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by Jerry St Clair
16 Apr 2019 12:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: Bristol City fan with local info Goodfriday
Replies: 23
Views: 2089

Re: Bristol City fan with local info Goodfriday

Pretty sure I've walked from Temple Meads and taken in a pub en route First stop, the historic Seven Stars, 5 mins walk from the station. Arrived there late morning before the game in 2009 with about 20 others off the train. Pub was shut so we knocked on the door, landlord leant out of the upstairs...
by Jerry St Clair
30 Mar 2019 10:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

30 March 2002. A beautiful bright, sunny day. And a trip to Ashton Gate.

A 3-3 thriller and total carnage in the packed away end. A proper day out. Was that the day the Queen Mum died as well?
by Jerry St Clair
28 Mar 2019 18:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

“Give us the scores you bastards!” came here to post just that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxW-Sxa3fTY&feature=youtu.be Woman serving in the buffet car on the train back from Leicester: "I've been doing this for four years and I've never sold out of champagne before". :D
by Jerry St Clair
27 Mar 2019 10:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

The scariest thing about watching that is that Ian Branfoot was 37 years old when he took over at Reading and 41 when we won the Simod Cup. :shock:
by Jerry St Clair
27 Mar 2019 10:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

The end of March provides a rich seam of On This Day memories. Though you need to be middle-aged to remember this. 31 years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ZYiZpZuc4
by Jerry St Clair
20 Mar 2019 17:05
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6883
Views: 401502

Re: The Non - League thread

Not much shadenfreude on here about our old friends from the Rec staring relegation in the face as they now find themselves 10 points from safety in the National League. Tehy have a couple of 6-pointers coming upp against Borehamwood and Dover with a possible humdinger on the last day at second bott...
by Jerry St Clair
14 Mar 2019 13:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

Nick Shorey my Lord! 14 Mar 1998 Sheff Utd 4-0 Reading (Division 1)

Absolute trash

https://youtu.be/9Ua8BiIbUp4?t=3352


Oh my christ. The defending. Especially the first. Truly grim.
by Jerry St Clair
14 Mar 2019 13:35
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

I have the video from 93-94 and its still sunny in mid-October, (the 6-4 against Exeter stands out) everyone in baggy shirts and stonewashed jeans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGEyMzXDdks Some lovely highlights from that. The goalkeeper's (Peter Fox?) air kick and knee injury. Quinn's lovely st...
by Jerry St Clair
11 Mar 2019 12:00
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

if you asked me now, I'd recall that the 94/95 season was unremittingly wondrous. The sun shone, we stroked the ball around the lush, green turf at a packed Elm Park and beat all comers. But, no. Apparently some of it was shit. On this day in 1995, we lost 3-0 at home to Barnsley in front of 7000 wh...
by Jerry St Clair
07 Mar 2019 14:12
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

Nick Shorey my Lord!
Possibly my favourite ever away day - absolute scenes with some comedic goal-keeping, so bad he was subbed off in the first half :lol:


Was that the game where the second keeper went off injured?

"You're even worse than the last one" :D
by Jerry St Clair
07 Mar 2019 12:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

19 years ago today,

Oxford 1 - 3 Reading. Well and truly exorcising the horror of our 1998 trip to the Manor.

Enjoy some Absolute Scenes on Cuckoo Lane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpsFBw4ZdFM
by Jerry St Clair
07 Mar 2019 12:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

Fun and games at this one: 06 Mar 2004 C Palace 2-2 Reading (Division 1) https://youtu.be/kAzUzwLIshI?t=3262 I distinctly remember all manner of objects being thrown out of the train out of Victoria :lol: Always a cracking day out at Selhurst Park. Allocated seating was abandoned that day - seem to...
by Jerry St Clair
05 Mar 2019 12:54
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: The half time forkers
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Re: The half time forkers

It's a far cry from Gordon Neate tearing around Elm Park like a man possessed urgently hammering divots back into the turf.

"Gordon's got his fork out, Gordon's got his fork out, na na na na na....."
by Jerry St Clair
01 Mar 2019 22:37
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt
Replies: 162
Views: 9153

Re: £5 Comic Relief Red Reading Footy shirt

For me, it just illustrates how overpriced replica kit is if they can flog them for £5. You would imagine that £5 is incredibly close to the cost price, and putting aside some overheads, it shows what a poor deal a normal shirt is. Even when selling them off "half price", the margin is st...
by Jerry St Clair
28 Feb 2019 14:36
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

Nick Shorey my Lord! 27 Feb 1996 Luton 1-2 Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJJRjevh6_I



Was that the game that featured Dylan Kerr leading the singing in the away end?
by Jerry St Clair
21 Feb 2019 20:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

Here's a game to make you feel old.

1998 and a 1-0 home defeat to Portsmouth who were managed by Alan Ball, had a 32 year old Martin Allen setting up the goal, which was scored by Adrian Whitbread, who went on the play a couple of seasons at the Madejski in the Pardew years.
by Jerry St Clair
21 Feb 2019 20:40
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

21 February 1872 - first ever game Reading 0 Reading Grammar School 0 Fans afterwards may well have said that we needed a goalscorer, with the probable 1-2-10 formation clearly not attacking enough. "There's only two teams in Reading....." "The town is ours, the town is ooooooours. F...
by Jerry St Clair
19 Feb 2019 20:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

Today is the 19th anniversary of the famous (?) HNA trip to Sunny Scunny. A gobsmacking 900 fans met at Madejski Stadium in the morning before heading up to Lincolnshire in a convoy of Nobbers to watch a dire team doing it's best to get relegated to Div 4. http://www.royals.org/piccies/scunny.jpg
by Jerry St Clair
19 Feb 2019 20:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

Sutekh Is the atmosphere really that much different to QPR or Brentford or Portsmouth or even Brighton?


Oxford away is the only time I've been advised by police to stay inside a pub for my own safety, while they surrounded it with dogs and horses to keep opposing fans at a distance.
by Jerry St Clair
15 Feb 2019 17:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 259
Views: 44223

Re: On this day

It's Valentine's Day, so who can forget our romantic night out in Swindon in 2002? If memory serves, the game was moved at short notice for coverage on ITV Digital who were rewarded with a 0-0 draw and, happily, went bust pretty quickly after. They placed the temporary TV studio on scaffolding abov...
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