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by cp
23 Feb 2019 11:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham United (h) sponsored by all or nothing
Replies: 186
Views: 13003

Re: MATCHWATCH : Rotherham United (h) sponsored by all or nothing

Agree... I can forgive quite a lot, even losing (not today please), if it is obvious that they have given everything they had.
by cp
29 Jan 2019 11:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (a) sponsored by the need not ot lose
Replies: 196
Views: 16929

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (a) sponsored by the need not ot lose

If it's off shouldn't that be a priority for the club to put on the official Reading FC site, but no news on that.
by cp
08 Jan 2019 11:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria
Replies: 108
Views: 11737

Re: Confimred loan - Ovie Ejaria

I think that this must have been lined up before Gomes arrived and he's had a look and okayed it. Still with the intent regardless of reducing the squad overall. From what he's said Gomes has realised the need to have a tight squad working for each other. So we have a talented youngster, who is stil...
by cp
19 Dec 2018 11:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 130856

Re: New Manager

It was interesting to hear this morning that Man U are not rushing into a new long term appointment, but had confirmed Solskjaser for rest of season not because he was a great manager (which he isn't) but because he knows and can restore the original Man U values. The feeling that the team is better...
by cp
28 Oct 2018 11:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTifollow Swansea
Replies: 42
Views: 8543

Re: BFTifollow Swansea

I went along expecting the worst and it wasn't as big a thrashing as I feared. I was down quite close to the action (in Swansea end, since I went with a local) and one thing became clear, as soon as a Reading player received the ball Swansea had 1 or often 2 players on him straight away, with no tim...
by cp
25 Sep 2018 11:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: How Hobnob Team page works - BFTG
Replies: 30
Views: 3696

Re: How Hobnob Team page works - BFTG

Ranting, releasing steam and analysing the reasons for failure are valid, but I think that there is also a psychological benefit in coming online to share your disappointment with fellow Hobnobers. It's said that misery loves company and that's because when you are depressed or upset, having someone...
by cp
07 Apr 2018 11:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC Womens World
Replies: 200
Views: 35518

Re: Reading FC Womens World

Well looking at the goalkeeping by Wales last night against England it was pretty good. The level of passing and skills generally was outstanding so there's a lot going right in Women's football. Shame no final cutting edge. It's a pleasant change also to have Reading mentioned on TV during an Inter...
by cp
23 Mar 2018 10:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager Press Conference 12pm today
Replies: 57
Views: 8308

Re: New Manager Press Conference 12pm today

Clement would be a good result for us at this point.

Although we all of course believe that Reading are a great club worthy of a great manager, I suspect that objectively it's not a wonderful opportunity for a top manager at least at this time.
by cp
21 Mar 2018 11:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam Gone
Replies: 340
Views: 28449

Re: Stam Gone

Had to happen and I actually had a sigh of relief. Shame that Stam never worked out, because at face value he could have been a great manager, but after a time tactics became clearly dour and anyone could see they weren't working and were tremendously boring to watch. Be interesting to see what styl...
by cp
28 Feb 2018 11:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gourlay
Replies: 298
Views: 56935

Re: Gourlay

I must admit I'm not any longer sure who is running the club that could have words with Stam, or change the manager. Stam himself is a powerful personality with his friend (Tevreden) as the Director of Football. What is Gourlay's background / alliances and is he the one who makes changes? It looks l...
by cp
17 Feb 2018 14:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: The fans alternative course of action.
Replies: 101
Views: 7331

Re: The fans alternative course of action.

I agree that there has to be something to cheer. Cheering a side or back pass would actually sound sarcastic. There's 2 components here, the players and the fans. One can affect the other. So if the fans were able to find something at all to cheer it would help the players and if the players were ab...
by cp
05 Jan 2018 11:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?
Replies: 43
Views: 4163

Re: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?

I was trying to understand why we don't change when it's clear by the evidence; results, league position and attendance, that it's not working. Given Stam is no idiot and actually comes across as quite intelligent. I can only think that perhaps some of the attributes that made him a great footballer...
by cp
03 Jan 2018 10:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the shambles - Brum
Replies: 178
Views: 18456

Re: Back from the shambles - Brum

I'm sure this had been said many times before, but since I feel strongly about it I'll say it again. Yes a new striker would be wonderful, but no matter how good a striker we have, if we pass the ball around in our own half continuously it won't help. We need to change tactics and get movement forwa...
by cp
07 Jun 2017 10:43
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: New Official Website
Replies: 19
Views: 4208

Re: New Official Website

Not sure that the site's aim is to be found high up on Google rankings, as other commercial sites might desire. In any case there seems to be some disquiet about using AMP ( https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/1 ... d_bad_bad/ )
by cp
13 Mar 2017 11:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from listening to the game v preston on the radio
Replies: 90
Views: 16833

Re: Back from listening to the game v preston on the radio

I went there with a friend who is a Preston fan. Up to the first goal we had the better chances. But we just couldn't finish. There's a lot of talk about Blackett, but rightfully so unfortunately, He completely missed a clearance that allowed the opposition to just run pass him for the first goal an...
by cp
31 Oct 2016 10:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pop up ads
Replies: 16
Views: 5629

Re: Pop up ads

Agree it's too much. There is a balance between needing to generate enough funds to run the site and completely annoying users that you want to attract to the site.

I think it's the ads that take over the whole screen that are wrong. Static banners etc. are acceptable.
by cp
08 Sep 2016 10:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: Chris Gunter song courtesy of Wales
Replies: 33
Views: 10168

Re: Chris Gunter song courtesy of Wales

Quite like it. A simple chant is better than nothing and it's ready made. We shouldn't be so worried about "is it cool" and what others think about us.

I sometimes think you have to be brave to suggest anything on this forum. It's too easy just to shoot everything down.
by cp
27 Jul 2016 11:14
Forum: The Team
Topic: Tiger speaks to fans
Replies: 77
Views: 15380

Re: Tiger speaks to fans

I guess we're getting off topic, with the "atmosphere" discussion, but since Y25's atmosphere is so good why don't we have microphones installed nearby that can broadcast a general noise of support around the rest of the stadium. In the unlikely event of the odd swear word we probably have...
by cp
11 Jun 2016 19:49
Forum: General Football
Topic: What is the point in HRK
Replies: 880
Views: 142018

Re: What is the point in HRK

Pleased for Hal scoring the winning goal in a Euro match. Doesn't matter if it wasn't good technique, it got him an interview where again he presented himself well. Maybe the spotlight will help him get a club.
by cp
07 May 2016 10:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Blackburn -v- Reading - first goal prediction - win an England shirt!
Replies: 77
Views: 18294

Re: Blackburn -v- Reading - first goal prediction - win an England shirt!

13th minute
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