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48 minutes ago, frastheowl said:

 

Palmer was poor today.

 

But he's not at fault for the 1st goal. 

 

Borner and Iorfa HAVE to stop that ball. 

Poor !!  
 

What does that say about the rest? 
 

He was one of the better performers.

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Liam Palmer is nowhere near as bad as people make out.  He's an international and would arguably start for most other Championship teams. He has his flaws but is more than solid.  Plus he has proved he can play on both sides and to be fair would probably do a better job in central midfield than the current lot.  

 

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8 hours ago, torres said:


The question is who else??

 

None of the other back 4 or keeper 

 

Lee? Nope

FF?? Da Cruz?? Harris?? Nope 

Nuhiu?? Nope 
 

JP is the only one that would be close to it 

 

Which goes to show the lack of leadership on the pitch.

This isn't just this season it goes back numerous seasons

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8 hours ago, 1867_OWL said:

He was being a dithering fool! I'd ship them all out on banana boats sharpish!

No need for the racism

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What made the assist for the first so clever was it was in a corridor of uncertainty...

 

- Well weighted so the keeper wasn't sure whether to come out

- Central so the full back wasn't sure whether to track

- Between the CBs giving them a decision to make on who intercepts it

- To a runner on the blindside so the CBs didn't know if it even needed intercepting

 

To blame the defence (and one particular defender) entirely takes away from the skill of the pass and run.

 

If goals were as simple to prevent as they appear in hindsight nobody would watch football as every game would finish 0-0.

 

Still, let's crucify someone, if we do it enough they might even take their own life.

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Was a good run and a decent move but a lovely through ball. The full back should be tracking the runner better and Börner had a quick look but the pass took him out of the game. I think that stopping the pass was the only way to stop that goal. 

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8 hours ago, hugeowl said:

Poor !!  
 

What does that say about the rest? 
 

He was one of the better performers.

 

Not for me.

 

Cowardly on the ball. Showed no composure. His only intention when he got the ball was to launch it forward in the general direction of Nuhiu.

 

I'm not saying he was the worst player...but just because others were poor around him, doesn't make him any better. 

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30 minutes ago, Binky Griptite said:

What made the assist for the first so clever was it was in a corridor of uncertainty...

 

- Well weighted so the keeper wasn't sure whether to come out

- Central so the full back wasn't sure whether to track

- Between the CBs giving them a decision to make on who intercepts it

- To a runner on the blindside so the CBs didn't know if it even needed intercepting

 

To blame the defence (and one particular defender) entirely takes away from the skill of the pass and run.

 

If goals were as simple to prevent as they appear in hindsight nobody would watch football as every game would finish 0-0.

 

Still, let's crucify someone, if we do it enough they might even take their own life.

 

Fair point to be honest.

 

Our centre halves will be disappointed with the goal, but the assist was absolute perfection. Not only threaded through a small opening, but weighted perfectly also.

 

Thought Ejaria and Swift looked top players for Reading today, and we're the difference in a game of little quality.

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He's better as a right back, seems to lose his edge on the left. Or is it the other way around? Bloody hell, it gets so complicated when they change ends for the second half.

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13 hours ago, Justbeanz said:

In fairness Palmer was playing quite well until December, hence his Scotland call up. Its another part of the enigma as to why his form has dipped.

He seemed better at left back but Fox has re emerged

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2 hours ago, frastheowl said:

 

Fair point to be honest.

 

Our centre halves will be disappointed with the goal, but the assist was absolute perfection. Not only threaded through a small opening, but weighted perfectly also.

 

Thought Ejaria and Swift looked top players for Reading today, and we're the difference in a game of little quality.

The positional play of Iorfa is not good ( acquired as a right back) and Borner has been shown to be a little flat footed.

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4 hours ago, 1867_OWL said:

And there goes our British humour.

 

Yours Sincerely

Alf.


not piling on ‘cos I’m sure you didn’t mean owt but that specific reference wasn’t funny in 1948, never mind SEVENTY TWO years later ffs

:duntmatter::duntmatter:

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17 hours ago, Vic Flange said:

Can someone explain what Palmer was doing at captain? I think that is the question. Have things got that bad.

Been a great servant for us but he is no captain. 

Under our great tactician everyone gets a turn in every position. Palmer is in goal next week.

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7 hours ago, frastheowl said:

 

Fair point to be honest.

 

Our centre halves will be disappointed with the goal, but the assist was absolute perfection. Not only threaded through a small opening, but weighted perfectly also.

 

Thought Ejaria and Swift looked top players for Reading today, and we're the difference in a game of little quality.

 

I agree but it was so easy to play against our midfield. 

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