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by Fox Talbot
16 Jan 2019 22:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: 20 Years Ago Today (16/1/99).........
Replies: 24
Views: 1465

Re: 20 Years Ago Today (16/1/99).........

I was there. They were walking some of them in.

Worse than any home League defeat EVER suffered at Elm Park.
by Fox Talbot
02 Jan 2019 18:42
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: HT music
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: HT music

Nice touch of humanity from the club to play the Terry & June theme before KO as a tribute to the recently departed June.

It was May 2000 when she entertained us all at the end of the URZ season.
by Fox Talbot
23 Dec 2018 10:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED José Gomes
Replies: 310
Views: 19513

Re: CONFIMRED José Gomes

Seems to be a case of any Portuguese in a storm. The Reading job was offered to two middleweight (at very best) Portuguese managers who nobody round here had ever heard of. Including Nigel Howe, I suspect. 'Fit with the Reading mould' - ha! Why is being Portuguese the absolute top priority? Because ...
by Fox Talbot
21 Dec 2018 12:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 117744

Re: New Manager

Gomes 1/20 with Sky, think it'll be announced today . With a huge sigh we'll just have to see what happens, if we start winning he'll be ok , if not, he'll be gone by the end of the season. Always amazes me that these bizarre appointments are done without any consultation or thoughts of the lifeblo...
by Fox Talbot
17 Dec 2018 18:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: New Manager
Replies: 1435
Views: 117744

Re: New Manager

From the wide variety of suggestions leaked or floated it seems to me that at least three parties think they are in charge of the recruitment process - Nigel, spivy agent and owner.
by Fox Talbot
07 Dec 2018 11:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Roy Bentley's Stationary Club
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Roy Bentley's Stationary Club

Thought the book cover looked familiar. Nice work.

Image


If the image doesn't appear - it's the 1968/9 programme cover.
by Fox Talbot
17 Nov 2018 11:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3831
Views: 550331

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

Thanks SCIAG.

Long shot I realise but seems like Time has outdone the cunning of old Nick.
by Fox Talbot
16 Nov 2018 19:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16
Replies: 3831
Views: 550331

Re: The Academy/Development squads watch thread 2015//16

tidus_mi2 wrote:Alex McCarthy capped by England today, does that make him the first Reading academy graduate to be capped by England?


I don't want to sound too mercenary but do we get some wedge out of this on account of some sell-on transfer clause the great Nick H stuck into some long ago deal??
by Fox Talbot
06 Nov 2018 14:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: Injury & Suspension Watch : 2018/2019
Replies: 269
Views: 47151

Re: Injury & Suspension Watch : 2018/2019

Interesting use of the word 'stars' at the start.

Harriott?

McShane?

Meyler?
by Fox Talbot
28 Sep 2018 15:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (a) sponsored by one pub on each corner
Replies: 143
Views: 11493

Re: MATCHWATCH : Brentford (a) sponsored by one pub on each corner

It's hard to see us getting anything from this game, after all, they have won all their home games. That said, we have only lost one away so there's hope. Records get broken. They aren't going to win every game at home, are they? Actually Brentford won all 21 home league games in 1929-30, an all ti...
by Fox Talbot
20 Sep 2018 10:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore
Replies: 99
Views: 13038

Re: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore

Its not just this season and last season, its years and years. For me its duty not pleasure. 100 mile round trip by public transport last night when i could have done red button. Regrets? More than a few. First 30 mins awful as per usual. Then next 30 mins we gradually built momentum and i thought w...
by Fox Talbot
19 Aug 2018 08:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2324
Views: 430855

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: 5584

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: 3406

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: 12810

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: 12810

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: 74
Views: 24332

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: 3359

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: 23855

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: 1187

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.
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