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20 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Apologies for repeating myself over and over but I never tire of saying on it here - Weimann is the most intelligent, and best, footballer at our club ... great result tonight, superb feeling - time for a Malbec - cheers all! 😳🍷🍷🍷

He’s so unappreciated by City fans, really missed him last season

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30 minutes ago, ExiledAjax said:

Weird win. Real stat buster if you look at possession, shots on target etc. Reading completed 447 passes to our 170 in that match...couldn't do too much with it though I guess.

Nice to get three points, but we're not going to play a team like that every week. 

That's where stats (or those ones, at least) don't tell the full story.

I think we deserved to win that. I made it 25 minutes of pressure and domination 1st half and then maintained a passive control for the rest of that half.

Then the 3rd goal makes it inevitable that we soak up pressure thereafter. 

The 2nd Reading goal was both brilliant and flukey in that Moore was well out of his comfort zone and made a strange connection for the shot which found an impossible corner of the net.

Ultimately, it was a very sound away performance.

 

1 minute ago, dazza247 said:

What a result tonight. Unexpected high intensity in the first 15 minutes won us the game. Fans sounded awesome tonight even before we scored. 

First home win since January 26th(I think!) Friday night will make for a cracking weekend?! Win by 5 goals and we'll go top haha! 

Good point, our fans were brilliant 

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38 minutes ago, Dastardly and Muttley said:

Feels like a huge win today. On to Swansea.

Well done to Weimann, hope Pring’s knock isn’t too bad.

Taking King and Pring off immediately they got a knock is something we wouldn’t have seen under previous regimes 

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Just now, mozo said:

That's where stats (or those ones, at least) don't tell the full story.

I think we deserved to win that. I made it 25 minutes of pressure and domination 1st half and then maintained a passive control for the rest of that half.

Then the 3rd goal makes it inevitable that we soak up pressure thereafter. 

The 2nd Reading goal was both brilliant and flukey in that Moore was well out of his comfort zone and made a strange connection for the shot which found an impossible corner of the net.

Ultimately, it was a very sound away performance.

 

Ultimately, it was a VERY entertaining game of football. Quality? Who the hell cares, edge of the seat stuff, and that's what it's all about folks.

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Just now, The Original OTIB said:

Ultimately, it was a VERY entertaining game of football. Quality? Who the hell cares, edge of the seat stuff, and that's what it's all about folks.

You could tell early on it had goalfest potential!

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6 minutes ago, mozo said:

That's where stats (or those ones, at least) don't tell the full story.

I think we deserved to win that. I made it 25 minutes of pressure and domination 1st half and then maintained a passive control for the rest of that half.

Then the 3rd goal makes it inevitable that we soak up pressure thereafter. 

The 2nd Reading goal was both brilliant and flukey in that Moore was well out of his comfort zone and made a strange connection for the shot which found an impossible corner of the net.

Ultimately, it was a very sound away performance.

 

Good point, our fans were brilliant 

I've not said I don't think we deserved to win. I agree, we won fairly. My point is that the type of performance we saw tonight won't deliver the same result on many other occasions.

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4 minutes ago, Red Army 75 said:

 

I said that I don't enjoy his interviews but maybe the win softened him. That was a lot more like a normal manager interview post game and a good to hear some praise and some info.

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58 minutes ago, ExiledAjax said:

Weird win. Real stat buster if you look at possession, shots on target etc. Reading completed 447 passes to our 170 in that match...couldn't do too much with it though I guess.

Nice to get three points, but we're not going to play a team like that every week. 

See now youve got a downer on it.

Can't you let us have say five minutes of enjoyment.?

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Just now, Northern Red said:

Interesting comment about Pring and how he'd told Nige at the end of last season that he'd felt like he wasn't part of the club with being out on loan so much. You can bet he's not the only one who's felt like that in recent years.

Absolutely but you can see the impact NP has had on Pring. Picked him up put his arm around him and now playing in the first team. Pring will run through brick walls for NP now. That is the culture he’s trying to build and one we will all get behind. Well most of us NR

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5 minutes ago, Red Army 75 said:

I think so I would put Bakinson in there as well. Nige has no time for moaners and sulkers. I love that 

He’d better not come onto this forum then.

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2 minutes ago, The Original OTIB said:

Backinson? Based on what ?

Just a hunch . He hasn’t featured very much at all . Was also on the bench against FGR behind Nagy who wants to leave . Thought that was a bit of a statement from NP. Could be miles out though. 

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1 hour ago, ExiledAjax said:

Weird win. Real stat buster if you look at possession, shots on target etc. Reading completed 447 passes to our 170 in that match...couldn't do too much with it though I guess.

Nice to get three points, but we're not going to play a team like that every week. 

More to football than stats.  We created the better chances and deserved to win. Not weird at all. 

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3 minutes ago, RalphMilnesLeftFoot said:

Yes, he is

I have no idea how you can think he's fuming from that video. 

He knows it isn't a perfect performance and there's a lot to improve still, but he seems a lot calmer and buoyant than other post game interviews. 

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Glad to bag 3 points, but we certainly seem my to make it hard for ourselves.  Having been to up twice we should not have ended up with squeaky bum time again.

Pleased to see Cam Pring have a good game and Alex Scott looking like he can become something quite special.

Andy Weimann deserved his brace and was really hoping he would get a hat-trick.  Chris Martin getting one too was nice.

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1 hour ago, spudski said:

He is when played centrally. Said it for ages. Always felt he's been fitted in around others. Plays his best centrally. Less so when wider.

Many on here forget that one of the reasons A.W. came here was because he could play in his favoured central position instead of being used wide where he was.

OK, that didn't work out for him but I love his professionalism in there being no outward signs of sulking or lack of commitment to the team.

I'd always liked the idea of Martin and Andi close in the middle. 2 clever players together.

A.W. may not be as clinical a poacher as the QPR Wells, but he will spot and make the runs to put himself in scoring positions more often.

Martin is a player that's aware of his surroundings and should be a good provider, as long as others are close enough. 

 

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