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by cp
28 Oct 2018 12:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTifollow Swansea
Replies: 42
Views: 6863

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: 3048

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: 130
Views: 24995

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 11:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager Press Conference 12pm today
Replies: 57
Views: 7774

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 12:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam Gone
Replies: 340
Views: 26472

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 12:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gourlay
Replies: 298
Views: 52273

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 15:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: The fans alternative course of action.
Replies: 101
Views: 6635

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 12:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Could Stam be contracted to his current style of play?
Replies: 43
Views: 3840

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 11:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the shambles - Brum
Replies: 178
Views: 16812

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: 3920

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 12:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from listening to the game v preston on the radio
Replies: 90
Views: 15750

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 11:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Pop up ads
Replies: 16
Views: 5434

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: 9891

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: 15136

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: 138501

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: 17265

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

13th minute
by cp
30 Jan 2016 12:09
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe Standing Petition
Replies: 63
Views: 8116

Re: Safe Standing Petition

I need to sit nowadays, so standing is not an option for me, but I can see the attraction for others. However, apart from the safety aspects (which of course are paramount), standing in a seating area isn't good (eg those who can't stand easily such as myself, can't see past people). So it would cle...
by cp
05 Oct 2015 13:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Jimmy Quinn
Replies: 30
Views: 5808

Re: Jimmy Quinn

Agreed he probably doesn't want sympathy and to be fair is getting on with his life. Just the name Jimmy Quinn always makes me smile though as I remember when he'd be brought on late to score a goal and usually did. Didn't know him as an individual, but as a Reading player deserves respect on this s...
by cp
30 Sep 2015 14:05
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Reading FC - this is embarrasing
Replies: 165
Views: 20232

Re: Reading FC - this is embarrasing

I like it. There's much.much worse football songs about.
by cp
08 Feb 2015 12:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Wolves (a)
Replies: 62
Views: 9862

Re: BFTG - Wolves (a)

Watched the game sitting in with Wolves supporters (my friend is a life-long and long suffering Wolves fan). He remarked that we were running the mid-field and surprised that Wolves didn't reshape to combat it. Not having seen a live game for a while I was amazed at how we now have a good passing ga...
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