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by royal_rumble
04 Sep 2015 10:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: HRK / Gunter / Wales
Replies: 44
Views: 7504

Re: HRK / Gunter / Wales

I agree HRK has looked better so far this season. The talent is clearly there... just seems the application isn't always what it should be.
by royal_rumble
01 Sep 2015 14:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIRMED - Michael Hector to Chelsea
Replies: 322
Views: 54733

Re: RUMOUR - Michael Hector to Palace

£4m is a reasonable figure for a defender who really isn't that proven. He may come good and develop into a class player, but he sure as heck isn't yet; and at the age of 23 - I think it's a big risk on Chelsea's part.
by royal_rumble
28 Aug 2015 12:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Should we be signing a new goalkeeper
Replies: 22
Views: 3151

Re: Should we be signing a new goalkeeper

Forbury Lion If we're talking goalkeepers we have to talk goalkeeping coach as well.



Agreed. A young and inexperienced goalkeeper, as well as one known for making the odd howler, coached by Beasant? I don't think the mistakes will stop anytime soon.
by royal_rumble
18 Aug 2015 09:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: How many more?
Replies: 32
Views: 5523

Re: How many more?

I'd say a short term deal for a winger (and maybe striker) is required... Given Clarke's insistence on playing wingers, without actual wingers.
by royal_rumble
24 Apr 2015 10:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reasons I'm worried about next season.
Replies: 71
Views: 8237

Re: Reasons I'm worried about next season.

Difficult to judge Clarke too harshly, he did pick up a disjointed squad low on morale... although there are some worrying signs.

If the trend continues post summer assuming he has been able to bring some of his own players in etc. it'll be a different story.
by royal_rumble
23 Apr 2015 09:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Steve Clake - New Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 33314

Re: Steve Clake - New Poll

Feels to me like the only support Clarke gets is from those who hated Adkins and want their opinion vindicated. I wasn't happy with Adkins but Clarke been worse. Without the FA cup semi final there would be nothing really to hide behind. In my opinion we either have to face facts and admit Clarke i...
by royal_rumble
20 Apr 2015 16:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: FAO Federici
Replies: 171
Views: 16705

Re: FAO Federici

Extended-Phenotype A fluffed shot on goal is as expensive as a gk mistake.

Chin up Feds, it wasn't just you.


Are the opposition team awarded a goal post fluffed shot then?
by royal_rumble
11 Mar 2015 10:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jamie Mackie
Replies: 88
Views: 12375

Re: Jamie Mackie

I would say if the price is right, definitely.

100% commitment, eye for goal, versatile - shame about the injuries, but judging by the way he interacts with the other players and the manager, seems to be well liked.
by royal_rumble
20 Oct 2014 15:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nigel Adkin's post game interview /Derby
Replies: 78
Views: 8074

Re: Nigel Adkin's post game interview /Derby

This isn't the first time NA has said we weren't good enough, and defensively we need to work harder (in training etc). Question is why is that still the case? If our defenders are that bad, select a more solid formation to keep dangerous opposition out. Seems pretty basic to me, but hey, I don't h...
by royal_rumble
20 Oct 2014 14:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Nigel Adkin's post game interview /Derby
Replies: 78
Views: 8074

Re: Nigel Adkin's post game interview /Derby

This isn't the first time NA has said we weren't good enough, and defensively we need to work harder (in training etc). Question is why is that still the case? If our defenders are that bad, select a more solid formation to keep dangerous opposition out. Seems pretty basic to me, but hey, I don't ha...
by royal_rumble
15 Jul 2014 13:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Adkins popularity?
Replies: 151
Views: 11500

Re: Adkins popularity?

He's neither here nor there, average manager who I do think was slightly overrated when we acquired his services. I did admire the fact he knuckled down in the face of a pretty dire situation last year, changed tactics etc, didn't really moan about it and also enjoyed his kind of frank discussion wi...
by royal_rumble
04 Apr 2014 13:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Charlton (a) Predictions
Replies: 15
Views: 1604

Re: Charlton (a) Predictions

thepog
The pitch at Charlton is mud and sand.


Is that a prediction?

Reading sneak it 1-0, Pog to score...
by royal_rumble
02 Apr 2014 11:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Team for Charlton (A)
Replies: 30
Views: 3087

Re: Team for Charlton (A)

McCarthy Gunter Hector Pearce Obita Akpan McCleary Guthrie Williams Drenthe Pogrebnyak I'd have Akpan sitting deep in a three man midfield, or pushing one of Guthrie / Williams forward. Guthrie IMO is much better using his passing range going forward, and was playing well more advanced at the start ...
by royal_rumble
03 Jan 2014 10:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: Le Fondre - Come and get me plea
Replies: 354
Views: 40398

Re: Le Fondre - Come and get me plea

I really can't understand some of the views on here, like he doesn't contribute enough in his all round game, not good enough for a for a starting place etc. Just looking at the stats I don't think Reading have lost when ALF has started this year in the league (and have more ppg and gpg), and from m...
by royal_rumble
11 Mar 2013 10:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Player of the Season - Vote Tabb
Replies: 32
Views: 2277

Re: Player of the Season - Vote Tabb

Has to be ALF. Some of his finishes this season have been of the highest order. When he starts he spends most of opening 70 mins feeding off scraps and chasing lost causes so no surprise he doesn't have as much impact. As for runners up? No one else has really shown anything of substance. If you're ...
by royal_rumble
27 Sep 2011 15:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Howard loaned to Millwall
Replies: 56
Views: 5636

Re: Howard loaned to Millwall

No problem with this what so ever, Brian wanted to play and couldn't get the opportunity here. But please, we need a centre mid option brought in as cover... I hear JonJo Shelvey is up for loan?!!!
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