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Re: Ex Players

by SWLR » 20 Nov 2020 08:44

morganb Defender Gabriel Osho finally has a new club - Luton Town. The centre-back was released by Royals at the end of last season

https://mobile.twitter.com/jonathanl50/ ... 6471672832


Pleased for him. No doubt another one for Luton to sell to the Premier League for big bucks... we shall see. Look forward to him scoring against us :cry:

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Re: Ex Players

by Mid Sussex Royal » 23 Nov 2020 20:49

McCarthy looks decent for Southampton tonight....did he run his contract down or did we sell?

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Re: Ex Players

by SCIAG » 23 Nov 2020 21:15

Mid Sussex Royal McCarthy looks decent for Southampton tonight....did he run his contract down or did we sell?

We sold following the Vibrac scandal.

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by Sutekh » 24 Nov 2020 13:43

Alan Pardew is now the technical director at CSKA Sofia.

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Re: Ex Players

by Mid Sussex Royal » 24 Nov 2020 19:53

Gunter having a mare tonight - watch Burton's first goal


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by Sutekh » 25 Nov 2020 13:20

Jen Karacan now training with Scunthorpe United

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by Sutekh » 25 Nov 2020 13:24

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morganb Defender Gabriel Osho finally has a new club - Luton Town. The centre-back was released by Royals at the end of last season

https://mobile.twitter.com/jonathanl50/ ... 6471672832


Pleased for him. No doubt another one for Luton to sell to the Premier League for big bucks... we shall see. Look forward to him scoring against us :cry:


According to the media in Luton, Osho apparently chose to not re-sign with Reading as he didn’t see a pathway for him at the club. Rather odd considering that he was a pretty good “1st choice” right back for the last 9 games or so plus given the ongoing issues with Yiadom’s injury and the departure of Gunter he would have been the obvious choice to continue with the shirt at the start of this season.

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by SCIAG » 25 Nov 2020 13:39

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morganb Defender Gabriel Osho finally has a new club - Luton Town. The centre-back was released by Royals at the end of last season

https://mobile.twitter.com/jonathanl50/ ... 6471672832


Pleased for him. No doubt another one for Luton to sell to the Premier League for big bucks... we shall see. Look forward to him scoring against us :cry:


According to the media in Luton, Osho apparently chose to not re-sign with Reading as he didn’t see a pathway for him at the club. Rather odd considering that he was a pretty good “1st choice” right back for the last 9 games or so plus given the ongoing issues with Yiadom’s injury and the departure of Gunter he would have been the obvious choice to continue with the shirt at the start of this season.

Yep, you’d expect that he would have played the games that Holmes has played and possibly meant we didn’t sign either Esteves or Gibson.

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by Sutekh » 28 Nov 2020 09:25

Jamie Ashdown now working in his dad’s hardware shop in in Crowthorne following the lockdown destroying his business.

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Re: Ex Players

by Mid Sussex Royal » 29 Nov 2020 17:32

Parky sacked by Sunderland

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Re: Ex Players

by Old Man Andrews » 29 Nov 2020 17:38

He was never really a good fit there.

Think someone like Nigel Adkins would do a really good job for Sunderland. Promotion specialist and experience of working under a tight budget.

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by muirinho » 29 Nov 2020 17:57

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Pleased for him. No doubt another one for Luton to sell to the Premier League for big bucks... we shall see. Look forward to him scoring against us :cry:


According to the media in Luton, Osho apparently chose to not re-sign with Reading as he didn’t see a pathway for him at the club. Rather odd considering that he was a pretty good “1st choice” right back for the last 9 games or so plus given the ongoing issues with Yiadom’s injury and the departure of Gunter he would have been the obvious choice to continue with the shirt at the start of this season.

Yep, you’d expect that he would have played the games that Holmes has played and possibly meant we didn’t sign either Esteves or Gibson.


Yeah, but - he knew he'd be at best 2nd choice RB - what he didn't know would be how many games the 2nd choice RB would end up playing. At the time it would have been a gamble staying. He actually only played in 4 or 5 of those post-lockdown games, and we'd signed Araruna, who was probably ahead of him. Having every RB in the club on the treatment table is a bit of a freak circumstance.

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by From Despair To Where? » 29 Nov 2020 19:44

Old Man Andrews He was never really a good fit there.

Think someone like Nigel Adkins would do a really good job for Sunderland. Promotion specialist and experience of working under a tight budget.


Just shows what an utter shit show Sunderland are. League 1 is a difficult league to get out of, not withstanding you've free fallen 2 divisions to get there and better clubs than Sunderland have struggled to do it and every one is gunning for them because they set themselves up as slumming it in that league. They need to restock and rebuild and give managers time and they've sacked 2 managers in 18 months for the heinous crime of not walking away with the league.

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by SCIAG » 29 Nov 2020 20:52

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According to the media in Luton, Osho apparently chose to not re-sign with Reading as he didn’t see a pathway for him at the club. Rather odd considering that he was a pretty good “1st choice” right back for the last 9 games or so plus given the ongoing issues with Yiadom’s injury and the departure of Gunter he would have been the obvious choice to continue with the shirt at the start of this season.

Yep, you’d expect that he would have played the games that Holmes has played and possibly meant we didn’t sign either Esteves or Gibson.


Yeah, but - he knew he'd be at best 2nd choice RB - what he didn't know would be how many games the 2nd choice RB would end up playing. At the time it would have been a gamble staying. He actually only played in 4 or 5 of those post-lockdown games, and we'd signed Araruna, who was probably ahead of him. Having every RB in the club on the treatment table is a bit of a freak circumstance.

