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  1. Mark - Reading

    Are the losses easier to take since the title win?

    I wonder if after winning **** all for 40 years we will keep banging on about the championship win in 2016 like they do 🤣
  2. Mark - Reading

    Stadium Expansion Plan Meeting

    This is what I was referring too. Unique and big instead we pushed out Barry Peirpoint because he fell out with MoN and we opted for the cheaper flat pack version
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    Stadium Expansion Plan Meeting

    Can I just clarify what I meant by souless I am talking about the acoustics and the visual look of the stadium both are very poor; Mainly because it’s was a flat pack stadium following the collapse of the bede island stadium which looked fantastic on plans You cannot hear the other end of the stadium at some games because of its design, the noise goes upwards and out rather than rebounding like Coventry and Derby for example. You can see hands clapping but hear no noise. The former pictures have all been taken down which was a link to the past and sort of made it our him rather than the Ikea flat pack. It’s now a concrete bowl painted blue with King Power written all over it walk into Southampton for example it’s the same but red I’ve had a season ticket for 27 years now and even since I moved to Reading 3 years ago I still travel up for all the home games (although it’s getting very hard to get the passion for it at the minute) so I’ve been there full and empty remember we did exist before 2015 and those fans will remember the lows of Levin Holloway Adams etc my first games were under David Pleatt and then Gordon Lee so christ knows how I became hooked for the first 10 years we sat in a half full stadium watching crap, sitting in almost silence many will remember those glamour games of Yeovil and 10000 in league 1 or the championship mid table with nothing to play for in front of 22000 week in week out, I was there like I’ll be there next week I never a big fan of Filbert Street but it was loud; the European nights of the late 90s the 8 years in the premier league we made some noise and being close to the pitch made people hate to play there but the view was no where near as good as we have now and the game has moved on the last few years the stadium has been enhanced with TVs etc and like them or not the clappers have made the atmosphere better from 2015 with the introduction we have been louder than ever and TV people constantly talked about the atmosphere at the KP but I don’t know if it’s the style of football or the fact after 2016 we are now in a sort of mourning for the past but unfortunately it’s gone back to a library this year for 80 minutes of each game. This potential rebuild with a dome shape roof to bounce the noice back down and a unique design so that people look and say god I wana go to that Leicester ground, this gives us the chance to make this place deafening on a Saturday afternoon again but I fear it will be a Leeds or a Cardiff with a second tier just bunged on one side of the ground I certainly didn’t mean to offend anyone so please accept my apologies if I did
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    Stadium Expansion Plan Meeting

    Don’t quote me but I had heard from someone who says he knows someone working on the initial consultation plans that due to the fact the west stand cannot be developed one idea muted on the table was to do a spurs style build and rebuild the ground spun 90 degrees as they have purchased the land next to the stadium (the old electricity building and car park) we wouldn’t need to move out because a 3 sided stadium can be built and then accommodate everyone whilst the old stadium demolished and a the 4th stand erected giving a capacity of 48,000 people This would give lots more corporate function space increasing revenue but for me this would potentially give the stadium a unique look rather than the soulless bowl we currently have 🤞 it’s true
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    Bournemouth V Leicester - Match Thread

    Playing a team like Bournemouth that like to attack we left ourself open from the very beginning IMO we should have placed an extra man in the middle with the wing backs if ya wanted the attacking play rather than adding the 3rd at the back which would have made us more defensive from the 5th minute we we carved open again and again and no change was made. The wing backs became full backs because Bournmouth kept piling forward, Gray Maddison and Vardy were too far forward and you were left with two in the middle which allowed Bournemouth to break time and time again Could and prob should have lost Maguire too early doors too so lucky there 5 games in and it’s just not clicking, plus point is we have Huddersfield next at home, a great opportunity to build confidence and hopefully get 3 points 4-2 don’t sound as bad as 4-0 so hopefully confidence won’t be knocked too much
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    Bournemouth V Leicester - Match Thread

    We had good tenacity, good desire my player are happy, good performance, good chances, unlucky rather than a midfield that up to the 50th minute has been non existant, a back 4 still on holiday. Piss poor team selection we had two two good chances so far but 3 poor bits of defending. Should have been down to 10 men by now and looking like if we are still here on Monday afternoon we still won’t have scored!
  7. Yes I’ve mentioned this many times to friends we always have good tenacity, good desire, his player are happy, good performance, pleasing feeling and that answer is given to every question that he gets its great to listen to if you are struggling to sleep!
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    Pascal Plancque - Contract Cancelled (Rumour)

    He started same day as Puel Always sat on the bench looking miserable he may be the reason for the style of play either that or Claude has realised how dire we are still looking and has removed him and said “it’s his fault” I need more time I have genuinely not been this worried for a season since Peter Taylor was on that awful long run we didn’t take action and got smashed 0-5 on day one to Bolton and we all know what happened after that I have everything crossed I just hope things improve for everyone’s sake
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    James Maddison Confirmed

    No you are not but I’d go one further an established young tall keeper to potentially become our no1 for the next 10 years and sell Kasper to Liverpool
  10. Mark - Reading

    End of season Puel poll

    Exactly a victory against a 10 man developement team that held their own for 80 minutes I don’t really think that papers over any cracks. 10 goals conceded in 2 away games and 5 in 21 victories the only place we are heading is down unless we make changes I understand everyone has differing opinions but I just cannot see how people don’t see that we are so bad; I can only assume they do not attend the games. That dick on the radio after the game said it all for me, after the match I turned it on and as soon as I heard him say because of the last two games we should keep him the radio went off again and I went to five live
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    You both make great points but let’s not get carried away we put in a great display against an Arsenal Development squad with 10 men for 80 minutes! lets see what Sunday brings before we get too carried away
  12. Mark - Reading

    Is Slimani of premier league quality

    Great point however we wouldn’t be offered anymore than £10m and that value is purly because of over inflated premier league transfer values; I hope to be proved wrong in the summer but something tells me the only way we will get him off the wage bill is to wait until his contract is up and show him the door along with many other signings made in the last two years ?
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    Christian Fuchs Off Next Summer

    He lives in London and comes up every day by train and is met at the station along with a few others and taken by car to training and are dropped back afterwards so he has the afternoons to fill somehow clearly when he has an extended break from training he flies off to New York for a few days I am surprised he hasn’t asked the club if they would sell him to a New York MLS club expecially if we do buy a new LB in the summer as he would be surplus and I would hate for him to go without us all being able to say goodbye at his last game i know now if my family were the other side of the world I would want to be with them
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    Leics 0- Soton 0 post match thread.

    Oh don’t miss understand me I didn’t get offended I just thought it was a tad nasty because his view was different My brother witnessed after the Southampton match two Leicester fans pushing and shoving because one shouted abuse in the direction of Claude we will all have differing views and that’s why we all love talking football but together we must come together to get behind the team because it’s flat enough on the pitch without us all falling out with each other
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    Leics 0- Soton 0 post match thread.

    Look how many times the Manchester teams appear! U don’t realise it until you see it in a list doesnt mean we ain’t boring though haha