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by RoyalBlue
20 Mar 2019 19:11
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 579
Views: 81349

Re: The Local Journo Thread

As if. I bet you did a Henman fist pump when you heard the news. No not at all. Just because he is an abysmal Reading reporter it doesn't mean he wasn't a decent reporter in general. He did a hell of a lot to promote local sports clubs and amatuer football in his time. Doesn't that suggest that the...
by RoyalBlue
20 Mar 2019 19:08
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 579
Views: 81349

Re: The Local Journo Thread

Unfortunately like so many other local journalists (get what you pay for?) the quality of his output was somewhat lacking on occasions. e.g. Royals feared the influential Portuguese forward could be back in a few weeks, which included the current two-week international break. :roll: Presumably he me...
by RoyalBlue
12 Mar 2019 22:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (h) sponsored by Brian McDermott
Replies: 297
Views: 10576

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (h) sponsored by Brian McDermott

Had Oliveira not been crocked, that score could have been a lot closer. Wasted several good chances with poor finishing and also created numerous good opportunities/openings only for a final ball to screw them up. Baldock would also have helped in that respect. Disappointed by the result but thought...
by RoyalBlue
12 Mar 2019 22:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (h) sponsored by Brian McDermott
Replies: 297
Views: 10576

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (h) sponsored by Brian McDermott

Was a struggle that 2 brilliant finishes and it’s game over. We looked like a side missing the players we were. Blunt up front, the U23s look like boys and too many errors at the back. Swift was useless esp in the 1st Played ok at times but big gulf in class tbh Oh and managed to be sandwiched betw...
by RoyalBlue
12 Mar 2019 22:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (h) sponsored by Brian McDermott
Replies: 297
Views: 10576

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (h) sponsored by Brian McDermott

Leeds have been good, but getting a bit bored of the commentators gushing over every little thing they do, and the disappointment in their voices when something doesn't come off. They excelled themselves when they started moaning about the low attendance. The effing arrogance of Sky, not acknowledg...
by RoyalBlue
12 Mar 2019 21:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (h) sponsored by Brian McDermott
Replies: 297
Views: 10576

Re: MATCHWATCH : Leeds United (h) sponsored by Brian McDermott

We've actually created some good opportunities but wasted them. We are still paying the price for Clement not signing the right strikers at the start of the season and seemingly thinking that Meite would consistently score. The other thing that is killing us is all the injuries. Can any other club i...
by RoyalBlue
10 Mar 2019 15:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomez tactics may still take us down
Replies: 40
Views: 2531

Re: Gomez tactics may still take us down

Wrong way around. And if you can't take the risk of trying to play football in the centre of the pitch when your team are set up properly and not out of position then you are unlikely to create much going forwards. I was working backwards from now and therefore the first goal I came to was the thro...
by RoyalBlue
10 Mar 2019 11:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gomez tactics may still take us down
Replies: 40
Views: 2531

Re: Gomez tactics may still take us down

Their first goal came from a poor throw from the keeper trying to set up an attack, not from short passing. Their second came after we were robbed of the ball dribbling across the centre circle (arguably illegally) Wrong way around. And if you can't take the risk of trying to play football in the c...
by RoyalBlue
10 Mar 2019 11:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bftg- Wigan (h)
Replies: 148
Views: 12304

Re: Bftg- Wigan (h)

And the ref. What a clown. At least he was totally fair to both sides in his utter incompetence. To be fair he punished Wigan for their cynical timewasting by adding on 12 minutes, which was ultimately their downfall. The guy was shit! He didn't properly punish them. Merely adding time when a team ...
by RoyalBlue
10 Mar 2019 11:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bftg- Wigan (h)
Replies: 148
Views: 12304

Re: Bftg- Wigan (h)

The result should not obscure a dreadful performance; yes even in this season of mediocrity; apart from a ten minute spell 1st half; I think this was the worst. Remember the Swans are a fair better team than this bunch of Wigan s**t kickers; whose only tactic was to press and foul at every opportun...
by RoyalBlue
10 Mar 2019 11:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bftg- Wigan (h)
Replies: 148
Views: 12304

Re: Bftg- Wigan (h)

For what it's worth I thought Loader did quite well at being a nuisance up front against the bigger and stronger Olsson. As you'd know, he'd better get used to that in this div. It is what it is, and we don't get to make the rules. It will be no use us playing the sympathy card each week. But yes, ...
by RoyalBlue
07 Mar 2019 14:02
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 57754

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

Which they had to give away free beer for thus costing the club even more money. They are only there for another few games though, the nightmare will be over soon. Or maybe the beer has been provided by a sponsor? When I go to an MLS tailgate there is always beer and other drinks provided free by b...
by RoyalBlue
06 Mar 2019 19:24
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Financial Fair Play
Replies: 114
Views: 7449

Re: Financial Fair Play

Reading in the chronic that since the Chinese took over we have lost £34.7m that's not far short of the £39m for exceeding the FFP threshold over 3 years. Next year will need to be cost cutting like you wouldn`t know. That's how much the club is in debt, not how much we've lost since they took over...
by RoyalBlue
04 Mar 2019 14:14
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt
Replies: 162
Views: 7808

Re: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt

The club are definitely hanging their 'third party online software provider' out to dry. If this was down to the inadequate software/support from the provider then hopefully the club will be reviewing their partnership with that particular organisation. Mind you, that doesn't really cover the comple...
by RoyalBlue
04 Mar 2019 13:59
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt
Replies: 162
Views: 7808

Re: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt

Yes, it's easy to 'be wise after the event' but it doesn't need to come down to that if you employ experienced people who have been there, done it before and maybe even managed to get the T shirt! They know how to run these sort of things efficiently and effectively, even when asked to do so at shor...
by RoyalBlue
03 Mar 2019 19:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Ipswich
Replies: 99
Views: 11652

Re: BFTG Ipswich

Hahaha. Watch this from 12 min 16 secs. First the farmers giving it the big one at Nelson for being Naaarwich and for being physically assaulted and, when he scores, they go a smidge radio rental. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMex1xHdzP8 17m 15s onwards is quite good too. We've all experienced t...
by RoyalBlue
03 Mar 2019 13:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Ipswich
Replies: 99
Views: 11652

Re: BFTG Ipswich

If we're without both Oliveira and Rinomhota for any length of time we're not winning many more games, especially now we've virtually no more games against the real shit in the division. Not to mention Martinez. Very worrying knocks to Nelson and Emi. Guess what - it's the real shit in the division...
by RoyalBlue
01 Mar 2019 18:03
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt
Replies: 162
Views: 7808

Re: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt

Old Man Andrews Are you crying?


Yeah, with laughter at your wit - put it together with another on here and...............
by RoyalBlue
01 Mar 2019 18:01
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt
Replies: 162
Views: 7808

Re: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt

Ah so the user managed to get the reaction he wanted and ended the listing. Probably not ever having a shirt themselves due to it being an RFC picture...? Exactly this - there are some gullible clowns about. Does anyone know whether customers bought more than say 4 shirts at a time? Not hearsay etc...
by RoyalBlue
01 Mar 2019 17:56
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt
Replies: 162
Views: 7808

Re: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt

Didn't get one, tried for two minutes; realised I wasn't entitled to anything and left to continue my day. *shrug* Shock RoyalBlue and Maff are leading the charge of faux outrage. It's ironic that most the people agreeing with you are fcking idiots, I wonder why? More intelligent debate :shock: Try...
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