Nah he was playing ahead of Araruna. Second choice right back and fourth choice centre back is good going (it’s roughly the equivalent to what Blackett had been on the other side for example), but you’re right that he might have wanted more certainty.

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Re: Ex Players

by muirinho » 29 Nov 2020 22:23

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Old Man Andrews He was never really a good fit there.

Think someone like Nigel Adkins would do a really good job for Sunderland. Promotion specialist and experience of working under a tight budget.


Just shows what an utter shit show Sunderland are. League 1 is a difficult league to get out of, not withstanding you've free fallen 2 divisions to get there and better clubs than Sunderland have struggled to do it and every one is gunning for them because they set themselves up as slumming it in that league. They need to restock and rebuild and give managers time and they've sacked 2 managers in 18 months for the heinous crime of not walking away with the league.

Fickle Northern monkeys.


Clubs like Sunderland won't get promoted until they accept their current position. They're L2, they need to be looking at - what managers are good at promotion from L2, what players are good in L2. But they still have delusions of being PL, but for a bit of bad luck. And I think some of their players think they're better than they are also

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Re: Ex Players

by SCIAG » 29 Nov 2020 22:51

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Old Man Andrews He was never really a good fit there.

Think someone like Nigel Adkins would do a really good job for Sunderland. Promotion specialist and experience of working under a tight budget.


Just shows what an utter shit show Sunderland are. League 1 is a difficult league to get out of, not withstanding you've free fallen 2 divisions to get there and better clubs than Sunderland have struggled to do it and every one is gunning for them because they set themselves up as slumming it in that league. They need to restock and rebuild and give managers time and they've sacked 2 managers in 18 months for the heinous crime of not walking away with the league.

Fickle Northern monkeys.


Clubs like Sunderland won't get promoted until they accept their current position. They're L2, they need to be looking at - what managers are good at promotion from L2, what players are good in L2. But they still have delusions of being PL, but for a bit of bad luck. And I think some of their players think they're better than they are also

I’m not sure I understand. They’re in League 1, and their squad... looks like a League 1 squad? Only players with any real reputation are Grant Leadbitter (a solid pro), Aiden McGeady (not in the squad) and Danny Graham (who I’ll give you seems to be trading upon his reputation these days). You probably follow them more closely than I do but to me it looks like they are doing what you want.

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Re: Ex Players

by From Despair To Where? » 29 Nov 2020 22:56

The appointments of Ross and then Parkinson suggested they were making the right appointments. They were in the playoffs when Ross was sacked and they're currently 5 points off automatic with a game in hand. I dont get it, although their fanbase has always been as fickle as fcuk with ideas above their station.

As I said, its not an easy league to get out of as teams like Leicester, Southampton, Leeds, Sheffield Utd, Sheffield Wednesday and Forest can attest to.

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Re: Ex Players

by muirinho » 29 Nov 2020 23:12

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Just shows what an utter shit show Sunderland are. League 1 is a difficult league to get out of, not withstanding you've free fallen 2 divisions to get there and better clubs than Sunderland have struggled to do it and every one is gunning for them because they set themselves up as slumming it in that league. They need to restock and rebuild and give managers time and they've sacked 2 managers in 18 months for the heinous crime of not walking away with the league.

Fickle Northern monkeys.


Clubs like Sunderland won't get promoted until they accept their current position. They're L2, they need to be looking at - what managers are good at promotion from L2, what players are good in L2. But they still have delusions of being PL, but for a bit of bad luck. And I think some of their players think they're better than they are also

I’m not sure I understand. They’re in League 1, and their squad... looks like a League 1 squad? Only players with any real reputation are Grant Leadbitter (a solid pro), Aiden McGeady (not in the squad) and Danny Graham (who I’ll give you seems to be trading upon his reputation these days). You probably follow them more closely than I do but to me it looks like they are doing what you want.


Hah, yes of course they're L1 not L2. No it was the likes of Aidan McGeady I was thinking of in Sunderland.
What I mean is - there seems to be a sort of wishful thinking by both the supporters and sometimes the non-football people in clubs like Sunderland, who've fallen on hard times, that they should be better than they are, and therefore they're not accepting that they have no right to get promoted, it's a hard slog. So if players aren't instantly successful, they say they're lazy, if managers aren't instantly successful they say they're useless.

That players should feel privileged to play for them. That managers should feel privileged to manage such a big club.
It's a kind of arrogance, which means that there tends to be no respect for the achievement of being in playoff posistions, because of course they should be walking it.
Everything is surrounded with negativity, because nothing is good enough.

Very hard to do well in that kind of atmosphere

Edit: Meant to say that yeah, Ross and Parky were the right kind of appointments, but emotionally I think the powers in the club still believe that it should be easy, and therefore if things didn't happen for them immediately, that they'd failed. Rather than thinking - so we've got to playoff positions, let's build on that next season...

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Re: Ex Players

by SCIAG » 01 Dec 2020 15:12

Anyone seen Anton Ferdinand’s new documentary?

Aside from his terrible injury record he was one of the best defenders I have seen in a Reading shirt.

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Re: Ex Players

by Hendo » 01 Dec 2020 16:40

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morganb Defender Gabriel Osho finally has a new club - Luton Town. The centre-back was released by Royals at the end of last season

https://mobile.twitter.com/jonathanl50/ ... 6471672832


Pleased for him. No doubt another one for Luton to sell to the Premier League for big bucks... we shall see. Look forward to him scoring against us :cry:


And loaned out to Yeovil.

I can't help thinking that he might've been better off taking a reduced wage/same wage to stay with us, but each to their own.

Apparently the loan ends the week that they're due to play us in the cup, so may still feature.

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