CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Ranger_762 » 29 Aug 2019 15:58

Hey, he joined Reading for free (I mean, there was no purchase, he'll still be paid a hefty sum per match)? That's uncommon these days, everyone and their mother is being sold from one club to another for millions and millions of pounds/dollars/euros like they're slaves that would be made of gold. I don't even understand why and how footy player purchases can reach such sums, it's several times the price of any Lamborghini, or yacht, or even a villa on the Côte d'Azur. What do they do with that money? Buy each one of their pets a boat?

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Hendo » 09 Jan 2020 09:17

Nominated for Player of the Month of December.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Old Man Andrews » 09 Jan 2020 09:23

Hendo Nominated for Player of the Month of December.

Great to see a keeper recognised, doesn't happen enough. I would actually like to see a "Goalkeeper of the Month" award come in.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 09 Jan 2020 10:05

Good question. When's the last time we had a keeper as PoM?

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Hendo » 09 Jan 2020 10:06

2 world wars, 1 world cup Good question. When's the last time we had a keeper as PoM?


Would've thought that AAH got one?


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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 09 Jan 2020 10:09

Hendo
2 world wars, 1 world cup Good question. When's the last time we had a keeper as PoM?


Would've thought that AAH got one?


I've just looked through.

Feds got one in Feb 2012.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by John Smith » 09 Jan 2020 10:34

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2 world wars, 1 world cup Good question. When's the last time we had a keeper as PoM?


Would've thought that AAH got one?

I wouldn't have. He was dreadful.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Old Man Andrews » 09 Jan 2020 10:35

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2 world wars, 1 world cup Good question. When's the last time we had a keeper as PoM?


Would've thought that AAH got one?

I wouldn't have. He was dreadful.

Along with Kemorgant he got us into a playoff final, John.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Hendo » 09 Jan 2020 10:39

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2 world wars, 1 world cup Good question. When's the last time we had a keeper as PoM?


Would've thought that AAH got one?

I wouldn't have. He was dreadful.


Well he was nominated for a PotM in November 2016, was in the EFL Championship Team of the Season for 2016-17 and was POTS for Reading in a season where we finished 3rd, so yeah, dreadful.


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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by genome » 09 Jan 2020 10:41

Reading have this weird knack of finding excellent goalkeepers. We've really been spoiled over the years. Hahnemann, Federici, McCarthy, Al-Habsi, Martinez, and now Rafael.

Virginia the exception of course...

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Silver Fox » 09 Jan 2020 10:42

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2 world wars, 1 world cup Good question. When's the last time we had a keeper as PoM?


Would've thought that AAH got one?

I wouldn't have. He was dreadful.


Don't you keep boring on about how other people know nothing about football?

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Hound » 09 Jan 2020 10:43

genome Reading have this weird knack of finding excellent goalkeepers. We've really been spoiled over the years. Hahnemann, Federici, McCarthy, Al-Habsi, Martinez, and now Rafael.

Virginia the exception of course...


Mannone, Walker, Bond, Jaakkola were also exceptions of course.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Old Man Andrews » 09 Jan 2020 10:43

genome Reading have this weird knack of finding excellent goalkeepers. We've really been spoiled over the years. Hahnemann, Federici, McCarthy, Al-Habsi, Martinez, and now Rafael.

Virginia the exception of course...

The Al-Habsi one was strange because he was universally considered a bit ropey by most supporters before he joined us. He only came here to be back up too, the awful Jonathan Bond started the season as first choice. Think Al-Habsi probably surprised himself with how well things went for him.


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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Hendo » 09 Jan 2020 10:43

genome Reading have this weird knack of finding excellent goalkeepers. We've really been spoiled over the years. Hahnemann, Federici, McCarthy, Al-Habsi, Martinez, and now Rafael.

Virginia the exception of course...


And Bond, to an extent.

But yes, we do have a very good record with 'keepers recently.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by URZZZZ » 09 Jan 2020 10:44

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Would've thought that AAH got one?

I wouldn't have. He was dreadful.

Along with Kemorgant he got us into a playoff final, John.


And the other 9 players, of course

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by genome » 09 Jan 2020 10:45

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genome Reading have this weird knack of finding excellent goalkeepers. We've really been spoiled over the years. Hahnemann, Federici, McCarthy, Al-Habsi, Martinez, and now Rafael.

Virginia the exception of course...


Mannone, Walker, Bond, Jaakkola were also exceptions of course.


Mannone agreed but I didn't really count the other three, as they were mostly brought in as cover.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by URZZZZ » 09 Jan 2020 10:46

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genome Reading have this weird knack of finding excellent goalkeepers. We've really been spoiled over the years. Hahnemann, Federici, McCarthy, Al-Habsi, Martinez, and now Rafael.

Virginia the exception of course...


Mannone, Walker, Bond, Jaakkola were also exceptions of course.


Andersen and Stuart Taylor weren’t great to be fair

But yeah, we have had some great goalies over the years

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Old Man Andrews » 09 Jan 2020 10:47

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Along with Kemorgant he got us into a playoff final, John.


And the other 9 players, of course

No it was pretty much just those two who got us to the heights we did that season. The others played at their level, Al-Habsi and Yann were way above expectations.

Did you go to any of the games?

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by genome » 09 Jan 2020 10:50

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genome Reading have this weird knack of finding excellent goalkeepers. We've really been spoiled over the years. Hahnemann, Federici, McCarthy, Al-Habsi, Martinez, and now Rafael.

Virginia the exception of course...


Mannone, Walker, Bond, Jaakkola were also exceptions of course.


Andersen and Stuart Taylor weren’t great to be fair

But yeah, we have had some great goalies over the years


I'm talking proper first-team goalies, not reserves. Mannone and to a lesser extent Bond would count, but the other 4 were back-ups.

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Re: CONFIMRED - Rafael Cabral

by Hendo » 09 Jan 2020 10:50

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And the other 9 players, of course

No it was pretty much just those two who got us to the heights we did that season. The others played at their level, Al-Habsi and Yann were way above expectations.

Did you go to any of the games?


Hmm, I seem to remember Danny Williams having a few stand-out games, McShane was excellent and Swift was playing at the same level he currently is.

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