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by Mr Optimist
09 Aug 2018 17:25
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Liam Moore to Brighton
Replies: 488
Views: 80185

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: 19468

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: 20035

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: 5992

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: 51527

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: 51527

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: 51527

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: 51527

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: 51527

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: 8695

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: 7271

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: 238
Views: 10877

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: 25184

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!).
by Mr Optimist
21 Mar 2018 18:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 25184

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Gunny Fishcake wrote:Why don't they just get a the kit man or Kingsley Royal to manage till the end of the season then decide .

I cant imagine one fan turning cartwheels for Clement , a proven failed sacked manager.


Yeah, but aren't they all at some point though, unless you are talking about Sir Alex Ferguson?
by Mr Optimist
21 Mar 2018 13:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam Gone
Replies: 340
Views: 22850

Re: Stam Gone

Paul Clement would work I think, short term and longer.
by Mr Optimist
05 Mar 2018 15:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (h) sponsored by back the boyz and make some noiz
Replies: 248
Views: 11866

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (h) sponsored by back the boyz and make some noiz

Didnt Le Fondre's sale to Cardiff keep the club afloat? Yes, apparently paid a £2m tax bill that could have out us into administration if it hadn't been paid with the proceeds of his sale. He never wanted to leave Reading at the time and his family was settled, he never settled in Cardiff and his f...
by Mr Optimist
05 Mar 2018 15:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (h) sponsored by back the boyz and make some noiz
Replies: 248
Views: 11866

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (h) sponsored by back the boyz and make some noiz

Bolton's main tactic in the away game against us earlier in the season was to rough house our southern and foreign softie team. Darren Pratley (was there ever a more apt name for a player besides Danny Shittu?) was the ringleader. Pratley managed to maim Swifty within half a hour of the game, so I e...
by Mr Optimist
27 Feb 2018 22:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 73
Views: 8654

Re: BFTG - Derby

Yes, also adding that he should support Worcestershire not Warwickshire too :lol:
by Mr Optimist
27 Feb 2018 21:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Derby
Replies: 73
Views: 8654

Re: BFTG - Derby

Went to the game with the future Father in law, who is a Villa fan (from Smethwick). He's been talking about seeing empty stands on the sky highlights at Reading all season (on the wind up) and it was good to watch an exciting game with him from Y26 with an atmosphere of sorts. Polite applause at f...
by Mr Optimist
18 Jan 2018 22:05
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 274
Views: 7613

Re: VAR

I think VAR could be great, as someone said, if there is agreement as to what types of decisions or incidents it will be used for and these are carefully laid out. What I fear will happen after watching Chelsea last night is utterkunts like Conte and players like Morata haranguing officials theatric...
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