Reading Raid Could Be On The Cards


Newcastle could do a lot worse than raid Reading for some of their players who will definitely be leaving this summer.

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Nicky Shorey – one Reading player who would be excellent acquisition

Reading manager Steve Coppell has been told he must sell some of his players to raise funds for next season, and there are a number of rival clubs to Newcastle, just waiting to pounce.

Sunderland are said to be preparing a £10M double bid for Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle, and Aston Villa are said to also fancy Doyle.

Newcastle’s boss Kevin Keegan is said to like striker Dave Kitson, but we doubt that he would be a good acquisition since Reading found it hard to score any goals in their final run-in and it cost them their premiership place.

And Nicky Shorey wants to leave after already rejecting a new contract, and reports suggest he could be a bargain at under £3M.

West Ham and Newcastle are said to be favorites to get Shorey, although we know of no solid bid from Newcastle yet, but what are we waiting for?

James Harper is also said to be interesting Newcastle, although it appears that Middlesbrough are favorites to sign the midfielder.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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82 comments so far

  • Leo

    May 29, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #1

    the only players i would want are james harper and nicky shorey

    maybe the young england under 19 lad theyhave, he seems to get on the score sheet alot

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  • najikhin

    May 29, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #2

    reading raid is better than not signing any player during this summer..

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  • Marat18

    May 29, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #3

    it could be worse

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  • iain

    May 29, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #4

    we could do worse than replace shola with doyle or kitson but not much worsde.

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  • Chortler

    May 29, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Im not READING anything into this!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • bessi

    May 29, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #6

    West Ham and Newcastle are said to be favorites to get Shorey, although we know of no solid bid from Newcastle yet, but what are we waiting for?…this word “what are we waiting for?” i think that we are waiting to see how other team will get players that can be ours

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 29, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #7

    The only plyer i want of those is Kitson, get Torosidis who plays LB/RB/DM instead of Shorey.

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  • Bill F

    May 29, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #8

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZz

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #9

    maybe we are waiting for the transfer window to open.?? just a thought!

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  • faustino

    May 29, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #10

    “Newcastle’s boss Kevin Keegan is said to like striker Dave Kitson, but we doubt that he would be a good acquisition since Reading found it hard to score any goals in their final run-in and it cost them their premiership place.”

    A bit unfair Ed. Our midfield managed to make two of the worlds most exciting strikers look pants when they weren’t playing well

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  • derekm

    May 29, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #11

    all the top players agents will not do business before euro 08 in case their clients have a stormer and can get a better deal accordingly. Modric was an exception – possibly because his club needed the deal done urgently for their own funding, and anyway he wanted a london club. What I am saying is that storey is nothing special, whether we like it or not we will be behind the big four in any pecking queue and it is down to wisey and his friends to find a bargain or very good youngster. Wait and buy quality available after the euros.

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  • ToonIndonesia

    May 29, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #12

    let’s not forget leroy lita.
    he’s got talent.

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  • mark

    May 29, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #13

    To finish in the top 4 and challenge for the title i think we should sign:

    Robinson
    Hutton
    Woodgate
    King
    Bale
    Lennon
    Modric
    Jenas
    Capel
    Keane
    Berbatov

    subs:
    Harper
    Chimbonda
    Taylor
    Huddlestone
    Dos santos
    Bent
    Owen

    A terrific first team with a strong subs bench. This team would take the premiership by storm if we could only get a more tactically aware manager than kk.

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  • Beattie

    May 29, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Shorey would be a good signing IMO, would help out with Enrique’s development

    I’d expect (hope) that we’d make better quality signings than all the others mentioned though

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  • Davies

    May 29, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Not really interested in any of their players to be honest.

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  • seetow

    May 29, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #16

    i’d prefer doyle to lita actually.. he’s more consistent imo 😀

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  • Charlie Bucket

    May 29, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Wonder if Wise and Keegan are still bickering behind the scenes.

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  • Bill F

    May 29, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Charlie is that true, on what are you basing that comment. The official line is that all is sweetness and love. Did wake me up though.

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  • ELFER

    May 29, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Do not waste money! If shorey joins us for a fee around 3M ok, but no others should be our targets!

    We have a small squad yes, but why shouldn’t we just add shorey, GOMIS and EMANA and unload SMITH? Perhaps we can also let DUFF go and replace him adequately…but after that I think we are fine (and should give also our youngsters a try)!

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  • Eric

    May 29, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #20

    What are we waiting for? Obvious – we are waiting to see what Spurs and Portsmouth do. Not forgetting Wigan and Villa.

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 29, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Dont like Emana.

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  • Nev

    May 29, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #22

    i rekon McGeady would be a fantasic buy … similar to modric and turan but british
    what everyone else make of him ?

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  • Marty

    May 29, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #23

    We could do a whole lot worse than DOYLE,didn`t have a grt season this yr but is a fine striker n is used to the PL.
    Buy Shorey right away we need all we can of quality…our team looks thin as it is.

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  • Marty

    May 29, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #24

    HUNT is also a grt player and i reckon we should stay away from buying more AFRICANS as it`ll only cause disruptions when they go to ACN,We have already 4 that leave n thats more than enough.WHAT YAZ THINK?

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  • Tom_Toon

    May 29, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #25

    The acn is only every 2 yeats and beye has reied from international football and i think geremi will soon so its not that bad.

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  • robertsa

    May 29, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #26

    doyle kitson shorey only decent ones and they arent better than owen martins and enrique
    much rather have cisse riise gomis

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #27

    what are we waiting for? the transfer window to open maybe?

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  • robertsa

    May 29, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #28

    i still wouldnt mind if we got one or 2 readings players in tonight

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  • John

    May 29, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Nev your geography is’nt too good is it..Mcgeady is Irish..Its like saying croatia and turkey are british …but ya , would be a good buy

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  • robertsa

    May 29, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #30

    you will probably hate these ideas but shuan maloney is available from aston villa.
    sibierski is available from wigan.

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #31

    robertsa! the transfer window isnt open yet. you wont see reading players or anyone else arriving untill it does. Its annoying that we have people (the ed included) asking what we are waiting for in the transfer market. Its obvious why. THE TRANSFER WINDOW IS NOT OPEN. no other club is signing players. Modric has signed a provisonal contract with spurs before anyone uses that example against me.
    this forum is serving to wind every one up with the constant speculation linking us with one player after the next. it wont happen untill mid to end of june

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  • robertsa

    May 29, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #32

    ireland is in britain??

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  • robertsa

    May 29, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #33

    27 broon ale // May 29, 2008 at 13:11

    what are we waiting for? the transfer window to open maybe?

    it is so annoying isnt it BROON ALE!?

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #34

    ireland is a country of its own. Northern Ireland is part of the UK.

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #35

    robertsa. where are you from?

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  • robertsa

    May 29, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #36

    cant we sign all them lot on a prevional contract

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  • robertsa

    May 29, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #37

    der mcgeady plays for northen ireland

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  • robertsa

    May 29, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #38

    and im from north shields to be exact

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  • broon ale

    May 29, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #39

    he plays for the republic of ireland buddy

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  • robertsa

    May 29, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #40

    what the hell we goin on aboot mcgeady for anyways

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