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by Ark Royal
05 Apr 2018 14:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Recreating Elm Park atmosphere
Replies: 24
Views: 1683

Re: Recreating Elm Park atmosphere

Congratulations by Cliff Richard after every home win. Could take a while before we hear it.
by Ark Royal
27 Mar 2018 21:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Leaving Games Early...?
Replies: 52
Views: 1989

Re: Leaving Games Early...?

Done it ONCE - and missed Fred Sharpe's later winner against Brighton in November 69. Vowed to never, ever do it again.
by Ark Royal
21 Mar 2018 15:33
Forum: The Team
Topic: who do you want as the new manager
Replies: 484
Views: 17800

Re: who do you want as the new manager

Cannot think of a less inspiring and more underwhelming appointment than Paul Clement. I would have liked Graham Potter, but he has just signed a new four-year deal with Ostersunds.
by Ark Royal
09 Mar 2018 20:56
Forum: The Team
Topic: Robin Friday Info reqd
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Robin Friday Info reqd

10/2/74, not 10/3/74. Obvs a typo and pedant mode is now switched off. More importantly I was at that match as a 10 year old and stood behind the Tilehurst End. I remember distinctly Robin Friday heading one in directly in front of me. Can't recall his second so clearly but I think it was a shot an...
by Ark Royal
09 Mar 2018 17:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Robin Friday Info reqd
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Robin Friday Info reqd

Hi Im looking up some info for Robin Friday Can anybody tell me the actual date of his debut ? Been on Wikipedia and it says 27-1 74 is this correct Ive seen the programme from this season v Northampton T at Elm Park the game it says was his debut dated 3rd April ? I have a book on Reading but does...
by Ark Royal
05 Mar 2018 17:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: Robin Friday Info reqd
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Robin Friday Info reqd

Not so unusual now, but those games were played during the three-day week period and were all played on Sundays. Admission was by paid-for programme only due to the Sunday Observance laws.
by Ark Royal
31 Jan 2018 21:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Chris Martin (loan)
Replies: 309
Views: 38744

Re: Rumour - Chris Martin

...The 29-year-old, who has scored 130 goals in more than 400 league goals, links up with Royals for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign...

Impressive. He scores goals in many goals.
by Ark Royal
24 Jan 2018 14:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Low away attendances
Replies: 86
Views: 5527

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. My uncle drove us to...
by Ark Royal
23 Jan 2018 15:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: Low away attendances
Replies: 86
Views: 5527

Re: Low away attendances

Went to that Chester game (played at Macclesfield) on a miserable evening. I would guess that there was less than forty Reading fans present. One of my most depressing nights following the club.
by Ark Royal
15 Jan 2018 15:37
Forum: General Football
Topic: RIP - Cyrille Regis
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: RIP - Cyrille Regis

Shocking news. What a player he was for the Baggies. Scored one of my favourite goals as well. What a strike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pf0wHuw6AU

RIP Cyrille.
by Ark Royal
08 Jan 2018 17:18
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6059
Views: 304841

Re: The Non - League thread

That's one of the problems with NL football - the clubs in the North East tend to avoid applying for promotion as the travelling far outweighs any benefit of going up. Flackwell Heath also withdrew their application a couple of years back as they were placed in the SL South & West which meant e...
by Ark Royal
03 Jan 2018 17:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: Record Watch 2017/18
Replies: 153
Views: 17713

Re: Record Watch 2017/18

At this rate, Man City will be a threat to 106 :lol: They look pretty damn unstoppable right now, but surely, SURELY they have to drop at least the 7pts more required. Our record of 60 points by New Year's Day stands. If it is in fact our record. Biscuits of 85/86 >>>>>>>> Citeh of 17/18 :lol: Our ...
by Ark Royal
02 Jan 2018 21:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by 5 games without a win
Replies: 204
Views: 9619

Re: MATCHWATCH : Birmingham City (h) sponsored by 5 games without a win

This has the same gut-feel as the awful 1-2 defeat to Scunthorpe close to the end of Bodgers' reign. I would never overtly call for a Reading boss to be fired, but surely Stam's position is now untenable.
by Ark Royal
08 Dec 2017 18:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames
Replies: 54
Views: 3158

Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

Ark Royal wrote:Barry Hunter - Stick
Dariusz Wdowczyk - Sicknote

Some old Tilehurstenders used the nickname 'Toblerone' for Floyd Streete because it looked as if he had one tucked in his shorts.


I think it was Mick Gooding (Geordie - there's another one) that gave Dariusz the nickname.
by Ark Royal
08 Dec 2017 16:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames
Replies: 54
Views: 3158

Re: Witty?Humorous Player Nicknames

Barry Hunter - Stick
Dariusz Wdowczyk - Sicknote

Some old Tilehurstenders used the nickname 'Toblerone' for Floyd Streete because it looked as if he had one tucked in his shorts.
by Ark Royal
06 Dec 2017 21:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Tommy Jenkins.
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

Re: Tommy Jenkins.

Breathtaking player and my first hero. Remember in particular the 2-2 draw against Walsall early in the 69/70 season, where he gave three or four defenders twisted blood in front of the South Bank. I can also remember where I was when I heard he had been sold to Southampton. Gutted, although we did ...
by Ark Royal
03 Dec 2017 04:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Sunderland
Replies: 66
Views: 8660

Re: BFTG Sunderland

This thread is absolute gold: https://www.readytogo.net/smb/threads/south-stand-bowel-movement.1406204/ Apparently a Sunderland supporter absolutely off his face (on probably more than just alcohol) decided to drop his trousers and have a shit. Right there in the stands. Although there is some deba...
by Ark Royal
02 Dec 2017 18:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Sunderland (a) sponsored by Charlie Hurley
Replies: 188
Views: 11075

Re: MATCHWATCH : Sunderland (a) sponsored by Charlie Hurley

Great result! Sunderland now a record TWENTY-ONE :shock: games without a home win.
by Ark Royal
13 Nov 2017 18:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad
Replies: 51
Views: 3647

Re: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad

Really loved Blakey's goal against Hull in 2005.
by Ark Royal
26 Oct 2017 18:14
Forum: General Football
Topic: whats your favourite save of all time
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: whats your favourite save of all time

Peter Shilton's point blank save from Mick Ferguson when Forest clinched the title at Coventry in 78. Breathtaking.

https://youtu.be/xJNNJunwLUk?t=22
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