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by Jerry St Clair
14 Dec 2018 10:26
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: QPR (A)
Replies: 23
Views: 1509

Re: QPR (A)

Silver seating - can't see the nearest goal at all
Gold seating - can see the top of the crossbar on the nearest goal.

I generally love old skool grounds, but Loftus Road achieves the remarkable feat of being both old skool, bland, tepid and generally shit.
by Jerry St Clair
13 Dec 2018 20:53
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Millwall (A)
Replies: 25
Views: 1816

Re: Millwall (A)

No trains running to/from London Bridge. Are you up for walking from Canada Wharf? Might need a minder or two. Canada Water to The Den is about a mile. Takes about 20 mins to walk. The whole area has had money hurled at it, so minders unnecessary (Millwall has always been one of the least threateni...
by Jerry St Clair
13 Dec 2018 10:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: On this day

There can't be many worse days than 13 December in our recent history:

2016 Leeds 2-0 Reading
2014 Birmingham 6-1 Reading
2008 Reading 2-0 Norwich
2003 Stoke 3-0 Reading
1997 Middlesbrough 4-0 Reading (Division 1)
by Jerry St Clair
02 Dec 2018 21:19
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA cup 3rd round draw
Replies: 199
Views: 13619

Re: FA cup 3rd round draw

That’s not how I remember it. My memory was he had been caught by the old bill was being escorted around the pitch right in front of the Reading fans who ran down the front. One ding fan climbed the fence straddled over and booted The Plymouth fan in the face, and jumped back in to the group. It wa...
by Jerry St Clair
30 Nov 2018 11:46
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: On this day

Lost 3-1 to Swindle at the County Ground on this day in 1996.

I must have been there, but have absolutely no recollection of the game. Probably for the best.
by Jerry St Clair
29 Nov 2018 22:09
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA cup 3rd round draw
Replies: 199
Views: 13619

Re: FA cup 3rd round draw

I remember going to Plymouth about 20 years ago and we took nearly 3,000, and half way into the second half this solo Plymouth fan appeared on the pitch near the half way line and launched a kamikaze run and attack on our end behind the goal.It was hilarious as he launched himself into a gap in our...
by Jerry St Clair
26 Nov 2018 23:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: On this day

13 years ago. Oh yes, what a beauty.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q68ch5w8sFY
by Jerry St Clair
07 Nov 2018 14:42
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: On this day

Two pretty memorable games from 7 Nov. 1999 - lost 2-1 at home to Oxford. I think this game kicked off at 11am on Sunday morning? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l2Gt3AoKtc 1998 - drew 3-3 with Bournemouth. Cracking game and, as a footnote, I think it was the game that led to the introduction of th...
by Jerry St Clair
02 Nov 2018 12:51
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 548
Views: 40178

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

Brizzle have, unsurprisingly, sold out their allocation for tomorrow.
by Jerry St Clair
02 Nov 2018 12:50
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (h) sponsored by a plea from Terry Cooper
Replies: 96
Views: 10878

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bristol City (h) sponsored by a plea from Terry Cooper

Looks like Mo Eisa is pushing for a place after returning from injury.

He is quick, powerful, skillful and a clinical finisher. Absolutely tore up League 2 last season. What could possibly go wrong?
by Jerry St Clair
18 Oct 2018 15:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: On this day

On this day in 2003 we beat Preston 3-2 at home. Nicky Forster scoring a late winner! http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/3187032.stm One of the great matches at the Madejski. Preston were flying and filled the away end with a noisy contingent. Surprised to see the attendance was onl...
by Jerry St Clair
16 Oct 2018 14:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Reading v Millwall, I'm looking forward to seeing
Replies: 9
Views: 1359

Re: Reading v Millwall, I'm looking forward to seeing

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by Jerry St Clair
16 Oct 2018 14:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: On this day

16 Oct 1999

A 2-0 defeat at home to Wigan in front of 7500. That season was the absolute pits.

When we were turning up at an empty stadium, bereft of atmosphere, fully expecting a defeat, and convinced that the club was about to die. Can you imagine?
by Jerry St Clair
11 Oct 2018 11:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: On this day

As soon as the game was underway the lack of atmosphere was obvious. This of course wasn't helped by the lack of away support. You just have to respect those 4 Grimsby supporters for making the journey A timely reminder that the Southbank wasn't always a seething cauldron of noise. It could be a co...
by Jerry St Clair
10 Oct 2018 19:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: On this day

Asaba was still playing for Sheffield United in 02-03, think he scored in the early kickoff* when we went to Portsmouth, they scored three and I ate a three quarter pounder burger outside the ground. Yes. And I'd completely forgotten about the John Mackie incident which happened that season: https:...
by Jerry St Clair
10 Oct 2018 11:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: On this day

He wasn't the £800k star performer we signed him to be but I've always been mystified why Asaba was put on the outs list by Burns when he had proven pedigree in the third tier. It's an even more strange decision considering our options at the time were Fleck, McIntyre, Williams and Brayson :oops: H...
by Jerry St Clair
08 Oct 2018 16:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

Re: On this day

8 October1994

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBrm7iRlkUU

I could watch Simon Osborn's volley forever.
by Jerry St Clair
24 Sep 2018 09:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 129
Views: 19231

On this day

24 September 1994 Watford 2 - 2 Reading One of my favourite away games in a season full of cracking away games. We filled the whole lower tier of the Rous Stand with a cracking, boisterous away following. There were definitely plenty of people on the pitch after the goals. My hazy memory recalls tha...
by Jerry St Clair
21 Sep 2018 11:58
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread
Replies: 548
Views: 40178

Re: Club 1871 - the What, When, Where, How, Who & Why Thread

I would suggest that the typical match day attendance can be broken down into:; 'Elm Park Legacy' ~ 8,000ish (10,000 with family) 'Mad Stad hardcore' (basically 'Y26ers') - 2,000ish Casual fans - Between 1,000 and 6,000 depending on how well the team is doing. That gets topped up to capacity by 'to...
by Jerry St Clair
20 Sep 2018 10:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 12591

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

The game was just one part of your day, even for the hardcore - I think most on this forum would have considered themselves hardcore at some point i.e. not missing a home game and going away more often that not. Now, the match is an effort. Where do you meet? The town centre and have to time gettin...
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