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by Ark Royal
15 Jan 2018 15:37
Forum: General Football
Topic: RIP - Cyrille Regis
Replies: 6
Views: 88

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: 5627
Views: 276087

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: 36
Views: 4798

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: 7244

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: 2379

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: 2379

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: 1631

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: 7762

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: 9377

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: 2789

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: 672

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
by Ark Royal
23 Oct 2017 16:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: Delé
Replies: 30
Views: 1503

Re: Delé

It was good to see young Dele back to decent form today. After yesterday, De Bruyne is now the best player in the world, and Kane's pass to Son and matter-of-fact goal-scoring confirms he is close. Dele Alli is not (yet) in that class, but Real Madrid would still benefit if they spent their £100 mi...
by Ark Royal
20 Oct 2017 17:17
Forum: The Team
Topic: List of postponed matches from over the years
Replies: 25
Views: 1306

Re: List of postponed matches from over the years

On my way down the M4 on Boxing Day 93 when the game against Bristol Rovers was postponed. On a Smith's coach that arrived at a densely fog-bound Vicarage Road for a FA Cup tie against Watford in 71 that was postponed a few minutes later. Thankfully could not make the rearranged game, which we lost ...
by Ark Royal
12 Oct 2017 20:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Elm Park
Replies: 16
Views: 2468

Re: Elm Park

Stalactites formed in the bogs behind the TE. Took great interest in their downward progress over the decades.
by Ark Royal
08 Sep 2017 19:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: Oxford - Reading
Replies: 64
Views: 8902

Re: Oxford - Reading

Cannot possibly see how Headington can be deemed as our fiercest local rivals. They are just annoying little arrivistes , even compared to Aldersh*t. Our first league game against them was not until 1965, compared to Aldersh*t in 1932 and Sw*ndon in 1920. For me, and historically, it has to be Sw*nd...
by Ark Royal
06 Sep 2017 02:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC 1985/86
Replies: 32
Views: 3628

Re: Reading FC 1985/86

The game that sticks in my head most from that run was Chesterfield at home most games were tight scrappy nervy affairs but that night we took them to the cleaners 4-2 flattered them big time. Trev bagged a hat trick after receiving stitches for a head wound and we racked up a massive number of cor...
by Ark Royal
02 Sep 2017 16:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC 1985/86
Replies: 32
Views: 3628

Re: Reading FC 1985/86

Hello there Ark Royal :) & as with From Despair To Where, Thank You very much for giving me your time & trouble in explaining to me more about your team's 1985/86 formation & tactic's. You write really well mate, with great statistic detail & with some good humour too. I liked your ...
by Ark Royal
01 Sep 2017 16:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Upgrade for Gilksey
Replies: 26
Views: 3237

Re: Upgrade for Gilksey

The Reverend wrote:Run Run Run


Missing a 'Run'. Great news. A true club legend.
by Ark Royal
01 Sep 2017 16:30
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading FC 1985/86
Replies: 32
Views: 3628

Re: Reading FC 1985/86

Yes, pace out wide with Jerry Williams and Andy Rogers (and Gilkesy when he was in the team) serviced by a midfield that was told to hit diagonals and then get balls in the box for Senior, Horrix and Bremner. Senior was deadly in the box; outside the area he was a giraffe on skates, whose first touc...
by Ark Royal
24 Aug 2017 13:14
Forum: General Football
Topic: Football Stadia - Past, Present & Future
Replies: 335
Views: 25093

Re: Football Stadia - Past, Present & Future

Like this thread. Was watching HNK Rijeka v Olympiakos Champions League play-off game played at the Stadion Kantrida. 10,000 Croatian nutters make a lot of noise. The most unusual, but most picturesque ground in Europe? https://trailofthelionking.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/1-sea-view.jpg https://up...
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