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by Mr Optimist
21 Jan 2019 13:45
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 43
Views: 1026

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

I'm not sure if it was clever reverse psychology when Paul Lambert advised he ŵould stay on as manager even if Ipswich are relegated. Or just plain stupid as it sends completely the wrong, and a defeatist message. Unless Bolton can find a new owner soon they are destined for administration and a poi...
by Mr Optimist
16 Jan 2019 13:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by Yakubu
Replies: 218
Views: 8781

Re: MATCHWATCH : Derby County (a) sponsored by Yakubu

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Andy Bernal's scouting trip will reap its rewards.
by Mr Optimist
14 Jan 2019 15:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1967
Views: 437778

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

You've missed the point Mankini.

:D

Hopefully we will have a few more bitter Billy big bollocks comments from opposition fans between now and the end of the season.
by Mr Optimist
14 Jan 2019 15:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1967
Views: 437778

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Interesting couple of facts. Forest have not played in the premier league since 1999, 20 years ago. In the last 20 years little old Reading have been promoted to the Premier league twice. The last time Reading played at Division 3 level was 2002. The last time Forest played in the Third Division was...
by Mr Optimist
03 Jan 2019 08:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1967
Views: 437778

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

Maybe it makes up for the match in 1989 at the Vetch, when Swansea absolutely battered us for much of the game, yet we won 6-1. (3-0 up early on, they pulled it back to 3-1 on half an hour. They then attacked non-stop until about 20 minutes from the end, when we broke and added a 4th, followed by a...
by Mr Optimist
03 Dec 2018 22:21
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA cup 3rd round draw
Replies: 201
Views: 17737

Re: FA cup 3rd round draw

Would have been a great home draw. Would love to have taken the kids to see Utd Just see it being a pretty dull 2-0 away defeat That would be an improvement on last time's Stam's tactics of rolling over and letting them tickle our tummies. They didn't even need to break sweat, them or us. Hopefully...
by Mr Optimist
11 Nov 2018 10:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1967
Views: 437778

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

You'd think they'd be slightly concerned about their own missing 7,000 home fans too? They can't all be going dressed as blue seats for the last few seasons.
by Mr Optimist
05 Nov 2018 14:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bristol City
Replies: 93
Views: 13696

Re: BFTG - Bristol City

A very welcome three points. What brings it home how far we have slipped back in the last five years is when Bristol City fans come out with suicidal posts after losing to "teams like Reading". Like the backwater Brazil have slipped in to a parallel universe where they have spent the last...
by Mr Optimist
05 Nov 2018 13:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Bristol City
Replies: 93
Views: 13696

Re: BFTG - Bristol City

A very welcome three points. What brings it home how far we have slipped back in the last five years is when Bristol City fans come out with suicidal posts after losing to "teams like Reading". Like the backwater Brazil have slipped in to a parallel universe where they have spent the last ...
by Mr Optimist
18 Oct 2018 17:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 151
Views: 25715

Re: On this day

Old Man Andrews wrote:On this day in 1997 we drew 0-0 away at Manchester City in the first division.

How life has changed.........


We won at Maine Road, 1-0, the following season. Met my wife on a night out after the game! Still married too, nearly 20 years later. Cool story bro.
by Mr Optimist
10 Oct 2018 13:05
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 3769
Views: 179835

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

The foundations for Fergie at United were the building of the defence with the signings of Schmeicel, Pallister, Bruce, Paul Parker and Dennis Irwin. It took him two or three years and a mixture of astute cheap buys like Schmeicel, Irwin and Bruce, and flashing the cash on Pallister. All good teams ...
by Mr Optimist
10 Oct 2018 12:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 151
Views: 25715

Re: On this day

He wasn't the £800k star performer we signed him to be but I've always been mystified why Asaba was put on the outs list by Burns when he had proven pedigree in the third tier. It's an even more strange decision considering our options at the time were Fleck, McIntyre, Williams and Brayson :oops: H...
by Mr Optimist
28 Sep 2018 08:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 151
Views: 25715

Re: On this day

I was one of the three thousand or so Reading there that day too. It was in the Lou Macari cash in the boots bonus days of Swindon as they went through the divisions with our Jimmy and Steve White banging them in. Hate to admit it but they were a decent team back then. As for the day, all I remember...
by Mr Optimist
09 Aug 2018 17:25
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Liam Moore to Brighton
Replies: 488
Views: 92107

Re: Liam Moore to Brighton

He is dead to me.

He'll probably ask for loloyalty bonus next.
by Mr Optimist
01 Aug 2018 05:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - George Evans to Derby
Replies: 152
Views: 22512

Re: CONFIMRED - George Evans to Derby

As I work in Manchester I know a fair number of City fans and they were disappointed that they had sold him when we bought him as some thought he could develop in to a home grown captain in time and had real promise. I then naively thought that he would be a Harper or Sidwell type player who we woul...
by Mr Optimist
02 May 2018 21:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 23881

Re: Back from the ****

Weeping gently in to the leather seats of their Bentley Continentals as they wheel spin away from the Mad Stad for possibly the last time as a Reading player, never to pull on our famous hooped shirt again. The cruel harsh reality of 21st century Division 2 football.
by Mr Optimist
30 Apr 2018 05:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Results required for us to stay up in the final day
Replies: 61
Views: 7080

Re: Results required for us to stay up in the final day

I think Sunday is when the slate with Fulham is wiped clean. They win at St Andrews and even if Bolton win their game at Forest we will survive on goal difference. Barnsley will lose at Derby, Burton will draw at Preston, and we limp home after losing 3-0 in Cardiff, rolling over and having our soft...
by Mr Optimist
20 Apr 2018 10:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 631
Views: 57824

Re: Relegation Watch

It's a bit like choosing between losing your sight or your genitals. Seeing Colin's gurning face milking the applause on the pitch in Cardiff, or watching the cottagers (lol) in the neutral end gently applauding their fantastically talented team of future megastars returning to their "rightful ...
by Mr Optimist
12 Apr 2018 20:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 631
Views: 57824

Re: Relegation Watch

No kudos for being old! Yes, think it was 88-89, we went not really thinking we were in real danger of going down as from from my fading memory it needed about three other scores to go against us but as you say, at half time reality dawned! Lee Payne played his best game for us and saved the day alo...
by Mr Optimist
12 Apr 2018 20:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 631
Views: 57824

Re: Relegation Watch

I don't see a single (realistic) way that we finish this season without having at least five points between us and the relegation zone. What's with all the panic?! We are not safe. I remember under Branfoot we were “safe” and lost something like seven on the bounce and went into our final game agai...
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