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by Jerry St Clair
11 Oct 2018 11:20
Forum: The Team
Topic: On this day
Replies: 66
Views: 4063

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: 66
Views: 4063

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: 66
Views: 4063

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: 66
Views: 4063

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: 66
Views: 4063

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: 310
Views: 19507

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: 10545

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...
by Jerry St Clair
20 Sep 2018 10:34
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 10545

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

I rarely go these days. It's not the money. It's not even necessarily having a baby (although that is a factor). It's more the total lack of enjoyment I experienced for the last two seasons I had a Season Ticket. Add in the detachment between the club and the town (I honestly hand on heart don't kn...
by Jerry St Clair
20 Sep 2018 10:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore
Replies: 99
Views: 10027

Re: I think I’m done - just can’t watch this lot anymore

My shout would be the 1999 team. August and Sept, April - May were horrifying. Do you mean the Bullivant relegation season of 97/98? Oxford away on 17 March 1998 remains my benchmark for apocalyptically bad Reading moments when you truly believe the club might totally implode. How does the current ...
by Jerry St Clair
24 Aug 2018 17:04
Forum: The Team
Topic: Ex Players
Replies: 105
Views: 12057

Re: Ex Players

eddiegrundy wrote:Glen Little playing for Heybridge Swifts


The man. The legend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2DyqBBcPtc
by Jerry St Clair
06 Jul 2018 13:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPECULATION - MOHAMED EISA
Replies: 31
Views: 8550

Re: SPECULATION - MOHAMED EISA

"We'd want £1m+ for him though, ta." oxf*rd off mate this is a Reading FC forum - jog on back to your Cheltenham page Are you new here, m8? No. But I'm not sure what that would have to do with anything? I have developed a real affection for the Robins, while my affection for Reading is wa...
by Jerry St Clair
06 Jul 2018 12:58
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPECULATION - MOHAMED EISA
Replies: 31
Views: 8550

Re: SPECULATION - MOHAMED EISA

John Smith wrote:"We'd want £1m+ for him though, ta." oxf*rd off mate this is a Reading FC forum - jog on back to your Cheltenham page


Are you new here, m8?
by Jerry St Clair
06 Jul 2018 10:35
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: SPECULATION - MOHAMED EISA
Replies: 31
Views: 8550

Re: SPECULATION - MOHAMED EISA

Mo is absolutely fantastic. He came in to Cheltenham this time last year and was expected to be a squad player backing up the established centre forwards. But he broke into the team and sparkled in poor/bog-average League Two side. I'd love to see what he could do in a half decent team. And he seems...
by Jerry St Clair
30 Apr 2018 21:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 6463
Views: 351368

Re: The Non - League thread

tmesis wrote:
Sutekh wrote:Bracknell Town 8-0 Tuffley Rovers

Anyone else think Tuffley Rovers sounds like a football team from a book by Beatrix Potter?


It may sound like it, but Tuffley is a particularly shitty suburb of Gloucester, which is a pretty grim place anyway.
by Jerry St Clair
30 Apr 2018 15:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 631
Views: 53705

Re: Relegation Watch

In 1989 we actually stayed up by winning at Chesterfield and relegating them. In 2008 we won at Derby but still went down as Fulham won at Pompey. So, will it be this: https://i2-prod.getreading.co.uk/incoming/article7229914.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/JS38617807.jpg or this http://www.whoateallthepies.t...
by Jerry St Clair
18 Mar 2018 12:18
Forum: The Team
Topic: Worst Team / Worst Manager ever
Replies: 56
Views: 4118

Re: Worst Team / Worst Manager ever

Twenty years ago to the day we lost at Oxford 3v0 this team and manager have the same symptons its relegation for us . Crikey. That game remains the nadir of my Reading supporting life. A terrible, terrible night for multiple reasons. This is the shower of shite that Jaap is up against if he wants ...
by Jerry St Clair
21 Dec 2016 23:03
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: My second team -Reading
Replies: 39
Views: 6438

Re: My second team -Reading

What a fascinating read. I'm a firmly lapsed Reading supporter. I was a regular between 1989 and 2009, and had a season ticket from 1992 to 2009, But I've only been to a handful of games since 2010. In that time, now living in Gloucestershire, I've probably been to over 100 Cheltenham games includin...
by Jerry St Clair
16 Dec 2016 12:16
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Bristol City (A)
Replies: 24
Views: 6364

Re: Bristol City (A)

What's the new away end like? Fancy it, but fear I may just tarnish some tremendous memories.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xctmth ... 2008_sport
by Jerry St Clair
17 Nov 2016 23:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Black History Month, Favourite Black Reading Player.
Replies: 101
Views: 31923

Re: Black History Month, Favourite Black Reading Player.

Kim Sainsbury.

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by Jerry St Clair
04 Apr 2016 17:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: FA Cup memories.
Replies: 70
Views: 7639

Re: FA Cup memories.

I think this was in the FA Cup but I got the coach up to Bolton, Burnden Park with a Reading supporting m8. Jim Leighton was in goal for Reading and I think Bolton won 1-0. It pissed it down in the half supermarket half away end - we sheltered under a Reading FC Union flag. Horrible day. 1991, I th...
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