RUMOUR: Rafael

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by Snowflake Royal » 29 Sep 2020 11:18

Describes us and Bowen last season as long ball.

Baffling. Must be lost in translation. He obviously never saw Wimbledon play.

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by Sutekh » 29 Sep 2020 13:11

morganb An interview with Rafael here:

http://sportwitness.co.uk/reading-star- ... prospects/


Who is the English coach he mentions?

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by leon » 30 Sep 2020 09:36

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morganb An interview with Rafael here:

http://sportwitness.co.uk/reading-star- ... prospects/


Who is the English coach he mentions?


Mark MacBowen

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by Linden Jones' Tash » 06 Oct 2020 19:36

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He can't have paid much attention to what has been happening at the City Ground over the last few years then....


9th and 7th-placed finishes in the last 2 years and ahead of us 5 out of the last 6?

Taken together, Baldock's "not a straightforward club" comments and these start to paint a picture.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54219290


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by Snowflake Royal » 06 Oct 2020 19:41

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He can't have paid much attention to what has been happening at the City Ground over the last few years then....


9th and 7th-placed finishes in the last 2 years and ahead of us 5 out of the last 6?

Taken together, Baldock's "not a straightforward club" comments and these start to paint a picture.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54219290

LOL, I forgot we helped them out of the POs with a swing of 6 in GD after both of us lost 4-1 on the final day. :lol:

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by Zip » 06 Oct 2020 20:13

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9th and 7th-placed finishes in the last 2 years and ahead of us 5 out of the last 6?

Taken together, Baldock's "not a straightforward club" comments and these start to paint a picture.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54219290

LOL, I forgot we helped them out of the POs with a swing of 6 in GD after both of us lost 4-1 on the final day. :lol:


That was very odd. Swansea seemed to have given up on making the play offs as they weren’t playing with urgency.
Then Forest imploded and we didn’t exactly provide much resistance and before you know they scored a fourth at the death and pipped Forest.

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by Snowball » 06 Oct 2020 21:52

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LOL, I forgot we helped them out of the POs with a swing of 6 in GD after both of us lost 4-1 on the final day. :lol:


That was very odd. Swansea seemed to have given up on making the play offs as they weren’t playing with urgency.
Then Forest imploded and we didn’t exactly provide much resistance and before you know they scored a fourth at the death and pipped Forest.



Damn good payout!

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by Snowball » 06 Oct 2020 21:53

Yes it was a joke, yer 'onour


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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by Chameleon » 25 Oct 2020 04:44

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Looking at it, I can't think of a club besides Fulham or West Brom where he'd have a chance of starting.

Cynic in me wonders, after Blackett's comments yesterday, if this could be his agent looking for an escape route.

What has Blackett said?


The former Manchester United defender says one of the attractions of his new club was that everyone is working together on the same 'project' which is to help get the club promoted to the Premier League.

"When I heard the club [Forest] were interested in me it was a no-brainer really," he said.

"I was at Reading for four years so to come to a club like Forest is a privilege and an honour for me in terms of the history of the club and the way in which the club is progressing.

"The club had been trying to sign me for the past two years. I believe it came close last season but it didn't happen.

"I've always wanted to be involved in such a project in terms of achieving promotion and getting to the Premier League [so] it was a no brainer when they came back in for me."

Asked to elaborate on the Forest 'project', he added: "For me it's a focus.

"Everyone has the same focus which is trying to achieve promotion.

"When you have a team - and by that I mean staff and everyone working at the club - working towards that it makes it a great thing.

"It makes it [promotion] even more possible."

getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/tyler-blackett-opens-up-reading-18893957


This is very potentially my favourite interview of all time given ensuing events.

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by Pepe the Horseman » 25 Oct 2020 07:36

Do you remember when people were saying they'd be happy to let Rafael go for a mill :?

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by Hendo » 25 Oct 2020 08:35

Pepe the Horseman Do you remember when people were saying they'd be happy to let Rafael go for a mill :?


Yeah, people are oxf*rd clueless.

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by WoodleyRoyal » 25 Oct 2020 19:03

Martinez or Rafael who would you rather have now?


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by Old Man Andrews » 26 Oct 2020 09:14

Martinez is a £20m goalkeeper :lol: :lol: :lol:. What a fcuking stupid question.

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by windermereROYAL » 26 Oct 2020 14:19

Rafael is good, but nowhere near the level of Emi IMO.

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by linkenholtroyal » 26 Oct 2020 14:52

WoodleyRoyal Martinez or Rafael who would you rather have now?

Rafael because Martinez is a 20 million keeper, Rafael was written off and a free transfer. Has a point to prove still is now probably worth 5 million in my opinion. Martinez got his move is world class and will never ever play for Reading again so the argument is mute.
Is Rafael potentially the best free transfer in recent years?

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by Hendo » 26 Oct 2020 15:58

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WoodleyRoyal Martinez or Rafael who would you rather have now?

Rafael because Martinez is a 20 million keeper, Rafael was written off and a free transfer. Has a point to prove still is now probably worth 5 million in my opinion. Martinez got his move is world class and will never ever play for Reading again so the argument is mute.
Is Rafael potentially the best free transfer in recent years?


Morrison would certainly run him close.

Both of them have been excellent acquisitions by the club.

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by RoyalBlue » 26 Oct 2020 16:13

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Pepe the Horseman Do you remember when people were saying they'd be happy to let Rafael go for a mill :?


Yeah, people are oxf*rd clueless.


Less than 2 years left on his contract. It might be worth locking in his value now with another 1-2 years on top of that. And before anyone questions his age, 33-34 will not be too old for a keeper. Like fine wines, the best keepers improve still further with age and experience.

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by Hendo » 26 Oct 2020 16:15

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Pepe the Horseman Do you remember when people were saying they'd be happy to let Rafael go for a mill :?


Yeah, people are oxf*rd clueless.


Less than 2 years left on his contract. It might be worth locking in his value now with another 1-2 years on top of that. And before anyone questions his age, 33-34 will not be too old for a keeper. Like fine wines, the best keepers improve still further with age and experience.


I'd be more than happy if he continues for another couple of years, for sure. Think his kicking has improved a lot as well, since he got here.

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Re: RUMOUR: Rafael

by Franchise FC » 26 Oct 2020 16:39

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WoodleyRoyal Martinez or Rafael who would you rather have now?

Rafael because Martinez is a 20 million keeper, Rafael was written off and a free transfer. Has a point to prove still is now probably worth 5 million in my opinion. Martinez got his move is world class and will never ever play for Reading again so the argument is mute.
Is Rafael potentially the best free transfer in recent years?


Morrison would certainly run him close.

Both of them have been excellent acquisitions by the club.

Was Laurent free ?
It's early days but he looks another

Just demonstrates that you don't have to spend a fortune to get diamonds

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