Matt Miazga at Reading (on loan from Chelsea)

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  1. BostonRed

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  2. BostonRed

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  3. Suyuntuy

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    "Tactical" sub: Bowen took out their best defender to switch from 5-3-2 to a 4-4-2. Fans are not happy.
     
  4. freisland

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    Fans seem to have data on their side in this one...
     
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  5. Excellency

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    I have felt along that Miazga should be bought by Toronto - that is, if Chelsea don't want him at Stamford Bridge. Toronto have the makings of a great team for years to come but their back line is iffy. Miazga is solid, at MLS level, a guy who is a winner.
     
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  6. ArsenalMetro

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    Miazga and Omar Gonzalez is a truly glacial centerback pairing.
     
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  7. jnielsen

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    Wouldn't Matt be Omar's replacement?
     
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  8. ArsenalMetro

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    Theoretically, but Omar went to Toronto this summer; they aren't moving on from him that quickly.

    Miazga isn't coming back to MLS anytime soon anyway, but even as a thought exercise, I'd imagine Mavinga would get moved to the bench or Toronto would switch to a back 5 were Miazga to go there.
     
  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Why? He's capable of playing in some sides in a top 5 league though he'd have to continue to prove himself. Why leave that for MLS?
     
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  10. Excellency

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    I think he his having problems proving himself to the managers' satisfaction, in Europe, whatever that reason might be. He seemed too good for Holland and not good enough for Stamford bridge. It's up to him. Ream seems to love Championship. Maybe Miazga will, too.
     
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  11. TimB4Last

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    From a preview of today's match @ Barnsley

    "Likely Reading lineup: Rafael, Richards, Moore, Morrison, Miazga, Yiadom, Rinomhota, Pele, Ejaria, Joao, Puscas

    The switch to four at the back didn’t work out for the Royals on Saturday and the decision to take Matt Miazga off was puzzling in my opinion. Out of him, Liam Moore and Michael Morrison, I would say that the American is probably the best centre back out of the trio. He formed a great partnership with Moore at the business end of the last campaign – so why did we take him off at half time?

    On paper, the centre backs look like one of the strongest defensive trios in the Championship. The fact that we’re still failing to keep clean sheets is frustrating. If we can tighten up at the back, it will only help us to climb up the table.

    https://thetilehurstend.sbnation.co...-reading-fc-match-preview-royals-royals-tykes

    {My emphasis}
     
  12. TimB4Last

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    And it looks as though we will see the 3M back line in action today. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Suyuntuy

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    What is stupid is switching to the 4-4-2 while taking out the best of the CBs. A real head-scratcher. Morrison should have been the one replaced.
     
  14. ArsenalMetro

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    The coach learned. Morrison got subbed in the 75th today at 1-0. Reading immediately scored, and it finished 1-1.

    Still not a great result against Barnsley, but it moves Reading 5 points clear of relegation with a game in hand.
     
  15. Gorky

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    And now he’s not starting??
     
  16. ArsenalMetro

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  17. TimB4Last

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  18. BostonRed

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  19. wrench

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    Enjoy your holidays. See you in January?
     
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  20. Sufjan Guzan

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    Feb 13, 2016
    Was looking at the championship table...

    Reading actually is tied for the 6th best goals allowed stat.

    So yeah, I think Matt is going to have some top half/promotion contenders interested in his services next year worst case scenario.
     
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  21. BostonRed

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  22. Woodrow

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    Best bet is to sell his services to an ambitious Championship club, earn promotion and establish himself in the EPL that way. It's a tough road, but he is still young enough to make it work. He's going to have to temper his expectations of a career with a UCL side, and try to break in with a club that at least can get promoted and stay up for a few years. If he can latch on with another Leicester or Crystal Palace type of club, then he might eventually have a nice career in the Premiership.
     
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  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    No chance of him trying his chances again in Europe? Serie A? Bundesliga? Or are the high English wages a roadblock to that?
     
  24. Suyuntuy

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    #6675 Suyuntuy, Dec 27, 2019
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    The Championship is usually the final destination for our guys because nowhere else they are going to get paid the same amount, considering their quality.

    Miazga would have to be a clear Top 5 league quality defender to get out of there, which he is not.
     
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