is being p...
by paddy20
22 Nov 2020 09:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT Bournemouth
Replies: 103
Views: 5477

Re: BFTT Bournemouth

We can blame their first 3 goals on our errors but looking at them again they were just very well worked goals. Yes had we a better RB we could possibly have stopped the first 2. but overall we have a much better team than last year that play some exciting football. But we have a major weakness on r...
by paddy20
22 Nov 2020 09:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTT Bournemouth
Replies: 103
Views: 5477

Re: BFTT Bournemouth

Cabral - 5 basically giving away a goal a game at the moment. oxf*rd terrible form Esteves - 4 Morrison spends half the game shouting at him. He's got talent but it's like no one has ever taught him how to play RB. Positionally awful. Richards - 6 don't remember much wrong Morrison - 6 don't think ...
by paddy20
08 Nov 2020 09:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from whatever that was.
Replies: 85
Views: 5208

Re: Back from whatever that was.

I’m surprised people are bothering to give ratings. Coventry I can accept as we were good enough., the last two games I can’t. Two 3-0 home defeats in a row raises eyebrows and serious question marks even in a relegation season with a manager on his way out. To be facing this when top of the table ...
by paddy20
28 Oct 2020 08:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: BTFT - Blackburn
Replies: 147
Views: 7577

Re: BTFT - Blackburn

Anyone think the forward line moved a lot quicker with some crisp inter passing? Ejaria tends to hold onto the ball and slow things down a lot. The pace up front was a big change.
by paddy20
14 Oct 2020 17:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Dougie Webb 1939-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Dougie Webb 1939-2020

Saw Dougie about 2 years ago with Neil as they dropped off my car. Neil said he loved staying in his caravan down at Hayling. Cant get much more Reading than that. Great little goalscorer, brings back great memories
by paddy20
12 Oct 2020 08:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: If you didn't support Reading, who would you have supported and why?
Replies: 97
Views: 4263

Re: If you didn't support Reading, who would you have supported and why?

Used to watch Chelsea when younger as it was easy to get in in those days. About 6 years ago had a season ticket for both! Also followed Man City as my next door neighbour in Manchester was Mick Mcarthy. When I lived in London it was also QPR. Despite these extra teams I hardly ever missed a Reading...
by paddy20
30 Sep 2020 08:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Missed out on Riquelme
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: Missed out on Riquelme

Simmops Congrats on creating the most pointless thread of 2020. You should be ashamed of yourself.


Deeply ashamed but not sure why
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