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by Ark Royal
17 Jan 2019 18:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 151
Views: 25530

Re: On this day

Loads of games on 17th of January over the years. The highlight has to be a 2-0 win at the Co*nty Ground, though. Swindle, remarkably, managing to be worse that one of the worst Reading teams in a generation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tMIAd2ZLfc (goals at 1:10 and 2:15) Is there a finer sigh...
by Ark Royal
21 Dec 2018 16:11
Forum: General Football
Topic: Sunderland Netflix documentary
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Sunderland Netflix documentary

My immediate reaction was Lee Cattermole is the oldest thirty-year old I have ever seen. Mrs Ark asked what Sunderland is like and I replied that it was like the worst toilet in Scotland scene from Trainspotting, only in England.
by Ark Royal
21 Dec 2018 15:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 151
Views: 25530

Re: On this day

THIRTY-THREE :shock: years ago today Reading go 0-3 down against promotion challengers Plymouth, pull one back in the 65th minute through a Deano :cry: pen and then score three in nine minutes to win 4-3. Still the most utterly mental game I have ever witnessed.
by Ark Royal
18 Dec 2018 22:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 151
Views: 25530

Re: On this day

Reading 4 Wolves 2. One of the greatest EP occasions and Reading fans rabid after McGhee had left. Headers by Oz :shock: , Quinn, the ultimate tap-in by Gilkes, second stabs from Gilkesy after THAT reverse pass by Quinn and holstering pistols in front of the South Bank, Oz nearly shattering the Tile...
by Ark Royal
03 Dec 2018 16:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: Roy Bentley's Stationary Club
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Roy Bentley's Stationary Club

Totally IN for this and still clear memories of that era. Bentley's team where there or thereabouts during his reign - 6th, 13th, 8th, 4th, 5th - but the wheels started coming off in 68/69 and they finished 14th. It was an awful season, and the club had introduced Friday night home games to combat d...
by Ark Royal
02 Dec 2018 18:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA cup 3rd round draw
Replies: 201
Views: 17631

Re: FA cup 3rd round draw

Accy Stanley away.
by Ark Royal
26 Nov 2018 21:52
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 202
Views: 36266

Re: Ex Players

Saw that on this day in 1994 we lost 1-3 at home to Tranny with loanee Darren Barnard in the side. Only made four appearances and did not make too much of an impression, but he was capable of doing this:

https://youtu.be/3UdBOgZPHLw
by Ark Royal
26 Nov 2018 16:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Robin Friday
Replies: 74
Views: 24332

Re: Robin Friday

I was given Robin Friday's shirt, which I had framed a couple of years ago. He wore this number 11 shirt for the opening home game of the 75/76 season against Rochdale - the game of the infamous Tommy Youlden 'goal'. Every other game that season he wore the number 9 shirt. https://lh3.googleusercont...
by Ark Royal
19 Nov 2018 17:18
Forum: International Football
Topic: Nations League & Friendlies
Replies: 156
Views: 14845

Re: Nations League & Friendlies

So when the next Nations League cycle starts again, will England still be in the same group as Spain plus one other replacing Croatia or are the leagues all drawn again?
by Ark Royal
08 Oct 2018 16:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 151
Views: 25530

Re: On this day

8 October1994 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBrm7iRlkUU I could watch Simon Osborn's volley forever. Brilliant goal by a brilliant player. I was oop north in Blackpool that weekend for a stag-do, but took some time out to see Burnley v Bolton at Turf Moor. Remember thinking how good Bolton were. ...
by Ark Royal
06 Oct 2018 17:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably
Replies: 181
Views: 13304

Re: MATCHWATCH : West Bromwich Albion (a) sponsored by Paxo, probably

Lincoln's Danny Cowley.
by Ark Royal
05 Sep 2018 02:05
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Loudest ever away fans at Mad Stad?
Replies: 20
Views: 3883

Re: Loudest ever away fans at Mad Stad?

The Gasheads during THAT 0-6 home defeat.
by Ark Royal
16 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: League Cup 2nd round draw
Replies: 66
Views: 5584

Re: League Cup 2nd round draw

Fond memories of a 2nd round 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road in September 92. One of the first signs that Mark McGhee was beginning to put together something special. Jimmy Quinn and Adie Williams notched IIRC. A biblical downpour flooded the away end and I was sodden by the time I got back to the car par...
by Ark Royal
14 Jul 2018 20:59
Forum: International Football
Topic: Best of the World Cup?
Replies: 18
Views: 1553

Best of the World Cup?

A day early I know, but to date my best XI would be: Lloris Pavard Varane Godin Strinic Mbappe Kante Modric Hazard Kane Lukaku Subs: Pickford, Trippier, Maguire, Granqvist, Rakitic, De Bruyne, Cavani Player of the tournament: Kante just nicks it ahead of Modric. Game of the tournament: Japan 2 Belgi...
by Ark Royal
08 Jul 2018 21:50
Forum: International Football
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sweden (n) sponsored by Pippy Longstocking
Replies: 82
Views: 6149

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sweden (n) sponsored by Pippy Longstocking

Watched the game at the Three Lions in Milwaukee and a local Fox 6 News team were there throughout. Brilliant day mixing it with ex-pats from Blackburn, Manchester, Rochdale, Stockport, Bromley, Birmingham and all over. Bar was at its three hundred capacity an hour before kick off. The cameraman (or...
by Ark Royal
05 Jul 2018 17:11
Forum: International Football
Topic: What are you planning for Saturday?
Replies: 80
Views: 5846

Re: What are you planning for Saturday?

9:00 kick off here and heading to the Three Lions pub in Milwaukee, which is going to be rammed with ex-pats.
by Ark Royal
03 Jul 2018 01:28
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 113171

Re: World Cup 2018

My fourteenth World Cup and the best ever. 1970? Yep. 2014? Yep; but this World Cup has been a sheer delight and we have not yet got to the QFs. Two breathtaking games today and the shock was there were no shocks - eventually.

If Belgium play with a back three vs Brazil they will get destroyed.
by Ark Royal
28 Jun 2018 14:24
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 113171

Re: World Cup 2018

Winston Biscuit wrote:tempted to stick some money on Croatia reaching the final


Best team I have seen so far.
by Ark Royal
24 Jun 2018 21:02
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 113171

Re: World Cup 2018

Totally fitting that James had the last touch of the game. What a performance.
by Ark Royal
24 Jun 2018 20:45
Forum: International Football
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 1411
Views: 113171

Re: World Cup 2018

Goal of the tournament. Complete and utter filth.
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