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by Ark Royal
13 Nov 2017 18:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Best goal scored at the Mad Stad
Replies: 51
Views: 1935

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: 435

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: 1167

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: 1005

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: 17
Views: 2093

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: 7793

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: 3054

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: 3054

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: 2731

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: 3054

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: 23476

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...
by Ark Royal
30 Jun 2017 21:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Build the worst Reading footballer
Replies: 48
Views: 4265

Re: Build the worst Reading footballer

Problem is you guys appear to have all been spoilt by first and second tier players. If you want genuine dross, go back to the early 1970's when we were in the lower reaches of tier 4. Malcolm Swain anyone? The worst footballer I have ever seen for any side. Good shout. Also from that era, Martin J...
by Ark Royal
30 Jun 2017 17:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: Build the worst Reading footballer
Replies: 48
Views: 4265

Re: Build the worst Reading footballer

Take one Michael Meaker. Add water. Stir until totally shit (should not take long).
by Ark Royal
14 Jun 2017 15:00
Forum: General Football
Topic: Next England Manager
Replies: 245
Views: 12962

Re: Next England Manager

Watched the game on ESPN. How frightening are France going to be next year? Their depth of talent is incredible. Mbappe and Dembele were superb, as was Pogba and Griezmann on the bench! :shock: Also superb stuff from the commentator on France's third: "Crouching Cahill, hidden Butland". :D
by Ark Royal
12 Jun 2017 20:18
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Players you'd like us to sign thread
Replies: 524
Views: 58359

Re: Players you'd like us to sign thread

RichTea94 wrote:Premier League players released. Picked out a few that could be worth a punt, or at least might be viable options at this level...

Frazier Campbell
Joe Ledley
Victor Anichebe
Jan Kirchoff


Kidding? I heard he applied for a job as a roundabout.
by Ark Royal
08 Jun 2017 22:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread
Replies: 2125
Views: 339868

Re: Royals on the Box/Internet Thread

IN. Just subscribed. Bargain for $140 for all games live next season.
by Ark Royal
31 May 2017 19:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Which playoff final was worse?
Replies: 57
Views: 6272

Re: Which playoff final was worse?

I came out of the Millennium Stadium and Wembley after Swansea feeling bitterly disappointed, but philosophical about the defeats because I was convinced that we would be back one day. Monday's defeat? A head in hands moment and shock, but still woke up the next day and even now beginning to look fo...
by Ark Royal
30 May 2017 21:15
Forum: The Team
Topic: Now starts the re-build
Replies: 79
Views: 9226

Re: Now starts the re-build

Do not know what Tammy Abraham's situation is at Chelsea, but if he is one of their multitude of loanees available, then I would bite their hands off. Would be lethal in a two with Kermie or as the lone striker.
by Ark Royal
29 May 2017 03:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: How Nervous Are We All?
Replies: 48
Views: 4449

Re: How Nervous Are We All?

Absolutely bricking it more than any of the previous three finals, and I cannot fathom out why! Just desperate to break the jinx.
by Ark Royal
29 May 2017 03:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: Predictions: Huddersfield - Play-off Final
Replies: 43
Views: 4864

Re: Predictions: Huddersfield - Play-off Final

Convinced it will be 1-1 and ET. After that, it is a matter of will. May even go to pens and then God help us all. Rebounds don't count, do they?
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