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by Mr Optimist
11 Nov 2018 10:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 1812
Views: 405662

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: 10084

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: 10084

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: 116
Views: 11566

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: 3623
Views: 169525

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: 116
Views: 11566

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: 116
Views: 11566

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: 87872

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: 21153

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: 22077

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: 6629

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: 55094

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: 55094

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: 55094

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...
by Mr Optimist
12 Apr 2018 20:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 631
Views: 55094

Re: Relegation Watch

And Rupert we may be toilet at the moment but we haven't spent over £40m on strikers over the last two years on the likes of McCormack, Kodija, Hogan and Adomah, to buy a place in the play off lottery.
by Mr Optimist
12 Apr 2018 20:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 631
Views: 55094

Re: Relegation Watch

Not sure who the pundit was who was talking to Alan Brazil on Talksport this morning, but he thought we were the likely ones to go down having been to one of our games recently. Described us as "Utterly Awful"..... Really can't argue with that bit. I really am getting a bad feeling about ...
by Mr Optimist
08 Apr 2018 21:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Fulham (a) sponsored by nothing to lose
Replies: 165
Views: 9450

Re: MATCHWATCH : Fulham (a) sponsored by nothing to lose

How the heck are Fulham at full strength? They must have some injuries surely? :twisted: They will have plenty of injuries after our team of cloggers get to grips with their superstars, who, according to their forum, are better, man for man, than any other team in the championship. They are not lac...
by Mr Optimist
07 Apr 2018 09:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (h) sponsored by the curse of Saturday
Replies: 113
Views: 7747

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (h) sponsored by the curse of Saturday

It's odd because as a club they've achieved very little, much like ourselves, I would go as far as discounting their first 2 league wins and first FA Cup as it was right at the start of football, there was only one league of 12 teams, so that leaves them with the 1938 FA Cup. So, effectively you wo...
by Mr Optimist
07 Apr 2018 05:57
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 245
Views: 12212

Re: Weekend Football

At least Captain Brain Cell would've had fun in the showers afterwards inspecting other men's penises. They play Villa away on Tuesday night too, surely they can't mess this up?
by Mr Optimist
21 Mar 2018 18:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 28340

Re: who do you want as the new manager

http://www.thesackrace.com/news/21st-march-2018/paul-clement-closes-in-on-reading-job Does not auger well if PC is to be the next in the hot seat. Why's that then? Nothing like giving the man a chance! A few people said the same when Coppell was appointed and BMac (first time, granted!).
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