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by Fox Talbot
19 Aug 2018 08:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2257
Views: 395211

Re: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread

It says in my online copy of the Observer, which I hate, that the Agony in Orange at Ewood this Wednesday will be available via the Sky Red Button. It's hard to trust a Sunday paper that can’t even show the football results but there is a chance this might be true. Views? If true, does it block the ...
by Fox Talbot
16 Aug 2018 14:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: League Cup 2nd round draw
Replies: 66
Views: 3576

Re: League Cup 2nd round draw

Anything but Swansea (h).
by Fox Talbot
07 Aug 2018 11:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Agent Smith
Replies: 15
Views: 2766

Re: Agent Smith

Smith - First Reading player to go on loan to the pox for years??


In the Hammond years I think we must have had an embargo on any direct transfer dealings with them. Then Rob Dickie went straight there this year. All down to that Tiger?
by Fox Talbot
28 Jul 2018 17:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th
Replies: 167
Views: 10521

Re: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th

Centre backs for Derby?

McShane inj; Blkackett suspended; Moore Brighton?

O'Shea and Illori then.
by Fox Talbot
28 Jul 2018 17:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th
Replies: 167
Views: 10521

Re: Palace(H) friendly Saturday July 28th

Felt like a game from last season. McShane off the pace for two of the goals and went off injured. Evans doesn't come on (held back for Sunderland??) - we finish feebly with 10 men. Meyler looked possibly more useful than Evans / Edwards. Lot of play went through Kelly who was alright. Rest of 'em, ...
by Fox Talbot
27 Jul 2018 14:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: Robin Friday
Replies: 64
Views: 20616

Re: Robin Friday

Sutekh wrote:Lincoln City item on Robin

https://staceywest.net/2018/07/27/how-r ... -the-imps/


Mostly ripped off Roger Titford's excellent Legend of Robin Friday then tied up with a link to Percy Freeman.
by Fox Talbot
28 Apr 2018 21:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Roy Bentley
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: Roy Bentley

If there was a minutes silence / applause for Roy I missed it and apologies.

If not I wonder about our priorities - Wilkins yes, Bentley no.
by Fox Talbot
28 Apr 2018 20:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 20078

Re: Back from the ****

What perspective exactly sees today's game as anything other than a complete disgrace? One that's seen us get relegated before, play much worse than that before, play at lower levels before, and go entire matches without threatening against equally-mediocre opposition. Shit happens. Yeah, because y...
by Fox Talbot
28 Apr 2018 10:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Matthew Farrall
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Matthew Farrall

Very sorry and shocked to hear this. He was writing about Reading FC and Whitley until very recently and had done some good interviews with expllayers.
by Fox Talbot
21 Apr 2018 09:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Roy Bentley
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: Roy Bentley

Roy tried hard, against the odds of a stick-in-the-mud mentality, as manager for six years and was a good servant to the club and the game. He continued to live in Reading until near the end.

West Brom in the League Cup and Man City away in the FA Cup come to mind as high points.

RIP
by Fox Talbot
23 Mar 2018 16:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss
Replies: 172
Views: 12977

Re: CONFIMRED - Paul Clement appointed as new Royals boss

Ron Gourlay appoints old Chelsea contact with less than sparkling record in hot seat and no sign of anyone else being interviewed. Ah, the ex-Chelsea connection that has served us well in the past with Porterfield, Rogers, Clarke. Still, this one could turn out brilliantly. Keep us up PC and make yo...
by Fox Talbot
14 Mar 2018 11:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Wolves
Replies: 89
Views: 8442

Re: BFTG Wolves

Didn't go. Didn't even listen to 2nd half on radio. Can't bear it. Tuned in for a bit of post match wailing from Ady. I agree - no "structure". Stam is no longer inflexible - he's jelly - will try anything - which is what many have been advocating. Not a lot to work with though, which is a...
by Fox Talbot
08 Mar 2018 12:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gate figure conspiracy-gate?
Replies: 77
Views: 7612

Re: Gate figure conspiracy-gate?

RG30 s figure for Cardiff looks wrong. In programme it's 16,670 not 11,307. I just took the figure off the official site https://www.readingfc.co.uk/matches/fixtures/first-team/201718/december/reading-vs-cardiff-city-on-09-dec-17/# Interesting! The figure there 11307 would be a credible 'real' gate...
by Fox Talbot
08 Mar 2018 08:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gate figure conspiracy-gate?
Replies: 77
Views: 7612

Re: Gate figure conspiracy-gate?

RG30 s figure for Cardiff looks wrong. In programme it's 16,670 not 11,307. Jackson I think under estimates the number of STH. I think it's 12,000-12,500. Before Gategate the lowest crowd was Barnsley - 13,317. Take away 300 Tykes = 13,000 home fans i.e. The STH plus match day buyers, not many I'd h...
by Fox Talbot
07 Mar 2018 23:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gate figure conspiracy-gate?
Replies: 77
Views: 7612

Re: Gate figure conspiracy-gate?

I'm just adding my view. and doing it not very well Your view that counting missing STH are not counted in attendances is incorrect. For the most recent glaring incidence look at last weeks Arsenal v Man C, declared as 59,000 and widely laughed in the press at as half the seats were empty. There ha...
by Fox Talbot
07 Mar 2018 13:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: Gate figure conspiracy-gate?
Replies: 77
Views: 7612

Gate figure conspiracy-gate?

When the gate for Sheff U was announced I assumed a junior media bod had cocked up by giving the real figure. But there's been no correction and last night's figure was done on the same basis - presumably not counting absent STH. For the last x years it's been the policy of almost all clubs to repor...
by Fox Talbot
03 Feb 2018 21:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT Appalling mess at home
Replies: 151
Views: 16221

Re: BFT Appalling mess at home

I'm afraid I have to disagree with Stam here.THREE times Blackett got caught in possession just fannying around. The third led to their second goal. A very poor half hour from TB.

Whole afternoon miserable. Even a fight on my bus back to the station.
by Fox Talbot
01 Feb 2018 10:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Chris Martin (loan)
Replies: 309
Views: 43301

Re: CONFIMRED - Chris Martin (loan)

Martin and Elphick deals suggest a higher degree of panic - very expensively salved - than I had expected from RFC. Have our direct relegation rivals done much business in terms of incoming players ? BTW I hate the way pundits use terms like 'bodies' or 'big units' - they wouldn't dare say that abou...
by Fox Talbot
24 Jan 2018 23:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: Low away attendances
Replies: 86
Views: 6894

Re: Low away attendances

I've always wondered about how many we took to Oxford in 1976 (?) It was an evening game between Xmas and New Year, lost 0-1 to a late goal, snow. I was on a supporters coach, but I counted very, very few Biscuitmen on the terraces. So it was left to me to chin the Oxford scum. Was there too and co...
by Fox Talbot
16 Jan 2018 12:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Stevenage FA CUP Prediction Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 2722

Re: Reading v Stevenage FA CUP Prediction Thread

Reading 1 -0 Stevenage

Weds 2 -1 Carlisle

Weds 2-0 Reading

No glory for anyone.
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