Player of the season so far...

User avatar
TBM
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 16603
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 09:27
Location: Prediction League Champion 2009/2010, 2010/2011 & 2013/2014

Player of the season so far...

by TBM » 17 Feb 2020 01:30

Who is yours? (for Reading obviously)

Simmops
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 2872
Joined: 04 Sep 2019 09:39

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Simmops » 17 Feb 2020 05:56

Hmmm. Ejaria and Rafael maybe.

User avatar
CountryRoyal
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6724
Joined: 12 Aug 2011 13:44

Re: Player of the season so far...

by CountryRoyal » 17 Feb 2020 06:00

Swift. Morrison's been good too mind.

Nameless
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 5781
Joined: 23 Aug 2013 12:25

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Nameless » 17 Feb 2020 06:48

Nice that Weactually have several candidates for a change !

My short list would be

Rafael
Morrison
Pele
Ejaria

Unsure about Swift, he’s either a dead cert for the award or nowhere near !

WestYorksRoyal
Member
Posts: 960
Joined: 15 Apr 2019 19:16

Re: Player of the season so far...

by WestYorksRoyal » 17 Feb 2020 07:10

Rafael on balance. Swift and Ejaria are good shouts, but they do both have their fair share of disappointing games.


Hound
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 13927
Joined: 27 Sep 2016 22:16
Location: Simpleton

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Hound » 17 Feb 2020 07:36

Swift
Ejaria
Pele

For me

User avatar
Old Man Andrews
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 17154
Joined: 02 Oct 2017 13:06
Location: The South of England

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Old Man Andrews » 17 Feb 2020 07:56

WestYorksRoyal Rafael on balance. Swift and Ejaria are good shouts, but they do both have their fair share of disappointing games.

Rafael has done nothing to warrant being mentioned as POTS. He has had one stand out game all season and made a few errors that have cost us goals.

User avatar
NewCorkSeth
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 7384
Joined: 05 Jul 2013 00:17
Location: Wherever Nameless may be.

Re: Player of the season so far...

by NewCorkSeth » 17 Feb 2020 08:34

Swift.

User avatar
Hendo
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 7339
Joined: 25 Mar 2012 20:53
Location: Mornings are for coffee and contemplation

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Hendo » 17 Feb 2020 08:38

Swift
Rafael
Pele

Would also think that Meite should be in with a shout if he continues his recent good form.


User avatar
Old Man Andrews
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 17154
Joined: 02 Oct 2017 13:06
Location: The South of England

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Old Man Andrews » 17 Feb 2020 08:41

Hendo Swift
Rafael
Pele

Would also think that Meite should be in with a shout if he continues his recent good form.

Please explain in detail why Rafael is in that list?

User avatar
LUX
Hob Nob Subscriber
Hob Nob Subscriber
Posts: 7790
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 09:38
Location: Grenzenloser Wasserspaß

Re: Player of the season so far...

by LUX » 17 Feb 2020 08:44

fkin hell, give it a rest OMA.

User avatar
Old Man Andrews
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 17154
Joined: 02 Oct 2017 13:06
Location: The South of England

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Old Man Andrews » 17 Feb 2020 08:47

LUX fkin hell, give it a rest OMA.

Hendo is a sensible supporter, I want him to justify his selection and possibly explain what I am missing.

Stay out of it.

User avatar
Hendo
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 7339
Joined: 25 Mar 2012 20:53
Location: Mornings are for coffee and contemplation

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Hendo » 17 Feb 2020 09:01

Old Man Andrews
Hendo Swift
Rafael
Pele

Would also think that Meite should be in with a shout if he continues his recent good form.

Please explain in detail why Rafael is in that list?


Because without him, we would have either a kid who made a mistake every game or someone that no one really trusts other than cup games.

Rafael has had some outstanding games for us this season, he has bought a calm to the defence allowing for those ahead of him to improve and not have to worry about he is going to do next.

He might not have had loads of outstanding games, he might have conceded a few goals because of errors (no biggies that spring to my mind right now - if you could provide that detail, that would be great), but what he has done is been a consistent performer. We have only conceded 37 goals, which is the joint 6th best and he should certainly get some credit for that.

Plus - he seems like a pretty likeable guy and seems like he is enjoying his time here.


User avatar
Old Man Andrews
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 17154
Joined: 02 Oct 2017 13:06
Location: The South of England

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Old Man Andrews » 17 Feb 2020 09:07

Hendo
Old Man Andrews
Hendo Swift
Rafael
Pele

Would also think that Meite should be in with a shout if he continues his recent good form.

Please explain in detail why Rafael is in that list?


Because without him, we would have either a kid who made a mistake every game or someone that no one really trusts other than cup games.

Rafael has had some outstanding games for us this season, he has bought a calm to the defence allowing for those ahead of him to improve and not have to worry about he is going to do next.

He might not have had loads of outstanding games, he might have conceded a few goals because of errors (no biggies that spring to my mind right now - if you could provide that detail, that would be great), but what he has done is been a consistent performer. We have only conceded 37 goals, which is the joint 6th best and he should certainly get some credit for that.

Ok well explained, not sure why Lux is getting his knickers in a twist.

It could be argued that Morrison is as much if not more responsible for being a calming influence, I would have him in before Rafael. Barring the Fulham game I cannot remember a match in which Rafael's goal was completely under siege and he saved us. I think that is testament to the defence in front of him.

I think the WBA goal the other night was a big error as was the Hull equaliser, he should have saved that for me. Other than that there have been goals conceded that I would want my goalkeeper to save, not so much horrendous errors.

