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Thread: Reading

  1. #1

    Reading

    They’re not f*cking about this season are they, 3-1 at Blackburn!!

  2. #2

    Re: Reading

    They won't finish in the top 6.

  3. #3

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Der Kaiser View Post
    They won't finish in the top 6.
    Someone needs to put the brakes on them a bit sharpish then.

  4. #4

    Re: Reading

    Thumping for QPR at Barnsley, 3-0, Woodrow with another pen for the first goal.

  5. #5

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Der Kaiser View Post
    They won't finish in the top 6.
    Brave comment. Them and Swansea will take some beating this season. Much better chance of going up than we have.

  6. #6

    Re: Reading

    Boro are winning 1-0 and going 7th

  7. #7

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by billy.ronson View Post
    Boro are winning 1-0 and going 7th
    Make that 2-0

  8. #8

    Re: Reading

    Swansea won to go 2nd. Bad night all round for City.

  9. #9

    Re: Reading

    We looked like a top flight side tonight. No Swift. No Ejaria but we scored four and played some lovely stuff. Armstrong was terrific for Blackburn.
    We have some very talented players.

  10. #10

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    We looked like a top flight side tonight. No Swift. No Ejaria but we scored four and played some lovely stuff. Armstrong was terrific for Blackburn.
    We have some very talented players.
    Signed Armstrong on FIFA, banging them in.......

    You do look good, unbelievably strong start to the season

  11. #11

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by UNDERHILL1927 View Post
    Signed Armstrong on FIFA, banging them in.......

    You do look good, unbelievably strong start to the season
    Early days but very encouraging. Armstrong is going places. He will do well for you this season.

  12. #12

    Re: Reading

    Reading and Swansea, two sh1thole places, suitably matched.

  13. #13

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Taffy Blue in Berkshire View Post
    Reading and Swansea, two sh1thole places, suitably matched.
    Give us a kiss.

  14. #14

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by billy.ronson View Post
    Make that 2-0
    Hold tight here comes another Warnock 18 month promotion charge .

  15. #15

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    Someone needs to put the brakes on them a bit sharpish then.
    It will have to be some dramatic collapse from here, one of those where everyone is just waiting for them to fail (aka Leicester 15/16).

  16. #16

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Hold tight here comes another Warnock 18 month promotion charge .
    It’s amazing how Warnock turns round struggling Championship teams time and time again

  17. #17

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Corleone View Post
    It’s amazing how Warnock turns round struggling Championship teams time and time again
    Must have some skill sets ??

  18. #18

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by UNDERHILL1927 View Post
    Brave comment. Them and Swansea will take some beating this season. Much better chance of going up than we have.
    Well that isn’t saying much based on some of our ‘performances’ this year, especially at home 🤷*♂️

  19. #19

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Dandruff View Post
    Well that isn’t saying much based on some of our ‘performances’ this year, especially at home 🤷*♂️
    Agreed, just saying maybe we should look closer to home before writing off other teams that have had an amazing start to the season.

  20. #20

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    They’re not f*cking about this season are they, 3-1 at Blackburn!!
    If we get to ten games without a sign of weakness from Reading, I reckon they're going up.

    I think it's easy to fall into the trap of reading too much into the tables at the moment, because, although we're almost into November, it's effectively just early September as far as a "normal" season is concerned.

  21. #21

    Re: Reading

    Reading have had 54 shots this season now.

    They have had 28 on target.

    They have scored 14 goals.

    That's 51.9% of their shots on target

    That's 25.9% Conversion rate.

    Feel like some context would be good here. It's a small sample size so kinks will iron out BUT league average conversion rates for Championship generally fluctuate between 10-11%. Top sides may be more 14-18%.
    For those looking for the stats: https://twitter.com/Blades_analytic/...85657356718093

  22. #22

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by UNDERHILL1927 View Post
    Agreed, just saying maybe we should look closer to home before writing off other teams that have had an amazing start to the season.

  23. #23

    Re: Reading

    Reading have had 54 shots this season now.

    They have had 28 on target.

    They have scored 14 goals.

    That's 51.9% of their shots on target

    That's 25.9% Conversion rate.

    Feel like some context would be good here. It's a small sample size so kinks will iron out BUT league average conversion rates for Championship generally fluctuate between 10-11%. Top sides may be more 14-18%.


    That's fine, but how will they cope with a wet Tuesday night at Blackburn ?



  24. #24

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by surge View Post
    You would definitely expect some regression to the mean then

  25. #25

    Re: Reading

    They appear to be playing with plenty of pace going forward and with the supporting midfield. This is forcing their opposition backwards.

    We have pace in some areas (Ojo, Murphy especially) but are far too slow in committing bodies forward to support.

    Whilst I think Reading will be hard topple, I also don't think their defence is that good (they were wobbly when we scored against them)

    I already believe teams are showing them too much respect and sitting off them.

  26. #26

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    If we get to ten games without a sign of weakness from Reading, I reckon they're going up.

    I think it's easy to fall into the trap of reading too much into the tables at the moment, because, although we're almost into November, it's effectively just early September as far as a "normal" season is concerned.
    I agree Bob. A win tonight and we have 12 points. 3 behind Swansea who are being deemed as flying at at the moment. Long old race the league.

  27. #27

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Fine Lines View Post
    I agree Bob. A win tonight and we have 12 points. 3 behind Swansea who are being deemed as flying at at the moment. Long old race the league.
    And 1 behind Neil Warnock's Boro. 😠

  28. #28

    Re: Reading

    It’s very early days. This start means we won’t get dragged into another relegation battle and have a decent shout at making the play offs. No more than that just yet.

    Why have we done so well? We have defended very well but crucially we signed Josh Laurent on a free to play alongside Andy Rinomhota. They protect the back four brilliantly.

    Up front Lucas Joao is a top striker at this level. With him our results last season were miles better than when he was injured. He missed much of last season. If he stays fit we should do well because he is exceptional. We have now scored 15 in 8 and conceded just 3 yet we don’t create many chances and that is a concern. The conversion rate right now is extra-ordinary. At some stage that just can’t continue.

    Teams are also pressing us too much with a high press. It often works in the first half but teams cannot sustain it in the second half and then we start looking more dangerous.

  29. #29

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    It’s very early days. This start means we won’t get dragged into another relegation battle and have a decent shout at making the play offs. No more than that just yet.

    Why have we done so well? We have defended very well but crucially we signed Josh Laurent on a free to play alongside Andy Rinomhota. They protect the back four brilliantly.

    Up front Lucas Joao is a top striker at this level. With him our results last season were miles better than when he was injured. He missed much of last season. If he stays fit we should do well because he is exceptional. We have now scored 15 in 8 and conceded just 3 yet we don’t create many chances and that is a concern. The conversion rate right now is extra-ordinary. At some stage that just can’t continue.

    Teams are also pressing us too much with a high press. It often works in the first half but teams cannot sustain it in the second half and then we start looking more dangerous.
    Blackburn couldn’t sustain it for 9 seconds last night

  30. #30

    Re: Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    Blackburn couldn’t sustain it for 9 seconds last night
    I missed the bloody goal. Was in the loo when my son started shouting that we had scored.

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