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Mentioned on Friday when Reading played Bournemouth that Reading wanted to keep their current squad together for the remainder of the season in order to push for promotion, however if they don't make it they are likely to fall foul of the EFL Financial Fair Play rules ( or whatever) it's now called)
Is that likely to be on wages, thought I saw something Friday that said they had only paid for one or two players that started against Bournemouth
 

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Is that likely to be on wages, thought I saw something Friday that said they had only paid for one or two players that started against Bournemouth
Sorry I don't know the answer to your question Sky commentator just said if they don't get promoted to the Premier League they are likely to be in breach of FFP rules
 

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Winger short, we need somebody in that area.
I think so too BUT how do we bring someone in who is going to add value and depth but not upset the apple cart? Canos and Fosu are on fire at the moment and would be mighty peeved to be pushed down the pecking order which may be counter productive. Its not just a numbers game.
 

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Yes other teams have bolstered their squads. However, its is my opinion that they still do not have a squad of players like ours. Especially Swansea. The fact that most signings we make wouldn't walk into the team tells me everything i need to know.

Apart from Janson, 3 weeks away from a full squad with plenty of options for rotation.

We've got our defensive cover now. Its happy days of you ask me.

This squad should be in the top two for me. I'm pretty confident too
 

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Yes other teams have bolstered their squads. However, its is my opinion that they still do not have a squad of players like ours. Especially Swansea. The fact that most signings we make wouldn't walk into the team tells me everything i need to know.

Apart from Janson, 3 weeks away from a full squad with plenty of options for rotation.

We've got our defensive cover now. Its happy days of you ask me.

This squad should be in the top two for me. I'm pretty confident too
Agree, I'd ideally want another winger in but we are the best team in the league in my opinion and we've just covered the main position we needed to. Just hope it actually translates into promotion this time!
 

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Yes other teams have bolstered their squads. However, its is my opinion that they still do not have a squad of players like ours. Especially Swansea. The fact that most signings we make wouldn't walk into the team tells me everything i need to know.

Apart from Janson, 3 weeks away from a full squad with plenty of options for rotation.

We've got our defensive cover now. Its happy days of you ask me.

This squad should be in the top two for me. I'm pretty confident too
Jannson I doubt will be back much before the season ends. Goode if he has got an illness I doubt he will be back this season. The winger front is a bit scary with Bryan missing at the moment. Pleased we got the CB in, but I felt a winger was just important.
 

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Jannson I doubt will be back much before the season ends. Goode if he has got an illness I doubt he will be back this season. The winger front is a bit scary with Bryan missing at the moment. Pleased we got the CB in, but I felt a winger was just important.
If Bryan's injury is a minor one then I can see no reason at all for signing another player in that position. We have Sergi, T, Bryan and Max. That should be quite enough.
 
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Jannson I doubt will be back much before the season ends. Goode if he has got an illness I doubt he will be back this season. The winger front is a bit scary with Bryan missing at the moment. Pleased we got the CB in, but I felt a winger was just important.
Mbeumo missed one match against the bottom side, no need to panic on that front I don't think. Also, Ghoddos will play in the Said role sometimes, I'm sure of it.
 

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If I'm honest, I'm still a bit baffled about the left back position.
I reckon the B team left back Lewis Gordon is a reasonable option in that position should Rico suffer a small injury.
 

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...and of course Mads Roerslev can play in both full back positions... no need to panic there either.
 

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Mbeumo missed one match against the bottom side, no need to panic on that front I don't think. Also, Ghoddos will play in the Said role sometimes, I'm sure of it.
Ghoddas is never a winger, rather play a B Team player there then him. Can only really see Ghoddas as cover for Jenson.
 

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Ghoddas is never a winger, rather play a B Team player there then him. Can only really see Ghoddas as cover for Jenson.
You better tell the management then, and the scouting. :sorted:
 

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Any winger links ? 🙏
We got Bryan , Sergi and Tariq
Jannson I doubt will be back much before the season ends. Goode if he has got an illness I doubt he will be back this season. The winger front is a bit scary with Bryan missing at the moment. Pleased we got the CB in, but I felt a winger was just important.
6 weeks PJ back
 

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Off topic but I see Ghoddos and Marcondes playing similar roles, both a sort-of roving 10 rather than an 8.
 

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We don't NEED anyone, just could do with an extra number or two. However unless they'll raise the quality of the squad, there's not much point...

Just like Janelt, if you can get the right one in then do it. Otherwise wait until the summer. Numbers for the sake of it don't make a better squad.
 

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Well we can all wish but it ain’t gonna happen now. We go with what we have and hopefully it’s enough to push us over the line 🤞
 

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I heard 8 weeks which would be about 14 games. as for the winger we have three, one injury and they play every week. I just want us with better cover then last year when we played the same 12 players for 13 games and run out of steam.
I'm with you @magicbees 👍

I'm sure we can cover with one of Ghoddos/Zamburek/Marcondes though. Not ideal but more than probably good enough
 

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I heard 8 weeks which would be about 14 games. as for the winger we have three, one injury and they play every week. I just want us with better cover then last year when we played the same 12 players for 13 games and run out of steam.
In 3 weeks time we will have a squad of 18 that can be rotated....add Norgaard, Reid, Mbuemo, Marcondes to what we had on Sat and suddenly the squad looks far stronger
 

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Off topic but I see Ghoddos and Marcondes playing similar roles, both a sort-of roving 10 rather than an 8.
They can both go wide too if need be, quick feet and brains and good crossers of the ball.
 

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In 3 weeks time we will have a squad of 18 that can be rotated....add Norgaard, Reid, Mbuemo, Marcondes to what we had on Sat and suddenly the squad looks far stronger
It's a nice thought, but how realistic is it? We've got so many games coming up, which unfortunately means plenty of opportunities for injuries, suspension and general fatigue. We might lose players at a similar or faster rate to those returning.

I think we're still one or two light considering our position in the table, but I don't doubt we've been active - it looks like the right player isn't out there.
 

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I reckon the B team left back Lewis Gordon is a reasonable option in that position should Rico suffer a small injury.
If really needed add Stevens for the right, move Dalsgard or Roeslev and you could play Soreson as left back he’s played a few times for us in that position
 
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Been a lot of MLS players moving as there season is cancelled.
 

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I'd love a winger we are short in that area. The form of Canos, Mbeumo and Fosu has been very good. But where we have been forced to bring on Forss he's had no impact. Not his fault he is a striker not a wide player.
Other than that I think now with Reid squad looks strong.
 

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For all the people who berated Magic for asking for another CB, looks like the club agreed with him!

Almost certainly not the player he was, but I think it shows the DoFs thinking to go out and sign an experienced player to help get us over the line this year.
No doubt then, Magic must have swung the deal.
 

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