User avatar
Hendo
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 7339
Joined: 25 Mar 2012 20:53
Location: Mornings are for coffee and contemplation

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Hendo » 17 Feb 2020 09:26

Old Man Andrews
Hendo
Old Man Andrews Please explain in detail why Rafael is in that list?


Because without him, we would have either a kid who made a mistake every game or someone that no one really trusts other than cup games.

Rafael has had some outstanding games for us this season, he has bought a calm to the defence allowing for those ahead of him to improve and not have to worry about he is going to do next.

He might not have had loads of outstanding games, he might have conceded a few goals because of errors (no biggies that spring to my mind right now - if you could provide that detail, that would be great), but what he has done is been a consistent performer. We have only conceded 37 goals, which is the joint 6th best and he should certainly get some credit for that.

Ok well explained, not sure why Lux is getting his knickers in a twist.

It could be argued that Morrison is as much if not more responsible for being a calming influence, I would have him in before Rafael. Barring the Fulham game I cannot remember a match in which Rafael's goal was completely under siege and he saved us. I think that is testament to the defence in front of him.

I think the WBA goal the other night was a big error as was the Hull equaliser, he should have saved that for me. Other than that there have been goals conceded that I would want my goalkeeper to save, not so much horrendous errors.


Confidence and calm starts from the 'keeper for me, look at the decent 'keepers Reading have had in the past and all of them project calmness (AAH would be the exception that proves the rule, obviously).

You say that you can't remember a game where his game has been under siege (apart from Fulham) and while that is a testament to the defence, you could also look at it that Rafael has been pretty reliable, when called upon in games where he hasn't had too much to do. That is testament to his ability and concentration.

Yes, I was also disappointed with the West Brom goal, didn't the Hull one take a deflection before going in?

'Keepers are going to concede goals, it is just a fact. Strikers are going to miss chances, midfielders are going to miss passes and defenders are going to miss tackles or clearances.

If Rafael keeps playing as he is and keeps improving, then he will certainly be up there with some of the best 'keepers Reading have had, it is early days for sure and it could go the other way of course but he has settled in well, made the position his own, learned the language and started to endear himself to the fan base through his likability and performances.

Hound
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 13927
Joined: 27 Sep 2016 22:16
Location: Simpleton

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Hound » 17 Feb 2020 09:38

Hendo
Old Man Andrews
Hendo
Because without him, we would have either a kid who made a mistake every game or someone that no one really trusts other than cup games.

Rafael has had some outstanding games for us this season, he has bought a calm to the defence allowing for those ahead of him to improve and not have to worry about he is going to do next.

He might not have had loads of outstanding games, he might have conceded a few goals because of errors (no biggies that spring to my mind right now - if you could provide that detail, that would be great), but what he has done is been a consistent performer. We have only conceded 37 goals, which is the joint 6th best and he should certainly get some credit for that.

Ok well explained, not sure why Lux is getting his knickers in a twist.

It could be argued that Morrison is as much if not more responsible for being a calming influence, I would have him in before Rafael. Barring the Fulham game I cannot remember a match in which Rafael's goal was completely under siege and he saved us. I think that is testament to the defence in front of him.

I think the WBA goal the other night was a big error as was the Hull equaliser, he should have saved that for me. Other than that there have been goals conceded that I would want my goalkeeper to save, not so much horrendous errors.


Confidence and calm starts from the 'keeper for me, look at the decent 'keepers Reading have had in the past and all of them project calmness (AAH would be the exception that proves the rule, obviously).

You say that you can't remember a game where his game has been under siege (apart from Fulham) and while that is a testament to the defence, you could also look at it that Rafael has been pretty reliable, when called upon in games where he hasn't had too much to do. That is testament to his ability and concentration.

Yes, I was also disappointed with the West Brom goal, didn't the Hull one take a deflection before going in?

'Keepers are going to concede goals, it is just a fact. Strikers are going to miss chances, midfielders are going to miss passes and defenders are going to miss tackles or clearances.

If Rafael keeps playing as he is and keeps improving, then he will certainly be up there with some of the best 'keepers Reading have had, it is early days for sure and it could go the other way of course but he has settled in well, made the position his own, learned the language and started to endear himself to the fan base through his likability and performances.


Rafael and Morrison for me both pretty similar. Good solid performers who have come in and done an excellent job generally. Both however make a few too many errors for my liking and are a little limited. Two clever signings, but not really POTS material.

Nameless
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 5781
Joined: 23 Aug 2013 12:25

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Nameless » 17 Feb 2020 09:46

If you are going to exclude 2 of our better players as 'not POS material' then we really don't have a competition do we ?
We don't have any 'perfect' players, we do have a number of players who have had generally very decent seasons.
In the past it has been tempting to decide we have no one who deserves the award but this season is different and certainly Rafael is a deserving candidate as he's made plenty of excellent saves.
Sometimes I think certain posters just want an argument for the sake of it.....

muirinho
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 1671
Joined: 20 Jan 2016 12:10

Re: Player of the season so far...

by muirinho » 17 Feb 2020 09:48

Right now, I think I'd give it to Méïté, but think a number of players (including Rafael and Morrison) are in with a shout. Let's see how the next 10 games pan out.

User avatar
Old Man Andrews
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 17154
Joined: 02 Oct 2017 13:06
Location: The South of England

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Old Man Andrews » 17 Feb 2020 09:55

Meite
Pele
Ejaria

User avatar
Wycombe Royal
Hob Nob Addict
Posts: 6148
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 19:31
Location: The posh part of Winnersh

Re: Player of the season so far...

by Wycombe Royal » 17 Feb 2020 10:04

Meite would get my vote currently. Crucial goals and even if things aren't going for him he never gives up.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 70 guests

It is currently 26 May 2020 07:11